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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2()10 iiiii(iiiTi ii!!!iiTi: i HMS celebrates 15 years in Hidalgo County Hidalgo Medical Services threw itself a birthdaY party last Wednesday, June 30thDcel - ebrating 15 years of operation in Hidalgo County. Employees were treated to a catered lun- cheon, above, and were shown appreciation by HMS adminis- tration and Board of Directors. CEO Charlie Alfero, left, spoken of the advancements the com, munity health center has made over the years, expanding into neighboring communities and serving rural areas. Melanie Goodman, representing Sena- tor Jeff Bingaman's office, read a letter from the Senator sing- ing the praides of the local clin- ics and the years of dedication of Alfero and his staff. Got MilUO How about cheese? NM Does!!! Information courtesy NM DEPTof ing cows. "The dairy industry AGRICULTURE New Mexico ranks 9 'h in the United States for milk production and 8 th in cheese production New Mexico Department of .Agriculture (NMDA) is joining the New Mexico Dairy Industry in celebration of National Dairy Month this June by recognizing isn't just important because it puts a glass of milk on the break- fast table but think about all the dairy products Americans con- sume each day, cheese for in- stance. Did you know that New Mexico produces about 600 mil- lion pounds of cheese annually, which is 6 percent of the nation's the significance of the dairy total?" said Noreen Jaramillo, industr;y.'s economic contribu- NMDA publi,c itfformati.on,0f- .tios it the state, . ....... ricer..,'New Mexic is home,to "Milk is the .Number One cash commodity for New Mexico, producing close to $1 billion in cash receipts in 2009. Many New Mexican residents don't realize it's big business for our state," said NMDA Director/Secretary Miley Gonzalez. New Mexico has an esti- mated 161 family owned and op- erated dairies and 325,000 milk- four cheese producing plants. There is one in Clovis, Tucumcari, Roswell, and Las Cruces." - Dairy Products Facts - The United States has 9.1 million milking cows In 2009 New Mexico's cows produced 24,320 pounds of milk per cow, which is the highest per cow average in the United States Nw Mexico has four cheese HOME, 408 Main Street Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) $42-9444 Harry Bright/Owner cremations and Monuments ' Grant. Luna Hidalgo Catron Cotlnties plants; one in Clovis, Tucumcari, Roswell, and Las Cruces 75% of the milk in New Mexico is produced on the East side of the state (Curry, Roosevelt, Chavez, Eddy and Lea counties), 15% in the South (Dona Ana, Si- erra and Luna counties), and 10% near the Albuquerque area. Most dairies recycle and uti- lize' the' arfib wfltei- 3 -:- 5 tinies T6i" cooling, sanitation of equipment, flushing of feed lanes, and ulti- mately as fertilized irrigation water. Americans eat more than a V2 pound of cheese per person each week. The United States is the larg- est cheese producer in. the world. The United States has 9.1 million milking cows; India has more than 38 million. The United States is the leader of production of milk per cow with an average production of 20,538 pounds of milk per cow; India's average is 2,661 pounds per co w . The dairy industry in the U.nted States is scrutinized fdr !itscarbon foot- print, yet the methane production from India is four times greater than America's; and milk produc- tion in the United States is sig- nificantly'more efficient. Above statistics regarding United States, India, Japan and Canada and the carbon footprint are found in the May 2010 issue of Hoards' Dairyman @ Thank you to Borderline Fireworks for the fireworks you donated to the youth of the Lordsburg Assembly of God. May. God bless you!!! The winners of the raffle were: 1st Place--Joseph Ramirez 2rid Place--Elisha DeLaGarza A special thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and to Saucedo's Supermarket for allowing us to sell .tickets at the store. God Bless each and every one of you!! Q[ Health insurance reform law already benefiting New Mexicans Information courtesy SEN. JEFF BINGAMAN'S OFFiCEWashing- ton, DC U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman last week said he is pleased New Mexico is able to expand its ability to provide af- fordable health insurance cov- erage for high-risk uninsured residents - one of the first ben- efits of the newly enacted health insurance reform law Bingaman helped write. The law will pro- vide at least $37 million to New Mexico for the new high risk pool. Beginn!ng July 2, the New Mexico Human rServices De- partment (HSD) in COOlJeration with the New Mexico Medica l . Insurance Pool (NMMIP) will contract with the U.S. Health and =Human Services- Depart- ment to operate a temporary federal high-risk .insurance pool program in New Mexico to as- sist people with a pre-existing medical coaadition who have been uninsured for at least .six months. - "This new program will al- low the state to expand services to ensure that New Mexicans who are battling an. illness or who have' been sick in the past cari] secure affordable and mean- it]gful health insurance - not only protecting these New Mexicans' health but also pro- tecting their financial security in these difficult economic times," Bingaman said. Low income residents may also qualify for a subsidized pre- mium." The temporary pool will expire