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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 Scott Massey with his wife, Carrie, and daughters Pi per and Lindsey Animas author h novel published, book in Animas farmer Scott Massey has entered the literary world with the publication of his first tic- " tional novel. The Dreamer. re- leased earlier this month. Massey, an Agricultural Busi~ ness graduate of New Mexico State University, has been work- xng on the book for more than in Hidalgo County three years, with the help of his wife. Carrie and two daughters, Pipe and Lindsey. THE DREAMER focuses on Kevin Alex/ruder. a normal high school freshman who is thrust into a world of fantasy when his older brother mysteriously goes into a coma. When he is poisoned with the same experimental drug that caused his brother's coma, Kevin is transported to another world known as Genetrix. While this world and its creatures are real. Kevin is there in a dream and is thus capable of things only possible in dreams. To the people of Genetrix. he is a wizard. Kevin "Dirty Jobs" show features NM Game & Fish squeezers Courtesy information Television celebrity Mike Rowe got up close and personal with New Mexico walleye when he joined biologists with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for some fish-squeezing earlier this year at Santa Rosa Lake. Rowe helped Department staff capture walleye, physically squeeze eggs from the female fish and then fertilize the eggs with milt squeezed from males. Like all participants in the operation, he was slimed. The Department conducts the egg harvesting operation every spring at lakes around New Mexico. Fertilized eggs are taken to Rock Lake Fish Hatchery in Santa Rosa. where they are hatched and raised to about g2-inch fry before they are returned to the lakes. This year. eggs were taken from Clayton. Santa Rosa. Stdbblefield and C&ballo lakes. This year's New Mexico wa!leye egg harvest, combined with more eggs from Wisconsin, allowed the Department to stock about 6.7 million walleye fry in Ute, Stubblefield. Conchas. Clayton and Santa Rosa lakes. Check local listings for air dates. embarks on a seemingly impos- sible journey in order to rescue his brother from a disturbed and exceedingly powerful dreamer who has declared himself God of Genetrix. Kevin will risk every- thing, against all odds. to save his brother as time is running out. (smashwords. com ) The Dreamer.according to Massey, is the first in a series he is already developing. The hardcover edition is avail- able locally for $25 at Goldhill Outpost. Desert Wildflower, Bootheel Grocery, Valley Mercan- tile and the Chiricahua Desert Museum in Rodeo. For signed copies, contact Massey at aggiemassey @ The hardcover book is also available online for $25.60 at The e-book version of the The Dreamer can be pur- chased at and for $9.99. Email us at or hcherald @ ii10 Build Your Credit. No Checking Account Needed. Apply in person or call ahead/ . ..... 224 E, Motel Dr, Lord burg, NM Call todayt. to return million in undelivered to t= Submitted by WILLIAM BRUNSON/IRS, Phoentx In an annual reminder m tax- payers, the Internal Revenue Ser- vice announced today that it is looking to return $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks. In all. 99"123 taxpayers are due refund checks this year that could trot be delivered because of mail- ing address errors. Undelivered refund checks average $1.547 this year. Locally, there are 542 New Mexico taxpayers who have $508,673 in undelivered refunds waiting to be claimed. Taxpayers who believe their refund check may have been re- turned to the IRS as undelivered should use the "Where's My Re- fund?" ( viduals/article/0,.id= 96596,00.html) tool on The tool will provide the status of their refund and. in some cases, instructions on how to resolve delivery problems. Taxpayers checking on a re- fund over the phone will receive instructions on how to update their addresses. Taxpayers can access a telephone version of "Where's My Refund?" by call- ing 1-800-829-1954. While only a small percent- age of checks mailed out by the IRS are returned as undelivered, taxpayers can put an end to lost, stolen or undelivered checks by choosing direct deposit when they file either paper or electronic returns. Last year, more than 78.4 million taxpayers chose to re- ceive their refund through direct deposit. Taxpayers can receive refunds directly into their bank account, split a tax refund into two or three financial accounts or even buy a savings bond. The IRS also recommends that taxpayers file their tax returns electronically, because e-file eliminates the risk of lost paper returns. E-file also reduces errors