December 13, 2022: Have you ever heard of the PECS system? I learned yesterday that PECS is the Picture Exchange Communication System: a way for autistic people to communicate without relying on speech. To communicate, people use cards with pictures, symbols, words, or photographs to ask for things, comment on things or answer questions. It was developed as an alternative/augmentative communication system in 1985 by Andy Bondy, PhD, and Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP. There is a questionnaire on the website to determine if an individual is a good candidate for PECS.
The weather today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 30s and a low of 24. East winds of around 5 mph.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year from David Jochynek your local State Farm Agent. Now is a great time to connect with David and get your free quote.
Congratulations to Patty Tasker of Garrett Family Medicine, as she was recently named the 2022 Employee of the Year at Garrett Regional Medical Center.
The Board of County Commissioners will have its public meeting on December 20, 2022. The meeting will also be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/.
Great news! Deep Creek UNO is back open 7 days a week, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Stop in to eat or do some holiday shopping (or both). Also… Santa is coming to Deep Creek UNO today from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM! Bring the kids for a visit and picture with Santa and a special treat. KIDS EAT FREE with a paying adult.
Every Monday & Tuesday, all appetizers are now half off at Mountain State Brewing Deep Creek Lake!
The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting today at 3:00 PM. The Board will meet in the Board Room at the Central Office. The meeting is open to the public and will be live-streamed for public review.
Everyone is gearing up for the holidays, but we also know that sometimes this time of year can be really tough – especially if someone you love is no longer with you. Grief is always hard, but it’s especially difficult during Christmas. Today at 7:00 PM, Crossroads Church is inviting anyone in the community to join them as they remember the loved ones who have passed away and honor their memory.