The Peoria Woman - June 2008

Methodist College of Nursing
Dr. Kimberly Johnston, a Pennsylvania native, has been President of the Methodist College of Nursing (MCON) since 2006, having previously served MCON as Interim Dean and Associate Dean/Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Features

Publisher's Note

Unparalleled Opportunities Still Abound
Jan Wright, Publisher, The Peoria Woman

“The 1990s will bring her unparalleled opportunities: opportunities to contribute, to impact, to fulfill dreams­—socially, economically, creatively, spiritually…and so we launch The Peoria Woman…”

—from the premier issue of The Peoria Woman, February 1990

Horan Construction, Inc.

Three Generations of Women Owners
by Amy Groh
This local construction company works on a broad range of projects—from multi-million dollar constructions to smaller jobs for clients in the educational, municipal, commercial, industrial, institutional, healthcare and recreation fields.

A Retrospective of Peoria Women

by Jan Wright Vergon
We would like to recognize the many women (more than 220!) who have been interviewed for our cover stories over the years, plus the many, many more featured in our articles and profiles.

Garden Walk

High Point of the Season
by Amy Groh
The Peoria Garden Club will host its biennial Garden Walk this year from 10am to 7pm on June 12th.

Career

Ditch the Monthly TV Bill

Shari Tripp, Illinois Central College
Satellite and cable services offer great programming, but for those of us who don’t have the time to watch, don’t feel that it’s worth the cost, or both, there is an alternative...

Health

Mammogram Parties

by Diane Hinderliter, PhD, RN
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
The mammogram party has come into being as a way to encourage women to come together with family and/or friends to have their mammograms at the same time.

Meniscal Tears—Not Just For Athletes

by George W. Lane, MD
Advanced Orthopedics
Have you ever experienced a “popping” sensation, followed by pain and tightness in the knee? If so, you may have a torn meniscus.

Lifestyle

Peoria Dogs Run Free

by Caitlin Hubbard
Peoria Dog Park committee
Dogs are naturally social, playful animals and having an open space where they can be free is critical to their well-being.

Senior Moments

by Bugs
I wondered why he followed me and sat down with obvious anticipation. What he thought he heard was that I was going to practice lap dancing. What a dreamer…

Ways to Remove Unwanted Hair

by Paola Hinton
Five Senses Spa & Salon
From brow designs to Brazilians, many individuals are interested in removing hair, temporarily or permanently.

Finance

Tips for Small Business During a Downturn

J. Boger Hessing, PSB - Princeville State Bank
If you’re like many small business owners, you may be experiencing economic volatility for the first time, and that can be daunting.

Warning Signs of Overspending

by Donna Wasson, MA, LCPC
The Antioch Group, Inc.
All of us have made impulsive purchases, but can we honestly gauge when our spending has gotten out of control? Are you one of the many Americans who feel helpless to resolve their problem of growing debt?