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A statewide media award is bestowed on one of KZIM KSIM’s own

Oct 05, 2012 -- 5:19pm


KZIM KSIM’s Faune Riggin was presented the top honor for radio from the Missouri Public Health Association on Friday morning. Director of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Jane Wernsman says individual centers are asked to nominate one person in radio, television, and newspaper for consideration for this award. She told Riggin on the KZIM KSIM Morning Meeting she nominated her because she has been a major factor in educating not only Cape Girardeau County on public health issues but also all of southeast Missouri. Riggin incorporated monthly shows a decade ago to bring awareness about pressing health issues including; HIV/Aids management, food establishment inspections, WIC programs, immunizations, communicable disease, and water quality. Retired Director Charlotte Craig told Riggin this is a coveted honor especially in a non-urban area… Usually this goes to someone in St. Louis or Kansas City as they have more opportunity to covers such news in larger communities. The award  was presented at a joint conference for the annual Missouri Public Health Association, Missouri Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Missouri Association of local Boards of Health, and the Council for Public Health Nursing. 

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