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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Le Bonheur’s medical mobile unit to change locations

Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being has announced this year’s sites for its medical mobile unit, “Le Bonheur on the Move.” Beginning in August, “Le Bonheur on the Move” pediatric health services will be at Haywood High School in Brownsville two days each month. This location will remain the same throughout the school year. Services run through school hours and include physical examinations, health screenings and diagnostics. For specific dates, please contact your child’s school or Amy McLean at 866-857-KIDS. “Le Bonheur on the Move” is staffed by a nurse practitioner, who identifies children’s health care needs, offers preventive health

education and links children to appropriate medical services. The practitioner will see children and young adults from birth to 24 years of age, regardless of their ability to pay. “We are excited to be partnering with Le Bonheur to provide this service to our children,” Haywood County Schools School Health Coordinator Sharon Thornton said. “For a child to be successful academically, he or she has to be healthy. Haywood County Schools are focusing on the whole child.” “We hope that traveling to schools in the community will make our services easier to access for families. All children should receive care regardless of their insurance status,” said

Amy McLean, manager of mobile health. Haywood County Schools has offered to provide free transportation to sites in Haywood, Crockett, or Madison counties. Transportation will be arranged by the school district as children are scheduled for appointments. In order to be seen, children must have a signed consent form. Forms are available at all Haywood County Schools and will be sent home with students in August. To make an appointment with “Le Bonheur on the Move” in advance, call (866) 466-1544. For more information, please contact Amy McLean at 866-857KIDS or mcleana@methodisthealth. org.

Le Bonheur pediatric health services will be at Haywood High School two days each month.

Children must have signed consent forms to be seen.

Corner Hmmmmmmm . . .staring at a computer screen . . .soooooo much fun. Library news should be EXCITING, ADVENTUROUS, even DARING at times. So why is so hard to write this week’s article? This is a quandary. What exciting things do we have going on here at the library this week? Maybe we should make a list of all the events happening for the month. We have Toddler Time scheduled for Monday, September 20 at 11 a.m. We invite all toddlers and their caregivers to come to the library for stories, coloring and a light snack. We have so much fun with our Toddler Time program. It is ok that the toddlers, well, toddle around during the program, we still have lots of fun. OK, that’s the first item on the list of events. Second, we have Lunch & Learn Wednesday, September 22 at noon in the library meeting room. We invite guest speakers in each month to give a short program. We have Sheronda Green coming this month to talk about the YMCA. This is going to be really interesting and a lot of fun. We hope that we have a room full. OK, two items on our list. So far, so good. What else can we tell all the interested folks out there? We ought to remind everyone about TEL since school is back in session. TEL is the Tennessee Electronic Library and it is a wonderful (and FREE!) resource for all school needs. TEL is an online database of materials that are available to all ages from kindergarten to post graduate school. We have the TEL link directly on the library computer desktops. You can also access TEL from home, just go to this website tntel.tnsos.org or put the name Tennessee Electronic Library in your search engine, it should

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be the first link to pop up. That is a great third item on our list. Now for a fourth. We also have READS. The Regional E-book and Audio-book Download System. You can download your favorite books to your own home computer, CDs, or MP3 player of your choice. All you have to have is your valid library card and this website: http://reads.lib. overdrive.com. Easy and simple and FREE! One last reminder for

Sharon Thornton Haywood County Schools Health Coordinator

our list of events - Book Sale time is here at the library! The Friends Book sale is in full swing for this month. We have tables and a few small bookcases full of good books that need new homes. Book sale prices are listed on the bulletin board by the tables. There that should take care of the list of items needed to write the article this week. Oh how could we forget . . . Happy Reading!

COME & HAVE COFFEE WITH US WHO:

All Town of Stanton

WHERE:

Town Hall of Stanton

WHEN:

September 25, 2010 9:00 AM

WHY:

Informational meeting about the City of Stanton

Online agricultural business degree is convenient option An online agricultural business degree offered by the University of Tennessee at Martin could be the next step for persons who are currently working in the agriculture industry and are seeking specialized skills in management. “The agribusiness sector represents a significant portion of the U.S. gross national product and is at the forefront of many developments in the next few years such as alternative energy and biotechnology,” said Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, UT Martin professor of agricultural economics. “This degree focuses on developing skills that will allow graduates to succeed in this progressive, highly technical and sophisticated field.” The curriculum will provide training in the fundamental areas of agribusiness such as management, marketing, finance, risk management and policy. Participation in the online agricultural business degree will allow a student the flexibility to pursue a degree program at home based on his or her schedule. “Many students completing the

online agricultural business degree will have an advantage over students completing a traditional degree by already having demonstrated the drive and initiative to manage other responsibilities such as a job or family while simultaneously grasping cutting edge technologies needed to be successful in an online degree program,” said Dr. Scott Parrott, UT Martin assistant professor of agricultural economics. “Over the past 10 years, UT Martin has developed more online bachelor’s degrees in interdisciplinary studies, business and nursing,” said Dr. Tommy Cates, Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies executive director. “Adding the agricultural business degree is a great step forward in higher education for Tennessee. This program relies on the quality and integrity of the face-to-face program that has been so strong over the years at UT Martin.” For more information about the program, call UT Online at 866-5877589 or 731-881-7764.

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