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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 27 FRIDAY JULY 2, 2010 5O Hidalgo County Buy i00.n, Large: i PIZZA1 i 11 6 Hotwin|s : I l i4 Hozzirella ^1 I' Sticks i m-__.. I FLYING J, INCI I Epi.  ....  11 01d Hwy70 I mu,y =,, zo,o  tordsburg. NM .804s i ) 't 505-542-3330 Block Party a big hit The Assembly of God Church in Lordsburg hosted an afternoon Block Party Saturday at Southside Elementary School, treating hundreds of local residents to free food, games and live entertainment. Above, a drdmatic skit portrays the struggles facing the youth of today. Herald staff photo Repro Teague unveils Job Seeker's Resource Guide Courtesy information gree in Safety Engineering, attended and all the work he does on behalf of his Harry Teague is following up on his- Harry Teague's Job Resources Fair in constituents. If it hadn't have been for Job Resource Fairs earlier this year with Roswell after six months of job search- his Job Resources Fair, I would never a new Job Seeker's Resource Guide. ing without success. The event, which even have known about the opportunity Available through his office, the guide welcomed federal, state, local and pri- with LES and would still be job hunt- book outlines resources for job seekers rate employers across a variety of sec- ing," Montes said. in every county across New Mexico's 2 "0 'tors. including energy, healthcare, law Thousands of job seekers attended District. including contact information enforcement, education and the armed Harry Teague's series of Job Resources for job training and placement programs, services, featured a booth staffed by hu- Fairs across New Mexico's 2 nd district. benefits assistance, veterans programs man resources representatives from Loui- Attendees met with hundreds of employ- d more, siana Energy Services (LES) looking to ers at the events in Los Lunas, Silver City, "Times aretough. It's hard enough staff its new facility in Eunice. Follow- Roswell and Las Cruces in February, re- finding a new job, but it is impossible if ing the Job Resource Fair, Ivan applied suiting in several confirmed new hires you don't know where to look or how to online and was hired as a Container Han- and even more scheduled interviews and present yourself to employers," said dler in the Logistics Department of the follow up appointments. Attendees had Congressman Harry Teague. "I'm happy URENCO facility. Montes, who has re- the opportunity to meet with representa- to hear that several of the people who located to Hobbs, joins over 300 full- rives from companies in the area with participated in our Job Resources Fairs time staff members at the brand new fa- immediate job openings to fill. Addi- have already found a job and that the cility, tionally, experts were on hand to offer companies and organizations that par- "I want to thank Congressman advice on career training, resume devel- ticipated are finding good employees, Teague for putting together this event opment and interviewing skills. but westillhavetoomanypeoplestrug- Gov Richardson funding gling to find a stable, good-paying job. announces That's why I created this Job Seeker's m Resource Book - to create one guide that contains all the available job, training, t0 keep State Police on highways education and benefits resources for each county in my district?" Courtesy information lice presence and response times," said The Job Seeker's Resource Guide is Governor Bill Richardson an- State Police Chief Faron Segotta. available on Teague's website at nounced last week that he is investing g "ec -"n-" www.teague.house.gov/jobseekers. Con- $1 million into public safety. The fed- stituents can also request a copy by call- eral stimulus money will allow the De- ing the Harry Helpline at 1-888-9- partment of Public Safety to purchase 11 Coalition awarded TEAGUE (832483). new police cars and pay for additional Job Resource Fair Update: fuel for the State Police fleet. Ivan Montes, originally of Roswell, "I am cominitted to keeping offic- $2 "/9 million grant had been working for Halliburton for six ers on the roads and protecting commu- years when he was laid off in 2009 due nities, especially in rural New Mexico," Courtesy information to the recession. Montes, who has a de- Governor Richardson said. "As we con- U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and tinue to work through this national re- Tom Udall this week announced that the cession, I want to be sure that law en- Department of Energy has awarded $2.79 forcement has the resources to battle million to New Mexico Recycling Coa- lition in Santa Fe as part of a national drunk driving and ensuring public effort to support energy efficiency and safety." The $1 million in federal money will renewable energy programs that reduce "1 i help cOver the deficit created when the energy use by American hOmes' vehicles' C Oilier Legislature reduced the State Police car and businesses. The grant, which was awarded and fuel budget, which would have lira- through the American Recovery and By ig ited the number of miles an officer could Reinvestment Act, will support the New Mayor Frank Rodr uez drive each month. Mexico Recycling Coalition's efforts to ,, Governor Richardson is using dis- promote recycling across the state. We at The City of Lordsburg would cretionary money from the Government "The Recovery Act is helping move