Do not forget to check on your elderly and disabled neighbors during the cold winter weather! I have seen Facebook posts and have heard stories of furnaces going out or water pipes freezing during these frigid temperatures. This could be deadly for someone who is elderly or disabled and lives alone. If you are concerned about someone during these cold temperatures, report their information to the Adult Abuse Hotline by calling 1-800-392-0210 or call your local police station.
Check out the below Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services site for information on the warning signs of hypothermia.
Check out the below CDC site for more information on preparing for winter weather and staying safe.
Stay safe and warm!
January 2, 2018 – 2017 Recap
It is the end of my first year in office, and I am very excited to announce that we have made some big changes that have increased the efficiency of the office and brought it into the 21st century. Anything and everything that we could examine and find a better way of doing was changed!
Reducing Case Load: Currently, we are closing cases faster than we are getting appointed on new cases by the court.
December 27, 2017 – Office renovation was successful and under budget
Before I came on board in 2016, a renovation was budgeted for in the 2017 budget by the County Commission. I followed through with this renovation. To be honest, the office was in rough shape. There were holes in the walls and stained carpet. Additionally, there were serious information and physical security issues that needed to be addressed.
The renovation was officially completed today, and I am happy to say that we have addressed all of those issues! The walls have been repaired and painted. The carpet has been replaced. We have also built a new front desk, front window, and security system on the front door that completely solves our information and physical security needs. I strived to get the most out of the renovation for the office and to complete the work as fiscally responsible as possible. We also came in under budget.