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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS Ambassador David Shear presents Dr. Orona with his "Superior Service Honor Award". awarded high ranking for human rights work in Vietnam Courtesy submission Dr. Michael Orona, JD, Ph.D. a former Lordsburg, NM resident and LHS class of 1988, was awarded the "Superior Ser- vice Honor Award", the highest US State Department award for his work in human rights and religious freedom during a US Embassy awards ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam this past week. Dr. Orona has served at the US Embassy in Vietnam for four years as the First Political Officer to US Ambassador of Vietnam, David Shear. Ambas- sador Shear in the Commentary to Washington, DC states in part: "Michael Orona has shown commitment, courage and true leadership under truly difficult political conditions in both Viet- nam and the US. Dr. Orona's dedication, clear strategic vision and sustained excellence in pro- moting and defending human rights and religious freedom in Vietnam has made a lasting policy impact and "fostered posi- tive change at all levels. In the face of harassment, hostility and intimidation, Dr. Orona re- mained committed 'to personally championing the rights of those who could not speak for them- selves... Dr. Orona's analysis helped shape our overall policy towards Vietnam. His clear and concise reporting affects bilat- eral relations directly beyond just the world of human rights. Senior officials from;the Pen- tagon, The US Trade representative's Office.and else- Dr. Orona was sec.ond only to where regularly inclucLe human Erin Webster-Main of the US rights points for discussion with Embassy in Burma in this cat- senior Vietnamese officials. Dr.egory. Orona is the chief architect of Michael his wife Selena and our human rights roadmap for his three children, Octavio, Vietnam which established con- Joaquin and Ayla will return to crete and achievable objectives Washington, DC this July for at that would: increase space for least a year before choosing an- religious practice, espgcially in other international US Embassy ethnic area." ~ - post. Dr. Orona also received Michael Orona is the son of honorable mention for the Hu- Dr. Joel Orona and Mrs. Esther man Rights and Democracy Renteria-Orona presently of Achievement Award t~at hon- Chandler, Arizona and the ors a US Department~f State grandson of Manuel and employee who has implemented Romelia Renteria and the late creative strategies to supportFrank Orona Sr. and Marcelina human rights and democracy. . Orona all of Lordsburg. I Dr. Michael Orona Political Officer of the US Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam met with Nguyen Huu Nhuong, Chief of Staff of the Govt. CRA. In the meeting the two sides exchanged information about improving human righls issues and Decree 92 which is designed to allow more religiousJreedom in Vietnam. Dr. Orona will return to Washington, DC on July 1,2013 after a four year post in Vietnam. January-June Police Re rt Agency DWls Open Containers Minor Allowing Selling/Giving to minors Saturation Patrols All 20 9 13 7 13 Information submitted by HIDALGO COUNTY DWI PROGRAM Hidalgo County 212 E, Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM88045 $40 per year Name Mavericks Magnet Spirit Bell Show your = Maverick Pride with our new line of Magnet custom-printed products! i Get yours today! Supplies are limited. . - , , Lanyard t t, -. ,,,,, tayaway pr'og am- Continued from Page I New MVDhours The Lordsburg Motor Ve- hicles Department has new lunch hours. The office will be closed from 12-1 daily. Wednesday Bible Study The Church of Christ (5~ & Pyramid) hast started Wednesday Bible study again at noon. The study hour is open to men and women. For more information contact Karen McDonald at 575- 313-5963 or Lindy Kerr at 575- 538-8446. BYAsummer hours Hours at the BYA during the summer months will be Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 PM. 5th Sunday Sing The 5th Sunday Sing will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the First Baptist at 6:00 p.m. Every- one is welcome to attend. APS celebration Animas Schools Centennial Celebration & All School Re- union will be July 13, 2013. For "more information, visit Donations accepted Local resident Sarah Goodman will continue to accept local donations of items to be sent to African orphanages, including the Nserester orphanage in Uganda, until the end of June. She is accepting clothing, shoes and any other items. Goodman is also looking for used laptops for do- nation or purchased. Items can be dropped off at 153 