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The news-record. (Marshall, Madison Co., N.C.) 1911-current, December 10, 1981, Page 14, Image 15

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Searcj^nd^flfci^Qgere, Graham8 Face Possible Legal Prosecution Continued from Page 1 The Division of Facility Services of DHR notified J.D. and Mildred Graham in September that it had determined in an Aug. 24 investiga tion that they were operating an unlicensed facility in violation of state statutes. Specifically, DFS said it found the Grahams wore operating what could be considered a rest home provking "personal care and limited medica tion services to some 16 residents who required close supervision and a protective environment." "The quality of care and the condi tions under which it is provided fails to insure the health and protection of the residents," the DFS said. The Grahams were told to "cease operation" of the borne by Sept. 30 or face legal prosecution by the local district attorney. They were advised that the county Department of Social Services would "be available to assist in locating appropriate licens ed homes" for the residents Anita Davie, DSS director, told Hie News Record that the issue has been over licensing. "Is it a boar ding home ( no license required), or is it a nursing home (license re quired)," she said. LO. WilXerson Jr., DPS director ia Raleigh, Said the Grahams were given 30 days to respond to the notice. In that time they could apply for a license or comply by notifying the local OSS that certain patients need to be relocated. Miidren Graham refused to com ment on the DFS notice and told The News Record to talk with her at torney, Mr. Devere Lent* of Asheville. Repeated attempts to talk with Lenta Were unsuccessful. ? Rogers, who was from Waynes ville, was buried Saturday in Green Hill Cemetery, Leicester. Christmas Mailing Tips With the Christmas mailing season just ahead, Marshall Postmaster J.A. Craine is of fering tips for customers to assure that their cards and packages arrive on time and in good shape. In addition to shopping and mailing early, customers are urged to properly address cards and packages with the name, street number and name (or post office box number), and the city, state and ZIP Code reserved for the last line. "It is also a good idea to put a slip of paper with the reci pient's name and address and your return address inside parcels, and be sure the ad dressing on the outside of the parcel includes your return , " address and ZIP Code,'" Craine says. Customers are also remind ed to check the size of their envelopes before mailing Christmas and other holiday cards. Letter size standards require that envelopes be at least M/t inches high and 5 in ches lo' i be accepted for mailing. The Postal Service is also asking customers to put an ounce of extra care into preparing parcel post and other packages for mailing. Parcels will arrive at their in tended destination in good shape if mailers will follow a few simple suggestions: CUSHION : Make sure con tents are well-cushioned and there is no empty space in the box. Use'crampled newspaper around the item ? including all sides, top and bottom. Commercially available foam shells or air ? pocket padding also make good cushioning materials. DON'T OVERWRAP: Just use your carton. Brown paper and twine cord are not necessary. Paper can rip, and twine can become entangled with processing equipment. SEAL PROPERLY: Close your parcel with one of the three recommended types of tape: Pressure sensitive, nylon-reinforced kraft paper, or glass-reinforced pressure sensitive. AVOID SMUDGES: Use smudge-proof ink for your ad dressing. LOCATE ADDRESSES PROPERLY: Put the reci . pient's address in the lower right portion of the container. Put your return address in the upper left hand corner. Remove all other labels from the box. USE ZIP CODES: Be sure to include the ZIP Code in both - the recipient's and your return address. TIME IT RIGHT: Mail ear ly in the month and early in the day. This will help you avoid the rush. USE THE RIGHT SER VICE: Irreplaceable items. . cash and other valuables should be sent by registered mail. IF YOU RUN OUT OF TIME: Priority Mail affords First-Class handling for packages weighing over 12 ounces and up to 70 pounds Register Foi Jumbo Christmas Stocking 1 Given Away At Each Store This ad good thru Sat., Dec. 12

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