Craig Briefs: Governor order flags lowered today |

Craig Briefs: Governor order flags lowered today

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags be lowered to half staff on all state and federal buildings today in honor of Army Sgt. Justin A. Officer, 26, of Colorado Springs.

Officer was killed on Sept. 29 in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

His funeral service is scheduled for this today in Colorado Springs.

TMH offers reduced-cost mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Memorial Hospital is offering reduced-cost digital screening mammograms to women older than 40 throughout October.

Women younger than 40 may qualify if they have risk factors for breast cancer and their doctor’s approval.

Before scheduling an appointment, get an order from a health care provider.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Regular use of screening mammograms, followed by timely treatment when breast cancer is diagnosed, can help reduce the chances of dying from breast cancer.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 826-3150, or 826-3152 for Spanish.

Car care clinic set for Oct. 16

A small group at the Journey at First Baptist is offering a free car care clinic this month for single mothers, senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The clinic is set for 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.

Car checks, which cover the vehicle bumper to bumper, are available by appointment by calling 826-4400.

Museum plans pumpkin event

The second annual Pumpkin Patch event has been set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The event will include pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, hay rides, costume rentals, needle in the hay maze and food.

There will be a painted pumpkin silent auction and a homemade pumpkin pie contest, for which all entries are due by 1 p.m. Oct. 16.

All children’s activities are free.

For more information, call the museum at 824-6346.

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