Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No Interview Required

I heard this on the radio this morning. It's always been said that unpleasant jobs get given to people who don't attend the meeting. Apparently being there doesn't necessarily help.

Hughes County Emergency Management Director Rob Fines wasn’t expecting to receive another job title when he attended Tuesday’s Hughes County Commission meeting. But he got one. Fines was named as the interim county coroner. He will replace former county corner Patrick Van Lith who resigned last month after leaving the funeral business.

Both State’s Attorney Kelly Marnette and Sheriff Mike Leidholt said the position needed to be filled on a temporary basis. After much discussion, commissioners finally looked at Fines, who was sitting in the back, and appointed him on temporary basis. Commissioner Jim Hardwick says Fines’ past career as the state EMS director for the Department of Health makes him the logical choice.

Fines says he was surprised by the appointment and says his first job will be to learn the process.