On May 29, Treasurer Ron Estes will join the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) and State Treasurers around the nation in celebrating "529 College Savings Day" to increase awareness among Kansas families about the importance of saving for their children's higher education expenses. Learning Quest, the Kansas 529 Education Savings Plan, will also be holding three drawings this year for three $1,000 Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan accounts for those who like the plan on Facebook and register. Drawings will be held for entries received by June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2013.
Bill Nicholson of Hoisington, was recently installed as Vice President of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8, at the Sheraton Overland Park and the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park.
A retirement reception to honor Carrie Witte will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The public is invited to celebrate her 43 years of service.
Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
Local FFA members were among the 83 Kansas students awarded $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships during the third session of the 85th annual Kansas FFA State Convention on Thursday, May 30.
Brian Fry, Engineering Technician Senior for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), will retire on June 1 after 13 ½ years of valued service to the State of Kansas. As an Engineering Technician Senior in the Great Bend KDOT Office, Fry was lead inspector on numerous highway construction projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and Stafford Counties. After retirement from KDOT, Fry plans to continue working in another area of employment.
HAYS - Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC held its sixth annual meeting in Ulysses May 18.
HOISINGTON - Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8 in Overland Park.
Great Bend Regional Hospital and the Family Crisis Center have a unique partnership that is beneficial to both organizations. The hospital sees firsthand the vast need for the Family Crisis Center's services in our community.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Brian Backes has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice III. Backes joined Sunflower on May 20. He will assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.
Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
HAYS - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. held its 56th annual meeting at Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc. in Ulysses on May 17. The board of directors received the annual report of the corporation, which is available on the Sunflower website, and elected officers for the upcoming year.
George and Patti Smith were all aglow as they led Chamber Ambassadors and longtime customers through their new location last month. The local heating, air conditioning, and plumbing contractor recently celebrated its grand opening in the new building, located at 1020 Frey in Great Bend.
On June 4, Amy Marable will join the stylists of Creative Touch Salon. Amy relocated to Great Bend two years ago from St. Joseph, Mo. Her husband, Jason Marable, is the manager at Old Dominion Truck Line, and they stay busy with three boys. She attended Missouri Western State University and received her cosmetology training at Northwest Missouri Community College. She has 19 years experience in the hair industry, specializing in hair cutting, styling, and color. Amy is looking forward to receiving new clients at Creative Touch Salon. Call Amy at 620-797-0067 to schedule your appointment.
With the blockbuster movie season right around the corner, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the grand opening of Golden Belt Cinemas 6 on Friday, May 31st. The six-screen complex is the newest theater in Kansas, and the most technologically advanced facility between Wichita and Denver. "After acquiring the local theater in June of 2010 we made several improvements to the facility however we quickly moved forward with our plans to construct a new theater in the downtown district," Somers says. "In cooperation with Bank of the West, constructing a new bank building was necessary, so that we ...
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce the addition of Meghan Burch to its professional staff.
Great Plains NAIFA is bringing continuing education courses to local insurance agents. Classes are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., then 1 to 3:15 p.m., on Sept. 30, at the Front Door Community Center in Great Bend with an open lunch period 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended.
Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency announced the addition of Amanda Baxter as a realtor associate in its office.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its fourth annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31 at locations in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.
Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge.
Landmark National Bank is partnering with the Golden Belt Human Society to raise funds and awareness with its second annual Dog for a Dog event. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Landmark's 1623 Main Street location.
Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30th. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
Rod Neier, President and CEO of Roto-Mix, LLC has announced the following promotions and organizational changes within the company.
Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
HAYS - So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know - and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Doerflers Harley-Davidson, 1100 East 43rd St., Hays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.
McDonald's restaurants in Kansas – including locations in Great Bend and Russell – will give customers who visit during breakfast hours from Sept. 16 until Sept. 29 a free small cup of McCafé Coffee. The Free Coffee Event is the company's friendly way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé Coffee, while inviting current customers to rediscover the great taste of McDonald's signature 100 percent Arabica bean drip coffee blend.
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