HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Reminds Mothers about the Benefits of Breastfeeding August is National Breastfeeding MonthEFFINGHAM— HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recognizes National Breastfeeding Month in August and World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, and the benefits of breastfeeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that breastfeeding is supposed to work almost like a newborn’s first vaccine, providing vital antibodies and an immunity boost through the mother’s
Keeping Kids Safe Around Water this SummerEFFINGHAM— As the weather heats up and more children and families head to pools and beaches, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital wants to remind parents and caregivers to always keep an eye on their kids and actively supervise them when they are in and around water. While it might seem like children would be at a higher risk for drowning at a crowded community pool, most drownings among children ages 1 to 4 occur in home swimming pools, according to the Centers
(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – July 30, 2021) Isabella Daiber graduate of St. Anthony High School, is the recipient of the $500 University of Illinois Dorothy Stier Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any female graduate of Effingham High School or St. Anthony High School planning to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Members of the local PEO Sisterhood Chapter NF serve on the selection committee for the scholarship which honors Stier as a past member of the club. The
Congratulations to all 2021 EffingHAM-JAM Hometown Throwdown and Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Competition Winners!Downtown Effingham played host to the 2021 EffingHAM-JAM Hometown Throwdown Corporate & Amateur Challenge and Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Professional Competition this past weekend. Amateur BBQ enthusiasts from around Illinois and professional BBQ Teams from all over the United States traveled to compete for cash, John Boos & Co. trophies, and bragging rights in this event
The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County Launches EC-JOBS Effingham County Jobs for Business Success (EC-JOBS) is a web-based platform created specifically for Effingham County school districts, businesses, and Lake Land College. EC-JOBS creates a talent pipeline from school to work for high school students, community college students, parents, displaced workers, and incumbent workers. Led by Effingham County Chamber Workforce Development Director Jeff Fritchtnitch, EC-JOBS offers two components:
57/70 Task Force is Awarded 100+ Women Who Care Grant The 57/70 Task Force was selected as the recipient of the 100+ Women Who Care Effingham quarterly grant. The July meeting was held at the Teutopolis Event Center where members voted for a local nonprofit organization to receive a $10,300 grant. 100+ Women Who Care Effingham is a group of philanthropic women coordinated by the Effingham County Community Foundation to make a positive impact on Effingham County. The 57/70 Task Force was established
New Website to Eliminate Human Trafficking in Effingham57/70 Task Force educates, connects, and supports concerned citizens and survivors A new website (5770TaskForce.org) educates and provides resources on human trafficking in Effingham County. Thanks to generous donors, this website was established to help Effingham residents identify, report, and ultimately eliminate human trafficking. Visitors can find Survivor Stories, online & local training videos, and discussions & roundtables, as well as a
Chamber Destinations Travel Program - Upcoming Informational Meeting: Greece The Chamber Destinations Travel Program will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 31 at 5:30pm at the Effingham County Chamber office. A representative from Aventura World, a world premier travel company, will present: Greece – Land of Gods & Heroes. Trip details include: March 18-26, 2022Nine days, seven nights including hotels, meals, day trips, coach transportation from Effingham, IL, and airfare from St.
(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – July 28, 2021)Carly Bowman and Katelin Culler were named recipients of the 2021 Diane Siemer General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Scholarship. Carly Bowman received her GED in January 2021 and has been awarded a $4,534 scholarship. She will attend Lake Land College to pursue a degree in massage therapy. Katelin Culler received her GED in February 2021 and has received a $4,152 scholarship and is attending Lake Land College to earn an associate’s degree in early childhood education.
(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – July 26, 2021) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that eight Effingham County nursing students have been named recipients of the 2021 Roy Robson and Roma Jackson Nursing Scholarship. A total of $12,000 has been awarded to the following students: Logan Blankenship is a 2019 graduate of Teutopolis High School. She plans to attend Kaskaskia College to study nursing. Emily Bloemer is a 2020 graduate of Teutopolis High School. She attends Kaskaskia
Effingham Event Center to host Community Blood Drive Monday, August 9thEffingham, IL--Effingham Event Center will host a C ommunity B lood D rive from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday, August 9 th at 1501 W. Fayette Ave., inside Banquet RoomWhat: Effingham Even t Center Community Blood DriveWhen: Monday, August 9 th 1:00 pm 4:00 pmWhere: Banquet Room, 1501 W. Fayette Ave., Effingham, ILAppointments: To donate, please contact ImpactLife Urbana at (800) 747 5401 or visit www.bloodcenter. org and use code 70751
Effingham School Sports Boosters Join to Host Queen of Hearts Raffle to Benefit Area Sports Programs
Effingham Sportsbackers and St. Anthony Booster Club announce a joint Queen of Hearts raffle to benefit Effingham Unit 40 and St. Anthony Schools sports programs. July 23, 2021 (Effingham, IL) Representatives from Effingham Sportsbackers and St. Anthony Booster Club announce the launch of a joint Queen of Hearts raffle. The proceeds from the raffle benefit the sports programs at Effingham Unit 40 schools and Effingham St. Anthony Schools. The “Queen of Hearts” raffle is a progressive jackpot
(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – July 19, 2021) Megan McMahon has been named the recipient of the Delbert and Maradyl Facklam Scholarship. Megan is a 2021 graduate of Teutopolis High School and plans to attend Eastern Illinois University. The Delbert and Maradyl Facklam Scholarship is open to seniors at Teutopolis High School and is awarded based on an essay entitled “How I Plan to Give Back to My Community” as well as academic achievement and financial aid. The scholarship was established by the late Delbert
