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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 i Class of i981 celebrates 30 th Reunion The Lordsburg High School Class of 1981 gathered in Lordsburg last weekend for their 30 th class reunion. Among those attending were (back) Dennis Esquivel, Jacob Renteria, Mike Amin, Terry Lazos Martinez, Lisa Chavez, Michael Altuna, Linda Contreras Mendoza, Norma Talavera, Betty Noce Gregory, Hope Montoya,Tina Brannan, Lupe Morales Alvarez, Fernie Marquez, Suzana Artiaga, Rodney Plowman and Freddy Taylor, (seated) Colleen Barker, Ruth Martinez Marquez, Liz Hood, Sandra Quezada Demonch, Rosa Campos Dominguez, Laura Adame Soukup, Terri Bejarano and Sandra Bradford Goodman, (kneeling) JamesYoung, Arturo Guzman, Bobble Martinez, Ernie Granado and Benny Renteria. Not pictured above, but in attendance were Jenny Palomarez Butz, Craig Cole, Rlta Diaz, Rita Sandoval Esquivel, AnnaTalavera Evans, Eddie Gallegos, Justin Kipp, Michael Levario, Rosemary Leyva, Marty Lopez,;Arthur Maxwell, Jackie Sanchez Ram!rez, Eddie Romero, Baltazar Sallnas, Tommy Sanchez and Veronica LopezYoung. Photo courtesy ROBERTO GONZALESIRoberto's Photography LHS Class of 81 has ter ific turnout Submitted by RosA CAMPOS DOMINGUEZ Class of 81 3D-Year Reunion, a huge success, enjoyed by all. Class President, Rosa Campos Dominguez would like to thank everyone that .was able to join us for this fun filled three day event. The reunion kicked off Thursday night with the present Class Presi- dent, Daniel Talavera, and 1981 1981 LHS Class President Rosa Campos Dominguez and 2011 President Daniel Talavera. Class President, Rosa Campos, man lighting the bonfire and followed Most Grandchildren - Jacob the next morning with the home- Renteria coming parade. The town of Lordsburg was dancing to good old disco music• At evening time the class gathered at Maverick Stadium to release some balloons and be rec- ognized prior to the start of the game. 1981 Homecoming Queen Liz Hood had the honor of crown- ing the 2011 omecoming Queen. ' S0ciali'zation was held at the El Charro/Maverick Room Fri- day night after the game and also on Saturday, a dinner and' dance was held. During the dinner, door prizes were drawn. This little town of Lordsburg is very gener- ous, by the way. 1 thank each and • every business that 1 visited and asked for a small door prize do- nation. Over 20 door prizes were given away. An awards assembly was held with the following recipi- ents: Traveled the' Furthest -,-,,/ames Y6ur/g; Ti.ilsa OK , Still Single Mike Amin Married the Longest - Dennis Esquivel Most Children - Rodney Plow- Waiting to Become a Grandpar- ent - Terri Bejarano Most Changed - Sandra Quezada Demonch Least Changed - Benny Renteria Voted Queen - Linda Contreras Mendoza Voted King - Rodney Plowman. On Sunday a picnic was held at the KP grounds where a deli- cious posole, hamburgers and hot dogs were served. Thank you all • for the wonderful memories. 1981 Homecoming Queen Liz Hood Sunday Picnic fun 4,190,47300,064,92t ';/ '2 de oct,d,,'e a,e 2 a,,o, ,,; ,/ttllll'O /llltJ,[/•O /nl(/l./o o1' tilt(hi hJ,tunte, L tuw,h'tgA ,hLl, ]a,1 cam/if- ado. 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"Soberfest is a family- friendly event in Silver City aimed at celebrating life without dr0gs and alcohol, while also bringing the community together for a day of fun," Jim Helgert, Pro- gram Manager for Adult Drug Court in 6th Judfcial District (Hidalgo County)• "We want to show people at you don't need to use drugs and alcohol and al-• ter reality to have a good time•" Sobeffest takes place on Oc- tober 15 at 9 a.m. at Silver City's Gough Park .The lineup includes: keynote speakers talking about the impaCt of drugs and alcohol; mariachis; a Kiddie Corner; a family area; teen area; food ven- dors; Star Dancers Dance Studio performance; games; and more. For more information, call Jim Helgert at 575-542-9200 or 575, 574-4031 or email