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Plateau awards scholarship
The National Telecommunica-tions Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service and ENMR–Plateau awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to Fort Sumner resident Ross Cortese, a company release announced. Cortese is the son of Nick and Karen Cortese of Fort Sumner.

The scholarships are intended to offer rural Americans a better chance to receive a higher education, with a goal of encouraging graduates to return to their rural communities after graduation, the release said.

Plateau CEO awarded by panel
This year’s Dallan Sanders Award went to Tom Phelps, CEO for ENMR–Plateau Telecom-munications in Clovis, according to a release from ENMR-Plateau.

The New Mexico Rural Forum and the New Mexico Industrial Development Executives Association said this award is “the most prestigious honor” in economic rural development.

A panel of experts chose Phelps on the basis of economic development, marketing, and advertising, the release said.

License renewal date approaching
The license renewal date for physical therapists and their assistants is set for June 1 and will change after eight months to a new expiration date of Feb. 1, 2006, a release from the State Physical Therapy Board announced.

The board urges licensees to submit their renewal application by May 15, which they can do online at www.rld.state.nm.us/b&c/ptb, said the release.

More information can be obtained from the Physical Therapy Board at 476-4880.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Ryn Gargulinski. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: ryn_gargulinski@link.freedom.com