Free oral cancer screenings Friday

COAL TOWNSHIP - Owens Dentistry, Shamokin, will perform free oral cancer screenings during Friday's Relay for Life event at Shamokin Area's Kemp Memorial Stadium. The screenings will be offered 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 7 p.m., in partnership with The Oral Cancer Foundation in honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

Is God fair?

Why a caring God would come to the aid of some but not all will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe programs this coming week in Elysburg and Shamokin.

The program, titled "Does God Play Favorites? Why Would a Caring God Bless Some and Not Others?" features the filmed stories of people affected by a devastating fire.

Some residents describe how their house was "miraculously" spared, while others tell how their possessions were lost in a forest fire. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

The program will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave., Elysburg, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at 531 N. Market St., Shamokin.

For more information, contact Kathy Vetovich at 570-672-9346 or