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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 3 SBDC Report This fl; g is not meant for burning By Felipe de Ortega y Gasca/other people who share our For SBDC dreams," as the American Legion I personally would not burn notes in its "Stand by Our flag" an American flag, not even a small series [The American Legion paper American flag. I would not Magazine, June 1990]? Is this the burn an American flag, not be- country where black youths are cause I hold it sacred and invio- killed for "trespassing" white lable but because I have found neighborhoods? Is this the coun- other ways to express dissent, try where synagogues are still As a veteran of World War H, desecrated and American Hispan- service during the Korean Con- ics of the Southwest are still flict, and the Vietnam Era, I con- viewed as strangers in their own fess I'm troubled when I see des- land? ecration of the American Flag. But What troubles me about a I'm equally troubled when I see "Flag Amendment" to the U.S. fiery crosses on lawns of black Constitution is the message it domiciles in communities where sends to forces that need no more that kind of racial remonstrance encouragement for their philoso- should have been-channeled long phy of "My Country, Right or ago into more constructive ven- Wrong." A 1990 Report by the ues. American blacks too have National Institute Against Pre- fought and died for flag and coun- juice and Violence indicates an try. increase of racial violence in the Is this the country whose United States, not a diminution. "flag is a symbol of freedom, of Indeed, the flag is "a symbol equal opportunity, of religious of freedom, of equal opportunity, tolerance, and of good will for of religious tolerance, and of good will toward other people." William Henry Adams William Henry "Bill" Adams III, 49, of Silver City, New Mexico, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010 at his residence. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Satur- day, June 19, 2010 at the Adams Ranch in Animas, N e w Mexico. Bill William Henry was born Adams January 17, 1961 in Sil- ver city, New Mexico. He grew up in Animas, New Mexico, and attended Animas Schools. He worked construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator for San Man, Grant County Excavation, and Southwest Servicing. He is survived by his father W.H. Adams Jr. of Animas; mother Geneva Gardner Adams of Portales, NM; three sisters Bettine Adams of Portales, NM,. Cheryle Jones, (David) of Dewey, AZ, and Tammy Jones, (Danny) of Stanford, MT; one brother Wyatt Adams (Kitty) of Los Lunas, NM; one son Ronny "Levi" Adams (Audrey) of Ha- waii; four nieces; four nephews; and one great niece. His companion was Derinda Wells of Silver City, NM. Pall bearers will be Tracy Turner, Daniel Gallardo, Ed Buzzell, Claude Nevills, Coy Cooper and Clarence Yarbourgh. Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 575-388-1911. Beth Lytle Edna Beth Lytle, 65, a former resident of Lordsburg, passed away June 12, 2010, in Goodyear, Arizona. A memorial service will be held this Friday, June 18, at 4 p.m. Arizona time, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 425 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear, Arizona. A complete obituary will appear in next week's Herald. Sylvia A. Rodriguez Sylvia Arambula Rodriguez, 49, former resident of Lordsburg and current resident of Gilbert, Arizona went to be with the Lord Saturday June 5, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. Visita- tion was Thursday June 10, 2010 from 5 to 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil began at 6 o' c 1 o c k. Sylvia Arambula Mass of the Rodriguez Resurrec- tion was Friday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Williams, Pastor offi- ciating. Concluding services and interment followed at Shakespeare Cemetery. Sylvia was born December 2, 1960 in Lordsburg to Juana Vargas and Benny Arambula. She was a 1979 graduate of Lordsburg High School and has resided in Lordsburg until 6 years ago when she moved to Gilbert, Arizona. In Gilbert Sylvia was employed at the Arizona Rheumatology and Arthritis Clinic for the last 5 years. She enjoyed going to rum- mage and yard sales but her pri- ority was the care and well being of her family. Sylvia is remem- bered as being kind, courteous and thoughtful to others no mat- ter what she was going through. She is survived by her chil- dren, Anthony X. and Isaac Rodriguez both of Gilbert, AZ, daughters, Elaine and Reina Rodriguez of Tucson, AZ and Maria Rodriguez of Gilbert, AZ; her mom, Juana "Jenny" Reinhardt and her husband J.J. of Chandler, AZ; her father, Benny Arambula and his wife Ofelia of Lordsburg; brothers, Benji Arambula and his wife Connie of Lordsburg, Michael Arambula and his wife Julia of New Phila- delphia, OH; 4 grandchildren, Alana, Nevae, Taliana and Mark; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Benji and Michael Arambula, Eddie Vargas, Isaac Rodriguez, Davey Arambula, and J.R. Ortega. Hon- orary bearers were Jason Jacquez, Bido Marquez and Frank TMavera. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclu- sive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com. 