Avenida del Sol or pick up can be arranged by calling 575- 654-4016. If drop- ping off items, please leave your name so it can be added to the list of donors given to the orphan- age. All items donated to date are very much appreciated. Living Better class HMS Family Support will provide a "Living Better" class on Thursday July 18th from 1 - 2pm. Speaker will beHMS Chief Mental Health Officer - Dr. Neal Bowen. Topic will be "Chronic :-Disease and Mental Health". Class is open to anyone wanting :: ,to learn a little more about their Senior Citizens LunchMenu Monday, July 1 Tater Tot Casserole California Vegetables WW Bread/Margarine Pears/Cottage Cheese Oatmeal Cookie Tuesday, July 2 Creole Pork Pasta w/Sauce Carrots/Almonds/Margarine WW Roll/Margarine Mandarin Oranges Wednesday, July 3 Green Chili Chicken Tamale Vegetable Salad Pinto Beans Flour .Tortilla Fruit Cup Thursday, July 4 CENTER CLOSED for 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY Friday, July 5 Lemon Baked Chicken Rice Cucumber Salad Dressing Beets Spice Cake health. For more information contact HMS Care Team Coordi- nator Sayra Davis at 575-542- 2357. Democratic meetings The Hidalgo County Demo- cratic Party will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 313 E 4th Street in Lordsburg. Meeting dates will be July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12 and De- cember 10. For more information call 575-542-8087. Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walk- ing & Activity Club, Sweet Team, meets from 12-2 PM at the Spe- cial Events Center on Monday and Wednesday. The Exercise Group meets from 1-2 PM. For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-2356. Strength training Apache War Dance and strength training offered Satur- days and Sundays from 6 AM to Noon at the Range RV Park, Space 12. For information call 575-654- 4233 or email bidandeechohi Literacy Program The Hidalgo County Lit- eracy Program offers services to improve individual skills in En- glish, Reading, Language and Math, as well as Pre-GED and GED preparation. Quit putting it off, it's not too late! Contact Di- rector Sherri Arredondo at 575- 313-7738, 575-542-9407 or email Water Aerobics Active and Alive Water Aero- bics will be held at the Comfort Inn on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 1'1. For more informa- tion call Fabiola Cano 575-542- 2356. Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Hot Steppers Aerobics class is held at 6 PM at Central Elementary Mon- day on Wednesday. For more in- formation call Fabiola Cano 5"~5- 542-2356. Line Dancing The Crooked Halos ad- vanced line dance group is meets at the Senior Citizens Center from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. The Sassy Sunflowers beginning line dance group is meets at the Senior Citizen's Center from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday morn- ing. Bring your water and come join in the fun for some low im- pact exercise, good music and fun! It's free and no experience is necessary. For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-2356. AA/NA Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday from 3=4 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet- ings are held Mondays from 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. at Kokopelli and on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more information contact Kokopelli at 5423304. Supplemental food boxes available SPIRIT of Hidalgo has partnered with BAMHS to have supplemental emergency food boxes available for families in Hidalgo County. Call Edgar Gomez at 575-542-3304 or stop by 332 E Motel Dr to pick up a box Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 noon. For more in- formation about this or other food programs in Hidalgo County, call Christy at 520-507- 0455. Suicide prevention Suicide Prevention meetings are held the first Monday of each month at the Hidalgo Complex in Lordsburg at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited. Listing your event Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald or hcherald@ Supermoon lights up area The evenings of June 22 and 23 were the dates thai citizens were able to witness the largest, fullest moon of the year, also known as a "supermoon"The moon will not come this close to earth again until August 2014. Above, the moon rises over Bill Evans Lake north of Silver City. Herald staffphoto nnual urs 4TH OF JgLY HeId in Memory of 8 AM at Shakespeare Cemetery Jacob R. Lopez Contact Daniel. Ramirez at 575 654 5395 / Entry Fee $20/person Sponsored in part by the City of Lordsburg All proceeds to go towards the Snakes Run Scholarship Fund