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HIDALGO COU~ITY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 23; 2012 9 "As I Remember" by Allen "Hook" Hill Editor's Note: Longtime Lordsburg resident, historian, storyteller and poet Allen "Hook" Hill has written hun- dreds of stories and poems. Back in the 1980s ' he began writing a column entitled "As I Re- member." With his permission, these columns have been dusted off and will appear in the Hidalgo County Herald from time to time. Hook, who is 90, still lives in Lordsburg. This column appeared in the Lordsburg Liberal on March 10, 1989." Seventy-three years ago, Lordsbur$ High School won the State Basketball Tournament held March 16-19, 1939. To our knowledge, Hook is the only sur- viving member of that LHS team. By ALLEN "HOOK" HILL This is the next to last ar- ticle in a series about the 1939 New Mexico State Basketball Championship as I remember it. For seven years we had been preparing for the state title, though we didn't dare dream it. It is a little difficult to explain but I suppose others on the team must have had feelings similar to mine. I felt that nobody in the state could beat us. but when I looked at the overwhelming list of teams going to the state tournament it seemed somewhat overconfident to assume that we could win it all. Don't think Allen Hook Hill about it. Just go up and do your best. We had no busses in those hard economic times, and they were to/agh times. My sister, Velma, had managed to get a job with a gov- ernment agency in Deming, and she had given me ten dollars for spending money in Albuquerque. The night before we left I was out with Frances Malone and I lost my wallet. I was nearly hysterical. There wasn't another ten dol- lars to be had! There wasn't another anything. I'd have to go up there broke. Early next morning I was down the street pounding on the Malone door. They had found the wallet. Blessed be the sunshine! But back to the trip to Albuquerque. We had to travel in private cars. One car was driven by Coach Pierce and the other car by Jim Cureton. Our two cars transported Coach Pierce and team members Roy Jones. Vernon "Country" Thompson, Alfredo "'Chito" Guzman. Santiago "Jimmy" Gutierrez. Isabel Sanchez, Heisel Martin. Margo Estrada, Raymundo Saucedo. Jim Cureton and my- self. I think Glen Moses took his wife and Coach Pierce's wife in his ow.n car. Many, many fans went along in their own ve- LE( ;AL NOTICE AMENDED PRIMARY ELECTION PROCLAMATION Pursuant to the Primary Election Law of the State of New Mexico, I, Carmen Acosta, Clerk of Hidalgo County, State of New Mexico, by virtue of the author- ity vested in me, do hereby amend the February 2, 2012 Primary Election Proclamation as follows: The first' parenthetical note in the first paragraph of the first page of the Primary Election Proclamation, should read (1969, as amended through 2011 ). STATE AND DISTRICT OFFICES STATE REPRESENTATIVE TWO-YEAR TERM Districts 32, 38, as defined in the Final Judgment and Order On Remand issued by the court in the matter of Egolf, Jr. et al. v. Duran, et al., First Judicial District Court cause no. D-101 -CV-2011-02942 (consolidated). JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGE TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM 6'h Judicial District, Division 2 AI]-~C)'FF~(~E~s TO BE FILED AS PROVIDED IN THE "PRHVIAf:~Y ELECTION PROCLAMATION" AND THE "AMENDED PRIMARY" EI~EC~I~N PIStOCLA- MATION" DONE INTHE OFFICE OFTHE HIDALGO COUNTY CLERKTH IS EIGHTH DAY OF MARCH 2012. WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OFTHE COUNTY CLERK. Carmen Acosta Hidalgo County Clerk ml 6/23c PROCLAMACION ENMENDADA DE LA ELECCION PRIMARIA Conforme a la Ley de Elecci6n Primaria del Estado de Nuevo Mexmo, yo, Carmen Acosta, Escribanadel Condado, Estado de Nuevo M~xico en virtud de la autoridad que la ley me otorga, por la presente enmiendo la proclamaci6n de la elecci6n primaria del 2 de febrero de 2012: La primera nota entre parontesis en el primer parrafo de la pnmera pagina de la proclamaci6n de la elecci6n primaria, debe leer (1969, enmendada hasta el afio 2011 ). CARGOS DEL ESTADOY DISTRITO REPRESENTANTE DEL ESTADO TI~RMINO DE DOS AltOS Distrito 32, 38, como se define en el Juicio Final y Orden de Devoluci6n emitida por la Corte en el asunto de Egolf, Jr., et al. v. Duran. et al., Primer Distrito de la Corte Judicial, causa n0mero D-101-CV-2011-02942 (consolidada). JUEZ DEL DI STRITO JUDICIAL 6to Distrito JudiciaL, Divisi6n 2 PARA LLENAR EL TERMINO NO VENCtDO TODO LOS CARGOS DEBEN SER ARCHIVADOS CONFORME A LA "PROCLAMACION DE LA ELECCION PRIMARIA"Y LA"PROCLAMACION DE ELECCION PRIMARIA ENMENDADA" HECHO EN LA OFICINA DE LA ESCRIBANA DEL CONDADO DE HIDALGO ESTE DIA OCHO DE MARZO 2012. TESTIGO DE MI FIRMAY EL SELLO DE LA ESCRIBANA DEL CONDADO DE HIDALGO, NUEVO MEXICO. CARMEN ACOSTA m16/23c ESCRIBANA DEL CONDADO hicles. Most of the road was still unpaved and it was a long, slow journey. I'll never forget that trip up, though the return trip is hazy. I was in the car with Chavelo and Margo. From somewhere out of their past came a good luck charm that our carload used religiously all the wayto Albuquerque. Ev- ery time we saw a white horse we'd lick the right thumb, rub it in the left palm, hit the palm with the clenched fist and utter the good luck phrase that I've long since forgotten. I do know it worked, however. How else can you explain...? To this day I seldom see a white horse with- out thinking of it. In Albuquerque we were put up in the old Sun Hotel. It was pretty rundown and was de- molished just a few years later. but at least we had a roof and a community toilet and bath. We felt lucky to have that much. There ~vas no hanky-panky with Pierce. We were allowed to see only a few minutes of one or two games. The remainder of the time was spent mostly an the hotel. The few times we left the hotel we had to stay in a group. No chance for a foul- up in case anybody got any ideas. Rest before every game. I wouldn't say Pierce