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GCHS Student Job Fair

GCHS Student Job Fair

The Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Garden City High School to put on a student job fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 in the GCHS cafeteria.

A resume day will be held April 30 to help students prepare their resumes and their interviewing skills for the event.

Booth spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50. Contact the chamber at 620-276-3264 for more details, or register for booth space online at

Business After Hours

The Garden City Chamber's networking event Business After Hours wil be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Southwest Developmental Services, Inc. There will be food, fun and prizes.

New location for Dollar General

in Ulysses

A new Dollar General store has opened in Ulsysses at 921 W. Oklahoma Ave., and a grand opening celebration is planned for 8 a.m. Saturday. There will be special deals and free prizes. The first 50 adult shoppers receive a $10 gift card to Dollar Genaral and the first 200 shppers are receiving a tote bag, among other giveaways.

Business Leadership Conference

Margaret Morford will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management's 2014 SWKS Business Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. The fee for the one-day event at Garden City Community College is $65 for members and $80 for non members, due by Aug. 1. After that date fees increase to $75 and $90 respectively.

The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and workshop materials.

For additional details or to register, contact Claudia Saenz at 276-1175.

Topics include "What Eagles Dare" — the critical difference between managing and leading, and "Once Upon a Time" — Using organizational story telling to build core values, teamwork, ethics and a positive culture.

Smith joins Sunflower Electric

Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has hired Ivan Smith as a computer systems administrator at Holcomb Station. He joined the company on April 2. He will administer networks within the assigned area to ensure functionality, stability and security. He will ensure that appropriate, timely and effective technical support is available to users. Particpate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and resources of corporate systems.

St. Catherine offers new therapy

Lymphedema patients will now have a treatment option that is closer to home. St. Catherine Hospital is now offering complete decongestive therapy, the gold standard of care for the condition.

Tammy Davis, PTA, recently completed the specialized training so that patients no longer have to travel 200 miles for the treatment.

"Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin," Davis said. "This swelling occurs most commonly in the arm or leg, but it also may occur in the breast, trunk, abdomen, head, neck and genitals."

It usually develops after lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed, Davis said.

"Lymphedema can also be present when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired due to hereditary conditions."

Davis received her education at Colby Community College and Wichita State University. Her recent credential as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist was earned at the Norton School of Lymphedema in Orlando, Fla.; she has met all criteria of the Lymphology Association of North America.

The training included many hours of coursework, hands-on treatment, face-to-face lab instruction, and practical and written exams. Davis will pursue advanced lymphedema training for the head and neck this summer.

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