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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 11,2014 La Frontera NM poster contest held in Lordsburg Last month, La Frontera NM and the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department hosted a poster contest, focusing on the dangers of prescription pain killers in food, water and nature.The contest was open to students grade 3-6. Ten families participated and were recognized at the Lordsburg Hidalgo Li- brary on July 2. Participants were honored with an ice cream social and received either a $50 or $25 gift WaI-Mart gift card. Courtesy photos PNM awards ! for two community projects in Continued from Page I sustainability park at the Somth tural Education Center for youth Campus of Santa Fe High School, to explore the outdoors and en- including a trail and public edu- rich the community, cation stations. Ruidoso .The Nature Conservancy of N.M. Friends of Smokey Capitan - - A pedestrian and bike trial con- LED message sign at the Ruidoso nection between municipal open Chamber of Commerce to an- rSpace trails including interpreta- nounce community events and tive signage. promote public safety. Silver City Santa Fe .Gila Chapter of the Native Plant oDreamcatcher Educational Society - Outdoor classroom and Foundation - Development of a public art space Love-Abigail, Skitter Partnership for Responsible Business - A parklet at the Office of Sustainability, a town-owned property which was once a fuel- ing station. The Volunteer Center of Grant County - Community Resiliency and Food Security Trail (CRAFT), parklet and Power Up outdoor classroom. Alvin, Texas Keep Alvin Beautiful - Beautify entryway to the city's historic downtown across the main street from the 1907 historic trail de- pot. With headquarters in Albu- querque, PNM is the largest elec- tricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens 'of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more informa- tion, visit In 1983, PNM sharehold- ers created the PNM Foundation as a separate, nonprofit, tax-ex- empt corporation governed by a board of trustees comprised of PNM employees. In 2005, with the acquisition of First Choice Power and Texas-New Mexico Power Co., the foundation ex- panded its' scope to include parts of Texas. No customer funds are part of the PNM Re- sources Foundation endowment. For more information, visit Tips to prevent heat illness in outdoor workers Courtesy submission HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from ex- posure to heat, and some even die. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are re- sponsible for providing work- places that are safe from exces- sive heat. What is heat illness? The body normally cools it- self by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high hu- midity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dan- gerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade or air conditioning. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke re- quires immediate medical atten- tion and can result in death. How can heat illness be pre- vented? Employers should establish a complete heat illness preven- tion program to prevent heat ill- ness. This includes: provide work- ers with water, rest and shade; gradually increase workloads and allow more frequent breaks for new workers or workers who have been away for a week or more to build a tolerance for working in the heat (acclimatization); modify work schedules as neces- sary; plan for emergencies and train workers about the symptoms of heat-related illnesses and their prevention; and monitor workers for signs of illness. Workers new to the heat or those that have been away from work and are return- ing can be most vulnerable to heat stress and they must be ac- climatized (see box). To prevent heat related illness and fatalities: * Drink water every 15 min- utes, even if you are not thirsty. * Rest in the shade t~o cool down. * Wear a hat and light-col- ored clothing. * Learn the signs of heat ill- ness and what to do in an emer- gency. * Keep an eye on fellow workers. '* "Easy does it" on your first days of work in the heat. You need to get used to it. If workers are new to work- ing in the heat or returning from more than a week off, and. for all workers on the first day of a sud- den heat wave, implement a work schedule to allow them to get used to the heat gradually. Remember these three simple words: Water, Rest, Shade. Taking these precautions can mean the difference between life LMSSummer Lunch menu Monday, July 14 Turkey Ham & Cheese Sandwich Lettuce/Tomato Chips Fruit Cup Asst. Low-Fat Milk Tuesday, July 15 Meat & Potato Burrito Corn on the Cob Cantaloupe Asst. Low-Fat Milk Wednesday, July 16 Pizza Garden Salad w/Dressing Watermelon Asst. Low-Fat Milk Thursday, July 17 Cheeseburger Fries Lettuce/Tomato/Pickles Grapes Asst. Low-Fat Milk Friday, July 18 Turkey Ham & Cheese Sandwich Lettuce, Tomato Chips Fruit Cup Asst. Low-Fat Milk and death, ing heat