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Doctors pledge help to erase patients’ debts

Standing in front of Cardinal Family Medicine is Dr. Janelle Pflieger. Cardinal Family Medicine has partnered with Shumacher Family Medicine, in Plymouth, and RIP Medical Debt, to raise funds that will clear medical debt for select families in eight surrounding counties. To donate to the fund-raiser, go online to www.secure.qgiv.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Three doctors in northern Indiana, Drs. Janelle and Matt Pflieger of Cardinal Family Medicine, in Huntington, and Dr. Joel Schumacher of Schumacher Family Medicine, in Plymouth, have pledged to erase $1.7 million in medical debt for their eight surrounding counties by partnering with RIP Medical Debt, a non-profit organization that allows generous donors to clear the medical debt that cripples families and individuals.

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Kids Kampus gets $15,000 to up COVID-19 safety

Pathfinder Services Kids Kampus received a $15,000 grant from the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great program to assist with increased expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will help protect the health and safety of staff, children and parents.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus has remained open during the pandemic, though attendance has decreased due to business closures. These funds will provide support as Pathfinder Kids Kampus prepares to return to full capacity.

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Banks introduces COVID justice bill

Congressmen Jim Banks (R-IN) and Lance Gooden (R-TX) have introduced the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act to allow Americans to sue China in federal court for its role in causing the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill consolidates previous efforts to hold Communist China accountable and serves as the House companion to identical legislation introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn, Martha McSally, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, Mike Rounds, Thom Tillis and Lindsey Graham on Monday, July 20.

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Senior Men’s Scramble results

Etna Acres has announced the results for the Tuesday, July 28, Senior Men’s Scramble.

Steve Davis and Bob Bishop received closest-to-the-pin honors on holes 12 and 16, respectively.

Longest drives were made by Bennie Higdon on hole 10 and Denny Thornton on hole 14.

Chip-ins were made  by Steve McCammack on hole 11, Don Alexander and Larry Garett on hole 13, and Larry Sprowl on hole 17.

The team of Steve Davis, Tim Hamilton, Dean Gifford and Garry Sutton came in first with a score of 30.

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Smart shows swine

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld

Kolton Smart shows his swine during the intermediate showmanship class at the 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 27.