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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY. MARCH 26~ 2010 warns: 't give b by chicks, t Central Students of the Week Students of the Week at Central Elementary School for the week of March 22, 2010 were Yadalis duckli Submitted by NM DOH/Santa Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board advise families to avoid potential ex- posure to Salmonella by not giv- ing baby chicks and ducklings to children as Easter gifts. In the last four years, New Mexico has had 15 Salmonella cases related to baby chicks. Many of the cases were in young children. "Children have become in- fected with Salmonella when parents keep the baby birds in- side the house and allow their small children to handle and snuggle with them," said Dr. Paul Ettestad, state public health veterinarian at the Department of Health. "In other cases, par- gifts chicks. Ettestad said many chicks and young birds carry Salmonella in their droppings, and it is difficult to know if animals are carrying Salmonella because they will not usually show signs of illness. "While there are many le- gitimate 'reasons to purchase baby chicks to raise for food. we are asking feed stores around the state to strongly discourage people from buying baby chicks as pets, especially if they have young children," Ettestad said. Early symptoms of Salmo- water are not readily available. Adults should supervise hand washing for young chil- dren. Don't snuggle or kiss the birds, touch your mtuth, or eat or drink around live baby p0u!try. Do not let live baby poultry inside the house or in areas where food or drink is pre- pared, served, br stored, such as kitchens, pantries, or outdoor patios, i Do not clean any equipment or materials associ- nella in people include fever, ated with raising or carmg for diarrhea and abdominal pain. live poultry, such as cages or These symptoms develop within feed or water containers, in the 1 one to three days after exposure house. to baby chicks and their drop- Do not let children Martinez, Ramon Retana, Clarrisa Garcia, Vanessa Pantoja and Alberto Jimenez. ents did not wash their hands pings. Other symptoms mightyounger than 5 touch chicks, j rvem0 properly after handling the birds be nausea, chills or headaches, ducklings, or other live poultry. 1 D pt of Health marks imp enl in and gavetheinfectiontotheir Important preventivemea- Visit your physician if children indirectly." sures people can take include the you experience abdominal pain, This year, several other following: fever and/or diarrhea. ily Infant Toddler quality of services and meet fed- eral guidelines." The FIT Program helps fami- lies with children from birth to three years old who are at risk for a developmental delay through an array of early intervention ser- vices that are provided in the home and other community set- tings, including child care and Early Head Start. Early interven- tion provides parents and other caregivers ideas and activities to promote the child's development throughout the day. In 2009 the FIT Program served more than 12.000 children and their fami- lies at an average per child cost of $2.700. The report shows that New Mexico ranks yd in the nation for the percentage of children served. This is the result of increased re- Submitted by NM DOll/Santa Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health's Family Infant Toddler Program improved in all eight performance indicators measured in an annual report card submitted to the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. The report card examines several as- pects of the program, including how local providers perform, to ensure the highest quality ser- vices are being provided. The Department of Health uses the information to build on successes and identify areas that need im- provement "It is critical to support de- velopmental skills in infants and toddlers who have or who are at risk for delays and disabilities." said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. "We consistently evaluate this program to ensure ferrals from medical providers. we are providing the highest child care and other early child- doptive parents n in New Mexico :er, Submitted by CYFD better to younger children due to Becoming a foster or adop: his own developmental age. A1! tive parent can make a huge dif- single and tw0;parent families ference in the life of a.child ........ ycil!h!g tQ,,,pr9)~ll~ love,,;s.t~ eture Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz. CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121 for more information or visit us on the web at www.cyfd.org. Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth and patience and who will per- mit contact with his sister will be considered for Adrian. If there are children in the home, they should be no older than Adrian. Adrian does well in his spe- cial education classes and would do best in either a single-parent or two-parent family Adrian G vFor fur- ther informa- tion about these siblings, please contact Camille Scarcella. CYFD Adoption Consultant. at camille.scarcella @ state.urn.us or 505-827-7450 ext. 1032 (phone For general information on how you can become a foster/adop- tive parent with the Children. Youth and Families Department. please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.CYFD.org. Name: Adrian G. Age: 14 Grade: 8 Adrian G. is 14 years old and loves trying new things! He has already mastered bike riding and playing video games! His dreams include having a horse and join- ing the Boy Scouts. Adrian, who is developmentally delayed, en- joys EE. at school and likes par- ticipating in the Special Olym- pics. He is working hard on learn- ing to deal with his anger and other emotions. Adrian relates rSlow Computer??? Are you tired of bringing your computer in to be fixed over and over again? Get rid of MS Windows and install a ew operating system for just $32. ,. Send check or money order to Bida-Ndee- " oi Computers. PO Box 520. Lordsburg, NM states are investigating Salmo- ram nella cases related to baby hood providers and parents them- selves Also, New Mexico has been successful jn promoting standardized developmental screening of young children, im- proving children's outcomes, and providing timely early interven- tion services. The report card also provides parents with information regard- lug the performance of the FIT provider serving their family. The full report can be found online at www.fitprogram.org under "Documents and Reports." 3rdsburg Schools- menu Monday, March 29 Breakfast Oatmeal Pop Tarts Asst. Juice Lunch Bean & Meat Burrito Spanish Rice Tossed Salad Salsa- Lime Applesauce Tuesday, March 30 Breakfast Breakfast Hot Pocket Salsa Packet Asst. Juice Lunch Chicken Tenders Mashed Potatoes California Blend School Roll Tropical Fruit Wednesday, March 31 Breakfast Biscuit w/Sausage Patty Jelly Asst. Juice Lunch Lasagna Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Garden Salad w/Dressing Bread Stick Pineapple Tidbits Thursday, April 1 No menu available Friday, April 2 No menu available Tobosa Belles offering two scholarships Tobosa Belles. the local chapter of the New Mexico Cowbelles, will be awarding two scholarships in May. An appli- cant must be a graduating senior or continuing student who is from a Hidalgo County High School or a resident of Hidalgo County. An applicant must be from an agricultural background or pur- suing a career in an agriculturally related field. Applications and additional information are available at Lordsburg, Animas and Duncan High Schools and at Western Bank. The deadline for submit= ting applications is April 15. For more information contact Teri Wright at 575-542-9746. Wash your hands thor- oughly with soap and .water im- mediately after touching live baby poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam. Use hand sanitizer if soap and To learn more about Salmo- nella infection from live baby poultry, visit the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention website at: http://www.cdc.gov/ Features/SalmonellaB abyBirds/ What's Happening in WhoVille By RYAN ROYBALISouthside Elementary After spring break we got a new teacher. Her name is Ms. Arredondo she is the best teacher. Our class name is "Fine Feathered Friends". Next week is the big test. This test is called the spring test. It takes a few weeks to complete. There are 3 subjects in the book there is math, science and language arts. In EE. we are playing Wacky Olympics with Mrs. Jones. We play hockey, basketball and a game with toilet plungers where they were our torches and we raced with them in our hands. In computers we are doing key boarding with Miss Stewart. We type our spelling words 3 times, then type a sentence below the 3 words. We thank Mrs. Martinez for the hard work she does for the school to keep this school running good. We also thank Mr. Philhour for keeping our school clean and our rooms clean. We thank all the teachers for the hard work they have done. RVT Students of the Week R.V. Traylor Elementary School Students of the Week for the week of March 22, 2010 were (back) Ricardo Estrada, Renae Miranda, Joshua Remero, Alis, ha Widby, Emilio Gastelo, (front) Angelina Aguilar, Samantha Meza and ArayaTecca. 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