Employees of Lubbock County
Fall Wellness Festival
Sharon Arthur Diane Bustillos Everett Davis Melanie Hall
Mark your calendars for the County’s Fall Wellness
Greg George Kelly Pinion Gloria Rodriguez Festival on Friday, November 7 th from 10:00am to
2:00pm at the Central Jury Pool. We will have lots of
Welcome the new hires for the period 3/22/08 thru 4/18/08: great freebies, prizes, free health screenings and some
Anthony Aguirre ( CSCD); Priscilla Arguelles (JJC); Robert Cowie great fun. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
(W TRPD); Anthony D’Amico (CRTC); Logan Daves (Jail); Gregory
George (Human Resources); Linda Gonzales (Tax); Aubrey Kieth Did you know the County has the equivalent to a Short Term
(CSCD); Erin Lowe (TX Agri-Life Extension); Jenifer Mares (JJC); Disability plan that costs you nothing out of pocket?
Elizabeth Mitchell (JJC); Mandy Myers (CSCD); Albert Oliver (Road I am excited about the county policy that allows up to 300 hours of
Maintenance); Dennis Reeves (W TRPD); Paul Tarver excess personal leave to transfer into the Family Medical Leave
(Maintenance); Melanie Taylor (CSCD) & Larry W eaver (Parks#2). (FMLA) bank. The policy is in the employee handbook section 7.00
CONGRATULATIONS TO: H-2. This costs me nothing as an employee and will protect me
when I need my paycheck the most.
John D avis, son of Everett Davis (IS), who com peted in
Traditional disability plans:
Precision M achinery and won a gold m edal in the District
• Costs you out of pocket premiums from every paycheck.
Com petition and also won a third place m edal and trophy
• Typically benefits are 60 percent of your normal wage.
in the 2008 Texas State Conference for SkillsUSA. John is • Elimination periods from 1 to 30 days before benefits begin.
a Coronado High School Senior. His fam ily is really proud • Does not pay if you miss work to care for a spouse or child.
of him ! 300 hours of FMLA banked personal leave:
OUR CONDOLENCES TO: • No out of pocket expense to you.
Rae Morris (Tax Office) on the death of her mother, Virgie Jackson, • Pays 100% of your wages until the banked amount is
who passed away on April 22, 2008. exhausted.
• Allows you to keep accumulated personal leave.
Character Counts! • Approved FMLA allows leave to care for a spouse or child with
Commissioners’ Court recognized the following group as Character pay.
Counts! graduates on May 27, 2008. They were presented with Facts about disability:
certificates and lapel pins. They were: Peter Brown, Amelia Castilleja, • A 35 year old person has a 50% chance of being unable to work
David Loya, Amber Lovall, and Annette Vasquez. (See photo: CC! for more than 3 months before the age of 65. S ource: S oc iety of
A ctuaries, M oney M agazine
5/27/08) The next Character Counts! date is below. If you are
interested in attending please contact Gloria Rodriguez at 775-1090 or • 53% - 79% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. S ource:
C onsumer Federation.
email@example.com • In the last 20 years, deaths due to the “Big Three” (cancer, heart
June 11 Citizenship 2:00-3:00pm attack, stroke) have gone down significantly. But disabilities
“GUESS WHO??” due to those same three are up dramatically. Things that used
Congratulations to Allyson Bazan (LSO) for being the first to to kill now disable. S ource: N ational U nderwriters.
guess correctly on our May “mystery person”. The answer W e all insure our homes and automobiles so why not insure your
was Ruby Deanda, who is the Administrative Assistant for the income for 300 hours...
Sheriff’s Department. We have selected a new person for Texas Lions Camp
June. The first County employee to submit the correct The Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving
answer on which County employee this describes will win a $25 children from the State of Texas with physical disabilities and
Wal*Mart giftcard! Send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type 1 and 2 diabetes. All children attend camp at no cost.
We will announce the winner in the next Gazette. The clues are:
# She has lived in Lubbock for about 9 years; For more information call Lion Helen Sampson 797-7652 or 763-
# she loves changing her hairdos and enjoys shopping; 4789. You may also visit: www.lionscamp.com.
# her favorite food is Chinese; and HIGH NOON CONCERTS
# enjoys watching her daughters grow up before her eyes.
It is summer time again, so you know what that means. Yes, the
ZACH’S CLUB High Noon Concerts are back! Come sit outside and enjoy the
The Zach’s Club Fitness Facility will have a GRAND OPENING
wonderful music on the Courthouse lawn at noon every Wednesday
soon! Lubbock County employees will be able to get a group
from June - August. The June schedule is listed below:
discounted rate. Keep your eyes open because a flier will be
coming your way soon! 6/4 Kenny Maines
6/11 Clay Jacobs
6/18 Susan Grisanti & P.J. Welch-Liggan
6/25 Mike Pritchard & Hat Trick
Our mission is to serve Lubbock County by providing
public service with integrity, compassion and
Jobline: (806)775-1692 professionalism through innovative leadership. www.co.lubbock.tx.us