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2009-12-09 13:15:00

EPHRATA, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is here! So is the nasty weather. The ugly weather may discourage you but it does not deter your dog from craving the vigorous exercise it needs for good heath and well being. For some dog owners, breeders, kennels and others this is a problem. GoPet LLC offers a solution for this problem by providing safe, secure dog-powered and electric dog exercise machines which can be used indoors or outside. Several options are available. A canine...

2008-10-08 18:00:33

Ephrata Community Hospital will host the 5th annual Hunter's Health Check event on Sunday, October 19, Noon-3 p.m. at the Cocalico Center for Health, 63 W. Church Street, Stevens. This free event will provide health screenings, outdoor information and more for hunters and their families. Ephrata Community Hospital encourages hunters of all ages to take part in this free event designed to provide valuable information on personal health status. Free screenings will include lung function, EKG,...

2008-09-24 18:00:39

Dr. Susan R. Hovenden will discuss Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata. PCOS is not new, having been first described in 1935. However, increased attention to the condition has been the result of new knowledge of its causes, treatments and effects on general health. The presentation will include information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of PCOS. The free program is sponsored by...

2008-09-04 06:00:24

WALKING: The Early Birds, Ephrata Community Hospital's walking club for senior citizens, will meet at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, for a walk, breakfast and speaker at Ephrata Community Hospital, 169 Martin Ave., Ephrata. New members should contact their physician and the hospital's Wellness Center before coming out to walk. Membership costs $25 per year. For more information, call the Wellness Center at 336-6578. SEXUAL ABUSE: An eight-week, confidential support group for women who have...

2008-08-27 06:00:42

The following students were named to the deans' list for the spring semester: AKRON - Jonathan Ebersole, a senior majoring in sport and exercise science; Kerilee Nickles, a sophomore majoring in elementary education; Ryan Strosser, a senior majoring in psychology. BIRD-IN-HAND - Leann Kreider, a senior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology; Louis Wenger, a sophomore majoring in biology. BOWMANSVILLE - Kristel Detweiler, a senior majoring in nursing. CHRISTIANA - Rachael...

2008-07-18 06:00:44

The following area students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Kutztown State University. Atglen - Stephen Weaver, anthropology. Bainbridge - Amanda Detz, art education. Christiana - Tyler Dunn, secondary education/English; Joshua Shock, secondary education/citizenship education/history. Conestoga - Olivia Witmer, special education/speech language pathology. Denver - Lauren Brandt, elementary education/psychology; Sarah Mann, music; Alison Wise, art education....

2008-07-02 06:01:01

Massage therapist Esther Sager will present Reiki: A Vibrational Alternative, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave. Reiki is a hands-on energy discipline. The free program is sponsored by Ephrata Community Hospital's Center for Women's Health. Registration is required. Call 721-5750. The nonprofit St. Joseph Health Ministries recently delivered thank-you floral bouquets to some 200 members of the Lancaster County Dental Society. Grin Grams...

2007-03-14 20:06:04

EPHRATA, Wash. -- The Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit is finally back in its old stomping grounds, munching olive-drab sagebrush and hopefully doing what rabbits do best. Twenty of the creatures - each not much bigger than a man's hand - were set free Tuesday in a remote wildlife reserve, an attempt to jump-start their population in central Washington state. The rabbits were born and raised at Washington State University and at the Portland Zoo in Oregon. They are descendants of the last known...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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