New Arley Women's Club officers announce reading initiative

The new officers of the Arley Women’s Club presented the former officers with gift bags at an AWC meeting on Aug. 14. From left to right are Treasurer Sara Little, incoming Vice President Beth Sargent, outgoing Vice President Anne Knowlton, Immediate Past President Barbara Wills, incoming President Laurie McGriff, outgoing Secretary Jane Shirah, incoming Secretary Monti Pafford, outgoing Parliamentarian Becky Mascari-Cox and incoming Parliamentarian Krista Givens.
ARLEY - The new Arley Women’s Club officers and directors, who assumed their roles in July and will serve two-year terms, have new projects planned for the coming years.

RPS donates ambulance to rescue squad

An ambulance donated by RPS (at right) has now joined the Winston County Rescue Squad’s first ambulance (at left), purchased in June, at the squad’s base at Arley Fire Department, giving the WCRS the two ambulances it needs to be certified to operate. Shown here are, front row, RPS Director of Operations Robin Earley, WCRS’ Cody Wakefield, WCRS Board of Directors President Pat Hanna, RPS’ Brittany Alexander, WCRS BoD Member James Rickett of Arley Fire Department, and back row, Helicon Fire Department’s Greg
ARLEY - The Winston County Rescue Squad (WCRS) is a big step closer to being able to provide ambulance service to east Winston County now that it has the second of two ambulances it requires to operate, this one donated by Regional Paramedical Services (RPS).

Ambulance crucial step forward for Winston County Rescue Squad

The Winston County Rescue Squad has purchased its first ambulance. Above, Winston Medic 1 is parked in front of Arley Fire Department, which will be the WCRS’ base in Arley. At right are Helicon Fire Chief Neil Feist, Addison firefighter Darrell Smith and Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, members of the WCRS’ board of directors. Not shown are Ashley Tucker, Central Fire’s representative on the board, and Pat Hanna, board president.
ARLEY - The Winston County Rescue Squad has purchased its first ambulance, a 2005 Wheeled Coach built on a Ford F-350 cab chassis with a diesel engine and four-wheel drive.

Rescue squad forms

Four of the five members of the board of directors of the new Winston County Rescue Squad at the Arley Fire Department, May 11: James Rickett (Arley Fire Department), Neil Feist (Helicon Fire Department), Board President Pat Hanna, Ashley Tucker (Central Fire Department). The final board member is Darrell Smith (Addison Fire Department).
ARLEY - Previous attempts to see an ambulance stationed on the east side of the county having failed, a non-profit organization called the Winston County Rescue Squad is being formed to provide 24/7 ambulance service to the area.

Senior Employment Program position in Arley

ARLEY - An employment opportunity is available in Arley through NACOLG's Senior Employment Program. On April 3, the Arley Town Council voted to hire “a senior aid” to work in Hamner Park through the program. The position was posted on April 18. Participants in the program must be 55 or older and have an income of not more than $18,225 for a one-person household or $24,650 for a two-person household. Eligible individuals can pick up an application at Arley Town Hall. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Smith Lake cleanup set for April 27-28

WCSLA Secretary-Treasurer Missy Jones, Chris Campbell, WCSLA President Jim Eason, WCSLA Board of Directors Member Beverly Kelly and WCSLA Vice President David Kelly pose next to the trash they collected during last year’s spring Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Smith Lake.
ARLEY - Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy (WCSLA)’s Board of Directors discussed the annual spring Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Smith Lake, the scholarship it awards annually and the collection of members’ dues at its quarterly meeting at the Arley Fire Department...