Mesquite and surrounding area residents are invited to a community meeting hosted by Helena to discuss the results of recent independent studies on local water and air quality, ask questions of experts and Helena executives, and discuss any information related to the facilities' operations. In addition to the community meeting, Helena will be opening up its fertilizer warehouse in Mesquite for public tours.

Helena is committed to helping New Mexico farmers produce abundant, healthy crops that benefit the local economy while protecting the local environment and neighbors. Its crop nutrients help farmers increase yields by approximately half, reducing the amount of land needed for food production and protecting marginal lands from use.

WHO: Louis Rodrigue, Vice President Southern Business Unit, Helena

Dave Thomas, South Texas and New Mexico Division Manager, Helena

Rick Bolton, senior environmental scientist and director of Air Quality Services at the Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, L.L.C.

Dr. John Kind, toxicologist, the Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, L.L.C.

WHERE: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, Parish Hall

125 W Mesquite

Mesquite, NM

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

Guided tour – 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Community meeting – 6:30 to 8 p.m.

RSVP: If you are interested in speaking to a Helena representative one-on-one prior to or following the meeting, please contact Linda Lockett at 505 266-1100 or 505 206-3045 (cell).