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Lancaster City Council approved a citywide smoke-free ordinance making all workplaces in the city smoke-free, including all bars and restaurants.

The new ordinance went into effect June 26.


Dallas County Community College District is holding a Fit2Hire event dedicated to supplying DCCCD students with professional clothing for job interviews July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bill J. Priest Institute, located at 1402 S. Corinth St.

Students will be able to choose new or gently worn clothing for their interviews or for their everyday work wardrobe.

“The Dallas County Community College District, DCCCD’s staff and our district’s Professional Support Staff Executive Council want our students to be able to dress for success when they interview for a job or need to enhance their wardrobes for the office – especially if they have limited resources,” said Brenda Welcome, president of the DCCCD PSS Executive Council.

The event is free to DCCCD students from every college with a valid student ID. There will also be free seminars on various topics such as “How to Interview Like a Boss” and “Need a Job? Create a Plan.” Students must sign in and provide their student ID number; they may bring guests, but only students are allowed to shop for clothes and accessories.

Once they register, students will receive a specific number of F2H bucks to purchase items in the boutique. Other DCCCD colleges that have or plan to open clothing closets will be able to choose items after students finish shopping at 1 p.m. All remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

For more information, contact Welcome at 214-378-1710 or at


The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will be holding their annual back-to-school festival Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MLK Recreation Center, located at 2901 Pennsylvania Ave.

This year, the center will provide backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms to 2,500 local families. Students will also have access to free haircuts and hairstyles, health information, medical screening and immunizations, and live entertainment.

Free snow cones, snacks, a bounce house and games will be available.

For more event information, contact the MLK Jr. center at 214-670-8418 or


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