After months of intensive research and success at regional and state level competitions, Laura Stickells, a 2013-14 senior at Bishop Union High School, earned second place and the silver medal at National History Day on June 13 in College Park, MD. Her individual senior exhibit was titled, âThe Bonus Army: A Turning Point in Veteran Rights.â
Stickells said her award-winning entry, presented on a large six-foot-tall exhibit board of âquotes, pictures, your own writing and analysis of the event,â was suggested to her by her history teacher Karyn Helfrich-Holland.
In response to the arrest earlier this year of a Health and Human Services employee for allegedly stealing taxpayer money for eight years, virtually all Inyo County staff will be participating in a fraud training exercise Wednesday and Thursday.
The fraud training will be held in Bishop, and according to Inyo County Auditor-Controller Amy Shepherd, most county employees, from managers to clerical staff to museum employees, are required to attend.
As Inyo County Health and Human Services takes over the Eastern Sierraâs ombudsman program, it is sending out an all-call. Wanted: volunteers who are interested in the welfare of elderly Eastern Sierra residents. Flexible hours and locations. Training will be provided.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, part of HHSâ Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging division since April 1, is preparing to launch a multi-phase volunteer recruitment campaign in Owens Valley. Currently, Ombudsman is operating with one administrator and one part-time volunteer.