(MELVIN) -- Following the 9th Annual Hog Town Run, a major fundraising event sponsored by Hog Town Inc. of Melvin, Michigan-members of Hog Town Inc. presented United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital with a substantial donation of $14,000. Each year, the annual fundraiser attracts participation from serious and casual motorcyclists throughout the state of Michigan. For the past 8-years, all of the proceeds have been donated to United Hospice Service to assist in providing care to patients and their families regardless of insurance coverage. Including this year's donation, Hog Town Inc. has contributed over $100,000 to the hospice program. United Hospice is a non-profit hospice that serves Sanilac, Lapeer, Huron, Tuscola and St. Clair counties.
Pictured: Hog Town Inc. President Chris Madia (center, left) recently made a generous donation of $14,000 to United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette Regional Hospital. Accepting the donation on behalf of hospice was Director Randy Foco, LMSW (center, right). Also pictured are fellow Hog Town Inc. members and UHS volunteers.
PICTURED: Members of the 2013 Pink Out for Cancer Clash Committee (L to R) Steve Kohler and Kasey Trudeau present a check for $27,100 to Dan Babcock, CEO Marlette Regional Hospital. Proceeds from the 2013 Pink Out for Cancer Clash football game fundraiser will be used to fund screening mammograms for the uninsured through the B.C.U.P.S. Program of MRH.
(MARLETTE) -- The staff of Marlette Regional Hospital recently honored Nurse Practitioner Anita Schierlinger as the August Employee of the Month. Anita, a Lapeer County resident, provides health care services to patients of North Branch Family HealthCare and United Hospice Service. Over the past months, in the absence of Hospice Medical Director Dr. Ogboh, Anita covered on-call hours and provided patient care and support to the staff 24/7. Anita exemplifies what Marlette Regional Hospital is all about through her commitment and dedication to serving others.
PICTURED: The staff of Marlette Regional Hospital recognized Anita Schierlinger, MSN, FNP-BC as the August employee of the month. Ambulatory/Ancillary Services Director Vicki Meiburg presents Anita (right) with her employee of the month award for the month of August.
(AREA) -- State Senator Mike Green of Mayville recently co-sponsored legislation that would ensure Michigan companies get priority on state contracts when possible. "These Michigan companies have been loyal to our state, providing jobs and opportunities even during tough economic times, and we must support them to grow our economy," stated Green.
Recently, a Michigan company lost out on a state contract because their bid was $574 more than an Indiana company. The contract was valued at nearly $250,000. Other states in the Midwest offer a preference for companies in their state. Ohio gives a 5 percent preference to businesses in their state when bidding on state contracts.
Senate Bill 517 would mirror similar Midwestern states' policies. The legislation has been referred to the Senate Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing for consideration.
(LANSING) -- State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) hosted four first responders - Elkton Police Chief Scott Jobes, his partner Adam Csanyi, Alex Jobes of the Huron County Sherriff Department, and Anthony Jobes of the Caseville Police Department - as his special guests at the state Capitol ceremony remembering the September 11th terrorist attacks. The event honored the memory of those who lost their lives in the attack and the first responders who stand ready to help their neighbors in any emergency.
"This is a day to remember the victims of a terrible tragedy, but it is also a day to celebrate the sacrifices of our brave first responders, then and now," Brown said. "These individuals represent so many that quietly go about their jobs or volunteer in efforts to protect and serve all of us and our communities depend on them."
Brown was particularly honored to host the three Jobes. Scott is the father to twins Alex and Anthony, who are recent graduates of the Delta College Police Academy. The young men both work for several law enforcement offices in a part-time capacity, and also serve as EMTs and volunteer firefighters in the Thumb area.
"The Jobes family is an inspiring example of service to the community across generations. I'm proud to honor these officers and their commitment to keeping our communities safe."
PICTURED: State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon), center, stands in the rotunda of the state Capitol with his guests for a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, to honor the victims and first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The officers, from left, are Alex Jobes of the Huron County Sheriff Department, Adam Csanyi and Scott Jobes of the Elkton Police Department, and Anthony Jobes of the Caseville Police Department.
(MARLETTE) -- The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation held its 5th Annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble on September 4 at Holly Meadows Golf Course in Capac. With 36 golf teams and over 50 business sponsors, the event raised over $19,000 to benefit the Marlette Regional Hospital acute care renovation project. The Thumb Cellular team took first place for the mixed division with a score of 59. The winner for the women's division was the Thumb Cellular women's team with a score of 66. Marlette Roofing & Sheet Metal Company took first place for the men's division with a score of 56.
PICTURED: Men's Division Winners: Marlette Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Team members Al Patrick, Jason Keys, Ryan Lowman and Justin Anthes.