Manor's 'Apple Blossom Festival' seeks vendors

Registration is open for artists, craftspeople and vendors interested in setting up a booth at Presbyterian Manor’s Apple Blossom Festival on Friday, April 26.

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Manor grounds at 1200 E. Seventh St. in Newton.

To register your booth, call Presbyterian Manor at 283-5400 or email

Bunting Magnetics responds to changes in label manufacturing

Bunting Magnetics Co. — producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, plastics, food and electronics industries — has announced dramatic changes in how it supplies flexible dies to label manufacturers.

The changes are the result of extensive market research into evolving label die cutting requirements. The research indicated a number of factors necessitate changing the way suppliers interact with and respond to label converters. In response to this research, Bunting has announced a number of changes.

· Bunting now sells its popular flexible dies via, a user-friendly online ordering system. After entering their equipment once into, converters can obtain instant quotes on standard die shapes, seamlessly turn quotes into orders, and gain 24/7 access to historical quotes and orders.

· A new Bunting quality production system utilizing Esko ArtiosCAD software reduces die order turnaround time and improves die accuracy.

· The Bunting line of X-treme magnetic cylinders has been expanded. The new HT cylinder features a 2 micron tolerance, designed specifically for thin liners. A new spiral cylinder meets the demands of popular semi-rotary die cutters.

· The various Bunting flexible die coating options accommodate virtually every label production issue.

Announcing the changes, Bunting Printing Group Product Manager Michael Wilks said, “The recent rollout of — the Bunting order system — has been met with acclaim throughout the industry for ease of use and convenience.”

Wilks added, “Although flexographic converters have historically relied on field sales personnel to assist them in placing orders for dies, the simplicity of and the quick turnaround now demanded by label customers makes online entry the preferred method for ordering flexible dies. Technology is changing the way we all do business, and Bunting is listening carefully to ensure our customers’ success.”

For more than 50 years, Bunting Magnetics Co. has developed and manufactured precision magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, metal stamping, plastics, food and beverage, feed and grain, powder and bulk, electronics and recycling industries.

Bunting Magnetics Co. supplies printers around the world with magnetic die cutting cylinders, two-piece can printing cylinders, and corrugated carton printing cylinders. Bunting flexible magnetic dies for label and packaging printers are 100 percent chemically hardened and machine-sharpened. Bunting flex dies are available in widths of 30 inches or less, and with coatings formulated to exacting standards for the substrate being cut.

Bunting magnetic cylinders and flexible dies are manufactured in Newton. For additional information, call 284-2020 or visit

Harvey County Caregiver Support Group to meet March 14

A Caregiver Support Group, led by Joan Brubacher, a licensed clinical social worker with Prairie View, will meet Thursday, March 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This month's meeting will discuss "Why Caregivers Need To Practice Self-Care Daily.” It will be held in Prairie View's Osage Room, located at 1901 E. First, Newton.

This group offers an opportunity for education, mutual support and problem-solving with others who are dealing with similar situations. This includes caregivers whose care receiver has any illness, including dementia.

For more information about this group or any caregiving needs, call Brubacher at 284-6400 or (800) 362-0180.

Prairie View is a faith-based, private behavioral and mental health services provider, offering a complete range of behavioral and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, as well as consultation services to businesses and organizations. In addition to the main campus, including outpatient offices and a psychiatric hospital in Newton, Prairie View has outpatient locations in Hillsboro, Hutchinson, McPherson and Wichita.

Integrity Medicine to extend hours this spring

Integrity Medicine LLC, 715 Medical Center Drive, Suite 200, is extending its hours starting April 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The extension is designed to accommodate educators, professionals and manufacturing workers. For more information, call 283-6655.

NMC Laboratory re-accredited by the Joint Commission

The Newton Medical Center Laboratory has been re-accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent organization that certifies more than 20,000 health-care organizations and programs in the United States. NMC’s Laboratory has received the commendation since 1994.

The Joint Commission seeks to verify that laboratories are in compliance with regulatory standards. According to its website, “Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.”