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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY APRIL 2, 2010 Manuel Renteria celebrates 90 th Birthday Family and friends gathered last Saturday evening at the home of Barbara and Jimmy Arrredondo in Lordsburg to celebrate her father Manuel Renteria's 90th birthday. All of Mr. Renteria's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren attended the celebration, with the exception of grandson Michael Orona and his family who are currently living in VietNam. Also unable to attend were the sons of Jimmy Renteria. Above left, Jimmy Arredondo, Emesto Renteria, Manny Renteria,- Jr., Barbara Renterla Arredondo, Manuel Renteria, Dora Renteria Martinez, Jimmy Renteria, and Esther Renterla Orona. Above right, Romie and Manuel Renteria enjoying his 90th birthday celebra- tion. Below left, Cues Talavera Tovar and Manuel Renteria, close cousins since childhood. In the background: George Gallegos, Nellie Arambula, Irene Gutierrez. Below right, Dora Renteria Martinez (left) and Esther Renteria Orona with their father, Manuel Renteria, at his 90th birthday celebration. All photos courtesy of NELLIE AND GEORGE GALLEGOS Bill would increase affordable housing for New Mexicans, create construction jobs Submitted by SEN. JEFF able housing while creating ' Local Initiatives Support Corpo- BINGAMAN'S OFFICEIWashing- ton, DC U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman has introduced legislation aimed at stimulating new affordable housing development in New Mexico, which in turn will create hundreds of high-paying con- struction jobs across the state. As a result of the economic downturn, private investment in affordable housing projects has significantly declined, particu- larly in rural America. This drop- off could not come at a worse time, as more and more working families need affordable housing. Bingaman's Low Income Hous- ing Tax Credit Recovery Act would spur new affordable hous- ing developments by adding in- centives to the Low Income Hous- ing Tax Credit program. "Since its enactment in 1986, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program has spurred the' creation of more than 1.7 mil- lion affordable homes nation- wide, including nearly 20,000 in New Mexico,!' Bingaman said. "But the recession has caused pri- vate investment to dry up, just as the need for affordable housing could not be greater. My bill would bring private investment in affordable housing back to our state, helping New Mexico's working families secure afford- PattyDuke Show cast reunites for new online Medicare application Submitted by MARK LASSITER/ SSA Michael J. Astrue, Commis- sioner of Social Security, today joined award-winning actress PattyDuke and the cast of her hit 1960s sitcom, The Patty Duke Show, to unveil Social Security's " newest online service - ata appli- cation for Medicare benefits. This new online application, which takes less than 10 minutes to com- plete, is for people reaching the Medicare eligibility age of 65 who want to delay filing for So- cial Security retirement benefits. Currently about a half million Americans enroll in Medi- care each year without applying for monthly benefits. "Social Security's online ser- vices are the best in all of gov- ernment and exceed the top pri- vate sector companies in customer satisfaction," Commissioner Astrue said. "The new Medicare application is a welcome addition to our suite of online services and will make it easier than ever to sign up for Medicare. I am thrilled that Patty Duke has once again volunteered to help us get the sword out. The fact that this time her TV family has joined her makes this even more special and I thank William Schallert, Eddie Applegate, and Paul O'Keefe for their service to America. I also want to thank Dr. David Kessler, former FDA Commissioner, who appeared with Patty as a be- fuddled family physician in some of our spots." To apply online for Medi- care, go to and choose Retirement/Medicare un- der the header, "Click Below To Apply For." You will be asked a brief series of questions. If you have a question or need addi- tional information, there are con- venient "more info" links. When you're done, just click the "Sign Now" button to submit the application. There are no paper forms to sign, and usually no ad- ditional documents are required. If more information is needed, Social Security will con- tact you by phone or letter. For a variety of reasons, more and more Americans are choos- ing to delay receiving Social Se- curity retirement benefits past the HUGE SELECTIONf Are Y OUReady,,, to foster a Ne.w Mexrco Youth? On any given day there are over 2000 children in foster care in the State of New Mexico. And these children, youth and their