TOWN MEETING TO FOCUS ON INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

TOWN MEETING TO FOCUS ON INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

A town meeting targeting Internet crimes against children will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in the Las Cruces Public Schools Board Room of the LCPS Administration building in the Loretto Towne Center, 505 S. Main St.

The meeting is hosted by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department and will feature Sheriff Juan Hernandez, along with officials from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.

Middle school and high school students and teachers are invited to the meeting, along with interested parents and members of the general public.

The meeting coincides with a day-long training of area law enforcement personnel related to Internet crimes against children, which will be held on the campus of New Mexico State University.

For more information, call DASO Training Sgt. Sonny Garcia at (505) 647-7713. Interested parties calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7713.

FUNDING-REQUEST PACKETS TO BE MAILED LOCALLY

Each year, various community agencies and entities approach the county seeking financial support. Because of budgetary limitations and statutory requirements, the amount of funds the county can disburse in this fashion is limited. In the interest of efficiency and of insuring that all allocated funds are generating a legitimate value to the community, Doña Ana County has produced a funding application packet that will be made available to entities and agencies that serve county residents.

The packets are available for pick up from the Finance Department in the County Manager’s Complex at 180 W. Amador Ave. or from the county’s Health Care Service Office at 1170 N. Solano Ave. Deadline to submit the completed application packets is March 15, 2002, at 5 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered.

The application packet sets guidelines and rules for each funding request, thereby assuring that each request is treated equally and that all information necessary for processing a request is included with the original submission.