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VOLUME 10 ISSUE45 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, "2010 50 Hidalgo County SmallTown Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle.WA 98136 II,h,l,,h ,,,11 ,, I1,,11,,,,11,1 i Don' t~rget to ) turn ],'our clocks back me hour when you go to bed )Saturday nlght! '/'h , , omas Kerr, Shannon Hatch and Madero win local races Hidalgo County voters, along with voters across the nation have spoken up for change. Statewide. voters not only voted in the first ever female governor in New Mexico. but also the first Hispanic gov- Susana Martinez, New Mexico's new governor, right, visits with local supporters Kelly Kuenstler, Ed Kerr, who was elected Hidalgo County Commissioner and Willie McDonald at a recent reception held in her honor at the El Charro Restau- rant. ernor in the nation when they over- whelmingly supported Republican Susana Martinez. Statewide she garnered 53.4% of the vote, while in Hidalgo County she was supported by 58.3% of the voters Ov erall, approxi- mately 59% of the 2,941 Hidalgo County regis- tered voters made their way to the polls this elec- tion. either through ab- sentee, early or poll vot- ing. For the office of Hidalgo County's Mag- istrate Judge, rt was re- tired State Police officer and former Chief of Po- lice for the City of Lordsburg Mark Tho- mas. Democrat, who pulled off a win against educator and Republican Nyla Walter. 1034 votes to 688. In the hotly con- tested races for Hidalgo County Commissioners Positions 1 and 2, it was the Republicans who were celebrating after the polls closed. Winning Position 1 was Eddy H. "Bim" Kerr, gathering up 63% of the votes against his opponent and former Hidalgo County Commissioner David A. Ramos. In Position 2, Democrat Larry P. Martinez gave Republican Darr Steve Pearce, who defeated HarryTeegue for teh office of United States Representative, was in Lordsburg last weekend. Above, he visits with Lordsburg hopes to gather more than 100 gift- filled shoe boxes for hurting children overseas on six continents. For more information on how to par- ticipate in Operation Christmas Child, call 1-8002353-5949 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org. National Col- lection Week is Nov. 15-22. Courtesy submission Christmas is arriving early in Lordsburg, as Lordsburg Church of Christ prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child Soon. with the help of local volunteers. the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes .full-~of gifts Through Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project, Lordsburg residents are help- ing send shoe box gifts this year to more than 8 million children in 100 coun- tries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty. From Lordsburg, the shoe box gifts will be sorted and sent using whatever means necessary sea con- tainers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats. camels, even dog sleds to reach suf- fering children around the world. Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology that allows donors to "follow your box" to the destina- tion country where it will be hand-de- livered to a childih need To register shoe box gifts and find out what coun- try they are delivered to, use the EZ Give donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org. LOCAL COLLECTION SITES: Lordsburg Church of Christ 312 E 5th Street Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) 548-0001 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. - 12 p.m. Fri: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mort: Not Collecting Last year Lordsburg Church of Christ contributed 89 to join the Opera- tion Christmas Child effort. This year, organizers hope to collect over 100 gift- filled shoe boxes from families, kids, churches, schools and civic organiza- tions in the area. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Chris- tian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, has delivered more than 77 mil- lion gift-filled shoe boxes to needy chil- dren in some 130 countries. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET IN- VOLVED: PREPARE Enlist families, churches, scout troops, community groups and businesses to take part in cre- ating shoe box gifts for needy children worldwide. PACKFill shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy and a letter of encouragement. Step-by-step shoe box packing instruc- tions are available at w.ww.samaritanspurse.org. PROCESS--Sign up to join Opera- tion Christmas Child volunteers at col- lection sites in Lordsburg as part of the effort to prepare millions of shoe box gifts for delivery to underprivileged kids Corner ,,By Mayor Frank R0driguez I hope everyone had an enjoyable and Happy Halloween. We would'like to thank all of the organizations and volunteers who made Discover Hidalgo County a great success. A special thanks goes out Mr. and Mrs. Dick Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kerr and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ruiz for all of their contribu- tions and organization'which contrib- uted greatly to the success of this ex;ent including a carnival, car show and bike .run. Lordsburg als0 had the pleasure of hosting the Gymkhana State Competi- tion that weekend. Congratulations go to the Hidalgo County Team, coaches and families who worked hard to bring home the winning buckles. Crews are set to begin construction on the G Street Project this week; please take special care when traveling in this area. The construction of the new watei- tank is nearing completion and is sched- uled to be complete within the coming weeks. Thanks to all of those who went out and. voted in the election this week and congratulations and much success to those who will step into office. Have an enjoyable and safe weekend! Reynolds Shannon a run for the