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Simpson Farm earns Outstanding Sales from Raven Industries

At their annual sales meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D., Raven Industries recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises, Ransom, Great Bend, Hays, and Beloit, as a Top Volume Dealer and Distributor with an Outstanding Sales Award. Simpson Farm Enterprise also received a 2010-2011 award for Outstanding Overall Sales.

October 30, 2011 | | Business


Great Bend franchise earns Custom Re-Bath Award three straight years

Great Bend's Custom Re-Bath is a proven top performer on a national scale. Three years running it has earned the Platinum Franchise Award from its corporate office. Among small market franchise stores across the country, it was one of only three selected this year for the prestigious award.

October 26, 2011 | | Business


Advanced Therapy takes part in food drive

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is conducting the GIVE BACK Community Food Drive during the month of October in recognition of National Physical Therapy Month. There's still time to donate and participants don't have to be patients to get involved. Advanced Therapy, 1514 K-96 Highway, is open through the work week, including during times when the Food Bank of Barton County is not open, so it becomes a convenient drop-off point for donated food. Advanced Therapy's hours of operation are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and on Friday from 8 ...

October 25, 2011 | | Business


Sunflower Bank annual donation to Children's Miracle Network

Sunflower Bank presented its annual donation – more than $200 – to the Barton County Children's Miracle Network, an amount determined by customer usage of Sunflower Bank's Health Care Professional debit card.

October 23, 2011 | | Business


Raising awareness

October 22, 2011 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital donates to Sunflower Diversified

Great Bend Regional Hospital provided a financial donation to Sunflower Diversified Services Inc., for the Invest in Kids Programs.

October 21, 2011 | | Business


Foundation awards grants to St. Rose

The mini-grants recently awarded by the Foundation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center were earmarked for a variety of needs. The grant total came to $8,973 for four different areas of St. Rose.

October 21, 2011 | | Business


Allin Butcher and Roto-Mix receive Outstanding Industry Award

Allin Butcher and Roto-Mix were awarded the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association's 2011 Outstanding Industry Recognition Award Wednesday, Oct. 5th, at a reception in the Alliant Center hosting the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc.

October 19, 2011 | | Business


Pathways and ResCare HomeCare October Employees of the Month

Sue Gervais has been selected the October Employee of the Month for Pathways. Sue has been assisting Pathways clients for over six years, and is currently working in the capacity of House Manager. She is a very outspoken advocate for the clients she serves. Sue assists the clients in becoming involved in the community, through activities of their choice. She has the respect of her clients, their parents and guardians, as well as the staff that work for her. She takes pride in maintaining a good home for the clients, all while ensuring the clients are happy, healthy, and well ...

October 19, 2011 | | Business


Hospice Care of Kansas employees achieve advanced certification

Keith Mendenhall, LPN CHPLN, a hospice care consultant for Hospice Care of Kansas based in Pratt, Kenya Lear, LPN CHPLN, and Leslie Cherry, HA CHPNA, both of the Hoisington office, and Valerie Smith, HA CHPNA, based in Hutchinson, recently achieved advanced certification in hospice and palliative care.

October 16, 2011 | | Business


Pizza Hut participates in Tornado Disaster Fund

Julie Bugner-Smith gives Pizza Hut managers Melissa Koehn and Frank Trimmer a thank you for their Pizza Huts participation in the Tornado Disaster Fund.

October 16, 2011 | | Business


Rain can't dampen spirit of annual Rosewood Rodeo

A steady rain and an unexpected change of venue didn't stop the seventh-annual Rosewood Rodeo. Thirty two clients from Rosewood Services Inc. competed Saturday, Oct. 8, in front of their friends and families at the Rosewood Ranch, located a few miles east of Pawnee Rock.

October 15, 2011 | | Business


St. Rose Women's Health Center expands services

Even though Maxine Lingurar, M.D., has discontinued the obstetrics part of her medical practice, she still offers services to gynecological and other patients. Dr. Lingurar and Julie McClaren, ARNP, share the practice at the Women's Health Center (WHC).

October 15, 2011 | | Business


Sunflower promotes Jamison

Sunflower Bank announced the promotion of Lynda Jamison to vice president and market manager of Sunflower Bank's Central Kansas locations in Great Bend and Ellinwood.

October 15, 2011 | | Business


ASHT 34th annual meeting

David and Karla Gonzales of Achieve Rehab in Great Bend attended the 34th Annual meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 22-25th. The ASHT 34th Annual Meeting meets the needs of hand therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, other healthcare providers, students, educators, and researchers specializing in hand therapy. David is an occupational therapist (OT) and Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and member of the ASHT. Karla is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Achieve Rehab is centered on rehab of painful conditions of the shoulder, elbow and hand ...

October 12, 2011 | | Business


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Battle of the Bulge promotes community wellness

BY DANIELLE FEIST

January 23, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


Farmer’s Bank donates to Head Start

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


Northwest Concepts Inc. project

Northwest Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Belgrade, Mont., invests in commercial and mixed use holdings across the United States. They purchase, renovate, and hire professional local management to lease and maintain their Real Estate holdings that are specifically located in Downtown Main Street markets. The company "generally" targets properties in markets that have a strong base of revenue in one or more of the following categories...agricultural, commodities (oil), recreational/resort areas, or business and technology driven areas.

January 14, 2015 | | Business


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