The Manchester Enterprise: Community News

Manchester Elementary Students Educate on Diabetes

Today the faculty, staff, students and parents of Manchester Elementary are better informed about a very serious illness, an illness that affects most of us in one way or another, diabetes. It all began with a vision, a vision from a caring and giving parent Kelly Hooker.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 14:32

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Two Injured in South Highway 421 Accident

Slick roads  may be to blame for an accident that sent to men to the hospital Wednesday night.

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 December 2010 20:44

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One Conviction Dropped Against Jones

Insufficient evidence against a former Clay County Election Commissioner resulted in a federal judge dismissing one conviction against a man found guilty in a vote-buying conspiracy.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 December 2010 14:39

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Hair Salon to Make Donations to American Cancer Society

Temptations Boutique and Salon is setting aside two days in which a portion of proceeds from services will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.
Temptations, a salon servicing many clients in Manchester and surrounding areas located at 474 Keavy Road, will make the donations from services done on Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3.
Hair can also be donated toward the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program that partners with the American Cancer Society to create wigs for men and women who have lost their hair due to their cancer treatments.
“We really want to let people know about this terrible disease and about how to stay well and get well and also help fight back against it.  People who are interested in donating their hair will be helping in a huge way too, to create these wigs that can help cancer patients deal with this part of their struggle to beat cancer,” says Temptations Owner and hairstylist, Keith London. “It would be so wonderful to no longer hear the word ‘cancer’ because it won’t exist anymore.”
People may call Temptations Boutique and Salon at 606-862-9230 to set up an appointment for those days. For additional information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 at anytime or visit online at cancer.org.
For more information on Beautiful Lengths program, visit www.beautifullengths.com.
The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well from cancer through educating people about healthy lifestyle choices like exercising, eating right, and quitting smoking, by helping people get well through programs such as Road to Recovery (transportation assistance) and Look Good... Feel Better (to help women deal with appearance-related side effects from the treatment).
The American Cancer Society also helps by finding cures through research into various cancers and by fighting back through advocacy and efforts like Relay for Life that rally communities together against fighting cancer.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 13:42

 

SCC Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Help Students

Somerset Community College has been awarded a five-year federal grant of $1.1 million to increase services for Somerset Campus students who are low-income, disabled or first in their family to attend college.


The Student Support Services (SSS) grant, which is from the U.S. Department of Education, will be awarded annually in the amount of $220,000 for five years.  The overall purpose of the grant is to increase the rates at which eligible students maintain good academic standing and are retained, graduate, and transfer to four-year institutions to pursue baccalaureate degrees.

The program offers academic advising, free tutoring, financial aid advisement and assistance with transferring to four-year colleges and universities. In addition, students will be provided personal and career counseling, academic performance monitoring and will participate in a peer-mentoring program, college/career workshops, and cultural and social events.

New students accepted in the program before the fall 2011 semester will have the opportunity to participate in the summer bridge program called Emerging Scholars Program.  This will be an intensive experience to become “college ready” in reading, writing or study skills before the semester begins. All services are free.

The Student Support Services grant will assist 140 students on the Somerset Campus. Preference is given to students whose parents did not graduate from a four-year college or university, students from low income families or students with a handicap or disability. Also, there must be a need for academic support as shown by one or more low scores on the COMPASS or a similar test, having a deficiency in a high school subject such as English, math or science, or by having been out of school for several years and help is needed getting back in the swing of being a student.

To be eligible for the program, students do not have to live in Pulaski County. They can live in any county that SCC serves, but must take some classes on the Somerset Campus.

For more information about the Student Support Services grant or to apply to the program, contact SSS Director, Dorothy Phillips, at 606-451-6816 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 13:40

 

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