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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY. JANUARY 29 2010 Portal Rescue to hold fund raiser Feb. 8-10 Courtesy submission Utterback; two prints, "Window and ~hoto adaptor, all donated The 14th annual Portal Res- Seat" and "Lady in Blue Hat." by by Mike and Cecil Williams: as cue Soup Kitchen Fund-raiser Roger McKasson; a carving of a well as the "Let's Eat OutY prize will be held next Monday, Tues- Bridled Titmouse by Bill that includes breakfast for two day, and Wednesday (February 8, Reinbold: a Treasure Necklace at the Rodeo Market/Cafe. 9, and 10) from t1:30 a.m. to l:30 by .Chris Rogers; and a Quilted lunch for two at the Portal Cafe. p.m. at the Portal Rescue Class- Purse by Carolyn Dearing. and dinner for two at the Ro- room in Portal. The $7.00 meal You will also have a chance deo Tavern..Tickets are avail- includes two savory soups, two to win an Insight Monocular, a able at the door for only $1.00 delectable breads, a dessert, and pair of Vortex Spitfire Binocu- each. The drawing will be held a beverage. All proceeds go to lars. and a Eagle Denali 60ram on Wednesday, February 10th at Portal Rescue, the area's volun- Scope with a table-top tripod l:00 p.m. You need not be teer fire and rescue service, present to win. Fabulous prizes will he Letters to the the house. We put it back.on the raffled at this event. This year they include a one-hour scenic plane Editor market right around Christmas. ride with Chamberlain Aviation. ' We have had about 6 phone calls $100 worth of Arizona Lottery The Hidalgo County Her- on it none from Border Patrol Tickets. a dog or cat exam and ald urges readers to or Homeland Security personnel. vaccination from Dr. Michael voice their opin- We sent an e-mail along with ions by writing in. pictures to the Border Patrol sta- John of High Desert Vet Service, Letters can be tion. We again received no phone and a $50.00 gift certificate from mailed to 212 E. calls. Chiricahua Desert Museum. Lo- Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be My point is that there is not cal artists have donated many e-mailed to a shortage of housing in works of art, including: an origi- hcherald@aznex.net. Only let- Lordsburg. There is a shortage of hal watercolor, "Winter Sy- .ters that are signed by the au- anything to do. If a family wants 100th day celebration Courtesy photo camores." by Marge Fagan; an thor will be considered for to move here. there isn't much for original oil painting, "Summer's publication. All letters that are entertainment. I showed our Students at Central Elementaw School celebrated the 10ffh day of the school year on January 26, Promise." by Jean Bohlender: a published should be consid- house to a couple coming from 2010. AMEC supplied the students with a CARE package in recognition of the schools Compassion, print of a Whiskered Screech-Owl ered the opinion of the author, California to manage one of the Attitude, Respect, Effort (CARE) program that included pens and pencils, by Narcs Moore-Craig; a print of and not necessarily that of the new motels. They asked me what a Baby Scrub Jay by Dave Hidalgo County Herald. Read- there was to do in Lordsburg. I USDA enhances integrity and defensibility of farm programs e~s are encouraged to practice replied "not much". They corn- their First Amendment right of merited on the fact that there is free speech. only one mum grocery store. The and streamlines payment limits for family farmers g g man then said "of course, you NO housin shorta e only need one grocery store I Submitted by USDMLordsbur9 Memorandum of Understanding Bill FSA and NRCS will receive that altogether qualifies as a sig, Letter to the Editor: guess". The woman wanted to know where they could buy fur- Agriculture Secretary Tom with the Internal Revenue Service a record that indicates whether or nificant contribution to the farm- I would like to comment on niture for thehouse. I told them Vilsack recently announced that to establish an electronic in(or- not the program participant ap- ing operation: the articles that have been in the USDA is partnering with the In- marion exchange process for ven- pears to meet the income limits, the total direct pay- Herald the past 2 or 3 weeks. It the nearest place was Silver City. That is three "shop at home" op- ternal Revenue Service to reduce fying compliance with the ad- Written consent will be required ments received, both directly and has been stated in those articles fraud in farm programs and justed gross income provisions from each producer or payment indirectly, by the legal entity and that there is a housing shortage portunities that were lost. I don't dislike Lordsburg. I streamlining payment limits for for programs administered by recipient for this process. No ac- each of the members does not in Lordsburg. There have been 6 shop here and I have a lot of family farmers. The actions are USDA's FSA and Natural Re- tual tax data will be included in exceed $40,000. "'for rent" ads in the Herald the friends in town. What I do dis- intended to strengthen the integ- sources Conservation Service. the report that IRS sends to USDA. USDA is an equal opportu- past 2 weeks. There are also a like is the