Bishop visits Saint Francis Healthcare System

NEONATAL CARE—Dr. Karlyle Christian-Ritter (left) introduced a Level III NICU infant to Bp. Edward M. Rice and Steven C. Bjelich, Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of SFHS)
NEONATAL CARE—Dr. Karlyle Christian-Ritter (left) introduced a Level III NICU infant to Bp. Edward M. Rice and Steven C. Bjelich, Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of SFHS)

Saint Francis Medical Center was recently honored with the Aim for Excellence Award (AIM) from the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). Saint Francis won in the small and large metropolitan statistical area hospitals category with a quality improvement initiative to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) rates by 50 percent in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is the first year of the award which recognizes progress toward the Triple Aim—better health, improved care, and lower cost. Read more

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Msgr. Stanton marks 60 years a priest

60th ANNIVERSARY—The staff at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral held a luncheon in honor of Msgr. William Stanton’s 60th Anniversary as a priest March 18, 2016, in the parish hall. Pictured were Fr. Allan Saunders, pastor; Fr. Normand Varone, retired; Msgr. William Stanton, retired; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. Joseph Kelly, associate pastor. Msgr. Stanton is a classmate of Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht who also graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis on March 17, 1956. (Photo by Lisa Simmons)
60th ANNIVERSARY—The staff at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral held a luncheon in honor of Msgr. William Stanton’s 60th Anniversary as a priest March 18, 2016, in the parish hall. Pictured were Fr. Allan Saunders, pastor; Fr. Normand Varone, retired; Msgr. William Stanton, retired; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. Joseph Kelly, associate pastor. Msgr. Stanton is a classmate of Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht who also graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis on March 17, 1956. (Photo by Lisa Simmons)

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Bishop drops puck for MSU Ice Bears

A PHOTO GALLERY for the hockey match is here.
Bishop Edward M. Rice dropped the puck at the hockey match-up Friday night, Jan. 20, between the Missouri State University (MSU) Ice Bears and the Missouri University Tigers at Mediacom Ice Park. ​The Bears won Game One by a score of 10-4 over ​Mizzou.  In addition to dropping the puck, Bishop Rice sat with players in the penalty box and took photos with players and fans.

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Two First place winners in math and spelling contest

COUNTY CONTEST—Several fifth and eighth-graders from St. Teresa Catholic School, Glennonville, participated in the Dunklin County Math & Spelling Contest recently held at Malden School. St. Teresa School is proud to boast two First place winners: Kate Wheeler won the Blue Ribbon in the seventh and eighth grade Math contest and Marie Wheeler placed First in the fifth and sixth grade Math contest. Both received certificates and $100 gift cards for Walmart. Also pictured in Luke Weidenbenner (center) who was a participant.
COUNTY CONTEST—Several fifth and eighth-graders from St. Teresa Catholic School, Glennonville, participated in the Dunklin County Math & Spelling Contest recently held at Malden School. St. Teresa School is proud to boast two First place winners: Kate Wheeler won the Blue Ribbon in the seventh and eighth grade Math contest and Marie Wheeler placed First in the fifth and sixth grade Math contest. Both received certificates and $100 gift cards for Walmart. Also pictured in Luke Weidenbenner (center) who was a participant. (Submitted photo)

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​Cougars finish First at invitational

BLUE RIBBON TEAM—St. Augustine School Cougars from Kelso, MO, earned the First Place Championship in the 2017 Notre Dame Junior High Invitational Tournament held Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 14-15. Pictured were (front row) Drake Schlosser, Evan Boyd, Caleb Burger, Drew Dirnberger, Dawson Menz, and Brock Hulshof; (back row) Coach Allen Collier, Ty Collier, Cayden Beussink, Caleb LeGrand, Stetson Harris, Owen Beussink, Sam Brucker, Coach Brian LeGrand, and Coach Jill LeGrand. (Submitted photo)
BLUE RIBBON TEAM—St. Augustine School Cougars from Kelso, MO, earned the First Place Championship in the 2017 Notre Dame Junior High Invitational Tournament held Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 14-15. Pictured were (front row) Drake Schlosser, Evan Boyd, Caleb Burger, Drew Dirnberger, Dawson Menz, and Brock Hulshof; (back row) Coach Allen Collier, Ty Collier, Cayden Beussink, Caleb LeGrand, Stetson Harris, Owen Beussink, Sam Brucker, Coach Brian LeGrand, and Coach Jill LeGrand. (Submitted photo)

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