Bunting distributes news with industry focus

Bunting Magnetics Co. — producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide food, printing, automobile, plastics, recycling, and electronics industries — has added a new section to the Bunting websites which features news of interest to personnel in key industries supported by Bunting.

The section — at www.buntingmagnetics.com/news and at www.buymagnets.com/news — provides information of particular interest to personnel in the food, plastics, recycling, magnetic separation, and metal detection fields. The information is also available on Twitter (@BuntingMagCo), LinkedIn (Bunting Magnetics Co), and Facebook (Bunting Magnetics).

Commenting on the new features, Bunting Director of Marketing Sonia Cox said: "Bunting Magnetics seeks to support the core industries in which we operate. The news feed section of the Bunting website provides an ongoing stream of items of interest to our customers."

Delta Dental of KS Foundation grants $148,318

Recognizing the value of proper oral health in Kansas, the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation has granted a total of $148,318 to six Wichita-area organizations: American Diabetes Association, Health Ministries Clinic (Newton), Junior Achievement, Sedgwick County – Developmental Disability Organization, Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita Children’s Theatre and Wichita State University Foundation.

Each year, the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation provides grants to Kansas-based oral health programs which emphasize prevention, have a significant and/or large impact and are sustainable solutions to improve the oral health of Kansans.

Since 2004, the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation has touched the lives of more than 1 million Kansans in all 105 counties through grants totaling more than $5 million.

The foundation will provide a grant totaling $52,187 to Health Ministries Clinic to purchase dental equipment to expand their clinic to a full-time dental operation in order to meet the community need for affordable dental services. HMC expects to move into a larger facility later this year, and this grant will help equip one new operatory.

Brockmeier recognized for 50 yrs of service

Roy E. Brockmeier Sr., of Newton, formerly of Herington, was recently awarded a 50-year plaque of recognition for having served in the state of Kansas as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 50 years. He received this honor at the 2013 annual meeting of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association held at Overland Park.

He attended Hope schools, graduating with the class of 1951. He then proudly served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. After the service, he went to work at Boeing Aircraft and attended Wichita State University before attending mortuary school in Milwaukee, Wis.

Brockmeier graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science on July 21, 1961. He then served his apprenticeship with Ryan Mortuary of Salina. Prior to his return to Herington, he was employed with Broadway Mortuary in Wichita.

In January 1975, he joined Puryear Mortuary in Herington. Upon the death of G.G. Puryear, Brockmeier purchased the mortuary. He owned and operated Puryear-Brockmeier Mortuary, until both of the Herington area funeral homes were purchased by Newcomer Funeral Service Group Corporation of Topeka in July of 2003.

Brockmeier remained in their employment for the next three years, until he and his wife Carol relocated to Newton. Since the move, he joined Lamb Funeral Home of Whitewater.

In his free time, Brockmeier enjoys working in his garden and is active in the Grace Community Church of Newton and Gideons International.

Hesston resident recognized as 200th customer

Virginia Stutzman of Hesston was recognized for being the 200th customer of MyMaid Housekeeping Services. Stutzman received a gift of $200 worth of MyMaid services.

MyMaid Housekeeping Services has grown since Schowalter Villa acquired it in December 2010, when it had just nine customers.

"The leadership of MyMaid Director Rick Hankins and his team’s dedication to excellence allowed the company to expand, almost exclusively by word of mouth,” said Schowalter Villa Executive Director Treva Greaser. “Today, MyMaid serves more than 110 regular customers in a 25-mile radius. This is a natural fit for our organization and allows us to serve a greater audience."