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VOLUME 14 ISSUE 40 FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014 75 Hidalgo County SrnallTown Papers 217 West Cota Street Shelton, WA 98584 ihh,h,h,hhh,l,,h,hlh'l You Can Never Nave Too Much STOCK UP NOW H. BISHOP CO. 505 E, 10th Street, Lordsburg BBB-696-9376 World War II veterans to receive Golden Oldi Award at 2014 DHC The Discover Hidalgo Committee is proud to announce that 24 living World War II veterans from Hidalgo County have been selected to receive the Golden Oldie Award at Discover Hidalgo. The annual event, which celebrates Hidalgo County, will be held on Saturday, Octo- ber 18, at the Hidalgo County Fair- :grounds in Lordsburg. The ceremony honoring the veterans is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Each year the public is invited to nominate a citizen(s) of Hidalgo County based on his or her contributions to Hidalgo County. The idea to honor the living World War II veterans originated when lo- cal citizen Edmund Saucedo nomi- nated his uncle, Manuel V. Renteria, 94, for the award. Upon reviewing Saucedo's nomination, the committee was inspired and motivated to not only honor Mr. Renteria, but to also include other liv- ing World War II veterans based on their courageous service to their country. Approximately every two minutes a memory of World War II - its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs - disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now mostly in their 90s. They are dying quickly - at the rate of approxi- mately 555 a day, according to recent U.S. Veterans Administration figures. After researching various archives and interviewing local citizens, it was discovered that a vast majority of World War II veterans originally from Hidalgo County have passed away. As the num- ber of living World War II veterans na- tionwide dwindles, it was decided that the few surviving veterans from Hidalgo County should be recognized and hon- ored for their dedicated, proud, and cou- rageous service while they are still liv- ing. The 24 veterans to be honored are: Amado R. Arambula, Clemente Baisa, Richard Barela, Jack Burke, Gilbert A. Buvens, Rodolfo ("Rudy") Chavez, Bobbie Ellison, Amu-o Estrada, Sr., Luis See the honorees on Page 12 of this week's edition. Figueroa, Angel Gandara, Harvey Hatch, Eulalia ("Lain") Hernandez, Allen ("Hook") Hill, Sixto C. Lujan, Nick Paulos, Archie Payne, Nevin Payne, Lloyd ("Jiggs") Reed, Manuel V. Renteria, Ramon V. Renteria, Leon Speer, Arturo V. Talavera, Bernardo ("Benny") V. Talavera, and A1 Word. Letters have been sent to each veteran informing them about the award and inviting them to the ceremony on October 18. These distinguished individuals are truly members of the Greatest Generation. As the author Tom Brokaw wrote: "They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military ma- chines ever as- sembled, instru- ments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front. They won the war; they saved the world. They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immedi- ately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted. As they now reach the twilight of their ad- venturous and productive lives, they re- main, for the most part, exceptionally modest. In a deep sense they didn't think that what they were doing was that spe- cial because everyone else was doing it too." The Greatest Generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values - duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of fam- ily and country, and, above all, respon- sibility for oneself. The Discover Hidalgo Committee attempted to locate as many living vet- erans as possible and regrets if any vet- erans were inadvertently not included. We appreciate the World War II vet- erans as this year's Golden Oldies., Vet- erans deserve admiration, respect and recognition for their bravery, devotion and leadership during military endeav- ors. Join us on October 18 and enjoy .Discover Hidalgo. Panthers beat Reserve 41-19 Youth Volunteer Corps enjoys Night at the Museum The Lordsburg Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) hosted Night at the Museum last Friday night at the Lordsburg Hidalgo County Museum. Students in attendance received a tour of the museum and learned the importance of the community facility.The students returned on Saturday to do some cleanup projects at the Museum.YVC is designed to show youth that they can make a difference in their community. Spearheading theYVC through SPIRIT of Hidalgo is Natasha McCants, Jessica Sanchez and Lupita Barsness. For more information on theYVC, contact Barsness at Above, local historian Mollie Pressler shares photos with the youth in attendance. For more photos of the two-day event, see Page 4 of this week's edition. Courtesy photo USDA unveils antici new rams help farm Submitted by USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday unveiled highly anticipated new pro- grams to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. Vilsack also announced that new tools are now available to help provide farmers the information they need to choose the new safety net program that is right for their business. The Animas High School Panthers' 6-man football team traveled to Reserve last weekend where they beat the Mountain- eers, 41-19, This victory brings the Panthers' 2014 record to 3-1, and has brought them up to second behind Hondo in the 6-Man