Rotary constructs 28-foot ramp for Clark

The ramp crew of the Rotary Club of Madison County constructed its 879th handicap ramp Sept. 15, a 28-footer for James Clark on Berkeley Road in Carlton. Clark is originally from Jackson County and has been in Carlton about 10 years. He has two sons, Kaleb and Cory. Clark worked many years at the Gold Kist Feed Mill in Commerce where he operated the control room. It was a pleasure to meet James and Debbie Weaver, his caregiver, according to Rotary leaders, and the couple joined the ramp crew in the accompanying photograph. Unfortunately, James now faces multiple serious challenges to his health. First, he is diabetic, he has been on kidney dialysis for 2-years and is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. More recently he had a serious fall and broke his ankle and required emergency surgery on his neck to relieve pressure in his spinal nerve. The volunteers and Rotarians who cheerfully toiled to assist James were Alan Phillips, Artry Bishop, Bruce Gandy, Johnny Minish, Don Sullinger and Ed Brown.

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