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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 8 FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2010 5O Hidalgo County I1'1"1"1,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,11,1 SmallTmvt Papers 5026 Calfforma Avcmlc SW Starlit WA 9RI36 i00"0000Frka n k M. "Estoy a su lado" Su Voto Puede Hacer La Diferencia P*lo t o' CnurrT TO LCT rRkt RODIlaZ lUCQR Bootheel t;owo Poetry Fiesta this Saturday in Lordsburg By ALLEN "HOOK" HILL The 17 'h annual Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta will be this Sat., Feb. 20, 2010, at the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum. The event is a fundraiser for the museum, which is located at 702 E. 2 "d Street in Lordsburg, N. Mex. The first session will be from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., at which time free him- burgers and soft drinks will be served at intermis- sion. The sec- ond session will run from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Hook Hill will host the show, which will feature Pete Kennedy - poet, Jon Mes- senger singer and songwriter, Larry Harmer - poet, the Copper Creek Wranglers Western Band, Mike Dunn - poet, Steve Conroy singer and poet, Bud Strum'- poet, and Roughstring West- ern Band. Two performers who have not yet been featured in the Herald are Jess and Savannah Barry, who complete the lineup of Roughstring Western Band. The husband and wife duo now work and lix, e on One of the Diamond A Ra'nches'in the lower Bootheel, and perform with Ken Moore and Skelly Boyd. Jess was born and raised at Dos Cabezas, Ariz. He grew up in a music atmosphere, picked up the fiddle when he was three years old, and has been an award winning fiddler ever since. Jess has run the gauntlet of entertain- ment venues. He has fiddled in nu- merous contests, festivals, chicken fights, gatherings and, yes, fundraisers. A true fiddling great will stand before you at this year's Fiesta. Savannah, who is Ken and Coleen Moore's daughter, married Jess when she was two weeks out of high school. It was only natural that Savannah grew up with music, since Ken and Coleen were so deep into it. She was born in Silver City, but lived and went to school in Palominas and Bisbee, Ariz. She graduated from high school in Animas, N. Mex. Her innate sense of rhythm is evident as she plays the bass fiddle. She might even. pick up a fiddle and "romp through the grass" with it. Stev. e Hill will be the master of ceremonies for the evening. Steve, the son of Hook and June Hill, was born in Lo- gan, Utah, where his dad was at- tending col- Steve Hill will once againserve as Master of Ceremonies for the Fiesta. SenatorTom Udall, right, visits with Lordsburg Border Patrol Agent In Charge Chris Mangusing Tuesday at the local field office. lege, but he was rearedin Udall visits Southern NM, Lordsburg "Recovery Act" Lordsburg. 81years and going strong ailed gr;d:g projects to mark one-year anniversary of law Lordsburg H i g h Courtesy submission ited this week back to Washington as we School, fin- U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, begin debate of a bill to get Americans marked this week's one-year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by visiting sev- eral projects in southern New Mexico that received funding from the landmark recovery legislation. Udall began the day in Deming, where he toured the Luna County Sheriff's Department, visited an area of Spruce Street undergoing major refur- bishment, and toured homes with weath- erization and energy audits underway. The senator then traveled to Lordsburg, where he toured the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station and vis- ited with local border patrol agents. "My visit to southern New Mexico confirms that one year after its passage, the Recovery Act continues to create jobs, fund improvements to our infra- structure, and spur economic growth. But the reality is that we've still got a long way to go," Udall said. "That's why cre- ating jobs has been - and will continue to be - my No. 1 priority in the Senate. 1 will take the stories of the people I vis- back to work." In total, Luna County has received more than $109 million in Recovery Act funding. This includes: $27,818 for the Luna County Sheriff's Department through a Justice Assistance Grant for several IT enhance- ments including technology for a new interrogation room, night vision equip- ment and laptop computers for patrol cars. Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender Submitted by US BORDER PATROL/E/ Paso Sector Vigilance paid off once again last night for U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Lordsburg after they seized a total of 583 pounds of marijuana in two incidents and arrested a convicted sex offender. On February 10, 2010, agents as- signed to the Lordsburg Station were patrolling Interstate 10 near mile marker 2 when four subjects were observed walk- ing. The agents approached the subjects and began consensual conversition and later questioned them as to their citizen- ship. 29-year old Sergio Baca Rascon admitted to being a Citizen and National of Mexico with no immigration docu- mentation. Baca was taken to the sta- tion and entered into the automated bin- . $850,000 for reconstruction of 1.5 miles of Spruce Street, the main ar- tery through Deming's historical district. The project employs approximately 20 people and is expected to enhance eco- nomic development in the area. $2.3 million to the Commu- nity Action Agency (CAA) for its weath- erization assistance program. Thanks to the new funding, CAA has been able to expand its program from approximately 190 homes per year to at least 393 homes this year. metric system revealing a prior convic- tion of "Child Molestation" in Missouri in October-2002. He was classified as an aggravated felon and sentenced to serve 41 months in prison. Baca is currently being detained pending prosecution. Later that same day, agents from the Deming Station encountered and arrested a 20-year old United States Citizen near Columbus N.M. The arrest resulted in a seizure of approximately 192 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of over $153,000.00. The marijuana was trans- ported to the Deming Station for storage and final disposition. The subject was ,later turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for disposi- tion. See SEX OFFENDER on Page 3 [City b90rpcer 1 ished his formal education at. New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, and eventually became mayor of Lordsburg. Steve has been a comic and a sto- ryteller since he began to talk. Among other things, he has been a miner, a cowboy, and a power plant operator. He now works for Tucson Electric in Tucson, Ariz., but his home is in Sil- ver City, N. Mex. Steve brings to the fiesta a world of experiences in creat- ing laughter with ribs and one-liners. Welcome back, Steve. Advance tickets for both sessions of $10 for adults and $7 for students can be purchased at Verla's Western Wear at 908 E. Motel Drive in Lordsburg. Tickets may also be pur- chased at the door. For more information, contact Hook or June Hill at (575) 542-9258, (559) 381-1465, or hookjune nd Marshall and Winnie Kuykendall, Iongtime Lordsburg residents, celebrated their 82 wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day with a special party at Kranberry's Restaurant. Marshall, 102 and Winnie, 101, were married in 1929. Courtesy photo Our chance to create jobs and investments in New Mexico and Lordsburg, Hidalgo County with clean energy is coming closer tO real- ity. New Mexico and Lordsburg is in a position to be a leader in creaing jobs and investments in our economy with clean energy and efficiency. New Mexico is second in the nation for solar potential. Lordsburg's area is ranked in the top on New Mexico's list for sun rays for solar. New Mexico is twelfth in the nation for wind. New Mexico and Hidalgo County have a vast of tapped and untapped geothermal and biomass resources. New Mexico and the City of Lordsburg have the opportunity to be a leader in addressing clean en- ergy such as solar and creating the jobs of tomorrow. I and the City Council along with the Hidalgo County Commission are working to ex- pand on our incredible resources for renewable energy and spur investment in Lordsburg and Hidalgo County in clean energy. I have been in discussions with solar companies that are very interested in Lordsburg. I will keep you posted. Make a note the Bootheel Cowboy Poetry is this Saturday, February 20, 2010. Lots to do, so have fun, be safe and please get involved in your community and help support our local youth in their academics and athletics in the Lordsburg and Animas schools. UPC()MING EVENTS Early voting to begin Early voting began Wednesday, February 10 h, and will end on Friday, February 26% in the Office of the City Clerk at 409 West Wabash Street Mon- day thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Enchilada fund raiser An enchilada fund raiser will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010, in the LHS Home Ec room from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To order, call 542-8025, 542-3782 or 544-5830. All proceeds will be given to LHS teacher/coach Jason Hawley, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Open House postponed The WNMU Hidalgo County Learning Center Open House and Rib- bon Cutting set for February 25 has been postponed until further notice. Diabetic Support Group Come join us and stay informed for either yourself, a loved one in your fam- ily, ora friend. For those not familiar with our Diabetes Support Group, we meet every last Wednesday of each month 10 am-I lam in the HMS Conference Room @ 530 E. Demoss Street, here in Lordsburg. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Gloria Vargas @ (575)542-3047. Team Kids Team Kids is held every Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Team Kids is open to students in grades 1-6. Dunagan account An account has been set up at West- ern Bank to help benefit Clint and Gall Dunagan, who lost their home to a fire over the weekend. Anyone wishing to make a contribution should contact any teller at Western Bank. Walking & Activity Walking & Activity Club meets ev- ery Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Special Events Center. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Herald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald "i'm on your side" P/ease Vote for positive change on March 2, 2010