Mississippi (MS)

City of Jackson’s JATRAN public transportation service is encouraging citizens to ‘Lose the Suit and try transit!’ for Try Transit Day in Jackson, Mississippi.

On Thursday, June 20, from 5:00 am – 8:00 pm, JATRAN will be offering FREE rides on all fixed routes to encourage you to hang up your keys for the day and use alternate means of transportation like riding the bus and biking.

You are invited to celebrate transit with the City of Jackson and JATRAN at Union Station beginning at 7:00 am for your chance to win giveaways and enjoy FREE lunch at 11:00 am. Later in the day, a biking tour called Slow Roll with the City will depart from Union Station at 4:00 pm.

This event will be put on in conjunction with the Mississippi Public Transit Association’s “Mississippi Community Transportation Awareness Day” and the National “Dump the Pump Day.” The National Dump the Pump Day encourages the community to ride public transportation instead of driving their vehicles.

JATRAN will be offering FREE Fixed Route Rides all day.

Transdev is pleased to be a partner in the promotion of this event.

JATRAN to offer FREE fixed route bus rides on “Try Transit Day”:

If you are in Biloxi and surrounding areas, you will be able to receive dental treatments for FREE on May 19, 2019 during Sharing Smiles Day, an annual day of free dental care.

According to Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces in Biloxi, Mississippi, their providers will offer FREE dental care to uninsured and underinsured adults and children from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

“At Sunnybrook Dentistry & Braces, we believe every family should have a dentist. While we’re proud to accept a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicaid and TRICARE, we also know there are adults and children in our community who do not have dental insurance and who can’t afford to pay out of pocket for needed dental treatments. Sharing Smiles Day is an opportunity for our dentists and staff to give back to families in our community and bring smiles to those in need.”
– Dr. David Moore.

Available treatments will include dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions and restorative care, which can be completed on the day of the event.

A limited number of appointments are available, and you need to pre-register. You can register on the Sharing Smiles Day website in advance.

Treatment will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and pre-registration does not guarantee treatment. Treatment offerings will be determined by the dentist.

“If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to pain, difficulty eating, sleeping or speaking, and more serious infections, some of which can be life-threatening. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist regularly for preventive care before tooth decay has a chance to do lasting damage.”
– Dr. David Moore

Biloxi dentist offering FREE care during annual Sharing Smiles Day:

If you are an Uninsured or underinsured woman from ages 21 to 64, you can register now for FREE cervical and breast cancer screenings to be offered Saturday, June 1, 2019 by University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute, UMMC, Jackson, Mississippi.

The screenings will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Institute, located at 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Jackson Medical Mall, as part of the College of American Pathologists Foundation See, Test and Treat program.

You will be given your results within 2 to 3 hours from a Pap test for cervical cancer screening and a mammogram for ages 40-64.

UMMC caregivers and community providers will give out health information from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. that includes education about available community resources, diet and physical fitness. Additional education will be provided on women’s cancer screenings.

A light snack/meal will be served and limited child care is available.

Space is limited. Call 601-815-3572 to determine eligibility and set up an appointment.

UMMC to offer FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured women