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.
Barton County Farm Bureau Association will celebrate a year of successes by hosting an open house for their two thousand members from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, at the Farm Bureau Office 2001 8th Street in Great Bend.
Paula McClure has been promoted to Senior Vice President according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the promotion, Snapp commented that, "Since joining our bank, Paula has done an outstanding job managing our operations and bringing new cost efficiencies to the Bank. Her values, judgment and banking experience serve our customers and the bank well. I am pleased and excited to announce this well-deserved promotion."
Connie Schlochtermeier, RN, was honored with an Distinguished Service Award at the Kansas Hospital Association State Conference on Nov. 11. Connie is a nurse educator and director for the Association for Continuing Education (ACE) in Great Bend. She is a member of the Kansas Healthcare Education Council (KaHEC) and was chosen by a committee of her peers to receive the award given annually for her service to the council as well as many healthcare facilities ...
Central Kansas Medical Center employees decided they were going to do it. And they did it.
"Dedicated to serving" and "making a difference." These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood's latest "Shining Stars." Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced that Desiree Halseth and Teresa Wilson were chosen by their peers to receive the award for the month of October.
This holiday season, Great Bend residents can give thanks with their hearts to local military families by making a donation to the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry™. Now through Jan. 1, the Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend invites customers to donate to the Wish Registry, either in-store or online at www.sears.com/heroesathome, and give thanks to the men and women who serve the country and our community every day.
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.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The mission statement for The Station sums it up. "The purpose of The Station is to bring emotional and physical awareness and relaxation to the human body in a professional, honest, and educated way with accessibility to the client at a reasonable cost."
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
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