Record fund raising reported for LMH
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. received a record $1.62 million in donations in 2004, officials announced at their annual meeting Monday.
"Our board of directors is passionate about supporting quality, community-oriented health care, and as a result, we've had our most successful year ever," said Kathy Clausing, chief development officer for the association.
The association raised $927,197 in 2003, which at that time was a record. The association in 2004 received a significant boost in funding from a $300,000 grant that was lobbied for by Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan. The money, which was the largest federal grant the hospital has ever received, will be used to help fund an expansion of the maternity ward.
The meeting also featured the election of new officers for the organization. Connie Sollars will serve as president, Bob Georgeson will serve as vice president, Bev Smith Billings will serve as secretary and Bill Lienhard will serve as treasurer. The event also highlighted the efforts of outgoing president John Nitcher.
Lawmakers to meet about campus plans
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., are expected to meet with Haskell Indian Nations University officials at 10 a.m. today at the Cultural Center and Museum to discuss plans for a new science building on the Haskell campus.
Afterward, the group will tour the campus, including stops at Sequoyah and Pontiac halls.
Moore and Brownback introduced amendments to the federal budget last year to set aside more than $1.7 million for the science building. President Bush signed the bill last month.
Haskell students and faculty are likely to hear about the project when they gather at 4 p.m. today at the Haskell Auditorium for the spring semester convocation.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.75 a gallon at several location in Lawrence. If you find a lower price, please call 832-7154.