CPI Qualified Plan Consultants held its 6th Annual Mentor Food Drive through the month of May, and achieved its most successful food drive to date.
On July 1, Ashley Fugitt, nationally certified massage therapist, will join the team at Renue Salon and Spa in Great Bend. She has been practicing in Great Bend since 2005. A graduate of Heritage College in Kansas City, Mo., she specializes in Swedish, Hot Stone, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage. Her hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, with some evenings and Saturdays by appointment.
Camp Hope takes place the third week of June at Camp Aldrich near Claflin. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Hope is open to children between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.
Rosewood Winery will begin celebration of the nation's independence holiday a few days early this year by introducing four new wines to the public on July 2. The wines will be available to the public at the Rosewood Wine Cellar, located at 1901 Lakin Ave. in downtown Great Bend. They can also be purchased at the Rosewood Winery during scheduled tours.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Regan M. Ochs to its professional staff.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust elected Roger Marshall to the role of Vice Chairman in January of 2013. Roger has served on the board for thirteen years, in various capacities and leadership positions of committees associated with Farmers Bank & Trust.
The registered nurse who cares for sleep-center patients at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center recently added to her health-care credentials. Susan deWeese has met the requirements to earn certification as a registered polysomnographic sleep technologist.
With the gradual loss of the physical health they enjoyed when young, sometimes accompanied by mental health issues as well, elderly Americans are keenly aware of their heightened vulnerability. One way they may be able to guard themselves against the schemes of various scammers is by education, said Robbie Namee, trade practice specialist with the Kansas Plains Better Business Burerau based in Wichita.
Ellsworth Correctional Facility celebrates 25 years of service to Kansas this summer, highlighted by a ceremony to be held Friday, when the Kansas Department of Corrections will recognize the contributions of all who have ever served at the facility.
A bustling bunch of energetic children ascended onto Rosewood Ranch on June 8 for a hootin'-and-hollerin' time. Approximately 75 children and their family members participated in the third annual "Kids Day at the Ranch," presented by Rosewood Services.
American State Bancshares Inc., the parent company of American State Bank and Trust Company, Great Bend, has been ranked as the state's 12th largest financial institution in terms of total deposits, according to a report by SNL Financial Services, a financial information firm. SNL survey reflects deposits at all banks and holding companies in Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism is currently accepting updates and listings for Official Kansas Visitors Guide. The guide is an annual publication and will features digital, mobile, and tablet editions to keep pace with the changing travel planning habits of Kansas visitors.
Gambino's Pizza of Great Bend, 1309 Main, recently launched a website, www.getgambinos.com. It features restaurant information, coupon pages and an online ordering tool. Customers can plan ahead for any take-out or delivery orders from the convenience of a computer or mobile device. Orders may also be placed by calling 620-603-6272.
As soon as the news of the tornado in Moore, Okla., began to break, the folks at J.S. Ventures Inc., an Applebee's franchise operating out of Wichita, began to develop a plan to help. The Great Bend restaurant at 3209 10th St. is participating in a fundraiser.
Last week Dave Tremain replaced current General Manager and President Ron Straub at the Straub International Great Bend store. "The change was necessary as our company continues to grow; we need capable people at every level and the knowledge and experience Dave Tremain has to offer will have a positive impact on the company. I will now focus my full attention to special projects such as the expansion of the Wichita store and guiding our Marketing efforts." said Ron Straub.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.
The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.
Derek Fredrick, manager of Water's True Value, presents a $920 check for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund at Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). The check represents 100 percent of the proceeds from the store's Pink Bucket fundraiser for breast cancer. Accepting the check, from left, are Leann Danner, RN OCN at Heartland Cancer Center, and Christy Tustin, GBCF executive director.
Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.
Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.
It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.
Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development recently recognized the efforts of five individuals who will finish their service to the Barton County Young Professionals Steering Committee at the end of 2014.
All assets of one local non-profit entity are currently being transferred to another to ensure donors' contributions will be used for their intended purposes.
Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.
The Kansas Society of CPAs held its annual meeting on Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Michelle Schneider, Great Bend, was elected 2014-15 Chair of the 2,700-member Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) at the Annual Meeting.
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