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EDWARDSVILLE: A HOPS (Health Options Plan) seminar, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, will be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 16 at Costello’s Restaurant, 67 S. Wyoming Ave., for all retired school employees and their spouses.


There will be a registration fee of $10, payable at the door, which includes a buffet breakfast. A speaker from PSERS will be present to answer any questions on HOPS.


For reservations contact June Seely at 570-384-4407 or seely@pa.metrocast.net. Reservations are due by May 14.


MOUNTAIN TOP: Crestwood School District is holding registration for new middle school students in grades 7 and 8 who have not attended school or registered in the school district from 3-6 p.m. on May 16 in the middle school library.


Students are encouraged to attend and tours will be available. A copy of the student’s latest report card, two proofs of residency and immunizations records must be brought to the registration.


WILKES-BARRE: Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) recently announced the launch of the “My Way To Be Teen!” monthly video challenge for teens at SafeTeens.org. The video contest will feature a different topic each month and winners will be chosen monthly. Each monthly winner will be entered in a grand prize drawing for an Apple MacAir laptop.


The contest challenges teens to make their voices heard and make a difference in their community. Teens are asked to make short videos with messages that they feel their peers need to hear, encouraging them to make positive choices in their lives. Topics include dating violence, pregnancy prevention, nutrition and more.


Safeteens.org, provided by Maternal and Family Health Services and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, is a digital resource for teens for reliable health information, including understanding and preventing teen pregnancy, building healthy relationships and protecting teen health. It also addresses current issues facing teens, such as online safety and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens. The website is also a direct link for teens in Pennsylvania who need confidential access to a family planning health center.


Teens and young adults ages 14-21 are invited to submit their entries to the “My Way To Be Teen!” video challenge. Full contest details and sample videos are available at SafeTeens.org.


For more information, visit the MFHS websites at: www.mfhs.org or www.safeteens.org or call 1-800-367-6347.


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