Next to Christmas, the back-to-school season can be one of the most expensive times of the year.  If you need help, Clarity Healthcare is offering free screening and supplies.

In Hannibal, students who need supplies can sign up now at Clarity's office in Hannibal.  On August 5, Clarity will host a back-to-school event where area students will receive a new article of clothing.or shoes. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 141 Communications Dr. in Hannibal.

On August 6 and 7, the PATCH Center on the Hannibal Public High School campus will offer extended hours from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for immunizations, sports physicals and dental checkups.  The PATCH Center  is one of the few public school health centers in the state.

Ralls County students will also have similar services available at the Back-to-School Fair and Meet the Teacher night.  This event is from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Mark Twain Junior High Gym.  Students will be able to get free hair cuts in addition to other services.

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