lordjgh@ Spaceport America, located outside of T or C, is now offering preview' tours off Fridays, Satur- days, and Sundays at 9 a.m. Guests have the option of being picked up at either of two loca- tions -Elephant Butte, Inn in El- ephant Butte, NM or the parking lot adjacent to the Pelican Spa in downtown T or C, NM. Tickets are $59 for adults and $29 for children under 12. Reservations and a minimum of two guests per tour are required• More details are on the Follow the Sun Tours website at http://suntoursus.col/ Two SW New Mexico winer- ies - St. Clair Winery and La Vina Winery - are each hosting festi- vals centered around their unique-tasting wines. Tlae St. Clair Wine Festival -New Mexico's largest winery -is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 and Sun- day, October 9 at their winery lo- cated at 1325 De Baca Road in Deming, NM. Visit for details. Likewise La Vina Wi -New Festival on October 8 and 9, from noon to 7 p.m. Listen to live mu- sic, visit their tasting room and enjoy food, and arts and crafts. Cost is'$5 to $20 per person, and the winery is located at 4201 S. Highway 28 in La Union, NM just outside of Las Cruces• Visit for details. Then on October' 29 and 30, Old Mesi!la, just south of Las Cruces, will remember loved ones with their traditional "Dia de los, Muertos," or "Day of the Dead" event• Celebrate the memory of loved ones who .have gone before us with music, food and a candle- light procession. Homemade al- tars will be on display, and a large pinata will be broken• Call (575) 647-2639 or email mesillaevents for admission fees and times or visit The Day of the Dead will also come to life in Truth or Conse- Do you have some repair work or an addition to be done at your house? A•new porch, a deck, a carport, a storage shed, a gazebo, or other. Do you have the physical ability to do the work, just not the knowhow and the have the experience, the know how, and the tools. Consider hiring me as a consultant/instructor with my tools for a nominal, fee and save, big bucks over a contractor. I will help with  _. . _.)design, materials list and best place to buy. I will be " Wl U on the job "th you, and intruct you how to do the , work. Give me a call today 1or a free evaluation. Call Billy Otis at 575-313-0961 i DO." J UA!('$ Now Serving 2 Locations 418 Sih,er Heights Bll,d, Silver Cit3, NM & 813 Main treet, Lordsburg Open Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM . quences (T or C), New Mexico on October 27 through' 30 with the "2011 Halloween & Day of the 'Dead Film Festival•" The Festi- val will feature a series of films from across the country, many which are making their debuts• Sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council, the Festival will be held at the Lee Belle Johnson Senior Recreation Center at 301 S. Foch St. in T or C. Visit or email info @ for information. Other upcoming Fali events in southwestern New Mexico in- clude: • Now through October 2 - Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo -Complete with a midway, auction, music, live- stock shows and cowboy rodeo• The State Fair is located at the Southern New Mexico Fair- grounds in Las Cruces• (575) 524- 8602. • October 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. & Oct. 8 from noon to l0 p.m. - SoccoroFest - Three stages of live music including Soul Kitchen, Ryan McGarvey and local bands, harmonica contest, street dance, arts and crafts and much more. Free. 575-835-8927. • October 8 at 5 p.m.-8 p.m.- Oktoberfest - Enjoy German style food and fun. Location: Rio Mimbres Country Club 2500 E. Pine St. Deming, NM • October 16 at 8 a.m. L SASS Style Cowboy Shoot -Shooter must be able to carry weapon le- gally! Includes late 18O0's style revolver, rifle and shotgun, ex- posed hammer rifle or carbine manufactured between 1860 and 1899 or replica and much more. $5 entry fee. Location: Adobe- Hills Shooting Range, T or C. 575-744-5411, riovaqueros@, • October 28 -30 - Old-Time Fiddlers State Competition - A wonderful weekend of fun and fiddling, food and dancing• Lo- cation: Ralph Edwar6s Audito- rium at the T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, T or C. $5 per event• 575-894-1506/ 575-740- 3154. sierracountyevents•com • October 29-30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.