As a sign of business activity locally, two businesses recently held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting events.
Maurices has named Tasha Sailer as its store manager at Great Bend, 3511 19th. Sailer will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the women's fashion store, including sales performance, visual presentation, and personnel recruitment and training.
Several local businesses have held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings in November.
Local American Family Insurance Agent Frank Callahan earns Distinguished Insurance Agency distinction from J.D. Power and Associates
Joanita Doll Masden, CKLS Talking Books Department Head, retired after 21 years. She began her career in 1989 with the department. Joanita was an influential force for Talking Books advocacy, and worked continually to promote the service. While with Talking Books, Jo was a witness to the evolution of changing technology; from records, to cassettes, to Digital Books. The medium may have changed, but the quality of service that Joanita strived to achieve remained a top priority for her. In her honor, a luncheon was held at the library on
Family Crisis Center in Great Bend recently received a check from Great Bend Regional Hospital to the organization's mission over the holidays. Each year at this time is especially hard for the agency to keep up with the demand of families needing help.
Rosewood Horse Ranch recently hosted two young visitors from the Netherlands. Ginger Stam, from Zeeland, and Arnoud Meutstege, from Doetinchem, were accompanied by Ramona Hornbaker, local tour guide, during their central Kansas visit. The two young visitors are spending six weeks in the United States to obtain information for a program an organization wants to start "back home."
Dance by Design presents Christmas Spectacular 2010 at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. This show features dancers from almost 3 years though adult. Routines run the gamut as well, including tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and even a little salsa. This is the 5th Annual Christmas Show for Dance by Design and audiences can expect to hear some traditional Christmas music along with a couple new seasonal hits. Come out the support all our local dancers. General admission tickets are $4 at the door.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend and Bryant Birney, an American Family Insurance agent in Ellinwood, have been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.SM Knudson and Birneny join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Dr. Matthew P. Shaffer and his staff at Heartland Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center have developed treatment protocols to provide patients with comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatological care of skin, hair and nails. The practice has been serving western and central Kansas families since 1977 – with offices in Great Bend, Hays and Salina.
Nex-Tech Wireless has announced that USD 428 Great Bend Schools have agreed to participate in the School Rebate Program. The School Rebate Program, offered exclusively at Nex-Tech Wireless, was created to assist local schools in raising additional funds to be used as determined by the participating school. Since the program was launched in the fall of 2006, over $100,000 has been donated to local schools throughout the Nex-Tech Wireless service area.
Barton County Farm Bureau Association will celebrate a year of successes by hosting an open house for their two thousand members from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, at the Farm Bureau Office 2001 8th Street in Great Bend.
Not only did a downtown Great Bend business raise money for Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) patients, its fundraising activity gave other entities the opportunity to do the same.
Steve Wondra, Ecowater Sales Manager for Stueder Contractors for 24 years, was named Admiral (reserved for the highest position in the Admirals Club) for being the top salesman in U.S. small markets (cities with population of 100,000 or less) and will be part of the exclusive Fleet Admiral's Club, an elite group of only the top salespeople. Steve learned of his outstanding achievement while attending the Ecowater International Dealer Convention in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Carrie Feist, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun offering classes at the Jazzercise Great Bend Fitness Center. Feist earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing an intense two-day workshop and performing a letter-perfect audition. Becoming a Jazzercise instructor requires dedication and thorough training. After submitting adequate references and putting in long hours of practice, Feist recently participated in a rigorous workshop in Leawood, sponsored by the Franchise Programs and Services Department of Jazzercise Inc. She was required to learn approximately 15 Jazzercise routines for her audition; pass a written exam on basic anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; learn ...
The new graphic artist at Office Products Inc. understands that sometimes customers don't know exactly what they want and may need a little guidance.
Dr. Russ McCaulley of Great Bend has been re-elected to his third two year term on the Heart of America Contact Lens Society Board of Directors at the societies 53rd annual congress held in Kansas City Mo. on Feb. 14-16th. Dr. McCaulley will continue as a Director of Education.
Governor Brownback signed a proclamation declaring March 23 – 29 as Kansas Agriculture Week and Mar. 25, Kansas Agriculture Day. A cornerstone of the agriculture celebration is the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive.
Nearly 300 of Kansas best educators gathered in Topeka in February for the 2014 KEEN (Kansas Exemplary Educators Network) Conference. This by-invitation only conference was hosted by the Kansas State Department of Education. It is for active KEEN members, their principals and superintendents, and recognized educators. They met to discuss current education issues and classroom practices. The two days were spent celebrating the achievements of Kansas public schools and collaborating on ways to better serve Kansas students.
You may remember the gentleman with disabilities that held the door for you at Ellsworth Steak House or the young woman with disabilities serving you popcorn at the bank. You may remember how happy they seemed, but what you might not know is how they obtained that job or were connected with the volunteer opportunity. Mosaic's mission is to help people with intellectual disabilities discover possibilities in their lives.
Nex-Tech will be hosting a technology conference on June 12 for information technology professionals, called Tech Edge.This one-day conference will be in Hays on the campus of Fort Hays State University inside their Memorial Union.
Credit Union of America donated 36 Dr. Seuss books, valued at $395, to Roosevelt Elementary in Hoisington. The presentation was made Friday at the school.
Zena Jacobs, R.N., still cares for patients whenever she can but she has taken on another role at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
The picture was fading out on the big, boxy television in the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) waiting room and it was time for a change.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball (ABBB) is proud to announce the promotion of Brett Behrends, CPA, Danielle Hollingshead, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA.
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