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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 Lowe's provides $1 Million to save historic schools By'EDMUND SAUCEDO / Lordsburg For the fifth consecutive year. Lowe's has partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and generously contributed $1 million through the Lowe's Preservation Fund to help restore historically sig- nificant sites across the country. Lowe's is one that matter through its work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. So far, 2010 has seen the Lowe's Preservation Fund continue its strong support of Rosenwald Schools. educa- tional buildings built by and for African Americans in the ru- ral South. It was recently an- nounced that eight additional historic schools LOWE' of many fundings : o _ - - will receive sources for the res- FOUDAT|I[III $40.000 restora- toration of his- toric buildings. The following article is from the National Trust for Historic Preservation's monthly newsletter. Preservation activists in favor of saving the abandoned and endangered,old Lordsburg High School (The En- richment Center) on Penn Street should include Lowe's in their search for funding. For the fifth year.running, Lowe's has contributed tion grants so that they can be transformed into places that serve their communi- ties. Lowe's will also soon expand its reach to support projects at more historic schools across the country. Those exciting projects will be announced next month. Rosenwald Schools Initiative The Rosenwald School Building Program has been called the "most influential phil- anthropic force that came to the $1.000.000 to help save places aid of Negroes at that time." It Sunshine Haven's Business Office Manager Dorie McDonald and Activities Staff Member Nick Paulos dance for our residents dur- ing one of the regular group activites. SHNH welcomes new residents By LORENZO ALBA, JR. It has been a busy last couple of weeks for the staff here at Sun- shine Haven. We are happy to welcome a few new residents to our facility and are thankful to their families for considering us and ulti- mately choosing us. One thing that is certain about Sunshine Haven is that our man- agement and staff go through continuous training. In-service train- ing is a monthly, sometimes bimonthly, occurrence at our facility. We want to ensure that our employees fully understand our poli- cies and procedures and are in compliance with state and federal laws: consequently, are receiving proper training and education about these Issues. Also with ever changing laws as well as policies and procedures being updated, we want to make sure that all staff and management is kept up to date. With this training also comes the opportunity to build team spirit and comradeship amongst the staff and management. I have noticed that some of the meetings are an opportunity for the staff to assess each other and our facility. And to better serve our residents and their families. Ultimately 6ur goal is to make sure each one of our residents is happy and receiving the best possible care. We also want to be sure their families are content and happy with the care their loved ones are receiving in our facility. We are happy to bring smiles to the faces of our residents and do whatever we can to make sure that happens. We try to fill their days with activities and try to entertain them or at tile very least spend quality one on one time with them. We encourage you to stop by and visit us. Come say hello to our residents and staff. We are,happy to be a part of this fine community and are thankful for the opportunity to serve you. Let me leave you this week with this thought: "In the time of 1our life ....... Live!" See ya next week! began in 1912 and eventually provided seed grants for the con- struction of more than 5,300 buildings in 15 states, includ!ng schools, shops, and teachers' houses which were built by and for African Americans. The brainchild of Booker T. Washington and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. the Rosenwald school program greatly improved the quality of public education for African-Americans in the early 20th Century rural South. Today, only about 12 percent of these schools are estimated to remain standing, with many in extreme levels of disrepair. With help from Lowe's and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. the eight schools in Alabama. Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina. Ten- nessee. Texas and South Carolina once again will serve as vital com- munity centers. Today many of these Rosenwald school buildings are gone. victims of changing times and communities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation formed the Rosenwald Schools Initiative to devise a plan for the preservation of Rosenwald schools. Through this initiative. the National Trust has estab- lished a national network of Rosenwald School preservation activists, developed educational tools, and provided funding op- portunities to aid those interested in saving these important build- ings. The following Rosenwald Schools received funding in 2010: Tankersley School (Hope Hull. AL) The building will be used for community events, a local farm cooperative and administering senior services. Barney Colored El- ementary School (Morven. GA} The building will' serve as a multi-purpose center with a small library,training classes and mentoring and tutoring pro- grams. Prentiss Institute Rosenwald School (Prentiss, MS) The site will be used as an African-American museum, re- source library and community center. Canetuck School (Currie, NC) The building will expand senior services to include fitness and health programs and also house continuing education classes. Princeton Graded School (Princeton. NC) The school will serve as a community center offering edu- cational programs and will double as administrative offices for a nonprofit organization. -Durham's Chapel Rosenwald School (Bethpage, TN) The facility will be upgraded and continue its use as a multi- purpose community center for weddings, tours, and club and lodge meetings. Annie E. Colbert Rosenwald School (Dayton, TX) The building will host com- munity functions and serve as a historical museum. -Seneca School (Seneca. SC) The building will continue to serve the commumty as the Oconee Senior Center. 228 E. Motel Drive * Lordsburg NOW OPEN! rving EXICAN A]00ERICAN Food I Pictured above are Kent and Keli Myers, Mike Ward, Chance Tankersley, Sage Tankersley, Callie Tankersley, Krista Tankersley, Donna Tankersley-Clegg, Gia Kerr and Capt. Robert E. Conway, USN Director of School of Aviation Safety and Winging Ceremony guest speaker. T0000n00:ersley earns Naval Aviator status 1st Lt. Chance Tankersley, USMC ignation as a Naval Aviator from 2010 at a Winging Ceremony in of Animas NM received his des- the Marine Corps on June 18. Pensacola. Florida. Tankersley has been a Marine for eight years. He has since transferred to HMMT- 164 Camp Pendleton, California, where he will be training in the CH-46e Sea Knight (aka phrog). He is expected to complete training within eight months and then transfer to Okinawa, Japan, anl the 1 st Marine Airwing. Chance is the Grandson of Don Kerr of Animas and the son of Mike Ward of Las Cruces and Donna Tankersley-Clegg of Ohio. The CH-46 is the aircraft Chance will be flying. He is pictured above with Callie and Chance Tankersley. Courtesy photos Irhursdaq at 7:00 PH Will be given the first Thursday of each month! ONrI.SSION STAND. Iveet0000t e'N- Win Big With ; "PHil T0hsI