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Good Samaritan Center will be offering its nursing assistant
training program beginning March 27. The class prepares
students to take the state certification exam and enter
the rewarding profession of nursing assistant. Stafholt
is a great place to live and a great place to work and graduates
of this program have the chance to obtain employment here.
Students take approximately 60 hours of classroom training
and another 60 hours of supervised clinical training in
the facility. No medical or educational background is required.
Registration for the program will take place Monday, March 26. Call 332-8733 and ask for instructor Erika Werdal R.N. if you have any questions.
Community College announces general registration for
its Spring 2001 schedule of credit classes to be held in
Blaine. The academic quarter begins April 2 and continues
through June 15.
The county outreach classes, offered evenings at Blaine high school, include English as a Second Language (ESL), Composition II, Business Law and Spanish I. All courses provide credit upon completion.
Registration will continue through April 6 at Whatcom Community College Laidlaw Center, 237 West Kellogg Road in Bellingham. For information, call 676-2170, ext. 3371 or 3320.
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Lichter, Professor Emeritus and Orcas Island resident, will
conduct a workshop for writers on Saturday and Sunday,
April 21 & 22, at Resort Semiahmoo. The workshop will
take place in a private home and will involve hands-on work
with participants writing, which may be poetry or
prose forms. The workshop will accommodate writers at all
levels,published or unpublished.
Professor Lichter is a poet and literary critic whose work has appeared in American and foreign publications. He taught poetry, fiction writing and childrens literature at the University of Kansas and has given readings and conducted guest seminars in American, European and Scandinavian universities. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where he studied with poet Theodore Roethke.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants. For more information and an application, call 371-7841 or 376-5595.
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State University Cooperative Extension offers two publications
on earthquake preparedness which can be downloaded free
from the Internet. Earthquake Preparation and
Earthquake -Emergency Preparation, offer tips
on anchoring houses to foundations, helping find utility
shut-offs or breakers, securing wood stoves and large furniture
that might topple and preparing a survival box
of essential supplies. Information on what to do during
a quake, tips on assessing damage afterwards and further
reading are included in both.
The publications can be downloaded free from http://pubs.wsu.edu/. Type earthquake into the search box.
Printed copies can be ordered from the WSU Cooperative Extension Bulletins Office by calling 1-800-723-1763. Ask for EB1728. Cost is $1 per copy plus shipping, handling and sales tax for Washington residents.