?Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications available PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    The Washington County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is time once again for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Applications are available to traditional seniors and non-traditional students and are available at the all three county high school guidance offices and the Washington County Community Foundation office.
    In order to qualify, high school students must be a resident of Washington County and must graduate from a Washington County high school or the Indiana Academy by the end of June 2009.  They also must have applied and been accepted to at least one accredited Indiana college or university to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study by the time the application is submitted to the Foundation.  Additional criteria being used to evaluate the applicant include GPA, SAT/ACT scores, Family Income and Financial Need, First generation college student, Extra Curricular activities, Community Service, Honors and Awards, Application, and Essay.
    Criteria for non-traditional applicants include having graduated from an accredited Indiana high school five or more years ago.  They must have applied to and been accepted by at least one accredited Indiana college or university to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study by the time the application is submitted to the Foundation.  Additional criteria being used to evaluate the applicant include less than one year of college credits, not currently attending college on a full time basis, demonstrated financial need, ability and motivation to attend college on a full time basis, current resident of Washington County, first generation college student, Community Service, Application, Essay, and recent SAT/ACT scores.
    All applications are due to the Washington County Community Foundation office no later than January 9,  at 3:30 p.m.  High school students should consult with their guidance office to determine the deadline at their school, as this deadline will be prior to the January 9 deadline. For more information please contact Lindsey Wade-Swift or Judy Johnson at 883-7334.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:21
 
?John Hay Center seeking volunteers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    The John Hay Center is currently seeking volunteers to help with upcoming events and tours.
    The John Hay Center includes the birthplace of John Hay, The Depot, Stevens Memorial Museum and Pioneer Village. The genealogy department is located within the museum.
    Volunteers are needed to help conduct tours, cleaning and with events.
    Persons interested should contact Anita K. Bush, Marketing and Events Coordinator at 812-883-6495 or 883-1884.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:23
 
?January schedule of events for WCMH PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Washington County Memorial Hospital provides several classes, clinics and seminars throughout the month to provide the residents of Washington County with opportunities to improve their health. Following is a list of events and classes scheduled for the month of January.
    Childbirth and Sibling Classes: Prenatal, sibling and childbirth classes are offered, as well as our new breast-feeding class. These classes are offered one-on-one with the expectant parents and can be scheduled at any time with one of our OB nurses. To register for any of these classes, call 883.5881 ext. 1111.
    Smoking Cessation: This five-week class is taught on an individual basis. The class utilizes nicotine patches and the QuitSmart kit. These products are available through a grant from the Washington County Health Department for all class participants. Start on the road to a healthier you, quit smoking today! To register, call 883.5881 ext. 1222.
    Permanent Car Seat Fitting Station - Washington County Memorial Hospital now offers free car seat safety checks. Dates and locations for these checks are January 14 and 28 from 2 - 5 p.m. at WCMH. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call Matt Kidd at 883-5881 ext. 1376.
    Diabetes Support Group: Get help and support from other individuals with diabetes. This support group is held on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the WCMH Classroom. Share recipes, ideas and tips for managing your diabetes. The January meeting will be held on January 13. To register, call 883.8565.
    CPR and First Aid: This CPR and pediatric first aid class is open to the public and covers the needed skills for foster parents, day care workers and substitute teachers. It will be held on Saturday, January 24 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the WCMH Classroom. The cost is $40, which includes materials. Registration fee must be paid the day of the class.
    Cancer Crusaders Support Group: The next meeting of the Cancer Crusaders Support Group will be held on Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in the WCMH cafeteria. This support group is available to individuals dealing with cancer and/or family members and caregivers of cancer patients.
    For more information, call 883.5881 ext. 1366.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:31
 
?Commentary . . . Reflections, Observations, and Expectations PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    I have to say up front that I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t have anything against them but the practice of making such promises to myself simply because an arbitrary calendar date rolls around seems wrought with potential for me to disappoint myself.  I would prefer to set goals for myself rather than make promises to myself.
      I know that may be a distinction without a difference; in my twisted way of thinking a goal involves strategies whereas a resolution can lead to all sorts of self imposed guilt and disappointment as well as shortsighted rationalization.
    I do, however, see benefit in assessing progress toward goals and the setting of new goals at this time of year based on every changing conditions.  Some of these changed conditions have been of my own making while others have been totally out of my control.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:08
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?WCMH continues to bleed red ink PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    In an abbreviated public meeting following an extended executive session, the Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) Board of Directors received still more disappointing financial information.  According to Chief Financial Officer, Patricia Ellison, WCMH lost over $228,000 in the month of November and a total of $1.6 million, year-to-date.  The financial report was accepted and approved by the Board without question or discussion.
    In other business, the Board heard from WCMH Chief Executive Officer, Randy Lindauer, about efforts and progress in recruiting Family Practice Physicians and Pediatrics Physicians.  According to Lindauer, negotiations are going well with several doctors and it is expected that some sort of formal announcements are forthcoming after the first of the year.
    The Board also appoint three of its own members as representatives to a committee charged with negotiating a binding affiliation agreement with Saint Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis.  In addition to members of the WCMH Board, members of the Washington County Council and the Washington County Board of Commissioners will also serve on the negotiating committee.  Formal negotiations between the two hospitals are set to begin in January.
    With no further business to discuss, the Board adjourned until its next regularly scheduled meeting on January 29.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:10
 
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