A state department head from Columbia said last night at the Hamilton Career Center that the first thing he wanted to say to all of the people who make Oconee’s free medical clinic possible is thank you. Before making the keynote talk at Rosa Clark’s annual appreciation dinner, Anthony Keck of the Department of Health and Human Services said Rosa Clark’s volunteers, donor and staff have his admiration. “To have a group of people who give up this much time and this much money to help people less fortunate is really terrific,” Keck told 96.3/WGOG NEWS not long before taking a seat at the dais. Several awards were to be given out last night, including one to State Senator Thomas Alexander for acquiring grants that help keep Rosa Clark afloat. The clinic operates from a building along Seneca’s South Oak Street and counts thousands of patients who benefit from dispensed prescription drugs and volunteer doctor and nurse services.