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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD " FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 20!1 NM WlC Program leads nation in some areas, , implements improved accounting practices Courtesy information The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health's (DOH's) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Pro-, gram was one of the first in the nation to provide food bgnefits using the electronic benefit trans- fer (EBT) system. WIC serves ap- proximately 62,000 participants monthly and is leading the na- tion in breastfeeding initiation rates (77% of WIC moms breastfeed their babies after birth, which is higher than the 75% goal MK3 Julian Flores, left J. Flores is Coast Goard EPOQ MK3 Julian M. Flores has been selected as Enlisted-Person-of- the-Quarter (EPOQ) for the second quarter of 2011 on the CG Station Valdez in the United States Coast Guard. During his time on Station Valdez, Flores earned the qualification of RBS Boat Crew and Board- ing Team member in minimal time. As Station Valdez was preparing for an inspection, Flores exhibited meticulous attention to detail in identifying and correcting both major and restrictive discrepancies prior to the inspection team's arrival. As a member of the engineering department, Flores took it upon himself to ensure the unit tag-out log contained zero discrepancies and was in an inspection ready condition at all times. Flores also took on the collateral duty of hazardous materials custodian. He worked extra hours and on off duty days rid the unit of excess chemicals and ensured all MSDS were up to date. "You have constantly demonstrated a can do attitude and leader- ship that exceeds your current pay grade," said T.M. Wagner, SCPO, Officer in Charge. "Your hard work and dedication are in the highest standings of the Coast Guard's Core Values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty." As EPOQ, Flores earned 72 hours special liberty, use of the Sta- tion Valdez Sailor of the Quarter parking spot and his name will be inscribed in the Station Valdez EPOQ plaque. Flores is currently stationed in Valdez, Alaska. He is the son of Oscar Flores Jr. and Anna Garcia Flores of Tucson, AZ. His maternal grandparents are Lencha Garcia and the. late Bacilio Garcia of Lordsburg. Paternal grandparents are Oscar T. Sr. and Mary Flores of Lordsburg. ..................... by U.S. Healthy People 2011). A recent review of the WlC Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutri- tion Service (FNS) found no in- stances of fraud. "FNS conducted a financial and program review [of WIC] and found no discrep- ancies," said Bill Ludwig, Re- gional Administrator of FNS's Southwest Region. The FNS review, which ex- amined four years (October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2009) of data totaling more than $168 million in expenditures, identified variances amounting to less than one-tenth of one percent (0.10%)'and some issues with ac- counting procedures. The review confirmed the findings of an in- ternal review and other reviews by annual financial audits, which also concluded that no fraud oc- curred, but that procedures could be strengthened. The FNS review recommended changes to inter- nal accounting procedures and reconciliation processes, all of which are currently in practice or are being implemented. "I am very pleased that our federal partners have fully re- viewed these issues and have confirmed the conclusions of pre- vious reviews of financial prac- tices in the WIC Program. The Department will continue to serve New Mexico's families with the utmost integrity," said Dr. Catherine Torres, Cabinet Secre- tary for DOH. The WlC Program serves New Mexico's women and their children by providing supple- mental food, nutrition education, and referrals to health and social services. For information on the WIC Program, visit http:// www.nmwic.org or call 1-866- 867-3124. El Charro recognizes track team The El Charro Restaurant held a congratulatQry dinner for the Lordsburg High School 2011 Track Team last week.The team members were treated to a brisket dinner, complete with dessert. Pictured above with a special banner on display at the El Charm are Boaz Salinas, Coach DJ Saucedo, Wendell Hayes, Coach Teddy Medina, event organizer and Maverick fan Billy Burt, Javi Alvarez, Daniel Talavera, Coach Katie LeMaster, Kenny Evans, Ernie Rodriguez, El Charro Manager Joseph Hood, Kayla Gonzales, Starla Gonzales and Michael Sturgess. At right, team members display their state championship trophy while cut- ting the cake. Herald staff photos GNF announces change in date for release of Travel Management FEIS Courtesy information The Travel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) expected to be released this past summer by the Gila National Forest has been delayed. Spring of 2012 is cur- rently the anticipated date of re- lease for the FEIS and accom- panying Record of Decision (ROD). Once released, the FEIS will designate those roads, motorized trails, and areas that will be open for motor vehicle use. The Forest is currently re- viewing, the comments and moving towards developing the FEIS and the ROD.. In January of this year, the forest released the Draft Envi- ronmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Travel Manage- ment. The comment period for the DEIS ended in March with over 2,000' comments received.: For further information or questions, please contact Lisa Mizuno, Forest Travel Manage: ment Coordinator a 575.388.8267. Please visit the Foresl Travel Management website,* http://fs.usda.gov/goto/gila/ travel for future updates and information. NOW O. $2 O0 We want to make you a Ioanl Build Your Credit. No Checking Account Needed. Apply in person or call ahead/ Fll ENTRY ,bAuN 4 E, Motel Dr, Lord rg, N Call today/ 575-542- Less is More! Gila Regional's Imaging Department announces the addition of Toshiba TM 160-slice CT scanning m the only of its kind in all of New Mexico, E1 Paso and Tucson. Less Time m More Comfort Quicker scans that cover more body area can enable physicians to make faster and more accurate diagnoses. Patient-friendly bed and wider scanner opening holds up to 660 lbs. to accommodate larger patients. T.ess Radiation u More Image Improved image quality due to ultra-high resolution and enhanced low contrast for consistent imaging of soft tissues at an unprecedented lowest possible radiation level. A bigger picture that covers more body area showing smaller details and in 3-D! Our old 4-slice CT GRMC's new 160-slice CT