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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11,2009 UPCOMING EVENTS Best Western Western Skies Inn LordSburg hotel receives quality award Best Western Western Skies Inn of Lordsburg has received the Best Western Directors Award for outstandirtg quality standards. The Director's Award recognizes Best Western International hotels scoring in the top 20 percent of all 2,400 North American proper- ties in cleanliness and mainte-, nance. Hotels must also meet Best Western's requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the distinction. "The' Director's Award is an important symbol of success." says owner Tejal Patel "This award confirms the Best Western Western Skies Inn's commitment to providing quality accommo- dations for our guests. Our house- keeping and maintenance depart- ments have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence." Best Western International is the world's.largest hotel chain, providing marketing, reserva- tions and operational support to 4,200 independently owned and operated member hotels in 80 countries and territories world- wide. Founded in 1946, this icomc brand is host to approxi- mately 400.000 worldwide guests each night. A pioneer within the industry, Best West- ern is recognized for its distinc- tive member-owned business model and diverse hotel port- folio. For more information visit www.bestwestern.com. Energy efficient LED holiday lights dramatically reduce electricity bills Submitted by PNM/Albuquerque PNM customers watching their spending this ho[iday sea- son can save money and help the environment by switching to en- ergy efficient holiday lighting. Light-emitting diode holi- day lights, while somewhat more expensive to purchase than regu- lar mini-lights and other tradi- tional bulbs, use a fraction of the energy. In addition, LED lights: stay cool to the touch reduc- nificantly longer than traditional bulbs. The lower energy consump- tion of LED lights can help cus- tomers save on electricity costs and reduce demand for electric- ity, which helps the environment. If 10,000 PNM customers make the switch from traditional holi- day lighting to LEDs*, it would reduce PNM's carbon dioxide emissions'by 5.8 million pounds, the equivalent of taking 510 cars ]ng the risk of fire - and last sig- off the road or planting 68,000 Foster,. adoptive parents needed in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- two parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child• Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Par- ent Recruiter at (575) 434- 5950 ext. 121 for more infor- mation or visit us on the web a t www.cyfd.org. Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth My Name is Marques Age: 16 years old Grade: • 10% regular education classes Favorite Food(s): Most! Favorite Activity: •Skateboard- ing and art! Marques is a handsome 16 year old boy. He has the poten- tial to do well in school when motivated. Marques is a survi- Marques vor and has managed to take care of himself despite issues from his past. He has a.funny sense.of hu- , mor, is active and can be very help- ful.' Marques would like to mai,ntain rela- tionships with his siblings even though he is mo- tivated to be adopted by a lov- ing two parent family. He would do very well as an only child. Marques likes to journal and read. He is very orga- nized and keeps his room tidy, He enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the mall. He would like to attend col- lege and study language arts. If you have an approved home study and would like to inquire about this child, please contact Tuna Hudson, Adoption Consultant at (575) 835-2716 or e-mail tuna.hudson@ state.nm.us. For general information.on how you can become a foster/adop- tive parent with the Children, Youth and Families Department, please "call 1-800-432-2075. trees. Other Holiday Lighting Tips • To maximize holiday lighting savings, use timers to limit light displays to no more than six evening hours a day. Leaving lights on 24 hours a day will quadruple your energy costs - and create four times the pollu- tion. • While sprucing up or deco- rating your home for holiday en- tertaining, consider switching out traditional light bulbs in your home for compact fluorescent bulbs. Replacing just 10 bulbs could shave as much as $41 off annual energy bills. PNM-spon- sored rebates for CFLS are avail- able at a variety of local retailers• Visit PNM.com/rebates to learn more about lSNM energy- ,saving programs, Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, December 14 Hamburger Stroganoff Egg Noodles Spinach Cauliflower & Cheese Cottage Cheese/Pears Tuesday, December 15 Ham & Cheese Sandwich- Lettuce/Tomato/Onions Mixed Vegetables/Margarine Mandarin Oranges Wednesday, December 16 Meatloaf .. Scalloped Potatoes Green Beans WW Roll/Margarine Strawberry Shortcake Thursday, December 17 Santa Fe Chicken Rice Broccoli/Cheese Buttered Carrots Pineapple Upside Down Cake Friday, December 18 Beef Enchilada Lettuce & Tomato Pinto Beans ..... Jalapenos/Onions/Salsa Crackers Chocolate Pudding I 1/  Ask us about our layaway program 214 [. MOI[!L. [31UVI: IN 10IDSI]LIR(; There are IOOs of Reasons to send flowers... w.e can helpyou wuth all of them! I: tl TT 00i00tl!P,00 De,,ver00 ' Lordsburg! 542-88.80 Continued from Page 1 Christmas Concert Everyone is invited to attend the Philhour Family Christmas Concert at Scripture Baptist Church. It will be on Saturday, December 12. 2009 at 3:00PM. Refreshments will follow. TEFAP Commodities TEFAP commodities will be distributed to persons 18 and up on Thursday, December 10. 