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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAYr OCTOBER 81 2010 5 Bullying puts' students at risk Submitted by NM DEPT. of HEALTH~Santa Fe Bullyifig in schools de- creases with each .grade level as students advance through middle school and high school, accord- ing to a 2009 survey of almost 46,000 New Mexico middle and high school students. About 35 percent of 6th graders reported being bullied compared to ap- proximately 15 percent of 12'h grade students. The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, con- ducted every other year by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Publi~ Education Department. collects data self-re- ported by students from most of the 89 school districts in New Mexico. The survey was com- pleted by 22.249 high school students and 23.628 middle school students. This is the first year the survey included ques- tions about bullying. The survey asks students about violence in school, substance use. mental health issues and other behaviors, including protective factors in their lives. "Bullying puts young people at risk for making poor choices, so parents and school districts must work together to create safe school environments where students can thrive and not feel threatened," said Health Sec- retary Alfredo Vigil, MD. "The survey results also remind us how important it is for adults to have caring relationships with adoles- cents.'" High school students were less likely to be bullied if they had high levels of caring and sup- portive relationships with a teacher, a parent or other adults at school or home. High school students who were bullied on school property were more likely than other students to attempt suicide be in a physical fight. drink alcohol or use cocaine. Middle school students who were bullied were more likely than C helsea Rodriguez with a tip Lady Panthers beat Mavericks across the board By ELIZABETH RICHINSIHidalgo County Herald -The Lady Panthers showed just how hard they've been working this season as they traveled to Lordsburg on Tuesday, September 28. and came home with two wins. Both the JV and Varsity teams played. each one coming out on top. The JV girls started out well. winning the first match 25-J5. In the 2"d match, though, the Mavericks came back to win 13-25. The 3~ and final match was the tie breaker, and a close game. It was suspense- ful as the crowd watched the rallies back and forth, but in the end. the Lady Panthers triumphed over the Mavericks and won 16-14. The Varsity game was exciting as well, as the Mavericks jumped out ahead of the Panthers early, winning the first match 26-24. The Pantl~ers soon got their act together though, and didn't let the Mav- ericks take any more wins. Animas stepped it up and won the next thi'ee games. 25-17. 25-13. and 25-16. Merrilee Richardson had 8 offensive kills against the Lady Mavericks. while Erika Mendoza had 3 and Stacie Shelton scored 2. The Lady Panthers will be back on the court on Friday, October 8, as they will host the Quemado Eagles The games will be at 3 and 4 and will also be Animas' Homecoming Volleyball game. so come on out and enjoy and afternoon of volleyball as you cheer on your Lady Panthers ! HUGE SELECTION. 5k Run, 1Mile Run .,,.$12.50 Entry Fee 9 Milk Walk _ 9unday, Oot. 23 9:00 AM . :NFL/NBA 542-8880 other students to attempt suicide and be in a physical fight. New Mexico's 80 school- based health centers help address violence in schools with a unique health care model that includes comprehensive physical, behav- ioral and preventive health ser- vices provided to adolescents in their school. All students who come to a school-based health center fill out a questionnaire about health issues and risk be- haviors, including questions about school safety, bullying and teen dating violence. School- based health center staff can in- tervene with school personnel when the student's safety is be- ing compromised and work with youth who are reported to be bul- lies to improve his or her skills in dealing with anger and aggres- sion. "School-based health cen- ters are an excellent way to cre- ate a safe environment that en- courages students to walk-in and address anything that is getting