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital offers safety tips regarding food handling, preparation and storage during summer months EFFINGHAM— Preventing a food-borne illness can be a bit more challenging during the summer months when temperatures rise and more people enjoy outdoor picnics, barbeques and camping. Susan Ealy, RD, clinical dietitian at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, shared that bacteria grow faster in warmer months because hot and humid conditions cause it to multiply. Bacteria can
LAND OF LINCOLN CREDIT UNION (LLCU) HIRES HOWARD MARTIN AS NEW CHIEF LENDING OFFICER (CLO) Decatur, Illinois, July 19th, 2021 – Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is pleased to announce that Howard Martin has joined the Senior Management team as the new Chief Lending Officer (CLO). Martin will oversee lending operations for all 12 LLCU branches throughout the 27-county service area for LLCU. He will also serve as a Senior Commercial Loan Officer. LLCU is an SBA-certified lending facility. Martin
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Encourages Lawn Mower Safety this SummerEFFINGHAM— Each year thousands of individuals are injured while mowing the lawn. These injuries can be as simple as a first degree burn to something as tragic as an amputation or even death. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital urges the public to use caution while mowing, especially when children are involved. Prevention of these injuries is key, as the most common injuries could be prevented by just slowing down and being aware
Dieterich Bank – New Edwardsville Branch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Effingham, IL (July 12, 2021) - Dieterich Bank of Effingham, Illinois held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, July 12th for its new bank location on South Route 157 in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dieterich Bank has been operating out of a temporary facility in Edwardsville since the spring of 2020 and is excited to offer the customers full-service banking in a new and attractive 4,200 square foot facility that includes drive-up lanes.
(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – July 16, 2021) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Claire Sudkamp and Paige Epplin have been named recipients of the 2021 Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship. The recipients each received a $1,000 scholarship. Claire Sudkamp is a 2021 graduate of St. Anthony High School and plans to attend Quincy University. Paige Epplin is a 2021 graduate of Pinckneyville High School. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi. The Thomas
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Enhancing Patient Privacy and Comfort with Registration Renovation ProjectEFFINGHAM— HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is renovating their centralized outpatient registration area and Prairie Heart Institute waiting room to enhance patient privacy and comfort. Located adjacent to the Prairie Heart Institute/outpatient entrance, the renovation will provide three private rooms for patient registration. The area will also be refurbished with new décor and furnishings to
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the entire Crossroads Bank team, we are happy to present this check of $1,500 to Relay for Life! A special thank you to those who donated and helped us raise money for this fantastic cause. We look forward to future Effingham County Illinois Relay for Life events. Together, we can keep fighting cancer.Thanks Ron Mietzner for coordinating everything! Left to right: Travis Fry (Crossroads Bank) Marketing Representative, Ron Mietzner Relay for Life, Michael Defend
Crossroads Bank President & CEO Mike Defend has announced the addition of Travis Fry to the Crossroads Bank team. Travis was recently hired as Marketing Representative for Crossroads Bank and will be responsible for the bank’s marketing and advertising.Travis brings a variety of experience to the bank. He has experience in social media marketing, digital video marketing, graphic design, event management, video production and the utilization of social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and
Crossroads Bank President & CEO Mike Defend has announced the addition of Torrey Wolf to the Crossroads Bank team. Mr. Wolf was recently hired as a Vice-President and Commercial Loan Officer for Crossroads Bank and will be working in the Commercial Loan Department.Torrey brings a variety of experience to the bank. Previous positions Torrey has held include Assistant Vice-President and Loan Officer for Peoples State Bank of Newton, Business Development Representative and Logistics Coordinator for AM
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital offers outdoor grilling safety tipsJuly is the peak month for grilling accidentsEFFINGHAM— A backyard barbecue can be considered one of the sights and smells of summer, and safety must remain a top priority when using charcoal and propane grills. More than 16,000 people go to an emergency room each year because of a grilling incident, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About half of those injuries are burns. Deb Murbarger, RN, HSHS St.
(DIETERICH, Illinois – July 14, 2021)The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 16 Dieterich High School seniors have been named recipients of the 2021 Dieterich Community Education Endowment Scholarship. A total of $9,600 has been awarded to the following students: Faith Aherin, Emily Bloemer, Trent Brummer, Wyatte Brummer, Avriti Dogra, Lukus Donaldson, Cory Gephart, Matthew Hunzinger, Chloe Jansen, Derek Kuhl, Brooke Locey, Mackenzie Miller, Carly Ohnesorge, Allie Poe,
Supporting Moms and Babies at HSHS St. Anthony’s Women and Infants CenterFamilies Receive Gift Bag of Items, Thanks to Donations from Auxiliary and FoundationEFFINGHAM— HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Women and Infants Center delivers approximately 750 babies each year, offering compassionate care and support to moms, babies and their families. Thanks to a donation to the Women and Infants Center by the St. Anthony’s Auxiliary organization, moms who deliver at St. Anthony’s will be supported
Southern Illinois Hand Center Joins Sarah Bush Lincoln Southern Illinois Hand Center (SIHC) of Effingham is joining Sarah Bush Lincoln on August 2. The practice, located at 901 Medical Park Plaza, is staffed by three excellent hand surgeons and their team of 20. All are joining SBL and will remain in its current location in Medical Park Plaza. SBL is purchasing the building as well. The phone number will remain the same. The group includes preeminent surgeons Nash Naam, MD, FACS, Patrick