UPDATED October 22, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.
Milan man featured on cable channel
CORRECTION: The Tuesday, October 21 edition of the Osgood Journal about local business M&L Solutions, LLC, Dr. Dan's Skin Care, located in Milan incorrectly stated Dr. Dan Biders. The correct spelling is Dr. Dan Viders.
UPDATED October 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m
Local realty founder passes away
A well-known Versailles businessman passed away Saturday, Oct. 18. Terry Woolum, 79, was founder of Woolum Realty and was a former South Ripley school board member. Woolum passed away at his residence. He was born near Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, on July 19, 1935, the son of Letcher and Lena Amstutz Woolum. He was married to Norma Hoeferkamp on Oct. 24, 1959 and she survives. They have two sons, Steve (Mary Ellen) and Michael (Michele) Woolum, both of Versailles; three grandchildren, Andrea (Josh) Cumberworth, Olivia (Thomas) Welch and Logan Woolum, all of Versailles; and one brother Everett (Laura) Woolum of Galveston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeffery, and sister Nancy Barker.
Woolum was a 1953 graduate of Campbell County High School and received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky in 1957. He had worked as the Southeastern Indiana appraiser for the Farm Credit Association of Louisville, was also a farmer. He was a member of the Madison Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Madison Assembly of God with Pastor Peter Joudry officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Madison Assembly of God, the Bridge of Hope food pantry or the Good News Club of Southeast Indiana in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.
UPDATED October 16, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.
Hospital takes precautions against Ebola
Listed below are some measures Margaret Mary Health is currently undertaking, according to MMH President Tim Putnam:
• Training front line staff in all of MMH facilities and medical practices on how to screen for at-risk patients and visitors
• Posting Travel Health Alerts at each entrance to educate patients and visitors on what to do if they have Ebola symptoms or have possibly been exposed to the virus
• Training staff on how to safely put on and take off protective gowns, masks and gloves to prevent the virus from spreading, including the use of “buddies” that can help spot any potential risks when removing gear
• Designating isolation areas where at-risk patients would be treated
• Setting up a special “Ebola Cart” in the Emergency Services Department
• Conducting hands-on drills so that team members can practice safety procedures
• Reviewing infection control and decontamination processes
• Ordering enough protective gear and supplies to have readily available, if needed
• Continuing to follow CDC guidelines and protocols
Read how local hospitals are preparing for an Ebola emergency in today's The Versailles Republican.
UPDATED October 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Timothy L. Sutton, Osgood, Ripley County Sheriff; William “Bill” Dramann, Batesville, County Council District 1; John Kellerman, Batesville, Superior Court Judge
Robert J. Linville, Osgood, District 1 Commissioner; Jeff Sharp, Milan, Superior Court Judge; Ryan King, Batesville, Circuit Court Judge; Jeff Cumberworth, Holton, Ripley County Sheriff; Ron Decker, Batesville County Council District 1; Jeff French, Versailles, Ripley County Surveyor
Tim Tuttle, Milan, Milan School Board At Large; Randy Kirk, Milan, Milan School Board, Washington Twp.
UPDATED September 9, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
Newspaper to publish candidate information for fall election
All political candidates are invited to advertise in the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican to reach the voters of Ripley County with your message. A continuous candidate listing will begin Sept. 16. For $125 your name along with the office you are running for will appear in the both papers through the General Election. In addition, you will receive a press release along with a photo in one of the newspapers. The press release must be submitted to our office along with a photo. Please call 812-689-6364, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office at 115 S. Washington Street in Versailles and we will be happy to help you with all your political advertising needs. Our office takes all major credit cards.