WINTERS - Starting January 18, Runnels County residents may obtain diabetes and blood pressure screenings at the Winters Public Library thanks to program organized by the library.

WINTERS - Starting January 18, Runnels County residents may obtain diabetes and blood pressure screenings at the Winters Public Library thanks to program organized by the library.

The screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month, according to organizer Joyce Carbery.

"We want people to take advantage of this," Carbery said. "This is the first time this has been offered by the Winters Public Library."

The library is closed at that time, so those who wish to obtain a screening, must enter through the back door of the library on Grant Street.

Those who participate must remember that for the best results for this test, do not eat two hours before screening.  Once the screenings are performed, the patients will be given a card with the official results so they may take it to their next doctor's appointment.

Liz Zuniga, RN, clinical liaison with the Winters Health Care Residence will perform the screening tests. Zuniga is a graduate of Angelo State University Department of Nursing. The Winters native has worked as a LVN office nurse with doctors in Ballinger.  Zuniga has participated in missionary work such as Austin Smiles, a program to help underprivileged children obtain cleft palate surgery, so volunteering is second nature to her. 

"Winters Public Library is happy to have her offering her talent and service to the community through the library," Carbery said.

Liz Zuniga, RN, will be performin blood pressure and diabetes screenings at the Winters Pulic Library the third Wednesday of every month. The service is free to the public.