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/ VOLUME 14 ISSUE 28 FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014 75 Hidalgo County smallTown Papers 217 West Cota Street Shelton, WA 98584 ihh,l,,I,,I,I,h,l,,I,,hlh'l 22 AMMO In Stock See Classifieds For Infa 1 PNM awards ,000 for two Rodeo's patriotic parade draws large crowd The Rodeo 4~ of July Parade was held last Friday afternoon, delivering lots of entertainment to the hundreds who came out to watch the annual event, despite the intermittent rain.The parade was followed by a dinner and dance at the Rodeo Community Center. More than 300 dinners were sold at the fundraiser, which is used to raise scholarship funds.This year, the RCA was able to give $1,000 scholarships to Colton Allen and Chase O'Byrne, both 2014 Animas High School graduates.The annual cake auction raised $1,600, with Juvy McEwan's cake going for $200. For more photos, see Page 10 of this week's edition. Courtesy photos Home H Ith nd ' Submitted by GRMC/Silver City Changes in the healthcare landscape have created a challenge for rural hospi- tals across New Mexico, and throughout the country. The challenges include the growing shift from inpatient care to out- patient care coupled with reduced pay- ment reimbursements currently adopted and proposed by Medicare, Medicaid and the State Sole subsidy funds. These challenges are then compounded by the increased numbers of uninsured and underinsured our region. "GRMC goal is to deal with these fiscal realities without compromising our commitment to quality care and commu- nity need," said Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham. "After much effort and analysis of the financial impact on our organization, the need to discontinue Home Care and Hospice has become ap- parent." With the new leadership team in reminds producers of July ge reporting deadline Submitted by USDA/Lordsburg FSA Office to submit an acreage report. U.S. Department of Agriculture For 2014 only, late filed fees and (USDA) New Mexico Farm Service spotcheck requirements have been Agency (FSA) State Executive Director waived. Molly Manzanares reminds agricultural "Although some federal farm pro- producers that July 15, 2014, is the dead- gram enrollments have not yet started, line to file an acreage report for crops timely acreage reports for all crops and (excluding apiculture, perennial forage, land uses, including prevented and failed PRF fall-seeded small grains, apples, pis- acreage that producers submit to their tachios, spring barley, onion, pecans, local FSA office, are important to ensure potatoes, spring wheat). Planted acres of program eligibility," said Manzanares. all other crops must be reported to FSA Acreage reports to FSA are consid- by July 15, 2014. The Agricultural Act ered timely filed when completed by the of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requires pro- applicable final crop reporting deadline, ducers on a farm to submit annual acre- which may vary from state to state. Pc- age reports on all cropland. There was a rennial forage crops intended for graz- period between the expiration of the ing or haying were required to be re- 2008 farm bill and enactment of the 2014 ported last fall, whereas perennial for- farm bill where the acreage reporting re- age crops with an intended use of cover quirements were ceased. If an acreage only, green manure, left standing, or seed, report was not filed for those crops listed must be reported by July 15. above, act now; go into the local County See DEADLINE on Page 2 Hidalgo County Fair Queen & Princess place since August 2013, GRMC has made vast improvements to its opera- tions taking the organization from a $9 million dollar loss to an approximate $2 million dollar loss in nine months. "Although our caregivers have done a great job to be more efficient and ef- fective, we believe these steps are neces- sary" stated Cunningham. "these are not easy changes to make. These transitions will help us continue to serve our com- munity, providing quality care for gen- erations to come" Given there is access to these Home Health and Hospice services in the area, the GRMC leadership team is working closely with area providers to transition patients and staff to another agency for uninterrupted care. "We realize that change is some- times difficult but necessary. Gila Re- gional has a distinguished 130 year his- tory. We will continue to place our em- phasis on ensuring the highest standard of patient safety and providing the best and most compassionate patient care," Cunningham stated. community projects in Lordsburg Courtesy information ation through a public art mural in The PNM Resources Foundation Albuquerque's gateway neighborhood, announced Tuesday the recipients of near the Albuquerque Sunport Airport. $500,000 for the PNM Power Up Grant .Media Arts Collaborative Charter Program. Four $50,000 and 20 $15,000 School - Vacant lot revitalization and grants were awarded to nonprofits to creatio, n of a community park through fund projects that build vibrant commu- student driven planning and implemen- nities, tation. Two $15,000 projects were awarded .N.M. Water Collaborative - Creation of to Lordsburg non-profit organizations, an urban green space detention pond including SPIRIT of Hidalgo and the utilizing recycled waste water, planting Southwest Regional Housing and Com- installation. munity Development Corporation. -Partnership for Community Action - The SPIRIT of Hidalgo's project will include Power-Up Kids' project in the South Val- the development of a vacant lot near ley of Albuquerque will create an inter- City Hall, creating a "town square". The active open space where children and Southwest Regional Housing and Com- families can learn through interactive munity Development Corporation play structures. project includes the repair and restora- .UNM Foundation Highland Project - A tion of Lordsburg's fountain to include collaborative effort with Highland High landscaping, creating a meaningful pub- school students to develop colorful pub- lic space, lic artwork for vacant lots. "The PNM Resources Foundation is Belch dedicated to building vibrant commu- .Belen MainStreet - A pocket park in a nities in New Mexico," said Diane vacant lot. Harrison Ogawa, executive director of the Corrales PNM Resources Foundation. "We are oCorrales MainStreet - A pocket