Cross Trails Medical Center will open a new $1.8 million medical and dental clinic this fall in Advance, Mo., to replace its small medical clinic at 106 N. Oak St.
Services offered at the new 7,500-square-foot facility on Gabriel Avenue include primary medical care, general dental services, chronic disease management, behavioral health and case management.
The building will have a separate lobby and check-in area for medical and dental patients, six medical exam rooms and six dental exam rooms. It will have laboratory and X-ray services and a separate treatment room for minor surgeries and other urgent medical cases.
According to Denny Garner, CEO of Cross Trails Medical Center, the new facility will be operational in October, at which point the old clinic will close.
Cross Trails received $623,240 in federal grant funds and $614,000 in state grant funds to help cover the construction costs. The remaining $637,078 will be covered by Cross Trails, which is a not-for-profit health care organization.
"Cross Trails Medical Center developed a partnership with the city of Advance and Bank of Advance to make this project possible," Garner said.
The city of Advance and Bank of Advance each donated a portion of the land, and Cross Trails Medical Center purchased the remaining city block in the center of town where the new clinic is now under construction.
Cross Trails currently operates clinics in Cape Girardeau, Marble Hill, Mo., and Advance. Its clinics are Federally Qualified Health Centers and accept all forms of insurance. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on a patient's ability to pay.
"Our mission to serve the ... underserved patients in Southeast Missouri," Garner said.
* Antique Store featured in magazine: Annie Laurie's Antiques at 536 Broadway in Cape Girardeau is featured in a special edition of Southern Living magazine titled "Southern Living Before & Afters." Annie Laurie's is listed on page 3 of the issue under "Editor's Favorites" by home editor Jennifer Kopf. Annie Laurie's is the only store in Missouri listed. Others were in Texas, South Carolina and Alabama. Kopf is from the Cape Girardeau area, said Laurie Everett, who has owned Annie Laurie's for four years.
"We have an eclectic mix of items. We have everything you never knew you wanted," she said.
Annie Laurie's has about 6,000 square feet of antiques and vintage items. It is open seven days a week.
* Local semifinalists for state Main Street Awards: Five Cape Girardeau businesses and individuals are semifinalists for Main Street Revitalization Awards to be presented Thursday in St. Louis at the Missouri Main Street Downtown Revitalization Conference. Semifinalists include Schultz Senior Apartments for best adaptive re-use/preservation project; Breakaway's for best facade rehabilitation over $10,000; The Rust Family: Concord Publishing, Rust Communications and the Southeast Missourian for business excellence; Sherry Yaeger of Renaissance for outstanding window display; and Jim and Teresa Maurer for volunteer of the year. These businesses and individuals were nominated for the awards by Old Town Cape.
* Leadership Cape announces 2010 graduates: The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a graduation ceremony for the Leadership Cape Class of 2010, hosted by Saint Francis Medical Center. The 2010 graduates were recognized with a plaque and a lapel pin. The Class of 2010 graduates are Justin Albright of NAB Automation Inc.; Ashley Beggs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri; Phil Cantoni of Wood & Huston Bank; Linda Decker and Nicole Dirnberger of Saint Francis Medical Center; Matt Feldt of Cape Girardeau Printing; Chris Foeste of Big River Telephone Co.; Takeshi Fujii of Southeast Missouri State Recreation Services; Lindsey Hecht of The Bank of Missouri; Joyce Hunter of Southeast Missouri State University; Rob Johnson of The Daniel & Henry Co.; Michelle Jones of The Bank of Missouri; Carolyn Kempf of Elite Travel; Alan Kridelbaugh of Schott & Associates, P.C.; Stephanie Lynch of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau; Kyle McDonald of Sanofi-Aventis; Matthew McDowell of Mid-America Hotels; Bob Miller of the Southeast Missourian; Billy Pecord of Alliance Water Resources; Terri Penrod of Realty Executives of Cape County; Brian Rivenburgh of Banterra Bank; Kirk Sandfort of Missouri Outdoor Services LLC; Cindy Seyer of Southeast Missouri Hospital; Darin Stageberg and Dr. Jim Welker of Cape Girardeau Public Schools; Tonya Wells of Southeast Missouri State University; and Erica Wheeler of BOLD Marketing.
Leadership Cape is a community program developed by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce to identify and motivate emerging leaders and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to the opportunities, realities and challenges of our community. The program runs January through July. For more information about Leadership Cape, e-mail email@example.com to receive the 2011 program brochure and application for the new class beginning in October.
* Ford releases first book: Former state representative Jerry Ford's book, "The Gordonville Grove: Stories of Tombstones, Tambourines & Tammany Hall" will be released at a public reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing; refreshments will be served.
Published by Copperdome Press, a division of Southeast Missouri State University Press, the book chronicles humorous, behind-the-scenes events Ford has encountered as a funeral director, big-band musician, member of the Missouri Legislature and on the campaign trail for Missouri's 8th Congressional District seat.
Ford's book is illustrated by local artist Don Greenwood and will be available Aug. 30 at Southeast Bookstore, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Southeast Missouri State University Press, ww6.semo.edu/universitypress.
Southeast Missourian business reporter Melissa Miller may be contacted at 388-3646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.