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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 After storytime, the kids made bowtie pasta Christmas wreaths. Library holds Holiday Open House Dec. 11 brary cards, browse our books, By CHRISTINA SALINAS/ Lordsburg-Hida/go Library Direc- tor The Lordsburg Hidalgo Li- brary hosted a Holiday Ope n House on Thursday, December 11, 2014. It was a busy day of visitors stopping" in to renew li- Lisa DeLaGarza was the winner of the Gingerbread House contest. and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and cookies. Our gingerbread house deco- rating contest had 11 entries. They were all wonderfully deco- rated and brought some smiles to all our visitors throughout the day. Library visitors voted for their favorite gingerbread house. The winner of the contest was Lisa DeLaGarza with her dancer survivor inspired gingerbread house. All participants received a book and the winner received a gift card donated by McDonalds of Lordsburg and a Christmas DVD movie donated by Flying J Truck Stop. The children's Christmas story hour was well attended by 28 children and 7 adults. A Christ- mas story was read and the chil- dren and all made a bow tie pasta Christmas wreath. There were four door prizes given out to those who entered their name in our drawing. The library was full of Christmas cheer throughout the day. We welcome all the citizens of Hidalgo County to come and make full use of all the library services available to our county." Friends of the Library" still have some Quilt books available for $35. Come in and buy your copy today! We would like to thank McDonalds of Lordsburg and Flying J Truck Stop for your gen- erous prize donations. A few of the Gingerbread House entries. First Baptist Church l 3rd & Animus Streets I Lordsburg, NM 88045 I .... i6t{ " 575-542-3787 Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Services 11 AM A,T, DISP0SALI,,!,NC, For rout" ," 7 ! Commercial needs PO Box 2222 Deming NM 88031 Phone: 575-542-8708 Shopping season should be merrier this year for retailers, says NMSU researcher By AMANDA BRADFORD/ ShopperTrak, a Chicago market- from $735 last Christmas. NMSU Retailers could be jingling all the way to the bank this holi- day season thanks in part to im- proved employment numbers and lower gas prices, according to a New Mexico State Univer- sity.researcher. "I expect a solid holiday sales season this year," said Bruce Huhmann, an associate professor of marketing in NMSU's College of Business. Huhmann's forecast this year for New Mexico is a 2.7 per- cent increase over 2013 holiday sales. Nationally, he predicts a 3.9 percent ifrcrease for fourth-quar- ter retail sales, f]lowing in- creases of 3.5 percent in 2013, 3 percent in 2012 and 4 percent in 2011. Since 2005,Black Friday has been the biggest shopping day of the year. During the long week- end after Thanksgiving Day, re- tailers typically ring up 9 to 10 percent of annual retail sales Huhmann said. "The ever-earlier start of holiday shopping, or 'holida creep,' is approaching a tipping point," Huhmann said. Lordsburg Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu Monday, January 5 Breakfast Cereal Graham Crackers (9-12) Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch Baked Chicken Mashed Potatoes Ranch Style Beans School Roll Pears Asst. Low-Fat Milk Tuesday, January 6 Breakfast Banana Mini Loaf. Fresh Fruit Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch .. Chicken Nuggets Potato Wedges Green Beans School Roll Cherry Crisp Asst. Low-Fat Milk Wednesday, Januacy "t ' Breakfast Sausage ona:Stiok,,: ', : , Fresh Fruit Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Grden Salad w/Broccoli & Tomato Garlic Bread Jell-O w/Fruit Asst. Low-Fat Milk Thursday, January 8 Breakfast Peanut Butter & Jelly Jamwich Fresh Fruit Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch Stuffed Crust Pizza Tossed Salad Broccoli w/Ranch Dressing Cherry Craisins .Asst, Low-Fat Milk Friday, January 9 Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Beautify your home with professional I home upgrades | Kitchen/Bath Remodel Granite & Formica I iTile & Wood Installation / l)Kitchen & Vanity, Cabinets, etc J Courtesy Consultation & Design Lie#53558 research company, expects Thanksgiving Day will replace Black Friday in 2014 as the big- gest shopping day. This switch is occurring because more stores are opening earlier on Thanksgiving Day. He said the busiest shopping days of this year should be Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the weekend before Christmas. "Holiday sales are important to retailers, as they produce one- ' third of annual retail industry profits;" Huhmann said. "More than one-fourth of all retail sales occur from October through De- cember. For some retailers, sales during these three months are 40 percent vr more of annual sales." Huhmann said his sales fore- "cast is slightly lower than other industry projections, which range from 4 to 4.5 percent. The Na- tional Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade asso- ciation, projects $616.9 billion in November and December sales - a 4.1 percent increase. However, PricewaterhouseCoopers 'esti- mates the average U.S. household will spend $684 on the holidays in 2014, down roughly 7 percent Fresh Fruit Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Lunch Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy Chuckwagon Corn School Roll Peaches Asst. Low-Fat Milk Since the Great Recession, consumers have become more promotion-oriented, Huhmann said. Although wages are creep- ing upward and the economy has improved slowly since the 2008- 2009 crash, consumers have grown more confident, and are buying more cars and other du- rable goods. That trend, though, is cresting, he said. Reports from several indexes of consumer confidence, outlook assessment and future expecta- tions show that consumers have an increasingly optimistic out- look, which Huhmann said will boost holiday spending. Labor demand continues to increase nationally, with the na- tional unemployment rate down to 5.9 percent in September 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to 7.2 percent one year earlier. New Mexico's labor demand remained largely unchanged dur- ing the past year, and the state's unemployment rate of 6.6 percent is higher than the national rate - Huhmann expects this will lead to lower holiday retail sales for local compared to national mer- chants. Lower fuel prices should have a positive impact on spend- ing this season. Huhmann said a good rule of thumb is that every one-cent decline in gas prices, leads to a $2-per-person increase in total consumer spending and a $4-per-person increase in dispos- able income for the holiday sea- son. 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