Letters to the editor (07/04/12)

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Keep your dogs safe and also healthy
Editor:
Can we make a difference in the life of man’s best friend?
When you consider getting a dog, please have some plans in place. One should not have a dog unless one can look after it in the correct manner.
You would not want to have a dog unless one has a fenced in their yard for the dog to be safe.
We domesticate our animals now, and we have to offer them a proper loving home.
“Dogs deserve better.” That is the slogan Angela Stell has for her organization, which is located in Bernalillo. She is a person who devotes her life to animals in need.
Could you help her by unchaining your animals and your neighbor’s, too? We need to look after the ones in need.
And since I am on the subject, please have only neutered and spayed animals. We surely do not need more so they can be killed.
Here, and any other place, we have too many animals who cannot be adopted due to there being too many.
Lets prevent unnecessary euthanasia. Do you have any suggestions? Please call me.
Thank you and let’s do it.

Magda M. Rundles
Belen

Meal sites are in Los Lunas area
Editor:
I am working as an Anti-Hunger AmeriCorps volunteer for the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger.
During the summer I will be working in Los Lunas at five of their summer meal sites, providing physical activity and nutrition education and other activities for the youth.
The activities are through the Summer Challenge Program provided by the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger and Dairy Max.
The program consists of the education lessons through Re-Charge, the Summer Challenge Video, and raffles. Re-Charge teaches children the importance of physical activity and nutrition through “Energy-In” and “Energy-Out.”
One of the activities I will be doing with kids this summer is the Summer Challenge Video called the Summer Dance Party Challenge, through Fuel Up to Play 60.
The kids will be given the opportunity to show off their dance moves and have them be filmed. Each child that participates will receive a small prize and the state winners will receive a Walmart gift certificate and have their video shown throughout New Mexico.
Along with the activities there will be raffle prizes for the kids that participate in the program and numerous toys for them to enjoy. The program has only just begun and already it has been a success with many children participating and having fun.
If anyone is interested in joining me, please stop by at one of the five sites:
• Monday: Main Street Park
• Tuesday: Heritage Park
• Wednesday: El Cerro Mission Community Center
• Thursday: Meadow Lake Community Center, and
• Friday: Riverside Park.
The Summer Meals program in Los Lunas is a wonderful opportunity for kids, one to eighteen, to receive a free lunch. There are numerous summer meal locations in Los Lunas; to find the site nearest you text FoodNM to 877-877, or go online to www.summerfoodnm.org. Thank you.

Jane Sherman
Anti-Hunger and Opportunity AmeriCorps Volunteer