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2014-09-29 23:01:05

Janet Hays-Forbes is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 NAPW honors Janet Hays-Forbes as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Hays-Forbes is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in information technology. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and...

2014-09-29 08:22:37

Off-road driving enthusiasts invited to Jeep Jamboree to support finding a cure for breast cancer MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to help raise awareness and support the race to find a cure for breast cancer, Briggs Automotive Group in Manhattan, Kansas is teaming up with the Flint Hills Jeep Club and will be hosting the 23rd Annual Jeep Jamboree. Continuously searching for a variety of ways to reach out to others and serve the community, Briggs Auto...

2014-09-29 08:21:13

Kansas State Cars provides automotive advice and acts as local events source TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With its location near Kansas State University, local automotive dealer Kansas State Cars continues to find means of supporting the school, present day students and alumni as well. The dealer not only has a fully stocked new and used car inventory selection, but it also highlights vehicle specials on a regular basis. Photo -...

2014-09-25 08:31:40

Direct Connection to Payment Processor Enhances Security, Lowers Card Processing Costs ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider for multi-location businesses, today announced that Wichita-based LDF Food Group, Inc., a Midwest Wendy's franchisee operating more than 40 restaurants in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, selected a secure, private EarthLink network to support their expected growth and...

2014-09-24 12:21:22

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 24,2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Automotive industry 20 Group, consulting, management training, and data management solutions provider, NCM Associates, confirmed today that Buy Here, Pay Here (BHPH) operations specialist, Brent Carmichael, participated in two popular sessions at Innovate 2014. On September 22(nd), Carmichael shared his knowledge and expertise in BHPH collections best practices in "The Collections Debate" and "Collecting the Cash, Not the Car"...

2014-09-17 23:11:50

Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide....

2014-09-17 23:08:15

Microsoft Gold Certified Stoneridge Software has expanded its reach in the Midwest with an office location in Kansas, assuming support for the Dynamics AX customers of PSC Group, LLC. Barnesville, Minn. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Stoneridge Software is pleased to announce its expansion with the addition of an office in Overland Park, Kan. Stoneridge Software is launching the Kansas office with members of the Microsoft Dynamics AX division of the PSC Group, LLC, who recently decided to...

2014-09-16 12:23:33

Strong's Insurance Joins Texas-Based Agency Partnership AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is pleased to announce further expansion into Kansas as Strong's Insurance, Inc. joins CAA as it's 52nd member. Specializing in agriculture and oil, the Strong family established the agency in Nashville, Kansas in 1921 by Earl W. Strong. CAA is a privately-held aggregator group committed to strengthening the independent insurance agency system...

2014-09-12 20:20:55

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield, administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with multiple concerns about a proposal being discussed to change donor liver allocation. The proposal calls for taking livers from the highest donation areas (Midwest, South & Southeast) and giving to bigger coastal...

2014-09-08 23:01:35

New service provides a team of Epic-certified BI developers who scale to customers’ needs Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Sagacious Consultants, the premier full-service Epic consulting company, has launched a new report writing service that challenges the standard industry model. The Sagacious solution capitalizes on the collective knowledge and strengths of a power house team of BI developers who are Epic certified and highly specialized in different Clarity models and tools....


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'