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Pruitt named Sussex MDS Committeehead After an extensive search and intensive interview process, the board of directors of the Sussex County AIDS Committee (SCAC) has named Glen Pmitt as its exec- utive director. The position had been vacant since last fall, when outgoing director Maggie Ottato relocated to Dallas, TX. In the interim, Pruitt, who served as SCAC's administrative assistant had been responsible for keeping the organization on track and running smoothly. "In fact," said one search committee mem- ber, "it was his hard work during the last year that tipped the scales in his favor. Glen went through the same interview process as all the other final candidates and there were some very qualified people among them." "Glen is now in the position," said board member Steve Elkins, "to make changes, to really make things happen. The board is putting trust in his leader- ship." Pruitt echoed that thought. "I'm very pleased," he said, "that the board has given me a vote of confi- PRUITr dence to my work for SCAC. I'm excited, of course, and look forward to get- ting the office back to full strength." Pruitt began that process by hir- ing Kathy Weir of Lewes to fill his former position of administra- tive assistant. Weir has worked in a volunteer capacity for SCAC, and Pruitt noted that "her familiar- ity with the woA bere made hiring her as my replacement that much easier." Pruitt has already set prelimi- nary goals for himself as execu- tive director. They include broad- ening the roles of volunteers at SCAC and extending the educa- tional outreach to area churches. Pruitt recently attended a con- ference in Atlanta, GA, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Con- trol, about HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, and hopes to bring what he learned to his new role. "One of the workshops was on 'HIV Edu- cation in the Church.' It gave me some ideas about collaborative projects between faith communi- ties and AIDS service organiza- tions." Persons interested in work- ing on this project should call Pruitt at the SCAC office at 644- 1090. Hens Mexico bound King Lion Jim Mayben and Zone II Chairperson Jack Brinckmeyer of the Re- hoboth Beach Lions Club have their bags packed and are ready to leave for Parral, Mexico to help other Lions from District 22-D fit glasses, under the Del VOSH pro- gram, to the indigent people of that area. The Lions also recently presented $300 to Special Olympian runner Mark Jones. CAPE  lrtday, May 2- May 8, 199/- 25 , ,i I I , HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED? 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FATS is cost effective Berry said that the National Guard training is intense, because soldiers must be as prepared as those in active duty, but they have less time for training. "We have the same responsibil- ities as an active duty compo- nent," said Berry. "This is a very efficient use of time for training purposes." What may be the most efficient part of FATS training, said Berry, is its cost effectiveness. When soldiers had only live firing ranges on which to train, the aver- age cost for a round of ammuni- tion was SL With the FATS sys- tem, $10 buys 20,000 rounds. "It's predicted that the system will pay for itself in two years through cost savings," said Berry. The Army has been generous with its facility, he said. In addi- tion to using FATS to train each of I the military guard branches, it opens the Bethany Beach facility to other agencies. Those who have trained on the system include the Delaware State Police, other law enforcement agencies, the Department of Cor- rections, JROTC programs, and the Boy Scouts. There are also programs available for hunter safety or weapons safety training. The 160th unit has openings available. As a combat engineer- ing company, the unit is responsi- ble for lateral construction such as building roadways and air run- ways. In a combat situation, the unit could also be called upon to build defensive positions for tanks or troops. The guard provides engineering skills training for those who enlist. The time commitment for the sol- diers is two weeks per year and one weekend per month. "It takes real dedication to be in the guard," said Berry. "The guard is made up of people who want to be here." Those who enlist are people who want the involve- ment because it is a good way for them to contribute, he said. 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