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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 , Award-winning "Harmonicowboy" Gary Allegretto to . perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve April 5-6 Courtesy submission brand of song writing and music 6165, or email reservations@ After a two year absence from has been featured on soundtracks arizonafolklore.com. Admission the AFP stage, Gary Allegretto is for major motion pictures and is $15.00 for adults and $6.00 for delighted to be performing again television, children 17 and under. in beautiful Ramsey Canyon'. Gary's music often draws To get there: You'll want to make your reser- from the very roots and origin of Go 6 miles south of Sierra vations now for this outstanding Western music - the Blues. His Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey exhibition of unique musical tal- imaginative and sometimes Canyon Road. Turn right (west) ent. laugh-out-loud funny songs paint on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive Gary Allegretto is an award- pictures from his diverse life ex- 3.3 miles into the canyon, and winning cowboy singer/ perience (including work as a watch for the AFP entrance and songwriter/musician whose rare ranch hand, forest firefighter, and sign to the left. abilities on the harmonica are vir- bouncer in a couple of rough About the Arizona Folklore Pre- tually one-of-a-kind. American honky-tonks). His jaw-dropping serve: Cowboy magazine calls his per- performances have captivated Tucked off the beaten path formances "Amazing. You've audiences at concerts and festa- in beautiful Ramsey Canyon, the never seen or heard anything like vats all around the globe. He has AFP offers an intimate, appealing iC' Indeed, Gary's dazzling mu- been honored with two Grammy theater seating just 60 guests. sicianship has earned him a Best Award considerations for his The rustic, comfortable perform- of the West Award and five West- unique brand of song-writing and, ing space also boasts excellent acoustics and a state-of-the art ern Music Association award music. nominations, including Out- Don't miss your chance to sound system. The AFP book- store stocks CDs by featured art- standing Entertainer and Out- witness the world's top ists as well as Western-themed standing Instrumentalist. His "Harmonicowboy!" books and art, along with hand- most recent recording is currently If you go" made jewelry, pottery, and soaps. #1 on the Western Music radio Doors open at 1 p.m., withBeverages and snacks are avail- charts and he is nominated for two performances starting at 2 p.m. able for purchase to enjoy during 2014 AWA Awards. His unique For reservations, call 520-378- the performance. LHS Cheer participates in state competition The Lordsburg High School Maverick Cheerleading squad traveled to Albuquerque last weekend where they competed at the University of New Mexico in the 2014 State Spirit Competition. Photos courtesy JAMIE DIAZ/Lordsburg Hea th Careers Academy The Heath Careers Academy (HCA) is an intense and rewarding sixweek summer academy held at Western New Mexico University for incoming high school soph- omores, juniors and senior from across Southwest New Mexico. HCA is designed to help strengthen American College Testing (ACT) scores and enhance ma'th, science, and language skills. The program will challenge students by balancing a rigorous curriculum with service learning and health career exploration. The program is residential, Dormitories and meals will be provided HCA has so much to offer... BOver 80 hours of math, science, and language instruction BLab instruction equivalent to a 101 level course held in the WNMU Natural Science Department. B60 hours of ACT preparation and practice exams BCPR training and questions regard|ng the application or i ==Presentations from HMS and other healthcare professionals, and program details can be dir(~cted to Mindy Sandoval at Forward New Hexico I resident learners 575-534-0101 ext. 2112 asandoval@hmsnm.org ~, Application Deadline April 18, 2014 J BHealth education (basic nutrition, diabetes, stress management). BCultural diversity training IIService learning and community immersion BOutdoor experiences (rock climbing, bike tours, etc) B Daily stipend. BStudents have the potential to earn up to $1000 ~r~' ~l ~ ~" '~i~ If elected =s ~omr ~keriff. i plier to run in effiieDt end effeethe Sktriff'~ Offlee by =complishin~ the following: ('ommunit) Service-The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office customer base includes everyone within Hidalgo County. We are ~mong the few professions that still make house calls. I believe we are called to serve everyone in Hidalgo County regardless of their address, economic status, political preference, religious practice, or racial/ethnic origin. I don't believe the customer is always right, but they are ALWAYS the customer. Every customer will be treated