Sara Bruce, LPN has been named Pathways Employee of the Month for November. Sara has been caring for Pathways clients for the past year. While she has not been at Pathways long, she has proven to be a valuable asset to the clients and agency. Sara is personable and friendly. She is willing to help out wherever she is needed and goes above and beyond her job duties. She is very motivated and has enhanced the health of Pathways clients through her expertise. Sara never complains, but instead is always cheerful, no matter what the circumstances.
Theresa Leiker and Dianna Disque of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Tax-Exempt and Governmental Plan Consultant designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration and Plan exams.
Members of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, Foundation Board of Directors and faculty and administrators hosted CPI Qualified Plan Consultants last Thursday night at BCC. The dinner celebrated the long-running partnership between BCC and CPI, and was the final event recognizing CPI as the recipient of BCC's first-ever Workforce Partner in Education Award. Shown are, from left: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Darnell Holopirek, Dean of Workforce Training and Community Education Elaine Simmons, Director of Human Resources at CPI Erika Brining, Employee Relations Coordinator at CPI Margaret Dirks, Executive Director of Business Technology Jane Howard and BCC ...
GARDEN CITY - Jaron Zamarripa, formerly of Great Bend, has joined the professional staff of Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, a certified public accountant firm in Garden City.
Wendy Prosser, sales/field appraiser in the Barton County appraiser's office, was recently awarded the professional designation of RMA (Registered Mass Appraiser). This designation is awarded to those individuals who have successfully completed at least 180 hours of tested course work, have at least three years (6,000 hours) of mass appraisal experience and successfully tested a four-hour residential and a four-hour commercial case study exam.
Patients who check in at their doctors' offices on Dec. 1 will be in on the ground floor of a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The program is the second of a three-part initiative that will result in electronic health records for each patient.
Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair of St. John has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2010-2011 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 23-25, in Branson, Mo.
Nex-Tech Wireless will be supporting local organizations this holiday season with their 6th annual toy drive. From Nov. 13 through Christmas, community members are encouraged to pick up an extra toy while shopping for the holidays and bring the new, unwrapped toy to any Nex-Tech Wireless location. Their efforts will be rewarded with free activation when signing up for service. Customers can also make a $10 donation in lieu of donating a new toy. All monies and toys will be donated to charities throughout 40 Kansas counties to brighten the holidays for many youngsters.
Connie McDanel will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at The Front Door Facility, 1615 10th Street, in Great Bend. The public is invited to this free of charge event.
With help from Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute, a Sterling company has been able to optimize its product designs, strengthening the quality of its product line.
The new advanced registered nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) is now available to see patients of all ages. Linsey Carter recently moved to Great Bend to share the SJFM practice with Cherie Morris, M.D. in family medicine with obstetrics, and Charise Oelger, physician assistant.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust announced the promotion of Amy L. Hofeling to vice president. Hofeling has been a part of the bank's lending department since coming to Farmers Bank in September of 2007. She specializes in mortgage lending, including conventional, rural development and first time homebuyers loans. In addition to mortgage lending, she assists customers with consumer and commercial loans.
Jim Grabbe has been in the business for four decades and now is sharing that experience with customers at Office Products Inc. Grabbe is the new supply sales manager for OPI, which has stores in Great Bend, Larned and Russell.
Jared Chansler has joined Al & Mary's Hair Styling, located at 1235 U.S. 281 Bypass in Great Bend as the new barber.
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.
Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.
Hertel promoted to Credit Administration Officer
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"
Many people would balk at the prospect of a half dozen teenaged boys roaming about under their roof. Just the logistical challenge of feeding them would test the resolve of most. Others, however, relish the challenge – like Berge and Sharon Cox, retired corrections officers uniquely suited for managing a household full of adolescent boys.
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