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~) HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY. JANUARY 29. 2010 Linda and Harold Kuenstler, Kacie Peterson, Brian Moore, Sheila Massey. Photo courtesy of Linda Moore. G0P Lt. Governor candidate Moore visits Hidalgo County January 23 Courtesy sqbmisSion Last Saturday morning, Brian Moore. GOP candidate for Lt. Governor, and his wife Linda met with some Hidalgo County residents at Buckabrew's Coffee Shop in Lordsburg to discuss is- sues of concern here in the south- ern end of the state. Harold and Linda Kuenstler. Sheila Massey and Kacie Peterson. owner of Buckabrew's were on hand to visit with the Moore's. The Moore's own and oper- ate Clayton Ranch Market (a small supermarket), a business that has been in existence since 1995. It was obvious the Moore's identified with life in rural New Mexico and know what it is to work for a living. Mr. Moore served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2000- 2008 where he served on commit- tees for Business and Finance. Transportation. Agriculture and Water Policy. Mr. Moore has developed a solid reputation as a conservative legislator with integrity~ a strong Brian Moore knows the problems that smaller schools face are very different from the challenges in Albuquerque. His philosophy is that state government needs to get out of the way and let local schools get the job done. On the topic of the economy, Moore stated there are several things the state can do to help create jobs, keep local businesses growing and encourage new ones to come to New Mexico, without speriding more tax dollars. We need to make sure our entire state government is efficient and pro- "ductive to keep taxes low. while needs to do. Secondly, we need to have a state government and regulatory system that works to promote individual freedom and economic growth. The folks visiting with Mr. Moore expressed the need for lo- cal housing, border security is- sues. and answered questions asked of them regarding how our state government could better serve the residents of Hidalgo County. Mr. Moore emphasized that any administration he's a part of will focus on honest, open, transparent and ethical govern- ment. continuing to do what the state Honor the extraordinary women in your life Submitted by NM COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN/ A/buquerque Nominations are now being accepted for the Governor's Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women through Friday/ work ethic and 'the ability to work across' party lines to make New February 19, 2010. Sponsored by Mex[qo better. As a legislator re~- the NM Commission on the Sta- resenting mostly rural schools. -- Deming Silver City area (575)' 546-0070 (575) 537-0777 Local Calls (575) 542-3330 Reasonably Priced Funeral And Cremation Services Excellence in service and ca?e.for your Jamil) should atwavs be affordable... It can and always will be with us. ..... i ii ] tus of Women. this annual event recognizes women from all areas of the state for their leadership in their profession and community. They are the quiet heroines that get the job done. They are the community leaders who rally aroun~t issues. They are the, busi~ ness women who mentor young women. They are the everyday women of New Mexico who touch the lives of those around them in countless ways. "The Commission has been recognizing extraordinary women for 25 years," states Mary Molina Mescall. Executive Di- rector. "Each year the nomina- tions are a testament to the strength and dedication of New Mexico women to their commu- nity, careers and families in ev- ery corner of the state." This year's award banquet will be held on Friday, May 7. 2010, at" the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Norninations are encouraged from every commumty in the state. Forms can be requested by contacting the Commission office in Albuquerque at 505-222-6600 or toll-flee at 1-800-432-9168. Forms alad instructions are also available on the Commission's website at: w ww.womenscommission. Obituaries Armando J. Estrada Armando Jimenez Estrada, age 60, formerly of Silver City and Lordsburg passed away Sat- urday, January 23. 2010. at Gerald Cham- pion Medical Center in Alamogordo follow- ing a long struggle with a heart condition and diabetes. Visitation was held Tuesday January 26, 2010, from 4 until 6 in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chap- els in Silver City. A graveside funeral ser- vice was held Wednes- day January 27. 2010 at 11 o'clock in the morning at the Shakespeare Cem- etery in Lordsburg where the ser- vice will conclude with the dedi- cation of the grave and interment. He was born February 2. 1949 in Lordsburg to Margo Estrada Sr. and Guadalupe Jimenez. Armando worked 15 years at the Tyrone Mine before moving to Alamogordo where he retired from the Alamogordo School District. He will be re- memberedas a devoted father who lived each day looking for- ward to spending time with his sons. Armando was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed playing his guitar, tak- ing pictures and collecting coins. He was looking forward to the upcoming marriage of his son Armando to Elena Urbina in Feb- ruary and to the birth of his first grandchild in June as Jonatfian and Michelle become parents. Survivors are 3 sons. Armando David and Jonathan Paul of Peoria, AZ and Charles of Carlsbad: daughter in law. Michelle Didur-Estrada: mother, Guadalupe Estrada of Lordsburg; 3 brothers. Margo Jr. and wife Mary Helen and Edward andwife G,uadalupe of Lordsburg and Frank of Albuquerque: 2 sisters. Rachel altuna of Las Cruces and Socorro and husband Mohamed Raja of Los Angeles. CA. Doris Alarc6n. mother of Armando David and Jonathan Paul. and Laura Harris. mother of Charles Gabriel. ~ - He is preceded in death by his father. Margo Estrada Sr. and children Denise and Gabriel. Pallbearers will be Edward Joseph Estrada. Jacob Estrada. Margo Estrada III, Michael Altuna. Adrian Estrada and Eddie Joe Diaz. Honorary bearers named were Christopher. Frank. Edward and Margo Es.trada. To send condolences, please togln to: Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City, 3805 Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. Frank M. Galindo Frank Morelos Galindo. 