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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 K of C Bazaar held at North Park Photos by LORENZO ALBA/ for the Hidalgo County Herald HIDALGO COUNTY is the rich Soil that my roots have stretched out in for 120 years. i BECAUSE OF THIS SOILii he trunk above the e toots is strong straight, and With no falter;regardless of wind or droug] it:: .......... i .... ' strength it has p o ded, :my love for Hidalgo County is profound. I AM VERY QUALIFIED ANDWILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HELP LEAD OUR C FORWARD. . :: ::::: I I for your support PAID BY CANDIDATE t more West Nil Vi cases in NM Submitted by NM DOHISanta Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health announced to- day that three more people have been diagnosed with West Nile Virus infection. A 61-year-old male from Dofia And County has recovered, a 40-year-old male from Dofia Aria County is cur- rently hospitalized with menin- gitis, artd a 43-year-old male from San Juan County was hos- pitalized with meningitis and has since recovered The Department of Health announced the first two cases of West Nile las! month. The fe- male from Dofia And County Lecture series begins with 'A Journey of Art, Performance, and Teaching' Submitted by MRACISi/ver City The Mimbres Region Arts Council, Western New Mexico University Institute of Lifelong Learning and WNMU Expres- sive Arts Department will open the 2010-11 Artist Lecture Se- ries with renowned and local artist Zoe Wolfe. During this evening of art, Wolfe will present her career through images and stories. In honor of WNMU's new Inter- disciplinary Expressive Arts degree, Wolfe will focus her presentation on works that fuse disciplines. Guests Will be given a firsthand glimpse at how Wolfe arrived at the mixed me- dia sculptures and dance perfor- mances that she creates today. When traveling throughout Silver City, Wolfe's creations can be seen virtually every- where. From her gallery at the corner of College and Market streets or k & I Arts to the MRAC Youth Mural Camp Projects, to her dance perfor- mances at numerous events, Wolfe's influence and intimacy with southwestern New Mexico is evident. Wolfe holds a Masters of Fine Art in sculpture is from the $1 million to expand nutrition aid for low- income seniors Continued from Page 1 buying nutritious food and keep- ing a. roof.over their ,heads. In the United States. one in seven Americans is living m pov- erty, according to a report re- leased by the U.S. Census Bureau today. The national poverty rate increased to 14.3 percent in 2009. up from 13.2 percent a year ear- lier, the report found. While the SNAP participa- tion rate among all eligible per- sons was 67 percent in 2008. the participation rate is less than one third (32 percent) among eligible elderly. Research shows multiple reasons why eligible people, in- cluding semors, do not partici- pate in SNAP." These include stigma; unawareness of eligibil- ity, program rules and require- ments; and lacl~ of transportation. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will provide Fed- eral oversight and evaluation of the pilots. FNS oversees the ad- ministration of 15 nutrition assis- tance programs. These programs serve one in four Americans over the course of a year and work in concert to form a national safety net against hunger. SNAP, the largest of these programs, helps nearly 41.3 million Americans each month put healthy food on the table. University of Hawaii. Her un- dergraduate degrees are from San Francisco State University in theater, art, and education. She has taught a variety of arts courses for grades kinder- garten through 12 as well as the adult level in the United States and abroad. She has her Teach- ing Certification in Art for grades kindergarten through. 12 in New York, California and New Mexico. Her years in edu- cation include ten years at WNMU teaching "Elementary and Secondar3/ Art Methods," and "Drawing," "Color," "De- sign," "Clay" and "'Sculpture with Found Objects.'" Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions from New Mexico to Thailand and Nepal. Wolfe has acted as lead artist on two MRAC Youth Mu- rals and assistant artisl on two others. The Artist Lecture Series, also known as Evening with the Artist. provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of America's finest artists. Held at Parotti Hall on the WNMU campus, participants have the opportunity to learn about an artist's motivations, techniques and history while being generally entertained. This season's series offers a broad and varied group of ac- complished individuals. Parotti Hall is located to the north of the Fine Arts Center The- atre. Each lecture will be held on a Thursday and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.mimbresarts.org or call 575- 538-2505. has recovered, and the female from San Juan County is still re- covering. Symptoms are fever, nau- sea. headache and muscle, aches. In rare cases. West Nile Virus can cause meningitis or encepha- litis. If you have these symp- toms. you should see your health care provider. "So far we have seen cases in San Juan and Dofia And coun- ties, but it's likely that we have West Nile Virus throughout New Mexico and everyone needs to protect themselves from mosqui- toes." said the Department of Health',s State Epidemiologist C. Mack Sewell. To protect yourself from West Nile: Use insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing when you go outdoors. Take extra care to use repellent and protective cloth- lng, or avoid outdoor activities during dusk to dawn, peak bit- ing times for mosquitoes. Empty or eliminate wa- ter-holding containers where mosquitoes lay their eggs, such as old tires, and regularly change the water in birdbaths. wading pools and pet water bowls. Make sure rain barrels are tightly screened. Have screens on your windows and doors or keep them closed. Vaccinate your horses. New Mexic9 typically sees most of its West Nile cases in August and September. There were eight human cases of Wast Nile each year in 2009 and 2008. For more information about West Nile Virus, including fact sheets in English and Spanish, go to the Department's website at http://nmhealth, org/ERD/ HealthData/westnile.shtml. Correction An ad appearing in last week's edition of the Hidalgo County Herald stated that Washburn Bucking Bulls will be holding a Bull Riding and Horse Sale on September 25. 2010. Only September 25th at 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo County Fairgrounds $5 Admission (10 a.d Under FREE) Concession Stand gOow someone wlLo could use a mental prise I We Itave a wide variety of ngements a Bull Riding will be held on tha~ date. The error was on the part-ot] ] the Hidalgo County Herald an~ is deeply regretted. "'-] d I Free Oe,iver,,n ayaway program Lordsburg! 214E. MOREL DRIVE IN LORDSBURG 542-8880-