THE SALINA JOURNAL MONDAY, MAY 25, 1998 I T SPOTLIGHT Gov. Bill Graves congratulates Bennington student Amanda Williams on being selected as a Governor's Scholar. Scholars honored Jonathan Haritatos, Concordia, and Amanda Williams, Bennington, were selected to attend the 15th Annual Governor's Scholars Award Program on May 3 in Topeka. Haritatos' parents are Jim and Ann Haritatos, Concordia, and Williams' parents are Tom and Nancy Williams, Bennington. The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state. This program is coordinated for the governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from the Kansas Bankers Association and other private sector businesses in Kansas. UlUiil AT WORK REGIONAL COMMUNITY POLICING TRAINING: Sgts. Deb Redmond and Jim DuBois from the Saline County Sheriffs Office were among 50 officers from Kansas and Nebraska to participate in the Regional Community Policing Training Institute April 29 to May 1 at Wichita State University. The institute is funded by federal grant from the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The institute is one of a network of 35 across the country that will take community policing in America to a new level by providing training in specialty areas, such as problem-solving, community-based partnerships, technology, and community policing in rural, urban and suburban settings. The training is provided at no cost to the participants. The institute has developed OEAT B6AT the training program with the assistance of its partners: The Kansas Association of Chiefs of. Police, the Wichita Crime Commission, and the Wichita Police Department. © ® ® INSURANCE HONOR: Dan Beat, group consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, was honored recently for his 1997 sales performance. For the year, .Beat achieved 149 percent of his health insurance goal, 350 percent of his dental insurance goal and 251 percent of his life insurance goal. Those qualified him for membership in the company's Distinguished Sales Achievement Club. Beat has been employed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas since 1995. He works in the company's Salina district office. * * 9 ASSOCIATE OF THE MONTH: Dillon Store #27, 5*11 E. Iron, announced the recent selection of Mandy Herbel as associate of the month for May. Herbel started with Dillons in June 1995 and works as a customer service clerk, front end coordinator, checker and with carry out. She was selected for her leadership, job performance and outstanding customer service. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: The Salina Family YMCA has selected Cheri Boyer, EEC teacher, as the April winner of the "Y We Try" employee of the month. Boyer received a cash gift and a special staff shirt. SALINE COUNTY SERVICE AWARD: The following employee was honored by the Saline County Commission, at their weekly meeting May 5. Jesse Hughes IV, heavy equipment operator I - rural patrol, for 20 years of service. Hughes started working for Saline County Road and Bridge Department on May 1,1978, as a laborer. In April 1979, he was promoted to utility heavy operator. In February 1984, his title changed to heavy equipment operator I - rural patrol. « * * VETERINARY CERTIFICATION: Steven C. Henry, DVM, of Abilene, has been certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners specializing in swine health management. Henry mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certifying examination in order to obtain diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive two-day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical veterinary practice. Case reports, professional education records and references must pass review before permission to take the examination is granted. Henry is a graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has a special interest in swine medicine and management. Henry practices at Abilene Animal Hospital. To Liz Benoit and Deb Dubuc, a special thanks for your friendship and love; it will never be forgotten. Love, Marilyn and Joyce ORGANIZATIONS CARDINAL 4-H CLUB: "How much does the pig weigh?" was the answer to roll call for the Cardinal 4-H Club's April meeting at the Ell-Saline High School. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer, parliamentarian and historian gave their reports. April birthdays were recognized. Leaders discussed County Camp on June 1215 and the cost. There are various scholarships available for camp. Record Book Computer disks are $2 at the extension office. The money from concessions at the Olson auction was presented to the club. Mini-exchange to Finney County is July 17-19. Applications are in the May Flash. Bills were presented and paid. Talks were given by Megan Hokett and Ashley Bowers. Refreshments and door prizes were furnished by the Hokett and Schneider families. & . $ » SALINE COUNTY INTERACTING LEADERS: Saline County Interacting Leaders met on April 27 in the extension office. The group members are working on designing their booth for the Salina Smoky Hill River Festival with an artist from Lawrence. They are trying to make their booth as colorful as possible to attract more children to the children's area. They are making plans to volunteer at the Food Bank and the Ashby House. * « * VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA: The Salina Area Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America had a successful organizational meeting on April 19. More than 50 veterans attended, and 37 of those committed to be charter members of the Salina Area Chapter. This was more than was needed for the group to petition for the charter and to gain a chapter number. The door prize, a clock with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the background and the three fighting men statue, was won by Howard Williams. The excess food was donated to the Salina Rescue Mission. A May meeting was planned to elect officers and determine a meeting time and place. The first community event was a POW/MIA flag-raising at the Salina Post Office on Armed Forces Day, May 16. Congressional Medal of Honor recepient Sammy L. Davis spoke. » « « HOSPITAL AUXILIARIES OF KANSAS: Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary was host to District V of the Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas for its annual spring meeting, May 6. More than 60 representatives from Concordia, Goodland, Hays, Hill City, Lincoln, Phillipsburg, Plainville, Russell, We would like to thank our children, friends and relatives for helping us celebrate our 65th anniversary. We want to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, phone calls and making our anniversary special. Geneva & Joe Srna Salina and WaKeeney attended. District VI was represented by Ellinwood and Larned members. Ruth Hackerott, Phillipsburg, District V coordinator, presided. Pat Peterson, state president, Salina, led the group in the Aux- ilian prayer. Randy Peterson, CEO of Salina Regional Health Center and Louise Simcox, SRHC Auxiliary president, welcomed the assembly. Inspiring messages were extended by HAK president Pat Peterson, Salina, and HAK president-elect Becky LaDuke, McPherson. The 1998 State Convention will be Nov. 10-12 in Topeka. The Southeast of Saline High School Madrigal Singers entertained during the luncheon. Ann Hought, attorney in the" Kansas Insurance Department office in Topeka, gave an informative talk about long-term care insurance and the newly proposed children's insurance plan for Kansas. » « « GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUB: The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Kansas has been named the recipient of the 1998 ABC Award for outstanding service CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 First of all, giving honor to God for His compassion and mercy and letting me celebrate my 78th birthday with my wonderful, wonderful children, grand, great and great-great grandchildren, relatives and friends. • I thank you for the flowers, cards, calls, money and everything! I really love you with all my heart! God is goad! E. Jane Johnson We wish to thank all the many, many family and friends who demonstrated acts of kindness during our time of loss. We can't tell you how much this meant to our family. The response to the loss of our father has been overwhelming. You will never be forgotten in our hearts and in our prayers. A special thanks to Dr. David Smith for his support at our time of loss. Dr. Smith, you truly went above and beyond. The family of Walt Diederich Presented by Larry D. Mann Administrator AFTER THE FALL While it is no secret that ill health, lack of social support, and old age all factor into the decision to enter a nursing home, new research shows that a single fall can also be a deciding factor. In fact, according to new research conducted at Yale University Medical School involving more than 1,100 people in their 70s and older, those who were seriously injured in a fall were ten times more likely to enter nursing homes than others of the same age and general health. Surprisingly, even those who were not badly injured as a result of their falls were three to five times more likely to enter nursing homes. Although falling down can cause significant harm at any age, it can be particularly harmful for older adults and the elderly. SMOKY HILL REHABILITATION CENTER is committed to the physical and emotional well-being of our residents. We feature on-site physical, occupation, and speech therapy. Our dedicated staff includes a medical director and skilled licensed nurses. Visit our beautiful facility at 1007 Johnstown, or call us at 823-7107 to learn how we are "raising the standard of care." Medicaid accepted. P.S. A fall can undermine confidence sufficiently to make the decision to seek the safer environment of a nursing home.
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