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SOCIETY THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, MAY 23. 1985. PAGE Newly wed Demonstrating WesVpark Hospital's Coordinator. Next to her is an new Lifeline Emergency Response engineering representativeforLifeline System is Sue Rlgsby R.N., Manager Inc. of Critical Care Servic and Lifeline (Times Photo by Terrence McMahon) High-tech "Lifeline" unveiled Lifeline, a personal emergency re- sponse system that enables a subscriber to automatically call for help in times of medical emergency, is now operational at Westpark Community Hospital. '"Lifeline is designed primarily for the elderly, handicapped and cardiac pa- ttent," said Sue Rlgsby, Director of Critical Care Services at Westpark and coordinator off the program. It gives subscribers immediate communication with Westpark Community Hospital in times of need. This is how the Lifeline system works. A subscriber wears a small help button around the neck or wrist. When help is needed, the button is pressed which sends a call for help. This call for help activates a home unit attached to the subscribers telephone which automatically dials the Emergency Room at Westpark. When a signal for help is received, the Emergency Room nursing staff who are available 24 hours a day begin by calling the subscribers home to determine what type of help is needed. If no one answers, they call a "responder" -- a friend, neighbor or relative who lives nearby and has ac- cess to the subscribers home. This person goes to the subscribers home to check on him or her. If a responder can not be reached, an ambulance is sent to the subscribers home. When the respondent arrives, he or she resets the home unit which signals the Westpark Emergency Room that help has arrived. An Emergency Room nurse then calls to determine what kind of help is needed. Lifeline works even when the phone is off the hook or during a power failure. Another important feature is what it will call the Westp_ark Emergen- cy Room for help even if a subscriber cannot use the help button. The home unit has a timer that has to be reset everytlme the telephone is used. If a subscriber becomes unconscious or is unable to reset the timer, Lifeline auto- matically calls and begins the emergen- cy response process. Lifeline provides peace of mind to the user as well as their family mem- bers. It is available to all residents of Tangipahoa Parish and the sur- rounding communities. Those inter- ested in obtaining more information on Lifeline can contact Sue Rigsby or Dee Lodge at Westpark Community Hospi- tal. For the convenience of my Ponchatoula, Albany, Springfield, Bedico, Robert and Hammond clients..... Please note my direct dial number to my Amite office 542-0403 OSEPH SIMPSON Attorney at Law P" O" Box 1017 Amite, LA. Kayla Hymel now Mark Eric Basso Kayla Michelle Hymel became the bride of Mark Eric Basso in recent ceremonies at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond. The Rev. Wallace Gainey Jr officiated at the double-ring rites. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Hymel, Hammond and Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Basso, Ponchatoula. Glowing tapers in candleabra lighted the sanctuary of the church which was decorated with a profusion of palms and fern. Reserved church pews were marked with heart-shaped grape-vine wreaths accented with baby's breath, ribbons and doves. Nuptial music was provided by Cherly Anthon, organist, and Linda Petz, cousin og the groom, soloist. Escorted by her father, the bride was attired in a white, silk taffeta wedding gown. The bodice, of Venice lace adnd rjearls, featured a wedding ring I 'neckline. cameo insert and Renaissance sleeves which came to pqints at the wrist. Lace motifs adorned the full skirt which flowed into a cathedral train. The gown was a special gift to the bride from Mildred Davis. A full-length illusion veil was secured by a wreath of flowers and pearls, and was fashioned by Mrs. Lloyd Mire The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white roses, stephanotis, baby's breath and fern with streamers and love knots. Maid of honor was Ellen Davis. Bridesmaids included Bridget Holmes, Elizabeth Pleasant. Tini Guidroz, Paige Vicknair, Yvette Burdon, cousin of the bride, and Kim Basso and Susan Basso. sisters-in-law of the groom. Bridal attendants were identically attired in floor-length gowns of royal blue taffeta. The sweetheart bodice was designed with a ruffled effect and accented with fabric roses at the shoulder. Defining the waistline was a sash with a bow at the back They carried bouquuets of pink sweetheart roses, pink and white miniature carnations, blue irises and baby's breath. Candlelighters were Adrienne Basso and Angel Sharp, nieces of the groom. Flower girls were Elizabeth Crawford. Stephanie Rogers and Laurie Butscher, cousins of the bride. All were attired in royal blue taffeta gown with square necklines, puffed sleeves and sashes at the waistline. The candlelighters carried nosegays of flowers the same as the bridal attendants. The flower girls carried white wicker basketrs, tied with pink streamers and filled with similar flowers. The groom's cousin, Joseph Vicknair, served as best man. Groomsmen were Michael Hymel, brother of the bride, Michael Basso, Allen Basso and David Basso, brothers of the groom, Frank LeSaicherre, Steve Wilson and Timmy Wilson, cousi I the groom. Guest were seated by Kent uncle of the bride, Donald uncle of the groom and LeSaicherre. cousin of the groom. The groom wore a white tuxedo. The groomsmen, ushers fathers were attired in black cutaway tuxedos. All had of white rosebuds and Baby's breath. Chad Rogers, cousin of the and Danny Wilson, cousin of groom, presented programs to they entered the church. Co-ordinator of the wedding Shepherd. Mother of the bride wore a length gown of dusty rose designed with a lace bodice and puffed sleeves. The groom's chose a floor-length gown of chiffon with a Vmeck and sheer Both received orchid corsages. d IIIII U II I I 400 MODER-i00I:dAS OI00ELLS WILL BE GIVEN/00WAY ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REGISTER. Just in time for summer cooking, here comes United Gas 1985 Gas Grill Give- away -- 400 beautiful new Charmglow gas grills for 400 lucky winners throughout the Gulf South. You don't have to buy anything, pay a fee, or present any announcement to register or win. Just register,at your participating natural gas distributor, and you might be one of the lucky ones. Each unit boasts a durable cast aluminum housing, front-mounted dual controls, matchless solid-state igniters, two stainless steel burners -- 20,000 BTU each n for direct or indirect cooking, porcelain-enameled grids for easy cleaning, and over 500 square inches of cooking area. One of the finest gas appliances yet introduced, the Charmglow uses permanent briquettes that radiate heat evenly. Drawing for the winners will be held within 4 weeks WHERE TO REGISTER from entry deadline. Winners will be notified by United Gas Pipe Line Company within three weeks of drawing. The entry deadline is JUNE 14, 1985. The awarding of prizes is subject to OFFICIAL RULES which are posted at registration locations. You can register in this area at the locations listed below. This is the second gas appliance giveaway sponsored by United Gas and conducted in cooperation with your local gas distributor. It not only serves to introduce 'modern efficient gas appliances, but is a gesture of appreciation to the people this company serves. United Gas and your local gas distributor form a team bringing you the nation's cleanest and most efficient fuel. 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