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Comprehensive pediatric & dental care now available in Rio Rico

You can find the Mariposa Community Health Center’s Rio Rico clinic at the Rio Rico Center on Circulo Mercado just east of the post office. At the attractively designed new clinic, you’ll receive a very warm welcome in a beautiful atmosphere by the pleasant and friendly staff, who are there to provide you with excellent adult, pediatric and dental care. ... Read More »

‘Pay It Forward’ community unites to raise funds

Villa’s Market and El Zarape Restaurant came together on Saturday, February 6th to help raise money to benefit the Alvaro Barnett family. Alvaro Barnett lost his battle with cancer. An account to help the family with expenses has been set up at Wells Fargo # 6454192060 under “Donations for Alvaro Barnett”. Villa’s Market and El Zarape held a carne asada ... Read More »

Cycle 4 Peace event

On May 12, 2012, the first Nogales Cycle 4 Peace event will be held. The bicycle event will be broken up into a 60, 41 and 10-mile stretches starting at 7 a.m. The event is being supported by numerous safety departments and personnel and will have various rest areas for the participants. The cycling will begin at the City of ... Read More »

Kids Produce Program

In the late afternoon on Friday February 3rd 2012, a large green, environmentally friendly hybrid truck from the Nogales Community Food Bank pulled in to the dusty parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club on North Tyler Street. Inside the truck was a pallet packed to the top with bags of tomatoes and green beans to be distributed to ... Read More »

Top quality dental care at Mariposa Community Health Center

Mariposa Community Health Center (MCHC) has been on the forefront of the health care field in all aspects of their work, including that of the dental department. At its humble beginnings, Jim Welden, CEO of MCHC, proposed a pilot program to start a dental department within MCHC. A partnership between the Bureau of Primary Care, the National Health Services Corps ... Read More »

Renowed Dentist: Dr. John Betz

“In my life, I have been a dental assistant, dental lab tech and a dental supplier, prior to becoming a dentist,” said Betz. “After this, and also because I was a veteran, I received a scholarship from the Public Health Service and the Surgeon General to complete dental school. After completing dental school at the University of Minnesota, as a ... Read More »

Cancer survivor, Lilia Teresa Palazuelos

When it comes to being a survivor, one name stands out, Lilia Teresa Palazuelos. Palazuelos entered the “Juntos Contra el Cancer” program in 2006 when she was first diagnosed with cancer. “I began attending and I loved the program, but later on I was unable to attend because of the intensive treatments I was receiving. I also experienced a period ... Read More »

‘Juntos Contra el Cancer’ program at MCHC

“Juntos Contra el Cancer,” has been aiding cancer survivors in the community for the past 15 years. As one of the many programs at Mariposa Community Health Center, it serves around 70 cancer survivors with typically 45 active participants. In addition to helping with such things as prosthetics and travel arrangements for treatments, the program also delivers emotional support through ... Read More »

Franciscan Shelter for the Elderly in Mexico

The Franciscan Shelter for the Elderly, located in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is a non-profit organization that has been operating since 1962. Dolores Barraza saw that there was a need for a shelter for elderly people who could not work to maintain their own decent living conditions. With this need, Barraza welcomed the elderly into her own home so she could ... Read More »

Lions Club Christmas Project

The Nogales Lions Club with the aid of many other organizations woke up early on Sunday, December 4, 2011 to bring the spirit of the holidays to 100 children in need. The project, now in its 38th year, began with children and volunteers shopping for clothing worth more the $80 per child at J.C. Penney and new shoes from Bracker’s ... Read More »

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