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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 g Teague votes to help small businesses create jobs (HIRE) Act, a bipartisan measure recently passed by the Senate, includes tax incentives and cred- its that aim to create nearly 300,000 jobs without increasing the country's deficit. "Getting southern New Mexicans back to work is rn,y top Cdurtesy submission Congressman Harry Teague voted last week to boost private sector job growth and create hun- dreds of thousands of new small business and infrastructure con- strnction jobs. The Hiring Incen- tives to Restore Employment 2010 Teen Maze to be held March 24-26 Courtesy submission It's that time again! The third-annual Hidalgo County Teen Maze is right around the corner. Over 400 students in grades 7-12 from Animas, Lordsburg and San Simon schools will have opportunity to participate in this hands-on event addressing teen issues• This year the -layout of the Maze has" taken a different shape, and will be set to a cage fighting theme, UFC: Understanding Future Challenges. Numerous agencies are collaborating to make the event a success in addressing some of our county's priorities• These priori- ties will be addressed in four separate educational rooms 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 addressing Rehab/How Choices Affect Future Lives. The three-day event will be held March 24-26, 2010 at the LHS Gym. Parents are invited to view the effent at a parent preview on Tuesday, March 23, from 5:00 until 6:00 pm at the Gym. The Teen Fair is sponsored by the Hidalgo County Health Consortium, Hidalgo Medical Services, and many other agencies, who have been prepar- ing for several months to provide this opportunity for our youth. priority. The best way to do that is to provide incentives for our small businesses to begin hiring again," said Congressman Harry Teague. "As a small businessman, I know that local businesses are the backbone of our economy. The HIRE Act will directly sup- port businesses across New Mexico and allow companies to" re-grow their operations and ' staff." The bill includes a payroll tax holiday for businesses that hire unemployed workers and an income tax credit of $1,000 for businesses that retain these em- ployees. It also includes tax cuts to help small businesses invest, expand, and hire more workers, provisions to make it easier for states to take up infrastructure projects such as school construc- tion and energy retrofitting, as " well as an extension of the High- way Trust Fund that allows for billions of dollars in infrastruc- ture development around the country. The HIRE Act is fully com- pliant with pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) laws and will not in- crease the deficit. Congressman Harry Teague opposed an earlier version of the bill that was sig- nificantly more expensive, and used repaid bank bailout funds to offset costs. Congressman Teague has continually focused on job cre- ation in southern New Mexico, hosting a Job Resources Fair tour across the district that connected hundreds of job seekers with over 150 public and private organiza- tionslooking for employees. Last week, he also hosted a "Project Economy" telephone town hall, focused on efforts to rebuild the local economy and provide con- stituents with information on available tax credits and re- sources. The HIRE ct passed by the House by a margin of 217 to 201 and now returns to the Senate for final passage. A1 Slusser and Allie Stevens, both walking across the nation for a cause, were in Lordsburg last on February 26, 2010. At 71, Slusser is the oldest man on record to attempt to walk from sea to sea, San Diego to Washington DC. He has dedicated his walk to senior citizens and Allie Stevens and AI Slusser Cross country trekkers take a break, in Hidalgo Cty disabled Americans. Ailie Stevens completely different back- and his rickshaw, Shangri-La, plan to walk their way into the Guinness Book of World Records with his cross-country trip. The once-homeless VietNam veteran plans to arrive in Florida in Octo- ber 2010. ' Stevens and Slusser, from J algo County ERALD 212 E, Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM 88045 grounds and with different objec- tives, met up in Willcox, Arizona, and plan to travel together until they must part ways mid-country. The pair stayed in Hidalgo County for several days at the home of Clyde and Glenda Mahan in Cotton City. $30 peri year Name Address City, State, Zip Thank You! Thank You! First t would like to thank God for his guidance and leadership. I want to thank my family, my friends, and the city workers all departments. "GRACIAS" to all the voters of Lordsburg for expressing their confidence in me. With everyone working , together we can direct our effdrts at the problems we face. I would also like thank Mr. Art Talavera, Mr. Angel Lopez, and Mr. Mel Phillips as my opponents. There was no defeat-We are a TEAM. Citizens of Lordsburg please feel free to cal me for more suggestions, opinions, and solutions. (542-3788). Together we can change OUR city. GOD BLESS YOU ALL Alex V. De La Garza Happy 106 Birthday Dr. Seuss Students from R.V. Traylor cel- ebrated Dr. Seuss's Birthday on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Stu- dents learned about Theodor Seuss Geisel, who would have been 106 years old. R.V.Traylor would like to thank WaI-Mart for generously donating a cake that fed all students at the school. Courtesy photos Dark skies of Southwest New Mexico offers prime star gazing Submitted by GRIFFIN & ASSO- southwestern New Mexvo and CIATESISilver City Star gazers visiting south- western New Mexico will be starry eyed as they view the breathtaking celestial wonders Of the night skies during the "Southern New Mexico Star Party" from Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April I 1 (12 p.m.). The three day event will be held at the City of Rocks State Park near Silver City, NM. The event is presented by the National Public Observatory (NPO) and the New Mexico State Parks. Southwestern New Mexico is known by amateur astrono- mers to have some of the clearest skies in the State be- cause of minimal light tion. In fact, in the month of March, Mars is visible with a telescope in the Eastern sky. Around April 21, the Lyrids meteor shower will also be vis- ible (weather permitting) from other parts of the State with clear skies. The National Public Obser- vatory, along with New Mexico State Parks, offers a variety of night sky programs aimed at educating the punic about night sky protection, as well as as- tronomy. New Mexico State Parks offers "star parties" in southern NM throughout the year. Visit for details. = Als0 in Sdu'ti':fi=t"lU ' Very Large Array Radio Obser- vatory will host free guided tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3. This is one of only two tours per year the Observatory offers to the public. The Obser- vatory is located 50 miles south of Socorro, NM. Tours will leave the visitor center every half hour, with the last tour end- ing at 4 p.m. No reservations are required. For more informa- tion, contact the Very Large Ar- ray at (505) 835-7243. Individual registration fees fof the three day Southern New Mexico Star Party event are $26 per .person for those camping, (non NPO members), and $32 per family (non NPO members). • Prices are reduced for day use or a stay of less than three days. For a complete tist of fees, or to register online, visit http:// cor 10springReg.pdf: Registration forms sl3ould be postmarked by April 3, 2010 (d"$5 "fhWfee ';ViI-1 i]ply after the deadline). Fees and forms should, be sent to: National Pub- lic-Observatory, Inc. P.O. Box 19 Radium Springs, NM 88054, Only checks or money orders are accepted. For more information on the NPO or ttie upcoming Southern New Mexico Star Party, email: Astronpo @; call (575) 527-8386; or visit http:// New Mexico Lottery games are all about fun. They were created for the entertainment of the public and to raise money for. education in our State. However. • the Lottery remincis everyone to play responsibly. The New Mexico Lottery is a sponsor of the New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling; which administers a toU-free hotline for assistance. If you or someone you know has a compulsive gambling problem, or if you want additional information and warning signs, please contact the New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling at: Benefitting New Mexico s Future