Manufacturing operations at the Parker-Kalon plant on Roberts Road stopped in 1977 as a result of a strike by members of Teamsters Local 783, of which more than half of the estimated 250 employees at the plant are members.
The strike, according to Robert F. Bihr Jr., industrial relations manager, is because of a dispute involving the terms of a wages and benefits labor contract.
Jane Wheatley, who has been interim hospital CEO on several occasions, has been named to the position permanently.
Despite freezing temperatures and snow, Taylor County's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday went on this weekend. More than 50 people braved the icy winds on Sunday afternoon to participate in the annual march sponsored by the Black Ministerial Alliance. About 20 cars followed the walkers.