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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 30 FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 2010 5O Hidalgo County Ihl,,I,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,Ihl SmallTown Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle WA 981.36 School Starts Monday, A ust 11 in Lords PLEASE DO HOT DROP OFT YOUR CHILI)(RIH) PRIOR TO 8:00 As adult supervision begins at that time. Emergency Border Security Funding surge passes House Courtesy information families and our livelihood in border Last week, the House of Represen- tatives approved the emergency border security supplemental funding bill in- troduced by Harry Teague earlier in the week. HR 5875 will provide critical bor- der security resources recently stripped out of the Supplemental Appropriations Act by the Senate. Teague introduced the bill to help keep drug violence in Mexico from spilling over in to the United States and to combat illegal trafficking activi- ties across our border. "A drug war is being waged along our border, threatening co mmumties. leo,-e, I By Mayor Frank R0driguez I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. It is back to school time again: good luck to everyone in the coming year. Please be watchful of the students as they are walking to and from school. We would like to thank all of those students who participated in our Sum- mer Youth Program. We had a record number of hard working youth this year: a large increase in the number of young ladies this year. Students were placed in many different departments and provided a number of different tasks. They learned some relevant skills they can use in the future; and hopefully they have saved some of their money or spent it wisely. They sure were a help with the large num- ber of weeds that have sprouted up due to the rain. We are very pleased with the rain, just be patient as we try to now reduce the increased weed population that abounds in all areas of Lordsburg. Please obey all localordinances regarding the disposal of your weeds and yard debris: such items must be bagged or boxed and place next to the garbage receptacle. Have an enjoyable and safe weekend! states. And while the violence only con- tinues to escalate, Congress seems con- tent to sit back and ignore the issue. Teague said "The safety of our commu- nities, and our country, is too tmpor- tant to subject to partisan politics. The House has passed this legislation once and I urge my colleagues to stand up for our national security once more." The legislation mirrors funding originally passed by the House in the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010. before being eliminated from the legislation by the Senate. The package bolsters funding for border security ef- forts, including additional Border Pa- trol agents and other border enforce- ment officials, additional resources for local law enforcement agencies located near the border, new forward operat- ing bases for the Border Patrol in New Mexico's Bootheel, and more law en- forcement resources to fight drug smuggling and the spillover of drug violence,into the U.S. The surge includes: 1.200 additional Border Patrol agents deployed between the ports of entry along the Southwest B6rder. 500 additional officers at ports of entry alorig the Southwest Border and funding to maintain current Cus- toms and Border Protection (CBP) of- ricer staffing levels. New tactical communications equipment and infrastructure on the Southwest Border. three permanent Border Patrol forward operating bases. and a surge of workforce integrity in- vestigations designed to prevent cor- ruption among CBP officers and agents. $50 million for Operation Stonegarden grants to support loral law enforcement acdivlti oil-the border. Two ad 8itfonWa-"CBP Ufi: manned aircraft systems, $30 million for Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities di- rected at reducing the threat of narcot- ics smuggling and associated violence. - $201 million for Justice De- partment programs, as requested. The standalone bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Harry Teague to visit Hidalgo County Saturday The Democratic Party of Hidalgo County will be hosting a meet the candidate, Congressman HarryTeague, on Saturday August 7 th 2010 from 9: A.M. to 10:00 A.M.The Meeting will be held at the residence of Vice-Chair, Neomi Martinez-Parra located at 425 Pyramid Heights, Lordsburg, NM. The party isinviting the public to attend and address any q uestions or concerns they may have for Congressman Teague. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Robert C. Parra, Chairman at 575-313-9102 or Neomi Martinez-Parra, Vice Chair at 575-590-7655. Pictured above with Congressman Tea'gue are members of theYoung Hidalgo County Democrats, "Youth on the Move", including Audriana Meza, James Meza Jr., Rudy Ortega and Neomi Martinez- Parra, Vice Chair. TheYouth on the Move is being spearheaded by Democratic Vice Chair, Neomi Martinez-Parra. Hidalgo County Democrats joined forces over the weekend with Luna and Grant County Democrats promoting the party and visiting with the Congressman. The Party is currently encouraging our youth to join the young democrats, "Youth on the Move", and be involved in promoting the party and exercising their right to vote. If you are interested, please contact Neomi Martinez-Parra, Vice Chair at 575-590-7566. Courtesy submission On August 1. 