Newton BPW announces fall conference in McPherson
Are you curious about how to use social media to help your career? Are you effectively managing your time? Do you know the rules of proper business etiquette? You can find out about these topics and more at the upcoming Kansas Business and Professional Women Fall Conference Oct. 13-14 at the Best Western Holiday Manor, 2211 E. Kansas Ave. in McPherson. Several members from the Newton BPW group are planning to attend. The event kicks off with registration at 9 a.m. Oct. 13, followed by presentations on “War and Peace Quilters” and “Tomorrow’s BPW.” For the afternoon, members will be able to choose classes from two different tracks. These classes include: • Time Management • Conflict Management • Responsible Social Media • Business Etiquette • Stress Management • The Joy of Chocolate • Voter Registration • Diabetes Outbreak The public is invited to attend the afternoon sessions free of charge. There also will be a prize for the local club that drives the most miles to attend the conference. For example, if three people attend from Ashland, that would be 1,497 miles, and if Bonner Springs has six that attend, that would be 1,449 miles, and Ashland would win. The more that attend, the better the chances. Members’ registration fees are paid for by the state foundation. The fee for Saturday lunch is $15; Saturday dinner is $20. Mail registration forms and payment to Brook Rentz, 13311 Kansas Ave., Bonner Springs, KS 66012. The membership meeting will be on Oct. 14. For more information about the conference, contact Susan Roberts at
Cooley joins Prairie View staff as psychologist
Prairie View has announced the addition of David Cooley, T-LMLP, to its clinical staff as temporary licensed masters psychologist. He will work with children, adolescents and adults. Cooley received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla. He was awarded a master of arts degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Schaumburg, Ill. He currently is a Psy.D. candidate in clinical psychology, child and family concentration. “Since childhood I have always been a keen observer of human behavior. As a teenager planning for college, I decided that I wanted to learn what internal and external factors contributed to the differences I observed in people,” he said. “As I worked on my major in undergrad, I found more enjoyment in working directly with individuals which led me to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology opposed to research psychology.” Cooley has spent the past year at Prairie View’s Youth and Family Services as a Switch Intern through the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program. The program “allowed me to gain a first-hand perspective regarding the level of professionalism and care provided within this organization,” he said. “I have noticed that Prairie View staff members, regardless of their task or position, take pride in what they do and do it to the best of their abilities. I knew I wanted to be a part of something like that.” Cooley’s treatment specialties include testing for individuals ages 7 to 64 and therapy for individuals ages 11 to 64, including anxiety, anger management, ADHD, behavioral problems, couples therapy and relationship issues, depression, family issues, men and masculinity issues, PTSD, general psychological testing, ADHD testing and neuropsychological screening. He will provide outpatient services at Prairie View’s Newton office, located at 1901 E. First St. For information, call 284-6400 or (800) 992-6292.
Axtell Clinic and Medical Park Eye Center announce new optician
Axtell Clinic and Medical Park Eye Center would like to welcome Kelli Foreman, optician, who brings 15 years of experience to MD Optical. For more information, contact William R. Beck, MD, 1715 Medical Parkway, Suite 110B, Newton, or call 804-4705.
Harvey County Builders and Associates announces next meeting
Mark your calendar for an evening of fun with the Harvey County Builders and Associates. The next meeting, Oct. 9, will be filled with friends and good food and a chance to show off your building skills and talents. There will be contests for all activity levels, so if you can’t saw a piece of lumber or drive a backhoe, you can guess how many screws are in a jar or take a quiz. There will be door prizes and event prizes. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Activities will be after dinner. The meeting will be at Forest Products, 701 S. Spencer Road, Newton; cost for the meal is $12 per person (catered by Fox Ridge Restaurant). RSVP by Oct. 5 to or 283-3729.