In establishing his Excellence Awards by Executive Order in August of this year, Governor Mark Parkinson made it possible for outstanding service providers for individuals with disabilities to be nominated and recognized. Rosewood Services and Sandy Smith of the Rosewood Furniture Gallery were thus recognized in a recent celebration in Topeka.
The way it stands now, a patient is tested by hospital lab technicians and learns it could take up to a week before results are available. That is about to change. Central Kansas Medical Center is installing two new chemistry analyzers in its lab that will cut the waiting time for many test results down to 24 hours. "We understand the stress of waiting for test ...
As a sign of business activity locally, two businesses recently held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting events.
Maurices has named Tasha Sailer as its store manager at Great Bend, 3511 19th. Sailer will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the women's fashion store, including sales performance, visual presentation, and personnel recruitment and training.
Several local businesses have held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings in November.
Local American Family Insurance Agent Frank Callahan earns Distinguished Insurance Agency distinction from J.D. Power and Associates
Joanita Doll Masden, CKLS Talking Books Department Head, retired after 21 years. She began her career in 1989 with the department. Joanita was an influential force for Talking Books advocacy, and worked continually to promote the service. While with Talking Books, Jo was a witness to the evolution of changing technology; from records, to cassettes, to Digital Books. The medium may have changed, but the quality of service that Joanita strived to achieve remained a ...
Family Crisis Center in Great Bend recently received a check from Great Bend Regional Hospital to the organization's mission over the holidays. Each year at this time is especially hard for the agency to keep up with the demand of families needing help.
Rosewood Horse Ranch recently hosted two young visitors from the Netherlands. Ginger Stam, from Zeeland, and Arnoud Meutstege, from Doetinchem, were accompanied by Ramona Hornbaker, local tour guide, during their central Kansas visit. The two young visitors are spending six weeks in the United States to obtain information for a program an organization wants to start "back home."
Dance by Design presents Christmas Spectacular 2010 at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. This show features dancers from almost 3 years though adult. Routines run the gamut as well, including tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and even a little salsa. This is the 5th Annual Christmas Show for Dance by Design and audiences can expect to hear some traditional Christmas music along with a couple new seasonal hits. ...
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend and Bryant Birney, an American Family Insurance agent in Ellinwood, have been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.SM Knudson and Birneny join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Dr. Matthew P. Shaffer and his staff at Heartland Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center have developed treatment protocols to provide patients with comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatological care of skin, hair and nails. The practice has been serving western and central Kansas families since 1977 – with offices in Great Bend, Hays and Salina.
Nex-Tech Wireless has announced that USD 428 Great Bend Schools have agreed to participate in the School Rebate Program. The School Rebate Program, offered exclusively at Nex-Tech Wireless, was created to assist local schools in raising additional funds to be used as determined by the participating school. Since the program was launched in the fall of 2006, over $100,000 has been donated to local schools throughout the Nex-Tech Wireless service area.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the ...
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.
Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
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