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A nice Christmas present

Start that holiday shopping at home

The setting for the message was ideal Thursday morning – the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee hosted by the home-grown Community Bank of the Midwest.
What was the message? Offered up by someone in the crowd, it was a simple one – shop local first for those Christmas gifts. The person to said this made the announcement while standing before the bank’s massive fireplace hearth, all decked out with holiday decorations.
This is more than merely a cheery sentiment. Those local purchases spread Christmas joy while fueling the local economy.
The total sales tax revenue is made up of ...

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