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VOLUME 13 ISSUE 25 FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2013 75 smaB-Twn PaPSt eet , 7 "q4est Cota 21 Q$584 Hidalgo County , h ,,h,h,hhh,h,haah' Lordsburg Elks Co-Ed Registration 9 AM Tournament 10 AM See Page 5 for details i K01ean is new Housing Authority utive director Lordsburg Mayor Frank Rodriguez has announced that the Lordsburg Hous- ing Authority has hired a new executive director. Sandra W. Kolean officially took on the role on June 10, 2013. Kolean, origi- nally from the Demo- cratic Republic of the Congo, has lived in New York City and Atlanta. She made the move to Lordsburg in 2008 after earning her Bacehlor's degree in English with .a minor in pre-law after trans- ferring from Georgia State University. Once in New Mexico, Kolean also earned a Master's Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Western New Mexico University. As LHA execu- tive director, Kolean is responsible for the Sandra overall leadership of the facility and its' staff. She is also re- sponsible for developing and imple- menting plans and procedures to meet PHA goals, maintaining and fostering harmonious relationships with those contracted in the course of work and de- veloping and reviewing reports to en- sure that applications, selection of ten- ants, assignment of units and physical condition of dwelling units are .in accor- dance with HUD, PHA and other appli- cable rules and regulations. She will also be preparing opera- tional budget re- quests and receiv- able accounts and authorizes disburse- ment of funds while promoting harmo- nious - relations among tenants, housing personnel and person of the community. "I'm new to this field of work and there is a lot of learning to be done," Kolean told the Herald Tuesday. "However, I'm al- ways up for the chal- lenge and defi- nitely excited to take on this new po- sition. It may take Kolean some time but I plan the place and change things to clean up up." During her spare time, Kolean en- Elks Splash Out Drugs Herald staff photo joys spending time with her husband, Brad, and their three spoiled dogs, catch- The Lordsburg Elks Lodge hosted its first Splash Out Drugs event at the Lordsburg Municipal Swimming Pool Monday ing up with friends and family members afternoon, offering free swimming, hot dogs and lots of prizes to more than 150 Hidalgo County youngsters.The children across the globe, volunteering, reading won prizes by answering drug awareness questions. Above, Elroy T. EIk~the official mascot of the Elks organization, and watching movies, makes a special appearance towards the end of the four-hour event. For more photos, see Page 10 of this week's edition. Reception, banquet, dance, hamburger fry are main events of the 60s Reunion Courtesy submission As announced in previous articles and e-mail messages on the Sixties Class Reunion scheduled to be held in Lordsburg on September 27, 28 and 29, 2013, the classes of the 1930s, '40s and '50s are invited to join the festivities. A reception will be held on Satur- day, September 28, at 9:00 a.m., at the Lordsburg Cafetorium. The reception will honor former students from the 1930s, '40s and '50s regardless if they graduated from Lordsburg High School. The reception's guest of honor will be a former student from the Lordsburg High School Class of.1932. Reception attend- ees will eiajoy music, food and guest speakers from the '30s,'40s and '50s. Students from the Classes of the 1960s are also. invited to attend the reception. A banquet and dance will be held Saturday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m., at the Lordsburg Armory to celebrate the Classes of the 1960s, with a guest of honor and invited guest speakers from the '60s. Students from the '30s, '40s and '50s are also invited to attend the banquet and dance. A disc jockey and band will provide the music. I Many attended the first Hidalgo Farmers' Market and Mercado ' I [ Hmdalgo Farmers Market and Mercado kicks off season Friday, June 21st marked the pt Day month, but were very surprised at how hosted a booth and gave out free pens of Summer and the 1~' Hidalgo Farmers? ' many people turned out to buy. We are and grab bags. Most of the people that The Class of 1963's 50~h anniversary will be highlighted at the banquet and dance. All members of the Class of 1963 are encouraged to attend the banquet. A hamburger fry on Sunday, Septem- ber 29, at 12:00 noon, at the Special Events Center, will close out the festivi- ties. Former students from the 1930s, '40s, '50s and '60 are invited. There is no ~ee to attend the recep- tion; however, there is a fee ($40.00 for singles and $65.t)0 for couples) to attend the banquet, dance and hamburger fry. The Sixties Reunion Planning Commit- tee needs to know the number attending each event in order to plan accordingly. If you are planning to attend the recep- tion, banquet, dance or hamburger fry, a registration form must becompleted. The registration form is published weekly in the Hidalgo County Herald. The form and fee for the banquet, dance and hamburger fry can be mailed to the Sixties Reunion Planning Com- mittee, 324 West RaiIway Blvd., Lordsburg, NM 88045, or hand-deliv- ered to the office of the Hidalgo County Herald. Frank M. I RodriguezI Market and Mercado of the year. About very encouraged that vendors can be came took their time and visited with We are happy to announce that The City of Lordsburg has been awarded re- 50 people turned out to buy fresh fruits confident that if they bring the fruits, each other