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VOLUME 11 ISSUE 39 FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2011 75¢ I,~. F " ,e' SmailTo, vnPapers _ ootball & Volleyball }l , x estCotaStree. are underway In "" XNA 995 4 Shelton ...... ' Hidalgo CounW ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, \kj is: .l n I} athletlcsl 31 Allen & June Hill are Discover Hidalgo Animas Homecoming offers fun for all Photo courtesy KACIE PETERSONIAnimas County's 2011Golden Oldiq Allen Hill, 90, and June Hatch Hill, 86. have been selected as this year's Golden Oldies, based on their contribu- tions to the growth of Hidalgo County. They will be recognized at the 2011 Dis- cover Hidalgo County event slated for October 15 at North Park in Lordsburg. The Golden Oldie ceremony will be- gin at 10:30 a.m. Allen, born and raised in Lordsburg, played on the 1939 Lordsburg High School state cham- pionship basketball team and helped to build the Prisoner of War camp east of Lordsburg. As an added bonus. Allen's letterman's jacket from that state championship year will be mod- eled in the Vintage Fashion Show at 11 a.m. As a building contractor, he built the LDS Churches in Lordsburg and Animas, as well as Jingles the Clown offered face painting as part of last week's Homecoming festivities at Animas High School. Both the many homes throughout the 5PantherSof this week'sand theedition.Lady PantherSFor moreWereHomecomingViCt°ri°USphotos,in their Homecomingsee page 10. games. For the complete sports stories, see Page county. At age 90, ce to att e ti g with Bo Patrol Allen continues to • n rder fences..e .as Rep Pear end rn e build chain-link Chief Friday at Animas Community Center Congressman Steve Pearce will at- day, October 7'h at 10:00 a.m. at the tend a public meeting with the Border Animas Community Center. Patrol Division Chief in Animas on Fri- "Border Patrol is planning to build Enrichment Center organizational meeting to be held on Oct. A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011. at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Hidalgo Complex. 500 DeMoss, to dis- cuss various important issues pertain- ing to Lordsburg's historic Enrichment Center. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to participate in the discussions. Topics on the agenda for discus- sion will be (1) the property transfer agreement between the Lordsburg Mu- nicipal School District and the City of Lordsburg and County of Hidalgo; (2) discussion on the creation of a 501c3 New Mexico nonprofit corporation. which will pursue and oversee the res- Elks' Hide Program benefiting veterans The New Mexico Elks Association, along with the Lordsburg Elks Lodge, has brought back the Veteran's Leather Program. Through this program, locat hunt- ers have the opportunity to stretch out a helping hand to veterans in need. "With the hunting seasons now upon us," said Lordsburg Elks Lodge President Kelly Gomez, "we'd like to ask hunters to cofisider donating their hides to this very worthwhile project." New Mexico Elks Lodges are col- lecting deer, elk and other animal hides which will be tanned and distributed for recreational and occupational therapy throughout the Veterans Administration health-care system. Some of the tanned leather is also cut and sewn into specially designed fingerless g lo'~es, which are furnished to Veterans confined to wheel- See HIDE PROGRAM on Page 2 toration of the Enrichment Center; (3) nomination of and voting on a Board of Directors: (4) discussion and ap- proval of the proposed name Hidalgo County Heritage Society for the non- profit corporation; (5) discussion and approval of a Mission Statement and Statement of Purpose for the nonprofit corporation: (4) discussion on the Ar- ticles of Incorporation; (7) approval of a Registered Agent; (8) approval of an Incorporator: (9) discussion on the fu- ture use(s) of the building - public in- put encouraged; (10) participation at "Discover Hidalgo County" on Octo- ber 15 to promote awareness on the building; (111 discussion on a new name for the building. According to a recent survey com- pleted by members of the community, a majority of respondents expressed their interest in keeping the word "en- richment" as part of the name, as the name implies that a newly restored building with a new purpose will en- rich the community. ,Free flu hot clinic to be held Oct. 13 Hidalgo County Public Health Of- fice will be administering free flu vac- cines on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vaccine will be provided to all community members from age 6 months and up., If applicable, please bring your in- surance, Medicaid or Medicare card. For more information call Hidalgo County Public Health Office, 575-542-9391. a forward operating base in the Animas Valley" said Pearce. "They have looked at different sites, all varying m distance from the border. Before a final decision is made by the Border Patrol, local people have asked