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Source: Heather Wagoner, 785-826-2917, hwagoner@salina.k-state.edu

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

K-STATE AT SALINA OFFERING NON-CREDIT CLASSES IN GREEN LAWN CARE, BASIC HOME REPAIR, HEALTH AND NUTRITION AND MORE

SALINA -- Green lawn care, health and nutrition, and basic home repair for females are just some of the non-credit classes being offering in the spring 2009 semester by Kansas State University at Salina.

Classes being offered and dates include:

* Yard Care: Going Green and Saving Money. The class meets 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 and March 5 and 12. Students will learn to use organic and natural lawn products, incorporate rain barrels and native plants into landscaping, and how to compost.

* Health and Nutrition from a Registered Nurse. The class meets 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 10. Christie Ryan, a registered nurse, will teach portion sizes, meal planning, quick and healthy meals and restaurant guidance.

* Ms. Fix It. The class meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 17 and 24 and March 3. The class is designed for female homeowners to learn basic home repair like changing electrical switches and repairing electrical cords; fixing dripping faucets and leaky toilets; patching walls and filling nail holes; and painting techniques and methods.

* The Art of using Microsoft Publisher. It will be offered 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9. Students will learn to create greeting cards, design advertising and make letterhead, mailing labels and business cards.

"These classes give people a chance to continue their learning even when they are out of school, as well as helping individuals to grow with our ever changing world," said Joe Krause, administrator of continuing education at K-State at Salina.

For enrollment and registration information, contact Heather Wagoner at 785-826-2917 or hwagoner@salina.k-state.edu.