by Austin Arnold On October 1, 2012, Dr. Samuel Heiks will be starting a new type of practice, Creekside Family Medicine, LLC, which is based on a model of healthcare called direct primary care. Heiks believes that direct primary care has the potential to be the solution to the breakdowns in many of today’s healthcare systems and sky-high costs. The direct primary care model is based on a few principles, Heiks said, the first of which is having transparency in the costs for healthcare, so consumers understand exactly what they are getting for their money.
by Austin Arnold Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 marked the return of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, after taking a recess for the summer months. On Friday morning, the featured speaker was President of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) and Pastor of English Lutheran Church Kevin Mohr, who took the opportunity to shed some light on the Bluffton Community Assistance Program.
by Austin Arnold As she plans to depart for Texas in about a month, Betty Fiser, of Lima, will once again be traveling with a load of quilts to eventually be given to wounded soldiers housed at the Fort Hood Army Rehabilitation Hospital. Fiser will be taking down about 20 quilts, which were made by the group of quilters she has assembled over the last three years.
by Austin Arnold The Bluffton Community Preschool program kicked off on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and has settled into its brand new location. Preschool classes are now held in Bluffton’s First United Methodist Church, as the program moved from across the street where it was previously held at First Mennonite Church. The new location offers more classroom space, giving the program the potential to expand in the number of children that attend and the number of days it is held throughout the week, in the future.