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1 0 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD: November is National Diabetes Month Submitted by BRIDGET PAYNE, HMSlLaVida From American Diabetes Associa- tion American Diabetes Month is a time to raise awareness of diabe- tes prevention and control. In the United States, 24 million people are !iving with diabetes and 57 million more are at risk of devel- oping type 2 diabetes• Over time, Are overweight • Exercise less than 3 times a week • Are over-45 years old • Have high blood pressure of high cholesterol - • AreAfrican American, Latino,. American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander • Have a parent, brother, or if it's not controlled, type 2 diabe- ' sister with diabetes tes can cause serious health prob- • Having high blood pressure lems like heart disease, stroke, and measuring 140/90 or higher• blindness• You can do a lot to lower You may be at risk for type 2 - your chances of getting type 2 diabetes if you: diabetes by: • "Eating healthy• • Watching your weight• • Being active: You have the power to preJ vent and control diabetes. If you already have diabetes, work to lower your risk of serious com- plications. If you don't have the disease, learn if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes•  • Please Join us on November 124 at the Lordsburg High School Track from 9:00arn -11:00am and STEP OUT TO FIGHT DIABE- TES. Watch for the Ad in next weeks paper• At PNM,com, you can spend less time and less effort to pay your monthly bill. You also get the added convenience of paying your bill online for free. Our new, free "click.to-pay" option lets you pay your electric bill Online quickly and effortlessly, and also reduces clutter while saving paper. Visit PNM.com/smarttoday today to learn more about the fast, convenient options available to pay your monthly electric bills. :? FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011 AHS thanks CYRQ Energy Animab High School student council members thank CYRQ Energy for their sponsorship for the Football homecoming last month. CYRQ Energy provided a fun house, face paining, clown, free admission, and a free hamburger dinner for all in attendance. From everyone in the Animas Student council,Thank you! By RACHEL STONEHidalgo County Hera/d Volunteers working to collect 1.2.5 gifts for needy kids While many Hidalgo County families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local vol- unteers is focused on filling .empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygienel items and notes of encourage- ment for needy: kids overseas• Local families and churches are: participating in the world's larg-: est Christmas project of its: kind--Opera- tion Christmas Child--an effort that has hand-delivered 86 mil- lion gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. This year-round project of Samaritan's Purse is coming to its peak, as we prepare to collect gift- filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21. Participants can drop off their shoe box gifts at Lordsburg Church of Christ• LOCAL COLLECTION SITES: Lordsburg Church of Christ 312 E 5th Street OPEN ENROLLMENT Laboratory Services is .offering blood drawing ser00ces in Lordsburg Services will be available: .Once per week/Fridays 7 AM- Noon 524 DeMoss Street • Bring your doctor's orders • We wilt bill ,pur insuronce and  the ret to your Lordsburg, NM, 88045 Operating Hours: Mon: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tues: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Wed: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thurs: 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Fri: 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sun: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Chris- tian relief and evangelism orga- nization Samaritan's Purse, uses whatever means necessary to reach suffering children around the world with these gifts of hope, including sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, camels and dog sleds• Tracking technology also allows donors to "follow" their box to the desti- nation country where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need. To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the Follow Your Box donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET INVOLVED: PREPARE--Enlist. families, churches, scout troops, community groups and busi- nesses to take part in creating shoe box girls for needy children worldwide. PACK Fill shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, neces- sity items and a letter of encour- agement. StelS-by-step shoe box packing instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. PROCESS--Sign up to join Operation Christmas Child volunteers' at the collection site in Lordsburg as part of the effort to prepare millions of shoe box gifts for delivery to underprivi- leged kids on six continents. PRAynPlease pray for this ministry on the local level, as. well as the national level• For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, youcan contact Joni Kerr, Lordsburg Relay Cen- ter Coordinator at 575-548-0001 or email jjkerr@vtc.net or you can call (303) 745-9179 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 14- 21; however, shoe box gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan's Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C. oye@" affordable, accessible heaithcare. now that's smart. As a Federal Employee with Lovelace Health Plan, you've experienced our partnership first hand with easy access to one of over 8,000 network providers statewide, and most recently, Heart Hospital of Rlew Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. From our full array of health education and wellness programs, to your own personal health coach, when you choose Lovelace, you'll not only feel better, Lovelace l-leai00 Ran