One of the Mother Lode's largest apartment developments is celebrating 25 years in Tuolumne County this year.
Quail Hollow Apartments opened on the east side of Sonora in 1986
and has since expanded to a total of 252 units, according to property
co-owner Bruce Patrick.
He said the apartment complex has a mixture of residents that range
from students, retirees and young families and rental deposits are up
80 percent over last year.
Patrick said the outlook on the local rental market has improved
due to a slowly improving economy and the expansion of the nearby
Avalon long term health care center.
"We faced a lot of challenges over the years," Patrick said. "We're very content with where we are right now."
California Connects will offer a free, basic Internet computer
class from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through 18,
at the Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families (BMCYF) Resource
Center, 364 Main St., West Point.
The class will cover how to use Internet search engines, such as
Google, how to set up and use e-mail, where to find free, public access
computers and Internet service, and information on the availability of
low cost computers and Internet service.
The class will be taught by Lynn Reinecke, the Calaveras County
trainer for California Connects, who will teach in both English and
For more information or to sign up for the class, call 293-4500, or go to www.caconnects.org. Hospital awards
Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital has announced the recipients of its annual Values in Action Awards for 2011.
"Each person associated with the hospital works toward fulfilling
our five values - dignity, collaboration, justice, excellence and
stewardship," said interim hospital President Patti Monczewski. "The
Values in Action Awards pay tribute to Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital
team members who are truly models of excellence."
Recipients of this year's Values in Action Awards include:
• Chaplain Michael Jordan for dignity
• CT Technologist Isaac Watson for collaboration
• "The Green Team," an employee-driven recycling program, which
includes Tom Bruntz, Sarah Haseleu, Ruth Huffman, Marta Johnson, J.R.
Krieg, Jessica Oliveira, Karen Peterson, Nicki Stevens, Bill Wennhold
and Dean White, for stewardship
• Dr. Dean Kelaita, infection prevention medical director, for justice
• The mammography technology team of Wanda Martin, Lisa Garcia,Tracey Logette, and Mindy Nash for excellence
In addition to the five distinct value awards, an overall award
acknowledges a person who embodies all five of the hospital's core
values. The 2011 Values in Action honoree is Maci Parmely, a registered
nurse who promotes effective use of resources, builds teamwork, fosters
an environment of hospitality and trust, promotes fairness and justice
and implements the connections between personal goals and behaviors and
the organization's mission and values, a news release stated.
"These employees reflect not only Mark Twain St. Joseph's core
values, but further demonstrate the importance of supporting one
another as part of a vibrant health care team," Monczewski added. "On
behalf of the 300 employees of Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, we
offer our sincere appreciation to the honorees who make serving our
health care mission together more joyous."