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HIDALGO. COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010 9 Border Mental Ith Bureau available tO thq public Submitted by BAMH/Silver City stance abuse treatments and pre. speaker available for any clubs Clubs and organizations vention programs we provide,' or civic organizations through- whose membership would like explained Kathleen Hunt, out southwest New Mexico, ac- to learn more about services and BAMHS executive director, cording to Ms. Hunt. "We have "We care for clients in need re- gardless of their income levels or whether they have health in- surance. Our number one goal is to help people recover and learn how to cope with their mental health challenges or ad- dictions.'" BAMHS' will make a representatives working in all four counties, and all of them are fairly up-to-date with the programs we provide," she said. For more information or to schedule a speaker, persons can contact Steve May, BAMHS' community networker, at (575) 956-9341 or (575) 590-7745. Letters to the Editor, The Hidalgo County Her- ald urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B. or can be e-mailed to Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author, and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. programs provided by Border Area Mental Health Services (BAMHS) are encouraged to contact the agency's speaker's bureau to schedule a speaker for their meetings~ "We want to make every effort to inform residents in southwest New Mexico about the numerous mental health and sub- Resident Assessment Coordinator Kelleye Goodrum By LORENZO ALBA, JR. Another great couple of weeks at Sunshine Haven! We had visi- tors here from our corporate office in Fort Worth, Texas. A team of Cathedral Rock corporate surveyors was here to per- form a mock survey of our facility. The team consisted of Regional Director of Operations, Ed Foley, Corporate Director of Clinical Ser- vices, Peggy Winkler, and Carol Combs, Regional Director of Clini- cal Services. They audited our files and charts as well as made sure we were following Cathedral Rock Policies and Procedures. They also were here to ensure ttiat Sunshine Haven was up to standard with state and federal codes and regulations. Our infrastruc- ture and physical plant was also inspected. Every department in our facility was put under a microscope by the team for almost two entire days. The good news is that Sunshine Haven received excellent ratings and the team informed our manage- ment team that they had only given one other facility ratings as high as ours in the last ten years. "I'm very proud of you, the management team, and every em- ployee in our facility, we still have some work to do but we are on our way up," said Facility Administrator Greg Whitaker as he thanked the team during one of our meetings. Our management team andthe staff here at Sunshine Haven con- tinues to strive for excellence, we are moving forward each day with the mindset that we are people working for people. We work for the, residents and their families. At Sunshine Haven, we believe that our parents have earned their position in life. They have cared for us for a lifetime. Now we have the opportunity to return the love antl attention each has unselfishly given. Sunshine Haven is dedicate0 to enhancing the quality of life of each our residents by treating him or her as a member of our family. This is not only what we do at Sunshine Haven it is what we strive for everyday. We want to be the very best in the area when it comes to long-term care. To ensure the quality of care .w~provide at our facility, we have a qualified team of managers and e~nployees. We are all held to the Outraged Dear Editor: My husband and I knew the Krentz family mostly through our son as their two sons went to school with ours. They were great friends and our son spent time at their house. They are the epitome of a gracious. southwest ranching family. Let me express our outrage at the death of Rob Krentz. We know that many have been working tirelessly to get the border sealed for years, but this is just another example of how this effort is not working. The question begs to be asked: Why did it have to be another valued and valuable life that was sacrificed to be a Wake~ up call? How many more law-en- forcement personnel, ranchers and citizens have to be harmed or even killed before the bor- der is closed? Let this be the last time we have to attend a funeral for someone who was. killed by an illegal alien. Leslie Tomerlin Lordsburg hehersld @unex .net highest of standards and must comply with state statues and codes as well as Cathedral Rock policies arid procedures. At Sunshine Haven, our Resident Assessment Coordinator, is Kelleye Goodrum. She handles ali the resident assessments for the state, write care plans, conducts care plan meetings, conducts weekly action team meetings, does abstracts for the state and is also a part- time floor nurse: Ms. Goodrum is a Registered Nurse and has been working with us for more than a year. She received her degree in nursing from Eastern Arizona University in Thatcher, AZ. Prior to joining the team at Sun- shine Haven; she worked at Mt. Graham Community Hospital, in Safford as Patient Care Technician. She resides in Safford and is the mother of four children, ranging from ages 11 to 18. Ms Goodrum is an important part of the team at Sunshine Haven and her work ensures the quality care of each resident and compliance with the state and Cathedral Rock. We to come out and visit our facilitY; let us give you a tour. Help us bring a smile to one of our wonderful residents. See you next week! TI Lie Jsing Authority park will be temporarily The Lordsburg Ha due to infrastructure to the grounds. It is gracefully asked that there be no entrance to the park during this phase of the work. Signs have been posted and law enforcement will be monitoring any activity. All violators will be asked to be removed during the time frame of closure. We will be closing the park to the public for a.period of 3-weeks. iTcbrd, i.t i Annual 4-H, FFA Field Day held in Animas The Valley Mercantile, Inc., located in Animas, hosted the 2"a Annual 4-H & FFA Field Day. Youth from Hidalgo County and the San Simon area participated in the event. Speakers from HI-PRO Feeds instructed the yquth, who will be showing in this years Hidalgo County Fair and neighbor- ing Arizona County Fairs, on how to feed and care for their 4-H & FFA animals. The kids also took part in prize drawings where over $3,000.00 worth of merchandise was given out. Valley Mer- cantile, Inc. along with numerous other donors are proud to be supporting "The Future of Agricul- ture". Courtesy photos ! 46th nua! Meeting eSaturday May 1st, 2010 San Simon School Gym San Simon, Arizona Registration: 12:00 Fm. Arizona Time Meeting: 1 :OO p.m. Arizona Time Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Members Meeting Valley Telephone Cboperadve, t~c. wifl make necessary provisfons for anyone with disabilities. P/ease ca// 800-421-57~7 to make arrangements by fhursday; Ap,,f122nd. 'low someone who could use a Sentimental Surprise? We ILave a wide variety of JUST t CAIIS ora nff ' Free e live ,y 1211E.~OII~II;YIT~gINLRDSBLIRG ~f~/~/J//d ~ 5 4 2-8 8~8 0 t