families need your support. Medicare eligibility age of 65. Although the age to collect full retirement benefits used to be age 65, it is now age 66 for indi- viduals just becoming eligible for retirement benefits and will even- tually become age 67. Benefits can be increased by up to 32 per- cent if someone delays receiving them until age 70. To learn more, see our When To Start Receiv- ing Retirement Benefits fact sheet at pubs/10147.html. "We are continuing to look for ways to improve our existing online services and to add new services that make it easy for people to do business with So- cial Security," said Commissioner Astrue. "Later this year, we will make our online Retirement Es- timator - at tor available in Spanish, a first for the federal government.Providing the pub lic with the best online services in the government and private sectors is one of our top priori- ties." To see all of Social Security's online services, go to Children, Youth and Families Department Are YOU Ready to provide a family setting for a child to help them feel safe, grow & learn? Are YOU Ready to become a foster family! READY- START... Find out more. Please call: Ronny Diaz, Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruiter (575) .434-5950 Ext. 121 i00l00State of New Mexico much-needed construction jobs." To ramp up,private invest- ment, Bingaman's bill increases the tax benefits to investors who build qualified affordable hous- ing. Current law permits inves- tors to use Low Income Housing Tax Credits to lower their tax bills either this year or last year. The Bingaman bill extends the period durfng which the tax credits can be taken to the current year or the prior five years. To ensure that this benefit flows only to inves- tors who arecommitted to creat- ing additional housing, all "car- ried back" proceeds must be in- vested entirely in new housing developments. The bill also in- troduces new flexibility into the program by allowing future in- vestment credits to be carried back up to five years. A number Of New Mexico and national affordable housing organizations have endorsed Bingaman's bill and today reiter- ate the important impact the leg- islation wou!d have on New Mexicans. "Enterprise applauds Sena- tor Bingaman for his leadership on this critical legislation, which will help restore private invest- ment in the nation's largest and most successful affordable hous- ing production program and cre- ate much needed construction jobs in New Mexico," said Santa Fe-based Ed Rosenthal, director of the Rural and Native Ameri- can Initiative of Enterprise Com- munity Partners, the nation's leading non-profit provider of capital and expertise for afford- able housing and community de- velopment. "This bill will attract an ad- ditional $5 billion of equity in- vestment for affordable rental housing this year and next, gen- erating $10 billion in construc- tion activity, over 80,000 homes and about 100,000 jobs, espe- cially in the distressed ruraf and urban communities where they are most needed," said Michael Rubinger, President and CEO of ration, a national nonprofit re- source for building sustainable communities. Bingaman is a Senior Mem- ber of the Senate Finance Com- mittee, which writes the nation's tax laws, and is Chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on En- ergy, Natural Resources and In- frastructure. Four other Finance' Committee members are cospon- soring his bill: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA),, Senator Debbic Stabenow (D-MI), and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). PVT Elias J Ruiz III .Ruiz graduates Basic Training. PVT Elias J Ruiz III, joined the United States Army on Nov 16, 2009 and graduated March 19, 2010. PVT Ruiz did his basic training and AIT for Combat En- ' gineer at Fort Leonard Wood Mo. After his graduation he was do- ing home town recruiting in Las Cruces. PVT Ruiz was ordered to report to Bamberg Germany, where he will stationed on April 5 th. PVT Ruiz graduated from Lordsburg High School in 2006. He is the son of Elias Jr and Sandra Ruiz and the grandson of Elias Sr. and Lydia Ruiz and Felipe and Maria Saenz EWELI:I:Y b ..Dell,..Do.oo 35,ebo00 7onque Nose 5liver R,nqs Danqles toqos ?,aiom ',I onlineservices. To view the new public ser-  n /Vt  i    i AI - vice announcements featuring the [! ,. I W | I.'l [  1 [ I |] ['1 cast of The Patt.y Duke Show, go  k. 1 1 1 1  1 N , 1 1] tl. to www socialsecurlty gov/ ,, 9 .. ; " Located inside the Cotta,e ltouse .14 E. Motel Drive Lordsbur mealcareon[y. . Iii ' i "A CD Musical Easter Journey With recorded music of James Blackwood, the Booth Brothers. the Crabb. Family, the Dixie Echoes, Gary McSpadden, the Lesters. 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