Not only is Velda Hudnall of Great Bend the biggest cheerleader for her husband, Harold, she also is rooting for the local Parkinson's Support Group at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Harold was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 13 years ago.
Great Bend Regional Hospital employees participated in "Turing Our Town Purple" last Monday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Employees were encouraged to wear purple, creating a powerful statement honoring the strength of battered women and their children and raising awareness.
Landmark National Bank "Dog For A Dog" event was held on Oct. 2 to benefit the Great Bend Humane Society. Approximately $800 was raised. Items were collected that the Humane Society needs on a daily basis such as 30 gallon trash bags, zip lock bags, paper towels, band aids, dog, puppy and cat food. A complete list can be viewed at the display at Landmark National Bank.
Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," remarked Steve Dobratz, Chief Financial Officer of the bank. Sheryl has mastered many areas of banking throughout her career. She has prior experience ...
C&V Home Improvement Inc. will host an open house and ribbon cutting at its new location, 1107 10th St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 10. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given away. The public is invited.
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.
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 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.
Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
On April 1, winners of the Great Bend Sunflower Bank branch Pay for A's were drawn. The winners were paid $10 for every A made and a matching contribution was made to the school's they attend. Winners were: Isaac Avila, 5th grade, Eisenhower School; Peyden Oelger, 2nd grade, Holy Family School; Savanna Richmeier, 1st grade, Holy Family School; Kylee Mohr, 3rd grade, Park Elementary; Josephine Blevins 1st grade, Riley Elementary.
Danceography welcomes Great Bend native MacKenzie Unruh to the studio for the summer. She will be teaching Total Body Toning, Butz & Gutz, Killer Kore classes as well as hosting two Body Boot Camps. MacKenzie is group fitness certified with AFAA, First Aid and CPR certified as well. Classes will be held from May-July. Call the studio at 620-617-1933 to register for Tuesday/Thursday morning classes and to enroll in the Body Boot Camps. For more information visit www.danceographygb.com
Coldwell Banker has been recognized as the top franchise by REAL Trends 500. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report which identifies the country's largest and most successful real estate brokerage firms as ranked by closed transactions and separately by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation's leading real estate brokerage firms.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.
The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.