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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 Bootheel Bike Run attracts 240 participants The Bootheel Bike Run, hosted by Lordsburg Cycle Works, Vincent Ruiz owner, was held in Lordsburg last weekend, bringing in 240 motorcycles.The run was held between Lordsburg and Duncan, com- mencing at Lordsburg Cycle Works. According to Ruiz,'he plans to make the Bootheel Bike Run an nnul event. Courtesy photo Udall applauds announcement of additional funding, manpower for border security Submitted by SEN. TOM UDALL'S OFFiCEWashington, DC U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D- NM, this week released the fol- lowing statement in response to President Obama's announce- ment that he will request $500 million in supplemental funds and order up to 1,200 additional National Guard troops to enhance border protection and law en- Mexicans safe and secure. "But I want to be clear. While these new resources are a wel: come step to alleviate this dire situation, they in no way replace the need for a comprehensive so- lution to secure our borders while respecting America's legacy as a nation of immigrants and a na- tion of-laws. I look forward to working with President Obama and my colleagues in the Senate can drug trafficking organiza- tions. Additional Background on President Obama's Announce- ment: The additional troops will provide intelligence and in- telligence analysis; surveillance and reconnaissance support; im- mediate support to counternarcotics enforcement; and training capacity until Cus- Lordsburg School-Based Clinic offers comprehensive services and new summer hours Submitted by HMSILordsburg The great partnership be- tween Hidalgo Medical Ser- vices, the Lordsburg Municipal Schools, the New Mexico De- partment of Health Office, of School & Adolescent Health, and the New Mexico Alliance of School-Based Health Care in offering primary "care medical and' mental services at the Lordsburg School-Based Clin- ics (SCHC) on th high school campus is now in its fifth year. In addition, dental care is funded by the New Mexico Community Foundation's School-Based Health Clinic Fund. HMS also has School- Based Health Centers in Silver City and Bayard. In 2006, the first year the Lordsburg SBHC was open, there were 126 visits. Last year, there were 543. This year we have seen almost 186 individu- als- at the clinic While the clinic most sees, students, faculty and staff members can also obtain .t servtces at the SBHC'. Last year HMS providers saw 10 faculty and staff, 98 students over 14, and 78 students 14 and younger. A student can go to the clinic if he or she has a sore throat or fever The student can see a health care provider right away and parents don't even have to miss work. Among the services that are offered at the SBHC are: Acne and skin problems Blood pressure and blood Pregnancy testing Follow-up appointments Immunizations Lab tests Medications Answers to questions about health Sports physicals Help with weight loss Dr. Michael Johnson, and M.D. who is well known to the Hidalgo County community be- cause of his work at HMS's Lordsburg Clinic, provides pri- mary care services at the SBHC. He is assisted by an HMS Medi- cal Assistant and by Annbelle Lopez who provides front desk services. In Addition to primary care services, a mental health thera- pist is also available at the SBHC. Blanca Jaure, who is recognized by the State of New Mexico as a Licensed Mehtal Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC), sees students at the SBHC for mental health counseling ser- vices. Students meet with Ms. Jaure if they are experiencing a high level of stress or depres- sion, or if they need to talk about family, relationship or school problems, or if they need sup- port. She also works with stu- dents who are dealing with sub- stance abuse issues or if they need help with anger manage- ment. In addition to seeing cli- ents on an individual basis, s. Jaure also conducts group ses- sion for a number of students at the SBHC. the SBHC are causal, friendly and confiden- tial. No st/Jdent is turned away and services are provided to stu- dents regardless of ability to pay. While dental services are not offered on site at the SBHC, dental services for students are offered at the Lordsburg HMS Clinic where Dr. William Rasband provides dental care and Dental Hygienist, Richard Deaton, offers additional ser- vices Currently primary health services are provided from 8- 10 a.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday of each week, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays Mental Health services are available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon on Thursday. This summer the clinic will. be open the first Monday of June and Au- gust and the second Monday of July from 10 a.m.-noon for stu- dents who want to obtain ser- vices while school is out. Those dates are June 7, July 12 and August 2. For more informa- tion interested people can call the SBHC phone numbers, 575- 542-3389. 5 th Sunday Sing this Sunday forcement activities along the U.S.-Mexico border: "Today's announcement from President Obama is welcome news for New Mexico and other border states that are struggling to ensure the safety of border resi- dents in the face of increasingly violent trafficking organizations along the U.S.