Some avoid Black Friday as if it were the black plague, choosing to excuse themselves from the frantic, bargain-hunting crowds. The traditional kick-off to the Christmas shopping season that's come the day after Thanksgiving since 1932 is certainly not for everybody.
Nex-Tech's Economic Development and Networking Specialist, Mendi Alexander recently received the 2016 NREDA President's Award. The award was presented to her at an awards luncheon at the annual conference of the National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) held in Mount Pleasant, S.C. in early November.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 19, in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.
Danceography introduces its October and November dancers of the month. Danceography students will be recognized for excellent work inside the studio - attitude and dance ability. The students of the month are nominated and voted on by the staff.
Behind every crime is an individual who has crossed the line that separates societal and moral acceptability from the realm of injustice. As a society, we try to limit crime’s capacity to harmfully interfere in our lives by sending those who cross that line to prison.
November 03, 2016|
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security act in 1935 to ensure aging generations against disability, economic downturns and declines in health that affect worker productivity. Today, more than 80 years later, Social Security helps lift nearly 15 million elderly Americans above the poverty line. However, it carries significant costs that are becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. In fact, Social Security’s reserves are projected to be depleted by 2034. This raises the unappetizing threat of looming tax hikes to fund a program that is already straining on government spending. Last year, Social Security accounted for nearly a trillion ...
November 02, 2016|
An airplane mechanic — or as he puts it, a “plane fixer” — recently shared a conversation among other pilots. He said he works with a number of pilots that will not fly a plane until he's cleared it for flight. If other mechanics want to ground a plane, they turn to him for his opinion before proceeding.
November 02, 2016|
Ashley Blair has joined the professional world of massage therapy at The Station, 2546 20th in Great Bend. She is a recent, top of the class, graduate of Heritage College of Wichita. In addition to graduating from an accredited school, she has completed 14 months internship and hands-on training at The Station and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
A new A&W Restaurant is opening in Great Bend. The location is at 3800 10th Street just across the street from Wal-Mart. The current Long John Silver's restaurant is being redesigned to now include an A&W. The A&W will be opening the first part of December, and have a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony with Manager Vera Conley and Team A&W/LJS.
Things are not always what they seem. Certainly during the trick-or-treating season we're used to the charmingly disguised characters that come to our door. But throughout all the year's seasons, there are those who seek to fool consumers with much more malevolent purposes. They come costumed in many disguises: As agencies of the federal government, local law enforcement, tech support from computer companies, our utility companies, our financial institutions, disaster relief charities, sellers on Craigslist, well known department stores, the list goes on and on. All are masked in order to steal consumers' money. Your Better Business Bureau ...
Greg M. Quarles has been named President and CEO of American State Bank & Trust in Great Bend. Since 2005, Quarles has served as President and Chief Risk Officer of H&R Block Bank and Financial Services. Originally from Pampa, Texas he began his career in 1982 as a loan officer with Lubbock National Bank. He joined the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in 1987 serving in the Midwestern District, including western Kansas. Quarles rose through the ranks of the OCC to become Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Credit Card Banks.
As a long-time nurse, Donna Marbut knows the flu vaccine is especially important to the elderly and is gratified Cherry Village Benevolence reports 90 percent participation in its recent immunization campaign.
October 26, 2016|
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