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llIiI iliBlllllm lira  IIIUll[llmmllm HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009 3 Obituaries Lorna P. Mortensen Lorna Pace Mortensen, passed away at her home in Cot- ton City on Suhday, March 8, 2009. She fol- lowed her be- loved husband Marcel in death just one week af- ter his passing. Loma and Marcel had been sweet- hearts since High School in Virden and were married 65 years. As a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Loma loved serving in various capaci- ties. She worked in the Relief Society, the Primary, and even worked with 10-11 yr. old Scouts. Angel work indeed! ! She also was active with Farm Bureau Women and sewed for many a "Cotton Extravaganza". She strongly supported the 4-H and FFA pro- grams and was always involved in the Hidalgo County Fair. Lorna loved her role as homemaker and mother, and there was not a more gracious hostess thaff she. Her home and hospital- ity were offered freely to family, neighbors and friends. Many hours were spent in re- cent years on fam- ily history re- search and gene- alogy. She has al- ways been the keeper of trea- sured family sto- ries. records and letters, with a genuine love and gratitude for her heritage. Lorna was born March 10, 1925 in Miami. AZ to Hyrum and Melba Duke Pace. Her parents, her husband and a son Harry M. precede her in death. Lorna is sur- vived by her 7 children. Jim (Marie), Rosanne Carbine (David), Clinton (M'artha), Tom Lorna Pace Mortensen Raymundo G. "Mickey" Silvas (Paula), Andy (Shauna), Jeff (Kelly), and Wil (Robyn). Also surviving her are her 26 grand- children and 32 great grandchil- dren. Lorna was laid to rest in Virden, her childhood home on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 An unshak- able legacy of faith and strength is Lorna's gift to those she leaves behind. As a fam- ily, we thank both , our mother and fa- ther for lessons of love. honesty and integrity that will continue to guide our lives. To send con- dolences, please login to: Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver Cit3, Baca's Silver City Crema- tory, 3805 Delk Drive. Phone 388- 2334. Raymund0G. "Mickey" Silvas Raymundo G. "Mickey'" Silvas, 86. a lifelong resident of Lordsburg passed away Wednesday March 4, 2009 at his home. Visitation was Monday March 9 'h from 5 to 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will begin at 6 o'clock. Mass of. the resurrection was Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Fr. Virgilio Flores officiat- ing. Concluding services and in- terment with honors by the Lordsburg Honor Guard followed at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mickey was born Nov e tu- ber 17, 1922 in Silver City and Dt has been a uar since ,ou've been gone. ot a da 8 goes b tj that ilou're not in our hearts and thoughts. Only God knoms htl he took 8ou home to be our angel in the sk 8. hrough our tears me cry. qe think o I all the memories ou le[t us and the make us laugh and smile. ou mill alma U be remembered, missed and loved. ill me meet again in heaven's gates, our qOile ,qnd Jamiltl Man BuildsReord-Size Tre HouseMter Usb.g Thera-Geic  # BEXAR COUNTY- TomW.appl.d Thera-Gesic on his aching knee.then built a mons:ter 1650 . ft. tree houseon his friend'srah while his friendwas on vacation. When asked why he built fire tree house. especially knowing his friend had no kids.he painlessly replied: "None of your dang bus'ines!" Go painlessly with Thera-Ges DANGEROUS MED ALERT Acute Kidney Injur,.? after a colonoscopy Hidalgo County " tLD New Mexico Press Iill Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in.the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copyrighted 2008 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. Afterward he worked at the Lordsburg Pub- lic Schools in the custodial de- partment for approximately 20 years and retired in 1983. His family remembers him as an easy going person who loved his family and enjoyed the fel- lowship of all his friends. He is survived by his daughters, Ida Ornelas and her husband Joe, Linda Verdugo and her husband Valente. Stella Sil- vas. Sandra Gonzales and her husband Angel, all of Lordsburg, Diana Salas and her husband Felix of Victorville. CA: son, Donnie Silvas of Lordsburg; brother, Rudy Sil- vas of Huntington Park, CA; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grand- children, 3 great great grand- children and numerous nieces and nephews. Mickey was pre- ceded in death by his wife Isabel H. Silvas and by a brother. Alberto Silvas. Pallbearers were Johnny Silvas, Ray, Joey and Jacob Ornelas. Felix and Dominic Salas, Valente Verdugo, Ronnie Gonzales. and Donnie Silvas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 546-9671 Seni0rCitizens Lunch Menu Monday, March 16 Chicken Cutlet/Gravy Green Beans Sweet Potatoes WW Roll Mixed Fruit Tuesday, March 17 Irish Stew Stewed Tomatoes/Green Chile Cornbread/Margarine Pears Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Wednesday, March 18 Beef Enchilada Lettuce/Tomato Pinto Beans Jalapeno/Onion/Salsa Crackers Chocolate Pudding Thursday, March 19 Pigs in a Blancket Tater Tots Chuckwagon Blend Vegetables Fruit" Cocktail Friday, March 20 Catfish Nuggets Tarter Sauce Coleslaw Green Beans Bread/Margarine Pineapple Upside-Down Cake POISON 1-800-2224222 AHS Sports Banquet held March 2 Animas High School held a Sports Banquet on Monday, March 2, in the Animas High School Audito- rium. The Banq uet was held to honor all of the High School athletes who participated in fall sports including volleyball and football. The coaches of each team presented their athletes with special awards and talked about their season. The seniors on each team were honored for their leadership and they will be missed in the following seasons to come. Pictured above are seniors Andrew Hernandez, Ever Coss, Figo Graham, Vance Crane, Ruben Nieblas, and Jayson Janzen--members of the Animas High Varsity Foot- ball Team. At right are seniors Chea Moore, Jaci Hatch, and Dawna Walter--members of the Animas High Varsity Volleybali Team. By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald NM DOT announces new h0tline to take Information courtesy NM DOT/ Santa Fe State Transportation Secre- tary-Designate Gary Gir6n this week announced the establish- ment of a new hotline to take in reports of fraud, waste, abuse or misconduct within the New Mexico Department of Trans- portation. The hotline. 800-671- STOP (7867), will be operated by the Office of the Inspector General in the New Mexico De- partment of Transportation's In- vesugations and Special Inquir- ies Bureau. "The Department has de- cided to take this extra step in assuring that all business con- ducted here is done accordingly and in the most efficient way," Secretary-Designate Gir6n said. "We will take each report seri- ously and make sure proper ac- tion is taken when necessary." Members of the general public as well as employees are invited to call the number to report any type of fraud, waste, abuse or misconduct they see. Callers can remain anonymous and may also email, fax or mail concerns to the Department. The hotline will be answered by an attendant during normal business hours on work days and callers could leave their messages after hours and on weekends. Emails can be sent to fax to (505) 476-0923: or mail to Of- Visicol and OsrnoPrep now carry a black box warntng tssued by the FDA about the possible risk of ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY including Dialysis. 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