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.
Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2014 School of Banking Fundamentals in Topeka. The School of Banking Fundamentals is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.
With a key May 15 filing deadline facing many tax-exempt organizations, the Internal Revenue Service today cautioned these groups not to include Social Security numbers (SSNs) or other unneeded personal information on their Form 990, and consider taking advantage of the speed and convenience of electronic filing.
Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 3 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is developing a volunteer program to further enhance the focus on their patients. GBRH is seeking volunteers to help in various departments throughout the hospital. They will provide a variety of services that support the medical and non-medical needs for the patients and their families. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in escorting patients, serve as host in our family waiting rooms, provide a helping hand in the cafeteria, and offer a calming conversation or a warm smile.
Euphoria Dance Center of Great Bend has committed to a full schedule of dance competitions this season. On April 12 and 13, dancers attended the Edge competition in Wichita for the first time, and came home with plenty of gold.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is developing a volunteer program to further enhance the focus on its patients. GBRH is seeking volunteers to help in various departments throughout the hospital. They will provide a variety of services that support the medical and non-medical needs of the patients and their families.
Maribeth Shafer from the Central Kansas Library System in Great Bend was selected to attend the prestigious Mountain Plains Library Association's Leadership Institute. The week-long Institute was held at Estes Park, Colo., in April and Shafer was one of 30 participants selected to participate.
In legislation recently passed by the state Legislature, "bona fide" employer-membership associations as of July 1 may choose to offer a new, partially self-funded health plan previously restricted in Kansas.
Dance by Design, Great Bend, will hold its eighth annual spring recital, Saturday, May 3, at the Hoisington High School auditorium. Two performances will be held, one at 5 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. The theme will be "Dance Happy," and owner and instructor Lee Ann Bashor welcomes the public to attend.
Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has been awarded two grants that will be used to help fund the non-profit, community-based child and family services agency's independent living technical skills program. The program, Independent Living Skills and Drills, serves foster youth who are about to "age out" of the foster care system on their 18th birthday and who have no family support system.
Glen Amerine and his wife Pat started Amerine Utilities Construction Inc. in 1977 with three employees. Today, 37 years later, the long-standing Great Bend-based underground utility contractor employs 40-50 people.