2009. at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the Special Events Center. 502 West 2 "d Street. Recipients must bring photo ID, proof of income for all nousehold members and a bill showing name and physical address. Free cooking classes ICAN Nutritional Cooking Classes to begin January 6 t. 13 'h. 20  and 27 th. Absolutely free call to stgn up NOW! Call Lori@ 575-542-9291• -VFW.Christmas Party The L'ordsburg VFW Post will hold a Christmas Party on December 18. 2009. Members and their families must RSVP to Ray Martinez, 575-313-5055 or 542-9503. by December 10. Diabetes Support Group There will be no Diabetes Support Group in November or December, due to upcoming holi- days. Have a ,¢vonderful holiday & see you next year! Ruiz account An account has been estab- lished at Western Bank to help raise funds for Elisa Ruiz, who is in need of a kidney transplant due to Lupus• Visit any Western Bank Aerobic class The class that has been meeting at the HMS Conference room will now return to the Central Schools Gym on Aug. 18th from 6:30-7•:30 p.m. EV- ERYONE IS INVITED to come burn fat. increase your oxygen intake and strengthen you heart. Sponsored by Hidalgo Medical Services Team Kids Team Kids is held every Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg from 6:00- 6:45 p.m. Team Kids is open to students in grades 1-6. Active & Alive The ACTIVE and ALIVE groups meet a couple of days each week and would love to have anyone that would like to im- prove thier health through exer- cise come and join them The Fall session will start on Oct. 12th and will run through December 18th with the Walking & Activity Club meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m at the Special Events Center. There are two aerobic classes- Beginners and Intermediates that meet on Monday and Wednesday. The Beginners meet from 5-6 p.m. and the interemediates from 6: 15- 7:30 p.m. at the RVT Elementary School. On Tuesdays and Thurs- days the Step Aerobics class meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Central School. These classes are spon- sored by Hidalgo Medical Ser- vices. If you have any questions please call 542-8384 ext. 104. Marquez account An account has been opened at Western Bank in Lordsburg to help benefit Joaquin Marquez, teller to make a donation. USDA reminds producers of upcomingLAA deadlines Continued from Page 1 advantaged, Limited ResOurce, or Beginning Farmers or Ranch- ers, as defined in the Food, Agri- culture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, Section 2501 (e) (7 U.S.C. 2279(e)). Producers can use the USDAsLimlted Resource Self- Delerm!nati__on Tool o help de- termine if they qualify as a lim- ited resource producer for FSA disaster programs. The Tool can be found by visiting: www.lrftool•sc.egov.usda.gov/ tool.as_12. In order to meet eligibility requirements as a Beginner Farmer or Rancher, a producer must not have operated a farm or ranch for more than l0 consecu- tive years and materially and sub- stantially participate in the op- eration of a farm. A sociatly disadvantaged farmer or rancher is a farmer or rancher who belongs to one of the following groups: American In- dian or Alaskan Native;Asian, Black or African American, Na- tive Hawaiian or other Pacific Is- lander and Hispanic. In order for an entity to qualify as a Limited Resource, Socially Disadvantaged or Be- ginning Farmer or Rancher, all members or stockholders must meet the applicable definition of one of these qualifications. LFP program applicants should note that in addition to risk management provisions, cer- tain payment limitation and ad- juste d gross income eligibility requirements must be met in or- der to qualify for livestock disas- ter program benefits• For more information or to apply for LFP and other USDA Farm Service Agency disaster as- sistance programs, please contact your local County FSA office. Information can aso be obtained• on line at www.fsa.usda.gov. who is currently awaiting a kid- ney transplant. Ask any Western Bank teller for more information. AA/NA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at Kokopelli. 332 E. Motel Drive. on Mondays at 3 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church of Lordsburg, corner of High and 3 ''t Street. on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held at Kokopelli on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church on Saturdays at 6 p.m. In case of emergency, call 1-888- 388-1802 or 542-9349. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing nt to hcherald  @aznex.net. g&,tZ " 1414 a lt H C e l'H e l't [ d  James Thomas Cavaliere James Thomas Cavaliere James Thomas Cavaliere was born November 3, 2009, at 12:01 p.m. to Mark and Melissa Cavaliere of Portales, NM. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5". long. His proud grandparents are Bill and Jill Cavaliere of Rodeo and Larry and Suzanna Neal of Texas, and his great-grandmother Cam Cavaliere of New Jersey. DTMS math wizards make state!: ,:, : This year, many DTMS students joined 960,€ompetitors and par- ticipated in a preliminary round of the 2009,2010 UNM-PNM State- wide Mathematics Contest. Three students sCored well enough to advance to Round II and will travel to Albuquerque to compete against others. Representing DTMS •at State are Mark Thomas, Jeremie Salazar and Eric Perez. L By Jonathon CraiglDTMS Boot.Heel CowhoTj Poetru Fiesta Saturday, February 2,0, 2010 [ "M_. 5:00 PM at the Museum , 708 East 2nd 2nd Street in Lordsburg, NM ' Top Entertainers! " - Free Hamburgers! ' m $10 Adults * $7 Students ,.,.:. ;r0r 00n[ormatio, 7y-y4e-gey8 =_, .... b, Visit our Old West Museum Mon-Fri 1:00 2 5:00 PM