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Christopher Kohl's Fire Department receives highway safety grant

The Christopher Kohl's Fire Department has received a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

The grant is in the amount of $13,210. The money will be used to purchase a new gurney for the rescue unit, extrication tools and an evac-u-splint system. This equipment will help EMS personnel become more proficient.

Meth awareness training available to local residents

Even if you do not use methamphetamine or know someone who is, the drug affects you. Issues of safety, law enforcement and health care can arise when meth takes over a community.

Rim Guidance Center, a division of Southwest Behavioral Health Services, Inc., offers training for any local club or organization.

Participants will learn what methamphetamine is -- what it looks like, how it is made, the short-term and long-term effects of taking meth, and what you can do to help the community become meth-free.

To schedule a one- to threehour training session for your group, call Darlene Duncan at (928) 468-8055, ext. 3804.

Arizona Press Women offer journalism scholarship

Arizona high school students who wish to study journalism at an Arizona college or university may be eligible for $500 in assistance from the Betty Latty-Hurlburt Memorial Journalism Scholarship, sponsored by Arizona Press Women and the Arizona Newspapers Foundation.

Applicants should be graduating high school seniors who intend to major in journalism at an accredited Arizona university or college.

Requirements include a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, a statement of financial need, two writing samples and a one-page letter from the student, stating their background and the reasons they want to pursue a career in journalism.

The application deadline is April 1.

The winner will be honored at a luncheon in May 2006.

Call (602) 279-5130 or e-mail PRStevensn@aol.com.

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