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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 Girl Scouts working towards peace The Lordsburg Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout troops have been busy making Pinwheels for Peace, which they will place throughout the community on International Day of Peace, September 21,2011. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers in Florida as a way for their students to expresstheir feelings about what&apos;s going on inthe world and in their lives. The project was quickly embraced by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire peace in our world. It is estimated that more than 3.5 million pinwheels will be spinning on September 21. For more information about the Lordsburg Girl Scout troops, call Katie Gonzales at 575-493-9220. WNMU School Of Nursing to partner for free health screenings By ABE VILLARREALIWNMU ride is free and open to any com- Shad Ireland, a well-known tri'-athlete and nationwide spokesperson for kidney disease patients will conclude a three- day tour in Silver City on Sunday, September 18. West- ern New Mexi'co University i s partnering with Gila Regional Medical Center to raise aware- ness about kidney dis- ease with a daylong' visit by !re- land and'his foundation crew. Events begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express with a Meet And Greet followed by a 22-mile Ride for Life through the Wild Horse Mesa overlook. The group cycle Shad Ireland munity member. The WNMU School of Nursing, Gila Regional Health Reach Diabetes Education Team and the Shad Ire- land Foun- dation are partnering to provide free health screenings from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 'p.m. in the Glo- bzl Re- source Cen- ter. Screen- ing for obe- sity, high blood pres- sure and diabetes will be available. A pre- sentation by Ireland who sur- vived two failed kidney trans- plants is scheduled iat 3:00 p.m. in the Global Resource Center Auditorium. The presentation will feature Russ Francis, former NFL player with the 49ers and Patriots, who will speak about his illness-free ca- reeF. The day's activities end with a fundraiser at the home of Linda Kay and JP Jones in Silver City at 6:00 p.m. All funds will go to the Shad Ire- land Foundation and monies will remain in New Mexico. To RSVP, please call 575-538- 6342. Senior Citizens (O/. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with our Hamburger Fry on August 26, 2011. A Special Thank You to Kranberry's, McDonald's, Raona's and Saucedo's for your donations. Thank you to my family and friends for your help and support. Last but not least, to the Community of Lordsburg, Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Elias Keller Lisa  Jonathon P. Garcia Center Lunch /00DOH encourages people to make appointment for flu vaccine Information courtesy NM DEPT. health offices is listed in the flu complications of HEALTHSanta Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of 'Health is recommending that people start to make appoint- menrs now to get vaccinated against the flu. The Department of Health and the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention rec- ommends that everyone older than six months get their flu vac- cine to prevent against spreading the disease. "Flu season is right around the corner and it is important to get a flu shot to help protect your- sell your family and the commu- nity from the disease," said De- partment of Health Cabinet Sec- retary, Dr. Catherine Tortes. "It is especially important for children to be vaccinated against the flu every year. I also advise every- one to follow good hand hygiene practices to help minimize the spread of the flu this season." New Mexicans should con- tact their health care providers to receive flu vaccine. The Department's public health of- rices provide vaccines to people who are at high risk for serious illness or death and people who have no health insurance, Con- tacf information for local public phonebook's blue pages under state government or online at While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it's especially important that people in the following groups get vac- cinated, either because they are at high risk of having serious flu- related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu- related complications: Pregnant women Children younger than five, but especially children younger than two years old People age 65 and older People of any age with certain chronic medical condi- tions likeasthma, diabetes; and lung or heart disease People who live in nurs- ing homes or other long-term care facilities People who live with or care for those at high risk for com- plications from flu including health care workers and caregivers for babies younger than 6 months American Indians and Alaskan Natives, who last flu sea- son seemed to be at higher risk of People who are mor- bidly obese Saturday, Sept. 17, 21)1 1 2rid Street in,front qf St. Joseph's Church ..gE Joseph'5 azaa.r To avoid catching the flu or passing it on to others, people should frequently wash their hands, cover their mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing, and stay home when ill. Many of the people at high risk for flu complications should also get a pneumonia shot if they have never had one. People who need to have the pneumococcal vaccine ard: age 65 and older, and adults 19 and older who smoke or have chronic health condi- tions, such as: asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular or lung disease, cirrhosis, chronic renal failure or who are immunocompromised due to lymphoma, organ trans- plant, multiple myeloma or Hodgkin's disease.. As