Central Plains Computer Service recently hired Networking Specialist Terry Crouch, from Los Angeles, Calif. Prior to working at CPCS, Crouch worked in the Information Technology profession for 22 years at IT companies in the Los Angeles, Calif. and Fresno, Calif. areas specializing in IT consulting and problem solving for both local and wide area computer networks. He holds certifications in Microsoft and Juniper.
Anyone with questions about sleep disorders is welcome to attend a St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center special presentation at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas.
Wendy Hughes of Ellinwood accepts a laptop computer from Candice Moeder with CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions following the conclusion of Job Fest on Thursday, May 1. The eighth annual Job Fest event attracted over 150 job seekers to the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend to network with the 27 exhibitors from a seven-county area in central Kansas.
Yvonne Robbins, shareholder of Farmers Bank & Trust, announces a new scholarship available for women with a focus in Leadership & Entrepreneur studies at Barton Community College.
Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2014 School of Banking Fundamentals in Topeka. The School of Banking Fundamentals is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.
With a key May 15 filing deadline facing many tax-exempt organizations, the Internal Revenue Service today cautioned these groups not to include Social Security numbers (SSNs) or other unneeded personal information on their Form 990, and consider taking advantage of the speed and convenience of electronic filing.
Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 3 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is developing a volunteer program to further enhance the focus on their patients. GBRH is seeking volunteers to help in various departments throughout the hospital. They will provide a variety of services that support the medical and non-medical needs for the patients and their families. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in escorting patients, serve as host in our family waiting rooms, provide a helping hand in the cafeteria, and offer a calming conversation or a warm smile.
Euphoria Dance Center of Great Bend has committed to a full schedule of dance competitions this season. On April 12 and 13, dancers attended the Edge competition in Wichita for the first time, and came home with plenty of gold.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is developing a volunteer program to further enhance the focus on its patients. GBRH is seeking volunteers to help in various departments throughout the hospital. They will provide a variety of services that support the medical and non-medical needs of the patients and their families.
Maribeth Shafer from the Central Kansas Library System in Great Bend was selected to attend the prestigious Mountain Plains Library Association's Leadership Institute. The week-long Institute was held at Estes Park, Colo., in April and Shafer was one of 30 participants selected to participate.
In legislation recently passed by the state Legislature, "bona fide" employer-membership associations as of July 1 may choose to offer a new, partially self-funded health plan previously restricted in Kansas.
Donita Wolf knows her nursing team is second to none and now she has the numbers to prove it.
Dance by Design, Great Bend, will hold its eighth annual spring recital, Saturday, May 3, at the Hoisington High School auditorium. Two performances will be held, one at 5 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. The theme will be "Dance Happy," and owner and instructor Lee Ann Bashor welcomes the public to attend.
Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has been awarded two grants that will be used to help fund the non-profit, community-based child and family services agency's independent living technical skills program. The program, Independent Living Skills and Drills, serves foster youth who are about to "age out" of the foster care system on their 18th birthday and who have no family support system.
Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
HAYS - So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know - and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Doerflers Harley-Davidson, 1100 East 43rd St., Hays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.
McDonald's restaurants in Kansas – including locations in Great Bend and Russell – will give customers who visit during breakfast hours from Sept. 16 until Sept. 29 a free small cup of McCafé Coffee. The Free Coffee Event is the company's friendly way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé Coffee, while inviting current customers to rediscover the great taste of McDonald's signature 100 percent Arabica bean drip coffee blend.
Pawnee County native Pete Schartz has joined American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend as its new vice-president for agricultural and commercial lending.
HOISINGTON - A unique store in the area, Pretty Pieces Boutique, 118 N. Main, will be opening Sept. 18 in downtown Hoisington, specializing in women's clothing for those who conceal/carry guns.
News of another huge data breach last week was most unwelcome. Home Depot notified the public of the breach, which may end up being even larger than the Target incident back in December. The eventual cost to Home Depot has been predicted to be hundreds of millions. The cost to consumers cannot be measured in mere dollars. Of course the monetary effect may end up being significant but there is also the price of the consumer's loss of confidence in our digital credit card system.
Nine Rosewood Ranch horse riders competed in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show Aug. 14-15 at Ford Truck Arena in Tulsa, Okla. For the second time in three years, Rosewood Ranch brought home a World Championship Trophy from that event to central Kansas.
When the topic is "personal independence," children are not usually the first people that come to mind.
A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.
Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend presented checks to the grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: St. Rose Foundation for their Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic; Clara Barton Hospital Foundation for their Therapy Services and Laundry Addition; Great Bend Public Library Teen Spot Furniture; and Golden Belt Community Foundation for enhancements to the downtown area.
Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.
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