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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
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The Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a local chamber without ties to either the Kansas or the U.S. Chambers of Commerce.  We believe that being independent allows us the best opportunity to serve our members with an unbiased approach to issues that are important to the local communities where we serve. 

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2018 Chamber Lunch Bites Series

Don't miss the last luncheon in our Lunch Bites Series!

October - Date TBD
State of USD 465
presented by USD 465 Superintendent Nathan Reed
Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Presentation at Noon. Lunch is $10.
To RSVP, please email or call 221-2420.



Chamber Activities This Week

Lighted Christmas Parade Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 3:00 PM, Chamber office

YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 PM, Greendoor La Familia, 714 W. Madison, Arkansas City

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Winfield Main Street Committee Meeting
Monday, September 10, 11:30 AM, Chamber office

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, Noon, Chamber office

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 1:00 PM, Chamber office

Winfield Main Street Pre-Festival Hamburger Feed & Music Crawl
Tuesday, September 11, 5:30 PM, Hamburger meal $7, Hotdog meal $5, Double meat meal $10, 9th & Millington

YP Beer & Wine Garden
Tuesday, September 11, 5:30-10:00 PM, Domestic Beer $3, Craft Beer $4, Wheat State Wine $6, 9th & Millington

Ambassador Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 11:00 AM, Chamber office



Weekly Snapshot

Monday - Sept 3rd
F/JV Combo Game vs Ark City 5:00pm

Tuesday- Sept 4th
JV G Tennis @ Wellington 3:00pm
V G Tennis @ Newton 3:00pm
JV G Golf @ Derby Inv 3:00pm
JV/V Volleyball vs Circle/McPherson 5:00pm
JV/V B Soccer @ Campus 7:00pm
Thursday- Sept 6th
JV G Tennis Quad 3:00pm
JV/V G Golf Inv @ Winfield Country Club 1:00pm
V Soccer @ Campus TBA
WMS G Tennis Dual @ Wellington 3:30pm
WMS Volleyball @ Rose Hill 7A/8B 5:00pm, 8A/7B 6:00pm
WMS Football @ Rose Hill 7th 5:00pm 8th 6:30pm

Friday- Sept 7th
V Football vs McPherson 7:00pm
Saturday- Sept 8th
JV Volleyball Inv 8:00am
V Soccer @ Campus or Goddard TBA
V Volleyball @ Ark City Inv 9:00am
JV/V Cross Country @ Wamego Inv 9:00am
JV/V Cross Country @ Wellington Inv 9:00am
WMS Cross Country @ Wellington Inv 9:00am

Community Events Calendar:    
find Arkansas City events at

DELAYED - Walnut Valley Festival Land Rush
Saturday or Sunday - TBA on Thursday @ Noon on, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.

Patton's Pickin' Parlor
Friday-Sunday, September 7-9, 9:00 AM - Midnight, Patton's Pickin' Parlor, 417 W 14th Ave.

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, September 7, 5:30 PM, Downtown businesses

Walnut Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, September 8, 7:30-11:00 AM, Parking Lot across from Winfield Aquatic Center

Burden Dayz
Saturday, September 8, All Day, Burden

Ballet in the Park - "The Little Mermaid"
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 PM, Island Park by the playground, 200 North Main St.

Saturday, September 8, Doors open @ 7:00 PM, Show @ 8:00 PM, $20 per car, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Dr.

"I Love Winfield" Party in the Park
Sunday, September 9, 5:00-7:30 PM, Island Park, 200 North Main St.

Marquee PAC presents "Primal Twang"
Sunday, September 9, 6:00 PM, $5, Marquee PAC, 1007 Main St.

