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' J lllBll lll HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD Just A Thought FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010 7 ......... A Picture From The Past ] Photo courtesy LORI RIVERA/Bosque, NM and , !! livi Submitted by EDMUND SAUCEOOlLordsburg , ..? , ~ ALEJANDRA ALVAREZ ALTUNIVTucson ,.,~ y ,CKKRAFTTh~epeaake;x:rd' _ graveyard. It is entitled, "The rwei~;na~SaayPsel:st? s life and that one pays attention to the little ~----~ ~6 m '~-i t,vat Z~ri?eartjmhn Dash": things, the big things will take )/~dr/ff ".; "I've seen death stare at me "So when you begin to char- care of themselves. Maxwell does at some of the seminars he teaches. He,gives each participant a note card. He then has each person write down on the card their full name, first, middle, and last, and then write un- derneath their name the date they were born and then a dash. He points out that each of us knows those entries will appear on our tombstone, but we don't know what the date after the dash will be. What we do know is that there will be a date follow- ing the dash. Billy Graham once said. "We cannot truly face life until we face the fact thal it will be taken from us." We are each living the dash. Several years ago I had the opportunity to hear Lou Holtz speak at a conference in Albuquer- que. In his talk he told about a walk he took in a graveyard in England when his college foot- ball team was playing overseas. Without missing a word, Coach Holtz recited from memory a say- ing that was on a plaque in the RickKraff with my own eyes in a way many cannot know. I've seen death take others but still left me below. "I've heard many scream of mother's cries but death refuses to hear. In my life I've seen faces filled with many tears. "After death has come and gone a tomb- stone sits for many to see. But it is no more than a symbol of a person's memory. 'Tve seen my share of tomb- stones but never took the time to truly read. The meaning behind What is there for others to see. "Under the person's name it read the date of birth, dash. and the date the person passed. But the more I think about that tomb- stone, the important thing is the dash. "Yes, I see the name of the person bu! that I might forget. I also read the date of birth and death but even that might not stick. "But thinking about the in- dividual I can't help but to re- member the dash, because it rep- ter your life. make sure you're on a positive path. Because people may forget your birth and death but they will never forget your dash." We are each living our dash. We have a period of time here and than we are gone. One or more of us~reading this may not be around next week at this time. We could soon become commemorated by a dash. Samuel Johnson said, "It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives." So while we are still alive, how do we choose to live? Each day is a gift that zs un- wrapped as we live it. When you lay your head on your pillow to- night, this day has been spent. As you look back on your day, have you added value to the lives of others? Or do you just have one less day to make a difference? Sometimes it doesn't take much. Mari~n Wright Edelman wrote, "We must not. in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." It has been said that if LE( ;AL NOTIC - NOTICE OF SUBMITTAL OF STAG E 2 ABATEMENT PLAN PROPOSAL Date of Notice: June 3, 2010 Notice is hereby given by PhelPs Dodge Hidalgo. Inc. (PDHI~ of the submittal of a Stage 2 abatement plan proposal for the former PDHI smelter site near Playas, New Mexico to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The responsible party is: Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Inc. 1 Smelter Road Playas, New Mexico, 68009 The site is located approximately 10 miles south of the town of Playas, New Mexico. T 29S, R 17W, Sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, and 35. The Bible says in Matthew 6:21. "For where your treasure is there your heart will be also." What is your treasure? Where you spend your time wilt show where your treasure is. Spend time on what is meaningful to you. Spend time on your priorities. Spend your time on what you want your dash to represent. Stephen Covey writes, "Put- ting first things first means orga- razing and executing around your most important priorities. It is liv- ing and being driven by the prin- ciples you value most. not by agendas and forces surrounding you." It doesn't do any good to climb to the top of the ladder only to realize that it is leaning against the wrong wall. My challenge to you today is to recognize that our lives are fleeting. All of us will die sooner or later. Our lives will someday be represented by a dash. What dash will you be leaving? What will your dash represent? The decisions you make today will make up that dash. Live your life to make a difference. Live your life as you want to be remetn- bered, because you are living your dash. 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 @ kraftandhunter, corn mailto:thekraftlawfirm @ or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico. 88202 - 0850. 14 Groundwater at the former Hidalgo smelter site has been detected above state groundwater standards. The I~ specific contaminants present at concentrations above (or outside) groundwater standards are: arsenic, cadmium, chloride, fluoride, manganese, mercury, pH, selenium, sulfate, and total dissolved solids (TDS). PDHI holds a ground water discharge permit, DP-311, for the Hidalgo Smelter which has required PDHI to implement corrective action and requires abatement of the ground water contamination in acco~ance with the regulations adopted by the Water Quality Control Commission. NMED has approved PDHI s Stage 1 abatement plan for investigation of the impacted ground water. The Stage 2 abatement plan proposal proposes selection of the preferred alternative of continued operation of the existing interceptor well system. The existing system has been operated effectively for several years under Discharge Permit DP311. Ground water pumped from the existing system is used for irrigation at the site. Because the existing interceptor well