on tax returns and speeds up re- funds. Nearly 8 out of 10 taxpay- ers chose e-file last year. E-file combined with direct deposit is the best option for taxpayers to avoid refund problems: it's easy, fast and safe. The public should be aware that the IRS does not contact tax- payers by e-mail to alert them of pending refunds and does not ask for personal or financial informa- tion through email. Such mes- sages are common phishing scares ( vacy/article/ 1 79820,00.html). The agency urges taxpayers receiving such messages not to release any per- sonal information, reply, open any attachments or click on any links to avoid malicious code that can infect their computers. The best way for an individual to verify if she or he has a pending refund is going directly to and using the "Where's My Refund?" tool. The IRS has available on its web site at, YouTube vid- eos and an audio podcast on un- delivered refunds. The IRS Voyd K. Stewart Voyd Kenneth Stewart, 89, a longtime resident of Lordsburg, New Mexico, passed away De- cember 6. 2011. in Lordsburg. He was born September 12, 1922. in Luna. New Mexico, to Charles Stewart and Olive Josephine Adair. He was the youngest of the family with three sisters and one brother. His father homesteaded his land, harvestin~ grain and raising livestock. Voyd, his brother and sisters walked or rode a horse to a two- room schoolhouse that was heated by a wood stove. When he was in 8th grade, he had his own 80 acres to farm. He had a team of horses and walked behind the plow. His father was working for the Bureau of Public Roads, so Voyd and his mother were alone on the farm. When Voyd was 14. his mother died of pneu- monia. Later. Voyd rode 22 miles on a mountain dirt road to get to Re- serve High School. After gradu- ating, he moved to Santa Fe, to attend Santa Fe Business College. While attending college he drove a taxi and then started working for Brown Brothers Construction Company. He joined the U.S. Navy Seabees and was stationed in Hawaii, the South Pacific and the Marshall Islands during World War II. Upon his return from the ser- vice, he worked at a sawmill in Luna, until Brown Construction called him to go back to work. He worked for the company a to- tal of 41 years. After Sevei'al move~, he ended up in Las Vegas. New Mexico, where he met Dorothy Hovland. They were married February 14. 1948, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In 1960, they made their home permanently in Lordsburg, but Voyd nearly al- ways worked long distances from home in order to support his wife and four children, Jeanine, YouTube video on undelivered refunds (English format) can be accessed at: http:// watch?v=q_aAQ_zfHLE&feature For a similar IRS YouTube video in American Sign Language, go to: http:// watch?v=a7Spd7 - KO5o& . And the IRS audio podcast on unde- liverable refunds can be found at: ticle/0,,id= 179391,00.html . uarles Harold. Donelle, and Sandra. During the 1960s, Voyd homesteaded and fanned land in the Pyramid Valley. In addition, he and Dorothy had a bus con- tract with the Lordsburg Munici- pal School District for more than 20 years. For his entire life, Voyd was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings, includ- ing that of bishop of the Lordsburg Ward from January 1991 to June 1995. He was very generous with his time and money and could often be found help- ing someone or doing any task around the community. Voyd is survived by his wife of 63 years Dorothy; one son, Harold Dean Stewart of Albuquer- que. New Mexico; three daugh- ters, Jeanine (Michael) Hill of Hanford, California; Donelle (Brent) Shipp of Albuquerque; and Sandra (Jesse) Moore Of Niceville, Florida. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Heather Hill. Troy Hill, Holly Covarrubias. Jillian Shipp, Brendon Shipp, Jesse Moore. Stephanie Moore, and Andrew Moore; and four great-grandchil- dren, Talen Covarrubias, Addison Covarrubias. Audrey Hill and Lucy Hill. He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Ruby (Bill) Wil- liams, Louie (Lee) Irwin, and Janet (Victor W.) Harrison. and one brother, Charles Austin (Eula Mac) Stewart. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 10; at tlae~ Church of Jesus Chris~ ~f ,I_~a~'tt~e~{-~ day SainEs, in Lor~[Aurg,,.with Bishop Lloyd 'V. Payne conduct- ing. Interment followed at Mt. View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Pallbearers were Harold Stewart, Troy Hill, Brent Shipp, Brendon Shipp, Jesse Moore and Andrew Moore. Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City, New Mexico. was in charge of arrangements. I Join us fOR BREAkfAst! Buv onE E T thE 2nd fOR pRICE! ! 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