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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 10/7/2013, 8:13 a.m.
The Methodist Health System Mobile Mammography Unit will visit the Sister-to-Sister Fitness Festival on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 ...

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The Methodist Health System Mobile Mammography Unit will visit the Sister-to-Sister Fitness Festival on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 E. Parkerville Road.

Mammograms are available for women who are ages 40 or older and have no current breast problems. There is financial assistance available to those who qualify for the screening.

To schedule an appointment, call 214-947-0026.


The Dallas Public Library is taking submissions for the 18th annual Express Yourself! Youth Poetry Competition that continues through Jan. 19, 2014. Students in grades second through 12 who live in or attend schools in Dallas are eligible to submit their original poetry.

Finalists will be honored at a ceremony at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. on April 26, 2014 and their poems will be published in the 18th edition of the Express Yourself! Poetry Competition Anthology. Students whose talents are on the visual side are also invited to draw or paint the cover for the anthology that reflects the title of the poetry competition. The winning artwork will be on the front cover while four finalists will have their artwork featured on the back cover.

For more information, visit http://www.dallaslibrary2.org.


Last month, the Texas Department of Public Safety began offering weekend hours at nearly 50 driver license offices in order to issue more Election Identification Certificates.

Select DPS offices will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 2. Only EIC services will be available. No driver license transactions will be conducted during these Saturday hours. EICs are also available Monday through Friday and there is no fee to obtain an EIC.

Applicants will need proof of citizenship and identity. More information of the acceptable forms is available at http://www.tx dps.state.tx.us.

The following is a complete listing of the offices doing EIC business across Dallas County:

• Dallas Southwest Office

5610 Red Bird Center Drive, Suite 500


• Dallas East Office

1411 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 111


• Dallas-Garland Mega Center, Garland

4445-A Saturn Road

• Cedar Hill Office

116 W. Beltline, Suite 2

Cedar Hill


• Garland Office

350 W. Interstate 30



• Grand Prairie Office

550 S. Carrier Parkway, Sute 570, Grand Prairie


• Irving Office

1003 W. 6th Street, Irving


• Carrollton Office

2625 Old Denton Road, Suite 464