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High school students to get look at health-related careers

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Oct. 7, 2018 12:05 am

John Wood Community College officials are anticipating a turnout of at least 200 area high school juniors and seniors for its Oct. 19 "Healthcare Careers Expo."

The 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will be featured inside the Paul Heath Community Center on the JWCC-Quincy campus, 1301 N. 48th.

The free event will provide an opportunity to learn about careers in health care through college programs. The expo also will feature mannequin demonstrations, suture stations and emergency service simulations.

Students wishing to attend are advised to contact their guidance counselor or teacher(s) for approval to use an excused visit day, or attend with a group from their high school.

For more information, contact Kathleen Rodgers, JWCC employment readiness coordinator, at 217-641-4152, email krodgers@jwcc.edu or visitjwcc.edu/healthcareexpo.

Desirable areas

According to Realtor.com's fourth-annual list of the "Hottest Zip Codes in America," older millennials are driving demand for homes in smaller, more suburban locations by nearly a 10 percent increase over the last year.

So much so, that small populated areas such as Kentwood, Mich.; Peabody, Mass.; Boise, Idaho; and Rochester, N.Y., are finding their way on the group's most desirable ZIP codes list. The real estate website analyzed more than 30,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell -- and how frequently they are viewed -- to determine the most desired spots.

The top 10 most desirable ZIP codes are:

1. Kentwood, Mich., 49506.

2. Colorado Springs, Colo., 80922.

3. Watauga, Texas, 76148.

4. Castro Valley, Calif., 94546.

5. Peabody, Mass., 01960.

6. Boise, Idaho, 83704.

7. Worthington, Ohio, 43085.

8. Overland Park, Kan., 66210.

9. Rochester, N.Y., 14624.

10. Upper Montclair, N.J., 07043.

They said it

º Boston Business Journal: "船unkin' is throwing away the 船onuts.' Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. announced it will officially change the chain's name from 船unkin' Donuts' to simply 船unkin.' The change will be effective January 2019, and will be reflected on all packaging, as well as the company's advertising and website. All new and remodeled stores in the U.S. will use the new 船unkin' logo on interior and exterior signage."

SBlt CNN Money: "Sears has lost $11.7 billion since 2010, its last profitable year, and sales have plunged 60 percent in that time. It has fewer than 900 stores, down from a combined 3,500 US stores when Sears and Kmart merged in 2005. In July, the company closed the last Sears store in Chicago, its former hometown. And the company recently announced that 46 more stores will close just before the holiday shopping season."

The top five

Supermarket News has released its 2018 list of the top retailers that sold the highest volume of grocery products (in 2017) in the United States. The top five were:

1. Walmart.

2. Kroger.

3. Costco.

4. Albertsons.

5. Ahold Delahize.

Words of wisdom

º Bronze medal: "What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed." -- Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's.

º Silver medal: "When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts." -- Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corp.

º Gold medal: "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." -- David Brinkley, former NBC newsman.