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Red Cross sheltering courses offered

The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter is offering two sheltering courses during March.

Courses will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the St. Luke United Church of Christ, 2007 Baskins St. in Grand Pass and from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday March 16 at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 Broadway in Columbia.

The courses are free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Preregistration for the Grand Pass course must be done by March 2 and can be made by calling Christena Windmeyer at 660-232-1692,

March 10 is the deadline to preregister for the Columbia course. Call Broadway Christian Church at 573-445-5321 or send an email to

Preregistration for both courses can also be made by calling the Heart of Missouri Chapter toll free at 1-866-815-2738 or emailing Phillip Iman at

Participants who complete the course will have the basic knowledge to be part of a Red Cross relief effort.

Lunch will be provided at both courses.