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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 7 Just A Thought On this special day, will you please be m) Valentine? By RICK KRAFT "If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live with- out you." Words of wisdom spo- ken by the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. I have a plaque on my desk here at home that reminds me of this daily. Years ago my wife, Tanya, prom- ised me that she would outlive me. This was a very im- portant promise for me. Because of this I can go through each day knowing that I ,RlckKraft will never have to live another day without her. I can live my life and do what needs to be done each day, and then I can return home knowing that she will always be there. It was 30 years ago today that I dropped to one knee and asked Tanya to be my wife. I was a ner- vous wreck and literally fumbled the box with the ring in it'to the floor while anxiously awaiting Preservation News. her reply. After 29 years of marriage and over a half century on this planet I recognize that what I have been able to accomplish in my life is directly tied to Tanya and the stability of my relationship with her. Knowing that I will never have to be alone helps me better tackle each day. And the world sure looks dif- ferent when you wake up each morning next to your best friend. I believe that life was meant to be lived in couples. That is why God made man and woman. A couple should add to each other. Figura- tively speaking, one plus one should equal a number greater than two. A couple should cel- ebrate together and grieve to- gether. They should argue from time to time, but conquer each difference because of their com- mitment to each other. They should laugh together and make good memories. Pueblo of Acoma declares victory as NM Supreme Court issues long-awaited decision on Mt. Taylor TCP Information courtesy PUEBLO OF ACOMAJ Acoma, NM Last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court released a unani- mous decision regarding the designation by the New Mexico Cul- tural Properties Review Committee to list Mt. Taylor as a Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) on the New Mexico Register of Historic Prop- erties. The opinion released states, "We affirm in part the Committee's decision and hold that the Mount Taylor listing was lawful under the Cultural Properties Act and that the proceedings before the Commit- tee did not violate the constitutional guarantee of due process of law. We reserve the Committee's inclusion of 19,000 acres of Cebolleta Land Grant property and hold that land grant property is not state land as defined in the Cultural Properties Act." Acoma Governor Fred S. Vallo Sr. released the following state- ment, "The Pueblo of Acoma is pleased with the final decision of the NM Supreme Court affirming the designation of Kaweshtima, Mt. Taylor as a TCP. It continues to be our position that Mt. Taylor is essential to our maintaining our cultural heritage and vital to provid- ing the resources needed to sustain our Pueblo people. This has been the impetus for seeking the designation, thereby using the designa- tion as a tool to help in the management of the mountain in all areas of development, recreation and resource extraction. The Pueblo of Acoma continues to stand with the other Nominat- ing Tribes of Laguna, Zuni, Hopf" and Navajo, in our commitment to )rotect our cultural resources and places important to our history." A couple should provide sta- bility for their children. They should model for their children a healthy husband/wife relation- ship and good parenting to chil- dren who will someday become a spouse and will parent the next generation. A couple should have expec- tations of each other, but should not take their spouse for granted. A powerful poem that helps me keep my relationship with Tanya in perspective is a writing by Norton Burnett titled "If To- morrow Never Comes." It is good advice on how to view today so that there are no regrets tomor- row. "If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. "If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. "If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. "If I knew it would be the last time I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say 'I love you,' instead of assuming you know I do. "If I knew it would be the last time I vould be there to share your day, I'd be sure it was your best, before it slipped away. "For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an over- s!ght, and we always get a sec- ond chance to make everything right. "There will always be an- other day to say 'I love you.' And certainly there's another chance to ask 'Anything I can do?' "But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. "Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike. And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. "So if you're waiting for to- morrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. "So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear. Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear. "Take time to say 'I'm sorry,' 'please forgive me,' 'thank you' or 'it's okay.' And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no re- grets about today." My challenge to you on this Valentine's Day is to have a happy marriage. It is one of the toughest things any of us can do, but it is well worth the effort. I know, it takes two. But are you doing what you can to make it work or are you so focused on the flaws of your spouse that you don't see your own. Are you mud- ARE YOU INSURED? Coming Soon...The Penalty Deadline Get Covered Now *HMS is offering Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance* Assistance Available Daily Monday--Friday 8 AM--6 PM Hidalgo Medical Services, Lordsburg ENROLLMENT I INFORMATION EVENTS IN HIDALGO COUNTY February 3rd--Animas Child Find,--10 AM - 3 PM February 4th--Coordinated Care--10 AM - 2 PM (Across from Saucedo Supermarket.) February 8th--Animas HMS Clinic--10 AM - 2 PM February 20th--Rodeo Comm. Cntr--10 AM - 2 PM February 22nd--HMS Lordsburg--9 AM - 1 PM WHAT TO BRING????? {REQUIRED FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS) DRIVERS LICENSE OR PHOTO ID PROOF OF RESIDENCY TAX RETURNS OR PAYSTUBS (PROOF OF ALL INCOME) SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS For More Information Please Call: (575) 542-2357 or (575) 542-2342 HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES Appointments are not required but due to time requirement, they are helpful. -, .NTENNIALCARE City of Lordsburg NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The City of