News from Chamber Members

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Walnut Valley Festival to Delay Land Rush
September 4, 2018
Officials at Walnut Valley Association have announced that the Land Rush for this year's Walnut Valley Festival will be delayed till the weekend in order to allow for drying of the campgrounds. Land Rush will NOT be held on Thursday, September 6, as planned. On Thursday at noon, officials will announce whether the Land Rush will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, or Sunday, Sept. 9.  The information will be posted on the WVF website,, on the Festival's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and posted on the mobile app as well.
Festival officials ask that people delay their arrival to festival grounds until Friday. If they are already parked on grounds, they should plan on just leaving their vehicle where it is at. On Thursday, also, announcement will be made of partial refunds for payments already made for electric hookups.
Officials stress that the delay in Land Rush is NOT related to fears of flooding of the campgrounds. "This just gives us a chance to make sure our campgrounds are accessible when we release a bunch of campers into them to set up their camps," said WVA Coordinator Rick Meyer.



Southwestern Fall Honors Recital on September 6
The Southwestern College music department will present the Fall Honors Recital on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the main level of the Christy Administration Building. There is no admission charge and the public is encouraged to attend.

Select students have earned the honor to present solo performances based on the previous semester's jury exam scores.  Students performing include Hannah Breshears, voice; Joefirkus Giat, piano; Scarlet Green, voice; Kaela Massey, voice; Ondreya Seahorn, voice; Jack Warring, voice; Aidan Wells Filbert, piano and marimba; and Leslie Wofford, flute.
"We are extremely proud of these students and their growth," says Jeremy Kirk, chair of Southwestern's music department.  "We hope the community will join us in celebrating their achievements."



SC Offers Rides to Wichita Symphony Orchestra
The Southwestern College performing arts division will provide transportation to and from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Classic Series concerts on Sundays during the 2018-19 season. 

"For those who want to ride with others and avoid driving in the Wichita traffic, this offer affords an enjoyable enhancement to the concert," says Tim Shook, chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Southwestern College.

 "The services are provided by members of the college's performing arts division student organization, ToneBuilders, which allows students to benefit from the experience and opportunity to make community connections and outreach," says Aidan Wells Filbert, president of ToneBuilders.

Concert dates include Sept. 16, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Jan. 27, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, and April 14. 
To sign up, contact the performing arts office at (620) 229-6272 by Wednesday at 5 p.m. before each concert.  The division asks for a donation of $10 to cover the cost of car rental, mileage, and gas. 

"We meet at Darbeth Fine Arts Center on the Southwestern College campus around 1 p.m.," Wells Filbert says.  



KVH Seeking Housekeeping Supervisor

The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office, a state agency, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of unclassified, Custodial Supervisor for our second shift (1:30 PM - 10 PM).  The Kansas Veterans Home (KVH) is located in south-central KS, approximately 45 minutes south east of Wichita in Winfield.  

As the second shift Housekeeping Supervisor, you will:

Function as a working supervisor who delegates work to housekeepers in assigned area.  Makes job assignments and check all assigned areas as necessary to ensure that each area is clean and safe. Train employees on working safely; ensure staff follows all rules and regulations regarding the safe handling and usage of chemical cleaning products.

A complete Position Description is available for review.

Minimum Requirements:
One year of experience in custodial work.  Prefer supervisory experience.

Minimum Competencies:
Knowledge of: 1) applicable Federal and State Laws, 2) accreditation standards and regulations, and 3) internal working relationships of the facility staff. 

Ability to: 1) apply nursing techniques as directed to patient care situations, 2) coordinate the services of a staff of professionals to provide appropriate nursing care to a group of patients, 3) follow specific or general procedures and directions, 4) prepare and maintain records, charts and reports, 5) maintain a helpful and sympathetic attitude towards patients under trying conditions and to maintain harmonious working relationships with subordinates and supervisors,  and 6) supervise and instruct a subordinate staff of professional, paraprofessional and non-professional personnel responsible for the care and treatment of the physically ill, mentally ill, emotionally disturbed and or developmentally disabled.

Preferred Criteria:  
Prefer six months work experience with geriatric population and supervisory experience.
Performance Standards :
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period.

