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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 201,0 9 Silver City woman honored for pioneering spirit by NMCSW Submitted by NMCSWlAIbuquer- her husband Winfred "Wimp" que The NM Commission on Sta- tus of Women will honor Silver City residenl, Gena Moon, with their annual Pioneer Award dur- ing the Extension Association of New Mexico annual meeting on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albu- querque. This award recognizes a woman of outstanding leader- ship and whose accomplishments in the community and in the state demonstrate a pioneering spirit th/tt has kept New Mexico-strong A resident of Silver City since 1966, Gena n Moon has led a full and vibrant life. Born and raised in Carlsbad, NM, Gena Moon moved to Silver City with .Moon in 1966. Busy raising her three sons, Gena Moon also opened her own flower shop in Bayard, NM where she rinsed ex- otic orchids. She also assisted her husband with his welding con- struction business with not only the office responsibilities but also the design and fabrication of iron work. Her sons' activities also kept Gena Moon moving. As her sons were entering grade school she became involved with all their ac- tivities, including Bo3) Scouts. When her eldest son, David, joined the local 4-H, Gena Moon became an organizational leader and could often be found at home helping with 4-H projects like Foster, adoptive parents needed in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- ' tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child. Join us for an information meeting to be held Ihis month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121 for more information or visit us on the web at Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Adrian G Age: |4 Grade: 9 Adrian loves trying n e w things...he has already mas- Adrian tered bike riding arrd playing hines! " His dreams include having a horse and joining the Boy Scouts. Adrian, who is developmentally delayed, enjoys P.E. at school and likes participating in the Special Olympics. He is working hard on learning to deal with his anger and other emotions. Adrian re- lates better to younger childrer due to his own developmental age. All single and two parent families willing to provide love, structure and pa- tience and who will permit contact with his sister will be considered for Adrian. If there are children ih the home, they should be rio older than Adrian. For more in- formation about adopting or foster- ing through the New Mexico Chil- dren, Youth and Families Depart- ment, please visit or call 1-800-432- 2075. working with show pigs and steers. "Gena Moon gets it done, no matter the size or scope of the project," states Margaret Dines, former Grant, County Home Economist. In 1971, Gena Moon joined the Grant County Extension Homemakers and is now celebrat- ing her 39 'h year with the club. She has held a variety of leader- ship roles on the local, county and state level, currently serving as the Grant County Extension Association's treasurer. She has also chaired leadership programs such as "All Stressed Up and a Million Places to Go" and "Who Me?Analyze Issues and How to Work with People". Gena Moon's talents and skills have garnered her recogni- tion through the City of Albu- querque with the 2001 Ambassa- dor Award. In 2003 Gena Moon lost her 37-year old daughter-in-law to cancer. Since then the Moon fam- ily has joined with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and, since 2006, has raised $56,000 towards cancer research. Taking on yet another challenge, Gena Moon has served as the event chairperson for two years and as a committee member for four years. "Western pioneor women settled the west," states John Hinrichs, former Grant County Agricultural Agent, "They don't arrive in covered wagons any-. more, but they are still relentless in their efforts to see that their family and community have the best lifestyle available. Gena Moon is one of these women." The NM Commission on the Status of Women is a state agency dedicated to increasing the awareness of the rights, responsi- bilities and interests of women and girls in New Mexico, and to preserve women's history and contributions to the state. For more information on this award program or others, please contact the NM Commission on Status of Women at 1-800-432- 9168. TTY/TDD users, please call NM Relay at 1-800-659- 8331. Public documents can be provided in varmus accessible Doa We pilots w what that means--turn around & go the opposite direction. NewMexicans can turn our government around by voting for those who will serve in public office ethically, morally & legally. Wouldn't it be great to able to put our public our New Mexico g, Bingaman visits Lordsburg During his, Energy and Green Jobs Task Force meeting last week, Senator Bingaman took time to visit with local officials and residents. Above he is pic- tured with Lordsburg Mayor Frank Rodriguez and NM Rep- resentative Rudy Martinez: At right, he is pictured with Energy and Green Jobs Task Force ac- tivist Larry Martinez. Herald staff photos Hidalgo County H E RALD 212 E. Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM 88045 Nome Address City, Store, Zip $30 per year "\\; ; "" VOTE FOR Ifelected, I will: Provide the citizens of Hidalgo County with 24-hour coverage. Address the concerns of Hidalgo County citizens fairly. Develop a good working relationship with each agency to improve our communities. I humblll ask./br your support and rote on .Vovember 2. It will be greatly appreciated. Warren D. Walter ., Hidalgo County . I