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Jax Daily Record Monday, Mar. 4, 200212:00 PM EST

People and Places


• This year’s Senior Expo is scheduled for May 9-10 at the Osborn Center and Mayor John Delaney is currently seeking nominations for the Mayor’s Senior Awards Program. One woman and one man will recognized for their service during 2001 and one senior citizen will receive a lifetime achievement award. Nomination forms are available at City Hall.

• The American Cancer Society is expanding its Relay for Life to the Arlington area. Jacksonville University will host a relay April 12-13 and Scott Hightower of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, the co-chair of the Event, is recruiting team captains and sponsors. He’s hoping to attract about 35 teams at $1,000 each. The Cancer Society has held relays in Jacksonville before, on the Northside and Westside last year.

• Link Staffing Services, a national provider of staffing and productivity solutions to the industrial business community, has moved its office to 3996 Confederate Point Rd. For information, call 908-0911.

• Tom Francis has been named public information officer for Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, replacing Glenda Hopkins, who is now responsible for public fire safety education and community relations activities.

• Sandy Bateh has been named chief of the Information Technologies Division of the City’s Department of Administration and Finance. The appointment requires City Council approval.

• The Sisters in Business International meeting is scheduled for March 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Small Business Center in Gateway Mall. Cynthia Austin, an attorney with Austin & Austin and chair of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, is the speaker. Cost is $5 for member, $10 for non-members. RSVP to 384-1340.

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