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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD Just A Thought Don&apos;t wait on the cow, go out t n00.=re and 00,find it By RICK KRAR" his quest. Some people live their guitar and a new kind of music is There is a story about a man who, On a visit to the country, de- cided he wanted to milk a cow so he could take some milk home for his family. He grabbed a stool and a bucket and walked out into the middle of the pasture where a cow was graz- ing. He found a spot he liked and sat" down on his stool with his bucket next to him. He could see the cow across the pasture. The man waited patiently. He was all ready to milk with the bucket in just the right posi- tion next to the stool. He just needed the cow. He waited, and waited, and waited for the cow to come to him. The man became more frustrated by the hour. The cow never came. Finally, after spending most of the day on his stool in the middle of the field. he gave up. He picked up his bucket and stool and went on home. It would be one thing for the man to go home frustrated, get over it quickly and move on with life. But what this man did was complain to everyone he saw on the way home and for the next week of his life. The man said things like, "I can't believe the cow wouldn't come to me" or "who built that pasture so big?" By looking hard enough, the man found multiple reasons why his cow milking experience wasn't good and in each instance he made it someone or something else's fault. From time to time. we are each like the man with the stool and the bucket in the middle of the field who was unsuccessful in Rick Kraft entire lives this way. There. will always be things that turn out differently than we want or expect. Our first response to these situations should be to ask the question, "What could I have done dif- ferently?" The man seeking milk didn't need to look past his own nose to find the true reason he returned home having failed. Life happens sec- ond by second, minute by minute, hour by hour. day by day. ! t comes at us quickly and then it passes us by. That is what life is all about. Do you create action or do you spend your life responding to ac- tion? It is the difference between being proactive and being reac- tive. Reactive people sit in the middle of a field with a bucket and wait. Proactive people go find the cow and make things happen. A few years ago my wife and I had lunch at the Hard Rock Caf6 restaurant in Memphis. Tennes- see. On the menu there was a pic- ture of an old brown guitar with several hand written writiags on it in white ink. Apparently the guitar pictured was Bo Diddley's "cigar box" axe. hand built in 1945. A box below the guitar read "BEFORE ELIAS MCDANIEL BATES TURNED INTO BO DIDDLEY AND CREATED THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT, HE LITER- ALLY HAD TO CREATE THE GUITAR TO PLAY." After some researcK I believe the caption must refer to the gui- tar pictured, not the "guitar" ge- netically. Nevertheless. the' con- cept of a man inventing his own 00NIGHTSOF COLUMBUS BING &HAMBURG00ER arch 29, 2009 Civic Center Hamburger Fry 11 AM - 4 PM Hamburger, Potato or Macaroni Salad, Dessert Prize Bingo 1 PM - 4 PM Proceeds to benefit our Scholarship Fund Terrazas Crematory "Trusted Care for the ones you love" Lordsburg Area 542-3300 Traditional Funeral Service Package Casket Included $2,995.00 Immediate Cremation $995.00 Excellence in service and care for your family should always be affordable... It can and always will be with us. as proactive as one can get. Bo Diddley didn't sit in the middle of a field and wait for a cow to find him. The biggest gap in the world is between "I should" and "I did." Action changes "should" to "did" It is the difference between someone who "should get milk," and someone who "did get milk" There are things in this world that you need to be accomplish- ing. There is even something in this world that only you can ac- complish. Action doesn't mean accomplishment, bu,t you won't get an accomplishment without action. I believe that each us has a dream. It is a hope for the future. Many of our dreams will be un- fulfilled. Our dreams could be left unfulfilled not because they need to be, but because we don't move on them. If you have a dream, take action and give it a chance to happen. Many are fearful of what might happen if action is taken. I can guarantee you what will hap- pen if no action is taken. Some- times you have to take a leap, and build your wings on the way down. No one can predict to what heights you can soar until you spread your wings and fly. There is so much summed up in the three words of Nike's ad "Just do it!" At times the failure to take action can have life changing re- suits. There is an African parable about lions and gazelles. It goes as follows. "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion. or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will .starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a ga- zelle: when the sun comes up, "you'd better be running." The fail- ure to move rapidly in the life of gazelle will end its life. The fail- ure to move rapidly in the life of a lion will end its life. My challenge to you today is to live a life that is proactive. not reactive. Determine where you need to be and then take ac- tion to get there. Do it now. Don't make excuses. Don't blame it on others:,D0n't: fear failttreHbcl(' great :Wayffe Gretzky says you will always miss 00% 'of the shots you don't.take.. Life is about repeatedly taking shots. Now don't just sit there, pick up your bucket and stool and go find the cow. Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational. speaker, a published author, and an attorney. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft @ kraftandhunter, com ma ilto : thekroftlawfirm @ aol. com or write to P. 0. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico. 88202 - 0850. A Picture Fron The McDonald south of White Signal (between Lordsburg and Silver City 1913 and 1925. It served children of families engaged in This photo from the 1914-15 school year shows students w Milo Watson. Taylor McDonald, Vera Waldon. Nevah Mot or Ora Watson. Ora Watson or Noah Scott. Middle row: JaJ row: Beulah Morril. Jessie Morril. The tiny White Si school houses over the years. Image from original glass negative provided by Fred Prey of Schools - The White Signal Schools" by Jonnie J. Mc SSI Column FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009 7 The Past ;ubmitted by EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg hoto courtesy of the SILVER CITY MUSEUM chool, on Highway 70). The school operated between cattle and goat raising, trapping, and farming. ith teacher T.I. Runyan. Back row. left to right: il, Ira Smith, Della Waldon. Bartley McDonald te McDonald, Katie Scott. Gladys Morril. Front hal community had a total of eight one-room st; identifications from companion in "History Donald and Jane McDonald Morttensen. Social Se:urity Office offers t=tx tips eived your one online av/apps6z/ corded. You can learn more about Social Security numbers and how to change your name m Social Security's records at www.socialsecurity.gov/ ssnumber. Does Social Security have any advice to make tax filing and future benefit applications go smoothly? We strongly en- courage you to carefully check your name. Social Security num- ber and all of the data on your W- 2s and on your Social Security Statement s correct. A mismatch could delay your tax refund and L 2008. Do lrity num- t'es. Most baby's So: while still same time certificate. curity and haven't re 1099, you can request at https://secure.ssa. i 1099/main.html. We had a baby f we need a Social See ber for our taxes? parents apply for their cial Security number in the hospitaI at the they apply for the birtt But if you didn't, you'll need to apply for your child's Social Se- curity number in order to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return. You'll also need it if By RAY VlGILISocial Security Pubfic Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas Shakespeare wrote "Beware the Ides of March" but that was before tax day found a resting place on April 15 of each year. Let us help you "be aware" of some Social Security tax tips by answering some of the most com- mon questions we receive about taxes and Social Security. Are Social Security benefits taxable? Sometimes. About one third of beneficiaries pay taxes on their Social Security. If your to- tal income, including Social Se- you ever aplly for government might cause problems with your curity and all of your other tax- " benefits on behalf of the child or - Social Security benefits in the able income, is $25.000 9r more. your family.  future. Such errors are easy to fix you'dL need to pay federal taxes on your benefits. That amount is $32,000 for married couples fil- ing a joint return. Will I get a tax form for my Social Security benefits? Yes. and you should have already re- ceived it. Social Security Ben- efit Statements (Form SSA-1099) for tax year 2008 were mailed to beneficiaries and should have been received by January 31. 2009. If you receive Social Se- I.LD FI N D Sponsored by the Hidalgo County Transition Coalition LifeQuest, Head Start & Lordsburg Schools and other agencies will have information and personnel available for questions and information. Eomo n| no if Vour ddll wou|i heufit fro1 m lnresekoo[ ezpertnce! now. If you do notice an error. you should contact Social Secu- rity at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1- 800-325-0778), or if the incor- rect information is on the W-2s, contact the personnel depart- ment of your employer. Be aware of these Social Security tax tips, and you won't be caught off-guard. For more information about Social Secu- rity, visit www.socialsecurity.gov. I changed my name when I got married last year. Do I need to report it to Socia| Security? Yes. If you've legally changed your name due to mrriage, di- vorce, court order or for any other reason, make sure ypu change your name with Socffd Security. Make sure you change your name with your employer as well. If you change with one source but not the other, it could cause your earnings to be improperly re- Developmental Screenings will be offered for: Speech & Language skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skill,, social emotional support Medicaid Sign-Up & Other Agencies available Bring your child's immunization records Walk-Ins Welcome, Appointments preferred (542-5734) THANK YOU The [hmily of Nick R. Arambula Sr. wonhl like to express a very sincere Thank You to all our relatives, friends and all our wonderful people of Lordsburg who sent fiod, plants, flowers, cards, money and tbr all the phone calls from near and far. and especially tbr the visits that we received during our husband, father and grandfather's illness during and especially after this time of" sorrow in the great loss of his passing. We express our gratitude fi)r all your ldndness and for attending his services. Special thanks to Fr Tony for his concern and help nd the beautiful Rosary attd Mass. Gloria Vat'gas and our Mautifld granddaughter Francesca tor the songs and St. Joseph's Choir. Terrazas Funeral Chapels [br all their help for the beautiful arrangements. Thank you and may God bless each and every one of you. 00000000'March 13, 2009 R.V. Traylor Elementary School De,inn r dramhida Victor E & Cassie drambuta  Family Nick Jr. & Felicia .4vmbtda  Family Luis B. & danice ,limene & [qtmiIy And all the fitmity <] Nick R. ,drambuta HkPPY 7TH ,0. BIRTHDM PRIltCES$-LOVED-ALOT, w h :w y ebnlt:b ht Shbtahn/l o]:d us d'l e a: int  our hearts broken and so very empty. But we know that where you're at, you're happy for there is no more sorrow or pain or suffering. We will always miss you. Your children and grandchildren miss Papa Chuy so very much. But I miss you the most, for you took part of my heart with you. Your loving wife forever, Olivia Martinez "Te amo y te ado ro!' appy -" / UXL BirtMay, Analisa Yvette Castaneda (3/4! !2) We love'yitt. ] 9py 9th ]00irthciay, Carissa Angel Castaneda 3124/00) Love, Daddy, Grandpa Hector & Grandma Cindy, Uncle Alex & Family, Auntie Naomi & Family, Uncle dame a Family and Auntie Lani a Family