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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012 5 Sports Physicals required at LHS Courtesy submissiori Lordsburg High School stu- dents playing football and other sports this year must have a cur- re'nt physical exam and paren- tal consent/insurance forms on file at LHS before participat- ing in practice• Football practice begins at 7 AM on Monday, August 6, 2012. Football practice t Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME DTMS and Volleyball practice & F!SHiAIbuquerque at LHS and DTMS start on Two Los Lunas'men con- Monday, August 13, 2012. Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) in Lordsburg is currently taking appointments for physi- cals. All forms may be picked up at the Lordsburg High School office Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM. HMS will charge a fee of $15. You may cult HMS at 575 542-8384 to set up an appoint- ment. • Southwest Bone and Joint in Silver City will also be open for high school boys and girls only on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM. No appointment is needed. Physical forms for SWBJ may also be picked• up at LHS. Athletes are to show up with the form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian and be of the physical exam at South- comdd• You may call Mike west Boneand Joint wll be $5. McMillan at 575-534-i919 for Students must provide their own more information: transportation. Parents are wel- Los*Lunas deer poachers get $1,199 in fines, civil penalties victed of po'aching a deer were ordered to pay $699 in fines and $500 in civil penalties to reim- burse the state for the loss of the deer. Andrew Montoya, 41, was charged with three criminal counts of poaching after he shot and killed a deer while hunting near Ladrone Mountain with his father in November of 2011. An- drew Montoya was not licensed to hunt deer at the time. A Depart- ment of Game and Fish  investiga- tion followed a report to the Op- eration Game Thief Hotline. Andrew Montoya was con- victed earlier this month of hunt- ing without a license, unlawful killing and unlawful possession of a deer. He was ordered to pay $876.00 in fines and civil penal- ties and Was sentenced to 360 CATCHES OF THE WEEK; • Morn River: July 14; David Grant of Albuquerque caught a 26- inch, 6.78-pound brown trout, He was using a worm. • Bluewater Lake: July 14, Cortez Chacon, age 10, of Albuquerque caught and released a 34-inch tiger musky. He was trolling a Rapala in about 15 feet of water• He and dad, Chris, caught a total of 7 tiger musky. Three were too big to get •in the net• The following came in too late for last week's report but we thought it was definitely worth mentioning: • Bluewater Lake: July 7, Patrick Rivera of Albuquerque caught a 42-inch tiger musky. If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at We may include your story in our next report• For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type offish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure drily used. SOUTHWEST AREA, Bear Canyon: We had no reports from anglers .this week. Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using stink bait and liver for cat- fish. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, spinners ,and spinner minnow combinations for white bass. Fishing was slow for walleye but there were a few taken on Wally Divers and Flicker Shad worked on the east side of the lake. ,Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp, stink bait and liver for catf'tsh, Elephant Butte: Hot spot for white bass: Fishing continued to be very good this past week using grubs, crank baits, spinners, Rat-L- Traps, Flicker Shad and silver and gold Kastmasters for white bass. We received great reports from anglers fishing the Long Point, McCrae and Kettle Top areas. Watch for the white bass busting on shad and have a great time. Fishing was fair using crank baits and spinner night crawler combinations for walleye. Fishing was fair using Pop Rs, crank baits, tubes, lizards and salt craws for largemouth bass. and small- mouth bass. Fishing was good using stink baits, chicken liver and shrimp for catfish. We had no reports on other species. Surface temps on the main lake were in the mid to upper 70s and the water level is dropping. The Monticello and Dam Site boa t ramps remain closed. Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using stink bait and chicken liver. We had no reports on other species• Gila River: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 34 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. For updated information regarding closures in the area call 575:533-623t. Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait. Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, garlic cheese, salmon eggs and spinners for trout. Fishing for largemouth bass was slow to , fair using top water lures, smallswim baits and crank baits. We had no reports on other species Percha Dam: Fishing was fair usinggrubs and minnows for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and liver for catfish. Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this .week but trout fishing should be good as the lake was just recently stocked. Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,729 cfs. Fishing below Elephant Butte was fair using spoons, small swim baits, grubs and sassy shad for white bass and walleye. Fishing below Caballo was slow to fair using m!nnows, curly tail grubs and spoons fo( walleye and white bass. Snow Lake: The Snow Lake/Dipping Vat Campground has been closed until further notice due to the Whitewater/Baldy Complex fire. For more information call 575-533-6231• days of probation. His father, Romolo Montoya, who was li- censed to hunt deer at the time, was convicted Of unlawful pos- session of a deer. He was ordered to pay $323.00 in fines and civil penalties. "OperatiOn Game Thief is one of our most important tools when it comes to wildlife crimes," said Darrel Cole, the department's Belen District conservation of- ricer. "We can't be in all places all of the time." .The Department encourages anyone with information about violations of New Mexico's wild- life laws to call Operation Game Thief toll-free, (800) 432-GAME (4263), or to visit Callers can remain anonymous and earn rewards if information leads to charges being filed. Dept. of Game & Fish launches e-mail delivery system. Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME & FiSHSanta/:re Hunters, anglers and others interested in wildlife coriserva- tion and recreation now can re- ceive regular updates from the Department of Game and Fish through the agency's new e-mail delivery system. Customers who shared their e-mail addresses with the de- partment on their online license applications or purchases; and others already on distribution lists will begin receiving e-mail updates today with this message. Future updates will include news releases, weekly fishing reports, publications such as "New Mexico Wildlife" :and "The Conservationist," informa- tion abodt wildlife cmaservati0n,, education, archery, shoO'ting sports and more. Customers will be able to choose e-mail topifs by editing and customizing their subscrip- tion at any time by clicking on the links at the bottom of each e-mail message. Of course, there also will be an option to unsUbcribe from the service. Those who are nQt already signed up for the updates can do so on the department website, For assistance or for more informa- tion, please call toll-free (888) 248-6866. 575.542.8880 RAND OPENING You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of... Ena Mitchell Senior land Wellness Center |Friday, August 3rd, 2012.7:00 p.m. 1532 DeMoss St.. Lordsburg, NM =Next tp the HMS Clinic Hidalgo Medical Services and the Hidalgo County Commissioners are thrilled to invite the entire community to our grand opening celebration. The Ena Mitchell Senior Wellness Center is a reality because of the support of our entire community. We have reached this milestone together, and together we will celebrate! loin us for light refreshments, fireworks and much more! Please come and . tour this new amazing facility. Ibis event is hosted by Hidalgo Medical Services and Hidalgo County Commissioners I-II00S, HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES Explorers in training The U.S. Border PatroYaYoung Explorers have been practicing hard on their basics and routines at the Special Events Center in Lordsburg. ' Courtesy photos Nominations open for 2012. NM Nursing Excellence Awards Submitted by COONEY ' WATSONIAIbuquerqe The New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence (NMCNE) is accepting nominationS through Aug. 1, 2012 to recognize out- standing nurses for their contri- butions to their practice and com- munity at the 2012 Annual New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards. This popular awards pro- gram, created by "nurses for nurses, honors exceptional New- Mexico nurses in numerous cat- egories. This year, there are thi'ee types of awards:-the Nursing Ex- cellence Awards, which include the prestigious Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award and awards for nurses in 19 different areas of specialty practice as well as recognizing an outstanding nursing student; the Nursing Legend Awards, which recognize nurses who made significant con- tributions to their community and profession prior to retiring; and the "Touch a Life" Award, in which a patient or family nomi- nates a nurse who has made a last- ing and meaningful impact on their life. All winners and nominees will be honored Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 at an Awards Gala at the. Hyatt Regency Tamaya on the Santa Ann Pueblo• The event will be- gin with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and awards to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets and tables are available at Nominations can be made online at or a nomination form can be re- quested by calling (505)889- 4518. All nominations require a fee of $50 which includes dinner at the awards gala for the nomi- nee: Proceeds from the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards help fund the New Mexico Center for Nursing Ex- cellence (NMCNE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the nursing workforce in New Mexico by fo- cusing on nursing education and professional development of nurses. Lovelace Health System is the presenting sponsor for the 2012 New Mexico Nursing Ex- cellence Awards. Other major sponsors include Presbyterian Healthcare and the University of New Mexico Hospitals along with 25 community sponsors. Join Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in .national forests Submitted by ARBOR DAY FOUNDATIONNebraska Ci NB America's forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant much-needed trees in these vital areas byjoining the Arbor Day Foundation. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Ar- bor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins the Foun- dation in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devas- tated by wildfires, insects and disease. The cost for joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a $10 donation. America's national forests face enormous challenges, including unprecedented wildfires that have left a backlog of nearly one mil- lion acres in need of replanting. The Arbor Day Foundation has worked with the United States Forest Service for more than 20 years to plant trees in forests in freed. Our national forests need protection because they provide habi- tat for wildlife, keep the air clean and help ensure safe drinking water for more than 180 million Americans. "Keeping our forests healthy is vital to the health of people and the entire planet," said John Rosenow, founder-and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "By planting trees in our naonaL forests, we will preserve precious natural resources and the benefits they pro- vide for generations to come." To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our national forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave.,- Ne- braska City, NE 68410, or visit I Shop for your ' Pencils i3ack-l"o 3chool .Pens 'pplies Locally/ ' Notebooks ° Crayons i , Rulers . Loose Leaf Paper , Glue . Glue Sticks ' Markers . Colored. Pencils . Binders , B KKE' P.I 212 E. Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsburg I I I