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                                                                                                                                      FORT BLISS MONITOR • MARCH 10, 2011 •     1C


                                                                                                                                            ‘Good to goal’
                                                                                                                                                         p. 17C
 For up-to-date things happening at Fort Bliss



This week inside ...                                                                                                                         Roller
                                                                                                                                             derby
                                                                                                                                            rollout
                                                                                                                                            SCRG opens season,
                                                                                                                                           continues to reach out
                                                                                                                                            to Bliss community
                                                                                                                                                  Story and photos by
  Border Patrol Museum • p.6C
                                                                                                                                               David E. Poe, Monitor staff


 Upcoming events ...                                                                                                                          Like a lot of Army locales, enter-
                                                                                                                                           tainment in the Sun City runs the
                                                                                                                                           gamut from concerts to amusement
  Care package drive: University of                                                                                                        parks, from spectator sports to muse-
  Texas at El Paso’s Reserve Officer Training Corps                                                                                        ums, but from spring to fall there’s a
  hosts a “Bowl for the Troops” donation drive at                                                                                          monthly show that’s all its own.
  Bowlero Lanes, 8941 Dyer St., March 31 from                                                                                                 El Paso’s Sun City Roller Girls, the
  4:30 p.m. until the last pin drops. Price is $5 for                                                                                      region’s premiere roller derby league,
  military and students, $8 for adults and $2 for                                                                                          opened their 2011 campaign with a
  children under 12. Price includes unlimited                                                                                              bout at the El Paso County Coliseum
  bowling and shoes. All care package donations                                                                                            Sunday.
  will go to troops in Afghanistan. Activities and
                                                                                                                                              The league, partnering with a vet-
  amenities include glow-in-the-dark bowling,
                                                                                                                                           eran-friendly ticketing website and
  karaoke, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and more. All care
                                                                                                                                           reaching out to Fort Bliss with some
  package items are accepted. To learn more, call
                                                                                                                                           free tickets for wounded warriors and
  755-7676.
                                                                                                                                           Army family members at large, as
  Environmental awards: Nominations                                                                                                        well as reduced-rate tickets for all
  for the 2011 Earth Day Awards for                                                                                                        DoD ID cardholders, continues to
  Environmental and Energy Excellence for the                                                                                              welcome the military much in the way
  2010 calendar year will be accepted through                                                                                              El Pasoans have for generations.
  March 17. Award categories and nomination                                                                                                Sunday night’s bout, known as “Mardi
  packages       have     been       posted    at:                                                                                         Brawl” as a nod to the close of
  https://imcom.bliss.army.mil/DPWE/awards/def                                                                                             Carnival season, brought a taste of
  ault.aspx.     To    learn      more,     e-mail                                                                                         New Orleans to the coliseum as
  rita.f.crites1@us.army.mil or call 568-5396.                                                                                             SCRG skaters sported the purple,
                                                         Sun City Roller Girls jammers show their game faces during SCRG’s season
  German spring bazaar:                     German       opener at El Paso County Coliseum Sunday.
                                                                                                                                           green and gold of Fat Tuesday.
  spring bazaar is March 19 from 11 a.m. to 5                                                                                                 Chuco Town Chulas’ Penny Piston
  p.m. at the German Community Center                                                                                                      and Lily MuncHer towed the line as
  (Soldatenstube). Hobby craftsmen and women                                                                                               the first jammers of 2011 and it was
  will display their various goods and offer you the                                                                                       MuncHer and her team who broke
  opportunity to buy special gifts or purchase the                                                                                         open the scoring on a short jam 2-0.
  Easter item you were looking for. Enjoy German                                                                                              The Chulas’ opponents picked up
  food specialties like bratwurst, waffles and                                                                                             where they left off last season with
  German cakes and pastries. Furthermore, the                                                                                              swift, physical play from Doll Face
  bazaar offers German beer, coffee and soft                                                                                               Demise, She Lay Picosa, Bella Beast
  drinks. All proceeds will be donated to charity                                                                                          and MuncHer who opened holes for
