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VOLUME 11 ISSUE 39 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 75 Hidalgo County SmallTovn Papers 217 West Cota Street Shelton. WA 98584 I1,1, J,,I,,I,l,l,,I,,I,,I,II,,I J Football & Volleyball : I are underway in _ L" Hidalgo County! li Support our youth I{ athletics! , I- ' New senior center ,, breaks ground An official groundbreaking ceremony for the new senior center was held at HMS last Thursday morning. The new center will focus on wellness, accord- ing to HMS CEO Charlie Alfero, left with a drawing of the anticiPated building. Chipping in to break ground were (above) Jim Hassenger, Arturo Talavera, Leslie Tomerlin, Ed Adams, Alfero, Hidalgo County Commissioner Richard Chaires, Teresa Bravo, HMS Board Member Carmen Acosta and Melanie Goodman, representing Sen. Jeff Bingaman's office. Herald staff photos Lordsburg Social Club to hold inaugural event on November 6 in Las Cruces The newly formed Lordsburg Social Club - Las Cruces Chapter, will hold its inaugural social gathering on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Palacio Patio Bar, 2600 Avenida de Mesilla, in Mesilla, NM. The club and event are being organized by former Lordsburg residents Lucy Sanchez Pacheco and Arturo B. Diaz, of Las Cruces. The purpose of the club and social event was to enjoy a friendly and fun- filled gathering, or reunion, of friends and relatives formerly of Lordsburg who Law enforcement are now living in Las Cruces and sur- rounding area. But as plans for the event unfolded, Lucy and Arturo decided to also extend an invitation to all current Lordsburg residents, and all former Lordsburg residents, now living in Sil- ver City, Deming, Albuquerque, and throughout the state. As Arturo said, "Basically, anyone with a connection to Lordsburg is invited. We would also like to invite former Lordsburg friends living in Texas and Arizona. All past and present residents, and relatives of past and present resi- dents of Lordsburg, are invited to attend. The social club is patterned after the New Mexico Social Club formed in Los An- Mexico residents living in California would congregate and socialize. We hope friends, relatives,, and former class- mates will come out and enjoy our club's first get-together." Social hour will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by dancing to the music of Genie and the Sunliners, one of Las Cruces' elite dance bands, specializing in1960s classic oldies. All attendees must be over the age of 21. Minors will not he permitted. For more information, call Lucy Sanchez Pacheco - 575 644-0619; Arturo B. Diaz - 575 644-4009; or Guz and Pi- lar Gandara - 575 640-6692. Or e-mail Arturo at abdiaz@q.com, or Pilar at cracking down on DWls in county By LINDY KERRIHidalgo County DWI Program Our local enforcement agencies have been working hard to enforce our DW !, Underage Drinking, and Open Container laws. Here are some statistics to consider before getting behind that wheel to drive: From May through August- * Lordsburg Police Department ar- rested 6 DWIs, 4 Minor Allowing to be Served, and cited 11 open containers. * Hidalgo County Sheriff's Depart- ment arrested 2 DWIs, 8 Marijuana Pos- sessions and 1 Drug Paraphenalia. * New Mexico State Police arrested 5 DWIs, 1 Minor in Possession, and gave 5 Open Containers. * New Mexico State Police also had 4 Saturation Patrols, where officers work overtime to patrol especially for DWIs. Think before you drinkt geles in the 1960s, where former New pilar.gandara@comcast.net. Operation Christmas Child looking forward to successful collection Submitted by JONI KERROperation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. It began in 1993 with filling an ordinary shoe box with gifts for a child in unfortunate cir- cumstances. It has grown to be a huge outreach ministry, sharing the love of Jesus in a tangible way. Last year there were over 8 million shoe boxes collected worldwide. At the Lordsburg Relay Cen- ter there were about 100 shoes boxes collected. We are looking forward to another successful year of shoebox col- lecting ! This year we have decided to col- laborate with the Sunshine Nursing Home to have a "Shoebox Packing Party." For the next several weeks we will be seeking donations from the com- munity. There are many ways you can help. We will be gathering lots of new items to pack in the boxes. Ideally ev- ery shoebox would be packed with: something to love (small stuffed animal, doll, or other soft toy), something to play with (ball, cars, trucks, yo-yo, small etch- a-sketch, flashlights with extra batteries or other small toys), something to care for self with (a comb, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap, wash cloth, girls hair accessories, deodorant), some- thing to create with (pencils, sharpeners, crayons, note pads, blunt scissors, solar calculators or other school supplies), something to wear (socks, t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, flip-flops) and something sweet to eat (hard candy, candy canes, lollipops, gum). All the items should be small enough to fit into an ordinary See CHRISTMAS on Page 9 Friday presentation in Silver City to focus on Mexico and the border By KAREN L. MURPHYIWILL Three writers--Charles Bowden, Molly Molloy, and Maurice Sherif--will speak at a free public appearance, 5 pro, Friday, September 30, at the Global Re- source Center auditorium on the WNMU campus, 12th and Kentucky Streets. The presentation "Mexico and the Border" will be accompanied by book signings. The event is sponsored