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New Director Named for Eastern State Hospital

December 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Jack Wood will be the new director of Eastern State Hospital on January 1st, succeeding John Favret. Wood was quietly hired in late November and press release was posted on the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services website, but was never sent to the media.

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Big Spring State Hospital Ward Needs Used Televisions

December 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Big Spring State Hospital needs used, operating tube television sets, at least 13 inches, for patient areas. Televisions can be taken to the Community Relations office on the Big Spring State Hospital campus, 1901 N. Highway 87, or the hospital can arrange to pick up televisions from a local address.

Donations are tax-deductible, and the Community Relations office can provide receipts. If you have any questions, please call the Community Relations office at 432-268-7535.

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Parents Start Fund for MHI Playground Equipment

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment

A Northwest Iowa family has begun a campaign to raise $25,000 for new playground equipment for the resident children at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. For more information on how to donate toward the proposed equipment purchase, you may call 712-722-0629.

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Tunnel Exploration 1938

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Just plain interesting. Click here.

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A Renovation That Preserves Decay

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

David Hurlbut, an industrial designer from Atlanta, spent 10 years renovating the Harmony Club, an abandoned 20,000-square-foot building on the waterfront in Selma, Alabama, that he has also made into a home. Check out the article by clicking the link below to see pictures.

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End of an Era at Allentown State Hospital

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Sherry Snyder, acting deputy secretary of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the state Department of Public Welfare, ceremonially turned the lock on the last door of Allentown State Hospital while smiling as officials huddled around her in the cold cheered in celebration of the closure. Uhh…

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Lost Treasures of the City

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Eric Holubow, Urban Explorer and Photographer, took a journalist to Gary, Indiana for some exploring.

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