2019 GEM & MINERAL SHOW ~ SILVER CITY, NM
The Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 36th Annual
2019 GEM & MINERAL SHOW
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, August 31 9am-5pm
Sunday, September 1 10am-5pm
Monday, September 2 10am -4pm
Grand County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center
3031 Highway 180 East, Silver City,NM
*Large assortment of vendors
*Daily Field trips for Collecting
CLIK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Luau for Ladies – A Mammo Event promotes early Cancer Detection
EL PASO, Texas — Summer is just about over and as kids head back to school, The Hospitals of Providence also want to remind women to ensure they are in good health by scheduling their mammogram. The Luau for Ladies – A Mammo Event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The Imaging Center Trawood, 2400 Trawood St.; Imaging Center West, 601 Sunland Park Dr.; and The Breast and Women’s Health Center East, 3270 Joe Battle Blvd. will offer $60 breast screenings and $130 3D imaging during Luau for Ladies – A Mammo Event.
The Hospitals of Providence Imaging Center West is proud to be one of 24 hospitals in the state of Texas to be certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) offering comprehensive care that has met or exceeded the quality of care for breast centers.
Appointments are available by calling (833) 714-8239.
Attn.: This is not a media event. Please share this information to event and community calendars.
WHAT: Ladies for Luau – A Mammo Event
$60 breast screenings; $130 3D imaging
WHERE: The Hospitals of Providence Imaging Center Trawood, 2400 Trawood St.
The Hospitals of Providence Imaging Center West, 601 Sunland Park Dr.
The Hospitals of Providence Breast and Women’s Health Center East, 3270 Joe Battle Blvd.
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. August 17, 2019
WHY: For event and community calendars
About The Hospitals of Providence
The Hospitals of Providence covers the El Paso Region to include West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The system includes acute-care hospital locations: Memorial Campus, Providence Children’s Hospital, Sierra Campus, East Campus, Transmountain Campus, Horizon City Campus and the Northeast Campus; Diagnostic Imaging Centers to include a dedicated pediatric location; the Trawood Emergency Room and Emergency Room Edgemere; Paso del Norte and El Paso Day Surgery Centers and the El Paso Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Teen Health Resource Centers; The Center for Wound Healing; Vein Center: Inpatient Rehabilitation Program; Outpatient Therapy Centers; MedPost and MedPost Kids Urgent Care Centers; and ‘A New Me’ Surgical Weight Loss Program. The Hospitals of Providence is dedicated to continuing the over 100-year commitment to the El Paso community. For more information please visit TheHospitalsOfProvidence.com.
SOLD OUT. THANK YOU!!!! A night of food and friendship with Aaron Sanchez
Award winning Chef, Restaurateur, Book Author, TV personality, and El Paso native Aarón Sánchez has partnered with the El Paso Community Foundation. We would like to invite you to a night of unity in support of assistance for the victims and families impacted by the tragic shooting.
Aarón and his team will be serving both New Orleans and Latin inspired menu items. They will be joined by Award-winning bartender and global brand ambassador for Cazadores Tequila, Manny Hinojosa, who will be serving amazing margaritas and beverages, all while raising money for a community that Aarón holds so dear to his heart.
Please join us for one night only to show unity and strength in the face of tragedy. 100% of the proceeds will go to support the El Paso Community Foundation’s Victim Relief Fund.
* The gathering will be at Building A of the El Paso Community College – Administrative Services Center.
Date And Time
Sat, August 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MDT
El Paso Community College – Administrative Services Center
9050 Viscount Boulevard
El Paso, TX 79925
$40.00 per admission ticket
CLIK HERE FOR TICKETS
Community Memorial Service ~ Public Encouraged to Plan Ahead
EL PASO, Texas – The public is encouraged to plan ahead if attending El Paso’s Community Memorial Service in support of those injured and to pay respects to those lost in the mass shooting.
The memorial gathering starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Southwest University Park in downtown. Below please find the details for the event.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Several temporary street closures will begin at 5 p.m. near the memorial sites. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the street closures. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place to guide the traveling public.
Downtown Street Closures:
· Santa Fe Street between Wyoming Avenue and San Antonio Avenue
· Missouri Avenue between Durango Street and El Paso Street
· W. Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and El Paso Street
Ponder Park Street Closures:
· Viscount Boulevard (one lane closed in each direction) from Sunmount to Bellrose Drive
· WH Burges Drive from Ash Lane to Sun Mount Drive
· Juniper Street from Edgemere Boulevard to WH Burges Drive
· Catalpa Lane from WH Burges Drive to Viscount Boulevard
· Doors will open at 6 p.m. at Southwest University Park, located at E. Franklin Avenue and Santa Fe Street. The public is encouraged to arrive no more than one hour prior to doors opening. The memorial program will be simulcast live at three satellite sites to accommodate all who wish to participate.
· Live simulcasts will be at: the Convention Center, at Santa Fe Street and San Antonio Avenue; at Cleveland Square Park, at Santa Fe Street and Franklin Avenue; and at Ponder Park, at 7500 W.H. Burges Drive.
