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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Platinum selling band, Kon Dictionaries distributed in Hidalgo County Above, Lordsburg Elks members Larry Martinez, Stephanie Helbig, Maria Sanchez (Youth Activities Chairman) and Brenda Hood (not pictured) traveled to Animas Elementary School Monday morning to deliver dictionaries to the 10 third graders in that school district. Students also received goody bags filled with drug awareness materials. Below, pictured with third graders at R.V.Traylor Elemen- tary School are the Elks members who distributed dictionaries in Lordsburg, including Larry Martinez, Glenda Greene,Youth Activities Chairman Maria Sanchez, Priscilla Perea,Tyler Massey and Stephanie Helbig. Herald staff photos Act hel borrowers to defaults By JYLLIAN ROACH~New is part of the larger Student Loan she has $7,000 worth of loans in Mexico Daily Lobe Forgiveness Act focused on lim- default, but she doesn't know the ALBUQUERQUE -- Stu- iting the monthly repaymentexact amount -- or even who dent loan borrowers will soon amounts of former students,owns her loans. have better options when it comes The act guarantees students"It was sold to somebody and to paying off their debts, more payment options for their sold to somebody else, so I ' The U.S. Department of Edu- debts, including the Pay As You couldn't even figure out who to cation has announced that federal Earn program, which caps loan pay for the last couple of years" student loan servicers now have repayments at 10 percent of a she said. more incentives to help keep stu- person's discretionary income. Although Schuman cannot dents from defaulting on their After 20 years of steady payment, find the owners of her loan, they loans, the remaining debt is forgiven, found her earlier this year when, The second program, the In-Schuman said, she found out her Among these incentives are come-Based Repayment, requires federal tax return was taken to a customer satisfaction survey, which will serve as an indicator 15 percent of a payee s discretion- repay a portion of the loan. as to which servicer gets the most ary income. The remaining debt "It was $2,300 taken to pay loans. The better the satisfaction is forgiven after 25 years,for loans -- and I'm not even sure scores, the more loans it may pro- Earlier this year, the White who the money went to" she said. vide. House announced that it held Even if she figures out who "All hard-working students $1.1 trillion in student loans taken owns her loans, Schuman said she and families deserve high-qual- out by approximately 40 million probably wouldn't be able to pay ity support from their federal loan people. That's $125 billion more them back right now anyway. servicer, and we are continuing than at the same time last year, Though Schuman said she's to take steps to make sure that is according to the report, happy she got the education she the case," said U.S. Secretary of Roughly eight million of did, she has not been able to find Education Arne Duncan in a press those people are in default status a job in her field. Instead, she said release, on their loans. For UNM, about that having a degree at all has The plan, according to the 10 percent of student loan bor- gotten her some work, but not announcement, is to encourage rowers defaulted on their loans in enough to keep her above the loan servicers to work with bor- 2011, according to the Depart- poverty line. rowers and keep them out of de- ment of Education. That makes repaying her stu- fault. This change comes on the Lexi Schuman is one of the dent loan debt far less of a prior- heels of skyrocketing student 500 borrowers in default, ity, she said. Schuman said she graduated in "I have a million other bills loan debt throughout the coun- 2005 with degrees in chemistry to pay, and they'll just take my try. The new servicer incentive and psychology, and she thinks tax return next year anyway," she said. Courtesy submission On the eve of the Taos Fall Arts Festival,Taos Solar Music Festival and the Town of Taos have partnered together to bring internationally known musical artists, Kongos, to Taos Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 25 for a free per- formance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Kongos are best known for their platinum selling hit, "Come with Me Now" which has gained international notoriety on every- thing from HBO movie previews, to sports promotions and as the lead song on the Expendables 3 soundtrack. The band is made up of four brothers, whose last name is "Kongos," who are originally from South Africa but reside in Phoenix, Ariz. Along with a live performance on the NBC "Today Show," Kongos recently