Job Posting: Intermittent Job Trainers

Train workers with disabilities job skills, evaluate job performance and assist businesses in the employment process.  Provide quality assurance/supervision to ensure contract compliance.  Other duties include worker observation, completing performance evaluations and job training.  Experience working with youth and/or persons with disabilities a plus.  Send resumes to  Applications are available at PersonnelPlus, 8 Harper Street, The Plains, Ohio, 45780.  Resumes must be submitted by August 13, 2014.  EOE/Provider of Services.

Health and Wellness Newsletter February/March 2014

Newsletter 14Feb20

 February 1 – 28
Is American Heart Month

Did you know that Coronary Heart Disease is America’s #1 Killer!?!?

That’s why it is so important to reduce your risk factors, know warning signs, and know how to respond quickly to warning signs.

Heart Attack Signs:

  • Chest discomfort
  • Discomfort in areas of the upper body
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

How to Respond:

  • Fast Action saves lives.
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local EMS number


About High Blood Pressure:

The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked:


Blood Pressure


(bottom Number)

Normal Less than 20 Less than 80
Prehypertension 120-139 80-89
High blood pressure  
Stage 1 140-159 90-99
Stage 2 150 or higher 100 or higher


March 1 – 31 is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer of the colon or rectum is also called colorectal cancer.  In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women.  Caught early, it is often curable.

Symptoms can include blood in stool, change in bowel habits, and general stomach discomfort.

Regular colon cancer screenings should begin at age 50 and include:

  • Annual fecal occult blood testing
  • Sigmoideoscopy / Colonoscopy
  • Contrast barium enemas

For Heart and Bowel Health:

  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • If you smoke, talk to your doctor about ways to quit.
  • Stay physically active and maintain a healthy body weight.

Beacon’s 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast W Santa 2013

Where: Beacon School  801 West Union Street in Athens

When: December 7th, 2013   From 9am to 11am 

What: Fundraiser for Beacon School Curriculum and Activities Fund     

Tickets are $5 and available for pre-sale or at the door!

Activities include; breakfast, arts and crafts, live music and bring your cameras for pictures with Santa himself!

Congratulations to the Athens Special Olympics Bowling team!

Our athletes earned 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 2 bronze medals and 1 ribbon at the State Summer Games June 28th-30th in Columbus, OH!

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