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VOLUME 10 ISSUE47 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2010 Hidalgo CounW SmallTown Papers 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle.WA 98136 Ihh,l,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,ll,I doz [- HC Collection VFW brings Veterans Day to Southside Elementary School The Lordsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #3099 spent a portion of their Veteran's Day sharing experiences with the stu- dents at Southside Elementary School.Their visit began with them raising the American flag, followed by a special presentation in the cafeteria in which each of the veterans present shared portions of their stories with the students, overall encouraging them to take advantage of the freedom afforded them by the sacrifice of many soldiers. Above, Hector Molina Sr., Manuel Renteria and VFW Com- mander Ray Martinez talk to the students. At left, Ernesto Renteria and Molina prepare the American flag for raising. Herald staff photos r to The Hidalgo County Collectionfrom November to March or April. de- Center in Lordsburg, NM has purchased pending how long the cold weather lasts. a waste oil heater with granl money and There may be times when a surplus of will be accepting used vehicle motor oil. used motor oil exists and the facility will The used motor oil collected wilt be used nol collect oil depending on how much for the waste oil heater, the oil heater burns up. Businesses and No transmission or gear oil will be shops will not be allowed to bring in used accepted. This will not be a year round motor oil. This is only for residents who project because the facility lacks a stor- change motor oil on their own personal age tank for surplus .oil The Collection vehicles only. Center will be collecting used motor oil Any used oil that contains water. Private jobs in 2010 Submitted by SEN, JEFF BINGAMAN'S this year. OFFICEIWashington, DC "'Americans are right to be con- U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today cerned about our economy. But it's im- said 159,000 private sector jobs were portant to note that businesses have ere- created in October, which gives the coun- ated more than 1 million jobs this year. try 10 consecutive months of private There is no question that we need to con- sector job creation. More than 1 million tinue creating opportunities for further jobs were created in the private sector economic growth,' Bingaman said. Sp Bingaman called for the passage of ecial Day of Prayer a bipartisan tax incentives bill he intro- duced in September aimed at creating pt used motor oil anti-freeze or any other contaminants will not be accepted. Attendants at the Collection Center will monitor the used oil that is brought in. Residents will be responsible for motor oil that is rejected to dispose of in a responsible and legal manner. set for November 22 thousands of clean-energy and manufac- turing jobs. The Advanced Energy Tax Courtesy submission Incentives Act of 2010 (S. 3935) would The Bootheel Ministerial Alliancedo the following: Enable home and business owners invites all Hidalgo County residents to attend and participate in a special day of to defray upfront dosts of investing in prayer and Bible reading on Monday, energy-saving technologies, including November 22, 2010 at First Baptist the introduction of performance-based Church, 3rd & Animas, Lordsburg, NM tax credits for whole home retrofits; at 6:30 PM. The date coincides with the .Make $2.5 billion in tax credits available to attract manufacturers of tech- National Bible Association's annual spe- cial day of prayer and Bible reading to nologies that harness clean renewable be celebrated throughout the nation at energy or enhance energy efficiency, and such a critical time in our history, establish a $1 billion tax credit program We will be praying especially for our to enable American manufacturers to newly elected officials within Hidalgo undertake energy-saving measures that County, New Mexico and nationally, advance their competitiveness; Much is to be decided within the next .Facilitate the growth of renewable few months, both locally, within the electricity by creating a tax incentive for state and nation, so it's important for us energy storage systems, which will en- to pray that the wishes of the people will able utilities to deploy intermittent en- be granted, no matter the political lean- ergy sources like wind and solar power ings of those who voted and those who while reducing energy demands during represent us. Please come and join us in peak hours and contributing to an over- prayer! all more reliable smart grid. col The Lordsburg Veterans of Foreign help to make this a reality. Wars (VFW) Post #3099's Wreaths Across There are currently 545 veteran America program is going to be held graves in Lordsburg cemeteries. again this year in Hidalgo While theVFW says they have County. taken some orders for wreaths, A special ceremony will they encourage everyone to be held in December in dedl- participate in this worth- cation of the wreaths. After while program. the ceremony, families who For more information have ordered live wreaths contact Ray Martinr"~Z, at will receive their wreath. 575-313-5055 or 575-542- which they can then place on 9503. Deadline to order the gravesite of their fallen vet- is November 29 and all wreaths eran family member, must be pre-paid. They are $15 each. Wreaths Across AmericaTM, a non profit 501-c3 organization, was formed Herald holiday as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 edition to come out with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National W tin (1 "='e-es-ay Cemetery. The wreath laying is now held on annually on the second Saturday of De- cember. The Hidalgo County Herald will fen- Inspired by Worcester's commit- turf its annual "What I'm Thankful For" ment, Wreaths Across AmericavM has question in next week's holiday edition, turned its attention to answering the re- which will be distributed on Wednesday, quests of many to emulate the Arlington November 24. If you'd like to have your project at their State veteran's cemeter- sentiments included, please call 575- les. By offering sponsorships to the pub- 542-8705, mail them to 212 E. Motel lic. Wreaths Across AmericaxM hopes that Drive or email one day every veteran's resting place will Deadline for next week's edition is Mon- be adorned with a wreath. We need your day, November 22 at 5:00 p.m. "Christmas in My Hometown" is theme for AnimasChristmas Bazaar Courtesy submission made green chile stew or bean burritos. Come help us celebrate "Christmas Bring the little ones for a visit with Santa in My Hometown" at the Animas Christ- from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. mas Bazaar to be held at the Animas If you are interested in partimpat- Community Center from 10:00 a.m. un- fng as a vendor, spaces are still avail- til 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. able. Contact Bobble Massey at 575- 2010. 548-2434. . You can start your holiday shopping The Omega Alpha chapter of Epsi- right here in Hidalgo County. Many lo- lon Sigma Alpha International is the cal and visiting vendors will have a large sponsor of.this annual event. All profits variety of items for you to choose from. from the holiday dinner will benefit Warm yourselves with a~bowl of home- Omega Alpha's service programs. 7 t 1 I J Trip down memory lane The L0rdsburg High School Mavericks ended their 2010 season last weekend with a big loss to the Santa Rosa Lions, 41- i 0.The trip, however, was a reunion for Head Coach Louie Balsa and Andres Hernandez. Hernandez, 97, was a member of ! the Lordsburg High School Maverick football team as an 8th grader and played for five years. Hernandez played on the first ever LHS team in 1927 in Silver City. Hernandez, who now lives in Santa Rosa, brought along a framed photograph of his 1931 team, standing in front of the Enrichment Center, to Saturday's game to show Baisa. Hernandez worked for the Peace Corps in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic under President John F, Kennedy, He has one sister, Lain Hernandez, still living in Lordsburg. He is pictured above holding his treasured photograph beside LHS Coach Louie Baisa. Courtesy photo Walk of Angels off location. The drop off hours will be Thanksgiving Dinner public and are free of charge unless you be visiting South Africa next month and Tuesday from 12-2, Wednesday 5-7pm, want your certification will be $25.00. plans to take much-needed items to the Second Annual Walk of Angels Sui- Friday 9-12, and Sunday 8-1. For more Lordsburg Schools will serve For more information please contact needy people there, including clothing, 1 Olga Neave at 575-542-8722 at thetoys, shoes, etc. She is currently taking urday,Cide PreventiOnNovemberWalk20 tOat be5:45heldp.m.On WillSat- 575-548-0001.information please contact /oni Kerr Thanksgiving Dinner at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Start Office. begin in vacant lot across from. Animas Christmas Bazaar Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the , . , donations of items and is seeking assis- McDonald'S and will meet at the Special High School Cafeteria. Plates are $5 each LIr Mavs meeting tance with shipping costs. For more in- 1 and take outs are allowed. Events Center afterwards for snacks, co- The Annual Animas Christmas Ba- The Lil' Mavs Cheer Team will have formation, Goodman can be reached at con and coffee. This event is for anyone zaar sponsored by Omega Alpha of Epsi- Healthy Start a meeting on Monday, Nov. 22, to dis- 575-654-4016.11 ,.,_,L Madness cuss picture day on Saturday, Nov. 27 at moon,ant and everyone. We hope to see you there! lon Sigma Alpha International will be at Healthy Start will have its monthly the Special Events Center. Coach ---- H ~ TM Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child Na- tional Collection Week is November 15- 22, 2010. The Lordsburg Church of Christ on 5th Street will be the local drop the Animas Community Center from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday December 4, 2010. Come do your Christmas shopping and ejajoy a delicious Green Chile Stew or Bean Burrito lunch, Santa will drop in from 2 p.m. - 3p.m. meeting on Wednesday, November 17, Whipple asks that everyone attend, in- 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the cluding those who cheered for football Healthy Start Office. Tfiis month s topic will be "CPR", presented by Dar/ny Donations sought Macias. These meetings are open to the Sarah Goodman, of Lordsburg, will The annual Moonlight Madness event is set for December 3, 2010. For booth information, contact the Special Events Center at 5,75-542-8844. Continued on Page 3