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VOLUME 10 ISSUE46 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2010 50 ¢ Hidalgo County SmallTovn Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Scattlc.WA 98136 II,I,,I,,I,,,,LI,,II,,II,,,,II,I La Escuelita students raise money for St. Jude's Preschoolers at La Escuelita Head Start.in Lordsburg have been busy with a variety of activities, including a St. Jude's Trike-A-Thon, with all proceeds going to help the children's hospital. For more La Escuelita activities, see Page 2 of this week's edition. Hidalgo County FSA asks producers to vote in upcoming County Committee Election Submitted by USDAILordsburg Arlen L Hall, Exectitive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Hidalgo County today announced that the county committee elections are in progress. Ballots were mailed to eligible voters and completed ballots must be Secret Shopper, money orderscam hits Lordsburg The Lordsburg Police Department is currently warning residents about a Mystery Shopper money order gcam that has already targeted several local house- holds. Two money orders are mailed to a recipient via express mail with a letter detailing Mystery Shopper assignments. One of the packages receivecT in Lordsburg asked the prospective shop- per to evaluate Wal-Mart and a Western Union outlet. The money orders are to be used to wire money to an outside source through Western Union. The letter is based on a common' seam principle: People think they are keeping part of a good money order in exchange for sending part of it along. When the money order turns out to be bad, they are stuck paying for the money they sent. How to avoid falling victim to Se- cret Shopper seams: Remember that anyone can place a newspaper or online ad. Do not con- fuse the appearance of such solicitations in reputable forums with proof of the of- fers having been vetted by those publi- cations or job search services. • Do not be lulled into a false sense of security by official-sounding corpo- rate names. • Don't pay a company to hire you, not even if such payment is presented as your buying necessary training materi- als, obtaining required certification or registering with databases of available mystery shoppers. • Be wary of companies that ask you to disburse money from your own pocket for the goods you buy as their secret shop- per. Do not wire money to strangers or firms that have supposedly hired you. If you have questions about the legitimacy of a job listing, contact the Better Business Bureau or the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. returned by mail or to local FSA offices by Dec. 6, 2010. "I strongly recommend that produc- ers vote because the county committee members play a huge role in the Agency, especially at the county level," said Hall. "County committee members make de- cisions on how federal farm programs will be administered locally," he said. County committee members are elected to office by their peers and serve as the representative voice for agricul- ture producers in the county, and they are responsible for communicating with USDA to ensure that national programs are adapted to fit local needs. County committees are responsible for making decisions on issues including commod- ity loans and payments, conservation • programs, disaster assistance programs and emergency programs. Hall encourages minority and female producers to serve as county committee members in the future. It is important that the county committee is comprised of members who reflect the demographics of the local agriculture community. Farmers and ranchers who partici- pate in FSA programs are eligible to ,ote. If eligible voters do not receive a ballot by mail, one will be provided by the lo- cal USDA ServiceCenter. Ballots re- turned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 6, 2010. New county com- mittee members will assume their role and related responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2011. For more information on county Mavericks to take committees, view the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or visit a local USDA Service Center. on Santa Rosa in Quarter Finals The Lordsburg Maverick football team will be traveling to Santa Rosa for a State Quarter Final Football game. The game is slated to start at 1:00 PM on Sat- urday, November 13, 2010. The Maver- icks were seeded # 7 and Santa Rosa # 2 in the field of eight teams. 