Work will close parts of Pershing
CLINTON — On Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, Pershing Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Eighth Avenue North to 13th Avenue North.
Ninth Avenue North from North Second Street to Pershing Boulevard will be closed to through traffic.
On Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, Pershing Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from 13th Avenue North to 18th Avenue North.
Contact the Engineering Department at 244-3423 with any questions.
Carroll Garden Walk June 29-30
LAKE CARROLL, Ill. — The third annual Carroll County Garden Walk will be held exclusively at Lake Carroll on June 29 and 30.
Ten gardens will be on display as well as quilts and a raffle for quilted items.
Tickets are on sale at the Twice Sold Tales Bookstore in Lanark, Ill., located in the Unique Mall adjacent to the Special Touch, Route 64, in Lanark or from any Lake Carroll Women’s Club member.
For more information, contact Helen Sykora at (815) 493-2074 or Connie Knutti (815) 493-2695
CLINTON — Mercy Medical Center will recognize and celebrate National Nurses Week this week.
This year, the American Nurses Association has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovations in Patient Care” as the theme for 2013.
Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Mercy Medical Center will honor registered nurses in various ways recognizing the caring and compassionate work they do.
The Daisy award will be presented during this week. Also, the Iowa 100 Great Nurses award recipients, Sharon Bormann and Angela Mullaley, will be recognized. The Clinical Advancement Program and Scholarship recipients will be recognized and nurses will have the opportunity to present research projects they have engaged in throughout the year.
Mercy nurses also nominate and choose a member of the non-nursing staff as a “Friend of Nursing” and a physician for the “Distinguished Physician Award.”
Event highlights themed gardens
MAQUOKETA — The Hurstville Interpretive Center will host a program on themed gardens this weekend.
The Jackson County Conservation staff will present the program at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hurstville Interpretive Center in Maquoketa. The event shows participants how to grow a pizza and salsa garden.
Staff members will provide the plants and tools. Participants will be invited back later in the summer to enjoy the garden.
For more information, call (563) 652-3783. The Hurstville Interpretive Center is located 1 mile north of Maquoketa on Iowa 61.