Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), better known as "heartburn" affects most people at some point in their lives. The symptoms can range from an annoying burning sensation in the stomach or chest that occurs after certain aggravating foods being eaten to that of chronic painful chest or throat pain after drinking just water. Chronic GERD (symptoms occurring on a daily basis) affects 20-30 million Americans.
Sharon Klusener, long-time office manager for the Tom Harris State Farm Insurance Agency, is retiring after 37 years. She will be honored with a come-and-go reception from 3-5 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the agency office, 2112 10th St.
Terry Bauer, Nationally Certiï¬ed in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), has created a special atmosphere for her clients at "A Touch of Country Massage Therapy" located at 2811 10th Street in Great Bend.
Ruth Trahan, Certified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, has joined the staff at Heartland Center for Wholistic Health. She is a graduate of Butler Community College in Andover with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Ruth is trained in Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue, and Chair Massage. She also does Raindrop Therapy. Ruth Trahan and Jessica Williams, MT are available for appointments Monday
This July marks the 70th anniversary of Beaver Express Service, a premier small package express and LTL motor freight carrier serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. The company has a facility at 910 McKinley in Great Bend.
Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 12 Years With No Loss Time Accidents on June 25, 2013. There will be an all company celebration on Friday, July 12th. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their commitment. A special celebration luncheon is planned with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to the outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Industrial Safety & Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and maintained to date.
On July 1, Ashley Fugitt, nationally certified massage therapist, will join the team at Renue Salon and Spa in Great Bend. She has been practicing in Great Bend since 2005. A graduate of Heritage College in Kansas City, Mo., she specializes in Swedish, Hot Stone, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage. Her hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, with some evenings and Saturdays by appointment.
Rosewood Winery will begin celebration of the nation's independence holiday a few days early this year by introducing four new wines to the public on July 2. The wines will be available to the public at the Rosewood Wine Cellar, located at 1901 Lakin Ave. in downtown Great Bend. They can also be purchased at the Rosewood Winery during scheduled tours.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust elected Roger Marshall to the role of Vice Chairman in January of 2013. Roger has served on the board for thirteen years, in various capacities and leadership positions of committees associated with Farmers Bank & Trust.
The registered nurse who cares for sleep-center patients at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center recently added to her health-care credentials. Susan deWeese has met the requirements to earn certification as a registered polysomnographic sleep technologist.
With the gradual loss of the physical health they enjoyed when young, sometimes accompanied by mental health issues as well, elderly Americans are keenly aware of their heightened vulnerability. One way they may be able to guard themselves against the schemes of various scammers is by education, said Robbie Namee, trade practice specialist with the Kansas Plains Better Business Burerau based in Wichita.
Ellsworth Correctional Facility celebrates 25 years of service to Kansas this summer, highlighted by a ceremony to be held Friday, when the Kansas Department of Corrections will recognize the contributions of all who have ever served at the facility.