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Medicare Open Enrollment is closing soon

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, so now is the time to check and see if you will have the Medicare coverage you need to meet your needs, at a price you can afford, starting January 1, 2013. December 7 is the last day that most people with Medicare can chose or change their Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2013. Medicare is stronger than ever with

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  • Medical center hosts open house

    Posted on August 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

    A VISITOR TO THE  Westmoreland County Medical Center’s open house gets a check up.

    The Westmoreland County Medical Center hosted an open house Aug. 18 in honor of National Community Health Center Week. The mid-week event was a part of state-wide celebrations that sought to inform the community of the availability of services in their area. Approximately 80 residents came out to take advantage of free blood sugar screenings, BMI measurements and blood pressure tests. Participants also enjoyed demonstrations by MedAir Home Care, were

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  • Getting a close shave

    Posted on April 6, 2012 at 4:00 am

    The Montross Fire Department held a silent auction and “shave-off” to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research. Monica Dowell, with Shear Madness, shaved many heads on March 31

    Montross Fire Department hosts St. Baldrick’s event for children’s cancer research Story and photos by Nikki Clifton, Contributing Writer     On March 31 the Montross Volunteer Fire Department hosted a silent auction as a benefit for the St. Balderick’s charity in the department’s dining hall. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and

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  • Why we Relay for Life

    Posted on February 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

    People's Community Bank at the 2010 Relay for Life

    Meet the People’s Community Bank Team   Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about the Westmoreland County Relay for Life teams.   Story by Amanda Ault, Associate Editor Photos provided by Joyce Coates, People’s Community Bank Team Captain The Westmoreland County Relay for Life is scheduled to take place May 19 atWashington & LeeHigh School. Although Relay for Life is a well-known event that takes place all

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  • VIRGINIA STATE POLICE REMINDING DRIVERS TO BUCKLE UP, DRIVE SOBER AND NOT DRIVE FATIGUED

    Posted on December 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Metro Richmond– As motorists gear up for that last minute trip to the store or to a relative’s house for the upcoming holidays, Virginia State Police urges everyone to click that safety belt, drive sober, and get plenty of sleep. Since Jan. 1, 2011, preliminary figures show that the Virginia State Police Richmond Division (www.vsp.state.va.us/Office_Locations_Map_Div1.shtm) has investigated 77 separate fatal crashes which have taken the lives of 91 individuals; whereas

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