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How's that working for ya, Huh? Without saying any- thing, you just stand by and watch millions of acres of land burn & become "moon scape"• How about all them little bugs, snakes and critters? French Fried lizard, wow! Besides. for years there will be no food for critters up there. Nothing!! How come gov- ernment people can set fires (without your pemission) & that's fine, but by damn you can't have a camp fire or burn trash. Get up on your hind legs, fight this crap before it's too late. The govern- ment tells you wheather you can go camping, tells you how to do Health Fair to be held July 23 Hidalgo County Health Fair is to be held July 23 at the Lordsburg Special Events Center from 9-12 noon. Lots of physical actiwities, games for the kids, kayaking at the pool with BYA, blood pressure and glucose checks, free massage, oxygen saturation checks, provider infor- matirfi,' food prep ar'd tasting! Don't miss this year's big event! For more information, call (575)313-3348 or email hidalgohealth@ gmail.com. i it & when you can do it. What's next? How can these so called government workers give this land away to enviro's who place restrictions on the average people. You are banned, but their special groups can go & trample the hell ou of it, bum it, destroy it, and everything is fine. But God forbid you have an old cow or horse on it, or harvest lumber from it, or hunt, camp, mine or use_ it in any way. Well folks, that land belongs to you, not some slimey environmentalist, federal workers, BLM or Forest Service personal or some politician! They have no right to give the land away or make wilderness ar- eas out of it. THEY DO NOT OWN IT! How can you let Bingaman & Udall lock up millions of acres of land & spend millions of tax payer dollars to buy private land' & lock it up for environmental- ist. Oh by the way, the World Wilderness Congress & the World Wildlife Fund is all for this lock up of land. What right do any "world" jerks have to any of this land in the United States & what the heck are your Senators doing mixed up in it? The only reason I can see for the foreigners to be mixed up in it is to destroy'the country. If you cna't use the Natu- ral Resources the USA is gone! It would cripple this country worse than it already is. Bingaman's name is associ- ated with 600 sum odd thousand acres" of land in Oregon, 300 sum odd thousand in Nevada & the Land Interior head, Ken Salazar, is pushing for what they call "trea- sured land scape initiative." This little boon doggie wants almost half of North Dakota, almost half of South Dakota, over half of Montana and a quarter of Ne- braska, one quarter of Wyoming. My God folks, write letters make phone calls & tell them NOT ONE MORE ACRE. Of course the president is in agreement because of all the oil under this land & this "confiscation" will make it impossible to get to it. Oh & I see that the BLM is about to take control of some more of the "Box" on the Gila, hurry write, say NO. When will it stop? Only when we all do something. They don't own it yet, tell them NO! Not one more acre! ! The King has arrived, taking control of everything he can. Farms, Ranches Small Busi- nesses; with people like Gytneri Napalitano, & Atty." Generan Holder. Look out people• Did you know while Anthony Wether i These friendly dogs are currently being held at the Lordsburg Anima] Shelter and are in need of a good home. If you bare room in your heart and home, please consider adoption. Contact the Lordsburg Police Department at 575-542-3505 or Canon Stevens at 575-405-9349 If you are interested in adopting any of these dogs, was being a "twitter bug" & the Casey Anthony trial blanked out all news, the president signed an executive order that basically states if the farmers &'ranchers don't use their land to the good of the "community" (and the government gets to say what's good) it can be confiscated• See how that works for ya. Sounds scary to me. Talkin' about workin for ya, How do you like the looks of this wonderful country that's been burned to a crisp, ain't it purty?' Well for years these kook enviro's with government back- ing, have made people take the cattle off this pristine land. I can remember when cattle kept the grass mowed, the brush cleared & people could get fire wood. Wow, that shur changed back in the '50s. '60s & '70s. I know of 5 little fires in this country. 5 OK. But cattle roamed this land & kept the grass mowed• Of those 5 fires, one covered maybe 10 aces. hell, 10 acres instead of 100,000 +. Does that tell ya something or are you just too dense to see? Millions of dollars in lawsuits paid out to those ticks (blood- suckers) enviros & everything is burning to the ground. When you go to sleep tonight, I pray ya ain't the next to be burned out. But if you are, put the blame where it belongs, on the Do Gooders, gov- ernment people, the president & your senators who never found land they did't want to make a wilderness area out of. Oh well, let 'er burn, let 'er burn. Sleep tight. God bless our troops & what's left of this beautiful coun- try! Gene Chadborn Animas, NM Elks welcome new members Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 initiated three new members into the local lodge earlier this month, Pictured above are Loren and Amanda Frost, Exalted Ruler Kelly Gomez and Lee Breiden. The Lordsburg Elks will hold an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on JUly 30. Local citizens are invited to attend the event to learn more about the Elks and its' numerous programs. Public invited to propose forest projects for funding, deadline is August 5 Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTISilver City Southern New Mexico Re- source Advisory Committee (RAC) issued the last call for pro- posals for special projects on Fed- era[ lands under the 2008 Reau- Civil engineers to evaluate New Mexico's infrastructure Submitted by NMSUlLas Cruces Over the next few months, a group of volunteer civil engi- neers will assess the status of important systems such as bridges, water and airports, to develop the 2012 report card for New Mexico's infrastructure• The group is led by Sonya Coo- .per, engineering technology professor at New Mexico State University and vice president of the New Mexico Section Of the they need it to be updated," said Jerry Paz, NMSU engineering alumnus and president of the New Mexico Section of ASCE, who attended the ASCE Fly-In in Washington. D.C. this past spring. Cooper appointed profes- sional civil engineers who are experts in each of the 10 infra- structure