January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but according to cancerhealth.com, the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).
Deadline to apply for the Willie Mae and Charles Bevin Scholarship is Feb. 15. You must have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. Contact Prairie View A&M for more information.
Midsouth is conducting a survey for internet service in our area. They came out to my area and informed us they were looking at the poles so they can install fiber optic lines for their own internet service. To find out more information or to register visit www.midsouthfiber.com.
There will be a Democratic Party Rally Monday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. at 615 W. Virginia Street in Navasota.
Upcoming 4-H key dates
• Jan. 24 & 25- District 9 4-H Archery Contest.
• Jan. 30- Feb. 16- San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo.
• Feb. 6-23- San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Veterans needing flu shots can get a free flu vaccine at Walgreens until March 31, 2020. To receive the free vaccine, veterans need to have their Veterans Health ID card and have one other form of ID.
Charm and Sewing 4-H
• A gender-neutral pajama drive is being held through Jan. 26. Contact Zaevion McDonald, 936-355-4667 for more information.
• Annual blanket, quilt and afghans drive through. Donate new or gently used afghans or blankets through Jan. 26, 2020. Contact Chyna Warren, 936-219-0619 or Freda Warren, 936-825-3850 for more information.
Plantersville Kountry Kickers 4-H Club meets on the second Sunday each month. Contact Sandra Kuta, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Place of Grace on CR 313 in the BlackBerry Community is having Bible study Thursday nights at 7 p.m. instead of Friday mornings. Please come out and be a part of God’s work. Contact Ron and Diane Taylor, 281-380-8696 0r 281-382-5594 for more information.
The V.G. Young Institute School for County Commissioners Court will be held Feb. 11-13 in College Station at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Drive East. Call 979-693-7500 for more information.
Brenham is hosting a Texas Trade Market Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For more information visit www.texastradedays.com.
Saturday, Feb. 29, is the 19th annual appreciation banquet for the African American National Heritage Society in Bryan. The event will be held at the Hilton, 801 University Dr. in College Station. Jan. 31 is the deadline for sponsorships and table reservations. Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.
Happy birthday to Keisha Bradley, Jack Bowen, Karimah Rhodes-Hopkins, Theresa Owens and Debbie Craig Lightfoot.
Please have all anniversaries, birthdays and news to me by noon Thursday. If you have any news, please send to 55maepj.gmailcom or call me at 936-894-2094. Thanks in advance.