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Grass is Greener

Grass is Greener Complex We’ve all heard the phrase: "The grass is always greener on the other side." There’s another quote that says, "The grass is greener where you water it." If you are busy focusing on what everyone else has that you do not, then you may be neglecting your own grass that has [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

KanCare

Expanding KANCARE Makes Sense When the Affordable Care Act was originally passed, it required states to cover people who were unable to pay for their own medical coverage. This was challenged, and the US. Supreme Court said that the federal government could not enforce this mandate. This had to be decided by each state. So, [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unexpected Opportunities

Unexpected Opportunity I came back from an appointment in Early January and Debbie, our accounting coordinator, asked me to come into Chris’s office. Of course, you never want to get called in to the boss’s office but this time it was so Chris could see my reaction. A National Guard recruiter, who participated in Disability [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poverty Simulation: Billy

Poverty Experience - "Billy" I recently attended a poverty simulation hosted by Young Professionals and Circles of Hope. I had never participated in something like this before, so, I didn’t know what to expect. I was assigned to a family of six and each of us were given a role to play. We had a [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|World|0 Comments

Poverty Training – “Mark”

Poverty Training Experience This week I attended a poverty simulation that was hosted by Young Professionals of Reno County and Circles of Hope. This was the first time I had attended a poverty simulation. All participants were assigned roles in a family the sizes of each family varied as did the roles each person fulfilled. [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|World|0 Comments

Disability Etiquette

Etiquette for Interacting with People with Disabilities People with Disabilities The first step in interacting with people with disabilities seems obvious: treat them as you would anyone else. People with disabilities are like everyone else; our similarities far surpass any differences. People with disabilities are people first, not conditions or diseases. For example, a person [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Civil Rights

Civil Rights On Monday, we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and all he did to promote the civil rights of people of color. Yet, there is another person who was born in January that we should also celebrate because he worked throughout his life to promote the civil rights of people with [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Smart Resolutions

Smart Resolutions One important part of training for our employees and our consumers is based around setting goals. A new year is a common time for people to set goals for themselves, also called resolutions. One way to help keep your New Year’s resolution on track is to make it SMART. Let’s take a look [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unbreakable

We are coming up on the Last Weekend of 2017. Stay warm and we will see you next year! Unbreakable My older brother has always been my hero and my protector. As an adult, I have come to see him as the unbreakable man. Everything that he has been through would literally have destroyed other [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legislative Update

Legislative Update On Tuesday, December 19, congress passed the most sweeping update to the tax code in the United States in over 30 years. This bill reduced the corporate tax rate permanently from 35 percent to 21 percent, and reduced the tax rates by much less for individuals, although the individual tax cuts end by [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments