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Help wanted: Activities Director at Sumner Regional Medical Center

Help wanted: Activities Director at Sumner Regional Medical Center:

 Sumner Regional Medical Center has an immediate fulltime position for a certified Activity Director to join our Behavioral Health team. The qualified individual will assist with high quality patient care; display good skills assessment; plan, coordinate and facilitate activities for individuals and groups; and function as a member of the multidisciplinary team.  Competitive benefits package including paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance, KPERS and more.

Send, fax or email cover letter & resume to: Sumner Regional, 1323 N. A Street, Wellington, Kans. 67152 Fax: 620-326-2225, Phone: 620-399-1280. E-mail: allenk@srmcks.org

SRMC is a Professional Service, Personal Care, EOE/Drug Free Employer.

Wellington Sailfish finish year with league and divisional finals

Nash Oswald

Jensen Lynnes

by Anna Wylie, special to Sumner Newscow — Before we bid our farewell for the 2017 summer season, there is some unfinished business to be covered. The district and championship meets took place in the previous couple of weeks. With the never ending to-do lists and packed schedules, a proper recap of the meet never happened. Better late than never!

The Missouri Valley District meet was held in Wichita on July 21-23. This meet is solely for those swimmers who had qualifying times in their individual events, making them eligible to swim at this meet. The whole Missouri Valley Conference is invited to the meet, meaning the Sailfish not only battled familiar faces from the team’s division, but also new faces from all over Kansas and Missouri.

The crew that participated in the district meet representing The Sailfish included: Ralphie Cornejo, Maizy Cornejo, Macy Gonzalez, Jensen Lynnes, Colin Green, Cat Green, Nash Oswald, Chance Hamel, Marisa Black and Jordan Thompson. Each individual was able to swim their individual event(s) they qualified for and in addition, two bonus events.

Nash Oswald, 11, finished second in the 100 LC Meter Backstroke and obtained a qualifying time for the Championship meet of 1:23.74. Oswald finished first in the 50 LC Meter Backstroke with a time of 38.50, once again qualifying him for the championship meet.

Senior Center needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels, assistance with clean-up

Volunteers serve meals at the Wellington Senior Center.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Want to volunteer for a worthwhile organization, have fun and make new friends? The Wellington Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help with the Meals on Wheels.

“We are in need of volunteers,” said Meals on Wheels Manager Cindy Martin. “They would be helping sack breads or cup fruit, things like that, or help with cleaning trays and pans. I need someone who I can tell I need you this day, this week, and if possible, someone I can call if extra help is needed.”

The meals are prepared at a satellite location in Caldwell, and then delivered to the Wellington site. Volunteers arrive at the center about 10 a.m. and begin packaging meals for for a driver to deliver to homebound people signed up to receive them.

“The people who come and have lunch here are like family,” Martin said. “They have a wonderful time, joke around, and we have special days planned for speakers. On birthdays, we have cake and ice cream to celebrate.”

The ones who choose to congregate at the Senior Center are served beginning at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Those who volunteer at the center always receive a free meal.

“I always let volunteers know ahead of time what their job will be, whether it’s washing trays and pans, or sacking up homebound meals,” Martin said. “They receive breaks in between and are usually out of here by 1 p.m. Everyone here is strictly volunteer.”

Martin said if someone is interested in volunteering, they are more than welcome to visit the center and follow them around to see what it’s like first.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Legislative forum to be held Thursday, August 17

Sumner Newscow report — The public is invited to attend a legislative forum featuring the state representatives and senator from districts representing Sumner County.

The event, sponsored by Women for Kansas-Sumner County, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17 at the offices of the Sumner County Economic Development, 314 N. Washington, in Wellington.

The forum will feature Rep. Kyle Hoffman, Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, and Sen. Larry Alley. Each will speak about his or her experiences and decisions during this legislative session, and will also take questions from the audience.

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