local business briefs 020104

February 02, 2004

Liu certified as a diplomate

in hematology and medical oncology

Dr. Yinong Liu, a local hematologist and oncologist, is now certified as a diplomate in hematology and medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Liu practices at Commonwealth Hematology and Oncology, PSC, located at 216 Southtown Drive in Danville.

Liu's certification as a diplomate in hematology and medical oncology is valid through the year 2013.

New business offers silk floral arrangements

Memorial Silk, etc. has opened at 765 Butchertown Road in the Moreland area.

Owned by Maxine and Ron Hackerson, the business offers custom silk floral arrangements for funerals, birthdays, holidays and other occasions.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone: (859) 338-7613 or (606) 346-5196.

Named to Fort Logan Hospital board

Rex Speake has been named to the Fort Logan Hospital board of directors.


Speake is a Garrard County native and has been president of Whitaker Bank in Lancaster since 1997. He has been employed at the bank since 1980.

"We are pleased that Rex has agreed to serve on our board of directors," said Mike Jackson, president of Fort Logan Hospital. "Since the closing of Garrard County Hospital and their medical staff joining Fort Logan Hospital, we are serving an increased volume of patients from Garrard County. It's appropriate for those patients to be represented by having a Garrard County resident on our board."

Speake is a member of the Garrard County Recreation Park Board and the Garrard County Youth Basketball League. He is a past president of the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce. He also is a deacon at Lancaster Baptist Church.

Speake and his wife, Bobbie, have two daughters: Jamie, 14, and Jessica, 11.|None***

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