Scott Memorial Hospital hosting Blood Drive on April 27 to Boost Red Cross Blood Supply PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The American Red Cross blood drive will be held at Scott Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 27. Scott Memorial Hospital began hosting blood drives after the 9-11 attacks in 2001.
    Donations levels have a way of going down as the summer vacation center approaches, and the Red Cross tries to build supplies in advance of that drop.
    If blood supplies drop, there is a risk that accident victims and other critically injured patients may not have enough blood. The Red Cross has enhanced their donor questionnaire and eligibility standards to speed the donor process. European travel restrictions have also been modified so that travelers who have been turned down in the past may now be eligible.
    There have been other changes in the blood donor qualifications that make more people eligible. Those donor eligibility changes include:
* Donors who are taking antibiotics may donate immediately after the last dose if they are not symptomatic.
* Donors who have received chemotherapy may donate if they are treatment-free and symptom-free after five years.
* Donors who have minor injuries requiring stitches may donate two days after receiving stitches if there is no infection present.
* Donors who have had oral surgery requiring stitches may donate three days after receiving stitches if there is no infection present.
    With just 38 percent of the population eligible to give blood, and just a fraction of those eligible actually donating, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood more often. The average blood donor gives less than two times a year, yet anyone can donate every 56 days.
    All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
    The blood drive at Scott Memorial Hospital will take place on Monday, April 27, from 1 to  6 p.m. Scott Memorial Hospital is located at 1451 N. Gardner (Us Hwy 31 N.) in Scottsburg.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:02
 
GCCS Board of Trustees conducting Superintendent search PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Board of School Trustees of the Greater Clark County School Corporation is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent of Schools.
    The Board of School Trustees is committed to selecting the best possible candidate for this position and has extended the application deadline.  
    In order to be considered for the position of Superintendent of Schools, a complete application package must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 5. Applications are available by visiting the Greater Clark website at www.gcs.k12.in.us or by contacting the Greater Clark Human Resources Department at 283?0701. Completed application materials must be mailed to: Greater Clark County School Corporation, P.O. Box 909, Jeffersonville, IN  47131?0909.
    The Board of Trustees is also asking employees, parents, and community members to share their opinion concerning the Superintendent of Schools position by completing an online survey. To complete the survey, visit the Greater Clark County Schools website at www.gcs.k12.in.us. For individuals without internet access that wish to complete a survey, please contact Erin Bojorquez at the GCCS Administration Building at  283?0701.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:05
 
Founder’s Day promises “Fun, Family and Friends” for this year’s celebration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    Founder’s Day has always been a time to bring family and friends together for a great time including live music, carnival rides and games, yummy food and a fantastic parade. This year’s celebration will be no different as the theme is “Fun, Family and Friends.”
    The two-day festival is set for Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 in Greenway Park on the surrounding areas.
    Co-Chairs of this year’s Founder’s Day is Donna Coomer and Ted Little.  The two along with the other Charlestown Beautification Committee (CBC) members promise lots of fun with some new exciting events and a guarantee of the fun from favorite events.
    Events leading up to the two-days filled with fun in Greenway Park this year will include a Pork Chop Dinner and Auction, Street Dance, Prince and Princess Pageant and a Balloon Glow and Race.
    The Pork Chop Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. at the Arts and Enrichment Center, located at 999 Water Street in Charlestown. The Chairs of the Dinner are Rhonda Davidson and Donna Coomer while the Chairs of the Auction event are Carmen Eberle and Donna Ennis.
    The Street Dance is one of the events being brought back from last year’s Bicentennial Celebration. The Street Dance will be hosted by Chuck Ledbetter Sr. and held on Short Street in Charlestown. The dance will be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. The Co-Chairs of the Street Dance is Chuck Ledbetter Sr. and Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall.
    This year unfortunately there will not be a queen pageant, although the CBC members are very excited about the Prince and Princess Pageant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:06
Read more...
 
Clark County SWCD encourages Soil Stewardship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of all natural resources, including soil, during its annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has proclaimed April 26 to May 3 as Stewardship Week.
    2009 Stewardship Week is themed  “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil.” Correlating education materials were developed based on an exhibition created by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America and the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:07
Read more...
 
Chili supper to benefit Martin Andy Stoner May 9 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    A benefit chili supper will be held for Martin Andrew Stoner who has been stricken with a rare malignant brain tumor.
    Glioblastoma-Multi-Lobular, is a rare, fast growing tumor.
    Funds are being raised to pay for travel and upcoming medical expenses.
    The supper will be held at the New Washington Park on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    There will be live music provided by local bands.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:09
 
<< Start < Prev 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 Next > End >>

Page 681 of 783