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2013-06-06 23:27:07

Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is celebrating its 6th Anniversary with an Open House on June 13. The community is the only senior living community in Jefferson County, Illinois, that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary with an Open House from 2 to 4...

2008-07-31 15:01:01

By Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 31--MT. VERNON -- The cancer program at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital has received a three year approval and commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. "We're dedicated to offering the best cancer care and are proud to have brought the very best in today's cancer treatment closer to home," St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital medical director of the cancer program stated. The commendation was granted after...

2008-07-30 15:01:16

By Vanessa Welch, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 30--MT. VERNON -- The American Red Cross and YMCA are teaming up to offer youth ages 11-15 a baby-sitting workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at the YMCA. The ARC Baby-Sitting Training Course gives pre-teens and teens the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Girl Scouts Membership Services Manager Lesa Vaughn has led this workshop for over five years, and is excited to enlighten current...

2008-07-24 18:01:00

By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 24--MT. VERNON -- Crossroads Community Hospital and Rend Lake College have partnered together in a new nursing program to help offset the shortage of nurses in the medical field. On Wednesday afternoon, representatives from the hospital and college welcomed three new nursing students who have been named recipients of a nursing scholarship offered through Crossroads Community Hospital. This is the first year for the scholarship...

2008-07-22 15:00:45

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 22--MT. VERNON -- The first outdoor music program for the City Parks and Recreation Department will be held at 7 p.m. on July 25. "We've been looking for more activities that involve the whole family," recreation coordinator Wes Plummer said. "So many times the family is broken apart with girls softball at one location, boys baseball at another and adult activities in yet another area. This is something the family can do together." The...

2008-07-21 15:00:53

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 21--WALTONVILLE -- The board of Waltonville Community Unit School District 1 is in negotiations with a possible superintendent candidate, according to board president Sandy Frick. Frick said the district interviewed a candidate last week, and has been in negotiations with that person following the interview. If the negotiations don't progress, Frick said the board will be looking for an interim superintendent for the 2008-2009 school...

2008-07-16 15:01:08

By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- The Southern Illinois Annual Mr./Miss Hope Benefit Pageant is returning again this year to help out the American Cancer Society. According to information from event organizer Rhonda Moffit, the pageant will be held at the Times Square Mall Aug. 9 and is open to boys and girls of all ages. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ACS and others affected by cancer. Since last year's event, Moffit said groups have...

2008-07-16 15:00:45

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- Efforts to get water service for households outside the Rend Lake Conservancy District in Moores Prairie improved as the Jefferson County Board was notified that it had received a Community Development Assistance Program grant from the state for design engineering. "The grant was applied for a long time ago, and it had been on the back burner," Jefferson County board member Dexter Edmison said. "We just found out the...

2008-07-16 15:00:40

By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- With daycamp winding down to just under two weeks, campers have been enjoying Water Week at Mt. Vernon Veterans Park. And, as an added bonus to the fun-filled week and in recognition of Movie in the Park, campers competed in a Penguin Relay Tuesday afternoon. Friday's Movie in the Park, "Happy Feet," is sponsored by Walgreen's Distribution Center. Events kick off at 7:30 p.m. "It is a great movie that the entire...

2008-07-14 15:00:46

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 14--MT. VERNON -- About 1,000 households within the multi-county area covered by Tri-County Electric Cooperative were represented during the annual meeting held Saturday at the cooperative office. "This year the emphasis is on the Our Energy, Our Future campaign to encourage members of the cooperative to start a dialog with our state and federal legislators," cooperative director Marcia Scott said. "We're not trying to tell members what...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.