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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 5 Let windbreaks protect you and your home Submitted by JOHN ALLEN/ break up the wind and reduce to help protect livestock. Nobody stress on your garden plants im- proving both quality of fruits and quantity of yields. Windbreaks can be planted Hidalgo County Extension Ser- vice, NMSU Here in Hidalgo County the wind is some- thing that we have to deal with on nearly a constant basis. To help protect our homes and gardens, shield livestock and help cut our energy consumption we can plant lines of trees usually on the west side of our homes to create windbreaks. There are several types of windbreaks that you can plant depending on your goals. Wind- breaks can be planted to protect your garden. Dur- ing spring when the winds are exceptionally strong young plants can be dam- aged by wind and par- ticles blown around in the wind. Planting a row of tightly spaced evergreen trees will help Lady Mav JV beats Hatch Bears The Lordsburg High School Lady Maverick softball team, JV and varsity, hosted the Hatch Lady Bears last Saturday. The JV team was victorious 19-12, but the varsity team chalked up a loss, 18-9. Courtesy photos likes to stand outside in the wind and our animals are no different. You can plant a row of trees along the west side of your animal en- closures that will protect them from the wind. These trees can also provide shade during the summer afternoons. Animals ben- efiting from a windbreak have been shown to have reduced stress and mortality, reduced feed con- sumption and slowing the wind can help keep the dust down. It is also a good idea to plant a windbreak around our homes. These trees provide an added measure of safety around your home. They help keep strong winds from whipping around the house and yard, keeping dust and flying debris down. Windbreaks around the house can also help cut down energy costs by stop- ping cold winds in winter and by providing shade in summer. Windbreaks also help with soil and water conservations by slowing wind erosion and' evapo- ration from soils being protected. This will help keep higher qual- ity top soil in place and reduce the amount of water you need to apply to your crops. There are many different types of trees and shrubs that can be planted as wind breaks. The Hidalgo County Soil and Water Conserv.ation District recom- mends the Arizona Cypress. This silvery green evergreen tree is a native tree that does well in the heat and dry conditions of Hidalgo County. Their full growth pattern makes them excel- lent selections for windbreaks. Other evergreen trees that can be used are Junipers and Afghan Pines. To help celebrate National Soil and Water Conservation Week, April 27th through May 4th, The Hidalgo County Coop- erative Extension Office has a lim- ited number of Arizona Cypress Seedlings available in groups of 8 for home owners to plant as windbreaks. The seedlings are around 12 to 18 inches tall and ready to plant. These trees are available on a first come first serve basis. To qualify you need to meet these criteria, Land Owner Trees will be planted as a wind break for home, livestock or garden Commitment to water- ing aiid"~iintaining the trees If yQ~are interested in a set of 8 Arizona Cypress seedlings or for more information on wind- breaks please call the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Office at 575-542-9291. LHS Cheer wraps up 2013-2014season The Lordsburg High School cheerleading squad recently closed out its 2013-2014 year~ Pictured above are (back) Breaon Young, Danielle Botello, Raymond Saucedo, Breanna Montoya, (middle) Alyssa Palacios, Cami Hernandez, Sierra Garcia, (seated) Breanna McDonald, Jessica Gonzales (senior), Ernie Rodriguez (senior), Gabby Gutierrez (senior), Ashley Martinez (senior) and Clarissa Garcia. Not pictured were Devinee Whipple (senior) and Jessica Sanchez (senior). Whipple will be trying out next week for the NMSU Aggie cheerleading squad. Courtesy photo SW NM hunters invited to give input on ame hunting rules April 22 Submitted by NM DEPT OF game bird hunting rules. Times Proposed adjustments to the GAME & FiSH~Santa Fe and locations of meetings, as rules are available for public re- New Mexico Department of well as rule development sched- view on the department Game and Fish invites hunters ules for the various species are website, www.wildlife.state.nm. and wildlife enthusiasts in the posted on. the department Las Cruces area to give cam-website, us, by clicking on the "public ments on several big-game hunt- The department reviews andcomments" tab. Public com- ing rules during a public meet- revises hunting rules every four ments; along with biological in- ing at 6 p.m. April 22 at the New years. Public involvement is in- formation, management goals Mexico Department of Game valuable, and ensures diverse and harvest and survey data will and Fish office, 2715 Northrise perspectives will help influence be considered by the State Game Dr. Participants are asked to rules and license numbers of Commission when finalizing the bring their questions, concerns hunting ~easons for 2015 rules later this year. and ideas, through 2019. .e epatmenti see in public input about proposed .Hidalgo County ingCe er: hunting rules for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn and oryx. ~,?~5 The department also is seeking ~5-542-33i5 input for turkey and migratory Little League Board meeting April 24 at SEC Lordsburg Little League will have a Board meeting on April 24, 2014 at the Special Events Center at 6:00 p.m. By PRISCILLA PERENDirector Western New Mexico Uni- versity will be closed Thursday, April 17th and Friday, April t8th. GED will be on site on Monday, April 21st to conduct registration and assessments. Those students wishing to attend have to be at the learning center by 12:30pm. The Wellness Coa- lition is taking applications for crew members and crew lead- ers. Applications can be picked up" and dropped off at the learn- ing center. If you need help ap- plying to WNMU or for finan- cial 'aid c0me into the learning center during office hours. WNMU students advising and registration is rirW'brigoi'n'~"&'t'" the learning center. If you are interested in learning more about Western New Mexico University drop in and speak to Priscilla. ATTENT ON SEN OR C T ZENS! Apply today for the Lordsburg Elks Lodge The Lordsburg Elks Lodge will award 3-$2, 000 Scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition. Scholarships will be given to 2 high school seniors and 1 continuing education student. Applications must be postmarked by April 2014 All Applications must be mailed to Lordsburg Elks Lodge PO Box 417 Lordsburg, NM 88045 liT Till: LOUNGE The El Charro I Restaurant will be I open on Easter SundayI 11 AM to 9 PM [ Saturday "'"' PM-z:3o AM DJ M usic NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS The End Mitchell Senior Cirzens Center announces that there will be Public Hearings held in Hidalgo County to provide older persons (60 or older) the opportunity to plan and manage their own lives and in have full participation in the planning and opera,on of community-based services and programs provided for their ben@t. This willbe o chance to provide concerns, comments and problems in a public setting. 1. Virden, NM on April 16, 2014 Village Hall at 1:00 PM AZ time (2:00 PM NM time) 2. Animas on April 23, 2014 at 10:00 A. M. at the Animas Community Center 3. Rodeo on April 23, 2014 at 1:00 P. M. at the Rodeo Community Center. 4. Lordsburg on April 24, 2014 at 3:00 P. M. at the Chamber of Commerce Email us at or hcherald @ Friday May 23-25 LHS Gymnasium * Lordsburg, NM ~1~" 10 and under t2 and Under . _~p.TI 16 and Under Girls 16 and Under Boys ~,e~15 17 and older Girls 17 and older Boys ~50V~e~ REGISTRATION DEADLINE~M:Y J ~:,2014 _._, For more information contact Jamie Diaz at jamiediaz6@hotmaiLcom or 575.519.0474 or DJ Saucedo at 575,639.2981 ~r mens' teacns, io~rnamenr may be#in Friday nt!/h! GET CASH for your Gold jewelry, scrap, broken pieces, dental, any condition, 8K-zSK I !lnlllnlllnll i i 575-639-2484 COTTAqE HOUSE 214 [, Motel Drive