Labette Center 

8th Annual Care and Compassion Awards

Labette Center for Mental Health Services (LCMHS) is pleased to announce the recipients from the eighth annual Care and Compassion Awards, announced in a banquet held on Saturday March 10th, 2018 at the Parsons VFW.

The Care and Compassion Awards Banquet was an evening centered on recognizing individuals who go above and beyond to show care and compassion to others.  With over 100 guests attending, Labette Center was honored to be able to recognize these individuals. A total of six awards were presented throughout the evening. 

Labette Center received fourteen nominations for the Awards, which were independently reviewed and judged prior to the banquet. The recipients of this year’s Awards are:                                              

Misty Burke
Sara Comer
Tammy Fuentez
Leslie McConnell
Kathi McKinney
Bert Queen

“Each year that we are able to provide this event, we are reminded of all the wonderful individuals in our community that go above and beyond to show care and compassion to others around them.” LCMHS Executive Director Matthew Atteberry said. “It is an honor for us to be able to recognize them again this year.”

For a full list of nominees, and to read the recipient’s stories, visit Labette Center’s website at

During the evening, Labette Center also recognized employees for years of service with the agency.  Those honored were:

Natasha Purcell, Human Resource Coordinator– 10 years
Nikkii Rosenstiel – 15 years

Board Members honored for years of service were:

Dee Bohnenblust, Board Chiar – 10 years
Nancy Boegel, Board Member – 25 years
Tommey McLarty, Board Member – 35 years
Kirk Wyckoff, Board Member – 40 years

Labette Center for Mental Health Services provides a full range of mental health and substance abuse services to clients of all ages, and works closely with local agencies to provide the best care possible. The professionals at LCMHS work tirelessly to create hope and opportunities for life change by providing education, support, consultation, and therapeutic behavioral health services to the people and communities of Labette County.

Pictured L-R: Misty Burke, Sara Comer, Kathy McKinney, Leslie McConnell, Bert Queen Not Pictured: Tammey Fuentes

Thank you everyone who made our 8th annual Care and Compassion Awards a success.

Decorations for event were by:
Windy Hill Weddings and Events
2135 25000 Road
Parsons, KS 67357

Dinner provided by:
"A Couple of Cooks"
Nancy - 620-423-9029
Peggy - 918-440-4353