Sagamore of the Wabash

Friday, February 21, 2014
Retiring executive director of the Johnson-Nichols Health Clinic, Ruth Ralph, gets a helping hand from husband Lane in displaying the Sagamore of the Wabash award presented to her during a reception Thursday evening at The Swizzle Stick in Greencastle. The honor denotes Ralph's dedication to the putting others first in her nearly 40 years of service to the local clinic that provides preventative health care for Putnam County families. The Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honorary award the Indiana governor can bestow, has been presented to astronauts, presidents, artists, musicians, politicians and citizens who have contributed greatly to Hoosier heritage.

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  • Ruth very much deserves this award. I was a teenage mother 16 years ago. So I came to the clinic for help with medical and WIC needs for about a year. And then about 4 years ago my family and I had a rough time for a while. My husband was suddenly out of work for a few weeks. So again I turned to the clinic for health and WIC help until we got back on our feet. She was always very kind, very helpful and I never felt as if she were judging my family when I would speak to her or asking her for help. Congratulations Ruth on your award!

    -- Posted by mary7279 on Sat, Feb 22, 2014, at 4:16 PM
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