Archive for Sunday, November 24, 2002

Local Briefs

November 24, 2002


Headquarters volunteers tout suicide awareness

Volunteers with Headquarters Counseling Center distributed brochures and other information Saturday along Massachusetts Street offering support for people who've lost a loved one to suicide.

"It's a good way to raise awareness about suicide," said Shane McCurdy, a Kansas University senior from Lawrence and a social work intern at the center.

The brochures were handed out in conjunction with National Survivors of Suicide Day.

"We'd really like people to know that there is support available to help," said Marcia Epstein, Headquarters director. "We also want people to know that suicide is preventable."

A suicide support group meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Headquarters, 211 E. Eighth St., Suite C.

Energy: Sierra Club tours mill

About 50 people attended a Sierra Club-sponsored tour of Lawrence's Bowersock Mills & Power Co., the only hydroelectric plant in the state.

The Wakarusa Group sponsored the Saturday tour, which explained the history of the 1874 mill.

Above, P.J. Quell, in yellow, and Larry Davis, both of Merriam, peer into a turbine during the tour.

Bowersock sells its electricity - enough to power about 1,800 homes - to Western Resources.

Holidays: Volunteer caroling group seeks singers and gigs

Home Harmonies, a volunteer caroling group that benefits Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, is looking for singers to participate in its 10th year.

The group performs traditional carols and leads sing-alongs at private events and in public shopping areas to collect money. The funds are used to build homes for people in need. Jeff Morrison is this year's director.

Singers will gather at 2 p.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for the choir's only rehearsal, which is recommended but not required. Singers may then join the group when they are available. The full schedule and details are posted at

To schedule the choir for an event, call Debbie McCarthy at 842-7476. A modest donation is requested.

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