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American Red Cross Real Heroes Event Jan. 10

Hobbs, NM - Ordinary People that have demonstrated extraordinary courage will be honored by The American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico next week at the Lea County Event Center. The awards breakfast is Thursday, January 10. State Senator Gay Kernan is the keynote speaker.

The 2013 Real Heroes- award winners are: Good Samaritan Adult Hero Patricia Dunn of Hobbs; Good Samaritan Youth Hero Scotty Billups. Jared Reber, Draydon Timms, all of Hobbs; Medical Hero Stefanie Shoults-Gomez, Hobbs; Firefighter Hero James Nelson, Hobbs; Law Enforcement Hero George Montes, Hobbs; Military Hero Bob Walker of Carlsbad; Pet Hero Marcia Schubert, Hobbs; Workplace Hero Jason Martin, Hobbs; Humanitarian of the Year Lea County Sheriff Department SWAT Team and the Hobbs Police Department SWAT Team.

The Real Heroes Award Winners were nominated by members of the community including co-workers, peers and community leaders, and selected by a non-partisan committee. The winners are chosen for recognition of their heroism, kindness and unselfish acts in their service to others.

Registration is at 7:00 a.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 8:00 a.m. The Lea County Event Center is located at 5101 Lovington Highway in Hobbs.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

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