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 https://clarity-healthcare.org/ 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 https://clarity-healthcare.org/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.