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r HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUAR'~ 24, 2014 3 SBDC Business feature: Curl Up & Dye. By ABE VILLARREALIfor the was a team of one just one - her- SBDC self. Today, her salon is busy with The pressures of running a six hair cutting chairs consis- Dick Davis full service salon can be high. tently full. Her salon offers mani- First is the competition. It's hard cures and pedicures, full bodyDick Davis was born as Ri- for a customer to leave her long waxes, tanning, spray ran, mas- chard Sidney Davis to Charles time stylist and try someone new. sages, facials and a sauna.Richard Davis and Daisy Belle Second is the labor. Finding li-What's next for Curl Up & Craig Davis the rainy Thursday censed stylists in a small commu- Dye? With its large palette of col- afternoon of Novem- nity is a challenge. Third is the ors and accents, the business has ber 6, 1939 in Longview, Washing- demand. Times have been eco- decided to go green. Plans are in ton. The event was so nomically tough in Southwest the works to install solar panels important they tore Nex~ Mexico. and to integrate the use of locally the house down and /All this and the average sa- made products as well as a larger built a city park in its Ion owner might want to curl up effort to increase recycling within place, but didn't erect and die. Kelly Trinkle-Thai is not the store, a monument to the oc- your average salon owner. Curl Up & Dye will be rec- casion. In 2009, Trinkle-Thai was ognized February 11 at the State Dick was ushered employed at a Silver City salon. Legislature along with Clients of into the arms of his She had the desire to open a place the Year from the 19 other SBDCs Savior, Jesus the Lord i of her own so she reached out to around the state. Ms. Trinkle- on Thursday, January the Small Business Development Thai, along with the other spe- 16, 2014. A memorial Dick Center (SBDC) at Western New cial clients from around the state, service will be held Mexico University. will be honored by SBDC with a Saturday, January 25, 2014 at "It would have taken longerreception the previous evening. 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist to open without the Small Busi- Each SBDC will have a dis- Church of Lordsburg. ness Development Center," play booth set up in the Round- In May, 1942, he was joined by a sister, Virginia Victoria Trinkle-Thai said. "They helped house with information and pic- (Ginny) Davis and in September me out in planning out the busi- tures of their Clients of the Year. 1943 by another sister, Wanda ness not only financially but ev- This event is an opportunity to Joyce (Jo) Davis. erything else from start to finish." With a helping hand a strong give special recognition tO those His pre-school days were desire to achieve her dreams, entrepreneurs who have beenspent in the City of Tacoma, Trinkle-Thai opened her doors in helped by SBDC business coun- Washington where his father held historic Downtown Silver City on selors and have gone on to suc- several different war-time jobs to December 3, 2009. From the be- cess in their business, care for the family. Living on the ginning, Curl Up & Dye has setVisit the SBDC Web site at second floor of a factory, Dick sat itself apart from the competition, www.nmsbdc.org/silvercity/ by the hour on the back porch watching the trains of the Great From its unique name to theindex.html to see pictures of Northern Railway, Northern Pa- graffiti style art on the salon walls, Kelly and her business, as well as cific Railway, Spokane, Portland the salon gives the essence of a information about the SBDC.& Seattle Railway, Milwaukee modern, chic and cutting edge An archive of SBDC Busi-Road, and Union Pacific. Thus place, ness Reports can be found at began a love affair for trains that "We regularly travel to hair http://www.grantcountybeat he kept through the rest of his life. shows," says Trinkle-Thai about .com/index.php/archived-items While he was five year's old, her team's professional develop- Business advisors at theDick and family moved from the ment."Our teamis modem in their Small Business Development city to the country - first to Sum- look and styles." Center can help you write your mit, Washington and a year or two Trinkle-Thai is also con- business plan, or work with you later to Bucldey, Washington. At nected to the community. Her sa- the age of six, he was enrolled in Ion participates in university on any other issues or problems Buckley Grade School, followed events, arts council programs, and an entrepreneur may encounter in by his two sisters, with all three downtown socials. Charities ben- starting a business or expanding having had the same first grade efit from Curl Up & Dye's com- an existing one. These services teacher. munity outreach as