in-2014, when the new federal law bars the denial of insurance coverage for medical reasons across all health plans in the country and also prevents insurance plans from charging premiums based on the health status of enrollees. Bingaman also said he is pleased that New Mexicans now have a place to turn to for the most up-to-date information on the newly enacted health insur- ance reform law. The ,,Whjt$::-Ious,e'. ewJ, y launched HealthCare.g0v - a new consumer website that pro- vides transparency into the health care marketplace - pro- vides New Mexicans with easy to understand, information about the health insurance cov- erage options available in the state. The website includes infor- mation about consumer rights and benefits under the health in- sure reform law, a timeline of when new programs under the new law will come online be- tween now and 2014 and a new insurance finder that will make it easy to find New Mexico-spe- cific information about both private and public health insur- ance options. "Purchasing health insur- ance can be a complex, confus- ing process. This new website will provide New Mexicans with up-to-date information and news specific to our state to help them make the right choices for themselves and their families when purchasing insurance. also lets people know about the benefits of the new health insurance reform bill as it begins to take effect," Bingaman said. Bingaman was instrumen- tal in the writing and passing of the health insurance reform law that was enacted into law ear- lier this year. Bingaman is the only Democrat on the Educa- tion, Labor and Pensions Com- " mittee and the Finance Commit- tee - the two Senate commit- tees that wrote the law. sons Jose and Ramon of Cahfor AmadoPotter Alvarez Amado Potter Alvarez, 70, passed away in Tucson, Arizona, on June 22, 2010. Amado was born in Lordsburg, New Mexico, on Sep- tember 13, 1939, to Clara Potter and Ramon Alvarez. He served proudly in the US Army and was later a federal em- ployee at Norton AFB in California. Amado met his wife, Ella Exstrom, while on tour in Germany and married her in Berlin. Amado was a great husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed. Amado was a fighter and loved life, never gave up an inch dur- ing his long battle with health problems. Amado is survived by his friend and wi(.5.0:i,yg,, ga; nia, Ernie and Hana of Tucson; grandchildren Gabrielle, Londin and Julian, all of California; brothers Felipe (Tillie), Salvador (Sylvia) and Gilbert (Ana); sisters Josephine Alvarez and Linda, Veronica Garduno, Frances (Sal- vador) Lazos, Jean Yandell (Don), Rachel (Mion) Guzman, Laura (An- gel) Lopez; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nep,hews. ,in,,l[lll'^ He was fa- ther-in-law Amado Potter Alvarez to Sherri and Lola Alvarez. With the greatest love and " respect for a great man and his free spirit, the family will honor his wishes for no burial or memo- rial services, God called His son, Amadol to be in spirit with his morn, dad, brothers-Monchie and Jose and his beloved sister, Huerra. May you rest.ia,peace. -'. ...... :;' Continued'from Page I Free Seminar Earth Link Seminars is offer- ing a free weekend seminar for everyone who is interested. The topic is The Time Of Trouble and Jesus 2nd Coming. Seminar dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 91 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 Seventh Day Adventist Church at 12 Peterson Drive; Sil- ver City, NM. ContaOt person - Ron Elder, 575-545-8803. Guest Speaker to visit Dr. Isaac Nsereko will be speaking on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Civic Center at 6:00 p.m. Nsereko is the founder and chief director of the Nserester Or- phanage in Uganda, Africa. The public is invited to attend. Transfer Station hours The Hidalgo County Trans- fer Station will begin being open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 2, 2010 and will continue Anonymous (NA) meetings to be open on Sundays through held Mondays at 5 p.m., Wednes- the last weekend in August.. days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays a Step Aerobics l l a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sat- : urdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Firsl Methodist Church Active & Alive step aerobics . For more in- : ; formation contact Kokopelli a are held on Tuesdays and Thurs- ___. ....... 37b 34-2 5.5U4 days from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the " - - ' Learning Center on 2nd Street for" Suicide prevention. the summer. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. Diabetic Support Group Come join us and stay in- formed for either yourself, a loved one in your family, or a friefidl For those not familiar with our Diabetes Support Group, we meet every last Wednesday of each month 10 am-llam in the HMS Conference Room!@ 530 E. Demoss Street, here in Lordsburg. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Gloria Vargas @ (575)542-3047. AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Suicide Prevention meetings are held the first Monday of eacl month at the Hidalgo Complex in Lordsburgat 7:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Walking & Activity Walking & Activity Clul: meets every Monday anc Wediaesday from 1 to 2 p.m. al the Special Events Center. Fo more information call 542-838, ext. 104. 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