DL News Staff
MeritCare has been named a recipient of the 2006 Gallup Award for Healthcare Excellence. The Gallup Healthcare Group honors those best-practice innovators with an award that celebrates ingenuity, improvement and accomplishment. MeritCare won the award for a pre-operative checklist system staff developed and implemented to resolve issues due to increasing demand for operating room availability. MeritCare project leaders Karey Stirling, R.N., obstetrics and gynecology, and Becky Moch, Day Unit manager, will attend the upcoming Annual Healthcare Forum on Oct.
Two Detroit Lakes area business people recently graduated from a 12-month Sales Development Class put on by Lois Greisen, Eagle Associates. Graduates are Erin Lindberg, Lake Region Therapy Services, and Mark Olsen, FastSigns. The program has participants meeting once a week for nine weeks, then again at three, six and 12 months. Follow up is an important aspect of development, remarked Greisen. Three important components run through all of Eagle Associate's Development programs, she added -- 1) Attitude development, 2) Behaviors and 3) Goal setting.
Midwest Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Anderson to their its team. Anderson is a Detroit Lakes native and has over 20 years of banking experience. He currently serves as chair of the Board for St. Mary's Regional Health Center and also serves on the Detroit Lakes City Council. Jim and his wife, Jean, have three children, Matt, Amy and Jenni. Midwest Bank is a $260 million independent bank headquartered in Detroit Lakes with additional offices in Barnesville, Baxter, Callaway, Dalton, Parkers Prairie and Waubun.
On Thursday, Aug. 10, Dairy Queen will hold its first North American Miracle Treat Day. On this day, Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations in North America will donate proceeds from every Blizzard treat sold to Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals. All the funds raised stay in the local communities. Dairy Queen has been a supporter of Children's Miracle Network since 1984, raising more than $59 million during that time.
Local Certified Professional Electrologist Karen Thorp, owner of About You Electrolysis, was selected as one of nine CPE's nationwide by the American Electrology Association and International Board of Electrologist Certification to participate in the Item Review Workshop. The unique seminar, held in Newark, N.J., June 23-25, focused on the development of fifth generation CPE and IBEC licensing exams. About You Electrolysis is located at 826 Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes. For more information call 844-1940.
You and your special projects team have just been asked to present your findings at the next quarterly meeting. Worse, representatives from the home office will attend. Developing a presentation on your own can be challenging. Doing it as a group effort can be even more so. Here is a strategy for planning and presenting as a team that will serve you well. Create a schedule for developing the presentation. Lay out a realistic plan for development, practice, review, graphic creation, testing and visual aids.
There are times throughout the summer months when fishing can get a little tough. Baitfish populations are at their yearly high, and the baitfish that were spawned earlier in the year are now at a size where the predators will use them as food. This abundance of baitfish allows the predators to be more selective in what they eat. Fishing pressure can also make fishing more difficult. The more lures and boat traffic that the fish are exposed to can make them a little spooky and tougher to fool. However, the warmer waters of summer mean the fish must eat more often.
Minneapolis spring wheat, September contract; Friday $5.10; Monday $5.20 3/4; Tuesday $5.31 1/2; Wednesday $5.24; Thursday $5.06 1/4. Chicago corn, September contract; Friday $2.51; Monday $2.57 1/4; Tuesday $2.64; Wednesday $2.68 1/4; Thursday $2.60 1/4. Chicago soybeans, August contract; Friday $6.06 1/4; Monday $6.08 1/4; Tuesday $6.10; Wednesday $6.07; Thursday $6.00 1/4. Chicago live cattle, August contract; Friday $85.32; Monday $84.20; Tuesday $84.05; Wednesday $83.90; Thursday $84.60.
Figuring out which crop to grow profitably next summer may take some extra pencil pushing this winter. And one of the crops growers are taking a closer look at is sunflowers grown for oil seed. There are good reasons, including a lot of good things happening with sunflower demand and pricing at the farm gate. "Sunflower acres grown for oil jumped from 1.6 million in 2004 to 2.2 million in 2005," reports Larry Kleingartner, executive director of the National Sunflower Association.