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4 HIDALGO COUNTY I-:IERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 NM has made third largest higher ed Saucedo's give out annual scholarships Saucedo's Super Market this year handed out $5,500 to Hidalgo County graduating seniors. This is the eighth year that the family has offered the Kelly Saucedo Fight For Life Scholarship in Lordsburg and the second year in Animas. Pictured above with Rene Saucedo are Animas High School recipi- ents Colton Allen, Guy Johannes, Rayan Peterson and Gilberto Sanchez. Lordsburg High School recipients, below, were Aryn Gandara, Gabrielle Gutierrez, Ashley Martinez, Korey Montenegro, Ernest Rodriguez, Jessica Sanchez and Devany Whipple. Herald staff ohotos Hidalgo County Wolf Pack r naking a dent in illegal underage drinking Courtesy submission Underage drinking contin- ues to be a problem in Hidalgo County. The Wolf Pack has teamed up with law enforcement, schools and other concerned citi- zens from Hidalgo County to try and combat underage drinking in our communities. Wolf Pack members drive around on nights alongside law enforcement and offer the officers an extra set of eyes and ears. Wolf Pack works in other ways too. Wolf Pack has a com- munity call-in number in which members from Hidalgo County can call in and anonymously re- port underage drinking activity. The number to report underage drinking is 575-590-1432. In 2012 there were nine re- ferrals made to the juvenile and adult probation offices. In 2013 Poster Contest being hosted by La Frontera NM on June 19-20 La Frontera NM and the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Depart- ment will be hosting a poster contest at the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office (720 East 2 "d Street) in Lordsburg on June 19 and 20, 2014. The poster contest will focus on the dangers of prescription pain killers in our food, water and nature. The contest is open to 3 'd, 4 th, 5 th and 6 t graders. Prizes will be given to first and second place in each grade category, winners will be announced at the Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library on July 2, 2014 following the Sum- mer Reading Program awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Edgar Gomez at 575-542-3304 or Riley Allen at 575-542-3833. there were 14. Currently in 2014, data upplied to us from law enforcement and juvenile and adult probation offices, we have 13 citations and arrests--7 mi- nors (18 and over) allowing themselves to be served and 6 youth (17 and under). We feel that the Wolf Pack has contributed to this, in that having a Wolf Pack in Hidalgo County increases the perception of risk and influences some youth to not drink and others to be more cautious. Additionally, we feel that the Wolf Pack in- creases the perceived level of risk for those adults in the com- munity who "Social Host" or contribute to the delinquency of a minor. The next Wolf Pack meet- ing will be July 31, 2014 at the BYA building, 402 DeMoss St. in Lordsburg at 1:00 p.m. All citizens in Hidalgo County are welcome to come and we en- courage you to become a part of the team. spending cuts since recession Submitted by NM VOICES FOR New Mexico is one of the 48 states ties (CBPP). The report's authors CHILDRENAlbuquerque still spending less per Student on believe such cuts could jeopar- New Mexico has cut higher higher education than before the dize the nation's economic future, education expenditures by recession, as fewer adults will have the op= $4,588 per student since 2008, These are among the find- portunity to earn college degrees. when adjusted for inflation. Only ings of a report released today by As a result of these cuts, tu- two states--Louisiana and Ha- the Washington, D.C.-based Cen- ition at New Mexico's four-year wail--made deeper cuts. And ter on Budget and Policy Priori: universities has increased by Nominations open in more than25percentsincefiscal year 2008 on a per-student, infla- tion-adjusted basis. "This is not the direction a search of NM True Heroes state withoneofthehighestpov- . erty rates should be taking--not Submitted by NM DEPT of TOUR- ism Cabinet Secretary Monique if we want New Mexicans to have ISMISanta Fe Jacobson. "It's more than the in- the opportunity to raise their stan- The State of New Mexico, credible scenery and vibrant cul- dards of living for themselves and along with the Gildan New ture though; it's the sense ofcom- their families," said Amber Mexico Bowl, is searching for munity and the sense of pride that Wallin, MPA, a policy analyst New Mexico True Heroes; New make New Mexico stand out with New Mexico Voices for Chil- Mexicans who make extraordi- amongst our neighbors." dren. "These deep cuts have led nary efforts to make their com- Nominations remain open to the depletion of the state's lot- munities a better place to live, through October 3, 2014. A panel tery scholarship fund, which is in work, and raise families, of judges from around the state real jeopardy if