Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2001

City briefs

December 5, 2001


Senior Center announces December programs

Douglas County Senior Center will sponsor an educational seminar and holiday musical this month.

James Seaver will conduct the seminar on Mesopotamia, Iran and Iraq from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Senior Center, 745 Vt. It will include a slide show presentation and discussion of the Near East in ancient and medieval times.

Douglas County Senior Center will also stage a holiday musical from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Senior Center. The musical will include the Lawrence area junior high schools, First Regular Missionary Baptist Church and the New Horizon Senior Band. The musical aims to educate the community about intergenerational programs. Refreshments will follow, and transportation will be available. Reservations for transportation can be made between Monday and Dec. 17 by contacting the Senior Center at 842-0543.

Forest Service honors five Haskell students

Five Haskell Indian Nations University students have been recognized by the U.S. Forest Service for their contributions to the organization.

Stanley Holder and Ryan King, both of Lawrence, and Travis Karns, Horton, Mekko Singer, Shawnee, Okla., and Eric Smith, Hominy, Okla., were honored by the service for their outstanding work ethic, willingness to perform additional and unfamiliar duties and ability to work well in a team effort.

All of the students participated in the service's summer temporary employment program.

Holiday Bureau seeks adopt-a-family assistance

The Ballard Community Center is looking for families, groups, companies and individuals to adopt families in need through the annual Holiday Bureau program.

The Holiday Bureau is an adopt-a-family program that provides holiday gifts, clothing and food to low-income families.

The Ballard Community Center currently has 35 families that are in need of adopters by Dec. 14.

If interested in adopting a family, please call Chip at 842-0729.

Flu shots available at KU

The Watkins Student Health Center at Kansas University has scheduled three flu shot clinics on campus.

The shots, which cost $10, are available to students, faculty and staff.

They will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Burge Union; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Strong Hall; and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Watkins Student Health Center.

For more information, call 864-9500.

KANU wins national awards

"Right Between the Ears," the nationally broadcast comedy show produced by KANU FM-91.5, received two Crystal Awards of Excellence in the 2001 Communicator Awards radio competition.

"Right Between the Ears" won in the Best Writing (Humor) and Best Radio Programs (Live Broadcast).

"Right Between the Ears," formerly known as "The Imagination Workshop," has been aired on KANU since 1983.

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