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Mammoth excavation
topic of May 16 talk
Dr. Gary Stringer will give an illustrated talk on a wooly mammoth tusk that was excavated from a West Texas gravel pit on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History and Art—Discovery Place, 211 N. Main Street, Farmerville. Admission is free.
The Ice Age fossil, eight feet long, was unearthed in 1976 between Breckenridge and Abilene. Dr. Stringer, then a graduate student at Northeast Louisiana University, was one of five students along with Dr. Hugh Doney, professor of geosciences, who extracted the tusk. Today Dr. Stringer is Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
This event is in conjunction with the Union Museum’s exhibit “Expedition: Ice Age” on display through August 3. The display, from the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, features fossils and replicas of fossils of Ice Age creatures such as the saber-toothed cat, mammoths, giant beavers, terror bird, American lion, mastodons, and giant sloth.

Bread-making class slated May 25 in Union Museum
The Union Museum of History and Art-Discovery Place will hold a class on bread-making on Saturday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m., led by Diane Senn. Cost of the class is $15. Each participant will receive Amish Friendship Bread starter. Class size is limited. Interested persons should pre-register by calling 318-982-8020 by May 20. This class is part of the museum’s ongoing series of Folkcraft workshops on oldtime skills. The museum is located at 211 N. Main Street, Farmerville.

UGH offering free
Union General Hospital has announced a special partnership between UGH and the Louisiana Cancer Foundation to support the health of our community. We are offering free mammogram screenings to help uninsured women in Union Parish take a proactive step towards breast health.
Event Details:
• Dates: August 14th & 15th, 2024
• Location: Mobile Unit outside Union General Hospital
• Eligibility: Open to women aged 40 and older
Important Information: These screenings are available by appointment only to ensure that we can provide the best care to each individual. To schedule your free mammogram, please call us at (318) 460-1006.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to access important health services that can make a significant difference in early detection and wellness. If you have any questions or need further information, do not hesitate to contact us at the same number.

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