On Friday, October 21, two Phillips County women became official American Kennel Club (AKC) groomers, thanks to the effort and expertise of Laura Pankratz, owner of Little Mutt Groomin' Hut in Malta.
The new groomers are Cassie Bullard of Malta and Kaiu Korman of Saco. Bullard will groom in Malta, while Korman will be grooming in Hinsdale.
"A lot of place don't teach you the ins and outs of the actual business," Korman said. "They just give you the skillset to do the basic things. Laura really made sure that we understood the business side of it as well."
In order to earn their AKC Certifi...