  organizations to benefit projects on both sides            Sun City Roller                                                               scoring that saw their squad jump out
  of the border.                                              Girls jammers                                                                to a 40-17 lead near the end of the first
  Spouse Fellowship Program: The                                  jockey for                                                               quarter. Denise Castro, 11, of El Paso,
  FINRA Investor Education Foundation has                   position during                                                                took in her first roller derby bout with
  opened the application process for its 2011               SCRG’s season                                                                  her mother and sister at the coliseum
  Military Spouse Fellowship Program. The pro-            opener at El Paso                                                                Sunday and said SCRG derby was
  gram provides fellowship recipients with the             County Coliseum                                                                 “awesome.” While understanding the
  education needed to earn the Accredited                            Sunday.                                                               game took a bit of a learning curve,
  Financial Counselor designation. The Military                                                                                            there was one aspect that she was
  Spouse Fellowship is administered in partner-                                                                                            enjoying right from the first whistle.
  ship with the Association for Financial                                                                                                     “I like the outfits,” she said. “It
  Counseling and Planning Education and the                                                                                                really feels like Mardi Gras in here.”
  National Military Family Association. The pro-                                                                                              SCRG’s pink skaters seemed to be
  gram covers the costs associated with complet-                                                                                           rolling on all cylinders as they ended
  ing the AFC training and testing for military                                                                                            the first quarter with a commanding
  spouses.       To    learn     more,      visit                                                                                          51-27 lead. Piston returned to jam for
  www.SaveAndInvest.org/Military.                                                                                                          the Chulas to start the second, which
                                                                                                                                           would be the beginning of a great
                                                                                                                                           quarter for the skaters from Chuco
Federal Magistrate trial results                                                                                                           Town. With help from blue pack stal-
                                                                                                                                           warts Brawlin’ Brewja and Juana
 U.S. v. Oscar Franco: March 1, following the                                                                                              Kiss, Piston breezed past pink jammer
 entry of a plea of guilty, Oscar Franco was sentenced                                                                                     Twiggy and the Chulas started the
 to 15 months probation, 48 hours community serv-                                                                                          long road back to a competitive bout.
 ice, a $250 fine and a $10 special assessment for                                                                                            The Chulas chipped their deficit
 driving while intoxicated at Fort Bliss.                                                                                                  down to 20 points at 12:36 left in the
                                                                                                                                           second quarter as they trailed 56-36,
 U.S. v. Benito Barrera: March 1, following the                                                                                            while pink jammers like Picosa and
 entry of a plea of guilty, Benito Barrera was sen-
                                                                                                                                           her teammates in the pack did a
 tenced to 12 months probation, 48 hours communi-
                                                         Chuco Town Chulas’ Brawlin’ Brewja, right, lays into her opponent during a pil-   respectable job in trying to bottle up
 ty service, a $250 fine and a $10 special assessment
                                                         low fight penalty at El Paso County Coliseum Sunday. The Sun City Roller Girls,   the blue skaters, yet had trouble find-
 for driving while intoxicated at Fort Bliss.
                                                         El Paso’s original roller derby league, opened their 2011 season with a come-     ing points of their own like they had
                                                         from-behind win by the Chulas, 134-128.                                                               See Page 3C, DERBY
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DERBY Continued from Page 1C                                                                                                                                  MuncHer, an SCRG veteran, who had
                                                                                                                                                           been vomiting at halftime with flu-like
easily done in the first quarter. The final                                                                                                                symptoms, was the definition of toughness
seven minutes of the first half turned into                                                                                                                in the period. She dug deep and didn’t let
the Penny Piston show as the Chula pack                                                                                                                    the Chulas forget that roller derby isn’t for
dominated the field, opening up holes for                                                                                                                  the faint of heart as she crashed and
their pint-sized jammer.                                                                                                                                   banged her way to the head of packs,
    Matching penalties with six minutes                                                                                                                    showing the SCRG’s newer skaters that
left in the period played to the Chulas’                                                                                                                   experience and toughness is the name of
strengths as fewer skaters on the track                                                                                                                    the game on bout night.
accounted for more chances to turn up the                                                                                                                     Inspired by MuncHer’s play, pink
speed on their pink counterparts. Speedy                                                                                                                   skaters held the Chulas at bay once more
play from the pack and Brewja playing the                                                                                                                  as they led 95-77 at the midway point of
