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2014-06-23 23:11:08

'Dotte Meals Provides Meals to Young Residents, Combating “Food Insecurity” and Other Health Problems in the County Kansas City, Kansas (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 A meal program for area children is helping to address major health issues in Wyandotte County. The ‘Dotte Meals program will offer two meals a day during the summer to children living in Wyandotte County. The project is meant to increase the reach of KCKPS’s summer meal programs and to address public health issues in...

2014-06-21 23:04:11

t3 Wireless recently completed an upgrade to Cordova Telephone Cooperative's wireless network. Cordova, Alaska (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 What are the options for a telephone company needing to extend wireless LTE, WiMAX, or Wi-Fi broadband coverage to help commercial fisherman connect with the World Wide Web in a mountain area of rural Alaska? t3 Wireless, Inc. (t3) in Council Grove, Kansas, a rural company serving rural communication companies has teamed up with Cordova Telephone...

2014-06-20 12:20:38

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NCM Associates (www.ncm20.com), a leading provider of automotive 20 group, retail operations consulting, training, and data management services to franchised and independent auto dealers, today announced another class of automotive dealer candidates has completed the rigorous requirements of its General Management Executive Program. Nineteen graduates, all holding management positions in automotive dealerships around the...

2014-06-19 12:28:51

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Windustries LLC today announces the release of the world's first virtual reality fan. The Petal Fan combines a new dimension of reality to bring gaming to the next level. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119524 Virtual reality is becoming even more real with the introduction of the new immersive technology Petal Fan. Petal Fan is the first portable fan that responds dynamically to virtual game effects simulating the...

2014-06-18 08:29:20

ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) has announced that its wholly owned Kansas subsidiary, Sunflower Health Plan, has received Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA Health Plan Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system - physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services - in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to...

2014-06-16 23:11:07

‘Dotte Meals aims to expand free meals to more kids in need across the city. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Kids in Kansas City, Kansas can receive up to two meals a day through the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) district’s ‘Dotte Meals program. The meals will be served in June and July at 40 locations across the city. “The program is like the district’s existing free-lunch or afterschool meal programs,” said Gwen Childs, KCKPS’s Nutritional Services...

2014-06-11 16:20:59

WICHITA, Kan., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced it has successfully completed 5,000 Next-Generation 737 deliveries to Boeing. Spirit has been delivering Next-Generation 737s from Wichita since 1998. The company builds the 737 fuselage, engine struts and nacelles in Wichita and wing components in its Tulsa, Okla. facility. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117139 "Spirit is extremely proud of our partnership with Boeing and...

2014-06-08 23:02:33

k12itc, the leader in K-12 technology support, has been named the Fastest Growing Company in the Greater Kansas City Area, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) June 08, 2014 k12itc has been named the Fastest Growing Company in the Greater Kansas City Area, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. “We are especially proud to be named Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Company and believe this ranking highlights the significance of our unmatched...

2014-06-05 23:06:33

The fourth annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium is scheduled for August 13, 2014 in Manhattan, KS. The one-day event features research and practical information about using gypsum for agriculture. It is sponsored by GYPSOIL/BRM and the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Key industry experts will discuss the benefits of agricultural gypsum at the fourth annual Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium: Research and Practical Insights into Using...

2014-06-04 12:21:32

ORLANDO, Fla., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced that Matt Ford has been named president of ElDorado Mobility. Ford will lead the company from ASV's ElDorado National-Kansas manufacturing facility in Salina where Toyota, Chrysler and Dodge minivans are converted for wheelchair accessibility....


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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