86. of Lordsburg, New Mexico. passed away Friday, January 22, 2010 in Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces. New Mexico. A funeral mass will be re- cited at St. Joseph's Catholic 214 E, MO[EL DRI\ E IN LORDSB[IR(; Mexico. on Saturday, January 301 2010 at t0:O0 a.m. with Fr. Michael Williams officiating. In- terment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Mr. Galindo is survived by his com- panion, Betty Havacorn: two brothers, George Galindo of Califdrnia and Pete Galindo and his wife. Mary, of Las Cruces: three sis- ters. Ramona Martinez of Victorville. Califor- nia. Tina Astorga of Las Cruces. and AlP cia Meza of Las Armando Jimenez Cruces: and several E strada nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ramon Galindo and Cruz Morelos of Lordsburg; two sisters, Ester Thomas and Hortencia Lopez: and one brother. Ramon Galindo. Mr. Galino was a very proud WWlI veteran, two years in com- bat Amph. Force boat USS P89 Frederick Funston. 3rd class boat man He was a musician at heart. playing the piano and saxophone and also playing with the band "The Galaxies". He was a jailer for the City of Lordsburg for ten years. Mr. Galindo was a hard worker who never had any chil- dren but enjoyed his nieces and nephews who loved him very much. He was full of life and lived for his music. He was an avid Maverick fan and a Lobes fan. Honorary pallbearers will be Arturo Talavera Sr., Arturo Talavera Jr.. Richard Andi'ade. Nick (Hoppie) Morelos, Ruben Jamie and Eddie Delgado. Pall- bearers will be Christopher L0pez. Vania Lopez, Victor Astorga, Francisco Cornejo, Ernest Lopez and Juan Galindo. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 408 Main Street. Lordsburg NM. 575- 542-9444. Ruth Ethel Williams On Friday January 22. 2010, Ruth Ethel Williams went home to her Lord find Savior Jesus Christ. It was a time for rejoice, as she had suffered so much and is now at peace. Ruth was born to Hallie Turnery and Raymond Everett in Lordsburg (she was the first baby born in the old hospital, where McDonalds is now) on March 17. 1921. She joined a bigbrother. Bennie Everett. They were very good friends and very protective Of each other. Raymond was on the railroad and as the new guy, he was bumped a lot to go on the other towns. There were also ranches to go to. but Ruth was not an ani- mal person. She laughed at how when they swam in the water tank and a fish touched her she would have to get out of the water. Ruth grew up mostly in Lordsburg and some of her good friends were Louise and Ruth Fisher. among others. Ruth Ethel Williams Everett married Delphin "'Blackie" Williams. When Blackie died in 2002 they had been married for 66 years. They were the proud parents of four children three boys and one daughter. Ruth worked six days a week and on Sunday after church and Sunday school and after din- ner she did the weekly laundry for six people on an old wringer tub~ She did get her ironing done. That was a blessing. Ruth and Blackie instilled in their children to be honest and to try the best that they could. They were also raised to be Christians. In 1969 they were involved in an auto accident from which Ruth lost her left leg and had a lot of other major health prob- lems. She hardly ever showed any of her pain or discomfort until the very end and said. "If God wants my leg he can have it." She walked on crutches for over 28 years and the family would see young children get on the floor and look up her dress and say, "Lady your leg is gone", and she would look surprised and say, "My goodness have you seen it anywhere?" By that time their Mom would have come and got- ten the child. Ruth. would say, "It's ok. They are just curious. A few grandkids of hers also got a good rap with a crutch or two from time to time. Ruth is survived by her son. James (Judy) of California: daughter-in-law Roberta of Or- egon: and daughter Karen (Willie) McDonald of Lordsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents Hallie Kennedy and Ray Everett: her husband of 66 years. Blackie Williams: two sons, Robert Norris and Bennie Dell Williams: one daughter-in- law, Rita Lindsay; one sonzin-law. Richard Bejarano: brother Brother Bennie; and granddaugh- ter Juli~ Marie Bejarano. Ruth Ethel Williams was a wonderful person. She was kind. always ready to help you in any- thing you needed and she was an animal lover. According to her daughter, Karen. "It was a privilege to have her as my Mother. She was my best friend, roy confi- dant. my nurse, my advisor, my teacher, and as she was to ALL of her family." Go with God. my dear Ruth. and enjoy not hurting. Rejoice being with the others who have gone be- fore. She said when she got to heaven and had two legs she was going to run for three months. "Run. Morn, Run! We rejoice with you as you run." Funeral Services will be Fri- day, January 29. 2010. at 11:00 AM at the Church of Christ. In- ternment will be private with the family. "'Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say Rejoice" Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. 811 S. Gold Ave.. Deming, i'qM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 We will be making workplace deliveries onFree Thursdav and Friday (Feb. 11- 12). Lordsbu --- Special Sale Rates on ghurs f Fri will apply! 54 2- 8 VISA ......