role of enforcer on pink skaters closed the                                                                                                                the third quarter, but heart gave way to
gap from the first quarter and the Chulas                                                                                                                  fresh legs in the closing minutes as Piston
went to the locker room down only 84-69.                                                                                                                   and the Chulas fought to their smallest
    During the halftime show which show-                                                                                                                   deficit of the night at 96-86. After 45 min-
cased the music of Sweetest Downfall, an                                                                                                                   utes of play, it was skate or die time by the
upstart punk rock band from El Paso, Polly                                                                                                                 end of the third quarter as the Chuco Town
Piston, older sister of Penny, who’s an                                                                                                                    Chulas tipped the scales and took their first
SCRG legend and now fills the role as the                                                                                                                  lead of the night, 114-112. Harley HitHer,
league’s president, said as much work as                                                                                                                   another SCRG veteran, toed the line as the
there’s been in getting SCRG underway                                                                                      DAVID E. POE / Monitor Staff
                                                 Chuco Town Chulas work together during their bout at the El Paso County Coliseum                          Chulas’ first jammer of the fourth, and
for 2011, it’d been worth it.                                                                                                                              went up against Demise who wore the
    “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been      Sunday. The Sun City Roller Girls, El Paso’s original roller derby league, opened their 2011
                                                 season with a come-from-behind win by the Chulas, 134-128.                                                starred helmet once again for the pink
wonderful,” said Polly. “We’re back for a                                                                                                                  squad. HitHer took lead jam and the
third season and we’ve grown. We’ve                                                                                                                        Chulas worked on building their own lead.
gone from 70 skaters last season to 120             “We’re partnered with a website called      what the military does for us and we also                     Long-time SCRG fans knew skaters
this year. We have a lot of girls getting into   ‘vet tix’ [www.vettix.org] and we send         have a bunch of our girls whose spouses                    like Picosa and MuncHer wouldn’t fade
this game.”                                      them 100 tickets to get distributed out to     are in the military, or they’re in the mili-               lightly, but a major penalty on their pink
    Polly said SCRG prides itself on open-       Fort Bliss through e-mail,” she said. “On      tary, or they come from a military family                  teammate Shelby Mine made for a Chulas
ing its doors to El Paso’s military commu-       top of that we also work with the wounded      which is stationed here in El Paso.”                       power play that saw blue skaters lunge out
nity with easier access and feels it only        warriors at Bliss and send them compli-           Pink’s MuncHer and the Chula’s Deniz                    to a five-point lead with six minutes
makes sense to do so as Soldiers are posi-       mentary tickets as well.                       Grand Slam shouldered a lot of the jam-                    remaining and keep a six-point lead down
tive parts of the Sun City.                         “We all have a deep appreciation for        ming load in the third quarter.                            the stretch to win 134-128. After the bout,
                                                                                                                                                           Piston said it was around the halfway mark
                                                                                                                                                           that urgency turned into points for her
                                                                                                                                                           Chulas and it was putting the culture of
                                                                                                                                                           SCRG roller derby into action which saw
                                                                                                                                                           them through to victory.
                                                                                                                                                              “We worked together as a team and
                                                                                                                                                           remembered that we’re all sisters,” she
                                                                                                                                                           said, “so we have to protect each other; we
                                                                                                                                                           just went for it.”
                                                                                                                                                              With SCRG’s Las Catrinas and Las
                                                                                                                                                           Diablas, a new SCRG squad, readying for
                                                                                                                                                           their April bout at the coliseum, roller
                                                                                                                                                           derby is once again underway in El Paso.
                                                                                                                                                              To stay updated and to learn more about
                                                                                                                                                           SCRG and the sport of roller derby, visit
                                                                                                                                                           www.suncityrollergirls.com.
                                                                                                                                                              To check out their affiliation with Vet
                                                                                                                                                           Tix, visit www.vettix.org, and to hear
                                                                                                                                                           some great music from an impressive local
                                                                                                                                                           band, find Sweetest Downfall on
                                                                                                                                                           Facebook and MySpace.




