GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Friday awarded Macksville City Library in Macksville a $1,500 literacy grant to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $6 million in grants awarded to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.
Just Dance Studio, Great Bend, will present a spring recital Friday, May 23. "Dance Opposition," a study of opposites such as Lost and Found, Good and Bad (competition winner), and Captive and Free, will start at 7 p.m. at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.
Barry McManaman, Great Bend area engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to the State of Kansas.
Rhonda Knudson Agency an American Family Insurance agency in Great Bend, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Knudson joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. "It takes a team and we have a great one," said Rhonda Knudson.
Wrapping up the 13th year of the ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $2,332 to schools and students in the Great Bend area. Add this amount to the previous years' contributions and the total since the ABC Program's inception in 2001 is an impressive $34,909 for this area.
Harden Hospice Kansas, which has been serving Kansas for the past 10+ years, announced that it is immediately changing its name to Gentiva Hospice. A member of the Gentiva hospice family of companies since 2013, the name change now more truly reflects the relationship and resources of being a part of a national leader in hospice care.
Barton Community College honored three employees during an all-college forum on May 1, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 10 and 30 years of service.
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When state surveyors recently visited Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H), they found zero deficiencies after a comprehensive review of the non-profit agency, Director Donita Wolf said.
Marc Flood, Sr. V.P. Sales & Business Development and Kevin Herlihy, National Accounts Manager, representing Travel Insured International, recently traveled from the company's home office in East Hartford, Connecticut to Great Bend to meet personally with the principals of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, to review and learn more about the local travel company's nationally recognized and award – winning travel promotion programs and unique internal office operations, and to designate Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an official representative of Travel Insured International.
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces that Shawna R. Robl has obtained her Kansas license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is a native of Barton County and is the daughter of Craig and Paula Robl and Larry and Waynette Stroda and the granddaughter of Roy and Rosemary Robl.
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.
Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.
Hertel promoted to Credit Administration Officer
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"
Many people would balk at the prospect of a half dozen teenaged boys roaming about under their roof. Just the logistical challenge of feeding them would test the resolve of most. Others, however, relish the challenge – like Berge and Sharon Cox, retired corrections officers uniquely suited for managing a household full of adolescent boys.
Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.
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