Clinic receives grant
Mantachie Clinic recently received a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) in response to its application for funds to support Increased Demand for Services (IDS).
According to Missy Sheffield, chief executive officer for the clinic, the clinic received $133,648. These funds will be used to help retain physicians during the current crisis and also provide additional health care for their patients.
The amount received was based on the number of uninsured and underinsured patients treated in their facility.
Access Family Health, another area facility, received funding in the amount of $191,659. These funds will be dispersed among their four clinics in the area.
Pilot Club plans
The Pilot Club of Fulton Relay for Life team is planning a huge yard sale/bake sale for Saturday, April 4, 2009. The event will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until.
It will be held at the Clothes Clinic across from the Methodist Church in Fulton.
It’s a Spring Gardening Thing
The Spring Gardening Thing will be held at the Wal-Mart garden center on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, beginning at 11 a.m. Spring gardening tips will be offered by the pros.
At 11 a.m., Dr. David Nagel will discuss growing veggies and tomatoes. At 11:30, Tim Needham will discuss basic pruning. At 12 noon, Dr. Crofton Sloan will discuss fruit trees. At 12:30, Dr. Lelia Kelly will discuss how to select and grow herbs for Mississippi gardens. The final speaker will be Charles Wood who will discuss a brief history of gardening at 1 p.m.
Sponsors for the event include Fulton Wal-Mart Supercenter, Itawamba County Master Gardeners and MSU-Itawamba Extension Service. To get more information, please call 862-3201.