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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 7 Applications available for Spring 2010 Family Cancer Retreat Submitted by CANCER SER- VICES OF NMIAIbuquerque Cancer Services of New Mexico&apos;s Spring 2010 Family Cancer Retreat will be held May 21-23, 2010, at the Lifeway Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, NM (18 miles from santa Fe). This free, three-day educational program will provide New Mexico's adult cancer pa- tients/survivors and their loved ones with the tools and informa- tion they need to manage the treatment and recovery process Over 250 people from more than 100 New Mexican families cop- ing with cancer are expected to participate, making this the larg- est general cancer education pro- gram in NM and the largest pro- gram of its type in the U.S. The program will combine discussions and lectures by many of New Mexico's leading cancer specialists with fun activities that provide a break from the day-to- day challenges of living with can- cer. Planned educational sessions include: Choosing the Best Treatment/Clinical Trial; New Developments in Cancer Treat- ment; "Ask the Oncologist"Pan- els; Coping with Treatment-Re- lated Side Effects; Accessing Cancer-Related InTo on the Internet; Patient and Family Communication; Talking with Kids About Cancer; Caring for the Caregiver; Integrating Comple - mentary & Traditional Therapies; Pain Management and Hospice Services; Cancer-Related Legal and Insurance Issues; You've Completed Treatment - Now What?; Moving from Surviving to Thriving; and Meditation, Yoga, and Creativity Workshops. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend time with each other in informal sessions, speaking with and learning from others who are coping with Simi- lar issues. Supervised child care and recreational activities will be provided for children and teens during the educational sessions. There is no charge to partici- pate in the retreat - the entire pro- gram, including meals, lodging, and all educational activities is provided at no cost to partici- pants. This program is made pos- sible by many generous support- ers, including: the NM Depart- ment of Health, United Way of Central New" Mexico, the North- ern NM Health Grant Group, Amgen, Celgene Corpoi'ation, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Genentech BioOncology, Mil- lennium, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec, Graphic Connec- tion, The Printer's Press, Sprint, and Walmart. Space is limited, so interested families are encouraged to apply as early as possible. For more in- formation or to request an appli- cation packet, please contact Mike Capeless at (505) 239-4239 or go to RVTstudents recognized for perfect attendance CORRECTED: Students at R.V. Traylor Elementary celebrated 100 days of perfect attendance with an ice cream social. Stu- dents honored were: Above: Jezika Batista (McCants), Emma Mendoza (Thomas), Paulina Mendoza (Barrera), Lolah Powell (Gutierrez), Micheal Hernandez, (Gutierrez), Cody McCants, Analiyah Olivas (McCants), A.J. Parsons (McCants), and Maverick Contreras (McCants). At right, sisters Paulina and Emma Mendoza smile while celebrat- ing 100 days of school at R.V. Traylor Elementary. IIIII  " , Eerr Ranek 00OUrS "Working Cattle Ranch and Local History" Ed "Bim" Kerr 575-313-2606 -.i i edkerr52@hotmail com .-,;,< -,,,,,,-:,:,,,t,i,,, www.lkerrKancn I ADC graduates address DTMS students Dwight Esobar, Natasha MCants and Patricia Ortega, who are graduates of the Adult Drug Court and Kokopelli Programs, were recent guests of Dugan Tarango Middle School's "T h and 8 th grade health classes. The graduates talked about drug use and how it affected their lives. They explained the long and difficult road to recovery and urged the students to make good choices. All 3 graduates are members of the Adult Drug Court alumni and all are leading clean, sober and successful lives. Shown with the alumni is Adrianne Piedra, prevention assistant for the Hidalgo County DWI Program. Courtesy photo NM Department of Health confirms plague case in Santa Fe dog Submitted by DOH/Santa Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health's Scientific Labo- ratory confirmed plague in a dog from Santa Fe this week. The dog was found chewing on a dead ro- dent while hiking with its owner on a trail in the Sun Mountain area. The dog became ill with fe- ver, lethargy and vomiting a few days later, and has recovered. This is the first indication of plague activity in New Mexico this year. In New Mexico, there were six human cases of plague in 2009 with three of them in Santa Fe County. One of the Santa Fe. County cases was an 8-year-old boy who died. " Plague, a bacterial disease of rodents, is generally transmitted. to humans through the bites of infected fleas, but can also be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, including