the flu season progresses, you can find information about the flu and flu clinics by calling toll-free at 866-681-5872 or by visiting the Department of Health's website at http:// More clinics will be scheduled later in the season. Adult Literacy Pr0grams-an investment in the future Submitted by SHERILYN ARREDONDO/Hidalgo County Literacy Program The Hidalgo County Lit- eracy Program (HCLP) in Lordsburg/Hidalgo County is part of ProLiteracy, a national network of organizations offer- ing literacy programs to educate adults and help fight growing national unemployment. The United States will com- memorate the third annual Na- tional Adult Education and Family Literacy Week the week of September 12 and focus on the issues of illiteracy all the Menu month of September. According to ProLiteracy, the oldest and Monday September 19 largest organization of adult lit- Baked ctiicken tenders eracy and basic education pro- Honey mustard/BBQ sauce grams in the nation, more than Baked potato wedges 30 million adults in the U.S. Broccoli & cheeso ......... lack the' most basic literacy sii  Fruit cocktail. " ..... ' 'Tuesday Septetlibef 20 ........ Trailblazer California Vegetables Ranch Beans W.W. Roll/margarine Pineapple USD cake Wednesday September 21 Macaroni & Cheese Brussels sprouts Dinner roll/margarine Chocolate pudding Thursday September 22 Stuffed chicken breast Baked potato Sour cream/margarine Mixed vegetables Applesauce cake Friday September 23 . Taco Lettuce/tomato/onion Spanish rice Salsa corn Apricot/gelatin Community Service available The LHS Leadership Class is looking to work with businesses or non profit organizations in comPleting community service hours. If interested, contact Quincy at 575-915-4894. 10 AM - 11 ?M Food booths, game booths, ?rize limjo So,re booths available. Co,taet J. uolo at 4Z-9Z65 or Sai Piaz at 4z-gzI9 6 Id Mass Qo Ooro.afio.s followie0 Mass Entertainment All Day! DJ Fuego: Josh Estr'ada  ..... _ Mr. B S OJ: Baltazar Oominguez ' <,a Karaoke: Danielle Ramirez & Nathaniel Palomarez"  Guest Band from Deming, NM: Komando Sierreno (will be selling CDs} Any local talent wel.c'ome! See Larry Martinez to get on stage (ome out and join us for a day of .... __ _  Sponsored by | Knights of Columbus Food, Fun & Entertainment. helping our local residents reach their full potential," said Sherri Arredondo, director and tutor of HELP, "Literacy helps families be healthier support themselves through work and contribute more fully to the community." "Low literacy costs the na- tion more than two hundred bil- lion dollars each year in lost productivity, as well as an ad- ditional one to two billion in health and safety issues," said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. "Every dollar spent on adult literacy and education provides returns to the country through higher employment, added tax rev- enues, reduced welfare pay- ments and less crime." For more information on the Hidalgo County Literacy Program's services, contact by e-mail at or call Sherri at 575-313-7738. Citizens gather to discuss FOB location sites Friday Continued from Page I deterrent of illegal activity. ground offers a wide scope of sur- , :eillance, power =poles, and newly-iuilled libel: Optic' li/ae' ' and 15 percent of Americans ` with access to east/west roadsl  '" without a diploma don't havre In fact, it's been Used'by {he Border patrol for regular monitor= ing - with the road that loops into and near the Uuadalupe Canyon' - that lay next door to Mexico. From this spot, you can see Mexico's Highway 2 that paral- lels the U.S. border where ,there are regular drop-off points for tres- passers on foot. Most folks liked the sight, thought it made a lot of sense and in the end, wanted the best site available for long term bqrder security. The Antelope Wells op- erating (FOB) site is directly East of this spot - Douglas and the Border Patrol Entry Stop is 'just West, and South of the Peloncillos. So this, in effect is the 'big diSughnut hole of an open-corridor', in the middle of the Bootheel, with just hot enough surveillance and dele- tion. "We want government and the border patrol, to get this deci- sion right," says rancher Judy Keeler onthe field trip. "We want good choices here - with func- tional border operations." ' It's true that most Americans are concerned about the issues so key to a Sovereign territory - and, 'in this case,, many want a site tlat is closer to the border, an on-site jobs. ProLiteracy provides al- most 1,000 community-based literacy organizations, including the Hidalgo County Literacy Program, with tools to help edu- cate adult learners and help them meet the demands of today's workforce. "Adult Education and Fam- ily Literacy Week recognizes the critical role of education in JL u I I ! I!:!.'1 11 I,l PHOTO ISERVICES Restoration Digital Conversion Prints-Any Size Posters PRINTING 575.542.8705- ocated itt /he Hidalgo County Hera, II I I White a petition of 217 names was' previously presented "to offici-is, .l/s sign'!'.:] 'ond petition today 'just for the record? ik'naost da'3,Tli summer, people knew it was going to be a hot, long and dusty road trip. Clouds of gravel fol- lowed the long caravan, and af- ter the four-hour tour there was lots of talk about issues - finally settling on what citizens thought best. In the end, a handful of bor- der patrol SUV's went by to take note of the people gathered for their last stop of the day. Two agents sort of waved to the folks standing in groups so thoughtfully. It was another American moment, I thought. You know, the kind of moment where the government waves as they go by, like in a neighborly parade. 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