Billing & Registration Changes at Murray County Medical Center
Murray County Medical Center has undergone some recent billing and registration changes. There is a new financial policy and patient registration form which can be viewed online at www.murraycountymed.org/billing-insurance. MCMC is thankful for everyone’s patience and understanding as they are asked to complete the new patient form and made aware of the new financial policy guidelines.MCMC asks all patients to bring their insurance card with them at each visit and to provide co-payment (if insurance policy requires) at the time of service.
Hearts and Hands of Murray County is now collecting gently used prom dresses for our “Cinderella’s Closet” project. These dresses will be used to help provide a special prom experience for young ladies from the MCC and Fulda school districts.
Dresses can be dropped off at The Plaid Moose or Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton. We ask that dresses be modern styles from within the past 5 years that are in good repair and free of stains. We will also accept prom-appropriate shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted until Monday, February 25. All donations are tax deductible.
United Way of Southwest Minnesota Community Impact Grants Open
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. 2019 Community Impact Grants are now open and must address at least one of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s (UWSWMN) Priorities. Programs must be delivered in our service area which includes Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties. To see the detailed list of communities and zip codes covered by UWSWMN, determine eligibility and access the online grant platform; please visit www.unitedwayswmn.org<http://www.unitedwayswmn.org> (Our Impact tab—Community Impact Grants section).
The grant application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00pm. All applications must be submitted online and extensions will not be granted. Applications that do not align, are late and/or incomplete will not be considered for UWSWMN funding. All grant applications will be reviewed by a team of trained community volunteers who will make recommendations on funding to the UWSWMN board of directors. Grant funding comes from donations given to UWSWMN during its recent fund-raising campaign.
United Way of Southwest Minnesota will hold grant workshops and demo the online grant platform (no paper submissions will be accepted).Applicants must attend a free grant workshop in order to apply. Workshops will be held at the Marshall Lyon County Library on the following dates: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Monday, March 4 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 from 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. RSVP’s are required for planning purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or by calling 507-929-2273.
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.
By: John Stenen
“If any man among, you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain”. (James 1:26).
Over the years I’ve been amazed at the choice of words so many men and women in the ‘Church’ choose to say. Their bad choice of words has certainly had a negative influence on the young. The Word of God tells those of us who claim to be Christians, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Eph. 4:29). Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Our words have great power. We are today what we have been speaking for years.
Corrupt communication in the eyes of God are not just the dirty four-letter words, but they also include words of unbelief and doubt concerning His Word - with it’s many great and precious promises that pertain to us. It is corrupt communication when we speak words of:fear, worry, anxiety and hate and bitterness, envy, sickness and poverty. We are extremely blessed by God in all areas of life and yet we talk trash all the time. This should not be. Jesus provided all of our blessings and redeemed us from the curse of the law, which was spiritual death, sickness, disease, and poverty; and yet we seem to know so little about what is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord. He suffered on the cross to give us our redemption and all that it includes.
It’s time we learn to put off the old man - and put on the new man that is created in Christ Jesus. Our manner of life is to be righteous and holy before God and to not live in fear. (Luke 1: 74-75.)
If you don’t have a relationship with the Heavenly Father yet, do so today by surrendering your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Mother’s Day Tea Planned by Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Slayton Public Library are excited to try a new event for their annual fundraiser as they look ahead to spring. For more than a decade, the group has organized The Chocolate Affaire for Valentine’s Day and, with generous support from the community, has used the proceeds for improvements and items beyond the library’s regular budget. Funds raised in recent years allow library patrons to enjoy a Keurig brewer with complimentary beverages, a Culligan water cooler, educational toys and activities in the children’s section, and new furniture and updates to the teen area, among other additions. While the Chocolate Affaire has been successful for many years, the group is very enthusiastic to host their new spring function.
This year, the Friends of the Slayton Public Library invite the community to join them for a Mother’s Day Tea at the Dinehart-Holt House on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music performed by local musicians and a menu of fun, formal treats for high tea surrounded by the charm of the historic Victorian home decorated for spring. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase in April and May at the Slayton Public Library as well as at the door on May 11th. This is a perfect occasion to celebrate the special women in your life while also supporting your public library!