Salvation Army to give costs to those in need
The 14th Annual Lawrence Scotch Share the Warmth public coat giveaway is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1031 N.H.
The Salvation Army will distribute the coats to the public.
Coats are free to anyone in need. Those wanting a coat are asked to come in person to the giveaway to try the coat on before taking it home.
Appointments for groups to pick up coats may be arranged by contacting the Salvation Army at 843-4188.
Christmas concert slated in Ottawa
Ottawa The "Melodies of Christmas" community holiday show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory.
The show features music, fun and surprises for the family. Performers will include Brody Buster, Dave Adamson, the Church of the Nazarene Ensemble, Francis Stockton, Voices of Praise, Marc Haney and Kris Dunyon. Santa Claus will bring treats for the kids. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Admission to the show is free with a ticket and any canned food/staple, which will benefit Ottawa's Hope House. Free tickets are available throughout the downtown area, the Main Street Assn. office and the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium Box Office.
For more information, call (785) 242-8810.
Hospital to have Christmas homes tour
Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Ottawa, will sponsor the Christmas Tour 2000 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
According to auxiliary officials, tour participants will visit the Moore, 421 W. Fourth; Orosz/Libby, 403 Mulberry; Fowler, 403 S. Cedar; and Anderson, 534 S. Cedar, homes.
In addition to touring the homes, the hospital will have an open house to view the decorations put up by the RMH auxiliary and serve refreshments. A limited number of 24-inch Christmas wreaths, hand-decorated by the auxiliary members, also will be available for sale.
Tickets may be purchased at the RMH information desk and other businesses, including Kansas State Bank, People's National Bank and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. They are $7 in advance and $8 at the door, if any tickets are remaining.
All proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for Franklin County residents studying in a health-related field.
Cottonwood earns three-year accreditation
Cottonwood Inc. has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.
According to Cottonwood, the award is the highest level of accreditation achievable, and the organization received the award in all services reviewed.
It is the fifth consecutive three-year accreditation awarded to Cottonwood by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, the nation's accreditation authority in the fields of medical rehabilitation, behavioral health and employment and community and support services.
Cottonwood, a not-for-profit organization that provides or arranges services for people with developmental disabilities, also did not receive any recommendations, signifying that surveyors did not identify any areas of nonconformance with the standards.