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4 [ Superior Sun www.copperarea.com June 17, 2o15 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dedicating Father's Day "To those brave men" When we hear this phrase, it brings to mind a man who is not afraid. A man that faces whatever the world brings. A man who is capable of defending himself from his foes. Father's Day comes and I want to dedicate the phrase, today, to these brave men. I know that their goal is not always easy They carry, on their backs, the care of their wife and children, to give what is necessary and more. My respect to those men who rise early each day to go earn the bread of each day, tired and even sick, who aren't held back because love of family is bigger than their own tiredness or sickness. To these dads that, up to now, have passed years living like this. How many dads are there, already tired, that continue working with the energy of a young man. Many younger men don't even reach halfway to these men's ages, and, they pass their lives in complaining. Our dads have committed errors that we can't forgive, but, who are we to judge? Remember that life will give back what you give. One thing that we owe them is to remember to thank those persons that are the reason why we exist? Good or bad, it was instrumental, so that we could live and with that done, being alive today, it is the biggest blessing from God to us. On one occasion, I visited a nursing home and I was filled with sadness to see so many old men alone, sad and sick. They said no one visits them, and, even though I was a stranger to them, they felt happy for a while. I wore a western hat, and, as I walked in, one commented "A cowboy[', and some of them smiled or laughed. These are dads that gave the best of their years, and, now that they are older, are forgotten. We don't need to go so far as to a nursing home. Some that we know, neighbors and friends, are in the same situation. The same as a mother, a father is just as important in the family. A lot of times, we forget to remember that. Having our parents is a giant blessing that we don't value like we should. When we lose a loved one, it is at that moment when we know how important he or she is in our lives. Those who have the opportunity to have their dad, celebrate this Father's Day to the max. In the following days, secure and learn to teach the many things we need to teach. For some reason, God gave us this ability, here in this world, to those He calls or called "Dad". You can also convert an adopted son of a forgotten Dad. You can have him pass a happy while that, for him, is unforgettable. Many times, to be a family doesn't mean through blood, but, the love and care that is shared and given. nsur, God bless all the Fathers, not only on this day, but, always. Best wishes, /s/Sylvia Perez Free blood lead and urine arsenic testing offered Cobre Valley Superior Clinic, along with the Arizona Department of Health Services; is offering free blood lead and urine arsenic testing to those who are eligible. Arizona Department of Health Services is conducting a Community Lead Screening Project which is part of a four-state consortium including: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. A summary of statistics will be shared with them, and with the Center for Disease Control, but individual results will be kept confidential. All children 6 years old or younger, as well as pregnant women, living in high risk zip codes should receive a blood lead test. Urine arsenic testing will also be available for children 6 years old and older who drink from a private well. For those living just outside of high risk zip codes, a questionnaire will be available in order to determine risk. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, interference with growth, and behavioral problems in children. Arsenic can cause gastro-intestinal upset, skin changes, and kidney malfunction. Testing is free, so please get checked with a blood lead test or a urine arsenic test. Please call 602-364-3847 or email kaleb.tsang@azdhs. gov for testing which will be available at the Cobre Valley Superior Clinic on Aug. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Arizona Department of Health Services, at the number above. Hll u SPD REPORT Continued from page 3 Calls not listed include traffic stop (15), information (9), suspicious activity (2), animal complaint (2), alarm drop (3), agency assist (2), citizen assist (2), trespassing (z), fire 0), civil matter (3), welfare check (6), medical assist (1), harassment (1), town code violation (2), traffic hazard (1) and illegal dumping (1). Citizens are reminded to call Silent Witness at 1-8oo-358- INFO, Crime Stop at 689-56n or the Information Tip Line at 52o-827-oo65 if they have information that may help the police department in solving a crime. The Superior Police and Fire Departments have contracted all dispatch services to the Pinal County Sheriff (POLICE) and Florence PD (FIRE). As a result of these changes, you need to know some new phone numbers. Emergency (Police - Fire - Medical) 911 Police Non-Emergency 520-866-5111 Police Department Business 52o-689-5255