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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY DECEMBER 11. 2009 9 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force receives new tools Courtesy submisison Attorfiey General Gary King's office is distributing more than $100,000 worth Of specialized computers for use in child sexual exploitation cases all over New Mexico, including to the Sixth Judicial District which encompasses Hidalgo, Grant and Luna Counties. The AG's Office received a federal grant through the Office - of Juvenile Justice and Delin quency Prevention Department of Justice (OJJDP) designed to support investigative and pros- ecution agencies throughout the state for investigations and pros- ecutions handled by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The AGO is an af- filiate member of the task fOrce. Throtighout the month, the investigati,e equipment will be distributed to New Mexico ICAC affiliates; including 10 fr0rensic computers for the recovery of electronic evidence and 25 com- puter laptops for undercover in- vestigations and prosecutions. The grant funding has also pro- vided training, for 26 affiliate New Mexico agenc,es in the last mghteen months. The New Mexico ICAC Task Force is a multi-agency network of law enforcement per- sonnel statewide whose mission is to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornogra- phers. The following is a complete list of New Mexico ICAC affili- ates: 1. Albuquerque Police De- partment 2. Alamogordo Depart- ment Public Safety 3. Artesia Police Depart- ment 4. Aztec Police Depart- ment 5. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office 6. Carlsbad Police Depart- meat 7. Office 8. ment 9. Office Chaves County Sheriff's Clovis Police Depart- Curry County Sheriff's 10. Deming Police Depart- meat ll. US Attorney's Office, New Mexico District (FED- ERAL) 12. Dona Ana County Sheriff's 'Office 13. Espanola Police De- partment 14. Farmington Police De- partment 15. FBI (FEDERAL) 16. Hobbs Police Depart- ment 17. ICE (FEDERAL) 18. 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office, 19 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office 20. 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office 21. 6th Judicial District Attorney's Office 22. 8th Judicial District Senator Tom Udall launches new website Courtesy submission U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced the launch of his new. offi- cial online office in the U.S. Senate at tomudall.senate.gov. Udatl's new website provides more ways than ever for New Mexicans to plug into his ,work in Washington through expanded content and services pages. "It's crucially important to me that New Mexicans be in-the- loop with what's going on in Washington and to be able to easily provide feedback on my work and services," said Udall. "Building upon my presence on social media, my new website will bring news home to constituents in new and exciting ways, while also improv- ing the ways that I provide services for the state." Visitors to the website are encouraged to watch an introduction to the site by Senator Udall here. Among the many features on the new site are: A diverse collection of news content, including blog posts. online news releases, maps, videos, photos and audio clips; An "In Your Area" section, breaking down the impact of Udall's work to local communities across New Mexico. including information about upcoming and recent events; Information about Udall's priorities and achievements in major policy issue areas, including recent news and multimedia for each issue: A "Serving New Mexicans" page with detailed information about the many services that Udall's office makes available to con- stituents. , Attorney's Office 23. 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office 24. 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office 25. 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office 26. 13thJudicial District Attorney's Office 27. Las Cruces Police De- partment 28. Los Lunas Police De- partment 29. Los Lunas Public School Police 30; Melrose Police Depart- ment 31. Mora Police Depart- ment 32. Moriarty Police De- partment 33. McKinley County Sherif' Office 34. New Mexico State Po- lice 35. New Mexico State University Police 36. Otero County Sheriff's Office 37. Portales Police Depart- ment 38. Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office 39. Rio Rancho Depart- ment of Public Safety 40. Roswell Police Depart- ment 41. Sandoval County Sheriff's Office 42. Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office 43. Santa Fe Police De- partment 44. Silver City Police De- partment 45. Springer Police De- pfirtment 46. State Department of Corrections, Probation and Pa- role 47. Taos Police Depart- ment 48. T or C Police Depart- ment 49. US Federal Depart- ment of Corrections. Probation and Parole (FEDERAL) 50. US Marshal Service (FEDERAL) 51. University of New :Mexico Police .............. 52. Valencia County Sheriff's Office 53. New Mexico Sexual Assault Programs Inc., State- wide NON-PROFIT 54. La Pinon Sexual As- sault Services. Las Cruces NON-PROFIT Complaints of suspected online child exploitation should be reported to National Center for Missing and Exploited Chil- dren fNCMEC) at 1-800-THE- LOST (1-800-843-5678). ..,scdpti0n to the r^  Hidalgo County s" .. . "crakl  / - a terrific Chrlsta s r,._ .,, ,. - HERALD I 15  ,_. 2]2E, MofelDriveSuiteB - ., ;'; Lordsburg, NM 88045 " Name ,.l"l  ljll/ Address_ __ A . _ _ (..  