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Published 9:28am Friday, January 18, 2013

KDMC offers free stroke support group

Ashland, Ky.— King’s Daughters Medical Center rehabilitation offers free monthly support group for individuals recovering from stroke, their family and caregivers.

The meetings take place 6 to 7:30 p.m. in KDMC’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage) on the last Monday of each month (in May group meets on the final Tuesday).

No registration is required. For more information, contact Jo King at (606) 408-7407.


Diabetes Center offers support group for children and parents

Ashland, Ky.— King’s Daughters Diabetes Center is offering a free diabetes support group for diabetic parents and children. The support group provides education on management of the disease in an enjoyable manner and helps provide emotional support.

The first meeting of the year will be noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Ashland YMCA. Additional meetings will be held on May 4, June 8, Aug. 3 and Oct. 10.

“The diagnosis of diabetes can be physically and mentally overwhelming for parents and children,” said Tammy Denton, KDMC Center for Healthy Living. “The support group helps children realize they are not alone. It gives them the opportunity to share feelings of fear, anger and frustration, and it helps them develop coping skills.”

For more information or to register, contact KDMC Diabetes Center at (606) 408-1540.


Mountwest awards spring scholarships

Huntington, W.Va. — Mountwest Community & Technical College has awarded eight students with scholarships for the spring semester.

The following Mountwest students received spring 2013 scholarships from the Mountwest Foundation:

• Advanced Technical Solutions Excellence in IT Scholarship recipient is Roger Ash of Huntington, W.Va.

• Allied Health Scholarship recipient is Jason D. Watson of Crown City.

• Bulldog Creative Services Scholarship recipients are Nathan Workman of Huntington, W.Va., and James C. Dubois of Lesage, W.Va.

• Cengage Learning Scholarship recipients are Terry J. Marchetti of Eleanor, W.Va., Gregory L. Napier of Hamlin, W.Va., and Jerry M. Wells of Wayne, W.Va.

• Desiree L. Franklin Scholarship Recipient is James Clark of Huntington, WV.

Local businesses and individuals made generous financial contributions to make these scholarships possible.

The Mountwest Foundation currently has West Virginia state tax credits available for new scholarship gifts of $500 or more through the Neighborhood Investment Program. Donors can receive 50 percent of eligible gifts back in the form of state tax credits through this program. To make a gift to the Mountwest Scholarship Fund, contact the Mountwest Foundation at (304) 710-3271 or

Fall 2013 scholarships will be available in March. For more information on how to apply, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (304) 710-3370 or visit

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