CLEBURNEFree prostate cancer screenings on Sept. 27Men living in Johnson County can go over to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne on Sept. 27 to get screened for prostate cancer, free of charge.The hospital says 120 men in Johnson County will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Nationally, the disease kills 1 in 36 men.The screenings are a part of the annual Know Your PSA event, funded by the Friends of Texas Health Cleburne and the Black & White Gala.Dr. Mike White, a family medicine physician at the hospital, will conduct the screenings.The even runs from 9 a.m. until noon at the hospital, 201 Walls Drive. — Taylor PraterFORT WORTHRepublic Services opens modern recycling centerRepublic Services has opened its new North Texas Recycling Complex, a state-of-the-art single-stream facility at 6200 Elliott Reeder Road.The 90,000-square-foot complex serves Dallas, Denton, Parker and Tarrant counties.Republic said the facility, off of Airport Freeway and Carson Street, is the company’s most technologically advanced recycling center.Local dignitaries were on hand Sept. 10 for a dedication ceremony. — Sandra BakerKomen chapter partners with churches for awarenessSusan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth is partnering with churches to educate women about breast cancer.For Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the chapter and The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders will provide breast cancer information packets to church members in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties.Congregations interested in participating in the Oct. 27 event should contact Amy Hatfield at 817-735-8580 by Sept. 28. — Taylor PraterKeep Fort Worth Funky plans night for teensKeep Fort Worth Funky is planning its inaugural Fort Worth Teen Scene event for area teenagers to meet and enjoy an evening of music, food and more.A $10 cover includes access to food truck Doughboys Pizza, free pool, a photo booth, disc jockey, skateboard ramp, parkour demonstration and more.Fort Worth musicians will give one-hour sessions on playing, learning the local music scene and more. Other musical events include an open-mike format of scheduled performers, featuring teens from the area.Anyone interested in playing at the event, mentoring or volunteering should email James Zametz at firstname.lastname@example.org.The event is Sept. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Wherehouse, 2510 Hemphill St. — Taylor PraterFraternity’s Fort Worth alumni to host health fairThe Fort Worth Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will hold a health fair Saturday featuring screenings and other educational opportunities.Blood pressure, HIV, hearing and body-mass-index screenings are among the services offered, as well as on-site voter registration.Chapter members will also pass out educational materials about health problems that commonly affect African-Americans.Event sponsors include Close the Gap, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Anderson Audiology, Wellness Village and FCOS Fundamental.Healthy snacks will be provided. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ella Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Ave. — Taylor PraterBragan youth foundation encourages donationsFrom 7 a.m. to midnight Thursday, North Texas Giving Day will provide an opportunity to give back, and the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation is working on getting participation on its behalf.The foundation promises college scholarships to eighth-grade students and gives them the added incentive to stay in school and pursue a career after high school. The foundation targets more than 36,000 students across North Texas.Donations of $25 or more will be matched. Visit www.bobbybragan.org. — Taylor PraterSAGINAWFire Department sells shirts for breast cancer awarenessSaginaw firefighters will help play their part in raising awareness for breast cancer throughout October by donning some pink of their own while on duty.The department will also sell cancer awareness T-shirts starting Monday at the station for $20 each. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.Shirts are available at Fire Station 1, 400 S. Saginaw Blvd., or at City Hall, 333 W McLeroy Blvd. — Taylor PraterSPRINGTOWNWild West Festival returns for 29th yearDust off your cowboy boots, because the Springtown Wild West Festival is coming Saturday and promises some wholesome family fun.The Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the free event with a parade at 10 a.m. Afterward, crafts booths, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities and rides will be available throughout the day.The Legends of TX Gunfighters will put on a show, and the 14th annual barbecue cook-off will try the skills of local cooks.Along with the Western theme, a mock jail will be featured for fun photo opportunities.Information: 817-220-7828 or www.WildWestFestival.org. — Taylor PraterWEATHERFORDThird annual bike ride to gather city’s cyclistsWeatherford bike lovers are invited to the city’s third annual Ride United Parker County Bike Ride on Saturday.The ride features 24-, 36- and 59-mile routes, which are open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.The rides benefit the 25 health and human service programs supported by United Way of Parker County.Registration is $25 before Thursday and $30 at the event at www.bikereg.com. The meeting area will be the Parker County Sheriff Posse Arena, 2251 Mineral Wells Highway.For more information, visit www.rideunitedparkercounty.com. — Taylor Prater
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