7-25-2008

 




BENEFIT REPORT FROM GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Greenville Regional Hospital recently released the 2008 Community Benefit Report.  In 2007, Greenville Regional Hospital served a total of 57,855 patients, of which 55,782 were outpatient and specialty clinic registrations and 2,073 were inpatient admissions.  The organization provides approximately 400 jobs for the community, with an annual payroll of $10 million.  Additional community benefits include education programs, the community health fair, the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation, Viola Thompson Scholarship Fund, the Green Team, and the Hospital Auxiliary.  Greenville Regional Hospital has 17 Medical Staff Members, offers 15 Specialty Clinics and 30 Hospital Services.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE LIBRARY HAS LINCOLN-DOUGLAS EXHIBIT

 

"Confronting Democracies Boundaries - The Lincoln-Douglas Debates" is a traveling museum exhibit on loan to Kaskaskia College Library August 6th - 28th.  Library staff will have supplementary materials and books on Lincoln and Douglas, presidential elections and debates, and register voting information.  For an appointment to use Kaskaskia's computer lab or have the librarian help with research, call 618-545-3131.


PRESIDENT SIGNS SHIMKUS' 911 BILL INTO LAW

 

Congressman John Shimkus attended a bill signing recently for legislation on which he was the primary Republican co-sponsor.  President Bush signed the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act (HR 3403) into law, mandating 911 for voice over Internet companies.  The bill allows fees to be collected from customers of these companies, authorizes customer information to be shared with other telecommunication carriers for emergency services, and allows grants to public service answering centers to be able to receive these 911 calls.  Shimkus said, "This really is a law that could save a life."




OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 30% Chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 89, Low 68

SUNDAY - 30% Chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 89, Low 68


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday, after the noon Bond County Area News, for Public Affiars.  Our guest this week is Tony Koonce.  Tony will talk with us about the Veteran’s Traveling Tribute and the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall that will be on display in Bond County, this summer.  That’s Public Affairs, following the Noon Bond County Area News, this Sunday on WGEL Radio.  


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