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October 8, 2013

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SOUTHERN INDIANA

Hosparus seeks hospice volunteers

Hosparus Southern Indiana seeks patient support volunteers in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties and will host a free training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12,  at its new location, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany. Lunch will be provided.

To register, contact Vonya Gresham, volunteer manager, at vgresham@hosparus.org or 812-542-2809. 

Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.

To learn more about Hosparus services, visit hosparus.org

Gun club hosts meeting

The Dead Eye Daisies, a women’s gun club established in 2010, invites ladies of all ages to the group’s monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Oct.  8, at Hi-Tek Firearms and Training, 123 Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

For more information, e-mail the group at ljbower1@gmail.com

JEFFERSONVILLE

Learn about weight loss

Clark Memorial Hospital Bariatric Weight Loss Program is hosting a free weight loss seminar at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Kathryn Raines Education and Conference Center in the hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Dr. Daniel MacMillan and Dr. Patri Marconi, of Surgical Associates Southern Indiana, will present information on obesity and the laparoscopic weight loss procedure offered at Clark Memorial Hospital. Registered nurse Carolyn McKee, bariatric coordinator, will talk about how a comprehensive post-procedure follow-up program benefits weight loss patients and she will go over basic insurance information and guidelines.

Clark Memorial’s Bariatric Weight Loss Program offers a minimally invasive surgical procedure called laparoscopic gastric banding.

The seminar is open to the public, however, reservations are requested.  To register, call 812-283-2087.

Hymn sing set for Saturday

The Harvest Church of God Band will be singing during the hymn sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at  Grace Family Worship Church of God, 202 E. Maple Street, Jeffersonville.

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