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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011 AHS Honor Roll students recognized Animas High School celebrated the AB and A honor roll students during the school day on October 25, 2011. Along with this assembly, there was a presentation from Officer Katrina Smith about the importance and significance of Red Ribbon Week, and the affects of meth on the body, brain, and family. This assembly recognized all 7-12 grade students on the A and AB honor for the first nine weeks of the new school  'ByRACHEL STONEHidalgo County Herald Elks' Horseshoe Tournament to benefit state's Wounded Warrior Project The Lordsburg Elks Lodge will hold an open Horseshoe Tour- nament this Saturday, October 29. 2011. with registration beginning GET CASH for your GOLD! DECLARATIONS OF CAND DACY Gold jewelry, scrap, broken pieces, dental, any condition, 8K-18K 575-639-2484 COTTAqE HOUSE 214 E. Molt:l Drivr at 9 a.m. Cost per player is $20. The winning team will receive half the money collected, the amount of which will depend on the num- ber of teams entered. The remain- der of the money collected will go towards the New Mexico Elks Association Veteran's Services' support of the Wounded Warrior Project: The mission of Wounded ,Watyigr Project TM is to honor and empower wounded warriors WWP's purpose is to raise aware- ness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service- men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a na- tional, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more. visit woundedwarrlor Prizes will be awarded to sec- ond and third place teams. In addition to the horseshoe tournament, the Lordsburg Elks Lodge will be selling hamburger, hotdog, Italian sausage and bratwurst plates throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m. Plates can be pre-ordered by calling Julie at 575-590-0179 or the Lodge at 575-542-9951. Leave message and approximate time you plan tO pick up ypur plate,(s), For more information on the horseshoe tournament, contact Loren Frost at 575-571-7773 or Brenda Hood at 575-590-0377. We wish u, d;mk ;ill thoe who l)rmlzht romfml Io am entire f, mih dmin tile ]cnzlhy illness and p;,ssin ol ( ) t i i 1 lmsbatul, father. ramllalhcr. and rcal- ralldlalhcr, Ktqmcth 1.. l"!trnsorth. t:% kVc :|ppreci;Hc xt' D much the medical ('arc .\\; Ihc prayers ofh'red in our bcha]l, and Ihc \\; tood, cards. Ihnvevs. iil. calif, and otlcr Cxl)r.siOllS o[ lo c aT|d ('oIl('Crll. The luner;d and gra\\;csidc services touched our hearts and ue're l grateiul io all Ihose who hcll)cd plan and ;irr!tn,t' o1 wh() ,arlicil)ated m any wa uilh music as well as lalks both sermns and tumorous. Wc'llahvavs rcmcnlbcr our specialt'riendsandlanlih' members who rm crcd |hc rac usin their shawls. The luncheon lolhminl lilt' ,t'l'x,i('('S %;1 dcliciou ,rod alh,ucd its time t,> relax and visil uifll am Imt'd ones. The onh thim: missin ;s Ken uilh his ready smile-and a little uilar picking. k 7t"tl7 AtlrtJj"OrI/J It _AI (e)Jc)( . J. "/hl f; r/)aqt,, ar./I. .q/Or. qrat/r. ?.riJli... .m[ , I.dHv, ../][Orq.. GNF announces Eckleberger prescribed Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTISi/ver City The Reserve Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is plan- ning on treating approximately 5,000 acres on the Eckleberger project using prescribed fire. The prescribed fire is expected to last approximately two weeks begin- ning in November 2011. De- pending on weather and fuel con- ditions, the dates are subject to change. The Eckleberger prescribed fire project is located apprgxi- mately 15 miles southeast of Re- serve and north of Forest Road 14t adjacent to the South Fork Campground, west of the Rainy Mesa Ranch Road 503, east of Telephone Canyon, and south of the North Fork of Negrito fire planned for November Creek. The goal of this project is to remove hazardous fuels (needle cast, downed branches, logs) to protect private property, improve wildlife habitat, protect sensitive resources such as threatened and endangered species habitat, rein- troduce fire, and protect and im- prove soil and watershed re- sources from high intensity fire events. SSA recipients receive 3.6% increase in '12 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)' benefits for more than 60 million Americans-will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration an- nounced today. The 3.6 percent cost-of-liv- ing adjustment (COLA) will be- gin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security benefi- ciaries receive in January 2012. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30. 2011. Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase. the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $110,100 from $106.800. Of the estimated 161 million work- ers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2012. about l0 million witl pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum. Information about Medicare changes for 2012, when an- nounced, will be available at For some beneficiaries, their Social Secu- rity increase may be partially or' c0mp!etely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act pro- vides for how the COLA is calcu- lated. To read more. please visit PatsyCamacho I. Patsy Camacho, do hereby announce my declaration of candidacy for HIDALGO COUNTY TREASURER under the Democratic Party, subject to the June 5. 