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Provena Saint Joseph offers stop-smoking program

Updated: December 13, 2012 6:06AM

Elgin: Stop-smoking program at Provena Saint Joseph

Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin will host Freedom from Smoking, a seven-week program for adults trying to quit smoking. It covers topics on what triggers the needs to continue smoking, how to cope with changes in quitting, and how to find the necessary support. It meets 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Dec. 18, in the St. Catherine of Siena Room. Fee is $20 (refundable upon completion of program). Free nicotine replacement patches. Registration is required by calling 847-931-1800. Other classes and resources are available by calling the Illinois Tobacco Quit-line at 1-866-784-8937 between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Plato Center: HCE meeting planned for Friday

The November meeting of the Plato Center Unit for Home and Community Education (HCE) will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Plato Center Village Hall, 10N934 Rippburger Road. The hostesses are Rita Bork, Marilyn Grewe and Donna Vehrs.

The lesson for living is “Cooking with Herbs,” presented by Joan Rossi and Nancy Haire. Linda Butts of Maple Park will be arranging the Christmas Party to be held on Dec. 7; the group will be signing up at this meeting for the Christmas party. Guests are welcome at meetings; call Joan at 847-931-8120; call the Extension office for information of a unit in your area; or check the Extension website for more information.

Hanover Park: Firm gives to Administer Justice

Camcraft owner and chairman Bern Bertsche, and John Walker, vice president of human resources, recently presented Administer Justice’s Executive Director Bruce Strom with a check for $10,000 at the Camcraft facility in Hanover Park. Camcraft is a global leader in manufacturing high-precision machined components for the automotive and off-road vehicle engine markets.

Administer Justice is a nonprofit organization providing free civil legal assistance to thousands of low-income area residents through a comprehensive program of educational outreach, legal assistance, government intervention and conflict resolution services. The organization, headquartered in Elgin, served more than 6,100 people in 2011 with the help of more than 700 volunteers who donated over 10,000 hours.

The group recently launched “Justice is Everyone’s Business,” a program whereby businesses partner with Administer Justice in supporting needs within the local community while receiving some unique benefits for their employees. Call 847-844-1100 or visit www.

Camcraft operates a 120,000-square-foot, climate-controlled manufacturing facility filled with the most advanced turning and finishing equipment being produced today. The company has been recognized in the Top 101 Places to work in the Chicago area by the National Association of Business Resources.

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