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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 nt Mich el Grand" in June Courtesy submission Michael Grand6 is a phenOm- enal guitarist, known for his 5- finger picking technique, guitar flourishes, soft, gentle voice, and rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes Western bal- lads, flamenco instrumentals and folk, pop and devotional songs. Many of the songs he plays are his own compositions. Michael Grand6 grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and served in the US Marine Corps. A staunch military supporter, Michael was inspired to write a song titled "Horses for Heroes" after observing a therapeutic riding program for wounded vet- erans. "Horses for Heroes" has for the Caisson Platoon, which is part of the Army"s famed Old Guard, whose du- ties include re- sponsibility for guarding the Tomb of the Un- knowns and for military honors during funerals at Arlington Cem- etery. In 2006, the Caisson Platoon began an equine- assisted program, which uses the horses of the Caisson Platoon and volunteers from the platoon been adopted as the theme song to provide The Art of Photography featured at the Hears1: Gallery this weekend Submitted by GCAGISilver City On Friday, June 27, and Sat- urday, June 28, FeVa Fotos pho- tographers Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan will have two days as featured photogra- phers at the Grant County Art Guild Pinos Altos Art Gallery. They will have on ex- hibit their winning photos from the Members Only Show plus some new pieces of photogra- phy- and some older favorites. Come and see the latest in the popular FeVa photography pre- sented on canvas. Kate Robertso~a is the fea- tured artist at the Pinos Altos Art Gallery on Sunday, June 29. Kate paints still lifes, animals, and Christian art. Her miniature handpainted gourd ornaments have become a favorite. Kate's talent and creativity is reflected in her new work at the gallery. The historic Hearst Church, located at 14 Golden Avenue in the quaint village of Pinos Altos, is the seasonal home of the Grant County Art Guild's Pinos Altos Art Gallery and the show- place of the art and fine crafts of their 39 members. The guild is a nonprgfit or- ganization run for the benefit and education of local artists and crafters. Stop in and see the array of wall art, fabric art, ceram- ics, jewelry and so much more. The unique location of the gal- lery makes it a destination for many locals as well as visitors to the area. The Pinos Altos Art Gal- lery is open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and major holidays through Oc- tober 5. equine-assisted therapy for the Wounded Warriors in treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The pro- gram started as "recreational" therapy, but the results were so impressive that after only four sessions, it be- came one of the physical therapy options avail- able to the wounded at Walter Reed. Michael was honored to be asked to perform "Horses for Heroes" at the Wash- ington International Horse Show in 2010 during a performance by the Caisson Platoon's therapeu- tic riding participants, "Wounded Warriors." Grand6 has appeared at ma- jor performance venues all over the world. In the United States these include Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Central Park, Phoenix's Desert Sky Pavilion and Country Thunder, where he received three standing ovations from a crowd of 250,000. Make your reservations soon to see this popular local performer ~- you'll be glad you did. And you might want to plan to spend time before the concert hiking in The Nature Conservancy's beau- tiful Ramsey Canyon Preserve or visiting the old ranch house at Brown Canyon Ranch. Both are located on Ramsey Canyon Road, just a stone's throw from the AFP. If you go: Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 520-378~ 6165, or email reservations@ arizonafolklore.com. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 17 and under. To get there: Go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn fight (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and~ watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left. Elks Splash Out Drugs in Lordsburg Above, Fred La Marca was rec- ognized for his long term committment to youth by the Lordburg Elks'Youth Activities Committee (YAC). Pictured above are YAC Chairman Maria Sanchez, La Marca, ElroyT. Elk, New Mexico Elks Association Vice President Larry Curtis and Lordsburg Elks President Christine Ortiz. At right, more than 150 kids cooled off at the Lordsburg pool. Hundreds of hotdogs were dished Glenda Greene, Priscilla Perea and and SPIRIT of Hidalgo. out by volunteers, including.Julie Montenegro, Maria Sanchez, Kelly Gomez. Event co-sponsors included La Frontera NM, JJCS / / O of L *\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ i~i/~ ' . WILL At the