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School Supplies

Cloud Services

Saturday, July 8, Nex-Tech and Nex-Tech Wireless teamed up with First Call for Help to collect school supplies and backpacks for kids in Ellis County. Personal hygiene items were also collected, along with cash donations, to be used to purchase additional school supplies. Nearly 650 students are helped each year.

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Stay Alert – Ignore Facebook Hacker Warnings

If you're like many Facebook users, you've recently received a warning from at least one friend against accepting a friend request from Jayden K. Smith. You were told this person is a hacker and could compromise not only your account, but all your Facebook friends' accounts as well. The message is usually similar to the following:

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Local Youth Selected for Washington, D.C., Trip

A free trip to Washington, D.C., does not come along every day, but for two students, it became a reality.

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Nex-Tech Advises Residents to be Wary of Door-to-Door Salespeople in the Area

Nex-Tech has received multiple reports of door-to-door salespeople throughout the area that are referencing Nex-Tech or implying they are associated with Nex-Tech. The reports have varied from caller to caller.

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Jirak Receives Foundation for Rural Service Scholarships
Nex-Tech is pleased to announce Monica Jirak as a 2017 Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) $2,500 national scholarship recipient. Monica is a 2017 graduate of Thunder Ridge High School and the daughter of James and Sandra Jirak of Kensington.

We May Owe You Money!
Have you, a friend or a family member moved out of the Nex-Tech service area and not provided a forwarding address? Is it possible that you received a capital credit refund check that you never cashed?

Nex-Tech Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters
Nex-Tech hosted its 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters on Friday, June 16.

Did you take some amazing photos during the summer? An amazing picture at the lake or pool? Or an area summer baseball game? County Fair season is in full swing, maybe you'll take that perfect picture. If so, we are looking for any great photo that represents Northwest Kansas. Make sure you enter them in the Northwest Kansas Nex-Tech Directory Cover Photo Contest. The contest will end August 31, 2017. The winner will be awarded $300 and have their photo displayed on the front cover of the 2018 edition of the Northwest Kansas Nex-Tech Directory.

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Great Deals at Nex-Tech Wireless

Play Sunday Funday Bingo in 2017!
Join us live the first and third Sunday of every month for your chance to win a $200 account credit, two months free TV service or one month of free TV service! You may also play along and see who won by visiting
June 18th Winners
Roger Summers - Hill City
Bonita Elsasser - Russell
Kathy Barker - Quinter
2nd Chance Winners:
  Genette Keas - Plainville
Vicki Kendall - Phillipsburg
July 2nd
Wilma Braun - Hays
Alice Whitney - Phillipsburg
Margaret Thomas - Russell
2nd Chance Winners:
  John Riedel - Olmitz
Della Jean Shipley - Hoxie

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Customer Comments from Around the Corner

Thank you for sponsoring Natoma Baseball! Your generous donation will impact our youth for generations to come!

With Appreciation, Heidi Makings

Dear Nex-Tech,

Thank you so much for the portable charger and other gadgets that you sent me for my graduation. I’m definitely looking forward to using them soon! It’s nice to know that even big companies remember their roots. Your gift means a lot and your well wishes and support mean even more! I want to become a doctor and move back to the area. I’ll try to make you all proud!

My sincerest thanks, Faith Hofaker

To: Jacque Beckman

Thank you and Nex-Generation for teaching us to wait to text, not to text when we are driving a vehicle. You did an excellent job presenting important information to us with your classroom lesson. We learned what can happen if we do not stay focused on driving. Thank you for teaching us with the golf carts the importance of not being distracted by texting when we drive.

Thunder Ridge Driver Education Class


Thank you so much for your very generous gift. I will be able to use the portable charger on my long trips on the bus rides to my volleyball games at Johnson County. There, I will major in biology. I appreciate all you guys do for the school and community. The Class of 2017 is very fortunate. Thanks again.

Sincerely, Caitlyn Cox

Dear Nex-Tech,

Rawlins County Hospital Foundation and the Rawlins County Health Center would like to Thank You for your contribution to our Fifth Annual Tournament Event.

This year we were able to raise over $13,000 to go toward the continued support of quality healthcare in Rawlins County. The sponsors, volunteers, golfers, card players, and auction attendees make this event a huge success every year and, even more, make it an enjoyable experience! Thank you for your part in this.


Suzanna Dozbaba, Marketing/Fundraising Manager
Rawlins County Hospital Foundationt.

Thank you for sponsoring the McKenna Youth Center 5K Rooster Run/Mile Walk/50m Dash!

The first Rooster Run 5K was held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, a beautiful day for the outdoor event. Everyone who participated had a blast!

The overall winner was Natalie Knipp with a time of 22:50, followed by Hayley Keller at 24:18 and Dawn Knipp/Lizzie Benoit at 24:24.

The participants’ ages ranged from 9 to 63 years old!

Ten individuals volunteered at the run and did a great job making sure everything went smoothly.

Thank you for sponsoring the Rooster Run 5K. Without you, this event would not have been possible.

Lizzie Benoit

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