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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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October 4, 1990

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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 4, 1990 Rowan Home... and Kyle Baker, administrator ol Springfield Comprehensive Care Center at Llndslde. Sarah "Susie" Wickllne of Pe- terstown, president of the Com- mission, said "a llne of credit of up to $I million" is being sought in order to begin operations of the Sweet Springs facility. Mrs Wickllne sald the problem of as- bestos in the buildings is one of the biggest causes for tile delay in getting the credit. A plan for asbestos abatement must be presented to the banks before they will give final approval, she said. Controversy has arisen fi'om a number of details concerning the ongoing altempt of the county to take over the Rowan Home, of- fered earlier this year by the state in return for the submis- sion of an acceptable manage- rnent and financial program. The extent of advertising foe a man- ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALI MONDAY PIZZA NIGHT 5:30 - 8:30 PM Foo D & FRIENDS 112 W. Washington St. Historic Lewisburg 645-4548 agement team in late spring has created concern that few inter- ested groups could have known about the open position. The no- tice was printed only in The Monroe Watchman, a weekly Un- ion newspaper with a circulation of 3.663. Mrs Wickline said, "We were working on a short time period, and most other newspapers want two weeks advance notice for legal advertisements. We did advertise in the state [bids] newsletter, too. however." Bill Clark, chairman of the Rowan Home Board of Trustees, a group appointed by the Com- mission, said. "We just didn't have the money to advertise ex- tensively. We felt that any man- agement people interested in the would have been following tile news and~ehecked with The Watchman. It really wasn't all ef- fort to shut anybody out. In fact, I contacled a firm in Texas my- self to let lheln know about the opening." Another COllcern hits been commonly referred to as a "con- flict of inlerests" in the meInber- ship of the three person man- agement lealn. Don Richardson, one of the members, is the hus- band of Sally Richardson, direc- tor tile the Public Employees In- surance Agency (PEIA); Kyle Baker's wife, Nancy Baker, is administrator of tile Rowan Home and has been appointed by the management team to the same position under the antici- paled county ownership. position at the Rowan Home Mrs Wickline sees no problem [ BIG BINGO BUCKS ! West Virginia State Fair,rounds, Fairlea ' I I Sunday October 14, 1990.2:00 P.M. Phone 647.4087 I I = R_ $5,000 Guaranteed. Doors Open 12 Noon