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 It's precisely that -~a symbol for those aspirations; not their real- ity. That's also what bothers me about a "Flag Amendment"--that by its passage, Americans will believe that what the flag sym- bolizes is already a fact, ant not aspirations devoutly to be wished. I'm proud of the American flag and what it symbolizes, knowing full well how much re- mains to be done toward achiev- ing those aspirations. A flag amendment will not make me any prouder. And though I think the American flag's not for burning, I'm not proud of where "Old glory" has been taken to by American zealots in their quest for personal power and aggran- dizement in the name of nation- alism--Wounded Knee was not this country's finest hour. I'm not proud of those whom the flag has draped in the name of patrio- tism-especially those Ameri- cans who herded Japanese Ameri- cans into concentration camps ' during World War II. I'm not proud of those who in the name of the flag denied burial to a Mexi- can American World War II vet- eran in the Three Rivers, Texas, cemetery--nor of the role Ameri- can veterans organizations played in that disgraceful epi- sode. I'm not proud of the role the flag was pressed into in pursuit of Manifest Destiny--the U.S. War against Mexico (1846-1848) by which half of Mexico's terri- tory and its citizens thereon were annexed as spoils of war by the United States. And I'm not proud of the way the flag was used in the U.S. War with Spain (1898)-- one of our stain-chest allies dur- ing the Revolutionary War (1776-1781). But all this is his- tory. I can be proud of flag and country for all its good; and criti- cal of its wrongs. For this too is the meaning of America. In the final analysis, burning i"a flag'" is not burning "the flag," as Robert Bark Would have us believe in his Flag Amendment testimony. The strength of a coun- try lies in the strength of its peo- ple-not its symbols. Germans were not made stronger because of the "swastika"--they were made stronger despite that sym- bol. I know symbols are impor- tant to people. But symbols are not reality, just as the map is not the territory: "This Flag's Not For Burn- ing." Published as "Old Glory is a Symbol, not Freedom Itself," Politico: Forum for Latino Poli- tics, 1:14, December 1, 1997. Dr. Ortega is Professor of English and Director of the Title III HSI Pro- gram at Sul Ross State University, Texas State University System Copyright 1997 by the author. All rights reserved. Permission received from Dr. Ortega to reprint this article. Western New Mexico University's Small Business De- velopment Center offers assis- tance to entrepreneurs who are starting a business or wanting to expand an existing business. These services are available at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an ap- pointment with a business advi- sor, or email sbdc@wnmu.edu. The SBDC office is located on the second floor of the Besse-For- ward Global Resource Center on 12th Street. More information may be found at www.nmsbdc.com/silvercity/ index.html Contact the SBDC office for more information about the fol- lowing events: June 29 & 30, Cyber Security July 15, Lenders Forum July 21, Cash Flow AHS Class of 1970 celebrates 40th reunion Hidalgo County # ' New Mexico Press Iiii Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly b Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the! Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copyrighted 2010 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TERi Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greerle PHONE: 575-542-8705 - FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald @aznex.net Animas High School's Class of 1970 held a 40th year class reunion on May 29, 2010 at the Animas Community Center.The reunion invitation was extended to any Students who were ever in the class, as well as senior advisors Mr. and Mrs. Nelson. Pictured above are (back) David Ramos, Dennis Massey, RickWalter, Ricky Massey, Danny Alba, (middle) Kenny Richins, Gwen (Youngblood) Mulder, Janis (Merrell) Hardy, Sherrie (Gauthier) Elmer, Billy Ray Elbrock, Roger Morris, (front) Leta Richards, Jack and LaDean Nelson and Rita (Richards)Warren. Below is the class in 1970. Photos courtesy Janis Merrell Hardy ro Cou t & 41 V RELAY FOR LIFE June 18, 2010 There are currently 21 teams enrolled in this year's event! Below are a few of the fund raising events scheduled by these teams: O BIcycle Baffle By Elks Lodge Drawing night of Relay Candle Rail|el Raffle By Team Pantoja Drawing night of Relay Walker Popcorn lelo By Massey Family & Friends Night of Relay Kerr Family Baffle 1/2 Beef; $5 ea or 51$20 Call 575-313-2606 Fleece Blanket Baffle See Berna or Rudy Arambula for Tickets & for Relay Luminarias at 542-9642 To list your teams' event, call the Herald at 542-8705 or email hcherald~aznex.net Gttoett out our groat !ls gat ppraisals: gtome, anch & Commercial Hachita- BR, 2 Bath MH plus extras 10 acre lot in Animas 5g Lee Trevino Corner Lot. isano Commercial Buildings on 20q block of Shakespeare 30 Acres vacan,t land availab in Cotton City 505 East 'E' Stree Don Kerr-Real Estate Broker & Certified Appraisal Appraisals & Rentals Property Management IIIIIIIIIIIIIII II *FUNERAL CHAPELS Deming Silver City area (575) 546-0070 (575) 537-0777 Local Calls (575) 542-3330 Reasonably Priced Funeral And Cremation Services Excellence in service and care for 3,our family should always be affordable... It can and always will be with us. II I I I Largest Inventory of !y led the Area Check out these great used 2009 Jeep Wrangler 2008 Ford F-250-Diesel 2007 F0rd F-150 2009 Ford F-150 G01d 2006 Ford Escape 2003 Chrysler T0wn & Country Van 2009 Ford Mustang 2008 Ford Taurus-L0aded.Nice! 2009 Ford Fusion-Green, 10w miles 2003 Hyundai Accent 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 542-3551 412 E. Motel Drive, Lordsburg, NM