ro- dents, rabbits, and pets. "The Santa Fe area has had rabbits and rodents infected with plague in the past, so this is a good reminder to take precau- tions with your pets and your chil- dren," said Dr. Paul Ettestad, the Department'g public health vet- erinarian. "Most pets infected with plague are hunters who have eaten an infected rodent or been bitten by a rodent's fleas prior to getting ill. The pets can also trans- port the fleas back into the home where they can infect people." Symptoms of plague in hu- mans include sudden onset of fe- ver, chills, headache, and weak- ness. In most cases there is a pain- ful swelling of the lymph node in the groin, armpit or neck areas. Plague symptoms in cats and dogs are fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. There may be a swell- ing in the lymph node under the jaw. With prompt diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment, the fatality rate in people and pets can be greatly reduced. To prevent plague: Avoid sick or dead ro- dents and rabbits, and their nests and burrows. Treat pets regularly with an effective flea control product, and prevent them from roaming and hunting. Clean up areas near "the house where rodents could live, such as woodpiles, brush piles, junk and abandoned vehicles. Sick pets should be ex- ' amined promptly by a veterinar- ian. See your doctor about any unexplained illness involv- ing a sudden and severe fever. For more information about plague, including fact sheets in English and Spanish, go to the Department's website at: http:// plague.shtml. South00rest Area ,.! Dept. of| BEAR CANYON: Fishing has been poor. Anglers were using power bait and salmon eggs. BILL EVANS: The lake .was recently stocked with 1,920 pounds of trout. Anglers have had some luck using salmon eggs and power bait. BURN LAKE: Anglers reported fishing as fair to good. The lake was recently stocked and fishing should improve. Anglers were using salmon eggs and garlic cheese or chartreuse power bait. ELEPHANT BUTTE: There was very light fishing pressure. GLENWOOD POND: Fishing for trout has been fair to good with low fishing pressure. LAKE ROBERTS: Reports have been very slow. QUEMADO LAKE: The Lake is frozen with the only openings still near the Solar Bees. No reports from anglers. RIO GRANDE: Fishing has been slow due to more water being re- leased from the Butte. .VOTE. In seeking the position of councilor pledging to give the public the best effort possible will be a first concern! Then there area few things that need to be addressed. Our Legislature is making an effort to remove the Davis Beacon Act, which will give us grant money to build and better projects and allows better wages to be a possibility. In times past some contractors have done little or no hiring of locals. Mostly from the lack of job fairs, where skilled and non-skilled workers are hired. In Arizona and Texas, this is a requirement before a contract is awarded, any work that is sub-contracted out must meet all these requirements. Our town is at a !ow point of our economy. Due to the influx of border patrol agents. We may see a light at the end of the tunnel. If more agents had made their base here, perhaps developers might have looked at all the possibilities. What about investors? Are we looking for investors? Yes, we should. Americanf We have enough out of country investors already. Looking to our Governors, State Representatives, Senators and the like for a large stimulus package, which we would repay in the long run, is what we should seek. Looking Forward to Serving You, Raul (Rudy) Esc0bar AID BY CANDIDATE There are IOOs of Reasons to send flowers,,, we can help you with all of theml cO00,ralqle00 Lordsburg! Sponsored by the: Hidalgo County Transition Coalition Life Quest, Head Start, and Lordsburg Schools And other glnciFs will have information and personnel available for luetioli and tOtlati. OI APlI il lip OUIt eUlII. WOIIIU ltlLqillnq'r MM A PlLRCUOOL Hf!f! Ages Birth-to-4 I:}lllownd aucripl will bl e't%',od I%r: t Speech and LM3e skills, Gross r skills, Flllm  skills, lncl Social Emotional Support. Thlr will be edicatd sign-up assLchmcl for chilch, in, pPegnont women, and worrme of child-brarin9 ylli through H Family Scqlllort. Mony other ctgl.cils will be OvoJlGfe ) help with family llrvlcli Bring your child's immunizotion records|  March 5' 2010 J 9:00-2:00At RVT " C rime... Meth labs, along with sale of the drug, breed crime, including burglary, identity theft, domestic violence and even murder. Teens and adults addicted to the drug may steal valuables from their friends and family to pay for their habits. Meth related crime requires extra attention from law enforce- ment and meth users are often violent, posing an added risk to local police. 'l/li rr, eag bregt to y( hy For more information . BORDER AREA MENTAL HEALTH call 575-542-9477 svlcl.s, INC..