Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

April 9, 2014

DCMH nurse delivers healthcare, spiritual care

GREENSBURG — Anyone who’s ever traveled internationally – especially to any third-world country – has probably been counseled to, “Don’t drink the water.”

Even a large portion of people who’ve never traveled outside the United States are probably familiar with that handy, potentially life-saving recommendation.

There’s one bit of advice, though, that most people in America, regardless of their travels, have probably never encountered. It’s a fragment of wisdom that probably would have saved Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) OB/GYN nurse Tammy Sidell, RN, a great deal of suffering during her recent philanthropic trip to Zimbabwe had she known it: “Don’t drink the guinea fowl broth” – at least, not without boiling it first.

The “broth” incident happened on the next-to-last day of Sidell’s January trip with FAME (Fellowship Associates of Medical Evangelism), a faith-based, philanthropic-relief organization that provides free medical care in third-world countries, focusing largely on Haiti and various African nations.

According to the group’s website (fameworld.org), “FAME exists to provide healing for the whole man through medicine and evangelism.”

Sidell is an enthusiastic member of FAME and has been part of eight mission trips in her three years with the group. During the January trip to Zimbabwe, she estimated, about nine people came along. That team consisted of doctors, other medical professionals and non-medical personnel as well, since FAME welcomes any and all – regardless of medical training – to volunteer for the organization’s non-profit missions.

FAME, Sidell said, is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), an arm of the United Nations that functions to promote and improve the health of the international community.

The WHO, explained Sidell, focuses intensely on third-world nations, where over-population and rampant poverty make it difficult-to-impossible for citizens to receive even the most basic medical care. The United States, she said, pays an annual fee to be part of the WHO, which is expected of each of the world’s developed, affluent nations.

Text Only
News
  • nws-gb080114-allen pool summer pic-02 Few pool days remain before summer's end GREENSBURG — The calendar might not say winter is almost here, but for Greensburg and Decatur County school kids, summer’s ending draws near.Greensburg Community Schools return to classes Monday, while Decatur County Community Schools welcome student

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Colts lose 2nd starter with season-ending injury ANDERSON, Ind. — Colts left guard Donald Thomas will require season-ending surgery to repair his injured right quad.Coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday an MRI confirmed the diagnosis.Thomas also missed most of last season with a torn right quad in Week

    August 1, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240.Aug. 18 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Plein-Ai

    August 1, 2014

  • nws-gb080114 meth bust photo 1 Four arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth GREENSBURG — Four Greensburg residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon by Indiana State Police on drug-related charges including conspiracy to manufacture meth. Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and they expect more arrests.At about 2 p

    August 1, 2014 4 Photos

  • nws-gb080114-dccs special meet headshot Hirings, resignations mark DCCS Board meeting GREENSBURG — In a brief special meeting Wednesday night, the Decatur County Community Schools (DCCS) Board formalized a number of new hires, resignations and retirements.DCCS Superintendent Johnny Budd told the Daily News that the need for the meetin

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb080114-safest cities pic Greensburg among state's safest cities GREENSBURG – Data collected by a home security resource company has placed Greensburg among the 10 safest cities in Indiana.Safewise.com, an online source for obtaining information about home security systems, recently selected the 50 safest cities i

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb073114 miss tree city preview photo Miss Tree City to be named in Saturday ceremony GREENSBURG — Five contestants will vie Saturday to serve as Miss Tree City and to reign over the Tree City Fall Festival in late September.The competition will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greensburg Learning Center, 422 E. Central Ave. Admission

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb073114 Steam show 1 jpg Indiana Pioneer Engineers Club Steam Engine Show and Reunion starts today The 66th annual Indiana Pioneer Steam Engine Show and Reunion will be held beginning today and continue through Aug. 3 at Caldwell Acres, 3707 South CR 200W. For more than half a century, Rush County has hosted members and visitors from all over the

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Inside Indiana Business with Indiana with Gerry Dick Grants Boost Arts InitiativesMore than 260 groups and individuals are sharing in nearly $2.7 million to support arts programs. The Indiana Arts Commission says the funding is from federal and state sources and will go to organizations including the

    July 31, 2014

  • Thank you for helping fight child abuse Thank you for fighting child abuseDear Editor:My name is Bill Parsons, this year’s organizer of the Devin Lee Parsons Never Be Forgotten Ride, Fighting Against Child Abuse.I want to thank all our sponsors; you have all helped us get closer to our goa

    July 31, 2014