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B HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD Making progress The brand-new Hampton Inn that is being built on Wabash Avenue in Lordsburg is going up quickly. The new lodging facility is nestled between Magistrate Court and the Lordsburg Public Safety Build- ing, right off of Interstate 10. Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ald urges readers to voice their opin-  G ions by writing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B. or can be e-mailed to hcherald@aznex.net. Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author, and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. Attn. Gun Owners To the Editor, Attention all gun owners and reloaders. Make sure that you notify your United States Senators of your objection to Obama's submission for ratifi- cation of CIFTA, acronym for Convencion Interamericana Contra la Fabricacion y El Trafico de Armas de Fuego', Municiones, Explosivos y Otros Materiales Relacionados. The ratification of this In- ternational Treaty would put gun owners and reloaders out of business! It's just another one of his sneaky methods of attack on our Second Amendment rights. The way I look at it is that we are endowed with the God- given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our Constitution is likewise God- given; if you believe as I do nei- ther he nor anyone else may take theserights away from us. May I suggest you contact your Sena- tors? Here are your Senator',s addresses. Senator Jeff Bingaman 703 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 Senator. Tom Udall B40D Dirkson Senate Of- fice Washington, DC 20510 The editorial from which I received this information is three pages long. If you would like a copy of it, please send a self- addressed, stamped envelope to Bill Paulson, 12050 Dwyer Rd. NW, Deming, NM 88030 and I will send it to you. Bill Paulson Deming CLASS OF 1959 REUNION Lordsburg High School Lordsburg, New Mexico It's been fifty years since we've seen each other. NOW is the time to get together and catch up on all the news. Join us in this even while we can still remember who we are! Registration Will be at Triple J Caf6 on October 16"from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., followed by the Friday night LHS football game. On October 17, a reception will be held at Triple J Caf6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. A picnic will be held on October 18 at the Special Events Center, located behind LHS. The cost for these events will be $50 for couples and $25 for singles. Please complete the registration form below and return it with your registration fee by August 31, 2009. After this date. the late registration fee will be $60 a couple and $30 for singles. Make check payable to the "'59 Class Reunion". Mail to Sandra Shoon, PO Box 394, Lordsburg,. NM 88045. Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: E-Mail: Dinner Preference: __ American Mexican []i l$11lillllllJI : lib Lll JII!HUt |+lllill ...... Not broken Dear Editor, I appreciate the way our poli- ticians can send articles to the newspapers and get free press, or do they pay for it? Not sure. Regarding Sen Jeff Bingaman's article "'Finding ways " of fixing our broken health care system". His premise is wrong. Our health care system is NOT BROKEN, but he is using the talking points and the word, 'broken'. because, after all, who wouldn't want to fix something that is broken, especially healthcare, right?? We have the best healthcare system in the world, yet it is bro- ken? We care for anyone who has the sense to walk into a hospital, no questions asked, but it is bro- ken?? Mr. Bingaman states: 'Every American deserves a basic robust and affordable set of healthcare benefits...". Who says they de- serve this? No where in this ar- ticle does he say how. much it is going to cost Ever American, individually. He uses the term, 'meaningful coverage"...what does that mean? He says, 'all Americans have the option to se- lect a public health ,insurance plan is critical? Critical? If it is criti- cal, what is the result if they do not have that option? I don't have that option today but I do have health care, whether with a private plan or at the local hospi- tal, or with Medicaid. Who s turned away from the public health clinic in Lordsburg, NM? Okay, who pays for that cover- age: TAX PAYERS. Okay, who will pay for it after this critical public option is created: TAX PAYERS. Soooo .... what is the differ- ence. Are you going to start ac- tually charging a fee at the pub- lic health care clinic? Bottom line. we can choose our health care plan and do not want you, Senator Bingaman, or President Obama, or any other government entity to tell us how to obtain health care when there are dozens of options already out there. Merry Snyder Hachita. NM y,,,d t,+, ++.,.++/, Free Delivery in Ask us.about our Lordburg! layaway rogram 214 E. MOTEL DRIVE IN LORDSBURG 542 8880 i FRIDAY, JULY 31,2009 a Scams and frauds reported in June 2009 The following is a summary of some of,the seams and frauds reported to New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's Office in June, 2009. PHISHING, NIGERIAN AND LOTTERY: State consumers continue to report receiving emails asking for detailed personal information to claim various prizes such as sweepstakes and lottery win- nings. Requests can include some combination of the follow- ing: full name; address; gender; marital status; occupation; email address: home, cell/fax number: nationality; credit card or social security number. Reported this month to the New Mexico Attorney General's, Office, these seams have come to consumers via email. U.S. mail and by phone (cell, home or busi- ness): THIS MONTH Phishing ..... 