Posted by – September 3, 2010
Lots of construction and expansion is going on at Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis (including a tele-medicine initiative that we covered as part of a broader story on rural broadband Internet access in July). But one of their biggest changes isn’t a physical one.
The hospital has dropped “Memorial” from its name and started doing business as simply Scotland County Hospital, with a new logo to boot. Although the hospital is still legally known as Scotland County Memorial Hospital District, a release from the hospital says the change in its common name is to alleviate confusion among other hospitals in the region with the same initials.
In addition, the hospital has changed its mailing address from a rural route and box number to match its new physical address, 450 E. Sigler, Memphis, MO 63555. The associated Memphis Medical Services is located at Suite A at the same address. The new addresses are effective immediately, but the U.S. Postal Service will continue delivering mail addressed to the rural route through August 2011.
“Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.”
Posted by – July 28, 2009
I finally got the chance to go to my first Hannibal Cavemen game Saturday night.
I know. I know. The season is just two weeks from being over. What can I say? Being a single mom makes for a fairly busy life. Regardless, I finally made it thanks to an invite from long-time pal and former Herald-Whig writer Brien Murphy, who loves baseball.
It was probably the one of the best evenings of the summer.
The park is quite simply beautiful, and the weather … sublime. The Cavemen fans were full of enthusiasm. Of course, beating the Quincy Gems 7-2 and getting the embattled paddle back helped goose that fervor up a bit. The fact that the Cavemen played a great game, with three triples — two of them in one inning alone — over the course of nine innings was fun to see, too.
Posted by – July 10, 2009
Every once in a while , we get a thank you for a story we’ve done, and I can’t say how much those notes are appreciated.
I received a note on Thursday from Maxine Wolfmeyer, one of the LaGrange ladies who make quilts for the needy. In the story was a plea for the material the women use — double knit polyester. It’s hard to find these days, but the material makes wonderfully durable quilts.
According to Mrs. Wolfmeyer, they’ve gotten four calls about supplies of the material since the story about their quilt-making efforts ran in Tuesday’s edition.
Here’s some thanks of my own to those folks who’ve made the effort to call Mrs. Wolfmeyer — and a challenge. Surely, there’s more double-knit out there. The challenge is for folks to check their closets and basements for the stuff. Since it’s seldom popular wear any more, it shouldn’t be a hardship to give it up for a good cause.
Anyone interested in donating double-knit polyester material for the Ladies Aid quilt project should contact Wolfmeyer at (573) 655-8872 or the church office at (573) 655-4416.