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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY. APRIL 16, 2010 Rep. Teague encourage!00 n00gh school Local 3-on-3 team takes first in Deming tournament The "Jalapeno Grill" took first place in the Deming 3-on-3 basketball tournament last Saturdm]. Pictured above are Johnny Plowman, Raymond Saucedo, Hondo Estrada and Jacob Esquivel. : Courtesy photo DOH supports sexual assault prevention activities Submitted by NM DOH/Santa Fe Public agencies and com- munity organizatmns have joined together to raise aware- ness about the importance of preventing sexual assaults in New Mexico. They are sponsor- ing a variety of activities throughout the state during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. The activities begin with a three-day confer- ence. Advocacy in Action. April 7-9 in Albuquerque. Governor Bill Richardson proclaimed April as Sexual As- sault Awareness Month due to the seriousness of the problem. In New Mexico. one in four women and one in 20 men will be raped during their lifetime. according to reports from the Survey of Violence V[ctimiza- Head Start now enrolling infants HELP-NM. La Esceulita Head Start. is now accepting in- fants into the local Early Head Start program. The program is open to infants age 6 weeks to 17 months. The program offers active learning experiences, nutritional snacks and meals, nurturing, qualified teachers and family and health services. These services are offered at no cost to parents. For more in- formation, contact La Escuelita Head Start at 1409 S. Copper Street in Lordsburg or call 575- 542-9678. tion in New Mexico, law en- forcement, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner units and ser- vice providers. "We all need to work to- gether to respond appropriately to victims of sexually assault and to prevent abuse from oc- curring in New Mexico," said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. "We are especially con- cerned with the number of chil- dren and adolescents who are sexually assaulted They are dis- proportionately victims of rape, and they are more likely to be sexually assaulted in the futureY The conference features na- tionally recognized speakers and has workshops on sexual vio- lence, domestic violence, child- hood victimization, managing personal, family and public emergencies, workplace safety planning, enforcing protection orders, system accountability through court monitoring, and developing protocols to improve an intervention response in child abuse andneglect cases in New Mexico. For more infor- mation, look up http:// www.kessjones.com/ AIA2O 10Agenda.html. Sexual assault awareness activities are being held in Al- buquerque. Santa Fe. Las Cruces. Silver City, Taos, Farmington and Portales. For a list of scheduled activities, look up http://nmhealth.org/ sexual_assault.shtml. There will be a town hall meeting in Santa Fe. nationally recognized CNN youth presenter in Portales, high school presentations in Taos, community gatherings, fundraisers, and trainings for law enforcement and medical professionals New Mexico sexual assault statistics: Victims are over- whelmingly female and are most often victimized by age I2. Seventeen percent of rapes are reported to law en- forcement. Average length of sen- tence for rape conviction is 62.5 months. More than half of sexual assault victims were vic- tims of a prior sexual assault. More than half of sur- vivors and three-quarters of of- fenders had a history of domes- tic violence. The Department of Health Office of Injury Prevention's budget includes $1.9 million of federal and state funding this fiscal year to contract with or- ganizations that provide out- reach, training and prevention programs for children, adults and professionals; diagnose and investigate cases Of child sexual abuse and sexual assault o ado- lescents 'gtatewide anddevelop and implement a bi-lingual sexual viqlence curriculum and educational materials. The De- partm'ent is finalizing a strate- gic plan for addressing sexual assault and helps fund an annual analysis of sex crimes in New Mexico. Reports on sexual assault and domestic violence in New Mexico can be found on the Office of Injury Prevention website: http:// www.health, state.nm,us/Inj ury/ injury_reports.shtml and on the NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs website at: http:// www.nmcsap.org/reports.html students to parti:ipat:e in Art Competition Courtesy submission Last week, Congressman Harry Teague announced that he will be accepting submis- sions for the 2010 national Con- gressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize the artistic achievements of all participants, and the winning artwork will be on display in Washington, DC for the duration of the year. In addition, the winning entrant from New' Mexico's second dis- trict is eligible for a free flight to Washington, D.C for the un- veiling ceremony. Interested students, parents and teachers should review the 2010 Congressional Art Com- petition Guidelines . Students must print, complete and attach- both the 2010 Student Informa- tion Release Form and the 2010 Student Member Approval Form to the back of the art- work. Artwork categories include: Paintings (oil, acrylics, wa- tercolor, etc); Drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, etc.); Collage Prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints); Mixed media: Computer generated art; and Photography. Submission guidelines: Artwork must be two-di- mensional The maximum dimension for artwork (including frame) is 30" high by 30" wide by 4" deep; Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds: Each entry must be origi- nal concept, design and execu- tion and must not be in viola- tion of copyright laws; and Students must reside in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District Important Deadlines: A_p_.rj! 30 ua Entries must be submitted to anyone of Con- gressman Teague's district of- fices. Regional winners announced, students and fami- lis'itiviel  to attend. t Final judging in Las Cruces, NM, Winner will be notified immediately after. Students and families are invited to attend. .lune 17 ua 2010 Art Compe- tition Reception in Washington, DC. Winning student is eligible to receive a roundtrip ticket to the unveiling of art';vorkat the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Questions: Harry Helpline: 1-888-9- TEAGUE :'( ! LHS Mavs host Silver Colts The Lordaburg High School Maverick baseball team hosted the Silver City Fighting Colts on April 6, 2010, losing the first game 4- 15 and tying the second 9-9. Above, pitcher EJ Brito winds up for the pitch while, below, Matthew Aguilera goes for the out. Both Brito and Agutlera are seniors at LHS. Photos by LOU GUERRERO $12 WHAT A CHILD LEARNS ABOUT VIOLENCE A CHILD LEARNS FOR LIFE. I THANR VOU! T/-tAI YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We would like to thank the following for helping us make our trip to the E Paso Southwest Shootoul basketball tournament a 7/__3 kV-ss: tcctor & Tcrrt lbarra. Lena Alvarez, Richard Chalres; Mama Rosa' . s, Ramona's car6, City TV Cable., Miller Chevrolet, Smith Ford, . Napa Auto Parts, Pilot Truck Stop, Diamond Shamrock, Saucedo's Superrnarket. Western Bank, Martin & Maria Olivas. Fonzie & Michelle Alvarez, John & Judy Hackworth, Melanle Martinez, \\;  Sonia Estrada, Benjie & Leighann Chavez, Berna Arambula, Angel N  & Ginger McDonald, Vesi Martinez, Bert & Vi.cki Alvarez, HMS, /fl'' Alyssa Olivas, Catheryn Gomez and Pepe & Tiffany Saenz. We / appreciate your support. ..... , - " Thank YOU. -- The Lordsburg Lady Monsters. T]:i=ANR VOU! T/-IAI YoU! THANK YOU! THANK YoU; I Center will be CLOSED To the public Honday, April l g-Thursday, April 22. April 11. 1995 I  I I Clothing tn,; Bag Sale All the clothes you can stuff in a Bag Suggsted Donation: Small Bag -- $1.00; Large Bag -- $5.00 We furnish the plastic kitchen bags! Tuesdays 1-5 PM; Wednesday & Thursday 10-5; Friday 10-6 Sale Ends Friday, April 30, 2010 Lord's Living Water Lighthouse/ Oasis Compassion Services 807 Duncan Highway (US70)-OId Bivens Supply Store (575) 590-3474 II I We Love You Very Much! Morn, Adrielle, Angelisa, Chicho, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Jerm & Family I I I