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      Jobs may be on the line at Benzie County nursing facility

      A husband of an employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the jobs of twenty people are on the line.

      Layoffs may be on the horizon for employees at the Maples - the Benzie County skilled nursing facility that, in May, owed the county almost half a million dollars.

      A husband of an employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the jobs of twenty people are on the line.

      He said the employees were given the news of the potential layoffs last week and were given two options: work 32 hours in a two week period, or be laid off.

      Employees are expected to hear the fate of their jobs on Thursday.

      While the facility is owned by Benzie County, no one there could talk about the possibility of layoffs, but did say that the Maples is on schedule to pay back its loan to the county. As of today, the Maples still owes the county just over $200,000.

      Meanwhile, construction is underway to build additional rooms at the Maples. The project was approved by voters in 2010.

      Attempts to speak with someone at the Maples were unsuccessful as we're told the administrator is at a conference until Thursday.