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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Jan 25 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - January 25, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county volume to number 36_ los Lunas . 87031 24 pages january 25, 1973 health clinic reopens in la Bridge project set or. D Urix Vanderwilt podiatrist examines Ginger Botkin daughter of or. And mrs. Bruce Botkin of los Lunas at the health clinic which reopened in los Lunas funding for the clinic is certain until May 30. A we done to have the facilities As far As actual work is concerned a he said a but Lii be Here to Check patients and can refer them to dentists or or. Vanderwilt will be available on the same basis taking care of foot and ankle problems. A Well do the initial screening and can refer patients if treatment or surgery is required a he said. A we do have some specially doctors in Albuquerque who can to come Down but have offered their services a he added. The los Lunas health clinic closed for several months for Lack of funds is open again. Funding in the amount of $10,000 which will keep the clinic going for 20 weeks a until May 30�? has been received from the National free health clinic in san Francisco. Meanwhile other sources of funding Are being investigated so the life of the clinic May be extended. Nick Carrasco clinic administrator said he and Gene Clement of the mid Rio Grande health planning Council prepared the proposal for the current funding which includes drug abuse education monies after Roland Sanchez of Belen University of new Mexico medical student told them about the san Francisco Agency. Sanchez also is working with them to find additional funding. Providing free comprehensive health care the clinic will be open at 7 30 . Each wednesday. The Only exception would be if the doctors Are unable to come because of inclement weather or Are held up by some emergency in Albuquerque. Patients May Check before they come to the clinic by calling the Cap office 865-9697. Staffing the clinic Are or. Peter Marquez osteopathic physician or. Dario Vanderwilt podiatrist or. Joseph Michael ii dentist and Gene Clement health educator. Tommy Garcia Community health worker and Sadie to Rogers lab technician Are assisting. Or. Michael the first dentist for the clinic which originally opened last August will be available for screening and on a referral basis. Both or. Vanderwilt and or. Michael said they hoped to do screening in the schools at a future Date. Or. Marquez will handle obstetrics gynaecology and on a limited basis paediatrics As Well As general cases. Clement who also expects to be at the clinic each week provides helpful information on health and nutrition As he talks with patients w Hile they Are waiting to see the1 doctors. Last week emphasis was on colds and flu symptoms and treatment. A we encourage plenty of rest and lots of liquids which most already know but some have to be reminded a he said. Or. Vanderwilt said the clinic plans to offer family planning and drug education when the family planning program is established the clinic will be Able to rur pregnancy tests. Although pap smears Are not done at present the clinic Hopes to add them in the future. Continued on Page 3 Tom card District Highway Engineer confirmed at a meeting monday with the los Lunas Village Council that the los Lunas Bridge project is expected to be underway in june. Meantime a state Highway Crew was scheduled in los Lunas wednesday to install larger signs warning motorists of the a narrow Bridges and to a reduce Speed quot bids will be let May i and awarded May 18, card told the Council. The project Calls for an additional traffic Lane parallel to and North of the present Structure to handle West bound traffic. Eastbound traffic will continue to use the old Bridge. The project Cost is estimated at $1,440,000 for .02 Miles. The Council also asked the state to participate in paving of the Road to its new dump site about one and a half Miles West of the present site. The Village expects its new dump truck in february and plans to begin garbage collection service in March. The Council also will seek a cooperative agreement with the state and county in repaving of the los Lentes Loop. Card said other Bridges in the Valley area being considered for High priority include the Isleta Bridge a narrow one Way Bridge which was a no. I priority on the Federal list and is High on the state list. Top priority is the Railroad Bridge seven Miles West of los Lunas on nm-6, according to recommendations of the Engineer. The Rio puerto Bridge about to Miles West of that overpass also is on the priority list. Flashers Are being installed at the approaches of the Rio puerto Bridge. Other improvements pending Are widening of nm-6 through Rio Grande estates area about two Miles and widening of River Road new Cabinet built by John Gallagher will provide storage space for the los Lunas High East of Belen. Safety measures will be the first school band s new uniforms. Another will be built to House trophies held by from left Foster work on River Road and six foot shoulders Sells vice president of the Junior High band Mark Dupuy Junior High band president and Luis w ill be added. A recent traffic count showed an Delgado High school band president. Funds raised by the band members and the los Lunas increase in that area including the Belen band Booster club provided materials for the wardrobe. Delgado w ill participate in the All state Bridge. Music festival. See Stor it Page 5

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