Electric co-op to hold meeting June 4
Washington Electric Cooperative's 71st annual meeting of members will be held June 4 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta.
All cooperative members are invited to the event, which will highlight Washington Electric's financial and operating activities for the 2010 fiscal year. It will also include the election of candidates to the cooperative's board of trustees. Seeking to fill the three open positions are incumbents Paul Fleeman of Lower Salem, Eldon Miller of Churchtown and Larry Ullman of Graysville; as well as Donald Ullmann of Belle Valley and Dennis Vadini of Caldwell.
More than 1,500 cooperative members have already participated in the election with mail-in ballots. Members who have not voted by mail may vote in person at the annual meeting, where polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The mail-in ballot deadline was May 20.
The annual meeting will include a full-scale live line safety demonstration by Pike Electric, as well as a health fair and information on home insulation, heating and cooling systems, back-up generators and transfer switches, tree solutions and home financing. Entertainment will be provided by local band Pickin' on Country, and a free KFC lunch will be served. Children's activities are also planned.
Stonewall honored for outstanding work
The Summit International Awards (SIA) has honored Stonewall Retail Marketing for its outstanding work on the 2010-11 West Virginia Division of Tourism print advertising campaign.
The award program reviews thousands of submissions each year from 22 countries. Entries are judged against other submissions in their category instead of compared to an arbitrary standard, creating a true competitive environment. Submissions are judged on strength of concept, quality of execution and ability to persuade.
Nurse at MMH earns PCCN credential
Mandy Riess, shift coordinator and registered nurse at Marietta Memorial Hospital, recently earned the credential of Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) after successfully completing the rigorous national exam, developed and administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN.) The PCCN certification validates the knowledge of the nurse caring for acutely ill adult patients.
Riess has been employed as an RN by MMH since 2001 and is the first registered nurse on the post intensive care unit (PICU) to obtain her PCCN certification. Riess graduated in 2001 from Washington State Community College with her associate degree in nursing and later in 2006 from WVU with her bachelor's of science in nursing.
Clinical counslor earns credential
CLOVIS, Calif. - Masaki Kawakami, PCC-S, of Belpre, earned the registered play therapist-supervisor credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its executive director Bill Burns.
Kawakami is a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor.
To become a registered play therapist-supervisor, applicants must have earned a traditional masters or doctoral mental health degree from an institution of higher education, 150 clock hours of play therapy training, five years and 5,000 hours of post-master's clinical experience, 500 supervised and 500 additional hours of play therapy experience, and be licensed or certified by their state boards of practice.
From local reports