The Friday after Thanksgiving means Black Friday to most, but Encore Antiques & Collectables in Russell and other locally-owned, independent businesses across the country are urging citizens to celebrate Plaid Friday instead. Plaid Friday is a fun and enjoyable alternative to the chaos and dangers of Black Friday, and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.
When Dillons reached out to United Way of Central Kansas about a volunteer opportunity, UWCK knew exactly what they needed help with. The Literacy Kit program that is in its second year is already being worked on and will be distributed at Kindergarten Round-Ups in the spring at all Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington, Larned and Otis-Bison Elementary schools.
More than 230 optometrists and 155 optometric assistants attended the 2016 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 13 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for re-licensure. Among those attending were Drs. Mark Judd, Russell McCaulley, and Nicole Miller of Great Bend.
Consumer spending during the 2016 Halloween season is expected to average $82.93 per household. That means a total of $8.4 billion nationally will be spent on the traditional decorations, candy, cards and costumes. It doesn't take witchcraft to make scary things happen to your wallet this time of year. Unscrupulous businesses would love to treat themselves to your dollars. The trick is knowing how to be a smart Halloween shopper. Here is some advice from your Better Business Bureau for avoiding the webs being spun around this fright-filled shopping season.
Being unemployed can be terrifying as you cope without an obvious flow of cash coming in. But with the right approach, it can also be an opportunity to better yourself before you get back into the workforce.
October 12, 2016|
Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC recently installed a MAXON® Railift RC-2B series liftgate on a Chaparral II flatbed trailer. The 28x102-foot aluminum, two-axle, 22.5 tire, Chaparral II was the perfect model for the size and medium-duty load requirements required.
Jay Luerman has joined First Kansas Bank as a Credit Analyst according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the hire, Snapp commented that, "Jay has the values, experience and education to help First Kansas Bank deliver high quality service to our loan customers in Great Bend. He brings a Kansas farm background with common sense and a strong work ethic to our customers. We are excited to have Jay join our bank team."
The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative recently recognized Great Bend Regional Hospital for its successful participation in the second round of the national Hospital Engagement Network, known as HEN 2.0, according to Adina Gregory, Chief Operating Officer for the local healthcare leader.
October 08, 2016|
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