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\\l\o VOLUME 10 ,ssu Hidalgo County -FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 Appr priation New M CoUrtesy information U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall this week applauded a spend- ing bill working its way through the Sen- ate that contains $3.5 million for New Mexico projects to support at-risk youth, reduce recidivism, and cut crime across the state. The Senate's version of the fiscal year 2011 Commerce. Justice and Sci- ence bill has cleared the Senate Appro- priations Committee and is now ready for full Senate consideration. The measure contains more than $1.1 million in funding for projects re- quested by the senators to assist at-risk youth across New Mexico. including $200,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters to expand mentoring services to low-in- come. rural. Hispanic and Native youth statewide, and $500,000 for early inter- vention services for at-risk youth through the New Mexico Juvenile Jus- tice Continuum. "This spending bill invests in New Public to be held on J The Hidalgo County Herald will be hosting a public forum for local candi- dates in the upcoming General Election on Monday, September 27, 2010. The forum, which will feature a moderator, pre-written questions, and questions submitted by the audience, will be held at the Lordsburg Elks Lodge at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact the Hidalgo County Herald at 575-542-8705 or email Brisket Plate Sale A brisket plate sale, $6 each, will be held on Monday~ October 4, 2010 from tl AM to 6 PM at 221 East 'A' Street. i Pick up or delivery available. Plates will include brisket, potato salad, beans, roll and dessert. To preorder call 542-9654 or 542-9441. Proceeds to benefit Kayla Gonzales' and Sarah Atilano's Capital One Bowl cheering trip. -Flu shot clinic HMS will hold a free drive thru flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat- bill include Run nd Hid Igo County event Courtesy, information at 575-956-3227. A schedule has been Excitement continues to mount set up of 30 minute blocks of entertain- among the Discover Hidalgo Countyment and there are still vacant slots avail- Committee as others step forward to of- able throughout the day. fer their services in making the Satur- All other information, including or- St. Josephs Church Bazaar draws large crowd The Lordsburg Knights of Columbus held their annual Bazaar last weekend at North Park, raising hundreds of dollars for St. Joseph's Parish. The two-day event featured lots of food, fun and entertainment for the hundreds who attended. Above, volunteers take a much-needed break while, at left, this youngster en- joys a snow cone. For more photos, see Page 2 of this week's edition. Photos by LORENZO ALBA/ for the Hidalgo County Herald million for justice initiatives Mexico's youth and supports important law enforcement initiatives throughout the state. We will work to ensure this funding will remain in place as this bill continues to work its way through Con- gress," Bingaman said. "ff we can steer at-risk New Mexico youth toward a positive path, we open doors to opportunity that will allow them to reach for their dreams." Udall said. "These programs give at-risk teens and young adults help when they need it most." The bill also would fund comple- tion of the third phase of the Dofia Ana County Simulcast Radio Initiative, which will coordinate and improve the responses of multiple agencies respon- sible for emergency services. The Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill contains the follow- ing: $200.000 - Big Brothers Big Sis- ters New Mexico Consortium: Funding would be usedstatewide to expand mentoring services to 200 additional at- risk children and youth not currently being served, with a focus on low-in- come, .rural, Hispanic and Native Ameri- can youth. $200,000 - Border Area Mental Health Services. Jail Diversion Program in Silver City: Funding would be used to provide outpatient behavioral services designed to prevent recidivism of offend- ers by providing them with therapy, medication regulation, and assistance in establishing life goals. $200,000 - Incarceration Alterna- tives for Troubled Teens' in Roswell: Funding would be used by the Chaves County Comprehensive Strategy Board to provide cost-effective services and temporary, non-secure alternatives to detention for juveniles arrested or re- ferred to the Juvenile Probation and Pa- role Office or at risk of such referral within Chaves County. $250,000 - New Mexico Adminis- trative Office of the Courts. Drug Court ~__o_gram: Funding would be used to stan- dardize the drug court database, perform on-site evaluations of each program, and provide increased resources for programs See SAFETY on Page 6 day, October 16, 2010 event at ganizations, businesses and individuals Lordsburg's North Park a huge success, who wish to participate, may contact 1 Added to the recent announcement of a Dick Davis at 575-590-0143 or by at- / Car Show and Shine including trac- tors, pick-ups and other motor vehicles is a motorcycle bike run and drama. Motorcyclists from the Lordsburg area will gather at North Park at 9 a.m. and then ride off at 11 a.m. to DunCan, Arizona, to assemble with other bikers from around the region for a mass ride back to the park. They will remain at Discover Hidalgo County the rest