Cty, State, Zip s3o00 oer r yea VISA Dear Citizens of Lordsburg: lain running for re-election for Mayor because I believe that L0rdsburg is a better place to live and raise a family, as well as a place to invest and grow a business, than it was the day I was elected to serve as your Mayor. I have strived to con- duct and oversee an open transparent government for and by all of the people of our Qty. I believe with another term Ican continue to bring improve-' merits to our quality of life in the areas of public safety, - neighborhood revitalization andsustainable economic develo F Building of new homes ,which will mean jobs and an expanded tax base for our City. The opportunities that will benefit and challenge Lordsburg will be numerous and complex in each of these areas, but I am confident we can work together to achieve great, positive results for our City. I wilt continue to strive for an efficient, cost-effec- tive City government, and safeguard every single hard-earned tax dollar. I ask that you consider allowing me to continue to work diligently to represent each of you andyour families, to the best of my ability, as Mayor of the City of Lordsburg. In short, Iwill continue to work with you to build a better Lordsburg that we are proud of, and is respected throughout the State and Country. Lordsburg's bestyears are still to come and will be the hard.est in today's economy to keep moving ahead. I have the experience and knowledge to take on this big task and keep our city moving forward. Thank you, Sincerely, Mayor Arthur Clark Smith Mrs.Evertson's third grade class proudly display the letters and drawings that they made for our U. S. A. Soldiers Southside Students send letters to our soldiers Courtesy submission On Veteran's Day Southside students participated in a U.S.A. flag raising ceremony and the rais- ing of the New Mexico flag lead by local Disabled American Vet- erans and other United States Vet- erans. Then a school assembly was held in the cafeteria so our nation's veterans could tell stu- dents about their experiences in our armed forces. Afterwards lo- cal servicemen were treated tO a continental breakfast in the school lounge. All Southside Elementary students pamcipated in a letter writing activity that day. Letters were written to U. S. A. Soldiers thanking them for their service to our country and for keeping us safe. Some students even drew pictures to accompany their let- ters. These letters were sent to World Air. The letters will be placed in planes that are used to take service personnel all over the world. As these brave men and women are flying, they will be able to read our letters and know that studerlts in Lordsburg, New Mexico appreciate them and the time. effort, and skills that they so willingly offer to our country and the world. Our students and faculty at Southside Elementary hope this willbe a happy and uplifting ex- perience for our nation's soldiers especially during the holiday sea- sons. USDA offers farm ownership and operating loans for sociallydisadvantaged groups Submitted by USDAILordsburg Salomon Ramirez, State Executive Director for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers that FSA has targeted loan funds for producers that are recognized as Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) farmers or rancher. These loan programs are designed to help farmers purchase and operate family farms. With these loan programs, FSA's mission is to reverse the declining number of farmers and ranchers across the United States and to encourag e and as- sist them in owning and operat- ing their own farms and ranches participate in agricultural pro- grams, and become integral parts of the agricultural commu- nity. FSA reserves a portion of its loan guarantee funds each year for SDA loans. Ramirez sa.ys SDA's are individuals or entities who are members of a SDA group. A SDA gr.oup is a group whos;e members have been subjected to racial, ethnic. or gender prejudice because of their identity. These groups con- sist of American Indian or Alaska Natives. Asians. Blacks or African Americans. Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and women. Direct loans are made to applicants by FSA and include both farm operating and farfn ownership loans. Guaranteed lons also may be made for farm ownership or operating purposes, and may be made by any lending institution. subject to Federal or State su- pervision, who make agriculture type loans (banks. savings and loans, credit unions, and units of the Farm Credit System in- cluding the Bank for Coopera- tives) and guaranteed by FSA. Typically, FSA guarantees 90 or 95 percent of a loan against any loss that might be incurred if the loan fails. According to Ramirez. "Repayment terms for direct operating loans depend on the collateral securing the loan and .usually run from 1 to 7 years and repayment terms for direct ownership loans can be as long as 40 years." Guaranteed loan terms are set by the lender. Interest rates for direct loans are set periodi- cally according to the Government's cost of borrow- ing. Interest rates for guaranteed loans are established by the lender. USDA is an equal op- portunity employer and pro- vider. Farm ownership loan funds may be used to purchase or en- large a farm or ranch, purchase easements or rights of way needed in the farm's operation. build or improve buildings such as a dwelling or barn, promote soil and water conservation and development, and pay closing COSTS. Farm operating loan funds may be used to purchase live- stock, poultry, farm equipment. fertilizer, and other materials necessary to operate a success- ful farm Operating Loan funds can also be used for family liv- ing expenses, refinancing debts under certain conditions, pay- mg salaries for hired farm la- borers, installing or improving water systems for home, live- stock, or irrigation use. and other similar improvements. Applications for all FSA direct loan programs are made through FSA's local county of- fices. Producers interested in these loans should visit their lo- cal county office for eligibility, application and related program details. Miracle Baby Boy A baby boy was born weighing a little over lbur pounds. Your skin was all wrinkled and vour belly was round. They said it would be a miracle if you would survive. Here it is five years later and you are still alive. You were so anxious to get to this place. And we remember the first time we saw your handsome face. You were so tiny and all covered wilh tubes and IV lines. And that first moment we saw you. we all started crying. Then we realized that you were our miracle boy. if,, Since that moment our hearts have been so full of joy. God has blessed us in every way. be letting us love x ou more every da}'. Ever time th,t we see you we can't help but smile. We know miracles are realand words can't express the feelings we-feel. You're, the little boy that we all love And we are so thankful to the Lord above. We Love You Ezekiel and we always will!!