Archive for Saturday, July 7, 2001

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July 7, 2001

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Army Corps offers child water safety carnival

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites all local child-care centers and people with children to a free Water Safety Carnival from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at Bloomington Beach on the west side of Clinton Lake.

Park Rangers will present programs and games for children about water safety. Adult supervisors are needed.

All participants will be able to use the beach for free.

Children need to bring their own sunscreen, water bottles and other items for outdoor activities.

Shelters will be available for picnics before 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Alicia Rabas at the Clinton Lake Project Office at (785) 843-7665.

Multiple sclerosis program offered

Topeka A free program for people with multiple sclerosis, their caregivers and health care professionals is scheduled for July 14 at Stormont Vail HealthCare.

The program will familiarize participants with the disease process, symptoms and treatment options. It will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 14 at the hospital's Centennial rooms B and C, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka.

Registered Nurse Linda Crossett, who has multiple sclerosis, will provide a first-hand account of why it is important to be an active decision-maker in treating multiple sclerosis.

Nurses participating in the program will receive 2.1 contact hours.

For more information or to register, contact the Eastern Kansas Branch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at (800) 745-7148 or (785) 272-5292.

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