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8 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 Lordsburg Elks welcome veteran Tony the Vet, who is walking across the United States in an effort to raise awareness on veterans issues, stopped in at the Lordsburg Elks Lodge while passing through town recently. He is pictured above with U.S. Armed Services veterans who were in attendance at the regular Elks meeting. Pictured areThomas Hood, Nick Paulos, Leon McDanieI,Tony the Vet, Ralph Young, Ernesto Renteria and Manuel Renteria.The Lordsburg Elks Lodge raises funds for various veteran projects through- out the year. Herald staffphoto Shop Social Security online this holiday season surveys show that Social Security does it so well that our online ser- vices take the top ratings in cus- tomer satisfaction surveys. So this holiday season, "shop" online when it comes to your So- By RAY VlGILISocial Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas Social Security provides fast, convenient, and secure online services to the public. In fact, Be safe this holiday season By LINDY KERR, Hidalgo County DWl Program Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hidalgo County DWI Program! Please make sure your holiday time IS merry and happy by making sure you have a designated driver when you go out to cel- ebrate. The best idea is to make arrangements BEFORE you are at the party- otherwise, you may be tempted to try to sneak home after you have had a few too many drinks. Also, remember that even 1 drink may show impairmenL We would like to recognize the Maverick Room for supporting the safety of our community by supplying designated drivers with free sodas and water while these drivers are at the Maverick. Also, they are giving out a free gift for designated drivers through the holi- day season while supplies last. Thank you, Maverick Room, for your support to keep Hidalgo County safe. WE YOU[ cial Security needs. Here are just a few of Social Security's services you can take advantage of from the conve- nience of your home or office computer: • apply for retirement, dis- ability, or Medicare benefits; • find out what benefits you might be eligible to receive; • apply for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs; • estimate your future ben- efits; • appeal an unfavorable de- cision; • change your address; and • report employee wages. For a complete list of our online services, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ onlineservices. You also can find forms, lublications, answers to frequently asked questions, So- cial Security news, and much more at www.socialsecurity.gov. We're confident you'll be satisfied with the service you get. Social Security online ser- vices rival commercial sites. In the American Customer Satis- faction Index, we beat out the top sites in the public and pri- vate sector• Three of our ser- vices took the top three ratings io government and beat out the top commercial sites. You do your holiday shop- ping online, so shop www.socialsecurity.gov for your Social Security needs. It's fast, convenient, and secure. 'tl,-_ IP , n00.c,o 8 "'" Mexic,n Food Open 7 Days a Week! 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM 604 E. Motel Drive ,o. A.e,,,.,= 542"8989 Lordsburg, NM Credit C,,rds "dip TOPS offers tips to bring joy back to holiday celebrations Submitted by TOPS/Milwaukee, WI breathing out stress. You'll be Cook, clean, shop, bake, amazed how good you feel. wrap - repeat! December is here • Make time for yourself. and the holiday season is upon Just 15 minutes alone, without us. If your to-do list is growing distractions, can refresh you fast and your blood pressure is enough to handle everything rising, you're not alone. Ameri- you need to do. Take a walk. can Psychological Association Listen to soothing music. (APA) research shows that mul- Spend time with a pet, or jusf tiple stressors affect how we feel lie down on the couch and clear during the holiday season. As your mind. many as 69 percent of us feel stress Holiday stress is predict- about not:having enough time to able, with a defined beginning complete that to-do list and not and end - so make plans to re- having enough money to spend, duce the amount of stress you Pressure to give gifts is an- experience to lessen the nega- other big'concern that leads to tive impact it has. stress in close to 51 percent of TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off those surveyed. Those who ex- Pounds Sensibly), the original, perience elevated levels of stress are more susceptible to health all- nonprofit weight-loss support ments, including depression, and wellness education organi- sleep problems, and a lack of en- ergy. Members of TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support or- ganization, know that adopting healthy attitudes is important to manage the stressors that can overwhelm one's life. TOPS en- courages you to consider these strategies to enjoy the season and avoid holiday stress.. • Make a plan on paper. Think about and write down what has stressed you in the past, and make conscious decisions to eliminate that from this year's sea- son. • Cut unnecessary activi- ties. It's okay to say no. Instead, enjoy to the fullest the activities that fit easily into your schedule. • Don't abandon healthy habits. Having a healthy snack before a holiday party can keep you from going overboard on sweets or drinks• Get plenty of sleep, and continue your exercise program• Overindulgence may only add to your stress and guilt. • Simplify your expecta- tions. Cut back on things that overload your life, like holiday cards, parties, or baking for friends and family. If you can't stand the thought of scaling back, then revise the scope of what you do to lighten your load. • Set limits for together- ness. Recall if too much or too little family time has been the source of stress in the past, and manage your holiday visits ac- cordingly. If loneliness is a con- Cern for you, consider having a few friends to your own home or volunteer in the community to fill time and broaden your circle• Do something for yourself- check out and join your local TOPS chapter for support and motivation. • Breathe! Take deep breaths to increase your oxygen intake. Meditation can be prac- ticed on the spot. Visualize that you are breathing in serenity and to.tin 9 Hea,. H, 00ul00lLnlAUel00,, , " 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 hapter 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 www.tops.org or call (800) 932-8677• Foster, adoptive parents needed in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child. Joiri us for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz; CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121 for more information or visit us on the web at www.cyfd.org. Se Habla Espanol Foster or 00,dopt a New Mexico Youth Raymond and Moses Raymond:. 8 years old, 2 nd grade Moses: 13 years old, 8" grade Raymond and Moses are two ener- getic and outgoing brothers who need a family willing to adopt them together. Raymond, who goes by "Ray", is a very energetic, charming and lovable little boy who would like to be placed with his brother in a perma- nent two-parent fam- Ramond & ily. People are drawn to Ray and he has a very outgo- ing and charismatic personality. He would like a family that can provide supervision, structure and boundaries for him. Ray can be impulsive and a risk-taker, and has a driving personality that can turn into aggressiveness if he be- comes frustrated. However, he can be redirected and is able to ex- press love. Ray is in good physi- cal health and wants to be a fire- man when he grows up. Ray does very well in smaller group set- tings. He is not a picky eater. Some of his favorite foods include pizza, hamburgers, fruit and Mexican food. Ray loves to be active and enjoys bike riding, jumping on the trampoline, swim- ming and going to the park. He also enjoys video games and play- ing with action figures. Raymond is especially close to. his older brother. Moses is a very lovable child i and strives to be "good" by learn- ing to accept limits and follow- ing rules. He gets along very well with adults, although he seems a little younger than his actual age. He does not act like most of his peers or have the same interests. Moses likes his personal space and does not always like to share with his little brother, though he does care a great deal about him. Moses requires a lot of supervision and would do best in a home where there are no pets• Moses would like to be a Police Officer when he grows up. He would also like to get married and have a family. He would like a "tight" car and would like to build Moses his own house. Moses has a GREAT appetite and enjoys pizza, hamburgers and Mexican food. He loves to ride his bike, trampoline, swim and play video games. Moses will do very well in a two-parent home that can give him time and pay attention to his needs. He would like to be placed with his younger brother, Ray. For more information about adopiing or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please visit www.CYFD.org or call 1-800- Merr00 Christmas/ With waFm appreciation of :our association urng tree =ast ea we etend our very best wishes fy a ha?y holidaylseason. Christmas Joy Warms The Heart C O O O Verla's 8order Rook 00hop Here's uJishing this season brings you happy tnetnories to cherish always. FORD00 & Employees C