was superstitious, but each time we went to the old Carlisle gym for one of our games we went by the exact same route. We also wet the fight thumb with saliva. twisted it in the left palm and ... After we did that on the trip over to the first game he wouldn't let us forget it for the rest of the games. He also saw to it' that the same people rode in the same cars and in the same seats each time. I told you in the first place that there was more to a championship than good coaching and good play- ers! But superstition? Never! The feeling of being in a state tournament can best be ex- plained as one of extreme ex- citement coupled with awe. At the first moment I. for one, looked the field over and said to myself. "'How can we ever do it?" Then I began to pick out the teams we had a chance with and before long there was a mental picture of a distinct possibility. We had a lot of con- fidence as a team and. though it may sound strange to the reader. even a touch of arrogance. The slate tournament was a ball! Beat us if you can! To be continued... Hook hook june @ hotmail, corn Restoration Digital Conversion Prints-Any Size Posters PRINTING 575.542.8705 Localed i*', /t,e 1 tlda~eo (mutt# ttera/d We Will Help You Keep More Of t OFFER PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION SERVICES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. 125 212 E. Motel Drive* Suite A * Lordsburg d ! ! : : < ' Blackwood Legacy performs in Lordsburg On Monday, March 12, 2012, Blackwood Legacy put on a gospel concert at the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg, performing many traditional and new southern gospel songs. The trio visited with concert-goers after the event, then moved on to perform in Socorro, New Mexico. votes for N Mq " n Energy Innovation Submitted by REP. PEARCE'S OFFICEIWashington, DC Last week. Congressman Steve Pearce voted in favor of H.R. 2842. The Bureau of Rec- lamation Small Conduit Hydro- power Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011. The legisla- tion passed the House of Rep- resentatives today. "H.R. 2482 streamlines the regulatory process, making it possible for the development of cheaper clean energy sources." said Pearce. "1 am a proponent for developing all types of American energy especially when it means .lower energy costs and jobs foi New Mexico families. Today's legislation is a credit to the innovations and forward thinking of locals right here in southern New Mexico. Currently, in the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) ser- vice areas, notably in Las Cruces. those seeking to develop hydropower have'been met with excessive regulatory costs and government red tape. stalling job creation and development. H.R 2482 will give these ar- eas access to the power privi- lege leases that will generate hydropower m canals." H.R. 2842 has been en- dorsed by the Family Farm Al- liance, the American Public Power Association, and the Na- tional Water Resources Associa- tion and has received bipartisan support. The legislation ts ex- pected to generate approxi- mately $5 million in federal rev- enue in ten years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates and offers leases to irrigation districts for hydro- power. The legislation now awaits consideration by the Sen- ate. According to Gary Esslinger, Elephant Butte Irri- gation District Treasurer-Man- ager, "H.R. 2842 is a giant step in the right direction for the oping this type of green energy ] development of low head power for areas in rural America that development for canals and can also benefit irrigation dis- I pipelines where these water re- tricts and the farming operations sources can be harnessed with a across this country. I hope to see t limited environmental impact, progress on this legislation, as 1 it is a dream come true for me well as H.R. 795 as both sig- to see the possibilities of devel- nificantly help EBID.'" I r, prepare ; I the question is-are you? By RAY VIGILISocial Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas " March 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. It was on March 9, 1912 that Juliette Gordon Low made a phone call to her cousin and said. "I've got something for the girls ... and we're going to start it tonight." A few days later, on March 12, she organized the first U.S. "Girl Guide" troop in Savamtah, Georgia. with 18 members in two patrols. Today, there are more than three mil- lion Girl Scouts. The organization's motto is "Be pre- pared." That same advice can help your retirement savings to grow as plentiful as the Girl Scouts have over the last 10O years. The best way .for you to "be prepared" when it comes to re- tirement planning is to visit our online Retirement Estimator. The Estimator can give you an instant, personalized picture of your future retirement benefits from Social Security. Enter dif- ferent scenarios (such as differ, ent future earnings amounts or dates of retirement) to find out how that will change the ben- efit amount you can expect to receive. It's available at tor. Knowing how much you can expect to receive from So- cial Security, coupled with any retirement plans you may have through your employer, will help you figure out how much you need to save for your re- tirement. Looking for more tips on planning for the future? Pay a visit to our Benefits Planners as well. You can use the planners to help you better understand your Social Security protection as-:, yotPpt~n for your financial future. Get s t ar t~d,~:~: ~t~t neTs. Another great source of help is the Ballpark EStimate. It includes a two-page worksheet that helps you quickly identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement. The Ballpark EStimate takes issues like projected Social Se- curity benefits and earnings as- sumptions on savings, and turns them into language and math- ematics that are easy to under- stand. You can find it at ballpark. You don't have to be a Girl Scout to be prepared. 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