59 Nigerian ..... 9 National Minority Donor Day brings awareness to critical need Submitted by NEW MEXICO DO- NOR SERVlCESlAIbuquerque In observance of National Minority Donor Day on August. 1st, New Mexico Donor Services calls attention to New Mexico's organ waiting list which has one of the country's highest rates of minorities waiting for a life sav- ing organ transplant. Seventy- eight percent of New Mexicans awaiting transplant are of a mi- nority ethnicity, while the U.S. national waiting list has a minor- ity rate of 54 percent. Topping the list of minority New Mexicans are Hispanics at 42 percent, followed by Native Americans at 28 percent. African Americans. Asians and people of multiracial decent account for the remainder of the minority wait list. There are approximately 103,000 people of all ages, races, and religions in the U.S. in des- perate need of life-saving organ transplants. Currently 650 New Mexicans' await their turn at a life- saving organ transplant ,q.+Lhe national wait list. " ..... Th6 high percentage ofmi - notifies on the organ waiting list is due to the fact that many of the conditions leading to the need for a transplant, such as diabetes and hypertension, occur with greater frequency-among minority popu- lations, and are cause for many different types of organ failure. especially kidney failure. The need for kidney transplantation is nearly 80 percent of the U.S. waiting list, while the need for liver transplants ranks second at 16 percent. New Mexicans are asked to he!p save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at any MVD location when obtaining or renewing their driver's license or ID card. A red heart and the word DONOR indicate an individual's decision to Donate Life. For more information about donation, visit www.DonateLifeNM.org New Mexico Donor Services is the non-profit organ and tissue recovery agency serving the citi- zens of New Mexico and collabo- rates with hospital partners and the Motor Vehicle Division to inspire universal acceptance of donation to insure that every per- son in need received the Gift of Life. Lottery ....... 10 LAST MONTH Phishing ...... 40 Nigerian ..... 16 L. ottery ..... 10 Remember, consumers should not share personal infor- mation, such as their credit report. social security or credit card num- bers with someone they do not know. Scammers are at work even while you are on vacation. Guard your personal information care- fully this Summer. SCAMS FOUND ON CRAIGSLIST.COM: More seams were reported to be found on www.craigslist.com This month the New Mexico At- torney General's Office heard from many consumers who found seam ads for child care providers. bogus job offers, and more. Re- member to be careful when an- swering and placing ads online using any Web site. In June. an Albuquerque consumer told the AG's office that after she placed an ad on www.craigslist.com offering child care services, she was contacted by a "Peter Lloyd" via email. The probable scammer said he needed her services when he travelled with his child to Albuquerque. He stated his "company" would send her a check in an amount greater than what her services required and she was to return the "over- age" to his travel agency via West- ern Union. The "'overage" would be used by the travel agency to process his flight and hotel reser- vation. Once the child care pro- vider answered the email by say- ing she would only accept a check in the exact amount of her charges, he did not respond. BANKING SCAMS: Fraudulent financial institu- tion emails warning consumers of problems with their accounts continue to be received in New Mexico. TheAG's Consumer Pro- tection Division reminds con- sumers to always check with their personal bank or credit union before acting on any email or phone call. One of the bogus emails was forwarded to the AG's office in June appes to be from Bank of America but is not. Consumers can report suspicious emails to the New Mexico Attorney General's Office by forwarding them to communications@ nmag.gov and contact the finan- cial institution in question. (EX- AMPLE- BELOW) Bank of America From: Bank of America Subject: Your Account Up- date To: Date: Monday, June 22. 2009. 5:06 AM Read the attached information about your bank account SIGNS YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT: Identity theft is when some- one fraudulently uses your per- sonal identifying information to: Obtain credit: Take out a loan; Open accounts: Get identification; or Pretend to be you. Warning signs that you may be a victim of identity theft in- clude: 1. Denial of credit; 2. Charges on your credit card that you do not remember making; 3. Your credit card bills stop coming; or 4. You are wrongly ac- cused of a crime. To obtain a detailed list of identity theft red flags, see the AG's Identity Theft Prevention and Repair Kit online at www.nmag.gov or at one of the three AGO's in Albuquerque. Santa Fe or Las Cruces. Other helpful publications on Consumer Protection can be found on our Web site at www.nmag.gov/publications. REMINDERS: 1. Intake hours for walk-in consumer complaints are Mon- day through Friday 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Appointments can be set by calling 1800-678-1508. 2. Consumer complaint forms can be picked up at all three NMAGO'sas well as online at http://www.nmag.gov/office/ Divisions/CP/complaint To subscribe to the Attorney General's SCAM ALERTS, log on to: http://www.nmag.gov/ar- ticles/scam'alerts Saenz' to celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary The children of Mr & Mrs Felipe Saenz Sr. would like to announce the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.They will renew their vows on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 1:00 pm.