Southwest weekly notes
April 6, 2012 4:30PM
Updated: May 10, 2012 8:03AM
School earns recognition
MORRIS — Immaculate Conception School has again been assigned full recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education based on the school’s compliance with nonpublic school recognition standards.
The school recently received a certificate noting the status. This certificate is posted in the school hallway.
MORRIS — Morris Area Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Morris Hospital Education Room, at 150 W. High St. Activities for the evening will include prepared speeches, supportive evaluations and an opportunity to participate in a challenging session of extemporaneous speaking.
For free literature and information, call Frank Hankins at 815-942-4723 or Dwayne Mickelson at 815-942-5083 or visit morrisarea.easy-speak.org.
Genealogical group meeting
WILMINGTON — The Will/Grundy Counties Illinois Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Wilmington Lions Club, at 805 River St.
Guest presentation will be by Stephen Szabodos on mining census records. His presentation will cover the wealth of information that can be found in U.S. census records.
For information, email John Persic at email@example.com or Roger Younghusband at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wggs.org.
MORRIS — The Braceville Fire Department, Dwight EMS, Dwight Fire Department, Lisbon-Seward Fire Department and Lyondell EMS have voluntarily elected to join the Morris Hospital Emergency Medical Services System.
This means Morris Hospital will provide education and continuing training for the providers’ emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
The Coal City Fire Department, Minooka Fire Department, Morris EMS, Morris Fire Department, Morris City Dispatch and Newark EMS are also part of the system.
Morris Hospital is qualified to provide education and training for pre-hospital providers as a designated resource hospital within Illinois Region VII Emergency Medical Services. The hospital received the status from the Illinois Department of Public Health in May 2010.
Morris Hospital is now in its second year of offering college accredited EMT-paramedic courses through a partnership with Joliet Junior College..
Having these classes available at Morris Hospital has been a great convenience for those who previously had to travel great distances for their education and practical experience, said Kevin Bernard, EMT-P, manager of emergency medical services/emergency management at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.
Morris Hospital invests about $250,000 a year in salaries and resources that are needed to serve as a resource hospital for area pre-hospital providers.
“We are very happy to welcome Braceville, Dwight, Lisbon-Seward and Lyondell to the Morris Hospital Emergency Medical Services system,” said Dr. Sean Atchison, a board-certified emergency medicine physician with EPIC Group, who serves as EMS medical director of EMS services at Morris Hospital.
Trip to Starved Rock
MORRIS — Join the Morris Public Library on a trip to the Starved Rock Lodge to see “A Tribute to Bing Crosby.”
Entertainer Bob Pasch has been performing his tribute show for more than 25 years.
The trip includes lunch and dessert.
The bus leaves the library at 10 a.m. July 9. The show will conclude at 2:45 p.m. The cost is $47, which includes bus, lunch and show.
Payment is due by June 9. Visit the library, at 604 Liberty St., or call 815-942-6880 to register.