Health
Thursday, August 12th. 1999
Evening nursing program at DelTech Owens Campus
The nursing Department at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is accepting applications for the part-time evening Associate Degree Nursing program. The evening program is designed to accommodate Licensed practical Nurses (LPNs) who wish to become Registered Nurses (RNs). Those who have never taken the Delaware Tech entrance exam and the NLN-RN exam must take them for admission. The evening program will accept a maximum of 20 students; early registration is recommended. A full-time day program for LPN to RN is also offered; the admission process is the same. Admissions can be scheduled through the Division of Student Services by calling 856-5400. Prospective students desiring additional information about the day or evening nursing programs should contact June S. Turansky, nursing department chairperson, at (302) 855-1614.

Free and anonymous HIV testing
In addition to the Sussex County AIDS Committee providing free and anonymous testing every Thursday, 4-6 p.m., the SHARP Center will now offer free and anonymous testing by appointment five days a week. The SHARP Center, located at 107B South Street in Rehoboth, uses the OraSure HIV test which is an oral test that requires no blood to be drawn. For more information, please contact jeanne at (302) 644-1094.

Internet Access Training
On the second Tuesday of each month there will be an internet training session held at the SHARP Center on 107B South Street in Rehoboth. Karene Jules-Chester, from the Delaware Academy of Medicine, will offer training from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The training will cover internet access, focusing on how to search for literature. The sessions are limited to three participants per session. The next scheduled class is Tuesday, Aug. 10. Please contact jeanne at (302) 644-1094 to register.


AIDS 101 Class is offered free An AIDS 101 class will be offered the second Monday of the odd numbered months beginning at 7 p.m. AIDS 101 is a free, two-hour course offered to anyone interested in HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The next class will be held Aug. 16. Please call (302) 644-1094 to register.

Sharp Center provides literature
The SHARP Center is an HIV/AIDS resource center available to the community and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The center houses more than 300 book titles, 40 videos, pamphlets and brochures, and hosts an internet accessible work station. The SHARP Center also offers client advocacy, educational workshops and outreach, and free HIV testing. The SHARP Center is a not for profit organization supported by donations and the Delaware HIV Consortium. They will be having an open house on Oct. 17 from 2 - 6 p.m. Call Jeanne at (302) 644-1094 for more information.

Basket Bingo at Elks Lodge
The Holly Foundation is having a “Longaberger Basket Bingo” on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Salisbury Elks Lodge. Play, win, and help the disabled at the same time. More than 25 baskets will be given away. Get your ticket early by calling 410-572-6206. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Seating is limited. MasterCard or VISA accepted.

Basket on sale for health
The Longaberger® Company, with the sale of the 1999 Horizon of Hope® Basket, (available through August 1999), will donate $2 to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research and education. The company has raised $2.9 million for breast cancer research. Local representative is Renee Morris of Seaford.