-Mexico border. This additional funding and manpower will give the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol - who often are forced to operate with too few staff and limited sup- plies - expanded resources to more effectively monitor our nation's borders and keep New to develop a policy that takes into account the needs of all stake- holders." In March, after the murder of a rancher on the Arizona border near New Mexico, Udall joined Senator Jeff' Bingaman and Rep- resentative Harry Teague in press- ing the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Border Patrol forward operating base in the New Mexico boot heel. And earlier this month, Udall, a mem- ber of the Senate Caucus on In- ternational Narcotics Control, questioned federal officials about ongoing efforts to combat in- creased border violence by Mexi- Go on DAVID A. RAMOS Candidate for County Commissioner* Position Immunizations +. Physicals Well-Child Checks HMS school clinics will be open in june and luly to provide comprehensive health care. Registered students and staffare eliible for all services. obre Health Center ['very Thuda? lpm Io 5pro Can  aplhnlmerll: r/5-537-5069 agents to serve on the border. The additional funds will be utilized to enhance tech- nology at the border; share infor- mation and support with state, local and tribal law enforcement; and inrease Department of Jus- tice and Department of Homeland Security presence and law en- forcement activities at the border (including more agents, investi- gators and prosecutors) as part of a multi-layered effort to target il- licit networks trafficking in people, drugs, illegal weapons and money. HIDAL ME DICA_L SERVICE_ _L_S Silver H ih Wellness Center Every Wedne,day from lOa m Io q:30m Call for a ppoi+lment; 575-S3q-1015 www.hmsnm.or 9 e toms and Border Patrol can recruit and train'additional officers and ' sugar screening Care for injuries Colds, fever, sore tlroat, eye and ear infections, pain Contraceptive needs STD checks Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ald 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 County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. We're all Arizonans President Obama; Senator Bingaman, Senator Udall, Rep.Teague Will you push to uphold the laws of this country?? This is a YES or NO Question. Gov Brewer (AZ) said on Gretawire, on 20 h of May, that Pres Obama and DHS will not answer correspondence asking for help from feds. Also, ICE di- rector, told AZ they will not ac- cept illegal's from AZ. They swore to uphold the law - We are in a dick-tater-Ship, mates. We are all Arizonans NOW. You stood and applauded Pres. Calderon. I call that trea- son and so disrespectful to the United States and Arizona. Mary Snyder Hachita. NM The Bootheel Ministerial Alliance invites you to their 5 m Sunday Sing on May 30, 2010 at the Lordsburg First United Methodist Church, 3  and High Streets, at 6:00 p.m. Fifth Sunday Sings are held in area churches on the last Sunday of those months that have five Sundays. Refreshments will be served after the Sing. Admission is free but a freewill offering is taken tO benefit graduating seniors from high school who will be going on to college in the fall. This year the Alliance awarded four scholarships to Lordsburg/ Hidalgo County residents: Matthew Aguilera, JoAnn Clark, Brittany Collins and Patricia Clark, who resides in Lordsburg but graduated out of the school district. According to a spokesperson for the Alli- ance, it is hoped an even larger amount will be raised in the coming year to be able to increase the amount of each scholarship given and, perhaps, even increase the number of scholarships awarded. 2010 Summer Reading Lordsburg Hidalgo Library 542-9646 une 2, 2010: "Show & Tell with Charles" ,, plus Buggy Suncatchers June92010; ',Good Bugs, Bad Bugs *\\; plus Design plus StampedSnacks Lon Rodngue Pencil Cases "Bu " June 23.2010: ggy Games" plus Butterfly Fuzzy Pictures June 30; 2010: Awards ' Library Hours: 'Monday-Friday lO-12 Noon & 1-6 PM Special Programs:Wednesdays, 2-3 PM HERALD Advertising in the ,Hidalgo County Is easier than ever! Business Experience: .35 years experience, self employed with Ramos Farms: creating budgets, working with different equipment planting & harvesting multiple crops, making difficult decisions in the balance Owner of small local business since 1999. Lordsburg Auto Parts Center: Having the pleasure of serving the best customers in Hidalgo County. Working with the retail side of business and keeping informed, + Business in Deming for 14 years, serving as President of New Mexico Chile Products. Public Service: Elected to the NRCS district board, for the past.24 years holding various positions, Also appointed to the state Soil & Water Conservation Commission Region 111. + Only candidate with County Commission ExperienCe serving ten consecutive years in county government ending term as chairperson. Using business experience and common sense approach. , Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church serving as member of Finance Board for 12 years. It will be a privilege and honor to serve you again as Hidalgo County Commissioner With your vote and support.