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N Portal sews Tribune visit us online @ and follow us on 75c today High 82 Low 49 tomorrow Hub 77 Low 43 Hittl 72 Low 48 saturday March 28,2015obesity for . Children Down a health department programs have helped bring the rate Down 20 percent since 2010.by Brittney Cannon Deputy editor Cannon @ the third Grade obesity rate in new Mexico has dropped 20 percent since 2010 because of programs like healthy kids Curry county. A we be made such a difference in our work and facing childhood obesity a said Mitch Gray program coordinator. According to a press release from the new Mexico department of health the third Grade obesity rate in 2010 was at 22.6 percent. At the end of 2014, the rate dropped to 18.1. Since 2010, the obesity rate has been gradually declining. A we Are encouraged by this downward trend in childhood obesity in new Mexico children. It proves that we can make a difference when people come together to address serious health problems a said department of health Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward. A yes there is More work to be done but clearly we have the tools and the strategies for combating this serious health a we Are encouraged by this downward trend in childhood obesity in new Mexico children. It proves that we can make a difference when people come together to address serious health m Rrt a timid warn apart tot of health cab that we rotary healthy kids Curry county is one of the a tools and the strategies Ward described in her statement. The program aids children teenagers and adults in living healthier lives through educational activities including gardening and a new program called prescription trails. Prescription trails promotes All of the walking trails in Curry county. Gray said and it s implemented with the help of the Curry county health Council and Plains regional medical Center. A we re developing a brochure showing a map of All the trails and their Gray said. A then those brochures will be passed out in a variety of brochures can be distributed. Gray said through nurse practitioners handing them out to patients who need More exercise or Between walking and running groups. A what we d like to do in the Long term if there Are any exercise groups or walking clubs we could organize from a standpoint of resources and say in the brochure that such and such walking group meets at Goodwin Lake trails at such and such tune a Gray said. A we just want people to know they exist. That Way you have an accountability reference from the medical and Community Gray expects the brochures to be ready by the end of this summer. Now that it s officially springtime Gray said gardens at area schools Are getting into the full swing of things with help from the obesity on Pago 3 notebook this weekend. J a Chance to say thanks to some Brave veterans Day memorial event from noon to 2 . Sunday at vow Post 3280, 200 w. Grand ave. They be invited the Public. Coming up. J a special session of the Curry county commission. Its mostly a closed door executive session but there Are some action items. Expect the always controversial lesser Prairie Chicken to raise it s finely feathered head. Cowboy Corner. J a name familiar to Rodeo fans Here and Champion bronc and Bull rider Don Workman of Lubbock to be inducted april 11 into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. Favorite Cowboy song lyrics j when she starts to twist be More like Chris pull your hat Down tight and just Ledoux it. A Garth Brooks Good ride Cowboy. A compiled by managing editor Robin Fornoff Index classified. .11-12 crossword. .7 obituaries. .5 sports. .9-10 sudoku. .3 Coil Tai l managing editor Alisa Boswell can be reached at 575-356-4481 or Uruu i vol. 58 a no. 74 staff photo Joshua Luciaro Workhorse of the year award Winner Megan Hamilton left talks with warm heart of the Sunbelt award Winner Ronnie Birdsong As they prepare to have their photo taken by Hamiltons husband Bobby Hamilton right Friday night during the Roosevelt county chamber of Commerce banquet at the Yam theater. Individuals businesses honoured j Roosevelt chamber awarded those who made a difference at annual banquet. By Joshua Lucero staff writer Lucero 6 honoured and surprised were a couple of the words that came to mind for warm heart of the Sunbelt award Winner Ronnie Birdsong Friday night during the annual Roosevelt county chamber of Commerce banquet. Birdsong Eastern new Mexico University a vice president of University relations and enrolment said her heart was still pounding even after accepting her award in front of local business owners and Community members in attendance at the Yam theater. C Hamber executive director Karl Terry said Birdsong was chosen for the award because of her engagement in the Community and the organizations she has touched since she and her husband moved to Portales in 2001. �?o1 Felt very honoured a Birdsong Aid a i get the Best of All worlds. 1 get to work with the Community the University and c Annon air Force Roosevelt county Community development corporation director and master of ceremonies Stan Livengood and chamber president Keith Thomas spent the night introducing guest speakers like state representatives Dennis Roch and Bob Wooley and giving out awards to businesses and individuals making a positive difference in their Community Wanda Pettus was awarded banquet on Page 3 City candidate has second interview no decisions made yet More interviews expected staff report City commissioners and Clovis mayor David Lansford held a second two hour interview Friday with a finalist for the Clovis City manager position former Roswell City manager Larry Fry. A it was a very Nice interview with or. Fry a Lansford said after the group emerged from an executive session. A we did want to meet with him again and ask some additional questions have him ask us questions and see if there a any Opportunity there to move Fry declined to comment on the interview. Lansford made it Cleat that no final decision has been made and the commission expects to interview a few More candidates for a second time before making a decision. Another candidate is Jonathan Bath an attorney from Lone tree Colorado who is also vying for the executive director position at the Eastern new Mexico water Utility authority. As far As Fry having a Good shot at being the City manager Lansford said it was hard to say a while things Are undecided Quot obviously were not excluding anybody at this Point a Lansford said. Quot he was our first Choice to come Buck for a second interview. He a got a tremendous amount of experience but he s not the Only candidate that s being considered the mayor and commissioners asked Fry questions regarding hiring procedures working with other department Heads and How he would handle a homicide in the City. A the s very familiar with that a Lansford said. A a we be got some major department head transitions taking Pluck with those folks retiring so he would be lining some key Lins Ford said the City manager Joe Thomas is retiring soon but waiting to do so until a final decision has been made on his successor. A a Thomas has been very kind and making sure he does t leave us in a Lansford said. Ashley Ita \ i it k i a Clovis \ 70th anniversary eve it v r a a it f in

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