Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers' uncertainty surrounding the law.
Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," remarked Steve Dobratz, Chief Financial Officer of the bank. Sheryl has mastered many areas of banking throughout her career. She has prior experience ...
C&V Home Improvement Inc. will host an open house and ribbon cutting at its new location, 1107 10th St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 10. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given away. The public is invited.
Two Saint Francis Community Services employees were recently honored for their "excellent" leadership while working for the protection of children. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Children's Alliance of Kansas presented Lesley Percival and Sarah Haldeman-Smith awards for "Excellence in Supervision" during the 2013 Excellence in Supervision Conference September 18 and 19 in Manhattan.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its third annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31 at locations in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.
When Nicole Miller was growing up, she was in the patient's chair describing what she was seeing or not seeing at a local optometry practice. Now, she is caring for patients at that same practice.
Kevyn Soupiset was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy. Soupiset graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Fla. on Aug. 9th.
The anniversary tradition will continue with a balloon launch and other activities at Heartland Cancer Center (HCC), 204 Cleveland, on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The new sales representative at Office Products Inc. (OPI) is using his military and business background to expand the reach of the family-owned business throughout central Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) has selected a new director to head the Northern Parole Region (NPR), overseeing the 10 regional parole offices and the more than 2,500 offenders paroled in the northern half of the state. This area includes Barton County.
Landmark National Bank is partnering with the Golden Belt Humane Society in order to raise funds and awareness with a "Dog for a Dog" event. Landmark associates will be grilling and serving hot dogs with a drink for a donation to Golden Belt Humane Society. The event is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Landmark's 1623 Main Street location. Donations of pet supplies, dog food and any other items the Humane Society can use is encouraged. Donations can also be dropped off at Landmark's other Great Bend location 5200 Broadway.
There have been recent personnel shifts and changes at Eagle Radio – Great Bend. Former News Director, Neil Ochs, resigned to accept a position at Benefit Management Incorporated.
Barton Community College will offer a series of "Workplace Essentials" classes ranging from how to dress for success to how to manage gossip in the workplace.
Jane Davis and Steve Walters may have changed the location of their offices but the philosophy remains the same. Both licensed psychologists want to make quality, affordable mental-health services available to the community.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Mike Briney to President of the Hays region. In this capacity, Briney will be responsible for developing and nurturing commercial relationships in the markets of Hays, Victoria, Russell, Great Bend, Ellinwood and Osborne. Briney's previous position was commercial and agricultural lender.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.
The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.
Derek Fredrick, manager of Water's True Value, presents a $920 check for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund at Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). The check represents 100 percent of the proceeds from the store's Pink Bucket fundraiser for breast cancer. Accepting the check, from left, are Leann Danner, RN OCN at Heartland Cancer Center, and Christy Tustin, GBCF executive director.
Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.
Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.
It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.
Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development recently recognized the efforts of five individuals who will finish their service to the Barton County Young Professionals Steering Committee at the end of 2014.
All assets of one local non-profit entity are currently being transferred to another to ensure donors' contributions will be used for their intended purposes.
Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.
The Kansas Society of CPAs held its annual meeting on Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Michelle Schneider, Great Bend, was elected 2014-15 Chair of the 2,700-member Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) at the Annual Meeting.
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