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                                                                                                                                                         PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA REZA / Fort Bliss Public Affairs
                                                                                                               Liz Taylor, bazaar attendee, gives her son Chase a Scentsy Buddy stuffed
                                                                                                               animal purchased the OCSA Spring Bazaar Friday at Lois Powell’s Scentsy
                                                                                                               booth. For more information, visit lpowell.scentsy.us.

                                                                                                               (Left) From left: Denise and Mikayla Gilberts admire Rachel Davis’ hand-
                                                                                                               made glass crosses at the OCSA Spring Bazaar Friday. For more information
                                                                                                               on the Cross Gallery, e-mail rcrosses@sbcglobal.net.


Original arts and crafts at Spring Bazaar attract thousands
VIRGINIA REZA                                              Pittard thanked the association for     items included berry jams and jellies.      last year and were hoping to exceed that
Fort Bliss Public Affairs                               their hard work and gracious donations        “I think this event is great for our     amount this year.
   More than 3,000 people attended the                  to the El Paso and Fort Bliss communi-     community as there are lots of local ven-      Last year’s proceeds benefited the El
Officer,     Civilian    and    Spouse                  ties.                                      dors,” said Kim Aikers, bazaar attendee.    Paso Child Crisis Center and students in
Association’s annual Spring Bazaar                         Vendors displayed their handcrafted     “I’m so impressed with everything that      the local area, as approximately $18,000
Friday through Sunday at the Centennial                 treasures that filled the aisles at the    I’m seeing. I love the jewelry and food     in scholarships were granted. The OCSA
Banquet and Conference Center.                          Centennial. Patrons looked for custom-     and wine tasting. I hope it continues to    is a private nonprofit organization man-
   Fort Bliss Commanding General Maj.                   made dolls, jewelry, candles, soaps and    grow because it’s a great thing to come     aged solely by volunteers that strive to
Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard and Garrison                    more.                                      to.”                                        support military families across the
Commander Col. Joseph A. Simonelli                         The event also featured old favorites      Krista Ratliff, bazaar publicist, said   country.
joined bazaar members to open the event                 such as gourmet spicy dips, bread dip-     the event is one of the association’s          To learn more, call 405-474-8660.
Friday with a ribbon ceremony.                          ping and soup mixtures. Other popular      biggest fundraisers. They raised $20,000




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                                                                                     PHOTOS BY MARCIE C. WRIGHT / Monitor Staff
Runners prepare to take off for the 100-meter dash at the Spring Fun Open meet hosted by Team Bliss and
the El Paso Wings of USA Track and Field Border Association held at Stout Track Saturday.



Bliss hosts spring track meet
                                                                                                                                      Khaiya Bates settles in the blocks before the start of the 200-meter
                                                                                                                                      dash in Saturday’s Border Association USA Track and Field Spring Fun
                                                                                                                                      Open meet at Stout Track.

MARCIE C. WRIGHT                     coach and USA Track and                   Border Association. Team Bliss                            “We haven’t had any partic-
Monitor Staff                        Field Border Association youth            and El Paso Wings are two of                          ipation here in the spring,” said
   Bliss youth participated in
the city’s first local Junior
Olympics spring track and field
meet at Stout Track here
Saturday.
                                     chairperson, and Casey Parr,
                                     Team Bliss assistant coach.
                                        Hanson is looking forward
                                     to implementing a spring track
                                     and field program for the
                                                                               the few teams from El Paso to
                                                                               have a spring program, so the
                                                                               teams compete at non-local
                                                                               meets held in Arizona,
                                                                               Colorado and New Mexico.
                                                                                                                                     Parr. “It’s usually just in the
                                                                                                                                     summer. Coming together with
                                                                                                                                     the Wings helps [promote this
                                                                                                                                     season].”
                                                                                                                                         “The reason we did this was
                                                                                                                                                                                           “   The reason we
                                                                                                                                                                                         did this was to get
                                                                                                                                                                                         more kids out and
   This Spring Fun Open meet                                                                                                         to get more kids out and partic-                   participating in spring
featured youth athletes from                                                                                                         ipating in spring track and field                      track and field
Team Bliss, El Paso Wings,                                                                                                           and to promote the sport,” said
Team Galaxy, Team Lujan                                                                                                              Hanson. “Not just in the spring                       and to promote
Chavez/Sunridge of Socorro                                                                                                           and not just Team Bliss, but the


