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Franklin County area briefs: Orthopedic clinic opens; local student wins McDonald's scholarship, more

updated: 8/1/2022 7:31 PM

Benton student earns McDonald's scholarship
Local students have been selected as McDonald's Agriculture Scholarship Award recipients, including one from Franklin County. Morgan Young of Benton was awarded a $500 scholarship toward her agriculture studies. Young will attend SIU Carbondale this fall. Local McDonald's owners and operators including Stephanie Bishop, Larry Lovelace, John and Mary Moreland, Michael Moreland, Brad Short and Tina Short partnered to honor the recipients. They say they are excited to support the future of agriculture with this scholarship.

Orthopedic clinic opens in Benton
Crossroads Community Hospital has opened a new orthopedic clinic in Benton. The clinic, located at 205 Bailey Lane, Suite F, started seeing patients last week. The new Crossroads Clinic location is focused on diagnosing and treating various injuries, including sprains, strains, sports injuries, as well as hip, knee, and shoulder injuries, fractures and dislocations. Specialty services are expected to continue to expand with the addition of gastroenterology and bariatrics. Primary care services are expected to open in late September. The clinic is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 618-244-9038.

Nurse practitioner joins health clinic
Franklin Hospital in Benton has announced the addition of Malori Newbury at its family health care clinic. Newbury will hold clinic hours Mondays through Fridays. "We are pleased Malori has chosen to establish her practice in her hometown community and care for the residents of Franklin County," said Franklin Hospital District CEO Jim Johnson. "Her passion for preventative care and collaboration with Dr. David Hartman will help our patients live their best lives." For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 618-435-9760.

Elks to offer kids' orthopedic clinic
The South District Elks Lodges in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corp. will sponsor a free children's orthopedic assessment clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Marshall Browning Hospital, 900 N. Washington St. in Du Quoin. The clinic is by appointment only. Dr. Alan Froehling from Mt. Vernon will be the clinician. To make an appointment, call the Illinois Elks Children's Care office at 800-272-0074. There are no charges for any services at the clinic. No medical referral is necessary for the clinic, but physicians are welcome to refer patients for a specific reason or second opinion. School nurses are welcome to refer children and families to the clinic.

Registration open for Southern Illinois Made Expo
Registration is now available for interested businesses and employers to sign up to become a vendor for the Southern Illinois Made Expo. The Southern Illinois Made Expo was created to highlight businesses and destinations operating throughout the region. This year's event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 at the Marion Pavilion. Businesses based in southern Illinois can visit to learn more. The deadline to register is Sept. 14.

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