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Published on Jun 21, 2013
75-year-old Lois Ramsey was on her way to work when someone from Stacies Personal Care service called her with the news she had lost her job.I was told to go straight to the office, said Ramsey who was told to come get her last paycheck for $379.74 cents and her pay period through June 23rd. They had our checks ready today, so they must have known yesterday something was happening, said Ramsey. Stacies has numerous employees like Lois who had no warning and rumours of a bankruptcy persist. In a case like this, you have a big question just what is going on, said Ramsey. News 13 went to Stacies Marshall office. It was empty. News 13 called numerous times during office hours but only got recordings. Ramsey and other laid off employees called News 13 for help. The company which caters to helping elderly with daily needs including meals, bathroom assistance and doctors visits, has about six company competitors in town. One of them is owned by Mark and Paul Ziemer called Home Carefree. The couple is publicizing a Saturday orientation in an effort to help and hire displaced employees from Stacie's. News 13 connected Lois Ramsey with the company. She plans to visit Monday and fill out an application so she can retain her client and continue in her job as a home healthcare assistant. I understand their reasons for panicking, said Mark Ziemer, owner of Home Carefree. You have employees that need to work and clients that need services. On Staci's Facebook page Paula Ziemer listed a notice to laid off staff about the Saturday orientation. For employees displaced by Stacies Personal Care, click here or call (828)277-1580 . For other licensed agencies also hiring, click here or call (828) 277.8288. by Kimberly KingFollow Kim on Twitter @KimKingReports