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•Kara Lucas, a senior nursing student at Tennessee Wesleyan College-Fort Sanders Nursing in Knoxville, is the recipient of a Promise for Nursing for Tennessee Scholarship for $5,000. Funding for the scholarship program was contributed by hospitals and health care agencies of Tennessee during a gala sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Kara is a graduate of Morristown-Hamblen West High School and will receive her Bachelor of Science in nursing in May 2005. Her parents are Wayne and Sharon Lucas of Morristown.

•Heath Brownlee, a 2001 graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, is researching ammonia-making techniques that require less pressure and lower temperatures, thereby reducing the expense to manufacture ammonia. Brownlee is one of a record number of students participating in the 2004 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. Brownlee, a rising senior and chemistry major, is the son of Joe and Jeannette Brownlee of Knoxville.

•Registration for the fall semester is Aug. 19, 23 and 25 at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Final registration for fall will be held Aug. 19 and 25 at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road, Aug. 23 at the Blount County Center and the Magnolia Avenue Campus, and Aug. 25 at the Division Street Campus. Hours are 10:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. New students should complete the application process before final registration. Returning students may register any time prior to the end of the Final Registration period on the college’s Web site at www.pstcc.edu. Aug. 25 is the last day to register and pay fees for fall semester. Classes begin Aug. 30. For information call (865) 694-6568 or visit www.pstcc.edu.

•Roane State will extend hours to assist students with fall registration. Classes begin Aug. 30, with registration through Sept. 2. Extended hours for all locations: Mon through Thur., Aug. 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•Pellissippi State Technical Community College just ended its summer sessions having experienced the highest enrollment ever for that period. This summer 3,176 students took classes at the college—an increase of 1.2 percent over last summer. This comes on the heels of a record increase in summer 2003 of 21.1 percent. Pellissippi State has increased the number of Web courses and summer offerings at the Magnolia Avenue and Blount County campuses. Also, the college now offers summer courses in four-, five- and eight-week sessions to better accommodate students’ schedules. For more information on Pellissippi State and its programs, visit the Web site at www.pstcc.edu.

•Ready to break into a growing health-care field with just a year of training? Roane State prescribes the new Pharmacy Technician program. Graduates of this one-year certificate program will be ready for a national certification exam and may work at area pharmacies, hospitals, home health care agencies, nursing homes or long-term care facilities. For more information about admission requirements, contact Marianna Mabry, pharmacy technician program director, at 882-4533 or toll-free 866 GO2-RSCC, Ext. 4533.

•Cub Scout Pack 59 from First Baptist Concord invites you and your son to a roundup. In Cub Scouts, Boys strengthen character, develop good citizenship and enhance both mental and physical fitness. In addition, the program provides boys positive peer groups and tools to shape their future. In Cub Scouting, boys learn ideals such as honesty, bravery and respect. These values help boys make constructive decisions throughout their lifetimes and give the confidence they need to grow and develop. Pack 59 will be hosting a round-up where boys and their parents can find out more about Cub Scouting. We encourage every boy to bring a friend to a night of ice skating fun at the Icearium from 7:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. cost to skate is $5 for children under 12 and $6 for those over the age of 12. Skate rental is $3. While the kids play on the ice, the parents can learn more about our Cub Scout Pack 59. For more information, contact Michelle Anderson at 675-4300 or Sam Ledford at 777-1807.

•The Girl Scouts are having its August Round-up. Girls ages 5-17 are encouraged to bring their parents to a Round-up event during late August and early September to learn more about the traditions, adventures, friendships and opportunities available to them through Girl Scouting. The locations, dates and times for Knox County are: 6:30 p.m., Monday Aug.23 at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Cedar Bluff Middle School and 6:30 p.m. at Rocky Hill Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26 at Bearden Elementary, 6:30 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. at First Farragut United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. at West Hills Presbyterian Church and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at A.L. Lotts Elementary School.

•The Knox County Library has increased its fines as of Aug. 16. Times have changed. Ten cents in 1981 is worth 23 cents today. This 128 percent increase has prompted the library to adjust its fine rate from 10 cents to 20 cents, beginning Aug. 16. This is the first rate change since early 1980s. The maximum fine remains $5 for books, video/DVD late fees will not be affected. The check -out period for books is three weeks, and most materials can be renewed one time if they are not being held for another patron.

 

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