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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2812 5 Dutch Oven Cook-0ff to be held in Glenwood March 31 Submitted by GALE MOORE Come to cook see how Dutch Oven cooking is done come to eat listen to music or just visit with the happy crowd at the Southwest New Mexico Tenth Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off on Saturday, March 31 in Glenwood, New Mexico! The Dutch Oven Cook-Off will beheld again at the Glenwood Community Park on CatWalk Road in Glenwood (just an hour north of Silver City). Last year, the event drew over 500 visitors! Here's to Health/ This year, there will have PLENTY of food for everyone! The Tasters' Delight event be- gins at 2:00 pm, as soon as judging is completed. All the Dutch Oven cooks bring their pots to .the Pavilion for folks to taste samples of the dishes. (This year, back to only $5.00 per plate). Bucky Allred of Glenwood's Blue Front Ca(6 will also be selling his famous barbeque sandwiches with chips and cole slaw and Glenwood Senior Center will be selling breakfast burritos, cinnamon Easy (:Nontoxic) Ways to CleanY0ur H0me By ANDREA SAUER Contributed by Hidalgo County Health Consortium Several years ago, my husband and I switched to nontoxic clean- ing products and we've never looked back. Many ingredients found in typical household cleaners are known hormone disruptors, car- cinogens, neurotoxins, and other irritating poisons. Diethanolamine? Nitrobenzene? Butyl cellosolve? If I Can't pronounce it, I won't clean with it. These toxins are harmful to our bodies and the environment. Many end up in our water supply, damaging the ecosystem and cost- ing thousands of dollars to treat each year. With spring cleaning right around the corner. I would like to share some of my favorite nontoxic cleaning recipes with you. These solutions are healthier for your family, your home, and the environ- ment. They are also easy to make. inexpensive, and effective! For an all-purpose cleaner, fill an empty spray bottle with equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. This can be kept on hand for countertops, highchair trays, toys, floors, and other surfaces. The vinegar smell will go away when dry. For windows, fill a spray bottle with water and quarter cup of distilled white vinegar or lemon juice. Recycle your newspapers in place of paper towels for a streak-free finish. To treat household areas with mold or mildew, mix a few drops of tea tree oil and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Mix together two parts olive oil to one part lemon juice for a natural furniture polish. Sprinkle carpet with baking soda. then vacuum, to get rid of pet or other odors. To clean heirloom or fine china, dissolve borax in a sink full of hot water. Keep a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide on hand and an- other filled with distilled white vinegar (don't mix the two in one bottle). For a disinfecting spray for vegetables and surfaces, spritz with one, then the other, then wipe clean. To clean your toilet, pour one part baking soda to four parts white vinegar rata the toilet basin. Let it sit for fifteen to thirty minutes, then scrub and flush. For a clogged drain, pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a half cup of distilled white vinegar. Allow the mixture to fizz. and then flush wi hot water. To treat moldy tile grout on bathroom walls, fill a spray bottle with one-half cup hydrogen peroxide and one cup water. Spray orito moldy areas, let sit for an hour, then rinse off. Clean regularly for increase effectiveness. Combine one-half quart of hot water with equal parts baking soda and lemon juice (about one teaspoon each). Put in a spray bottle for a healthy air freshener. Certain plants are another easy, effective way to clean your home by purifying indoor air of common pollutants. Synthetic building materials, furniture upholstery, floor stains, paint, cleaning products. and other fumes become trapped inside causing potential health is- sues. To combat this, try placing an assortment of the following plants around your home. (Check with your vet to see which plants may be poisonous to pets if they chew on the leaves.) The following group of fifteen are some of the most effective at cleaning indoor air: Common Name Bamboo palm (reed palm) Chinese evergreen Elephant ear philodendron English ivy Ficus (weeping fig) Gerberfi daisy Golden pathos (Devil's ivy) Heartleaf philodendron Janet Craig Marginata