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1 0 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 Silver City Student Honored for Best Homeownership Illustration artwork and your words remind When presenting the first place certificate to the young art- ist Brunner said, "I want to con- gratulate you for your creativity in maintaining the contest's theme of 'What my home means to me!'" Brunner added, "Your Submitted by USDA/Albuquer- que USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner hon- ored 10-year-old Mireya Cisneros a 4 th grader attending the Sixth Street El- ementary School in Silver City, New Mexico last month for her winning il- lustration in the first homeownership poster contest held by the agency. The poster contest was held to help publicize the National Home- owner-ship Month celebration that took place through- out the month of June. The celebration is held ev- ery year to educate the public about owning a home. Superm00n shines over Hidalgo County !f you happened to look towards the sky last weekend, yo u m0st likely saw what scientists call a "supermoon". A supermoon is a new or full moon that coincides with the moon's closest point to Earth in its orbit. The year 2014 has a total of five supermoons. They were the two full moons in January, the one last weekend and the full moons in August and September. Photo courtesy FRANK ACOSTAILordsburg Custom-Built WOODEN TABLES Also available: Benches, Special Cut- Outs on Base (ie Maverick Head, etc) Call 575-64o-9718 or 575-64o-8476 us all of what it means to chil- dren and families across the state to have a place they can call home." Brunner was re- ferring to the short essay Ms. Cisneros wrote. She said, "My home means a lot to me because it puts a roof over my head and gives me shelter. I am really glad to have a good home. It makes me feel lucky to have a house because a lot of people in the world don't have food, a roof over their head, or clothes on their backs. I'm really lucky to have a home." The art work was judged by USDA Rural Development staff for. its originality, and by the essay based on the contest's theme of "What my home means to me!" Six other student artists at- tending G.W. Stout Elementary and the Sixth Street Elementary were also honored for their par- ticipation in the poster contest. Each of these artists also re- ceived a certificate of apprecia- tion from Brunner. Those hon- ored included: Ajia Richard, Ayane E. Reyes, Bobble Jean Arsola, Emiliano Rodriguez, Isihia Campos and Michael Jaylynn Crist. The poster drawn by Ms. Cisneros was used throughout the month of June in USDA Rural Development's outreach on homeownership. The art work will also be displayed at the USDA Rural Development's housing administrator's office in Washington, D.C. Another copy will also be displayed at the USDA Rural Development's Service Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Both will be dis- played for the rest of the year. The poster was also dis- played at the various homeownership month events being planned by USDA Rural Development including a recent housing fair held in Lordsbtrrg: President Obama's plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President's leader- ship, these investments in hous- ing, community facilities, busi- nesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way - strengthening America's economy, small towns and ru- ral communities. USDA's invest- ments in rural communities sup- port the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. i If you have concerns_. Call TodaF. Norman Ratliff, MD. FACC Board Certified Cardiologist Gila Cardiology For an appointment: (575) 538-4112, 1302 East 32ncl St. Silver City, NM grmc.org Mud Volleyball T0urny draws 15 teams The Lordsburg Elks Lodge hosted the 2 "d annual 4 th of July Mud Volleyball Tournament, bringing in a total of 15 teams. Taking top honors was Wreck- ing Crew, above, who beat the Sloppy Sets, right, in the final round. The annual event, along with other Elks' fundraisers, raises money for Elks' local, state and national charities.The Elks will be hosting Kids' Bingo this Saturday in an effort to of- fer school supplies to local stu- dents. Herald staff photos turday, July 19 K & Even Grades 1 1 AM-1 PM Odd Grades Students: Get "BINGO" and receive ALL of your 2014-2015 School Supplies! All students will receive a FREE ! backpack and some school supphes. Because of space limitatbns, we ask that students are accompanied by only one parent/guardian