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Aug 05

First Friday- August

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM by Kristen Jordan

We've got a random conglomeration of goings-on this month!

First, Extreme Home Makeover is doing a remodel in Ottawa for a former Kansas National Guard member injured in Iraq.  They need skilled laborers with tools to help this weekend!  Text or call Dave at 323-497-4529 asap if you are available to help.

Second, the Willow Center provides assistance and counseling for domestic violence survivors in Jefferson, Douglas, and Franklin Counties.  They are currently looking for nominations for models for their 2012 Red Shoe Calendar fundraiser! Past models include Kansas University Coach Bill Self, Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib, and Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Dever. Thus far though, I don't believe Jefferson County has contributed any models.  This is the year!  Nominate someone from Jefferson County by contacting Aimee Bradshaw at or 785-220-0205 before September 2.

Third, send a thank-you widget to your favorite designated driver!

Fourth, just in case you're like me and only get news from friend's Facebook posts and haven't heard yet, there's a widespread ground turkey recall from Cargill (aka pretty much all ground turkey sold in grocery stores).  See the recall announcement or check out the recall list.