of the day, showing off their bikes, answering questions before staging their own events, independent of Discover Hidalgo County, later in the evening. More in- formation on the bike run is available by calling Vince Ruiz at Lordsburg Cycleworks at 575-915-4614. A drama team from Albuquerque will present the true life story of the jour- ney of one man in a live drama, titled, "Smile now; Cry later!" The drama has been presented in several locations throughout the iegion, including West- ern New Mexico University and several other venues in Albuquerque and else- where. This will be one of the last live drama presentations before the story is cast in a motion picture. The drama, like all events at Discover Hidalgo County, is free to viewers and will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Other events for Discover Hidalgo County include fun activities for the entire family, food booths, non-alcoholic beverages, pie-eating contests, music and entertainment, and a lot more. Nonprofit organizations and others are planning several activities to make this a celebra- tion that all will enjoy. Several other events are the process of being staged with announcements to be made after they are confirmed. "Come see what Hidalgo County has to offer and discover some of its hid- den treasures!" said Ed "Bim" Kerr, who is involved with the Car Show and Shine and local tourist attractions. He may be contact at 575-313-2606. Those who would like to volunteer their musical and other entertainment talents may do so by calling Mary Arvizo tending the planning committee's meet- rags at the Hidalgo Medical Complex (former hospital) conference room at noon each Monday. NM receives $1 million-to expand nutrition aid for low-income seniors Courtesy submission U.S. Senator Tom Udall last week announced that the state of New Mexico is among three states that have been awarded more than $1 million each to expand nutrition assistance to low-in- come seniors. The grants, which total $3.1 million, were awarded to New Mexico, Washing- ton and Pennsylvania by the U.S. De- partment of Agriculture (USDA) and will fund pilot projects to increase Supple- mental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation among Medicare's Extra Help population, Extra Help, also known as the Low Income Subsidy, helps low-income individuals or couples with limited resources pay for their Medicare prescriptions. New Mexico will use its $1 million to conduct a pilot that will deem certain eligibility factors, create a simplified application, standardize the medical de- duction, and target only those house- holds that contain individuals or couples with no earned income. The sthte will have two standard benefits based on high and low shelter costs. "With our economy continuing to struggle, access to nutritious food can be an even greater challenge for low-in- come semors," Udall said. "This grant will allow New Mexico to expand its nutrition assistance so that our seniors don't have to make the choice between See SENIORS on Page 2 Elementary students celebrate Constitution Day In honor of Constitution Day, Southside Elementary School walked over to City Hall last Thursday.The 3rd and 4th grade students were able to sit in the Council Chambers, and meet Mayor Frank RodriIluez. Students were encouraged to ask questions. Such questions were "is it fun being Mayor?", and "can a female be Mayor?". Students and teachers then released balloons that included an index card with a Bill of Rights, Students yelled "Freedom" as the balloons ascended into the sky. Upon returning, Principal Garcia gave eacl~ student a red, white, and blue "Constitution Pop". Courtesy photo p! urday, October 24, 2010 at the Lordsburg Clinic and on November 6 at the Animas Clinic Animas Girl Scouts If you are interested in Girl Scouts in the Animas area and would like to reg- ister your daughter, please contact Jes- sica Rodriquez at 575-494-7882 or 575- 436-0888. Ticket Sales Tickets for the upcoming Baby Bash and Gregg Rolie concerts in Saffod, AZ on October 1-2, will be for sale in the Saucedo's Supermarket parking lot on Saturday, September 25, 2010. White Elephant Bingo The 2nd annual White Elephant Bingo will be held on October 2, 1010 at the Chano Talavera Farm in Glen Acres from 2-5 p.m. Diabetes pain mgmt Marlene Baska, PA-C, will be doing a presentation on Pain Management for the Diabetes Support Group on Wednes- day, September 29,'2010 @10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. @ HMS Conference Room, 530 E. DeMoss Street, here in Lordsburg. You do not need to be Diabetic to attend this presentation, so come join us for this informative session. For more informa- tion, please call Gloria Verges @ (575)542-3047. Line Dancing The Active and Alive Crooked Ha- los Line Dancing clas~es are held from 5-6 PM for intermediates and 6:i5-7:30 PM for advanced at RV Traylor Elemen- tary School on Mondays and Wednes- days. For more information .call 575-537- 0248 ext. 227. Catechism registration The St. Joseph's Catholic Church Catechism Classes registration for lev- els 7-11 will be held every Saturday in September after the 6:00 p.m. mass and Sunday after the 11 a.m. mass. Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walking & Activity Club meets from 12-2 PM at the Special Events Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information call 575-537-0248 ext. 227. !