More Local Coverage 12.13 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/13/02

More Local Coverage 12.13

Lubbock Post Offices predict the busiest mailing day of the year is coming up in three days. But, before you mail anything you need to know the proper way to pack your gifts. Post Office officials say to use reinforced tape and a sturdy box. They say scotch tape or string can break and leave your package damaged. For more post office tips (click here).

While you're in the holiday spirit, you could help out the Lubbock Fire and Police Departments. Both departments have teamed up to create a 2003 United We Stand calendar. They feature photos of, among others, the SWAT Team and the Heavy Rescue Team. You can buy a calendar at the Fire Administration building at 1515 East Ursuline or at the Police Department Downtown. They cost $15 and will benefit two separate memorials in honor of Lubbock First Responders.

Lubbock children will be able to climb, crawl and explore the Legacy Play Village by the end of next week. Director of the Play Village, Cray Pickering, says volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the two-acre playground at McAlister Park. Weather delayed the expected November opening of the playground and Pickering says along with the finishing touches, the park's bathrooms still need sewage pipes before they can open.

The South Plains College Nursing School did its part to help alleviate the nationwide and Lubbock area nursing shortage Friday. Seventeen people received their Nursing Certificate of Proficiency. It allows the graduates to take the exam to get their nursing license. Right now, 85% of all SPC graduates work in the South Plains area.

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