April 2010 Volume 12 Issue 2
PUBLISHED BY PERSONNEL FOR HOWARD COUNTY EMPLOYEES
Staff Personnel: Wanda McKillip, Brittany Campbell,
Cynthia Cavanaugh, and Adam Hoffmeister
Howard County Honors
Words to Live By
Dispatchers He is a wise man who does not grieve for the
things which he has not, but rejoices for those
which he has. ~ Epictetus
Wanda McKillip, Personnel Administrator, and Brittany Campbell,
Benefits Representative, respond to questions about Howard
County Benefits and Personnel issues.
My divorce is final next week. My soon-to-be ex-spouse is still
on my life insurance policy and health coverage plan. Do I need
to contact the Personnel Office?
Stumped at the Sheriff’s Department
Yes! Please call and make a appointment to bring in your
divorce decree and complete the needed documents. Your
ex-spouse will not be an eligible dependent after the divorce is
Pictured from left to right: final and must come off of your benefits. In the mean time, you
may change your life insurance beneficiaries - which can be
First row: Howard County Commissioner Tyler Moore, done at any time! This is your responsibility. Your ex-spouse will
Howard County Commissioner Bill Thompson, and Howard be offered COBRA for the health benefits and life insurance
County Commissioner David Trine. Second row: Tracy portability. He or she will be able to continue the coverage at
their own expense.
Comfort, Matt Wohlford, Kelley Jett, Assistant Comm.
Coordinator Gary Bates, Andrew Wagstaff, Pam Martin, Trevor
Balyeat, Adam Fisher, Jared Wiseley, and Comm. Coordinator
Nick Capozzoli. KNOW?
(Provided by Howard County
Attending the April 5th meeting of the Howard County Board Stormwater District)
of Commissioners, Commissioner President David Trine How much water is used?
presented a document proclaiming April 11-17, 2010 as In Gallons…..
National Public Safety Tele-communicator Week in honor of ….To brush your teeth: 1-2
the public safety dispatchers in Howard County. ….To flush a toilet: 5-7
….To run a dishwasher: 9-12
These men and women work behind the scenes and are seldom
recognized. This week is to honor them because without these ….To shave (water running): 10-15
men and women, we would be without that vital link. We live ….To wash dishes by hand : 20
in a very different world today and their jobs become ….To take a shower: 15-30
increasingly more difficult each year. Their number one priority ….By an average person daily: 123
is the safety of the citizens and we will continue to serve and ….In the average residence during
a year: 100,000
Winner-Dennis Vondersaar WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
Dennis Vonderssar, a Road Deputy for the
Howard County Sheriff’s Department,
won the drawing for “A $25.00 Mastercard”, donated by
“City of Firsts Community
Federal Credit Union”, located at 1135 South Main Street.
Howard County would like to thank
“City of Firsts Community Federal Credit Union”
for their generosity!
Wanda McKillip (Personnel) pictured with Sheriff’s
Department Road Deputy Dennis Vondersaar
President Denny Condon
CLEAN GREEN! Perf & anthem
(Provided by the Howard online access
County Stormwater District)
Did you know that if you carry
These eight items are the basic ingredients for health care coverage through
make-it-yourself cleaning products that are the county, you have access to your claims,
easy on the environment and economical. provider network, and much more personalized
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a great information just by registering on
naturally abrasive ingredient with mild alkaline www.anthem.com? It only takes minutes
properties, a natural deodorizer and stain to register!
remover, rinses easily; it’s completely non-toxic.
Borax disinfects, bleaches and deodorizes; Did you know you also have
very handy in laundry mixes. access to your PERF quarterly
Distilled white vinegar disinfects and breaks statements online and can
up dirt; an all natural and mild acid for removing change beneficiaries, employee address, and your
odors, stains, and sanitizing; completely investment options just by logging on
non-toxic. Choose white vinegar over apple www.in.gov/perf? Sign up today!
cider or red vinegars as these might stain
Hydrogen peroxide disinfects and bleaches.
Lemons cut grease; bottled lemon juice also
works well, although you might need to use a
bit more to get the same results.
Olive oil picks up dirt and polishes wood;
cheaper grades work well.
Vegetable based (liquid castile) soap is
completely non-toxic. Suzanne Goley - Sheriff’s Dept.
Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is a
general cleaner and stain remover, for Terry Sokol - Sheriff’s Dept.
scrubbing jobs, helps de-scale mineral depos- Don Irwin - Maintenance Dept.
its; should be handled with gloves due to its
caustic nature which may cause skin irritation. Annalee Leal - Superior 1
Washing soda is usually found in the laundry
aisle of grocery and drug stores.
