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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 20t0 3 SBDC Report WILL offering classes at WNMU00 By FROST MCGAHEWfor SBDC, Sliver City Once again the Western In- stitute, for Lifelong Learning (WILL) is offering an exciting array of classes. From"Basic Sew- ing" to "Learning the Craft of Song Writing", there is a course to interest everyone. WILL offers non-credit courses geared to adults 50 years and older. Membership fees are $50 per year. There can be addi- tional costs for materials, rentals and translortation. To kick off the Spring semes- ter, WILL is holding a Sign-up social, Thursday, January 21 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Global Resource Center at Western New Mexico Univer- sity. The Center is at the cor- ner of 12th St. and Mississippi. There will be a short meet- .ing from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. and then members can sign up for classes and enjoy refreshments. People may join at the door. According to Patty Reed, president of WILL, "At the Sign-Up, people will have a chance to meet the instructors, find out about the classes, and talk to fellow classmates. The variety of classes is astonishing. It is amazing what the curricu- lum committee has come up With under the leadership of Tom Hester. There's something to appeal to everyone." Back again this semester is Vicki Johnson's and Sam Redford's "Mah Jongg" class. An ancient' yet still fun game that brings people together in a unique way. In a relaxed atmo- sphere, participants will learn Jewish Mah Jongg, a variant of the ancient.Chinese Mah Jongg. This class is held on Mondays and Fridays, April 26 to May 7, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. A more serious class is "Af- ghanistan from Alexander the Great to the Taliban ." John Lawson will discuss how Af- ghan history affects us today. This course is a social, politi- cal, economiC, cultural and mili- tary history of Afghanistan from 320 BCE to the present. The class is meets on Wednes- days from March 17 to April 7, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. For those making a New Year's resolution to get in shap e , "Contemporary Dance" is the class to take. Judith Lawrence will teach fitness and flexibility and although no prior dance experience is necessary, some training in Pilates, yoga, or martial arts is helpful. This class will introduce the funda- mentals of modern and jazz dance techniques. There is a $3 fee per session. This Class is held on Tuesdays, April 6 to May 11, from 4:00-5:45 p.m. An unusual literature course this spring is Mary Hotvedt's "The. Scandinavian Mystery Novel as Social Com- mentary." Scandinavian coun- tries have produced a number of internationally renowned mystery writers. Almost all write police procedurals with magnetic main characters, such as Wallander, Henning Mankel's brooding hero, recently featured on "Masterpiece Theatre." . These Nordic writers em- bed their stories in issues that roll current Scandinavian cul- ture: ennui and alienation in prosperity; the aftermath of World War II; emigration and colonialism; alcoholism; and the myth of the perfect Nordic so- ciety. Although approaches dif- fer, the authors squint at soci- w w = town for t:e first time withlshop - Sherry Ann Veck Sherry Ann Veck, 64, of Fort Collins, Colorado, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010 at home. She was born December 27, 1945 in E1 Paso, Texas to Inez and Karl Hudgens. She is survived by her husband Jerry Veck; three daughters, Deanna Rice, Sonya Veck, and Chelsea Johnson; grandchil- dren Chantel Rice and Blue Rice; brother William Sherry Hudgens; and her sister Margie Watkins. John Hudgens, her brother, preceded her in death. Sherry Ann grew up on her father's farm in Animas, New Mexico, and attended Animas High School. She and her hus- band Jerry had known each other since grade school and became high school sweethearts. They were married 41 years. Sherry and Jerry lived in Animas for 50 years before moving to Fort Collins in 2000. Sherry enjoyed living in Ann Veck ping and restaurants. She was cfieerful and always had a beau- tiful smile. She took pride in mak- ing a home for her husband and chil- dren. She was gen- erous, loving, and thoughtful, always Choosing thee per- fect gift for each of her loved ones on birthdays and Christmas. She was an accomplished seamstress and en- joyed playing the accordion, fiddle, and piano, espe- cially during the holidays. She loved family gath- erings and watching her grand- children participate in their school activities and rodeos: Services were held at St. Jo- seph Church 300 W] Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, Colorado onl Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 4 p.m. She was laid to rest near her mother and father at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cerlaetery in Santa Teresa, N.M. at 2 p.m. A service was held at Baca's Funeral Home in La Cruces, N.M. at 12 p.m. with viewing at 11 a.m: Frank M" dr,guez i "i'm on your side" Please