Local doctor to provide ‘Science Based Nutrition’

Dr. Damian Rowe, DC, Chiropractic physician at Prairie Path Chiropractic LLC, successfully completed a training program to become a “Science Based Nutrition” affiliated provider.

The Science Based Nutrition program is an innovative, science-based look at nutritional strengths and weaknesses through an individual's blood test and analysis of hair, urine and stool. This scientific approach can offer a clear plan for optimum health.

This evidence-based foundational laboratory testing program has proven effective in the detection and management of chronic illnesses such as Alzheimers, Chronic Kidney Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, Gout, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis and many other chronic illnesses, as well as in conditions resulting from heavy metal exposure.

No referral required. For more information, call 283-6567. Prairie Path Chiropractic LLC is located in North Newton at 2505 N. Main St., www.prairiepathchiro.com.

Family Video and customers aid Lymphoma research

Family Video, a national movie and game rental chain, invites customers to help with its “Round It Up for Lymphoma” campaign in stores between March 15 and March 31.

In 2012, the company raised $1 million dollars toward Lymphoma research. By simply rounding up transactions to the nearest dollar, Family Video customers will be donating toward one of two causes: the launch of a Lymphoma Tissue Bank at the University of Chicago Medicine, and general Lymphoma research at the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Tissue banks have allowed medical experts to discover new genes, as well as differing genetic profiles of lymphomas that look the same under a microscope. These differing genetic profiles explain why some patients are cured and some are not.

Lymphoma is the most common type of blood cancer in adults, and the third most common in children. More than 500,000 Americans are living with the disease in some form, and 200 more are diagnosed each day.

Customers can participate at any Family Video location, or online at familyvideo.com.

Co-ops MKC and CHS to build grain shuttle loader

The boards of Mid-Kansas Cooperative, a full-service farm cooperative founded in 1965, and CHS Inc., an energy grains and foods company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, have approved an agreement to form a limited liability company to build and operate a high-speed shuttle loading facility in Canton.

Construction on property currently owned by MKC is expected to begin in spring 2013 and be completed in about 12 months. Located on the Union Pacific rail line, the grain shuttle will load 110-car trains bound for export facilities in the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf Coast and Mexico. Upon completion, on-site storage will be in excess of 3 million bushels.

The newly formed LLC will become a member of Team Marketing Alliance, which will handle grain marketing services for the Canton grain shuttle facility.

“MKC has been studying this project for quite some time and part of our due diligence included the selection of the right partner that could bring us an advantage immediately,” said David Christensen, CEO, Mid-Kansas Cooperative. “We’re very pleased to be able to develop a partnership with our regional cooperative CHS that will bring considerable value to our member owners.”

TMA is a limited liability company wholly owned by four central Kansas cooperatives: MKC, Cooperative Grain & Supply, Hillsboro; Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co., Halstead; and The Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co., Nickerson.

Collectively, these owners operate 48 country elevator facilities for the handling of bulk grain, and TMA is the grain division for these four local cooperatives.

Central National Bank reports record earnings

Central National Bank reported their best earnings performance in a single year, netting $9.3 million during 2012. The strong earnings performance was complemented by record earnings in the trust department, as well as an outstanding year for the mortgage banking division.

“We are very pleased with our results during 2012,” said Ed C. Rolfs, president and CEO of Central National Bank. “We have weathered a challenging economic period in recent years, and it’s a significant milestone to finish the year with a record income total. In addition to strong earnings, our reserves and capital are also robust.”

Central National Bank reported total assets of $890 million as of Dec. 31, and maintains a strong presence in northeast and central Kansas with 32 retail banking branches. The bank employs 325 associates across 21 communities in Kansas and Nebraska.

“Our strong performance can be credited to hard work and attentive customer service by our dedicated team of employees,” said Rolfs.

Central National Bank was founded in Junction City in 1884 and has operated continuously for 129 years.

Central National Bank underwent an efficiency improvement project during 2011. This program led to a reorganization of the company, in addition to centralization of several key processes and operations.

“Our efficiency improvement project helped better align our resources to today’s banking environment,” said Rolfs. “We continue to invest in new technologies to ensure we are able to provide our customers with innovative products and services.”