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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010 7 Just A Thought Some things just don't make any sense at all By RICK KRAFT "THIS PAGE INTENTION- ALLY LEFT BLANK" You've got to be kidding! If these words are written on a page, then the very act of using these words de- feats the language being asserted. If the page were intentionally left blank then the page would be blank. Maybe the words on the pageshould state "THIS PAGE WOULD HAVE BEEN INTEN- TIONALLY LEFT BLANK IF IT WERE NOT FOR THESE WORDS WE CHOSE TO INTEN- TIONALLY PRINT ON THIS PAGE." Anyhow. who. carrs if a page is left blank? Why does the author of the work need to tell us that they intended to not use a page? Why not add ten more pages and intentionally leave them blank also? It is a little like asking some- one who is fast asleep, "'Are you Sauced0's, Kelly's gives away prizes Saucedo's Supermarket gave away a freezer to celebrate March Frozen Month.The winner was Ramona Gallegos (above).The win- ning ticket was picked by Peter Contreras. Kelly Los Arcos gave away a 19" flatscreen television set.The winner was Sandra Flores (below with owner Connie Saucedo). The winning ticket was was picked by Merlin Baird. Saucedo's Supermarket will contin ue to hold several giveaways through out the year. Courtesy photos ! Lordsburg High School Track & Field Coach: DJ Saucedo 03/06110 03119/10 3:00 PM 03125/10 3:00 PM 04/03/10 04/09110 2:00 PM 04/16/10 04/29/10 2:00 PM 05-05-10 Gadsden Invite Elks Invitational Tri-County Meet Silver Invite Hidalgo County Relays Therman Jordan Rela' District 5-2A State Meet 1A-2A asleep?" If you get back a "'yes" response, then something is wrong ! Or it is like all of those ad- vertisements that say "Free This" or "Free That." But you have to buy something to get the item adver- tised as "free.". If you have to buy a first item to get the second one free. is the sec- ond item really free? There are many things in this world that don't make sense. Why do they sell hotdogs six to a package and hot dog buns eight to a package? Why do they call lengthy written legal arguments "briefs?" Why do they make sick people walk to the back of the store to get their prescriptions filled? Why do irons have a "per- manent press" setting? If it is per- manent, you shouldn't have to ever iron the item again. Some things just don't add up. Instead of focusing on what you know. do you ever think ibout how much you don't know. Try to wrap your mind around that concept. Whatwe carry in our brain is a very very small fraction of what knowledge exists out there There is so much in this world that cause us to ask the question "Why?" It can be over- whelming. In some instances "why" questions are good. But sometimes a person can be driven crazy with "why" questions. One of these days I am going to take out a pad and begin writing the "why" questions that won't be answered until I get to'heaven. And probably Once I get there, the questiorls I write out won't really matter. There are so many times that I have questions for God. I guess I can just be thankful I don't have His job. A lot of what we do as hu- mans s seek to control things. We want to control illnesses, the weather, and even other humans. But there are countless things that are beyond our control. Can- cer strikes a loved one, an earth- quake kills thousands, a spouse files for a divorce... We all have had experiences where we just want to throw up our arms. retreat to our bedroom and go to bed. hoping that the sun will rise tomorrow and it will be a better world. It happens! So much of life is learning how to respond to matters beyond our control. It is the saying, "Life is 10% what happens and 90% how we respond." Something will happen today beyond our control - that is the 10%. What we do' with the happening is within our control - that is the 90%. Often times we are frozen in our step because we fear our next step won't turn out the way we want it to. We know the next step will push us out of our comfort zone and we fear crossing the line into the unknown. There is so much that needs to be accom- plished that never gets done be- cause of fear of failure. So how do we live in a world that doesn't always make sense, a world where the "why" ques- tion is often not answered, a world where sometimes all we can con- NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX DELINQUENCY Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of the Property Tax Code that the second installment of property taxes due which is required to be paid to the treasurer of this county, will become delinquent if not paid before May 1 l, 20t0. If the second installment is not paid before May 11.2010, then the tax is delinquent and interest at the rate of one (1) percent a month or a frac- tion of the month is imposed as well as penalty of one (1) percent of the delin- quent taxes for each month or any portion of a month they remain unpaid. The total penalty shall not exceed five (5) percent of the delinquent taxes. Patsy M. Camacho .,,.,o27 ,29, Hidalgo County Treasurer All the clothes you can stuff in a Bag  Suggsted Donation: Small Bag -- $I.00; Large Bag -- $5.00 We furnish the plastic kitchen bags/ Clothing by the Bag Sale Tuesdays 1-5 PM; Wednesday & Thursday 10-5: Friday 1"0-6 Sale "Ends Friday, April 30. 