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VOLUME 14 SSUE 42 FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 2014 75˘ Hidalgo County SrnallTown Papers 217 West Cota Street Shelton, WA 98584 Ihh'h,h,hhh,h,h,hlh,i I J, larlanne 'Mlml" l Hldalllo Coun m | Courtesy submission Dancers ! The 5th annual Discover Hidalgo • Music throughout the day event will be held this Saturday, Octo- • Halloween Costumes Contest (spon- ber 18 from l0 AM to 5:00 PM at the sored by BYA) Hidalgo County Fairgrounds and it's free. • Variety Show- a "just for fun" time where There is something for everyone, too- folks can show their stuff, whether it be young and old! Discover Hidalgo is a singing, dancing, reciting a poem, do- celebration of our Hidalgo County and ing yo-yo tricks, or showing us how to our City of Lordsburg and all they have kick a soccer ball- Come and show us to offer, what you got! Here is what you can expect: • Food and Beverages Stands- BBQ, ham- . Classic Car Show (includes tractors and burgers, Navajo Tacos, funnel cakes and pick-ups) more! • Mud Bogs- this is the first year for this • Games Area (Sponsored by Hidalgo event and it promises to be fun! Medical Services) • Golden Oldies Award Ceremony at Emergency Service Vehicle displays 11:00 am. This year, the award goes to • Souvenir Guide (free - sponsored by the World War II Veterans. Don't miss it! local advertisers) • Mariachi Band- including Flamenco • Vendor booths selling a variety of items- have fun shopping! • And more! The event is staged by a planning committee of local citizens and spon- sored by the City of Lordsburg Lodg- ers' Tax , Hidalgo County Lodgers' Tax, CYRQ (the local geothermal en- ergy company), Diamond A Ranch, Saucedo's Supermarket, Umphres Pro- pane, Western Bank, HMS (Hidalgo Medical Services), Valley Mercantile, Western Auto, NAPA, and Trailtown Chevron, among others -Thank you! Also, a big thank you to all of the plan- ning committee for their hard work and dedication to make Discover Hidalgo happen. For more information, call 575-538- 8446 Run rday to raise money for veterans Courtesy submission In 2013, the Lordsburg Elks Lodge The Lordsburg Elks Lodge will host was able to help many Hidalgo County a Veterans Red, White & Blue Color Run/ veterans with gas and food assistance, Walk this Saturday morning. The event, space heaters and home improvement being held in conjunction with the 2014 projects• Discover Hidalgo event, will kick off at "The support we've received to date the Hidalgo County Fairgrounds. Reg- on this project is overwhelming,' said istration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Thomas Hood, Lordsburg Elks Veterans race starting at 9 a.m. Services Chairman. "Veterans--our he- Participants will receive a Color Run roes--hold a very special place with Elks t-shirt and two packs of non-toxic, color across the country and in our local lodge. safe holi paint (red and blue). Participants We have taken a vow to help these brave are urged to wear a white shirt in order men and women when we can and fund for the red and blue paints to show up. raisers like this color run make it pos- To date, the event is also being spon- sible for us to continue to help them-- sored by the New Mexico Elks both locally and at the state level." Association's Veterans Services Commis- The run route, originally slated as a sion, Smith Ford, Western Bank, Short 5K, has been shortened for safety red- Company, H. Bishop Co. and Triple T sons to just over 3 miles• Runners will Plumbing. All profits from the event will take off at the Fairgrounds, head west on be used for local and state veteran chari- 2"d Street to Shakespeare, cut across to ties. Motel Drive and run east on Motel back Christina Correlejo Woman to serve Brent Gann Animasman to the Fairgrounds. There will be three locations where runners will be sprayed with paint. The one mile walk will also begin at the Fairgrounds and ~valkers will head west on 2"d Street to Simpson Street (the street between Miller Auto and the old Oscar's Liquor building) where they will cut across to Motel Drive and head back to the Fairgrounds. Medals will be handed out for the top three male and female competitors in both the run and walk. The pre-registration fee is $15, or $20 the mohaing of the event. Registra- tion forms can be obtained from Felicia Barker (575-342-2509) or Brenda Hood (575-590-0377) or picked up at the Hidalgo County