Michelle Newton was introduced to the members of Mended Hearts Chapter 199 by Don Koch. Michelle visited with the Mended Hearts support chapter Thursday, 8/8.  During the visit she received a Merit Award, presented by David Reinke, from the local chapter for outstanding support of the chapter and the group’s efforts to help people in the community as they work through heart related issues.  The local Mended Hearts Support chapter meets monthly at noon on the second Thursday of the month at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach and anyone that has had a heart event and/or their caregiver are encouraged to attend the meeting.  For more information about Mended Hearts please visit www.mendedhearts.org.