District 2 rankings.The Panthers will be back in action at home this Saturday, October 4, where they take on the Vaughn Eagles. Kickoff is at 3:00 p.m. Above, sophomore Gilbert Graham moves the ball forward for the Panthers. Photos courtesy SHANNON LASHERIAnimas ~ BlIB ~B atom limb U~m U~tlNn~t ~ better manag risk online tools that allow farmers to enter information about their operation and see projections about what each program will mean for them under possible future sce- narios. The new tools are now available "The 2014 Farm Bill represented someof the largest farm policy reforms in decades. One of the Farm Bill's most significant reforms is finally taking ef- fect," said Vilsack. "Farming is one of the riskiest businesses in the world. These new programs help ensure that risk can be effectively managed so that fami- lies don't lose farms that have been passed down through generations be- cause of events beyond their control. But unlike the old direct payment program, which paid farmers in good years and bad, these new initiatives are based on market forces and include county - and individual - coverage options. These reforms provide a much more rational approach to helping farmers manage risk." The new programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Cover- age (PLC), are cornerstones of the com- modity farm safety net programs in the 2014 Farm Bill, legislation that ended direct payments. Both programs offer farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues. Producers will have through early spring of 2015 to select which program works best for their busi- nesses. To help farmers choose between ARC and PLC, USDA helped create Flu vaccines r 23 The Hidalgo County Public Health Office will be offering a flu vaccine on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 9 to 11 AM and 1 to 4 PM at 530 Demoss Street. If applicable, HCPHO asks recipi- ents to bring their Medicaid, Medicare or insurance card. No appointment is necessary. For more information call, Hidalgo County Public Health Office, 575-542- 9391. See KEY NEW PROGRAMS on Page 2 hau house set for Nightmare on DeMoss Street-- that's the theme of this year's Halloween haunted house at the Hidalgo Complex, which will be open on Wednesday, Oc- tober 29 and Thu?sday, October 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Organizing the event this year is the Lordsburg Elks Lodge, with assis- tance from La Frontera New Mexico. The mission of the haunted house is to provide a safe environment for area youth and families. The entry "fee" this year will be one canned good per per- son, a jacket/coat (does not have to be new), or a NEW toy for the Toys for Tots campaign. No monetary fees or dona- tions will be accepted this year to enter. The items collected will be used towards assisting the community throughout La Frontera's and SPIRIT of Hidalgo holi- day projects. The event will be a multi-agency collaboration, with various groups com- mitting to the decoration/creation of a scary room(s). Each agency is respon- sible for purchasing their own supplies, setting up the room and cleaning it up afterwards. A tour of the Hidalgo Com- plex will be offered on October 3 at 11:00 a.m. to allow participants to visu- alize the facility. There are still rooms available and interested agencies/individuals should contact Maria Sanchez, Elks Youth Ac- tivities Chairman, at 575-639-2484 or or Edgar Gomez at 575.551.1327 or edgar.gomez @ lafrontera.0rg. UPCOM NG EVENTS Farmers' Market Oct. 3 West 2nd Street. New applicants will be seen from 11:30 AM to noon. If" of your The Hidalgo Farmers' Market will recertifying, recipient must bring proof ticket of | be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at of income and photo ID. 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in Lordsburg. OCC event 10/8 )or more For more information, contact Christy Ortiz at 520-507-0455. CSFP Commodities CSFP Loaves & Fishes cheese commodities for seniors over age 60 and children under age5 who are not oet, SL ~014 on WIC will be distributed on Tues- 11 Old Hwy 70" Lordsbulli, NM 81041 day, October 7, 2014 from 10 AM to 878-842-3302 mm am mm mm m m noon at the Special Events Center, 502 Join us as we prepare for the upcom- ing Operation Christmas Child season in our area on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Lordsburg Church of Christ (E. 5m Street). Come for some praise and worship, door prizes, fun for kids, and of course information about OCC. If you do not know much about OCC you will learn a lot and if you are Learning Center and the Cottage House. familiar with the project, this would be a her goal is to collect food for the upcom- great time to pick-up boxes for your fam- ing holiday season. This project is part ily, your church, or your organization, of a class thru WNMU. She will collect Hope to see you there! For more infor- all boxes the week of November 3rd-10m mation about this event or OCC contact, to take to the food bank before Thanks- giving. All donations will be greatly ap- Joni Kerr 575-313-4917 or jjkerr@vtc, preciated. net. BYA Tutoring Food Drive The BYA will be open for tutoring Jackie Ramirez will be collectingevery Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. Tutor- non-perishable food items to donate to ing is free, and we have new computers the local food shelter. Drop off sites are with internet! at HMS, the EMS building, WNMU Continued on Page2