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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY. JANUARY 22, 2010 UPCOMING EVENTS Border Patrol agents seize over $1.4 million in drugs over weekend Courtesy submission CBP/Border Patrol Agents throughout the E1 Paso Sector were busy confiscating narcotics this past weekend with the most notable events occurring in Lordsburg and Deming, New Mexico where agents seized over 1.780 pounds of marijuana in six separate incidents. On Friday, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Lordsburg Station were performing line watch operations when they ob- Show her how served footprints of a group hav- ing crossed the border illegally approximately 8 miles south of Rodeo. New Mexico. As agents followed the footprints, they ob- served several burlap sacks "of marijuana totaling approxi- mately 327 pounds of marijuana and valued at more than $250,000, Agents were able to arrest one of the individuals and the rest absconded back into Mexico. This sexzure was.fol- lowed by another attempt by smugglers to transport 154 pounds of contraband on Friday through New Mexico. Three more significant drug loads were also seized by Agents from Lordsburg in the same vicinity. All totaled this weekend: agents from the Lordsburg Station seized over 1140 pounds of marijuana, val- ued at over $910.000. Lordsburg agents were not alone in their fight against drugs. Agents from Deming, Alamogordo. and Fort Hancock. TX were also busy intercepting drug loads in their respecnve ar- eas." Border Patrol agents from three different staions seized a total of 640 pounds of marijuana, valued at $510,000. In connec- tion with those same drug sei- zures, agents also arrested 14 sub- jects and seized one lehicle. In each case. the contraband, sub- jects and vehicles were turned over to the appropriate investigat- ing agency for final disposition. To date. in fiscal year 2010. E1 Pasb Sector agents have seized over $24 million dollars in nar- cotics. These most recent drug sei- zure episodes exemplify CBP/ Border Patrol's continued com- mitment to keep illicit contra- band and criminal activity out of our communmes in an ongoing effort to secure our nation's bor- ders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U,S. laws, Commission tackles housing, prairie dogs Bill McCamley, representing areas that help to market Hidalgo Commission Chairman Joey Lordsburg Land Development LLC. approached the Hidalgo County Commission last Wednesday afternoon in an effort to garner their support on upcom- ing building projects proposed by the group. Although McCamley's original intent before the Com- mission was to seek out their blessing on an EB5 designation. which allows foreign investors to sink money into U.S. projects in exchange for expedited green card applications, he later learned that the designation did not re- quire Commission approval. McCamley did. however, update the Commission on home building plans and extended an invitation for a partnership on the project. Currently, Lordsburg Land Development LLC is plan- ning to break ground next month on 12 apartments on 40 acres on south Main Street that will be marketed towards Border Patrol Agents. Land parcels are already being sold at Rancho. Hidalgo in the Animas area by Lordsburg Land Development LLC. McCamley. discussed some Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, January 25 Tuna/Noodles Tossed salad Crackers Mandarin Oranges Tuesday, January 26 Frito Pie Lettuce. Tomato & Onion Pinto Beans Angel Food Cake/Apricots Wednesday, January 27 King Ranch Chicken Salsa Corn Spanish Rice Lettuce. Tomato. Peppers Cottage Cheese/Pears Thursday, January 28 Sweet & Sour Pork Oriental Vegetables Carrots Gelatin w/Fruit Cocktail & Top- ping Friday, January 29 Chicken Fried Steak "Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Mixed Vegetables WW Bread Strawberries/Vanilla Wafers.,-,- County to prospective residents. including astronomy, bird watch- ing and the Chiricahua Moun- tains. Possible improvements that could draw residents may in- clud6d an assisted care facility in cooperation with Hidalgo Medi- cal Services. educational pro- grams and the building of a golf course. Commissioner Richard Chaires said he supports the building of a golf course as a population draw. With reclaimed water from the City's solid waste plant, maintenance costs could be kept down while providing a green, environmentally friendly answer to dry conditions. McCamley said Lordsburg Land Development LLC is seri- ously looking into golf course possibilities. Mora