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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 11 "As I Remember" Editor's Note: Longtime Lordsburg resident, historian, storyteller and poet Allen "Hook" Hill has written hun- dreds of stbries and po- ems. Backinthe 1980's he began writing a col- umn entitled "As I Re- member." With his per- mission, these columns have been dusted off and will appear in the Hidalgo County Herald from time to time. Hook, who is 93, still lives in Lordsburg. This column appeared In the Lordsburg Liberal on April 13, 1990. By ALLEN "HOOK" HILL/ Lordsburg It wasn't all "war" in Dogpatch, and surely you must have understood those were friendly wars. Playtime among the teens and pre-teens was a spe- cial flavor of fun. Early on, in my youth, it was depression time. The theater was closed but the reason it was not operating was because nobody had any money to pay the dime needed to get in. Nothing else of a commercial en- tertainment nature existed in town, so we made our own fun. Of course, most kids all over town were in the same boat. Our games consisted of kick the can, run sheep run, hide and seek, tag and any other cost free game that could be improvised. We lived for a full. moon but Allen Hook Hill Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) For more resources, visit StopBullying.gov. by Allen "Hook" Hill didn't necessarily have to have one. There were a couple of street lights on south Main and we used one of those for home base. I wish I had a hundred dol- lar bill for every mile we ran during those days. Late in the spring it was pretty hard for most of us to stay in school. We wanted to get home, get the chores done and get to the business of the evening games. The folks had a hard time getting us in at bedtime. When our generation moved into adulthood, our kids took over where we left off. They played the same outdoor games we had thrived on, plus they added more activities of their own. Economic conditions had im- proved but there was just some- thing about the area that made youngsters rely on themselves for their entertainment. Son John remembers it this way: "My fondest memories are of gathering the neighborhood kids and making and selling popcorn to earn spending money. In the evening we played kick the can under the street light in front of Tommy & Louie Lopez's house or played hide and seek on Wabash Street. "Lee and Lula Smith had a fish pond that was what might be called an attractive nuisance. Some of us kids were always on a fishing trip up there or else we had a mock war going on at Jackie and Richy's fort. "When we had the heavy summer rains it was exciting to tie a rope around Thomas Wright's waist and heave him into the flooded Lawrence Gay ditch." It's a pure wonder wome of us weren't drowned. "Dogpatch was full of prank- sters and they pulled a lot of pranks. Fortunately, as it turned out, all I know of were harmless. One favorite that comes to mind was throwing an old flat basket- ball under cars as they passed by on Main street. It did no damage but the ensuing noise made it sound as if the car had come apart. We also did our share of throw- ing water balloons from the roof of dad's store onto the tops of passing cars. We'd duck down and leave the drivers scratching their heads. "Screen scratching was anothr favorite. We'd hook the bent end of a pin into the top of a window screen. A spool of thread was tied to the pin and the thread pulled taut out into the bushes. We'd rub the thread with a wet rag and the result was an eerie, almost human sounding screech. People fairly well came out of their houses for that one. "Granddad Hill had an old bus rigged up that served as a late night and week-end hangout for the Wabash street gang. We spent many a night there and invariably my younger brother, Goober (Bob Hill), would get up early and blow on an old trumpet to wake us up. One morning Tomato and Davey Flores and Tommy Dimas snuck out early and put some quick acting clear glue on the mouthpiece. When Goober went out to play the horn it stuck to his lips. "No Dogpatch story would be complete without Dracula. Many's the time that Marvin DeLaGarza put on his Dracula cape and chased anybody and everybody in sight. All the neigh- borhood friends knew who he was, so were not alarmed, but any stranger passing through the area was quickly put to flight. "Dogpatch had an abun- dance of ferocious dogs and cer- tainly lived up to its name but the meanest one in the whole dis- trict was Mora's big dog, Chippy. When he jumped the fence he'd clear the streets from one end to the