Grundy County to test birds for West Nile
May 3, 2012 10:18AM
A team of students from the Delta Phi Art Club at Morris High School spent hours creating a picturesque scene in a stairwell at Morris Hospital that encourages employees to use hte stairs instead of the elevator. | submitted photo
Updated: May 18, 2012 10:20AM
West Nile testing
MORRIS — The Grundy County Health Department is again collecting birds to submit for testing to the state of Illinois as part of the West Nile virus surveillance activities.
Director of Environmental Health Mike Boyle said, “a bird is suitable for testing if it has not been dead more than two days and it does not display signs of injury or decomposition. Many different types of birds are acceptable for testing, so it is best if you call the Environmental Health Division if you find a bird.”
For information, contact the department at 815-941-3115.
Roses for Mom
MORRIS — The Morris Lions Club is selling tickets to reserve a dozen roses for delivery to local homes in its annual rose sale.
From 8 a.m. to noon May 12, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 13, the Morris Lions will deliver one dozen long-stem roses to those who have purchased tickets for $16.
To place and order, call any Morris Lions Club member or 815-942-6634 before Saturday.
MORRIS — Morris Hospital and the Morris High School Delta Phi Art Club have come together for a unique project aimed at improving the health of hospital employees.
A team of 12 students, lead by art teach Chris Hankins, spent several weeks painting a detailed nature scene in a stairwell leading from the first floor to the lower level near the cafeteria. The picturesque stairwell gives employees a reason to use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
“Sometimes people just get into a routine of using the elevators and forget about the option of using the stairs,” said Leigh Anne Hall, wellness manager at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.
A video of the painting in progress and a final tour of the Stairwell to Better Health can be viewed on Morris Hospital’s YouTube Channel, at www.youtube.com/morrishospital.
COAL CITY — Edward Jones financial adviser Tammy Johnson and Branch Office Administrator Michelle Altiery in Coal City were ranked within the top 25 percent of the country for excellence in client service at Edward Jones.
“We are particularly honored by this award as it is one bestowed upon us by our clients,” Johnson said.
MINOOKA — The Minooka Federated Woman’s Club will installed officers Tuesday at Cookie’s Restaurant.
Officers will be Denise Brennan, returning president; Nancy Skwarczynski, returning vice president; Marti Leo, secretary; and Jean Jun, treasurer.
MORRIS — The Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual used oil drive from 9 a.m. to noon May 19 at the USDA Service Center, 3605 N. Route 47.
Participants will be asked to drop off their used oil and are required to take their containers home with them. They can be used to collect oil for next year’s oil drive. Gas and paint thinner will not be accepted. Antifreeze and used oil filters will be accepted, but must be kept separate from the oil.
For information, call 815-942-0359, ext. 3.
MINOOKA — Some 17 vendors came April 22 at Ellis House and Equestrian Center to promote their earth-friendly business and offer ideas and suggestions to help keep Mother Earth healthy.
Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, Midwest Utility Experts and Healthy Alternatives — Shaklee, to name a few, offered information and products for this exact purpose.
Nearly 200 guests enjoyed the live entertainment from Trish Kinnavy and the Merry Hearts Clowns. One lucky attendee won a night stay at the Wingate by Wyndham in Joliet and yet other Lights for Learning gift basket filled with several earth friendly goodies.
The event was sponsored by the Kendall County Forest Preserve District. To learn more, visit www.ellishec.com or call 815-475-4035.