Lordsburg, New Mexico wishes to inform all interested parties that a public hearing will be held at the following: Date: February 24, 2014 Time: 3:00 Location: Lordsburg City Ha|l 409 Wabash, Lordsburg, NM 88043 The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss-and to solicit input on possible Colonias Infrastructure Fund Applications for the 2015 funding cycle, within the City of Lordsburg. It is estimated that approximately $14,000,000 will be available through the Colonias Infrastructure Fund in this funding cycle. A Colonia is defined as a rural community with a population of 25,000 or less that is located within 150 miles of the U.S. -Mexico Border and that has been designated as a Colonia by the municipality due to: a lack of potable water; or a lack of adequate sewage systems; or a lack of decent, safe and sanitary housing; and have been in existence prior to November 1990 The Colonias Infrastructure Act (ACT) was adopted in 2010, establishing a Colonias Infrastructure Board and dedicating 5% of the State's annual Senior Severance Tax Bond proceeds for a variety of infrastructure projects within the Colonias, including: Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste Disposal, Flood Control, Road ot Housing projects. If you should need a translator, please notify us within one week of the meeting date. Written comments for those unable to attend the meeting must be received by the City of Lordsburg no later than February 24, 2014 at the following address: City of Lordsburg 409 Wabash, Lordsburg, NM 88045 575.542.3421 I -A Picture From The Past- By EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg Photo courtesy TERESA CORRAL BRAVO/Lordsburg C00(smori00m eling for your spouse the way you want them to be or are you set- ting a bad example in your words and actions? Give it your best and find ways to grow together with your spouse, not apart. Do it for the sake of your marriage. Do it for the sake of your children. You never know when tomorrow won't come. Enjoy one another just in case tomorrow never comes. En- joy one another and live to be one hundred minus one day so you never have to live a day without your best friend. Just a thought... Rick Kraft wishes each reader a Happy Valentine's Day. To sub- mit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, NM, 88202-0850. Manuela "Nellie" Alvarez Rivera, age 20 Dec. 25, 1932 - Jan. 15, 2013 Nellie Alvarez was born in Lordsburg in 1932, the fifth of nine children born to Manuel Alvarez and Luz Rico Alvarez. Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez left Chihuahua, Mexico and settled in Lordsburg . Manuel worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and Luz was a homemaker. Luz was the sister of the late Mike Rico, owner of Rico's Restaurant in Lordsburg. Nellie grew up in Lordsburg and was educated in the Lordsburg schools. She met her future husband Frank Rivera in Lordsburg and they were married in 1957. The couple lived in Bosque, New Mexico. They raised a family of two sons and one daughter. Nellie is survived by four sisters, her husband Frank, and three grand- children. 2014 CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUEST FOR THE CITY OF LORDSBURG. I t'ave approached the City Of Lordsburg to request for the 2014 Capital Outlay the following: Animas Road from the Dugan-Tarango Middle School to the south end of the Pavement Animas Road was constructed in the 1940's and was paved in the 1960's. Animas road is heavily traveled by the cit- izens of Lordsburg and Hidalgo County and is a major traveled road to the Middle School. Over the years the road has deteriorated with time, weather and travel, in recent years new gas and water lines have been installed to the residents and the middle school and drainage also needs to be addressed-- as water flows northward causing erosion on both sides the road. Animas road does.not met ADA stan- dards-not having any ADA ramps. The City of Lordsburg request of $500,000 is for engineering and new construction of Animas road. The second Capital Outlay request is to relocate The SP water well. The SP water well was drilled and installed in the 1970's on the west end of the city and the New Mexico Highway Maintenance yard. The well is in need of replacement and upgraded to supply the City of Lordsburg's water plant and bring it to compliance of New Mexico water standards. The well is outdated and has many times quit pumping. The electrical system is outdated and needs to be brought up to code. The water well was constructed within the right of way of the railroad tracks and is a safety hazard for anyone to try to work on it. The City of Lordsburg request of $200,000 is for engineering and replacing the SP Water Well near the City of Lordsburg water plant. written and presented to the Lordsburg City Council at their February meeting for their consideration for the 2014 Capital Outlay. Thank You, Arthur Clark Smith ARTHUR I00VOTE c,...S M!T F R Cl|_ O[ 0 Mu Or, Lorils.liur City of Lordsburg AVISO DE REUNION PUBLICA La cuidad de Lordsburg, Nuevo Mdxico, desea informar a todas Ins partes interesadas que una reuni6n pOblica se Ilevarn a cabo: El din 24 de Febrero 2014 a Ins 3:00 de la tarde Locaci6n: 409 Wabash, Lordsburg, NM 88045 Traductores que hablan espafiol estn disponibles bajo petici6n, por favor Ilame a Priscilla Lucero 575.388.1509.a mrs tardar viernes, el 19 de Febrero, 2014, cerca de los negocios )ara solicitar un traductor. El ptop6sito de esta reuni6n ser para discutir y para solicitar informacibn sobre Ins posibles aplicaciones de Ins Colonias del Fondu de Infraestructura en la cuidad de Lordsburg. Colonia se define como una comunidad rural con una poblaci6n de 25,000 o menus, que se encuentra, a 150 millas de la frontera Mdxico-Estados Unidos y que ha sido designada como una colonia por el (municipio/condado) debido a: la falta de agua potable, o la falta de sistemas de alcantarillado adecuados, o la falta de vivienda digna, segura y sanitaria, y han existido con anterioridad a noviembre de 1990. El programa colonias de Infraestructura (Ley), fue adoptado en 2010, se crea una Junta de Inftaestructura Colonias y dedicar el 5% anual de los ingresos mayores del Estado por despido de los bonus fiscales para una variedad de proyectos de infraestructura dentro de Ins colonias, tales como: agua, aguas residuales, residuos s61idos, control de inundaciones, carreteras o proyectos de vivienda. Los comentarios pot escrito para aquellos que no puedan asistir a la reuni6n debe ser recibida por la cuidad de Lordsbug para el din 24 de Febrero 2014 en la siguiente direcci6n: City of Lordsburg 409 Wabash, Lordsburg, NM 88045 575.542.3421