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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 New track open to the public Area citizens are currently able to take advantage of the all-new Lordsburg High School track. The. track is open 24 hours a day and can be accessed through the southwest gate near the concession stand. School representatives have asked the public to adhere to a few rules in order to keep the track open to the public and to protect the investment by the district. Not allowed on the track are animals, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, strollers, wheeled carts, vehicles or wheelchairs. Also, only soft-soled shoes are allowed on the track.There is an area on the perimeter of the new track that can be utilized by those using these restricted items, including walkers. Violations of these track rules will be dealt with by local law enforcement, according to school officials. Rep. Teague announces fall Congressional Internship opportunities Congressman Harry Teague this week announced internship opportunities for New Mexico Davenport receives 4-H award at state conference Submitted by NMSUILas Cruces Hidalgo County 4-H member Sky Davenport received an award at the 87th Annual State 4-H Con- ference in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University in July. Davenport placed second in the general presentations contest, and may go on to compete for national honors at numerous 4-H contests across the nation. students and recent graduates in his congressional office Con- gressman Teague is currently ac- cepting internship applications for the fall in his Washington D.C. office and district offices located across Southern New Mexico in Las Cruces, Socorro, Hobbs, Los Lunas and RoswelL Interns in the Washington D.C. office have the opportunity to learn about the legislative pro- cess and the federal government by working closely with legisla- tive, communications and con- stituent services staff members. Duties include attending Con- gressional committee hearings and legislative meetings, con- ducting tours of the Capitol, as- sisting with research, and draft- ing correspondence. In addition, administrative tasks such as mail processing, data entry, answering telephones, and assisting our leg- islative staff when needed will also be necessary. District interns have the opportunity to gain first- hand knowledge on how a Con- gressional office serves constitu- ents and interacts with the com- munity while serving as a liaison to Congressman Teague&apos;s Wash- ington D.C. office. All internships in Congress- man Teague's office are unpaid and candidates who are chosen for the Washington D.C. office are responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. However, the office gladly assists interns who wish to petition for academic credit. Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and writing sample to Michael O'Grady at michael.ogrady @ mail.house.gov or call 202-225-2365. Monday, August 23 Breakfast French Toast Sticks w/Syrup Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Grilled Cheese Sandwich Chicken Soup Rice Krispy Treat Chilled Pineapple Tidbits Asst. Lowfat Milk Tuesday, August 24 Breakfast PB&J Uncrustable Lordsburg Schools Breakfast, Lunch Menu Chicken Patty. ort-a - Bun French ries, w/Ketchup ...... Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk .< Lunch Taco Salad Supreme Spanish Rice Salsa/Sour Cream Fruit Cobbler Asst. Lowfat Milk Wednesday, August 25 Breakfast Corizo & Egg Burrito Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch $12 4 Pho Sse Day Service Call for Appt. Lettuce, Tomato Orange Wedges Asst. Lowfat Milk Thursday, August 26 Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Chicken FajJtas Salsa Tossed Salad C6rn Fresh Fruit Asst. Lowfat Milk Friday, August 27 Breakfast Sausage on a Stick Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Hot Dog/Chili Dog Tator Tots Com on the Cob Cherry Applesauce Asst. Lowfat Milk TWC to host events to boost graduation rates in Hidalgo County, surrounding areas Courtesy information The Wellness Coalition is helping launch Governor Richardson's :'Graduate New Mexico" initiative in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo and Luna Coun- ties by hosting two distinctly dif- ferent Kick Off Events in August. Community Partners, School District Representatives, artists, teachers, parents, mentors and youth will be in attendance at both events to identify opportu- nities for young .people to "Drop In" to school. The "Graduate New Mexico" initiative runs for 12 months and uses volunteers to support students as they re-en- gage with school or other learn- ing environments. Graduate New Mexico, It's Everybody's Business/has a goal of recruiting 10,000 dropouts throughout New Mexico by Fall 2011. The initiative includes new online options for dropouts to complete high school and earn a diploma. "Every New Mexican has a stake in setting graduating from high school as an expectation for all students. It's vital to our economy and the well-being of our state," states Governor Richardson. "Through Graduate New Mexico, It's Everybody's Business/ we are expanding the opportunities for dropouts to drop back in and earn their high school diploma. Our message is- 'if you think you can't, you can." The Wellness Coalition kickoff events will provide infor- mation so dropouts of any age can learn about online and other options to earn a high school di- ploma. There will also be experts on hand to offer information on mentoring, tutoring, and support for those who work or are parents. Those interested in earning their diploma will be matched with a support specialist who will help identify the best pathway to high school completion and will have the opportunity to