Psychological First Aid course a training method to help recover from a disaster

VERMILLION – People caught up in disasters, like the tornadoes that devastated Moore, Okla. and Granbury, Texas this past month, require more than life-saving first aid – they need psychological first aid. First responders do heroic work saving lives but what about the stress on them and the people they … Read Article

Author’s visit sparked by ‘electronic friendship’ with local student blogger

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The Internet has made personal correspondence easier than ever, either between relatives, friends or coworkers. One such friendship resulted in a writer of young adult fiction visiting local schools and the city library last week. Thanks in large part to the efforts of local 14-year-old Maddie … Read Article

Miles tells grads to prepare for inevitable ‘highs and lows’

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Olympic pole-vaulter Derek Miles had some words of advice for the Vermillion High School class of 2013 – learn to navigate the highs and lows of your life, revel in your victories and keep perspective. Miles made his remarks as featured speaker in the graduation ceremony … Read Article