There were some errors and omissions to Ron Lora’s article in the Badertscher Butchering Shop story. Harland and Eileen Swank purchased Joe Swank’s portion of the Swank Meat Market in the early 1960’s. They operated the meat market until selling in 1981 to Tom and Dan. Harland’s grandparent was one of the founding Biglers. I worked in the meat market during the time my parents owned the meat market.
Candy Swank Dodds, daughter of Harland and Eileen Swank
The costs for college education and for many medical procedures are both high. It’s easy, however, to find out ahead of time about most college costs, but not about many medical costs. I was recently in the Bluffton hospital emergency room, and all of the staff there were very courteous. I still have no idea, however, about any of the separate charges that I will be billed for. The old slogan is, “Cost is no object” in decisions about medical care. True, cost is not the (only) object, but especially nowadays it has to be one object in some of these decisions. I’m writing to urge that we all start asking about such costs, even in advance, just as we would in other areas. I remember being in the Findlay hospital and being sent to six different offices to find out about their charges.
We are writing concerning the re-zoning of the Hotmire property on Harmon Rd. that the Bluffton Town Council approved on July 23, 2012, for the third time. Dr. Hotmire made some statements at the meeting with which we take issue. “With the new building I could…hire more people. Adding another practitioner will bring more people to the neighborhood. Traffic will not increase much in the area.” Really? With another practitioner, more staff and more patients, how will traffic not increase? Are these added staff & patients going to carpool?
Assuming that we are already voting, Proverbs 29:2 states “when the righteous rule the people rejoice, when the wicked rule the people groan,” and this is of our own doing in America. Looking back to recent elections only 25% of evangelical Christians even bothered to vote, meaning 3 out of 4 Bible-believing Christians refuse to be salt and light in the civil arena, refusing to help the righteous rule. With the availability of the voting records of candidates on the internet, including www.wallbuilders.com, not knowing who to vote for is a flimsy excuse, let alone the availability of public debate. The U.S. government keeps record of what every one of our representatives and senators have said and done while in office on the Library of Congress website, http://thomas.loc.gov/. Simply type in his or her name and it will give you all the speeches they gave (e.g..