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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 9 "As I Remember" by Allen "Hook" 11, I Editor&apos;s Note: Longtime Lordsburg resident, historian, • storyteller and poet Allen "Hook" Hill has writ- ten hundreds of stories and poems. Back in the 1980's he began writ- ing a column entitled "As I Remember." With his permission, these columns have been dusted off and will ap- pear in the Hidalgo County Herald from time to time. Hook, who is 93, still lives in Lordsburg. This col- umn appeared In the Lordsburg Liberal on October 5, 1990. By ALLEN "HOOK" HILL/ Lordsburg While we are on the subject of goofs by the local gendarmes I'll throw in a couple more quick ones. When our son, Steve, was a teenager he and his buddies had several minor brushes with the local mounties. As a result they had to walk on thin ice every time they went anywhere in town or take the risk of being flagged down for something or other. I'm not finding fault. They probably had it coming. However, on one occasion Steve had driven west away from the school, turned right and then made a right turn on to Railroad Avenue. There was no stop sign there so he just drove up, saw no cars coming, turned in and kept going. He saw a local police car parked nearby but thought noth- ing of it because he had given Allen Hook Hill proper signals, wasn't speeding, and hadn't knowingly broken any law. However, to his surprise, the red light began to flash and he was pulled over. Steve handed the of- ricer his driver's li- cense and the man began to study it. "Let's see", he said., "What's your name"? "It's on the driver's license", re- plied Steve. "Don't get smart with me", carrie back the officer. "I said, what's your name"? "My name is Steve", said Steve. "Well, Steve", said the policeman. "You didn't Stop back there"; "There wasn't a stop sign back there", said Steve. "Well, there should be one there", replied the officer. "Yeah, but there wasn't one", em- phasized Steve. "Well, I'm go- ing to give you a ticket anyway. Here, take this book and write down what i tell you. Write down that you caused a near accident"• 'Tm not going to write my own ticket" explained Steve, "and besides, there were no cars com- ing. How could I cause a near accident"? "Well, there might be a car coming sometime and then you'd cause an accident", re- turned the policeman. The ticket was written, the heating was set and the case was summarily thrown out of court when the arresting officer failed to appear• The officer has long since departed the area, but the President Obama look-alike By DR. HOSEZELL BLASH/ Animas Have you ever seen another person that looks just like you? Have you ever seen another per- son who looks just like a family member of yours? Well, I have news for you. You don't have to stand on a cor- ner to watch the people go by. Some- times people come right into your pres- ence that reminds you of someone you know. people told me that I looked like Rev. Avin Hudson. The chances are that there's a person out there that looks just like you. I once saw a girl who looked just like my daughter Kendra. I said, "Excuse me for looking at you so intently, but you look just like my daughter. And more surprising, I don't even know your mother!" Many of us look like movie stars and other VIPs. My father- Email us at hcherald@ hotmail,com or give us a call at 575.542.8705 Many times you in-law, the late Bennie ght say "This man looks just Roberts, looked much like Presi- <tenCent Clrnrl&::dentBarak Obam,..,.l;si, iKeil5'. That d I e .t gntleman looks like Charles Lundy or R e v Burnest Glover." I have torn pages out of "books and magazines that look like some- one I know. One day I sent my daughter, Kendra, a photo that looked just like her son, Christian. She showed the photo to Christian and he said, "Morn is this me?" He was greatly confused. I sent my sister, Terry, a photo that looked like her husband. She said "Wow! This does look like my husband." I have often been mistaken for someone who looked just like me. Rev. Avin Hudson, teacher and minister who was recently funeralized in Macon, Georgia. I stopped by McDonald's for break- fast and one of the waitresses stopped in her tracks and said, "Oh my God, Rev. Hudson is back from the grave. He was bur- ied last week and now he's back from the graveyard!" Many Obama was running for President of the United States, I said to my family and friends, "Wow! Obama looks just like my father-in-law." Not only did my father-in-law look like President Obama, but he also exhibited other similar characteristics, such as being in- volved in many civic and politi- cal activities• Bennie would al- ways say, "Politics is my cup of tea" And he drank the tea well. Volumes of books could be written about President Obama look alike Bennie Roberts. Bennie is in heaven now and he does not have to wOrry about the international mess--Iraq, Syria and ISIS fight among many dif- ferent countries. Remember--there's some- one out there who looks just like you! Dr. Hosezell Blash can be reached by email at hosezellblash I @ aol. corn end didn't come so quickly for the laughs, because they are still popping out now and then. Then there is the tale of the local enforcer many years ago who hauled in a tanker truck for not stopping at a railroad cross- ing. At that time the spur to the '85 was still in place and the tracks crossed the highway west of town close to where the Tower Motel