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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 SHNH Cinc0 de Mayo celebration a success Twenty-four local residents and organizations entered the Cinco de Mayo salsa competition hosted by Sunshine Haven Nursing home earlier this month.Winning the contest was Cruz Moreno (above left), with Meli from Ramona's Cafe tak- ing second (left) and 8th grader Alex Estrada (above right) win- ning third place. According to or- ganizers, more than 60 people judged the wide variety of salsa. SHNH would like to thank the community for their involve- ment in this event, along with DJ Randy Estrada for donating his services which entertained the visitors and residents through- out the day.Thanks also go out to Edgar Gomez, Alex DeLaGarza, Ali Salinas, JJ Sali- nas, Will Lackey and everyone who attended the event. Courtesy photos Get into the act with Older Americans Month By RAY VlGILISocial Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas In May, we recognize Older Americans Month to acknowl- edge older Americans and their contributions to the nation. More than 40 million people in the United States are 65 or older. By 2035, the U.S. Census Bureau projects this number will double, which makes improving the qual- ity of life for older Americans even more important as we look to the future It is Social Security's priority to provide a safety net for older Americans. You can learn more about Social Security at The main reason Social Se- curity was established 80 years ago was to help older Americans. For many older Americans, Social Security benefits are their only source of retirement income So- cial Security payments continue for life and are adjusted to keep pace with inflation. The Ameri- can Association of Retired Per- sons (AARP) estimates that these benefits elp keep 35 per- cent of older Americans out of Keeping citizens informed. If you want EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS from Hidalgo County, visit and click on the CODE RED image to register. Below is the solution for the crossword puzzle, The 80s, that appeared in last week's edition of the Hidalgo County Herald poverty A great tool for people of all ages is the my Social Security account With a personalized my Social Security account, you can: Get an estimate of future benefits, if you still work; et an instant letter with proof of current benefits; and Manage your benefits. Visit www.socialsecurity .gov/myaccount and join the millions of people who have al- ready created accounts to help them plan for retirement To learn more about apply- ing for Medicare, read our pub- lication Applying For Medicare Only--Before You Decide. To learn more about Social Secu- rity, read Understanding the Benefits. Both are available at Rabid fox from Lincoln County has new rabies strain Submitted by NM DEPT of HEALTHSanta Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health (NMDOH) an- nounced this that a rabid fox from Lincoln County that bit a woman on April 20 had a strain of rabies that has never before been iden- tified The genetic sequencing of the virus was done in the Rabies Laboratory at the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The woman re- ceived a series of rabies vaccina- tions that has prevented her from developing rabies, which is usu- ally fatal. "We are working with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) and the CDC to increase surveillance in Lincoln County," said Depart- ment of Health Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. "We'll be col- lecting dead foxes and bats found on the ground in Lincoln County and testing them for rabies This new strain is related to other ra- bies strains found in bats." Children should be re- minded that they should never touch a bat or other wild animal and that they should always re- port any contact with bats to their parents immediately. Rabies is fatal in humans but if you have been exposed to a rabid animal, it can be prevented with immedi- ate lxeatment. The following guidelines can help protect you and your Seni0rCitizen Lunch Menu Monday, May 25 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY Tuesday, May 26 Chicken Adovada Pinto Beans Spinach Tortilla Rice Pudding Wednesday, May 27 Hamburger Mac Garden Salad Green Beans Buttered Corn Apricots Peanut Butter Cookie Thursday, May 28 Hot Turkey Sandwiches on WW Bread Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Peas/Carrots Peaches Friday, May 29 Green Chile Cheeseburgers Lettuce/Tomato/Onion Pickles/Green Chile French Fries Macaroni Salad Peach Cobbler family from rabies: Stay away from wild or unfamiliar animals. Do not at- tempt to feed, approach, or touch wild animals (alive or dead) Teach this important message to your children and keep a close eye on your kids at all times If you see a sick or dead wild animal, or a wild animal act- ing abnormally, report it to your local animal control authorities. Rabid animals may show no fear of people and may even seem friendly or become aggressive. Keep pets on a leash at all times. Pets should be up to date on rabies vaccinations and wear- ing current license tags on their collar. If your cat or dog has been bitten or scratched, call your pet's veterinarian, even if the wound is minor If you are bitten or scratched by a wild animal or a pet, the Department of Health rec- ommends the following guide- lines: Wash all wounds and contact areas thoroughly with soap and water. Contact a healthcare provider immediately for evaluation. The Department of Health is available to providers for consultation about rabies 24/7 at (505) 827- 0006. Call the local animal control department to report the incident and provide the department with an accurate description of the animal. Try to keep the animal con- fined, but don't risk further injury if the animal is dangerous. - Keep children away from all animals involved in the incident. For more information about rabies visit the Department of Health's website at http:// HealthData/rabies.shtml. Richins, Hodel exchange vows in Idaho Russ and Melody Richins of Cotton City are pleased to nnounce the marriage of their son, Skyler, to Hailey Kay Hodel, daughter of Mike, and Kathleen Hodetof Idaho Falls, ID. Skyler and Halley were married April 25 th in the Gilbert Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Skyler is a graduate of Animas High School and served a mission for the LDS Church in Culiacen Mexico. The couple will make their home in Draper, Utah, where Skyler attends Brigham Young University and Hailey attends the University of Utah. Friends are invited to attend a BBQ to cel- ebrate with the newlyweds on Saturday, May 30 th, from 6-8 pm at the LDS Church in Cotton City. Courtesy submission Photograph of ceramic tile mosaic from the historic Hidalgo Hotel for sale 16"x 18" printed on foam core board -- can be framed or displayed without a frame. Can be seen at the Hidalgo County Herald, $20 Call Edmund Sauced0, 575 542-9716 or 70U MADE IT SON[ OME YEARS wERE VERY HARD FOR YoU ...... YoU wENI THROUGH A LOI /'lJO IBUI YOU DID IT., II AM vERY PROUD OF You[ on graduating with Honors! We are very proud of you and all you've accomplished. f7 ,)add9 c00rtie, ,_l/Iota, C/ach00:a &