Health Notes


September 26, 2004

Health Department schedules pet clinics to give rabies shots

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue extended in Westminster, and at Taneytown Memorial Park in the 5200 block of Taneytown Pike.

All vaccinations will be administered by licensed veterinarians. All animals must be on a leash or in a cage.

Maryland law requires that all dogs and cats older than 4 months be vaccinated.

Vaccinations are $5.

Information: 410-857-5009.

County rape crisis service to hold volunteer training

The Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County will hold volunteer training classes beginning Wednesday for people interested in becoming crisis hotline counselors.

No prior counseling experience is required. Training is provided to prepare volunteers to staff a 24-hour telephone hotline and/or accompany survivors to the hospital, police station and/or court.

Counselor safety and confidentiality are guarded and counselors need not report to the office to monitor the hotline.

Training is scheduled on a rotating basis for convenience.

Information: 410-857-0900.

American Cancer Society to hold women's workshop

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop to female cancer patients from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at Carroll Hospital Center's Women's Place.

The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include makeup techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.

Registration is required. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave. in Westminster.

Information: 888-535-4555.

Taneytown baby shower to aid healthy pregnancies

Maryland's Largest Baby Shower in Taneytown will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Taneytown American Legion at 9 Broad St.

The baby shower is sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department; Carroll Hospital Center; Carroll County Public Library; Department of Human Resources, Child Care Administration; the Family Support Center of Human Services Programs; and the March of Dimes.

The purpose of the baby shower is to promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies and will feature speakers, educational exhibits and materials.

The speakers will be pediatrician Melissa Katz, registered nurse and lactation consultant Barbara Baldwin and Shannon Oehlers from Safe Kids Coalition.

The shower is free for pregnant women, and $12 for others. Registration deadline is Friday.

Information: 410-876-4848.

Carroll Hospital Center to hold `Humor Luncheon'

Carroll Hospital Center will hold a "Hope, Healing & Humor Luncheon" from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Wakefield Valley Golf & Conference Center in Westminster.

The speaker will be Regina Barreca, a national humorist.

Tickets are $60 for the lunch, a Longaberger Horizon of Hope basket and door prizes; or $35 for lunch and door prizes only.

Information: 410-848-2244.

Carroll Golf Classic raises funds for pain center

The Carroll Hospital Center Foundation's 14th annual Carroll Golf Classic this month featured 216 players who raised more than $200,000 for the hospital's pain management center.

Steve Dillman and Randy Hart from HDR Benefit Advisors, one of the tournament sponsors, won the Wampler Cup, presented to the top finishers of the low-net handicap division.

Prizes also were awarded to the top finishers of the low-gross handicap division, two-man scramble and ladies scramble. Winners were: Jacen Martinez and Ernie Tompkins, low-gross; Jim Cheek and Kevin Crawford, two-man scramble; and Sandra Enrique and Leslie Simmons, ladies scramble.

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