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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009 3 Nominations now open for Nursing Excellem Courtesy submission The most popular awards program for the nursing profes- sion in the state, created by nurses for nurses, is now accepting nomi- nations for the 2009 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards program has recognized more than 600 nurses from throughout the state since its inception. The program is hosted by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Ex- cellence (NMCNEL and this year features two new awards catego- Awards ties -- Excellence in Rural Prac- tice and a Community Service Award. "In reviewing nominations and award winners from previous years, our planning committee decided to add these categories because we all recognize that be- ing a nurse in a rural area is very different from being a nurse in a metropolitan area. with varying challenges and skills required. Also, we felt it was important to acknowledge the impact a nurse can make in his or her commu- Brigida "Vickie" T. Leyva Brigida "Vickie" T. Leyva, age 74, of Lordsburg, entered eter- nal life Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Memorial Medical Cen- ter in Las Cruces. She was born in Gila on October 7, 1934 to Natividad and Antonia Ozeta Tarango. Vickie worked as a wait- ress. and maintenance worker for the U. S. Postal Service. Survivors include one son, Martin Leyva: two daughters, Sarah Leyva and Rose De La Paz all of Las Cruces; two brothers, Joe Tarango and Santiago Tarango both of Lordsburg and one sister. Margaret Rabb also of Las Cruces. Other survivors in- clude ten grandchildren. Martin Joseph Camacho Leyva and fam- ily, Laurie Leyva. Brittany De La Paz and family, Michelle Leyva. Alix Rodriguez. Matthew De La Paz, Ashley Noriego, Stephanie Leyva, Taylor De La Paz and Cody De La Paz. She was pre- ceded in death by her parents, her husband, Martin E Leyva, as well as six sisters and two brothers. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at the Assembly of God. 701 Animas Street in Lordsburg, with the Funeral Ser- vice at 10 AM with Pastor Caleb Cooper. officiating. Concluding service and interment followed in the Shakespeare Cemetery where she was laid to rest. Casket bearers were Tony Isham. Jared Straumann. Saturnino Madero. David Tarango, Freddy Chavez and Tommy Chavez. Honorary bear- ers will be Alonzo Madero, Danny Tarango and Christopher Tarango. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527- 2222 Pete V. Martinez Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Pete V Martinez. 47. of Mesilla Park, formerly of Lordsburg, entered eternal life Monday, May 18. 2009, at Memorial Medical Cen- ter surrounded byhis loving fam- ily. He was born August 21, 1961 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Pedro and Manuela Valdiviezo Martinez. Pete was employed as a phlebotomist and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Georgina Reyes Martinez of the family home; two sons. Vic- tor and Eric Martinez; a daugh- ter, Susana Martinez. all of Mesilla Park; his father. Pedro Martinez and his mother. Manuela Martinez, both of Tuc- son, Arizona: a brother, Jesus V. Martinez; a sister, Mary Martinez. both also of Tucson. Other survi- vors include a granddaughter, Adylenne Marquez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mater- nal grandparents. Manuel and Mercedes Valdiviezo: an uncle. Felipe Martinez; and a cousin. Raymond Valdiviezo. Visitation for Pete was held Thursday, May 21. 2009, at St. Albert the Great Newman Center in Las Cruces. where the prayer vigil followed. Family and friends joined together to cel- ebrate the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22. 2009. in the same church with Reverend Mitch Dowalgo officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment followed in Masonic Cemetery with military honors accorded by a Holloman Air Force Honor Guard and the Marine Corps League-El Perro Diablo Detach~ ment. Serving as casket bearers were Albert and Sat Diaz, Manuel. Simon and Ricky Bejarano. Den- nis Mejia. Paul and Felipe "'Porkey" Martinez. The Martinez family has en- trusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral servxces. 527- 2222. Please visit our online guest book at nity through outstanding volunteerism." explained Pat Boyle. RN. NMCNE executive director. Rural Practice is defined as small communities and rural health systems (county popula- tion of 100.000 or less per 2007 census), which includes New Mexico counties other than Bernalillo, Dofia Ana, Sandoval, San Juan or Santa Fe. The Community Service Award has been added as an Award of Distinction. Nominees are those who take a leadership role m community organizations and who have made significant professional or voluntary contri- butions that have improved the profession or patient care. "New Mexico has many self- less nurses who have committed their careers .. even their lives ... to serving others through the profession of nursing," Boyle continued. "Some do so through direct patient contact: some do so by serving their peers and the profession of nursing. We