Resourceful approach can save moneyPublished 12:09am Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Southerners are resourceful folks. We always have been, always will be.failed
Figuring out alternative ways of doing this is part of our DNA, and it’s evident all around us.
A recent episode of “Swamp People” — a reality show based in Louisiana and featuring alligator hunters — showed the world just how resourceful a Southerner can be.
To avoid sinking their pirogue — a small, narrow boat popularized by early Cajuns — two alligator hunters dreamt up the notion of putting a life jacket on a large alligator and floating it out of the swamp.
It seemed a little crazy, but it worked.
The ability to see an alternative route to an end is good in all walks of life. Judging by some recent plans discussed by the Adams County Board of Supervisors, we’re fairly certain they’d be at home on the swamp, too.
Supervisors, faced with mounting health care costs are taking a novel approach to fixing the issue — they’re trying to encourage county workers to become healthier.
The logic is simple: Healthy employees will mean lowered health care costs, at least over time.
The county’s plans include a weight-loss contest for employees and bringing in experts to help employees learn about healthy food options.
All of these are wise moves on the county’s part. Any way supervisors can save taxpayer money — even if doing so involves some “life jacket ideas” — is worthy of a good old Southern try.