SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct counseling sessions for area small business persons and individuals planning business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available for two sessions Dec. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office, 1 Industrial Drive in Sikeston. The classes are approximately one hour and free of charge. For an appointment, call 471-2498. This is a service of the Southeast Missouri State University Small Business Development Center and the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.
Nurse practitioners earn certification
SIKESTON -- Nurse practitioners Kathy Blevins and Debbie De La Cruz have recently passed the International Certification as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). Blevins provides contract work for the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence (SEMO NASV) for forensic evaluations of adult and child victims of sexual violence and has received certification as a pediatric, adolescent and adult SANE nurse.
De La Cruz works for SEMO NASV providing forensic evaluations for adult and child victims of sexual violence and received certification as an adult SANE nurse. This international certification distinguishes these nurses as highly specialized in their work with victims. SEMO NASV serves nine counties in Southeast Missouri.
ST. LOUIS -- Charter Communications announced it is once again offering free standard professional installation to new customers in exchange for toy donations for the holidays. Through the toy collection drive, which runs from now through Dec. 18,
Sikeston-area residents who are considering signing up for Charter service need only purchase a new toy valued at $10 or more. They must then presentthe toy to the technician who installs their service. The toy does not need to be wrapped.
This year's toy collection drive will benefit a charity or charities chosen by the local Charter Communications office. Charter employees will deliver toys to selected charity organizations throughout the holiday season.
"For years, our customers have helped Charter Communications collect thousands of dollars worth of new toys for underprivileged families," said Steve Trippe, Vice President & General Manager, Charter Communications. "We are proud to officially announce the start of this year's Charter Communications toy collection drive to benefit local charities in Missouri and Illinois."
Former Sikeston resident promoted
ST. LOUIS -- Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD, was appointed as professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University Nov. 1. The university also created a new Section of Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology, which Brunt will direct.
She is formerly of Sikeston.
Brunt is one of the leading hepatopathologists in the world; and perhaps her seminal contribution is her development of a method for characterization of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The Brunt classification is now used worldwide forpatients with this disease, which is one of the most common of all liver diseases. In addition to her original work, which includes over 100 full-length papers, Dr. Brunt is an invaluable research team member, and has had a profound impact on the field of hepatology and hepatopathology as the expert pathologist in a number of translational and clinical trials (26 at last count!), including major NIH-sponsored trials, such as the NASH Clinical Research Network. As another indicator of her standing as a top scholar, she is Associate Editor for Hepatology, one of the two leading medical journals on liver disease. She is active in many hepatology and hepatopathology professional societies and is past president of one the major liver pathology in the U.S.
SIKESTON -- Don Huey has returned to the Southeast Missouri area to open HAIRDO CAFE Sikeston.
He comes from spending two and a half years as the master educator for The Spa @ Winghaven in O'Fallon and a year of owning the HAIRDO CAFE @ METRO 3 in St. Louis. He is a master colorist, and most recent work includes helping to upgrade the level of the cosmetology department for Vattarot College in Sunset Hills.
Huey brings along his own professional hair care line named Don Huey Delicious Hair, which features totally vegan products as well as products designed for hair extensions.
He is a featured designer in the St. Louis ALIVE magazine, where he also worked on photo shoots. Customers can be seen by appointment only by calling 471-0062.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Help at Home, Inc. is expanding services they provide to the elderly and disabled through the Division of Senior Services and the Division of Mental Health. The office is able to provide a broad range of services to the elderly and disabled, such as homemakers, personal care and registered nurses, as well as direct care staff for residential services.
The Cape Girardeau office continues to expand its services throughout Missouri, although all of the locations are accepting referrals for services at this time.
Help at Home's Cape Girardeau office is located at 1217 N. Kingshighway, Suite 108. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, stop by or call 1-800-932-7960.