TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
Dancers from Euphoria Dance Center in Great Bend traveled to Tulsa, Okla. in June to compete in the Talent on Parade National Dance Competition where they performed a slate of solos, two duos, and a small group dance featuring several high placers from the regional competition held in Wichita in May.
Melinda Kurth recently joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with a new office at 1311 Williams in downtown Great Bend. Kurth offers comprehensive financial strategies, personal customer service and a wide range of financial products.
Fuller Industries of Great Bend is the recipient of the annual Kansas Water Environment Association's Gold Pretreatment Compliance Award, Mike Bader, City of Great Bend Waste water Treatment Plant manager announced this week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bartlett Grain announced Thursday its construction of a new grain facility in Barton County just east of Great Bend on the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. "We look forward to bringing our focus on customer service and access to strong destination markets to the area's producers and the region's existing grain elevators," said Bob Knief, president, Bartlett Grain Company.
Jessica Garcia is the new Massage Therapist at Hair Affair, 1609 Main in Great Bend. Receiving her license from Heritage College, she specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Pregnancy and Sports massage. Call 792-8656 for an appointment.
Charlie Lamb and JR Suppes have over fifty years of combined experience in the automotive industry. The two business partners had worked together as colleagues for several years before launching their own small business last September. Eagle Tire LLC is a full-service tire center located at 10th & Main in Great Bend. Their wives, Brenda and Amy, also help out with the administrative side of the business.
The Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease as the top causes of death among adult men in the United States. Life expectancy of men in the U.S. is slightly less than 76 years.
Golden Belt Telephone, an authorized agent of Nex-Tech Wireless, has announced its opening in Larned. Golden Belt Telephone, located at 122 West 5th, is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm, and Wednesdays from Noon to 6pm.
Rosewood Ranch was abuzz June 14 with dozens of energetic children who got to spend three hours involved in fun ranch activities. The children and their family members participated in the fourth annual "Kids Day at the Ranch," presented by Rosewood Services. The event was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Great Bend Regional Hospital sponsored its fourth-annual Human eMotion event on Saturday, June 22. In all, 195 athletes and 52 volunteers enjoyed another Kansas summer day participating in different running, biking, and walking events. Proceeds went to the Great Bend Family Crisis Center and Great Bend High Scool Future Business Leaders of America.
Nick's Repair has moved, said owner Nick Hamit. He had been working out of his home at 3206 21st in Great Bend, but he now has a shop at 2528 Fifth in Great Bend, with the entrance to in the ally east of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. Hamit specializes in small engine repair, for such things as lawn mowers and trimmers. The shop will be open Mondays starting at 8:30 a.m.
John Peters of Barton Piano Service in Great Bend has been certified to sell and service DAMMP-CHASER brand "Piano Lifesaver Systems". The harsh weather in Kansas is damaging to pianos and causes tuning instability. With the Piano Saver System a micro-environment of the correct humidity is created adding value and durability for upright and grand pianos.