First Bank to host fall 'Shred Day' next weekend

Shred old documents and protect personal identifying information at First Bank's Fall Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the bank’s main location, 128 E. Broadway in Newton. Cintas Document Management will perform on-site secure document destruction. Any type of paper, envelopes, folders or binders may be shredded. Rubber bands, staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.

The cost of this event is underwritten by First Bank. Large commercial shreds please contact First Bank prior to Sept. 28. For more information, call 283-2600 or (888) 283-2611.

First Bank offers United Way activities to public

First Bank kicked off its 2013 campaign for Harvey County United Way in September, with the theme “Impact. Improve. Invest.” Each year the bank adds special events to its payroll campaign to increase the amount of money raised for United Way.

A drawing open to the community is being held with a suggested donation of $1 per ticket. Prizes are a KU, KSU, WSU and Nebraska team spirit basket. Tickets may be purchased at all First Bank locations, 128 E. Broadway, 1216 N. Main or 1404 S. Kansas in Newton and 347-A N. Old Hwy 81 in Hesston. The drawing will be held Sept. 27. Individuals do not need to be present to win.

A silent auction with more than 15 items is also open to the public. Items available for bid include: dinner for four and six prepared by Richard and Pat Denno, handmade table runners, home décor items, a homemade dinners for a year package, and a variety of themed gift baskets and unique items. Bidding sheets are available at First Bank’s 128 E. Broadway location or any branch can assist with proxy bidding. Bids will be accepted until noon Sept. 27.

Contact Amy Mitchell, marketing director, or Jamie Wright, campaign co-chair, at 283-2600, or Kim Richtig, campaign co-chair, at (620) 327-2600 for additional information about First Bank’s United Way events.

High Street Co. in Newton now offers yoga lessons

Fans of High Street Company may have noticed some changes at the store recently. The shop is now bare and has a wooden floor, and has been renamed "High Street Yoga."

The business features a certified yoga instructor who emphasizes practical yoga to gain flexibility, strength and mobility. There are classes for all skill levels.

Classes are being offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Cost for a drop-in class is $9, with a 10 class punch card available for $80. Student rates available.

The business is at 315 N. High St. in Newton. For more information, call 283-5745.

Hesston College to host nursing symposium

HESSTON — Hesston College will host a Holistic Health symposium featuring nursing and health-care alumni professionals presenting on current trends and practices in the health-care field Sept. 27 and 28. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The symposium will be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, with a special continuing nursing education seminar from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28.

Friday’s symposium, taking place at various locations on the Hesston College campus, will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church with a keynote address by Gloria (Balzer) Solis, RN, MSN, MBA, a 1980 Hesston College graduate from the nursing program, on “The future of nursing: It’s in our hands." Solis is chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Other presentation topics include prevention and cure of osteoporosis, end of life care, life lessons from birthing mothers, caring for wound/ostomy patients, travel nursing, caring for trauma patients, epidemiology in a public health practice setting, rewards and pitfalls of medical mission projects, being a model employee and substance abuse, addiction and treatment.

Saturday’s continuing nursing education seminar offers the option of two contact hours applicable for RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure through partnership with Hutchinson Community College, a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. There is a $15 fee for those attending the seminar for credit, which can be paid at the door without weekend registration. Participants registered for Homecoming Weekend or not attending for credit may attend for no charge.

The seminar speaker will be Pam Beitlich, RN, MSN, ARNP (Sarasota, Fla.), who will present on “Passion and purpose in nursing.” Beitlich is a nationally known speaker with more than 30 years of experience in patient care, medical staff relations and nursing administration.

For more information, call Hesston College Alumni Relations at (866) 437-7866 or see the symposium schedule online under the Homecoming listing at