Local Events

New schedule for COVID-19 testing site
Changes have been made to the COVID-19 testing center hours in Hillsboro to facilitate the regular administration of vaccines at the Hill County Fairgrounds.
On the days that COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered at the fairgrounds, there will be no testing offered. The testing will still be offered on weekdays when vaccinations are not scheduled and on weekends.
Going forward, vaccinations are planned on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the months of April and May. Those seeking tests may visit the fairgrounds any day other than Wednesday or Thursday.
Anyone, no matter where they live, can be tested with no out-of-pocket expense at the center. Those who have Medicare or health insurance should provide that information, but there is no cost to the public for testing.
No appointment is needed, but those being tested are asked to register ahead of time to speed up the process. To register, text DOCSTX to 41411, and you will receive a registration link. Be sure to select the Hill County Fairgrounds testing location at registration. You can also register at DOCSHealthTesting.com.
The site is located at 205 Stadium Drive in Hillsboro. For more information, call 254-266-4065.

Free half-day clinic open this Saturday in Hillsboro
Mission Hillsboro Medical Clinic, located at 120 East Franklin Street in Hillsboro, will be open for its third Saturday half-day clinic this Saturday, April 17. Sign-in will begin at 6 a.m.
COVID-19 vaccines will now be available to all MHMC patients.
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. New patients should bring proof of Hill County address and identification, list of medications and have no medical insurance.
Patients who have fever or have had fever within three days prior to Saturday are asked not to come to the clinic.
Patients must wear a mask at all times. No patient with a fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, sinusitis or other flu-like symptoms will be seen at the clinic.
Patients with fever or the above symptoms may call the clinic Saturday to speak to staff about their concerns.
MHMC is a 501c3 non-profit medical clinic providing healthcare to persons in Hill County who have no medical insurance.
The clinic is funded by donations from area churches, individuals and other organizations. All donations are tax deductible.
For information about the clinic, call 254-479-1489 and leave a message. Calls will be returned.

Lakeside VFD to hold fish fry this Saturday
The Lakeside Village Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual April fish fry Saturday, April 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lakeside Village Fire Hall/Community Center.
“This is the first of the three fish fries we hold each year,” said Vicki Johnson, President.
“Our fish fries are known as one of the best anywhere around the lake, and we pride ourselves in always giving the same great food and good service. As with all our events, we will offer eat-in and take-out so that everyone will have the option of whichever makes them the most comfortable,” she added.
The menu will include fried fish, onion-stuffed hush puppies, potato salad, pinto beans, dessert and drink at a cost of $11 for adults and $5 for children under 10.
Johnson added that the residents of Lakeside Village and the surrounding areas have been supportive of efforts to earn the funds to keep the department and fire hall operating, and they are grateful for the support.
The fire hall and community center is located at 136 CR 1275, just east of the FM 56 and FM 927 intersection, right next to the water tower. For questions, call Jackie at 254-775-4425.

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