State program provides free mammograms
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging women to receive a mammogram screening in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The KDHE's Early Detection Works program offers women without insurance, who are income-eligible and between the ages of 40 and 64, a free breast cancer screening.
If tests indicate a problem, further diagnosis is conducted, and those needing cancer treatment may be covered by Medicaid under the Federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000.
For more information, call toll-free (877) 277-1368 or visit the Web site www.preventionworkskansas.com.
Higher education needs topic of presentations
Two events Wednesday in Lawrence will highlight the needs of higher education funding.
Citizens for Higher Education, a Kansas City-based organization that advocates for higher education, will make a public presentation about university needs at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas University's Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The free event is open to the public.
Members of the group also will make a presentation at noon to the government affairs committee of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
That presentation is at the Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St., and registrations are required. To make a registration, call 865-4411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni vice president leaving for Nebraska
Kirk Cerny, senior vice president for membership services at the Kansas University Alumni Association, will soon be heading north to the land of Cornhuskers.
On Nov. 1 Cerny will become associate executive director for membership and development at the Nebraska Alumni Association. He replaces Marc Shkolnick, who is leaving for Colorado State University.
Cerny earned a bachelor's degree in human biology in 1992 and a master's degree in higher education administration in 1998, both from KU. He served as a KU admissions representative from 1992 to 1994 and director of chapters and constituent programs for the Alumni Association from 1994 until he was named senior vice president in 1999.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.93 a gallon at several locations across Lawrence.
If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.