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4 By RALPH WA TKINS have come m p:wt O1| Lhc backs of ever-lower farm and small-town personal incomes. At 14% of the gross national product, according to President Clinton, the total bill for health care in the U.S. is highest in the world. Our expenditure for food, averaging 15% of incomes, is roughly the s~une and is among the lowest in the world. to secure five sackers to assist with Grocery Day. Awareness month The American Cancer Society, as a member of the Board of l)ircctors of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, has endorsed the Coalition's October, "National Breast Cancer Awareness Month." Purpose of the campaign is to collect 2.6 unillion signatures in suptx)rt of the ACS policy agenda on breast cancer. The signatures Tt KALONANEWS-'l autsday, October7,1 3. 'magine any new administrator J unes Seymour feels pl ar represent the nun, bey of wome,, h care system not the p oposed Clinton,,plan could ans ye living with breast cancer, 1.6 million, and 1 million women whom ad to farmers and both help and hurt. Everybody The Washington (.ounty Unit the Coalition estimates have the ants. Ruralmedical would be covered and paperwork Board of the American Cancer disease but who have not yet been Receives award ts inadequate AND ma'y be reduced. But for most rural Society met Tuesday, September 28, diagnosed. , Vic Wedel, fight, CIVCO Medical Instruments, Inc. president and (EO, hospitals, Medicare service is with 13 members and Field Staff The Washington (.ounty [hilt received a special Entrepreneur of the Ye u" Award l?om Jim Brems, Y Proposed new plan major, for us 65%, and the plan Jana Egeland present. Marcia assisted in .obtaining signatures representative from Ernst and Young, the htrgest accounting I'irnl in the 1 taking a chance on. calls for cuts in that. We now lose Newton presided, and extensivewhich are being sent to President world. .e U.S. health care $600 per Medicare patient treated." )ke! Rural health care Obviously, a hospital needs at plans were made for the comingClinton to urge him to declare war S: leastto break even to stay open. year. October is National Breast on cancer and develop a families and most A farm woman conveyed,, e Cancer Awareness Month. comprehensive national strategy to SAILUTIRS P ll X are uninsured or A fund-raising Grocery Day with fight the dL ease. Pl Ol U : l S hope that perhaps we aU need: Im the tty-Vee Store is set for The A(S recommends women ( tl or are paying glad the effort, is under way. I November, and the annual Greatwith risk factors have a nnSUrance emiums.applaud Clinton s effort to control Personal inc6mes ts. llopefully the Democrats American Smokeout is Novembermammogram every year, and all [l O TOl lgn POl X two-thirds of city c ,. Republicanscan work together 18. l)affodil Days will be women should have a screening tot:'"ablish a good system."celebrated in March, and the annual mammogram by age 40. National regions have Tht, b. . ht spots seen by rural crusade to distribute educational Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Y high number ofhealth specialist Greg materials takes place in April, a good time to schedule a pay but in Nycz in s,j ll ficld, Wise. include: Cancer Control Month. Selling golf manunognun which may be done by Univ coverage would cards and SlX)nsoring the "Longest calling the Washington County FIND OUT HOW ts the most accident- country. residents and farm with off-farm jobs Small businesses Often they or no health many urban- that tSurance a standard t. regions have fewer may be distant high-tech; are available benefit :',mnel now uninsured or under-insured.' ?he basic package of benefits is good,, said Nycz, not bare-bones, and covers preventive care, medications, surgery, hospital visits, and eventually long-term care for the elderly. The standard premium for a family of four would be $4,200/year and would be subsidized when annual income is less than $21,500. For all self-employed persons including farmers, insurance premiums would be 100% tax- deductible. My own view is that spiraling medical costs, including excessive earnings by some doctors, many insurance companies, and most pharmaceutical manufacturers, l)ay of Golf' are summer events, as well as dispensing educational leaflets at the ltealth Fair and Washington County Fair. Mrs. Art Witthoft reported $613.15 was received in memorials since the June meeting and a total ol $2,974 for the year ending in August. Funds are included in the Crusade, and total received toward the goal of $22,500 is $21,448. Appreciation was expressed by past President Connie Bauer to the many w)lunteers who worked and to the public for their contributions. Workers and a vice-president az'e needed. Anyone wishing to assist with any of the events listed or with the board may contact nominating committee members Alberta Miller (319) 653-6367 or Dorothy Miller, 653-2811. Board members are each ltospital, (319) 653-5481. Volunteerism conference set in Ankeny The 1993 Governor's Conference on Volunteerism ,and Community Involvement, will be October 14- 15 at the Des Moines Area Community College campus, Ankeny. For more program and registration information, contact Bobbie Finch, Governor's ()fficc for Volunteerism, (515) 281-4206, or Joyce Nelson, l)cs Moines Area Community College, (800) 248- 4413. The audio cassette was invented in Holland in 1963. BETTER QUALITY YODER FEEDS CAN MAKE YOUR OPERATION MORE EFFICIENT. Paul Hain Joe TeBockhorst l,onc Tree, h,wa - Ph. 629-5124 West Chester, h,wa - Ph. 698-2877 Main Plant - Frytown, Iowa - Ph. 683-2201 1-800-728-2201 Performance. Reliability. This is what a RAYDOT Ventilation System Can Offer You. LIVESTOCK EQUIP. SALES & SERV. 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