WINDSOR (WBNG) — Local middle school students spread holiday cheer Friday morning by helping prepare for a Southern Tier tradition. Windsor students have been helping with the dinner since 2010. They were asked to help decorate trees and portion food. “It feels good because it makes me feel like I’m making a difference,” said Madisyn Decker, a student. “I’m doing something for other people.” 7th grade students from Windsor Middle School teamed up with volunteers to help prepare for the 30th Annual Bandera Family Christmas Dinner.
Even though the show was virtual, Marshman says she still had a great time. Lily Marshman and her one-year-old calf, Rowan, are competing in virtual livestock shows. Last weekend in Norwich, Rowan was crowned the Reserve Junior Champion. OXFORD (WBNG) — After the cancellation of the New York State Fair, one exhibitor is still showing off her prized show calf bred at her family’s farm, Tiger Lily Holsteins Farm. Lily and Rowan will be competing in their next show in two weeks at the Washington County Fairgrounds. “It was a lot of fun,” Marshman said. “Even getting to lead her around in the grass.”
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Healthcare costs are a long debated issue, but amidst a pandemic, it’s become even more top of mind for many families. As many are laid-off, struggling to pay bills, or losing their healthcare coverage, the need for financial assistance grows. You can call UHS at 607-763-6127 or Lourdes at 607-584-5522 for more information on if you qualify. The financial assistance at both hospitals has been in place for several years now, but they say many people might not even know the help is there. The percentages of how much the patient gets off their bill is broken up into brackets based on income and family size. For some, 100 percent of their co-pay may be covered through the programs. For example, at UHS, a patient who makes $38,281 dollars a year or less would get a portion of their co-pay taken care of. At Lourdes, an individual who makes less than $51,040 dollars would qualify for assistance on their co-pay. Both UHS and Lourdes offer assistance on co-pays depending on household size and income for those with insurance, or help finding coverage for those who are uninsured.