Ellenbecker To Speak On Real ID Requirements At June Senior Lunch Bunch


MARYSVILLE – Jami Ellenbecker, Marshall County Treasurer, will be the speaker at the June 6, 2018, Sterling Connection luncheon at Community Memorial Healthcare. Ellenbecker will be highlighting what to expect from the “Real ID” application process, including who needs one, why, and what to bring with you to the DMV when applying.

“Real ID” is a federal licensure program now in effect across the United States designed to establish minimum security standards for state-issued drivers’ licenses and identification card. The law went into effect in Kansas in August 2017, and anyone boarding a plane or entering a federal facility will be expected to use this kind of identification by October 2020.

Designed as a health and wellness program for people 50 and older, Sterling Connection members can attend the CMH Lunch Bunch, the hospital’s monthly program series that features a healthy lunch and guest speaker. The luncheon is held the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m., and costs $5. Please RSVP to Ashley Kracht, director of Public Relations and Marketing, by calling 785-562-2311.

To register as a Sterling Connection member, please contact Kracht at the number above, or by email at ackracht@cmhcare.org. The program is free to participate in.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.