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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 5 The pool is only as clean Submitted by GRMClSilver City Billy Casper Wellness Cen- ter has launched a health cam- paign entitled "The Pool is only as Clean as you are" to raise aware- ness on the issue of healthy pools for healthy swimmers. According to the Water Quality & Health Council (WQHC), it was discovered that al- though the vast majority of Ameri- can adults (93 per- cent) would, never reuse someone else's bath water, over 40 percent skip the shower before entering the swimming pool. Can you say "com- munal bathing"? For decades, public health au- thorities have rec- ommended the pre- swim shower. New Mexico State Law re- shares the pool, but there is much more to consider. When swimmers shower away impurities (and focus on the you swallow contaminated water. Chlorine and other swimming pool disinfectants help protect swimmers from waterborne germs, but germ destruction is not instantaneous. Ad- ditionally, if chlorine is chemically bound to high levels of impuri- ties in the pool, it may be unavailable to carry out its intended task of destroying germs in the water, especially if the pool chemistry is not being carefully ad- justed. According to the survey, a large rrlajor- ity, 95 percent, of the public 6elieve swim- mers have an important role to play in main- taining a Healthy Pool. That's positive news. The next step swim- mers can take to help achieve healthier pools is one that takes them into the shower Remember the pool is only as clean as you are. The Wellness This Sign now hangs at the Billy Casper Wellness Center quires all swimr Pool to raise awareness that the pool is only as clean as Center now has educa- mers to take a you are. A soap and water shower before you put on your tional information dis- cleansing (soap swimsuit is the State law, plus it reduces the"yuek factor" played for swimmers. and water) shower for other swimmers. before putting on swim wear and entering the pool. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges people to shower with soap be- fore swimming as part of protec- tion plan against Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs). Yet, the WQHC surveys found 44 percent of people do not believe it is necessary to shower before going in the pool. Only 32 percent of respondents surveyed say they always shower before swimming. Why Shower before Swim- ming? A thorough shower with soap helps remove perspiration, body oils, cosmetics and traces of urine and fecal matter on the body. Sending those substances down the shower drain goes a long way toward reducing the "yuck factor" for everyone who Food drive to benefit local residents periana! area) they help reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses, such as diarrhea, swimmer's ear and skin infections. Fecal matter, in particular, contains germs that may be ingested when swimmers To view this infographic visit http:/ / Billy-Casper-Wellness- Center.aspx or visit the pool locker rooms at the Wellness Cen- ter. Organization looking for area representatives to join ASSE Submitted by ASSE INTERNA- TIONAL ASSE International 5;tudent Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Rep- resentatives in your local commu- nity. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange pro- grams in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series Local resident Jackie Ramirez recently conducted a food drive as part of a course at Western New Mexico University. In turn, she donated the 540 cans she collected to the SPIRIT of Hidalgo for use in theirThanksgiving boxes. Pictured above are Ramirez (right) with AmeriCorp members Jessica Sanchez and Jackie Seanz. To receive a food box from SPIRIT, contact Lupita Barsness at 575- 654-3660. Courtesy photo of academic and character re- quirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host fami- lies, interview students to study abroad and supervise the ex- change students in their commu- nity. Area representatives are compensated based on the num- ber of students they are supervis- ing. There is also a great bonus opportunity. ASSE's primary goal is to contribute to International under- standing by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participa- tion in family, school and com- munity life. ASSE's Area Repre- sentatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Rep- resentative, please