illness. For example, Who is affected? OSHA is continuing its partner- Any worker exposed to hot ship with the National Oceanic and humid conditions is at risk and Atmospheric of heat illness, especially those Administration's (NOAA) Na- doing heavy work tasks or using tional Weather Servic~ to include bulky protective clothing and worker safety precautions in their equipment. Some workers might Excessive Heat Watch, Warning, be at greater risk than others if and Advisory Products. they have not built up a tolerance How can OSHA help? Work- to hot conditions, including new ers have a right to a safe work- workers, temporary workers, or place. If you think your job is those returning to work after a unsafe or you have questions, week or more off. This also in- contact OSHA at 1-800-321- cludes everyone during a heat OSHA (6742). It's confidential. wave. We can help. If you have been Industries most affected by punished or discriminated heat-related illness are: construc- against for using your rights, such tion; trade, transportation and as raising health and safety con- utilities; agriculture; building, cerns or filing a complaint, you grounds maintenance; landscap- must file a complaint with OSHA ing services; and support activi- within 30 days. No form is re- ties for oil and gas operations, quired, but you must call or send About the Campaign a letter to OSHA within 30 days OSHA's nationwide Heat Ill- of the alleged discrimination. For ness Prevention Campaign aims other valuable worker protection to raise awareness and teach work- information, such as Workers, ers and employers about the dan- Rights, Employer Responsibili- gers of working in hot weather and ties, and other services OSHA of- provide valuable resources to fers, visit OSHA's Workers' page. address these concerns. Begun in OSHA also provides help to 2011, the Heat Illness Prevention employers. OSHA's On-site Con- sultation Program offers free and Campaign has reached more than confidential advice to small and 10.7 million people and distrib- medium-sized businesses in all uted close to half a million fact states across the country, with pri- sheets, posters, quick cards, train- ority given to high-hazard ing guides and wallet cards, worksites. For more information OSHA is again joining with other or for additional compliance as= federal and state agencies and sistance contact OSHA at 1-800~ non-governmental organizations 321-OSHA (6742). It's confiden-' to spread the word about prevent- tial. We can help. Flora Jean Thomson Flora Jean Thomson Myrtle Hatch Tenney Myrtle Hatch Tenney Myrtle Hatch Tenney, 94, formerly of Lordsburg, passed away June 30, 2014 in Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, California. Myrtle was born July 3, 1920 in Virden, NM to George Lynn Hatch and Julia Maude Croft. She is survived by her hus- band of many years, Samuel Raye, Tenney; children C. Raye Tenney, Samuel N. Tenney, Lynn Lawrence, Louis Craig Tenney, Tamara Palmer and Lisa Smith; 22 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. A Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lordsburg on Monday July 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed in the Virden Cemetery. Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrange- ments, 408 Main Street, Lordsburg, New Mexico 575- 542-9444. Hidalgo County Heritage Society Save Our Building Help Restore the Enrichment Center for ore inform,tion call (575) 542-9716 or entail hchetitagesociety. @yahoo,corn Flora Jean Thomson, 73, of Lordsburg, NM passed away July 5, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. A graveside service was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg, NM at 3:00 p.m: on July 9, 2014. Flora was born in Morenci, Arizona, to parents Jessie Burns and Lavada J. Barrow. She is survived by her three daughters, Starla (Robert) Ketchum, Carrie (Lynn) Collard, and Katrina (Mike) Pearson; one son, John (Kim) Thomson; numer- ous nieces and nephews, grand- children and great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Baird and Eva Joyce Baird; and one brother, David (Marilee) Burns. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Thomson; two daughters, Kathy Thomson and Diane Thomson; one granddaughter, Kassandra Atkinson; five sisters, Larene Watkins, Laverne Deacon, Alice Farrell, Betty Britchford and Louise Burns. Flora lived in the Jackson Ranch and also the WS Ranch in Glenwood, NM. She attended Cliff High School and worked for Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. She loved to sew, play bingo and enjoyed the out- doors. Her favorite time was with her family and grandchildren. She played guitar and accordion and loved to sing while they were all together. Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrange- ments, 408 S. Main Street, Lordsburg, NM 575-542-9444. To send condolences login to to our Baby Girl, We love you! Mommy, Daddy, Grandma Nellie, Pampa Monch, Grandma Gloria, Uncle Luther & Auntie Victoria Smiley Mestas 7/10142-7/7/0: