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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010 Author, illustrator visit Animas Elementary School Animas Elementary School hosted visiting author Maria Retana and illustrator Pat Pollock Rhoads (below left) on November 17th. Pre-K and Kindergarten enjoyed learning some interesting facts about javelinas and hearing the story" The Pig That is Not a P' by Retana.The first, second and third graders enjoyed acting out an afrocuban folktale, "TanilP, complete with a song and musical instruments. The fourth and fifth graders traveled back into Medieval Times through pictures from "Dawn to Dusl' a Medieval Trilogy. Some students even dressed the part in a fashion show and all the older students were given the opportunity to create their own Coat of Arms (below right). Rhoads also took some time to demonstrate how she creates some of her illustrations in the books like "Grandma's Trunl' (above). Following the wonderful presentations, Retana and Rhoads signed special copies of their books for the students. Courtesy photos L0rdsburg Schools Breakfast, Lunch Menu Monday, December 13 Breakfast Quesadilla Salsa Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Miik Lunch Ham & Cheese Sandwich Tator Tots Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles Fruit Crisp Asst. Lowfat Milk Tuesday, December 14 Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Cheeseburger Curly Fries Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles Apple  .._._- . . [!  Hidalgo County Eearnmg Center: Irl00PWNll00WeeklV Word [ .,o  575-542-3315 By BECKY ESTRADAISenior Program Manager Hidalgo County Learning Center The Hidalgo County Learning Center will be closed from De- cember 16, 2010 through January 5, 2011. Regualr office hours will resume on January 6, 2011. Are you interested in obtaining a job in an office or a bank? Are you interested in advancing in your present occupation ? D O you own your own business? Western New Mexico University offers a certificate in Financial services through the Applied Technology de- partment that would help anyone in these or similar situations. Whether you are interested in obtaining the certificate or would just like to take a few classess to help you in your job, this is an area you should explore. Service Industry Accounting/Bookkeeping is one class towards this cerrtificate and can be offered in the spring if enough people are interested. If you are interested taking this class, please contact Sherral Trotter at 542-3782 or or Becky Estrada at 542- 3315 or as soon as possible. If you are planning to attend the spring semester there is still time to come in and get registered. Online classes are filling up very fast!! $12 4 Photos Same Day Serviee Call for Appt. Available at the Hidalgo Count00 Herald 212 E. Motel Dr. Ste B. * Lordsburg * 572.8705 I ...................................... ........... 490 acres, Adobe /"IUnited /" K>outitry- Home, Lighted Arena, A-i.n"ff-cc;" Barns and More Auction & Realty Double Star Realty Borders Rocky Mountain Brant Graves. Auctioneer's License #13507 Elk Foundation Ranch 10. Buyers Premium Asst. Lowfat Milk Wednesday, December 15 Breakfast Pancakes Sausage Patty Jelly Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Taco Salad Supreme Spanish Rice Sour Cream Salsa Fruit Cobbler Asst. Lowfat Milk ' Tlursday, December 16 Breakfast NM Breakfast Burrito Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Chicken Nuggets Mashed Potatoes Green Beans School Roll Cake w/Frosting Asst. Lowfat Milk Friday, December 17 Breakfast Sausage on a Stick Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Pizza Garden Salad Max Stix Pineapple Tidbits Asst. Lowfat Milk WNMU Board of Regents names President S0000zlrch Committee Submitted by ABE VILLARREAL/ WNMU The Board of Regents at Western New Mexico University established a search committee at its November 29, 2010 meeting to review candidates as a part of its process to name a new presi- dent, for retiring president Dr. John Counts. The 14-member committee is comprised of WNMU adminis- tration, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Also on the committee are members of the community and WNMU Foundation. Tony Trujillo, Chair of the Board of Regents, will chair the search committee. Regent Dr. Charles R. "Randy" Briggs will also serve on the committee. Other committee members in- vited to participate include: Dr. Patricia Manzanares-Gonzales, School of Education Dean; Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez, Social Sciences professor; Dr. Virginia Huegel, Computer Sciences pro- fessor and Faculty Staff President; AmeriC0rps h01idngTeddy BearDrive By ELIZABETH RICHINSI Hidalgo County Herald AmeriCorps kids, Tori Patterson and Brigham Payne, are holding a Teddy bear drive. They will be collecting teddy bears, along with any other stuffed ani- mals, for kids who have been in car accidents, abusive homes, and other situations. The toys will be donated to officers who will give them to kids on their stops. Boxes to collect stuffed ani- mals will be placed at the Animas High School and the Lordsburg High School. If you have any other questions, please contact Tori Patterson at 575-313-9755. Matt Lara, Recruiter and Staff Senate President; Sherri Bays, Vice President of Business Affairs; Marcia Shields, student govern- ment president; Brian Thometz, student government member; Linda McGee, WNMU Founda- tion member; Rosina Romero, alumnus, ABQ alumni chapter; James Marshall, Silver City Mayor; Stephen Janos, TorC community member; and Dr. Patricia Maguire, Gallup Gradu- ate Center. Dr. Deno Curds, representa- tive of Academic Search, Inc., the firm hired to assist with the presi- dential search, presented informa- tion regarding timelines and goals for the committee. Academic Search, Inc. will .assume the management of the search process including the so- licitation of candidates and ad- vertising for the position. The Board of Regents has scheduled its next meeting for December I0 at the Silver City campus. Udall calls on Commission to investigate football helmet safety Submitted by SEN. TOM UDALL'S OFFICEIWashington, DC U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D- NM, is asking the Consumer Prod- uct Safety Commission (CPSC) to investigate football helmet safety standards, especially for high school and younger athletes, to prevent concussions and other head injuries. "Being active and participat- ing in sports is important for young people, but we should be taking a serious look at how to, best protect our most vulnerable athletes from severe head injuries like concussions," Udall said. "We need to make sure we are looking for every opportunity to improve helmet safety standards for all football players." In a letter to the commission, Udall notes that sports are the second leading cause of trau- matic brain injury for people who are 15 to 24-years-old, behind only motor vehicle crashes. Ev- ery year American athletes suffer up to an estimated 3.8 million sports-related concussions, of which 300,000 result in loss of consciousness. More than one million American high school students play football, including nearly 8,000 high' school students in New Mexico. Although football helmet safety technology has drastically improved since the days of leather helmets, today's helmet safety standards may not be in- formed by current understanding of concussion risks. For example, the current standard primarily protects against serious injtiry from a severe, direct blow. How- ever, it does not address the risk of a concussion caused by less severe impacts or by rotational acceleration resulting from indi- rect hits that spin the head and brain. The standard also does not distinguish between helmets de- signed for professional, high school and younger football play- ers, and the "one size fits all" ap- proach may not be appropriate for younger athletes who are not as big and strong as professional players. New Mexico is one of nine states that has adopted a sports concussion law to help prevent brain injuries to student athletes. The state law requires that coaches receivb awareness train- ing and that any student athlete who suffers a concussion stay on the sidelines for at least one week and until a medical professional approves their return to play. Football has the highest inci- dence of concussions, which also occur less frequently in other sports such as baseball and soc- cer. NM Lie# 8157O AZUc# 1471L77 ROC# 182660 RVT Students of the Week R.V. Traylor Elementary School Students of the Week for the week of December 6, 2010 were (back) Ryan Ruiz, Theresa Ruiz, Job Alex DeLaGarza, Anastatia Ortiz, (front) Sophia Goodman, Arriana Lopez, Uriel Retana and AJ Parsons. 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