Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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December 10, 2012

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ASHLAND — KDMC offers free  cessation plan

ASHLAND - The King’s Daughters Medical Center Stop for Life tobacco cessation program is helping people break their addiction to tobacco.

 The free support group meets weekly. Participants may attend from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays or from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the King’s Daughters Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking facility).

 The cornerstones of the program are:

 ‰medical supervision by KDMC oncologist David Goebel, M.D.;

‰assistance obtaining prescriptions for nicotine replacement products (participants are responsible for purchasing products);

‰behavior modification;

‰group support;

‰conducted by a certified tobacco treatment specialist;

‰and free access to the Ashland Area YMCA while attending the support group (up to 12 weeks).

Participants who remain tobacco free for at least 12 weeks will graduate and celebrate with the group their success in starting a new life. Additionally, each member has lifetime membership for times when they need additional support to remain tobacco free.

For more information, phone support or to make a face-to-face appointment, call (606) 408-6400 or (888) 377-KDMC.

Book signing set at general store

SOUTH SHORE - Bryson General Store will have an open house and book signing at 1 p.m. Sunday.

“We are opening on Sunday for the first time in the store’s 102 year history to celebrate Christmas in the country here in the Schultz Creek valley,” Bonnie Bryson, one of the store’s proprietors, said.

Soc Clay, an internationally known photojournalist, will sign his new book, “Soc Clay’s Historic Mad Trapper Sourdough Bake Book,” the most comprehensive work about sourdough for baking in America. Clay also will have his famed 112-year-old Mad Trapper sourdough starter that dates to the last Gold Rush in Yukon and Alaska.

Bryson said the store is offering unique stone jars and other difficult-to-find items.

Local musicians will perform.

The store is three miles from South Shore at the junction of Ky. 784 and 3308.

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