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GEST workers and sponsors hold up their certificates at a Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting. In Payson, Walmart, Chili’s, Safeway, Wendy’s, the Senior Center, the New Ewe, Dan Good Flooring, Chrisy’s Cottage and the First Assembly of God Church have worked with GEST.

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Businesses honored for work with disabled

Gila County celebrates National Disability Month

Gila County recently recognized Rim Country businesses that have hired workers facing the challenge of mental and physical disabilities as part of National Disabilty Month. “More than 40 businesses in Gila County hire disabled adults,” said David Cadell, program manager of Gila Employment and Special Training (GEST). Cadell handed out plaques and gift certificates to some of those businesses at a Gila County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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