NGRREC signs memo with the Mississippi River Commission
The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mississippi River Commission designating the NGRREC as a lead research partner responsible for helping shape policies established by the MRC.
The MRC is headquartered in Vicksburg, Miss. and provides water resources engineering direction and policy advice to the White House, Congress and the U.S. Army concerning the Mississippi River drainage basin. The basin covers 41 percent of the U.S. and parts of two Canadian provinces. The MRC oversees the planning and reporting of improvements along the Mississippi River.
Job fair Sept. 26th seeks employers
The 23rd regional Jobs Plus ‘13 Job Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. Sponsored by local colleges and workforce development agencies, Jobs Plus offers employers to meet and speak to hundreds of qualified job-ready applicants. Last year, more than 1,400 job seekers attended Jobs Plus. The employer registration fee is $100 and includes mass job seeker recruitment, signage and table, copying service, refreshments, a box lunch and on-site interpreters. Employers may register for this event or ask for more information by contacting Connie Vick at (618) 296-4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the event’s website at http://www.mcetd.org.
Hospice of Southern Illinois gets Wells Fargo grant
Hospice of Southern Illinois is the recipient of a $5,000 Wells Fargo grant which will be used to provide hospice care to patients and families. Wells Fargo Advisors team member and Hospice of Southern Illinois volunteer, Kathleen Murphy, nominated the nonprofit organization for the Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award. Murphy’s family called Hospice of Southern Illinois 10 years ago when both her mother-in-law and father-in-law were dying. Her in-laws passed away just 13 days apart, and Hospice of Southern Illinois provided care for both of them. Today, Murphy, a Fairview Heights resident who works at Wells Fargo Advisors’ in downtown St. Louis, assists in the mailing of more than 2,000 bereavement brochures monthly to individuals who have lost someone in the past.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters offers $100 raffle tickets for new home, cash
Win a $200,000 Fulford Home or $125,000 in cash in the 2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters House Raffle. A maximum of 3,900 certificates will be sold at $100 each with 45 prizes awarded. The raffle drawing will be held at St. Clair Square Shopping Center on Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm. To purchase a raffle certificate, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (618) 398-3162 or visit the website at www.bbbsil.org. All proceeds will benefit children facing adversity in Madison, Clinton, Monroe and St. Clair counties by providing them with mentors.