lack.of things to entice rlty and defensibility of USDA This agreement will ensure th.a! As part of the review and evalua- nity provider, employer and number of houses for sale or rent people to move here. I also dis- farm safety net programs and help payments are not issued to pro- tion process, participants whose lender. To file a complaint of dis- that are not advertised in the pa- like the comments of "no avail- the agricultural industry to meet ducers whose adjusted gross in- AGI may exceed the limits will crimination, write: USDA. Direc- per. able housing". There is available requirements included in the come (AGI) exceeds certain tim- be offered an opportunity to pro- tor, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 My husband and I have a housing--just go driving around 2008 Farm Bill. its. The limits set in the 2008 Farm vide third party verification or Independence Ave., SW, Wash- house for sale or rent located close and look at the for sale signs. Or "Today's announcement will Bill are $500.000 non(arm aver- other information to validate ington, DC 20250-9410 or call to 2 schools. We lost our renters ensure that the producers who age AGI for commodity and di- their income. (800) 795-3272(voice), or (202) in September last year. For 3 pick up a copy of the Herald. Teri Wright depend upon the safety net of saster programs; $750.000 farm Meanwhile, beginning with 720-6382 (TDD). months, we redid the interior of Redrock USDA programs will have future average AGI for direct payments; the 2010 program year, USDA has access to these programs by en- and $1 million non(arm average amended the rules that govern the hancing the overall integrity of AGI for conservation programs, requirements to be 'actively en- the programs." said Vilsack. "It The electronic process that gaged' in farming. These rules will also provide more flexibil- USDA developed with IRS re- apply to eligibility for payments ity for family farm operations views data from tax returns, per- under the Direct and Counter-cy- across the country." forms a series of calculations, and clical Program (DCP) or Average As part of today's announce- compares tlaese values to the AGI Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) ment. USDA has finalized a limitations from the 2008 Farm program administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency HUGE SELECTION! (FSA). USDA has implemented the O~1~Y following change to permit cer- . ~t~ ~ tain operations, most often fam- ily-run operations, to meet 'ac- M ELF~Y tively engaged' in farming re- quirements under less restrictive rules. Every stockholder or mem- ~ q~ . ~tt ~ q~ ~ ber of a legal entity, suchasacor- 5ilver Rinqs ~anqles ~oqo~ "~tan,um ,tr]( poration, does not have. to con- tribute labor or management if Hand washing training held in county schools both of the following apply: at least half of the inter- In collaboration with Cooperative Extension Services, the Hidalgo County Health Consortium pre- est in the legal entity is held by sented a hand washing training and contest in both Lordsburg and Animas Schools in December. ~s~/V~ ~IE~CID~e~ stockholders or members who are. P~~t~r~dher~ar~th~winnersf~rAn~mas~grad~sK~2~Picturedar~:R~agannPa~is~C~d~~r~ght~ providing active personal labor and Helena Ramirez. Courtesy photos " - Mary J B 1 Me d Located " / the Cottage House. 214 E. Motel Lordsburg or active personal management ane are a s nu o Q,0 (Former Manager, Motel 10 Diner) ailable Saturday, February 6, 2010 ,j~ ~Take-out Only: 10 AM- 5 PM ~ ~ ....... ~!i $5.00 Extra Large Cup (Large amounts at reduced prices if you furnish your own container) WESTERN BANK has again received the Advance Orders, please call. Gina 590-0808 BauerFinancial 5 Star Rating for banks ~ Pick up at Lord's Living Water Lighthouse 807 Duncan Highway, Lordsburg (Old Biven's Supply Store) for the llth year in a row. (Upon advanced request, Menudo isalso available without Tripe.) This is a big deal ~ especially when consider you .... the current financial climate of our nation. This rating means that WESTERN BANK is one of the strongest banks in the nation today. So, ask yourself, where do you want to keep your money? We are safe, strong and loyal to our community, expressed to us during the illness and death of our beloved sister, Helen Diaz Jimenez. Lordsburg, NM Serving Southwest tNew Mexico Since 1907 Helen was a verv loving and caring person to all of us and will 140 East Motel Drive (575) 542.3521 www.bootlheelbank.comr always remain in our hearts. [ Your prayers, kindness, calls, food and beautiful flowers were Silver City 0~~ 330 Highway t80West greatly appreciated. We will never forget your thoughtfulness. (575) 388.3521 Thank you for the love and presence that. has upheld us. God bless you and yours. AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES: The Trading Post, Glenwood BootHeel Grocery, Animas, NM ' Copper Pins, Playas. NM 140 East Motel Drive, Lordsburg ~_ Tomasa Diaz and Manuel Gandara Family 330Hwy 180West, Silver City ~ ~ Candido Diaz and Family ~~ m Herminia Diaz Oku and Fa ily BAUER'FINANCIAL, INC. ~ Nick and Melinda Diaz and Family ~_ANii~d~.. www.bauerfinancial.com Coral" Gables, Florida 800.388.6686 ~~~r-J~ . 1~3~,~f~V~..~