Local hospital board welcomes new members

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Two new members are now serving on the South Barry County Hospital Board of Directors.

Lindy Lombard, of Wheaton, and Jill Trimble, of Shell Knob, recently joined the six-member board, which also includes Mike McCracken, Terry DeGraffenreid, Bill Shiveley and David Cole. Emory Melton serves the board as an honorary member.

Lombard is employed at Security Bank of Southwest Missouri. He has worked at the local bank for the past 16 years. A native of Wheaton, Lombard and his wife, Debbie, have two sons, Stuart, who is a senior at Missouri State University, and Taylor, who is a sophomore at Wheaton High School.

Lombard is also an active member of the Barry County community. He serves as a member of the Barry County Developmentally Disabled Board, the Wheaton Fire Department and the Wheaton United Methodist Church.

Trimble and her husband own Sawtooth Mill in Shell Knob, which they opened in 1997 after semi-retiring to the lake area. Trimble owned a travel agency in Tulsa, Okla., and also served as a travel agent and tour guide to Europe for 25 years.

Trimble, who was born in England, has become a very involved member of the community. Some of her leadership positions have included serving as president of the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, the Central Crossing Women's Club and the Dogwood Trail Garden Club. She remains a member of the chamber board and chairs three committees in that capacity.

Trimble and her husband, Howard, have four children and 15 grandchildren.

The South Barry County Hospital Board is elected by patrons living in the hospital district. Trimble joined the board in April 2008, after running unopposed in the election. Lombard was appointed to replace Jon Horner, who resigned from the board.

Trimble will serve until 2014, and Lombard's term will expire in 2012 if he is re-elected to the position in April of 2009.

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