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PAGE 12 ~ EASTERN ~ lq.AINSMAN, THUg~AY, JANUARY 29, 2004 ome The most positive item that came out of the Lincoln Com- munity Hospital and Nursing Home board meeting January 22 was information concerning home health and hospice. Maria Felker, home health director, told the board that her department was busy in 2003 and hopes 2004 will be just as good. As for hospice, because of budget cuts with the State of Colorado, she did not know when ~he state wilt conduct a pre-sur- vey. Once that survey is com- pleted, hospice will provide free care to two end-of-life patients. The state will then examine the care provided to those patients and issue a hospice license. The home health advisory board agreed to also serve as the hospice advisory board, Felker said. Hospice is beginning a fund- raiser with pink flamingos. Felker satd that even before the fund raising started, people be- gan giving money to the program to get it started. The board accepted the resig- nation of Georgia Palfy from the home health board. It was hoped that a replacement will be rec- ommended to the hospital board during its February meeting. The other major item on the agenda was a presentation from Stan Jones on insurance. After a lengthy oratory by Jones, Keith James, board president, cut him off. Once lones left the room with Herman Schreivogel, ad- ministrator, the board ques- tioned several of the facts he presented. Schreivogel had asked Jones to attend the meeting to some- how allow LCH to become par- tially self-funded with insurance. However, that was not possible because of the claims history. tContinued from page 1} Rudder said one of the reasons the board was given for wanting a four-day school week was to reduce the cost of substitute teachers, because appointments and school trips could be made on the off day. Charla Hannigan, principal, said that some of the funds that have been expended already will be reimbursed to the district but will not be reflected in the finan- cial reports given to the board. Kanack added that one teacher had a long illness which required a substitute teacher. At this point Rudder responded by saying. "We need to hear about that." She added that she wants a report at the February" meeting whether the high use of substitutes is due to illness or because of schedul- ing trips during class time. Kanack mentioned that 80% of the time the use of substitutes is uncontrollable, especially There are five scholarships available through K.C. Electric, and the deadline o apply is March 15, 2004. Applications may be picked up from school counselors or from Mary Thaller at K.C. 2- s500 K.C. Electric Scholarships 2- s500 Tri-State Generation and Transmission Scholarships 1 - 51,000 Basin Electric Scholarship Your parents must receive electric power from K.C. Electric. Contact Marc Thaller at 800-700-3123 or 719-743-2431 for more information. ASSOC/AT/ON, Your Toud e Ema " when staff must attend work- shops on days that G-H has classes. Even though Kanack is retir- ing after this school year, he is trying to convince the board to start a high needs center thru BOCES. Jeannie Boice-Wiley of BOCES attended the meeting to explain how a center would ben- efit G-H: G-H has six special ed stu- dents. Currently, BOCES reim- burses the district $10,531 of the $42,127 paid to three special ed aides. If G-H were to agree to become a high needs center, BOCES would do the hiring and firing and pick up the cost of one aide and give G-H a $4,000 credit to host the center. Hannigan said the downside of hosting the site will be space. Boice-Wiley added that downside is that if problem with an out-of-, student, the G-H tion will have to "mana student until a BOCI ployee arrives to take problem. G-H would ter the CSAP tests to cial ed students, but only those students Genoa-Hugo district in sults. At ing, the board esT meeting schedule for That schedule has kept. This month's was scheduled for but was delayed a next meeting was set for ary 17 for February 18. by Mar)' Thompson, RN ~ I guess my bonnet has a bee in it. We are hearing people (children and adultsl committing vandalis- and causing massive destruction and sometimes deat to What is wrong with them? Don't they know there are countries with terrorist who have made this wonderful target so we do not need our own people to cause destruction. I am at my wit's end because I have no human beings with broken minds and thoughts. Parents where are your children? Do you know? You keep track of them as they are so easily swayed by in the right way before someone else tries to speed criminal misehief or worse. Now about the rush to teenage car accidents, please make! that a group of teenagers driving and riding in a car can be Maybe a rule by parents forbidding passengers would be wear your seat belt and insist that your family does also. Take care. Hug F Furnished by Marvin Thaller, Hugo. U.S. Dept. of Commerce weather observer. Weather observed at 6:30 a.m. for the preceding 24 hours. Date H L Wind Prec Jan. 22 48 9 19.9 .00 Jan. 23 44 8 22.5 .00 Jan. 24 67 15 16.9 .00 Jan. 25 48 19 19.0 .00 Jan.26 49 7 23.9 .04 2"" snow Jan.27 28 3 20.1 .00 Jan. 28 41 -2 14.1 .00 Year to Date 0.00 Fumished by Nancy Limon. National Weather weather obserwer, WeatherC at 6:30a.m. lot the preceding; Date H L Wind Jan, 2245 3 10 Jan. 2341 6 20 Jan. 2465 8 1~ Jan. 2547 23 22 Jan. 2645 2 -tO 4.5" Jan. 27 25 -10 18 Jan. 28 41 8 8 YeartoDate hetpfu~ptacIL~. Pronghorn Cq Ace Hardware 21761Hwy