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J/Valla Walla Union-Bulletin

Tuesday, March 22,1977

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Mental health center to expand day program By MARIANNA JONES OltlioUinuiiliullPtin

An expanded day treatment program for marginally functional individuals is one of the 1977 goals proposed for the Walla Walla Mental Health Center, 216 S. Palouse St. The program is designed to help participants develop self-help skills which will allow them to remain in the community instead of being committed to a state institution. Sixteen persons have participated in the program since it was initiated last July. It is proposed to expand the program to include 12 patients requiring long-term therapy and 12 requiring short-term structured group psychotherapy. Other center commitments in 1977 are development of a treatment outreach program for local mental health patients residing in long-term custodial care facilities, and addition

of a full-time therapist to the staff. The staff currently has one full and one part-time therapist. Hiring the additional therapist and proposed physical improvements to the center will depend on expansion of new funding resources, according to Jo president of Chastain, center bookkeeper and acting administrator. Physical imcenter's board provements contemplated for the three-story structure include finishing the attic for use as a group be the same as last year. The budget room and converting the basement is based on anticipated revenues of $106,000 from the state, $10,000 from for the day treatment program. The center's budget for 1977 is Whitman College for services and $179,000. In 1976, the center spent $7,000 from Walla Walla County. If the day treatment program is $181,000 for its programs, more than half funded by the state. The amount expanded, federal funds will more spent was almost $10,000 in excess of than double from almost $12,000 the 1976 budget. The deficit was made received in 1976 to more than $27,000. up from the 1975 year-end fund These funds also include federal balance of $13,500. More than $140,000 money allocated for services to such of the 1976 budget was expended for agencies as the Walla Walla Association for Retarded Citizens and staff salaries and benefits. Major revenue sources in 1977 will the state Office on Aging,

Almost $20,000 in individual services fees is anticipated in 1977. Fees collected in 1976 were just half of that. According to a report prepared by Mrs. Chastain and Dr. James Fames, clinical director, 787 outpatients were seen a total of 5,269 therapy hours in 1976. Outpatients participated in individual, family, marital and group therapy sessions, weekly parentingskills classes and psychological evaluations. Center services included: — Crisis investigation for 401 persons by the center's on-call crisis team. — A drug education and therapy program at the Washington State Penitentiary, terminated in June for lack of financing. — Services to Whitman College, including 70 crisis-team hours, 210 therapy hours for 161 Whitman students and 71 consultationeducation hours for students and

division of the Walla Walla School District.

faculty.

— Fifty-one hours of consultation and education services for parents of handicapped children.

The center was staffed last year for varying periods of time with 22 full and part-time employes. There are presently seven full-time and eight part-time or on-call employes, according to Mrs Chastain.

— An outreach program funded by the Office on Aging to identify needs of senior citizens and inform them of community resources. — Consultation for training services for staff and individual therapy for handicapped clients at the Lilhe Rice Center. The contract was terminated in mid-October, but services to individual clients are continuing on the basis of federal payments. — Community and professional training sessions for such agencies and groups as the Walla Walla County Child Abuse Prevention Program, St. Mary Community Hospital and Whitman College. Staff member Dick Inglis participated in biweekly meetings of the special services

Floyd Bunt, assistant director of student affairs at Whitman College, is the new president of the center's corporate board of directors. Bunt was elected to succeed Peggy Tyson, 125 Newell St. Other officers are Kathy Weingart, 121 Otis St., vice president, and William B. Harris, 1328 Isaacs Ave., treasurer. Board members are Dr. James Meyers, Dr. Jack Barga, Robert Koorenny, Margaret Decker and James Stonecipher.

Touchet seniors win monthly honors Juniors give awards, Kurt Reiber and Tammy Adams, seniors at Touchet High School, have been named students of the month by the Walla Walla Exchange Club. Miss Adams is the daughter of John and Patricia Adams of Touchet, and Reiber is the son of Orville and Wreatha Reiber, Route 1, Touchet. The Exchange Club each month selects two students from one of the six high schools of Walla Walla County for the honor. At the end of the school term a boy and girl of the year are chosen to receive $200 scholarships and a chance at national honors by Exchange Clubs. Miss Adams, 17, has won highest honors in a diversified field of en-

Currently president of the high school student body, Miss Adams was also president of her freshman and sophomore classes, president of the Pep Club in 1974-75, has been a member of both 4-H and FFA, and was first place winner in statewide FFA speaking contest. She was princess or queen of nine affairs at school and southeastern Washington and has been elected twice to the American Society of Distinguished High School Students REIBER ADAMS and to Who's Who in American Schools. deavors during her high school years. Reiber has distoRu^hed himself in Activities have included athletics, scholastics and athletics during his four-year high school career. livestock, drama and scholatics.

He is currently vice president of the student body, and president of the National Honor Society. He is also 1977 May Day King and Touchet High School's 1977 General Mills family leader of tomorrow. Reiber was homecoming king last fall, and and is currently president of the junior-senior class secretarytreasurer of the Lettermen's Club. He has been a letter-winner in baseball, football and basketball and won the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship award in 1975 and 1976. Reiber also is a member of the Society for Distinguished High School Students and Who's Who in American High Schools.

