Archive for Thursday, January 25, 2018

Weekly briefs: Students earn honors at Cloud County, Concordia University; Chiefatin Cafe needs; Council on Aging outreach; KU weight-loss program offered

January 25, 2018

Area students on honors list at Cloud County

Local students have been named to the fall 2017 honors list at Cloud County Community College.

Jeremy Ragsdale of Tonganoxie and Joradn Blackwood and Mason Hays, both of Basehor, are on the list.

To be named to the honors list, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of college coursework and earned a semester grade-point average of 3.6-3.899.

CCCC’s main campus is in Concordia with another campus in Junction City. The college encompasses a 12-county area in north central Kansas.

Basehor resident named to Concordia list

Casandra Eberth, of Basehor has been named to fall 2017 honors list at Concordia University in Seward, Neb.

Eberth was one of 271 students named to the CU fall semester list.

The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list.

Chieftain Cafe in need of supplies at library for after-school program

Tonganoxie Public Library’s after-school nutrition and activity program has grown to a bustling attendance of about 100 youths on weekdays.

To keep up with the demand of offering snacks, Chieftain Cafe organizers have created a food wishlist in case patrons want to donate to the cause.

Chieftain Cafe welcomes individually wrapped or individual sizes of any type of baked chip, Pop Chips, granola bars, yogurt tubes, applesauce, Belvita biscuits, string cheese, popcorn, Lance crackers, apples, clementines, carrots, plain animal crackers (no frosting), Goldfish, Cheez-Its, veggie straws, Sun Chips, nuts and 100 percent juice boxes.

Microwaveable miniature meals of macaroni and cheese, Chef Boyardee, oatmeal and soup also are on the list.

Miscellaneous items that can be donated are disposable cups, silverware and napkins.

Council on Aging offering outreach services

The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will be providing monthly outreach services for 2018 starting next month in Tonganoxie.

Judy Koch with the Council on Aging will be available 10:45-11:45 a.m.the third Monday of every month at the Florence Riford Senior Center, 530 Bury St. Koch will be available to answer questions about Council on Aging services.

KU weight-loss study open to Tonganoxie Family Medicine patients

The University of Kansas is partnering with Lawrence Memorial Hospital to deliver a weight management program for patients of Family Medicine of Tonganoxie who are 21 and older.

The University of Kansas Weight Management Program has more than 30 years of successful delivery of weight management to multiple populations. The study features six months of structured weight loss and then 12 months of weight maintenance in which the participants will be provided with either group or individual counseling by phone or face-to-face meetings every six months.

The counseling sessions will focus on adopting a healthy lifestyle by improving diet and increasing physical activity. This weight management study is specifically developed for individuals living in rural communities.

For more information on this study please visit the website ebl.ku.edu/mdex or contact Anna at 785-813-6595.

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