R.N. Dona (cq) Barkman takes Tom Isbell temperature before his dental procedure in the free dental clinic at the Nathaniel United Methodist Mission, 616 DeRoode St, in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, December, 13, 2011. The Nathaniel United Methodist Mission has quietly served a forgotten population for about 80 years. And they are determined to continue to serve that population despite a road coming through that will change the community and the mission dramatically. Charles Bertram | Staff
R.N. Dona (cq) Barkman takes Tom Isbell temperature before his dental procedure in the free dental clinic at the Nathaniel United Methodist Mission, 616 DeRoode St, in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, December, 13, 2011. The Nathaniel United Methodist Mission has quietly served a forgotten population for about 80 years. And they are determined to continue to serve that population despite a road coming through that will change the community and the mission dramatically. Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
R.N. Dona (cq) Barkman takes Tom Isbell temperature before his dental procedure in the free dental clinic at the Nathaniel United Methodist Mission, 616 DeRoode St, in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, December, 13, 2011. The Nathaniel United Methodist Mission has quietly served a forgotten population for about 80 years. And they are determined to continue to serve that population despite a road coming through that will change the community and the mission dramatically. Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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