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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 Central students visit the International Wildlife Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Courtesy submission tional Wildlife Museum is dedi- ners. On Thursday, May 6 th, stu- 'dents from Central Elementary traveled to Tucson, Arizona for their annual 6 'h Grade Field Trip. The trip was earned by the stu- dents for showing all elements of C.A.R.E.- Compassion, Attitude, Respect and Effort. This year, nine of the top 5 'h Graders were also invited to join the 6 'h Grade group. The first half of the trip in- cluded a tour of the International Wildlife Museum. The Interna- cated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world. It highlights over 400 species of insects, mam- mals and birds from around the globe. Dioramas depict wild ani- mals in their natural settings. Working in small groups, students completed a scavenger hunt as they toured the museum. Our stu- dents received high compliments from the museum staff for their cooperativeness and good man- After lunch at the museum, the students were treated to a fun time at the Golf N Stuff Amuse- ment Park. The Park features Bumper Boats, Race Cars, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, and an Arcade. Mr. Gordon, and Mr. Acosta would like to thank those stu- dents Who attended, for their ex- cellent behavior throughout the day. UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page. 1 Health Fair The Hidalgo County Health Consortium is hosting a Health Fair on June 5th in Lordsburg at the Special Events Center. The event will take place from nine until twelve noon. Numerous providers and agencies will be on hand to provide screenings and/ or information. There will also be fun activities for the kiddos and adults. The DWI go-cart will be available for adults, and BYA has a ton of fun promotional items!....but these are just a few! The CARES team will be hosting a county softball tournament as well! Please come out and see what we have to offer! If you have any questions, please email: hidalgohealth @ gmail.com, or call (575)313-3348. 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 1990info@gmail.com or call 972-249-6527. Transfer Station hours The Hidalgo County Trans- fer Station will begin being open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 2, 2010 and will continue to be open on Sundays through. the last weekend in August. Diabetic Support Group Come join us, and stay in- formed for either yourself, a loved one in your family, or a friend. For those not familiar with our Diabetes Support Group, we meet ever_y, last Wednesday of each month 10 am-1 lam in the HMS Conference Roo @ 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 held 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. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald @aznex.net. Citizens of Hidalgo Count b I am running for the position of Magistrate Judge and would appreciate your vote in the upcoming elections. A judge needs to fairly and impar- tially apply the law and oversee the legal process of the court. I feel that I am Be best candidate for the Magistrate Judge because I have the experi- ence in ,dealing with the public both as a professional and volunteer. Work Experience (25 years) • Retired New Mexico State Police Sergeant o Real world experience in dealing with a variety of complaints and cases first hand. o Training and Personnel management. .o Problem Solving and Mitigation by managing crisis situations. o Firsthand knowledge of Crinlinal, traffic and Civil Code. • Ci" of I,ordsburg Chief of Police o Management of police personnel and services. • Plan for and direct short and long term goals. • Directly reports of mayor and council. • Establish and promote personnel accountability/labor relations • Establish and develop departmental policy & procedures. o Management of Department finances/],ocal, State & Federal Grants. • Presents budget and controls depamncntal expenditures. • Ob{ain Grant funding through for law enforcement programs. Education • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice o Educated in the leg,,al process and administration of the crimimd justice system. • Knowledge of Criminal Procedure, Search & Seizure & Exclusionary Rule. Community Service • Hidalgo Count T DWI Board ('hairman • PAL Board Member/Coach • Lordsburg School Board Member • FINIS Board Member • 4-I-I Shooting Sports Leader / H A R K THOHAS i Hidalgo County Magistrate Judge NORAD exercise flights held over Southeast Arizona and into Southwest New Mexico Information courtesy NORAD North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command conducted exercise flights today, May 26 in the skies in the vicin- ity of Sierra Vista, Bisbee, and Douglas, Ariz. to Animas, N.M. The flights took place in the late- morning, and people may heard and saw NORAD fighter aircraft in close proximity with DOD contracted general aviation air- craft as they practice their in{er- cept and identification proce- dures. The exercise was been care- fully planned and was closely controlled to ensure NORAD's rapid response capability. NORAD has conducted ex- ercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. and Canada since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command's response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. Each exercise flight utilizes a scenario to test NORAD's response, systems and equipment. Scenarios could in- clude counter-drug operations, aircraft in distress, aircraft defect- ing, hijacking, unknown aircraft, Dangerous Military Activity, Temporary Flight Restriction violation or airborne terrorist. For more information about NORAD intercept procedures, please refer to this Federal Avia- tion Administration link: http:// Council shoots down pay raise for Clerk Continued from Page 1 at the May 13 meeting, had told him pay raises were not recom- mended due to current budget restraints. "We can't just pick out two employees to give raises to," Saucedo said. "This can't be done piecemeal." Councilor Elias Ruiz agreed. Ruiz, who is also a City of Lordsburg employee, said that all City departments are currently shorthanded and having to take on extra workloads and it would be unfair to all City employees to grant the raises in question. In the end, the Council ap- proved a motion to create a com- parable salary schedule for all City employees. o Cont 4 4 RELAY FOR LIFE e June 18, 2010 There are currently 21 teams enrolled in this year's event! Below are a few of the fund raising events scheduled by these teams: Pober Tournament June 5, 2010 Emoil rnasseyfarm(avtc.net for information Kei’ Famlll Raffle 1/2 Beef; $5 ea or 5t520 Call 575-313-2606 To list your teams' event, call the Herald at 542-8705 or email hcherald@aznex.net www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica- NORAD fighters have responded tions/ATpubs/AIM/Chap5/ tO more than 3,300 possible air aim0506.html threats in Canada and the United • Since Sept. 11, 2001, States. DOH surveys public about HIN1 information Submitted by NM DOHISanta Fe Health Secretary Alfredo. Vigil, MD, encourages the pub- lic to complete a H1N1 influenza (swine flu) survey that will help the New Mexico Department of Health respond more effectively to health emergencies in the fu- ture. The information the public and health care providers give will help the Department of Health improve their policies and procedures. "We are asking the public to tell us the best way for them to get information and vaccinations during an emergency," Dr. Vigil said. "We want to learn from our experience responding to the Senior , Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, May 31 Center Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday, June 1 Turkey Sandwich Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Buttered Peas/Carrots Tapioca Pudding Wednesday, June 2 Beef Tips Rice Broccoli Green Salad/Dressing WW Roll/Margarine Pears Thursday, June 3 Chicken Sandwich Celery Sticks Tater Tots Cottage Cheese/Peaches Friday, June 4 Lasagna Mixed Vegetables Garden Salad French Bread Plum Cobbler H1NI influenza pandemic so we can do a better job getting criti- cal information to people about how they can protect themselves during a public health emer, gency." The public can fill out the 17-question survey through May 31 online or by calling a toll-free number to speak to staff from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff will also return mes- sages. In Spanish: Toll Free #: 1-800-784-0394 https://NMH 1N 1Publica- Espanol.questionpro.com In English: Toll Free #: 1-877-304-4161 https ://NMH 1N 1 Public- English.questionpro.com The brief survey asks the public who they trust to give them health information during an emergency, the most conve- nient location to get vaccinated, and where they go to get useful information about an emergency and how to respond to it. Also, the Department of Health wants information on who was vacci- nated against H1N1, where they got it and what behaviors they racticed to avoid the flu. • heherld ..... @tL-.nex .net I. 00qYe, IVIORELOS L , P.,, .o..os P o s itio n 1 HOME 408 Main Street • Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) 542-9444 Harry Bright/Owner "  A% " Cremations and Monuments Grant • Luna ° Hidalgo o Catron Counties The Is00ue00 I will address: • dob00 • Border I0000ues Economy • Crime -- Eoonomio Pevelopment • 6u00ine=00 Retention "By working smarter, not harder, Hidalgo County can overcome current economic hard times." Your vote o e support o Zune 1 ,,,,i.II be re,i;Iy SMITH Iidalgo County Commission Position 1 a.ppreota,l;ed. PAID BY CANDIDATE