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Tips for computer users and retail theft awareness workshops coming up in October

Posted October 12, 2007

P O W E L L, W y o. - Business owners and individuals alike can pick up "Tips Every Computer User Should Know," and learn about "Retail Theft Awareness," in workshops coming up in October at the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development.

Alan Floyd, a computer support specialist at NWC, will give "Tips Every Computer Should Know" from 6 - 8 pm. Thursday, Oct. 25. He'll talk about what to consider when buying a computer and the common terminology an informed buyer must know. He'll also look at the growing problem with computer viruses, spyware and adware and how they affect computer operation. Cost is $15 per person. Registrations must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Cody's Assistant Chief of Police Dave Patterson will talk about "Retail Theft Awareness" bright and early before working hours to give business owners an opportunity to learn how to prevent and decrease shoplifting losses. His one-hour program begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. He'll share trends in merchandise theft, methods of prevention and how to safeguard against shoplifters. Cost is $5 per person. The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, Oct. 26.

For more information about these and other noncredit workshops offered through the Northwest College Center for Training and Development, e-mail Nancy Hyde or call (307) 587-3506.