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Hesston Record 11.27



Hesston Record 11.27

Christmas Spirit On Display

Posted 12/24/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Hesstonian Jim Troyer has been adding some Christmas cheer to the corner of Ridge and Randall across from Caseys.

Troyer, who owns the property, decided this was the year to put up a holiday display.

“That corner just beggs to have something done,” he said.

Troyer said the old pick-up at the center of the display has a great deal of history for his family. 

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Families Celebrate Christmas With Adopted Children

Posted 12/24/2013

Jenna Quentin

Special to The Record

Christmas isn't an easy time for everyone. If you are 2-years-old, your priority is learning that your adopted parents will always be there, meet your needs, and love you. Emotionally fragile, you cling to your new mommy during family gatherings, instead of bouncing around with holiday spirit.

Last Christmas, that was Katee. She was adopted from China only a few months previously. She has a muscle and joint disorder called arthrogryposis. She also had clubbed feet, requiring surgery and casting.

It was difficult to focus on Christmas. Her mother, Julie, has two biological children. She said, “Last year, I still wanted to do something meaningful with my kids.” They used an ebook called “Truth in the Tinsel” for ideas for activities, read scripture, and made easy crafts. “It was meaningful to have all my children there and to share simple truths with Katee that she wouldn't have heard in China,” said Julie. “This year she knows the story of Christmas.”

In a similar story, when all their family is home, Paige and Jim have four blond biological children, ages 18-23, and three black-haired adopted children from Peru, ages 9-12. Two years ago, they prayed for a little boy named Manuel. 

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Affordable Care Act A Hot Topic At Hesston Public Library

Posted 12/23/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Health Ministries Certified Marketplace Navigators Matthew Ediger came to Hesston Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 12 for an evening session to answer questions on the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces and set up consultation appointments.

The deadline to register for federal insurance passed Dec. 23 for insurance to be applied beginning Jan. 1.

However, those who did not enroll in the federal exchange or did not acquire private health insurance will not be facing fines.

According to Ediger, an individual must be uninsured for three months of the year before federal fines are enacted.

“If you do not have insurance in January, you will not be fined. If you go three months of the year without insurance, then you will face a penalty. So if you purchase insurance in February, lose it in August, are uninsured the entire month of August and are uninsured again in November, then you can be fined,” he said. 

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