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, â€śThe Bonus Army: A Turning Point in Veteran Rights.â€ť
Stickells said her award-winning entry, presented on a large six-foot-tall exhibit board of â€śquotes, pictures, your own writing and analysis of the event,â€ť 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 Sierraâ€™s 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.