Archive for Sunday, October 24, 2010

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October 24, 2010

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• The Douglas County Conservation District will be accepting applications for Non Point Source Pollution Control Program Cost Share Assistance on an ongoing basis until all funding has been committed. For more information, contact Jim Weaver, program coordinator, at 843-4260 ext. 1128 or drop by the Conservation District Office at 1217 Biltmore Drive, Suite 100, Lawrence.

• The annual Douglas County Extension Council election will be from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St. A nominating committee has selected the following nominees who have indicated they would serve if elected: Agriculture — Larry Almstrom, Jim Congrove and Kathy Wilson-Sanders; Family and Consumer Science — Karrey Britt, Donna Osness and Kellie Worley; Economic Development — Chas Benton, Ron Skaggs and Lynn Byczynski; and 4-H Youth Development — Lanaea Heine, Rhonda Wehrman and Tony Merz.

• The public is invited to attend a free document-shred day from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Douglas County Bank parking lot at Ninth and Kentucky streets. The event is co-sponsored by Douglas County, Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., Jayhawk File Express and Douglas County Bank.

• Carol Shipman, personal banker with The University National Bank, has announced her retirement after 13 years of service in various departments. A reception in her honor is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the bank, 1400 Kasold Drive.

• Douglas County Bank is accepting donations for the Ballard Community Center Food Pantry. During October, all branches will be accepting nonperishable food. The donations will be used to create “sculptures” designed by each branch. During November, the public is invited to “vote” for their favorite design by donating money at the branch. The branch with the most money at the end of the month will receive a prize. The food and all of the money donated will then be presented to Ballard Community Center Food Pantry.

• McDonald’s, 901 W. 23rd St., Lawrence, will donate 20 percent of its profits between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to the Lawrence Parkinson Support Group. The money will be used for programs. Support group members will be available to answer questions or talk about the group at Monday’s fundraiser.

• TherapyWorks, P.A. will host a free seminar, “Living Free of Diabetes and its Complications,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at TherapyWorks, 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 1000. Featured speakers will be Susan Andersen, a local nurse practitioner, and Cindy Johnson, owner of TherapyWorks.

• Cindy Johnson, owner of TherapyWorks, recently attended a Physical Therapy Private Practice Conference in Las Vegas, sponsored by Survival Strategies Inc. Johnson was a panelist for several breakout sessions and received a special recognition award acknowledging her efforts in assisting other practice owners in the past year.

• Cheri Proffitt, nationally certified massage therapist, has joined Lawrence Therapy Services. Proffitt graduated from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies massage program in 2002 and has a master’s degree in health psychology from Northern Arizona University.

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