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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 7 Just A Thought wisdom By RICK KRAFT Learning is a lifetime pro- cess, or at least it should be. I like the saying, "it is what I learned after I knew it all that has made the difference in my life." We all know.people who think they know it all. They are fixed in .their ways and there is no nedd to listen to anyone else because they believe there is nothing else anyone else can teach them. I find these people to be annoying and dangerous. ff I had a sign that I wore around my neck, it would say "WORK IN PROGRESS." I hope to learn something every day I live. The last day I learn some- thing will be the last day of my life. There is a book of wisdom titled Proverbs that was complied beginning three millenniums ago. The book was later to be- come. a part of the Old Testament of the Bible. It was written primarily by the wisest man who had ever lived at that time mostly about the 10th century before Christ by a man named Solomon. He was King David's son (as in David and Goliath). In 1 Kings 4:32 we are told that Solomon wrote three thousand proverbs. Some of the later Proverbs in the book appear to have been written by men of Hezekiah, king of Judah and some by other wise men, Agur and Lemuel. Regardless, although Over 2000 years old, the book has timeless wisdom. The book of Proverbs has 31 chapters. If you read a chap- ter a day, it is an easy book to cover in a month. The book is packed with wisdom on how to. live. It is clear that human na- ture was the same 3000 years ago as it is today. ! picked up a pamphlet at a Christian book store published by Rose Publishing that is en- Rick Kraft tirely about the book of Prov- erbs. There is much to learn from the book and the pamphlet helps focus its lessons. Proverbs are short, memo- rable sayings that generalize on • human experience to communicate an experiential truth. All of the following ci{ations set out the book and verse of the scripture from Proverbs referred to. Solomon tells us that we can all become wiser, 1:7 states that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline." The starting point of wisdom and the ending goal is an all embracing relationship with God. The book addresses wisdom beginning with verses on God creating wisdom, 8:22-23 and the God using wisdom to create the universe, 8:24-31. Proverbs 2:6-7 tells us "For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and under= standing." A key verse in Prov- erbs is found at 8:10-11, "Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and noth- ing you desire can compare to her." Proverbs tells us that hu- mans are God's creation, 29:13 and at 22:15 that humans are in- herently foolish. Verse 27:19 states "As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." This pretty much sums up that all we do is an exten- sion of what is in our heart. Solomon tells us the charac- teristics of a wise person. They are righteous (13:5-6), loyal (16:6), humble (28:13), teachable (18:15), self-controlled and not rash (17:27), forgiving (24:29)+ thoughtful (14:15-16), honest (12:22), and peaceful (12:16). Further we are told that a wise person does not boast (27:2), Hidalgo County Center log 10/31/2014 @ 11:00 am arrested by HCSO Crystal McDaniel age 27 Lordsbtirg NM Probation arrest order, for violat- ing conditions of probation(#9 drugs) ntion The following individuals TO PAY were booked into the Hidalgo $321.00 CASH ONLY BOND Counly Detention Center in Lordsburg. 11/06/2014 @ 12:36 am, arrested 10/27/2014 @ 7:36 pm arrested by BP/BDTF by LPD Jose Portillo age 27 Bradley J. Pruit age 40 Mexico Address unknown COUNT 1: POSSESSION OF COUNT 1: CRIMINAL TRES- CONTROLLED SUB- PASS STANCE(94.30 Lb of MARI- COUNT 2: CONCEALING DEN- JUANA) TITY COUNT 2: CONSPIRACY TO $1,500.00 CASH OR SURETY DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED BOND SUBSTANCE CASH OR SUERTY BOND 10/30/2014 @ 02:55 pm arrested $15,000.00 by NMSP Raymond Acosta age 26 11/09/2014 @ 03:15 am, arrested E1 Paso TX by LPD BENCH WARRANT OUT oF Perry Brown age 62 LUNA COUNTY MAGISTRATE Marino Valley CA COURT FOR, FAILURE TO AP- BENCH WARRANT OUT OF PEAR HIDALGO COUNTY MAGIS- BOND $585.00 CASH ONLY TRATE COURT FOR: FAILURE TO APPEAR CASH ONLY BOND $372.00 11/01/2014 @ 09:00 am, arregted by HCSO William Legatze age 44 Animas NM BENCH WARRANT OUT OF GRANT COUNTY MAGIS- TRATE COURT FOR: FAILURE 11/11/2014 @ 11:48 am, Arrested by HCSO Victor Cobos age 28 Mesquite NM BENCH WARRANT OUT OF HIDALGO COUNTY • MAGIGTRATE COURT. ORIGI- NAL CHARGES OF; DWI (1 ST OFFENCE) SPEEDING 1- i 0 MPH LISCENCE SUSPENDED NO BOND HOLD FOR DONA ANA COUNTY man does not reveal secrets and does not slander (6:12). Proverbs give us wisdom on speech• "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise bring healing." (12:18). There is wisdom in the book regarding family. Proverbs 19:14 tells us that a prudent wife is from the Lord and 12:4 states "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord." There is also advice on husbands being faithful 5:15-18. Regarding children, the first nine chapters talk about the need for wisdom in their lives. At 3:1- 2 we are told "My son, do not for- " get my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. I like 