Chamber Honors Local Businesses
The Kahoka/Clark County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas Dinner on Monday, December 6, at Cookies Cafe in Kahoka. Over thirty chamber members attended the dinner.
Chamber president Bev Laffoon reported on Santa’s arrival in downtown Kahoka last Friday, and noted that about 80 children and their families were at Steve’s Family Dining to meet him.
Drawings were held for Clark County Cash at several businesses, and several other businesses held their own in-store prize drawings.
The chamber members present re-elected three board members. Karen Arnold, Jan Wyrick and Maria Shirey will all return to the board.
The Chamber also presented two “Golden Hammer” awards, to two of Kahoka’s newest businesses: Cruisers and H&M Antiques.
“Things have been pretty tough around Clark County this year,” said Laffoon, “but we want to wish everyone the Merriest Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Rescue Squad Fundraiser at to Be Held at Steve’s Family Dining
Members of the all-volunteer Clark County Rescue Squad will be waiting tables at Steve’s Family Dining, Friday evening Dec. 10. All tips and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Rescue Squad.
Founded in 1978, the Rescue Squad continues to serve Clark County, providing vehicle extrication, search and rescue, tornado spotting, helicopter landing zones, assistance to the ambulance service, and other assistance as called upon throughout the county.
The Clark County Rescue Squad is funded solely by donations and fundraisers, receives no tax dollars, and does not charge for any services.
“Fundraising is necessary to help keep on the road when we are called upon to assist those in need of our services”, stated Captain Randy Fish. “ We hope people will come to Steve’s Friday to eat a great meal and help support the Clark County Rescue Squad. We thank longtime member Steve Howell and the staff of Steve’s Family Dining for this fundraising opportunity.”
Marcia Dial Honored by American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association has named Marcia Dial, CEO of Scotland County Hospital, as a runner up for the AHA’s Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. Shirley Ann Munroe was an advocate for small and rural hospitals and was instrumental in the creation of the AHA’s Section for Small or Rural Hospitals, a forum working to support small and rural hospitals as they improve their community’s health.
The award is sponsored by the AHA’s Section for Small or Rural Hospitals and the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET). It is presented annually to a hospital administrator or chief executive officer who has displayed outstanding leadership in meeting the ongoing challenge of small or rural hospital management
Marcia Dial serves as CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. and was recognized for her leadership
and vision. Scotland County Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access hospital in a remote part of Northeast Missouri and serves as a vital health link to those in the surrounding community. Dial has been with the hospital for over 35 years and has served as CEO since 1988. During that time she has helped the hospital grow through improved cardiovascular offerings, the creation of a women’s center and successful recruiting campaigns that address the hospital’s unique workforce needs.
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and 38,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.