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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY28,2010 11 NRCS NM announces second chance to apply for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Assistance Submitted by USDAILordsburg Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that landowners nationwide are in- vited to apply for the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture's Conserva- tion Stewardship Program (CSP). The CSP is a voluntary conserva- tion program that encourages pro- ducers to address resource con- cerns in a comprehensive manner by: installing and adopting additional activities, such as wild- life-friendly wateringtroughs; and improving and main- taining existing activities such as irrigation systems and grazing management CSP in New Mexico is avail- able on Tribal, private agricul- tural lands, and non-industrial private forest land. The program provides equitabl e access to all producers, regardless of operation size, crops produced, or geo- graphic location. "The Conser- .vation Stewardship Program is of great importance and value to N OTES FROM THE S U N S HI NE H AM E N] Alba working hard as Admissions/ Social Services Director Sunny days at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home as we continue to enjoy this beautiful New Mexico weather. Warm and bright just like our home. Over the" iast few months I've taken time to introduce our man- agement team and some of our featured staff and today I introduce myself. Most of you know me; my name is Lorenzo Alba, Jr. Some of you know me as Lencho, yes I was given the same name as my father and I'm honored. Well folks, I am the Admissions/Social Services Director at .Sun- shine Haven. I have been here since February of this year. Prior to that I was the Sales and Marketing Coordinator at the Silver City Sun-News and even further back; ! was the Publisher and Editor of the Lordsburg Liberal. I have been blessed' with many worlderful opportunities in my career and this is yet another opportunity I cherish. Getting to work with people that I can help and affect in.a positive way is a dream come true. As the Social Services Director, I am the advocate for the resi- dents here at Sunshine Haven. I am here for the resident and to meet the needs of the resident and the resident's family. It is pretty unbe- lievable how rewarding this truly is and I am pleased with the progress I've made thus far in learning everything I need to know. As Admissions Director, it is my job to market the facility, or Services and the qualified staff at Sunshine Haven. It's my job to encourage families to bring and entrust their loved, ones to us at our facility. My background is in sales and marketing as well as public rela- tions. I am a 1985 graduate of Lordsburg High School; and yes, I bleed orange! And I have a degree in Music/Audio/Video Business from the Art Institute of Dallas. I work with some pretty awesome people and get to take a hand in the care of some wonderful people. What more could an person ask for? I live here in Lordsburg and most'of my family still resides right here as well. I am involved in the community and in my churcli. I love Lordsburg! Well folks, this is yours truly in a. nutshell; furthermore, you can count on me to help you, if you need help with your loved one's care. So give me a call at 575-542-3539 for information about our facility. We are also happy to tell you that we have formed a softball team to play in next week's tournament here in Lordsburg. We have staff participating along with family and friends. We have a pretty decent team, stop by short Park on June 5 'h and watch us play. Well until next time!! Stay Sunny!! New Mexico agricultural and non-industrial private forest land producers," said Danny Branch, Resource Conserva- tionist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) New Mexico's State Office in Albuquerque. The first signup -- 96 farm- ers and ranchers in New Mexico -- enrolled 904,462 acres. "The 2008 Farm Bill provided the first opportunitp for producers to participate in July 2009. "CSP is a continuous sign up, with the second CSP cutoff scheduled for June 11, 2010," said Branch. Through CSP, NRCS will provide annual paymenlis to eli- gible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and re- lated natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, pasturelmad, range- land and nonindustrial private forest lands. The entire private land opera- tion must be enrolled and must be under the applicant's control for the term of the proposed contract. Under the interim final rule published July 29, 2009, eligible producers may submit an appli- cation to enroll eligibl e land in CSP on a continuous basis. Pro- ducers are encouraged "to apply now for CSP to ensure their ap- plications will be considered during the next. _funding and ranking period. However, they can make their final decision to participate in the program once the CSP final rule is issued. The final rule will establish the policies and procedures for the program. If you would like more in- formation on the CSP sign-up and criteria, visit the NRCS of- fice in Lordsburg at 405 Duncan Hwy, phone 575-542- 9141 ext: 3. Khloe Paige Rudiger Colt, Kasey, big sister Kimber Rudiger and family are proud to announce the arrival of Khloe Paige Rudiger, who was bom on May 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm. Khloe weighed 7 pounds 11.5 ounces, and was 20 V2 inches long at birth. CLAYTON "JACK" LASIIEI00 HIDALGO COUNTY COMMISSIONER POSITION2 LIVED IN THE ANIMAS VALLEY SINCE 1958 ATTENDED ANIMAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL FROM ANIMAS 1965 SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING VIETNAM MEMBER OF" HIDALGO COUNTY EMS COUNTY MEDICAL INVESTIGATOR ANIMAS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 4-H LEADER i CO-DIRECTOR OF THE ANIMAS VALLEY COMMODITIES Ii vor00 oN JU,E zo00o, I 4 u' graders visit zoo Mrs. Conway's and Ms. Arredondo's 4th grade class from Southside Elementary School took a field trip last week to Reid Zoo inTucson. Courtesy photos \\; Loyal Customers of SOUTHWEST SUPPLY COMPANY After 65 years of serving Lordsburg and Hidalgo County, Southwest Supply Company will close on FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 It has been a pleasure to serve you. I treasure the memories and friend- ships made at Southwest Supply. Calie, my cat, and I will miss you. SINCERELY, MARSHALLENE GOODsELL KOFF