2010 Lord's Living Water Lighthouse/ Oasis Compassion Services 807 Duncan Highway (USV0)--OId Bivens Supply Store (575) 590-3474 Rick Kraft trol is ourselves, and a world where we don't take the next step because of fear we will fumble the ball? How do we navigate through a world such as this? l think we all must start with ourselves. We must chart our way through our lives, focus- ing on the gifts we have been given and what we can do to make an impact with what we have been blessed with. In other words, I don't need to lay in bed each night trying to sleep while I worry about the 99.9% of the world out there that I am unable to impact. I just can't take care of all of the problems or issues that would cure every prob- lem in the world. Someone is being unjustly prosecuted on the other side of the world as I write this. A suicide bomber will walk into a market place later this month in a foreign country and take the lives of in- nocent bystanders. I don't ap- prove of these happenings and when I hear about them. I hurt. I just can't correct all of the prob- lems in the world. None of us have the power to single handedly save the world, but each of us has the abil- ity to make a difference with the gifts and talents we have been given. And I know that there are things in this world that only you or only I can do. And if we don't do it, it won't get done. I think it is important not to focus on the mass of information we don't know. And we shouldn't worry about things we have no possible way of impacting. But we do need to take action on what we can. And if we do this and do our best. there is nothing more we can do. My challenge to you today is to focus your life on what you can do, not on what you can't do. The list of "can't dos" is virtu- ally never ending. The list of "'can dos" is rather lengthy, but needs focus from you. If an eagle tries to catch two rabbits at the same time, both will escape. Begfn with the question "What is it that only I can do?" - You response may include "Be a husband to my wife" or "Be a mother to my children." You need to focus on these priori- ties first. Then, when the "only I can dos" are covered, choose your next priority and have at it. Don't waste time worrying that .things don't make sense. Don't worry that most of your "why" questions will remain unanswered. Accept that some- times all you can control is your- self. Understand that trying and failing is better than never try- ing in the first place. Live your life focusing and making a difference on what you can do. Don't get distracted by what you can't do. Much of life doesn't make sense. Get over it! Don't let these things slow you down. Go out and give the world your best anyway. Just a thought... Rick Kraft s a motivational speaker, a published author, and an attorney. To submit com- ments, contributions, or ideas. e-mail to rkraft@ kraftandhunter, com maiho:thekraftlawfirm @ aol. corn or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico. 88202 - 0850. A Picture From The Past-- Submitted by EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg Ralph Craig (1929 - 1988) Ralph Craig was born in 1929 in Lordsburg. He attended Lordsburg schools where he excelled in several sports and gradu- ated from Lordsburg High School in 1947. He attended New Mexico State Teachers College (Western New Mexico University) in Silver City, NM and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor's De- gree in Physical Education. In later years he earned his Master's Degree. During his college athletic career Craig lettered fours years in football and was named All American. In 1949. he was voted Most Valuable Player. In 1950. during his junior year, he was All- Conference and high point man. During his senior year, he was vice-president of his class and co-captain of the Mustang Football Team and was again voted Most Valuable Player. He was also the leading ground gainer that year running for 969 yards. In track, Craig ran the quarter mile. was on relay teams, and lettered one year under Coach Jim Fox. After college graduation Craig served his country in the Korean Conflict where he was seriously wounded. Craig coached and taught at Lordsburg High School from 1956 to 1962. He coached football, basketball, and track, and taught American History, Government, Economics, and Drivers' Education. In 1959 the Maverick Yearbook was dedicated to Craig. The dedication read in part: "For being what he is--a fine, loyal friend, and coach." In 1962. Craig and his wt'-e.-t'ifioved t0"cest(o)h, California wher he coached at West Covina High School for seven years, and later coached several years at a local college. In 1988, at the young age of 59. he lost his life to cancer. Craig was an excellent athlete his entire life. He is the only football player from Western New Mexico University to have his jersey, number 10, retired. His photo and jersey are on display at the P.E. Complex at WNMU. In 1987. Craig was inducted into WNMU's Athletic Hall of Fame. As-Lordsburg prepares for the annual Cancer Relay For Life to be held June 18 and 19, Coach Craig is remembered not only for his athletic accomplishments and contributions to Lordsburg High School, but also for being one of many who fought and lost the battle against cancer. WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE? Relay For Life , the Ameri- can Cancer Society's signature event, is a fun-filled overnight ex- perience designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer. At Relay, people from within the community gather to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and to fight back against this disease. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its lifesav ing mission to eliminate cancer as a major health is- sue. During Relay For Life events, teams of people gather at schools, fair- grounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. 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