well. The busi- are offered at no cost. Call 538- In Summer, 1950, the family ness was recently involved in the 6320 for an appointment or for moved to the City of Orting, American Cancer Society's more information, or email Washington, "the home of the "Look Good, Feel Better" pro- sbdc@wnmu.edu, daffodils," and "the real little gram where women undergoing The Small Business Devel- town on the prairie." At the age cancer treatment were treated to opment Center Office has tempo- of thirteen, he was the catalyst for forming a boy's club in Orting a day at the salon, rarily relocated to the Mecha and talked a high school student Her unique style and suc- Building, which is next to the into joining and getting high cessful networking have lead to Campus Police office on College schoolers to belong. It must run consistent growth in the last three Ave. in the family, because several years. On day one, Trinkle-Thai years later his mother's sister, his SPIRIT to host "Souper Bowl" Aunt Bessie Cornie was the cata- fundraiser to battle hunger Courtesy submission to increase healthy, fresh foods The Souper Bowl of Caring, for people in Hidalgo County. which started in 1990, is con-This year, SPIRIT of ducted in the weeks around the Hidalgo will be hosting a Super Bowl game every year,"Souper Bowl Sunday" event in churches What started prayer: "Lord, joy the Super Bowl football game, help us b ,e mindful of those who are without and communities, on January 26, 2014 at the with a simple Whistle Stop Caft, 208 E even as we en- M o t e 1 Drive in www.smithfordlordsburg.com .to raise funds to support the many food pro- grams in Hidalgo County. Com: a bowl of soup to eat," has in- spired a decades-long youth-led movement to fight hunger and poverty all across America. SPIRIT of Hidalgo hosts commodity distributions in Lordsburg and Animus, as well as .a mobile food pantry for se- niors, and a home-bound deliv- ery program. The agency hosts three emergency food pantries and has been working to de- velop more sites in the most re- mote areas of the county. They also have been working on the development of farmers mar- kets, community gardens, com- munity kitchens, and other ways munity members, church con- gregations and community groups can participate in one of several ways. Crockpots of soup can be donated early in the day, vol- unteers can help sell bowls, community members can vote for their favorite soups, and everybody can come and help support Hidalgo food programs. For more information, call Christy Ortiz at 520-507-0455 or email hidalgospirit @ yahoo, com. Please call in advance if you plan to donate a pot of soup or would like to volunteer. I Association Member till Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by IHidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $40 per year by USPS mail, $25 per year by email. Requests for correc- tions and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be directed to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the publisher. Any unsolicited manu- scripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information contained herein is copyrighted 2013 by the. Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, Unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045- 1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8838 E-MAIL hcherald @aznex.net XPERIENCE DEDICATION IDE of lyst for forming a senior citizens center in McMinnville, Oregon where she lived~ She lived well into her lO0's. His father was totally or- phaned before he was 10 years old, so Dick knew nothing of the Davis side of the family. While in the 8th grade, he and another student wrote a com- prehensive 4,000+ "History of Orting" and received an A+ for his journalistic ef- forts. Little did any- one realize this project would lead to many other journalis- tic endeavors in his life. Davis Each year, school was let out for a day so students could attend the West- ern Washington State Fair in a couple of towns over from Orting, Puyallup (pounced pew-al'-lup). Dick had been an avid radio lis- tener from during the War and had continued to do so. His favorite disc jockey played a combination of the mu- sic of the day - pop and country, which Dick enjoyed. The first year Dick attended the Fair, his favorite disc jockey, Bucky Ritchie of K-A-Y-O in Seattle was there to do a live remote broad- cast. While other students spent tb.eir time in riding the rides and watching the rodeo and horse races, Dick stood glued to Buck spinning his records and talking on the radio. He knew then he wanted to do the same thing one. day. He went home that night and could hardly sleep. The next morning Dick went out to the garage with a dirt floor, made a little broad- cast console by placing a board on several cement blocks, then took a pipe with an elbow on it, and