Local organizations receive Cenpatico checks


Cenpatico Integrated Care has issued three new ‘big checks’ to La Paz County and the Parker Public Library.

The first was to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department for a new electronic medical records program to be implemented at the County Jail. The grant is for $25,000 and will cover the full costs of implementation plus a server to run the system on. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Richard Epps received the check with La Paz County District 3 Supervisor Holly Irwin and Community Resource Director Ken McFarland.

The second check was awarded to the Parker Public Library for $15,177.04 for upgrading public computing at the library. Library staff receiving the check included Ruthie Davis, Carol Zurna, Renee Connory, Tracy McConnell (Waldo) and Ouida Porter.

A third check was to La Paz County for its Parks Department in the amount of $11,406, to be used for age-friendly site preparation and fitness equipment at La Paz County Park. It was received by Park Manager Ray Townsend, La Paz County District 2 Supervisor King Clapperton, Community Resource Director Ken McFarland and others.

Cenpatico is the Regional Behavioral Authority (RBHA) for 8 counties in southern Arizona, serving La Paz, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal, Pima, Yuma, and Santa Cruz counties. Every year, a percentage of its net profits are awarded back to community organizations who are interested in improving the lives of those living in their communities.




  1. Thomas Drennan

    Awesome work Sheriff Drum.

  2. David Spurlock

    The voters thought Drum was awesome too.

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