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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010 7 Email us at hcherald@ or give us a call at 575.542.8705 ? i . +i ] Just A Thought It is good to know that my legacy is intact By RICK KRAFT legacy is intact." understand this until I had chJil- truth. And if I never told you, I This story was shared by the speaker at a recent high school "graduation. With the sons and daughters up on stage about to be launched into the world and the fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers in the audience, the speaker spoke of the importance of leaving a legacy. A legacy leaves something behind for those who come after you. Often it is about taking something that was given to you and passing it on to those who fol- low. Sometimes an individual doesn't continue a legacy, but creates his own. How proud are parents when they see their children graduate or succeed in this world? I didn't dren myself. If We parent right, we pass a legacy on to our children. If our children make good choices, the legacy continues in- tact. With each ending comes a new beginning. Each graduate is a young person with the world at his or her fingertips, a young per- son who is leaving the nest to venture out into this big world. Also as part of the gradua- tion ceremony, a singer sang the Mark Harris song entitled "Find Your Wings." It is a powerful song that every parent can relate to. The words are as follows: "It's only for a moment you are mine to hold. The plans that heaven has for you Will all too soon unfold. So many different prayers I'll pray for all that you might do. But most of all I'll want to know you're walking in the The young man spoke to the audience, communicating with his best efforts. In the front row sat his father, who broke down into tears as his son spoke. The young man, trying to remain focused on his talk, was puzzled at his father's tears, especially since his father was smiling as he cried. The son made it through his talk, but couldn't wait to speak to his father after his talk and find out why he was crying. The young man asked his father "Why were you crying? Did I not do a good job with my talk?" The father, wiping tears from his face, responded, "Son, you did a great job. I am proud of you. I am just so happy that my RickKra DOH offers guidelines to help prevent illnesses from swimming pools Information courtesy NM DOH/ Santa Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are reminding people to follow safety guidelines this summer to prevent illnesses that can be trans- mitted in swimming pools. People can get sick with Cryptosporidium (crypto) and other organisms from swimming in recreational waters. Crypto is a parasite that can cause diarrhet in people and is the most com- mon cause of recreational water associated illness in the United States. May 24 through 28 is National Recreational Water Ill- ness Prevention Week. "We want people to go out and enjoy our state's swimming facilities, but we also want people to understand they have to take responsibility in order to keep pools and water parks safe," said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. Mack Sewell, state epidemi- ologist for the Department of Health, said symptoms of crypto include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and fever, and can begin one to 12 'fi,tk00lot I, days after exposure. Symptoms often come and go, but can last for 30 days or more even in healthy people. The disease may last longer and can contribute to death in people with weak im- mune systems. "The most important safety guidelines people must follow is to not go swimming while they have diarrhea and to wait two weeks after the diarrhea and other symptoms have gone away before swimming," Sewell said. To prevent illnesses, the De- partment of Health recommends the following guidelines: Do not swim when you have diarrhefi or for two weeks after diarrhea stops. Do not swallow pool water or get pool water or other types of untreated water, such as lake water or river water, in your mouth. Shower well with soa p and water, particularly all below the waist and above the knees, before swimming. Wash your hands after, using the toilet or Changing dia- pers. .Take chitdren on bath- room breaks and change dapers often aWay from the :pooL.. Change children's dia- pers in a bathroom, not at poolside. Shower off and towel dry after getting out of lakes and riv- ers to avoid rashes. Bathe and wipe down pets that have jumped or played in recreational waters. To learn more about healthy swimming habits, visit the New Mexico Department of Hea!th recreational water safety website at http:// ,on In tlonor ol tll/// Saturday, June 26, 2010 EMS Office 115 EMS Lane, .Lordsburg 2:00 PM -- ??? pS: WL is a,,xio,,S to visit with J/his f,.iv,,ds a,,d fo,..e,. co.wo,.ke,.s, please co,,,...d ,,,ke his day o,e to ve,,embe,.! Do ,,ot b,,g gifts..o,,l, f,.iendship, laughte,, a,d memo,'ies. " '  the=life ofGeronimo (Goyaa 'Lc)  1. Battle 0f"Kaskiyeh"--Late ' [,,ff;,:  Spring 1851 //2. Escape from the Chiricahua Reservation--8 June. 1876 . .   + ,.+ club.netfirms.c0m/g0dhaale.htm THANK YOU I, Larry P. Martinez, would like to thank the res- idents of Hidalgo County for their time and friendliness during all my eight years as a resi- dent here, especially during my campaign for Position 2 for Hidalgo County Commissioner. I also appreciate the candidates' professionalism during this campaign as well as all the voters that came out to support us all, I draw my energy from all the positive in this County and aim to continue my campaign with that in mind. I look forward to additional voter registrations Larry Patrick MARTINEZ Love, M0m, @ra.dpa, AoMtie Mila Ao00tle Magi for the November General election to prove that Southern New Mexico can show high percentile of votes cast, and our pride in the election process. A0 8Y CNDIDATE 85B PR!NTN'3 Hidalgo County Commissioner Position 2 want you to know as I watch you grow. "I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams. And that faith gives you the courage to dare to do great things. I'm here for you whatever this life brings, so let my love give you roots and help you find your wings. "May passion be the wind that leads you through your days. And may conviction keep you Strong, guide you on your way. May there be many moments that make your life so sweet. Oh, but more than memories. "It's not living if you don't reach for the sky. I'll have tears as you take off. But I'll cheer as you fly. "I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams. And that faith gives you the courage to dare to do great things. I'm here for you whatever this life brings, so let my love give you roots and help you find your wings." Our children are a third of our present world and 100% of our future. It is our desire that they are rooted deep in what we have taught them, and that they grow the wings they were created to fly with. My challenge to the high school graduates is to keep your family's legacy intact. Carry the torch you have been handed to the next generation. Protect it, treasure it, and hand it off untar- nished to the generations that will follow you. If you have not received a legacy, then create your own and pass it on to those who follow. Use those wings that you have been given to fly as high as they will take you, but don't for- get the roots you were taught in your years at home. Congratulations to each stu- dent in the Class of 2010. I would like to speak a blessing over you. May each one of you make good choices in your lifetime ahead. May you take the gifts and'tal- ents within you and develop them to the fullest for the benefit of others and when your days are through, may you pass a legacy on to your children and those whose lives you have impacted. Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational speaker, a published author, and an attorney. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkra_ft @ kraftandhunter, com mailto : thekraftlawfirm @ aol. corn or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico, 88202 - 0850. -A Picture From The Past-- Submitted by EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg Robert N. Williams (1936-2006) LHS Class of 1955 Bobby Williams' Last Will and Testament in the 1955 Maverick Yearbook reads: "I, Bobby Williams, will my Mercury to Rita and Bennie for their wed- ding." Bobby died of   brain cancer on June 26, 2b06. He left his wife of 50 years, 4 chil- dren, and many friends and relatives. ' His sister, Karen Will- iams McDonald, is a resident of Lordsburg. Bobby lived in Grants Pass, Oregon. At right, Bobby Will- Jams, a Senior run- ning back on the LHS Maverick Football Team, was a; three year letterman who was named to the All-Southern second team and received honorable mention for All-State. Lordsburg Bucks Are Here! Imagine having up to an extra $500.00 to spend in Lordsburg! You could spend it on groceries, dining out, utilities, a night or two away from home in one of our fine lodging facilities, purchase merchandise, make repairs to your car, or buy tires--spend it at any Lordsburg merchant, business or service! Redeemable only for merchandise and/or services. NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH; NON-.TRANSFERABLE; May NOT be used to acquire tobacco, alcoholic beverages or lottery & other gaming activities. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate! Raffle tickets are now on sale: $5.00 per ticket Only 500 will be sold! Odds of winning =1 in 100 1st Prize=S500.00 ~ 2nd Prize=S300.00 ~ 3rd Prize=S100.00 4th and 5th Prizes=S50 each. Drawing: July 31, 2010, 10:00 a.m. Saucedo's Parking Lot Sponsored by and tickets available at Oasis Compassion Services, 807 Duncan Hwy, Lordsburg (575) 590-3474 or one of our authorized agents. To Benefit Lordsburg/Hidalgo County Community Projects and Residents PA!D BY'CANDiDATE THANK YOU! I would like to extend a thank you to both Clark and David for running a clean and professional race. I'd like to ask them and their supporters to continue voting Demo- cratic in the General Election in November. Thank You & Muchas Gracias David A. Ramos VI00 Fon ImDAVID I VAMOS'o, 00OSl HIDALGO COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PosITION 1