Local Business Headlines
- St. Louis Freightway, Port of New Orleans sign pact aimed at fostering economic growth
- J.C. Penney says it will close up to 140 stores
- Alton resident presented Living Legends Award
- Economic development course series starts March 1
- World’s Largest Garage Sale makes return April 23
- CNB Bank & Trust announces new financial advisor
- SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with LCCC
- Divine Immanence LLC, Maryville beauty supply business, opens
Anderson Auxiliary, medical staff, and IHAA offering $1,000 scholarships
The Auxiliary of Anderson Hospital in Maryville is offering $1,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a hospital-related health-care field.
Students must be legal residents of the state of Illinois and must attend an accredited school, although it need not be an Illinois institution.
Winners will be announced in July 2017. Applications must be received by May 15, 2017.
The scholarship application packets also include applications for the Anderson Hospital Physicians $1,000 scholarship (due May 15) and for the IHAA $1,000 scholarship (due April 15).
Applications are available online at www.andersonhospital.org/scholarships, through the financial aid and counseling departments of local academic institutions, or can be picked up at the Anderson Hospital Entrance 1 volunteer desk, volunteer office, or switchboard.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital registering for Spring Health Fair
HIGHLAND – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland is now accepting pre-registrations for the Spring Health Fair that will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland.
The fair will be held from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required for an appointment time and must be completed in person. Registration events are being held through April 11. Walk-in appointments will be taken starting at 10:15 a.m.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to take blood tests offered at the 2017 Spring Health Fair. Screenings with a 10-hour fast require plenty of water only; no gum, hard candy, sugar, or sweeteners.
In addition to offering vital statistics such as height, weight, and blood pressure, guests attending the health fair can also receive free screenings for dental health, hearing, BMI, and diet and nutrition.
Other screenings that can be conducted for a fee include: comprehensive blood screening; prostate specific agents (PSA), for men only; hemoglobin A1C; Vitamin D; Peak Flow Test, which measures lung function; and bone density.
Registration events will be held in the main lobby at St. Joseph’s Hospital:
Monday, Feb. 13, noon to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1, 8 to 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 8 to 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, 4 to 6 p.m.
Monday, March 13, noon to 2 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 8 to 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 23, 8 to 10 a.m.
Monday, March 27, noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 8 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4, noon to 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 8 to 10 a.m.
For more information call (618) 651-2739.
HeartLands Conservancy protects two natural areas near Shawnee National Forest
HeartLands Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit focused on land conservation in Southwestern Illinois, recently announced the acquisition of two key natural areas next to the Shawnee National Forest in Jackson County.
The two properties, totaling 79 acres, are located within the floodplain of the Mississippi and Big Muddy Rivers. Working with numerous partners, HeartLands identified the properties as high-priorities for protection because of their locations and their significant natural features.
One such feature is a restored wetland that adjoins more than 800 acres of U.S. Forest Service wetlands. It is home to native reptiles and amphibians, as well as, otters, beavers, muskrats and rice rats. Another feature is a second-growth hardwood forest located on Fountain Bluff, a 2,500-acre upland forest next to the Mississippi River. The forest includes a mixture of beech and oak trees that provide habitat for bats, deer, and turkeys.
“These latest acquisitions are a part of our ongoing partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Ducks Unlimited to protect and restore floodplain functions in the Mississippi River Watershed in Southern Illinois,” said William Boardman, land conservation chair for HeartLands Conservancy. “We are particularly grateful to the previous land owners for their long-standing care of these important natural areas.”
HeartLands received funding assistance from two foundations — Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and Grand Victoria Foundation — to complete the purchase.
RiverBend Growth Association announces newest members
GODFREY — RiverBend Growth Association has announced its newest members.
• Affordable Dentistry Today – Alton
• Creative Options Graphic Design, Inc. – Edwardsville
• Da-Com Corporation – St. Louis
• Dixon, Scott – Alton
• Drake Tire & Auto Service – Alton
• E-Z Bow by Tracy – Alton
The RiverBend Growth Association is the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the 11 communities knows as the Riverbend. For more information about the Growth Association, visit www.growthassociation.com or call (618) 467-2280.