with respect even if some think they may not deserve it. Being Commnnity Minded-The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office will work for YOU. The Sheriff's Office will exist for YOU and not you for the Sheriff's office. I will continue to actively involve myself and my staff in community events. The only time that you see me will NOT be at the final portion of my term when re-election is my only effort. I plan to institute a deputy reserve program, and from this effort, identify and train volunteers to assist with community issues, as they relate to the safety of our county. (!rime Figl|liDg-Criminal activity cannot be ignored by law enforcement. Law enforcement should not negotiate with criminals who participate in illegal activity. To ensure a safe Hidalgo County, fighting crime must be a constant effort-not just a response after an offense has occurred. Preventive measures must be taken by both citizens and law enforcement. I will assist in creating responsive groups within communities as needed, such as: citizen patrols, citizen police academy, CPR training, personal safety programs, and resident surveys. Employee De, elapment-An informed and educated law enforcement officer is a worthy officer. With my extensive training and public safety background, I will ensure that your deputies are adequately and regularly trained. I will require that my deputies set professional, developmental goals, and I will assist them in achieving their professional goals. I will establish a merit based pay scale within the Sheriff's Office that will ensure that the department offers competitive wages to our employees. This should assist in retaining qualified employees and cut down on the expenses of retraining new employees. I will seek a national, departmental accreditation for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, hgen C,opernlien-Hidalgo County is unique in its geographical location. With ttiis uniqueness come many different challenges. We share an international border with Mexico, state border with Arizona (Cochise and Greenlee Counties) and Grant County to our North and Eastern boundaries. Most major emergency events will force agencies and families to work together towards a common goal. However, to become effective, such cooperation must be common practice. Within our county, we have local, county, state, and federal agencies, which are all vital to law enforcement's ability to operate successfully within their respected areas. I pledge that the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office will work together with other agencies to ensure a safe county Need to Embrnee Medermi~ation-Our Sheriff's Office must be knowledgeable with new evolving laws, methods, and technologies to better protect our communities. Failure to update equipment, training methods, and SOP's, will result in disaster. Being effective as an agency is no accident. It is the result of intelligent efforts matched with the desire to produce a worthy outcome. We Need te Prepnre far Ibe Fmtnre-I want to see our emergency service responders-not just on the same page-but actively working together to write those pages. We can't afford to wait for an emergency to happen to learn what we could have done. As your sheriff, I will put into action efforts to harmonize the workability of all emergency responders to include EMS, fire and law enforcement. I will assist in finding grants to get EMS personnel to some of our rural areas, l will actively seek youth programs such as D.A.R.E., career development groups, child safety initiatives, gun safety awareness, peer outreach programs, and school resource officers. We need to ensure our children and future generations have a chance for a good future! Vehat qualifications do I ka, e that iil en ,ff !, ill he a eood heriff? . , i ...... I I am currently a full salaried, certified, commissioned Deputy I in Hidalgo County. -1 have over 9 years of law enforcement experience. -I have been a Patrol Deputy with Hidalgo County for over 5 years, | -I hold an advanced law enforcement certification (over I ' '!~' ~:i~ff~i,: of advanced training) : : ! -I am a certified NMDPS Instructor in the following topic areas! General Police Instructor (Domestic Violence, Legal i:ii/ i | Updates, Ensuring Child Safety Upon Parentai Arrest/.,i Child Abuse, Missing Persons/AMBER Aiert Off ' Highway Vehicles, ATV/UTV Police Operator) | SFST/DWI Instructor | Physical Training (PT) Instructor/LEO Fitness Specialist | * Defensive Tactics (DT) Instructor * US Department of Homeland Security/NMDPS Active Shooter/Threat Instructor -I am a contract Instructor at Western New Mexico University Law Enforcement Academy. -I am a member of AFSCME Council 18 Local 808. l v ould appreciate )our vote in the June 3rd Primar r Election. ,Vith your help can make a Difference in Hidalgo county,r Thank You Paid for by the Committee to Elect Lou Tavizon for Sheriff