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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Hutchinson, KansasThe Hutchinson news monday july 27, 2015 a3 l Oca l b y k Athy h an k s the Hutchinson news thanks Hutch news. Com Dallas Macklin kept watch out the window awaiting a special visitor. Sheds Here he called to his wife Shirley and then quickly got up from the chair to Greet Joyce Carver. Together Joyce and Dallas carried bags of groceries from the car. Joyce walked into the House calling out hello to Shirley Macklin and heading straight to the Kitchen like a close Friend comfortable in their Home. But this was Only Carvers second delivery of groceries for the Mack links through a new program known As store to door. In recent months the Hutchinson couples health had deteriorated. Neither of us can drive because of medications and mobility issues it just came up this summer and Spring said Shirley Macklin. However they still live in their own Home. While they rely on cat to get them to some appointments getting groceries was a Challenge. Shirley remembered How friends in action helped her Mother several years ago. Thatus How i knew of some of the services Shirley Macklin said. Now along with friends in action store to door began in dec. Of 2014, evolving to assist seniors with their grocery shopping. It is run by volunteers said Deb Hagen local coordinator of friends in action and store to door. I Call the seniors to take their grocery list. The volunteers shop and then deliver the groceries to the seniors Kitchen and even help them put things away if they would like. The senior then writes a Check to pay for the groceries. The whole process starts All Over twice a month. The service is free but a $ 5 delivery fee is charged to help offset costs such As background checks on volunteers and paper costs of grocery lists and hand outs and other administrative costs. Anyone Over 65 who needs the service or anyone interested in volunteering can Call the Volunteer Center at 665 4960 and ask for Deb Hagen. As the three unpacked and put away groceries Joyce Carver explained that she called the Macklin while she shopped to make sure one Brand of cookie was of Over the other. She also looked for bargains. I got that on Sale Joyce said to Shirley As they examined a package. Shirley approved. The Macklin appreciate whatever Joyce does for them. I watch the ads said Joyce. If something is cheaper at Aldis she tells the sales person at Walmart and they Mark Down the item. I found it Joyce said pulling a bottle of Rice vinegar from the bag. All three were excited she got the sometimes hard to find product. Joyce Learned about the program from a flyer at her Church which explained the need for volunteers to shop for seniors. She knew a Friend who had volunteered. I thought i can do this Joyce said. Plus she knew the importance of having someone to help when seniors Are unable to drive. Her own Mother lives out of state and recently had an injury. From a distance she had to scramble to try and find someone to help with errands. Now Joyce will also help Shirley with typical friends in action activities such As taking her to physical ther apy or a hair appointment. Wednesday morning Joyce spent a Little Over one hour perusing the aisles in search of the Mac Klinse two week Supply of food. But Joyce did not seem to mind. Ism retired Joyce said. She says the program is a great Way to make new friends. Which is what Joyce Shirley and Dallas have become. Sheds a Lovely lady Shirley said of their new Friend. I dont know any other Way other than beg Ging a family member and you cant always do that. This is a Blessing to have. Store to door needs More volunteers Carver takes bags full of groceries out of her trunk As Dallas Macklin comes to help her. Photos by Travis Morisse the Hutchinson news Dallas Macklin gives store to door Volunteer Joyce Carver a hug As his wife Shirley Macklin writes a Check to reimburse the program wednesday. The program uses volunteers to shop and deliver groceries for elderly people. Woman injured after falling asleep at wheel a Hutchinson woman was injured after falling asleep at the wheel sunday morning in Reno county. At 9 20 a. M., Kelly Pitchford 38, was driving North on Obee Road near Highway 50, when she fell asleep crossed the Road and struck a West Field Access Road according to the Reno county sheriffs office. Pitchford was sent to Hutchinson regional medical Center with non life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat Belt according to the Reno county sheriffs office. Sterling Man injured in single vehicle crash a Sterling Man received minor injuries after an Acci Dent on k 14 in Reno county sunday morning. At 4 30 a. M., Jesse Hancock 19, was involved in a single vehicle Accident near k 14 and Herren Road according to the Reno county sheriff department bulletin. Hancock received minor injuries but refused trans port to the Hospital. He was also wearing a seat Belt. Suspect arrested in Dodge City shooting Dodge City Dodge City police say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a Garden City Man. Police say the 32 year old victim was found dead saturday of multiple gun shot wounds. The victims body was found behind the he Dodge City daily Globe office. From staff wire reports briefs q q new program creates friends while providing a necessary delivery service

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