in the way of learning," said Anna Nelson. behavioral health pro- gram manager for the Department of Health's Office of School and Adolescent Health. "'School- based health centers also provide low stigma access to behavioral health services because students can drop in at any time for any reason." In November 2006, the Pub- lic Education Department adopted a Bullying Prevention Rule that requires all public school districts, including char- ter schools, to adopt and imple- ment an anti-bullying policy. "Safety in New Mexico's schools is one of the most im- portant issues facing our com- munities. Safety is critical for fostering an environment that is conducive to learning and growing, and for building healthier relationships." said Education Secretary Designate Susanna Murphy, PhD. "Pro- viding an educational environ- ment for all' students, employ- ees. volunteers, and families. free from harassment, intimida- tion, or bullying supports a to- tal learning experience that pro- motes personal growth, healthy interpersonal relationships, wellness, and freedom from dis- crimination and abuse. There- fore,,harassment, intimidation or bullying are forms of dan- gerous and disrespectful behav- ior that cannot be tolerated in New Mexico's schools." Other findings from the sur- vey about violence in schools include: More than 7 percent of high school Students skipped school because they felt unsafe either-at school or on the way to or from school. Fifteen percent of high school stt/dents were involved in a physical fight on school prop- erty, 19 percent of boys and nearly 11 percent of girls. More than 8 percent of high school students carried a weapon, such as a gun, knife, or club on school property. Boys were two times more likely to carry a weapon on school prop- erty than girls (11 percent com- pared to 5 percent). Thirty-one percent of high school students had been offered, sold, or given illegal drugs on school property. Almost 10 percent of high school students used.mari-, juana and 8.7 percent smoked cigarettes on school property in the past 30 days. Panthers beat Lobos 16-14 The Animas Panther football team earned themselves another win on Friday night as they took on the Academia Juarez Lobos. The game was intense, and started out bad for the Panthers. In the beginning, Juarez was ahead, leading the game. After half time, though, the Panthers made a signifi- cant comeback. They scored two touchdowns, both scored by Gabriel Hernandez. When the game was over, the score was 16-14, in favor of the Animas Panthers. Animas' next game will be their Homecoming game, on Saturday at 1 PM. They will host Foothills, and immediately following the game will be the 2010 Football Homecoming Ceremony. Above, Gabriel Hernandez dodges a Lobo as he runs the ball By ELIZABETH RICHINS/Hidalgo County Herald Reh bilitation and maintenan work on Forest Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTISi/ver City Rehabilitation and mainte- nance work on Forest Road (FR) 150 continues, to progress. From the beginning of the south end of FR 150. rehabilita- tion/ maintenance on the first 12 miles is 95% completed. Up to two-hour delays will be encoun- tered during contractor operation hours which are Monday through Thursday,'7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For travel along FR 150.. only high clearance and 4-wheel drive vehicles and trailers are rec- ommended due to rough, rutted road conditions and summer flood damage in the Rocky Can- yon Campground (CG) area. The road contractor is cur- rently installing culverts and op- erating the mobile rock crusher starting north of Rocky Canyon Animas High Celebrating homecoming By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Hem/d Animas High School has been celebrating their Homecom- ing activities all week. with dress up days, plenty of games, and tons of school spirit. The games will continue, though, as there will be a bonfire held on Thurs- day night, October 7", at "Animas High School. Then. the volley- ball team will be in action on Fri- day afternoon as they will be playing. Quemado in the AHS gym. The JV game will start at 3 PM and the Varsity game will fol- low at 4 PM.. On Saturday, the football team will take on Foot- hills