Health fair held all this month |

Health fair held all this month

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Sandy Hill, a lab tech assistant at Barton Memorial Hospital, draws blood from Andrew Tilton of Christmas Valley for the Community Health Fair. The blood draws will be available through April 30 at the Lake Tahoe Airport.

Barton Hospital Community Lab Draws will take place at the Lake Tahoe Airport during the month of April. The blood draws are scheduled from 6:30 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through April 30.

The tests offered include Health Fair Panel, $30; PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening,) $30; TSH (Thyroid Evaluation,) $25; an EKG (by appointment only, $25, appointments made at airport and test done at the hospital;) and the $25 Hemoglobin Alc (for known diabetic patients only), $21.50.

You must be 18 years or older to participate and a 12-hour fasting period is required. Cash and checks are accepted. If you have questions call the Barton Health Hotline at (530) 543-5830.

Results will be available at the Community Health Fair or will be mailed to the participant and their doctor. The Community Health Fair is scheduled from noon to 6:30 p.m. May 12 at Harrah’s Tahoe convention center.

More than 60 health care exhibits and booths as well as health-related speakers will be featured.

Résumé tips given at Tuesday class

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Effective résumés open doors to interviews, which lead to good jobs. Résumés get an average of 30 seconds of an employer’s time, so it is critically important that they make an immediate, positive impact.

A free résumé writing workshop has been scheduled Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College, room E-100. The workshop will teach participants to develop a résumé which presents their most relevant skills and experiences so that applicants look like a great fit for the job.

Topics include:

— The difference between chronological, functional, and combination résumés and the format that is best for one’s situation.

— What to include and what to leave out.

— How to de-emphasize gaps in employment history and other problem areas.

— The best format for electronic and faxed résumés.

nWhether or not to use résumé templates.

Historical society seeks members

The annual membership meeting of the Douglas County Historical Society will begin at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Members attending the meeting will vote to fill board of trustees’ vacancies and elect new officers. All members are encouraged to attend this annual meeting. This is an opportunity to have a voice in the future of DCHS.

– Provided to the Tribune