Kayla Myers delivers a pie to the face of Reagan County Elementary Assistant Principal Kyle Brown in support of the RCES Student Council.

The group held an event to raise money for the officers to attend Student Council training in Midland at the Region 18 Service Center.

Students were able to place money in bags of participating faculty and staff to determine who would receive a pie to the face in front of the entire RCES student body.



 

The Reagan Hospital District board of trustees were questioned Monday night during the citizen’s comment portion of their meeting by Scott Parker about the lack of security measures available to the staff at RMH.

“You had two nurses assaulted up here the other night,” Parker told the board. “Is there any type of alert or alarm system in the ER to help these nurses out?”

Hospital Administrator Pam Clark told Parker and the board that there is a system in the ER, but tests after the incident showed that it was not working.

The incident referenced by Parker began at around 5:30 p.m. on November 14 when Santiago Moreno Chavez, 22, was brought to the emergency department by a friend.



The 20th annual Reagan County Wild Game Supper will be held this Saturday, November 29th, at the Reagan County Community Building.

There will be over 85 guns given away during the drawing beginning at 7 p.m.

The top prize this year is a 2015 Polaris Ranger 900 Crew.

Also, there will be hunting equipment, gift cards, and numerous other quality door prizes.

Prize tickets will be sold throughout the evening of the supper.

Doors will open at the Community Center at 5:00 p.m., serving will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10.00 per person.

This year’s menu will include fried venison, elk, homemade sausage, chili, fried turkey and hot with all the trimmings.

Committee members include TJ Hill, Jack Blakely, Sandra Thompson, Charles Graves, Roger Kalina, Danny Schwertner, Jed Hruska, Wade Daugherty and Heath Holt.

The Reagan Hospital District board of directors voted Monday night to hand over the reins of their billing/accounts receivable to TruBridge, LLC.

The board heard a pair of presentations, one from TruBridge the other from Providers Billing Service, before making their decision.

The differences between the two companies were dramatic with one (TruBridge) offering the benefit of a large operation with numerous specialists and experts, and the other (Providers Billing Service) offering the personal care of a small operation.

The fee charged by the two companies were close though with TruBridge asking for 7.5 percent of collections and Providers Billing Service asking for 6 percent.

“My tendency is to not go with the small company,” Board Member Joseph Sudolcan, M.D. said. “I think you get better service with the larger company that has more specialists to pull from. If someone is sick or misses a day on their end we won’t notice. They have the people to plug in.”