Herald or Cottage House. "Felicia and Brenda, and other mem- bers of the Lordsburg Elks Lodge, have worked very hard to organize this event in time to coincide with the Discover Hidalgo event, at which Veterans from World War II and Vietnam will be recog- nized," says Christine Ortiz, Lordsburg Elks Lodge President• "The run is a chance for everyone to show their dedi- cation and support of our veterans, who have risked their lives for our freedom. Those who aren't participating in the event can still come and show their sup- port by cheering on the runners and walk- ers who are. We hope to see a good turn- out to show appreciation for Veterans everywhere." Anyone seeking veteran assistance should contact Thomas Hood, Lordsburg Elks Veterans Services Chairman, at or call 575.590.0377. City Council moving forward on years for various projects charged with Courtesy information embezzlement child molestation e ordsUor City Counc. metin regular session last Thursday to hear pre- sentations on several very important Herald staff report Brent Gann, 27, of Animas, was ar- projects. Christina Correlejo, 49, will be serv- rested by Lordsburg Police officers on Charlie Dean, of Community Of ing a 9-year prison sentence for em- October 9, 2014 after he allegedly forced Design, reported to the City Council that bezzlement over $20,000 from former himself on a 15-year-old girl. early in May, Mayor Clark Smith wrote employer, H. Bishop Co. According to the LPD Statement of a grant to the State Of New Mexico Eco- Correlejo was originally chargedProbable Cause, Gann was in Lordsburg nomics Department on a revitalization last March and initially entered a not to see the 15-year-old who was staying plan for Motel Drive, also known as Rail- guilty plea but ultimately accepted a with a family member. Police were called road Avenue. In June Mayor Smith was plea agreement from the Districtwhen a family member discovered him notified that the City of Lordsburg was Attorney's Office. The agreement had engaged in a sexual act with the girl. selected as a New Mexico Frontier Com- Correlejo pleading guilty to the em- Gann was charged with two countsmunity. The revitalization plan for his- bezzlement charge. Furthermore, of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Mi- toric Motel Drive provides the framework Correlejo was ordered to pay restitu- nor and one count of Criminal Sexual and process for achieving the renewal of tion to H. Bishop Co. in the amount of Contact of a Minor. several blocks within the historic core $49,509.79. If convicted on all charges, Gann of Lordsburg. The area includes the four According to District Attorney could face up to 22 ˝ years in prison, blocks of the Motel Drive business loop Francesca Martinez-Estevez, Correlejo He was booked into the Hidalgo 1-10 between Main Street and Chester admitted to prior convictions on similar County Detention Center on a $12,400 Street. charges, most recently in Arizona. cash or surety bond and later made bond Earlier this year, the City Of District Court Judge J.C. Robinson and was released. A Preliminary Heating Lordsburg was selected as a recipient of sentenced Correlejo and had her taken before Magistrate Judge Mark Thomas technical assistance under New Mexico's into immediate custody following the will be held on October 23, 2014 at 2:00 hearing, p.m. See CITY PROJECTS on Page 2 Pictured above is Anneliese Kvamme and HMS Family Support director Melody Richins. Kvamme is recognized Courtesy submission New Mexico GRADS (Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills) recently recognized Lordsburg High School teacher, Anneliese Kvamrne, as the New GRADS Teacher of the Year, in recogni- tion of the work Kvamrne, LMS and HMS have done in implementing the first GRADS Program at LHS. NMGRADS is a state-wide program operating irr 27 schools across New Mexico with a mission to help expect- ant and parenting teens achieve gradua- tion and economic independence, pro- mote healthy multi-generational fami- lies, and reduce risk-taking behaviors. Hidalgo Medical ~ervices partnered with Lordsburg Municipal Schools to implement a GRADS program at Lordsburg High School, which includes classroom instruction coupled with case management services for young families. The GRADS program also works closely with the HMS School Based Health Cen- ter to ensure that student needs are met. The award was presented in recog- nition of