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4-H training program planned in Bernalillo

The Sandoval County Extension Office and state 4-H specialists are offering a countywide training program for 4-H leaders, volunteers, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about becoming a 4-H leader. The program, focusing on the Eight Essential Elements of 4-H, leader roles, 4-H opportunities, and general information, will be held January 29, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the El Zócalo Building, across the street from the Sandoval County Visitors Center, in Bernalillo. For further information, contact Patrick Padilla 867-2582.


Free legal workshops offered on estate planning, landlord-tenant relations, senior issues

On February 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street in Santa Fe, will host a workshop on estate planning entitled “Your Life, Your Death and Preventative Law.” The workshop will include a presentation by volunteer attorney Jay Goodman and will be followed by an open question-and-answer period.

On February 9 there will be a landlord-tenant workshop at 6:00 p.m. at the State Bar of New Mexico, 5121 Masthead, in Albuquerque. This includes a presentation by a volunteer attorney regarding issues affecting landlords and an explanation of options and available services.

Both of these events are free and open to the public. Call (800) 876-6227 or 797-6048 for details. These programs are sponsored by the State Bar of New Mexico and New Mexico Civil Legal Services Commission.


Sandoval County ham group provides public service

Sandoval County Amateur Radio Emergency Service held its election of officers and directors in January 2005. The new officials are Travis Atwell, vice president; Willa Adelmann, treasurer; and Charlie Christmann, board of directors.

Continuing in their current terms of office are Michael Scales, president (Sandoval County), Kurt Roth; and Linda Scott. Christmann continues as the organization’s public information officer.

SCARES is a 501 (c) (3) public-service organization dedicated to providing emergency communications and related services and activities in support of Rio Rancho and other municipalities, Sandoval County, the state of New Mexico, the federal government, and the public at large. The organization also offers communications support for public events such as parades and racing events throughout Sandoval County and central New Mexico. Members volunteer their time and equipment.

More information about SCARES is available at For more information about amateur radio and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, go the Amateur Radio Relay League Web site, at


Free help for women reentering the workplace

The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, Displaced Homemakers/Women in Transition Program, is offering the popular class Effective Work Search Skills in Albuquerque. This free class is targeted at women who have been out of the job market for a number of years and need to return to work or women in transition who need to improve their skills in looking for work. Topics include identifying skills and interests, effective resume writing, how to tap into the hidden job market, and preparing for today’s interviewing process.

The next monthly class will be held on Wednesday, February 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with lunch on your own. The class will be held at the NM Commission on the Status of Women Community Board Room at 4001 Indian School Rd NE, Suite 300. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Contact Lorraine Bantista for additional information and registration at 841-8920.


Grandparents’ Day at the Legislature

The Grandparent and Kinship Coalition is sponsoring a “Grandparents as Parents Day” at the New Mexico State Legislature on Wednesday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Roundhouse (Capitol Building), at the intersection of Paseo De Peralta and the Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.

This is an opportunity to talk to legislators about the important job grandparents and other nonrelative caregivers are doing all across the state to keep vulnerable children safe from abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.

Transportation from Albuquerque will be available.

The Grandparent and Kinship Coalition is an organization with representatives from AARP, Advocacy, Inc., Jewish Family Services, Lawyer Referral for the Elderly, Pegasus Legal Services for Children, Parents Reaching Out, Outcomes, Inc., Senior Citizen’s Law Office, and UNM-GRO. For more information, call (505) 244-1101.






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