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ourselves a little of you what the Center offers for the clinic. We're both My first came on a to North and Kentucky college. back roads uramer break in out with a M evening at a onroe County. I was a took it upon about the state County and eight we had Recreation chicken I've could eat, with a kind of Chicago. l"rom was coming to here quite of the last 7 years working in the Uptown section of Chicago where people from Appalachia tend to settle. For the last two years, she had a tremendously rewarding job teaching children of southern W.Va. coal miners. The lure for both of us has been great, so after I met Dr. Jim Piper last October in Kansas City at a meeting of the National Health Service Corps, Glen- ville soon became our destination. Tom and Rhonda Gross: We'd like to say hello by expressing our happiness to be in these beautiful hills. Our desire to come here cdates back 2 years when we decided we would like to live in West Virginia but had to put it off to find an area which had a study program both our needs. The waiting period is over, however.and we are here to live with and serve the community as best as we can. Rhone will be commuting three times a week to Parkersburg Community College where she will continue her teaching career in art. She is from Philadelphia and I am from Cor~_ecticut. Neither of us had spent I. time m W.Va. in the past. although we have developed a ~radual fascination with this area of the country through reading and many second-hand experiences with friends. Tom Gross and Tom Heiler: Concerning the clinic, the two of us come here with medical school training in all facets of medicine, and internships completed at major medical centers in internal medicine. In addition to the services we provide. Carolyn Arnold in her position as Nurse Practitioner also provides much of the care formerly carried out by physicians. The three of us treat most adult and pediatric problems though serious orthopedic and surgical problems are referred to specialists. Presently, we do not deliver babies. although this may change in the months ahead. The clinic is supplied with full x-ray and laboratory facilities. In addition. we participate in the state's Family Planning and Early Childhood Deve- lopment Programs. With the County Health Department just downstiars from our clinic, we enioy a potentially close working relationship with child immunization clinics and visiting nurse services. We. have admittin~ and hospital privileges at Calhoun General Hospital in Grantsville. where we care for most patients requiring hospitalization. We are available 24 hours a day. seven days a week for emergency service {462-7381 } and we do make house calls. In fact we enjoy making house calls when they are necesary. Also. if routine visits cannot be conveniently scheduled during regular clinic hours. we are available on weekends and after hours on weekdays, so off-hour appointments can be arranged. Another service we offer is education. Health care is a complicated activity requiring active discussion. There is often not just one right answer. In order to be healthy, persons must be actively involved with principles of goodhealth practice and know certain signs of disease, To this end. we will gladly meet with you anywhere in the county to talk about any subject related to health and disease. Finally and most importantly, we consider ourselves Gilmer County's Medical Center. We chose GlenviUe from a list of nation-wide opportunities as a place to live and practice medicine for the next two years. We are unsure of our future after that time but are very interested in planning for the long range health goals of Gilmer County and in securing permanent doctors for the county should we leave. We want to serve your needs. If you have any recommendations or September 4. 1975 complaints, we want to know them. so we can better serve you. If you feel the charges are too high or the wail too hmg or the chairs too hard. let us know. Also. we need your help. Health care requires the resources of the entire community. For example, one of the biggest health problems in Gilmer County is obesity. None of us at the Clinic has experience organizing or working in a weight-wat- chers program or any other kind of weight control program. Help us. Whoever has this kind of experience and skill, please let us know and let's get a program started in Gilmer County. This is just one of many needs - we have no one to teach natural childbirth methods, no one to do physical therapy, to name just two more. Help us identify our needs and then help us fill them. We're looking for- ward to meeting and working with you. Tax benefits for local sen/or citizens Senior citizens in Gilmer County may be eligible for tax benefits under two separate state tax programs, accord- ing to Richard L. Dailey, Tax Commissioner. The Homestead Exemtion Act allows 'l'h,~ (;h.nville Democrat/Pathfinder 7 tlll;ll=ll*:~J .~t.qlior citizens to exempt from Real Pruperty Tax the first $5.000 assessed value of residential property. Applications must be obtained and filed with Richard Stalnaker, county assessor, at Gilmer County Court- house. The Homestead Relief Act, commonly referred to as 'Circuit- breaker." enables senior citizens who receive $5,000 or less income during a calendar year and pay either rent or tax on their homestead, to file a claim with the State for a rebate of that rent or tax. It is important to note, says Dailey0 that basic benefits of the Homestead Relief Act are available to senior citizens who paid rent as well as those who paid real property tax for their homestead. Applications must be filed by October 1. For addtiional information about these important tax benefits programs, interested persons may contest the County Assessor, 462-7731. He'= lifeless that's faulti~. lb. oe ~e O O II CHUNK lb. ~e BONELESS CHUNK TNIGIIS DRUMSTICKS ~e 0 ..... WINGS~ : ~ & / / / 18 oz. 46 oz. 38 oz. Sept. 4, 5, 6 mmm SOFT MARGARINE -- -- i ------ ez. III / Showboat 200 ct. I 300 size 5 for off) 303 26 oz. RED & WHITE V41JI4mJE COUPON 20/b. bag 2&. mmm I I 1 mmm mmm m I mmm m m m l e_,,er se . 4. s. e GOLD AIEDAL FLOUR S Ibs. MC 25gM m m m QUALITY CHECK gal. 9 J.-9 through EAST IAAIN ST. /