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2:55 AM, Feb. 13, 2013  |  Comments
Carmen Quednow
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Ribbon-cuttings planned

The city of Owen and the Clark County Economic Development Corp. have announced the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Upscale Resale and Consignment Shop will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at 218 Central Ave., Owen.

The city of Abbotsford, Abby-Colby Chamber and the Clark County Economic Development Corp. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Switching Place, 311B S. Fourth St. (Highway 13), Abbotsford.

Tax assistance available

WAUSAU - Volunteers are available to help individuals prepare and file federal and Wisconsin tax returns at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus on Saturdays until April 6. The program is supported by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

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Assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, and on the following Saturdays March 2, 9, 30, and April 6.

The VISTA site will be open to local residents with a household income of $49,000 or less, and who do not own a business, farm or rental property, or have capital gains. The VISTA site is located at the Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau.

To have returns completed by a volunteer tax preparer, taxpayers must make an appointment by calling 715-261-6285.

MHC welcomes new coordinator

MEDFORD - Memorial Health Center, an Aspirus Partner, recently named Carmen Quednow as its occupational health and wellness coordinator. In this role, Quednow is responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing occupational health and wellness programs in the communities Memorial Health Center serves.

As Memorial Health Center's occupational health and wellness coordinator, Quednow works with employees, businesses and the community to increase awareness of health, wellness and prevention issues. Quednow received a bachelor's degree in pre-chiropractic care from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a doctorate of chiropractic medicine from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minn.

She currently is working toward a diploma in chiropractic occupational health. Quednow is a CPR/AED/First Aid and BBP instructor and holds certifications as an emergency medical responder and in DOT Drug Testing/Alcohol Screening and DOT Physical Exams. She also is a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association and American Chiropractic Association.

Clinic awarded grant

The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to award a one-year infrastructure grant of $41,658 to Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. The foundation's infrastructure grants provide resources to institutions enabling them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in clinical trials.

"Thanks to this gift from the St. Baldrick's Foundation, Marshfield Clinic will be able to add a clinical research coordinator to the pediatric oncology/hematology team so that we can enroll more children in clinical trials throughout our system of 57 locations in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan," said Dr. Michael J. McManus, pediatric oncologist/hematologist, Marshfield Clinic. "Facilitating clinical trials is an important way researchers discover better ways to diagnose, treat and hopefully cure cancer. Through this grant from St. Baldrick's, Marshfield Clinic will be able to play a larger role in this important area of research."

"I have truly felt honored to serve as one of the past volunteer event coordinators of the Central Wisconsin St. Baldrick's Day event that has moved around our central Wisconsin community every two years - from Stevens Point, to Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau and Merrill," said Laura Ketchum-Ciftci, Ph.D. "Being a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, I know firsthand the benefits of lifesaving cancer research, and by helping to coordinate this event, I have felt that I am paying this forward to another child and their family. Each year, I am inspired and in awe of the dedicated team of shavees and volunteers who create this tremendous event and raise thousands of dollars. Seeing a portion of the fundraised money coming back to the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation to help in our own area is great news to celebrate."

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