Weird, But True Facts
Elephants are the only animals Howard County Employees are helping the local
that can't jump.
YMCA for their “Strong Kids Campaign” by
Only one person in two billion will live to be
116 or older. raising money to help fund memberships for less
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, fortunate children and families. Employees are
but our nose and ears never stop growing. required to pay a $25 fee to have access to the
No word in the English language rhymes with YMCA facility for 6 weeks, and also asked to
"MONTH". seek pledges from family and friends. The
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks employees who lose the most weight will receive
over an inch every year because when it was special prizes provided by Anthem, Miles &
built, engineers failed to take into account the Finch, Solidarity Community Federal Credit
weight of all the books that would occupy the
Union, Indiana Heartland Federal Credit Union,
Windmill Grill, and Mancino’s!
Treasurer Martha Lake presented the winner of the “Direct Deposit
Contest” with a $50.00 Savings Bond from the Community First Bank
of Indiana - the lucky winner was Sheriff’s Department Dispatcher
Prosecuting Attorney Rain Garden
Thomas White won $50 to deposit into Workshop
a new checking account at
Solidarity Community Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Federal Credit Union! AM Workshop: 10 am - 11 am
PM Workshop: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4200 S. Park Road - Jackson Morrow Park
(inside Kirkendall Nature Center)
What is a Rain Garden?
How is a Rain Garden created and
What plants are appropriate for a Rain
Kimberly Graves, Business Development
Officer for Solidarity, pictured with
201 E. Southway Blvd. *REGISTRATION
Kokomo, IN 46902 REQUIRED*
www.solfcu.org Call 765-456-2217
Britt’s Community Corner HAPPY
This quarter I am going to highlight the Kokomo Humane
Society. I am a big animal lover, and recently adopted a
dog from a family that was not able to take their animal to (2nd Quarter 04/01/10 to 06/30/10)
their new home out of state. The Kokomo Humane 35 Years
Robert Smeltzer - Highway Dept.
Society can always use volunteers, and you only need to
be at least age 16 year to volunteer solo, or 10 with a Bruce Babcock - Highway Dept.
parent or guardian. Also you need a proof of health 25 Years
insurance and an up-to-date tetanus vaccination. Taking David McKinney - Sheriff’s Dept.
care of pets is a huge responsibility - which is great for 20 Years
Gregory Hargrove - Sheriff’s Dept.
children to earn at a young age! If you are not able to
volunteer - why not help the Kokomo Humane Society by Ramona Rowe - Circuit Court
fulfilling some of their wish list? They can always use Loucretia Weed - Clerk’s Office
small blankets, bleach, latex rubber gloves, and leashes Kimmerly Wilson - Clerk’s Office
just to name a few! Wish to just donate monetarily? On Curtis Allen - Sheriff’s Dept.
the Kokomo Humane Society website Julie Willis - Auditor’s Office
(www.kokomohumane.org) you can find the “Donate” Tamara Wood - Clerk’s Office
button to donate electronically. Contact the Kokomo Robert Kendall - Maintenance Dept.
Humane Society at 713 N. Elizabeth or by calling Linda Talbert - Superior 1
765-452-6224 for more information! Laura Rood - Alcohol & Drug
Lacee Garber - Prosecutor’s Office
Michael Krebes - Prosecutor’s Office
Ruth Conwell - Sheriff’s Dept.
Cathy Shaw - Health Dept..
Hannelore Stout - Health Dept.
Anytime Fitness - (Located at 2130 West Sycamore,
#230 - Kokomo)
Employee membership available for $200 per year and a
BAJA BURRITOS opened in February in Downtown key fob for $50.
Kokomo. We serve a limited breakfast with bagels, Club Fitness 24 - (Located at 3780 S. Reed Rd. -
muffins, and coffee. The lunch menu has a variety of Kokomo)
Mexican specialties including BAJA Burritos, Chicken Employee membership available for $150 per year. 1st
and Cheese quesadillas, among other great daily family member to add on will be $20/month or $240 for
specials. Stop by and enjoy breakfast or lunch - the year 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. family member to add on will
we would love to serve you! be at $10/month EACH or $120 for the year EACH. One
Check us out on Facebook! time enrollment fee of $39 unless contract paid in full.
Kokomo Sports Center - (Located at 111 W. Southway
Blvd. - Kokomo)
Employee membership offered for $38.00/month and no
enrollment fee. One month pass for $50, Three month
pass for $140, Six month pass for $280.
“Free 16 oz. Fountain Drink - With a purchase of any
Large (or BAJA) Burrito”
Downtown Square Hours:
107 West Sycamore Monday - Friday 10 am - 6pm
765-868-3688 Expires 5/15/2010