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Hesston Childcare Center Welcomes New Director, Assistant Director

Posted 7/9/2018

By JACQUELYN NELSON

RECORD  STAFFNAOMI Reyes (left) is the new director of the Hesston Childcare Center. Reyes formed an administrative team with Paula Quastad (right). NAOMI Reyes (left) is the new director of the Hesston Childcare Center. Reyes formed an administrative team with Paula Quastad (right).

The Hesston Childcare Center has a new director at the helm, Naomi Reyes, who has over a decade of experience working with small children. 

Reyes, along with assistant director Paula Quastad, have taken over the position vacated by Judy Friesen when she retired in May. 

Reyes, from Wichita, said a friend advised her of the opening in Hesston.

“I looked at it, and something was pulling me, my heart was pulling me.  I toured the facility and for the first time in my life created a resume and I just felt like I was being led to come here through prayer,” she said. 

Quastad has been a member of the Hesston Childcare staff since October of 2016, and served along side Friesen, managing the waiting list, assisting with families touring the facility, attendance inquires, vacation time and enrollment duties. 

“She then eventually handed over to me the responsibility of our billing, so that is a major part of what I’m doing, the financial side of things and a little bit of everything else as employees are needing time off, I manage scheduling for our 30 employees,” said Quastad.

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BOE Approves Chromebook Purchase

Posted 7/9/2018

By BLAKE SPURNEY

Hesston Record Staff

The USD 460 Board of Education approved purchasing 100 Chromebooks last Monday night at a cost of $29,280.

Superintendent Ben Proctor said 70 of the Chromebooks would be allotted to incoming freshmen. The rest will go to the middle school, while Ipads will be transferred over to the elementary school.

The district will begin year three of its five-year technology plan. Proctor said the purchases were $6,000 over the budgeted amount. In the first year of the plan, the board spent $81,000.

Students pay a $30 technology fee for use of the devices. They get charged $100 if the screen happens to break.

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Women Get Loud And Defensive At HUMC

Posted 7/9/2018

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PATYN Jahay holds the dummy as LeAnn Clark practices jamming her palm into the nose of a would-be attacker while shouting “No! No! No!” Over a dozen women took part in a self-defense seminar on Sunday afternoon at the Hesston United Methodist Church. RECORD PHOTO PATYN Jahay holds the dummy as LeAnn Clark practices jamming her palm into the nose of a would-be attacker while shouting “No! No! No!” Over a dozen women took part in a self-defense seminar on Sunday afternoon at the Hesston United Methodist Church.

By JACQUELYN NELSON

RECORD  STAFF

Over a dozen women gathered at Hesston United Methodist Church to learn how to gouge eyes, knee groins and bloody noses on Sunday afternoon. 

The Fearless and Female self defense class, put on by Cindy Coughenour, was a two-hour clinic on the best ways for women to resist an attack and escape. 

“I’m not teaching them how to become ninjas; I am teaching them how to fight long enough to get away and run away to safety,” she said. 

Coughenour’s techniques include tactics such as kicking at knees, boxing ears, gouging at eyes and kneeing attackers in the groin. 

“If he wanted a fair fight, he would have picked our husband or a football player. They picked one of us because we look like someone they can overpower,” she said. 

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