· Free parking provided at all metered parking spaces and at various parking garages located in Uptown and Downtown. Sun Metro will provide free transportation for people who park in uptown or at Glory Road.
· At Ponder Park, the public may park in nearby GECU parking lot or on-street parking spaces
Learn more by visiting elpasotexas.gov.
Animal Services to “Clear the Shelters” this Saturday with Free Pet Adoptions
EL PASO, Texas – On Saturday, August 17, 2019, El Paso Animal Services will take part in the national “Clear the Shelters” adoption campaign. During this event, Animal Services will provide free pet adoptions for all of its shelter pets. The department is committed to saving as many lives as possible this year by extending its adoption hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow adopters enough time to take part in this popular adoption event.
Last year’s “Clear the Shelters” event spurred over 270 adoptions, and this year, El Paso Animal Services hopes to find 300 or more forever homes.
This year’s event will also feature food trucks and pet-related vendors. In addition, free adoption goodie bags will be given to the first 50 families that adopt, courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Though adoptions will be free, donations of blankets, food, and kennels are welcomed. The public is encouraged to come early to the event as our shelter pets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHO: El Paso Animal Services
WHAT: “Clear the Shelters” national adoption event with free adoptions on all Animal Services animals.
Pets available on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2019
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Center
5001 Fred Wilson Ave.
EL PASO STRONG ~ GIVE August 5 –23 to support victims and their families
We watched in horror over the weekend as the senseless violence in El Paso and Dayton took the lives of at least 30 people. Thankfully, all WellMed employees in El Paso are safe – but we know many others were not as lucky.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, especially in times of great need. We have set up a special donation page for any employees or members of the community who want to contribute. The WellMed Charitable Foundation will match the first $10,000 in community contributions. Additionally, WellMed employee donations will be tripled with a 1:1 match from WellMed and United Health Group (i.e. $1=$3).
CLICK HERE to MAKE A DONATION
We will accept donations through August 23 and 100% of funds raised will support local relief efforts.
If you have any questions, contact Brittany Pratt at 210-774-3594 or email@example.com
Community Memorial Service
Tribute to Honor Victims, Offer Community a Place of Healing
EL PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso is hosting a Community Memorial Service to reflect and remember the victims of the mass shooting and to offer a place of healing and support for the community.
“El Paso is resilient and our region is going to come together to show that we will not be defined by this act of violence, but rather by our outpouring of love,” Mayor Dee Margo said. “This memorial gathering will allow our entire region to unite in support of those injured, and mourn those who have lost their lives.”
The memorial gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. It will be held at Southwest University Park in downtown and will be simulcast live at three satellite locations – the Convention Center and Cleveland Square Park both in downtown, and at Ponder Park, at 7500 WH Burges Drive.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SERVICE
· Starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at four locations.
· Doors open at 6 p.m. at Southwest University Park, located at Franklin Avenue and Santa Fe Street. The public should arrive no more than one hour prior to doors opening. The memorial program will be simulcast live at three satellite sites to provide enough space to accommodate all who wish to participate.
· Live simulcast at: the Convention Center, located at Santa Fe Street and San Antonio Avenue; at Cleveland Square Park, located at Santa Fe Street and Franklin Avenue; and at Ponder Park, located at 7500 W.H. Burges Drive.
· Event is open to the public, free of charge and tickets are not required.
· Free parking will be provided at all metered parking spaces and at various parking garages located in Uptown and Downtown. The following parking garages and lots will offer free parking: Glory Road Transit Terminal, the Convention Center, the Union Plaza Transit Terminal, Mills Building Garage, 122 Kansas Parking Garage, Wells Fargo Parking Garage, the Surface Lot at 401 Mesa (across from San Jacinto Plaza), and the Surface Lot at 415 Mesa (behind Stewart Title).
· At Ponder Park, the public may park in nearby on-street parking spaces, and at Sun Metro’s Eastside Terminal Parking lot, at 1165 Sunmount Drive.
· Learn more by visiting elpasotexas.gov and clicking on the El Paso Strong banner.
UnitedHealth Group Supporting People Affected by Mass Shooting in El Paso
• Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line, 866-342-6892, provides access to specially trained mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and anxiety
• Toll-free help line is available around the clock, and is free of charge and open to anyone
EL PASO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2019) – UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are opening Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people affected by the recent mass shooting in El Paso.
Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. The help line offers specially trained Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.
Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
“Unexpected violence and loss can result in feelings of fear, panic, grief or guilt among people who have a connection to the event and others in the community, or even those who are watching it on the news,” said Martin H. Rosenzweig, M.D., chief medical officer, Optum Behavioral Solutions. “These feelings can emerge days or even weeks later. Talking through these reactions with caring professionals is an important source of support during difficult times.”
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.
El Paso Health Presents Back to School Safari
Health Fair Includes Backpack and Food Pantry Giveaways
El Paso, Texas – July 23, 2019 – El Paso Health will host a Back to School Safari Health Fair this Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 8:00am-12:00pm at its offices located at 1145 Westmoreland Drive.
