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.
Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.
Whether the product is a gym membership, a magazine, a weight-loss program or teeth whitener, low- or no-cost introductory offers are a frequently used marketing tactic for grabbing your attention, and your money. Astute consumers are should stay aware that there sometimes is a catch. Your Better Business Bureau offers this free advice regarding free trial offers. (But without the strings that accompany most things that are "free.")
Attending their second comptetion of the year, students at Euphoria Dance Center earned several first overall in category awards in all three divisions of the Starpower International Dance Competition held March 13-15 at Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater in Wichita.
Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.
When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.
According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.
It's interesting living with a high school junior.
A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.
The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.
Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.
An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.
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