Sanford Health Offering Discounted Heart, Vascular Screens At Murray County Medical Center
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —Heart and vascular screens will be available at Murray County Medical Center for a discounted rate of $25 each on Oct. 22.
The Heart Screen from Sanford Health uses advanced tools and diagnostics to uncover critical details about patients’ hearts. The screening is recommended for anyone aged 40-75, and includes the following:
CT calcium score
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Framingham Score (risk estimate for developing heart disease in the next 10 years)
The Vascular Screen from Sanford Health examines details about the health of the patient’s vascular system.The screening is recommended for patients ages 40 and older, although people with type 1 diabetes should be screened at age 30 and older. The screen includes:
Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound
Abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound
The screening event will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Murray County Medical Center. Call 888-996-4673 to make an appointment.
Gifts Received by Hospice of Murray County
Hospice of Murray County appreciates donations in September 2020.
Memory of: Elmer Brake, Carolyn Benson, Joy Swan, Leslie Getting, Darlene Gehl, Alta Gifford, Shelly Lindquist, Kari Enstad, Sherri Kottke, Hilda Grieme, Edna Voss, Ken Fast, Sandy Stutz, Marilyn Zinnel, Rhonda Cousins, Amanda Timmerman, Walter Gehl, Shirley Bock, Sandra WoJack
Hospice gratefully acknowledges memorials and donations received. These gifts and contributions are helping Hospice of Murray County continue to provide quality care to our patients and their families.
Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for Producers in Murray County
Agricultural producers in Murray County who lost property due to recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these loans for losses caused by hail and high winds that occurred in June and July of 2020.
FSA is offering these low-interest emergency loans to producers with a qualifying loss. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. The deadline for producers in designated primary and contiguous counties to apply for loans for physical losses is May 4, 2021.
Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut bearing trees, and harvested or stored crops and hay.
Please contact FSA for more information on loan eligibility and the application process. FSA office information is available at http://offices.usda.gov. Additional FSA disaster assistance program information is available at disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
Celebrating 10 years of Read for the Record in Southwest Minnesota
Area children are in for a big surprise this year! The SMSU Mustang Men’s Basketball team will be joining us to celebrate and highlight the importance of quality early education and literacy.The players and coaches will be reading past Read for the Record books weekly on our Facebook page.The recordings will also be available on our You Tube channel to view at any time along with some additional favorite titles selected by the players.Coach Brad Bigler will read live on Thursday, October 29.Be sure to watch our social media for the specific details of this reading and help us set a record!
Jumpstart Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.United Way of Southwest Minnesota has coordinated this event throughout southwest Minnesota in schools, childcare centers, and libraries over the last 10 years.
Read for the Record will look different this year as volunteers aren’t able to visit locations to read.The program will still take place at locations that choose to participate.The book and activities will be provided to each location.This year’s book, Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, by Meg Medina, is a celebration of lasting friendship, the power of connection and encountering change. Without the help of 1,094 volunteers, this long-standing reading celebration would not be possible.26,175 children have been read to in southwest Minnesota on Read for the Record day over the last decade.
Participating locations/schools will also have the chance to win various prize packages from United Way of Southwest Minnesota and the SMSU Men’s Basketball team.To learn more about Read for the Record and to find direct links to the recordings, visit this link UnitedWaySWMN.org/RFTR.
United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties of Minnesota.