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1 2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014 Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Herald urges readers to voice ~ their opinions by writ- ing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Mo- tel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to hcherald @ aznex .net. Letters should include ideas, viewpoints, criticism and news analysis that encourage discussion on issues that have an impact on the Community. Facts must be annotated. Letters that contain information that cannot be easily verified, libelous statements or name calling will be rejected. Letters should be no longer than 250 words. An author may have a letter or guest opinion every 30 days. Gratitude Dear Editor, I want to let, your readers know about some truly wonder- emergency surgery. It is very likely that the quick action taken by Mireya saved his life, and he is expected to fully recover. Now it's late on a Friday af- ternoon and my company has a locked vehicle parked in front of a gas pump 1650 miles away. It's still parked in front of the pumps because the key to the vehicle is with our guy, who by now is at the hospital in Silver City. Even though Mireya assured me that it was not an inconvenience, I started calling towing companies in the area. When I called Smith Ford in Lordsburg and explained our situation, the service man- ager, Rudy, was awesome• He immediately dispatched a tow truck and driver (sorxy...I don't know his name!) to the service station and picked up our vehicle. Then they transported it back to their dealership and offered to store it in their secured facility. I fui peopleyou laave in your com- called the manager, Eric munity. I am the general man- McSpadden, to let him know ;ager fora company based in St. about the great customer experi- iPaul,;M~nnesota~ We sell and ser- ence I had with his t~/rn; aiad he told me that's just how they do vice equipment for doctors and clinics throughout the United things there• States, including New Mexico We talk about 'Minnesota and.Arizona. Earlier this month, Nice' up here in the Northland, 0pc of 0nr field service techni- but you've got some neighbors clans stopped for gasoline at the in Lordsburg that walk the talk.. ,Chevron station in Lordsburg, I'd sure be grateful if you gave and suffered a seizure while fuel- them a 'thumbs up' for me if ing his vehicle• Mireya, the cus- you're in their stores. Even bet- tomer attendant inside, recog- ter, make a special trip to do just nized what was happening and that - they're special people• I alertly dialed 911. Our employee look forward to meeting them real was taken by ambulance to the soon. hospital in Silver City, and from Sincerely, there was air-lifted to a hospital Jon Dymit in Phoenix where he underwent St. Paul, MN infl in NM Submitted by NM DEPT of cations from flu HEALTH~Santa Fe • American Indians and Alas- Last.week, the New Mexico kan Natives Department of Health announced • People who are morbidly the first laboratory-confirmed in- obese fluenza case of the season in a 94- • Healthcare personnel year-old man from Bernalillo People in these groups County who was hospitalized• should also consider seeing their Last year, the first case of influ- health care provider ,as early as enza was also reported in mid- possible to be evaluated for anti- September• viral medication if they develop "With the first influenza case flu symptoms because the sooner reported, I want to remind New that these medications are begun, Mexicans about the importance the better the chance of prevent- of getting an influenza vaccine," ing serious complications• said Department of Health Cabi- People who have the flu may have net Secretary Retta Ward. "It's some or all of the following symp- h~ird to iatedict how severe this toms: flu season will be, but the flu vac- .Fever or feeling feverish/ cination is the best way to pro- chills tect yourself and loved ones from •Cough influenza." .Sore throat The Department of Health •Runny or stuffy nose recommends everyone six -Muscle or body aches months of age and older should •Headaches get flu vaccine each flu season, •Fatigue (tiredness) especially people in the follow- •Some people may have ing groups because they are at vomiting and diarrhea, though high risk of having serious flu- this is more common in children related complications or because than adults. they live with or care for people Remember that to avoid at high risk for developing flu- catching the flu or passing it on related complications: to others, everyone should wash • Children younger than 5, their hands frequently, cover but especially children younger their mouth and nose when sneez- than 2 years old ing or coughing, and stay home • • Pregnant women (any tri- when ill. mester) To find out about flu vacci- • People age 65 and older nation clinics throughout New • People of any age with Mexico, you can call the Immu- medical conditions like asthma, nization Hotline toll free at (866) diabetes, lung or heart disease, 681-5872 or check out http:// and those who are flushot.healthrpap.org/ to see immunocompromised where the vaccine is being of- * People who live in nursing fered. You can find more informa- homes and other long-term care tion about flu and flu vaccines at facilities the Department of Health website: • People who live with or care http://nmhealth.org/about/phd/ for those at high risk for compli- idb/imp/fluv/. WWlI Veterans ate fl14 l]i SCOVg[ Hidalgo lialden Oldies Amado Arambula, Army Clemente Balsa, Navy Richard C. Barela, Army Jack Burke, Navy Gilbert A. Buvens, Army Rodolfo Chavez, Army Bobby Ellison, Navy Arturo Estrada Sr. Navy Luis Figueroa, Army Harvey H. Hatch, Army Eulalia Hernandez, Navy Sixto C. Lujan, Army Nick Paulos, Army Archie W. • Allen Hill, Navy Lloyd Jiggs Reed, Army Payne, Air Force Nevin B. Payne, Navy Manuel V. Renteria, Army Ramon V. Renteria, Army Leon Speer, Navy [ No Photo Available Arturo V. 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