By Liz Wood 

Above and beyond

 

H.B. Lawson

Omie Blocker, center, relates how she has invested over a third of her life in this facility and she's not about to give up on the residents or staff, "just because we finally got a bad owner after all these years."

Tuesday morning, it was business as usual at Deseret Health and Rehab. One glaring difference is that the phone is being answered Valley View Healthcare, which is the former name of the nursing home.

The nursing home was built in 1975 by Kendall McBride and was operated by him and his sister Carolyn Vyvey for seven years.

The Saratoga Lions Club had guaranteed the bond. If the bonds were not paid, the members of the Lions Club would personally be responsible for the loan, according to an article written by Dick Perue, former owner of the Saratoga Sun.

It allowed the residents of the Platte...



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