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Living Well -Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 7A i I Nel, la Sexton, RN Amy and Melanie of Cedar Lake Nursing Service are happy to introduce to you Nelda Sexton, RN, director of nurses for Dr. Bennie Embrey in Mabank, Texas. Nelda has worked for Dr. Embrey for 22 years and says she absolutely loves her job. She loves direct patient care because she loves the hands on approach of nursing. She says her job entails a lot of work on speci- ality programs, such as the Indigent Medication and Texas Health Steps programs, soshe doesn't get to see patients as frequently as she would like, but the programs are all ex- tremely important so she doesn't mindall the paper work they involve. Nelda is a life 10ng'resident of Mabank and the daughter of Charlie and Ella Boehme. She comes from a large fam- ily with 4 brothers and 2 sis- ters and she laughingly says she was the baby of the fam- ily and ,'that's why I love at- tention." Nelda is happily married to her husband of 30 years, James. She says she wrote her first love letter at age 14 to James, but says they never dates because he was dating her best friend at the time, So her love letter was filed away in her memory box. She got "Bestica Nursicus" to deliver the letter 6 years later however, when she and James finally met again and started to date. James, too, is a lifelong Mabank native and son of Beq and Marie Sexton. Nelda and James are proud parents of Doug and Jason. Sexton who are grown men now with their own families. Doug and his wife Sheila live in Mabank and have a-14 year old son Jonathan. and Jason and his wife Liz live in Austin with Sean-6, John-5 and Sara- 2. Nelda takes on a special glow when talking about her family and grandchildren and is very obviously proud of them all. Nelda and James live on the same property that James was borft on and only one mile away from Nelda's birthplace. They moved in a 101 year old farmhouse and completely renovated it and it is their home today. They have 3 dogs, Doodles, a while German Shepherd, Nipper, aHdnz 57, who followed Nelda home one day when she was riding her bicycle and Baby Dog, an abandoned, abused pit bull she adopted when someone threw him from a moving vehicle and left him for dead. She rescued him and took him to the vet where he had to have stitches and an eye removed. But to- day he is healthy and happy and a member .of the family. Nelda laughingly says that the animals who runs the house though, is Debbie, the long- haired Calico, named after the friends she worked with who gave her the "fleabagus decatus" for Christmas. James has given her this unique species lithe because there is no other Cat like her in the world, she is more hu- man than cat and rules the roost! In her spare time Nelda loves to swim at the Cain Cen- ter, walks 2 miles a day, reads and loves spending time with her husband and family. She says she loves working with Dr. Embrey and considers him a friend rather than a boss. She says he is a wonderful doctor, is easy going and laid- back and has a definite instinct for really sick people. Plus, his wife Chyrl is Nelda's best friend since 3rd grade. She also says everyone who works for Dr. Embrey is caring, kind and professional. Caring, kind and profes- sional certainly fits Nelda, too. Along with witty, charming, intelligent and just plain nice. So, go by and meet oneof the best doctors and staff in our area and meet Nelda, "Bestica Nursicus !" We think you will certainly agree with us. Call them at 887-6252. CHOOSING THE CAR IS HARD. COMPANY IS EASY. ...... Don't | anyone to insure your car, see me: Jennie Seely, Agent 214 N Terry Malakoff, TX 903-489-2266 stllefn.ol : i D. PAUL SANNER, M.D. BOARD-CERTIFIED S PECIALI ST IN FAMILY PRACTICE 815 EAST ROYALL BLVD.. MALAKOFF (903)489-0101 Dr. Sanner earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his internship and residency at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas. DR. SANNER ACCEPTS PATIENTS OF ALL AGES AND ACCEPTS ASSIGNMENT ON MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND OTHER INSURANCE. OmCE HOURS: 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY Please call for an appointment and further information. C-a.;'.S,.... ........................... NurseAides Continued fiom page 1A nursing home administrator and the heroes I speak of are my staff, and I am writing this story to share with you some of the grati- tude and pride I feel for them. We have recently celebrated National Nurses Week and this is National NurscAide Recognition Week, so there is no better time for me to pay tribute to these women ad men. Every day these women and men provide for the most basic needs of the frail elderly. They help them eat, bathe, walk, and when their bodies no longer function normally they keep them clean and healthy. This isn't a job for the faint of heart. Working in a nurs- ing home is not like any job anywhere. To work as a nurse's aide, they must be willing to come to work every day with the knowl- edge that someone they have come to love may no longer be there. They must watch the inevitable decline of those same loved ones and walk them safely down the last path of life's journey. They have to be strong enough to read the paper find watch televi- sion and hear over and over how terrible they are and how badly they aredoing their job. They have to deal with the fear this sensa- tionalistic press creates in the families of their patients and in the communities in which they live, And they must be willing to do all of this while earning the same wages as an employee at McDonalds. Yes, that is correct. 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