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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9,2009 New Starting October 1, the New Mexico Department of Health's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food packages will change to better reflect indi- vidual preferences and help. families .maintain a heaithy and balanced diet. This is the first change to the WIC food pack- age since the program began 35 years ago. With the new food package, families will be able to use their WIC benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, tofu, will provide soy milk, baby food and whole grain foods that includ6 torti- llas, bread, oatmeal, brown rice and barley. The WIC program will also increase the amount of food provided to mothers who exclusively breastfeed their ba- bies to better promote and sup- port the establishment of suc- cessful long-term breastfeeding. The federal gov= ernment adjusted the food pack- age to provide more appropri- Same Day Service Call for Appt. Igo Count Herald Lordsburg * 505-:542.8705 nutrition ate levels of nutrition. "The new food packages re- flect better nutritional standards for mothers and children and are a welcodaed addition to the WlC program," said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. ',We're con- fident that WIC families will be able to enjoy a wider choice of foods as they improve their nu- tritional intake," WIC is a federally funded nutrition and education program that makes supplemental food available to pregnant and reastfeeding' women, infants and children up to five years of age. WIC offices around the state provide one-on-one and group counseling and education sessions for mothers interested in breastfeeding. The WIC pro- gram serves ~ approximately 67,000 mothers and children every month. The current foods that can be purchased with WlC benefits are eggs, cheese, beans, lentils, cereal, milk, juice, infant for- mula, infant cereal, tuna and carrots for exclusively breastfeeding women. All cur- rent foods will still be part of the WIC food package, but there will be a reduction in the amount of juice, eggs, cheese, and infant formula that can be purchased. The WlC EBT system that was launched in 2007 has been enhanced to ensure the new food ,In Loving Memory of Aug. 13 977 - Oct. ]0, 2008 products will be recognized. However if clients experience difficulty in pur- chasing some of the new food items, they are encouraged to contact the WIC Program Of- fice so the problem can be cor- rected. For more information about WIC, to find an office in your area, or to report a problem pur- Pat Esser welcomes you to the Oktoberfest Portal to celebrate berfest ber.24 Submitted by JEANNE WILLIAMS/Portal chasing the new foods, call 1- Revel in autumn's brilliant colors and crisp air at Portal's 866-867-3124 or go online to Oktoberfest, October 24, 2009, which Will be held under the giant www.nmwic.org, sycamores between the library and post office in the heart of the village. From 9:00 A M to 1:00 P M, Arizona time, browse books, CDs A special raemokial service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Saturday,u# Mlsdtttl t tfiial October 10, at 6,'00 PM MOllS tt hid, $ #Iris, J rl y $ [l ily $ lt gin'# ud k#tq tNidrs#, [ri Aarln#, #a/#q and Al rok ' and DVDs at the. Friends of the Myrtle Kraft Library book sale Ex- ' plore the Silent Auction for useful or beautiful things, from a Wire- less Weather Thermometer with.an atomic clock, a Rollator with basket, and an electric mattress pad, to elegant crystal, paintings, alad a Navajo YeS wall hanging. Vicki Merritt of Edward Jones Invest- ments will be glad to give you financial advice, Orchid Davis's exquisite wood etchings of.birds and animals make special gifts. Take home a plant to green your winter, and tamalgs, vegetarian or beef, handmade by the ladies of St. Phililp de Neff in Rodeo. Renowned impresario, Howard Topoff, will reveal absolutely unbelievable lore during his historic tours from one end of the ~il- lage to the other, only $1. As you saunter along, beware of dancing skeletons assembled by kids under the tutelage of Deiane Blondeau. There will be bean bag toss and other games for children .......... One of your first stops should be the bakery table wh~ere you h~ye a wide choice of delectables, including casseroles; Tea, lemonade 0r coffee might accompany a cookie or cupcake While you rest or visits:at one of the cafe tables under the trees. This is where you may enjoy your grilled bratwurst with all the trimmings and two side dishes for only $5. Tamales and Book Sale benefit their spon- sors. All other proceeds go to Sew What, the women's service club, for scholarships, Christ- mas and holiday gifts for a nursing home, and other community projects. Vendors are OutdoorCafe welcome to set up at $5, bring your own table and call "y'icki Beno for details at 558-0096. The Silent Auction is not a rummage sale and doesn't take clothing, but good furniture sells well, and collector's items are popular. To donate, call GerryHernbrode at 558-2330. Pat Esser, 558-6393, will be glad to hear of baked donations. Alicia Davidson is in charge of the restaurant. Call her at 558-1088 to donate potato salads,,beans, and such to accompany the bratwursts. Have an exhilarating day, find some treasures, and. know your money and donations go to worthwhile uses. ' We're more than just your electric company. We're mothers and fathers. Coaches ancl volunteers. We're your neighbors. Like you, we share a desire to use more sustainable forms of electricity generation. And, together, we share a responsibility to be smarter about how we use electricity. From replacing incandescent lights with compact fluorescent light bulbs to using more natural sources ofenergy like wind and solar to Power our homes and businesses, there are actions we all can take for our families and our community. To learn more about how we can work together to improve our energy future, visit PNM.com/save. The power to make fife better. Together.