Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents on June 25, 2013. There will be an all company celebration on Friday, July 12th. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their commitment. A special celebration luncheon is planned with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to the outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Industrial Safety & Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and maintained to date.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $31 million in loans and grants for organizations in 12 states to promote rural economic development.
E & E Glass and Gift sold on Feb 15, marking the end of an era of ownership by the Krug family dating back to 1969, when they purchased the E & E Pittsburg Glass and Paint Company, which had been founded in 1945. Throughout the past 46 years, the Krug family built E & E into one of the most recognized local businesses for quality glass work and windshield replacement, while at the same time developing an outstanding gift store, which offers an impressive collection of gifts, china, glassware, and unique furniture pieces.
Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best Mixed-Assets Small Fund Family.
The competition dance team at Just Dance Studio in Great Bend traveled to Kansas City March 21 for the Dance Olympus/Dance America competition.
A physician trained not only in traditional surgery but also robotic procedures is now seeing patients twice a month in Great Bend.
In business, one of the most important things to remember and master is the ability to meet a deadline. Deadlines get tossed about in every profession and rarely are taken that serious, but are not something to take lightly. Fortunately for me, I learned the value of meeting a deadline at a young age.
When I started focusing my weekly writing on work-life balance a few years ago, I was asked to choose a catchy name for the column.