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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD ' FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 9 Just A Thought Turn off your cell phone...please? By RICK KRAFT extensive research. For most all Are cell phones a distraction of the history of mankind, Cell or are they lifesavers? Do they phones did not exist. I could add to relationships or do they not find any references to cell take away from them? Does be- phones in any great literary ing accessible by cell phone add works written over the ages or to your quality of life or does it in any of the 66 books of the take away? I can answer each of Bible. these three questions Many years ago, correctly and with long before anyone exer confidence. It de- thought of a cell phone, pends! How disci- I saw a greeting card plined are you? that read something As is the case along the lines of "Bath- with many other re- tubs were invented in cent inventions, there 1883. The telephone are significant pluses didn't become common and also significant in homes until the late minuses to the cre- 1940s. That meansthat ation of cell phones, a person could have There are people liv- taken a bath for over 60 ing today because of RickKmft years without being in- the invention of the terrupted by a phone cell phone. There are people call!" who are not living today be- Have you ever been talking cause of the invention of the cell face to face with someone and phone, been interrupted by the person • When you think of what you are talking to getting a cell quality time is with others, does phone call? Do they ever ig- it involve a cell phone? nore it? If the person receiving I am not aware of any writ- the call answers the call, what ten manual on cell phone eti- does it tell you about the im= quette. When you bought your portance of his or her conversa- cell phone, did it come with a tion with you? • booklet'that talked about cell I can't tell you how many phone manners? If you wrote times I have been giving a talk the book on cell phone proto- and a person in the audience's col, what would you write? cell phone rings causing every- In 2012 in this land called one in the room to turn and look America we live in a cell phone at the person. I have been in world. Some children learn many small group meetings how to use a cell phone before- where a person sitting at the they learn how to ride a bike. table is constantly checking his What a unique time to live! text messages or e- I went back and did some mails...sometimes even re- sponding to them as we conduct Foster, adoptive parents needed in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD ticipating in the Mesa Club. She Becoming a foster or adop- has varied goals in life, includ- tive parent can make ing designing a huge difference in programs for Wii the life of a child, and becoming a Join us for an chef. Shamonica information meet- reports that her ing to be held this cooking skills month of February are limited at this in your area. Please time but she is call Ronny Diaz, willing to learn. CYFD Foster & She hopes for a Adoptive Parent family that will Recruiter at (575) help her feel ac- 434-5950 ext. 121 cepted. This for more informa- young lady will tion or visit us on thrive in a home the web at where she can Se develop a trust- Habla Espanol ing relationship and where she Foster or Shamonica will be given the opportunity to be Adopt a New part of some decision-making. Mexico Youth Shamonica's biggest wish is to maintain in contact with her two Name: Shamonica siblings. Age: 16 For more information about Grade: 10 th adopting or fostering through the Shamonica is a very active New Mexico Children, Youth and and outgoing teen. Shopping at Families Department, please visit the mall with her friends is one of or call 1-800- her favorite pastimes. Shamonica 432-2075." is in high school and enjoys par- G> ;. ej,,00 SYLvia JEAN ARAMBULA RODRIGUEZ I'.L:: b'O b', d I0 Dearest MJja, Two years ago, God decided Hc nccdcd you. He saw how much you xere suffering. He saw ho tired you were. So He took you to the most beautiful. peaceful and happy place...with Him in Heaven. Our hearts remain broken, Wc love and miss you so very much. But we know that one day we will bc together again, We know "ou are looking down upon us. smiling, because you are suffcring no more. Mom 6= JJ " Benjie Con & Fam. Mike, Julia & Fam. ..5..[N Reina. Elaine. lliaac, Maria, -- ",':5  . Anthon} & Grandchildren our meeting. According to a September 2011 survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 83 percent of American adults own a cell phone and 35 percent of those own smartphones. I guess that means that there are still some on this planet that will complete their lives without suc- cumbing to "cell phone-iris." Microsoft Windows did a phone survey of 1,000 adults ages 18 and older and asked "Which one is harder to give up for a day, a significant other or a smart phone?" The results came back with 69% answering significant other and 31% an- swering smartphone. I would like .to visit further with the 31%I There are many things taat divide the generations. Cell phones are one of them. Small cell phones that we carry w.rith us came late to my generation. Yet they are a "staple" to,he younger generation. The younger generation does not know a world where you can- not contact anyone at anytime either by a phone call or by texting (as an appropriate side note, my computer word pro- cessing program does not rec- ognize the word "texting" as being a word!). When my 23 year old daughter is home and I need to reach my wife, I have a better chance of catching my wife by calling my daughter's cell phone than by calling my wife's. The younger generation has their cell phones implanted on their bodies. The idea of run- ning an errand and leaving their .cell phone at hor0e would be a scary thought for the younger generation. Pastors preaching to their congregations don't know if those listening are reading the scripture