Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5097 W. Cloud Street. Members of the community are invited to the 1:30 p.m. event to view the building and take a guided tour of the facility.
City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., for the replacement of a septic system. The place of performance will be in Kanopolis Lake.
Jacam Chemical Co. 2013, Sterling, has been assigned a patent (9,109,084) developed by four co-inventors for the "synthesis of polyepoxy succinic acid compounds using free radical initiators." The co-inventors are David Jay Rose, Lyons, Gene H. Zaid, Sterling, Thomas W. Burgoyne, Sterling, and Kim Brashear, Lyons.
Social media users are falling victim to a new type of scam with a new name: "farcing." At its simplest, farcing is just another attempt by scammers to steal your identity. But the new twist on their tactic involves social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Cybercriminals who are involved in farcing are trying to access your personal information in order to steal from you. In addition to identity theft, farcing can be used for online bullying, organizational espionage, child pornography and burglary. Your Better Business Bureau advises consumers to familiarize themselves with the farcing trend and take steps ...
A cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon is one of the newest members on the team of specialists available to local and area residents. Elizabeth Ashworth, M.D., F.A.C.S., sees patients once a month in Great Bend.
The Great Bend Dollar Tree Store is the number one store in the state of Kansas involved in Operation Homefront. Customers of the Great Bend Store have contributed over 950 Back-to-School items for Veteran and Military families throughout the Central Kansas Region. Hundreds of children to five Kansas National Guard units and three United States Army Reserve units in Central Kansas received their choice of fantastic back to school items to help them prepare for this school year. Manager Caroline Adams, and store employees Kate Smith and Brenda Kilgore were instrumental in encouraging and collecting these new school items and ...
Dr. Nels Lindberg with Animal Medical Center in Great Bend, was recently honored by the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) with their most prestigious award, the Veterinarian of the Year award. The recognition took place at an awards luncheon during the 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians in Manhattan earlier this summer.
Construction continues on Nex-Tech's $1.7 million fiber optic expansion project in Great Bend. Earlier this week Nex-Tech placed its new central office at 3700 10th Street, which will house the network electronics and fiber terminations.
The HaysMed DeBakey Heart Institute will sponsor a Cardiovascular Care Symposium 2015 on Sept. 18, at HaysMed, Hadley Conference Rooms, 2220 Canterbury, Hays. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kimberly Becker, Executive Director for the Central Kansas Dream Center, welcomed Chamber Ambassadors and community members to the non-profit ministry's facility at 2100 Broadway last month for a ribbon cutting to commemorate the organization's 2-year anniversary. Modeled after the Dream Centers in Los Angeles and Phoenix, the umbrella organization exists to meet the needs of hurting people in the Central Kansas region.
Matt Morgenstern and Kendra Kaiser of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions 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.
According to the American Automobile Association, more Americans will travel on Labor Day weekend in 2015 than in the previous six years: 34.7 million will hit the road and the skies. As Americans do their Labor Day travelling, there are safeguards that should be taken to assure online and monetary security. After all, $10 billion a year is lost to vacation scammers. Your Better Business Bureau has the following advice to those who plan to travel as they celebrate summer's end.