On March 1, 2007, Governor Rendell expanded CHIP through the Cover All Kids initiative. This program provides health insurance to uninsured children and teens, regardless of family income (if they are not eligible for Medical Assistance.)
CHIP is free to families who don't qualify for Medical Assistance and whose household income is 41,300 for a family of four. Low-cost CHIP is available for children whose family of four makes 61,950. This is a substantial increase in the maximum allowed!
No child or teen can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
For more information call 1-800-543-7105 or visit http://www.highmarkbcbs.com/.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Ross was a past participant in our Educational Talent Search program at Clarion and a graduate of Keystone High School in Knox, PA. Peace and prayers go out from ETS faculty and staff to his family, friends, and comrades.
(Clarion News photo by Rodney L. Sherman)
"A U.S. Army casket team escorts the cremains of former Knox resident and U.S. Army Spec. Ross A. McGinnis to a final resting place March 23 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington , Va. McGinnis died in Dec. 4, 2006 , in Iraq when he smothered a grenade thrown into his army vehicle. McGinnis’s actions are credited with saving the lives of four other soldiers."
Clarion News, http://www.theclarionnews.com/ retrieved March 28, 2007.
A link to the article can be found at: http://www2.theclarionnews.com/General_News/63401.shtml.
Monday, March 19, 2007
The Clarion Hospital Foundation will award four scholarships this year: two Joseph and Helen Miller Memorial scholarships, the Dr. John E. Brooks Scholarship, and the Clarion Hospital Foundation Scholarship. These $1000 scholarships are awarded to graduates or future graduates of Clarion County High Schools who are accepted to a school of post-secondary education. They must have a gpa of 3.0 or better and plan to pursue education in the medical field. For more information call the Hospital Foundation at 814-226-1262. Deadline is MARCH 30!
Monday, March 05, 2007
www.virtualjobshadow.com is an amazing site to find out information on specific careers. However, currently the site is not free. But, there are current sample profiles that are demos which are excellent. So, if you are looking at a career in conservation or in in early child care, please visit this site. The site includes questions and answers, short videos (very well done), and texts and links. The text information is similar to what you find in the OOH and the links are great too. The text includes the following categories: career description, required education, earnings, mentoring, future outlook, additional links, internships, job listings, and a school search. The school search is easily accessible and provides limited information, but it does include active links to most if not all of the schools. So if either of the above sounds like an interesting career, check it out. Hopefully, in the future we can help you access some more...but it isn't in the budget this year!