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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010 Pictured above is the newly-elected Hidalgo County Democratic Party Board, including Vice Chair- person David Ramos, Treasurer Lupe Ramos, Secretary Neomi Martinez-Parra and Chairperson Robert C. Parra. Hidalgo County Democrats hold convention Saturday in Lordsburg Hidalgo County Democrats held their first democratic con- vention on Saturday February 27, 2010 at the Triple J's Caf6. New officers were elected to the local Democratic Party board. The new board members are as follows: Robert C. Parra chair- person, David Ramos Vice Chair- person, Neomi Martinez-Parra secretary, and Lupe Ramos, trea- anal alternates. Delegates are Rebecca Varela, Lupe Ramos, Conrad Bejarano and Larry Martinez. Alternates are Don Kerr and Becky Varela. Newly elected chairperson Robert Parra and vice chairper- son David Ramos will be attend: ing the Democratic pre-primary election in Santa Fe on March 13, 2010 with the four elected del- surer. Also el6cted were delegates egates. Vicente Ramirez and his wife, Eusebio G. Sanchez Eusebio G. Sanchez, 63, of Lmdsburg, NM, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, NM, surrounded by loved ones. A RosarY was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. A une(al Ma (as held,atSt. lr's:: zifiifc Church'cln Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. wit/ZFa(fi?r Michael Will- iams officiating. Interment fol- lowed at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Sanchez was born on November 6, 1946. in Fort Hancock, Texas, to Margarita and Tranquilino Ramirez, both of Animas, NM. Mr. Sanchez is survived by three daughters, Sandra Herrera of Houston, TX, Elizabeth Cantu of San Antonio, TX, and DeAnna Zapata of Houston, TX; one, sou, Ricardo Sanchez and his wife, Lupita, of Eagle Pass, TX; three brothers, David Ramirez and his wife, Carrie, .of Those who attended the democratic convention included statewide representatives and candidates seeking democratic nominations for the June 1, 2010, primary election. Those in atten- dance included Joe Campos, Harry Montoya, Lawrence Rael, Mike Anaya, Sandy Jones and Congressman Harry Teague. Hidalgo County Clerk, Carmen Acosta, along with other local/ county officials and candidates, were also present. The board encourages all citi- zens to get involved in increas- ing the unity within the party. For additional information please call: 575-546-1934 or 575- 542-9260. More information and photos will be in next week's edi- tion of the Hidalgo County Her- ald. 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 hcherald@aznex.net. 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. Where will we go? Letter to Editor: Why is it that those who de-' mand the right to self determined SSI Column: By RAY VIGILSocial Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas Time goes by so quickly, it can be easy to forget important deadlines and even easier to let critical items fall to the nether regions of your to-do list. Whether you get to everything or not, time marches on -- so we'd like to share some March reminders with you. Tax Time is right around the corner. If you haven't filed your tax return yet, now is the time. But before you begin, you should make sure you have ev- erything you need. For example, if you plan to claim your chil- dren or any other dependents on your tax return, you'll need to have a Social Security number for each individual. If you don't al'eady have a Social Security number for a dependant, you bet- ter get to it right away. Applica- tions and evidence requirements are available" online at www.socialsecurity.gov/ ssnumber. Request your 1099 online. If you receive Social Security benefits and your total annual income is $25,000 or more for an individual or $32,000 or more for a couple, you may need to pay taxes on a portion of you Social Security benefits. If so, you'll need your SSA-1099, which shows the total amount of benefits received in the previous year. All 1099s were mailed by January 31, 2010. If you receive Social Security and have not yet received a 1099 for 2009, you can request a replacement online at www.socialsecurity.gov/ onlineservic˘s. Easy as A, B, C. If you're covered under Medicare Part A, but originally opted not to ap- ply for Medicare Part B, now's the time to enroll in Part B. You'll have to act fast, because the general enrollment period ends on March 31. Medicare Part medical care (abortion) would support a government run healthcare plan that would dic- tate what health care you receive other than abortion? "My Body - My Choice" has long been the cry of those in favor of abortion. Where is the cr, from those 0ppoe g0verfiment tak6'0,6f '6f the health care system? Why is this slogan not being used to counter Obama's healthcare take over? I certainly don't want insur- ance companies or government agencies telling us we can't get health care and pay for it out of our own pockets. Where will we go when the government says no to a proce- dure? Mexico? South America? The Canadians and people who can afford it, around the world come to America. Where will the Americans go? Mary Snyder Hachita, NM ˘ March A (Hospital insurance) helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility following a hospital stay, some home health care, and hospice care. Part B helps pay for doctors' services and many other medical services and supplies not covered by hos- pital insurance. Learn more about Medicare by reading So- cial Security's publication on tile subject at www.socialsecurity, gov/pubs/ 10043.html. A few minutes now ean change your retirement for years. If you're not already re-- tired and receiving benefits, there's no better