The Cedar County Commissioners, County Clerk and Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees conducted their annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the hospital classroom.
Present were Hospital Board members President Judy Renn, Vice President Jan Neale, Secretary/Treasurer John Walker and Board Members Cheri Allison and David Studer, Hospital CEO Jana Witt, Hospital Attorney Bryan Breckenridge, Board Recording Secretary Terri Heitz, Community Services Manager Linda Mann, RN and County Health Department/Farmers’ Market Coordinator Jenean Ehlers. Presiding Commissioner Jesse Watts, Northern Commissioner Don Boultinghouse and Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney.
Mann gave an update on some of the programs that are offered through the Health Department. She said that in December, CERT (Centers for Emergency Response and Terrorism) facilitator will be in Cedar County to conduct a mock exercise as part of Public Health Emergency Preparedness.
She said that the Health Department had received a $25,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The grant paid for the Medical Mall building upgrade and remodeling, equipment, supplies and signage. They also purchased a printer for the Health Department in Stockton which enables them to print vital records such as birth and death certificates.
She also said the Health Department had received an additional $3,000 for the WIC (Women Infants and Children) program which was used for furniture and two new scales.
Ehlers gave a progress report on the Farmers’ Market. She shared pictures from this season’s activities at the market. She said that this year’s vendors had expressed an interest in participating again next year.
The commission expressed appreciation for the information provided at the meeting.