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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Yuma, Arizona A a Quot i i Vlad a i to father Ltd Jay twi 206 a Arleon a Vum Asun ii a pick up taste of Homes easy week nigh dinner Book in the Yuma Sun circulation department read by More than 101,000 in print Ano online daily Sun monday june 8,2015 50 cents Lebron Cavaliers outlast warriors in overtime to tie series at one do today s High 104� details on c6 7 a "83780 Quot 70050county to be honoured for wellness Effort by Biake Herzog Oblak Herzog Yuma county is the first government Agency to qualify for an award under the states healthy Arizona work Sites program which will be presented later this month. The county a roughly 1,350 employees can qualify for lower health insurance premiums if they receive an annual wellness Check Agency first government employer to get workplace health award from a physician and take an online health risk assessment and lunch learn ing opportunities and wellness events Are promoted among them As Well said Yuma county health services District director Diana Gomez. The Benefit of the programs can spill Over to the Public in a couple of ways she said. A when the employee benefits team pays for your insurance Premium for you and your family your family can participate in the wellness walks and runs and they have Access to a lot of the employee sponsored events free of also. A some of the initiatives our health depart ment supports we support throughout the Community. That show you make it sustainable a she said. The county a health and human resources depart ments have worked together closely since 2013 to establish a wellness program that encompasses every facet of health. Quot its All inclusive a its physical behavioural health social wellness All the domains Quot she said. Most of the work was done in House by revamping policies and making sure a sustainable wellness program was in place but some Grant Money from ads was also used to get the program running Gomez said. And employees Are get hitching a ride buy this photo at Yuma Sun com photo by Roxanne Molenar Yii a Sun a Bird floats Down the Colorado River on a bed of vegetation. The Colorado River is a lifeline for our area. Its water irrigates our crops and sustains our families and businesses. This week the Colorado River is the focus of our faces amp places feature. For More photos see Page a6. Cibola Grad selected to . Air Force preparatory school by Sarah Womer �yssarahw0mer after going through a rigorous application process 18-year-old Hannah Canales was disheartened when she received a rejection letter from the . Air Force Academy. But then a week later something amazing happened. A it was morning and i was just going through my phone and getting ready and i saw an air Force Academy email. I thought a i probably got denied again they re just telling me i opened up the email and it said i got a prep school Slot. It was so surreal i think i was in tears at that Point almost. It was like six in the morning and i went running across the House and woke up my sister and just started freaking out a said Canales a recent Cibola High school graduate. About 250 students Are selected each year to attend the . Air Force Academy preparatory school where they Are prepared photo by Sarah Womer Yuma Sun recent Cibola High school graduate Hannah Canales pictured third from right was recognized on Campus for receiving an appointment to the . Air Force Academy preparatory school. Also pictured from left is Cibola guidance Counselor Conrad Lujan . Rep Raul Grijalva s Yuma county representative Martha Garcia Hannah smother Maritza Canales Cibola guidance Counselor Kari Lofton and naval Academy Liaison cmdr. Joe Britain. Academically physically and militarily to enter into the Academy. Students who successfully Complete a year of prep school Are then considered for acceptance into the . Air Force Academy. A a it a quite an Honor for her to be selected a said Cibola guidance Counselor Conrad Lujan. A Hannah is really one of a kind. There were moments when i thought she was going to quit. I would Tell her to stay with it your future is ahead of Canales who graduated no. 54 in her senior class of 578 students with a 3.66 spa. Plans to study biology and Hopes to continue on to medical school after completing her undergraduate education. After finishing her schooling and her service commitment she said that she Hopes to return to practice in Yuma As a doctor. A a it a such an Honor to get this appointment i mean not a lot of kids get it and i actually got to visit there in september so this is kind of like a dream come True Quot she said. Canales became interested in attending the air Force Academy after being selected to attend a week Long program on the Campus in september. She was one of a limited number of students invited to attend the . Air Force Academy diversity visitation Academy. Quot we got to see How school life is there and that was before i got accepted a she said. A that trip made it for me i had to go there. Before that i thought in a not going to get in its Way too growing up in the Yuma county area she said that she a anxious for the colder weather. Quot in be never been in the cold but in a ready for the Colorado cold a said Cana see grad/a5 Ting on Board. Gomez said. Fifty percent took the online risk assessment Well Over the 25 percent required for the Silver level award the county is receiving. The Silver award Means it has the a minimum components needed for a workplace wellness including senior level support and an Active wellness team and is beginning to track outcomes according Sei wellness/a5 Safe House protects precious cargo Domestic violence shelter fills important Community need by Kevin g. Andrade Yuma Sun staff writer the location is secret and unnoticed a strategy that works to the advantage of the women at Safe House the Only Domestic violence shelter in Yuma county. Quot this november it la be 32 years old a said Jessica Sanchez service coordinator for Safe House. Quot we serve victims of Domestic violence elder abuse child abuse sexual assault stalk ing and associated with Catholic Community services the Agency a 41 Beds do not discriminate against who May need help. A we do House both men and women As Well As children a said Jodie Wight program coordinator for Safe House. Quot i will Tell you that probably 99 percent of the people we do work with Are women and a there is kind of a stigma with being a a victims for said Sanchez. A there is this fear they wont be a most stereotypes when it comes to abuse Are of men perpetrating violence against a female victim Quot added Wight. A but that Isnit necessarily How things Safe House provides up to 120 Days of housing and shelter per year to those who seek their services. During their time there All necessities Are provided to them and they have Counselor on staff to help with psychological and emotional needs. Quot anything that they would need we furnish those items a said Wight. A we require no proof of Domestic violence i.e., police report court proceeding. A we take them at their word Quot she continued. Quot they need to know that someone believes the violence against Sei Safe/a5free seminars wills trusts amp Long term care planning Yuma a thursday june la a cup Nav. 9 30am &6 30pm free planning guide to All attendants Deason Garner Law firm i 242 w. 28th Street Ste. Al 2014 As voted by Redden of the Yuma Sun 783-4575tm a sep to learn your options amp get answers is

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