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Strong need for dental access persists across Kansas


December 10, 2017

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — What Hutchinson will witness when the Kansas Mission of Mercy takes place Feb. 9-10 on the Kansas State Fairgrounds will be an outpouring of charity by those providing free dental treatment.

Also visible will be the need.

People will drive for hours to arrive before the sun rises.

Kim Moore, the outgoing president of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in Hutchinson, worked the gate at the first Mission of Mercy in 2003 in Garden City. A snowstorm did not prevent people from lining up at 4 a.m., he said. "And then there was the point when I shut the gate and...

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