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Seminars are highlight of Women's Expo

Stag Clothiers sales associates Robyn Moser (left) and Kendall Spartz arrange a few fashion accessory scarves for display during setup of their booth for the Daily Globe's Women's Expo today at Minnesota West in Worthington.

WORTHINGTON -- Attendees of the fifth annual Daily Globe Women's Expo Health and Home Show will be able to participate in a variety of seminars with topics ranging from health and food to scrapbooking and wine tasting today at Minnesota West.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Expo will feature more than 80 booths, in addition to the seminars.

"It's a really nice way to get community members who are not typically on campus to be out here," said Minnesota West Coordinator of Communications, Marketing and Advertising Amber Luinenburg. "We're very lucky to have an expo like this offered in our community."

Minnesota West, along with Sanford Health and Avera Medical Group Worthington, are the title sponsors for this year's event.

Minnesota West cosmetology students from the Jackson campus will be providing nail painting sessions in a booth, Luinenburg said. Additionally, college admission information will be available.

"The Daily Globe would like to thank our title sponsors because they're the backbone of how we get this done," said Daily Globe publisher Joni Harms.

Dr. Kevin Ree of Sanford Worthington Regional Hospital will be speaking at 11 a.m. about the facility's new services as well as existing ones pertinent to the community, Sanford Marketing Coordinator Holly Sieve said.

"It's a great seminar for people to learn about what we have in our community," Sieve said.

A new service Ree will speak about is medical home care. He explained that the goal of medical home is to centralize health care needs and make it more family- and patient-oriented. He further explained that he will be presenting about osteopathy and acute care -- a current service of which not many community members are aware.

"I'll also be talking about the changes at the hospital," he said, adding that Sanford is targeting the Worthington facility as a regional hub. "We want to get more specialists in, but it's a process."

Sanford Worthington will be sponsoring a second seminar related to colorectal cancer screenings by Dr. Fernando Escobar. Sieve explained that Escobar will speak about early prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer during his presentation.

"March is colorectal cancer month, so this fits with the Expo," she added.

In addition to the sessions, Sanford Worthington will be represented at nine booths providing health-related information and screenings.

Returning this year is Daily Globe food columnist Sue Doeden for a two-session seminar.

"She always has so much enthusiasm and a great personality that relates to the crowd," said Harms, adding that attendees will receive handouts containing Doeden's recipes.

Avera Medical Group Worthington will be sponsoring three seminars, one of which has a human interest aspect.

Joy Rohwer, Avera's business office manager, will be demonstrating a photo transfer technique for scrapbooking.

"Guests will get to leave with a sample package of supplies necessary for them to try it at home," said Kelli Van Grouw, Avera's clinic manager.

Toward the end of the evening, Expo guests will have the opportunity to sample six types of wine during a wine-tasting session conducted by the Worthington Liquor Store.

Sponsored by Avera, the wine-tasting session will include information on social settings and the types of food that complement each wine.

Tickets for the Expo are available upon admission at Minnesota West.

Daily Globe Reporter Ana Anthony can be reached at 376-7322.