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Search Begins for Prowers County Veterans Service Officer

Jeremy Miller

Jeremy Miller

Jeremy Miller announced his resignation as the Veteran’s Service Officer for Prowers County to the Board of Commissioners on Monday, July 11th.  Miller will leave at the end of July to relocate to Hays, Kansas where he will assume the Veteran’s Service Officer for western Kansas.

“We sure hate to see you leave,” said board chairman, Ron Cook, “and we wish you luck. We really appreciate all that you’ve done.” Miller became the Service Officer in January 2013, replacing Carol Grauberger who held that position for 20 years with the county.  Calvin Melcher served briefly as an interim Officer before Miller, a former Navy Veteran, was hired.  Miller also serves as the county’s Vital Statistics Officer.  Tammie Clark, the Director of the County Public Health Office, said an advertisement for the open position will soon be announced.

Miller said, “There are plenty of reasons to go and plenty of reasons to stay,” but we’re originally from Hays and all my family is located there, so this is a good move for the family.” He stated that he and his wife have been following each other around the country during the course of his military career.  “We have to get our house ready for sale in Lamar and need to start looking for a place in Kansas, so we’re dividing those responsibilities, as I’ll go ahead shortly after the 21st of the month.”

In his last report to the commissioners, Miller related some general monthly statistics of activities from his office; 85 phone calls, 32 office visits, 17 pieces of correspondence received, 31 referrals and inquires as well as two new veterans who were assisted registering for health care services and 23 veterans who were transported around the state for medical appointments. Those are cut and dry statistics, but to the veterans who are receiving those services, they can make all the difference in the world to those who are benefitting from them.  That’s what Jeremy Miller and those like him offer for the nation’s veterans.  They are the initial link when it comes to introducing veterans to the services that are provided for them through their service to the country.

By Russ Baldwin

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