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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 Senior Center receives donation Herald staffphoto The Ena Mitchell Senior Citizens Center was the recipient of a new ping pong table, courtesy of local residents Hector and Terry Ibarra and Richard Chaires. Pictured above are Allie Ibarra, Richard Chaires, Terry Ibarra, Hector Ibarra III and Senior Citizens director Leslie Tomerlin. Achieve 2011 resolutions with TOPS strategies Submitted by TOPS/Milwaukee, Wl As shouts of "Happy New Year!" ring out around the world in the earliest moments of 2011, many people also will be making resolutions for something better in the New Year. While some fall short of ac- complishing their January 1 promise, setting smaller, more definite goals is one way to achieve success. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support or- ganization, shares the following Gov. allocates $3.1 million to state budget Continued from Page 1 pleted prior to the end of the year. The money set aside for that project makes up the majority of the funds now going into the state's general fund. "While the purchase of the ranch was a great opportunity for the state, and would have been a big boost to tourism and tile lo- cal economy of the (3atisteo Ba- sin, moving forward at this time is unfeasible," Governor Richardson added. Governor Richardson had previously allocated $28,519,223 to offset cuts to the state budget. These allocations have preserved important state services and prevented furloughs in a number of state agencies. With these additional monies, Governor Richardson has allo- cated more than half of his dis- cretionary stimulus fund to shor- ing up the state's general fund. tips for realistically planning - and achieving - one's resolu- tions: 1. Be specific Determine an exact goal. In- stead of resolving to lose weight, consider a specific amount or goal weight and time frame, such as losing 20 pounds by the Fourth of July and 20 more pounds by Thanksgiving. No matter what the resolution, setting Small goals will be easier to achieve one step at a time. 2. Make a plan for success Construct a "road map" as a guide to achieve your goal. Con- sider what it will take to accom- plish the plan. For example, to lose weight, healthy eating, ex- ercise, and joining a support group like TOPS is paramount. Consider keeping a journal to keep track of progress ups and downs. 3. Review the plan along the way Once a week, take time and evaluate progress. Review the journal and determine if the goals need revamping or ramping up. Everyone makes mistakes. When. ihat happens, avoid falling into theraps of, shame and guilt. ....... , 4. Keep resolutions realistic Be realistic in goal setting. If completely eliminating a be- havior is too difficult, consider resolving to do it less often. 5. Make it personally mean- ingful A resolution should be some- thing an individual desires to change or achieve and should not be dictated by family members or what society says is good for you. Resolutions without strong, personal motivation can be doomed to fail. 6. Tell others about the reso- lution Sharing goals with friends and family can be an outstand- ing support mechanism and a source of gentle nudging if a de- tour from the plan takes place. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the original, nonprofit weight-loss support and wellness education organi- zation, was established more than 62 years ago to champion weight-loss support and suc- cess. Founded and headquar- tered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TOPS promotes successful, af- fordable weight management with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness information, and sup- port from others at weekly chapter meetings. TOPS has about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters through- out the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to at- tend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. To find a local chapter, view or call (800) 932-8677. UPCOMING EVENTS 80t SGX $39.99 eli Burton ' e,r( NM Tech to launch Border Security Training Program Continued from Page I which has cut kidnapping by over enforcement agencies throughout Mexico Tech team won a com- petitive grant for $994,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice for the Southern Border Training and Technical Assistance Project. Williams reported atthe con- ference on research by the Bor- der Security Center conducted in Colombia, Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Wil- liams and his colleagues from the Center focused their presentation on the outbreak of cartel murders and kidnappings in San Diego during the past three years and the spike in kidnappings and home invasions in the Phoenix area. They also discussed tactics used in attacks on Mexican law ehforcement officers in border cities. The research also indicated that cross5border kidnappings and extortion of relatives and friends in the United States for people held in Mexico were sig- nificantly under reported crimes in all areas of the Southwest in- cluding New Mexico. Williams said the New Mexico Tech contingent success- ful showed that they've made sig- nificant progress with their ini- tial assessment about anti-crime needs -' the most important of which is making front-line offic- ers and their supervisors aware of the dangers. He said that the suc- cessful presentation will help in securing future funding to ex- pand the program. Emerging threats identified 'in the project include kidnap- ping, extortion and potential paramilitary attacks on law en- forcement officers. Williams' re- search has identified "lessons learned" from successful pro- grams such as the Colombian Police anti-kidnapping program Reward offeied for information on burglary On December 17, 2010, the Lordsburg Police Department re- sponded to a burglary of a home located in the 200 block of West 2 "d Street. The suspect(s) entered the ; home during the week of Decem- , ber 12-17, 2010 and fleeing the scene with an undisclosed .. amount of money and several sentimental letters, photographs, turquoise jewelry and other per- sonal items. The victim has expressed the value of the items as irreplaceable and is asking the return of those sentimental items. Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved. Anyone with information should contact the Lordsburg Police Department at 575-542- 3505. 