Jimmy Hurley’s first day as unit director for the Boys and Girls Club of Morgan County was December 7. The club officially re-opened its doors at their new location on Monroe Street December 20th. Though new to Mooresville, Jimmy’s connection to the club goes back five years. “I volunteered at the club in Bloomington while attending IU. It started out as part of a service learning project, and I stayed with it as a paid staff member.”
In 1998, I started the St. Francis’ Pet Hospital at Kentucky Avenue and Hold road, and opened a second location in Centerton,” explained Dr. Tom Parell. “In 2002 my colleague, Doctor Richard Soughers, who operated a pet hospital in Mooresville for over 55 years, was ready to retire, partly due to complications brought on by emphysema. Doc Soughers was a beloved veterinarian in the community. Even though I had two practices, we came to a fair agreement. I purchased his practice, and helped bring about a a smooth transition for his clients.” Though officially retired, Dr. Soughers still practices in Florida, and often stops by the Morgan County hospitals to lend a hand.