Governor Brownback signed a proclamation declaring March 23 – 29 as Kansas Agriculture Week and Mar. 25, Kansas Agriculture Day. A cornerstone of the agriculture celebration is the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive.
Nearly 300 of Kansas best educators gathered in Topeka in February for the 2014 KEEN (Kansas Exemplary Educators Network) Conference. This by-invitation only conference was hosted by the Kansas State Department of Education. It is for active KEEN members, their principals and superintendents, and recognized educators. They met to discuss current education issues and classroom practices. The two days were spent celebrating the achievements of Kansas public schools and collaborating on ways to better serve Kansas students.
You may remember the gentleman with disabilities that held the door for you at Ellsworth Steak House or the young woman with disabilities serving you popcorn at the bank. You may remember how happy they seemed, but what you might not know is how they obtained that job or were connected with the volunteer opportunity. Mosaic's mission is to help people with intellectual disabilities discover possibilities in their lives.
Nex-Tech will be hosting a technology conference on June 12 for information technology professionals, called Tech Edge.This one-day conference will be in Hays on the campus of Fort Hays State University inside their Memorial Union.
When the director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center visited Great Bend recently, his high level of commitment to local cancer patients was obvious, said Mark Mingenback, director of business strategy at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Valley Irrigation has announced Ag Systems of Larned, as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer, at the company's 2014 National Meeting. Ag Systems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of Service, Aftermarket Support and Sales.
Eric Schoendaler has joined First Kansas Bank as a Loan Officer according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the hire, Snapp commented that, "Eric has the experience and education to help First Kansas Bank deliver high quality service to our loan customers in Hoisington. He brings a Kansas farm background with common sense and a strong work ethic to our customers. We are excited to have Eric join our Bank Team."
First Kansas Bank is giving back. During the holiday season for every new loan and deposit account opened, First Kansas Bank made a donation to the Golden Belt Foundation "Pay It Forward Fund", administered by the DARE program. This fund is available to local schools where teachers and administrators use the money to purchase clothing, supplies, and other basic necessities that arise for students in need.
Random Acts of Kindness Week shares the spotlight with what might be called Random Acts of Scamming as the calendar turns toward another Valentines Day. Your Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that scammers are actively searching for the romantically inclined even while others are engaging in the positive aspects of doing good for strangers.
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.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces that Austin L. Coyan, staff accountant at the firm's Great Bend office, recently obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
American AgCredit, the nation's seventh largest agricultural credit association, will continue as a Preferred Lender with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for the next five years, as announced by FSA State Executive Director Val Dolcini. The Association's subsidiaries, Federal Land Credit Association (FLCA) and Production Credit Association (PCA) have been certified to continue as FSA Preferred Lenders.
Some of us are dreading the next “Boss Appreciation Day.” If you haven’t been feeling the love from your team lately, here is your wakeup call. It’s never too late to become an exceptional leader, but not for the sake of receiving one more “World’s-Best-Boss” mug. Do it because of the impact your leadership can have on the happiness of your employees. Here are seven time-tested principles that will get you back on track.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning consumers to beware of paving companies that knock on your door, claiming to offer bargain prices.
Dr. Joey Linn, who had been serving on an interim basis since last fall, was named today as the new vice president of the Division of Student Affairs at Fort Hays State University. The appointment takes effect immediately.