system is not expected to result in achievement of New MexicO numeric ground water quality standards for between 250 and 1000 years, the abatement plan proposal also proposes to evaluate remediation options for contaminated groundwater at the site. Key elements of this proposa, include: . ...... . .............. _~ " "-" A list of the potential aba, te~ttech~ologies under consideratio~~ PropoSed methods to assess this initial list of potential abatement technOt~d to identify potentially viable treatment options; Further evaluation of potentially feasible abatement technologies for their effectiveness and appli- cability to various operational areas within the site; A method to compare the abatement options and to identify a proposed abatement option to be implemented; A possible future petition for alternative abatement standards, and A proposed schedule to implement Stage 2 abatement plan. The Secretary of Environment will review the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal following an opportunity for public comment, including a possible public meeting or a hearing as described below, and will either approve the proposal or notify the responsible person of any deficiencies. If no public meeting or hearing is held, the Secretary shal notify the responsible person of approval or any deficiency within ninety (90) days of receiving the proposal. If a public meeting or hearing is held, then the Secretary shall notify the responsible. ;)erson of approval of the proposal or of any deficiencies, based on the information contained in the proposal and information submitted at the meeting or hearing, within sixty (60) days of receiving all required informa- tion. If the Secretary notifies the responsible person of deficiencies in the proposal, the responsible person is required to modify the proposal to cure the specified deficiencies within thirty (30) days of receipt of notice of the deficiency. If the requirements of the abatement regulations are met, the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal will result in the standards and requirements of section NMAC being met within a schedule that is reasonable, given the particular circumstances of the site, the Secretary shall approve the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal. Abatement shall be considered complete when the standards and r~quirements set forth in Section NMAC are met. This notice is intended to notify the public that the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal is being made available for public comments and requests for a public meeting or hearing. Written comments or requests for a public meeting or hearing will be accepted and considered if provided by the deadline set forth below A copy of the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal can be viewed by interested parties at the following NMED offices: NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau 3082 E. 32nd Street Bypass, Suite D Silver City, NM 88061 NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau Harold Runnels Building Room N2250 1190 Saint Francis Drive Santa Fe, NM 87502 Written comments on the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal, and requests for a public meeting or hearing which include a statement of the reasons why a public meeting or hearing should be held, will be accepted for consideration if sent to the Secretary, at the address below, with sixty (60) days after the Secretary determines that the Stage 2 abatement plan proposal is administratively complete. Interested persons may obtain further information by contacting: NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau George Llewellyn (NMED contact): (575) 956-1549 3082 E. 32nd Street Bypass, Suite D Silver City, NM 88061 j4c Elise Chloe Hi. my name is baby Elise Chloe. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. on April 10, 2010. I weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches lon~.. My proud Mommy is Kas~andra Levario. My maternal grandparents are Jason and JoAnn Rocks and my great grandparents are Dave and Lorraine RockS, Ernest and Cecilia Vreelar~d and the late Cottage House 8880 BI31 $. BI3 $. BOOK$ 8, BI3 $ 2010 Summer Reading kordsburg Hidalgo Library 542-9646 tune 16, 2010, 'Bug Snacks" Lori R0ar guez plus, Stamped Pencil,Cakes June25, 2010: Last day to turn in Log June 30, 2010: Awards Library Hours" 5ay-Friday lO-12 Noon & 1-6 PM Special Programs: Wednesdays, 2-3 PM Thank you for taking time to vote in Tuesday's Primary Election. We invite Independents to join us in the November 2, 2010, General Election. PAID FOR BY HIDALGO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PART'I Isabel Alvarez Calloway (Age 17, 1945) , :" - 1928- 1970 ~-. Isabel Alvarez Calloway lost her life to cancer in 1970 at the-~ * young age of 42. She is survived by her husband, Bob Calloway, sons Robert. Ronn:.e. and Randy, and four grandchildren. Calloway, others, to be featured on the Relay Wall of Honor Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activ- ity. Every year, many people participate in the overnight event. Whether - you walk. volunteer, or donate, this. is an opportunity to tell others about your experiences with the event. Relay offers something for everyone, from the newly diagnosed, to caregivers and friends, to long-term survivors. Relay For Life rep- " tesent~the hope that those]bSt:to~Canbt~r~vffl~ever be forgotten, that ~,~? , those who face cancer will b~ supprrted,"atid th~tt One day cancer will ~ ~~~' be eliminated. More than 20 years ago, one man took it upon himself to raise money to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Today,~?~ more than three million Americans participate in Relay events na- " tionwide. ~. -, Communities across America, from big cities to small towns, are-~?? ready to turn purple. Help them get ready to Relay by spreading the.~ -_ word about Relay For Life in your community, your school, your i~21 workplace. Lordsburg's Relay For Life event brings people together from?5~? all walks of life with the common goal of eliminating cancer. No "- matter who you are. there's a place for you at our Relay events. Join and make a difference! -% - ,. =, 0