Connie Schlochtermeier, RN, was honored with an Distinguished Service Award at the Kansas Hospital Association State Conference on Nov. 11. Connie is a nurse educator and director for the Association for Continuing Education (ACE) in Great Bend. She is a member of the Kansas Healthcare Education Council (KaHEC) and was chosen by a committee of her peers to receive the award given annually for her service to the council as well as many healthcare facilities across the state. She has been dedicated to the KaHEC group by serving as a district secretary and by presenting several programs to the district ...
Central Kansas Medical Center employees decided they were going to do it. And they did it.
"Dedicated to serving" and "making a difference." These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood's latest "Shining Stars." Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced that Desiree Halseth and Teresa Wilson were chosen by their peers to receive the award for the month of October.
This holiday season, Great Bend residents can give thanks with their hearts to local military families by making a donation to the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry™. Now through Jan. 1, the Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend invites customers to donate to the Wish Registry, either in-store or online at www.sears.com/heroesathome, and give thanks to the men and women who serve the country and our community every day.
Former Lyons resident Karla Bauer has released a Christmas CD titled "Hope is Alive." Bauer, who now resides in the Kansas City area, will perform at Hutchinson Hastings Entertainment from 4-6 p.m. this Saturday. Her program is free and open to the public.
MANHATTAN – Farmers and ranchers from across the state will gather at the end of the week for the 92nd-annual meeting of Kansas Farm Bureau, the state's largest agriculture advocacy organization.
Kathy Beckman of Norton, and Pam Jackson, Cristy Suchy, and Constance Winkler, all of Great Bend, attended the Young Living Oils Raindrop Technique Training in Dallas, Tx on October 7-9. This technique was inspired by the Native American Lakota tradition and patented by D. Gary Young. The seminar was attended by over 1,400 people from all over the world. Dr. Young was on hand to teach this effective technique used for energizing and balancing the body.
Bank of the West will host an open house for the retirement of Joyce Stukey from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at its 1222 Kansas Avenue location. Customers and the general the public are invited to attend and enjoy free refreshments.
"Dedicated to serving" and "making a difference." These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood's latest "Shining Stars." Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced
Robert L. Mullen, FACHE, the CEO of Hospital District #1 of Rice County in Lyons, has been awarded the Charles S. Billings Award by the members of the Kansas Hospital Association. He will be honored on Nov. 10 during the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Topeka.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church and School has been a part of the Great Bend community for many years. However, after a fire burnt down the school in the early 1990s, it has taken a lot to keep things afloat. "The local church was originally founded in 1948 at 12th and Madison," says board chairperson Doris Reile-Kneller. "Then in the early 80s, we moved to our current location west of town and added the school."
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Boutique, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend, recently celebrated their second anniversary under new ownership. Jennifer Klepper, owner of the women's clothing and bridal shop, bought the existing business from Chari Miller in 2008 and has made a few improvements since that time. "We've changed little things cosmetically within the store and have expanded our product lines," Klepper says. "We've added more brands, expanded our selection of women's clothing and girls' prom dresses, and stepped up our window displays. We just want to combine big town style with our small town ...
Nex-Tech is excited to announce the launch of a new cost-efficient and reliable product called Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX brings a big business phone system to businesses at a lower total cost of ownership than what they are currently paying, and it is easy to manage.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor toy drives that will benefit the Christmas for Kids program at Saint Francis Community Services.
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.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.
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.
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