We had another great turnout for the
last of this year's Senior Citizens Expos in Roulette. Thank you to
everyone who came out for the event and helped to make it a success! See
you next year!
Got Expired Drugs? Dispose of Them Safely on Oct. 22
To help keep prescription
medications from being misused by those who shouldn’t have them, the
U.S. Department of Justice, working with local law enforcement, will
hold a prescription take-back event in our area on Saturday, Oct. 22.
This event allows residents to drop off unwanted or expired prescription
medications free of charge for safe and convenient disposal.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents
can drop their medications off at the following local sites:
Pennsylvania State Police, Emporium Barracks, 12921 Route 120,
Emporium. Also, the Emporium Police Department, 421 N. Broad St., is a
permanent collection site, and medications may be dropped off there
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
City of Bradford Police Department, 18 Kennedy St., Bradford; and
McKean County Sheriff’s Department, Penn State Extension Office, 17129
Route 6, Smethport.
Pennsylvania State Police, Coudersport Barracks, 3140 E. Second St.,
Coudersport; Potter County Sheriff’s Department, Potter County
Courthouse (back door), 1 E. Second St., Room 24, Coudersport; and
Coudersport Borough Police Department, 201 South West St., Coudersport.
Capitol Fountain Turns Pink
In an annual tradition at the state
Capitol to raise awareness of breast cancer, the fountain outside the
building’s East Wing has turned pink as a reminder that early detection
saves lives. The fountain will remain pink throughout the month.
According to the American Cancer
Society, nearly 250,000 women and men in the United States will be
diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, even though the public
has become more informed about preventative care and the benefits of
To help with early detection, the
Pennsylvania Department of Health offers the HealthyWoman Program, a
free breast and cervical cancer early detection program that offers free
mammograms and clinical breast exams. For more information, click here.
Last Week to Submit Fire, EMS Grant Applications
Local fire companies and volunteer
ambulance services have until Friday, Oct. 21, to complete their
applications for the state’s 2016-17 Fire Company and Volunteer
Ambulance Service Grant Program.
The grants may be used for
construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair
of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is
$15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services.
A total of $30 million will be awarded through the program, which is
funded through state gaming proceeds.
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