said he is excited for the prospects and looks forward to working closely with developers and the City of Lordsburg on the project. In other business, the Hidalgo County Commission heard an update on the prairie dog issue on the Gray Ranch by Meira Gault. who has been on the com- mittee annually inspecting the prairie dog villages for the past ten years. AcCording to Gault, there was no apparent expansion of the animals. While she reported that Gray Ranch officials were dis- gruntled with the annual inspec- tions..Gault suggested that the county continue to monitor the rodents, as ts mandated by county ordinance. Continued from Page1 Diabetic support group The LaVida Diabetic Sup- port Group will be meeting on Wednesday, January 27 'h from 10:00 am-ll:00 am. This month, Lori Rodriguez with the Cooperative Extension Service. will be doing a presentation on "Nutrition Facts." Come join u and stay informed for either yourself, a loved one in your family, or a friend. For those not familiar with our Diabetes Support Group, we meet every last Wednesday of the month. 10' am-llam in the HMS Con- ference Room. 530 E. Demoss Street in here in Lordsburg. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Gloria Vargas @(575)542-3047. M arquez account An account has been opened at Western Bank in Lordsburg to help benefit Joaquin Marquez. who is cur- rently awaiting a kidney trans- plant. Ask any Western Bank teller for more information. Smoking cessation TUPAC Smoking Cessation Classes will begin on Monday, January 11, 2010. thrqugh_March 1. 2010. consisting of 7 classes held on Mondays with theexcep- tion of 1 class on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Class time will ,be @5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. & will be held @Hidalgo Medical Ser- vices Conference Room @530 E. DeMoss St.. in Lordsburg. To enroll or for more information, please call Gloria Vargas or Danielle Gomez @the HMS Fam- ily Support Office @542-3046 or 542-3047. We will not be accept- ing new enrollees after the 3 'd Class. If you're ready to commit to quit smoking, we're ready to commit to helping you quit! Free cooking classes .ICAN Nutritional Cooking Classes to begin January 6 th. 13'L 20 th and 27 th. Absolutely free call to sign up NOW! Call Lori @ - 575-542-9291. Ruiz account An account has been estab- lished at Western Bank to help raise funds for Elisa Ruiz. who is in need of a kidney transplant due to Lupus. Visit any Western Bank teller to make a donation. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald .@ /-/lg00/go C)',,,?/-/erl'dge JamesH. Baxtercivic Center 313 East 4th Street Lordsburg, NM For more information call 575-542-9646 Friday, January 29 10:00 a.m. to 5 p,m. ,OwcaSe Matilda Elkins is 98 years young and served the Grant County area as a professional seamstress for many years She can stitch a line of. hand stitching so straight that to this day hardly anyone can match her. She loves to quilt. Her daughter, Valera, had helped the Sunshine Quilters for several years in machine quilting their pieced tops into beautiful quilts. This is only one of her beautiful creations; there are lilies set in a cross block pattern. quilt displays, Aurora Marquez,. of Lordsburg, hand stitched this shades of blue .quilt in about three weeks. Her family was very surprised when- ever they found out she had crafted this quilt and had joined the Sunshine Quilters Club. They thought she could only cook. One of the newer members of the group, Aurora is 81 years old and has been a member of the sewing group for about two years. [) pioneer I/ ! Saturday, January 30 ' 10:00 00ome. and a.m. to 3p.m. th Slog ph eir ra los ,I Will isfrom Deming, New June Mexico, She is only 88 years old and a faithful member of the Sunshine Quilters at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home here,in Lordsburg. She has disp!ayedl her lovely quilts each year at the quilt show. This jade green background quilt is hand pieced with brightly colored strips in a four square pattern, She says, " Once you learn to quilt you never want to do anything else!" The Sunshine Quilters, a group of residents at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg, New Mexico, have been wonder- ful supporters of the Hidalgo County Heritage Quilt Show. They have graciously donated one of their quilts each year for a raffle and they have graced our presence on their special fieldtrips to see all of the other Hidalgo County ladies' quilt displays. This year will be no exception. The quilt picture is one quilt that. the entire group worked on.