sign up for support services on the spot. During the year The Wellness Coalition will provide technical and professional training to 125 volunteers who will recruit and support 300 drop" outs located in the four-county area. They will utilize "service learning" as an important reengagement strategy and to build stronger connections between students and their com- munities. The Wellness Coalition will also manage and report track- ing data to the Governor's Office. The distinctly different Kick Off events help The Wellness Coalition outreach to a larger and more diverse group of community members. Free refreshments and entertainment' will be available at both events. Eastern Sunz Concert (Lyrical/ Hip Hop/Rap) Graduate New Mexico Kick Off Event I Thursday August 19 8:00pm to 10:00pm The Wellness Coalition - Main Stage 409 N. Bullard Street - Silver City, NM Community Partners Open House Graduate New Mexico Kick Off Event II Thursday August 26 3:00pm to 4:00pm The WeJlness Coalition - Com- munity Room 409 N. Bullard Street - Silver City, NM The Wellness Coalition promotes the vitality Of the people of southwestern New Mexico and the community organizations that serve them. Please contact Dave Chandler for' more information. 575 534.0665 dave@wellnesscoalition.org Bootheel Youth Association receives TWC grant Courtesy submission The Bootheel Youth Asso- ciation (BYA) received $ 6,700 in a capacity building grant from the Wellness Coalition of Silver City last Friday. The Bootheel Youth Association was one of thir- teen local (southwestern New Mexico) non-profit organizations who were awarded the Compas- sion Capital Fund, which is ear- marked for capacity building for non-profit organizations. Capacity building is com- monly referred to as the activi- ties done by an organization which increases its ability to achieve its mission. Award recipi- ents were picked by a carefully selected review committee which was based from the surrounding four counties. Awards were given based on the scores the recipients received from their application packets. The Capital Compassionate Fund has been made possible through the Wellness Coalition of Silver City. The fund is part of a program that is administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Bootheel Youth Association will use the funds to increase visibil- ity in the community by purchas- ing a new sign for the building located at 618 Pyramid Street. Other CCF funds will be used to purchase interactive learning kits which will be used in the BYA's Project Venture pro- gram which is implemented in the DTMS middle school. The BYA's next event is a Lake Kayaking trip at Bill Evans Lake, on August 28, 2010. For more information, in- terested persons can stop by the BYA building @ 618 Pyramid St. in Lordsburg. Youth Cake/Pie "Best of Show" Contest to be held at 2010 Hidalgo County Fair Submitted by JANET RICHARDSON/Fair Barn Super- intendent .. .New :fo.,2O 113!  , .:., 1. One whole cake. or,one whole pie; made from scratch, will be selected for "Best of Show". No box cake recipes will be al- lowed. Pie crust must be made from scratch. Filling in the pie must be made from scratch. Do not use non-eatable products on cakes. No custard or egg filling/ icing will be allowed. Cakes re- quiring refrigeration will not be allowed. 2. Hidalgo County Fair Youth Best of Show Cake/Pie will be sold at the beginning of the Jun- ior Livestock Sale during the Hidalgo County Fair. Youth re-' ceiving a Best of Show award must be present at_the Buyers' Luncheon. Failure to sell the Cake/Pie will result in a forfei- ture of all Best of Show awards, including rosettes and premiums. 3. The original cake will be given to the Hidalgo County Fairboard. 4. The exhibitor must be a bona fide resident of Hidalgo County (ages 9 to 19); 4-H or FFA member; or a member of any other vocational/educational organi- zation such as BPA, Mock Trial, FBLA; FCCLA, etc. 5. An exhibitor may not en- ter more that one cake in the same year. 6. An exhibitor may only enter one cake - they can not compete against themselves. 7. A club/organization may have as many cakes/pies as that club/organization wishes to qualify. Entries must be entered with permission from the Organi- zational Leader/Sponsor. 8. The baked item is due in the Exhibit Building with the other county entries on entry day. 9. Food containers will not be returned. Please put your cake ih a disposable container. 10. The following items must be entered to be eligible for judging (Please put the follow- ing information in a three ring binder): a. Copy of the recipe typed on a 8 V2 X 11 sheet of paper b. Letter of support from or- ganization leader/sponsor typed on a 8 V2 X 11 sheet of paper c. An informational Story in- cluding: 1. Personal Goals 2. Accomplishments 3. Leadership activities 4. Citizenship activities 5. How food preparation knowledge will be used in the future d. Two pages (one side only) of photos showing Food Prepara- tion, Leadership and Citizenship activities. 11. Youth who have won Best of Show with a pie or cake and sold at the Junior Livestock Sale may not enter in the same category again. 12. The winner of the Youth Best of Show Cake/Pie will be required to make a fresh cake/pie for the Junior Livestock Sale at the Hidalgo County Fair For questions or concern contact Janet Richardson at 575- 358-1088 (home) or 575-313- 0464 (cell) or email emt24@hotmail.com u a I i t y Th o m a s G ELB.OCK u e r ra WATER SYSTEMS, LLC A t t o r n ey A t L a w General Contractors !ihll ..... EP?ET"- ' a 8   *Pump & Windmill repair & installation a170 *Septic Systems serviced & installed ZL *Metal Building construction i *Roofing & Concrete work West Highway 9 Edward Elbrock (575) 5 6-329 le2o PO. 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