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GRACE CLINIC HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING IN JONESVILLE

JONESVILLE — The Grace Clinic celebrated the successes of its past year of service to the surrounding communities Thursday evening at the Jonesville First Baptist Church. The clinic’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers got together to enjoy a nice dinner while reflecting on this year’s accomplishments, plans for the future, and reward their Lynn Sloan Barnes Volunteer Award.

CONVERTIBLES HIT THE ROAD FOR A CAUSE

The sun came out just in time Saturday morning to allow car owners a chance to take to the roads with their tops down for a good cause.

The Ragtop Rally was held as a fundraiser for Grace Clinic, which offers medical services for low-income patients in the tri-county region, and was organized by Dr. Steve Erlandson and Dr. Larry Irwin.

Close to 20 convertibles lined up on East Main Street in front of The Liberty and The Tribune and were given a staggered start for the rally, which included searching for sights along the 95-mile route taking them from Elkin past the Blue Ridge Parkway and back toward Elkin.

ELKIN CLINIC REQUESTS FUNDS

DOBSON — An Elkin healthcare clinic asked Surry County commissioners to consider aiding its efforts with taxpayer dollars Monday evening.

Grace Clinic, founded in 2005, provides free medical care to patients without health insurance, according to the clinic’s board chairman Steve Newman. Services are extended to those at or below 200 percent of the national poverty level.

FREE DENTAL CLINIC SERVES OVER 20

The Grace Clinic teamed up with North Carolina Baptist Men to provide their first dental clinic in Elkin. Held at the First United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, the clinic was sponsored by Dr. Mark Halbedl and his staff at Parkwood Dental.

According to Hugh Quinn, director of the Grace Clinic, the clinic opened in 2005 as a Christian ministry to serve residents of Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes counties by providing basic health care services and health education at little or no cost. Three days each week the clinic staffs a physician assistant, nurse and phlebotomist. Each Tuesday evening doctors from the community volunteer to provide care.