Two Saint Francis Community Services employees were recently honored for their "excellent" leadership while working for the protection of children. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Children's Alliance of Kansas presented Lesley Percival and Sarah Haldeman-Smith awards for "Excellence in Supervision" during the 2013 Excellence in Supervision Conference September 18 and 19 in Manhattan.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its third annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31 at locations in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.
When Nicole Miller was growing up, she was in the patient's chair describing what she was seeing or not seeing at a local optometry practice. Now, she is caring for patients at that same practice.
Kevyn Soupiset was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy. Soupiset graduated with honors from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Fla. on Aug. 9th.
The anniversary tradition will continue with a balloon launch and other activities at Heartland Cancer Center (HCC), 204 Cleveland, on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The new sales representative at Office Products Inc. (OPI) is using his military and business background to expand the reach of the family-owned business throughout central Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) has selected a new director to head the Northern Parole Region (NPR), overseeing the 10 regional parole offices and the more than 2,500 offenders paroled in the northern half of the state. This area includes Barton County.
Landmark National Bank is partnering with the Golden Belt Humane Society in order to raise funds and awareness with a "Dog for a Dog" event. Landmark associates will be grilling and serving hot dogs with a drink for a donation to Golden Belt Humane Society. The event is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Landmark's 1623 Main Street location. Donations of pet supplies, dog food and any other items the Humane Society can use is encouraged. Donations can also be dropped off at Landmark's other Great Bend location 5200 Broadway.
There have been recent personnel shifts and changes at Eagle Radio – Great Bend. Former News Director, Neil Ochs, resigned to accept a position at Benefit Management Incorporated.
Barton Community College will offer a series of "Workplace Essentials" classes ranging from how to dress for success to how to manage gossip in the workplace.
Jane Davis and Steve Walters may have changed the location of their offices but the philosophy remains the same. Both licensed psychologists want to make quality, affordable mental-health services available to the community.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Mike Briney to President of the Hays region. In this capacity, Briney will be responsible for developing and nurturing commercial relationships in the markets of Hays, Victoria, Russell, Great Bend, Ellinwood and Osborne. Briney's previous position was commercial and agricultural lender.
Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency announces the addition of Jeremy and Mandy Keil as realtor associates in their office. Jeremy is a lifelong resident and he and Mandy have called Great Bend home since 2008. Being parents of two young girls, they feel this helps them especially understand families and their housing needs. The Keils are both members of the Great Bend Board of Realtors, the Kansas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Even though they are new to real estate, they are seasoned in the area of sales and customer service. Kevin keller, broker, commented that ...
The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its twelfth class of 32 students on Aug. 23 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
Rick Chochon, Columbus, Neb. has been named the new President and CEO of American State Bank and Trust Company. Chochon succeeds Don LacKamp who will remain with the organization in a dual role as its Executive Vice-Chairman and as President and CEO of American State Bancshares, the parent company of American State Bank.
Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.