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August 31, 2006

Harvest Hoedown scheduled for Oct. 7



WILLIAMSPORT - The 14th annual Harvest Hoedown will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park.

Residents are asked to bring canned food items and donations for the local food bank. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium.

Fire Company No. 2 will kick off Fire Prevention Week with displays and events. The event will include Christian contemporary music in the historic band shell, crafts, a bake sale and food.

Children may enjoy games, pumpkin painting and the Washington County Antique Tractor Club's Kiddie Cart Train.

The hoedown also features a make your own scarecrow area, where participants choose the clothes and accessories, and let their imagination go wild.

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HCC to offer training program for nurses



The Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education will offer a training program for registered nurse case managers/delegating nurses in an assisted living environment.

The 16-hour training course is offered in response to regulations that require all case managers/delegating nurses to take a MDBON-approved training course to work in assisted-living facilities.

The class will meet Fridays, Sept. 8 and 15, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. Instructor Lynne Smigelski, executive director of the Broadmore Assisted Living Facility in Hagerstown, will cover the history of assisted living programs, regulations governing CM/DN practices, roles and responsibilities, case management principles, delegation of nursing practice and more.

For information, call Angie Stoops, health professions manager, at 301-790-2800, ext. 397.

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