10-14-2008

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NEW FINANCIAL OFFICER AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Sherry Koehler, of Belleville, is the new Chief Financial Officer at Greenville Regional Hospital, succeeding Jerry Graber, who retired in September.  Koehler has worked in health care finance since 1997. She has previously filled the same role at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City and at Red Bud Regional Medical Center in Red Bud.  "I love that the people at Greenville Regional Hospital are so friendly and helpful.  It has a true community feel." said Koehler who is in the process of relocating to Greenville.   


EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT AWARDED TO HIGHLAND

 

According to Senator Frank Watson, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded a $10,000 Emergency Shelter Grant to the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry. Watson says for more than ten years this local organization has been doing great work throughout the Highland area and he is pleased to support their efforts.  The $10,000 grant is one of 82 grants totaling $2.5 million recently awarded by DCEO.  The grants are designed to support community based organizations to operate homeless shelters as well as provide services for the homeless.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 16th.  Dinner will be at 5:00 PM with the regular meeting at 7:00 PM at the KC Trenton Education Center.  In addition to reports from education, administration, and student services, a closed session is on the agenda to discuss personnel and business matters.  Several resolutions and work bids will be considered for approval.

 


SHELL OIL AGREES TO HELP CURB YOUTH TOBACCO SALES

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced that Shell Oil Products has agreed to implement new procedures designed to reduce cigarette sales to minors at more than 13,000 independent retail outlets in 47 states.  This is the 12th agreement Madigan's office has signed with national retailers.  The agreements are a result of an ongoing, multi-state enforcement effort that covers more than 90,000 retail outlets across the nation.  Madigan said, "I am pleased that this agreement will help to curb youth's access to tobacco products."


LEM RHODES BOARD MEETING

 

The next LEM Rhodes Cancer Foundation Board of Directors meeting is Thursday October 16th at noon in the Greenville Regional Hospital’s Administration Board Room. The Foundation assists residents of Bond County, who are battling cancer, with funds to help pay for costs not covered by insurance. The foundation reviews applications for support at monthly meetings and on an as-needed basis between meetings. To apply for assistance or to make a donation to the LEM Rhodes Cancer Foundation, contact Greenville Regional Hospital.





OBITUARIES

GERALDINE KOMBRINK

 

Geraldine Kombrink, age 83, of New Douglas, formerly from rural Sorento, passed away Saturday, October 11 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton.  Funeral services for 83 year-old Geraldine Kombrink will be Wednesday, October 15th, at 10:00 AM at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.


 

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