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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010 A few of the cast members of La Vuelta de La Vida reheal'se lines of the radio novela which was "written, recorded and produced locally. (Pictured from left to right) Reyna McCarthy, Jennifer Johnston, Olga Chavez and Arsenio "Archie" Chavez. Archie and Olga Chavez play Jose and Rosalia Ramirez., while Johnston voices several parts including their daughter, Jessica. McCarthy voices Blanca, a woman facing serious issues with her pregnancy.They all come together to deal with life's changes in the fictional town of SanTompl, NM. DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDAC une the radio to Vuelta de t Vid Beginning Thursday April 1. 2010. area residents can tune the radio to La Vuelta de La Vida. a locally written, recorded and pro- duced show about the inhabitants of San Tomel, NM. as they face life's changes in a town where people say nothing ever changes. Local writer Maria Vigil was inspired by the grand tradition of the telenovela, short-serial soap operas which orig4nated in Mexico. but are now popular worldwide. "I was inspired by the people I've known throughout my life. and by the region's history and culture the flavor of New Mexico." says Vigil "The char- acters are defined by their culture. speaking in both English and Spanish. flowing from one lan- guage to the other uncon- sciously.., how we speak in the southwest." Vigil also plays Yolanda. nicknamed Yoli. a dy- namic waitress who is starting a new adventure in life despite the town's gossip Airing from April 1. 2010. until mid-May, the 15-episode series focuses on the Ramirez family as they navigate through the unexpected changes life deals to them. Vigil says, "To me noth- ing in lite is stagnate, everything changes, and change is not nec- essarily bad...how we view change is bad or good. but we don't need to be frightened of it. We are uncomfortable with change, but it eventually all re- solves itself. Our choices in life. for good or bad. affect that out- come." La Vuelta de La Vida re- volves around Rosalia Ramirez' Restaurant. the heart and soul of San Tomel. where the coffee is the best in town and the tortillas the finest in the county. A visit by a mysterious woman to the restau- rant who is trying to unravel her family's past and causes the town to confront the deep historical divides that have plagued the area since the 1940's. Meanwhile. the Ramirez' have a family health crisis that causes everyone in town to get involved--for better or for worst, in some cases. Mark Angel Cummings voices would-be villain Octavio. Jose Ramirez' best friend who has a questionable influence on Jose during the family's crisis Cummings says, "I am performer. musician, and actor, so I couldn't resist the chance to be part of the project. I love to be involved, es- pecially because 1 am believer in preventative mcdicine which La Vuelta de La Vida touches on." Other veteran actors in the series include Adrian Duran, Della Acosta. Heather Castillo, Jenni- fer Johnston. and Mike Vigil. Arsenio "Archie" Chavez and Olga Chavez voice ,the lead characters of Jose and Rosalia Ramirez.. In real life. they share VigiFs experience with confront- ing an illness that affects the en- tire family. Vigil says she wanted to bring out "'problems that natu- rally occur in our community.. the rich history, the culture, and the intergenerational drama, laced with the humor and hope that keeps us alive." La Vuelta de La Vida will be aired every Tuesday and Thurs- day on KNFT-AM (950) at 1 p.m. and KNFT-FM (102.9) at 9:30 p.m. La Vuelta de La Vida is spon- sored by the Grant County Com- munity Health Council. NM Dept. of Health. the Con Alma Health Foundation with commu- nity contributions by Iniguez Physical Therapy & Fitness Cen- ter. La Vida Diabetes Resource Centers. LULAC Council 8003. and Southwest Outreach for Dia- betes. For more information call the Health Council at (575) 388- 1198 ext 10. By Marisela Ogas, BAMHS Preventiotl Specialist If you have determined that you have a drinking problem, realize you are not alone! Alcohol abuse is a serious problem afflicting people all over the world. Once you have made the decision to quit drinking and commit yourself to living sot er, you have taken the first big step. Now consider: Seeking professional help Building a support system And getting healthy Getting sober involves the body and the mind. You can help your body adjust to sobriety by exercising, eating nutritious foods and getting plenty of rest. Exercise