'The winner of this game will play the winner of # 3 seed Eunice and # 6 seed Tucumeari on November 19 or 20. Tularosa was seeded # 1 and will host # 8 Dulce and that winner will match up with the winner of # 4 Estancia and #5 Texcico. Student drivers learn -dangers of DWI The freshman Driver's Education class at Animas High School participated in a four day DWl training session on Oct. 25-28. The sessions consisted of video discussion, guest speakers and hands- on training. Jessica Sheehan of the Hidalgo DWI Program and State Police Officer Jason Wright both gave great talks. The class received hands-on . training in the DUI go-cart with and with out the fatal vision goggles on. Stu- dents learned how alcohol can impair all areas needed to be a safe and sub- stance-free driver. Pictured at right are Amy Kvamme and Sarah Baird. Submitted by TRACEY JACKSON/AHS Lordsburg, Fabens Border Patrol agents nab aggravated felons Information courtesy CPBIEI Paso Sector Community policing tactics and sign-cutting practices paid dividends for El Paso Sector Border Patrol Agents last week after they arrested two aggravated felons, including a convicted sexual of- fender. The first incident occurred Wednes- day afternoon, as agents were conduct- ing bike patrol operations in Tornillo, Texas. The agents encountered a suspi- cious subject and conducted a field in- terview. The subject readily admitted to being a citizen of Mexico and was not in possession of any documents to be in or remain in the United States. The subject was then taken into custody and trans- ported to the Fabens Station where he was processed and his biometric iflfor- mation submitted into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). The subject was subse- quently identified as Jose Guillermo Carrillo-Moreno, a 54-year-old.aggra- vated felon previously removed from the United States. Record checks also re- vealed a conviction for "Indecency with a Child". Carrillo was also convicted in 1993 for"Sexual Assault" and registered as a sex offender in 1998. (Visit http:// shr.elpasoco.com/for photo of subject) A different arrest earlier this week by Border Patrol agents assigned to Lordsburg, New Mexico had discovered fresh footprints that led northbound from the international boundary. Agents fol- lowed the prints north to an arroyo, ap- proximately half-a-mile north of High- way 80 where agents encountered a sub- ject hiding under some brush with his shoes matching the prints being tracked. The subject was placed under arrest for entering the country without, inspection and subsequently identified as Jesus Guillen-Duran. Record checks revealed a criminal history for a prior removal from the United States. Guillen's extensive criminal history includes a conviction for "Aggravated Assault" in 1998 and "Aggravated Assault .with a Deadly Weapon" in 2006. These arrests are prime examples of the impact being made on a regular ba- sis by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. These enfdrcement ac- tions increase the quality of life in the communities that they serve while se- curing our nation's borders• Veterans Day Dinner to be held tonight In honor of Veteran's Day, Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 will be hold a Thanks- giving meal at 6:00 p.m. tonight. All veterans and active soldiers are invited to attend the event, to be held at the Lordsburg Lodge• Each veteran or soldier can bring one guest to the meal. The Lordsburg Elks Lodge recognizes the efforts and sacrifices of our soldiers on various occasions throughout the year. Other activities the Elks participate in include a Flag Day ceremony, flag burning ceremonies and placing Ameri- can flags on the graves of fallen soldiers in local cemeteries. For more information on tonight's meal, call the Lodge at 575-542-9951. UPCOMING EVENTS LHS Parent-Senior Night LHS will be conducting a Senior- Ptrent Night in the high school library oa November 16, at 6 pm. Applying for financial aid and scholarships will be discussed. Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child Na- tional Collection Week is November 15- 22, 2010 (next week). The Lordsburg .Church of Christ on 52 Street will be the ideal drop off location• The drop off hours will be Tuesday from 12-2, Wednesday 5-7pm, Friday 9-12, and Sunday 8-1. For more information please contact Joni Kerr 575-548-0001. Diabetes support group • There will be no Diabetes Support Group for November and December, since everyone will be busy for the holi- days. Happy Holidays to our Support Group and their families and see you next year? Saucedo's to hold demo Saucedo's Shar Sav Supermarket will be starting off the holiday with a FREE demo of holiday food and drinks on Saturday November 20th from 10:30am-5:30pm. We will be serving Amigo's tamales, dips, egg nog and holi- day fruit juices. Live music will also be provided. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Holiday Food Drive ADC Alumni is holding a Thanks- giving Food Drive, seeking donations of non-perishable food for two local fami- lies for the Thanksgiving holiday. Do- nation boxes will be located at the Kokopelli 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. New worship time First United Methodist Church of Lordsburg is announces a new worship time effective November 7, 2010 of 10 a.m. We look forward to your company as we share the Lord's presence together• Call 505-702-2750 for more information .Moonlight Madness The annual Moonlight Madness event is set for December 3, 2010. For booth information, contact the Special Everlts Center at 575-542-8844. 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. Continued on Page 3