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1 0 HIDALGO COUNTYHERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 20{0 Local Youth Learn by Doing at 4-H Day Camp hostedby Extension Service By CHRISTY RUBlOIHidalgo motto...that is exactly what14 County EXtension Agent .Hidalgo County youth did the "Learn by Doing" is the 4-H week before school started. The Day Camp Quilt: Clockwise from right: Anissa Plowman, Santiago Elias, Candelafio Mendoza, Ryan Ruiz, Eva Garcia,Tina Martinez, Xavier Varele, Jordan Mendoza, Johnny Plowman. Not Pictured: Job Sarellano, Eric Rodruguez, Nati Gomez and Beto Armenta. Senior Leaders not pictured: Chelsea Rodriguez, Karina Sarellano, Nora Rodriguez.. Hidalgo County Cooperative Ex- tension Service hosted a week long 4-H Day Camp August 2-6, 2010. Every day of the week the youth would meet at the James H. Baxter Civic Center to learn something new. One' project that youth can take in 4-H is quilting, where youth learn the basics of quilt- ing and make their own quilt. The Day Camp youth did not have time to make a quilt but they did have time to decorate and personalize a square. The quilt will be on display and ex- hibit in the youth depart- ment at the Hidalgo County Fair next weekend. Some of the other activities Save energy and money with simple changes; The power to lower your energy costs is in your hands. Simply switching out your incandescent light bulbs with highly efficient CFL bulbs is a great place to start. It's also a great way to save up to $65 a year in energy costs if all the bulbs in the average home are replaced. Plus, PNM discounts on CFLs are available at dozens of stores. To earn more about owe, ring your e/ectnc hi, go to P/VMconsave. The power to make fife better. Together. P Xavier likes tarantulas! included projects out of the H0 p and Interior Design Project and were: making a bark covered vase, decorating a face cloth, and personalizing a notebook. The youth learned how to pin an in- sect for display, in this case it was a tarantula! This is a part of the Entomol- ogy Project. They made a bird feeder out of a pinecone for the bird watching project and made their own face paint for the clowning project. The group had a very spe- cial guest, Deputy Pat Green from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department. He brought his partner Gyra t a yellow lab, who is a drug dog. The kids en- joyed asking questions and learn- ing about Gyra. The youth also learned ba- sic first aid, how to make antisep- tic wash and how to make a sling. The big adventure of the week was 6n Wednesday, when the youth had to follow a map and, directions to the secret spot, which was McDonalds! There they had an ice cream cone at a discount thanks to McDonalds' Manager! Then they followed directions to the Special Events Center where the youth played games and made homemade bubbles. The youth learned North, South, East and West, and how to read a fol- low a map...no GPS needed here ! ! To round each day off, Lori Rodriguez of the ICAN Nutrition Program taught the youngsters about good nutrition and gave them a nutritious snack. The in what'4-H has to offer, pleas youth made fruft kebabs, ice cream in a bag, trail mix and homemade noodles for soup. All in all it was a great week, every- one had a great time. 4-H is a youth development program that offers club project participation, school enrichment programs and other yout h devel- opment opportunities. The new 4-H enrollment year begins Oc- tober 1, 2010. If you are interested contact the Hidalgo County EN- tension office at 575-542-929E 4-H is a part of the Land Grant Mission through New Mexico State University and is an affl mative action/equal opportuni.t'5 employer and educator in coo eration with USDA. There is an active club in Lordsburg, Anim4s and Virden. Please call the Exten- sion office for more information. Painting faces with homemade face paint. Learning about Deputy Gyra the drug dog from Deputy Green of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department. / Hid County I Carnival Rides By Playtime Amusement Parade (Friday at 5 PM) I Rodeos Jr. Livestock Show & Sale Dance Saturday Night! Concession & Vendors Thursday-Saturday" August 26-29 Hidalgo County Fairgrounds Lordsburg, NM For general Fair Pony Rides Information, I c..V.tl.:.,. ' .--o call 575-542-9291 ..... ..-. , ___,,hail  or .575-534-5010 'i hdrmsslou '..,"."4.o, 3 r)er da ! | . Adults & Un.uu,'. "  . ,.o "  1 i  , _L"nds are non,transfe r. rable_ANDonmsUa::day.t ! ..,,,n;;re.admittancet fatrgrunu . , i:j '"  " ' vc,,,"';cle Entrance ,,,  : " ' Gate. '  . East -- ---,,-;n Entrance :; :i:> West Gate: veac-," . , . ,: Fridag 7. For Rodeo ,u