2010 Hidalgo Medi- cal Services marked national health Cen- ter Week 2010 with FREE Health Screenings at all HMS Clinics from 12 noon - 2 PM, August 9th Bayard. Mimbres, and Cliff Clinics, August 10th Med Square and Silver High School. August llth Lordsburg, and HCSD seizes 819 pounds of marijuana On July 30, 2010, a Deputy with the Hidalgo County Sheriff Department attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 80 and a vehicle pursuit ended up finding 819 pounds of Marijuana. 35 clear cellophane bun dies were found in the bed and cab of the pickup.The driver was later identified by Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) to be an illegal alien and arrested on Federal charges. The narcotics were headed to Phoenix Arizona. The street value of the Marijuana is $655,000.00. Courtesy photo HMS celebrates National Health Center Week 2010 August 12th Copper Medical, Cobre High School, and College Street Men- tal Health as part of a weeklong cam- paign (August 9th - 13th) to raise awareness about the mission and ac- complishments of America's Health Centers. One of the bright spots in America's health care system, Commu- nity Health Centers are the family doc- tor to over 20 million people at 8,000 sites nationwide. Their critical role in providing quality primary care has been widely praised by bipartisan Con- gressional leaders and the last two Presidential Administrations. "Every day in our waiting rooms I witness the value of having a com- munity health center." said Charlie Alfero, CEO. "When people have a place to go for regular care, they use it and tend to stay healthy. HMS pro- vides a wide range of services, includ- ing primary care. pediatrics, OB, den- tistry, mental health /nd family sup- port services. Our patients not only receive the care they need at HMS. but they are treated as individuals, with dignity and respect. This is what health care should be, 'and what we celebrate during National Health Center Week." "Celebrating America's Health Centers: Tnringthe Vision into Real- ity'" is the theme for NHCW This theme highlights the program's 45-year record of providing high quality, cost- effective health care. as well as the future of health care for the commu- nities of Southwestern New Mexico and across the nation. Health centers will expand their capacity to double the number of patients to 40 million in the five years under health reform, sawng the US health care system as much as $300 billion over the next ten years by treating people before they get sick and require costlier care at a hospital. National Health Center Week is sponsored by the national Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). O find out more about health centers and their role in health care reform please visit: To rind out more about National Health Center Week. visit Scott Hanson PA Hansen joins HMS team Scott Hanson is originally from Salt Lake City, UT. He received his undergraduate degree in political sci- ence from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. He then worked as a firerighter/paramedic for 4 years be- fore going to the University of New England in Portland, Maine for physi- cian assistant school. Scott just gradu- ated in 2010 and is excited to begin his career with HMS in Silver City. Scott and his wife are both very excited to be living in Silver City. They enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and spending time with their dog. UPCOM NG EVENTS Fair Parade Plans are underway for the 2010 Hidalgo County Fair Parade, scheduled for August 27 at 5:00 p.m. This year's theme is Celebrating Our Youth. For more information on the parade, contact the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce at 575-542-9864. Prize Bingo A Prize Bingo will be held on Sun- day, A'ugust 8. at the Civic Center beglnnin at 1:00 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Joaquin Marquez. Catechism Classes The St. Josephs Catholic Church Catechism Classes for levels 1-6 will begin in August, every Saturday after the 6:00 p.m. mass. PAL registration Lordsburg Police Athletic League registration for boys and girls for the upcoming PAL football season will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Vol- unteers are also being sought for the up- coming season. Players ages 7 to 11 can register to play until August 17. Cost of registration is $50 per child and $20 per child for cheerteading. 1980 class reunion A 30-year CI class of 1980 is sc end of October 9, attending, or for n tact Pablo ,posanchezjr@ yat 9883. Patsy stinkypnut07 @ live Riva at jaxonsgra ass Reunion for LHS heduled for the week- 2010. If interested in tore information, con- anchez, Jr. at (520) 260- Arambul a at .corn or Susan De La 1990 LHS Reunion A 20-year reunion for the LHS Class of 1990 is scheduled for Labor Day Week- end. September 3-5. If interested in at- tending, or for more information, email or call 972-249- 6527. Transfer Station hours The Hidalgo County Transfer Sta- tion will begin being open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 2, 2010 and will continue to be open on Sundays through the last weekend in August. Cancer support group Hidalgo County Health Consortium is offering a free on-line support group for those dealing with cancer or other medical needs. This support group of- fers support to survivors and caregivers or family and friends. The group leader is-PLTC (people living through cancer) trained and is a survivor as well. Please email the following to chat or for more info: hidalgosurv]vorsgroup Continued on Page 3