for a chance to ex- press their opinions on which site would be best. Border issues are of great con- cern to New Mexicans, and they have the right to be involved in this public process. I thank the Border Patrol for agreeing to join me in Animas so that concerned residents can voice-their is- sues directly." Congressman Pearce's office facili- tated in securing the attendance of the Border Patrol at the Animas meeting. Tile Acting Division Chief for the El Paso Border Patrol Sector will attend the meeting with Congressman Pearce. served on the Allen and June Hill in 1945, above, and today, below. Lordsburg City Council. After Allen became semi-retired from building construc- tion, he was a part- time shop teacher at Dugan-Tarango Middle School for ten years. He also served as Bishop at the LDS Church for nearly 20 years. June, who was born and raised in Virden, graduating from Virden High School in 1943, worked at the POW Camp that Allen helped to build. She went on to serve on the Lordsburg Schools' Board of Educatior/ for 12 years and was the PTA president. She continues to work at the Hidalgo stress. Allen and June were married in 1945 in Long Beach. California while Allen was serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Following his discharge, the couple moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon graduation from college, the couple returned to Lordsburg. To date, they have six children. 18 grand- children and 20 great-grandchil- dren. Together, Allen and June were instrumental in founding the Lordsburg- Hidalgo County Museum. and he serves as the board president.• Each year they organize the annual fundraiser for the museum, ~he Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta. As a poet and story- teller, he is one of i the original mem- bers of " the Bootheel Cowboy Poets. They were | honored one year ~ as parade marshals" for the Old Timers' Parade in Lordsburg. Allen and June have been stalwart residents of Lordsburg for many decades and never County Fair. June is also an active resident, is an honorary Golden Oldie this member in the art community in year and will be featured in next week's Lordsburg and is an excellent seam- edition of the Hidalgo County Herald. miss a chance to tell everyone how happy they are to live in the beautiful Bootheel of New Mexico. They both have a great sense of humor, they still go out on dates, and they can usually be found helping out wherever needed. Because of their involvement in the community, their work with the museum, and thegood example they have set for others, they ARE the Golden Oldies of Hidalgo County. Emeline Baxter. longtime Lordsburg ! ' ~ i¸¸~ 7 !ii Southside students read 1million words , cou.esy photo Mrs. Ramirez's class at Southside Elementary School has read 1 million words. Central and Southside Elementary School are competing in number of words read in an effort to boost IReracy. UPCOMING EVENTS Securing Our Border Mtg As the U.S./Mexico border around the large urban areas have been secured, a gaping hole has been created along the border in Southwest New Mexico and Southeast Arizona - a known corridor for illegal activity. It is time to find some solutions. A meeting of local law en- forcement agencies, congressional rep- resentatives and local Citizens will be held October 7, 2011 at the Animas Com- munity Center - 10:00 a.m. Please come with ideas on how to secure this portion of the U.S./Mexico border. Concerned Citizens of America. Treastirer's Office closed The Hidalgo County Treasurer's of- rice will be closed half a day on Friday, October 7, due to training. Discovertalent 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, White Elephant Bingo• 3rd Annual White Elephant Bingo on Oct. 15tb at Chano Talavera's farm. Bing will start at 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. or later. Please come and enjoy the fun, food, and music. Call Rose at 575-5545- 2980 or Becky at 575-519-0677. Raffle tickets are also being sold for some great prizes ? Benefit Bake Sale A bake saie 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. Commodity distribution TEFAP Commodities for persons over age 18 will be held on Tuesday, October 1}, 2011 from 9:30"a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chamber Of Commerce, 206 So. Main Street. Holiday Art Show The Chiricahua Gallery will hold its 25th Annual Holiday Art and Artisan's Show with an opening at 10 am on Sat- urday, November 19 and continuing through December 31.: Fine arts and crafts by over 35 local and regional arts will be on display and for purchase. Open also on Sunday, November 20 and Tues- day through Saturday through Decem- ber. Horseshoe Tournament 3rd Annual Liette "Lola" Martinez Memorial Scholarship Horseshoe Tour- nament on Oct. 15th at Chano Talavera's farm. Sign up is at 9 a.m. with pitch off at 10 a.m. cost is $40 per team. Call David at 575-544-5793 or Chano at 575-313- 7913 for more information. *4 d