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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 Spelling Bee held at Central Central Elementary held the school Spelling Bee on January 13, 2012. The winners advancing to the district spelling bee to be held on Friday January 27, 2012 at DTMS at 10:00 include 1 = place Ryan Roybal, 2 "a Place Lillyan Neal, 3 &apos;a place Alexia Boardman, 4 t" place Brandon Saenz, 5 th place Laticia Escobar and 6 t" place Katia Almeida. Courtesy photo NRCS Hosts Free Conservation Planning Workshop on Feb. 15th Submitted by NRCS Every journey begins with the first step, but if you don't have a plan you will never get to where'you need to be. The Natu- ral Resources Conservation Ser- vice (NRCS) in New Mexico is the place to start your sucbessful farming journey. A plan is what makes your hard work go from a chore to a success. NRCS will host a free Con- servation Planning Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 15  at TripleD Farms in La Union. New Mexico, for farmers who want to get the most from their lands. The physi- cal address for TripleD Farms is 1310 Casad Road. La Union, NM. The event is cosponsored by the Small Farm & Ranch Out- reach Cooperafix;e Extension Ser- vice and the Dana Ana Soil & Water Conservation District. "We want to Work one-on- one with farmers and ranchers who want to develop conserva- tion plans for their operations. We provide customized training m conservation planning," said Adrian Tafoya, District Conser- vation for the NRCS office m Las Cruces. NRCS New Mexico is proud of the one-on-one rela- tionship it has built with agri- cultural, producers for more than 90 years. However. it strives to improve upon that success." Annual Rag Rug Festival returns to Las Cruces March 3-4 From the stunning patterns of handmade textiles to the subtle beauty of traditionally woven basketry, New Mexico Women's Foundation's Rag 'Rug Festival cases the highest .quality work of nearly 100 New Mexican women artisans. The Festi- val & Gift Show will be held March 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Presented by the New Mexico Women's Foundation, a non-profit organization support- ing programs that create eco- nomic opportunities for women and girls of New Mexico. the two- day festival provides a venue in which craftswomen can display their creative talent and cultural assets while spurring economic growth and building community prosperity. Women artisans travel from all over New Mexico to exhibit one-of-a-kind pieces for sale. "The unique social and cultural traditions of New Mexico's many , peoples give rise to the vibrant. craftworks presented at our festi- vals," said Festival Producer and NMWF Board President Frieda Arth. "The women represent a variety of communities and back- grounds. I encourage all to come to the festival to hear their stories and view their wonderful work." Look i for gor- geous weavings, recycled tote bags, home ac- cessories. knitted and wo- ven fash- ions. jew- elry and other adornments, fun and fine art including embellished gourds, and, of course, fabulots rag rugs. All proceeds go directly to the artisans. Rag Rug Festival TM is a Women's Cottage Industries Pro- gram of the New Mexico Women's Foundation. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Frieda Arth at (505) 983-6155, or email Website: Women artisans who are interested in participat- ing in festivals held in Las Cruces, Farmington. Ruidoso or Santa Fe, should also contact Ms. Arth. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is lo= cated at 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Las Cruces. Admission and parking are free. said Tafoya. New Mexico has a diverse cultural and traditional history. Hispanic and Pueblo agricultural producers comprise the largest segment of the His- torically Underserved and Small and Disadvantaged Farmers in New Mexico. Many Hispanic and Native American agricul- tural producers have a long- standing record of using NRCS- administered programs to meet their agricultural conservation goals. A well-developed conserva- tion plan can enhance a producer's opportunity to com- pete for additional programs, as well as financial and technical assistance from NRCS. "We encourage producers to develop a conservation plan that enables them to take a holistic approach to their natural resource conser- vation concerns. The greatest value comes from having the farmer engaged m every step of the planning process," said George Chavez, State Resource Conservationist for NRCS,New Mexico. ....  ....... , .... :,.'-  For ,example,, a farmer wants to develop an irrigation system on his property. By de- veloping a conservation plan, this farmer can then recognize that the irrigation system alone will not solve all of his agricul- tural irrigation issues. The ir- rigation system alone doesn't mprove irrigation water man- agement, fertilizer application. pest control, water quality and quantity. A complete conserva- tion plan addresses all of the natural resource concerns; it minimizes inputs and optimizes production. If anyone planning to at- tend the Feb. 15  Workshop has a need for special accommoda- tions, please contact Adrian Tafoya or Kristi Justice in the Las Cruces NRCS field office at (575) 522-8775. ext. 3. by Feb. 1" so arrangements can be made to handle the need. For more information on the Conservation Planning Workshop, contact Tafoya or Justice at (575) 5.22-8775. ex- tension 3: or email them at Adrian.taIoya @ or kri sti .justice @ nm.usda, gov. We Will Help You Keep More Of YOUR MONEY! ? R PROFESSIONAL p " . E ARATION SERVICES tDABLE PRICES. EEP! * Suite A* Lordsburg After 13,500 miles WWII steamer trunk settles at the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of NM By ANN POWERSlH&IMofNM This is a story of a steamer trunk and the family who owned it surviving Hitler's regime. A story that spans more than 13,500 miles from World War II Europe to present day. A story that is incredible, inspir- ing, almost unbelievable - but in no uncertain terms.., unde- niable. Today, that trunk, and the story within, rests at the Holo- caust & Intoleratice Museum of New Mexico - now its perma- nent home. It has been gener- ously donated by Janet Kastel Goldberg and Abraham Jacob Goldberg of Placitas, NM. The journey begins in 1938 when the Germans occupied Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. Many synagogues were burned and approximately 300,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps. Not willing to ignore the ominous development taking place. Dr. Hugo Adler, his wife Sdenka (who was not Jewish) and their children, Yaakov and Hana, packed whatever they could in a single steamer trunk and fled their home. They headed more than 1,500 miles north from Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia to Hammerfest. Norway - near the Arctic Circle - with a brief stop in Denmark. This amazing effort was mobi- lized by Sdenka, to protect her family from Nazi brutality and Jewish persecution. Once in Hammerfest, Dr. Adler worked at a Tuberculosis Hospital. It was a remote area where not many wanted to live, doing work not many wanted to do. But, the Germans occupied Norway as long as they occu- pied any European country and eventually came to take Dr. Adler away. Triumphantly, it was Sdenka who saved him by going to the commander, con- vincing him Dr. Adler was dy- ing of Tuberculosis and it would be useless to take him. As the situation became worse under the Nazis, the en- tire hospital (patients. doctors and staff) was evacuated to an Island in Alta FjoTd.,.-The cows. a n, integral part of the hospital by supplying milk to the pa- tients, had to be left behind. They had also become friends to Hana, and would later be in- strumental in the path her life would take. The Germans slaughtered the cows for food. Because of the danger the Adlers were in. the Norwegian Underground smuggled the family to Sweden where they lived until the end of the war. The trunk trax, eled with the Adlers all the way to Sweden, another 1.000 miles. After the war, the Adler family returned to Czechoslo- vakia with the same trunk, add- ing an additional 700 miles. Upon their return following a brutal and miserably long jour- ney, they discovered that their home had been taken over by the Communists. The Adlers decided, to emigrate to Israel. Again, the trunk went with them for a distartce of 2.600 miles. There, Dr. Adler established Hospital Meir in the "neck" (Hod Ha Sharon) area of Israel. Yaakov became a doctor and head of the "pigeon hole" of Share Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He was a military medical specialist heading the medical teams during the first Lebanon war. He then became Director General of Magen David Adam, the Israeli Emer- gency Rescue Service. He is currently a UN Consultant for Disaster Medicine. He is fre- quently featured on TV news - at times in Cambodia and par- ticipating in disaster relief op- erations worldwide. Hana returned to Norway to study veterinary