Jan. 14, 2019

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Local Residents Represent at PA Farm Show


Earlier this week, I once again visited the Pennsylvania Farm Show and had the opportunity to meet up with several local residents—including Paul Shealer, owner of Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm, pictured with me above—who either entered their animals or products in competitive exhibits, participated in the many interactive contests, or tasted the hundreds of different food items made right here in Pennsylvania.

Locally, there are also a lot of blue-ribbon worthy entries from the 124th Legislative District at this year’s Farm Show. Be sure to check out the frequently updated list of winners at www.farmshow.pa.gov. The site also includes hundreds of photos from the week, categorized by competition.

Best of all, there’s still time to experience the largest indoor agricultural exposition of its kind along the East Coast. The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will wrap up Saturday, after hundreds of thousands of visitors have walked through the doors at the Farm Show Complex near Harrisburg.

For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit RepKnowles.com and Facebook.com/RepKnowles.
 
 
Veterans Should Review Benefits

As the New Year starts, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) suggests veterans review the benefits they have earned through their service.

Veterans should check with a veterans service officer to see if a change in their circumstances or in benefit policies could make them eligible for different programs.

Veterans are encouraged to apply for federal health care and state benefits by visiting their local county director of veterans affairs or area accredited service organizations.

County directors can be found by clicking here.
 
 
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

In recognition of January as Cervical Health Awareness Month, residents are reminded of the Commonwealth’s HealthyWoman Program, a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program for those who are not insured or whose insurance doesn’t cover the screenings.

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.

The most common form of cervical cancer starts with pre-cancerous changes that can be found and treated before they turn into cancer. The changes do not have symptoms but can be detected through regular screening.

Among the services offered are pelvic exams, Pap smears and follow-up diagnostic tests for an abnormal screening result. Cervical cancer screenings are recommended for women beginning at age 21.

For more information, call the HealthyWoman hotline at 1-800-215-7494 or click here.
 
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