Mother-in-law's tongue (snake plant) Peace lily Pot mum Spider plant Warneckei Latin (Proper) Name Chamaedorea seifrizii Aglaonema modestum Philodendron domesticum Hedera helix Ficus benjamina Gerbera jamesonii Epipiremnum aureum Phildendron scandens Dracaena deremensis Dracaena marginata Sansevieria laurentii Spathiphyllum "Mauna Loa'" Chrysanthemum norifolium Chlorophytum comosum Dracaena deremensis For more nontoxic cleaning solutions and healthy living tips, check out Sara Snow's Fresh Living by Sara Snow or Green Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck. Andrea Sauer is the former Project Director for the Grant County Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities initiative. She can be reached at Andrea.Sauer@ Live.com. rolls, tea and lemonade. Get your tickets early for the Tast- ers' Delight because they sell out fast! Coming over for the day? Bring your lawn chairs! AND. Campfire and remember that Daylight Savings Time will be in effect, so folks from Arizona coming over to Glenwood should remem- ber that New Mexico time is an hour ahead of Arizona. Plan your travel accordingly and don't be late. (New Mexico is on Mountain time. and Arizona does not observe DST) Craft vendors may also par- ticipate ($25 per space). Those interested, call Leah Jones at (575) 539-2800 to assure your space. MORE cooks are invited to compete this year! . . . West- ern Bank, Ace Hardware and The Glenwood Gazette have signed on as Event Sponsors so far--adding to the prize money for our winning cooks! Come try your hand at this age-old (and delicious !) method of outdoor cookin'! Everyone, experienced or ama- teur, is welcome to enter, no matter where you call home. (And if you're a member of an organization, consider getting your own team together.) Cookiog categories will again be "Fancy Fixer," "Camp Cookie." and "'Tenderfoot," with submitted recipes and level of experience considered. Cooks can reg- ister to do Single Pot or Three Pot dishes in these categories. (Three Pot con- sists of Main Dish. Bread, and Dessert.) Winning cooks will share jack- pot cash awards and specialty prizes, not to mention all the fun they' 11 have ! Cooks are asked to regis- ter early, by mail or email. Contact for en- try forms and other event in- formation. Gale Moore (575) 388- 4806, gale@ Hens cybermesa.com P. O. Box 4077 Silver City, NM 88062 The Dutch Oven Cook-Off cooks' entry form. rules and other information can can be viewed and printed from the www.glenwood gazette.cam website, as well. Glenwood's FIRST Dutch OVen Cook-Off was begun in 2003 by Wendy Peralta. owner of the Glenwood Trading Post. Each year since, the eVent has grown in size. number of cooks, food. and fun! (Pro- ceeds from the Dutch Oven go to benefit the Community Park in Glenwood each year. where many events take place.) This event is rermniscent of the old days when members of small communities would gather for shared food and "vis- iting." This TENTH annual Dutch Oven promises to be an- other memorable occasion, one you won't want to miss! Sou,hwes, Fisking Report Gila River Fishing pressure is best. very light. Rio Grande - Fishing has been fair between Elephant Butte and Caballo for stocked triploid rain- bow trout.. Bear Canyon Lake - Fishing for trout is fair with bright-colored Power Bait. Other species are slow. Bill Evans Lake - Fishing for trout is reported as fair with bright- colored Power Bait, fireballs, spin- ners and flies all working well. No reports on other species. Caballo Lake - Water levels are very low and caution should be used if boating. Very light fish- mg pressure and no report of suc- cess. Fishing for walleye should be picking up. Elephant Butte Lake - 11o report. Escondida Lake - Fishing for rainbow trout is good with Power Bait and salmon eggs. Glenwood Ponds - Fishing is re- ported as good for trout. Bright- colored Power Bait is working NOTICE Reminder, Business Licenses expired December 31st. Due to the increase in postage, renewal forms will not be mailed out- unless requested. Call (575)542-3421 to have one mailed or (axed to your business. If you are no longer in business please let us know. Belinda Chavez City Clerk Lake Roberts - Trout fishing s slow. Quemado Lake - Fishing in the open water of the south end of the lake has been good. An addi- tional 4,726 rainbow trout were stocked last week. Power Bait seems to be the way to go. Snow Lake -- Roads to Snow Lake are impassible. For Maveriok. P " 9ehool photos . Call IRoberto's 575-574-5382 Antje Duvekot MRAC folk series continues with Antje Duvel(ot ['eb. 24 Submitted by MRAC/Silver City The Mimbres Region Arts Council: with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, is pleased to bring another great performance in the 2011-2012 Folk Series with Antje Duvekot on February 24, 2012. 