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Libraries board pushes for new branch in ‘under-served’ South Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:35:55 +0000

South Lubbock isn’t usually associated with a lack of resources.

But when it comes to library access, the quickly growing southside has turned into somewhat of a desert and Lubbock’s Libraries Board is pushing to create an oasis of books and educational resources.

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Quarterback S.A.C.K. fundraiser underway
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:33:20 +0000

The annual Quarterback S.A.C.K. fundraiser sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest is now underway.

Any time a Texas Tech Red Raider football player sacks the opposing team’s quarterback, participants in the fundraiser will donate money to the RMDH to Support And Comfort Kids.

Donations can be made at www.rmhcsouthwest.com/qbsack.

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Heart Walk scheduled for September 20
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:31:57 +0000

Teams of walkers are currently being accepted to participate in the 2014 Lubbock Heart Walk on Saturday.

Participants will gather at Texas Tech’s Frazier Alumni Pavilion, near the southwest corner of Jones AT&T Stadium, at 9 a.m. to walk and raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.

The course is three miles.

Event activities include a health expo, entertainment, activities for kids and more.

Participation is free.

People who raise more than $100 before the event will be awarded an official 2014 Heart Walk T-shirt.

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Walk out of Darkness for suicide prevention Sunday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:31:03 +0000

The Lubbock Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide prevention will be Sunday at Mackenzie Park.

Online registration is currently underway at afsp.donordrive.com.

Individual participants that raise more than $150 will be eligible for a T-shirt.

Check in time will be from 1-1:30 p.m. and registration cutoff will be at 1 p.m. the Friday before the event.

For additional information about the walk, visit the event website, call 608-332-6069 or email afsplbk@gmail.com.

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Children’s Health Clinic has two locations
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:30:23 +0000

Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic has a North Clinic location at 302 N. University Ave. and an East Clinic at 1801 E. 14th St.

Both clinics are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The clinics provide well exams for school and daycare and immunizations for kids up to 19 years old, including newborns.

Both clinics are fully staffed and do not turn away patients due to inability to pay.

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High Point Village sponsors Special League Bowling
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:29:53 +0000

Special League Bowling, sponsored by High Point Village, has started its league.

The league will bowl every Sunday until December at South Plains Lanes.

The cost is $6 a week.

There are three co-ed teams.

Contact George Ann Benson at 786-8015 for additional information.

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Walk to End Lupus September 20
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:29:13 +0000

The local lupus support group will host the sixth annual Lubbock Walk to End Lupus at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Registration is required, but there is no fee.

People who wish to participate can register online at lupuswalk2014.kintera.org.

The event will be at the Hodges Park Buddy Holly Recreation Area.

Registration will start at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Awards will be given at 11:30 a.m.

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Step Out for diabetes Sept. 27
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:28:32 +0000

The 21st Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, sponsored by the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association, will be Sept. 27.

The event is the biggest fundraiser for ADA.

To register or get more information for the walk, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutlubbock.

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Goo Run scheduled for Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:28:10 +0000

Registration for the Goo Run 5K and Fun Run is now underway.

The event will be Saturday at River Parks West in Lubbock.

Tickets can be purchased at earlysignup.com/GooRunLubbock.

For additional information, visit www.TheGooRun.com, email support@thegoorun.com, or call (918)258-9238.

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Tim Cole family seeks reconciliation from remorseful Judge Jim Bob Darnell
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:27:23 +0000

Third in a series

WEDNESDAY: Cole’s wrongful conviction, exoneration lead to legislative changes.

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Grief support group offers monthly meeting
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:26:54 +0000

Crown Point Hospice will offer support groups once a month through 2014 for people suffering from grief.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Crown Point Health Suites Event Center, 6640 Iola Ave.

Group meetings will be led by Terry W. Jones, senior chaplain at the facility.

Meeting dates are scheduled for Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

For additional information, call Jones at 797-8099 or visit www.crownpointhealth.com.

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Chronic pain support group meets weekly
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:26:12 +0000

A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group has started a six-week support session for people who suffer from chronic pain. The group meets Mondays from 3:30-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Platinum Bank, 6502 Slide Road, Suite No. 207. It’s sponsored by Lighthouse Behaviorial Health Services.

The group will focus on education, relaxation and mindfulness techniques.

People must register before attending the meetings.

For more information and to register, call 771-8808.

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UMC to host fitness boot camp
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:26:01 +0000

University Medical Center Activities Center will host a six-week boot camp from Sept. 23 through Nov. 1 three times a week.

Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

Preregistration is mandatory with a payment of $60 to reserve a spot. Payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Participants are encouraged to wear proper attire, bring water and a towel.

Workouts will include cardio, muscle toning, core strengthening, stretching, warm ups and cool downs.

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