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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 McDonald wins CEC&apos;s coloring contest The overall winner of the 2014 Columbus Electric Coop's Safety Coloring Contest was Jalyn McDonald, a lO-year-old fourth grader in Ms. Good's class at Animas Elementary School. Her entry will now advance to the state level. For her efforts, Jalyn and her classmates enjoyed a pizza party. Other top competitors from AES were Ariani Hernandez (1st place), Lem McDonald (2 nd place) and Erick Sanchez (3 'd place). Courtesy photo Risky behaviors on the decline among What local one-to-one tutoring means to Hidalgo County residents By SHERRILYN ARREDONDO/ Director, Hidalgo County Literacy Program This past week, literacy pro- grams such as HCLP were asked to submit an informational article describing: 1) what our programs meant to the people of our respec- tive counties; and, 2) how one- to-one tutoring for adult learners is a successful method of learn- ing development for the people of our respective counties, These articles are to be used as weapons in our ongoing battle with the New Mexico State Leg- islators to justify grant funding for our programs. Each year these funds become more and more dif- ficult to obtain• Having to jus- tify the need for literacy to our state legislators strikes me as funny• Not funny, Ha-Ha-Ha, but funny as strange and odd, as well as downright sad. New Mexico has been listed in the publication Education Week as the Third (3 rd) lowest state in the United States under the title of worst schools New Mexico is also listed as hav- ing a 59.4% high school gradua- tion rate. I am at a loss why fur- ther justification is needed to sup- port the funding of literacy pro- grams. Below are the first two paragraphs of the article submitted to be used as part of the ar- senal pre- sented to the legislators of our state. Literacy education in Hidalgo County is held absolute by the Hidalgo County Lit- eracy Pro- gram (HCLP), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, earning such status in 2005. From grass roots to mis- Hidalgo County, specifically cre- ated for the adult population of Hidalgo County, any and all of whom may seek out literacy study. If an adult lives in Hidalgo County, there are no boundaries for eligibility, nor are there standards to be met. The sec- ond para- graph intro- duces the de- termination and resolve that must co- exist to make improved lit- eracy, what- ever the indi- vidual goal, a successful en- deavor. HCLP has en- rolled stu- dents from 18 years of age to 86 years of age. Goals may include helping chil- NM high school students Submitted .by NM DEPT of HEALTH/Santa Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health announced today that rates for several important risk behaviors have fallen ' dramati- cally among New Mexico high school students• The information is based on results from the 2013 New Mexico Youth Risk and Re- siliency Survey (YRRS), a joint project of the New Mexico De- partment of Health and New Mexico Public Education De- partment. Binge drinking (consuming five or more alcoholic drinks on a single occasion in the past 30 days) has fallen by half in the last ten years, from 35.4% in 2003 to 17•1% in 2013. Current cigarette smoking (smoking cigarettes on at least one of the past 30 days) dropped to 14•4% in 2013 from 30.2% in 2003. The rate for be- ing in a physical fight in the past 12 months fell to 27.2% in 2013 from 38.9% in 2003. "It's encouraging to see that fewer high school students are binge drinking and smoking," said Department of Health Secre- tary Retta Ward, MPH. "We have to. continue our efforts statewide to educate students on how these risky behaviors can impact their health now and later in life." Other trends among high school students include: • Carrying a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property fell to 5.4% from 10.9% in 2003; -Current cigar smoking, in- cluding small flavored cigars, fell to 12.3% from 19.4% in 2003; -Drinking and driving fell to 8.9% from 19.1% in 2003; Lordsburg Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu Monday, March 31 Tater Tots Breakfast Steamed Broccoli Cereal Sauce Juice School Roll Asst. Low-Fat Milk Cherry Applesauce Lunch Asst. Low-Fat Milk Shepherd's Pie Thursday, April 3 Corn Breakfast School Roll Blueberry Mini Muffins Mixed Fruit Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Asst. Low-Fat Milk Tuesday, April 1 Lunch Breakfast  Nachos Supreme Oatmeal Bar Pinto Beans Juice Tossed Salad Asst. Low-Fat Milk Pear Lunch Asst. Low-Fat Milk Hot Pocket Friday, April 4 Tossed Salad Breakfast Baby Carrots w/Dressing Apple Breakfast Frudel Mandarin Oranges Juice Asst. Low-Fat Milk Asst. Low-Fat Milk Wednesday, April 2 Lunch Breakfast Stuffed Bread StiCks Sunrise Flatbread Marinara Sauce Juice Marinated Salad Asst. Low-Fat Milk Sidekicks Lunch Asst. 