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1| DJ'ltlllilll!g lili]l |lll|li I!111  I!IDI IJl illl:llllElllll llll E[!iti m I111111 i, ll:l l;l:| lil,glliilil HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY r JULY 15, 2011 , - Here's to Health/ Mary Poppins came Submitted by Hidalgo County Health Consortium By MARY STOECKEPdCHES Over the years of my child- hoodand adolescence, there are only three gifts that I have clear recollections of receiving. I re- member the gift, the giver, and the occasion. For my 10 th birthday (while living in Ft. Knox, Ken- - 00CK? Poppins ever CAME back! That book was a favorite gift for years. It finally felt apart at the seams, as all good books that have been well-read and loved should ! My parents raised up 9 kids. Yep, nine! Every week or two. morn would troop us all over to the public library where we each tucky,) my grandmother gave me "were allowed to check out up a book. It was hardcover, light blue and included two full length stories. Nana had given me Mar Po__Qp_12ins and Mary_ Poppins Came Back all under one hardcover! Until then, although I had seen the Julie Andrews/Dick Van Dyke movie. I had no idea Mary LMS Volleyball practice dates, camps released Summer LHS and DTMS vol- leyball will be: July 13-15, 18, 21, 25. August 2 and 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lordsburg High School Gymnasium DTMS will only practice from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Lady Mavericks coach- ing staff is very excited to be brin- ing three volleyball camps to Lordsburg this summer. NMSU will be coming July 19-20; UTEP will be here July 26-28 and WNMU will be hosting August 3. If you are enrolled in LHS or DTMS and would like to attend these camps, please contact Katie LeMaster at 602-980-4605 by July 17 for information and cost of camps. to the individual limit. Imag- ine the organization she needed to keep track of all" those library books, getting each one returned on time! To this day, I still feel the first thing anyone should do when they move to a new town is get their public li- brary card. Even traveling,, if we'll be over 2 weeks in one place, I get temporary library cards! I am a true reading addict. Nothing stops me from-reading. Not work. Not travel. Not late nights. Not babies. Not kids in carriers that are trying (success- fully on occasion!) to pull out every book on the shelf they can possibly reach (walking very "skianily" down the extreme middle of the library book aisle is an important skill.) Not com- puters. TVs, internet, phone/ slash-everything's. I read. I hope you read. I hope you read to your kid ... out loud ... even when they are old enough to read to themselves. I hope they read to you. The importance of reading is not clearly understood. Here is a quote from our own Literacy Link- Leamos website: "Reading aloud to chil- dren teaches vocabulary in one of the most natural ways pos- sible." (Frank B. May, As Communication) Anyone who cannot read or is a weak reader, either in their native language or in a second language, definitely understands the value. The following is in- formation from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy: Twenty percent (20%) of New Mexicans age 16 and older have literacy skills at Level 1, the lowest level on a scale of 1 to 5. Each literacy level is associ- ated with a specific set of skills that are generally accepted as necessary for full participation in society. Individuals at Level 1, for example, have difficulty locating simple information in a news article or applying basic math to determine the total on a sales receipt. In terms of lit- eracy Level 2, 46% of New Mexico's population is at this' level or below. As a benchmark in practical terms, nearly two- thirds (64%) of all jobs today require literacy skills BEYOND Level 2. Come check out the Hidalgo County Library for a wealth of information or just some good 'ole reading fun! Each Tuesday morning at 11 is Preschool Story Hour. which is concluded by a fun craft activ- ity. Of course, you can drop by between the hours of 10-12. and 1-6 Monday through Fri- day and get your library cards for ages six and up to begin checking out books. Not six years old .... ? Parents can get a library card in their names, and check out books to read with and to thdr children! Don't forget the Adult Lit- eracy program offered m Hidalgo County, either. Adult lit- eracy classes are offered for ESL. GED, citizenship and reading. For more information regard- ing these wonderful programs of- fered right here in Hidalgo County, please