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8 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 Anderson wins People's Choice Award People's Choice Award for Grant County Art Guild's 2014 Pur- chase Prize Exhibit went to Linda Anderson from Deming, N. M., for her acrylic painting "Heading Home:' Submitted by GCAGISilver City Submitted by SW ACLU/Silver City Peter Chase, an Albuquerque resident, has been selected as the winner in the Southwestern Chap- ter of +the ~CLU-NM's Annual Singer/Songwriter Competition. He has performed at, Jamm Mu- sic Fest in Jemez Springs, Glenwoodstock and Soccorofest. In 2008 he took third place in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, and in 2010, won Honorable Mention from the same festival. His latest CD, "Special Deluxe," is his twelfth collection of original songs. Peter was one of three fi- nalists in the 2012 and 2013 com- petition, and has been selected to for his submission Attica, a la- ment on the horrific nature of pris- ons, this year's theme. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Southwestern Chapter of ACLU- NM has sponsored a competition for singer/songWriters on a topic of Constitutional Rights as part of their Annual Meeting. This year's competition began with performers from New Mexico, Southern Ari- zona, and West Texas being invited to submit entries. Peter Chase will be performing his winning entry, as well as his entries from previous years' competitions at the Annual Meeting of the South- western Chapter of the ACLU of New Mexico. The Southwestern Chapter of the ACLU of New Mexico in- corporates the counties of Grant, Catron, Luna, and Hidalgo. Their 24 in Silver City Annual Meeting, open to all members and the public, will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Woman's Club in Silver City. The event, beginning at 6:00 PM, will include addresses by knowl- edgeable speakers on the subject of Prisons and In- l:l~lt:|[W;IZHi*nill;ll:lil=i-lWlZIleJkl carceration; as well as the per- forrnance by Peter Chase. MATH-IEW ELWELL - The Director of the Luna County De- tendon Center, and the former Op- erations Administrator at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. Mr. Elwell will be discussing State and Local policies and initiatives for Deten- tion Centers and Prisons, as well as some of the issues being faced by them. PETER OSSORIO - An ACLU-NM Board Member from Las Cruces, an Attorney, and a former Federal Prosecutor has a unique perspective on the topic, having been a jailer prior to be- coming a lawyer. Mr. Ossorio will discuss the increasing depen- dence on incarceration in the State and Nation. He will also touch ou the topics of jails being used to house the mentally ill, imprisonment for Marijuana pos- session, and profusion of For- Profit Private Prisons. The Doors will open at the Woman's Club located at 1715 Silver Heights Blvd (HWY 180) in Silver City at 6:00 PM, and the program will begin at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments, good music, good conversation will be avail- able for free. mmas~m~ (51)tr~e~a01~s(l~l,000)t0 eallm($3A~0)b~a~ltmffil ft24)5,~flvehu~Vedten d~lm ~S~4,90~ ~0 nmke Im~mwmem Fr~ chapter of Ihe Nav~o Nation tn