Local lawyer representing Hershey Company

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By Ruth Fort

Early last month, Cyrus Martinez began serving The Hershey Company in Hershey, Penn., as its council, labor and employment attorney.

Susan M. Angele, vice president and global deputy general council says that Martinez will provide legal advice, training and manage litigation with respect to labor and employment matters, including discrimination law, employee safety and employment policies and practices and union related matters.

Martinez, the son of Horacio B. and Quirinita Martinez, was born and raised in Mora. He graduated from Mora High School in 1994. He graduated, Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor of arts degree. He then attended Northwestern University in Chicago where he received his law degree.

He has practiced law in Phoenix for 11 years. He has specialized in labor and employment law.

Susan Angelo, vice president of the Hershey Company, said that Martinez will be a strong asset to the company.

Martinez is married to Megan Gesmond of Phoenix. She is a designer and does interior decorating.

She owns her own business. They are residing in Lancaster, Penn., near the city of Hershey.  

Mayordomos find statue
The new Mayordomos of Chacon Catholic Church were looking for a statue to use in the Fiesta Parade when they found the statue of Santa Maria Conquistadora, which had been tucked away and forgotten for some time.

After the priest blessed it, they decided to use it as a symbol of healing, peace,  and unity.

They took it to Bernadette Romero, who was beginning her fight with cancer, and with prayers and the rosary left it in her home for a week.

After that they moved her to the home of Jesse Romero who has been ill for sometime. There they also left her with their prayers and the rosary.

The statue will be there for a week then moved on to another home.

The hope is that the presence of the statue in the homes will help in the healing, peace and unity of the community and the world.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may  be reached at 575-387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.