time than the present to visit Social Security's marches on Retirement Estimator for an in- stant, personalized estimate of your future retirement benefits. Spend a few minutes trying out different scenarios to figure out what retirement options will work for you -- and what plans you may want to make now to benefit you' in the future. You can do it in minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/estima- to___r. We can't stop time from marching on, but taking some time out now to focus on these important reminders can save you a lot of time in the future. For more information about So- cial Security, visit us on the' web at www.socialsecurity.8ov. Udall Votes for HIRE ACT, will put America back to work Submitted by SEN. TOM UDALL'S OFFICEWashington, DC U.S. SenatOr Tom Udail, D- NM, last week voted to put America back to work by join- ing 69 other senators in approv- ing the Hiring Incentives to Re- store Employment (HIRE) Act, a bipartisan bill that will boost the economy.and potentially create and save more than a million jobs. To view video of Udall ex- plaining his vote for the HIRE Act, click here. The HIRE Act passed the Senate with a bipartisan 70-28 vote, and now moves on to the House for consideration. "As the country continues to emerge from the worst recession since the Great Depression, what Americans need more than any- thing are quality, stable jobs," Udall said. "New Mexicans are willing and able to work, and this legislation is designed to help businesses grow and hire more workers." Udall noted that the HIRE Act is the first legislation in a package of bills planned over the coming months to strengthen the' economy and spur job growth in New Mexico and across the coun- try. Among other things, the HIRE Act would: would provide businesses with an exemptiorr from Social Security payroll taxes they owe for every worker hired in 2010 who has been unemployed for at least 60 dayS. Help small businesses grown and hire more workers by allowing them to write off more of their expenditures. This in- cludes an extension of a provi- sion in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which al- lows small businesses to deduct up to $250,000 of the cost of qualifying property in the year it is purchased, rather than waiting to recover their costs through de- preciation reductions over a num- ber of years. Extend transportation programs to rebuild our nation's infrastructure and save jobs. This would extend current surface transportation programs through Dec. 31, 2010, and would trans- fer approximately $20 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to en- sure certainty of funding moving forward. Expand the Build America Bonds program to allow state and local governments to finance more infrastructure projects and put people to work. Build America Bonds was Created through the Recovery Act and allows state and local govern- ,, • 'cte'at6"aflew'iaifieii- ment to'bo6w for infrastructure five foi- businesse to' hir6 dflii,! '':ptjdb'f 'fit: 16Veer' osts-. 'A'pi'6X- ployed.workers and spur imme- mutely $65 billion in thesebonds diate job growth. This provision were issued in 2009. Olivia, of Fort Hancock, TX; seven sisters, Olga Lopez and her husband, Pilo, of Lordsburg, NM, Lupe Granados and her husband George of Orlando, FL, Hortencia Calzada and her hus- band, Blas, of Anthony, NM, Nancy Wong and her husband, David, of Phoenix, AZ, Vera- Mora and her husband, Albert, of Hachita, NM, Mary Rogers and her husband, KC, of Roswelll NM, and Olivia McDonald and her husband, Robert, of Silver City,. NM; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Sanchez enjoyed play- ing his guitar, singing, dancing and hanging out with his best friends. Casket Bearers were Danny Ramirez, Mikey Ramirez, Patrick Ramirez, Raul Calzada, Zavier Calzada, Valerie Ramirez, Vanessa Ramirez and Sammy Contreras. Lordsburg Funeral Home/ Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 408 Main Street, Lordsburg, NM. Animas, NM, Tranquilino 575-542-9444 or 575-388- Ramirez Jr. and his wife, Jes- 1911. sica, of Animas, NM, and 408 Main Street • Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) 542-9444 Harry Bright/Owner Or, dil,'o,,a/ C%,,,ice a,,d a,e Cremations and Monuments Grant • Luna • Hidalgo. Catron Counties MRAC Folk Series presents Boulder Acoustic Society Friday Submitted by MRAClSilver City Back due to popular demand after their appearance at the 2008 Pickamania!, BAS will perform the only Folk Series event to be held at the Buffalo Dance Hall this year. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. After the show, Isaac's Will offer all BAS concert-goers with a ticket stub, $1.50 off a cocktail, beer or glass of wine. Tickets to the Boulder Acoustic performance are $15 for members and $20 for non-mem- bers. For more•information and tickets, visit http:// www.mimbresarts.org, call the I Arts Council at 575.538.2505, or stop into the MRAC Office inside the Wells Fargo Bank Building, 1201 Pope St. in Silver City. The Folk Series is sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage- Neysa Pritikin, Silver City Radio, Holiday Inn Express-Silver City and Isaac's. It is made possible in part by the Town of Silver City Lodgers Tax and the New Mexico Department of Tourism. This project is also made possible in part by the New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National En- dowment for the'Arts, and the American Recovery and Rein- vestment Act. I Maverick jacket raffled off Dena Lopez was the winner of a Maverick jacket raffled off by the Lordsburg Police Athletic League at the final girls home game at Maverick Stadium last Thursday night. PAID BY CANDIDATE K YOU t. I promisetofollowthrough and continue to be "on your side" Frank M.