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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 Fair Barn Superintendent calls for exhibits for the 2010 Hidalgo County Fair Submitted by JANET feting first and second place the Hidalgo County Fair Exhibit Housing Authority donates school supplies Lordsburg Housing Authority held a school supply drive last week, making a donation to Southside Elementary School. Supplies were donated from the Lordsburg Elks Lodge and Pyramid Village tenants. Pictured above are Rosa Plowman, Southside Elementary School and Robert Arvizo and Esperanza Tarango of the Lordsburg Housing Authority.' Courtesy photo LULAC meet lg set for August 31 Submitted by NEOMI MARTINEZ-PARRAI President, LULAC In May of 2010 The League of United Latin American Citi- zens (LULAC) activated our char- ter council. Since then our coun- cil has bebn planning, organiz- ing the re-activation of LULAC in Hidalgo County. Our local board members have been re- viewing recent issues ip our lo- cal, state and national levels to meet the needs of our citizens. LULAC is a non-partisan group and consists of individu- als from all walks of life. We are committed to meeting the chal- lenges that we face on a day-to- UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page 1 1980 class reunion A 30-year Class Reunion for LHS class of 1980 is scheduled for the weekend of October 9, 2010. If interested in attending, or for more information, contact Pablo Sanchez, Jr. at posanchezjr @ yahoo.corn, (520) 260-9883, Patsy Arambula at stinkypnut07@live,com or Susan De La ._ Riva , at jaxonsgrandma @ Transfer Station hours The Hidalgo County Trans- fer Station 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 deal- ing with cancer or other medical needs. This support .group offers support to survivors and caregivers or family and friends. The group leader is PLTC (people day basis such as: education, employment, housing, voting rights, lending disparities, and immigration. We have a national office in Washington DC and we closely monitor legislation. Let- ter writing and lobbying cam- paigns are areas in which our dedication exceeds its limits. The legacy of LULAC was assembled on the credence that justice be exercised on every level; the mission of LULAC is as follows: To advance the economic condition, educational attain- ment, political influence, hous- ing, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. It is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization. We are honored to serve our community and will continue to work towards the advancement of equality and empowerment. Please join us as for our first meeting on August 31, 2010 at 6:30 pm at Corner Caf6, 228 East Motel Drive. The board encour- ages all citizens to attend and con- sider membership with our local council. For information please feel free to contact us. Neomi Martinez-Parra 575-590-7655, Robert C. Parra 575-313-9102 or Lupe Ramos at 575-546-1934. living through cancer) trained and is a survivor as well. Please email the following to chat or for more info: hidalgosurvivors group @yahoo.corn Step Aerobics Active & Alive step aerobics are held on Tuesdays and Thurs- days from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Learning Center on 2nd Street for the summer. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. Diabetic Support Group Come join us and stay it- formed for either yourself, a loved one in your family, or a friend. For those not familiar with our Diabetes Support Group, we meet every last Wednesday of each month 10 am-llam in the HMS Conference Room @ 530 E. Demoss Street, here in Lordsburg. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to call Gloria Va, rgas @ (575)542-3047. Suicide prevention in Lordsburg at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous,(NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5, Wednes- days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at I I a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sa't- urdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more in- formation contact Kokopelli at 575-542-3304. Walking & Activity Walking & Activity Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Special Events Center. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. RICHARDSON/Fair Barn Super- intendent The theme for the fair is "Celebrating Our Youth". Take this opportunity, to enjoy the 2010 Hidalgo County Fair. En- courage each family member and friends to enter exhibits in the Exhibit Building at the 2010 Hidalgo County Fair. Exhibit Building entries: Crops, Vegetables/Garden Crops, Fruits & Poultry Prod- ucts, Sewing, Fancywork, Cu- linary, Food Preservation, Art, Photography, Flowers, Crafts, Classroom Art and 4-H. All en- tries will be accepted in the Exhibit Building at the fair- grounds from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 26, 2010. All exhibits must remain in place until 6:00 pm on Sat- urday, August 28, 2010, clos- ing day of the fair. Please note the time for exhibits to be re- leased changed in 2008. All exhibits entered for competition in the exhibit build- ing must be the exhibitor's own work. No entry shall be received that has previously been entered in the Hidalgo County Fair for competition. All exhibitors in the Hidalgo County Fair must be a resident of Hidalgo County or attend school in Hidalgo County. Only amateurs can compete for prizes. Professional can exhibit only. All entries should have been completed within the last year. Exception: Art Department entries may have been completed within the last two years. To be eligible as a junior exhibitor a person must be 18 years of age or younger. There will be NO food conces- sions in the exhibit building. Each first place entry will receive a premium of $2.00. Two Best of Show awards will be given in each department, one for a Junior Exhibitor and one for an Open Exhibitor. All food items