Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2001

Area briefs

July 15, 2001


Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers infant/child CPR course

Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer an infant/childcare CPR workshop for parents and childcare providers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The workshop will teach general first aid information for infants and children, proper CPR techniques and proper handling of choking emergencies.

The cost, which includes a completion certificate from the American Heart Assn., is $20 for the first person and $10 for the second person from the same household.

For more information or to enroll, call ConnectCare at (785) 749-5800.

Ottawa presents flood exhibit

Ottawa is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Great Flood of '51 with special activities.

A plaque has been placed at the Old Depot Museum to denote the high-water mark reached on July 11, 1951. This mark is located within the museum's interior and reaches about 10 feet above the first floor.

The museum's commemorative exhibit includes old photos that show the flood's aftermath and cleanup in Ottawa. Charts compare the high water stages during many of Ottawa's 20th-century floods.

A section of the exhibit even portrays the larger flood of 1844, which was well documented by early Franklin County Baptist missionaries Jotham and Eleanor Meeker.

The exhibit opens Wednesday and continues through Aug. 29. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students. Preschoolers and under are free.For more information on Arthritis Foundation programs and services or future events, call Dick at (785) 272-8461.

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