My friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She had 12 clear mammograms until this year. If you have not had your mammogram done this year, please schedule it today. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram — the screening test for breast cancer — can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families and individuals to get involved.
Birthdays being celebrated in the next few weeks are Rosetta Bacon, Rogette Bickerstaff, Todd Branham, Crystal Oliver, Sharon Zeck, Sara Feltz, Jacob Lewellan, David Dewitt, Susie Hawkins, Jeremy Bryan, Pamela Cross, Dave Farrah, Brianna Woodburn, Irene Mentus, Patti Linn, Bill Furgason, Patrick Cinalli, John Guido, Dante Bonamico, Mike Rumney, Mike Morrone, Michelle Moine, Cathy Demasi, Rita Keesey, Wes Steele, Brianna Pethel, Marissa Shreve, Shea Fitch, Sandy Wagner, Jon Leeper, Kaitlyn Bean, Traci Pinn, Yvonne Parker, Tim Core, Kim Harsh, Marcy Saunders, Jenny Harney, Jon Dodds, Katherine Huffman, Rosa Anna Gallucci and Susan Scarbro. Happy Birthday to all. Enjoy your special day!
Just several copies of the book “Voices of Fairmont Senior High School” remain. If you’ve intended to buy one, please send $55 to FSHS Foundation P.O. Box 91 Fairmont WV 26555-0091. If you’ve purchased one, please send comments or a picture of you holding the book which we plan to include in a digital scrapbook in the museum.
Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 301 Monroe St., Marion County Public Library, lower level, $3 a bag. Sponsored by Friends of the Marion County Public Library
Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the programs of the Fairmont Lions Club in front of Learning Land Daycare, 1017 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.
Oct. 27, doors open at 12:15 p.m., early birds at 1 p.m. and regular bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall on Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Proceeds benefit the East Fairmont High School Foundation Inc., which provides scholarships, mini-grants and school support. $20 per person in advance, $25 at door. For tickets, contact Mary Jo Thomas (202) 365-7510 or purchase at Knights of Columbus, Jack and Jill, Accessories by Marlena, 1116 Fairmont Ave., or Craft Connection, 303 10th St.
Those over age 55 are welcomed to join the Senior Bowling League on Mondays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Bowling Center. All skill levels welcome to join in the fellowship and family fun atmosphere.
There is help for the daily emotions and challenges you face after the loss of a loved one. Meetings are at 6 p.m. at LIFE United Methodist Church, 3000 Technology Drive, Fairmont. Meetings will be held every Monday through October. Call (304) 363-2104 or (304) 363-4486 to register.
Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 1529 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Featuring Kevin Solecki with Sam Manno and father & son team of Dale and Aaron Illig. $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. Food and drink available for purchase on site.
Start shopping for Christmas early. Our vendors and crafters have something for everyone at the St. Anthony Craft & Vendor Show on Oct. 12, 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1660 Mary Lou Retton Drive. There also will be a bake sale and hot dog sale.
Alumni of Fairmont Senior High School, you’re invited to the 1st annual FSHS Alumni Tailgate!! Come mingle with former teammates and friends and watch the FSHS Polar Bears and winning coach and alumnus Nick Bartic take on the Robert C. Byrd Eagles. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, East-West Stadium, 5-7 p.m. Deadline to register: Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Sponsored by the Polar Bear Football Boosters. RSVP by registering at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/PolarBearFootball/fshsalumnitailgate. Each class to be recognized throughout the game
Saturday, Oct. 12, doors open at 11 a.m., with raffle from noon to 4 p.m. held at and to benefit the Knights of Columbus. $30 donation; need not be present to win; all raffle winners must pass a federal background check. Each winner gets a free hour of gun range time at ATR Performance’s Fairmont location. Must be 21 to purchase a ticket and win a gun. Info, Ken Stottlemire, (304) 657-4720.
Hosted by the Central Church of the Nazarene, 114 Walnut Avenue, in the Green Hall from Oct. 12, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We will have an assortment of homemade sweet treats, primitive crafts, yarn crafts, paparazzi jewelry, Usborne books, 31 vendor, T-shirts, vinyl and mugs, handmade bed furnishings, handmade rugs. Natural herbal bath soaks, etc.
Fairmont Catholic School PTO presents Designer Purse Bingo, Sunday, Oct. 13, Knights of Columbus, 1529 Mary Lou Retton Drive. Coach, Kate Spade or Michael Kors handbags. Doors open @ 12:30; Early Bird games begin @ 1:30; Bingo begins promptly at 2; Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 @ the door. Ticket includes 20 rounds of Bingo. Lunch, drinks and baked goods will be available. Raffle baskets, 50/50 and door prizes. Contact 681.209.2749 for tickets.
LIFE UMC School of Music -3000 Technology Drive. Now Registering for Fall Term ’19. Private Music Lessons: Piano, Voice, Guitar (all styles), Violin. Ages 5 – adult. Beginner – Advanced.
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