First Kansas Bank is giving back. During the holiday season for every new loan and deposit account opened, First Kansas Bank made a donation to the Golden Belt Foundation "Pay It Forward Fund", administered by the DARE program. This fund is available to local schools where teachers and administrators use the money to purchase clothing, supplies, and other basic necessities that arise for students in need.
Random Acts of Kindness Week shares the spotlight with what might be called Random Acts of Scamming as the calendar turns toward another Valentines Day. Your Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that scammers are actively searching for the romantically inclined even while others are engaging in the positive aspects of doing good for strangers.
MISSION – Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) Healthy Communities Program is a recipient of a $25,000 grant from Walmart. A presentation was held in Topeka as the Walmart Kansas State Giving Program awarded nearly $610,000 to Kansas nonprofits. Sen. Pat Roberts, Walmart executives, associates and 13 nonprofits attended the ceremony.
A study by The American Journal of Sports Medicine calculates that nearly 10 percent of Olympic athletes will compete with an injury sustained during competition or in training leading up to the Olympic Games. Sports with the highest rate of serious injury include bobsled, ice hockey and alpine freestyle skiing. Most frequent injury sites include head, spine and knees, with the most common types of injuries being bruising, ligament tears and muscular sprains.
The new physician assistant at St. Rose Family Medicine (SRFM) & Urgent Care is bringing three decades of experience to the job, and has also made it possible to extend hours at the family-practice clinic.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns consumers, searching for jobs that they can do from home, to be aware of offers that sound too good to be true.
The new training that Justin Chapman recently received allows him to zero in on the fine points of maintaining Canon copiers as he serves Office Products Inc. customers. Chapman has successfully completed the two-week course in Canon Applied Technologies at Dallas.
Kristi Smith and Kami Schmidt of Great Bend have been promoted in the deposit and loan operations area at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. Smith will assume the lead position for deposit operations while Schmidt will assume the lead position for loan operations. They will be responsible for the day-to-day functions in each respective area.
Patty Brand, Jann Curtright, Jessica Knoll and Nicole Hildebrand 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.
The Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute is now seeing patients in their newly remodeled area. The new space features a more modernized look, enhanced privacy and comfort for patients and new clinical treatment areas. Partial funding of the renovation came from contributions given to the HaysMed Foundation capital campaign, Beyond Medicine.