Around The Town

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The streets of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities are lined with decorative support of local and national healthcare workers.
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Finley used her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mask during a trip to Walmart on Saturday, May 2.
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Christopher Robeen, RN, with Passavant Area Hospital Emergency Department, poses with a donation of cookies. Rick and Debbie Petitt, Country Financial, donated Leo’s Pizza spaghetti, cheese bread sticks and cookies to the day and evening shifts in the Emergency Department and Security at Passavant.
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Elizabeth Sievers, RN, Educational Services instructor at Passavant Area Hospital, poses with a donation of Taco Bell tacos. Julie Whewell, manager of the Jacksonville Taco Bell franchise, spearheaded a donation of one dozen 12-packs of tacos, which were distributed to healthcare workers throughout the hospital.
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Ginny Fanning, Passavant Area Hospital Foundation trustee and member of the hospital’s board of directors, defies the windy weather to tie a pink ribbon to a light post at the main entrance to the hospital’s campus. Fanning was joined in the effort by Mary Fergurson, Foundation board president; Steve Turner, Foundation board treasurer; and Pam Martin, Foundation executive director. The pink ribbons are part of a campaign to show support and appreciation for healthcare workers.
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Cheryl Kearns, the owner of Inner Harmony Salon and Spa, makes good use of her forced closure to clean and paint her salon. Her daughter, grand kids and grand dog, helped with the efforts inside the window on South Main Street in Jacksonville last week.
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Jacksonville Police Department Officers Cydney Saxer, Katie Bettis and Dave Turner, along with the rest of the Jacksonville Police Department, wear PPE when responding to calls for service due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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