Russell Linderer and Mindy Elliott of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
HOISINGTON - The Barton County Extension Council will host the 2011 Kansas State University Ag Profitability Conference on Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A noon lunch will be served. The cost for the conference is $5 if registered by Feb. 7, $10 if registered by Feb. 14 and $15 at the door. Register at the Barton County Extension Office or call 620-793-1910.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington has named, Curt Colson, as its new president and chief executive officer. A come-and-go welcome reception will be held on Feb. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Turnbull Safe Room. All are invited to come and meet Colson.
Traveling to several continents, Dr. John Cody has followed, studied and rendered in exquisite detail the giant silk moths. Christened the "Audubon of Moths" Dr. Cody will present "Night Beauties – The Giant Silk Moths" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dropping back to pass, eyes aimed downfield, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seems to have radar scanning the area around him.
This week, the Senate voted on an amendment that would repeal the health care law.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
British researchers, writing in the journal "Evolution," described a species of birds in Africa's Kalahari Desert that appear to acquire food by running a "protection racket" for other birds.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City has hired its fourth offensive coordinator since head coach Todd Haley arrived two years ago, but nobody's saying who will be calling the plays when the Chiefs take the field next season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - James Harrison took a few more hard shots at the NFL.
WICHITA - Robert Wendell Smith, son of Gertrude Virginia Strong-Russell and Robert Galloway Smith, died Feb. 2 at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Great Bend.
The announcement that the Conservation Awards Program will again be held in this county was received today by Alicia Boor, Barton County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, who has been asked to serve as chairman of a committee to select candidates for awards.
Visits to six classrooms during the past week to share the importance of proper hand washing were fun and educational. Kids as young as three were learning about the importance of washing their hands so that they can stay healthy. I have access to a Glo-Germ TM, complete with a black light. After tossing a balloon around that had the "magic potion" on it we could see exactly where the germs were hiding.
Eric B. Banks, Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that $3.8 million in conservation funding has been allocated in Kansas to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands. This announcement follows Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's statement that $328 million is being invested nationally for this USDA initiative.
Rod Neier, President and CEO of Roto-Mix, LLC has announced the following promotions and organizational changes within the company.
As this is being written, weather forecasters have backed off the heavy rains they predicted from the remnants of the hurricane that affected Mexico this past week. Corn harvest is starting to ramp up in the area; soybeans are turning color and dropping leaves; grain sorghum development is all over the map; and some early planted wheat has emerged. There really isn't much new locally to comment on, so let's take a look at some other news.
It takes a lot of work to get the glowing Ferris Wheel spinning, just like it takes work setting up the Ye Old Mill, grooming competition livestock, making the thousands of funnel cakes and cheese curds and keeping the fairgrounds a clean environment for families to enjoy. But most people don't think about the behind the scenes work it takes to get the competitions and booths off the ground in order to make the fair a success.
Jeremy Lamb, driving while suspended, fine $500, court costs $55.50
Tracy R. Hilton, battery domestic violence, continued to Oct. 2
FLU SEASON - The flu took the lives of more than 100 children in the U.S. last flu season, and most of those kids didn't get a flu shot.
As parents, most of us are happy to simply get through a day and know that we kept our children and small pets alive, never mind knowing our parenting style. But taking a moment to consider how we approach our children and situations not only can create a closer, better family experience, but more well-adjusted and prepared children.
From the beginning of time, expectations of men and women have been different. Society has come a long way in recognizing this difference, but one stereotype remains: Men are looked upon as weak if they become emotional.
Kids love to spend time with their dads. For families where mom is primarily with the kids while dad is at work, changing things up and allowing for dad time with the kids is a nice break - for the kids, the mom and the dad.
HAYS - Both the Great Bend High School girls' and boys' cross-country teams finished in fifth place at the Hays Invitational on Thursday.
LARNED - A 39-yard field goal by Kingman High School's Caden Knoblauch with 1:46 left on the clock silenced a noisy Larned crowd and propelled the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Larned Indians on Friday evening at Earl Roberts Stadium.