drove it in the ground for his microphone. With an old radio face and knobs, this became his gauges and a garbage tin on each side of him became his turntables. A couple old beat-up records be- came his music. For hours he broadcast "to the world." Dick graduated from Miles S. Edgerton (Orting) Grade School in 1954. That fall he en- rolled in a private boarding high school in Owosso, Michigan, where he honed his speaking skills, already evident in grade school, and journalistic endeav- ors. On June 10, 1957, he raised his right hand in oath to defend the Constitution of the United States in the United States Air States Air Force. The same day he took his first airplane ride by flying from Seattle to San Anto- nio, Texas where he entered ba- sic training at Lackland Air Force Base. Another of his interests was in medicine, 'so he applied for, and was admitted to Medical School after Basic Training. Those students at the top of the Medical School class were sent to the United States Naval Hospital Corps School at the Training Base in North Chicago, Illinois for a more extensive, four month's training. 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Later he worked in the surgical unit and surgical recov- ery ward. In December, he was sent to Ernest Harmon Air Force Base at Stephenville~ in the Ca- nadian Province of Newfound- land. It was here he was person- ally picked by the Hospital Commander to be the personal Medic to Presi- dent Dwight D. Eisenhower and later to Queen Elizabeth II and family when they visited his base.. In his off-duty Virginia G. hours he worked for the base ra- dio Station, V-O-H-F. While per- forming his duties at the station he interviewed Elvis Presley who was on his way from Germany for discharge from the US Army. In Spring, 1960, he was hand-picked by the same Hospi- tal 'Commander to enter a tempo- rary duty assignment in Greenland where there were no doctors or nurses. He was the en- tire medical staff. Upon his honorable dis- charge from the Air Force, Dick worked in Surgery at Swedish Hospital in Seattle and as an EMT for Shepard Ambulance - the leading ambulance company while attegding the late Puget Sound Bible Institute. His bi-vocational ministry experience took him from Seattle to Oregon, California, back to Washington, Hawaii, California, Nebraska, Arkansas, Pennsylva- nia and New Mexico. During this period of time, he often worked in simultaneous vocations of be- ing a radio disc jockey personal- ity, television program host, jour- nalist/editor/writer, public rela- tions person, and pastor/minister. He is the founding senior pastor of Lord's Living Water Light- house in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Dick Was prededed in death by his parents, Charles and Daisy Davis, sister, Ginny Davis Slaugh- ter and loving brother-in-law, Tom Underhill, husband to Dick's sister, Jo. Dick Davis is survived by his wife, Clara of 34 years; Daughter, Rose of Denver, Pennsylvania; son, Matt of the home in Lordsburg; sister; Wanda (Jo) Davis Reeser Underhill of Orting, Washington and Yuma, Arizona, her two sons and their families of the Seattle area, his sister Ginny's sons and daughter of the Seattle area, plus many brothers-sin-taw and sisters-in-law and their fami- lies, plus a host of friends and church family. Virginia G, Gandara Virginia G. Gandara, 93, longtime Lordsburg resident passed away at her home sur- rounded by her family On Mon- day, January 13, 2014. A family viewing is scheduled for 1 PM on ,Friday, January 17, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A funeral service will follow at 2 PM with Fr. Ron Machado offici- ating and concluding ser- vices and interment, will take place at Shakespeare cemetery. Virginia was born to Rita Lozano and Timoteo Gandara Gonzalez on August 10, 1920 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. She married Antonio Gandara and began a beautiful family. Most will remember Vir- ginia as the cook for The Range where she prepared many savory dishes for all the guests to enjoy. After their retirement, Antonio and Virginia would spend their time outdoors camping, fishing and hunting. Virginia would not be satisfied without her prized deer. Whenever you found her indoors, she spent her time quilt- ing which was also her passion. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Her survivors include a son, David Gandara of Lordsburg; a daughter, Teresa (Manuel) Leyva of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Barbara Jacquez of Silver City; four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents and three brother, Miguel Lara, Rafael Gonzalez and Ramon Gonzalez. Serving as pall bearers will be Manuel Leyva, Ray Leyva, Adrian Jones, Tommy DePaoli, Robert Gandara and David Keller. 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