This morning the Kansas Senate approved an amendment co-written by 36th District Senator Allen Schmidt, of Hays, which will add Hodgeman County to a list of state Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ's).
The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) announced the 2010 Emerging and Existing Businesses of the Year this week, including T&C MFG & Operating Inc. of Great Bend. T&C MFG & Operating Inc. is owned by Craig Pangburn and Thomas McGlinn, Great Bend,
Barton Community College's Leadership Excellence Series schedule has been changed. The morning program offering all four sessions has been changed to Tuesday, March 8, meeting from 8 a.m. to noon at the Front Door, 1615 10th Street, Great Bend. The fee for the March 8 morning sessions is $65. The series of four separate lunch sessions has been canceled.
Barton Community College is offering two business courses as hybrid classes in the spring semester, beginning March 30 and ending May 11.
Courtesy Photo Melissa Braymer has joined Shear Expressions, 1715 Patton Road, after completing cosmetology school at the Hays Academy of Hair Design. She specializes in hair cuts, colors, highlights and waxing. She is available Monday through Saturday, and for evening appointments are available. Call 793-7510 an appointment.
Glenna Achatz, a sales associate/representative with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the too 2 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Russell Linderer and Mindy Elliott of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
The two newest members of the Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Directors accepted their positions because of the big role the hospital has played in their lives.
Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the top 8 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Tamara Dody's background illustrates that she has a history of taking her education to the next level. And now she has taken yet another step to better serve her rehabilitation patients at Central Kansas Medical Center.
C & V Home Improvement, specializing in replacement windows and door, siding, guttering, and weatherization services, is partnering with the Kansas Building Industry Workers Compensation Fund (KBIWCF) to offer Occupational Safety and Health Administration training for contractors in Central Kansas. The 10 hour course will teach basic OSHA regulations and practices for construction workers.
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.
Fitness should not be a chore. In fact, it can and should be fun, says Charise Oelger, Great Bend Jazzercise instructor. Kids can learn this valuable life lesson and channel their inner Bieber during the Junior Jazzercise "Kids Get Fit" program at the Jazzercise Great Bend Fitness Center, Saturday, May 11 from 9:30-10 a.m.
On January 26, Nathan Chlumsky of Larned was inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors 2013 as an "Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts" in the category of "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts."
Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.