Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) distribution will be held at the office of A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota - Murray County 2989 Maple Rd., Slayton MN on Wednesday August 15, 2018. From 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Remember if you cannot be there, please have your proxy pick your items up for you. Call A.C.E. of SW Minnesota – Murray County at 507-836-8705 for more information.
Get The Dirt
Kathy Schwartz, Murray County Master Gardener
Avoid late season pruning of shrubs. This can stimulate late season growth. However, if the branch is damaged or diseased, remove it now.
Cut back declining plants to improve appearances. Remove insect damage, declining and dead foliage.
Do not fertilize gardens during hot, dry periods. Adding fertilizer when water is limited can damage plant roots.
Information provided by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
JUNE FINANCIALS FOLLOW TREND
By: Joanne Bergman
The Murray County Medical Center continues to follow the industry wide trend of lower number of days in acute care while outpatient numbers remain level. Clinic visits are higher than last year’s numbers along with physical numbers. With the loss of inpatient admissions there has also been a loss in revenue, according to the June financial reports. According to CEO, Dennis Goebel, efforts are being made to offset the income loss by decreasing on call hours and department expenses. Marketing will be increased to inform the public of the variety of services outreach services that are available including the new 3D mammograms. A banner has been hung on the outside of the building featuring the honor of being one of the top 20 rural access hospitals in the nation. Well child exams and “Welcome to Medicare” services will be emphasized in the marketing campaign.
Dr. Kenneth McDonough will begin practice in the coming months. He will be coming from Omaha NE with 17 years of experience. The high expense of ad locum doctors who have been filling the gaps will be eliminated at that time. Tracy Hanson, FNP from the Currie area will also be starting in September.
The ambulance service has hired one new driver and received an application from another individual. EMR and EMTs are still needed, however.
The heavy rains in June did cause some roof and interior damage to the Professional Building. An insurance claim has been submitted with repairs on hold until the status of the claim is determined.
Slayton American Legion Seeks Assistance to Bring Vietnam Traveling wall to Slayton
The Slayton American Legion Post is planning a 100th anniversary celebration in August 2020 during the fair week.Our post namesake, Erwin March, is the first Soldier from Slayton, Murray County and from Minnesota that was killed in World War 1.
Our Post is working to bring the Vietnam Traveling Wall in as part of our celebration. This particular traveling wall also has other displays that travel with it, covering every conflict since Vietnam. We are asking for the community to help support us in order to bring this exhibit to Slayton.
The cost is approximately $12,000 plus some additional expenses for those who transport the wall. Please stop by the Slayton American Legion Erwin March Post fair booth for more information.There will also be a donation box available for the wall at the booth for those who would like to donate.
We will also have a collection box for unserviceable flags for residents to bring flags in and have them disposed of properly. This includes American, State, POW/MIA and all Military flags.
Murray County Historical Society Summer Fun-Raiser! Win Twins Tickets or a Cedar Patio Set!
The Murray County Historical Society is holding a Summer Fun-raiser Raffle. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased anytime during open hours at the Murray County Museum, End O Line Park, and from any Historical Society board member.Tickets will also be sold during the Fair at the Slayton Boat Display on the south end of the Museum on the Fairgrounds. The Summer Fun Raffle has several exciting prizes. First Prize is a five-piece set of Cedar Patio Furniture handmade and donated by Brain Harmsen, Second prize is four tickets to the Twins vs Royals game on September 8thdonated by Hadley Steel. Third prize is a 2019 season ticket to the Hadley Buttermakers games donated by the Hadley Buttermakers. Fourth prize is a yard game assortment including yard dice, bean bag game, Pickle ball set, and other games donated by the Historical Society.
This fun-raiser will raise dollars for new exhibits, programs like the Lunchbox Lecture Series and special collections care needs like archival photograph boxes. If you want to purchase tickets please call 507-836-6533 or stop by the Museum or End O Line.