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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 Harvey and Vanita Hatch with their quilt, voted asone of the crowd's favorites. 2010 Hidalgo County Heritage Quilt Show hailed a success by organizers Submitted by MARLENE SIEPELIShow Coordinator The 2010 Hidalgo County Heritage Quilt Show was recently a weekend success being held at the James H. Baxter Civic Center m Lordsburg at the endof Janu- ary. Although there was a mixture of cold weather, rain and snow the doors, opened to visitors from out of town. as well as to the local au- dience. Forty family heir- loom quilts were dis- played with the history of each mother or grandmother's family. All qf the history gathered honors the presence of these women's contribu- tion to their life or their descendant's lives in Hidalgo County. A table of old-fashioned hand- work. other than quilting, was also on display that showed Bootheel histories of women The two-day show was a meeting place for several families and friends who came to infor- mally visit through their quilts. Some of the visitors came from out of state, including Colorado. Arizona. Texas. Illinois• Kansas and North Carolina• Several quilting guild ladies from sur- rounding counties also came to the show. During the eVent, a door prize and raffles were offered. The winner's names were drawn at ran- dom. Door prizes: Quilt Rack-Brenda Keller. Doming Quilt Rack-Rosie Clark. Lordsburg Quilt Rack-Penny Harp, Sil- "Star Flower of Texas", voted best of show. ver City Sunshine Quilters Wall Quilt-Jimmy Arredondo Visitors also voted on the quilt they liked the best. The win- * nor was "Star Flower of Texas". exhibited by Audrey Miller. Her quilt was dated 1885 and hand- pieced and quilted of tobacco sacks. Runner-up was shown by Vanita and Harvey Hatch• A close third was Annette George's modi- fied 24-point star quilt from the mid 1800s. "Quilt appraiser Maureen Craig worked all day Saturday visiting, teaching and examining scheduled quilts for appraisal. She expressed that the show had some beautiful heirlooms and the workmanship was outstanding. She enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Hidalgo County quilt owners. The Hidalgo Cofinty Heritage quilt committee would like to thank 'all of the people who volun- teered their help and sup- port of this year's show. Thank you to Mayor Clark Smith and his staff for helping with the Civic Center. Thank you to the set up and take down crews, plus volunteers. The door greeters were great and we appreciate your time. Thanks to the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library and Board of Trustees. Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce. L0rdsburg Hidalgo County Mu- seum and the Hidalgo County Herald for help with advertising and housing the history. The pio- neer women quilters and their families appreciate the remem- brance of their contribution to being a part of life in the south- west corner of New Mexico and Hidalgo County. PAID BY CANDIDATE "F HIL'~ l:sbb) .... ' " " *~*"-"~'' ' and Neighbo tavLy. ,,r:r aen o s. rs, -,, ...... .o.~- ......... ,:~., Your vote is very important for the prosperity of Lordsburg, whether it be with regards to renewable energy or mahufacturing [employment, we must garnish and retain this for our commumty..,for our sake as well as that of future generations. My 0nly promise to you is to "Stay the Course". It is not "I", but "WE". AmigoS y Vicenos, ' . ~ Su vote es muy trap otranto!! Para nuestra prosperlpada seya energia renewable o trabajos industrial. Tenemos que asegurar estas cosas economicos para nuestra communidad. No solamente para nostros pore mas importante para nuestros hijos que son el furore de nuestra cuidad. "Estoy de Tu Lade." Frank M. u e z l "/ : "I'm on your side" Please Vote for positive change on March2, 2010 Teague bill aims to put unemployed veterans back to work in energy jobs Courtesy submission Last week. Congressman Harry Teague unveiled new leg- islation aimed at improving em- ployment opportunities for vet- erans. The Energy Jobs for Veter- ans Act seeks to establish pro- grams to provide on-the-job training, apprenticeship, real ex- perience, and long-term employ- ment in the energy fields to vet- erans. Funded by competitive grants, the program woJald pro- vide an energy employer up to 50%. or up to $20.000. of a veteran's salary for a year of ap- prenticeship and on-the-job training. The program would be available to employers across multiple energy fields, including energy efficient building, con- struction and retrofits, renewable electric power, biofuel produc- tion, energy