are to be on a paper plate inside a zipper lock bag. Special awards - Grand Sweepstakes ~ Junior Division - $50.00 Cash Award; Open Di- vision ~ $100.00 Cash Award to be awarded to the exhibitors in the Junior and Open Division enterihg"the most exhibits in the Exhibit Building. Donna Townsend Memorial Junior Sewing Award - Trophy Buckle awarded to top Junior Sewing Exhibitor compliments Tommy Townsend Family. Elsie Rouse Memorial Baking Award ~ Prize awarded for Open and Junior Division. Ball@ Fresh Preservinga "M Awards - to promote the art of home canning and to honor adults and youth who excel at Event listings ' .' the art of home canning. Ball@ & K-err@ Home Canning is of- Have your upcoming event' " Suicide Prevention meetings are held the first Monday of each month at the Hidalgo Complex listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald Hidalgo County /HERALD 212 E. Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM 88045 Name Cottage House 575.542.8880 adult awards and first place youth awards. Oma McCants Memorial Cotton Special award promotes the use of cotton ma- terial. Clothing exhibitors, jun- ior and open judged together, may enter one garment of 100% cotton in this category for a spe- cial award. Quilt Cotton Spe- cial - quilting exhibitors, jun- ior and open judged together may enter one quilt/quilted wall hanging of 100% cotton in this category for a special award. Also available will be the: Willi Reynolds Art Photography Memorial Award - $400.00 Cash Award to the winner. One award will be given to an exhibitor from the Art or Photography Department. Culinary Silent Auction - Friday, August 27, 2010 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Select Pies and cakes entered in the Exhibit Building will be submitted to the Silent Auction with the exhibi- tors permission. Silent Bids will be accepted on select Culinary Building. For more information about entries in the Exhibit Building in the 2010 Hidalgo County Fair, contact Janet Richardson at 575-358-1088-home or 575- 313-0464-cell or email emt24 @ Art, Photography contest to pay $200 at Fair The Willi Reynolds Memo- rial Art and Photography Contest will be held again this year at the Hidalgo County Fair. Winners in each category will be presented with a $200 check from Reynolds' daughter, Darr Reynolds Shan- non. Shannon encourages every- one to enter their artwork or pho- tos in this year's fair. The exhibit building will accept submissions on Thursday, August 26, from 10 items. All proceeds go towards a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ing effort to bring peace to the Frederick J. Ewing Frederick Joseph Ewing was born January 9, 1923. He passed away August 15, 2010. Fred Ewing was the oldest child of Patrick and Hazel Ewing, born in the old DeMoss Hospi- tal on 3rd Street Lordsburg. He and his brothers, Jim and Jack, and sisters, Annabeth and Lois, grew up as rancher's kids in the hills south of Lordsburg. Fte herded goats as a young man, but the family moved to Lordsburg in 1928 so the children could go to school. He graduated in 1941, and Soon after the bomb- ing of Pearl Harbor he worked briefly for Douglas Aircraft be- fore going into service as a Metalsmith's Mate for the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the USS Yakutat, a small seaplane tender, and served in the Pacific theater, often in close proxim- ity to Japan as the war drew to a close. To fulfill Fred's dream of being a rancher, he attended New Mexico State University after the war and graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1951. Due to severe drought in the southwest, he was side- tracked to work locally at RK George's service station, then in the First National Bank as a teller, agricultural assistant, and finally, as President of the bank, now known as Western Bank. He retired from the bank in 1989. Fred's life was dominated by service to others. He fol- lowed the path of Christ, work- ing and leading in the Lordsburg Church of Christ all of his adult life. He was song leader, teacher, fill-in preagher, and an elder for many years, but also did the most menial or dif- ficult jobs of maintenance of the facility. His spiritual life was characterized by .the never-end- Frederick Joseph Ewing hearts of those in struggle. Fred and Naomi were generous and very active in the community. Fred and Naomi Wood were children together in the church, but it wasn't untiJ 1952 that they fell in love and married. One child, Cynthia, was born to them in 1954. Fred is survived by his wife, Naomi, daughter, Cynthia (husband Jonathan), one grandchild, Jo- seph, his brothers Jim and Jack, and sister, Lois. Memoral ser- vices were held at Lordsburg Church of Christ Wednesday, August 18. Luis Gutierrez Rodriguez , Luis Gutierrez Rodriguez, 67, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, in Houston. Texas. He was born on June 301 1943, in Lordsburg, Ne Mexico to Antonio and Petr Rodriguez. He was a 1962 graduate of Lordsburg Higih School. . Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Carmen Diaz Rodriguez, formerly ot Lordsburg; son, Loufs Rodriguez; daughter, Melissa Duckworth and husband. Michael; grandchildren Rebecca Elise Rodriguez Steven Lawrence Holstein, Am- ber Michelle Duckworth, Megan Nicole Duckworth; great- grandchild, Luis Antonio Manrique. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spence.,i Highway, Pasadena, Texas, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Fu- neral services were held at 10:013 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010, in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Grand View Memorial Park, Pasadena. Know someone wko could use a Sentimental Surprise? We kave a wide variety of JUST,aE00USE -Floral .Arrangements & Giftsl \\; u,t b00d'a00 /g,d' /PJ; Free Delivery in As us about our Lor'dsbur'g! '. ........ layaway program 214 E. MOTEl., DRIVE 1N LORDSBURG 5 42- 8 8 8 0 l m