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Friday, August 2, 2019 - The News - Page 5A cott Cam II named UT H Ith Athen Special to The News ATHENS-C. Scott Campbell, an executive with extensive experi- ence in hospital lead- ership, has been named as CEO of UT Health Athens. Campbell has served as the interim CEO here and he's look- ing forward to putting down permanent roots. "The people of East Texas have been so welcoming," Camp- bell said. "And I am incredibly impressed with what UT Health Athens has to offer Ath- ens and the surrounding since mid-March. Pre- Pennsylvania, Naples, communities. I look viously, he was the Fla Columbia, S.C forward to continu- CEO of Bay Medical and other locations in ing working with our Center Sacred Heart Florida early in his ca- dedicated caregivers Health System in Pan- reer."Scott has decades in serving patients and ama City, Fla. of experience and we their families." Campbell brings to are pleased to welcome Campbell earned his UT Health Athens more him as a valued member MHA from Medical than 30 years ofhospi- of the UT Health, East College of Virginia/ tal executive leadership leadership team, said Virginia Common- in many locations, and UT Health East Texas wealth University in in market and division CEO Moody Chisholm. Richmond, Va and his roles. His appoint- Campbell said he has bachelor of science in ments include serving enjoyed the community business administration as a CEO in Lancaster, in the months he's been from VCU. afternoon of music Courtesy Photo Ladies of the Trinity Valley Singles Support Group enjoy an afternoon of fun listening to a jam band at the Corsicana Senior Citizen building July 22. The group of musicians meet every Monday afternoon from 1p.m. until 3 p.m. Two ladies of our group where invited to sing with the band. Pictured are Anita Spears (from left), Janice McKenzie, Frieda Doolen, Carlie Downey, Jean Olson and Jewell Cotton. The Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at The Garden of Athens club house located at 314 Wood Street in Athens. Come join the fun. For more information call (903) 675-8718. ional en Ten propositions to appear on Nov. 5 ballot Development Board in the rate of the state sales Special to The News an amount not to exceed and use taxes." $200 million to provide Proposition 6 (It JR AUSTIN-Deputy financial assistance for 12) Secretary of State Joe the development of cer- "The constitutional Esparza recently drew tain projects in econom- amendment authorizing the ballot order for ten ically distressed areas." the legislature to increase proposed amendments Proposition 3 (H JR by $3 billion the maxi- to the Texas Constitution 34) mum bond amount au- that will appear on the "The constitutional thorized for the Cancer Nov. 5 ballot. In order to amendment authorizing Prevention and Research appear on the ballot, the the legislature to provide Institute of Texas." proposed amendments for a temporary exemp- Proposition 7 (HJR must be approved by at tion from ad valorem 15,1) least two-thirds of the taxation of a portion of 'The constitutional members of both the Texas Senate and the the appraised value of amendment allowing certain property dam- increased distributions Texas House of Rep- aged by a disaster." to the available school resentatives. After the Proposition 4 (H JR fund." drawing ceremony, the 38) Proposition 8 (ItJR Deputy Secretary re- "The constitutional minded all eligible Tex- amendment prohibit- 4)"The constitutional ans to register to vote ing the imposition of amendment prov lt g in the November con- an individual income for the creation o o "', stitutional amendment tax, including a tax on flood infrastructure mno election, an individual's share of to assist in the financing "The future of Texas is and will always be in partnership and unin- of drainage, flood miti- corporated association gation, and flood control the hands of Texans, income." projects." said Deputy Secretary Proposition 5 (S JR Proposition 9 (H JR Esparza. "This fall, vot- 24) 95) ers will have the oppor- "The constitutional "The constitutional tunity to directly impact amendment dedicating amendment authorizing the Texas Constitution, the revenue received the legislature to ex- and I strongly encourage from the existing state empt from ad valorem all eligible Texans to reg- sales and use taxes that taxation precious metal ister to vote so that they are imposed on Sporting held in a precious metal can actively participate goods to the Texas Parks depository located in in shaping the future of and Wildfife Department this state." the Lone Star State." and the Texas Historical Proposition 10 (S JR Texans will have the Commission to protect 32) opportunity to approve Texas' natural areas, wa- "The constitutional the following amend- ter quality, and history amendment to allow ments with a majority by acquiring, managing, the transfer of a law vote: and improving state and enforcement animal to Proposition 1 (HJR local parks and historic a qualified caretaker in 72) "The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time." Proposition 2 (S JR 79) "The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of addi- tional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water sites while not increasing certain circumstances." ool ines As children head back to school, they and their parents have lots to do to be ready for the first days of school. Clothing and supplies may be top priorities, but families also should focus on safety as the first day of school draws close. The following are some key tips families can keep in mind to ensure a healthy and happy upcoming school year. School bus safety The National High- driver before crossing busy streets. While on the bus, observe the rules and stay seated at all times. Keep the center aisle clear of backpacks. Walking/biking safety Students may walk or bike to school if the School permits. School tends to begin during the morning rush hour, so students must ex- ercise extreme caution when walking or bik- ing to school. Stick way Traffic Safety Ad- to sidewalks whenever ministration says that possible when walking. school buses are the Cyclists should follow safest way for children the rules of the road, to travel to and from including riding in the school. The majority same direction as traf- of school bus-related injuries occur while students are boarding and getting off the bus. Over the last 10 years, the NHTSA says nearly tWo-thirds of school- age pedestrians who were fatally injured by school buses or other vehicles were hurt af- ter being struck while entering or exiting the tic. Choose the safest route as a family and practice it before the first day of school, advises the security company ADT. Backpack safety Choose an ergonom- ically designed back- pack to enhance safety and comfort. Backpacks should weigh no more than 5 to 10 percent of bus. the child's body weight, While at the bus advises the National stop, children must Safety Council. Rolling remember to stay at backpacks should be least five large steps avoided since they are away from the road a tripping hazard. and wait to board un- With a new school til the driver says so. year on the horizon, When leaving the bus, students and their par- students should make ents can discuss school sure there is no oncom- safety so the year ing traffic and wait for starts off on the right a signal from the bus foot. News CMb (903) 8874511