                                                                                                                                                                                                               ”
Independent School District
                                                                                                                                                                                               the sport.
                                                                                                                                     entire Border Association of
and other youth from the El                                                                                                          USATF. … Our focus in fol-
Paso area.                                                                                                                                                                                          – Crispen Hanson
                                                                                                                                     lowing years will be incorpo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Team Bliss Head Coach
   In collaboration with the El                                                                                                      rating     more      elementary
Paso Wings track club, Team                                                                                                          schools.”
Bliss youth track and field                                                                                                              Events in the meet included
coaching staff put on the event                                                                                                      the 3,000-meter run, 1,500-                      so coveted it left the first-leg
for three key reasons. The first                                                                                                     meter run, 1,500-meter race-                     runner laid out on the track in
was to keep the children com-                                                                                                        walk, 800-meter run, and 400-,                   soreness afterward.
petitively motivated through                                                                                                         200- and 100-meter dashes.                          The Border Association is
the duration of the season; sec-                                                                                                     Adults and athletes also                         also looking to expand the
ond, to promote harmony                                                                                                              enjoyed a 4x400-meter mixed                      league      beyond       youth.
among Team Bliss and local                                                                                                           fun relay where teams were                       Recruiting is on-going for adult
track clubs; and finally, to                                                                                                         mixed up, ages didn’t matter                     teams to compete in local,
bring recognition to the post                                                                                                        and the adults raced with the                    regional and national meets. To
and the spring season of run-         Jaime Busby falls down on the track during the passing of the baton                            children. The winning team of                    learn more, call Steve Purchase
ning, according to both Crispen       to his adult teammate during the 4x400-meter mixed fun run at the                              adults received medals for their                 at    877-1578       or    visit
Hanson, Team Bliss head               Spring Fun Open meet held at Stout Track Saturday.                                             first-place victory – a reward                   www.usatf.org/assoc /border.




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                                                           PHOTOS BY MARCIE C. WRIGHT / Monitor Staff
Treasure, Tristan and Tajaun Stewart play with the helicopter at the U.S. Border Patrol                 Tajaun Stewart, military dependent, plays on the four-wheeler at the U.S. Border Patrol
Museum March 1.                                                                                         Museum during his family’s visit March 1.



