By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Needles Chamber of Commerce (Information):
Needles, California: The community came together to give thanks and happy retirement wishes to Doctor Edward Paget during a surprise gathering at his clinic on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021.
Dr. Paget is retiring after many decades of serving the people of the community of Needles, California and surrounding communities as a doctor and surgent all well also serving as the mayor and current vice mayor of the City of Needles.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was in attendance and recorded the event which can be viewed at ZachNews on Facebook.
Members of the local medical community, including Tri-State Community Healthcare Center and Colorado River Medical Center, as well as the community spoke to the large crowd in attendance about Dr. Paget’s hard work and dedication to serving his patients, especially during the toughest of times when they need a doctor to get them through their surgeries and healing from their wounds; no matter what the hours of the day or night.
Representing for the City of Needles and Needles City Mayor, Patrick Martinez presented Dr. Paget with a proclamation for his hard work and dedication to serving the people in his community.
Afterwards, Needles Unified School District Superintendent Mary McNeil along with Needles Unified School District Trustee Marilyn Matthew presented Dr. Paget with a congratulations certificate as well as with a Needles Unified School District blanket and shirt for his hard work and service to the school district, including physicals for students and taking care of the football players for the Needles High School Mustangs; making sure they’re healed up and back ready to play for their hometown.
Dr. Paget will still be around in the community as he continues to serve as the current vice mayor of the City of Needles.
The Needles Chamber of Commerce thanks everybody for coming out to give Dr. Paget a wonderful farewell and happy retirement.
ZachNews wishes Dr. Paget a happy and healthy retirement, and thanks for your service to our community.