like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Services Fund to allow the Department us toward a clean energy economy by Independence Day. Please remember to to: promoting "green" technologies and obey all laws regarding the use of fire- - Use $250,000 to purchase 11 new energy efficiency. This latest investment works. Please remember fireworks are cars in our state will support the important allowed from June 20 " - July 5t; after Use $750,000 to boost the fuel conservation effort of recycling waste that fireworks will no longer be legal in budget a move that reduces energy use," said the City of Lordsburg. Also remember "Without this funding we would Bingaman. who chairs the Senate Energy not to Drink and Drive. Have a safe and have been forced to limit the State Po- and Natural Resources Committee. fun Holiday Weekend! Bingaman announces PILT funding for NM counties, Hidalgo County to receive $681k for local projects Courtesy information U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that New.Mexico counties will share more than $32 million this year in payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) funds. PILT, which is a program admin- istered through the Department of In- terior, compensates counties for fed- eral property such as military bases and national parks, which cannot be taxed by local governments. Because PILT was shortchanged each year in the annual appropriations process, Bingaman forcefully advo- cated for automatic full funding for the program - which many New Mexico counties rely heavily upon. In 2008. Bingaman played a key role in nego- tiations that guaranteed full funding through fiscal year 2012, while also improving a separate initiative called Secure Rural Schools. That effort re- sulted in millions of additional PILT dollars for New Mexico counties. "PILT is an extremely important revenue, source for nearly every county in our state, particularly in these diffi- cult economic times. This funding will help provide important services to New Mexico residents," Bingaman said. Funds will be awarded as the fol- lowing: BERNALILLO COUNTY $183,881 CATRON COUNTY CHAVES COUNTY CIBOLA COUNTY COLFAX COUNTY DE BACA COUNTY DONA ANA COUNTY EDDY COUNTY GRANT COUNTY GUADALUPE COUNTY HARDING COUNTY I-IIDALGO COUNTY LEA COUNTY LINCOLN COUNTY LOS ALAMOS COUNTY LUNA COUNTY MCKINLEY COUNTY MORA "COUNTY $555,090 $2,837,827 $1,472,756 $107.896 $100,171 $2.831,596 $3,110,056 $1,654,713 $145,843 $103.522 $681,421 $1,002,942 $1,437,375 $82.042 $1,771,445 $717,255 $92,622 OTERO COUNTY COMMISSION $2.595,814 QUAY COUNTY RIO ARRIBA COUNTY ROOSEVELT COUNTY SAN JUAN COUNTY SAN MIGUEL COUNTY SANDOVAL COUNTY SANTA FE COUNTY SIERRA COUNTY SOCORRO COUNTY TAOS COUNTY TORRANCE COUNTY UNION COUNTY VALENCIA COUNTY TOTAL $4.293 $1,497,983 $25,588 $2,054,090 $604,198 $2,093,584 $664.472 $896,178 $1,000,074 $1,449,427 $223,420 $138,694 $69,667 $32,205,935 Off the tee This little Sand Gnat makes a connection with the ball at the team's last T-ball game for the 2010 season. The Lordsburg Little League featured T-ball, Coach- Pitched and Major League teams this year. The 2010 All Star Team is currently working hard in preparation for the upcoming tournament. Vacation Bible School Get ready for a "High Seas Expedi- tion". Valley View Community Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 12-19 from 9-12 in Cotton City. Children ages 3 and up are welcome. LunCh will be provided. Contact Duff at 548-2305 or Kate at 548-2393 for more information. Free Seminar Earth Link Seminars is offering a free weekend seminar for everyone who is interested. The 'topic is The Time Of Trouble and Jesus 2nd Com- ing. Seminar dates are Friday, Satur- day, and Sunday, July 9, 10, and 11. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Come! Learn what the Bible says about the days in which we live. Hosted by your local Sev, enth Day Adventist Church at 12 Peterson Drive, Silver City, NM. Contact person - Run Elder, 575-545-8803. Enchilada Sale The Lady Maverick Cheerleaders will hold a green enchilada sale on Fri- day, July 1, from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center. Call 590-5400 for infor- mation. Free Concert A free concert is open to all! Chris- tian Berdahl,. from the Albuquerque area, will be giving a Christian musical pro- gram on Saturday, Jul), 3 at 5:30 p.m. A light supper will be provided for all who attend. Hosted by your local Seventh Day Adventist Church at 12 Peterson Drive, Silver City, NM. Contact person - Carol Elder, 575-545-8832. 1990 LHS Reunion A 20-year reunion for the LHS Class of 1990 is scheduled for Labor Day Week- end, September 3-5. If interested in at- tending, or for more information, email 1990info@gmail.com or call 972-249- 6527. Cancer support group Hidalgo County Health Consortium is offering a free on-line support group for those dealing with cancer or other medical needs. This support group of- fers support to survivors and caregivers or family and friends. The group leader is PLTC (people living through cancer) trained and is a survivor as well. Please email the following to chat or for more info: hidalgosurvivorsgroup @yahoo.com Horseshoe Tournament The Lordsburg Elks Lodge will host a double elimination Horseshoe Tourna- ment on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Entry is $20 per team. For more information call James Cardenas at 575-590-6877. Continued on Page 2