Area Notes 12/6/12

Etchings displayed at hospital gallery

A collection of etchings by artist Michael Bond is displayed in the Lakeview Hospital Art Gallery through December, hospital officials announced.

Bond specializes in etching, dry point, aquatint and mezzotint and his work features architectural topics from his European travels. Bond prints all his own work, blending and applying inks by hand. Visit for information about his work.

Art in hospital settings has been shown to reduce stress and promote healing, and Lakeview’s gallery features monthly shows by local artists. Twenty percent of all gallery sales are donated to the hospital.

The gallery is on the first floor across from the hospital’s Heart Center and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.


Resident receives Pathway award

Michelle Stober of Stillwater was honored with the Phyllis King Leadership Award for 2012 from Pathway Health Services Inc. The award is the highest honor that an employee of the company can receive and it is given to one employee annually. The award is given to those who demonstrate outstanding leadership, professionalism, and customer service.


Stober is currently the Director of Interim Services at Pathway Health Services.  She’s authored numerous manuals, spoken nationally for state associations and corporations, acted as a legal expert witness for several law firms and has successfully trained hundreds of nursing professionals.


“Michelle has an incredible spirit and dedication for everything that she does,” said Debbie Schuna, CEO of Pathway. “We are proud to have her as part of our Pathway team and are thrilled to honor her with this well-deserved award.”


‘Power of Purse’ mixes fun, learning


Tickets are on sale now for FamilyMeans’ Fifth Annual “Power of the Purse” event 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Prom Center in Oakdale, agency officials announced.

This annual event offers people the chance to learn about FamilyMeans community programs and services that include credit counseling; financial education, therapy and counseling; grief, loss and trauma support; caregiver support and education, and youth development programs.

Other activities at the event include a silent auction of purses and other items, brunch and a keynote speech by Colleen Lindstrom of the “Colleen & Bradley Show” on FM 107.

“Power of the Purse” tickets are $35 and available at