medicine spe- cializing in milk cows. She married Dr. Arieh Krieger, also a cow specialist, and who had lost his family in Poland dur- ing the war. While the Adler family had finally settled, the steamer trunk had not. It still had miles to go before reaching its final desti- nation. In the sixties. Hana and Janet became friends through a rescued kitten, while living in Moshav Ben Ami, in the West- ern Galilee. Hana's Mother, Mrs. Adler, gave the trunk to Janet in September 1974 when she traveled a distance of 5,500 miles to BostOn from her home in Israel. "'1 still remember that people would come to the Adler-Krieger home in Moshav Ben Ami," recalls Janet. "They sometimes came on bicycles with cats and dogs in baskets needing veterinary help. The Adler-Kriegers could be found transfusing dehydrated small animals with fluids stored in their refrigerator as well as treat- ing sick horses in their front yard." In 1987 Janet Kastel Goldberg and Abraham Jacob Goldberg brought the trunk to Placitas, NM = 2,200 miles. Janet, an art historian, and Abraham, an architect, are re- tired and enjoying life in the tranquil hills of Placitas. How- ever. Janet struggles with the atrocities of World War II and still feels a distinct uneasiness. "I always have the feeling there's going to be a war," she says. "That's why there's a fence around our property. There is no such thing as closure.'" In October. 2011 the Goldbergs donated the steamer trunk to the Holocaust & Intol- erance Museum of New Mexico - its final resting place after traveling the globe some 13,500 miles spanning 73 years. The museum is gratified to have received this historical gift. The steamer trunk can be viewed at the museum's down- town Albuquerque location. 616 Central Avenue SW. Museum hours are 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.. Tuesday - Saturday. For more information please call (505)247-0606, or visit www nmholocaust The Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico is a ben- eficiary agency of the Jewish Fed- eration of New Mexico. GCAG "Old Masters" Show runs through end of January Submitted by GCAG ISi/ver City * Member artists of The <]rant County Art Guild are showing an "Old Masters" exhibit at the Silver City Library. These original paint- ings, in the style of master painters, will be on display through the end of January. Participating artists include well known locals, Bar- bara Smith, Barbara Kjer and Roz Springer as well as others Grant County Art Guild's gallery at the historic Hearst Church m Pinos Altos will be opening.for th%season at the end of April and will feature local artists as well as many fine crafters. For the public enjoy- ment, there is anticipated to be a " Member's Show" and reception m the spring and the popular, juried and open to all New Mexico artists, "Purchase Prize" show in the fall. TheGrant County Art Guild looks forward to a great year in support and appreciation of the arts. Need a New Vehicle? Buy Here, Pay Here! Credit Problems, No Credit? No Problem! Compre Aqui Page Aqui! No Credito, Mo! Credito? No Problema! Please Call Me Mary Cortez at 575-544-5576 Cell or 575-546-6595 Nobody beats a Sisbarro Deal NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED NEW LORDSBURG BORDER PATROL STATION FORWARD OPERATING BASE IN THE ANIMAS VALLEY U.S. BORDER PATROL, EL PASO SECTOR The public is hereby notified of the availability of the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) prepared by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the construction and operation of the U.S. Border Patrol Lordsburg Station Forward Operating Base in the Animas Valley, in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. The location for the proposed action is a 10-acre site on Horse Camp Road, approxi- mately 52 miles south of Lordsburg. The EA was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4321 et seq. The FONSI was prepared in accor- dance with CBP's obligations under NEPA, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-- 1508, and DHS Management Directive 023-01 (Environmental Planning Program). The final EA and FONSI will be available at the Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library, 208 East Third Street, Lordsburg, New Mexico. It is also'available for download at the follow- ing URL address: I I' lJ, l  i 1 I1 tl liill[lll|i;i;,lltlill[li,l;,L,illilL,t!,lElllllN |[i[,|.ltlli]lll. tl t:,:i ;I]lti,m iilt.lll I I',lU'l ,ill:.fl II x/:l :! I:1 'r |lllll[tli ,lil!![ill/tllllllllfllll:Mll'lll/ndiamdn :