Last updated: June 09. 2014 3:15PM - 1356 Views
By Shirley Dubbs

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Rumors have been stirring in the village concerning a new doctor coming to town. The answer is yes there will be medical care at the old clinic very soon. Dr. Sherry Adkins will be working through Family Services to provide patient care. Formerly Sherry Lyles, and a graduate of Arcanum High School, she knows Darke County and will be a welcome addition to this community.

She is expected to occupy the building in mid summer. This time rumors are positive and correct!

This spot on the map lucked out with the rainfall this past week. It was a farmer (and gardener’s) dream. Slow and steady, and in several different rainfalls, the water quickly bumped the growth of crops and garden vegetables. It saved watering flowers by hose or watering can and the color is splendid as you pass homes and admire the different choices of species and arrangements.

The sixth annual New Madison golf outing to benefit the community’s fourth of July celebration has been set for June 14 at Beechwood Golf Course. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. and registration is taking place at noon. Individuals pay $55 and a foursome pays $220. This is a fun way to help support a very popular part of summertime in our village.

New Madison United Methodist Church will sponsor Bible school from June 16th throughout that week. Children are invited to participate in learning and fellowship from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Plan to fill your child’s summer fun with crafts, music and the Bible.

The New Madison United Methodist Church would like to thank everyone involved in making the 5K race a success. The weather cooperated and the outdoor event was enjoyed by participants and cheering bystanders .

Proceeds will serve a need in Africa by providing help in controlling malaria. “Imagine No Malaria” is the United Methodist Church-wide effort to fight the illness caused by mosquitoes and to reach a goal of accomplishing that feat by 2015.

The need is current as it affects nearly 500 million people each year and kills more than one million of those who become infected. Ninety percent of the deaths occur in Africa where the disease is the leading killer of children. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. Bed nets are at the forefront of helping African communities but the Methodist Church is also working to help educate communities and health care workers. You can help support the cause by contacting the local Methodist Church at 996-5341.

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at psdubbs@embarqmail.com. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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