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.
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.
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.
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.
Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."