The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend, has been named a 2011 Sears Hometown Store Premier Dealer. This annual award recognizes Sears hometown stores across the country that consistently offer the greatest customer service, outstanding store performance and standards, as well as exceptional demonstrations of local community involvement. The Great Bend store was one of only 190 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recogniition at the annual Hometown Celebration held in Orlando, Fla.
Tom White, owner of Great Bend Refrigeration, 2112 Main, announced that Mike Johnson has joined the company as manager of the residential heating and cooling services. Johnson is a longtime Barton County resident with 39 years of experience in refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.
Some customers have an idea of what they want, while others don't quite know which direction to go. In either situation, Dana Peterson can help.
C&V Home Improvement of Great Bend has hired Sarah Flipse's for customer relations and sales.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Ruth A. Bealer to its professional staff. Bealer works in the firm's Great Bend office.
Constance Winkler is available on call for members and non-members appointments at Club 1 Fitness during their regular operating hours. Services available are the Raindrop Therapy, Synergie Treatment and Bio-mat sessions.
Patricia Ledesma is now the Reserve World NSBA Champion in the category of trail pattern for Riders with Disabilities. The Rosewood Services Inc. client earned her new title at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Horse Show, held in Tulsa Aug. 17-21 at the Built Ford Tough Expo Complex in Tulsa.
As of the first of July, anyone with access to cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet service could download free smartphone applications -- called "apps" -- that allow them to engage with Fort Hays State University, Nex-Tech and Nex-Tech Wireless from anywhere in the world.
Rejuvenation, Inc., a full service Day Spa, Salon and Boutique, for men, women and children, announces the hiring of Elisabeth Wiethoff. Elisabeth is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Professional Fitness Institute in 2005. Her formal training includes Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Pathology, Kinesiology and Business Management. Her practicum experience includes Bodyworks, Body Mechanics, Sports Massage and Eastern Influence. Elisabeth is specialized in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Acupressure massage.
While a Great Bend couple vacationed in Michigan this summer, Great Bend artist Sally Rychlec was busy painting a mural on the privacy fence in front of their home.
Regular customers at Office Products Inc. in downtown Great Bend may have done a double-take recently in the service department. The familiar face is that of Chris Frye, who has returned to OPI as a copier technician.
Cathy Estes and her staff at Sunflower Early Education Center accepts a grant check from Golden Belt Community Foundation for a specialized printer that works with their hearing screening equipment for more accurate and long-term record keeping. Golden Belt Community Foundation's next competitive grant cycle deadline is Nov. 1. Visit www.goldenbeltcf.org or call at 620-792-3000, for more information.
R.B. Tellers, one of the seven MyTown LP stores in downtown Great Bend, has a new service that makes shipping packages more convenient for customers. Package Express recently opened inside of the business, which sells products manufactured by JanSport, Fuller Brush and Coleman. Package Express offers packaging, wrapping and UPS shipping services Tuesdays through Saturday at its convenient downtown location.
Walk into the Kansas Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and you'll instantly enter the world of Ornithology. Instead of feeling like you are studying birds, however, you will feel like you just encountered them in their natural habitat. Three permanent exhibits with life-like birds, trees, grasses and plants were installed in early July, and three traveling exhibits were also added. The exhibits provide a fun way to learn for kids of all ages, said Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory.
Ever since upgrading software this year, staff at the Great Bend Tribune have been learning the finer points of page design using the Adobe Creative Suite products. Last week, reporter Susan Thacker traveled to Topeka, where Russell Viers led a two-day Technology Academy at the Kansas Press Association office. The seminar was partially underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Straub International in Great Bend has been selected as the 2014 "Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership" by Farm Equipment magazine.
Sunflower Diversified Services has participated in the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) conference for a number of years because it always promises to provide new and helpful information. Once again, SACK kept its promise.
TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
Dancers from Euphoria Dance Center in Great Bend traveled to Tulsa, Okla. in June to compete in the Talent on Parade National Dance Competition where they performed a slate of solos, two duos, and a small group dance featuring several high placers from the regional competition held in Wichita in May.
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