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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 9 r na Martinez, nize Courtesy submission Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health are recognizing March as Colorectal .Cancer Awareness Month in New Mexico. Colorectal cancer ig cancer of the colon or rectum, and is both the second most frequently diag- nosed cancer and the second lead- ing cause of cancer death in New Mexico. "This is a kind of cancer that kills because it thrives on si- lence," said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher. "Too Awareness often, people are afraid to talk about colorectal cancer, let alone get tested for it. But this disease is highly preventable if only more New Mexicans would start getting screened beginning at age 50." Colorectal cancer screening is recommended for most men and women ages 50 through 75. If you're at higher risk based on family history or medical condi- tions, your doctor may suggest you start screening at a younger age. Routine screening often comes Courtesy submission The "cowboy way" is an im- portant part of the history of Aft- zona. And three performers who call their group The Cowboy Way will bring the cowboy heritage to the Ari- z o n a Folklore Preserve on March 25 and 26. Jim Jones is a native Texan, a student of the West and a life- long devotee of all things cowboy. His award- winning songwriting, guitar- picking and unique vocal style keeps him in demand at music venues throughout the country. His. eighth Western Americana al- bum, Borrowed Time, released in April of 2012, produced Western Writers of America 2013 Spur Award winning Western Song of the Year, "Texas is Burnin'" and 2014 Western Writers Spur Final- ist for Western Song of the Year, "Race with the Wind." His song, "Cowboys of New Mexico," was the New Mexico Music Awards 2009 Western Song of the Year. Jim was named the Western Mu- Sic Association Male Performer of the Year for 2014 and won the Academy of Western Artists 2015 Western Song of the Year with '~I'he Fires of Goliad." Doug Figgs is' a horseshoer, a cowboy, and a Western music singer/songwriter. In the last few years he has turned his attention to his love of music with the em- phasis on Western themes. The Western Music Association named him the 2015 Songwriter of the Year and his song "Socios" was named WMA Song of the Year. He also won the Academy of Western Artists 2015 Western Male Vocalist of the Year and the coveted Spur Award for Best West- ern Song from the Western Writ- ers of America in 2014 "Charlie & Evangeline." Mariam Funke, a native of Germany, jokingly states: "I al- ways felt I was accidentally switched at birth and grew up in a strange land far, far away, where arc musical teeth on a wide variety of musical styles, from Classical, Jazz and Pop to Rock, Country and Blues. When his travels brought him to New Mexico, he felt he'd finally returned to his true home land. Realizing how much he loved horse- back ridin', backporch pickin' and two- steppin' on Satur- d 'a y nights, h e quickly caught on to the cowboy Way, Currently calling Socorro, New Mexico home, Mariam is a private music teacher, collaborator on Doug Figgs' projects and provides the lead guitar and 3rd harmony vo- cal for The Cowboy Way. The collaboration of these three performers has proved im- pressive, as their CD The Cow- boy Way has been honored with the 2017 "Western Heritage Award" for best Traditional West- ern Album from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Come on out to the Arizona Folklore Preserve March 25 or 26 and "Race with the Wind" with these three dutstanding perform- ers. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 520-378- 6165, or email reservations @ Admission is $15.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 17 and under. To get there: Go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left. Coming soon: Upcoming performers at the AFP include Nick McBlaine and Log Train on April 1 and 2 and Titan Valley Warheads on April 8 and 9. For more information, in- cluding performance schedules and additional information on Month find precancerous polyps (ab- normal growths) in the colon or rectum so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening can also reduce colorectal cancer deaths by de- tecting cancer at an early, more treatable stage. Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don't always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screen- ing test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may in- clude: Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement). Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away. Losing weight and you don't know why. These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you have any of them, see your doctor or healthcare pro- vider. Ultimately, the best colorectal cancer screening test is the one that you get done. Colorectal cancer screening tests are covered by most insurance plans including Medicare or in- surance that is subject to the Af- fordable Care Act. If yop're 50 or older, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about getting screened. For more information about colorectal cancer screen- ing, visit screenforlife. Chile license plate bill on its way to Gov. Courtesy submission Las week, the Senate en- dorsed House Bill 393 on a bi- partisan 31 to 7 vote. House Bill 393 is Rep. Cathrynn Brown's proposal to create a specialty chile license plate for New Mexico. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Susana Martinez for her signature. The specialty license plate would be available to New Mexi- cans for a fee of thirty-five dol- lars. Twenty-five dollars of the fee will be used to fund educational programs at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Mu- seum in Las Cruces. The museum will design the license plate with guidance provided by the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Depart- ment. "Red and green chile are mainstays of our cuisine and cul- ture in New Mexico," said Brown (R-Eddy). "They occupy a truly special place in our hearts and on our dinner plates." Brown added, "The fact that NeW Mexico leads the nation in chile production is a source of pride for us. I hope Gov. Martinez will sign this bill this week so that plate design work can begin as soon as possible." Colorado is considering a ri- val chile license plate bill. It is still progressing through the Colorado Legislature's .commit- there were no roaming cattle, no 'featured artists, visit the AFP wide open spaces, no singing w e b s i t e , cowboys." Making the best of his, or call "dis-location", Mariam cut his 520-378-6165. IHELP-NM OFFICE OF LEARNING & ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY (Head Start, Early Head Start, NM Pre,K) GRATIS PROGRAMA DE PREPARACION ESCOLAR Mujeres Ernbarazadas y ninos 6 sernanas hasta 5 anos tee process. El Programa de HELP-NM est.1 aceptando aplicaciones l_ ara nitros para el ano esco!ar de 2016-17 Aplicaciones se levar tar en el centro o oficina !istada abajo e' tre ',as i oras de 800 a m - 5:00 lunes a viernes, Volunteers spend Saturday beatifying Lordsburg Pictured are a few of the groups and organizations who helped clean up Lordsburg at last Saturday's Clean Up Day. The Main Street Project focused on more visible areas. Herald staff photos Aplicaciones son aceptadas sin hacer caso de raza, edad, sexo, credo, color, nacionalidad, origen o incapacidad y de acuerdo con las reglas de ADA y USDA. APLIQUE CON PRISAI AnimaslLordsburg Head Start PO Box 74, Anirnas NM/1409 Copper, Lordsburg~' ' Para informacidn, por favor/lame Sandra Romo 575-548-2795 (Animas) Cynthia Allen 575-542-9678 (Lordsburg) HELP-NM OFFICE OF LEARNING & ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY (Head Start, Early Head Start, NM Pre-K) FREE SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM Expecting mothers and children birth through five Ti'e HELP-NM Office of Learning & Academic Opportunity accepting app!ications for children for the 2016-20t7 schocl year Applications may be picked up at the Cente; Office lis:ed below oetween tb, e hours of 8:00 AM - 500 PM. Monday through Friday. Applications are accepted regardless of race, age, sex, creed, color, national origin or disability in accordance with ADA and USDA regulations. HURRY AND APPLY! ,. AnimaslLordsburg Head Start PO Box 74, Animas NM/1409 Copper, Lordsburg ~/~/~ Para mas informaci6n, por favor/lame Sandra Romo 575-548-2795 (Animas) Cynthia Allen 575-542-9678 (Lordsburg) Is temp0rarily dosed duriug the installation of a new roof. The j0b c0uld. take up to days, but we are hopeful we will be able to re-0pen sooner. With the current economic state in our area, we will likely be exploring alternative hours~days in which we are open. We appreciate all of our loyal customers and encourage you to continue to support local business. Below is the solution to the crossword puzzle DELICIOUS DESSERTS, which appeared M the March 17, 2017 edition. + i