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Dr. Chappell Contributes to Heart Research

   Dr. Terry Chappell’s article about the impact of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) was featured as the cover story of the May 2017 issue of the Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine.  Centered in Pt. Townsend, Washington, the TL publishes a print magazine about alternative medicine.  It is written by researchers, health practitioners and patients. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, the monthly periodical presents scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.

Persistence Pays Off, Leiber Sells to Dotson

by Paula McKibben   The process began around the middle of December and ended April 21 – the sale of Leiber Garage to Tommy Dotson.
Dwain Leiber laughed, saying he was ready to sell “because somebody younger needs to take this over to move it into the future.” He started the business in 1969 after spending 3 years with Bob Williams Chevrolet, located across from A to Z Meats, and then spending ten years with White Chevrolet in Lima. All told he has spent 48 years as a mechanic in his own shop and another 13 years as a mechanic for someone else.

The Scoreboard Holds Grand Opening

   The Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for The Scoreboard, Spiritwear and Custom Apparel, at 111 North Main Street was held Friday, May 12.
   Natalie Mueller bought the store a year ago from the Shannons. Mueller kept the name of the store, but did extensive updating of the store décor with a pirate chandelier, hanging displays and shelving.
   As a result of her participation in the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur’s Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition, where she won second place, she realized that she needed to “make a clear differentiation of new ownership.”

BHS Students Tutor at Elementary Through S.O.S Program

   The Bluffton Exempted Village School, Students For Other Students (S.O.S.), Peer-Tutoring program has been a very important part of its intervention services, according to elementary principal Tim Closson.  The tutoring is offered to students in fourth and fifth grades.  A total of 17 students were tutored by 20 high school students during the 2016-2017 school year.  The program began on Nov. 28 and lasted until April 20, for a total of 70 sessions. Closson noted that part of the program is funded by Toledo businessman, Ford B. Cauffiel. 

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