Unsoeld climbed the west ridge of Mt. Everest in Nepal with an American expidition in 1963. Stake Center, 2004 N. Road 24. Local scouters are invited to attend

Himalyan peak and established an alititude record for survival following a forced bivouac at 28,000 feet. He was co-leader of an Indo-Am»rican expedition which made the first ascent of Everest's north ridge in 1976. He has been a member of the Peace Corps and served as executive vice president of Outward Bound Inc., in Massachusetts. He teaches wilderness and outdoor classes at Evergreen State College.

the meeting. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased at the council service center, 33 S. Palouse St., in Walla Walla. The council Silver Beaver Award for youth and community service will be presented to four adult scouters at the meeting. Unsoeld climbed the west ridge of Mt. Everest in Nepal with an American expedition in 1963. It was the first successful traverse of any

Thunderbird baton twirlers capture 39 first places Nineteen members of the Thunderbird Baton Corps twirled their way to 39 first-place finishes in a baton competition last weekend at Burbank. Three Thunderbird teams also won firsts in primary, juvenile and junior-

senior large-group contests. Sixty team corps members compiled about 275 awards for first through fifth places, according to instructor Michelle Dewey. Winners and their totals of firstplace wins by age division were: Toni Chappell, 11, four; Janette

ELLEN STREUFERT one of four in U.S. to get award

was one of four secretarial science students in the nation to receive the award. She was nominated by tne Walla Walla Association of Legal Secretaries.

ATHENA — A Weston-McEwen High School student has placed first in a regional businesscommunications test. Tom Hooker placed first recently in a district-skills contest of the Future Business Leaders of America.

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projects. Mrs. Hust is a member of Pioneer United Methodist Church and the Whitman Women's Club. She was a nominee for Outstanding Young Woman of America for 1976. Mrs. Hust is a secretary in the office of financial development at Whitman College. She and her husband, Melvin, are the parents of a son, Bryan, 4. Mrs. Devine has represented Zeta Chi as the "Safety Bug" on visits to 14 schools in Walla Walla County to discuss traffic safety. As home life chairman, she has worked at American Red Cross blood drawings, was in charge of Christmas and Thanksgiving basket donations, visits to the club's adopted senior citizen and was chairman of a grade school Thanksgiving essay contest. Mrs. Devine is a member of Assumption Catholic Church, was cochairrnan of the Berney School Citizens for School Support and was an active participant in the Young Men's Christian Association fund drive. She has worked as a volunteer teacher's aide and assisted with Zeta Chi holiday story hours at Washington School. Mrs. Devine and her husband, James, have two children, James Dale. 8 and Lee Anne, 4.

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Miss Streufert lives with her parents, Roy and Shirley Streufert. She is a freshman at WWCC. A 1976 graduate of Walla Walla High School, Miss Streufert ranked 27th scholastically in her graduating class of 522. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Last spring, she received a $150 scholarship from the Walla Walla Chapter of Educational Secretaries and $200 from the Washington Association of Legal Secretaries. Since 1975, she has worked as a student aide at the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the procurement branch. She is active in the Trinity Lutheran Church youth league, has taught Sunday School and is a member of the church choir.

Weston-McEwen student triumphs

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stallation banquet with Nancy Devine, who was named outstanding new member. Mrs. Devine, 1838 Amelia St., is the club treasurer. Other newly installed officers are Jan Nicholas, Route, 5, vice president, and Cathy Haken, 195 Assumption Drive, secretary. During the last year, Mrs. Hust has had perfect attendance at Zeta Chi meetings, served as vice president, dean of departments, arts , hours and social chairman, club historian and was the Southeastern Washington District international affairs chairman. She also served as chairman of two fund-raising

Fisher, 13, one; Brian Gaines, 6, one; Janet Schiffman, 16, one; Kelly COLLEGE PLACE — Three Seachris, 15, five; Teresa Smith, 7, College Place students are among the junior-class officers recently chosen two; andDindi Azure, 5, four. at Walla Walla College. The unsanctioned competition was Officers include: president. Drue sponsored by the Wagonettes of Pasco Wagner, from Juneau, Alaska; vice twirling group.

Walker, 12, one; Monika Poths, 9, one; Leslie Kinney, 12, two; Kristin Dewey, 9, two; Melissa Miller, 6, one; Lannette Michael, 12, one; Molly Michael, 7, two; Jennifer Michael, 11, one; Debby Watson, 10, three; Sonya Watson, 7, one; Robyn Mooney, 8, four. Kathy Fisher, 15, two; Karen

WWCC student receives scholarship worth $1,500 An 18-year-old Walla Walla Community College student is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the National Association of Legal Secretaries. Ellen Streufert, 1007 N. Penrose St.,

The new president of Zeta Chi Federated Juniors has also been named the service club's Woman of the Year. Sherry Hust, 641 Canary Drive, shared honors at the club's in-

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Scouts to hear Mt. Everest climber A Washington man who climbed the world's highest mountain in 1S63 will be the speaker at the annual recognition banquet of the Blue Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. William F. Unsoeld, faculty member at Evergreen State College, will speak at the council meeting Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Pasco. The meeting will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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