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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD' FRIDAY MARCH 512010 5 NM, CO awarded $7.7 Million grant to improve children's health care Submitted by NM HSDISanta Fe The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has an- nounced New Mexico and Colo- rado together are one of 10 awardees of the Children's Health Insurance Program Re- authorization Act (CHIPRA) grant to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insur- ance Program (CHIP). The $7.7 million grant will be awarded over five years. The New Mexico and Colo- rado grant proposal focuses on leveraging resources to.achieve improved health care outcomes for children who seek care at one Lady Panthers advance in , District Tourny .By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald The Animas Lady Panthers hosted the Reserve Mountaineers in the second game of the Dis- trict tournament. The Lady Moun- taineers had already played and beat Quemado, so they advanced onto the next round against the Lady Panthers. The game was held in the AHS gym on Wednes- day, FebnJary 24. At the beginning of the game, the Lady Panthers jumped ahead with a big lead on Reserve. Fortunately for them, they were able to keep this lead the whole game and came out on top. In the end, the final score was 66-27, in favor of the Animas Panthers. This win put the Panthers against the Cliff Cowgirls. for the Cham- pionship game in District Play. of Ihe 69 School Based Health. Centers approved to bill Med- icaid i.n our state. "Improved child health outcomes through care coordination and integra- tion, particularly as it relates'to integrating mental health with primary care, is intrinsic to achieving the goals of this grant project," said Carolyn Ingram, New Mexico's Medicaid Direc- tor with the Human Services Department. The first goal of the project is to integrate School Based Health Centers in to {he Medi- cal Home approach already implemented in New Mexico and Colorado. A Medical Home is a'patient-centered source of personal primary health care and is based on the relationship be- tween the patient and provider to improve the patient's health ficross a continuum of referrals and services. "New Mexico's School Based Health Centers play a unique role as an integrated partner in the Medical Home approach which will help con- tribute tO systemic change and improvement to the delivery of health care for children," said Yolanda Cordova, School and Adolescent Health and Sub- stance Abuse Prevention Direc- tor with the Department of Health. "The project will also document the impact School Based Health Centers make on improving health outcomes as well as academic achievement." The second goal of the project is to enhance the deliv- ery model of care within the School Based Health Centers by improving, screening, preven- tive services, management of chronic conditions, education of adolescents to encourage more involvement in their own health care, and follow-up with pri- mary care providers. "New Mexico's objective is to see measurable, significant increases in the percentage of children and youth who receive screenings and preventive ser- vices in School Based Health Centers," said Ingram. Colorado is the lead agency for the CHIPRA grant. New Mexico's Human Services De- partment has been designated as the project lead for New Mexico and will facilitate the partner- ship of stakeholder entities throughout the state, including the University of New Mexico and the Department of Health. The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health manages the 69 School Based Health Centers and works with school districts across New Mexico to improve . adolescent health by providing students primary and behavioral health care in their schools. Baseball camp to be held March 13 The Fabian Gomez baseball camp will be held at the Maver- icks Baseball Field on March 13% The price for the camp is $30 per person and each participant will receive a t-shirt. Players will re- ceive instructions in pitching, hitting and fielding, with private lessons also available. Registra- tion for players ages 12 and un: der will be at 8:00 am and the camp will begin at 9:00 am. Play- ers 13 and Up will register at 12:00 pm with the camp begin- ning at 1:00 pm. There will be a scrimmage to finish up the day. All players must provide their own equipment. Madonna Bustillos Kristin Lopez Lady Mavs end seasOn with loss to Capitan By ALYSHA MARQUEZILHS able to get points on the board, they went down the court to score The Lady Mavericks ended their season early. It was a big upset, losing to the Capitan Ti- gers on Thursday February 25. Lordsburg was stunned after los- ing in overtime by two points to a team they had beat twice be- fore( Throughout the game the Lady vlavs had at least a ten point lead against Capitan. During the first half of the game Lordsburg ran their offense well and were After half time the Lady Mavs continued to work hard to stay ahead. But up until the fourth quarter Lordsburg's defense be- gan to fall apart and the Capitan Tigers were able to catch up. At this point, the game was a nail biter with the two teams trading leads. At the end of the fourth quar- ter the Lady Mavs were ahead by two poin.ts. Capitan had the ball with only a few seconds left and f Hidalgo County HERALD 2i2 E. Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM 88045 an easy layup leading the game into overtime. In overtime Lordsburg lost by only two points destroying their chance of win- ning another District Champion- ship. Senior post, Serena Sanders expressed her disappointment of the game. "I felt disappointed like we hadn't finished business be- cause they didn't earn the win. We gave it to them. That isn't how I wanted to finish my career. " $30 per year The Animas Lady Panthers with their 2nd place trophy Lady Panthers take second in District By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ vance to the State Tournament. The Panthers will advance to Hidaloo County Herald ' The Animas Lady Panthers traveled to Cliff on Friday, Feb- ruary 26, to take on the Cliff Cow- girls in the District Champion- ship game. Both the Cowgirls and the Panthers had great records going into the game, and though the winner would place first in the District, both teams would ad- The game started out a little slow for the Panthers, but at the game went on, they started to heat things up. Though Animas played. a really tough game against the Cowgirls, they were never able to recover from the lead that the Cowgirls had on them. They ended up losing 42-55, and took home the 2 no place trophy. the State Tournament, 'though, and will play in the first round of State on'Friday, March 5. They will be taking on the Magdalena Lady Steers, and the game will be held in Magda!ena. If the Pan- thers pull off the win, they will travel to Albuquerque next week for the State Tournament. Coronado National Forest announces locations of plan revision open houses Courtesy submission From March 3 to March 18th the Coronado National Forest is hosting a geries of six oRen houses for the public to' review and discuss the initial working draft of the revised Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The events will be held in vari- ous locations across southeastern Arizona and in southwestern New Mexico. Each will focus on a specific geographic area of the Forest. The openhouse meetings will be an opportunity for lihe public to get an overview of the draft document with a short pre- sentation describing the various plan components, Information about the review and comment process, how to stay involved, and the timeline for completion of the revision process will also be pre- sented. This presentation will be repeated once each hour to allow people to attend at the most con- venient time. Forest staff and re- vision team members will be available for one-on-one ques- tions and comments. The working document to be presented will cover draft man- agement direction in the form of desired conditions the forest es to achieve over time, ob- jectives, guideline, standards, in identifying ways to improve and suitable uses. Reports on ar- the management of the Forest. eas that have been assessed for This is the fifth in a series of pub- potential inclusion into the Na- lic meetings which began in tional Wilderness Preservation 2008. System will also be presented. Please view our website at Participants at prior work- shops have been very involved revision/ J S0lhles APel Courtesy "M / Dept. of| Fishing Repor00 ' 'i'h I BEAR CANYON: Fishing has picked up and has been fair to good using green and white power bait. BILL EVANS: Fishing has been slow for all species. BURN LAKE: Fishing has been fair for rainbow trout, using power bail, cheese and salmon eggs . ...... . .... CABALLO LAKE: Fi'shing is fair for Wali3)e in Caba'llo Lale using" worms or soft plastic kires. ' :': .... ESCONDIDA LAKE: Fishing has been fair for trout using power bait, corn, cheese and salmon eggs. ELEPHANT BUTTE: Fishing has been slow for all species. GILA FORKS AREA: Slow for all species. GLENWOOD POND: Fishing has been slow for all species. LAKE ROBERTS: Fishing has been slow using power bait and salmon eggs. QUEMADO LAKE: Quemado Lake is frozen 12-16" with only open- ings still near the Solar Bees. Jigs at 5' to 8' depth are working best. Yellow power bait is also working well. The trout are about 16-18" and heavy. There have been no reports of people ice fishing for Tiger " Muskie's. RIO GRANDE: Fishing is fair for walleye in the Rio Grande from Elephant Butte Dam to Caballo Lake using worms or soft plastic lures. SNOW LAKE: Lake has been inaccessible due to snow. Enchilada Plate Fund-Raiser From the Kitchen of Ana Vigil 4 Red Chili Cheese Enchiladas * Beans * Rice * Salad $5.00 Prepared fresh when youw want them! Benefit: Lord's Living Water Lighthouse Building Program Saturday, March 6, 2010:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Please call for Advance Ticket Sales Information: ' (575)590-0808 or (575) 590-3474 , Pick Up Location: 509 Main (Northwest Corner 5th & Main) HomeBusiness Delivery ONLY by calling on day of Sale! 15 Saturday, March 6th, 2010 EXCITING Lordsburg, NM @ North Park MATCHES/-Gates open at 5, fights start at 7