The Kansas Water Authority (KWA), in an effort to conserve and extend the useful life of the Ogallala Aquifer, is embarking on a policy planning process which will examine the existing barriers to conserving the Aquifer. KWA Chairman Gary Harshberger of Dodge City recently appointed a 21-member Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee (OAAC), comprised of Authority members and Ogallala stakeholders, to assist the Authority in this effort. The OAAC will play a critical role in developing plans for the Authority.
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. announced today that its board of directors has named Stuart Lowry as the corporation's next president
Lee Borck, Chairman of Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame in Denver on June 30th. Mr. Borck was recognized for developing innovative business models that add value to feeding cattle while satisfying the needs of the consumer. His feed yards and associated business ventures are meeting consumer demand through greater accountability in the areas of food safety, animal care and sustainable cattle production.
The game was kickball, not baseball, but it was still a hit for Rosewood Services Inc. More than 80 staff, clients, volunteers and fans participated in the evening event June 17, held at Great Bend Middle School. The inaugural event focuses on camaraderie through competition, and was organized by Rosewood employees Amanda Fellers and Erika Julian, explained Activity Coordinator Jennifer Stoddard.
On May 23, Credit Union of America (CUA) named Lana Dietz Assistant Manager of the Great Bend branch. Dietz will assist Kelly Higgins, Branch Manager, in all operations of the facility, ensuring organizational, financial, and service goals are met. She will also underwrite consumer and real estate loans at the Great Bend location.
Bob Thurman, Credit Union of America President, announced this week, "The Boards of Directors from both Credit Union of America and First Choice Credit Union have signed letters of intent to merge the two credit unions into one financial cooperative under the Credit Union of America name. Both credit unions are financially strong and committed to excellence in service to their memberships."
Laura Patzner, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center, accepts a check from Pam Chambers, Administrator of Great Bend Regional Hospital on behalf of Human (e) Motion the run-bike-walk event held June 18th at the hospital. All proceeds from the event went to the Family Crisis Center to support their agency needs.
Doonan GMC received the GMC "Mark of Excellence" award from General Motors for the year 2010. This award is only presented to outstanding dealerships demonstrating strong marketing and servicing capabilities for the GMC product. Pictured left to right is Paul Bishop, Doonan GMC sales manager with J. R. Postlethwaite, Doonan GMC service manager.
Michael Holdsworth of Ellinwood has been appointed a full time agent for American Family Insurance Group, according to Ed Graham, district sales manager of the company,.
The Kansas CASA Association has been nominated by the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to be one of five statewide non-profit organizations competing in the Walmart Associates Choice program for a $100,000 grant. Through this new grant-making initiative, each Walmart employee across Kansas is being given the opportunity to vote for one organization to receive the grant. Voting will conclude on Aug. 6. In addition to the opportunity to compete for the $100,000, each non-profit organization will receive a $10,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation just for being nominated.
Kelsee DeWerff, daughter of Scott DeWerff and Ann (Feist) Christiansen has joined the staff of Hair E-Clips. She is a 2007 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended B-Street Design School of Cosmetology in Manhattan. She was employed at JC Penney Salon in Manhattan before returning home to Barton County. She specializes in haircuts, color services, styles and perms. Call 793-9050 to schedule an appointment with Kelsee. Ask for back to school specials.
CFG/New England Financial announces that Kelly Underwood has joined the firm as a financial representative.
Farmers Bank and Trust made the announcement that two new members have joined the Board.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. The Knudson Agency joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
They sit tall in the saddle, three feet off the ground and view the world from a different perspective – on the back of a horse. Those who live with disabilities draw upon normally untapped abilities by riding horses, caring for them, and competing on them. It's not the average regimen; it is eleven hundred pounds of highly effective, equine therapy.
It's not like St. Rose laboratory personnel set aside time to prepare for inspection. Instead, it is part of the daily routine.
The National Hereford Women (NHW) Board of Directors recently elected Hereford enthusiast Michelle Beran, of Great Bend, to their board representing the northwest quadrant of the U.S. The quadrant includes Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 11 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
Landmark National Bank announces the promotion of Camie Hlavaty to Assistant Vice President. Hlavaty is a retail and mortgage banker in the Great Bend location.
Great Plains NAIFA and Lamunyon partner to bring continuing education courses to local insurance agents. Wednesday, April 16, classes are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Front Door Community Center in Great Bend with lunch provided to participants by Lamunyon Cleaning & Restoration. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended.
There have been some twists and turns since Melvin Vink started what would become a fixture in central Kansas 55 years ago. But each of those paths has led to Office Products Inc.'s continued growth with a strong emphasis on customer service, the current owners said.
Six-year old Landon Titsworth smiles from ear to ear as he rides atop his horse, Daisy Duke. It's a crisp Friday morning and the spring session of equine therapy has begun at Rosewood Ranch for children with developmental disabilities.
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