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1 0 H DALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010 Noxious Weeds: What are they? 'By CHRISTY RUBIO, Hidalgo gin, is new to or notwidely preva- ary. County Ag. Agent Most of us have heard the term "Noxious Weeds". Does that me toxic? If my pets eat them or " .mY child touches it then puts their hands in their mouth will it make them sick?' There are a lot of questions when it comes to the word "noxious". Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Nox- ious as: physically harmful or destructive to living beings or constituting a harmful influence on mind or behavior. How does this related to a weed? Well what is a "weed'"?. A weed is a plant that is not valued where it is grow- ing and is usually of vigorous growth. Ever heard the phrase "One man's junk is another man's treasure"? That phrase goes for. weeds "One persons weed is an- other person's garden". That grass growing up in your garden, choking out your tomatoes, is the same grass that the next door neighbor has growing in their , backyard, to you it's a weed, it them is their lawn! So a noxious weed is: any plant of foreign ori- lent in the United States, and can directly or indirectly injure crops, other useful plants, livestock, or poultry or other interests of agri- culture. Each state has a list of plants that are considered Nox- ious. The NM Noxious-weed list can be found at: http:// nmdaweb.nmsu.edu/animal-and- plant-protection/noxious-weeds,. A group of agencies, agricul- tural producers and others from Hidalgo and Grant Counties got together in 2007 to form the Southwestern New Mexico Co- operative Weed Management Area (SWNMCWMA). This group is dedicated to informing the citizens about weed problems and helping eliminate and/or control noxious and troublesome weeds in the bi-county area. Part of this groups efforts is to edu- cate the producers and citizens of Hidalgo and Grant counties on what noxious weeds to be look- ing for, their identification char- acteristics and how to control them. Two workshops are sched- uled to take place in early Febru- The topics covered in the workshops will include: Starthistle identification and con- trol methods, Russian Knapweed identification and control, weeds to watch for in Hidalgo and Grant Counties and where to report if you see them and proper han- dling of chemical pesticides used for weed control. These work- shops will be held in Virden, NM on February 2 at the Old Virden Church and Cliff, NM on Febru- ary 3 at the Cliff Fairground Ex- hibit Hall. The workshops will start at 9 am and are free of charge. If you would like to attend please RSVP at 575-542-9291 for Virden and 575-388-1559 for Cliff by Friday, 1/29/10. If you are an in- dividual with a disability and need an auxiliary aid or service please contact the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension , Service at 575-542-9291 by 2/1/ 09. New Mexico State Univer- sity is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and edu- .cator. NMSU and the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture cooperating. L rc 2010 AHS celebrates Homecoming 2010 The students of AnimasHigh School enjoyed a week of Panther Spirit as they celebrated their 2010 Basketball Homecoming. Activities lasted all week, including a scavenger hunt, "Name that Tune", and even dress-up days. On Thursday, there was a pep-rally held in the high school gym. There were tons of games such as king of the court basketball, a lip-singing contest, and even a "gallon challenge" (above). The students had a bias/participating and showing their Panther Pride. After the games, there was a Homecoming Ceremony held in the AHS gym. AHS royalty were Cody Gee and Mikenzie Choate (Freshmen Duke and Duchess), Chuy Ramirez and Sky Davenport (Sophomore Duke and Duchess), Michael Gomez and Elizabeth Richins (Junior Prince and Princess), and Remington Hurt and Marissa Elias (Senior King and Queen, below right) After the ceremony, the students enjoyed a Winter Ball held in the lobby of the AHS gym. Pictured below left are Spirit King Cody Gee and Spirit Queen Chelsea Rodriguez. By ELIZABETH RICHINSlHidalgo County Herald Fellow Lordsburg WORKING TOGETHER. during the past few years, Citizens, WE have been able to promote one of Lordsburg's greatest assets -- being a WELCOMING COMMUNITY to the traveling public and, very importantly, to potential economic development. It has been out policy to work closely and openly with commercial entities which express an interest in OUR community. The decision to locate in Lordsburg by business has many times been based on their finding OUR town to be friendly and local government to be helpful and welcoming As you know, new businesses provide much needed jobs, increase Lordsburg's gross receipts tax base as well as Hidalgo County 's property tax base. With OUR business/industry friendly relations, businesses established in OUR community are: Love's Travel Center Pilot Travel Center Flying J Travel Center Hampton Inn Trailtown Chevron Kranberry's Comfort Inn & Suites Family Dollar Best Western Motel Motel 10 Days Inn As previously reported, GROUND BREAKING for an apartment complex with sports/pizza bar will be next month. PNM POWER PLANT- Construction of this new $60 Million Dollar state of the art Power Plant provided many jobs for our fellow citizens. Very importantly for OUR community, I successfully negotiated YEARLY tax p a3'ments TOTALING ~135,000.00 bs: PNM for the nex[ ~ 0 years to: City of Lordsburg $75,000.00 Hidalgo County $40,000.00 Lordsburg School District $20,000.00 Working rith State, Federal and local governments, we continue to prepare Lordsburg with NEW INFRASTRUCTURE for future economic development. MANY NEW business enterprises are in close contact with us as WE prepare to be ready for an eventually improved global economy which will affect US, too. YOUR MAYOR, R E- E L E C T e s A RT H U R C LAR K I respectfully request ,our o,e 0,0 I promise to contmue to work , Cgt, e, hard for YOU and OUR hometown,