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VOLUME 9 .ISSUE 41 FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2009 50. Hidalgo County II,l,,I,,I,,,,Ih,lh,lh,,,ll,I SmallTown Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle WA 98136 Virden man ha Stanley Ellis, 41, of Virden, is fac- ing attempted murder charges, among others, in District Court. County vote pprove local option tax Hidalgo County voters have chosen to support the Local Option Tax in the county's first ever mail-only election According to unofficial results from the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office. 249 citizens voted 'Yes' in the election, while only 146 were against the question. The single question on the ballot read "Shall restaurant licenses for the sale of beer and wine be permitted within the .unicorporated areas of Hidalgo County? Yes or No" The passage of the local option tax now allows restaurants outside of the ~Lordsburg City limits the option to have "a beer and wine license in their estab- lishment. They must. first, however, ap- ply with the State of New MeXico and be granted a Beer & Wine license. According to Hidalgo County Eco- nomic Development Coordinator Tad Powers. "This is a great day for Hidalgo County." "From a tourism standpoint," Pow- ers added, "this will make a huge differ- ence in the amount of money coming into our county." Powers said he knows of three res- taurants that will definitely proceed with their plans in southern Hidalgo County now that serving beer and wine with meals is an option. "There are businessmen ready to put this new local option into action," Pow- ers said. "It will do nothing but boost tourism in our county." While more than 1,000 ballots were mailed out for this special election, there were only a total of 395 returned to the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office. Many ballots were returned with bad addresses. All registered voters are encouraged to contact the Hidalgo County Clerk's of- fice with any address changes or correc- tions. To do so. call 575-542-9213 or email with-attem Ellis 'allegedly attempted to kill an- other man with a metal pipe on August 8, 2009. He has been charged with one count of Attempted First De- gree Murder, one count of Tampering with Evidence and one count of Abandonment/Child Abuse. According to the criminal complaint filed by the New Mexico State Police, Ellis struck another Virden Stanley Ellis man with a metal pipe after confront- ing him about poisoning his livestock. Allegedly Ellis had suspected the man of poisoning his livestock for some time, but confronted him only after the other man had made a suspicious com- ment at a local benefit dinner earlier in the evening. Ellis contends that he grabbed the pipe during the confrontation on a neighbor's property that evening be- cause he felt he was in danger and did so in an effort to keep the other man "at bay' while they talked Ellis said he hit the other man one or two times in self defense. He then sped away with his minor child in the vehicle. The victim, who had been hit nu- merous times with the pipe, was flown via MedEvac to Tucson for medical Woman jailed for not ding child to school Stephanie Madrid, 32. has been ar- rested on a violation of her probation for not sending her daughter to school. Madrid was charged last May with violations to the C~mpulsory S~hool Attendance law, whic~'h c0meS int'~ play when it child has missed more than 10 days in unexcused absences. As a condi- tion of her probation, at that time, Madrid was required to attend parenting classes at Hidalgo Medical Services and ensure her child attended classes. When she failed to follow these guidelines, Magistrate Judge Doug Hall issued a warrant for her arrest on Sep- tember 29, murder treatment. Ellis' bond was origi- nally set at $250,000 cash only by Magistrate Court Judge Doug Hall, but was eventually lowered to $75,000. Ellis was released on August 21, 2009 after posting the $7,500 cash bail. The case was bound over to District Court. Ellis has waived his District Court ar- raignment and is currently awaiting a preliminary hear- ing. r flu in ber Hidalgo County Public Health Of- fice will offer flu shots on the following dates: Lordsburg Thursday, October 8, from 9 to 5 at the Health Office. 530 DeMoss Street. Rodeo Thursday, October 15, from 10-12 at Rodeo Grocery Store Animus Thursday, October 15, from 1:30- 3:30 at HMS Clinic, located at the Animas Public Schools Lordsburg Thursday, October 22, from 9 '- 11:30 at Health Office Lordsburg Thursday, .October 29, from 1:30 - 4 at Health Office Virden Monday, November 2. from 9:30 - 12:00 at Virden Community Center Medicare recipients are encouraged to bring their card. NM New City Hall coming together The new Arthur Clark Smith Sr. City Hall building is taking shape, with crews working hard to make their anticipated completion date. City offices are ex- pected to begin moving into the all-new facility on Wabash later this month with an open house planned for early November 2009. rity Training ram the news jobs located in the former min- ing town in Hidalgo County. On-site training will be provided to 1,350 law enforcement personnel and an additional 3,000 law enforcement per- sonnel will be trained via a multi-media CD and online program. "New Mexico Tech has unique re- sources and facilities at the Playas Train- ing and Research Center and the exper- tise required to train law enforcement officers," Williams said. "This new pro- gram will complement Tech's existing programs.'" Through EMRTC, Tech will develop the curriculum and deliver training pro- grams aimed to control, reduce, and pre- vent narcotics