Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Area briefs

October 30, 2001


Red Cross sets goal of 60 donations at drive

The Douglas County Red Cross is asking residents to donate blood from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets.

The chapter has set a goal of at least 60 donations. You must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jane Blocher at 843-3550.

Herpetology society to meet for lectures, animal exhibit

Topeka The 28th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society will be Nov. 3-4 at Topeka Collegiate School.

The meeting includes professional and amateur herpetologists and others who enjoy learning about and conserving the state's reptiles, amphibians and turtles.

It features academic lectures, awards presentations and a live-animal exhibit.

Keynote speaker is Walter Meshaka Jr., of the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. He will talk on the Cuban treefrog in Florida.

A barbecue and fund-raising auction will be at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Auction House at Wakarusa.

Registration, which begins at 8 a.m. each day, for the two-meeting is $10 for adults and $4 for students.

For more information, call Mark Ellis, (785) 836-2272, or visit

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