is generally healthful because it produces endorphins: a natural body chemical that relieves anxiety and increases positive feelings. Good nutrition for sobriety is important. Caffeine and sugar, in particular, should be avoided as they may tend to increase cravings for alcohol. Getting plenty of rest is also important, as sleep helps you adjust psychologically to living a sober life. Maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse is not easy: it takes a lot of perseverance and hard work. Don't do it alone! There is help available. Start restoring your life today! IT's INC .... SO SPRIN( INTO If you think you may have a drinking problem and want help, contact Border Area Mental Health Services, Inc. at (575) 388-4412 in Silver City, (575) 546-2174 in Deming and (575) 542-3304 in Lordsburg. IETYfI Border Area Mental Health Services,:: Una mano Amiga project brin cancer patient naw The Una Man Amiga Pro- gram. which offers a helping hand to navigate the health care system, has expanded services to include Hidalgo County. Una Mano.Amiga, translated as the helping hand, offers trained guides to patients, fami- lies. and caregivers to navigate the many health care systems and support services needed during the cancer journey. Trained pa- tient navigators link those deal- ing with cancer to needed pro- grams and resources. Rachel Benavidez. one of the cancer pa- tient navigators explains. "We want to reduce a family's stress once a patient receives a cancer diagnosis. We offer information and resources they may not know about." Navigator Rebecca Castillo says, "Una Man Amiga helps connect patients to existing re- sources at the state and nation level great programs and re- sources--even supplies to help organize referrals, receipts, insur- ance and prescriptions; those documents they need on hand when receiving treatment." The navigators have undergone inten- sive training at the Colorado Pa- tient Navigator Training Program in Denver and locally with Hidalgo Medical Services Fam- ily Support Center's promatoras program. Una Man Amiga is a pilot project funded by the prestigious Fred Hutchinson Cancer Re- search,Center. New Mexico State University's Border Epidemiol- ogy Center and the Grant County Community Health Council. If the pilot project is found success- ful. patient navigators will be- come a permanent aspect of can- cer treatment in Grant County and" then hopefully will serve as a basis for all national cancer in- stitutions. "'Patient Navigators will change the face of cancer treatment in rural areas." said Hugo Vilchis. director of the Bor- der Epidemiology Center and Principal Investigator of Una Man Amiga Cancer Navigator Project. Una~ Ma0o Amig~, rese.arch= ers believe that the future of can- cer care will.deal with,treatment in a culturally appropriate and Senior to sensitive manner and that the Pa- tient Navigators are key to ac- complishing this. Benavidez says, "The program helps patients and families learn about their options and choices for so they can make the best decision to suit their needs." "Patients should not be left County. family through the complex health care system Help make appoint- ments for treatment and other cancer-related services Help arrange for trans- portation to treatment or for other types of cancer-related care Help find financial aid in the dark because they speak if their family does not have another language or lack social support" said Beverly Allen- Ananins. Health Council coordi- nator. "The patient navigators will bridge the gap between the cancer services available and the community, a much needed ad- dition to cancer services in rural areas... Patient Navigators will: Guide a patient and their health insurance Arrange for follow-up care Connect patient and their family with social services For more information about the Una Man Amiga Program or to make an appointment with one of the cancer patient navigators call (575) 388-1857. Se habla Espafiol. t, Lloyd V. Payne, hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Probate Judge. Lloyd V. Payne I, David A. Rams, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of County Commissioner Position 1, subject to the Democratic Pri- mary Election to be held June 1~, 2010. Your vote & support will be appreciated. Thank You and Muchas Gracias. David A. Ramos I. Rodney Plowman. hereby announce my candidacy for the of- fice of Hidalgo County Sheriff. subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your support will be very much appreciated. Rodney Plowman I. Jody Hatch. hereby announce my Republican candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor. subject to the Primary Election June 1. 