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Goeschl named 2012 Direct Support Professional of the Year

The American Network of Community Options and Resources recognized Jasmine Goeschl of Dungarvin in Carson City as the 2012 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Nevada.

"Dungarvin is proud of Jasmine's recognition. This honor is a reflection of Jasmine's commitment to supporting people with disabilities and the quality of services provided by Dungarvin," said Kimberly Carter, office coordinator.

Direct Support Professionals - often referred to as caregivers, personal assistants and direct care or homecare aide - provides daily support services for millions of Americans with disabilities. Thanks to DSPs, people with disabilities are able to live fulfilling and independent lives and be active participants in their communities.

Goeschl depicts every example of a positive, outgoing individual. Jasmine not only has the patience beyond most, she truly cares about her position with the individuals she supports.

As a Day Program Coordinator, Goeschl faces challenges with the many and various disabilities of the individuals she serves.

Although functioning as a Program Coordinator, Goeschl continues to accompany individuals on community outings and develop new ideas for community involvement. Creating new approaches to support their needs to grow and learn

Also nominated for the region were Samantha Silvestri, and Ted Rauenhorst.

Mahe named partner at Allison MacKenzie Law Firm

Allison MacKenzie Law Firm has promoted attorney Jennifer Mahe to partner. Mahe will continue to focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, water rights, business law and bankruptcy.

She joined Allison MacKenzie Law Firm as an associate in 2006.

Mahr earned a bachelor of arts with distinction in psychology from University of Nevada in 2002. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to practice in the state of Nevada in 2005. She is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, the First Judicial District Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, the Ninth Judicial District Bar Association, and the State Bar of Nevada.

For more information, contact Allison MacKenzie Law Firm at 775-687-0202, or visit

Carson named in MailStop listing

BERKELEY, Calif., - Carson City has been named in MailStop's list of 20 most mail-efficient metro areas for April.

MailStop is the nation's leading mail preference service and the top 20 with its MailStop Index.

The Most Mail-Efficient Metro Areas in April: Seattle; Santa Fe, N.M., Boulder, Colo., Austin, Texas, Napa, Calif., Barre, Vt., Olympia, Wash., Key West, Fla., Corvallis, Ore., Edwards, Colo., La Crosse, Wisc., Santa Cruz, Calif., Truckee, Calif., Durango, Colo., Ithaca, N.Y., San Francisco, Bridgeport, Conn., Carson City, Boston, and San Jose, Calif.

"We are pleased to see how this movement is spreading across this nation. Residents in these communities are making a concerted effort to opt out of unwanted mail, in turn protecting their privacy, invoking their rights as consumers and stopping waste at the source," said Chuck Teller, executive director, Catalog Choice. "We applaud everyone's efforts, especially those in California and Colorado, who have a strong showing on this month's list."

MailStop Index measures the communities that have opted out of the most unwanted advertising mail per capita. Each U.S. household receives, on average, over 720 pieces of direct mail a year. During April, these leading communities collectively opted out of enough company marketing lists to save roughly 300,000 pounds of solid waste and 2,000 trees annually.

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Nevada Legal Services hosting foreclosure class

Nevada Legal Services is offering a free foreclosure information class available to any homeowner in Nevada. The class will focus on the foreclosure process, including mandatory mediation and the government sponsored loss mitigation options.

Classes will take place from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County Library, 1625 Library Lane in Minden.

Contact Nevada Legal Services at 775-284-3491 to reserve a seat.

Langson Energy wins bronze in Edison Awards

Langson Energy of Carson City won a bronze award for green implementation in The Edison Awards.

The awards recognize innovation in development of new products and services.

Langson Energy and its founder, Richard Langson, have developed a technology to generate power using the waste heat that results when the pressure in natural gas transmission lines is stepped down for urban lines.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Carson residents pass bar exam

Northern Nevadans who passed the February bar exam include:

Reno: Sally I. Bassett, Marilee Breternitz, Matthew J. Curti, Tiffany B. Davis, Melissa L. Flatley, Lucas M. Foletta, Diana S. Genasci, Mario F. Gonzalez, Jennifer L. Gustafson, Christina Kim and Benjamin M. Newman. Sparks: Lesley N. Casner and Ronald J. Richards.

Carson City: Kimberlie T. Johnson and Ryan J. MacDonald.

Elko: Lauren A. Landa.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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