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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD DTMS holds District History Day Competition By DOGIE ROUNDUP STAFF Thursday, February 4, marked DTMS' first ever History Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ald urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. Letters can be "mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author, and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. Teen Maze Dear Editor: It is almost that time of year again, and plans for the upcom- ing Hidalgo County Teen Maze are well under way with the Maze Steering Committee and collabo- rating agencies. The Committee would like to update the commu- nity on its 2010 Maze plans: The Maze will be held at the Lordsburg High School Gym on Much 24-26. and will host all Day competition. All students at DTMS had to choose aft inven- tion that impacted history, re- Animus and Lordsburg youth, ages 12-18. This year the layout of the Maze has taken a different shape, and will be set to a cage fighting theme, UFC: Under- standing Future Challenges. Nu- merous agencies are collaborat- ing to make the event a success .in addressing some of our county's priorities. These priori- ties will be addressed in four sepa- rate educationalrooms, including Education and Nutrition. Teen Pregnancy and STDs, Alcohol, and Drugs and Tobacco. There will be a real-life finale with real- life people and problems address- ing Rehab/How Choices Affect Future Lives. Construction and set-up of the maze will take place on Monday and Tuesday, and Tuesday evening all parents and community members are invited to view the Maze thdmselves. Wednesday through Thursday of that week will be the youth par- ticipation days. We are looking forward to an exciting and educational week with all Hidalgo County's youth! If anyone has any questions, feel free to call 542-8384 ext. 441 or 313-4685. Tammy Hopkins Hidalgo County Health Consortium search it and then either create a display or create a dramatic pre- sentation. The winning displays are: 8th grade- Crystal Rodriguez and Jessica Sanchez (The Crayon-1st place), Korey Montenegro, Julian Grado, and Joseph Camacho-Terrazas (Smallpox Vaccine-1~' place), and Eduardo Lynch (Automatic Asstault Rifle-3rd place). 7th grade- Taylor Hayes, Alyssa Palacios, and Gage Elias (Polio Vaccine-1s' place), Mark Thomas and Jared Floyd (Dy- namite-2"d place), and Noah De la Garza and Shania Ornelas (Cell Phone-3rd place). These students will move on to a regional competition in Las Cruces that takes place in March. Congratulations, ! respectfully request your vote on March 2, 201 I promise to continue to work hard for YOU and OUR hometown. AID BY CANDIDATE RE-ELECT ARTHUR CLARK M I'TH- C,;t,t ,e,t 1 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 " ,, , , = NM House delegation announces recovery funding for clean energy workforce training Submitted by REP. HARRY TEAG U E'S OFRCF_J Washington, DC Members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation an- nounced last week that the-New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has been awarded $5,999,989 by the Department of statewide, systemic approach to worker training in energy effi- ciency and renewable energy oc- cupations that is respoosive to employer and worker needs. "The best way to support our economy is by getting southern New Mexicans back tO work," said Representative Harry Teague. "Creating a statewide jobs program dedicated to renew- able energy skills will not only improve the skills of hundreds of people across the area, but also keep New Mexico as a" leader in energy research production. I ap- plaud the Department of Labor for their efforts in helping bring these grants to New Mexico. '!New Mexico continues to capitalize on the fast-growing industry of clean, home-grown energy. But clean energy com- panies need more than sun and wind--they need skilled people who can harness that energy and bring it to households and busi- nesses," said Representative Mar- l I |111 ELECT tin Heir~ch. "This grant will help job seekers more easily connect with green job- banks and help to ensure that workers find employ- men! after completing training." 'During these difficult eco- nomic times, we have to work doubly hardto train new workers nomic developments and effi- cient in delivering justo]in.]time training to reduce unemploy- ment. The project, which will tar- get members of underserved com- munities, including veterans, military spouses, women and at- risk youths, aims to train approxi- .. and prepare them for good pay- mately 400 participants and place - Labor. The grant, funded by the Jug jobs," said Representative 360 in targeted industries. This American Recovery and Rein- Luj~in. "This Recovery Act fund- vestment Act's Green Jobs Train- ing will help many New Mexi- ing Program, aims to establish a cans get job training at a time when they~and our communi- ties~need it the most." The new. system will be ad- justable and responsive to eco- grant is part of the American Re- covery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to preserve . and create jobs, promote the nation's economic recovery, and .,i assist those most impacted by the recession. On the ~mpaign trail Lordsburg mayoral candidate Frank Rodriguez visited patrons at. S A LVAD 0 R the Ena Mitchell Senior. Citizen's Center last week, asking them about their concerns for theCity of Lordsburg. paid by cana~ate DIAl , JR. o Dogies! Mayor, C!ly of tordsburg ~ Q " 0 0 Your vote On March 2, 2010 o e will be appreciated, o Fostep & Adoptive Paren~ Needed in New Me~icol Te i o- , /*~.KE A D~ENCE ZN THE L.I:FE OF A CHZLD C~ M PHILLIPS " Become a foster or adon~ive ~m-ent. Find out how! Q Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of Februa~ in your area. ~ Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive g Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121. **So Habla Espanol** - O ~3 Lordsburg City Council, Position 1 og Visit um on t~ web at www.vfd~ore Proud Lordsburg Native o j I ~ fl II I I I] [.ill I _~,,, . ~p the Citizens of LOrdsburfl: it is with great honor thatl seek election to the position of Municipal Judge for the City of Lordsburg. 1 apologize that due to an injury, Iam unable to go door-to-door to speak with each and every one in our community to ask you for your vote and support dUring thig campai pledge to do one thing if elected, and that is to do t job that 1 can by alw~ but yet fulfilling that position I seek. ! would like to encourage each and every oneto step up to the plate and exercise your right to vote and have a voice in this election on March 2, My best wishes to all candidates seeking position in our oity government. May those Who are successful never forget that they .~r~ ~l~t~a by th~ P~oP~ and for th~ p~op~ William F. and may the best interest of our citizens and our community be in mind when all decisions are made. "Tiny" ! humbly ask for your vote for Nuntcipal Judge on Narch 2, 2010. for City of Lordsburg ~A,D ~ ~A,0,0A~ . . M U n i c i pal J u d ge . I I ] HIDALGO COUNTY LITERACY PROGRAM 524 DeMoss Street, Suite 18 Director/Tutor: Sherri Arredondo Telephone: Office/575-542-9407 Ce11/575-313-7738 BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASSES NOW BEING OFFERED These classes are for adults who have no computer skills at all, but would like to learn. Keyboard and Mouse flexibility plus Menu definition development for basic beginners. CITIZENSHIP CLASSES These classes are for adults who are living in the United States legally and wish to become permanent citizens or dual resident citizens. Class schedules (times and days of week) will be determined by applicant requests as best as they can be granted to satisfaction. EXISTING ESTABLISHED SCHEDULES ADULT BASIC LITERACY/PRE.GED/GED STUDY AND CLASS TUF, SDAYS/TItURSDAYS/SATURDAYS: 9:00 AM ENGLISH-SECOND-LANGuAGE--LORDSBURG ': ~ WF, DNSDAYS/FRIDAYS: 9:00 AM ENGLISH-SECOND-LANGUAGE--OUTREACH HIDALGO COUNTY MONDAYS~THURSDAYS: 5:00 PM