Names & Notes

Case completes certification program

Marshall County Deputy Recorder Travis Case was recently honored for completing a new certification program for Iowa County Recorders and Deputy Recorders.

The Iowa County Recorders Association recognized the first graduating class of the program at a ceremony held on Nov. 15. The graduation event occurred in conjunction with the ISAC Fall School of Instruction in Des Moines. Fourty-seven recorders and three deputy recorders received certificates and pins for completing the program.

The Iowa County Recorder Certification program provides Iowa County Recorders and Deputy Recorders with the opportunity to learn how to effectively and professionally fulfill their elected duties and to better serve their communities. It was created by the Iowa County Recorders Association with the assistance of personnel from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.

Participants in the program must complete 30 credit hours of training including 21 core credits and nine elective credits. The areas covered in the program are Leadership and Ethics, Open meetings and Open Records, Communications, Human Resources and Office Management, the Iowa Code, Technology Applications, and Local Government and Budgets.

County Recorders and Deputy Recorders who become certified must complete continuing education classes to retain their certification. The completion of the program is a testimony to the dedication these graduates have to providing excellence in public service.

Malaki now treating patients in Marshalltown

Dr. Afshin Malaki, McFarland Clinic OB/GYN physician began providing treatment for chronic pain management on Nov. 15 at the Marshalltown McFarland Clinic office, 312 E. Main St.

Malaki will be offering evaluation and treatment for vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, irregular or heavy periods, chronic pelvic pain, management of abnormal pap smear, infertility, prenatal care and contraception and sterilization.

Malaki received his medical degree from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. After, he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Malaki joined McFarland Clinic in 2008.

For more information call the McFarland Clinic Marshalltown office at 641-844-2326.

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