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February 2019
Clay Kautzman

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone who might be unfamiliar to most. Clayton “Clay” Kautzman. Unless you need to be taken for a ride. No, not that type of ride…a TAP ride! Clay is one of our top TAP drivers, taking homebound seniors to various places four days a week. It was his wife, Virginia, another TAP driver, who got him to start driving for us. Not just a TAP driver who also helps out serving dinners at our Thanksgiving but also delivers meals for our Operation Senior Claus. He’d like to do more but, while retired, he still is quite busy as a handyman at all of his and Virginia’s rental properties. Originally from Mandan, North Dakota, he came out to California due to his stint in the Marines. After getting out he went to school to learn more about computers. Following graduation he went to work for Western Union, GTE, then as a contractor out at Norton. Married to Virginia they have two boys, six grandkids, and one great-grandkid. Thanks Clay for taking time out of your busy schedule to take care of others.


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Flu shots may have been available since September, but that didnt stop us from packing them in for last months Health Fair. Possibly it was people getting out on what turned out to be a beautiful day. Or maybe it was all the other great vendors, information, and freebies that got people in the door. Whatever it was, it started with a crowd waiting to get in.

A long line snaked through the building, stopping at various tables. Some people got their blood pressure checked, or ???. There are those that think that people come only for the free flu shots, but out of the over 250 people who showed up, only 150 of them got shots. A few of those even managed to get their passport completed for a chance at the many raffles provided by our vendors.

For those that came a little later in the morning, they were able to view things at a more

leisurely pace and were able to stop at each table, talk to the various vendors, and pick up lots of useful information before getting their shot. Towards the end it slowed to a trickle, but it was a steady trickle. The sad part were the people who showed up, or called up, wanting shots.

Thanks to the volunteers who came to set up and work the fair, all of our wonderful vendors who came out to make this a success. Additional thanks go our to the Highland Police Departments Citizens Patrol for their excellent traffic control. Mostly we would like to thank our event sponsors, the Physicians of Beaver Medical Group and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.