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Duckwall-ALCO approves name change to ALCO Stores

ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.

July 03, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose flagpole dedication open to the community

A non-profit entity, veterans groups and a local business teamed up to install the flagpole at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in March, and now the public has the opportunity to attend its dedication.

June 23, 2012 | | Business


Crest Theater adds Wi-Fi

The Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., is now Wi-Fi connected.

June 23, 2012 | | Business


Kirmer retires

Barton Community College Coordinator of Community Education Janet Kirmer receives a big hug from Dean of Workforce Training Elaine Simmons during her retirement reception Monday. Kirmer's last day is June 28, when she will begin working as the parish secretary for Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Great Bend. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time," she said, but added it is hard to say goodbye after more than 35 years with the college. "The thing I will cherish most about my time at Barton is to see the students grow and fulfill their ...

June 19, 2012 | | Business


Job Fest deemed success

For the sixth year in a row, local job seekers were given an opportunity to network with area employers at the community Job Fest event, held May 17 at the Best Western courtyard.

June 18, 2012 | | Business


Fire extinguisher training exercise

Eric Bortz at Sunflower Diversified Services extinguishes fire while Great Bend Fire Inspector Mark Orth observes during annual fire safety training for Sunflower's day and residential support professionals. Fire Safety 101 included instruction as well as opportunities for staff to demonstrate their expertise in the use of a fire extinguisher by putting out a class B fire.

June 18, 2012 | | Business


Dove gives nod to ‘good friends and good competitors’ at ribbon cutting

On Thursday morning, June 14, DeVere "Rob" Dove III,, several family members and employees of the organization celebrated the company's 55th anniversary with a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee and ribbon cutting to unveil the newly remodeled dealership at their long-time location on west 10th Street.

June 16, 2012 | Veronica Coons | Business


Desta joins St. Rose, ehances sleep center

Samson Desta realizes that some patients think they just have to live with chronic insomnia or other sleep problems. But he knows that is not the case and wants to help.

June 15, 2012 | | Business


Kids Day attracts more than 100 to Rosewood Ranch

PAWNEE ROCK - Nearly 60 lil' cowpokes braved 45 mile-per-hour wind gusts on June 9 for the joy of experiencing ranch life. Rosewood Services Inc. held "Kids Day at the Ranch" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family members joined the children, with more than 100 people participating in the second-annual event, which took place at Rosewood Ranch, located north of Pawnee Rock.

June 15, 2012 | | Business


Sateren joins Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

Rick Sateren has joined Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate as a sales associate. The office is located at 4000 10th St. in Great Bend.

June 15, 2012 | | Business


Barb Wagner, Newest Jazzercise Instructor, to teach Low Impact classes to accommodate participants

Barb Wagner, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun offering classes at the Great Bend Jazzercise Center. Wagner earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing an intense three-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, Wagner recently participated in a rigorous workshop in Tulsa, Okla. 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 ...

June 13, 2012 | | Business


Rosewood honors clients, celebrates 14 years of service

Rosewood Services Inc. opened its doors 14 years ago as a small agency with a new approach to serving people with developmental disabilities. Clients and guardians alike have responded favorably since that time. The small start-up back then has evolved into the largest agency in the southwest region of Kansas today, according to Tammy Hammond, Rosewood's founder and executive director.

June 08, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center celebrates Healthcare Week

St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center recently showed its appreciation to employees, volunteers and board members by serving up a barbecue lunch during Healthcare Week, May 6-12.

May 18, 2012 | | Business


K-96 stores unveil their birdhouses

Oversized "birdhouses" are slowly popping up throughout town as part of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau's scene byway promotion. Now stores along K-96 have collaborated to unveil their birdhouses at the same time, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

May 08, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose lab once again earns 'gold standard' accreditation

There are easier and cheaper ways to accredit a medical lab, but St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has never settled for one of those options, said Carla Herl, administrative lab director. St. Rose has always sought the inspections of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which recently renewed the lab's accreditation.

May 05, 2012 | | Business


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BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Debbie Wise retiring from First Kansas Bank

Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."

May 24, 2015 | | Business


One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Klusener receives '50 Year Award'

TOPEKA - The Kansas Funeral Directors Association Inc. held its 118th Annual Convention May 11-13 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka.

May 23, 2015 | | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New operating manager at Club 1 Fitness continues family legacy

Club 1 Fitness announced this week the installation of a new Operations Manager, Chris Berger.

May 22, 2015 | | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Yoga at work might help you control stress

If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week.

May 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.

May 18, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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