Lori Harting, Brooke Cook and Tina Lamb of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
In January of each year, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-G is prepared and mailed by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) to each claimant who received unemployment compensation during the previous calendar year. This form shows the total amount of unemployment compensation paid during the calendar year and if elected, will show State or Federal Income taxes withheld. This same information is also provided to the IRS.
Kansas Wheat welcomes an accomplished communicator with expertise in the wheat industry. Marsha Boswell, who worked at Kansas Wheat from 1999 to 2008, has been named the new Director of Communications, effective Jan. 13, 2014. Kansas Wheat is the cooperative agreement between the Kansas Wheat Commission and Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.
Dianna Disque and Albert Strobel of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
For the third consecutive year, America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Kansas farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.
Great Bend native Steve Tustin has been promoted to Senior Credit Analyst at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. He's been a credit analyst for the bank since 2008. In his new position, he will supervise two other analysts, review information on current and potential bank customers and assist with lending decisions.
Westar Energy is inviting Kansas schools, non-profit organizations and government agencies to submit proposals for solar projects and, for selected projects, the utility will partner with them by providing funds to purchase and install the solar panels.
Farmers Bank and Trust named bank veteran Robert Rugan as the new central Kansas market president. He will be based at the headquarters in Great Bend and will be responsible for all central Kansas bank locations.
Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
On April 1, winners of the Great Bend Sunflower Bank branch Pay for A's were drawn. The winners were paid $10 for every A made and a matching contribution was made to the school's they attend. Winners were: Isaac Avila, 5th grade, Eisenhower School; Peyden Oelger, 2nd grade, Holy Family School; Savanna Richmeier, 1st grade, Holy Family School; Kylee Mohr, 3rd grade, Park Elementary; Josephine Blevins 1st grade, Riley Elementary.
Danceography welcomes Great Bend native MacKenzie Unruh to the studio for the summer. She will be teaching Total Body Toning, Butz & Gutz, Killer Kore classes as well as hosting two Body Boot Camps. MacKenzie is group fitness certified with AFAA, First Aid and CPR certified as well. Classes will be held from May-July. Call the studio at 620-617-1933 to register for Tuesday/Thursday morning classes and to enroll in the Body Boot Camps. For more information visit www.danceographygb.com
Coldwell Banker has been recognized as the top franchise by REAL Trends 500. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report which identifies the country's largest and most successful real estate brokerage firms as ranked by closed transactions and separately by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation's leading real estate brokerage firms.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.
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.