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Archive for March 2014

When storms scare children

NEWTON , Kan. (March 20, 2014) — Storms can be scary. Tornadoes can be terrifying. As spring arrives, remember to be sensitive to children’s perceptions of and reactions to the weather. Here are a few tips to guide adults who live with young residents of tornado alley through its busiest season. 1. Knowledge is power.…

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Prairie View celebrates its 60th milestone with dinner

NEWTON, Kan. (March 20, 2014) —Rick Stiffney, speaker for Prairie View’s 60th Anniversary Dinner, complimented the faith-based organization on its many years of service and perseverance. “Prairie View has a big dose of focus and discipline,” said Stiffney, speaking March 13 to the community of donors and guests as well as current and former board…

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Renovations begin to transform new health care facility at 215 S. Pine

NEWTON, Kan. (March 6, 2014) — The vision for a fully integrated approach to health care, not practiced anywhere in the country, is becoming reality as renovations have begun to transform the former medical services building at 215 S. Pine in Newton, which Prairie View purchased last year. “Thanks to very generous support from many…

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Prairie View celebrates 60 years of ministry

NEWTON, Kan. (March 3, 2014) – This month the home of Prairie View, Inc., in Newton, Kan., celebrates its early beginnings and 60 years of offering mental and behavior healthcare services. Throughout the span of World War II, conscientious objectors including 1,500 Mennonites, gained firsthand knowledge of how the mentally ill were warehoused in state-operated hospitals. When the…

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