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Sheriff outlines staff agility test

Supervisors also talk courthouse bell Tuesday

October 10, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Marshall County Sheriff Ted Kamatchus updated the Board of Supervisors on a program designed to motivate his staff to stay agile and in shape at a meeting Tuesday.

Kamatchus said each September officers are offered the opportunity to take the Cooper Test, which measures cardiovascular health and agility. There are monetary awards for matching certain levels according to age and gender. This year, 22 staff members took the test and a total of $14,000 in awards were paid out to employees.

"It's a good incentive," Kamatchus said.

In other discussion at the meeting, Todd Kelley, director of buildings and grounds with the district, said the parts for the courthouse bell repair have been ordered. The bell is expected to be repaired on Oct. 23 or 24 and should be ringing by the end of the month, Kelley said. The supervisors will decide the schedule of how often it rings at a future meeting.

The supervisors approved a request by the Not In Our Town effort to put flags on the courthouse lawn this month as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



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