Only five action items were on the agenda for the regular meeting of the Ainsworth Board of Education. The 2012-13 Audit Report was approved by the Board. Dana F. Cole and Company from Ord, NE performed the audit and prepared the auditor’s report for 2012-13. The audit report included information on the usual finding of Segregation of Duties and Lack of Control over Processes due to the small school size. There were no deficient findings. Complete report can be found on the school’s website.
The 52nd Annual Communi ty Christmas pageant was presented on Sunday evening, December 8 th sponsored by the Ainsworth Women’s Club. This year, Bryan, Melissa and Kimberlyn Doke portrayed the Holy Family.
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Good Samaritan Society –Pine View has received a great state survey for three years in a row. Every year nursing homes must be inspected to assure quality of care before their Medicare and Medicaid license can be renewed. The fire marshal also comes yearly to inspect before the occupancy permit can be renewed. Nursing homes are heavily regulated by CMS and through the State of Nebraska. The Federal Regulations are located in a state operations manual, which is a guide to surveyors. This guide is 664 pages and addresses 370 different types of tags facilities can be cited on, or given a deficiency for.
Cherry County Hospital Foundation made a donation of $50,000 to Cherry County Hospital to assist with the purchase of a Mindray Cardiac Monitoring System. The Foundation accrues funds throughout the year from events such as the Foundation’s Golf Tournament, the Fair Pancake Breakfast and from individual donors’ gifts through estate/memorium contributions.
The Gregory School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013. Board members present were Dave Shoemaker, Sharon Pedersen, Karen Timanus, Kellie Stukel and Curt Sinclair. Superintendent Sara Klein and business manager Jonalu Studenberg also attended the meeting. The only items on the agenda were administrative and committee reports.
Sharon Scudder of Sturgis received the Elmer Whitepipe Award of Excellence at a recent housing conference in Pierre. The award is sponsored by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). In 2012, the SDHDA honored Gregory native Elmer Whitepipe, a longtime staffer and former board member, by creating the annual Elmer Whitepipe Award of Excellence. Elmer spent 29 years on the SDHDA staff. He was appointed to the SDHDA board of commissioners by Governor Richard Kneip in 1973.