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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 30 FRIDAY JULY30, 2010 50 Hidalgo County Ihh,l',h,,,ll,'lh,ll,,,,Ihl SmallTown Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle WA 98136 "Discover Hidalgo County" held 16 at North Park Courtesy submission To most people traveling along In- terstate 10, Lordsburg and Hidalgo County is just a blip on the road map, located between mile marker 0 and mile marker 34---a place to refuel the vehicle, perhaps grab a bite to eat and maybe spend a night in one of our outstanding . motels. Unseen and unheard of are the ~~ many attractions we have to offer pass- ersby and tourists looking for something to do! Deming and Luna County have their Duck Races and state parks which are highly advertised and bring in thousands each year. Silver City and the upper por- tion of Grant County h~ve its Gila Moun- tain Bike Ride and downtown art shows--also highly advertised, bringing in thousands for both events. To get to either of these from the West and the Southwest. travelers must travel through Lordsburg and Hidalgo County. Saturday, October 16. 2010 that will change! Discover Hidalgo County is going to place the spotlight on the Bootheel of New Mexico. And, it has historic implications too! On October 17, 1880, railroad tracks were completed from Tucson to Lordsburg on its quest to connect to the east. On that date, the first trains steamed into a little tent city on the plains. From that monumental event sprang a new city Lordsburg in the territory ~of New Mexico. State- hood and the forming of Hidalgo County would come later. Discover Hidalgo County will be staged at North Park from l0 AM to 6 PM on October 16--130 years after that historic event--to celebrate our heritage and provide a fun community event for all of its citizens. Discover Hidalgo County is being sponsored by several nonprofit organizations in Hidalgo County, including the Bootheel Youth Association, Community PRIDE, CARES. Toys for Tots, HEROES, Bootheel Ministerial Alliance. DWI Pro- gram. Oasis Compassion Services and others. Circle the date on your calendar: October 16, 2010and watch the Hidalgo County Herald for more details on how you can be a part of this historic, monu- mental celebration. Gov. Richardson signs extended emergency unemployment agreement Courtesy information the US Department of Labor accepting a Governor Bill Richardson last week, federal extension for Unemployment In- on July 23. signed an agreement with surance Benefits. The agreement extends dsbu g Schools the Emergency Unemployment Com- Lor r pensation Act of 2008 and will. make more benefits available to all eligible to begin August 11 New Mexico unemployment insurance claimants. for some o,..= ,o-+'""n'- ,, am pleased to be able to extend unemployment benefits for New Mexi- ! For Lordsburg Schools, classes will cans who are using this bridge to sur- vive until they can find new employ- begin Wednesday, August 1 lth. for all students in grades 1 through 9. Students ment.'" said Goverl-~r Bill Richardson. in grades 10-12 will begin classes on "These benefits will put food on the table Thursday, August 12th. Students in Pre- and allow thousands of out-of-work New school and Kindergarten will begin Mexicans to pay their rent." classes on Wednesday, August 18th. Emergency unemployment corn- Start and end time for each school pensation benefits will be available to has changed thi~ year. Students at RV individuals who have exhausted regular Traylor Elementary School. Souths~de unemployment compensation under Elementary School. Central Elementary state law. Individuals who are potentially School and Lordsburg High School will eligible will receive a letter from the New begin at 8:30 a.m Dugan-Tarango Mexico Department of Workforce Solu- Middle School Students classes will be- tions with instructions on how to re-en- gin at 8:25 a.m gage their benefits. Release rime at RV Traylor and This legislation does not add addi- Southside Elementary Schools will be tional weeks for claimants to receive 3:35 p.m. Central Elementary School and benefits: the maximum number of weeks Dugan-Tarango Middle School students of benefits is 99. Emergency benefits are will be released at 3:40 p.m. and students at Lordsburg High School will be re- paid by the federal government arid claimants can file up until November 30, leased at 3:42 p.m. Please see Page 6 for more details. 2010 ow joins HMS Dr. Ely Zaslow, a board-certified that specialty. For the past three years he Family Physician, recently moved to has worked again in Family Medicine. New Mexico from North Carolina to join He has always chosen to live and work Hidalgo Medical m underserved Services. rural areas. After corn- which, until pleting undef- now, have been graduate work at in the moun- The University t~dns of West- of Pennsylvania ern North Caro- and Brandeis lina. University, Dr. T h e Zaslow attended Southern New The University Mexico area is of North Caro- especially at- tina at Chapel tractive to Dr. Hill School of Zaslow be- Medicine and cause of his c o m p 1 e t e d love of the land UNC's affiliated and its" people. Family Medi- He is a happy cine Residency trail runner and at The Moses ,,.,.. ~ loves to ex- H.Cone Memo- :~ plore the back rial Hospital in / :~? roads. Greensboro, NC. 4 Dr. Zaslow Dr. Zaslow Dr. Ely Zaslow is joined by his subsequently be- wife Lisa, his came board-certified in Emergency dogs Maggie and Lucy, and his parrot Medicine and served nineteen years in Rosie. '= aneer in imas Members of the Animas Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a commu- nity BBQ on Saturday, July 24.This day is of great significance to those who belong to the LDS faith because it is the day that their ancestor.~lT~.p.ior ricers, entered the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Back then, the members of the LDS church were per- secuted for their beliefs and they were driven out of town after town by mobs. In 1847, though, the Prophet of the church, Brigham Young, led the pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley where they were able to escape from the mobs and there they settled the West. