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Kenny Alefs named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Kenny Alefs, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 12 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates in 51 countries worldwide that make up the Coldwell Banker® system.

January 27, 2013 | | Business


Patricia Horton promoted at First Kansas Bank

Patricia Horton has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Facility Manager of the First Kansas Bank location in Hoisington according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank.

January 27, 2013 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust announces promotions

Farmers State Bank and Trust has announced two promotions.

January 27, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital now offering new MRI services including breast MRI for screening

Great Bend Regional Hospital began using the latest generation, highest-resolution magnetic resonance imaging scanner available. The Achieva 1.5T system from Philips Healthcare, which is used for MRI scans, offers some of the clearest images available, it also features many patient-friendly features that make getting an MRI a more positive experience. In particular, the Achieva 1.5T system can perform whole body MR scan more quickly, reducing exam times. The industry leading design of the 1.5T system is also less intimidating and less claustrophobic than other MR machines, contributing to patient acceptance.

January 27, 2013 | | Business


HaysMed hosts 12-Lead EKG Interpretation for Health Professionals

Hays Medical Center will host a continuing education program on 12-Lead EKG Interpretation on Feb. 28 and March 1. The first program will be held on Feb. 28 and repeated on March 1. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

January 23, 2013 | | Business


BBB advice for early tax filers

Around 75 percent of taxpayers get a tax refund each year. The Internal Revenue Service says that the average refund is around $3,000. Many look forward to that money and file their taxes early in the year to get it. This year because of tax law changes made on Jan. 2, the IRS has delayed the opening of the 2013 tax-filing season until the 30th. That is the date when tax returns will begin to be accepted by the IRS.

January 23, 2013 | | Business


Persnickety’s makes donation to food bank

Persnickety's Downtown Flea Market, 1201 Kansas in Great Bend, has seen a need in the community for assistance to low income families and have decided to help meet this need by contributing to the Barton County Food Bank.

January 20, 2013 | | Business


Aware in Care kits available at St. Rose Parkinson's meeting

A national program to help Parkinson's patients is coming to St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center for those who attend an upcoming support group meeting.

January 19, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital contin

Great Bend Regional Hospital continually seeks to maintain the highest standards of surgical safety. The hospital's commitment is demonstrated by their recent construction of a state-of-the-art Sterile Processing Department. The prevention of surgical site infections is at the forefront of medical research, as well as one of the top concerns for surgical patients. The CDC validates this concern by listing surgical sites infections as the second most frequent adverse effect of hospitalization.

January 16, 2013 | | Business


Spreading Holiday Cheer

During the holiday season, Dawson Jewelers Designs By Dana and Great Bend Regional Hospital teamed up to help brighten the day for patients receiving cancer treatment. Dawson Jewelers donated $2,000 to Great Bend Regional Hospital for the hospital to distribute directly to patients. Gift Certificates and poinsettias were purchased to present to patients receiving care.

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Rosewood’s Millenheft earns annual Shining Stars Award; Nickelson and Myers also recognized

Regina Millenheft made an impact during first year as a Rosewood Services employee. A residential manager, Millenheft started her position in February of last year and capped off her first year by earning the "Shining Star of the Year" award for 2012. She was nominated by her peers for stepping up to provide clients with care and supports beyond her normal management duties.

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Farm Equipment to sell Honda Outdoor Power Equipment products

Les Hopkins, owner and general manager of Great Bend Farm Equipment, announced today that the dealership is now a Honda Outdoor Power Equipment dealer. Hopkins made the decision to market the Honda lineup because John Deere no longer manufactures and markets residential walk behind and hand held lawn care equipment. Hopkins stated, "While John Deere is committed to manufacturing and marketing premium riding lawn equipment, they made the decision to team up with Honda in order to provide walk behind lawn equipment to their dealer network. At the start of this new year, we started marketing Honda Outdoor Power Equipment ...

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital reports that 87% of health care workers received the flu shot

Flu season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunizations. In 2010 the Kansas Healthcare collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as part of the effort to decrease health care-associated infections.

January 09, 2013 | | Business


Online ticket buying requires caution

Whether it's a ball game or a hot concert, consumers are more likely than ever to buy their tickets online. Your Better Business Bureau says it is best to consider the source carefully. Be sure the seller is trustworthy before sending them the sometimes-extravagant sum required for those seats.

January 09, 2013 | | Business


CPI employees attain ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Lori Hammeke and Jeanette Corbett of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have 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.

January 06, 2013 | | Business


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New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.

June 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sterling House of Great Bend Senior Living Community to connect with its larger Brookdale family

If something seems a little different to you the next time you are near Sterling House of Great Bend, don't be surprised. Its new name of Brookdale Great Bend will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides for senior adults. Not only is Sterling House of Great Bend changing its name, so are other Brookdale communities across Kansas.

June 24, 2015 | | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Metro Real Estate group

Nicole Kennedy, a broker with Dave Neal & Associates, has bought the agency from Neal and is renaming it Metro Real Estate Group.

June 17, 2015 | | Business


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