park proud to partner with these organizations adjacent to the Village of Corrales who are working to build stronger com- visitor's center. munities." Las Vegas Projects range from building youth oAmistad y Resolana - Revitalization sports fields, to increasing wheelchair and beautification through a community accessibility to creating gathering space mural project. for communities. Nonprofits from all Rio Rancho over New Mexico submitted more than .Galloping Grace Youth Ranch - Devel- 100 applications, opment of a Sustainable Agricul- Other projects included: See PNM AWARDS on Page 2 PNM Power Up $50,000 Grants Commonweal Conservancy, Inc. (Santa Second Swimming Fe) - Amphitheater at the Galisteo Basin Preserve' for community gatherings Kirtland Youth Association (Kirtland) - lesson session t0 Playing fields for youth sports in Kirtland and surrounding communities, begi Saturday New Mexico BiD Park Society (Albu- n querque) - Sheltered public space which is ADA accessible at Tingley Beach for The second session of summer swim- events, gatherings and education pro- ming lessons will begin at 10:00 a.m. on gramming. . Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Lordsburg Santa Fe Chamber Opportunities Fund, Municipal Swimming Pool. Parents may Inc. (Santa Fe) - Three parklets that will register their children ages 5 and older provide shade, meeting places, greenery at the pool between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. and beautify a one mile stretch of St. prior to July 12, or they may bring the Michaels Drive. children to the pool that day to register. PNM Power Up $15,t)00 Grants (Anyone older than the instructor is free!) Albuquerque Children taking lessons should have Animal Humane Association of N.M. - their swimming suits and towels on the A neighborhood park in the Trumbull first day of class. The cost for the two neighborhood on the Animal Humane's week session of ten half-hour classes is four-acre campus. $50. Classes will end June 27, 2014. East Central Ministries - Collaborative Fred La Marca, city pool manager, neighborhood effort for vacant lot revi- will be the instructor. talization and green space creation. Anyone needing more information Enlace Comunitario - Green cre- may call the pool at 575-542-3774. Contest rules, entry form available Courtesy submission end and the search is on for the young The Annual Hidalgo County Fair is individuals who will serve as 2014 just around the comer. The theme for Hidalgo County Fair Royalty! this year's fair is "Sew it, Grow it, Show Entry information and forms are it!". The first event that kicks off fair fes- available by contacting Tammy Pompeo tivities is the Hidalgo County Fair Prin- at 575-534-5010 or by email at cess and Queen Contest. The contest is Monday, July 21st scheduled for Thursday, July 31" at 6 is the deadline for entry forms to reach p.m. at the Animas High School Audito- rium. All young ladies from the ages of Tammy Pompeo. 3 through 21 who reside in or attend Contest categories include the fol- school in Hidalgo County are eligible lowing: Little Miss, ages 3 through 5; to participate, three Princess categories for ages, 6 We are calling all young ladies from through 9, l0 through 12, and 13 through the communities of Animas, Cotton City, 15; and the Queen category for ages 16 Lordsburg, Rodeo, Virden and all parts through 21. Age is determined as of Sep- in between to join in this special event! tember l, 2014. The Fair Princesses and Queen assist For more information about the con- with fair activities throughout the week- test, contact Tammy Pompeo. City of Lordsburg has lots to offer on 4th of July In addition to a top notch, high-tech fireworks display, the City of Lordsburg also offered fun and games to area youth on the 4 of July. The Special Events Center was open for free bowling (above), a free throw contest, face painting and various games on the SEC lawn.The Lordsburg Municipal Swimming Pool also offered free swimming. Herald staff photo UPCOMING EVENTS ACC Dance July 12 to enroll. For more information contact Ruidoso for cheer camp tober 9, November 13 and December 11, computer skills. HCLP also offers tutor- Lordsburg High School at 575"-542- Summer Transfer Station hours 2014 For mor einformation call 575 ing in English Second Language (ESL) The Animas Community Center will 3782. 542-8087. and pre-GED/GED prep. Office location g W The Hidalgo County Transfer Sta- host a dance on Saturday, July 12, 2014 Parentin 0rksh0ps tion is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to BYA Summer hours is 317 E. an st., Ste. B. Entrance to HCLP from 8 PM till midnight. Music will be is located off the alley, second door to provided by Double R Sound. Admis- HMS will offer free parenting work- 2 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 BYA will be open from 5 to 8 on the right. Contact Program Director, sion is $5 per person, shops July 8-19. To register call Melody p.m. during the months of May-August. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the Sherri Arredondo at 575-313-7738 or LHS Drivers' Ed at 542-2341. Free lunch will be provided. Democratic meeting summer. We will be doing various ac- 575-542-9407, email tivities such as hiking, trip preparation, Fit Camp Lordsburg High School Driver's Cheerleader carwash The Hidalgo County Democratic Dutch oven cooking or movies. Education classes will begin Monday, The Lordsburg High School cheer- Party will be holding their monthly meet- Fit Camp, a boot camp style exer- July 14, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. and will con- leaders will hold a carwash on Saturday, lugs at the James n. Baxter Civic Center, Literacy Program cise group, is held Tuesdays and Thurs- clude July 24, 2014. Classes will be held July 21, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. in the 313 E. 4th Street, on the second Thurs- The Hidalgo County Literacy Pro- days at 6:00 p.m. at LHS football field. in Room 8 at LHS. Participating students parking lot at Farmers Insurance. All pro- day of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting gram (HCLP) offers 1-to-l/class tutoring The free classes are open to the public. must be 15 years old by July 24 in order ceeds will benefit the squad's trip to dates are August 14, September 11, Oc- for basic reading, language, math and Continued on Page 2