A free backpack will be given to the first 1,000 children in attendance. Children ages 3 to 18 years age will be eligible to receive the backpack. The first 300 families in attendance will be eligible to receive a free food bag (one per family).
The health fair will focus on health education, screenings for adults, and safety. Guests will be able to enjoy Safari-themed games, entertainment, jumping balloons, and food trucks.
“Summertime is always an adventure and we are excited to offer some outdoor fun with a safari spin for families in our community,” said Frank Dominguez, President and CEO of El Paso Health. “The kids are starting back to school a little earlier this August, so this event allows El Paso Health to give our guests a head start preparing for the new academic year with new backpacks and basic kitchen pantry supplies.”
For more information about this event, please contact Adriana Cadena at 915-298-7198 ext.1127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About El Paso Health
El Paso Health is a local, private, non-profit organization. It is a Texas-licensed health maintenance organization (HMO) established by the El Paso County Hospital District to enter into contract with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the purpose of improving access to medical care for STAR and CHIP members in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties.
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PAUL L. FOSTER FAMILY FOUNDATION MAKES A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO HELP TO COMBAT HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY
El Paso, Texas – July 12, 2019 – El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank is thrilled to announce a $500,000 donation from the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation that helps to fund Phase II for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank Capital Campaign. This gift represents a firm commitment on the part of the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation to overcome the plight of hunger, which confronts over 200,000 members of our community, mostly children under 16 years of age.
“We are beyond humbled by the very generous donation made by the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation. The investment that has been made in El Paso’s Food Bank will allow the growth and expansion necessary to serve the needs of the hundreds and thousands of people in our community who do not have enough to eat,” said Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
“Our Foundation is honored to be a part of our region’s efforts to meet the needs of El Pasoans who don’t have adequate food supplies for their families,” said Paul Foster. “It is difficult to comprehend that one of out of every three children in El Paso don’t have enough food to eat, which is why we continue to help. Alejandra and I know that the work being done by El Pasoans Fighting Hunger benefits those in our community who lack basic food and nutrition. It makes us very proud to be a part of that initiative.”
About El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) is El Paso’s only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network. EPFH currently serves more than 200,000 food insecure individuals unsure of where their next meal will come from. EPFH works with more than 130 partner agencies to distribute as much as 15.5 million pounds of food a year in 3 county areas: El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson. These agencies include food pantries, shelters, churches, and social service agencies that, together with EPFH, provide service to the hungry. The mission statement of EPFH is “to combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners . . . because no one should go hungry.” To learn more, visit www.elpasoansfightinghunger.org.
Public Health Officials Confirm Two Measles Cases in El Paso
Officials urge protection from virus through vaccination
EL PASO, Texas (July 10, 2019 2:25 p.m. MST) – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed that a woman in her late 40’s and a male toddler have tested positive for measles (rubeola). This highly contagious respiratory disease is caused by a virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing but it is preventable via vaccination. The disease usually begins with fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes. These symptoms are followed by a rash that spreads from the head down to the hands and feet. Measles can live in an airspace where an infected person was, for up to two hours.
“Measles is so contagious that someone who has the disease should expect that 90 percent of the people around them, who are not immune, could become infected,” said Bruce Parsons, Assistant Public Health Director. “There is a 9 day window of time, four days before and four days after the onset of the rash where the disease can be spread. This is why we need residents who may have unknowingly come into contact with these individuals to be especially vigilant in identifying any symptoms they may have.”
Anyone who visited the following places on the dates noted below should review his/her immunization status to confirm that they are properly immunized against measles.
Thu, 6/27/19 Neighborhood Walmart (10301 Alameda)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri, 6/28/19 Subway at Ft. Bliss (1333 Cassidy)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat, 6/29/19 Bassett Place Mall-Target, Kohl’s, Jewelry Box
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sun, 6/30/19 Ft. Bliss PX, Exchange, Food Court
noon – 4:30 p.m.
Mon, 7/1/19 Walmart at Americas (9441 Alameda)
4:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Anyone who: 1) visited any of the above locations on the dates and times referenced AND 2) develops a fever and rash, should call their health care provider immediately for evaluation and testing, as advised by your provider. Additionally, those who are concerned that they may have been exposed or who would like more information may call 2-1-1 to receive further instructions.
An investigation to determine if there is a link between the two cases is still being conducted. It should be noted that in El Paso, by the time children enter school in El Paso, 95.4% of the student population have been fully immunized with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Two doses of this vaccine are 97% effective against measles. The most recent case of measles in El Paso was confirmed back in 1993 with an outbreak recorded in 1990.
The DPH is working with State and Fort Bliss officials to ensure a swift and complete response to stop/lessen additional spread of the disease.
To learn more about measles and the MMR vaccine please visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/index.html
EPCC Observes Independence Day
El Paso, Texas July 1, 2019 – El Paso Community College (EPCC) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 to observe Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Friday, July 5, 2019.