call our West- ern Regional Office at 1-800- 733-2773 or email us at We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide - striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! Tables & Chairs for special occassions Call for Pricing & Reservations 575-496-o611 Locally Owned 2o14 Lordsburg Maverick Volleyball DATE Tuesday, August 26 Thursday, August 28 Saturday, Sept. 6 Tuesday, Sept. 9 Thursday, Sept. 11 Fri-Sat, Sept. 19/20 Tuesday, Sept. 23 Thursday, Sept. 25 Tuesday, Sept. 30 Thursday, Oct. 9 Tuesday, October 14 Saturday, October 18 Tuesday, October 21 Saturday, October 25 Tuesday, October 28 Saturday, November 1 Monday, November 3 Tuesday, November 4 Thursday, November 6 OPPONENT TIME @ Silver 6:30 PM @ Animas 6:30 PM Morenci Invite TBA @ Hot Springs 6:00 PM vs. Animas 6:30 PM Cloudcroft Invite TBA vs. Hot Springs 6:00 PM vs. Silver 6:30 PM vs. Cobre 6:30 PM vs. Calvary West 6:00 PM vs. Mesilla Valley 6:00 PM vs. Capitan 1:00 PM @ Tularosa 6:00 PM @ Mesilla Valley 1:00 PM vs. Tularosa 6:00 PM @ Capitan 1:00 PM District Tourn 6:00 PM District Tourn 6:00 PM District Tourn 6:00 PM Quarterback Johnny Plowman looks for an opening. Photos courtesy JAMIE DIAZlLordsburg Lordsburg Mavericks beat Tularosa Wildcats, cinch District 3A Championship Courtesy submission The Lordsburg Mavericks beat the Tularosa Wildcats 35-20 last Friday night in Tularosa to capture the District 3AAA Foot- ball Championship. The Maver- icks last won district in the 2008 season. The Mavericks are seeded #2 in the State Tournament and will play the winner of #7 Tularosa and #10 Texico~ The Mavericks will host the State Quarter- final game on Friday, No- vember 21 or Saturday, No- vember 22. The Wild- cats got off to a 7-0 lead with 0:15 seconds left in the first quarter on a 69 yard run by the quarter- back after a Maverick .turnover. The second quar- ter was much like the first with both teams having several possessions and punting the ball away. The Mavericks then mounted a 93 yard scoring drive after being pinned on their own 7 yard line by a Tularosa quick kick. Raymond Saucedo picked up a key first down on 3rd and 8 from the Maverick to the Tularosa 38 on a pass from a scrambling quarterback Johnny Plowman. The Mavericks then put their first points on the scoreboard on a 30 yard touchdown pass from Plow- man to wide out Ramon Retana. Raymond Saucedo had five tackles and 100 rushing yards. Hb caught four passes for 71 yards and made one touchdown. Marty Lopez kicked the PAT to make the score 7-7 with 2:52 left in the half. The Wildcats fumbled on their next possession on an op- tion play and was recovered by Plowman on the Wildcat 21 yard line. The Mavericks scored on the next play with a 21 yard touchdown pass from Plowman to Jacob Esquivel to make the score 14-7 after the PAT kick by Lopez with 2:00 left in the half. The Wildcat's next possession ended when time expired in the half. T h e Mavericks scored first in the 3rd quar- ter on a 43 yard run by punter Marty Lopez after pressure from the Wildcat punt return team. Lopez missed the ensuing PAT making the score Maver- icks 20-7 with 6:55 left in the quarter. The Wildcats scored on their next possession on a pass play ,, ~wilh 5:09 left in the~' ~iu~rte'r. The Wildcats scored again after intercepting a Lordsburg pass. The Wildcats missed the PAT kick making the score 20-20 with 3:02 left in the quarter. The Mavericks broke the tie with a touchdown pass The Lordsburg side of the Tularosa field was well-represented by Maverick fans. 2o14 Lordsburg Maverick Football DATE OPPONENT Thursday, August 21 Silver City (Scrimmage) Friday, August 29 vs. Willcox, AZ Friday, September 5 vs. Academia Juarez Friday, September 12 @ Zuni Friday, September 19 @ Hot Springs Friday, September 26 @ Anthony, TX Friday, October 3 vs Cobre Friday, October 10 @ San Elizario Friday, October 17 Friday, October 24 vs. Capitan Saturday, Nov. 1 @ MVCS (Field of Dreams) Friday, November 7 @ Tularosa Friday, November 14/15 State First Round TIME 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM OPEN 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM TBA :ri-Sat, November 21/22 State Quarter Finals TB, Fri-Sat, Nov. 28/29State Semi-Finals Fri-Sat., December 5/6 State Championship TBA TB# 575-542 Mom & 1000 Birchfietd Street * Lordsburg, NM We alx, right next to Love'~ "l}'uck Stop GUN DEALER Check out our selection of We do transfers!