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7 " VOLUME 9 ISSUE 17 FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2009 5O Hidalgo County II,l,,I,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,Ih,,,ll,I SmallTown Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle WA 98136 Large ~-Topping City h top pplication, receives The City of Lordsburg has been awarded a $500.000 Community.De- velopment Block Grant and had the number one grant application in the State of New Mexico for the 2009 CDBG Program. This is the first time the City of Lordsburg has had the top grant request. Mayor clark Smith prepared the grant and traveled to Santa Fe on March 30-31st to make the grant presentation before the New Mexico Community Development Council. The project scopeof work calls for replacement and rehabilitation of existing infrastruc- ture. The scope of work also calls for construction of a new one million gal- lon water reservoir to be constructed adjacent to the existing 2.5 million gallon reservoir. The City has already been awarded a $200,000 legislative grant to rehabilitate the existing 2.5 million gallon reservoir and the CRy will add $50,000. Mayor Smith also said the City of Lordsburg had submitted a grant re- quest for water improvements to the New Mexico Environment Drinking Little gue try-outs Saturday 'The Lordsburg Little League will host try-outs for the 9-12 age group on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. at the Little League Field If players in this age group cannot make it to the try-outs, they will still be drafted and placed on a team. All players are encouraged to attend the try-outs. Junior high students who will be 12 years old until April 3 are eligible to play major league baseball. Registration forms for all age groups will continue to be accepted until Fri- day, April 24. Registration forms are avail- able at the Special Events Center and at the Hidalgo County Herald. The season will begin on May 4, 2009. grant Water Bureau that is overseeing the federal stimulus funds for water projects. Every community that submitted an application was awarded funding. There were eight communities that ranked low and were allocated fund- ing through the CDBG Stimulus pro- gram. There was $14.000,000 received from HUD for the CDBG program. Antelo Wells to receive million Courtesy submission U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Representative Harry Teague. this week announced that the Antelope Wells Port of Entry will receive $15.16 million to rebuild its facilities. The funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Department of Homeland Secu- rity earlier this month it was awarding funding to Antelope Wells, but it did not release the exact amount at that time. "This is another great example of how the economic recovery package is helping New Mexico create jobs by meet- ing its long-overlooked needs. We are beginning to take aggressive action to combat the flow Of guns and drugs across the border, and to be effective we'll need to make improvements to our ports of entry" said Bingaman. who met with lo- cal and federal law enforcement agen- cies in Las Cruces last week. "To control the serious flow of vio- lence, from gun and drug smuggling through our border, it is critical that we improve security at our ports of entry," said Udall. who toured the New Mexico- Mexico border by helicopter da~t week. "With this recovery funding, we can make necessary renovations at Antelope Wells that have been ignored for far too long and create jobs in the process." "The $15.16 million we arededi- See ANTELOPE WELLS on Page 3 Mavs take first at Gus Macker City celebrates Week of the Young Child Lordsburg Mayor Clark Smith signed a proclamation recognizing April 13-17 as the Week of theYoung Child. La Escuelita provided special activities for children all week. A Fun Fair Day at the Special Events Center and included face painting, windsocks, cupcake walk, water balloon toss, pizza and snow cones. Special guests were Smokey the Bear (see Page 2) and the Lordsburg Fire Department. If interested in having your child enrolled in the Head Start program, applications for program year 2009-2010 are available at La Escuelita 1409 South Copper. Pictured above are (back) Miguel, Theresa, Jayandra, Marie, Daniel, (front) Silvia, Christopher B., Jezika, Kristian, Dameon, Christopher M., Maranda, Juan. Courtesy photo Moore receives Award Special Submission Animas New Mexico-Chea Lynn Moore of Animas High School was pre- sented the highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accom- plishment Award. sponsored by Monsanto Company, Moore the daughter of Wayne and Data Moore received the award for ex- cellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Moore's significant experiences and accom- plishments have included participation in Greenhand and Chapter Leadership events, including creed, quiz and pub- The