per- formed a sold out show with the Kings of Leon at Red Rocks Am- phitheater in Morrison, Colo. "SolarFest is proud to bring this amazing young band to Taos," said Dawn Richardson, founder and producer of Taos Solar Music Festival. "Kongos brings that kind of excitement factor that SolarFest has come to be known for. We really want to associate Taos with cutting edge music, and the combination of this upbeat urban rock sound with the intimate setting of the his- toric Taos Plaza gives us a won- derful canvas for an artistic en- deavor, which will be a fun kick off for the legendary Taos Fall Arts Festival." The audience will enjoy an up close and interactive experi- ence that will include unusually Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, September 15 Baked Chicken Sliced Tomatoes Broccoli & Cheese WW Roll/Margarine Strawberries & Bananas Tuesday, September 16 Beef Tips/Gravy Egg Noodles Salad/Dressing Peas & Carrots Pears/Oatmeal Cookie Wednesday, September 17 Green Chile Chicken Tamale Pinto Beans Garden Salad/Dressing Tortilla Pineapple Tidbits Thursday, September 18 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Vegetable Salad California Vegetables WW Roll Cantaloupe Friday, September 19 Pork Posole Calabacitas Salad w/Dressing Flour Tortilla Chocolate Chip Cookie rt 25 in lit trees and visual displays, "Royals." which is reflective of what may The 40th annual Taos Fall be seen at The Paseo on Sept. 26. Arts Festival features over a The Paseo will feature contempo- week of art related events in- rary art installations, perfor- eluding The Paseo, Taos Select, mances, and visual projections Distinguished Achievement outdoors along the festival route Awards, Memorial Wall Exhi- as part of Taos Fall Arts Festival. bition, Taos Open, Pecha Kucha Along with "Come with Me Night, public art tours, Taos Now," Kongos will perform their Film Festival, art receptions, latest single, "Lunatic," at the community performances, dra- show. Kongos continue to be a matic readings, and special din- rapidly rising mainstay of ners among many others. For internet, college, satellite and FM more information, visit radio. "Come with Me Now" is the fastest climbing song by aFor more information about debut act on Billboard's Alterna- the Kongos performance, visit tive song chart since Lorde's or Lordsburg Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu Monday, September 22 Fruit Juice Breakfast Graham Crackers (K-12) Cherry Frudel Asst. Low-Fat Milk Fresh Fruit Lunch Fruit Juice Frito Pie w/Chile Beans Graham Crackers (K-12) Corn Asst. Low-Fat Milk Tossed Salad Lunch Peaches Stuffed Bread Sticks Asst. Low-Fat Milk Spaghetti Sauce Friday, September 26 Marinated Salad Breakfast Pears Cereal Bar Asst. Low-Fat Milk Fresh Fruit Tuesday, September 23 Fruit Juice Breakfast Graham Crackers (K-12) Sausage on a Stick Asst. Low-Fat Milk Fresh Fruit Lunch Fruit Juice Maverick Burger with Cheese & Graham Crackers (K-12) Green Chile Asst. Low-Fat Milk Shredded Lettuce Lunch Tomato Turkey Ham & Cheese Hoagie French Fries LettuCe/Tomato/Pickle Spear Sidekicks Chips Asst. Low-Fat Milk Apple Asst. Low-Fat Milk Wednesday, September 24 DTMS students Breakfast FreshMini PancakeSFruit t0 be surveyed Fruit Juice Graham Crackers (K-12) on substance Asst. Low-Fat Milk Sept 18 Steak Fingers w/Brown Gravy use Mashed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables The Bootheel Youth Asso- School Roll elation will be administering a Bananas survey at DTMS on Thursday, Asst. Low-Fat Milk September 18, asking students Thursday, September 25 about substance use. If you have Breakfast any questions about the survey Sunrise Flatbread or would like to see a copy, please Fresh Fruit call 575-590-1432. Hidalgo Coun Learning Center: 575-542-3315 By PRISCILLA PEREAIDirectorCenter suite 200 from 12-1pm. Welcome Back, WNMU Stu- Are you ready to take the dents! The computer lab hours for GED test? A GED assessment and this semester are Monday through registration will be held on Thurs- Thursday from 1 lam to 4pm, and day, September 18th from 1 lam- Friday from 1 lam to 12pm. If you 3pm at the Learning Center. are looking for additional credit The Language Institute De- hours this semester, now is the partment at WNMU is seeking time to take advantage of mini- English as a Second Language semester courses. These courses Instructors in Animas, NM. An can be taken either online or face- ESL Instructor teaches all sec- to-face, from October 13th to De- tions of curriculum: Grammar, cember 1 lth. Reading, Writing, Listening and Everyone is invited to the Speaking. first event of The Center for Gen- For more information please der Equity! 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