efficiency assess- ment. oil and gas. and nuclear power. "These men and women stood up and fought to protect the freedoms and opportunities that we take for granted today. Yet when our veterans return to civil- ian life. they are finding it in- creasingly difficult to find jobs," said Congressman Harry Teague, a member of the U.S. House Com- mittee on Veteran's Affairs. "The bill I've introduced addresses two important issues facing our coun- try - helping our veterans find meaningful, stable employment following their service, while growing New Mexico's energy industries and securing America's energy independence." The latest survey of veterans unemlSloyment by the Depart- ment of Labor shows the number of unemployed Iraq and ~fghani- stan veterans is now Mmost the same as the number of service members currently deployed in support .of those two wars When the national unemployment rate hit 9.7% last fall. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were unemployed at a rate of 11.3%. "'Under my bill. those who fought for us abroad would be able to continue their work for the security of our country when they return home - by getting a job producing our energy right here in New Mexico." said Congress- man Teague. The legislation comes after a roundtable discussion Con- gressman Harry Teague held in Valencia County focused on ex- panding job opportunities for Veterans. Local veterans, repre- sentatives from New Mexico Eco- nomic Development. the.Depart- ment of Veterans Affairs. the New Mexico Department of Veterans Affairs. the University of New Mexico - Valencia and Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico attended to discuss dif- ferent ways to make energy job opportunities more accessible to veterans. Congressman Teague has continually made veterans' issues a top priority, helping to secure advanced appropriations for the VA and introducing legislation aimed at" addressing and reduc- ing the impact PTSD and mental health issues have on the lives of returning veterans. He recently lead a bi-partisan group in form- ing the Invisible Wounds Caucus. to promote awareness of and so- lutions for the mental health chal- lenges facing our service mem- bers and veterans. i Danny F. Richins Danny F. Richins, 58. of Lordsburg, New Mexico, passed "away Saturday, February 6. 2010 at his residence. A funeral service was held at the Duncan Stake Cen- ter, LDS Church in Duncan, Arizona. on Wednesday, Febru- ary 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with Bishop Lloyd Payne officiating. Inter- ment followed in the Virden Cemetery. Pall~bearers will be Benjamin Ri•chins. Adam Richins. Daniel Richins. Don Richins. Rick Richins and David Rathjen. Danny F. Richins was born on April 12, 1951. He served a mission in North Carolina, Vir- ginia for the LDS Church. Upon his return he attended Eastern Arizona College where he met and On January 10. 1973, married Deana Stradling. Together they had five children. Danny was self- employed as a farmer and worked as a heavy equipment operator at the Tyrone Mine. After his di- vorce he met and married Victoria Benson in December 1985. To- gether they had two children. Danny Richins is the son of Adrian Richins and Vivian Ferrin Richins. He is survived by four daugh- ters. Karin D. Choate of Animas. New Mexico. Adrianne | of Knab. Utah. Rebeccah Vandyke an'd her husband Shawn of Prove, Utah. and Tori L. Richins of Tucson. Arizona; three sons, Adam F. Richins and his wife Briana of Prove. Utah, Ben- Danny F. Richins jamin ~, Richins of Provo, Utah. and Daniel Richins of Sil- ver City, New Mexico: nine grand children. Mikenzie and Shannon Choate, Kaylee. Brandon and Tayson Snodderley, Haylee Ember Richins. Kayden and Skylar Vandyke and Alex Richins: one brother, Don Richins and his wife Janell of Duncan. AZ: and two sisters. Shirley Heap and her husband Bryan of Tempe, AZ. and Sherry Conner and her husband. Ed. of Virden. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Adrian Wayne. Bright Funeral Home/ Lordsburg Funeral Home is in cffarge of arrangements. 408 S. Main Street. Lordsburg, NM. 575-542-9444. mI ELECT SALVADOR DIAZ, JR. Mayor, City of Lordsbur /? g Itoothee112.owhotj Poetrtl Fiesta Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum Benefit Saturday, February 20, 2010 5:00 PM at the Museum ~,,_.,/'~ 708 East 2nd Street in Lordsburg, NM Top Entertainers!, Hamb gers!. Free ur $10 Adults* $7 Students . ~-5-/~-,~ E. ' . g " ~ ,~ Visit our Old West Museum Mon-Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM San Simon First Baptist Church February 7-14th Each Eveningat 6:00 For mo~einformation, contact Mahan at 253-0195,