Clovis News

Local briefs: NE Fresno Dialysis clinic opens

Fresenius Medical Care North America will host an open house Tuesday to celebrate its new dialysis clinic in northeast Fresno.

The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at 6737 N. Willow Ave., Suite 101. Nurses and staff will be available to discuss services and treatment options. Tours of the facility will be given, including demonstrations of the latest dialysis technology.

The event is free. Call (559) 324-1070.

Lunch with a doctor

The public is invited to the "First Friday with A Physician" lunch seminar series from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the Adventist Medical Center in Hanford. Lunch is provided.

On Friday, obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Thomas Enloe will speak about a procedure to relieve severe menstrual periods and other conditions as an alternative to hysterectomies.

To register, call (559) 589-2032.

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Red Cross to move to NW Fresno

The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter Regional Office will move to northwest Fresno this week.

The office at 2002 N. Fine Ave. will be closed starting Tuesday as volunteers and staff move boxes and office equipment. The regional office will reopen Thursday at 1300 W. Shaw Ave., near Fruit Avenue.

During the move, disaster action team members will be on call to serve families in need and can be reached at (800) 951-5600.

All branch offices for the American Red Cross Central Valley in Visalia and Merced will remain open with normal business hours.

Clovis food drive set today

The Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and AARP will host a food drive today at the Cinco De Mayo festival in Old Town Clovis.

Non-perishable food items will be collected from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the festival near Pollasky Avenue and 5th Street. Items will be donated to the local Salvation Army.

'Fill the boot' drive

Fresno County Fire will collect money during the "Fill the Boot" drive Tuesday and Thursday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. both days, firefighters will collect donations at eight intersections: Friant Road and Audubon Drive, and Jensen and Clovis avenues in Fresno; Shaw and Temperance avenues in Clovis; Academy Avenue and Kings Canyon Road in Sanger; Manning and Mendocino avenues in Parlier; Lincoln and Elm avenues in Easton; Highway 198 and Lassen Avenue in Huron; and 9th and Oller streets in Mendota.

The money will support clinics, services and summer camp for people suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. Donations can also be made by visiting and clicking the "Fill the Boot" logo.

600 animals ready for adoption

Nearly 600 animals will be waiting for new owners at Super Adoption 2011 on May 14.

Dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies will be available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at O'Neill Park on Barstow Avenue between Chestnut and Cedar avenues on the Fresno State campus.

The event will include live entertainment, children's activities and information and vendor booths. Details: Barbara Rodiek, (559) 696-8563.