lawmakers fail to This honor is intended to rec- will determine the top ten final- come up with a sustainable fix." While a handful of states ognize New Mexicans who con- ists, and four New Mexico True continue to cut higher education tribute in exceptional ways to the Heroes will be named this fall. spending, most--including New enhancement of our state. The Those Heroes will take part in a Mexico--have begun reversing New Mexico True Heroes pro- series of community events in the trend. Between fiscal years gram will acknowledge the self- their hometowns and get special 2013 and 2014, New Mexico in- less acts of four individuals or recognition during the festivities creased higher education spend- groups striving to enhance the surrounding the 2014 Gildan ing by just over 5 percent, on a quality of life in their community. New Mexico Bowl. per-student, inflation-adjusted "So many of our friends and "We think this is going to basis. neighbors throughout New become a great, annual event and "This funding increase is a Mexico work so hard and give so we're excited to be a part of start, but we still have a long way much to make our communities launching the New Mexico True to go," said Veronica C. Garcfa, better," said Governor Susana Heroes program," said Jeff Ed.D, executive director of NM Martinez. "A 'New Mexico True Siembieda, Gildan New Mexico Voices. "Ensuring that New Mexi- Hero' can be anyone who unself- Bowl executive director. "We cans can earn college degrees not ishly lends their time and talents look forward to recognizing and only helps our state's economy to make their community safer, honoring some our State's most and ability to attract high-wage cleaner, or more enjoyable, and amazing people annually at the jobs, it also significantly im- this program will help us recog- Gildan New Mexico Bowl, New proves child well-being. Not only nize the efforts of New Mexico's Mexico's premier annual sport- do parents with college educa- greatest asset; our people." ing event." tions earn better money, but their The New Mexico True He- Gildan New Mexico Bowl is children are more likely to do roes Program launches today at owned and operated by ESPN better in school than children NewMexico.org/TrueHeroes. Events, a subsidiary of ESPN. whose parents did not pursue col- The nomination form asks lege." two keyqnestions:"Whatmakes Foster adoptive parents this person a True Hero?" and "How have the nominee's efforts made adifferenceinhisorher needed in New Mexico community?" "As New Mexicans, we know Submitted by CYFD along with her favorite songs. Her that our state is the greatest place Becoming a foster or adop- favorite movies include Frozen, to live," said New Mexi;o Tour- tive parent can make a huge dif- High School Musical, and The LMSSummer ference in the life of a child. Cheetah Girls. Join us for an informaron Alisa likes school and works meeting.to be held this month of hard for her teach- Lunch February in your ers. She excels at. menu area. Plea's'e call l reading and art. Monday, June 23 Ronny Diaz, CYFD Sfie will need to Foster & Adoptive Hot Pockets continue with Parent Recruiter at special student Garden Salad w/Dressing (575) 434-5950 ext. services to sup- Apple 121 for more infor- port her school Asst. Low-Fat Milk mation or visit us Tuesday, June 24 academics. Alisa on the web at has demonstrated Chicken Patty on a Bun www.cyfd.org. Se Lettuce/Tomato Habla Espanol a great resiliency Potato Wedges when faced with Applesauce Cup Foster or adversity. She will Asst. Low-Fat Milk need to continue Wednesday, June 25 Adopt a New i n d i v i d u a 1 Hamburger therapy, family Fries Mexico Alisa therapy, and vari- Lettuce/Tomato/Pickles ous services in Strawberries Youth her new community. Alisa would do well in a two- Asst. Low-Fat Milk Name: Alisa parent home or possibly with a Thursday, June 26 Age: 11 single Mom. She would be Chicken Nuggets Story: Alisa has a great sense "okay" with a big sister but Alisa Potato Wedges of humor and carefree spirit. She would like her "forever" family Green Beans is very friendly and likes to be to have pets, especially dogs, cats, Orange around people. Alisa enjoys and horses. Asst. Low-Fat Milk swimming, riding her bike, draw- For more information about Friday, June 27 ing and.coloring. She also likes foster or adoptive parenting Pizza to draw people. She likes all through the New Mexico Chil- Garden Salad w/Dressing kinds of foods, but spaghetti and dren, Youth and Families Depart- Fruit Cup pizza are her favorites. Alisa is a ment, please call 1-800-432-2075 Asst. Low-Fat Milk music lover and likes to dance or visit www.cyfd.org ELBROCK WATER SYSTEMS, LLC , GeneraContractors *Pump. & Windmill repair & installation *Septic Systems serviced & installed *Metal Building construction *Roofing & Concrete work West Higllway 9 Edward Elbrock PO Box 5o 575-548-2429 Animas, NM 88020 Cell 575-538-1812 We now accept Mastercard & Visa ELBROCK DRILLING, LLC , EO. 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