Fields appointed administrator of Whitesburg ARH Hospital
Appalachian Regional Healthcare announces the appointment of Donnie Fields as Appalachian administrator of Whitesburg ARH Hospital. Fields will succeed Jerry Haynes who is taking the positon of chief compliance officer at the system’s corporate headquarters in Lexington.
Fields is currently serving as assistant administrator at ARH Regional Medical Center in Hazard. A 14-year employee of ARH, he began his career at Whitesburg ARH as accounts supervisor, and later served as administrative assistant and then assistant administrator.
“ Being a native of Whitesburg, Donnie is familiar with the community and its needs,” says Willis Bultje, chief operations officer at ARH. “His unique perspective, combined with his leadership experience, bodes well for the future of Whitesburg ARH.” Fields and his wife, Connie live in Whitesburg.
Whitesburg High School DECA students win regional honors
The following students received trophes at the Region 5 DECA Career Development Conference held at Union College: Apparel and Accessories Series Event: Mia Fields-1st place; SonyaVali, 2nd place and Jessica Wooton, 3rd place: Extemporaneous Speaking: William King, 2nd place; Job Interview: Thomas Adams, 4th place; Quick Serve Restaurant Management: Aimee Mulllins, 2nd place and Jackie Rogers, 3rd place; Sports and Entertainment Marketing: David Hammonds, 1st place; Travel and Toourism Essentials: Blake Spangler, 1st place; and Vehicles and Petroleum Marketing: James Fields, 2nd place.
Community Trust Bank scholarship winner: My Community by Lora Kalynn Maggard.
My community is family, home, and a sense of pride. Growing up in a small supportive community has helped me find the boundaries of my dreams and go beyond them. Whitesburg is a place where everyone knows your name, your dreams, and talents, and helps you realize how unique and important you are. We are a family where you can make mistakes, but as long as you are true and genuine, everyone forgives you and allows you to learn from those mistakes. I am proud to have grown up in Whitesburg and I feel this community has made me the hardworking, independent young woman I am.
Whitesburg is a place where the people make their community a home and in return we grow into a family. Two wonderful traits of our community are knowing that if you forget to lock your doors you can still feel safe and a smile and hello from a stranger isn’t uncommon. I like that fact that people know who I am and what I believe in. Having a supportive community allows me to place immeasurable value on my dreams, and forces me to place immense value on my morals. My community is a family. People in this community have helped my dream and to form my conduct, morals, disciple, and integrity. I live each day to try to become a better person and hope my hard work will someday benefit this community. My college education is the answer and is one of my biggest dreams.
My community brings me pride by knowing that I live in one of the most unique and beautiful cities in America. I love to wake up in the valley of Pine Creek, look out my window, and see the beauty and sunshine of these mountains. Sitting on my porch in the summer listening to the sweet music and looking at the breathtaking views of the mountains allow me realize just how wonderful my community really is.
When I was a sophomore my father relocated our family to Batesville, Ind., and I had the privilege of living in Whitesburg taken away. This killed my heart and soul. There wasn’t a night that went by that I didn’t cry myself to sleep. I know now that my friends were truly friends. If it weren’t for the people from Whitesburg, I wouldn’t have made it through all those lonely nights. Luckily all my prayers came true and after a lot of begging that filled my heart was tremendous, and I am unable to describe the intense amount of love from my community in words. I love Whitesburg. I am one of the few that has had this blessing of a community taken away and been made aware of how miserable life is without the people in this community.
I know the heartache of being lonely and although college will be hard because of leaving my “family”, it will also be a time of independence. I look forward to the wonder and curiosity that comes with it. If I receive this scholarship it would be another chance for my community to return its love and I assure you that I will use this to make my community proud. If this honor is bestowed upon me, I will strive to make all my dreams come true with it, and hopefully someday be able to return everything to my community that it has given me.
Spangler receives scholarship
Robert Lee Spangler, the son of Robert Mitchell Spangler and Sherry Lynn Spangler of Mayking, was one of the recipients of the 1998 Roy R. Crawford Memorial Scholarship. Robert is currently a junior at Alice Lloyd College at Pippa Passes where he is majoring in accounting with a minor in business administration. He plans to further his education by obtaining his master’s degree in the field of accounting at the University of Kentucky when he graduates from Alice Lloyd. He plans to return to eastern Kentucky to work and live and hopes to be an asset to the area in his field. Robert was graduated from Whitesburg High School (Class of 1995), in the top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the Who’s Who in American High Schools students for both his junior and senior years. At Alice Lloyd College he is a member of the Phi Beta Lambda and will represent Alice Lloyd College in the finance exam in state competition this year. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is the statistician for the Eagles basketball team at the college.