Opening of the orthopedic clinic; local student wins McDonald’s scholarship, plus

Benton student gets McDonald’s scholarship
Local students were selected as recipients of McDonald’s Agriculture Scholarships, including one from Franklin County. Morgan Young of Benton received a $500 scholarship for her studies in agriculture. Young will be attending SIU Carbondale this fall. Local McDonald’s owners and operators, including Stephanie Bishop, Larry Lovelace, John and Mary Moreland, Michael Moreland, Brad Short and Tina Short, have teamed up to honor the recipients. They say they are delighted to support the future of agriculture with this scholarship.

Opening of an orthopedic clinic in Benton
Crossroads Community Hospital has opened a new orthopedic clinic in Benton. The clinic, located at 205 Bailey Lane, Suite F, began seeing patients last week. The new Crossroads Clinic location focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various injuries, including sprains, strains, sports injuries, as well as hip, knee and shoulder injuries, fractures and dislocations. Specialty services should continue to expand with the addition of gastroenterology and bariatrics. Primary care services are expected to open at the end of September. The clinic is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 618-244-9038.

A nurse practitioner joins a health clinic
Franklin Hospital in Benton has announced the addition of Malori Newbury to its Family Health Care Clinic. Newbury will hold clinic hours Monday through Friday. “We are thrilled that Malori has chosen to establish her practice in her home community and care for the residents of Franklin County,” said Jim Johnson, CEO of Franklin Hospital District. “His passion for preventive care and his collaboration with Dr. David Hartman will help our patients live their best lives.” For more information or to make an appointment, call 618-435-9760.

Elks will offer an orthopedic clinic for children
The South District Elks Lodges, in cooperation with Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corp., will be sponsoring a free orthopedic evaluation clinic for children from 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Marshall Browning Hospital, 900 N. Washington St. in Du Quoin. The clinic is by appointment only. Dr. Alan Froehling of Mt. Vernon will be the clinician. To make an appointment, call the Illinois Elks Children’s Care office at 800-272-0074. There is no charge for services at the clinic. No medical referral is needed for the clinic, but physicians are welcome to refer patients for a specific reason or a second opinion. School nurses are welcome to refer children and families to the clinic.

Registration opens for Southern Illinois Made Expo
Registration is now available for businesses and employers interested in registering to become a Southern Illinois Made Expo supplier. The Southern Illinois Made Expo was created to showcase businesses and destinations operating throughout the region. This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 15 and 16 at the Marion Pavilion. Businesses based in Southern Illinois can visit to learn more. The deadline for registration is September 14.

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