News in Brief – 3/6/13Published 10:42am Wednesday, March 6, 2013
County tax deadline this Friday
Friday is the deadline for the first half tax collection for Lawrence County property owners.
Property taxpayers can pay at the treasurer’s office at the courthouse. Banks that accept tax payments usually have drive-throughs open until 6 p.m.
Taxpayers can also pay online through midnight at www.lawrencecountytreasurer.org.
Those paying by mail must have it postmarked by Friday.
“Make sure the post office picks up the mail and is not lying in your mailbox,” Lawrence County Treasurer Stephen Burcham said.
Through Monday the treasurer’s office has collected $10.87 million. Total first half collection last year brought in $16.3 million.
“We appear to be on track,” Burcham said. “We are just now getting in the escrows from the banks for some of our large mortgage companies. We should meet or exceed last year’s collection.”
— By Benita Heath
Seminar looks at grieving
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hospice of Huntington Inc., will conduct “Gender Differences and Grief” at their downtown office at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18.
This professionally facilitated session will discuss the differences men and women experience when they are grieving the death of a loved one.
The Hospice of Huntington office is located at 1101 Sixth Ave. The session is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
For additional information or to register, please contact Jaimie Armentrout at (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.
KDMC mobile mammography unit to visit Ironton
ASHLAND, Ky. — The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and older have a screening mammogram each year. Screening mammograms help detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.
To help women meet this goal, King’s Daughters Mobile Mammography Unit travels throughout the region performing mammograms. The mobile mammography unit will visit King’s Daughters Family Care Center – Ironton, 912 Park Ave., on Wednesday, March 20.
Screening mammograms do not require a physician order, but an appointment is necessary. To schedule, please call King’s Daughters Centralized Scheduling at (606) 408-2742 or toll free 1-877-304-1935.
All tests are performed by specially trained mammography technologists using digital equipment, which results in less radiation exposure.
Many insurance companies cover the entire cost of mammography; check with your insurance provider.