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Southwestern Community College’s Medical Assisting and Culinary Arts clubs raised $2,850 in a spaghetti dinner benefit last month for 10-year-old Riley Schwalm, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The event, held at the Jackson County Resource Building in Webster, also included a silent auction, door prizes and live bluegrass music performed by The Bluegrass Misfits. All the proceeds were donated to the Schwalm family, as well as proceeds from the club’s Valentine Day raffle and bake sale.

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The second kick-off for Lighten Up for Life for our community sponsored by Angel Medical Center and Macon County Public Health will be on Saturday, April 28 at 9 a.m. in the Franklin High School Gymnasium. The LU4L program is a free weight loss challenge that is entirely web based.

The program is based on 4-person teams who compete with others to lose the largest percentage of weight against the other teams.

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Long time Franklin physician, Dr. Donald Dewhurst, MD, will soon be joining Angel Primary Care in Franklin. Dr. Dewhurst will see patients at 278 Riverview beginning on May 1.

“We’re excited to have Dr. Dewhurst join the staff of Angel Primary Care,” said Bonnie Peggs, AMC Director of Marketing & Public Relations. “He brings over 30 years experience to the practice.”

Dr. Dewhurst graduated the University of New Hampshire cum laude in 1971 with a B.A. in chemistry and zoology. He graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston- Salem, North Carolina in 1975. He completed residency in Family Practice at N.C. Baptist Hospital. In 1978 and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Renee Zimmick and Michael Foust look over silent auction items with physical therapists Randy Phillips and Allison Gilland during the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser held Saturday at Big Bear Park.

Nantahala Physical Therapy raised more than $1,100 for the non-profit, which allowed them to meet their goal of $1,500 in advance of the CF Great Strides Walk on May 4.

 

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published: 10/18/2013
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