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GIBSON CITY — The Ford County Public Health Department has entered into a contract with Sheila Lawson to help the agency apply for grant funding.
Lawson, who was in charge of completing the Ford County Health Department’s IPLAN document earlier this year, will be paid a fee of $6,000 to help the agency apply for a grant that awards up to $200,000 a year over a three-year period.
RURAL CISSNA PARK — The Iroquois County Board is throwing its support behind a proposed medical marijuana cultivation center north of Cissna Park.
Last week, Chairman Rod Copas wrote a letter of support for the project, and the county’s zoning administrator signed a form to be submitted to the state that says the facility would comply with local zoning rules.
WATSEKA — Children and adults with cold-like symptoms are not being allowed to visit patients at Iroquois Memorial Hospital or residents at the Iroquois Resident Home until further notice due to the Enterovirus-D68 outbreak in Illinois and 11 other states.
WATSEKA — Dr. Teresita Torres, a family medicine specialist at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, recently addressed the Enterovirus-D68 virus outbreak that has occurred in 10 Midwestern states, including Illinois.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital’s OB Department is hosting a National Seat Check Saturday event on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the hospital’s main entrance.
Free child car seat checks will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon by the hospital’s certified child passenger safety technicians.
To make an appointment, call 784-2510.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation announced disciplinary action against a nurse from Kempton.
George Hills of Kempton had his registered nurse license placed in “refuse to renew” status for failure to submit to a mandatory screen following allegations of diversion of controlled substances from a facility.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department board has entered into a one-year contract with a Tennessee-based consulting firm that will assist the newly formed agency with a number of initiatives.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department’s website has gone live.
The site, www.fordcountyphd.org, was created by Bernie McCarty of Premier Network Solutions in Danville.
SIBLEY — At first, Lonnie Adkins was reluctant to let his wife, Nancy, complete the Ice Bucket Challenge as the activity began sweeping the nation and became a social media craze.
“I kept telling her, ‘No way,’ because even in cold weather, she just freezes up and stiffens up,” Lonnie Adkins said. “But she wanted to do it.”
So, they came to a compromise.
By CARISSA STANGARONE
The Community Resource & Counseling Center in Paxton
It’s about that time of year again! We’re in the midst of last-minute adventures and soaking up as much sun as possible before children and teens return to school.