Notice: Undefined index: HTTP_REFERER in /home/stparch/public_html/headmid_temp_main.php on line 4398
Newspaper Archive of
Hidalgo County Herald
Lordsburg, New Mexico
May 22, 2015     Hidalgo County Herald
PAGE 6     (6 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Jumbo Image    Save To Scrapbook    Set Notifiers    PDF    JPG
PAGE 6     (6 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Jumbo Image    Save To Scrapbook    Set Notifiers    PDF    JPG
May 22, 2015
Newspaper Archive of Hidalgo County Herald produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2023. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information
Terms Of Use | Privacy Policy | Request Content Removal | About / FAQ | Get Acrobat Reader

6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 Charlie Musselwhite to headline 20th Silver City Blues & Bikes Festi sal May 22-24 Submitted by MRAC/Silver City Renowned harmonica vir- tuoso, W.C. Handy award winner, Grammy nominee and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite to headline Saturday night at the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festi- val. Mississippi born Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the word. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won count- less awards during his legendary career and collaborated with in- numerable musical giants of the past 50 years. "The blues sounded like how I felt growing up. Too many people think of the blues as sad, but I think many of these tunes [from his latest album Juke Joint Chapel] will immediately dispel that notion, as they are fun, dancing tunes that lift your spir- its. I often tell people that the blues is your buddy in good times and your comforter in bad times. It empowers you to keep going," states Musselwhite. "It is secular spiritual music, the gospel blues. It's music from the heart instead of the head." The Mimbres Region Arts Council's (MRAC) unparalleled Blues Festival, the last remaining FREE Blues Festival in the South- west, celebrates 20 extraordinary years of success with a new name, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival, and an expansion that will include a third full day of motorcycle related activities on Friday, May 22 in and around Gough Park. The festival runs through Sunday afternoon, May 24, featuring the Campbell Broth- ers as Sunday headliners. Pre- sented in and around Silver City's Gough Park, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival is the same great festival you've come to expect, renamed and expanded for a to- tal Blues & Bikes Lovers Experi- ence. Friday's expanded events will include the People's Choice Bike Show, judged by festival attendees in two categories: early 1900s to 1984 and 1985 to present day; the family motorcycle attraction the Wall of Death (www.americanwall, "America's Origi- nal Extreme Motorcycle Thrill Show," featuring the Indian 101 Scout as well as vintage Harley- Davidsons; a 50+ vendors; a bike run; independent custom bike builders and detailers, such as West Coast Smudge from Fairfield Pin-striping and other high quality bike-themed ven- dors. Pancho Villa Rides Again, an original painting by Silver City artist Lois Duffy will be auctioned at the Festival. The grand prize raffle item is a gor- geous advanced jumbo guitar valued at $5000 hand crafted by local luthiers Don Musser and Dan Swanson. In addition the Blues Festi- val hosts a diverse array of arti- sans from across the region. Handmade and one-of-a-kind fiber arts pieces, pottery, and jewelry can be found in the Ar- tisans Alley framing the park. The Festival will offer over 20 food vendor booths providing a variety of traditional festival and ethnic foods. Over the weekend, downtown Silver City shops, galleries and restaurants will be offering Blues Festival specials. The Silver City Blues Fes- tival is supported by our local sponsors: Lawley Toyota of Sil- ver City, WNMU, James Edd Hughs-Edward Jones Invest- ments, Chuck Johnson State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo, Positive Energy Solar, WNM Communications, Gila Hike & Bike, Gila Regional Medical Center, Rose Valley RV Park, and the Town of Silver City. Lodging sponsors: The Murray Hotel, Holiday Inn Ex- press, and the Comfort Inn. Our media sponsor is Q 92.9 FM. Funders include WESTAF, The National Endowment for the Arts, and New Mexico Arts. For details, tickets, photos and additional information visit our website at: www.mimbresarts .org, like us on Facebook at .org, or call us at 575-538- 2505. For more information concerning Bike Show events only, please contact Ginny Wolf at 575-313-5709. Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Herald urges readers to voice their opinions by writ- ing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Mo-  ........ tel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to hcherald @ aznex .net. Letters should include ideas, viewpoints, criticism and news analysis that encourage discussion on issues that have an impact on the community. Facts must be annotated. Letters that contain information that cannot be easily verified, libelous statements or name calling will be rejected. Letters should be no longer than 250 words. An author may have a letter or guest opinion every 30 days. Thankyou Letter to Editor: Thank you to all who vol- unteered and donated water and/ or supplies for Central Elemen- tary Field Day. A special thank you to the teachers, the high school students who assisted with the races, Esther Guaderrama, Jessica Jacquez, Robin Kemp, Ronnie Palumbo for assisting with ribbons and events, and Randy Estrada for the music. Mr. Pearcy PE Teacher Wolf Pack intent Dear Citizens of Hidalgo County, I am speaking on behalf of the Bootheel Youth Association's Wolf Pack. There may be some misunderstanding about Wolf Pack and it's intent. First of all, Wolf Pack is not out to eradicate alcohol from Planet Earth or even from Hidalgo County. It is simply a group of people who care about our youth and want the best for them. Department of Health Statistics show that New Mexico is #1 in alcohol-related deaths per capita in the US. Hidalgo County is #7 in the lineup of NM counties of alcohol-related deaths per capita. These deaths include cirrhosis of the liver, cancer, accidents, DWI crashes, internal bleeding, early death from diabetes, etc. So, Hidalgo County, we have a problem! It is likely that you personally know someone who has died or is now severely affected because of alcohol abuse. Teens who start drinking at an early age are more likely to develop problems with alcohol abuse than if they wait until they are 21 years old. Wolf Pack works to heighten awareness that enforcement is out looking for underage drinking parties. It is vital for Law Enforcement, as well as Schools, to follow through with the Law and Poli- cies to help deter underage drinking- it is called Tough Love. We can no longer look the other way- Alcohol affects the brain. The consumption of alcohol by teens reduces inhi- bitions and lowers wise deci- sion-making skills. The conse- quences may include teen preg- nancy, venereal diseases, sui- cide, crashes, addiction, and battery. The good news is that in the last 8 years, many teens have chosen to refrain from drinking. In the 2013 Youth Risk and Re- silience Survey, the number of students who drank in the last 30 days was 18 %. This is down from 56% in 2007! This is huge and we are proud of our teens for making the right choices. We as adults must keep encourag- ing Hidalgo County teens to re- frain from drinking. Wolf Pack is one way to help deter teens from drinking. If you would like to be a part of our Wolf Pack, call us at 575- 538-8446 or 575-313-4917 for more information. "It takes a com- munity to raise a child". For the Success of Chil- dren, Lindy Kerr, Co-director of Bootheel Youth Association For Appointments call 575.542.8705 o email PASSPORT PHOTOS sl2 Some-Day- Service Available a the Hidalgo County Herald--212 East Motel Drive, Lordsburg, NM f 4 on your graduation from WNMU. We love you and are so proud of you. May all your dreams come true! Love Mom, David, Ralph, Rose and Ylianna, Monika, Lycie and Luis, Shady 1 am a proud father to experience this achievement in your life. Continue to move onward in a direction most rewarding to you. Good Luck! ra#o, COMGI:/i:iTULliTIOM$ HAPPY23 ru BIRTHDAY ;AVE $649 from Hidalgo Medical & Dental Services Uhank gou far suyYloortiny our ser,ices HMS will be CLOSED Monday, May 25, 2015 In observance of Memorial If you have a medical emergency while we are closed, please Dial 911 immediately For non-emergencies please call UNM- NurseAdvice Hot Line when HMS is closed and at 575-542-8384 and a nurse from the NurseAdvice Hotline may answer your non-emergency health questions H DALGO MEtCAL SERVICES S 530 E. DeMoss Street Lordsburg, NM 88045 575-542-8384 Toll Free 888-271-3596 HMS is a state and federally funded organization that provides health related services to the uninsured and underinsured based on a slidin fee scale. MIFIHIV We have all the tools to keep your Business ON TRACK & IN THE BLACK We offer Professional Services for all aspects of your small business! Including: Payroll 4Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tax Preparation 4Financial Statements 4Bank Reconciliations BOOKKE :PIN00, a, m i 575-542-3125 212 E. Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsburg I