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I 2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 201o Pictured above are some students using the computers at their school library during the extended hours. Courtesy photo Extended school library hours at Southside Southside Elementary School Library will be providing' extended hours through the month of May to students and parents during the week on Mon- days from 4-6p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.; and on the 1st Saturday of the Month from 9 a.m. to noon. Thi.s service is being pro- vided by the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Grant for this school year. Students, parents, staff and the community days. Extended hours are subject to change with prior notice. Stu- dents will be notified through a school announcement of any changes to the day's or times. All school rules and policies must be followed while in the building. The front student restrooms will be the 0nly area outside of the library that is available. All other areas of the building are off lim- its. No food or drinks will be al- lowed. Parents/guardians are re- We are excited about this opportunity to provide to our stu- dents and our community and we hope you come and enjoy your school library with your family. The phone number tO the library during these hours will be 575- 542-9473 if there are any ques- tions. Gov. suspends all Executive Pertussis cases rise inNM; Health Secretary are welcome to bring their chil- sponsible for the student's arrival dren to read, study or to use the and departure. The doors will be computers for. research projects, locked at the designated times, The front entrance will remain so it is important that parents are open after school hours on these here in a timely manner. By LORENZO ALBA, JR. We officially enter the holiday season this week. On Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day and so the holidays are launched with an attitude of gratitude. At Sunshine Haven, we held ou annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the facility this past Thursday with a massive meal that included turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, broc- coli, deviled eggs and of course pumpkin and apple pies. ' All together about 150 people were present for event, ineluding residents, family members, invited guests, management and staff. It wa a huge success for the facility. We'd like to thank, Joe Maldonado, Hermelinda Sifuentes, Licha Mendoza, Griselda Renteriaiand. the rest of the kitchen staff for a wonderfully -prepared 'meal Also-' thanks to all of the staff that orga- nized the seating and clean, up as well. We'd like to take the time-to-thank the community in Lordsburg and Hidalgo County for their continued support. Also a special thanks to all of our employees and managers for their dedication and hard work. On my behalf, I'd like to thank the community for the opportu- nity to serve you and for the readership that is always so positive in response to our weekly column. Thank you Brenda Hood for the opportunity. Thanksgiving Day and the holidays are a time to give, a time for hope. I wish all of you a blessed holiday season. And on behalf of Sunshine Haven, Happy Thanksgiving! God bless all of you and your families always. Se ya next week! hiring Submitted by GOV. RICHARDSON'S OFFICESanta Fe Governor Bill Richardson announced earlier this month that he is suspending all Executive Branch hiring for the remainder of the year. Governor Richardson is sus- 'pending all hiring during the tran- sition. "We took decisive action two years ago to severely restrict hir- ing, which has shrunk state gov- ernment by more than 2,000 em- ployees and sav+d tens of mil- lions of dollars," Governor Richardson said. "However, in an effort to work with Governor- ec0nomlc recession. The (%ver- nor took away the ability of state /agencies to hire new employees without justification. Agency heads during the past two years have been required to justify a critical need and get approval from the State Personnel Office and the Department of Finance & Administration for each new hire. From now on, Executive Branch agencies will not be al- lowed to hire new employees. encourages Pertussis vaccination Submitted by NM DOHISanta Fe Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD, said today that New Mexico is seeing a significant increase in the number of pertus- sis cases statewide, and people can protect themselves and their families by getting immunized. Pertussis is a serious bacterial res- piratory infection that is highly contagious. It is also known as whooping cough due to the dis- tinctive "whoop" sound that some people make after a fit of coughing. "Already this year we have had more cases than we had last year," Dr. Vigil said. "When we investigate cases, often we find that infants got the disease from their family members. Infants are too young to be fully vaccinated so they are more vulnerable to getting the disease and becom- ing Very sick. We encourage all adolescents and adults to get the booster vaccine so they don't get sick and pass the disease to oth- ers." There have been 96 cases of pertussis reported to the Depart- ment of Health so far this year, 48 of whi'eh have been reported since August. Of the cases identified since August, six are infants, 24 are age 1 to 18 years and 18 are adults. Twelve counties -- Bernalillo, Chaves,. Cibola, Eddy, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos and Union counties -- have reported cases since August, There were 94 total pertussis cases reported in 2009 and 85 in 2008. Babies need an immuniza- tion series of three doses of per- tussis vaccine plus a fourth booster dose to be fully protected by 15 to 18 months of age. Seventh-grade students also need a booster dose of pertussis vaccine. To help protect newborns who are not yet vaccinated, the Department of Health is piloting a nine.-month cocooning project at Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Santa Fe starting this year. Cocooning is a practice of vaccinating all individuals that newborns will come into contact Elect, I am suspending all hiring with during their early days to during the transitiop.7 ,. .. protect them from this harmful Goverirr Rchard'son c re- disease. The Department' ' .....' ated a m0reYestrictivd hlring pi'o/- located more than 3;000 pertus- cessin fall 2009 at the'start of the sis 'vlaccine doses to immunize d'i/'ectLca}e staff t the'libS'lb'it'al as well as babies' caregivers. Vaccines are free for any child in New Mexico, regardless of insurance status, under the Vac- cines for Children program. Most commercial insurances will cover necessary adult immunizations. Adults are encouraged to contact their provider or pharmacy plan for more information on receiv- ing the vaccine for ]gertussis pro- tection. Families with insurance should contact their provider for children's vaccine. Children who have no insurance coverage can get vaccine at their local public health office. "Pertussis is a common dis- ease, and we have periodicepi- FILL YOUR FREEZER WITH FINISHED HERITAGE BEEF STEERS FROM GANADOS DEL REY ALL NATURALLY RAISED TASTE THE HERITAGE AND THE HEART OF THE SOUTHWEST FOR INFO CALL John Guldemann @ (575) 640-5904 NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX DELINQUENCY Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of the Property Tax Code that the first installment of property taxes due which is required to be paid to the treasurer of this county, will become delinquent if not paid before December 11, 2010. If the first installment is not paid before December 11, 2010, then the tax is delinquent and interest at the rate of one (1) percent a ,month or a fraction of the month is imposed as well as penalty of one (1) percent of the delinquent taxes for each month or any portion of a month they remain unpaid: The total penalty shall not exceed five (5) percent of the delinquent taxes. Patsy M. Camacho PO#10-1761, 10-1762 Hidalgo County Treasurer demics every three to five years as well as frequent outbreaks in both the United States and New Mexico," said Dr. Joan Baumbach, infectious disease epidemiologist. "We want people to be aware that the number of cases has increased recently, and they should make sure that fam- ily members of all ages are fully vaccinated so they don't get this serious disease." To control the spread of per- tussis, the Department of Health recommends the following: Vaccinate all children younger than 7 years of age with the complete series. Vaccinate adolescents 11 to 18 and adults 19 to 64 years of age with Tdap (tetanus, diph- theria and pertussis). Anyone with a cough illness lasting two weeks or longer and/or anyone who has unexplained, coughing spasms should be evaluated for pertus- sis. -- Anyone diagnosed with pertussis and their household and other close contacts should re-" ceive antibiotics to prevent fur, ther spread of the disease. Anyone starting antibi-. otics to treat pertussis should stay home and avoid contact with all'; persons outside of the household for five days after starting appro- priate antibiotics. People can contact the De-/ partment of Health to report all suspected pertussis cases. Con-' sultation is available 24 hours a' day, seven days a week to assist with contact investigations and to answer questions at (505) 827= 0006. Public health offices are listed in the phonebook's blue pages under state government. Contact information for public health offices is also listed at http:,// phoffice.shtml. Betty K. Cloudt Betty K. Cloudt, 79, was born in Silver City, New Mexico on November 3, 1931 to William and-Margaret Kambitch. She passed away on Thursday, No- vember 18, 2010 at her home off the family ranch .south of Rodeo, New Mexico. She spent most of her life as an executive assistant, starting in 1958 atKennecott Copper cor- poration in Hurley, New Mexico and retiring from Phelps Dodge at the corporate offices in Phoe- nix, Arizona in 1995. She was preceded in" death by a grand-daughter Alma Beth Cloudt , a great-grand daughter Dovie Margaret Plumb, and both of her parents. She is survived by her son William Cloudt and wife Nancy of Rodeo, New Mexico; her grand daughter Shawna Marie Plumb and husband Jeremy; and three great grandchildren, Tyler, R .ae!, and Kathryn Cierra of n, Arizona, .!. memorial service will be hell:l later date when the fam- ily and friends are able to attend. Jimmie M. McCants Jimmie M. McCants, went to be with God on Thursday Novem- ber 18, 2010 at Las Palmas Medi- cal Center in E1 Paso the age of 66. Funeral Services were held Wednes- day November 24, 2010 at 1O O'clock in the morning at the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg with Pastor Wilford Lackey officiating. Concluding service and interment fol- lowed at Mt. View Cemetery. Jimmie M. Jimmi was born October 4, 1944 in E1 Paso, Texas to Jakie and Jewell (Wilder) McCants. On March 28, 1964 he married his wife Sandra Buck in Lordsbtrg, New Mexico. He was married for 46 years to his be- loved wife. Jimmie was a truck driver for Swift Transportation for 13 years until his death. He also drove for Time DC and managed the Southern Pacific Lodging for rancher and farmer his passion. was driving tractors and caterpil- lars when tie had a chance. He was affiliated with the First Baptist: Church during his lifetime. He. was a member of the Knights of Pythias for many, many years. He enjoyed socializing and drinking coffee with his friends. He liked to go camping, fishing and hunt- ing. His days started with him reading the news on the internet and his nights ended with him reading Gods Daily Promise and listing to music from the 50's, 60's and some of the old western sing- ers on the internet. He also en- joyed teaching his 6 grandsons how to fix broken pipelines, floats in water troughs and checking on the cattle in the pasture. He took time out of his busy schedule to teach some of the grandsons how to drive the tractor and the truck on the ranch. He is survived by his wife Sandra; son, Jakie arid wife Anna McCants; 2 daughters, Sheila Looker and husband Bill ant Natasha McCants and hnsbanc Jerrry Santoyo; 6 grandsons Dustin and Johnny Looker Joshua and Cody McCants Zabian and Cory Santoyo; great-grandson, Jeremiah LookeJ Jimmie was preceded ir death by his parents Jakie anc Jewell McCants and son Car' McCants. Pallbearer were Harvey Lan Larry Schmidt Herman Adams, Jig Parson, Aller Strain, Vance Lee Dustin Looker ant Josh McCants.  Honorary Pall: bearers were O'Donnell, Allred, Johnn Looker, McCants Santoyo, Cot Santoyo and McCants. Arrangements were to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider "Veterans & Family Memorial CareC To sign the online book or to send a card, our website at 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 We have all the tools to keep your Business ON TRACK& IN THE BLACK We offer Pro00ssional Services for all aspects of your small business! Including: Payroll #Monthly, Quarterly, &Annual Tax Preparation Financial Statements #Bank Reconciliations BOOKKE P 575-542-3125 I I 212 E. Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsburg Take Out Orders: C,_aJJ 33 228 E. Motel Drive * Lordsburg Ham or Turkey Hashed rotatoes, Stuffing, Vegetables, Dinner Roll, Soup or Salad F'umpl00n Fie S'9.95 A00lolt00 S'5.95