7:30 p.m. at the Buckhorn Opera House in the scenic moun- tain town of Pinos Altos - 10 short minutes outside of Silver City. "When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special. She creates an en- tire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody." - Neil Dorfsman, the music producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Sting. Born in Germany and raised on the East Coast, Duvekot first began recording songs for her friends in Delaware-on cassette tapes. At age 18 she entered and won an open mc competition at the Sam Adams Brewpub in Phila- delphia, but it was the release of her album "Big Dream Boule- vard," that was named "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and placed in the "Top Ten Releases of the Year" by NPR's- Folk Alley, that truly solidified Duvekot's residence in the es- teemed world of American folk music. "This is a brilliant, brilliant album," says former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh. "I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and thatwas the first time I heard Patty Griffin?' Since the album's impressive release, Antje has won top songwriting awards including the "Grand Prize" in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Kerrvi.lle. Texas's prestigious "Best New Folk Award," and in Boston, one of the nation's top music markets, she won the Bos- ton Music Award for "Outstand- ing Folk Act." Antje Duvekot is an unstoppable force in the world of folk music, sure to garner an even wider array of awards with the release of her brand new al- bum, "New Siberia." "Duvekot has gotten hotter. faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery ,sensuality of her voice. She be- lieves in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into com- munity." - The Boston Globe "New Siberia" offers a re- freshing taste of Antje's unique radiance all over again, sounding all the more bright and soulful. Each track contains a wealth of heartfelt and tender lyrics, paired with her gentle, artful command of instruments such as acoustic guitar, octave mandolin, ukulele, and harmonicas. She is truly a woman of many talents, and this new masterpiece, released in January of 2012. is simply an even stronger testament to her greatness. Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe several times. Her fast-growing fan base, the viral spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a testament to her growing popu- larity. After her unexpected ill- ness and cancelling of last year's performance during the 2010- 2011 Folk Series, we are ex- tremely lucky to have another opportunity to host her this year in Silver City. Additional sponsors include the Holiday Inn Express Silver City and Silver City Radio. For tickets to this performance. contact the MRAC offices at 1201 Pope Street in Silver City, call 575-538-2505, or visit us onlihe at www.mimbresarts.org, or buy tickets at L&I Arts. Gila Hike & Bike, Alotta Gelato, or A.I.R. Cof- fee (Bayard). Lady Mavs host championship.. game Saturday By BRADI NELSONILMS'. ' -- The Lady Mavefiek's'ill host the District Championship game this Saturday at 6pm. Last Friday the girls trav- eled to Cloudcroft to play the Lady Bears. The stands were filled with fans even with the snow and bad weather, for this game would decide Who wold host the District Championship game. Both teams had only lost one game in the league. The game was very close in the first half. After half time the Lady Mavericks started to pull ahead in the score. When the game ended Lordsburg had won with a score of 72-62. Kristen Lopez lead the team with 30 points and 6 steals. Rachelle Gornez had 15 points. Michelle Thomas had the team high in blocks with 6 and 10 points while Karissa Murrillo lead the team in rebounds with 8. Overall, the Lady Mavericks played together as a team with each teammate contributing to this win. Come support your Lady Mavericks this Saturday as they fight for the District Champi- onship Title! I_ Good Luck Lady Mavericks. Lets WIN the 5AA District Tournament Championship . Soturdog, tm the start Feb. 25 @ 6:00 PM Maverick Gtjmnasium / ra00't I .........   .1!, T' , . :9 f