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October 30, 2012
The Herald-Star

Trunk-or-treat still on

at Richmond UMC

Good weather or bad, Richmond United Methodist Church located at South Sugar Street, Richmond, will still host its first Trunk or Treat on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Organized by the church's outreach committee, the event will include refreshments and will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Holiday bazaar

In Scio Saturday

The Scio Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a holiday bazaar, craft and vendors show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spiker Firehall, 318 W. Main St.

The event will include new and used items, costume jewelry, antiques, handmade crafts, quilts, purses and handmade jewelry.

A concession stand will be available. For information, and vendor spots, call Erik Veach at (330) 739-3020.

Diabetes workshop

in Cadiz Thursday

Harrison Community Hospitals' monthly diabetes workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the hospital cafeteria.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and registered nurse Carol Teter, diabetes nurse educator, will lead the workshop covering the following:

The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness is one of the association's main missions in addition to programs designed to focus on issues surrounding diabetes and the people impacted by it.

Statistics show nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, while another 79 million Americans have predicaments and are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

The free educational sessions are held the first Thursday of each month and feature physicians, dieticians and other health care professionals who cover a variety of topics, including healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar levels, taking medications and problem solving.

The sessions are open to all, not just individuals with diabetes.

Reservations are not required. Light refreshments are served, and there is a drawing for a door prize.

Transportation is available through the Harrison County Rural Transit by calling (740) 942-1369.

Boy Scout, Pack signup

is tonight in Irondale

Boy Scout Troop and Pack 49 of Irondale will be having a sign-up night today at 5:30 p.m. at the Irondale United Methodist Church on Grant Street.

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