at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. Game time will be at 1 PM and immediately following the football game will be the Homecoming Ceremony. Later that night will be the Homecom- ing dance, held in the AHS gym lobby from 8-11:30 PM. progressing (mile marker 141 to Black Can- yon (mile marker 18). Entrance to Rocky Canyon CG remains inaccessible due to this past summer's flood events HYRA to host SW NM Finals October 16 The Hidalgo Youth Rodeo Association (HYRA) is hosting the Southwest New Mexico Finals (a competition of youth rodeo organizations) on October 16, 2010 at the Hidalgo County Fair- grounds. This will be an all-day com- petition of 5 teams: Lordsburg, Deming, Silver City, Reserve and Las Cruces. Each team will con- sist of 24 members. The rodeo begins at 8:30 with a grand entry. There Will be a trade show (you may insert some of the items from the flyer if you want to), food vendors and a free dance spon- sored by the San Simon FFA. Ad- mission is FREE! Come support local youth, enjoy great food and do some Christmas shopping. Call 575- 436-2611 for more information or a vendor application. that created blockage to the en- trance e.g. downed logs, debris. and large ruts. During and after rainshowers. FR 150 quickly be- comes muddy creating inacces- sible conditions. FR 150 is located approxi- mately 14 miles north of Mimbres off N.M. State Highway 35. Signs have been posted both on the south and north entrance of FR 150 cautioning travelers of poor road conditions. The north entrance is just past the Beaverhead Work Center located off N.M. 59. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Wil- derness Ranger District at (575) 536-2250. Benefit wash h Id Sunday A car wash/bake sale will be held on Sunday, October 10. 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pilot Travel Centers. Proceeds will benefit Cory Sprott's Capi- tal One Cheerleading trip, e]]q Button qebrow onque Nose 6&P PIERCI I6 Located inside the C0tta~e House, 214 E. Motel Drive, L0rdsburg TSE FOLLOWING INDI DUALS ARt SUI ORT[RS Chaires Insurance Ramona's Caf~ OF 11t[ LORI)SBURG P0tlC[ 2010 LORDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL MAVERICK FOOTBALL DAT~ Thursday, September 23 JV vs. Deming 9th Friday, September 24 @ Hot Springs Saturday, September 25 JV vs. Hot Springs Friday, OCtober 1 @ Anthony. TX Friday, October 8 vs. Ruidoso Friday, October 15 vs. Laguna Acoma Friday, October 22 @ Estancia Friday, October 29 @ Tularosa Saturday, November 13 State Quarter-finals Saturday, November 20 State Semi-finals Saturday, November 27 State Championship Pal & Robert Swann American Legion will host MILITARY NIGHT "ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 Maverick Dog Tags and American Flags will be gzven away While Supplies Last! ATtlLETIC 5:06 PM 7:00 PM t 1:00AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM1 7:00PM TBA TBA TBA PAL SCHEDULE: Oct, 2 Upper Lower Umphres Propane CBA Construction | B R HIGH H 0 ~J~rr'~'e~L~ q~hrseCnstructin 20 0LORDS U G SC 0Lk~" PNM LADY MAVERICK VOLLEYBALL - " - LSe's Truck Stop ~ x~ Lordsburg Cycle Works FrL& Sat. August 20.21 Magd~ena Toum ey(V/V?V) TEA T~. August 24 Se. s~ ~Jv.v~ e:ocq~:o~ ~ Gila Regional Medical Center Thurs. August 26 @ Cobre (C-JV-V) 4:00/5:00/6:00 PM Canon Stevens Tues. August 31 @ Duncan. AZ [JV-V) 5:O0/6:oo PM Sat.,Sept. 11 @ MorenciTour nament TBA Jerry Turner Truck Service Tues. Sept. 14 vs. A~,~ (aV-V) 5:00~:00 PM DeLaGarza Carpet Cleaning Thurs. SePt. 16 @ San S~rnon (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM malt Tues. Sept. 21 vs. Cobre (C-JV-V} 4:oo/5:oo/6:oo PMAbeyta Physical Therapy Tues. Sept.28 @ Animas (JV~V) 5:00,'6:00 PM Darr Shannon dl~ Short Co, "rues,, C~'lober 5 Vs. Me.ilia Valley Christian (JV-V) s:oo/e:3o ~ Triple T Plumbing s~L ~, ~w,d~,~ (r..jv.v) L.oon~ ~ Smith Ford r~ o~, 19 ~ o..k~,a ov.v) 5..~ r~ Ibarra Family October 23 v~. ~(C-JV-V) 1.'~/~ PM Western Bank Tue,~ Oeteher 26 @ Me, ilia VaUe~ (ltr~timl (J -V) ~6:30 PM Mon.'November I ~et T~mtmt (V) 6..00 ~ PAL N.eml~r 2 ~t Tom-mament () 6:00 PM Coflage House ~--. ~.~,a,~ ~ ~, w~, (v) ~oo eM Hidalgo County Herald Sat. Novembe 6 Dfstrk,t ~'p (V) 6a~l. 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