-Mesilla Valley Corn Maze -Take a hayride to the Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee - Fea- turing 80 local merchants, food court, visits by Santa and story telling for children. Santa visits will be Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 12:30-3. Call for entry fees and hours. Location: Ruidoso Convention Center. 575 336 7632. November 11 - 13 " In- ternational Mariachi Student Showcase and Spectacular Con- cert - Spectacular concert fea- turing known mariachi performers. Location: NM State University Pan American Center. Friday, Student Show- case 7:30 - 9:30 pm and Satur- day Spectacular concert at 7:30 pm. 5 7 5-5 25- 1735. • November 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m -Silver City Fi- ber Arts Festival - A two day celebration of fiber arts includ- ing exhibits, quilts, static fash- ion show, vendors of fine fiber art, fiber art supplies, work- shops and demos., Free, dona- tions appreciated. Location: Grant County Conference Cen- ter, Hwy 180 East in Silver City. 575-538-5733. fiberarts co! • November 12 -El Tratado de La Mesilla Reenactment - Re-enactment of 1854 the rati- fication of the Gadsden Pur- chase, also referred to as "El Tratado de La Mesilla," included apurchase of $!0 million by the United State for 45,535 square miles from Mexico in 1853. Old Mesilla Plaza, south on High- way 28. 2 pro. Free. 575-524- 3262 ext. 116. • November 12 at 8 a.m. - Annual Veterans Day Car Show - Entries are judged by a panel and peoples choice, with tro- phies and dash plaques awarded to winners. Exhibit entry fee is $25. Location: NM State Vet- erans' Home, 992 South Broad- way, T or C. 575-894-4222 or sam. shannon • November 12 at 9 a.m. '- Annual Run for the Wall --Sup- port the T or C Veterans ' Me- morial Park & Museum during Jack-O- -.this fun.nd festiv corn cludes vendors, gar,,;, • car show, food, music, the tug-of-war Tug-off, a Bike Run and Rodeo• Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 996 S. Broad- way, T or C. 575-740-7111. torc For more information on events or tours in Southwestern New Mexico, visit www.discoversouthwest field• Lots of activities for kids of all ages. Location: 3855 W. Picacho Avenue in Las Cruces• Call for admission• (575) 526- 1919. m • November 5 - 6 -Renais- sance ArtsFaire - Spend a week- end With kings and queens• Live entertainment, food and beverages• Young • Park, 1905 E. Nevada Avenue• Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am-'5 pm. $6 adults; 12 and under free. 575- 523-6403. • November 11 at 10 a.m. - 26th annual Veterans Day Cer- emony - Honoring all branches of the U.S. Armed Services, tour Veterans' Home. BBQ lunch to follow; tickets available the day of the event• Location: NM State Veterans' Home, 992 S. Broad- way, T or  C. 575-894-4200• November 1113 - Robdrto'00 I 0000ouality BODY & PAINT Insurance Claims Expert Color Match Fiberglass Repair Buffing Detailing All Makes, All Models (in: ding motorcycles) * FREE Estimates Lou Montenegro Wabash Street (across from McDonald's) Lordsburg. NM 88045 Call 575-741-0791 Angela G, Frias r December 26, 1935 October 2, 200 I --  • , :...,,. Although it has been a year since you've gone, it feels as though just yesterday you Warmed our hearts with your smile, and soothed our soul with your warm embrace. It comforts us to know that you are resting now and surrounded by loved ones who have gone before you. With each passingday we miss you more, and wait for the day we are V together again. Vitfi love. ,your tiu4"/and 'Rcn/amin.  our cllildren, ,qrandctfildrcn, and great qrandctit/drcn. FRESH, VIADE DALLY! ! !