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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12,2010 9 Thousands expected to flock to 23rd Annual Festival of Cranes' Nov. 16-21 Courtesy submission Nature enthusiasts and birders alike will be flying high as the "Festival of the Cranes" celebrates its 23rd year with six days of nature tours, wildlife art,. hikes, wild animal exhibits and workshops with over 117 events. The Festival is scheduled from November 16 through November 21, 2010 at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the southwestern New Mexico city of Socorro. Mid-November through early February 'is the best time to observe birds Who are migrating south for the winter. Bosque del Apache hosts about three-quar= ters of the Rocky Mountain san- dhill crane population each win- ter, totaling approximately 15,000 birds. Other birds that make Bosque del Apache their temporary residence include: snow geese, Ross' geese, pintails, mallards and waterfowl, to name a few. At the Festival, Keynote speaker and renowned photogra- pher with National Geographic, Joel Sartore, will share two de- cades of stories and knowledge about the business of nature pho- tdgraphy. Sartore has contributed to such magazines as Time, Life, Newsweek and more. His keynote speech is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 at the Macey Center. The ,Friends of Bosque del "''TE$ IFRO/ THE SUNSH, INE HAVEN] SHNH re-certified for Medicare A By LORENZO ALBA, JR. Hello everyone! Wow! What an amazing week for us at Sunshine Haven... we continue to grow census and we received some wonder- ful news as well. Sunshine Haven has received its re-certification for Medicare A! This means we will now also be accepting and admitting skilled nurs- ing patients at our facility. Our corporate, regional and in-house management and staff have been working diligently for the last couple of years for this moment, and no one more than our very own staff. I will have a full story submitted to the Herald next week. Join me in congratulating the management and staff at Sunshine Haven on the great news. We have had several corporate visitors come to Lordsburg to visit bur facility. This includes our Chief Financial Officer Ryan Harrington and our Regional Business Development Director Jeremy Averella. In other great news, we have successfully opened up or 100 Wing and are ready to bring in more xesidents right away. Also we will be making some improvements to our facility's roof and to the interior of our facility as well. As we busy ourselves with making our facility One that this com- munity can be more than proud of, life continues for our fine residents at Sunshine Haven. With the holiday season upon us we are preparing for our annual Resident/Family and Staff Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Thurs- day, November 18. We always look forward to sharing this time with our residents and their families. Hey, and today .is Veteran's Day... we'd like to give special thanks and salute the veterans residing in our facility as well as the veterans ':|n Hidalgo County and Lordsburg. Thank you for your service and - acrifice. ........  ,.:,, ....... , ._= .:A: ..,:; - God bless Ameri d once again thank you to all veterans '. this great country of ours. Well that is all for this week; look for the article on our recehifi- cation for accepting Medicare A at Sunshine Haven next week. Have an amazing week, and God bless all of you. See ya next week! I]iUoli, FLYING J We're looking for fast-paced personalities who are ready to work and have fun! Weneed great customer service associates with smiling faces and fast, friendly service! If you're looking for a seasonal, part-time or full-time job, there's a place for you on the Pilot Flying J team! We're currently hiring for the following positions for our Flying 'location in Lordsburg: Retail Cashier --2nd & 3rd Shift Deli Prep Cooks --3 new positions available Shift Supervi-sor --Nights & Weekends, can earn bonuses We offer - , Flexible schedules ; Weekly pay Comprehensive Benefits Package offered for full-time associates , Opportunities for advancement Apply online at www.flyingi.com. Once your application is completed, then you can contact Victoria Ausbern in the plaza by telephone at 575-542-3320. Apache is calling for entries for their "Cranes Photography" con- test. There are nine categories in 'the contest, and all photographs must be taken within the Bosque del Apache refuge. The entry deadline is November 5,.2010. Contact Peter Kelling at (575) 856-2922 for more information or visit www.friendsofthe bosque.org for contest rules and details. Workshops throughout the Festival are being offered with everything from birding to nature journaling. Special tours are also available but the "early bird" has the best chance of attending wild- life and birding tours, as many are filling up quickly. Tours and workshops range in price from no charge to $40. For a complete list of workshops, tours and more, visit www.friendsofthebosque.org. To register, download the online reg- istration forms and submit them via: 1) fax to 575-838-2959; 2) mail to EO. Box 340 San Anto- nio, NM 87832; or 3) online at www.friendsofthebosq ue.org. Prior to registering, please check the "list status" on the website to ensure that the workshop is not full, For more information on the Festival of the Cranes, visit www. friendsofthebosque.org or call (575) 838-2120. While in southwestern New Mexico, head less than two hours south to Las Cruces for their Holi- day Pottery Sale, November 19 and20 at 150 East Idaho Avenue in Las Cruces. Visit www.pottersguildlc.com for de- tails. Also in Las Cruces, see the holidays classic, "A Christmas Carol" at the Hershel Zohn The- ater at 150 E. Idaho Ave. "A Christmas Carol" is presented by the American Southwest Theater Company and shows Nov. 18 through Dec. 5. Visit http:// theatre.nm,u.edulastc/ for details. About the Friends of the Basque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge .The Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profi't group which was organized in 1993 to support the Bosque del Apache National WildliJe Refuge and to protnote appreciation and conser- vation of wildlife and habitat through environmental education and natural history. We work on behalf of birds and wildliJe, helping to protect the critically important habitat of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and helping to educate and inform the pub- lie" about the value and beauty of all life at the Bosque. Southside Students of the Month Southside Elementary School Students of the Month .for Octo- ber were Martin Jasso, Jose Reyes, Valerie Silvas and Katia Almeida. Southside Students of the Week Southside Elementary School Students of the Week for October 18, 2010 were Horacio Zambrano, Jaycee Jacquez, Jose Reyes, and (not pictured) Emilia Gomez. Courtesy photo Southside Students of the Week Southside Elementary School Students of the Week for October 25, 2010 were Noah FarMs, Cory Santoyo, Cody Barka and Jullana Harrington. Courtesy photo II I 41 -. ! At 1:00 P.M. on I i Thursday, November 18, 20000 I I The public is invited to come and purchase I | a plate for $5.00 I I ' TAKE OUTS ARE ALLOWED I | The public Will ortly be served at the High School Cafeteria andplates I I will be sold after all students have been served I I specifically for haxsh climates than conventiolm ! siding 190 m;windload * Full inmladon package * Exclusive Double Lifetime Warranty HSPECIAL OFFERfl . ...... 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