Local museum not what it seems
                                             and children can play on pieces of history.                museum rests on Fort Bliss property, is       bolted toward the helicopter, motorcycle
Children enjoy                                  Rooted in El Paso, the Border Patrol
                                             has been active since 1904 when the
                                                                                                        free of charge and was first built in 1985
                                                                                                        (it was located downtown then).
                                                                                                                                                      and other static display items.
                                                                                                                                                         “That’s awesome they have that,” said
playing at Border                            Mounted Guard, as they were called then,
                                             protected U.S. borders from illegal immi-
                                                                                                            “We like to promote this museum as
                                                                                                        the home and the heart of the Border
                                                                                                                                                      Heather Manning, military spouse from
                                                                                                                                                      125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd
                                             gration. On May 28, 1924, Congress                         Patrol – past, present and future,” said      Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Patrol museum                                passed the Labor Appropriation Act of
                                             1924, officially establishing the U.S.
                                                                                                        Brenda Tisdale, museum curator and
                                                                                                        administrator.
                                                                                                                                                      Armored Division. “The kids really
                                                                                                                                                      enjoyed themselves because it was hands-
MARCIE C. WRIGHT                             Border Patrol and by 1925, its duties were                     “It’s a great place for families to       on. ... And, it’s fun. That’s a bonus.”
Monitor Staff                                expanded to patrol the seacoast. Many                      come,” she continued. “We try to reach           Not only does Manning plan to visit
    The idea of a museum may seem dull       patrolled on horseback, and few had cars                   various age groups and levels of attention.   again, but, “I’d bring other people back,”
to young children who have lots of energy    and boats.                                                 Part of how we do that is to have the         she said. “I’d recommend people to come
and want to play. The National Border           The museum’s exhibits include a boat                    hands-on exhibit.”                            here who have kids.”
Patrol Museum in El Paso may have the        used to patrol the waters, a helicopter and                    Two Fort Bliss families visited the          Museum hours are Tuesday through
antidote to the common frustration of “do    ground motor vehicles, uniforms and                        museum in search of activities to do with     Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is
not touch” and “shhh, be quiet.”             other equipment, photographs, docu-                        their children. To their shock, museum        accessible to the disabled. For more infor-
    Located on Transmountain Road on the     ments, a memorial remembering the fallen                   staff greeted these mothers with the ques-    mation or to schedule a guided tour, call
east side of the mountains, the museum       and a 15-minute video expressing the 87-                   tion, “Did they come to play?”                759-6060 or visit www.borderpatrolmuse-
hosts “please touch” exhibits where fami-    year history of the federal organization.                      After realizing the hands-on nature of    um.com.
lies can escape the confines of the house,      Unbeknownst to many, the non-profit                     the exhibits, the children were freed and
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Tax Assistance program which                 • Valid photo identification
provides free tax advice, tax                • Social Security cards for
preparation, return filing and            you, your spouse and depend-
other tax assistance to military          ents or a Social Security number
members and their families.               verification letter issued by the
    Armed Forces Tax Council              Social Security Administration
    The Armed Forces Tax                     • Birth dates for you, your
Council oversees the operation            spouse and dependents
of the military tax programs                 • Wage and earning state-
worldwide, conducting outreach            ment(s) – Form W-2, W-2G,
with the IRS to military person-          1099-R
nel and their families. The                  • Interest and dividend state-
AFTC consists of tax program              ments (Forms 1099)
coordinators for the Marine                  • A copy of last year’s federal
Corps, Air Force, Army, Navy              and state tax returns, if available        • Other relevant information        spouse should be present to sign           For more information, review
and Coast Guard.                             • Checkbook to get routing           about income and expenses              the required forms. If it isn’t         IRS Publication 3, Armed
    Volunteer tax sites                   number and account number for              Joint returns                       possible for both of you to be          Forces’ Tax Guide, available at
    Volunteer assistors at mili-          direct deposit                             If your filing status is            present, a valid power of attor-        www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3.pdf
tary-based VITA sites are                    • Total amount paid for day          Married Filing Jointly and you         ney that allows tax preparation         or order a free copy by calling
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                                                                                                     Medal of Honor . . . . . . . . . . . $25         Super Smash Bros. Brawl . . $25
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     Playstation 3 40/60/80g . . . . . . . . $200                                                    Soul Caliber IV . . . . . . . . . . . . $15      Nintendo Wii . . . . . . . . . . . $100
     XBOX 360 250g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225                                                Metal Gear Solid 4 . . . . . . . . $10
                                                                                                     Street Fighter 4 . . . . . . . . . . . $10
     XBOX 360 4g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150                                              Playstation 3 160g . . . . . . . $225
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     Playstation 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40                                                                                            Call of Duty 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15
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     Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit $35
                                                      Halo 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15
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Community Service here for a class on
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March 2.
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like flat tires, cracked rims, emergency
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trips home, birthday gifts and holiday
parties. Also mentioned were things
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                                                Zenaida Gutierrez, finance instructor, lis-
recurring yearly events.                        tens for input while showing the class
   “Having to buy school uniforms               how to fill out a 10- to 12-month budget
and school supplies before school               sheet at the financial planning and budg-
starts is not a surprise,” said Zenaida         et class offered at Army Community


                                                                                                         EP TAX
Gutierrez,         finance     instructor.      Service here March 2.
“Christmas has not changed. It’s at the
same time every year.”                          the month. For Soldiers living off post,


