Healing Profession: Decatur doctor honored for serving the community for almost four decades

By Deborah Storey | Living 50 Plus Dr. Roger Moss remembers the days when the family doctor had to do pretty much anything local folks needed, from delivering babies to setting broken legs. “When I started residency, family medicine was still doing gallbladders and appendices and some surgeries,” he recalled. The routine of the family practitioner has changed dramatically in

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Cleanup, Crepe Myrtles and Health Care: Caddell-Grisham Award honoree’s influence spans from picking up litter to fundraising for nonprofits

By Deborah Storey  | Living 50 Plus Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation is honoring newspaper publisher Clint Shelton for his support of the hospital and overall work in the community. Shelton, 59, publisher of The Decatur Daily, is one of three recipients of the Caddell-Grisham Award presented each year at a black-tie gala. “Clint has supported Decatur Morgan Hospital for years

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Men of Honor: Meet the recipients of the Decatur Morgan Hospital Caddell-Grisham Award

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Every year for the past 39 years, Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation bestows the Caddell-Grisham Award to individuals dedicated to the community and the hospital. This year, the foundation selected three men to join the ranks of the previous 72 honorees. Past honorees included doctors, nurses, teachers, judges, hospital volunteers, politicians, business leaders and

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Celebrating Culture: 56-year-old Decatur woman part of city’s inaugural Dia de los Muertos

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Armed with a popcorn machine, chicharrónes, hot sauce and drinks, Maria Gonzalez set up her booth at Decatur’s first Dia de los Muertos celebration last year and waited. Soon, thousands of people flooded the streets of downtown Decatur and Gonzalez sold out within 45 minutes. The sight of the altars, the people dressed

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Distributing Kindness: Decatur man’s commitment to community earns him the Caddell-Grisham Award

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus In 1985 or 1986 — Wade Weaver can no longer remember which year it was for certain — he took a meeting with Trudy Grisham, who was then the president of the Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation. In his small office in the Church Street warehouse he rented while starting Decatur’s Valley Budweiser distributorship,

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Holding the Reins: Horse show created by Morgan County woman has raised $755,000 for St. Jude’s

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Joyce Webster remembers the day 24 years ago in detail when a little girl with a baseball cap covering her bald head walked across the horse arena toward her. “She was so white and thin. She told me, ‘Before I die, I’d like to ride a pony,’” Webster recalled. When Webster asked the

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