money, but fell short in the final numbers, 787 to 938. Seeking the office of Hidalgo County Assessor, current Deputy As- sessor Jody Lynn Hatch, Republican, will take the job, defeating City of Lordsburg Finance Officer Theodoro Castitlo, 991 to 748. Warren D. Walter, Republican can- didate for Sheriff, came close to oust- ing current undersheriff Saturnino T. Madero. but in the end it was Madero who came up with the win by a close margin, 893 to 852. Incumbent Democratic State Rep- resentative District 39 Rodolpho S. Martinez was re-elected to his position by voters, beating Republican Linda Pecotte with 55.9% of the vote. A complete vote breakdown on ballots cast by Hidalgo County voters by pre- cinct can be found'on Page 2 of this week's edition. At the state level, winners in- cluded Republican Steve Pearce over incumbent Harry Teague for the office of United States Rep- resentative. District 2. Secretary of State Mary Herrera was otlsted by Republican Dianna J. Duran and Hector Balderas. Democrat will be the State Treasurer. At- torney General Gary King, Democrat, will continue in his posi- tion, defeating Mat- thew E. Chandler and Ray Powell was re-elected to the office of Commis- sioner of Public Lands. Constitutional Amendment 1, 3 and 4 all passed. Voters, however turned their backs on Amendments 2 and 5. which would have. in essence, allowed county officials to serve three consecu- tive terms instead of the current two and allow the appointment Of certain former mbmbers of the Legislature to civil offices in the state in a limited situation. All four Bond issues on the ballot passed voter approval. The PeeWeek Mavericks PAL team PeeWee Mavericks remain undefeated, are champions Courtesy submission The PeeWee Mavericks finished their season a perfect 9-0 and claimed the championship with a 36-7 victory over the Silver City Cardinals Saturday night at Silver High Field. The Mavericks chewed up most of the firstquarter clock and scored first when Johnny Plowman plowed his way in for a 5 yard TD. The PAT failed. After a punt by the Cardinals the Mavericks once again drove the field for a score. This time Jaime Artiaga, off a reverse, found the end zone. The kick by Plow- man was good and the Mars lead 14-0. Tile two teams had a series of stops be- fore the next score. The third TD of the game came on a 30 yd run by Raymond Saucedo. Plowman added the extra point. The Cardinals were shut down in the first half and the Mavs took a 22-0 lead into half. The third quarter turned out to be an exciting one. The Cardinals were able to stop the Mavs and put a drive together to score and cut the lead to 22-6. The Cardinals recovered the on side kick and threatened to make a game of' it. On a fourth down and short the Silver QB looked to have a lane down the sidelines, only to be stopped by an amazing run- down tackle by Raymond Saucedo short of the line. After a few miscues and penalties the Mavericks Were able to put the game out of reach. Saucedo ran a 40 yard TD after a terrific block by Isaiah Villa that :sprung him free. The extra point was good and the Mavs took a 29-7 lead go- ing into the final quarter. The Mars stout defense along with their consistent offense proved to be too much for the Cardinals. The offensive line of Gabriel Granado, Santos Saenz, Fabian DeLaO, Isaiah Villa, Chris Arambula and Steven Brennon helped clear lanes for the backs. The running game by committee consisted of Johnny Plowman, Hondo Estrada, Jaime Artiaga, Daniel Alba, and Chance Kipp. The final score was set up by a 20yd pass from Saucedo to Joe Gonzales. Saucedo would wrap up the scoring with a 3yd TD and a 36-7 victory. UPCOMING EVENTS Veterans Day Dinner The Lordsburg Elks Lodge will host a Veteran's Day dinner on Thursday, No- vember 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. All veter- ans, soldiers and one guest are invited to attend. Enchilada Sale A Green Chile Chicl~en Enchilada Sale will be held on Monday, November 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 221 East 'A' Street. Cost is $6 per plate and can be ordered by calling 542-9441. Proceeds to benefit Kayla Gonzales and Sarah Ni-il'ano' s Capital One Bowl Cheerleading trip on New Years Day. Holiday Food Drive ADC Alumni is holding a Thanks- giving Food Drive, seeking donations of non-perishable food for twQ local fami- lies for the Thanksgiving holiday. Do- nation boxes will be located at the Kolqopelli office and at the District Courthouse. Diabetes Awareness Walk Hidalgo Medical Services and LaVida will hold a Diabetes Awareness Walk on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Maverick Sta- dium. The public is invited to attend. Moonlight Madness \ The annual Moonlight Madness event is set for December 3, 2010. For booth information, contact the Special Events Center at 575-542-8844. Donations accepted Donations are currently being ac- cepted to help cover medical expenses for the family of Rhonda Hawkins, of Hachita, who passed away October 22 awaiting a liver transplant. " Donations can be mailed to Jim Hawkins and Fam- ily, PO Box 101, Hachita, NM 88040. Light Parade The 2010 Lordsburg Christmas Light Parade will be held on December 3, 2010 at dusk. For more information call the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce at 575-542-9864 or John Hill at 575-542-3421. Veterans Wreaths The Lordsburg VFW is now taking orders for veteran wreaths as part of their annual Wreaths Across America cam- paign. The live wreaths are $15 each and can be pre-ordered by calling VFW com- mander Ray Martinez at 575-542-9503 or from any VFW member. Bingo Cancelled Bingo at the Lordsburg Elks Lodge will not be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in recognition of Veterans Day and on Thursday, November 25 in honor of Thanksgiving. Bingo wilt be held on the 5~ and 19% Contirlued on Page:3