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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD ,, "l L' , t,  " , I' ...... J- ........ 1 ..  .. _.l_ ...L I,.: .... i ...... t!, .i f' 't :Lh !Iil!1!!! llRllY!NIlM FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010 Sixty-seven candles W. L. Sanders blows out the candles on his birthday cake while little B Shawn, look on.This past Saturday, June 26, 2010, Sanders, a Iong-tim Lordsburg, celebrated his 67 th birthday at a party held in his honor Building. Silver City's Don McNutt, former Hidalgo County EMS Dire appreciation to Sanders, who now resides in Roswell. Photo by JE rianna Bivens and her mom, former EMT and resident of at the Hidalgo County EMS ctor, presented a plaque of ,NNE LA MARCAILordsburg FSA 2010 Hidalgo County Committee nominations started June mmbers make decisions on di- saster and conservation programs, emergency programs, comod- ity price support loan programs and other important agricultural isshes. Committee members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are more than 7,800 farmers anl ranchers serving 9 n FSA cognty committees. Committees co0sist of three to five members wtlo are elected by eligible local prrducers. FSA will mail ballots to pro- duqers beginning November 5th. The voted ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 6th. Newly elected committee members and alternates take of- fice Jan. 1, 2011. For more information on FSA County Committee nomina- tions, contact the Hidalgo County office at (575)542-3241 Submitted by USDAILordsburg Arlen L. Hall. County Execu- tive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Hidalgo County has announced that nomi- nations began June 15 for local FSA county committees. The nomination period continues through Aug. 2, 2010. "I encourage all producers to participate in the county commit- tee election process by nominat- ing candidates by the August 2 deadline," said Hall. "We are counting on as much participa- tion as possible, because county committees are an important link between the agriculture commu- nity and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We have seen a trend in recent years of increased nomi- nations of minority and women producers and we hope that trend will continue." To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA. be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. Producers may also nomi- nate themselves. Organizations representing minority and women can also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible indi- viduals must sign form FSA- 669A., The form and other valu- able information about FSA county committee elections are available online at: http:// Nomination forms for the 2010 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 2, 2010. ,. FSA county committee J0i00 2010 CELERnnTIO,H at tl00e Special E00ent00 Centes' 8th ./tnnual Bailey Barker 3-0n-3 Basketball Tournament at 9 AM: .-.-. ,9aok l00ace$ Watermel000 gati,g O0,test 00-Legged F, ace : Water Ball0000 T0ss ..... . Egg Toss ....................... D R R C [ SpCI'L [vF'T C'"TF p']."O LOT [gOLhO''O ]gw0gs. DJ  g0 PgIx Ongoing SEe activities on the 4th: FREE Swimming all day: Food, Game & Craft Booths Firecracker Run, Registration at 7:30 A.M. Food, Game & Craft Booths spaces sti21 available! FOR MORE INFORf00ATION CONTACT THE SEC AT 54-Z-9'004-4- Immigration reform and human rights focus of summer institute at NMSU By CHRISTINA PHELEYINMSU Arizona's newly passed im- migration enforcement law--the most stringent in the country--has intensified public debate about immigration issues and under- scored the need for equitable and humane federal immigratiori leg- islation reform. The "Summer Institute on Immigration Reform and Human Rights" at New Mexico State University July 6-14 will closely examine current immigration policies and practices, with a view to proposing changes that will meet the diverse goals of our communities and the nation as a whole. NMSU's International Rela- tions Institute and the Center for Latin American and Border Stud- ies invite the public to participate in this new program aimed at rais- ing awareness about immigration issues and the urgent need for human rights-oriented immigra- tion reform. "The Summer Immigration Institute has emerged from recent conferences on immigration re- form and human rights held at NMSU in 2009 and 2010." said Nell Harvey, professor of govern- ment and director 'of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies. "In developing this new summer program, we rncluded input from many community members and organizations who participated in the two earlier conferences" Harvey said. "The institute provides a forum for pre- sentations and discussions on various aspects of this complex issue: legalizing the immigration status of residents who are cur- rently undocumented, under- standing the impacts of border and interior enforcement, and developing policies that address future immigration, or 'future flows,' and the root causes of mi- gration. "Our goal is also to increase our own understanding of this im- portant issue and contribute to the national debate in ways that pro- mote the human rights and the dignity of all people," Harvey said. Participants will get impor- tant up-to-date information about national-level legislative propos- als and the impacts of immigra- tion in New Mexico and the coun- try as a whole. They will also learn concrete ways to advocate for immigration reform and will have opportunities to learn about immigration policy issues from community members and repre- sentatives of local organizations. "NMSU is a border univer- sity"45 percent of our students are Hispanic'and we think it's crucial for our voices and the voices of others in this area to be heard on immigration," said Am- bassador Delano Lewis, interim dean of International and Border Programs and director of the In- ternational Relations Institute. "We encourage members of the community to attend and also members of the business commu- nity arid those involved in law enforcement. We also hope that NMSU students, faculty and staff and members of the larger Las Cruces community will come to the summer immigration institute for dialogue and education about the complex issue of immigra- tion." The Summer Institute on Im- migration Reform and Human Rights will include six evening lectures and events from July 6- 14. The program will open at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in NMSU's Anderson Hall Auditorium, with a lecture by Roxanne Doty, asso- ciate professor in the School of Government, Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State Univer- sity. The talk, "SB1070: It Didn't Start in Arizona and Of Course It's About Race," will focus on Arizona's recent legislation and how it relates to broader issues of race, immigration and policymaking in the U.S. Doty has written three books on immi- gration and international rela- tions, the most recent being "The Law into their Own Hands: Im- migration and the Politics of Exceptionalisrta." The next session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Newman Center, 2615 S. Solano Dr., Las Cruces. It will in- clude student presentations and a discussion of the contributions that immigrants make t'o New Mexico and the country as a whole. It will also feature a short documentary film, "Frozen Dreams Aguilar Reynoso, a Mayan Quiche from Guatemala. The film presents testimonies of families impacted by raids at the Del Monte food production plant in Portland, Ore. in 2007. The film explores the root causes of migra- tion and the divide between two worlds: the north and the south. The institute will continue from 6-8:30 p.m. July 12-14, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, with'sessions on different aspects of immigra- tion policy and reform: legalization'July 12; enforce- ment and due process"July 13 and future immigration flows and the causes of migration"July 14. All events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is re- quested, but walk-in registrations will be accepted. To register and for more information, contact Roberta Gran at 575-646-7041, Reyes receives Star Award Ida Reyes received the Star Award for her hard work and dedication to her job as a caf- eteria cook/server with the Lordsburg Municipal School at the June 4, 2010 New Mexico Food Service Conference in Al- buquerque. Reyes has been a LMS employee for more than 20 years. Also attending the con- ference were Maribel Estrada, Anna Molina and Della