Pictured are the American State Bank West Branch employees with the 2010 Mitten Tree. Pictured are: front row: Lonna Mead and Monica Galvez. Back row: Leslie DeWeese, Dee Bleeker, Vicki Spina, Sandy Smith and Krista Smith.
Verizon Wireless announced today that it has donated $2,000 to Family Crisis Center, based in Great Bend, as part of the company's national HopeLine program, which is dedicated to assisting communities, local shelters and agencies in ending domestic violence. Family Crisis Center is one of 16 domestic violence prevention organizations in Kansas that will be receiving funds to support local education programs and shelter operations.
There is something new and sweet at the Heart of Kansas Mercantile, one of the MyTown stores. The shop, which specializes in products made in Kansas, is now featuring chocolates produced by the Sweet Granada, a candy shop in Emporia.
In honor of her career achievements, Jil Johnson of Great Bend has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac. Johnson took delivery of a 2011 Cadillac SRX at Dove Cadillac dealership in Great Bend.
To better educate visitors on the unique Cheyenne Bottoms history, management, wetlands and wildlife, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History is now offering guided van tours.
In establishing his Excellence Awards by Executive Order in August of this year, Governor Mark Parkinson made it possible for outstanding service providers for individuals with disabilities to be nominated and recognized. Rosewood Services and Sandy Smith of the Rosewood Furniture Gallery were thus recognized in a recent celebration in Topeka.
The way it stands now, a patient is tested by hospital lab technicians and learns it could take up to a week before results are available. That is about to change.
As a sign of business activity locally, two businesses recently held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting events.
Maurices has named Tasha Sailer as its store manager at Great Bend, 3511 19th. Sailer will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the women's fashion store, including sales performance, visual presentation, and personnel recruitment and training.
Several local businesses have held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings in November.
Local American Family Insurance Agent Frank Callahan earns Distinguished Insurance Agency distinction from J.D. Power and Associates
Joanita Doll Masden, CKLS Talking Books Department Head, retired after 21 years. She began her career in 1989 with the department. Joanita was an influential force for Talking Books advocacy, and worked continually to promote the service. While with Talking Books, Jo was a witness to the evolution of changing technology; from records, to cassettes, to Digital Books. The medium may have changed, but the quality of service that Joanita strived to achieve remained a top priority for her. In her honor, a luncheon was held at the library on
Family Crisis Center in Great Bend recently received a check from Great Bend Regional Hospital to the organization's mission over the holidays. Each year at this time is especially hard for the agency to keep up with the demand of families needing help.
Rosewood Horse Ranch recently hosted two young visitors from the Netherlands. Ginger Stam, from Zeeland, and Arnoud Meutstege, from Doetinchem, were accompanied by Ramona Hornbaker, local tour guide, during their central Kansas visit. The two young visitors are spending six weeks in the United States to obtain information for a program an organization wants to start "back home."
Through the Michelin Soccer Program, Great Bend Recreation Commission has received more than $650 from G-B Tires and Michelin. Closing its 15th year, the Michelin Soccer Program has raised more than $18 million in funds for youth all across the country.
Wednesday was National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas took it very casually. The UWCK sponsored a Dress Down the Town benefit for raise funds for the 2015 campaign.
Frank Callahan Agency Inc., agents for American Family Insurance, has announced that Caryn Kaiser has joined the business.
Land O'Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, Land O'Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 22, in Topeka.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that a new endowment fund has been established to benefit Almost Home, Inc. This partnership between the community foundation and Almost Home, Inc. gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining this new organization providing residential and hospice care a vehicle for their charitable giving.
The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association (KRHA) hosted their annual Evening of Hospitality in Wichita recently. The highlight of the evening were the "Starts of the Industry" awards, which celebrates the recipient's accomplishments and dedication to the industry.
PORTLAND, ORE. – SeaPort Airlines announced that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Jordan Klima to Loan Operations Assistant. In this capacity, Klima will be making consumer loans and supporting commercial loan functions in the Great Bend and Ellinwood communities. Prior to the promotion, Klima was a Customer Service Representative.
Sunflower Bank has partnered with Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce to create a visitor information kiosk. The kiosk is located at Sunflower Bank, 13 N. Main in Ellinwood, inside of the ATM center. The Sunflower Bank ATM center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located just north of the bank's main entrance.
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