Maribeth Shafer from the Central Kansas Library System in Great Bend was selected to attend the prestigious Mountain Plains Library Association's Leadership Institute. The week-long Institute was held at Estes Park, Colo., in April and Shafer was one of 30 participants selected to participate.
In legislation recently passed by the state Legislature, "bona fide" employer-membership associations as of July 1 may choose to offer a new, partially self-funded health plan previously restricted in Kansas.
Dance by Design, Great Bend, will hold its eighth annual spring recital, Saturday, May 3, at the Hoisington High School auditorium. Two performances will be held, one at 5 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. The theme will be "Dance Happy," and owner and instructor Lee Ann Bashor welcomes the public to attend.
Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has been awarded two grants that will be used to help fund the non-profit, community-based child and family services agency's independent living technical skills program. The program, Independent Living Skills and Drills, serves foster youth who are about to "age out" of the foster care system on their 18th birthday and who have no family support system.
Glen Amerine and his wife Pat started Amerine Utilities Construction Inc. in 1977 with three employees. Today, 37 years later, the long-standing Great Bend-based underground utility contractor employs 40-50 people.
WASHINGTON - As of April 18, almost 46 million returns were e-filed from home computers, more than the total from home computers for all of 2013. The IRS has received more than 131 million returns, of which 88 percent were e-filed.
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.
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.