activities and violent crime throughout the Southwest. Tech Vice President of Research Dr. Van Romero said the new education pro- gram fits in well with one of EMRTC's specialties - delivering advanced edu- cation for law enforcement profession- als. Over the past decade, EMRTC has hosted more than 10,000 first-respond- ers for its week-long classes about re- launches Border See NM TECH on Page 5 lated violence. Dave Williams, associate director of Energetic Materials Research and Test- ing Center, or EMRTC, said the new ini- tiative will train state, local and tribal police officers to deal with the extreme level of threats posed by the Mexican cartels involved in cross-border drug trade. The university won a competitive grant for $994,000 from the Department of Justice to educate non-federal law enforcement officers in New Mexico and Arizor/a to combat drug trafficking and related violence in border areas. "County deputies, local police of- ricers, tribal officers and state troopers are on the front lines in the war on drug trafficking," Williams said. "This pro- gram will be designed to equip officers with the skills, knowledge and aware- ness to deal with the most dangerous criminals they may encounter." The new program will call for hir- ing seven new full-time employees, 99 new part-time positions and retaining 12 existing positions that were not perma- nent. Roughly two-thirds of the training will take place in Playas, with most of By Thomas Guengerichl NM Tech The Playas Research and Testing Center will host a new education pro- gram for New Mexico law enforcement officers. New Mexico Tech, which is known for educating officers in responding to terrorist incidents, is expanding its law enforcement education program to in- clude a new initiative for prepare "offic- ers to deal with drug trafficking and re- Mavericks continue winning streak The Lordsburg High School Mavericks continued their undefeated status by stomping on the Hope Christian Huskies 47- 6 at home last Friday night.This Friday's game against the Hot SpringsTigers will wrap up Homecoming Week festivities. Above, senior Caleb DeLaGarza carries the ball. Photo by LORENZO ALBA/for the Hidalgo ~ Herald by Mayor Clark VFW Post 3099 and the Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 will be having their first official flag burning ceremony on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Veteran's Park. This 'ceremony will honor our flag of the United States of America. The flag code states" the United States flag, when it is in such condi- tion" that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way preferably by burning it in a disposal of unserviceable flag ceremony. You may drop off your used American flags at City Hall. I wish a safe and enjoyable trip to the five World War II Honor Flight veterans who will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this week. After many months of preparation the time has now arrived. I am very proud of these men and women who served our country honorably. It is beyond belief the conditions these men and women encountered and the aftermath they faced sacrific- ing their freedom, health and lives. Lots to do, so have fun, be safe and please get involved in your community and help support our local youth in their athletics and academics in the Lordsburg and Animas schools. UPCOMING EVENTS Catechism Classes St. Joseph Catechism levels 7-11 schedule is as follows: 7th-8th- Wednes- days at Central Elementary School at 7 PM: 9th-Wednesdays at Civic Center at 7 PM; 10th- Wednesdays at St. Joseph's Church Hall at 7 PM; 1 l~-Wednesdays at St. Joseph's Church at 7 PM Carnival Oct. 8 A Great Northern A'Fair Carnival will be in Lordsburg from Thursday Oc- tober 8th through Sunday, October 11th at-the Hidalgo County Fairgrounds. Pre- sale wristbands can be purchased at the Hidalgo Cooperative Extension Service. 524 E. DeMoss. Suite 4 for $15. Please contact the Hidalgo Cooperative Exten- sion Service at 575-542-9291 for more information. Free Seminar Free weekend seminar, Friday - Sun- day, October 9 - 11. Topics: History Book or Instructional Manual; The Iron Man and the Boy Who Changed the World: Did God Stop Talking? All meet- ings begin at 7:00 p.m. @ 12 Peterson Drive in Silver City. Speaker: Ron Elder - Sponsor: The Seventh Day Adventist Church Be our guest! Veterans invited R.V. Traylor Elementary School would like to invite the Veterans of Lordsburg to have lunch with us on Wednesday, November llth beginning at 11:00 a.m. This is a no charge event for Veterans only. Please RSVP at 575- 542-3252 no later than Friday, Novem- ber 6th. National 4-H Week National 4-H Week will be cel- ebrated at the Hidalgo County Fair- grounds on Saturday, October 10th, 6 p.m. to promote 4-H and have fun. Fun will feature a hot dog roast, kickball tourna- ment, pumpkin carving, DJ Dance from 8-11 p,m., and 4-H Member Drive. Any- one wishing to join the Hidalgo County 4-H program should come see how much fun we have. For more information please call 575-542-9291 AHS,breast cancer awareness Friday, October 9 is Animas High School's Homecoming game. It is also October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month....and you know what that means! Animas Panther t-shirts to promote the cause! The game begins at 5:00 p.m, so be sure and be there.....but we're keeping it a secret what time the shirts will come out and find their new owners ! Enchilada Sale A benefit Enchilada Sale for the Pyramid Tabernacle Church will be held on Friday, October 16, 2009, at 112 Cac- tus Drive in Lordsburg from 1"1 to 7. De- livery or pick up available. Call 575- 519-8362 or 575-519-8469. See UPCOMING EVENTS on Page 2