by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL). Charles Bowden, one of the .Southwest's most talented poets and prose masters, deals with culture, history, the environment, society and politics. Besides having published 25 books, Bowden has written for GQ, Mother Jones, Esquire, New York Times Book Review and many other magazines. In 1996 he won the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and a 2010 award from United States Artists. Bowden takes no prisoners in his writing. Scott Carrier on National Pub- lic Radio described Bowden's work as..."both harsh and beautiful, and some- what painful to read." The vast scope of Bowden's inter- ests is proved in a list of his book titles: Blue Desert; Frog Mountain Blues; Trust Me, Mescal; Red Line; The Sonoran Desert; Season of the Co'yote; Blood Orchid; Down By the River; Blues for the Cannibals; Trinity; The Charles Bowden Reader; Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing; Murder City; and Dreamland. For the last several books, Bowden, who recently moved from Arizona to Las Cruces, has covered the Mexican drug war, a follow-on of Down by the River, the now classic depiction of the personal costs of the drug trade paid by a Mexi- can American DEA agent from a tradi- tional El Paso family. Bowden's new book is El Sicario, the chilling account of a border assassin. Bowden co- authored El Sic, ario with Molly Molloy. Molloy is a reference librarian at New Mexico State University. She has been monitoring accounts of the tour- ders in Ciudad Juez, reporting them in her web site "The Frontera List." Molloy sulplied research arid data for Bowden's Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields. Both authors have come to question of- ficial explanations of the causes of vio- lence concentrated in Northern Mexico. Both expressed their dissatisfaction with government pronouncements when in- terviewed for the recent independent film, 8 Murders in a Day, which dealt with Ciudad Juirez's violence. Maurice Sherif has been taking pho- tographs of the Mexico-USA border wall since the second half of 2006. Some pho- tographs taken at midday show the stark- ness and harshness that suggest long- term environmental, social and economic costs. Sherif considers his work as a "so- cial documentary." Sherif's photographs "write" a mes- sage through a lens. His book, The Ameri- can Wall is a two-volume set: one with See BORDER on Page 3 Drive By flu shot clinics set at HMS Hidalgo Medical Services will be offering free "Drive By" flu shot clinics in Hidalgo County during the month of October. The dates are as follows: Saturday, Oct. 1---10 AM to 2 PM at the Lordsburg Clinic, front parking area. Saturday, Oct. 15--10 AM to 2 PM at the Animas Valley Clinic, Elementary parking lot. Flu shots will be given on a first come, first served basis. They are avail- able to everyone over age 4. For more information, contact HMS at 575-542- 8384. Talavera, Diaz are homecoming royalty Lordsburg High School seniors Daniel Talavera and Diana Diaz were crowned Homecoming King and Queen at halftime at last Friday's game. For more Home- coming photos, see Page 10 of this week's edition. Photo by ROBERTO GONZALESIRoberto's Photography UPCOMING EVENTS Commodities CSFP commodity distribution for seniors age 60 and above will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 9:30 a.m.' to 1:00 p.m. at the Special Events Cen- ter, 502 West 2 " Street. Please bring photo ID and senior CSFP ID card. Benefit Bake Sale A bake sale featuring baked items and ice cream will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saucedo's Super Market. All proceeds will go towards the reward fund in the Larry Link murder investigation. Veterans' Rep to visit A veterans' representative will be at City Hall on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend. AHS 10 year reunion The Animas High School class of 2001 will be having a 10-year reunion dance on October 1, 2011 from 7-11 pm at the Animas Community Center. Mu- sic will be by Ampified Attitude. It will cost $5 for 12 and up'and $4 for ages 5 to 11. Please come out and celebrate class of 2001 ten year reunion! Fall Free For All The Assembly of God wiil be giv- ing away gently used clothes, shoes, and some miscellaneous household items at 701 Animas Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Discover talent show Remember to pick up your entry forms at the Chamber of Commerce for the Discover Hidalgo talent show and/ or to nominate someone for the "Golden Oldie" award. The event will take place October 15, 2011. Both forms are due on Friday, September 16, at the Cham- ber of Commerce office. Call 575-538- 8446 for more information. NMSP checkpoints The New Mexico State Police will be conducting checkpoints, speed en- forcement and restraint enforcement be- ginning September 1, 2011 through Sep- tember 30, 2011 in Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties. Please remember to never drink and drive, always make sure everyone in the vehicle wears a seatbelt and obey all traffic laws. Line Dancing The Lordsburg Active & Alive in- termediate/advanced Crooked Halos line dancing class is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at RV Traylor Elementary school from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The begin- ning morning line dancing exercise class is held at the Senior Center from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. The sessions are free and girls and guys are invited to join in. For information on the Cotton City and Animas classes contact Active & Alive at HMS.Event listings Continued on Page 2