OKLAHOMA CITY - The Sonic Drive-In crew at 3909 10th St. is one step closer to qualifying for the national finals of the 18th annual Dr Pepper Sonic Games, the annual competition recognizing the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country. The Great Bend Sonic is one of 300 remaining drive-ins striving to become one of the final 12 teams to participate in the national finals held in Las Vegas this September.
Ranch life is no picnic, except during one special day at Rosewood Ranch. The 210-acre horse ranch was clamoring with youthful cowboy bravado on Saturday, June 11, for the inaugural "Kids Day at the Ranch."
When Tom Bauer, M.D., gestured toward the window of his new office at Great Bend Internists (GBI), he said: "I was born right over there - right across the street." He was referring to the original site of St. Rose Hospital on the Dominican Sisters convent grounds.
The Barton Community College Bookstore will be closed for inventory this Tuesday through Thursday. The bookstore will resume its regular summer hours beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.
Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has announced that Captain Richard "John" Walters is retired from the Patrol after serving over 33 years with the agency. Walters' retirement was effective June 11.
On May 13, Dickson Oklahoma Public Schools named Jeff Parsons the 2011-2012 "Teacher of the Year" for the district. Parsons was nominated for this award by his fellow teachers. He has taught 3rd and 5th grade at Dickson Upper Elementary for the last four years. Parsons is a 1990 graduate of Great Bend High School.
Our Legacy House, 403 Patton Road in Great Bend, will hold an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Our Legacy House has a fully equipped kitchen, work room, three bedrooms with a total of eight twin beds and is available for weekend getaways, meetings, or bridal/wedding showers. For more information visit www.ourlegacyhouse.com.
The Great Bend Beautification Committee recently completed their latest project at the Great Bend Public Library. The upper lawn level on the east side of the library has been beautifully landscaped to include three new bronze statues.
The floor space may be smaller, but the merchandise is almost the same at the Gifts from the Heart gift shop at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It also is still conveniently located on the first floor.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is pleased to announce that Daniel Stevens has joined the company as a Transmission Engineer I in Great Bend. Daniel joined Sunflower on June 1. He will perform professional engineering work to evaluate the distribution operations as well as maintenance processes and procedures. He will also provide appropriate support to achieve the lowest cost and most reliable and environmentally sound electric transmission and distribution possible.
The Fuller Brush Company is pleased to announce that Martin Brack has joined the company as Manufacturing/Design Engineer, effective June 1. Mr. Brack is originally from Albert. He completed high school at Otis-Bison. After completing a Bachelors degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University, Martin was employed as an Application Engineer in Valley, Neb., where his duties included design and development of tools, parts and systems used in irrigation. Martin will be providing much needed assistance and support to Fuller's engineering department.
In a place of springtime tranquility, 14 names are etched in marble tablets, which stand along the winding walkway a few feet above shrubs, plants and a palette full of colorful flowers lightly brushed by fluttering butterflies. It's hard to imagine now that the serene landscape was just an ordinary yard a year ago at Rosewood Services Inc. A two year process to plan, fundraise, and then build, the Rosewood Memorial Garden was cultivated with care to honor those Rosewood clients who have passed away over the past 13 years during the company's operation.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed by Congress in December of 2009 and signed into law by the President. The Act represents a significant change in the American financial regulatory environment affecting almost every aspect of the nation's financial services industry. Over the last 18 months, various regulatory agencies created over 243 rules to begin implementation of the changes in sixteen categories in 2011.
Shirley Flick, CFP attends Cambridge Asset Allocation Platform conference with National Investment Strategists in Charlotte, N.C,
Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.
Hertel promoted to Credit Administration Officer
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"
Many people would balk at the prospect of a half dozen teenaged boys roaming about under their roof. Just the logistical challenge of feeding them would test the resolve of most. Others, however, relish the challenge – like Berge and Sharon Cox, retired corrections officers uniquely suited for managing a household full of adolescent boys.
Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.
The two Heartland Cancer Centers (HCCs) now have one director who oversees all aspects of patient care and coordinates all administrative duties.
Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, spent Friday morning touring the multiple locations that comprise Rosewood Services.
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