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Fillmore County launches new free discount prescription savings program


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Preston, MN – Fillmore County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program.

The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Fillmore County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

“With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Commissioner Randy Dahl, Chair of the Fillmore Board of County Commissioners. “There are no eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan – they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.”

Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to the County. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members.

Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the issuer of the Coast2Coast Rx free discount card, says “we are pleased to work with the County to help individuals, their families and pets combat the rising cost of healthcare.” Dettelbach added, “we appreciate all that the County and local pharmacies are doing to help those in need.”

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and County health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will provide residents with a valuable tool to help maintain their health and wellbeing at an af .....
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JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique in Preston celebrates its first year

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Trish Keating opened up a consignment shop in Preston a year ago, and named it JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique, after her two granddaughters. She had dreamed of owning her own shop for years, and worked hard to make that dream come true. “It’s ha ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Promoting Fillmore County

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 jason@fillmorecountyjournal.com As you may have noticed, recently, we invested in having our Fillmore County Journal van wrapped up at Kelly’s Prin ..... 
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Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler Lewis (Louie) Joseph Roessler, 94, of Rochester, Minn. died Saturday, March 30th at Golden Living Center East in Rochester, where he had resided for the past month. He was born March 12, 1919, in Rochester, son o ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Gabriella Marie Stene

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Gabriella Marie Stene Matthew and Nicole Stene of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Marie Sten. Gabriella was born March 9, 2013, weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. She joins brothers, David a ..... 
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Preston requests proposal to develop new comprehensive plan

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the council’s April 1 meeting that the current 1999 Preston Comprehensive Land Use Plan is 14 years old. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Hoffman noted that Planning and Zoning h ..... 
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Man vs. silo

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Jason Sethre On the morning of Monday, April 1, 2013, a group of farmers and heavy equipment operators from the area assembled to take down a 600,000 pound silo full of silage and standing over 70 feet tall. Like the days of Stonehenge and the ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education - One Block At A Time

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environme ..... 
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PACF looks to the future

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Jason Sethre On the eve of Monday, March 25, 2013, the Branding Iron in Preston, Minn., hosted the seventh annual Preston Area Community Foundation (PACF) fundraising dinner and celebration. With more than 160 in attendance, following an invoc ..... 
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