Amanda Rohleder reached 10 years of service with Nex-Tech on Sept. 7. She is an inside sales representative based in Hays. Nex-Tech is a subsidiary of Rural Telephone Service Co. and provides a full line of voice and data services to residential, government, education and commercial clients. In addition to its Competitive Local Exchange Carrier services, Nex-Tech also provides a host of other services including long distance, VoIP, Internet, home security and advanced television. Nex-Tech prides itself on bringing affordable, state-of-the-art technologies to central and western Kansas.

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Clean Rite had Jake Craig and Mathew Sparkman obtain their Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification for water restoration technician.

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Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, a full-service law firm, welcomes attorney Heather R. Fletcher to the Hays office. Fletcher is a criminal defense attorney representing individuals who have been charged with crimes ranging from low- to high-level offenses for both misdemeanors and felonies. She also handles family and juvenile cases such as juvenile offenders and protection from abuse and stalking. Before practicing law, Fletcher worked at the Russell County Sheriff's Office and then spent 10 years at Central Kansas Community Corrections, beginning as an Intensive Supervision Officer I and ending as the assistant director/Intensive Supervision Officer II. There she helped rehabilitate high-risk offenders and supervised convicted felons while on probation. Fletcher earned her law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 2013 and two B.A.s from Fort Hays State University in biology and general science and secondary education in 1995. She lives in Russell, where she serves as a board member of the planning commission. Outside the office, Fletcher and her husband, John, enjoy tending to their rental properties as well as investing and flipping real estate.

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Mallory Anderson, Hays, joined The Hays Daily News as a graphic designer in the advertising department Oct. 2. Anderson has a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Fort Hays State University. She previously worked for Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, was a visitor services officer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and was an illustrator. She is originally from Cimarron.

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