Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Chief Financial Officer Jerry Klein was this year’s recipient of the Forward Look Award, presented by LCMH CEO Doug Florkowski on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the annual Christmas dinner meeting at the Red Hills State Park Trace Inn restaurant. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)
Hospital recognizes CFO with Forward Look Award
By Barbara E. Allender
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital found the qualities needed in a Chief Financial Officer more than seven years ago as Quorum Healthcare Resources Management service filled the position with Jerry Klein. Last week, the hospital board honored Klein for his dedication with the Forward Look Award.
Sumner Police Chief Travis Trainer (at right)officially welcomes Nick Earnst to the Police Department with congratulations on certificate of completion of the Southern Illinois Criminal Justice Training Program.
(Photo by Barbara E. Allender)
Sumner City Storage Building is nearly finished
By Barbara E. Allender
An update on the construction of the new storage building behind City Hall during the regular monthly meeting of the Sumner City Council was presented on Tuesday.
A Shot in the Arm-The Gift of Health for the Holidays
Get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Public Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, December 8-14, 2013. Vaccinate Illinois Week coincides with National Influenza Vaccination Week, a national observance established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination and encourage more people to be vaccinated during the holiday season and into the new year.
“The flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza, a potentially serious disease,” said Dr. Hasbrouck. “Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, missed work due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Flu activity usually peaks around January or later so it’s not too late to get vaccinated.”
Bridgeport City Council has Enough for Quorum at Meeting
By Vickie Shoulders
The Bridgeport City Council met on Tuesday despite weather conditions. There was a low public turnout, with only five citizens of the city present, as well as three council members absent. Council members present were: T.J. McClellan, Robin Wirth and Tyler Griffin. With the mayor in attendance, it was enough for a quorum.
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22nd Annual Travel Back to Bethlehem is Saturday
The Beulah United Methodist Church will be hosting its 22nd Annual Travel Back to Bethlehem on Saturday (Dec. 14) south of Sumner. From 5—9 p.m., all are invited to drive on the blacktop south of Sumner where luminaries will light the way turning right onto the Beulah UMC road. Live Biblical scenes will be portrayed along two miles of the roadway. They include: Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem, King Herod, Shepherds guarding their flocks, and Live animals at the Nativity.
Once at the church, free refreshments will be offered in the fellowship hall. There will also be live music in the sanctuary.
For more information, call 936-2325 or visit the website at:
ERBA hosts Informational Meeting on Health Marketplace
The Embarras River Basin Agency (ERBA) in Lawrenceville is scheduled to host an informational meeting to educate Lawrence County community members about the new health insurance options available through Get Covered Illinois – The Official Health Marketplace. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the ERBA Outreach Office, 1211 State Street, Lawrenceville.
Christmas season at Lawrence Public
December is a busy month at the Lawrence Public Library! Santa will be at the library from 11:00am - 1:00pm on Saturday, December 14. Bring your little ones in to have their picture taken with Santa for FREE.
Forgiveness month, and the Food for Fines food drive will continue throughout the month.
The Lawrence Public Library will be closed on December 24 - 25, and December 31, and January 1.
Weather cancels Santa visit
The winter welcome for Santa at the Sumner Attendance Center, 4—7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 has been cancelled due to the weather.
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