90 percent in the last 10 years. Williams also preented the recently completed report, "Training Needs Assessment for Targeted Criminal Activity on the Southwest Border," which sur- veyed 125 officials from 42 tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies along the Southwest border. Results of the assessment identified deficiencies in existing training which urgently needed to be addressed. Williams also used the con- ference as an opportunity to pro- mote two new training sessions. New Mexico Tech's Border Secu- rity Center will commence a spe- cial pilot session of the first course, a four-hour awareness class, "Surviving the Mexican Drug Cartels." The class will be hosted by the Albuquerque Po- lice Department and presented by the Border Security Center. The training will be repeated at law the border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. "Our classes will make offic- ers much more conscience of the potential for extreme violence when they encounter drug cartel soldiers," Williams said. "We will arm them with the tools to recog-. nize the indicators that they aren't making a normal, high-risk felony stop, that the person they're stopping may have an automatic weapon or a hand gre- nade and may be trained in para- military tactics." The Center will also kick off a new four-day practical applica- tion course, "Countering Mexi- can Cartel Violence in the South- west," commencing in March 2011 at Tech's Playas Training and Research Center. All costs for the training, including partici- pants' travel, will be paid by the Bureau of Justice Assistance grant. EO00Y EWEL.RY [oqo5 [.anium , PIi00:RC-I file Located inside the COlta|e House. 214 E, Motel Drive, Lordsbuq[ We have all the tools to keep your Business ON TRACK & IN THE BLACK We offer Professional Services for ill ispeets of )'our small business.* Including: # Payroll #Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tax Preparation #Financial Statements #Bank Reconciliations P i 212 E Motel Drtve * Suite A * Lordsburg Palomarez wins jewelry raffle The winner of the turquoise necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings raffled off to help offset medical expenses for Joaquin Marquez was Stella Palomarez of Bayard. Tickets were sold by Frank Chaires and more than $1,100 was raised. The jewelry was do- nated, by Margo and Mary Helen Estrada. Pictured above is Will Wright, who drew the winning ticket. , :. Courtesy photo Continued from Page 1 Suicide prevention Suicide Prevention meetings are held the first Monday of each month at the Hidalgo Complex in Lordsburg at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Step Aerobics class is held at 6 PM at Central Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information call 575-537- 0248 ext. 227. Diabetes support group There will be no Diabetes Support Group for November and December, since everyone will be busy for the holidays. Happy Holidays to our Support Group and their families and see you next year! Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walk- ing & Activity Club meets from 12-2 PM at the Special Events center on Mondays and Wednes- PUBLIC NOTICE Lordsburg Exploration Project days. For more information call 575-537-0248 ext. 227. Line Dancing The Active and Alive Crooked Halos Line Dancing classes are held from 5-6 PM fol intermediates and 6:15-7:30 PI for advanced at RV Traylor El- ementary School on Monday, and Wednesdays. For more infor- mation call 575-537-0248 ext 227. AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AAI meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5 p.m., Wednes- days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sat- urdays at'5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more in- formation contact Kokopelli at 575-542-3304. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald Entree Gold (US) Inc. (Entree): 2221 East Street, Suite 210, Golden CO 80410 has submitted an application )ursuant to New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) regulations (NMAC 10.10.4) to drill up to 65 exploration holes onits mining claims on the public lands located in Township 23 South; Ranges 18 and 19 West in Hidalgo County. Total potential surface disturbance from new drill pads and access routes would be up to approximately 28.2 acres. Information from the drill!ng program will be used to determine if sufficient gold/copper ore exists to justify mine development. Access to the site is provided by New Mexico State Highway 494 and Hidalgo County Road A009 (the Animas Road). Access to the drill pads would be along existing roads and two tracks to the extent )ossible. Drilling, using conventional truck and/or track mounted rigs and support equipment, is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2011 and last up to 12 months. A qualified independent consulting firm conducted cultural resource, biological, wetlands, and sensitive species surveys on the entire area. Entree will use the results of the surveys and Best Management Practices to avoid impacting any sensitive resources. Copies of the application being processed as Permit No. HI013ER, are on file and available for viewing during normal business hours at: New Mexico Energy, Mineral and Natural Resources Department Mining and Minerals Division 1220 St. Francis Drive Santa Fe NM 87505 Or on-line at: Written requests for a hearing must be submitted to the Acting Director, Mr. Charles Thomas, at the above address within 30 days after the newspaper publication of this notice. Any interested person may request that the Director of the Mining and Minerals Division (Director) conduct a public hearing on this proposed exploration application pursuant to N MAC. Requests may be made of the Director at the above address within 30 days of the date of the newspaper publication of this notice. If hearing is timely requested, the Director shall set a hearing unless the request is clearly frivolous. The Director may hold a ublic hearing absent any request. Any public hearing pursuant to this application shall be held at a venue in the Lordsburg area accessable to the general public. If the Director detei'mines to hold a public hearing, the date, time, and location of such hearing will be advertised in the Hidalgo County Herald. Written comments must be received by the Director prior to the close of the hearing record following any public hearing that is held. If no public hearing is held, written comments will be considered only if they are received by the Director within 60 days after the date of this newspaper publication or within 60 days after the person filing the comments received notice of this application, whichever is later. D24c