along with them on their smartlShones or if they are checking football scores. Teachers giving a lecture in the classroom don't know if, when a student drops her head, she is checking her text messages on her phone or just relaxing her neck muscles. Some students use cell phones to cheat on tests. How would our world be different if we all turned our cell phones off for a day? Ac- cording to a May 2011 Barna Group study, only 10 percent Of adults and 6 percent of teenag- ers intentionally take a break from technology once a week. I repeat, once a week. When technology is turned off. there is a chance for inti- mate face to face interaction to exist without interruption. Modern technology has changed our world forever, both for the better and worst. We could talk also about Facebook or Twitter, but it is best I not get started... My challenge to you today is to not judge others, but to look inward at your own cell phone etiquette. Do the distrac- tions of carrying your cell phone interrupt something more important? Are you living in the present where you are at? Or is your body at one location and your mind is where ever your cell phone takes you? Cell phones can keep us from living in the present with the ones we are with. We can fumble away those in front of us by being accessible to the outside world. Maybe, just maybe, the family dinner table discussion is more important than the stranger who dialed your num- ber. It's your call. Here's a novel idea...turn your cell phone off...please? Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational speaker, a published author, and an attorney. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@ or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico, 88202 - 0850. ELECT DEP|/TY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Francesca Estevcz [or r T [IISTRI{T :ll'rOR00El I promi_e you I will give nay absolute J U N E 5TH ] integrity, colnp|ete comnaitnaent and total tenacity in fi,lfilhn the reponibi]itie o[ thi o[ice. I tuwe practic6"d lawfir more than 25_reara As a tn'osecutor these past 16years I hart had au honor to s u,u, ar, d :arur neigora, here in ant, Hidalgo and Z=a ui, As y, m Di.r'ict A ttorn, -- I will continue to seek usUce in a fair and A Picture From The Past By EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg "The Wild Bunch" photographed at a traveling carnival on Second Street behind the Bel Shore Motel, Lordsburg, 1960 Back row, left to right: Vicente ("Bulldog") Hernandez, Pilo Lopez, Leonard ("Burp") Griego, Lalo ("Blackwall") Meza Middle row, left to fight: Frank ("Anko") Rodriguez, Gus ("Handyman") Gandara, Manuel ("Cheeks") Ortega Front kneeling: Raymundo ("Mundis") Varela Emergency closure for Catwalk National Recreation Area now in effect Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTSilver City A temporary emergency clo- sure was put into effect as of 8:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2012, for the Catwalk National Recre- ation Area and surrounding wil- derness trails located five miles northeast of Glenwood, N.M. "For public and firefighter safety, the general Catwalk area was closed early this morning as a precautionary measure due to the Whitewater-Baldy Fire Com- plex and its active fire behavior accompanied by high winds," said District Ranger Pat Morrison. Fire crews are working in the area to establish fife lines and are stag- ing at the parking lot.. "The Catwalk area tradition- ally receives many visitors look- ing forward to enjoying its many attractions during the Memorial Day weekend. I apologize for any inconvenience to visitors due to the emergency closure and appre- ciate the public's support. During any wildland fire, the Forest Service's priority is always hu- man safety," adds Ranger Morrison. The area will re-open as soon as safety concerns disappear. The closed area is in addi- tion to the former Order # 302 that closed the western part of the Gila Wilderness and is described as the area bounded by: • the Catwalk parking lot northwest up the hill to Gold Dust Trailhead at Bursum Road, along Bursum Road to Forest Road #722 (Powerhouse Road), to Powerhouse Trail #810 to Whitewater Trail #207 to the Gila Wilderness boundary and back to the Catwalk parking lot • The closure, includes the Catwalk National Recreation Trail (#207), the Gold Dust Trail (#41), Powerhouse Trail #810 and 00NTHONV TALAVERA H, dalgo County Clerk all portions of South Fork Whitewater Trail #212 and Whitewater Trail #207 outside of the wilderness. The closure falls within the legal description area of: Town- ship 11 South. Range 19 West, Section 5 and parts of Sections 4 and 6 and Township 10 South. Range 19 West, part of Section 32. IREPUBLICANI RE in June 5, 2012 Democratic Primary Born & Raised in Lordsburg, NM Education: Attended Lordsburg Public Schools, 1976 graduate Experience: • Owner, Operator of Anthony's Barber Shop, Present • Production Operator at Freeport McMoRan (formerly Phelps Dodge Corp) 1978-1986 & 2006-Present (rehired) • Laborer, Full & Part Time, NM Dept. of Transportation 2005-2006 • Safety Investigator, US Dept. of Transportation 1999-2001 Se Habla • Motor Carrier Safety Specialist, Dept. of Public Safety 1993-1999 Espanol Skills,-Qualifications & Additional Information: • Bilingual • Can operate office equipment • Completed several courses in career development such as cultural diversity training, commercial drug interdiction and statutes and regulations • •Familiar with Microsoft software programs such as Excel. Word and Power Point • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills • Able to teach, coach and mentor subordinates and peers alike while maintaining my ability to learn from others as well • Driven self-starter that excels equally as a member of the team and on individual requirements • Posses strong and professional business ethics Your Vote & Support will be Greatly Appreciated• 1 f- Ti : " ;l!]"r[Uii!q,'"T*tl-'',fl r :!'ll':l'Fil;! tlq?l1'ilB,,!11Ill'l[Biit'll[llllI- -=- - = - - -_ - _-