categories t 9 lead the evaluations. They will assess infrastructure in 25 cities and in American Society of Civil En- Cibola,.Dc Baga, Hardiaag, Luna gineers, the group responsible-.:and Roosevelt couaies ..... for the repor,.card. . "Everyone depends upon the infrastructure every day," Cooper said. "Nationally, our infrastr:ucture is not in great shape. It's a big problem that really does 'take a village' to remedy•" On its first report card is- sued by ASCE in 2005, New Mexico earned a cumulative grade of C, compared to the national average of D+. Included in the report card were scores for aviation, flood control, rail, roads, schools, solid waste and transit• The 2012 report also will include scores for bridges, drinking water and wastewater. The report card will be pro- vided to New Mexico's legisla- tors as a leveraging tool procure funding for infrastructure projects• It will be used to raise public awareness as well. "Both Sen. [Jeff] Bingaman and Sen. [Tom] Udall were very interested in getting an update to the New Mexico Report Card. They are familiar with our past effort and appreciated its usefulness, but CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM PLAYAS CHILD CARE Playas Child Care Center announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All children in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical' segregation of, or other discriminatory action against any child, Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. '"'In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policty, this institution is prohibited from discrimi- nating on the basis of race color, age, national origin, sex or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice): Individuals wo are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6163 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY (EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 1, 2011 to JUNE 30, 2012) FREE MEALS YEAR MONTHLY WEEK WEEK 273 HOUSEHOLD SIZE 2 1,180 1.594 2,008 368 464 6 3 2,422 559 4 REDUCED PRICE MEALS YEAR MONTHLY 20,147 1,679 27.214 2.268 34,284 2,857 41,348  3,446 48,415 4,035 55,482 4,624 62,549 5,213 69,616 5.802 +7,067 +589 388 524 66O 796 932 1,067 1,203 1,339 +136 -IOUSEHOLD SIZE 655 750 846 941 thorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act of 2000 (http:/ /tinyurt.com/67dthhg). Deadline for proposals is close of business August 5, 2011. The RAC will begin rewewing structure maintenance or oblitera- tion; Soil productivity im- provement; • Improvements in forest ecosystem health: Watershed restoration 1 14,157 2 19.123 3 24 089 4 29,055 5 34,021 6 38,987 7 43,953 8 48,919 for each add'l +4,966 family member +96 2,836 3,249 3,663 4,077 +414 for each add'l family member • "We tried,to,make sure that all quadrants of the state were covered," Cooper said. "We also selected leaders who would have access to the information needed from the various community and county agencies." Each infrastructure cat- egory will be evaluated on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety and resilience. The final report also will include a plan for pri- oritizing and funding necessary maintenance and repairs as well as for new construction. Cooper anticipates there will be good news in several areas. "Our state has a robust bridge inspection schedule, thanks in part to our outstand- ing Bridge Inspection Program here at NMSU. This will weigh favorably when assigning that grade," she said. "New Mexico has done a lot Of work on its levees, so they should be in good order. The mid-region has a 2035 Metropolitan Transpor- tation Plan in place. So there are some very good tools in place that help keep our systems in good shape." HAPPY projects for possible funding rec- ommendation during their meet- ing August 25, 2011. Approximately $244,000 re- main in funding. These funds are limited to: Catron ($16,797); Grant ($3,600); Hidalgo {$34,550); Lincoln ($5,159); Otero ($40,840); Sierra ($139,533); and Socorro ($2,999) Counties. Projects must be lo- cated on, or benefit, the Cibola (Magdalena Ranger District), Coronado (Douglas Ranger Dis- trict), Gila, or Lincoln National Forests. Funding will be avail- able no earlier than the fall of 2011. The RAC will recommend Proposals and Title II monies to the Designated Federal Official (DFO) AI Koss based on each af- fected county's available Title II monies. All applicants must contact the affected district office to get the support of the district ranger prior to submitting their proposal. A letter of snpport is required as part of the proposal packet. Please visit http:// www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/offices for a list of district offices. There are two documents that need to be reviewed prior to submitting a proposal. They are the "Proposal Evaluation Criteria" and "Items Required for Proposal Packages." These documents can be ob- tained from the district office or from the Southern New Mexico RAC Website at: http:// tinyurl.com/692pg2d. The Secure Rural Schools legislation encourages coopera- tive agreements with willing Fed- eral agencies, State and local gov- ernments, private and nonprofit entities, and landowners for pro- tection, restoration, and enhance- ment of fish and wildlife habitat. and other resource objectives consistent with the purposes of the Act that benefit resources on national forest system lands. The types of proposals eli- gible for funding may include: Road, trail, and infra- and maintenance: The restoration, mainte- nance: and improvement of wild- [life and fish habitat; The control of noxious and exotic weeds: and The re-establishment of native species• Instructions for submitting proposals can be found on the RAC Website at: " http://tinyurl.com/5vcgegb. Mail hardcopy proposals to Patti Turpin. RAC coordinator, Lincoln National Forest Supervisor's Office. 3463 Las Palomas Rd. Alamogordo, NM 88310• after input has been re- ceived from the district office and includthe-items requied by the RAC. The public is welcome to at- tend all RAC meetings, which are announced through the Federal Register and news releases in the local newspapers of record. For more information on the RAC or to learn more about proposing projects, contact RAC DFO A1 Koss at 575-536-2250 or RAC Coordinator Patti Turpin at 575- 434-7230• PHOTO. ISERVICES 4 Restoration 4 Digital Conversion Prints-Any Size 4 Posters PRINTING 575,542.8105 Lcated in the l:li&to County Ilerald ntBiRTHDAY Love, Auntie Shasta, Fausto & Natalie 00000000tlllIII'00II'RIII00II1 r i|00lllHll'Ttil00]00 aLni0000illii00HlllB00illi - : 'l00mla .00lV'Tr