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Hookah use was reported by 20.0% of students in 2011. -Most drug use rates have re- mained relatively stable over the past several years• While new results from the 2013 YRRS are beginning to be released, more detailed reports from the 2011 YRRS, the most recent previous survey, are newly available. These reports include in-depth information on tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use, and mental health risks, primarily sui- cidal ideation and attempts. These reports demonstrate the re- lationships between certain risk behaviors, and between risk be- haviors and resiliency, or protec- tive, factors. For example, stu- dents who have strong and nur- turing relationships with their families or with teachers in their schools are far less likely than other students to smoke ciga- rettes, drink alcohol, take drugs, or attempt suicide. The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), was conducted in New Mexico public high schools during the fall of 2013, by the Department of Health and the Public Educa- tion Department, with assistance from the UNM Prevention Re- search Center. The YRRS is the New Mexico component of the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) designed and sponsored by the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention• Comprehensive results from the 2013 High School YRRS are expected to be available in June 2014. The in-depth reports from the 2011 YRRS are available at healthdata/yrrs.shtml and overall, with only Louisiana 2 "d, and Mississippi 1 't, below us. LHS releases 3rd semester Honor Roll list Freshman All A Cecilia Acosta Jaime Artiaga III Vanessa Pantoja Johnny Plowman A&B Ashley Arambula Jacob Esquivel Vivianna Gutierrez Cameron Hernandez Aaron Jones Brianna McDonald Brandy Roark Carisma Rodriguez Sophmores All A Taylor Gandara A&B Kayci Alvarez Marco Arvizo Veronica Eckert Kaitlin Hackworth Daniel Madrid Ydalis Martinez Orion Moreno Micheal Tarango Juniors All A Anjuli Kvamme Aurora Kvamme A&B Rishae Allen Alondra Gonzalez Monet Neave Alyssa Palacios Mark Thomas Anthony Tovar Seniors All A Aryn Gandara Jessica Gonzalez A&B Tyler DeFoor Julian Grado Gabrielle Gutierrez James Maley Christopher McCans Joseph Camacho-Terrazas Ernesto Rodriguez Jessica Sanchez Tommy Sanchez ELBROCK DRILLING, LLC ' t EO. Box 67 We accep • J Mastercard New Mexico 88020 Animas, Il (575) 548-2429 NM License #WD806 ,--7--.' 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Especially for those yearning for that change, thus begins their tutored life with the Hidalgo County Lit- eracy Program. The first paragraph of the Hidalgo County Literacy Pro- gram article as submitted, iden- tifies the H CLP program as a pro- gram comprised of people of dren with homework, improving specific educational skills, learn- ing to speak English, learning to read and write English, develop and improve work skills, study for and attain a high school equiva- lency certificate, to name some frequently desired goals• Seeking out help with lit- eracy skills is a courageous act of self acknowledgement, and it is the first proactive step taken to- ward an improved life situation. The Hidalgo County Literacy Program is located at 317 E. 4 th Street, Suite B (which means Back Door), in the building known as the Ena Mitchell Se- nior Building• Entry is off the al- ley, second door on the right, or call 575-542-9407 or 575-313- 7738 when you are ready to take your first proactive step. Foster, adoptive parents needed in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child. Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Re- cruiter at (575) 434- 5950 ext. 121 for more in- formation or visit us on the web at Se Habla Espanol Kaitlynn Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Name: Kaitlynn Age: 7 Story: Kaitlynn is engaging, intelligent, active, and caring. She is eager to learn new things and does so very quickly. Some of Kaitlynn's favorite things are i books, dolls, teddy bears, and riding her bike. At nlealtime she likes fried chicken, pizza, maca- roni and cheese, and salad• She is allergic to al- monds. Kaitlynn has siblings, and she would like to be able to maintain con- tact with them. This young lady would ben- efit from a strong, two-par- ent family will- ing to continue working with her to learn good social skills, positive interactions, and how to process and direct her feel- ings. An experienced family fa- miliar with special needs will be ideal. Kaitlynn would benefit in a home where she is an only child. 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