Vote for positive chan/e on March 2, 2010 ety with a slightly jaundiced eye and often with wry humor. This course is offered on Tuesdays, February 23 to March 30, from 10:30 to noon. Alexandra Todd's class, "Coming of Age Films: When She Was Young" will give par- ticipants a sense of what it's like to grow up for young women around the globe. Participants will watch and discuss four coming-of-age movies in a cross-cultural context. The films -- one each from Senegal, Iran, South Korea and the US will explore the universal as well as the culturally unique aspects of growing up female in different worlds today. This class meets on Thurs- days, from February 4 to March 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. There are forty-six more. courses offered ranging from "The Traditional Folk Ballad" to "American Sign Language." To find out more about these courses, registration or member- ship, visit the WILL website at or call 538-6835. WILL'S very popular Lunch and Learn program is being offered again this term, free of charge, to both the gen- eral public, as well as WILL members. Eric Walker, the pro- gram coordinator, has come up with six interesting talks. All programs take place on Wednes- days during the Noon lunch hour so bring a bag lunch. The first one is Wednesday, January 27. Ann Lowe will speak on how to "Self-Publish Your Book". Five other programs are scheduled. For more informa- tion, visit the WILL website or phone the office for a brochure. All Lunch and Learn pro- grams are open to the public and are being held at the Silver City Women's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. The Silver City Women's Club has generously allowed WILL the use of their space for these programs. NOTE: Frost McGahey is on the board of directors for WILL and is Marketing Chair. She will be teaching a course, "Shakespeare's Dynamic Duo: Falstaff and Henry V" and is working on a new play titled, "Who' Invited Falstaff?" The Small Business' Devel- opment Center interacts with many areas on campus, and is pleased to have the opportunity to periodically include informa- tion about them i'n this Business Report, For further information about the SBDC and the services offered to entrepreneurs at no cost, call 538-6320, or email The web site also provides information and can be accessed at The SBDC is located on the campus of West- ern New Mexico University on the second floor of the Besse- Forward Global Resource Cen- ter on the corner of Kentucky and 12" Street. The SBDC has the follow- ing events 'scheduled. Contact the office for more information. Februa W 16 - Jobs Fair ' February 24 - How to Write a Business Plan -"'- New Mexico Press Iiil Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copyrigfited 2009 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald AHS Varsity football team AHS atnl .=tic banquet held January 18 By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ awards were presented to each Hidalgo County Herald player, and there were also spe- On Monday, January 18, cial awards given. there was an Animas High School Some of the special awards athletic banquet held in the ' were voted on by their team, and Animas Cafeteria and Audito- others were from the State for rium. making either the All-District The banquet was in honor of team or the All-State team. Also, the athletes who played volley- All-Star game awards were given, ball and football. Participation and Gerardo Reyes and Patrick Seniors on volleyball team- Valerie Ramirez, Marissa Elias, Katherine Cavaliere, Jell O'Byrne, and Tarran Trotter Because we love you MaryLou Diaz's Tax Preparation and Etc., Service MLD Joselyn Hope Moralez "GG" 420 East 4th St. Lordsburg, NM 88045 Se Habla Espanol 575-542-3778 (575) 534-6058 I I Gt!eok out our great "Stings! .ppraisals: _ome, & Commerdd Hachita-2 BR, 2 Bath MH plus extras 609 E. 'B' Street ,10 acre lot in Animas Pyramid Shadows 20+ acres ,209 Pyramid-Fixer Upper! e 59 Lee Trevino Corner Lot. , , Commercial Buildings on 200 block of Shakespeare 32 Acres vacant landvailable Cotton City  --M.v..vv.==v=lJOi-trllll in 505 East '.E' Stree[  Real Estate Rental Available in An,mas ,. 575-542-8S98 Ramirez both received this award for football and will play in the North-South Football game. Marissa Elias received the award for volleyball, and will partici- pate in the All-Star volleyball team. Tarran Trotter and Valerie Ramirez were chosen as alternates to be able to play in the All-Star game. Appraisals & Rentals Property Management Don Kerr-Real Estate Brok,r & Certified Appruisal Seniors on football team' Starla Richins (mgr), Gerardo Reyes, Patrick Ramlrez, Allen Noakes AHS Varsity Volleyball team . Largest Inventory of Quality I used Vehicles in the Area! ] beck out these great " " 2001 Ford F-250 2004 Ford F-250 002 Ford Expedition 2007 Ford F-150 Gray 2001 Chevrolet S- 10 2005 Ford Expedition 2009 Ford Explorer 2001 Dodge 3500--Diesel 2008 Ford F-150 Red 2003 Mercury Sable 2003 Crown Victoria 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 542-3551 INC. ,,,, .,., .v..,,..,, . r"