2012 Primary Election, Your vote of support is humbly appreciated. Paid by canaidate Prizes LHS 2001 Reunion Sat. 10/29 When driving in the project area, please exercise caution as fire personnel will be working near or on Forest Road 141 and Forest Road 503. Drive with headlights on and reduce speed as the presence of smoke may re- duce visibility along area roads. For farther information on the Eckleberger prescribed fire, please contact Reserve Ranger District at (575).533-6232. Lightning Dock begins drilling third well in Cotton City Submitted by CYRQ Lightning Dock Geothermal began drilling the third produc- tion well at its project site north of Cotton City. "We're planning to drill our wells to about 3,400 feet to tap the deep geothermal aquifer. In order to protect the shallow groundwater aquifer, we case the wells with API J55 steel pipe (American Petroleum Institute rating),and a special cement mix- ture that not only meets, but far exceeds the required standards and environmental regulations to protect the aquifer near the sur- fac'e from any leakage," said Project Director Michael Hayter. "This casmg and cementing tech- nology has been developed for geothermal projects over decades. The J55 steel pipe exceeds New Mexico's standards, but the extra cost is worth it to protect the Animas Basin's fresh water. This casing and-cement design is in use aoross"the nation,and it's = proven over decades of use to pre- vent any mixing of water from separate aquifers." The project is also permitted and overseen by the Bureau of Land Management and New Mexico State's Oil Conservation Division. The geothermal closed loop system means the deep geother- mal fluid is pumped from about 3,000 feet down. the heat is then extracted to generate electricity, and then the geothermal fluid is returned to the same deep geo- thermal aquifer. The well casing, cement seal, and well field pip- ing ensure that the geothermal water never comes into contact with the shallow groundwater aquifer used for irrigation and do- mestic use. The entire trip from the geothermal aquifer and back takes less than one to two min- utes and the fluid never sees the light of day. "We've done extensive test- mg on several wells on both the shallow groundwater aquifer and the deep geothermal aquifer and we're confident that there will be no effect whatsoever on the shal- low aquifer used for irrigation and domestic use." said Hayter. Lightning Dock Geother- mal, owned by Cyrq Energy, even- tually expects to drill a total of sx production wells (where the hot water comes up) and three "injection" wells (where the wa- ter goes back down). This well. which should be completed in early November at a cost of $1.5 -$2.0 million, is the third " pro- duction wel[: The plant for pro- cessing the geothermal energy is scheduled to' start construction in next year and finish by the end of 2013. The plant expects to create over 100 construction jobs, many of them local In addition. Cyrq has secured office space in the old adminis- tration office at Animas Public Schools and will be opening the office in the next few weeks, said Executive Assistant Kacie Peterson. P, eterson will be accept- ing applications for the Commu- nity Fund in the near future. For further information, call Kacie at 505---469 -4025. ,Lydia Martin Madrid, formerly of Lordsburg, age 65, passed away in Safford. Arizona, on October 17, 2011. Services were held at the Apostolic Church in Safford on Friday, October 21, 2011. Lydia is the sister of Charlie Madrid of Lordsburg. th HapPY|00Birthd We would like o tha"ffk everyone for t od, cards flowers money, phone calls and vlsnts during [ne loss of our father/grandfather. To al of you who sared your memories of our father with us. we were tru y blesseO to have such a wonderful father who was loving and caring. Our father battled wth cancer three tmes m 5 '/ years, but ne never gave up the fight until the good Lord said "Caps it's t me to come home" and he did. Special "thanks goes to Baca's Funeral Home (Ronnie DeFoor) for the funeral arrangements. Father John and St. Joseph's Church Choir. Gloria Vargas and Mr Manuel Ramirez for the words Rosary and beautiful music sang at the Rosary and funeral mass. Our father Iovecl to may the guitar unti 'e got SCK SO this was extra special. Thanks to Dr Rautl (dad's cancer doctor for all the special care he gave our father all these years and for treating nlm like one of your own and nor jusl another patient. Secial thanks to the oallbearers ann Jason Michelle and Ila Barker Special thanks go out to Josie Gillis Eva. Felicia. Colton Manny, Ramo Contreras, Clara Aguilera and uHa Ramirez for all they did during our father's illness. We oray .we didn't forget anyone. We greatly n appreciate you al and you will never be forgotten. II Im stess you aH | , The farnily of Manuel V, "Caps" AgJilera, I -%Jenny'JOsieDavidSteye'Gilbert'MichaefandFamities' I TO OUR SILLY MONSTER ALDEN DEVONNE ELIAS We love you so much! Love, Dad, Morn & Baby Sister