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' HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 7 Third graders recognize Dad on his day Students in Ms. Arredondo's third grade class at Southside El- ementary School share their grati: tude towards Dad in recognition of Father's Day Dear Dad, I wantto thank you for taking care of me all these years. I am sorry for when I acci]entally dropped the phone. I appreciate when you took me out of town. Love your daughter, Destinee Villa Dear Grandpa, I want to thank you for taking care of me. I am sorry for when I stopped your recording. I appreci- ate you feeding me. Love your granddaugh- ter, good daddy to me and my broth- ers. I am sorry for when I broke your water backpack. I appreci- ate that you let me help my team until I get my cast off. Love your son, Noah Dear Dad, (Matthew Miller) I want to thank you for working so hard to earn a living. I am sorry when I fight with my brother. I appreciate your hard work. Lbve your daughter, Madison Destinee Villa Dear Chuy, (Jesus Saucedo) I want to thank you for taking me on a ride on the quad and on the go-cart. I'm sorry for messing with your tools and dropping them. I appreciate when you take the family out to restau- rants alm0stevery weekend. Love your daughter, Brooklyn Dear Dad, (David Montoya) I want to thank you for how much love you give us. It makes me so happy knowing that I have a dad like you! I am sorry for when I hit my older siblings. I know it's wrong but I don't notice until af- ter. I,m sorry. I appreciate when you helped mom take care of Tata, even though we couldn't make him last. I'm proud of how you helped, and how you helped us every time we needed you. Love your daughter, Vanessa Dear Dad, (Greg Gholson) .I want to thank you for all your love. I'm sorry for calling you names. One day I hope you can take us to Phoenix, AZ. I hope you can bring Santa Claus. I appreci- ate all the stuff you give me. I thank you for letting me live with you. So I'm sorry for being mean to you. I love you! Love, Alexis P.S. Thank you! small step no.(3@ FETCH THIS PAPER YOURSELF TAKE A MALL -rEP TO GET HEALTHY w/v.srnallsep.ov Dear Dad, (Charles Madrid) I want to thank you for being a Dear Dad, (Carl Ramirez) I want (o thank you for making your promise happen. I appreci- ate your love. Love you son, Caden Dear Dad, (Andres SaiL) I want to thank you for helping me with money and my times tables. Thank you Dad. I am sorry for not listening to you and not behaving. I appreciate your cook- ing for us to help Mom some- times. Thank. you. Love, Andres Dear Dad, (Travis) I want to thank you for loving me. I'm sorry for when I broke your glass thing. I appreciate you. Love your son, Toby xoxo Dear Pop, (David Montoya) I want to thank you for being such a great dad and taking care of me. I am sorry for when I didn't listen to you and not doing what you say to. I apreciatethat you have always earned the money that gives me and my siblings the food we eat. Love, Vin Dear Dad, (Matthew DeLaGarza) I want,to thank you for keeping me safe. I am sorry for when I broke a glass. I appreciate all the hard work you have done. Love your daughter, Xaria Dear Dad, Thank you for the new TV. I ap- preciate that you call me. Love you forever, Albert Dear Nino, (Baltazar) I want to thank you for taking care of me. I am sorry for doing bad things. I appreciate the things that you do. Love, Jose Dear Dad, (James) I want to thank you for loving me so much and I love you too. I want to thank you for helping me with my work. I am sorry for when I misbehave. I appreciate when you play with me. I love you so much. Love your son, William P.S. I love you Dear Roger, I want to thank you for being nice to me and my mom. I am sorry for picking up the phone when my mom was sleeping. I appreciate you for taking care of my morn when she got sick. Sincerely, Cheyenne Dear Dad, (Miguel Ortiz) I want to thank you for spoiling me. I am sorry for making a mess. I appreciate how hard you work for me. Love your daughter, Annie Dear Dad, (Hector Ibarra) I want to thank you for caring for me. I am sorry foffnot doing what you tell me some times. I appre- ciate you for helping me with my problems. Love, Hector Dear Dad (Goyo Cuevas) I want to thank you for working to get money