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I 2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY28,2010 i15th Annual Silver City Blues Festival to feature eleven outstanding groups Submitted by MRAClSilver City Get ready for summer, be- Cause the Mimbres Region Arts ouncil's Silver City Blues Fes- rival is back, May 28-30. Known s the Southwest's premiere, FREE Blues Festival, the 15 th an- nual event brings not only the brightest rising stars of the Blues, but classic and acclaimed per- formers to downtown Silver City's Gough Park. Presented with additional activities, a farmers' market and an art gallery tour, this is a true Blues lovers' experience. Back for the second year due to popular demand, Soul Kitchen featuring the amazing pipes of Hil!ary Smith'will ignite the Fri- day night kick-off dance. This year at a new location, the Flame, 2800 Pinos Altos Road, the event will be held from 8 p.m. to mid- night for $12. " Saturday and Sunday perfor- mances at Gough Park are free to ' e public and,begin at 12:30 ' . This year s headlines in- ilude Guitar Shorty and Mollie 0'Brien and the Hamkickers Club. Saturday, May 29 will fea- ture: The Continental Blues Band with special guest Kas Nelson, the New Orleans sounds of The GumboProject, Road- house Hounds, The Lionel Young Band and headliner Guitar Shorty. The party will then move to the Red Barn Lounge for the Satur- day night jam session featuring the Roadhouse Hounds and many of the groups from the daytime lineup, for just $12. Sunday, May 30 will show- case: Silver City favorite Edie & the Silver Blue Roots, the David Booker Duo, Diane Van Deurzen & Eisa Otey with Heather Hardy, Tony Furtado and headliner Mollie O'Brien and the Hamkickers Club. '' Recently released are two very special guitars to be raffled during the festival. The first is a handcrafted grand auditorium model with a cutaway, claro wal- nut back and sides, a spruce top and curly maple bindings. This piece of artwork made by luthier Scott van Linge is worth $4,400. The second is a Fender model No. FR-50 resonator dobro acoustic, great for bottle neck slide playing, or regular style, val- ued at $499. Tickets for the raffle are only $5 each available at the MRAC office, website and at the festival. The drawing for the Fender will be held Saturday evening, May 29, just before Guitar Shorty. The drawing for the grand auditorium will be held May 30 at 5:45 p.m. just before the Mollie O'Brien performance. For those who are more in- terested in playing with gadgets than guitars, Patrick Conlin and Rodger Koest of Prudential Sil- ver City Properties have gener- ously donated one of Apple's new innovative iPads valued at $500. This "in demand" technol- ogy tool is considered one of the best ways to experience the web, email, photos and video all in a beautifully' packaged tablet for- mat. The iPad will also be raffled just before the Mollie O'Brien and the Hamkickers performance on Sunday. In addition to performers, the Silver City Blues Festival attracts quality vendors from across the West each year. Handmade and one-of-a-kind fiber arts pieces, pottery, and jewelry can be found in the Artisans Courtyard framing the park, While browsing and shopping, festival-goers can also stop at one of the many unique food vendors to sample a variety of traditional festival and ethnic foods. The event is made possible in part by the New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National En- dowment for the Arts, and the American Recovery and Rein- vestment Act. For details, call MRAC at 888-758-7289 or 575-538-2505, email: or visit About the Mimbres Re- gional Arts Council The Mimbres Region Arts Council is a leader in building communities inspired, enriched, and strengthened by the power of the Arts. MRAC provides quality programs that foster an apprecia- tion and understanding ofthe arts, serve as a resource for artists and cultural entrepreneurs, and positively impact the area's economy by creating events and experiences that enhance the region's appeal as a premier des- tination. Central Art Show a hit The Art Show held at Central Elementary School in Lordsburg, NM was the culmination of the Mental Health Awareness Project which the 6 t" graders participated in.The aim of the project was to use art to teach the children about depression and mental illness. The hope was to also decrease negative attitudes toward mental illness (stigma) in the community. During the program, the children ex- pressed their thoughts and emotions through art and they also met'and talked with Douglas Fraser, a person who has had mental illness and is now living successfully.The art