The application process has 3 STEPS.
STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (use this link - ) (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link - ) and submit to the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Office.
STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Stephani Martinez at  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at   A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

As authorized by the 2018 Kansas Legislature, effective July 1, 2018, K.S.A. 75-4362 is amended to designate all positions with the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs office, to include both the Kansas Soldiers' Home and Kansas Veterans' Home as Safety Sensitive positions and subject to the drug testing program.  All applicants with a conditional offer of employment on or after July 1, 2018, shall be required to submit to a drug screening test.

Recruiter Contact: 
Name:   Stephani Martinez, HR Assistant, Phone:   620-221-9479, Ext. 222, Email:    Fax: 620-221-9053

How You Will Be Evaluated Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position. 

What To Expect Next After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






As we close our 22nd year in business, much has changed for Kansas Specialty Services, Inc. Started as a an allied medical services corporation whose purpose was to support the community services for those persons leaving the closing Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, we have morphed over the years to primarily an accredited Durable Medical Equipment and supply business.

Accreditation has been required by Medicare and subsequently by other insurers since 2009. We just completed our 3 year accreditation cycle and are now in our 10th year of Accreditation. We were praised by our accrediting agency, the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, for our minimal citations during our most recent and current accreditation surveys, with one and two citations respectively and the corrections completed during the survey.

We are a HOMETOWN provider of nationally known medical equipment and supplies. When the question "Can we get this in Winfield" is asked, the answer is YES. Shop locally and keep local business strong.

A partial list of our products and services follows:
We fit, sell, deliver , and service canes, walkers, rollators, manual wheelchairs, scooters, and power wheelchairs and carry parts and accessories for these products including a variety of wheelchair and general purpose cushions.

Homecare beds, mattresses including standard foam, inner spring alternating pressure pads and alternating pressure mattresses are supplied, delivered and set up.
We fit diabetic shoes and inserts, braces, splints including night splints and orthotics. Incontinence products including catheters, briefs, protective underwear, pads, and related supplies are sold along with product advice, fitting and samples to match products to personal needs.

CPAP's from national manufacturers are provided including accessories, supplies monitoring services, and ongoing support Come see our array of masks and headgears.
We carry a wide range of bath safety equipment including shower chairs and benches, transfer benches, commodes, toilet risers, safety rails, grab bars, bath lifts, and bath accessories. We install grab bars and lifts.

We measure, design, and install stair lifts, patient lifts, entry ramps, and vehicle lifts and much, much more.

Our repair and maintenance service is open to our customers and others as well. We rent a wide array of equipment .

Customers come from all over south central Kansas for our equipment and services.




Winfield First Presbyterian Has a Full Time Opening:
Christian Education Discipleship Development Coordinator

Seeking a dynamic individual with a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ.  Candidate must have a joyful and outgoing personality and be  an excellent People Person with top notch communication talents!  A self starter, motivator and a volunteer coordinator who exhibits proven capability to work cooperatively with all ages of God's family to coordinate learning, youth programs and large events.

This growing Faith Family has vital education, outreach,
and fellowship opportunities that impact lives and make
a difference in Cowley County and the world.

Send your resume to Head of Staff/Personnel Team,
1101 Millington, Winfield 67156.  
Pay is commensurate with experience.
Seeking a qualified candidate with both education and experience. 




Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse Fund is soliciting grant requests at this time. Your request must be received in the Legacy Regional Community Foundation office located at 1216 Main Street, Winfield (KS) by Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to qualify. As updates have been made to the form, only requests using the 2018 Grant Application form will be considered.
Power of the Purse (POP) is a women's giving circle that pools donations to make grants to worthy projects. Qualified nonprofit organizations and service clubs are invited to apply. Grants to be considered will be one-time projects or special initiatives. Operating funds or overhead requests will not be considered. The 2018 POP goal is to fund projects that are innovative and have an immediate impact on the women and children in the Cowley County area.
Power of the Purse aims to make a difference in the lives of women and children in the community by:
  • Encouraging community within the circle and with those they serve
  • Educating and increasing awareness of local need
  • Building a network to catalyze positive change
Applicant organizations include 501c3 organizations, quasi-governmental entities, and service clubs willing to team up with a qualified organization. Organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology will not be considered.








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123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
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