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The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation awarded $8,000 in scholarships to area students. Shown here at the check presentation are (left to right): Wes Murray, TCMH chief executive officer; John Sawyer; Kalli Pruett; Cameron Kuhn; Emily Smith; Andrea Turner; Shelby Brown; Haley Kelly and Joshua Kane, scholarship recipients, and Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director. (Provided)

The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation awarded $8,000 in scholarships to area students. Shown here at the check presentation are (left to right): Wes Murray, TCMH chief executive officer; John Sawyer; Kalli Pruett; Cameron Kuhn; Emily Smith; Andrea Turner; Shelby Brown; Haley Kelly and Joshua Kane, scholarship recipients, and Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director. (Provided)

(Houston) – The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2013 fall school semester.

Receiving $1,000 scholarships from the TCMH Healthcare Foundation were Joshua Kane and Kalli Pruett of Houston; Cameron Kuhn of Salem and Emily Smith of Licking.

Kane is in the paramedic training program at South Howell County Ambulance District in West Plains, MO. Kane is employed as an emergency medical technician in the emergency medical services department at TCMH. Pruett is in the licensed practical nursing program at Texas County Technical College in Houston. She is also an aide for TCMH Home Health of the Ozarks. Kuhn graduated from Salem High School in May 2014. She is attending Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield where she plans to pursue training as a physical therapy assistant. Smith graduated from Licking High School in May 2014. She is attending College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO where she plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The endowed Dr. Joe L. and Judith T. Spears Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded three $1,000 scholarships area residents, two of whom are from Cabool–Shelby Brown and Haley Kelly. John Sawyer of Houston also received a Spears Memorial Scholarship.

Brown is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in nursing through Drury University/Cox College of Nursing in Cabool. Brown works as a certified nurse assistant in the obstetrics and home health departments at TCMH. Kelly is a student in the radiologic technologist program at Rolla Technical Center. She works as a student technologist in the TCMH radiology department. Sawyer is attending Cox College of Nursing in Springfield where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Sawyer is a registered nurse and night supervisor at TCMH.

Andrea Turner of Success received the $1,000 Dr. Eugene Charles Honeywell Memorial Scholarship, chosen by the Healthcare Foundation directors and Carol Honeywell, the widow of Dr. Eugene Honeywell. Turner is pursuing an accelerated licensed practical nurse to registered nurse degree at Texas County Technical College. She works as a nurse at TCMH Hospice of Care.

25 area students applied for the Healthcare Foundation scholarship for fall 2014.

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