Staff photo by Mark Hughes
Jeri Meier, director of behavioral health at EASTAR Health System, comments on an acrylic painting of an iris located in the hallway going to the cafeteria. Around 24 paintings are up for silent auction until 1 p.m. Friday for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. EASTAR is hosting a free public conference on the subject from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday. A free lunch will be served, and registration is necessary at (918) 429-9436 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.