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Noticias - July 20, 2011

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• A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

• The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service new hours of operation: Wednesday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. For service, call 429-0336.

• Comedor de San Pascual is an outreach soup kitchen of the Methodist Church that operates Tuesday evenings at the Senior Center. Volunteer time is from 3 to 6 p.m. Those interested in volunteering should contact Bonnie Bolton at 505-617-8471 or bblvnm@hotmail.com.

• The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers should contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

• Brain Injury Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday of the month at El Centro Medical Clinic, 1235 Eighth St. For more information, call Duane at 505-699-2491 or call the Brain Injury Association of NM Office at 505-292-7414.

• The United Community Soup Kitchen at the First United Methodist Church at Eighth Street and National Avenue is open, serving meals from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays.

• Samaritan House provides shelter, food and other services to local homeless people. For more information, call 454-1350 or 454-1390.

• A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

• Volunteers are needed for Girl Scouts to start troops and help girls become more confident and build character. For more information, call Loretta Armijo at (505) 983-6339, ext.12. or e-mail larmijo@gs-nmtrails.org.

• CASA is now seeking volunteers. CASA is an organization of highly trained volunteers who advocate for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The majority of these children are in foster care. For more information, call CASA at 454-0223.