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Breast, cervical cancer screenings available

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 4, 2001


The Pinellas County Health Department, 500 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg, and 6350 76th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, offers screening exams for breast and cervical cancer for women age 50 to 64 who are uninsured, or whose insurance doesn't fully cover such services. Pap smears, mammograms and clinical breast exams are included. For an appointment, call 824-6917l.

Safely rid your home of chemical waste

Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations Division is once again setting up a special chemical waste collection site at Lealman Elementary School, 4001 58th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The site will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Items to be collected include: old electronic equipment, automotive fluids, household cleaners, fertilizers and pesticides, household batteries, pool chemicals, paints and supplies and mercury-containing devices. For information, call Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations Division at 464-7565.

Senior job fair to be held April 21

The Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, will hold a job mart from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 21. Speakers, workshops and potential employers will be featured. For information, call 441-9925.

School needs vendors for Mayfest event

The annual Mayfest Spring Clean Flea Market and Craft Sale, being held May 25 and 26, is looking for vendors. Tables are available and costs range from $25 to $50. For reservations and information, call 347-9989.

Housing for low-income disabled, seniors available

Goodwill Industries Suncoast housing corporation is currently accepting applications for HUD rent-subsidized apartments for people with physical disabilities and for those ages 61 and older. The apartments are in Pinellas Park.

All applicants must meet HUD limited income criteria.

For apartment availability in Pinellas Park, call 541-6620.

Senior Hall of Fame nominations are open

The city of St. Petersburg's Office on Aging is accepting nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame, which recognizes senior citizens for outstanding contributions to the community.

Nominees must be over the age of 65 and a Pinellas County resident for at least three years. Those who wish to nominate someone may complete an application, or submit a paper with the nominee's name, address, phone number, birth date and a 200-word summary of the nominee's community service that has benefited the city of St. Petersburg.

Those submitting nominations should also include their name, address and phone number. Nominations must be received by the office no later than April 13, and may be mailed to Senior Hall of Fame, Office on Aging, P.O. Box 2842, St. Petersburg. The awards ceremony will take place May 16 at the Sunshine Center. For information, or to request an application, call 893-7102.

Flags available through Department of State

Both State of Florida and U.S. flags are available through the Department of State. Costs vary according to size and materials used. You may also have your flag flown over the Florida Capital at no additional charge. Call (850) 488-1802 or write Wilma Shouse, Florida Department of State, Bureau of General Services, 430 E Gaines St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250.

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