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints celebrate this day all over the world by holding pageants, parades, BBQs, commemoration concerts, reenactments of the trek west, and other pioneer themed church activities. Above, kids take turns pulling and riding in a handcart. At right,Tate Lloyd attempts to walk on some homemade stilts. By ELIZABETH RlCHmNSlHidalgo County Herald Agriculture bill will hel New ran Courtesy information U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall this week reported that legis- lation movifig through Congress con- tains more than $36 million to help New Mexico farmers and ranchers, and to pre- serve New Mexico's natural resources. The Senate's version of the fiscal year 2011 Agricultural Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee arid is now ready for consid- eration by the full Senate. "Farming and ranching are the back- bone of New Mexico's economy. The legislation we're developing lends strong support to the agricultural community," Bingaman said. "New Mexico's farmers and ranch- ers continue to struggle with the impact of the recent recession, including fluc- tuating costs and declining prices," Udall said. "This spending bill will help pro- vide our farmers and ranchers with the resources they need to recover from this downturn and be competitive into the future." The legislation contains funding for projects requested by Bingaman and Udall, including $350,000 for the South- ern Great Plains Dairy Consortium - a natural partnership of New Mexico. Texa~. Ari- zona, Oklahoma and federal institutions - that coordinates research to improve dairy production through animal nutri- tion, health, and management. It also includes $1.05 million for New Mexico State University's Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin Program, which is de- veloping conservation strategies for meeting present and future water demand in the region. The Agriculture Appropriations Bill contains support for the following projects requested by Bingaman and Udall: $404.000 - New Mexico Rapid Syn- drome Validation Program at New Mexico State University:. Funding would be used to coordinate the work of large animal veterinarians from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas and their associated livestock regulatory agencies to develop an up-to-date, readily-accessible source of information about livestock health and disease. $200.000 - New Mexico Range Improvement' Task Program. New Mexic.o State University: Funding would allow the program to enhance its resources .. role as a provider of unbiased, state-of-. the-art, scientific information, evaluation and assessment on private and public~ lands. $168.000 - Cataloging Genes As-" sociated with Drought and Disease Re- sistance in Crop Plants program. NeW Mexico State University: Funding. would allow researchers to continue ap- plying systems biology to test hypoth- eses about how crop plants and plants native to the drought-prone Southwest" respond to drought and disease stresse~: $1.05 Million - Efficient Irrigation; for Water Conservation in the Ri~ Grande Basin program, New Mexic~ State University: Funding would allow. the initiative to continue providing re-~ search, education and training in efficient agricultural and urban landscape irriga tion systems to conserve water in the Rio' Grande Basin. . $200,000 to restore and maintain, riparian areas along the Rio Grande,i Pecos and Canadian Rivers where the state is working to treat and kill the nox- ious salt cedar: The funding would be used to restore native vegetation to ri-." See AG BILL on Page 21 ] 4-H Day Camp Hidalgo County Extension Office is holding 4-H Day Camp in Lordsburg August 2-6. It will be held from 8:30am to 12 noon each day. Projects will in- clude: Nutrition. Arts & Crafts, First Aid. Home & Interior Design, Clowning, Quilting, Dog Obedience. games and lots of fun. Open to youth ages 5-12. There is a $10 registration fee which includes a T-shirt. Please call the Hidalgo County Extension Office at 575-542-9291 to register. Space is limited so call today! New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action em- ployer. All programs are available to everyone regardless of race, color, reli- gion. sex. age, handicap, or national ori- gin. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating Pancake Supper The First United Methodist Church. corner of 3rd and High Streets in Lordsburg, will host a Pancake Supper on Saturday, July 31. 201-0 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Cost is a $5 donation and in- cludes 3 pancakes. 2 sausage patties, or- ange juice, coffee, tea or water. Dine in or pick up available. Call 575-542-3293 for information. Veterans Services Reggie Price, Veterans Service Of- ficer from New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services, will be available to meet with veterans and/or their families on Thursday July 29, 2010 at the Lordsburg City Hail. Office hours will be from 10am-3pm. For better assistance, please bring a copy of the veterans' dis- charge papers. More information is available by calling Reggie in the Sil- ver City office at 575-538-2377. Commodity distribution CSFP Commodities for seniors age 60 and above will be distributed on Tues- day, August 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Special Events Center, 502 W. 2"d Street in Lordsburg. Please bring photo ID and CSFP ID card. If reapplying you must prOvide proof of income and address. Rummage sale The Relay teams are going to have a huge rummage sale Saturday, July 31st at the Civic Center from 8 am to 2pm. All proceeds benefit 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Prize Bingo A Pri~e Bingo will be held on Sun-'. day, August 8, at the Civic Center. The' proceeds will benefit Joaquin Marqueg.; Kids Bingo The Lordsburg Elks Lodge will hold~_ its 3~d annual Kids Bingo on Saturday, July 31. Prizes will include school sup-~ plies for kids of alPages. See page 10 for details. -" Continued on Page~