show, which was coordi- nated by LHS graduate and UNM representative Mary Grace Castro, above, was well received and attended. Courtesy photos John A.Hill Hidalgo County Commission I'Ionest Position 2 Cottage House 575.542.8880 Charles Para Comisionado del Condado de Hidalgo Posici6n 2 Naci en Albuquerque y me mud6 a Farmington a la edad de 19 afios. Empec6 mi carrera en granel Power Generacion durante esta epoca. Me vasta experiencia en BPG con PNM es Io que me trajo al Condado de Hidalgo hace ocho arlos. Soy un residente de toda mi vida de Nuevo Mrxico. Tengo dos hijas, Nadine & Christine y dos nietos, Nickolas Y Emeri. He sido seleccionado como delegado del Condado de Hidalgo en la Convenci6n Dem6crata en Santa Fe y actualmente estoy involucrado con el EE.UU. Senador Jeff Bingaman en sus oficinas Suroeste de Nuevo Mrxico Energia Y Grupo de Trabajo de empleos verdes. Es muy interesante la forma de determinar la definici6n de la energia verde ye c6mo puede afectar la economia de nuestro condado. He estado activo enel pasado en la comunidad de Lordsburg en el entrenamiento de brisbol de la liga pequefia y prestar asistencia con los sistemas PAL de batoncesto a las ligas de nifios de kinder y tercer grados. Soy jubilado depues de 30 afios con PNM y un auto pequefio empresario de empleados en el condado Hidalgo; un miembro de la Iglesia Catblica San Josr; Servido como presidente de la Comisi6n de finanzas de San Jos6 y actualmente soy presidente de San Josr's consejo parroquial, y miembro activo de los Caballeros de Col6m Mi interrs en el Condado de Hidalgo y su gente mea Ilevado buscar la oficina del comisionado del Condado. En me campafia temprana, he tenido la suerte de conocer a muchas personas nuevas y escuchar acerca de su preocupaciOnes de que yo realmente tomo muy en serio. Estoy abierto a los razonable temas ms a mano que parecen ser nuestros jrvenes y nuestros ancianos. Nuestra juventud necesita tantos recursos puestos a su disposici6n a travs de sus padres, nuestras iglesias, asociaciones de jrvenes y nuestra infraestructura escolar. WNMU extensibn es un recurso en nuestro condado que debemos seguir apoyando. Nuestros ancianos tienen el HMS Fondo para la tercera edad que ha sido fundamental para nuestra comunidad de Lordsburg, y sin embargo no podemos olvidarnos de nuestras comunidades rurales en el Condado como: Rodeo, Animas, Cotton City, Windmill, Playas, Glen Acres, Pyramid Shadows y Virden. Su apoyo me humila yes muy apreciada. Dios los bendiga a todos ustedes. PAID BY CANDIDATE * fl&B PRINTING ',t Larry 'atri MARTIN00Z Hidalgo (Zounty Commissioner Position 2 I was born in Albuquerque and moved to Farmington at the age of 19. I started my career in Bulk Power Generation(BPG) at this time. My vast experience in BPG with PNM is what brought me to Hidalgo County eight years ago. I am a life long resident of New Mexico. I have two daughters, Nadine and Christine and two grandchildren, Emeri and Nickolas. I was selected as a delegate from Hidalgo County to the Democratic Convention in Santa Fe and am currently involved with US Senator Jeff Bingaman's office with the Southwest New Mexico Energy and Green Jobs Taskforce. It is very interesting how to determine the definition of green energy and how it can affect our county's economy. I have been active in the past in'the Lordsburg community by coaching little league baseball and assisting with PAL basketball K-3rd grade leagues. I am a 30 year retiree from PNM and a self employed small businessman in Hidalgo County; a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and have served as president of St Joseph's finance committee and presently am president of St. Joseph's parish council; and active member of Knights of Columbus. My interest in Hidalgo County and its people have lead me seek the office of County Commissioner. In my early campaigning, I have been fortunate enough to meet many new people and hear about their concerns that I truly take to heart. I am open to the more reasonable issues at hand that seem to be our youth and our elderly. Our youth needs as many resources made available to them through their parents, our churches, youth associations and our schooling facilities. WNMU extension is such an asset in our county that we must continue to support it. Our elderly have the HMS Senior Citizens Facility that has been instrumental in our community of Lordsburg, however we cannot forget about our other rural communities in the County like Rodeo, Animas, Cotton City, Windmill; Pyramid Shadows, Playas, Glen,Acres and Virden. Your support humbles me and is greatly appreciated. God Bless all of you. PAID BY CANDIDATE " B&B PRINTING