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Elks members Duane Brojer and Juanita Luera presented O'Byrne with her $2,000 schol- arship at the Animas High School graduation on May 21. 2010. The two Lordsburg scholar- ship winners were Matthew Aguilera and Brittany Collins. Matthew Aguilera was the only Lordsburg High School se- nior to graduate with a 4.0 GPA, earning him the title of Valedic- torian. In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, Aguilera was a four-year athlete in Maverick football, bas- ketball and baseball. In May 2010 he was awarded the Pete Maxwell athletic award for his years of hard work, sportsmanship and dedica- tion to the game. Aguilera will be attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in the Fall where he will be majormg in Movement Science with plans to become a physical therapist. He is the son of Rachel Martinez of Lordsburg. Brittany Collins was the sec- Rep. Teague announces funding for on-the-job training in NM Courtesy information Harry Teague announced last week that $354.902 has been awarded to New Mexico to support job training and placement services. The fund- ing, allocated by the Depart- ment of Labor (DOLl through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will help to develop training to help New Mexicans get back to work. es- pecially in geographic areas dis- proportionately impacted by the recession. "In these difficult economic times, it is vital that we work to combat unemployment in our co.02ra.unjtie s," Said .Harry Te'ague. "Oli:the-j ob training m3d,:wpskl9.Tc,e placement . pro- grams allow New Mexicans to expand their skills without fore- ing families to choose between putting food on the table and taking time away from work. These grants will put New Mexicans back to work while contifiuing to grow our local businesses and economy." The majority of the fund- ing will be distributed through On-the-Job Training Grants. which provide training and job opportunities to jump start re- employment for dislocated workers experiencing pro- longed unemployment. Partici- pants are given a chance to "'earn and learn," developing applicable occupational skills while earning a paycheck. The projects help to encourage em- ployers to hire well-qualified individuals sooner than perhaps initially planned to contribute to their bottom line and spur eco- nomic recovery. New Mexico's funding is part of $75 million awarded to 41 states, the District of Colum- bia and three federally recog- nietl" Native, AmeriCa'n ,tribes todiy b t'he'lepatttnfit dr'Eft':" bor. ..... Tbda)'"rant s"'I1 help dislocated workers across the country learn while they earn. For most that will mean not just employment, but also the chance to receive training that allows them to upgrade their skills." said US Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis. "As our eco- nomic recovery takes hold, this investment presents a win-win scenario. After all, workers are not the only ones who benefit from the approach. On-the-job training programs also offer tre- mendous returns for employers who commit time and other re- sources to training and hiring employees.'" Teague, an advocate of on the job employment training, previously passed legislation in the House to provide training opportunities for veterans who get hired in energy businesses. ond recipient of the local Elks Lodge $2,000 scholarship. Throughout her high school ca- reer, Collins maintained a solid GPA of 3.0 and above and par- ticipated in the Lordsburg High School Marching Band for three years. Outside the classroom, Collins is very active in the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg, working with the youth group on a weekly basis. She also helped coach a Lordsburg Elks Lodge T- Ball team in 2009. In addition to receiving the local lodge scholarship, Collins was also the recipient of a $1,500 Charitable and Benevolent Trust (C&B) Scholarship from the New Mexico Elks Association. Collins plans to attend the University of New Mexico in Al- buquerque in the Fall where she will major in Anthropology. She is the daughter of Thomas and Brenda Hood and Randy Collins, all of Lordsburg. Elks Lodge Past Exalted Ruler Bill Fraley and Secretary Suehaye Marquez made the scholarship presentations at the Lordsburg High School Robing Ceremony on May 14, 2010. The Lordsburg Elks Lodge is able to present scholarships to graduating seniors by holding weekly Bingo sessions and other charitable fund raisers through- out the year. For more information about the Lordsburg Elks Lodge, visit Summer WHAT A CHILD LEARNS ABOUT VIOLENCE A CHILD LEARNS FOR LIFE. 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Tomato, Pickles Strawberries Milk Friday, July 9 Pizza Garden Salad w/Dressing Fruit Cup Milk Learning about dangers of summer burns Submitted by UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN The next time you are sitting around the campfire for s'mores or flipping hamburgers at a fam- ily cookout, make sure the kids are kept out of harm's way. "Fire is a mysterious attrac- tion for kids," says Dr. Michael Kim, emergency-department phy- sician at American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH). He has treated dozens of young people with burns caused by this traditional summertime activity- and not always from the most obvious situatioris. He remembers treating a tod- dler who walked onto the hot coals of a barbecue pit in the back- yard shortly after a cookout. The parents thought the coals had been put out. but the boy ended up with a second-degree burn on his foot. "Kids younger than four years old are at higher risk for in- juries caused by campfires and barbecue grills," says Kim. "Par- ents with children that age must supervise, supervise, supervise to make sure accidents don't occur." Kim has seen other situations where older kids became burn victims - including, for example, a teenager who got too close to a barbecue grill while starting a fire with lighter fluid. "The explosion caused by the accelerant gave him a second- degree facial burn and singed hair." he says. "He had to be treated in the burn unit." Kim says parents should educate their kids on the dangers of fire, and keep them away from materials used to make barbecue fires such as matches and lighter fluid. Dr. Greg Rebella. also a pe- diatric emergency department physician at AFCH. says all burned materials should be doused with water, sand or dirt so they are cool to touch and will not burn skin. "Never let your young child play near a fire-pit, and do not assume that coal are no longer hot. even if you do not see a flame." he says. Kim says age-old remedies. such as applying butter, will not help a burn. "Run cool water over the in- jured area and cover with a clean dry sheet." he says. "Do not put anything else on the burn. If the burn involves the face. head. hands, feet. or genitals and/or the child is in severe pare. call 9-1- 1 When in doubt, call your doc- tor for advice or go to the hospi- tal for an evaluation." H MS Health Center offering 00sctl(00ol physicals Submitted by HMSILordsburg The Lordsburg School-Based Health Center is open this summer on a limited basis. The Health Center. located on the Lordsburg High School campus, is a partnership of Hidalgo Medical Services. Lordsburg Municipal Schools and the New Mexico Department of Health Office of School-Based Health Care. The clinic offers primary care and mental health services during the school year, and this year for the first time. will be open one day each month. In July, the Lordsburg School-Based Health Center will be open from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Monday, July 12. Students can also be seen at the Hidalgo Medical Services clinic in Lordsburg for health school and sports physicals and immuniza- tions. The clinic serves students, faculty and staff of Lordsburg Mu- mcipals Schools. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 575-542-8389 or 575-542-8384. Western New Mexico L iversity participates in cultural exchange program By ABE VILLARREALA4/NMU Western New Mexico Uni- versity recently participated in several cultural exchange oppor- tunities made available through the New Mexico-Sonora Com- mission, developed by Governor Bill Richardson in 2010. The New Mexico-Sonora Commission, created through legislation written by State Rep- resentative Rudy Martinez, is made up of several worktables including an education work- table represented by Linda Kay Jones, Vice President of Institu- tional Advancement, Economic Development and Community Affairs; and Richard Rodriguez. WNMU professor emeritus. In May, WNMU held its an- nuat 'Ecbnomic Development coarse and invited three Sonoran residents to attend,, ,The ,iilia,, tive was the first part of a two- phase project created t 9 increase cultural exchange opportunities for New Mexicans and Mexicans. The second phase Was corn- / pleted recently when teachers Angelica Aguirre, Maria Espinoza and Jesus Salazar, from three different schools in Sonora. Mexico. were seldcted to visit the Cobre Consolidated Schools for one week and experience the New Mexico public school sys- tem. Nearly 200 students are at- tending summer school at the six Cobre schools. "This is a first step in our re- lationship with New Mexico and Sonora," said Salazar, a principal at a technical middle school in the city of Obregon in Sonora, Mexico." Salazar, who has participated in four previous exchange visits in other states, shared with Cobre i Thomas Guerra Attorney At Law00 (575) 546-3298 (575) 546-5938 117 East Spruce Street Deming, New Mexico 88030 ELBROCK DRILLING, LLC We no P.O. Box 67 Ij accep Mastercd & Animas, New Mexico 88020 (575) 548-2429 NM License #WD806 AZ License #WD676 W  '- AZ ROC Category # C-53 Thank you to Mayor Frank Rodriguez and the Lords- burg City Council fOR their swift action in repairing Animas Street. The improvE- ments have made those of us who live on Animas Street very happy! Vada BasaNlvazo ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING  CHUCK McGHEE I " DAMCO , 400E. lOth Street T k Lordsurg, N: 88045 575 590 0346 you!! RESIDENTIAL + COMMERCIAL + INDUSTRIAL teachers and summer school stu- dents his experience as an educa- tor at a school of 300 students and 17 teachers. "We shared ideas about leadership and teaching," said Salazar. The teachers visited all six schools in the Cobre School dis- trict and shared with teachers and students what life .is like in the Mexican public school systems. "Our main goal here was to try and make great communica- tions with teachers so that we can start "bringing teachers here," said Espinoza. a middle school En- glish teacher in the city of Hermosillo in Sonora. Mexico. Aguirre teaches special edu- cation classes to elementary stu- de l!t in [p(,.c1 y Navoj3 tier expenences wit stUd hiS' at Bayard Elementary School. "I spoke about my expert- . ences working with children who have speech issues." said Aguirre. "There are many similarities in both these schools and our schools." "We are very grateful and thankful to everyone at all the schools." said Espinoza. "They were very nice and helpful. WNMU President John Counts hosted a welcome dinner for the participants, teachers and administrators from the Cobre School System. Other commissions include the New Mexico-Chihuahua Commission that is represented by Dr Patrjcia Ma?zanares- Schrbi 6f' ]duca{ionl Pictured are Maria Espinoza, Jesus Salazar and Angelica Aguirre who recently visited the Cobre School Systems as part of an ini- tiative through the New Mexico-Sonora Commission, 00!ualitv AUTO BODY & PAINT "Ill Insurance Claims , FREE Estimates Expert Color Match Fiberglass Repair Lou Montenegro Buffing Wabash Street (across from McDorlaid's Detailing All Makes, All Models Lordsburg, NM 88045 (i.d. moto,) Call 575-741-0791 A,T, DISPOSAL, IN.C, If. r vour Residential & Commercial tieed.s ; PO Box 177 l Lordsburg, NM 88045 l Phone: 575-5t2-8708 Fax: 575-542-8706 l ail: atdisposalinC SEPTIC .00NK SERVICES [] Septic Tank Installation [] Septic Tank Pumping & Inspections [] Poztable Toilet Rentals & Service Septic Tank Treatment Products Elbrock Water Systems, LLC BONDED ee INSURF:D 575-548-2429 NM LIC #81570-MS03 t 575-557-2291 AZ LIC. #t 4466-K80 1 I 1_,,_,_,, IL i,, ,.,JalL,4,, d, ,li L, ,I1,11 1t  Ill i] I'l [1; II]:ll,ll ll;lt I I, I lr 1 1,1111111 ] Ir",tl:,lll !'llll !I, It I tl ;iI1111I'1111 II! 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