Mavericks traveled to Las Cruces last weekend to compete in the Gus Macker Tournament in the 10 and under age group.The Mavs brought home the championship trophy for the second year running. Pictured above are Jacob Esquivel, Hondo Estrada, Raymond Saucedo and Johnny Plowman. For more photos and the complete story, see Page 7 of this week's edition. Courtesy photo lic speaking. She also received the Star state ace reporter award and completed work for the chapter to receive the state public relations award. She was a fi- ~nalist for the Star State Greenhand award in pro- duction and re- ceived her Greenhand. chapter and State FFA Degree's. Her Supervised Ag- ricultural Expe- rience Program consists of mar- ket lambs. swine, beef and breeding heifers. She also main- rains a herd of beef cattle and raises . forage pasture on the farm to feed Chea Lynn Moore them. Moore has served as the Animas chapter re- porter, vice president and chapter president. This year the DEKALB Agricul- tural Accomplishment Award cel- ebrates its, 62"d anniversary. Over these 62 years more than 162,000 high school semors from across the country have received the Award. which has become a symbol for excellence and the school's highest agricultural honor. As the winner of the 2009 Award, Chea Moore's name will be recorded on the permanent record of DEKALB win- ners. Monsanto, a long time sup- porter of agricul- tural education. FFA, 4-H and other youth orga- nizations and ini- tiatives, has spon- sored the DEKALB Agri- cultural Accom- plishment Award and scholarship named for .its brand of seed. since 1998. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and ag- ricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Con- gratulations to Chea Moore. by Mayor Capital Outlay projects funded this year only totaled $140 million compared to $500 to $700 million in previous years. Even though the City of Lordsburg and Hidalgo County did not get any of our local projects funded we still did very good overall. The Ena Mitchell Senior Citizens Center was awarded $50.000 for vehicles. The new Lordsburg Port of Entry was awarded $1.5 million. This along with other years appropriations of $10 million plus dollars now is fully funded. Bids should go out very soon for this much needed complex. The New Mexico DOT Port of Entry employees have for so many years worked in a substandard, unsafe work station and are now finally going to get high tech, very modern and safe place to work, which they deserve. The City of Lordsburg has been wor.ldng very closely with Senator John Arthur Smith, Representative Rudy Martinez and the late Representative Manuel Herrera, and Major John Salazar and his staff to finally get this new port.built. Lots to do, so have fun, be safe and please get involved in your community and help support our local youth in their athletics and academics in the Lordsburg and Animas schools. UPCOMING EVENTS Letter Carrier food drive The National Association of Letter Carriers will be holding a food drive or~ Saturday, May 9. 2009. Anyone wishing to participate by making donations may place non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes on this date. The food will be picked~up by your letter career. Together, we can stamp out hunger! For more information contact the Lordsburg Post Office at 575-542-9601. Maverick baseball items Lordsburg Mavericks baseball caps ~nd T-Shirts are on sale from any base- ball player for $20.00. Join us for our last regular season home game on April 28th when we will raffle a Mavericks warm-up top, autographed photos of ma- jor league players Tony Pena and Derek Lee and two bats autographed by 2-time world series champion Craig Counsell. Diabetic Support Gp. The LaVida Diabetic Support Group will be continuing with the 'Conversa- tion Maps' & starting on the second map, Diabetes & Healthy Eating. These maps area new & innovative way to learn much more about Diabetes & Pre-Diabe- tes. through interaction & discussion among support group members. The Diabetic Support Group meets every last Wednesday of the month, 10"am-1 lam in the HMS Conference Room. This month's Group will meet on Wednesday, April 29*h. AA/NA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at Kokopelli. 332 E. Motel Drive, on Mondays at 3 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church of Lordsburg, corner of High and 3rd Street. on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Narcotics Anony- mous meetings are held at Kokopelli on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and at'the First United Methodist Church on Saturdays at 6 p.m. In case of emergency, call 1-888-388-1802 or 542- 9349. Marquez acc0unt An account has been opened at West- ern Bank in Lordsburg to help benefit Joaquin Marquez, who is currently awaiting a kidney transplant. Ask any Western Bank teller for more informa- tion. I Ilml IlUl ~ ~111 Must present coupon & get a Buy any