Local salon ‘pays it forward’ for a causeOn Wednesday, more than 875 salons across the United States will participate in a haircut marathon organized by hair care manufacturer Sexy Hair in support of breast cancer awareness month to donate funds to the non-profit organization Look Good Feel Better. Stylists will offer haircuts in favor of a $10 contribution to benefit the self-help beauty charity dedicated to improving the self-image of cancer patients. “Nearly everyone has had a loved one or friend touched by cancer and the effects of treatment, emotional and physical, are harrowing,” a news release stated. “For the third consecutive year, Sexy Hair has honored Breast Cancer Awareness month by partnering with Look Good Feel Better, a non-profit organization that helps more than 50,000 women who are undergoing cancer cope with the devastating appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Sexy Hair has commissioned salons nationwide to 'pay it forward' for a beautiful cause.” In The Middle Salon and Boutique, 206 S. Kansas Ave. #B in Newton, is participating.Newton Medical Center gives back to the communityGenerations staff from Newton Medical Center recently attended the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Generations staff raised more than $500 to fuel mission-related initiatives of care, research and support.New store, Sports Fan Room, added to Chisholm Trail CenterChisholm Trail Center Outlet & Retail Shops has recently welcomed a new tenant, Sports Fan Room. Opening Nov. 1, the 10,000 square foot store will provide official licensed sports apparel and sports collectibles. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Sports Fan Room offers apparel and collectibles for the NCAA, MLB, NASCAR, NHL, NFL and NBA teams. The company also will have a website that will launch Nov. 1. “Sports Fan Room in Newton is a one-stop shop for sports apparel and sports collectibles,” a news release stated. “Look great on game day, or any other day, showing support for your favorite team in the comfort of their quality name brand officially licensed sports apparel. Also, their logo sports collectibles will look right at home on display in your own sports fan room or office.” “Currently the only space available for lease is a grill and bar, and there is a waiting list for retail space,” said Debra Mitchell, marketing director of the Chisholm Trail Center. Interested business owners should contact Mitchell for more information at email@example.com or 209-0532.Midland National Bank promotes Wharton to branch managerMidland National Bank announced the promotion of Dan Wharton to branch manager at the Washington Road branch. With six years of experience at Midland National Bank in almost every area of the bank, Wharton will now be responsible for the overall management and lending at the Washington Road branch. “Dan has worked in many areas of the bank during his time with Midland, and he will use that experience to serve our many loyal customers of the Washington Road branch,” said Ron Lang, bank president. “Dan is a good fit for the community bank mission of Midland National Bank.” Wharton resides in Newton with his wife, Francie. He attended Bethel College and Wichita State University. Midland National Bank is a locally-owned community bank with six banking locations in Newton and North Newton, and a network of five ATMs located in Newton, North Newton and Hesston.Wachlarowicz joins Prairie View clinical staffPrairie View has announced the addition of Marissa Wachlarowicz, PhD, LMLP, to its clinical staff. Wachlarowicz will work with children and adolescents ages 18 and younger. Her treatment specialties include individual and family therapy for childhood disorders, parent-child interaction therapy, oppositional defiant/conduct disorders, AD/HD, sexual behavior problems, trauma and abuse, developmental and psychological testing, and Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation and treatment. “I have always loved the science, ambiguity and challenge of working in mental health,” she said. “However, the most important reason I entered the field was to be a support to children and families as they make changes to improve their lives and relationships with others. I have always been interested in empowering children and families in managing life’s chaos and supporting them in developing a sense of well-being.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and a master’s degree and doctoral degree from Wichita State University. Wachlarowicz will provide outpatient services at Prairie View’s Newton office at 1901 E. First St.