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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 Central St the Month Students of the Month at Central Elementary School for February 2010 were Ramon Retana, Vanessa Pantoja, Emily DomingueZ and Natividad Gomez. Not pictured was Vanessa Sarinana. Courtesy photo NM leads nation in addressing children dental health needs Submitted by SEN. JEFF BINGAMAN&apos;S OFFiCE/Washing- ton, DC U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman last week said he is pleased New Mexico has been recognized as a national leader for its work to address children's dental health needs but underscores that more progress is needed. A Pew Center on States re- port released this week awarded New Mexico an A for meeting six of eight policy benchmarks aimed at addressing this impor- tant health issue. The report states that New Mexico is the only state in the West that has met the goal for water fluoridation, with 77 percent of its residents on com- munity systems receiving opti- mally fluoridated water. Addi- tionally, the state's Medicaid pro- gram reimburses dentists at a level that exceeds the national average, and has outperformed most other states in ensuring that low-in- come children are receiving den- tat examinations. "Dental health is key to a child's overall health. Unfortu- nately, 17 million children in America - about 1 in 5 - still don't have access to dental care. I am pleased New Mexico is making meaningful progress in this area," Bingaman said. "Much work still remains to be done and I believe the health insurance reform bill before the Congress provides us with an opportunity to do more." The report highlights a few areas where New Mexico still lags behind other states. In particular. over one-third of New Mexican third graders go without treat- ment for their cavities -- the 5 th worst treatment rate in the na- tion. In addition, less than 25 percent of New Mexico schools with high risk populations oper- ate dental sealan! programs. Bingaman was instrumental in helping bring about many of the policy changes that have helped increase New Mexico children's access to dental care. For example, Bingaman was the champion of provisions in the 2009 Children's Health Insur- ance Program fCHIP) law. which expands access to dental services for kids in Medicaid and CHIP. improves funding for school based health centers that are critical to the provision of dental services to at risk kids, and improved quality reporting for dental services. The health insurance re- form bill currently being de- bated in Congress contains ad- ditional provisions championed by Bingaman aimed at improv- ing dental health access to American's children and o.thers, including the ability to provide training of mid-level dental hy- gienists, improved coordination of federal oral healthcare over- sight, improved training of pe- diatric and public health oral healthcare providers, among others. Central Students of the Week Students of the Week for March 8, 2010 at Central Elementary School wereVivianna Gutierrez, Zenaida Gonzales, April DeLaGarza and Maya Olives. Not pictured was Angel Gray. Courtesy photo Bingaman seeks students Summer 20100) internships in Washington Courtesy submission U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman ast week encouraged students :to apply for a summer internship in his Washington office The ap- plication deadline is March 31. The internships are open to col- lege and university undergradu- ate students who are from New Mexico or attend school in the state. The internship program is designed to educate New Mexico students about the political pro- I t  Hidalgo County Learning Center: Word i 575-542-3315 :'i Applied Technology Depart- ment is set to offer two spring workshops beginning April 13-May 20. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. at the Hidalgo County Learning Center shop. Industrial Maintenance---2 credit hours toward an Associate's De- gree Prepares the student m an array of technical areas. It begins with the installation, repairing, replacing, maintaining and dismantling of machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries. Alternative Energy--3 credit hours Introduction to Photovoltaics will 'explore the basic physics of light/material interactions, recent laboratory scale developments in photovoltaic and photo-electrochemical technologies, manufactur- ing of photovoltaic materials and photovoltaic systems design and integration with existing power generation/distribution infrastruc- ture. The course will also touch on the application of photovoltaics in solar heating, solar thermal power generation and photo-electro- chemical hydrogen generation. Wind Power component is an introduction to the basic concepts of terminology of how wind energy is captured and transformed into electrical power. It will cover the nature of wind energy as a resource for generating power, the aerodynamics of wind turbines, mechanics/ dynamics of the wind energy system and the electrical aspects of wind turbines. Students interested in taking these workshops may qualify for student financial aid. May also qualify for Workforce Aid Funding through the Department of Labor. Sign up, now! Hidalgo Learning Center. 520 West 2 no Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045. 575-542-3315 or 575-519-0306. ---. I SpeeialD00ep R00ft00xology Massaqe Tissue Sports Massage A I 18-512-1358 M|TZIE SHAR1A PACE I Located in Lordsburg Massage Therapist I Will travel to you $40/Hour .$20/Half Hour I cess and to allow them to gain experience in the daily operations of a U.S. Senate office. Summer interns will work five 40-hour weeks in Bingaman's Capitol Hill office during one of two sessions: First session: June 1 - July 2 Second session: July 5 - Au- gust 6 Applicants are required to complete an intern application form. as well as provide a resume, three letters of reference, a writ- ing sample and answers to three S0uthside Students of the Month Southside Elementary School Students of the Month for February were Raquel Rendon, Genesis Deluna, Brandon Saenz and Kayla Floyd. Courtesy photo essay questions. Because of continued delays in mail delivery to Senate offices in WashingtOn, students are en- couraged to complete and submit the application online at: http:// The link to internship information is located under the "Services and Pro- grams" section onthe main page. Students may also submit a printed version via fax at (202) 224-2852. Students who apply on Bingaman's home page will in- put their resume information, writing sample and answers to three essay questions rote the page's special application forms. Letters of reference should 'be sub- mitted by fax or e-mailed by the writer to intern s @bingaman. To confirm receipt of completed applications, students can call (202) 224-5521. Intern positions in Bingaman's state offices are also available. Please contact state offices for more information. RVT Students of the Week R.V. Traylor Elementary School Studentsof the Week for the week of March 8, 2010, were (back) Celeste Grenades, Madison Miller, Andrew Spain, Pauline Mendoza, Brooklyn Romero, (front) Ricloj Estrada, Ryan Ruiz, Mauricio Zambrano and Ignacio Zambrano. 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