• Conceal carry classes quickly filling

    by  • December 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Training classes for concealed-carry gun safety are filling up fast before the new law takes effect in a few weeks. Illinois State Police will begin processing applications after the new year starts and one requirement is that everyone applying undergoes training. The southern Illinois concealed carry academy says they’re getting calls every day from...

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    Flu cases result in hospital visitor restrictions

    by  • December 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese has placed restrictions on visitors due to an increase in influenza or ‘flu’ cases. Children under the age of 14 and anyone displaying any flu-like symptoms are asked to not visit patients at St. Joseph’s until restrictions are lifted. Symptoms can include fever or chills, sore throat, body or...

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    St. Mary’s taking over management of Clay County Hospital

    by  • December 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan, Incorporated has signed an agreement with Clay County to begin managing Clay County Hospital effective January 1st, 2014. The agreement will enhance the existing relationship of the two organizations to provide greater collaboration and improved health care services in south central Illinois. The management change is not expected to impact any...

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