NewsDecember 24 2014

Celebrating Christmas

Posted by Lucy

Christians around the world will celebrate the birth of Christ December 25 as depicted in the Nativity scene outside Zion Lutheran Church in Presho. Churches throughout Lyman County will hold special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services to celebrate Christmas. See a complete listing inside on page 2.

NewsDecember 24 2014

Urban joins Stanley/Jones Clinic

Posted by Lucy

Rural Health Care, Inc has hired Katie Urban, PA-C to fill the vacancy at the Stanley/Jones Memorial Clinic in Presho following the retirement of Dianna England December 15.

Katie was previously employed at the Avera Gregory Clinic in Gregory and Winner, SD. She started her new position with RHCI December 1st .

"We are very excited to have Katie join RHCI," said Jim Hardwick CEO of RHCI. "She is very well-educated, experienced, and a good fit in the community."

Katie, born and raised in Kentucky, is married to Presho native Clay Urban. The couple met while Clay was in the Army and stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and moved back to South Dakota in 2012.

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Katie joined the Kentucky National Guard in 2004, and then went active duty Army for two years while she received her PA-C certification. She trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and Ft. Riley, Kansas. Katie took a job with Avera and the couple moved to Gregory in July of 2012.

She continues to serve in the National Guard as a Captain assigned to the 196th MEB at Sioux Falls.

Last summer, Katie and her husband Clay and their two young boys, six year-old JT and Owen age one moved to Presho.

After commuting to work in Gregory and Winner for nearly six months, Katie is happy for the opportunity to work at the Stanley/Jones Clinic. She started seeing patients at the clinic Tuesday, December 16th.

"It’s wonderful to be working closer to home and family," said Katie.

She looks forward to providing health care to the Presho area. A position formerly held by her mother-in-law Dianna England.

"I admire what RHCI stands for, to assure people access to quality health care," said Katie. "I look forward to meeting people and putting names and faces together."

Katie joins Dr. Phil Meyer, Internist and Dr. Mikel Holland, Family Practitioner, and Rosemary Collins, LPN in providing health care to the Presho area.

As a member of RHCI, the Stanley/Jones Memorial Clinic strives to meet the needs of the rural community it serves as a Federally Qualified Health Center. RHCI also offers a sliding scale fee program for those who financially qualify. Information about the sliding fee scale is available at the clinic.

The Stanley/Jones Memorial Clinic is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and offers extended hours on Tuesdays, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

NewsDecember 22 2014

Correction

Posted by Lucy

Christmas Eve Church services at Vivian are set for 5:30 pm!

NewsDecember 18 2014

Ground broken for the Wheat Growers fertilizer plant

Posted by Lucy

Scrapers move dirt at the site of the new dry fertilizer plant, part of the $40 million grain handling facility being built by Wheat Growers, Inc. west of Kennebec. Looking south from the site, Jim Anderson’s hanger is visible in the background.

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