other, and they'd stay clear until one of the Moras came out and drug him home." Dogpatch was Dogpatch! You had to see it to believe it and you had to be there to really ap- preciate it. A whole bunch of good memories rolled into one. Hook hook june @ hotmail.com Two of Flagstaff's favorites travel south to perform at the AFP May 17-18 Courtesy submission extremely expensive so he, in his 6165, or email Tony Norris has appeared at own words, "cobbled" one to- reservations@arizonafolklore.com. the Arizona Folklore Preserve gether and was delighted that it Admission is $15.00 for adults several times, endearing himself didn't explode - the sound and $6.00 for children 17 and to audiences with his down-home wasn't too bad either. Over the under. style and his well-developed years Bill has continued to per- To get there: musical talent. He is a highly ac- fect his musicianship and his Go 6 miles south of Sierra complished singer, guitarist, and craftsmanship. Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey songwriter, but perhaps his great- Tony and Bill have per- Canyon Road. Turn right (west) est talent lies in his on Ramsey Canyon Road, storytelling ability. He's drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, like the favorite uncle, the and watch for the AFP entrance life of the party, always and sign to the left. entertaining the folks About the Arizona Folklore who are gathered--but Preserve: that rare uncle who is ex- Tucked off the beaten path tremely talented, in beautiful Ramsey Canyon, Warren Miller, Cura- the AFP offers an intimate, ap- tor of Education at the pealing theater seating just 60 famed Sharlot Hall Mu- seum in Prescott, has guests. The rustic, comfortable stated: "Tony's performing space also boasts storytelling is folksy, excellent acoustics and a state- droll, and comfortable, of-the art sound system. The He has a warm voice and AFP bookstore stocks CDs by a repertoire packed with featured artists as well as West- unusual, great songs ern-themed books and art, about people of the West. along with handmade jewelry, In short, Tony is one of pottery, and soaps. Beverages the best folk entertainers and snacks are available for Arizona can offer." purchase to enjoy during the Dolan Ellis, founder performance. and artist-in-residence of Operated in partnership the Arizona Folklore Pre- with the University of Arizona serve, adds: "Tony Norris Sierra Vista and staffed entirely is a fantastic storyteller, so Tony Norris by volunteers, the AFP is a believable that he trans- 501(c)3 organization. ports his audience to other times formed together many times, and Founded in 1996 by Dolan Ellis, and other locations. And on top their close musical partnership is Arizona's Official State Balladeer, of that, he is a wonderfully tal- readily apparent. You're sure to the AFP's mission is "to collect, ented songwriter." enjoy an afternoon listening to present and preserve the songs, Bill Burke is a well-loved, these two - make your reserva- stories, legends, myths, and west- highly respected and long-time tions soon! ern poetry of the State of Ari- resident of Flagstaff, Arizona. In And now for something spe- zona." addition to playing guitar, banjo, cial! Coming soon: mandolin, and mandola, he The AFP has teamed up with Upcoming performers at the handcrafts these and other instru- Outback Steakhouse for a special AFP include AFP founder and ments as well. treat this year. At each perfor- Arizona's Official State Balladeer, The first instrument he built mance a guest will receive a gift Dolan Ellis, on May 31 and June was a hammered dulcimer, when from Outback. Will you be the 1, and Tucson's own Ronstadt he was in graduate school study- lucky winner this time? There's Generations on June 7 and 8. For ing social anthropology. He lis- only one way to find out - come more information, including per- tened to Chet Parker play the in- to a show! formance schedules and addi- strument at the Smithsonian Folk If yon go: tional information on featured Festival in 1967 and decided that Doors open at 1 p.m., with artists, visit the AFP website, he wanted to own one. At the performances starting at 2 p.m. www.arizonafolklore.com, or call time, they were very scarce and For reservations, call 520-378- 520-378-6165. LE( IAL N()TICE LE( N( )TICE NOTIClA DE ELECCI(N NOTICE OF ELECTION EL DIATRES DE JUNIO 2014 JUNE 3, 2014 Proclamacibn De Elecci6n Primaria Primary Election Proclamation ,C0)=ome  I Lfy.de ElecokSn de Estado ql Nuevo Me)tiq.,.Yg, Mssa K. De La Garza, Escribaniadel Estado de ,yo; '(Q;,0ndado ,H!lgo, eE)z|ttud de la:aut0ridad qte:la ley me otorgal pot la presente expido la :;:umu. rl -tto the Primary.aw of the State of New Mexico, I, Melissa K. De La Garza, Clerk of the County of .... ,; ,,, ., ..... . .