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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 WELL AND FAIT! Border Patrol recognizes local employees On Friday, April 30, 2010, Eddie G. Parra (above), Supervisor for the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station, and Mr. Santiago G. Tarango (left), Automotive Me- chanic for the Lordsburg Bor- der Patrol Station, were honored with prestigious awards for Employee of the Month for Feb- ruary 2010 and Outstanding Achievement Performance Awards. Award presentations took place at the El Paso, Texas, Administrative Sector Building. Similar awards were given to surrounding area Border Patrol Agents assigned to Deming, Anthony, T or C, Santa Teresa and Las Cruces. Courtesy photos UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page 1 1990 LHS Reunion A 20-year reunion for the LHS Class of 1990 is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Septem- ber 3-5. If interested in attending, or for more information, email or call 972-249-6527. Softball Tournament CARES (Community Aware- ness Remembrance Education on Suicide) has teamed up with the Hidalgo County Health Consor- tium to host a co-ed softball tour- "nament on June 5, 2010 in con- junction with the County Health Fair! Each team should consist of a minimum of four adults, with the remaining participants 15 or older. There is a $50 entry fee per team, and each team donates two new softballs. Entries will be taken until May 15, so hurry and get your team entered! You may do this or request more informa- tion by emailing: hidalgohealth @ or calling (575)956-3227. Diabetic Support Group Come join us and stay in- formed for either yourself, a loved one in your fhmily, or a friend. For those not familiar with our Diabetes Support Group, we meet every last Wednesday of each month 10 am-llam in the HMS Conference Room @ 530 E. Demoss Street, here in" Lordsburg. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Gloria Vargas @ (575)542-3047. AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p:m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5 p.m., Wednes- days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sat- urdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more in- formation contact Kokopelli at 575-542-3304. Suicide prevention Suicide Prevention meetings are hNd the first Monday of each month at the Hidalgo Complex in Lordsburg at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Walking & Activity Walking & Activity Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Special Events Center. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. Step Aerobics Active & Alive step aerobics are held on Tuesdays and Thurs- days from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Central Elementary School. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. VOTE "ME" Martina "TINA" Elias for Magistrate Court Judge Why vote for me? I was born and raised here in tlidalgo County, I have 27 years of judiciary experience, 1 am a certified court monitor and have seen and monitored cases of all types, I was hired into the judiciary soon after high school and feel not only have I grown up but I've grown up around attorneys, judges, litigants, etc, I have worked myself up into the position of Financial Specialist Senior and District Court Clerk, t am and still emph)yed with District Court. Why am I interested in running for Magistrate Court Judge? Because of my experience with the judiciary, "I feel that with my experiences I can give back t, the community, 't've been involved in the area.of law for 27 years, Y'I've been in the courtroom for murder trials, domestic hearings, juvenile cases, D\\;VIs, simple and complicated Civil cases that has given me the experience and knowledge in case law and with the NM State Statutes, "*The position o'f Magistrate Judge does not occur in the streets but it does in a court- room, "I have followed cases from the begintmag to their final judgments. , Not only do I hold the position as the District Court Clerk, but as the Financial Specialist Senior in which I am familiar with the rules and regulations that arc required by the Depart- ment of Finance. These same rules apply in Magistrate Court. 1 also am the Jury Manage- ' ment Clerk and the l)esignated Court Monitor 'frainer. Based on my experience in nay employment with District Court I have had the pleasure of working with .Judges and during this time I have been supervised and worked hand in hand with 5 Chief Judges. I am honest, direct and hard working. I know the community, I am part of this community and I plan to continue to be a part of this community. I will give mv courteous service and will work a, vith the people with fairness and impartiality. I AM your best choice for Magistrate Judge. Your Vote on.June 1, 2010 will be Sen. Tom Udall questions officials about increased border vio=ence Continued from Page I ganizations are the major suppli- ers and key producers of most il- deeply concerned about the se- curity threats border ranchers are facing and believe it is critical that DHS enhance its capabilities in this region." During the Caucus hearing, Udall also discussed legislation he supports to establish a grant program within the Department of Justice for law enforcement agencies to address drug-related criminal activity. The legislation, introduced by. Bingaman and co- sponsore'd by Udall. would give award priority to law enforcement agencies located in counties 150 miles of the border. Mexican drug trafficking or- leagues in the Caucus hope to use today's testimony to help craft a Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ,#;;. aid urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. ,. " Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be ,consid- ered the opinion of the author, and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo {7ounty Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. 0mmission Dear Editor: The old photo featured in '% Picture From the Past" in the April 30 issue of the Hidalgo County Herald, submitted by Edmund Saucedo, was very inter- esting and informative to us. Es- pecially interesting was the ar- ticle in memoriam for the late Elfido Martinez, our uncle., who lost his life to cancer. The article listed his siblings. Unfortunately, another sibling of the Martinez family was Lila Martinez, our grandmother. Her name was for- gotten and omitel from ticle. We are the Diaz P'amily: Artum Diaz, Eddie Diaz, Lila Diaz Jaramillo. and Nellie Diaz Perez legal drugs smuggled into the United States across the South- west border. Udall and his col- comprehensive strategy for the government to address .border violence and criminal activities. Mother of the Year Maura Rico receives a corsage. News from Ena Mitchell Senior Citizens Center By ILA BARKER We had our Mother's Day Party May 6, 2010. We honored all of our Mothers, and ou, Mother of the Year i,s Maura Rico. Our eldest .mother par- tidipating at the senior center is Louise Renfroe. Our youngest mother at the celebration was Maria Barboza. We want to thank all who stayed for the party. We also want to thank Brenda for coming to take pic- tures for its. A big thank you to Glenda at the Cottage House for |he beautiful COlsage [or our Molher of the Year. We wc, uld like to thank all of those who made gift donations for our Mother of the Year. So. many, Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Spanish Rice Green Salad/Dressing Apricots Thursday, May 20 Chicken Pot Pie Green Beans/Margarine Greek Salad/Dressing/Croutons Dinner Roll/Margarine Fruit Salad Friday, May 21 "Pig in a Blanket " Tater Tots Chuck Wagon Veggies Fruit Cocktail Monday, May 17 Sloppy Joe Parsley Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Pickles & Onions Cottage Cheese & Pineapple Salad Tuesday, May 18 Italian Chicken Broccoli Salad Carrots Cheesy Italian Bread Peach Pound Cake Wednesday, May 19 Burrito Supreme many thanks to the following: Border Rock Shop/Verla,s Westefll ,Wear, City of Lordsburg, Cottage House, El Charro Restaurant, Gold Hill Outpost, Kranberry's, Napa/ Ramos Farms, Pizza King/ Mama Rosa's, Ramona's Caf6, Sauccdo's Supermarket, Smith Ford, Inc., Western Auto Asso- ciate Store. We are so grateful tO each of you for your willingness to participate in these special ac- tivities for our community's se- nior citizcns Without your do- - - nations and support, we would not be able to hold many of these special functions for .our seniors. Again, thank you so very much for these generous gifts. Important Dates This Month in the life of Geronimo