2010. Your votes of support are appreciated. Jody Hatch I. Saturnino "Nino" Madero. would like to announce my Demo- cratic Candidacy for Hidalgo County Sheriff. I have been the Under Sheriff for Hidalgo County for the past eight years. As a secondary career I am a Certified School Bus Safety Inspector for the State of New Mexico since 1996. performing School Bus Safety Inspections throughout the state. I have been a Firearms Instructor since 1994 and at present I also instruct Survival Spanish to the cadets at Western New Mexico University. Prior to that I have worked for the Motor Transportation Department, the Lordsburg Police Department and started my career with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department as a Detention Officer 22 years ago. I have been a big part in appropriat- ing grants and programs that have boosted equipment and vehicles that the Sheriff's Department has today. Your vote on June 1. 2010 will be greatly appreciated. Saturnino "Nino" Madero I. Mark Thomas. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Election to be held June 1.. 2010:'Your support will be appi-eciated ...... Mark Thomas I. Warren D. Walter. Republican. announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your votes of support at the June l. 2010 Primary Election will be appreciated. Warren D. Walter ! 1 ] I H Citi Menu Monday, April 12 Ham & Cheese Sandwich Lettuce & Tomato Mixed Vegtetables/Margarine Mandarin Oranges Tuesday, April 13 Baked Chicken Green Beans Scalloped Potatoes Carrot Raisin Salad Wheat Roll/Margarine Wednesday, April 14 Green Chile Beef Enchilada Pinto Beans Garden Salad Breadstick & Margarine Cantaloupe Thursday, April 15 Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Buttered Peas Yeast Roll & Margarine Peach Danish Friday, April 16 Hamburger Lettuce/Tomatoes/Cheese/On- ions/Pickles French Fries Cottage Cheese/Pineapple June 18, 2010 There are currently 16 teams enrolled in this year's event! Below are a few of the fund raising events scheduled by these teams: Lofdtbaeg Fife Dept Car Wash April 10 Car Wash May 15 Western ianb Rummage Sale May 1 To list your teams' event, call the Herald at 542-8705 or email hcherald @aznex.net I, John A. Hill. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, subject to the June 1. 2010 Demo- cratic Primary Election. Your support will be very much appreciated. John A. Hill I. Arthur Clark Smith. hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Hidalgo county Commissioner District one. subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1. 2010. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. Arthur Clark Smith I, Clayton Jack Lasher. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2, subject to the June 1, 2010 Democratic Primary Election. I would appreciate your vote of support. Clayton Jack Lasher I. Larry E Marfinez, hereby declare my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner. Position 2. subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. The future of Hidalgo County is based on: Our Children Economic Growth - Education Government transparency with spending Opportunity for jobs with work ethics Your support in the upcoming election will be greatly appreci- ated. Larry P. Martinez rl N 1 I I. Martina "Tina" Etias. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Elec- tion to be held on June 1. 2010. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated Martina "Tina" Elias I. Darr Reynolds Shannon. a, Republican hereby declare my can- didacy to the office, of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2 Your vote of support during the November 2. 2010 General Election will be very much appreciated. Darr Reynolds Shannon ! I, Ed Kerr. ask for your vote for Hidalgo County Commissioner Position 1 in the November general election this fall. Ed Kerr ] I I, Tommy Ray Lopez, hereby announce my candidacy to the t Office of County Cornmissioner Position 2, subject to the Democratic t Primary Election to be held June Ist, 2010. Your vote. support and confidence in me will be very greatly appreciated. --Tommy Ray Lopez I, Nyla Dawn Walter, Republican. declare my candidacy for Mag- istrate Judgeof Hidalgo County. I respectfully request your vote in the General Election. November 2. 2010. I will honor your support with honesty and fairness. Nyla Dawn Walter paid by candidates Iglesia De Jesucristo Hermanas Dorcas Call 575-590.0272 or stop in! Doming (Sunday), 4-11-10 8 AM $5/container