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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010 Historic rker established for first utomobile in New Mexico Marissa Elias and Katherine Cavaliere with their awards, Mock Tria| team com Coach Jacque Davenport with her 20 year Recognition plaque. By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald The Animas High School Mock Trial Team traveled to Al- buquerque and competed at the State Mock Trial competition this past weekend. The Animas Green Team went into the competition ranked number 2 in the state. Head coach Jacque Daven- port received her 20 Year Recog- nition plaque for having coached Mock Trial for her 20th year. Katherine Cavaliere re- ceived and Outstanding Attorney award, and Marissa Elias received an Outstanding Witness and the Zamzock Award for the most out- standing witness, along with a $500 awarcl. The team did a great job and is soil waiting for results of their standing in the competition. Toothaches and other vacation wreckers Submitted by UNIVERSITY OF WlS-. CONSIN Being prepared isn't just for the Boy Scout motto, hut sound advice for a healthy vacation. Nurse practitioner and travel consultant Elaine Rosenblatt says people get caught up in plane and hotel reservations and don't give enough thought to protecting their health during vacation. "Many health issues that come up during vacation can ac- tually be avoided with some Plan- ning," says Rosenblatt. who has more than three decades of expe- rience as a travel-health consult- ant and practices at a clinic affili- ated with the University of Wis- consin-Madison. "Vacationers should begin preparing at least two months before the trip, espe- cially if it's an international trip?' Rosenblatt says it can take a series of vaccinations over a few weeks to become immunized to various illnesses and diseases. She says seasoned travelers know they should make sure they are up to date on the three "Rs" required, recommended and rou- tine vaccinations. Rosenblatt also recommends vaccination against the flu. the number-one vaccine-preventable illness But she notes there are many other potential health pitfalls that even the well-traveled don't always consider. "A lot of travelers don't look over their health care insurance plans to find out what's covered and what's not covered." notes Rosenblatt. "If there's a gap in your coverage, you might want to consider travel insurance." She says travelers sometimes have to be air-lifted out of remote areas to get emergency treatment, which can be very costly. "Your teeth don't care if you're' on vacation," says Rosenblatt about a health con- cern that most people don't think about. "You could save yourself a lot of pain and hassle by seeing your dentist before you leave on your trip?' She recommends that people tell their dentist when they are planning a trip abroad. While emergency medical issues are the worst-case scenario, Rosenblatt says the everyday cold. headache or flu can ruin your vacation just as easily. "I recommend that travelers pack a medical kit with common remedies like pain relievers." says Rosenblatt. She suggests that people with chronic health con- ditions should make sure they're prepared for any travel compli- cations. For example, someone with asthma or chronic obstruc- five pulmonary disorder (COPD) should pack an extra inhaler. When in doubt about travel health issues, contact a travel con- sultant recommended by your primary care provider. For more information on travel health, go to http:// nations/travel -medicine/10300. 19. our r turn k0me from #,fgttani ta. 0. Marck 28. 2010. We are so proud of you! Love always, Mom, Nikki, Bobby, Kaeli, Alecia, Robbie and Dad, who is watching over you from above Submitted by HISTORIC PRES- ERVATION DIVISION, Depart- ment,of Cultural Affairs If you've ever wondered when the first automobile cruised into New Mexico and where it might have entered the state, there will be an Official Scenic Historic Marker located in Raton to tell you about. Text for the marker commemo- rating Robert L. Dodson's achieve- ment in December 1900 was ap- proved recently by the Cultural Prop- erties Review Committee, the New Mexico His- toric Preservation Division an- nounced today. The marker, among nearly 650 installed along state roads since the program began in 1936, is planned for the visitor cen- ter rest stop at Raton on Interstate 25 and New Mexico Highways 87/64. In November 1900, Robert L. Dodson purchased a Locomobi'le in Denver and set off with com- pany representative B~L. Camwell; Albuquerque was the planned destination. On Decem- ber 5, after driving the vehicle over narrow wagon roads -- not one paved and many full of ruts -- and through treacherous Raton Pass, they arrived in their "horseless carriage" at Raton, at- tracting the attention of all pass- ersby as the vehicle traveled through town "gracefully and noiselessly," according to the Raton Reporter story published that day, Although the story had been reported previously in the 1920s by journalist Erna Fergusson for the Albuquerque Herald and oth- ers, it was not until Dodson's great grandson, Doug Sylvester and his wife Vicki began researching the old family story more than a year ago that this bit of history resur- faced from the archives. "This was the first time I started thinking about the histori- cal marker, because every time we told the story people were drawn to it, "" Mr. Sylvester said. Mr. Sylvester contacted the Historic Preservation Division, which oversees research and wording of historic markers, after receiving the Fergusson article from Albuquerque Public Library and discovering a photograph of his great grandfather father in the Locomobile in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico Cobb Collection. He and his wife had made several trips to New Mexico from their home in La Jolla. California. to research the story and eventually drove Raton Pass. and part of the old road that to this day is unpaved. They ap- peared before the CPRC in Santa Fe when the marker text was ap- proved; The process of researching the marker and coming up with appropriate phrasing ended up correcting the common history of the journey, which the Fergusson article placed in 1897. Research by HPD and the CPRC and information provided by the Stanley Museum in Estes Park. Colorado. revealed the Locomobile was not manufac- tured until 1900. and HPD learned of the correct dates for Dodson's journey through ar- ticles published at that time and archived at UNM Library Cen- ter for Southwest Research. The Locomobile was fueled by gasoline but powered by steam. At Ribera Station in San Miguel County, it ran out of gaso- line. a scare com- modity in 1900. Dodson was able to purchase some at Lamy and sent it back to Camwetl. Dodson appears to have taken the train from Lamy into Albuquerque and Camwell traveled through Cerrillos. arriving in the Duke City shortly after Dodson. According to later press reports. Albuquerque greeted the vehicle's arrival with a mix of enthusiasm and consternation. The, Loomobile scared horses and for a time lo- cal authorities --it was dubbed the "devil mobile" by some and at one point Dodson was threat- ened with hanging CO~lsid- ered banning it altogether from the city. For two years. Dodson owned the only car in town. but as history attests, he was cor- rect in predicting that the auto- mobile would become the pre- ferred mode of transporta, tion. *2. 3 & 4 part business forms *Business Cards *Letterhead *Invoices *Envelopes *Work *Tickets *Certificates *And Much More! *Bumper Stickers *Photo Reprints *Posters *Flyers J ordJbuez/i}/,%045 9 S709 esurrection Sunday at the Lighthouse "A CD Musical Easter Journey" With recorded music of James Blackwood. the B'ooth Brothers the Crabb Family, the Dixie Echoes, Gary McSpadden. the Lesters. Tony Gore & Majesty, and others. Come join us for Breakfast Snacks at 10:00 AM: The CD Musical Journey at 10:40 and potluck following. All are welcome--Dress is Casual.! 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