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Ihh,l,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,ll,I VOLUME 10 ' SmallTown Papers I S S U E 21 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle WA 98136 FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010 50 Hidalgo County Topping Cavaliere, 0'Byrne students at Anim High By ELIZABETH RICHINSIHidalgo eventually become a Speech Pathologist. County Herald The 2010 AHS Salutatorian is Jell Animus High School will be gradu- Krystine O'Byme ating 21 seniors this Friday night at Billy O'Byrne is the daughter of Joel and Henson Stadium at 8:00 Melodie O'Byrne of p.m. Animus. O'Byrne has The 2010 AHS Vale- maintained on the A dictorian is Katherine honor roll for her entire Rose Cavaliere. school career, while be- She is the daughter ing involved in FFA, of Bill and Jill Cavaliere where she held the office of Rodeo. Cavaliere has of Greenhand President, grown up around the Reporter, Treasurer and Animus valley and is a Chapter President, as third generation gradu- well as the District Seven ate of Animus High sentinel. She received School. She enjoys read- the Star State Reporter ing, playing the piano, Award, Star Farmer, the working with animals, DeKalb award, and her learning new things, and State Degree. i traveling. O'Byrne has also During her years at Valedictorian Katherine been an active member Animus High School, of Student Council Cavaliere has served as Cavaliere where she has held the the National Honor So- offices of parliamentar- ! ciety president, Close-up secretary, Pan- ian, treasurer and representativel Also, ther Pride Club president, and captain of O'Byrne was a member of the Panther HCS0 participates in NM Special Olympics Torch Ru the Mock Trial team. Pride Club as well as She has done all of this National Honor Society LastWednesday the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department teamed up with the Dona And County Sheriff's Department to while maintaining a 4.0 and held the office of participate in the 2010 New Mexico Special Olympics Torch Run. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, in GPA. Cavalie~:e attended secretary and the Close partnership with local communities, is to support the Special Olympics Program by raising funds and public awareness the Mock Trial Acad- Up Organization serving while enhancing the quality of life of participating athletes. Above, HCSO deputy LouTavizon does his part with a five-mile emy in Chicago, Illinois as vice president, run, escorted by the HCSO DARE vehicle. Herald staffphoto in 2007 and went on to O'Byrne also partici- Emergency Preparednq grants released for NM receive three Outstand- pated on the Lady pan- ! ing Attorney awards at ther Volleyball team for ~1 the regional level and four years and the basket- Information courtesy SEN. JEFF $600,000 for Lea County: Fund- in carrying out initiatives identified in ] three at the State level, ball team for three years. BINGAMAN'SOFFICE/Washington, DC ing was provided through the Emer- Statewi~de Communication She has also been in- Outside of school, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman last gency Operations Centers (EOC)Grant Interoperability Plans and improves volved in Student Court- O'Byrne has been an ac- week announced that U.S. Department Program, which supports the construc- interoperable emergency communica- cil and the Animus var- rive member of the Cot- of Homeland Security (DHS) is releas- tion or renovation of Emergency Op- tions used to respond to natural disas- sity volleyball and track ton City 4-H club for the ing a total of $1.87 million in grant erations Centers to improve state, 1o- ters and acts of terrorism. teams, where she earned past 10 years. She has funding to support emergency pre- cal or tribal emergency management "$138,307fnrlndustrialBusLines, two Fighting Heart served as every office paredness efforts in New MexiCo.and preparedness capabilities to ensure Inc. DBA All Aboard America!: Fund- Awards and two Out- Salutatorian Joli O'Byrne from a pledge leader up "This investment in New Mexico continuity of operations during disas- ing was provide through the Intercity standing Track Girl to the president which will help strengthen our state's emer- ters. Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP), awards. Sheis a five time she held for two con- gency and response efforts," Bingaman $334,0t)0 far the state of New which helps operators of fixed-route State Track medalist and was part of the secutive years. O'Byrne has continued said. Mexico: Funding was provided intercity and charter bus services de- i fourth place 400 meter relay team for two to be a role model and a leader to other The grants announced today in- through the Interoperable Emergency velop security plans, and assists with: years in a row. She is an active member students as wrl) as teachers and,been clude: ' " Communications Grant Program facility security upgrades and vehicle of the San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church called upon whenever needed, all while $800,677 .for the state of New (IECGP), which assists governments and driver protection. where she has served usa lector and cat- maintaining a4.0 grade point average. Mexico: Funding was provided j ldeadli to submit for echism teacher. During her high school Both O'Byrne and Cavaliere hived through the Driver's License Security une ne names years, Cavaliere has traveled to places 4.0 GPA and were only hundredths of a Grant Program (DLSGP), which helps WallofHope d MemoriaIWall such as Washington D.C., Chicago, Illi- point away from each other in placing states improve security of state-issued ~ P a n ~ nois, New York City, Italy, and Greece. for valedictorian and salutatorian, driver's licenses and identification Cavaliere plans to attend New ' Guest speaker for Friday's com- cards in order to reduce fraud and en- t Mexico State University to receive a mencement ceremony will be Russell hance the reliability and accuracy of In order to provide sufficient time chided on one of the Walls, please pro- i degree in Communication Disorders to Tolley. personal identification documents. "to produce and set up the Wall of Hope vide the name(s)to a Relay For Life com- "* and Memorial Wall for the Lordsburg mittee member. We are concentrating on Relay for Life, to be held on June 18 and names of cancer victims from the 19, a deadline of June 1 has been de- Lordsburg - Hidalgo County area, ciared. The two walls will on display at The ,success of the walls will depend the Survivors' Dinner on June 18. The on the number 0f names received from Wall of Hope will recognize and celebrate public input. If enough names are not cancer survivors and the Memorial Wall received, the project will be put on hold will honor the memory of those who lost and carried over to 2011. You can e- the battle against cancer, mail names to Marsha Hill Names are trickling in. The, 575 313- Relay For Life committee" needs the 2940; Kacie Peterson public's help in recognizing and honor,, 505 469-4025; ing cancer Survivors and those who lost Edmund Saucedo evs@aznex.nell, 542- their life to cancer. If you would like the 9716; or .the Hidalgo County Herald name of a friend or family member in-, 542-8705. ' urg rity i Executive Director Esperanza B. of HUDprograms. Tarango has been acknowledged by the HUD's Recovery Act pumped over U.S. Department of Housing & Urban $62 million into the State of New Development Fort Worth Regional Of- Mexico. The Lordsburg Housing Author- rice with the American Recovery & Re- ity used its $230,974.00 awarded Ameri- investment Act Honor Roll Award in rec- can Recovery & Reinvestment Act ognition of her outstanding leadership (ARRA) funds to install (100) 10x12 in expeditiously obligating& spending Arrow storage sheds for each of its pub- the HUD ARRA grant funds, benefiting lic housing units within the development the citizens of the community within site. The storage sheds have improved 14th Annual Math and Science Day held at Southside El ~,~, Pyramid Village. As Executive Director the curb appeal of the development & ,.,emema,y she was acknowledged as well for her prevented community decline. More- On May 1412010 it was Southside Elementary School's 14th year to emphasize math and science by conducting a Math key role in ensuring the Housing Author- over; the storage sheds help ensure the and Science Day.This day has been expanded to also include careers. There were 10 science or math stations in which ity Operations are carded out in an effi- security of the residents' personal be- students participated. Some of the stations included:Water Power and learning about erosion; Math Games and learning cient and effective manner. Executive longings. math concepts; Computer Math and learning through technology; Bubbles and learning the science behind them; Sound Director Tarango was thanked for her The ARRA Success story was in- and learning how music is connected to science. Verla Jorgenson came from the Rock Shop to show her rock collection leadership & guidance in support of this chided in the HUD's New Mexico State and to help the students learn about geology. Courtesy photos initiative & outgoing efforts in support website. UPCOMING EVENTS Absentee voting Absentee voting for the Primary Election is now going on until May 30. Vote by mail or in-person by contacting the County Clerk's office at 575-542- 9213 or 1-866-307-0454. Sample ballots and polling location information is available on the Secretary of State's website at Commodity Distribution CSFP commodities for persons over age 60 will be distributed on Wednes- day, June 2, 2010 at approximately 10 a.m. at the Special Events Center, 502 teamed up with the Hidalgo County West 2nd Street. Please bring your senior CPR ist Aid Training Health Consortium to host a co-ed soft- CSFP ID card. If recertifying, bring proof y of income and bill with address. A CPR and First Aid Training will ball tournament on June 5, 2010 in con- be held on May 22, 2010 from 8 a.m. to junction with the County.Health Fair! kordsburg Meets Broadway 3 p.m. at the La Escuelita Head Start, Each team should consist of a minimum The Lordsburg Schools Choirs will 1409 S. Copper Street. Jesus Lopez will of four adults, with the remaining par- be having its first annual "Lordsburg instruct the class. Cost is $40 for first ticipants 15 or older. There is a $50 en- Meets Broadway" concert on Thursday, time certification, $30 for renewal. For try fee per team, and each team donates two new softballs. Entries will be taken May 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The concert more information call Lordsburg Head until May 15, so hurry and get your team will take place in the LHS band room. Start at 575-542-9678 or Lopez at 575- entered! You may do this or request more The concert will feature choir students 534-2350. information by emailing: from grades 7th thrn 12th, plus some of the Lordsburg staff, singing Broadway Softball Tournament or calling (575)956-3227. Deadline to register is solos. The concert is free of charge. CARES (Community Awareness May 21, 2010. Come and hear Lordsburg's finest! Remembrance Education on Suicide) has Continued on Page 2 Hidalgo County Cornmlsslon J Position 1 J 30 Years Local Goverment I ExperienCe workirlg for Hidalgo County.1