                                                                                                         SERVICE
   Gutierrez also cautioned against             it was advised that the total of rent
neglecting basic life expenses for hol-         plus monthly utilities should not
iday shopping.                                  exceed the amount of basic allowance
   “Christmas is a bank-breaker,” she           for housing they receive.
said. “We spend more money on peo-                  Three key points sum this all up:
ple than we do time with them.” She             Discipline, non-selfish spending and
posed the rhetorical question of how            projection. “Everything is flexible,”
many people skipped out on bills for            said Gutierrez. “The only thing that’s
holiday shopping. “Going into debt is           not is your monthly income. ... Know
not what Christmas and the spirit of            yourself. Because, who is going to
giving is all about.”                           sabotage your budget? Only you can.                           FREE                                 January-April: Mon.-Fri. 9-8; Sat. 10-8
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dollars a payday to save for the holi-          clerk with 123rd Brigade Support
day season or a vacation lessens the            Battalion, said the class was interest-                  Open year round for all your tax needs                       Friendly & reliable
blow. It is best to plan for 12 months          ing.                                                     Busy? We offer Drop Off Service                              Notary Service
out in order to incorporate non-month-              “I would’ve never thought of the                     English and Spanish                                          Power of Attorney
ly spending, like vehicle registrations,        gas card or the coupon things for gro-                   Refund Anticipation Checks 8-15 days Fees                    deducted from Refund
oil changes, home repairs and shop-             ceries,” said Francis, who mentioned a
ping, said Gutierrez.                           change she plans to implement due to                                                    REASONABLE PRICES
   Some inventive ideas to help with            this class. “My rent is the exact BAH
planning include purchasing a pre-              and the utilities come out of pocket ...                          Eastside                                          Westside
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                                                          This St. Patrick’s Day,
                                                          don’t depend on the luck of the Irish, designate
                                                          a sober driver before the party begins
                                                          RICHARD DEPEW                                      license, higher insurance rates and
                                                CREDIT    Fort Bliss Army Substance Abuse Program            dozens of other unanticipated expenses
 MILITARY                                                     For many, St. Patrick’s Day has                ranging from attorney fees, court costs,
                                              FINANCING
DISCOUNTS                                     PROGRAM     become a popular night out to celebrate            car towing and repairs, and lost wages
                    (915) 772-4747                        with friends and family. Unfortunately,            due to time off from work. Soldiers can
                                                          due to the large volume of                                   also face judicial or non-judi-
           7358 ALAMEDA AVENUE                            impaired drivers, that night                                      cial consequences which
                              2006 BMW X3                 out has also become                                                  may include loss of
                                                          exceedingly danger-                                                    rank, pay, restrictions,
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                                                          percent of the 105
                                                          drivers          and
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                                                          blood alcohol con-                                                        respect from subor-
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                                                          tent of .08 or above.
                                                              “It is important for
                                                          those who plan on cel-
                                                          ebrating during the St.
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                                                                                                                                  Refusing to take a
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                                                          people died in alcohol-impaired driving
                                                          crashes every day. Alcohol-impaired
                                                          driving crashes claim the lives of the
                                                          most vulnerable: in a single year these
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Handling harassment
in the workplace
DELILAH SANTIAGO
Special to The Monitor
   Bullying in the workplace is used to
intimidate and control another individ-
ual. It can be as subtle as back-stabbing
or as blatant as physical violence.
Examples include: being given impossi-
ble or unreasonable workloads, being
the target of gossip or rumors, being left
“out of the loop” in regards to important
work-related       information,     being
ridiculed regularly in front of others,
having your work excessively moni-
tored and feeling as if your job is con-
stantly in jeopardy.
   The office bully is highly competi-
tive, even in areas where competition is
not necessary, such as in a boss/subordi-
nate relationship. They are socially                                         You lose credibility if your com-
awkward, not always understanding the                                     plaint is fraught with emotion. Make a
effect of their behavior on the target.                                   point to address your concerns at a time
Because of this, it is often difficult to                                 when you are feeling calm – not imme-
reason with a bully, and they will play                                   diately after an incident that causes you
the victim if confronted. The bully is                                    to react emotionally.
equally likely to be male or female.                                         Often, standing up for yourself is all
   More than 65 percent of the time the                                   the bully needs to move on to another,
target is a female. They avoid con-                                       easier target. Beware that this is not
frontation and choose to stay silent                                      always the case, and the bully may dou-
about the bullying rather than be con-                                    ble their efforts. However, if you have
sidered a whiner. They feel isolated and                                  reached a point where you can no longer
blame themselves. They lose sleep and                                     take their bullying, you have nothing to
the ability to concentrate, resulting in                                  lose by standing up for yourself. If any-
diminishing job performance. They                                         thing, this will make it clear to the man-
become depressed, stressed and occa-                                      agers or human resources that the
sionally suicidal.                                                        bully’s behavior is truly out of hand.



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