Community briefs 02/16/04

Monday, February 16, 2004

Counseling foundation holding fund raiser

The 11th annual doctor/ lawyer basketball showdown will be at 8 p.m. March 5 at the Notre Dame Regional High School gym. Proceeds benefit the Community Counseling Center Foundation, a private, nonprofit comprehensive mental health-care center providing services to children, adults and families. For more information, call Kelly Morton at 651-6296, Linda Puchbauer at 204-8448 or Larry Essner at 334-1100.

Elks Mobile Dental Unit setting up shop

The Elks Mobile Dental Unit, now in its 42nd year of providing dental services to mentally retarded, developmentally disabled and Missourians under extreme financial distress, is scheduled to visit the Festus-Crystal City Elks Lodge during regular business hours Mondays to Thursdays, Feb. 23 to March 25. For more information on eligibility, call (573) 690-6003.

Jump rope event marks 25th anniversary

The American Heart Association will celebrate its 25th year of Jump Rope for Heart this year. The Jackson All City Jump Rope for Heart will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. March 5 at the Jackson Middle School gym. The Show Me Jumpers, a demonstration team out of St. Charles, will perform. Parents willing to help may contact Tarolyn Johnson at (800) 579-1977 extension 5906 or by e-mail at tarolyn.johnson@

IAAP meeting at Drury Lodge on Tuesday

The International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Drury Lodge. The topic will be "Nutrition for the Working Woman." For more information, call Sherri Jenkins at 651-2112.

Dental program coming to two area schools

Delta Dental of Missouri will present "Teeth on the Go," an interactive program to teach children about the importance of good oral health on Wednesday. The program will be at 9:30 a.m. at Nell Holcomb Elementary School and at 1 p.m. at Kelly Elementary School.

-- From staff reports

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