La Leche League meeting planned
LISBON - The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, plans to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. All pregnant women, mothers and their babies are welcome. Topics of discussion include advantages of breastfeeding, childbirth, the new baby at home, the art of breastfeeding, avoiding difficulties, nutrition and weaning. The group also meets at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at St. Elizabeth's Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman.
Crestview sets freshman orientation
COLUMBIANA - Crestview freshmen students and parents are invited to attend the Crestview High School orientation Freshman Focus program from 10 a.m. to noon or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. The Freshman Focus program is designed to provide information for freshman students and their parents that will make the transition to high school uncomplicated and less anxious.
Information will be provided describing student activities, expectations, the credit process, assignment and grade accessibility and how to plan for success in the following high school years. To register call the high school at 330-482-4744.
Summer HEAP Program deadline is Aug. 29
LISBON - The last day to apply for Community Action Agency's Summer HEAP Program is Aug. 29. Appointments for the HEAP Summer Crisis Program may be made by calling 330-424-1386.
The HEAP Summer Cooling Program allows for a one-time payment for income eligible households. This assistance must result in a continuation of electric service for at least 30 days, and the client may also be eligible to receive an air conditioner. CARTS drivers are not permitted to transport the air conditioners on the transit vehicles.
Households with a member who is 60 years or older must show proof of age, but no doctor's prescription is necessary to apply for assistance. Households with members under 60 years old must have a documented medical need verified by a physician stating that, "Due to an illness, (patient) would benefit from continued electric service and/or an air conditioner." Those with an unregulated electric utility (i.e. City of Columbiana or Carroll Co-Op) must bring proof of disconnection to show eligibility.
Households must have a combined income at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Proof of income for the past 90 days for all members of the household who are 18 years or older is required at the time of application. This includes child support, wages, Social Security income, pensions, cash assistance, OWF, etc. The primary applicant must also provide photo ID and birth certificate for him/herself as well as social security numbers and birthdates for all household members. A current gas and electric bill, and lease agreement or rent receipt are also required when applying.
Appointments for PIPP Plus can still be scheduled by calling 330-424-1386. Walk-ins for all HEAP programs are seen from 8 to 9 a.m.Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Walk-in clients are seen on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact 330-424-4013 or caaofcc.org.