Sheriff’s office hiring dispatchers
The Woodford County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for full- and part-time dispatchers. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. Training will be provided.
Go to the Woodford County Sheriff’s Office to pick up an application. Applications also are available online at http://woodfordsheriff.org. Under the information tab you will find the Woodford County Application for Employment. Print, fill that out and bring it to the sheriff’s office, 113 E. Court St., Eureka. If you have any questions, contact 911 Coordinator Betsy Tipsword at (309) 467-2375.
Village: Water rate hikes may be needed for future project
Residents may learn Sept. 6 if village water rates will go up.
At the upcoming Village Board meeting, the board will assess whether to raise rates as much as 20 percent. Additional revenue is needed to secure a source of funding to borrow an estimated $4.9 million to build a new water plant, according to the board. Officials also say more rate hikes could come in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The future water plant project is currently in the planning stages.
Owner of new salon enjoys taking risks
The owner of a new local beauty salon prides herself in pushing boundaries. Emma Bradle’s vision in her hair and nail business goes outside the box whenever possible.
Bradle’s new endeavor, EClaire’s Salon, opened earlier this summer in her home on west Davison Street.
The current 21-year-old graduated from the Paul Mitchell School in Normal in May 2014 and immediately went to work the Fox & Hounds Salon in Bloomington. She worked for two years before going out on her own.
Her salon takes its name from her first name initial, E, and her middle name, Claire.
New nursing home owner pledges to continue quality care
The new owner of the nursing home at the Communities of Maple Lawn has pledged to carry on Maple Lawn’s 94-year tradition of quality senior care.
Maple Lawn Health Center — with 89 skilled care beds and 23 sheltered care (also known as assisted living) beds — has been sold to Select Post Acute Care LLC and managing agent Fred Aaron. The group owns several long-term care facilities in northern Illinois.
Erin Neukomm, who has been employed at Maple Lawn for five years, noted Aaron has plans to invest in the facility. For example, 11 of the 23 shelter care beds will be converted to short-term-rehabilitation-to-home beds within a year. That responds to the trend of short-term rehab while keeping most rooms for long-term care.
The sale was prompted by inadequate and delayed Medicaid reimbursement for skilled care by the state. In addition, Maple Lawn Apartments — with a total of 100 for low-income residents age 62 and older — is in the process of being sold.
–Woodford County News Briefs–