and the vendors. This is a verted Colonias funds for the use of the Waste water treatment plant in the amount and vegetables that came from local gar- vegetables, eggs and/or whatever else perfect opportunity for outreach and of $391,000. We also received funds for the 2013-2014 Colonias funds in the amount dens or farms. The local 4H kids also had they have, there will be plenty of cus- interaction with community members." of 725,555 for therestoration of the older water tank. small plants for sale that they have been tomers to buy them. We definitely need The Hidalgo Farmers' Market and The prebid meeting was held Tuesday for the replacement of the waterlines on growing in their hoop house - tomatoes, -~ more food for sale." Mercado will be held every 3rd Fri- Maple, Copper, Lead, Iron and Animas Streets along with the Lordsburg Housing squash, snapdragons, and others. A1- There is no fee to host a booth this day from 4-7 pm in Lordsburg at the Authority so we should see this project start within the next month and finish though it is fairly early in the season and year. Vendors can sell fresh foods or small vacant lot north of the drive-through sometime late summer. there were not a lot of fresh foods to buy, plants and seeds, take orders for produce branch of Western Bank from June to We encourage all persons to use our Public pool at a nominal fee you can cool pretty much everyone found something not ripe yet, demonstrate how to prepare November. The next one will be on off during the hottest part of the day. Also don't forget .to visit the Special Events Center and take in some bowling and a game of indoor basketball then visit the delicious to eat or a plant to take home the foods, sell handmade items or home- July 19th. Free full-color T-shirts, pro- and grow. The majority of the customers made goods, provide nutrition or health vided by SPIRIT of Hidalgo and the snack bar afterwards. were there early and everything was sold information, or provide services for com- City of Lordsburg, will be given to the Take all necessary precautions during this extreme heat keep hydrated and out by 6. munity members. Others may be able to first 20 customers at the Mercado that cool. Also don't forget to assure your pets also are properly watered and sheltered "This was a great success!" says bring tortillas, tamales, or baked goods, day! during the heat. Christy Ortiz, market organizer. "We "We also encourage community or- To reserve a booth space or for As firework season approaches take all necessary precautions when using these have been working for over a year to get ganizations to participate in these more information, call Christy Ortiz as the area is extremely dry. The permitted dates for fireworks are June 20th through this up and goingl We knew there would events," Says Ortiz. "Sayra Davis, from at 520-507-0455 or email hidalgospirit July 7th. Restrict your use of to these dates as you may incur fines otherwise. On behalf of the City Council, myself and all City Employees have a safe and not be very much locally grown food this the Healthy Living Classes for HMS enjoyable summer. UPCOMING EVENTS - Early Deadline The Hidalgo County Herald will have an early deadline for the July 12, 2013 edition. All submission for this is- sue must be in by Monday, July 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information call 5 75.542.8 705. Herald holiday schedule r next week's paper will be Tuesday by sary of the Korean war. All those inter- g J ly noon. ested should call Craig McEwan at (520) V~/V meetin u 2 558-0369 for more information. Cattlegrowers meeting The Hidalgo County Cattlegrowers will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6 PM at Kranberry's Restaurant. The public is invited to attend. Veterans needed The Hidalgo County Herald will Veterans of the Vietnam and Korean come out onWednesday, July 3, 2013wars are urged to ride on the float in the due to the July 4th holiday. The paper Rodeo 4th of July parade commemorat- will be available noon on July 3rd, given ing the 40th anniversary of the end of there are no' printing delays. Deadline fo the Vietnam war and the 60th anniver- blessed holiday. Thank you for your con- tinued support. The Lordsburg VFW Post 3099 will PAL 4th of July tournament Mud Volleyball Tourney hold a meeting on July 2, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. They will be accepting nominations A PAL 3-on-3 basketball tourna- Lordsburg Elks Club #1813 will be of Lordgburg veterans for naming the ment will be held at the Special Events hosting a 4th of July Co-Ed Mud Volley- local post. Please bring a brief descrip- Cer~ter on July 4, 2013. The tournament- ball tournament. Registration fee is $40 tion of anyone you wish to nominate, is open to players age 18 and under only. before 7/1,$50 after July 1 and the day All members are encouraged to attend. Entry fee is $40 per team and there are of the tournament. Registration forms can boys and girls divisions. Registration be picked up at The Cottage House or Sauced0's h01idayschedule forms are available at the Special Events the Hidalgo County Herald. For more in- Saucedo's Supermarket will be open Center and LPD. Deadline to register is formation call either Glenda Greene or Maria Sanchez at (575) 542-8880 or Thursday July 4th from 8:30 am-l:00 pm July 1. For more information contact (575) 639-2484. Come out and enjoy in observance of Independence Day. We Greg Martinez or Art DeLaGarza at 575- some mudslinging ft/n! wish you and your family a safe and 542-3505. Continued On Page 2