Program to benefit care settings, students
A new program allows high schoolers in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to receive credit from logging hours working at a long-term care setting. This is a great learning opportunity for our students which no doubt also helps local long-term care settings as well as it provides them with staff for the time being and allows them the chance to teach students about different long-term employment opportunities. Thank you to our state legislators for passing this program.
County to request audit of cemetery association
This week the Martin County Board of Commissioners said it would like Lakeside Cemetery to undergo an independent audit. This will provide the board with information it needs to help determine whether or not it can take over the cemetery, which is a big undertaking both financially and in terms of manpower. A good decision made by the board.
UHD breaks ground on expansion
United Hospital District (UHD) broke ground this week on a $4 million expansion of the Fairmont clinic, located at 1590 Center Creek Drive. Thanks to UHD for making this investment in our community. Through the expansion more exam rooms will be added, along with some procedure rooms and with that comes the possibility for more services to be offered. This will be a great addition to our local medical options.
Long-time STEP director retires
Congratulations to Sue Eisenmenger, long-time Executive Director of STEP Inc. Sue has been in this role for an impressive 44 years and she’s done such a great job of growing the organization and supporting all of our community members with disabilities. We wish Sue a relaxing and happy retirement.