the establishment of strong community and school relationships, facilitating student leadership opportu- nities, ensuring GRADS parents and chil- dren are linked to services through the school and community, and data collec- tion and reports including creative ex- amples of program initiatives to share with other GRADS sites across the state• Expectant and parenting students at LHS can receive high school credit while receiving prenatal, child development and parenting education, in addition to Flu vaccines to be offered October 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. of the Year life skills education, including college and career readiness and employability. Expectant and parenting young people up to the age of 24 are welcome to join the GRADS program. Young parents who are not enrolled at LHS may join GRADS by stopping by the HMS Family Sup- port Center or calling 542-2341• orne By Lordsburg Mayor Arthur Clark Smith We at the City of Lordsburg are find- ing more and more citizens who are qui- etly and responsibly picking up trash and attacking weeds in their neighborhoods. They are to be commended for their ef- forts. All citizens are encouraged to adopt this selfless attitude and clean up their own property, mow, edge and spray their yards for weeds. If we all do this, won't our city be bright and shiny? - The City Of Lordsburg's PRIDE cleanup event is scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Short Park Meet where they will register and pick up trash bags. Our goal is keeping Lordsbnrg look- ing as good as possible and keeping trash and weeds out of our community. It's time for us to clean" up Lordsburg! All businesses along the major thor- oughfares are asked to participate in the clean-up effort and are asked to clean up areas in front, back and sides if their building. Pull those weeds! PROJECT CLEAN & GREEN is a cit3~-wide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations. Refreshments of hotdogs, chips and drinks will be provided after the clean up event, along with prizes. For more information please call City Hall and visit with Oscar Martinez, Code Enforce- ment Officer. UPCOMING EVENTS K of C Bake Sale center, 317 E. 4th Street• Fall Family Fun Night The Lordsburg Knights of Colum- bus will hold a bake sale on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at St. Joseph's Church after the Sunday 9 AM and 11 AM masses. All proceeds will benefit the K of C scholarship fund. TEFAP Commodities The LHS Homecoming Parade will TEFAP commodities, sponsored by be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at HMS, for persons age 18 and above, will 3:00 p.m. The parade is open to every- be distributed on Tuesday, October 21, one for floats. For more information call 2014 from l0 AM to noon or while sup- LHS at 575-542-3782 or email Mr. plies last at the back of the old senior Hawley at The Valley View Community Church in Cotton City will be hosting a Fall Family Fun Night on Saturday, Oc- tober 25, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. Homecoming Parade K of C meeting The Lordsburg Knights of Colum- bus will hold a meeting on Sunday, Oc- tober 26, 2014 at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hall. All members are encouraged attend• The K of C will be meeting on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m. MVD now closed Men, Fri Effective immediately, the Lordsburg Motor Vehicle Department will be closed on Mondays and Fridays, until further notice. The office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs- days 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed 12-1 for lunch. Toys for Tots Saturday ing Customer Appreciation Day on Sat- urday, October 25 from 11 AM to 5 PM and will include music, food, drinks and giveaways: Last Farmers' Market Sat. Customer Appreciation Saucedo's Supermarket will be hold- Toys for Tots will have a booth at this weekend's Discover Hidalgo-- The last Hidalgo Farmers' Market of launching tl~e program in Hidalgo the season will be held on Friday, Octo- County. Citizens are encouraged to visit ber 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. on Main Street the booth and bring a new, unopened toy in Lordsburg and at the Discover to be distributed locally during the holi- Hidalgo event at the Fairgrounds on Sat- days. urday, October 18, 2014. For more infor- mation, contact Christy Ortiz at 520- 507-0455. Continued on Page 3 ¶