The game was kickball, not baseball, but it was still a hit for Rosewood Services Inc. More than 80 staff, clients, volunteers and fans participated in the evening event June 17, held at Great Bend Middle School. The inaugural event focuses on camaraderie through competition, and was organized by Rosewood employees Amanda Fellers and Erika Julian, explained Activity Coordinator Jennifer Stoddard.
On May 23, Credit Union of America (CUA) named Lana Dietz Assistant Manager of the Great Bend branch. Dietz will assist Kelly Higgins, Branch Manager, in all operations of the facility, ensuring organizational, financial, and service goals are met. She will also underwrite consumer and real estate loans at the Great Bend location.
Bob Thurman, Credit Union of America President, announced this week, "The Boards of Directors from both Credit Union of America and First Choice Credit Union have signed letters of intent to merge the two credit unions into one financial cooperative under the Credit Union of America name. Both credit unions are financially strong and committed to excellence in service to their memberships."
Laura Patzner, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center, accepts a check from Pam Chambers, Administrator of Great Bend Regional Hospital on behalf of Human (e) Motion the run-bike-walk event held June 18th at the hospital. All proceeds from the event went to the Family Crisis Center to support their agency needs.
Doonan GMC received the GMC "Mark of Excellence" award from General Motors for the year 2010. This award is only presented to outstanding dealerships demonstrating strong marketing and servicing capabilities for the GMC product. Pictured left to right is Paul Bishop, Doonan GMC sales manager with J. R. Postlethwaite, Doonan GMC service manager.
Michael Holdsworth of Ellinwood has been appointed a full time agent for American Family Insurance Group, according to Ed Graham, district sales manager of the company,.
The Kansas CASA Association has been nominated by the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to be one of five statewide non-profit organizations competing in the Walmart Associates Choice program for a $100,000 grant. Through this new grant-making initiative, each Walmart employee across Kansas is being given the opportunity to vote for one organization to receive the grant. Voting will conclude on Aug. 6. In addition to the opportunity to compete for the $100,000, each non-profit organization will receive a $10,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation just for being nominated.
Kelsee DeWerff, daughter of Scott DeWerff and Ann (Feist) Christiansen has joined the staff of Hair E-Clips. She is a 2007 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended B-Street Design School of Cosmetology in Manhattan. She was employed at JC Penney Salon in Manhattan before returning home to Barton County. She specializes in haircuts, color services, styles and perms. Call 793-9050 to schedule an appointment with Kelsee. Ask for back to school specials.
CFG/New England Financial announces that Kelly Underwood has joined the firm as a financial representative.
Farmers Bank and Trust made the announcement that two new members have joined the Board.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. The Knudson Agency joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
They sit tall in the saddle, three feet off the ground and view the world from a different perspective – on the back of a horse. Those who live with disabilities draw upon normally untapped abilities by riding horses, caring for them, and competing on them. It's not the average regimen; it is eleven hundred pounds of highly effective, equine therapy.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center wants to help educate the public about illness prevention and treatment options, and is offering its experts to spread the word.
Great Lakes Airlines' Food Drive to Benefit the Community Food Bank of Barton County in Great Bend
On Monday, June 20, Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 10 Years With No Loss Time Accidents. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their success. A special celebration luncheon is planned for July 22 with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to their outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Safety and Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and they have maintained this recognition to date.
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.
Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
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