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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 9 Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ald urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to hcherald@aznex.net. Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author, and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. Field proposal Dear Editor: On June 14, 20&apos;10, at the Lordsburg Municipal School Board meeting, a proposal was made to the Board to name the new football field at Lordsburg Maverick Stadium, "Ralph Craig Memorial Field," in memory of i Ralph Craig, football coach and educator at LHS from 1955-1962. Under no circumstances was it ever suggested that the name of Lordsburg Maverick Stadium be changed. Only the playing field. i -The proposal was not about " - " ? records or titles, and it was not meant to offend anyone. It was to honor a great man, a college All- American, WNMU Hall of Fame inductee, war hero, and legend- ary coach and teacher. Ralph Craig' (1929-1988) was a man of good charac- ter who taught us that there was no "I" in the word team. He was a man of integ- rity, and a humarii- tarian, who when some of his athletes did not have the fi- nancial resources, he /as there to pro- vide. Coach Craig was highly re- garded, respected and loved by the Lordsburg commu- nity and by all his students and ath- letes. Education to Coach Craig was a top priority and he always stressed it. He helped former LHS students and athletes Mack Pace, John Ruiz, Oscar Diaz, Chuck Harvell and David Estrada to acquire scholarships to attend college. Pace, Harvell and Estrada com- pleted their four years and re- ceived Bachelor Degrees. Mack Pace lettered four years in foot- ball and basketball at WNMU. Foster, adoptive parents needed in New Mexico swings and playground equip- ment is the highlight of her day. Oldest sister Brenda has a great sense of humor and enjoys school, where she does well. Reading and riding her bike bring her pleasure. This talented girl speaks and understands Spanish, and can even sing in Spanish! ' In the middle is Zipporah, whose nickname "Zippy" fits her well. She benefits from added support in school and works hard to complete the tasks asked of her. This "girly girl"; as mentioned above, thrives on singing and dancing. These sisters will do best Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child. Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-595.0 ext. 121 for more information or visit us on the web at www.cyfd.org. Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Siblings to be placed together: with a forever family who has Destinv, Brenda and' Zinborah. e..--ri^-^- an. c-- -rovin- g: ,-,;-,., ..... ,,.-.-,.,r T*   /,, ustnl 9- Destiny Age 6 : , ture and close supervision, while Grade: Kindergarten being patient, caring, and encour- aging. They will need time and help to develop trusting relation- ships and reach their potential! The girls will do best if placed with a fam- ily who will con- tinue the therapy needed for their own support, while they work to de- velop a healthy re- lationship and level of trust with these three special sisters. Brenda: Age 12 Grade: 7 Zipporah: Age 8 Grade: 2nd Move over Andrews sisters, here come Brenda, Zipporah, and Destiny! These sisters love to sing and dance, and will bring their show right to your hearts. The tomboy and youngest of the family is Destiny. A i kindergartener, playing on the Ei&00 PIEF00CIbI6 Located inside, the Cotta House, 214 E. Motel Drive Ralph Craig, All- American College Football Player New Mexico State Teachers College (now WNMU) Chuck Harvell and David Estrada lettered four years in football at Northern Arizona University. On behalf of the Ralph Craig Nominating Committee, com- prised of David and Aide Estrada, George Gallegos, Gary Corbell, Peggy Moya Morales, Frank Estrada and myself, I would like to thank the many residents of Lordsburg for sign- ing the petitions that were circulated, and to the many that sent testimonial let- ters of support. Your support was greatly appreciated ! I also would like to set the record straight. At the meet- ing, Karen Williams McDonald spoke af- ter our proposal was presented and said that we, the commit- tee members, were "outsiders that had come to Lordsburg to tell the people what to do." It was duly noted by the President of the Board Manuel Saucedo that we are distinguished LHS alumni. We will always be from Lordsburg, even though some of us do not live here. Our roots are deeply rooted in the place where we were born, raised, and edu- dated. I, for one, own a second home in Lordsburg; we pay prop- erty taxes, utilities and support the local economy. Two other committee members also own real estate in Lordsburg, thus they are taxpayer's. One comrrfittee mem- ber owns and operates a success- ful business that has been a part of the Lordsburg community for more than 50 years. All of us try to attend the home football games and even some of the out of town games. So no one has the fight to call us "outsiders" Last but hot least, I would like to. thank the committee, es- pecially Aida S. Estrada for her hard work in compiling the testi- monia!l letters, which were an in- tegral part of our enceuragement to go ahead with this proposal. Special thanks go to Franki Craig (Ralph Craig's niece) for attending the meeting on behalf of hi,; family. It meant a lot see- -ng h.er there. .......... <, GO MAVERICKS, may: this comdng football season be a vie- torious one! Edward " Lalo" Ruiz LHS Class of 1962, and former student and athlete under Cach Craig Thankyou Dear Editor: The follow letter was re- ceived from Hortencia Rico Owrcash Dear Edmund and Relay For Life Committee: I Thank you again for includ- ing me in your Relay for Life Sur- vivors' Dinner. It was such a plea- sure seeing old acquaintalaces and meeting such a wonderful group of participants in the Almerican Cancer Society Relay for Life. The Wall of Honor and the Wall of Hope were truly ex- ceptional and a model to be replicated in Relays through- out the Division and even the country, A special thanks for honoring the members of our family. It is events such as these that rnake me so proud to acknowl- edge Lordshurg as m) hometown and having it join our fight a,gainst cancer. Again congratulations for all your hard work and for meeting ),our goal. Most Sincerely, Tenchie Overcash Important Dates This Month in the life of Geronimo (Goyaa 'Le) 1. Battle of "Kaskiyeh"--Late Spring 185 1 2. Escape from the Chiricahua Reservation--8 June 1876 http://theg0shiinyamajujutsuandc0mputer- club.netfitrms.c0m/g0dhaale.htm | | 2 Mile Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run I 8 AM (registration at 7:30 a.m.) Sunday, July 4, 2010 Short Park (Special Events Center). I $12 Registration Fee per person. /'k | FormoreinformationcalltheLordsburg-HidalgoCountyChamberofCommerce a' i at 575-542-9864 or Nick Ruiz at 575-313'.-3247 The girls working on their crafts in the arts and crafts tent. (',ounty y()ut= i attend LDS Girls Camp in AZ By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald The young women of the Cotton City LDS church attended Girls Camp from June 14-18. The camp was held in Brentwood- which is a campsite in the moun- tains near Alpine, AZ. There were girls from Duncan, Virden, Clifton, Morenci, and Animas that attended, along with many adult leaders. The theme for their Girls Camp this year was "Happily Ever After", so the girls had fun being different fairy tale stories within their camps. There were those as Cinderella, Snow White, Ella Enchanted, The Little Mer- maid, and even Sleeping Beauty. The girls did many activities in- cluding hiking, arts and crafts, rock climbing, archery, canoeing, and some even got to shoot black powder guns while others shot rifles. Throughout the week, the girls also attended firesides teach- ing about gospel related topics and they also certified in things such as first aide. larvis races to finish the ,, ;. /: her partner. Kylee Jones gets help rock climbing. at the Speial Events Centes' o n .,'00nnual Bailey Barker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament00 00egiaaiag at 9 AM:----,qaok It, aces Watermel0. I;ati.g 00-Legged It, ace Water 00alloo. Toss Egg Toss Ongoing SEC activities on the 4th: FREE Swimming all day Food, Game & Craft Booths Firecracker Run, Registration at 7:30 A.M. Food, Game & Craft Booths spaces still available! FOR 00ORE INFORMATION CONTAET THE SEE AT 542-gg4