now stands. The tanker had crossed the tracks without even slowing down so the officer pulled the driver over, then di- rected him down to judge Buddy Brown's establishment. Judge Brown crawled all over the driver for not stopping at the railroad crossing, told him what an idiot he was, threatened to throw him in jail for trying to talk back to him, then told him • how much the fine would be. At length it was quiet. The driver looked judge Brown in the eye and with a smile he said, "Do you think this will hold up in court? The tanker I'm driving is a milk truck". "Case dismissed", snorted judge Brown as he turned his at- tention to the arresting officer. Hook hook june @ hotmail, corn Mimbres River Ranch purchase benefits wildlife Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME & FISHSanta Fe The New Mexico State Game Commission recently purchased more than 1,00O acres of riparian habitat along the Mimbres River in southwestern New Mexico. The $585,000 purchase .will al- low the Department of Game and Fish to manage the property and its diverse wildlife habitat. "The River Ranch is an op- portunity for the department to conserve valuable habitat for many wildlife species," Depart- ment Director Alexa Sandoval said. Approximately half the pur- chase price came from the department's Share With Wildlife tax-refund check-off donations, money targeted for nongarne wildlife conservation. Part riparian area and part Chihuahuan desert grasslands, the River Ranch and adjoining 2,920.acres of state and federal leased lands supports a high di- versity of native plants and wild- life. The last free-flowing stretch of the Mimbres River cuts through the property, supporting large sands of broadleaf cotton- wood, Arizona walnut and other large-diameter trees, including the New Mexico's State Cham- pion velvet ash tree. Deer, black bears, Arizona gray squirrels, cou- gars, Merriam's turkeys, Gambel's quail and two species of bats also call the River Ranch home. The State Game Commis- sion made the purchase of the River Ranch possible though a conservation easement by the ranch owners, Gene and Eliza- beth Simon. The Simons wanted to protect the ranch from devel- opment, preferring for it to be managed for conservation and education. 1st Annual Keeping Memories Alive in remembrance °Jea4///  / Saturday, October 25 10 AM to 2 PM With mini classes throughout Lordsburg-Hidalgo Museum .a,y C00nn,Urns. Friendship, $ervlee, .love. Do these words make you think of Jeanne? Her life was about relationships. She loved people. She loved to learn about them. "We all have stories to tell, she would say. What is YOUR story? WHO is important to you? WHAT is special about this person? WHY do you love him or her? WHAT do you want to remember? $10 DONATION TO JEANNE LAMARCA Bring: lO-2O photos of people you love LHS SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND YOU RECEIVE Learn about journaling and memory PAGES FOR AN ALBUM YOU'LL CREATE keeping while you create beautiful RSVP by Tues. Sept. 30 pages with your photos tl)000 * * MrlvIlI[8 * ]0000,rflZS ' Please contact Sundi La Marca Hendrix for more info. 775,343.2573 createwithheart@outlook.com : Attendees enjoying the 2013 Purchase Prize Show reception 29th Annual Purchase Prize Show held at the Hearst Submitted by GCAGISi/ver City The Grant County Art Guild's 29th Annual Purchase Prize Award Exhibit opens to the public with an artist reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, at the Pinos Altos Art Gallery. The Guild's Pinos Altos Art Gal- lery will be hung with all of the paintings and the winning rib- bons by the time of the reception. It is the perfect time to come visit with the artists and hear the com- ments from the judge on the en- tries and the show. You can also enjoy some refreshments and vote for the "People's Choice" award that is given based-on visitors votes. This juried show is open to all New Mexico artists and this year has had 69 entries accepted. This exciting exhibit awards a $1,500 purchase prize to the "Best in Show" winner and an additional $900 in prize money for other winning entries. The prize 'money is big and the fan- tastic art that comes to the gal- lery for this annual show is always very deserving. The judge for this year's show is Mick Davidson from Tuc- son, Arizona. Mick is an impres- sionist painter, schooled in the Russian tradition• Preferring to work in oils, he is attracted to their richness and depth of color. Mitch also works in watercolor and charcoal. Mick Davidson will be offering a 3-day workshop in Silver City on painting in all media on September 24, 25, and 26. For more information call 575-534-2899• The annual Purchase Prize Award Exhibit is the grand finale of the Grant County Art Guild's season at their Pinos Altos Art Gallery located in the historic Hearst Church. Following the re- ception, the show will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sun- day though October 5. The Grant County Art Guild consists of 41 local artists, photographers and fine crafters that call the Pinos Altos Gallery their seasonal home. For more information on the guild and their upcoming shows, go to their website at www.gcag.org. 2013 Best in Show winner Jane Seavers, Judge Donna Levine, show chairperson Carolyn Paez Fast Approval Build Your Credit I00No Checking Account Needed No Hassles Call Us Today! Apply in person on coil ahead! 6iENTRY' !INANGE 716 S. Main Street Lordsburg, NM Call today! 575-542-