>r.. --, ........... jalk,?virtue of'the 0r!t..vested, in me, do hereby issue the following proclamation. proQamac0on a contJnuaclop: "rirnary Electi0", arid tile same is hereby called to be, held throughout the State of New Mexico and in the Que la Elecci6n es, y la misma por la presente se Ilevard convocada para que se Ileve a cabo en todas partes del County of Hidalgo and precinct thereof on the 3rd day of June, 2014; Estado de Nuevo Mexico y el Condado de Hidalgo y recinto electoral del condado el d[a tres de junio 2014. Que la Elecci6n serd aplicable a los partidos polfficos a continuaci6n, a saber: el Partido Dem6crata y el Partido Republicano; y La Eleccibn tendr& el fin de permitir que el Partido Dembcrata y el Partido Republicano nominen candidatos para los cargos a continuaci6n: CARGOS FEDERALES Un Senador de los Estados Unidos PLAZO DE SEIS AIIOS Un Representante Para El Congreso De Los Estados Unidos Distrito 2 PLAZO DE DOS AIqOS CARGOS DEL ESTADO, DISTRITO, Y METROPOLITANOS Un Gobernador Un Gobernador Teniente Un Secretaria Del Estado Un Auditor Del Estado Un Tesorero Del Estado Un Procurador General Un Comisario De Terrenos P0blicos Un Jueces De La Corte De Apelaciones Un Miembro De La Cdmara De Representantes Del Estado Distrito 38 Un Miembro De La Comisi6n Regulatoda Distrito 5 Seis Miembros De La Comisi6n De Educaci6n Distrito 6 CARGOS EN EL CONDAD0 Dos Comisionados De Condado Posicibn 1 Posici6n 2 Un Asesor De Condado Un Alguacil De Condado Un Juez De Sucesiones Y Testamentos Un Juez Magistrado Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Para Ilenar el plazo no vencido Plazo De Dos Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatm Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Aries Plazo De Cuatro Afios Plazo De Cuatro Afios Las declaraciones de candidatura por designaci6n y peticiones de nominaci6n por convencibn pre-primaria elecci6n para los cargos de representante en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos serdn presentadas en la Oficina de la Secretaria de Estado el martes, 4 de febrero 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones para que siga desempefiando dos cargos de Juez de la Corte Suprema y tres cargos de Jueces de la Corte de Apelaciones para la elecci6n serdn presentadas en la Oficina de la Secretaria de Estado el martes, 4 de febrero 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones de la intenci6n del candidato por escrito en la elecci6n primaria para el cargo de Representante en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos, miembros de la legislatura de distritos en m01tiples condados, la comisi6n regulatoria, Jueces de Distrito, comisi6n pfiblica de educaci6n y cualquier cargo p0blico para el cual voten todos los votantes del estado, serdn presentadas en la Oficina de la Secretaria de Estado el mattes, 11 de marzo 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones a la intenci6n del candidato por escrito en la elecci6n primaria para los cargos de magistrados o miembros de la legislatura Iocalizados totalmente dentro de un condado o que consisten 0nicamente de un condado, sern presentadas en ta oficina del respectivo escribano de condado el martes, 11 de marzo 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones de candidatura y peticiones de nominaci6n para distritos legislativos en varios condados, jueces de distrito, fiscales de distrito, comisi6n pfiblica de educaci6n y la comisi6n regulatoria sern presentadas en la Oficina de la Secretaria de Estado el martes, 11 de marzo 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones de candidatura y peticiones de nominaci6n para juez magistrado seran presentadas en la oficina del respectivo escribano de condado el martes, 11 de marzo 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones de candidatura y cuotas de presentaci6n, o en vez de cuotas de presentaci6n, declaraciones en forma paupeds para todos los otros cargos ser_n presentadas en la oficina del escribano de condado el martes, 11 de marzo 2014 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Las declaraciones de candidatura y peticiones de nominaci6n para candidatos que aspiran a la designaci6n pre- primaria elecci6n para cargos p0blicos dentro del estado o para el cargo de Representante en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos pero no la reciben, serin presentadas en la Oficina de la Secretaria de Estado durante las horas