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Business Briefcase

9/13/2013

Amanda Atkisson, Stockton, has joined Via Christi Village in Hays as the executive director. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services with a secondary major in gerontology. A Downs native, Atkisson has worked in long-term care for more than a decade with direct hands-on responsibilities. She obtained her adult care home license in 2008 and has worked as an administrator since. She has been a regional vice president for the Kansas Health Care Association Board for three years and was granted a mentor/preceptor license with the Kansas Adult Care Home Executives allowing her to mentor and train individuals who are interested in obtaining their License. Atkisson completed her administrator-in-training program with Dawn Veh of Wesley Towers in Hutchinson and most previously was employed with Golden Living Centers in Downs.

Amanda Atkisson, Stockton, has joined Via Christi Village in Hays as the executive director. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services with a secondary major in gerontology. A Downs native, Atkisson has worked in long-term care for more than a decade with direct hands-on responsibilities. She obtained her adult care home license in 2008 and has worked as an administrator since. She has been a regional vice president for the Kansas Health Care Association Board for three years and was granted a mentor/preceptor license with the Kansas Adult Care Home Executives allowing her to mentor and train individuals who are interested in obtaining their License. Atkisson completed her administrator-in-training program with Dawn Veh of Wesley Towers in Hutchinson and most previously was employed with Golden Living Centers in Downs.

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Dustin McWhirter has joined the firm of Waddell & Reed as a financial adviser in the Hays area. McWhirter will help develop customized financial plans, recommend investment strategies and counsel clients. McWhirter earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Fort Hays State University.

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Hays Home Depot recently announced the following August employees of the month: Ron Johnson, sales; Susie Young, operations; Heather Grover, cashier; Karissa Prentice, student; and Jackie Bollig and Logan Konrade, department heads.

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