Prairie County Commissioner Todd Devlin gave a presentation
in Washington DC to the National Association of Counties, Public
Lands Steering Committee on the history, policies, guidelines, and
resolutions of NACo and Congress regarding the PILT program. The
March 2 meeting was attended by about 150 county commissioners
from the western United States.
In response to the need for truck drivers and heavy equipment operators in the wake of the energy boom in the region, Miles Community College is working toward becoming a leader in Workforce Development.
By Jason Stuart
The Prairie Community Hospital (PCH) will be conducting a health care needs assessment for residents of Prairie County. This survey will be sent to a random sample of homes in Prairie County, and will be used to help PCH identify the health services needed and desired in the community. The purpose of this survey is to obtain information from a variety of participants to assist in future planning programs, services and identifying community health and wellness needs.
As the March 10 deadline nears for regular filing for county seats up for election this year, two more have thrown in their hats.
An eastbound BNSF train derailed Monday evening about two miles east of Terry, with most of the 29 derailed cars spilling their loads of coal.
The Prairie County Board of Commission appointed Dan Rice to serve as the county attorney during Tuesday’s regular meeting. His appointment will be effective February 28, fulfilling the remainder of Garry Bunke’s term, which is up for election this year.
New PCH Administrator Candyce Payne, at left, stands with some of her
staff Tuesday morning. They are from left to right: Ruby Bearley, dietary
manager, Johnna Deloach, clinic receptionist and Jessica Schott, clinic
manager and PCH foundation director.