h&biles normales ya sea diez dias a partir de la fecha de la convenci6n pre-primaria elecci6n o el martes, 11 de marzo 2010 entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. Ninguna de las convenciones para designar candidatos se Ilevar a cabo a mas tardar el domingo, 9 de marzo 2014. Los parUdos polfficos presentardn los certificados para designaciones de candidatos en la pre-elecci6n en la Oficina de la Secretaria de Estado, no mds tardar, a las 5:00 p.m. el primer martes despu6s de la convenci6n del estado. FORMALIzADA EN LA OFICINA DE LA ESCRIBANA DEL CONDADO DE HIDALGO ESTE VEINTE DOS DIA DE MAYO 2014. EN TESTIMONIO DE LO CUAL FI RMOY PONGO EL SELLO DE LA ESCRIBANA DEL CONDADO DE HIDALGO, NUEVO MEXICO. MELISSA K. DE LA GARZA m23/30c ESCRIBANA DEL CONDADO That the Primary Election shall be applicable to the following political parties, to wit: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party; and That the Primary Election shall be for the purpose of permitting the Democratic Party and the Republican Party to nominate candidates for the following offices: FEDERAL OFFICES ONE UNITED STATES SENATOR SIX-YEARTERM ONE UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE Distdct 2 Two-year term STATE. DISTRICT. AND METROPOLITAN OFFICES One Governor One Lt. Governor One Secretary Of State One State Auditor One State Treasurer One Attorney General One Commissioner Of Public Lands One Judge of the Court Of Appeals One Member Of The State House Of Representatives Districts 38 One Member Of The Public Regulation Commission District 5 . Six Members Of The Public Education Commission District 6 Two County Commissioners Position 1 Position 2 One County Assessor One County Sheriff One Probate Judge One Magistrate Judge COUNTY OFFICES Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM Two-Year Term Four-YearTerm Four-YearTerm Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-Year Term Four-YearTerm Declarations of candidacy by pre-primary convention designation and nominating petitions for the office of United States representative shall be filed with the Secretary of State on Tuesday, February 4,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of retention of the two Justice of the Supreme Court and the three Judges of the Court of Appeals for the election shall be filed with the Secretary of State on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of intent to be a write-in candidate in the primary election for the office of United States representative, members of the legislature in multi-county districts, the Public Regulation Commission, District Judges, and Public Education Commission and any office voted on by all voters of the state shall be filed with the Secretary of State on Tuesday, March 11,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of intent to be a write-in candidate in the primary election for magistrates or members of the legislature located wholly within one county or composed of only one county shall be filed with the county clerk, on Tuesday, March 11,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions for legislature, district judge, retention judges for all affected distdct judicial offices, public regulation commission, public education commission and all county offices shall be filed with the proper filing officer on Tuesday, March 11,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions for magistrate judge shall be filed with the respective county clerk on Tuesday, March 11,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of candidacy and filing fees or, in lieu thereof, pauper statements for all other elective county offices shall be filed with the County Clerk on Tuesday, March 11,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions for candidates who seek, but fail to receive pre-primary convention designation for a statewide office or the office of United States representative shall be filed with the Secretary of State during regular business hours either ten days following the date of the pre-primary convention or on Tuesday, March 11,2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No state convention for designating candidates shall be held later than Sunday, March 9, 2014. Certificates of designation of primary election candidates shall be filed by political parties with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday succeeding the state convention. DONE IN THE OFFICE OF THE HIDALGO COUNTY CLERKTHISTWENTY-SECOND DAY OF MAY, 2014. WIT- NESS MY HAND ANDTHE SEAL OFTHE COUNTY CLERK OF HIDALGO, NEW MEXICO. Melissa K. De La Garza m23/30c Hidalgo County Clerk