felt it was important to honor all of these nurses for the extraordinary contributions they make." Debbie Cates, RN, MSN, who received the General Medical/ Surgical Nurse Award in 2007. recalled, "People in the health care industry do their jobs be- cause it is their passion. We're used to giving and not used to receiving the kind of special rec- ognition represented "by these awards. They confirm that we have made a positive difference in people's lives - the biggest re- ward of all. The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards Program will honor outstanding nurses in 20 different categories, divided among Excellence in Practice. Awards of Distinction. Leader- ship and Student Nurse. Nomina- tions for this year's Nursing Ex- cellence Awards will be accepted through August 5, 2009. Winners . will be honored at an Awards Din- Lordsburg students receive $6,000 in Elks Scholarships load the nomination form online a t or call (505) 889-4518 to have a printed nomination mailed. The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize ex- cellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contribu- tions they make to their organi- zations, communities and the state. Proceeds from the Nursing Excellence Awards program sup- port the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence. NMCNE was established as a nonprofit organization in 2002 to develop initiatives and advo- cate for efforts to curb the state- wide nursing shortage. The Cen- ter focuses on nursing education, professional development of nurses and promoting the nurs- ing profession in New Mexico as well as hosting the Nursing Ex- cellence Awards program. Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 presented three $2,000 schol- arships at the Lordsburg High School Robing Ceremony on May 21. Above, Trustee David Waites and Leading KnightTho- mas Hood present scholar- ships to Julia Talavera and Lupita Barsness. These local scholarships are made pos- sible through fundraising efforts on behalf of the Elks, primarily through Bingo sales. At right, Waites and Hood present Shawn Holmes with a $2,000 scholarship from the New Mexico Elks Association. New driver leads the way to net on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Individuals interested in improved services for MVD cusl nominating a nurse may down- Submitted by NM T&R DEPTI nies. that choose to purchase tiality of delver and vehicle records, as required by state and federal law, while providing com- mercial users with convenient and secure access. Motor Vehicle Division records through the new database. Homans said. Homans added that the new system will protect the confiden- Santa Fe The State Purchasing Agent has awarded a no-cost contract to NICUSA. Inc. (NIC) to develop on-line services for the New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department and its Motor Vehicle Division. The services provided by NIC will include the sale of driver/vehicle records and addi- tional customer inf0rm&tion, ser- vices and transactions that will reduce wait times in MVD field offices, according to Rick Homans. Secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. The contract has no,cost to the State as all of NIC's services will be paid for through the' fees charged to commercial custom- ers. including insurance compa- Latin Dancing comin Lordsburg this month Courtesy submission Starting Friday, June 5. 2009. Maria Izquierdo from Silver C-ity will be teaching the Mambo at the Special Events Center from 5i30 - 6:30 PM This is part of the Active and Alive program that is spon- sored by Hidalgo Medical Services. Come join the fun and learn the choreography from the movie "Dirty Dancing" Johnny's Mambo. This choreography is without partners, and good exercise, and we know that you are going to enjoy it, For the next sessions other types of Latin Dances will be taught, If you have any questions please contact Martha Mortensen at HMS 575-542-8384 ext, 104. ~a THANK YOU WHERE WERE YOU THIS PAST WEEKEND WERE YOU AT THE GYM WITH JESSIE'S FRIENDS. IN CASE YOU WEREN'T THERE WE ALL UNDERSTAND BUT I TELL YOU IT WAS QUITE AN AFFAIR. ATHLETES AND FANS THEY CAME AND WENT PUTTING ASIDE ALL WEEKEND PLANS OUR FAMILY IS GRATEFUL . .- TO ALL OF YOU ~ THIS EVENT AGAIN YOU WERE SO FAITHFUL THE SUPPORT WE RECEIVED AND DIDN'T EXPECT THE OFFERS WE GOT WHO WOULD'VE BELIEVED ~ FOR FIREWORKS, MONEY, FOOD, & REFEREES WE PERSONALLY THANK EACH OF THEE Hidalgo County dll New Mexico Press Iill Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copyrighted 2009 by the Hidalgo Coianty Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood , ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL FUNERAL CHAPELS Terrazas Crematory "Trusted Care for the ones you love" Lordsburg Area 542-3300 Traditional Funeral Service Package Casket Included $2,995.00 Immediate Cremation $995.00 Excellence in service and care for your family should always be affordable... It can and always will be with us. ,lmeek oat our great il=O!hl ,. ppraisals: .7-1orae, anch & Commercial Just Listed: 609 E. 'B' Street e 620 E. 6th St. 3BR, 2 Bath. 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