call (575)542- 9646. Mary Stoecker is a member of the RG5 NM Department of Health. Health Promotion Team: Stoecker can be reached at mary.stoecker@ state.nm.us or 575-538-8573 ext 120 BYA offers cure irb0redorn Nothing to do? Come to the BYA office we are open from 4pm-8pm Tues- days-Fridays and 12pm-4pm on Saturdays. Come hang out and learn some interesting facts, do crafts, and help with everjt plan- ning. We are located at 7th and Pyramid. If you have any ques dons feel to give us a call at 542- 3908. Misfits win of Julyt0u The Misfits, of Irdabur 9 took first Lordsburg Little League All-Star fund raising softball tournament heh in Lordsburg on i of July. Courtesy photo Cooki over a ire, family style Courtesy tion cot Wh r finally arrives, a great way to cave everyday hassles and str s behind is to build a cam . With a few simple tools and it's easy to of cook yummy over the fire, and the kids will to help. Here are basics to get you fired up. 1. Choose a relatively calm day. It's more to main- tain good heat cooking on a windy day. 2. If you headed to a campground or p look for an available fire rin that has a pic- nic table nearb to hold your cooking supplies. If you are build- ing a fire in your backyard, sur- round a flat, dirt-covered area with rocks to create your own fire pit. To make a portable fire ring, line a metal garbage can lid with sand or pebbles and set it on rocks or bricks to prevent the grass un- derneath from burning. 3. For safety, be sure to place your fire far away from buildings, trees or anything that could catch on fire Fill a bucket with water and keep it handy at all times to strt wo ,1 flare-ups. (Be sure to the fire thoroughly when finished.) Build your cooking fire or pieces split wood. To start it. you commercial fire-starters, s of clothes dryer lint. or grass, small twigs shavings work equally items up in the fire light with a match. When is burning, set small top, and as the fire bums er, add larger pieces of As the fire bums down, hot coals remain and this is is best. Spread coals in an even layer. 2" deep. cook food on top of a grate, set a wire rack over the coals, propped up on four rocks or em lty soup cans. 6. Many foods can be cooked withot t a grate, directly over hot coals. For stick cooking, slide food c nto the sharpened end of a long g :een stick (or hot dog fork) and h 91d it over the coals. To make a foil pack, wrap food in heavy-duty foil and set the packs Y0ungwildlife, even n usually don't need to Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME youn & FISH young Wildlife across New Mexico best i] may have become stressed or dis- chanc ar wildfires, e rescued shortly. Removing the animals - even with the ttentions - decreases their ',S' of survival. "-- plade'd becata'Se. Of wildfires: but although animals may appear to be lost or abandoned, that does not always mean they need to be rescued. The DePartment of Game and Fish is urging people not to pick up dber fawns, elk calves, bear cubs or other wild animals that may appear to be injured or aban- doned. Usually, the wild mothers are nearby and will return for their "]t may seem like the'right thing ;o do, but you're not 'res- cuing' a young animal when you take it from its mother," said Chris Neary the Department's North- east A :ea Chief in Raton. "In al- most Lll cases, the best thing to do is ust leave it alone and qui- etly ave the area." P ;ople who pick up wild ani- mals a tso risk picking up diseases and ptrasites such as fleas and into the hot coals. Rotate food bften for even cooking and use leather gloves or oven mitts to protect hands. 7. When the food is done, enjoy every bite! With stick and foil cooking, there isn't much clean-up, so after the meal you have time to play some games or relax around the fire. Add more logs and watch the flames hop around. Listen to the fire crackle as you cozy up together to tell some slightly spooky stories or sing a few old-fashioned camp songs. Top off the night with roasted marshmallows or s'mores for warm memories that remain long after the embers are cold. Grab your family, a stick and some foil to try these campfire foods and activities, compli- ments of CQ Products from their newest 2-sided book called Over a Fire - Cooking with a Stick and Cooking Hobo Style. Cooking with a Stick: Open a tube of large refrigerated bis- cuits, such as Grands. Separate and flatten each biscuit. Place a regular marshmallow in the cen- ter of each biscuit and fold bis- cuit around marshmallow, press- ing seams to seal marshmallow inside. Insert a stick through the biscuit and marshmallow and cook over hot-coals, turning of- ten, until dough is golden brown. Cooking Hobo Style (foil): To make quick-fix pocket pizza,, fill pita.bread halves with pizza sauge, pCpperonl and shredded mozzarella cheese. Let each per- son add other fillings as desired. Wrap each pizza in heavy-duty foil and cook on hot coals for sev- eral minutes on each side until hot and bubbly. Let cool slightly before opening. Wiggle Stick You'll need: 1 sturdy Y-shaped stick Garden shears 1 thick rubber band 7 Animas hosts basketball camp On the last two days in June, Animas hosted a basketball camp for all ages.There were many younger kids participating. On the first day, there were about 40 sixth through eighth graders in atten- dance. Everyone had a lot of fun learning new skills for next year's season. Wanda Offutt and Wayne Moore coached while the chil- dren practiced:There were only a few in attendance for the High School part of the camp, but nonetheless, fundamentals were learned. Following the camp on the second day a talent show was held, along with a basketball three-on-three tournament. By RACHEL STONE/Hidalgo County Herald i The 7F00rq00r.ou9 h B00tlel 00gaturday., Jul 7 23t-d 9 Til 1 /tfliraa00 CoraraUfliT00r Con00or SOUthWeSt Are Cou,tegy N.[ Dept. of I " II I I I '1 t ] Gila River - The flow is 22 cfs and there is no fishing report for the West. East and Middle forks. Rio Grande - The flow is 1,570 cfs below Elephant Butte Dam. Cat- fish are fair using wouns, liver or stink bait. Bill Evans Lake: Winter stocking for trout ha ended for the year and will resume late next fall. No fishing report. Cabalio Lake - Fishing is fair to good. Water levels are coming up but still low. White bass are being caught with white and candy apple red Bombers. Crappie and walleye are reported as good when using worms and minnows. A few large catfish have been taken with chicken liver or stink bait. Elephant Butte Lake - White bass are reported as very good earlyin the mornings with sassy shad lures. Walleye fishing is very good with jigs and crank baits. Striped bass. averaging 30 inches, are reported as fair. Glenwood Ponds - Fishing is excellent for trout when using green Canadian worms and fireballs. Lake Roberts -Fishing is reported as good. Trout are also good when using Power Bait. salmon eggs and worms. No report on other species. Quemado Lake - Trout fishing is reported as fair to good. Anglers are having success using Power Bait. worms and spinners. The tiger muskies are reported as fair when using rooster tails and Z-rays. Snow Lake - No report lhan k Yo u.. ticks he animals may be carry- ing. 11 s very difficult to success- fully : turn wild animals- espe- cially bears to their natural envirc lment once they have been ctosel associated with humans. Only 1 licensed wildlife rehabil tators can legally care for or abused ,wildlife in New Mexic Rehabilitors statewide have r an increase in ani- mals 1 ht to them this sum- mer n related to wildfires. T Department encourages peopl to report wild animals that injured or could be con- safety threats. Reports can made at offices in Santa Fe 476-80"00 Albuquer- que, 505) 222-4700: Raton, (575) 445-231]: Las Cruces, (575) 532-2100; or Roswell, (575 more information about how keep wildlife alive and you safe. please visit state.nm.us and click the "publications" tab in the comer of the page. Trim the Y-shaped stick with shears so it measures 5" from top to bottom. From the trimmings, cut one piece that is shorter than the "arms" of the "Y". Attach each end of the rubber band to an arm and slip the short stick vertically through the center of the band. Hold the "Y" of the stick in one hand while holding the short stick and the rubber band together in the other hand. Turn the short stick end-over-end until the rub 2 ber band is wound tight. Set the Wiggle Stick on the ground, let go and watch it take off. Foil Fun After eating, crunch up left- over (clean) foil into balls of vari- ous sizes and play games of catch, keep away or marbles: Or, create crazy foil creatures and use them to tell spooky stories to each other. To purchase Over a Fire and other outdoor cookbooks such as S'more Campfire Fun and Fix It In Foil, please visit www.cqproducts.com or ask your local gift store to stockthe books. OTICE all local businesses. lease contact the Hidalgo ounty Manager's office with ,our contact information by one 575-542-9428 or e-mail tgreen@aznex.net if you would like to be placed on the County's Vendor List. [] t t t llii/,,I ,,rli'llllli IIIIt1111111', /lll/llllidl - - -