Ballard Center receives funding
The Ballard Community Center Inc. has received a grant award from the Georgia William Trust to help fund the center's medical prescription assistance program.
The William Trust provided the Ballard Center with $5,500 to continue its efforts with the three-year-old program.
The program is designed to assist low-income families and individuals with the cost of medication. Participants can receive assistance up to three times per year or up to $10,000.
For more information, call Andy at 842-0729.
KU MedWest offering physicals
Kansas University MedWest will offer back-to-school and sports physicals Wednesdays, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16, to help parents keep their child's exam schedule up-to-date.
The $15 physicals will include a medical history review, vision check, blood pressure, height and weight measurements, musculoskeletal exam and heart and lung function checks. The exam will also include back-to-school safety and health information.
Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling (913) 588-8400.
County organizations receive grants
The Kansas Health Foundation has given three county organizations recognition grants.
They are awarded to support grass-roots organizations promoting health in Kansas. Douglas County organizations receiving the grants are:
Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence received a $25,000 grant to provide youth enrichment programs as an enhancement to their summer school experience.
Kansas University Making Hope Happen received a $24,924 grant to fund training in Douglas and Wyandotte public middle and high schools to improve students' health and well-being.
U.S.D. 497, Lawrence High School Project Graduation 2000 received a $1,000 grant to support a drug and alcohol-free school graduation celebration.
KU sets final exams
Kansas University has announced the following final examinations:
Bryan Midgley, human development and family life, "The Empirical Analysis of Subjective Behavior: Behaviorism, Or Methodology, and the Nature-Nurture Dichotomy," 10:30 a.m. Monday, 4014 Dole.
Julie Davis, communication studies, "Constructing and Reconstructing Organizational Imagery: Dilbert as Organizational Analyst," 2 p.m. Thursday, 3097 Wescoe.
Mary Alcocer, American Studies, "... And Americans just keep on coming: An Analysis of Americans Living in Mexico City since World War II," 10 a.m. Thursday, 2085 Wescoe.
Library to play host to asthma program
"Walkaround Elmo" will visit asthmatic preschoolers and their families at 2 pm. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for a short program on asthma.
The program is part of the Sesame Street A is for Asthma multimedia program to promote public awareness of childhood asthma and support families in helping their young children cope with their illness.
The program, which includes a video featuring Elmo and other Sesame Street characters, a caregiver's guidebook, poster and asthma information, can be checked out at the library. It is an educational effort from Sesame Workshop and the American Lung Assn., with support from the Prudential Foundation.
For more information contact the American Lung Association of Kansas at (800) 586-4872.