Eileen Phelps, Sr. vice president and chief services officer of Credit Union of America (CUA), announced this week that CUA has been approved and is ready to offer grants to first-time homebuyers through the Federal Home Loan Bank's Homeownership Set-aside Program. If ownership of the home is kept for at least five years the homeowner then has no responsibility to pay the funds back to the program. Not all financial institutions are approved for this program. Those approved, like CUA, are limited on how many grants are offered per month.
The competition team at Euphoria Dance Center has been making heads turn from Wichita to Colorado Springs in the past three months. Starting with the Bravo Regional Dance Competition at Maize March 5-6, and returning for the Stage One National Dance Competition at Maize High School April 9 and 10, to Talent on Parade Regional Dance Competition April 22-23 at Colorado Springs, Colo., and finally the Talent on Parade Regional Dance Competition at Century II at Wichita, Great Bend dancers have been racking up trophies and awards at a frenetic pace. We have highlights from each competition:
Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.
More than a dozen people work in the Imaging Department at Great Bend Regional Hospital, serving thousands of patients each year. The physician-owned hospital offers six different modalities in Radiology, with each modality requiring the technologists to learn different physics, plus special anatomy features. While difficult, this doesn't stop the hospital's staff from pursuing continuing education whenever possible.
Every year Americans pay anywhere between 10 and 39 percent of their paycheck in federal income tax. Where do those tax dollars end up? Most are used in the U.S. for government programs, but some are spread out across the globe.