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Locker renovations to begin Monday

| Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002

Renovations to all of North Allegheny Senior High School locker rooms will begin Monday.

Locker rooms will not be available for use by the public Monday and Tuesday.

The swimming pool will remain open during this period, and the boys' and girls' restrooms next to the athletic office will be made available for people's use. The public is advised that the restrooms are small and do not have showers.

Cranberry Township

The Cranberry Historical Society's annual meeting will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 in the council chambers at the Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road.

Conrad Pfeifer, president of Ocean Odyssey Dive Center, will be the featured speaker. He will speak about the design, history, battle and engine recovery of the USS MONITOR. The ship was launched during the Civil War by the Union Army in January 1862 and was the first ironclad, turreted warship. The ship was also the first to have living spaces and engineering space below the waterline.

Pfeifer is an experienced diver and has been on expeditions with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is involved in instructional and educational programs.

The annual meeting also will include the election of officers and directors for 2002. Refreshments will follow.

For more information, call Joey Hamilton at (724) 776-3234.

Hampton Township

North Hills Community Outreach's annual Turkey on Every Table project provided Thanksgiving dinners for 311 families in need last year.

The families received either a bag of Thanksgiving food or a grocery certificate for a turkey.

Five local agencies also were given 173 bags of food.

The organization thanks the following groups for their efforts: Berkeley Hills Lutheran Youth Group, Bob and Dottie Filbert, Cub Pack 13 Parkwood Presbyterian, Delta Cappa Gamma, Eden Christian Academy, Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, Franklin Elementary School, Highcliff Elementary School, H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Kerri Ickert, La Roche College, Marshall Elementary School Market Day, McIntyre Elementary School, McKnight Women's Club, North Side Bank, North Hills Newcomers & Friends, Olsen Group Home, Rogers Elementary School, St. Bonaventure Young Adults, St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, SS. John and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Shaler Intermediate and Middle schools and the Wyland Elementary School faculty.

Butler County

Representatives from State Rep. Guy A. Travaglio's office will be available in the borough of East Butler and Oakland Township this week to answer questions and provide assistance to residents.

Staff members will be available from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the East Butler Borough Building and from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Oakland Township Building.

Travaglio, a Butler Democrat, said the satellite office hours provide increased access to services offered through his main office in Butler, such as Pennsylvania Department of Transportation information, applications for financial aid for higher education or the opportunity to discuss any issue relating to state government.

Travaglio's main office at 138 E. Jefferson St., Butler, is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is (724) 283-5852.

Beaver County

The Community College of Beaver County Student Government Association will participate in the Beaver County Bear Brigade from Jan. 28 to Feb. 15.

The Bear Brigade, sponsored by Adult Literacy Action, was established to provide a teddy bear for children in crisis to hug.

Donations can be made at drop-off sites in the Student Union Lobby and the Student Activities office, both located in the Student Union Building on the college's campus in Center Township.

Donated bears should be soft, new and between 12 and 18 inches in length so they easily can be carried aboard an ambulance.

The collection of bears will be distributed by Medic Rescue throughout Beaver County. Bears usually are distributed as a source of comfort to children who have been transported in an ambulance because of an accident, fire or illness or who have witnessed a loved one transported by ambulance.

For more information on the Bear Brigade, call Jessica Woods in the Student Activities Office at (724) 775-8561, Ext. 119.

Petrolia

Butler Memorial Hospital has opened an outpatient lab and X-ray facility on the campus of the Petroleum Valley Medical Center, a service of Primary Health Network, 296 Church St., Petrolia.

The new facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for lab and X-ray services.

Outpatient tests offered in Petrolia include blood work, urine collection and X-ray services. Anyone can use the service with a physician's order for outpatient testing. Outpatient Services of Butler Memorial Hospital will make sure the patient's physician receives the results.

Other Outpatient Services locations include the Butler Mall, New Castle Road; East Jefferson Street, Butler; Poplar Professional Suites, Slippery Rock; Dinnerbell Square, Saxonburg; the Hoffman Memorial Medical Center, East Brady; LAS Health and Wellness Center, Zelienople; and the Cypher Professional Building, East Brady Street, Butler. There are also two Outpatient Services facilities that offer physical therapy —one at the YMCA in Butler and one on East Jefferson Street in Butler. A full service outpatient lab and radiology facility is located within the hospital on East Brady Street.

Most insurance is accepted at the outpatient sites and services will be covered the same as if they had been performed at the hospital.

For more information about the Petrolia location of Outpatient Services, call (724) 756-2428.

Region

Butler County Community College has received funding from the government to offer a series of free career development workshops.

Eligible participants are single parents; single, pregnant women; and homemakers interested in returning to the work force. Those interested in exploring careers that are not traditional to their gender also are eligible.

The series offers assessments to determine strengths and interests, the opportunity for career exploration and guest speakers to help determine career options. Emphasis also is placed on the development of resumes, interviewing and communication skills and free computer classes.

Participants also will receive assistance in locating the resources to return to school or work.

Funds are available for child care during the workshop. Upon completion, individuals can also qualify for money for tuition, books, child care and travel reimbursement.

Day and evening classes will be available beginning this month. Those interested can call New Choices/New Options at (724) 287-8711 or 1-888-826-2829, Ext. 393, for more information or to make a reservations for the workshops.

Moraine State Park

The Moraine McConnell's Mill Jennings Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Regional Park Office 2, along old Route 422 in Moraine State Park.

Past and ongoing Moraine McConnell's Mill Jennings projects include restoring the Marshall-Barr No. 19 Oil Well in the Muddy Creek Oil Field, rectifying the sewage overflows into Lake Arthur and creating an exit to the North Shore from Route 422 eastbound. The commission also plans to create a Native American site and museum.

Visitors and new members are welcome.

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