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   Jordan Burkleo, 10, of Mt. Shasta
Local Boy Does Good
Jordan Burkleo, a 4th grade student from Mt. Shasta, has been working really hard on his recycling route over the summer. “The route doesn’t make much money, but we are trying to teach respon- sibility in savings, living expenses, and then important things like donations. You can always give a little,” shared his mother, Taryn Burkleo. Jordan made $12 on his last recycling route. He put five dollars in savings, five dollars in his wallet, and set aside two dollars as a donation. That donation is nearly 17% of his income from that job! He chose to donate to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta’s COVID relief fund because he knows how hard everyone has been working in these tough times. Jordan said, “Both of my grandparents work there, and I see how tired they are, and I want to give back.” Taryn Burkleo added, “In the big scheme of things, I know two dollars doesn’t go very far, but to a little boy who only made $12, I think it’s pretty powerful.” So do we, Jordan. So do we. 
Former DJ Spins Stimulus Check into a Gift for Mercy
Millville resident and former radio personality Gary Popejoy has long had a soft spot for Mercy Medical Center and fondly recalls when it was known simply as the “hospital on the hill.”
When Congress passed the CARES Act and Popejoy received his Economic Impact Payment check, he knew just what he wanted to do. “It was extra for me, and
then I saw on the news about PPE needs all over, and I said ‘well, that’s it – Mercy’s going to get my money.’”
“Mercy is my place. To begin with, I was born there,” said Popejoy, who entertained thousands of country music fans in the 1980s and ’90s as the morning show disc jockey on radio station Q97. Popejoy’s late wife, Jeanann, also received treatment at Mercy. 
Patients Appreciate St. Elizabeth’s Personal Approach to Prenatal Care
The Women’s Health Services Clinic on the St. Elizabeth Community Hospital campus is offering Tehama County’s expectant mothers both prenatal care and convenience.
With an 18-month-old at home, Dawn Frankhouser said she appreciated the availability of appointment times leading up to the birth of her son Westin. “They’re able to work with your schedule, which is a big help with a baby already in the home,” she said. “I felt the care was much more personalized.”
A team of four obstetricians and a certified nurse-midwife have been providing prenatal care since December, according
to clinic supervisor Brittani Stout.“The patients are really receptive,” Stout said. The clinic is meeting a need for women in Tehama County who previously had difficulty accessing prenatal care.

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