for living. I'm sorry for fighting with my brothers. F appreciate how many hours you work for us. Love your son, James Know someone who could use a Sentimental Surprise? We ltave a wide variety of ,IUS floral ,Arrangements & 00iftsl Free Delivery in As us about our Lordsburg! layaway program 214 E. MOTEL DRIVE IN LORDSBURG 5 42-8 8 8 0  '  RSVP-with Marsha Hill 575413-2940 marcelhill@hotmail.com    rvation Painter refreshes Ohio hometown a stroke at a time By LORI KURTZMANIThe Asso- ciated Press Courtesy of the DAYTON DAILY NEWS GLOUSTER, Ohio -- The transformation was swift. Regina Williams left home to spend .time with her grandkids and came back to find her house gleaming, the exte-  ........ rior slathered with two fresh coats of white paint. The painters finished Bonnie's Home Cooking in only a few, hours, covering years of mildew and neglect in a cheery shade of orange. Owner Bonnie Shifflet burst into tears and thanked them with a lunch of cabbage rolls. "Breathtaking," she said. "They made it look like a new joint." Building by building, this band of do-gooders is trying to perk up their Athens County vil- lage of 2,000, hoping that a little cosmetic work can boost the community's spirit. They've transformed at least eight build- ings, and by the time you read this, they've probably painted more. The project has grown so fast that no one's sure just how many places they'll tackle with their rollers. "I didn't expect it to get as big and to take off as quickly," said Mayor Miles Wolf, who looked outside the window of his flower shop on Higfi Street and saw the man who's chang- ing Glouster with the swipe of his brush. No surprise, he's painting. James Cotter is his name. Jim. He wears a baseball cap that reads "GHS class of 1950." "Born here in 1930," he, says. "I'm 81 years old." Cotter now lives in the Day: ton suburb of Kettering but grew up in Glouster. He played foot- ball at the stadium down the street. He remembers a time when the village was home to fancy grocery stores, movie the- aters and bakeries, even a bowl- ing alley. He recalls when the school kids would stop at the Wonder Bar to fill their lunch pails with beers for their dads at the coal mines that were the area's economic engine back then. When Cotter sees the vacant buildings, peeling paint and junkyard lawns of today's Glouster, he sees a problem that can be fixed. "Obviously," Cotter said, "almost every place in town needs painting." And so he paints. It was something he'd always wanted to do, and after his wife died in May, he found he had the time to do it. He and his sister, Jody Moore, who has spent her en- tire 83 years in Glouster, as- sembled a volunteer group to paint the outside of an old pho- tography studio this year, and that's where it started. They took an abandoned home and made ix a buttery yel- low with blue doors. They not only painted Williams' home but also added new shutters and flower boxes. Shifflet got her orange building, of course, and 88-year-old Verna Grubbs watched as the peelingpaint on her two buildings was replaced by a clean, bright white. "Are you satisfied with what we did?" Cotter asked Grubbs. "Oh, yes," sh6 said. "You're not going to fire us?" he joked. Cotter, 'who owned a sign shop in Dayton for 50 years, has funded the projectthrough do- nations of cash, materials and sweat. When he visits paint and hardware stores to explain what he's doing, they usu- ally give him the cans they can't sell. When people see his crews painting, they stop to help, even if they don't know what's going on. He has 39 names on his volunteer list. People give money, too. An Athens womah sent a check for $1,000. A man walked up to Cotter on the Street and pressed $20 into his hand. It's,enough to bring tears to Cotter's eyes, and he apologizes for getting choked up. "It feels great," he said. "If 'I died today, I'd be happy." The project likely will be done by summer. Cotter wants to fix up the cracked and peel- ing football stadium and paint a few more buildings, and then he hopes Glouster's residents will take over from there. He has reason to be hopeful. Not long after the project started, ' the owners of a hair salon on High Street saw what was happening in the neighborhood and had the store's walls power-washed. They plan to paint next.