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Health Center changes hours, and other community notes

Updated: 2013-12-30T17:26:33Z

Health Center to change clinic hours

Clinic hours at the Clay County Public Health Center have changed for 2014. All immunizations, lead screening, TB and pregnancy testing will require appointments.

Clinic hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday appointments are 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Recent changes in WIC resulted in a need for more nursing staff for that program, said Sue Miller of the Health Department.

“We will be serving our WIC client immunizations through the WIC clinic,” said Miller.

To make an appointment call 816-595-4355.

Open gym basketball for adults

Register now for Liberty Parks and Recreation’s open gym basketball program for adults.

The next session of pick-up style of basketball runs Jan. 7-March 5. The program is for adults 18 and older. Each session is 12 or 13 nights.

Community Center members can pay $37 for a full session, buy an eight-night punch card for $27 or pay $5 at the door. Non-members pay $5 more for sessions.

To register for a full session go to www.ci.liberty.mo.us/PaksOnline. Eight-night passes are only available at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers, Liberty. Call 816-439-4360 for information.

Broadcaster joins NAWS

Fox 4 News co-anchor Susan Hiland has joined the board of directors for the Northland Animal Welfare Society.

Hiland is a graduate of Oak Park High School and a member of its Hall of Fame. She earned her bachelor’s degree in electronic media from Missouri State University.

Hiland has supported the Northland Animal Welfare Society for the last four years. She lives in the Northland with her husband, Vince.

TWA museum needs volunteers

The TWA museum is looking for volunteers to help share the history of TWA.

“We’re all about history here. We’ll teach you everything you need to know and then some,” said museum director Pam Blaschum.

Volunteers are needed to give tours, inventory items, do office work and assist with the educational center, which will open later this year.

“We’re in the building that was built for TWA in 1931. This was our first headquarters and our first overhaul base,” said Blaschum, who was a flight attendant for TWA for 40 years.

The museum is at 10 Richards Road at the Wheeler Downtown Airport.

Volunteers do not need a background with TWA or with flying. For information call 816-234-1011.

The TWA museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children. Military families get in free.

50 Forward Club

Adults over 50 are invited to join the 50 Forward Club, a new program of Shepherd Center Central.

The 50 Forward Club offers discounts to community events, entertainment and golf; discounts at some colleges and community centers; and free daytrips, workshops, insurance consulting, caregiver training and support. Special offers are available from The Kansas City Zoo, National World War One Museum and Starlight Theater.

The Shepherd Center Central provides lifelong learning, civic engagement and opportunities for those over 50, said Sandra Aust, director of Coming of Age Kansas City.

Some of the community partners for 50 Forward Club in the Northland are Maple Woods Community College, Clay County Senior Services, North Kansas City Public Schools continuing education and the Ys north of the river.

Annual membership is $75 for Gold members, or $25 for Silver members. Register by March 31 for a $5 charter member discount.

“We want to encourage people to have the most vital and the most active life for as long as they can,” said Aust.

For information go to www.sccentral.org or call 816- 444-1121.

By Norma King, Special to The Star

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