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September 13, 2002

Red Cross meeting set for Williamsport



The Washington County Chapter of The American Red Cross will host the 85th Annual Membership Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. Banquet Hall, 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport.

Reservations are required. The cost is $5 per person. RSVP by Sept. 23 by calling 301-739-0717.




ARK program offered to local churches, groups



First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., is conducting an Adults Relating to Kids information meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

ARK & TEEN ARK is a new parenting program sponsored through a grant from the Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families. The opportunity to start a group is open to any church, school or organization in Washington County.

For information, call Cindy Reeder at 301-733-0144.

Training to be an ARK facilitator for adults will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at First Christian Church. TEEN ARK training is also available. The author of the ARK program, B. Glenn Wilkerson of Spring Texas, will be the trainer.

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Trauma seminar planned at Robinwood



A seminar entitled "Trauma: Evaluation and Management" will be held for physicians, nurses, occupation therapists, social workers, psychologists and counselors on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Robinwood Medical Center.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College, in cooperation with Washington County Health System Inc.

The program will include presentations on Complications of Trauma; Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Current Trends and Controversies; Trauma in the Pregnant Patient; and Pain Management.

The program will provide 6.9 contact hours of professional continuing education, provided by the Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

The program will be held in the Robinwood III Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee is $35 for WCHS employees, $20 for EMS providers and $59 for other health professionals. It includes education credit, handouts, lunch and breaks. To register or learn more, call 301-790-2800, ext. 454.




Electronic tax filing seminars are offered



In preparation for the 2003 tax-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service, the Maryland State Comptroller's Office, and the Delaware Division of Revenue have scheduled free electronic filing seminars for area tax professionals interested in becoming electronic return originators.

Training will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Hagerstown Community College Room CLR 111 Auditorium, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information call Roseanne Nuss at 410-962-2647.

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