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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 24 FRIDAY JUNE 11, 2010 5O ¢ ictago County ihh,l,,h,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,"ll'l SmallToxvn Papers 5026 California Avenue SW 5cattle WA 91136 Large 1-T0pping P Hortencia Rico Overq:asll guest speaker at Relay For Life Survivors' Dinner June 18 Courtesy sumission Hortencia' ("Tenchie") Rico Overcash of Santa Fe will be the guest speaker at the Relay For Life Survivors' Din- ner on June 18, to be held at the Special Events Center• Born in Lordsburg, Tenchie has been the quality- of-life manager with the Ameri- can Cancer Soci- ety in Northern New Mexico for the past 8 years• A recent article in the Santa Fe New Mexican referred to Tenchie as "the smiling face of the American Cancer Society" in Northern New Mexico." Tenchie is a cancer survivor and as been cancer-free almost 16 years. A 1957 graduate of Lordsburg High School, Tenchie is the daughter of the late Mike anCugaRico of •    Lordsburg. The Rmo:owned and op- erated a grocery storagd:.VIexican food restaurant in Lordsbi}g from the 1940s to, the 1970s. Tenchie earned a bachelor's degree in education from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, r Hortencia ("Tenchie") Rico Overcash where she met her husband Charlie Overcash..Sl.taught school 14 years Meeting set to discuss local filming of movie A Community Input Meeting has been planned by the City of Lordsburg to learn citizens' feelings on having a movie filmed in the area. Filmmakers are interested in shoot- ing scenes on City property, including Shakespeare Cemetery• The meeting will be held on Mon- day, June 14, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ciyt Council Chambers at 409 Wabash Street. in Las Cruces and Bloomfield before moving to Santa Fe in 1975. She taught second grade at St. Francis Ca- thedral School until 1980, when she went to work at the State De- partment of La- bor. She devel- ope-d breast can- cer toward the end of her tenure with the state. After her retire- ment, Tenchie began volunteer- ing at the Ameri- can Cancer Soci- ety in Santa Fe. She felt a need to volunteer and give something back for all the support she re- ceived during her illness• She was then hired as the quality-of- life manager for Northern New Mexico. Lordsburg welcomes Tenchie to its. 2010 Relay For Life. Swimming Lessons to begin June 19 Swimming lessons will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Lordsburg Municipal Swimming Pool. Parents may register their children ages five and older at the pool between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. prior to June 19, or they may bring the children to the pool that day to register• Children taking lessons should have their swimming suits and towels the first day of class. The cost for the two-week session of ten half-hour classes is $40, the same as last year. The last day of this session of lessons is June 30.'Fred La Marca, city pool manager, will be the instructor• Anyone needing more information may call the pool at 542-3774• Making a spash Rodeo/Portal Boy Scouts honor veterans On Saturday morning, May 29th, 2010, the Boy ScoutTroop 420 and!the Cub Scout Pack 420 of Rodeo, NM and Portal, AZ, helped cleanthe Rodeo Cemetery and then placed flags on the graves of the veterans. The flagb were donated by Greg and Stevie Wayman, recent new residents to Rodeo, NM. Piclured above are (back)Ted Awtrey, Tyler Shultis, Ethan Benner, Ken Joens, Sally Benner, (front) John McNeil, Ryan Shultis, Xavier Schartz, Xayden Schartz, Coleman Joens and Jonathan Joens. i Courtesy photos Weekend incident creates concern about hot temperatures along the U.S./Mexico border Information courtesy US BORDER PA- TROIJEI Paso Sector A failed alien-smuggling attempt in southern Hidalgo County Friday night evolved into a rescue mission for Border Patrol agents and other area authorities who Stopped a fleeing vehicle on NM Highway 80 that had four illegal migrants hidden in the trunk. The incident began at 11:00 p.m. as The Lordsburg Municipal Swimming Pool officially.opened for business last weekend, much to the delight of hundreds of area children. For a complete hours and CPR/First Aid ........ CPR/First Aid training by Certified Trainer Jesus Lopez will be offered on June 12th at 8 am, at the Lordsburg As- sembly of God Church on the corner of 7th and Animas streets• Anyone need- ing new certification or re-certification is Welcome to attend• This training ful- fills the state requirements for child care workers, teachers, health care technicians and is valid for 2 years. Training will be provided for infants, children, and/or adults, as needed by the participants. For more information, contact Jesus Lopez at 575-534-2350• Enchilada Sale Commodities ....... TEFAP Commodities for persons age 18' and above, will be distributed on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at approximately 12:30 at the Special Events Center, 502 West 2 "d Street• Please do not arrive too early. The LHS Cheerleaders will hold a Red Enchilada Sale on Tuesday, June 15, from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Civic Center• Cost is $5 per plate and delivery or pick up is available• To pre-order call 575- 574-2616. Prize Bingo Th Knights of Columbus will hold a Prize Bingo on June 27, 2010 at the Civic Center from 1-4 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the K of C Scholarship Fund. i Doc Talk FREE "DOC TALK" featuring Dr. William Rasband, dentist to be held Tuesday June 15 , 2010 from 6 PM - 7 PM at the Special Events Center in Lordsburg. Grant County Sheriff's Department Deputies attempted a vehicle stop on.a suspected drunk driver who was travel- ing northbound at a high rate of speed• The vehicle failed to yield and contin- ued northbound in the direction of In- terstate 10, westbound from Roadforks, N.M. The driver ultimately lost control of his vehicle and came to a stop against a fence on 1-10. Authorities discovered four undocu- mented aliens, one male and three fe- males, inside the trunk. A Border Patrol Agent from Lordsburg arrived at the scene to take custody of the migrants• Upon examination, it was determined that two of the migrants would be transported to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M. The other two migrants were taken into custody at the scene but required no medical attention. The two injured migrants were treated for dehy- dration and other minor injuries and then, released back to the custody of the Bor- der Patrol. This latest smuggling incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by smuggling organizations to unsuspecting migrants. This weekend, temperatures reached as high as 110 de- grees in the E1 Paso area, which signals the beginning of hot seasonal tempera- tures. Border residents are being warned about the dangers posed by reckless smuggling organizations that are known to place migrants in precarious situations, including walking persons for long dis- tances through remote desert terrain, and hiding migrants in various vehicle con- veyances where the temperatures become extreme• Each year, Border Patrol agents trained in emergency medical care and search and rescue are on the lookout for migrants in distress in remote desert ar- eas, hidden compartments of vehicles, and for those in distress from swimming across irrigation canals• In Fiscal Year 2009, the number of El Paso Sector deaths of migrants decreased to five deaths, as compared to 8 in FY '08, and 25 in FY '07. US Senate donates refurbished • computers to RVT U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman an- nounced today that five New Mexican schools - in Clayton, Anton Chico, Crownpoint, Carrizozo and Lordsburg -- will receive five computers through a Senate-sponsored program that provides refurbished technology to public schools. Bingaman was asked to locate schools to receive a total of 25 comput- ers. His office worked with school su- perintendents and educators from around the state to identify five schools, both primary and secondary. "Computers are one of the most es- sential tools for learning and for prepar- ing students for the workplace of the fu- ture. Placing refurbished computers in classrooms across New Mexico is one small way to improve the quality of edu- cation throughout the state," Bingaman said. The computers were made available through an initiative that refurbishes used Senate technology and donates it to public schools across the country. Softball Tournament The 2 "d Annual Robert Moreno Soft- ball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $10 per player• All proceeds benefit Lordsburg Little League. For more in- formation call Wally Sanchez at 575- 313-3654• Courthouse closure The Hidalgo County Courthouse will close at noon on Friday, June 11, 2010. Continued on Page 3 June 18.19