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Short Takes for Dec. 2

Independent’s new website

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The Independent has a new website that readers should find easier to read and navigate. The new website is more mobile friendly. More photos can be seen on the website, and maps will be added in the next few weeks, so readers will know exactly where an event is taking place.

Canby pharmacy dilemma

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Blue Cross Blue Shield needs to provide better service to Canby customers. Certain Canby residents can’t fill their prescriptions at the local pharmacy because the local pharmacy has not been able to contract with the new BCBS Blue Connect or Network E insurance program. In addition, the local pharmacist has not been able to communicate with the company to try to rectify the situation. Canby customers will have to drive to other towns to fill their prescriptions.

Honoring centenarians

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Congratulations to the four centenarians, Angie Lee, Eunice Anderson, Elise Husby and Grace Larsen who were celebrated Wednesday for being a century old. Clarkfield Care Center had a birthday party for the four, their family members and fellow residents. Angie Lee turned 110 Nov. 30.

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