22:6, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Verse 13:24 is the commonly quoted "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him." Proverbs tells us about rela- tionships with others. Choose kind friends (22:24-25), value friends in times of disaster (27:10), treat them generously (3:27-18), be considerate (25:17), and live in peace (3:29). There are many proverbs on pbssessions. Recognize the proper value of money (11:4), wisdom is better than riches (16:16), honor God with posses- sions recognizing that blessings come from Him (3:9-10), foolish behavior leads to poverty (21:17) as do injustice and oppression (22:16). Be generous with posses- sions (29:7). There is even a Prov- erb on being kindto animals (12:.10). In the time that the book was written in the world of ancient Israel, the king represented the people. They were expected to model attitudes, behaviors, and character that all people should display in their lives. Numerous Proverbs deal with how kings should conduct themselves. This wisdom is good wisdom for any- one in a leadership position. A good king knows his place (21:1), is wise (8:15-16), is righteous (25:5), is just (29:14), has self control (31:1-7), is compassion- ate (31:8-9), and is surrounded by godly people (22:11). Parallel lines are an impor- tant feature of biblical proverbs. English proverbs often have only one line, such as "a penny saved is a penny earned." Hebrew prov- erbs (the language in which Prov- erbs was written) normally have two lines. For example 16:13 is "Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth." Or 10:23, "A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom." A third example is 15:17, "Better a meal of veg- etables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred." There you have it. Wisdom from over two millenniums ago that is still applicable today. My challenge to you is to recognize that learning is a life- long process. You can continue to grow in knowledge and wis- dom each day that you live. Read a chapter of Proverbs each day for a month and see if you don't learn from authors who understood how to live life right in another time in a land far away. The wisdom of Proverbs is timeless. Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational speaker, a published author, and an attorney, To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico, 88202 - 0850. A Picture From The Past By EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg Photo courtesy 2004 SILVER CITY MUSEUM CALENDAR I John Harlan Collection The Silver City National Bank (above) Reflecting the prosperity of the times, this Bullard Street had a cut stone facade and fire in the early 1920s, it was replaced architect Henry Trost. That building is now Silver City's Town Hall. The wood rainbridge spanning Bullard Street was an important feature in the early 1900s, when floods swept the city each summer. In Lordsburg, two buildings designed by Henry Trost are still standing - Lordsburg's first high school (Enrichment Center) and Central Elementary School. Both buildings are threatened by demolition by the Lordsburg Municipal School District. The now-demolished Hidalgo Hotel, ,also designed by Trost in the 1920s, was demolished in the 1990s. At right, Silver CityTown Hall. building was constructed in 1883 by banker C.P. Crawford. ornate building at the southwest corner of Broadway and elaborate interior (this view dates from ca. 1899). After a by a very fine new bank building designed by E1 Paso Feds citq Chino Min 38 times.in September Silver City Daily Press SILVER CITY -- The Mine Safety and Health Administration in September issued 38 citations to mine operator Freeport- McMoRan for hazardous condi- tions at the Chino Mine. The citations came after MSHA inspectors conducted a special "impact inspection" on Sept. 23. Inspectors found "un- guarded belt conveyors that ex- posed miners to potential injury from entanglement; failure to provide handrails down a flight of steps exposing miners to slip, trip and fall hazards; and failure to barricade a tunnel to prevent injury from ground failure while miners were working and cutting in the area directly above the tun- nel," according to a news release. In addition, the inspectors found "a damaged pressure gauge on an acetylene gas cylin- der created a potential fire or ex- plosion hazard, and a wet floor in front of an electrical panel cre- ated a potential shock hazard." According to the news re- lease, the agency has been con- duct~ng impact inspections since a deadly mine explosion oc- curred in April 2010 at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia. Impact inspections tar- get mines that "merit increased agency attention and enforce- ment due to their poor compli- ance history or particular com- pliance concerns, including evi-. dence of a mine's failure to con- trol respirable dust and operator tactics to prevent MSHA from finding violations," according to the MSHA. "The district office peri6di- cally runs a report of mines un- der its jurisdiction," said Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the MSHA. "These reports typically list the number of man-hours re- ported to MSHA, number of ac- cidents, citations and orders (vio- company was fined $32,829. lations), the seriousness of the Asked for comment, Freeport violations, and hazard com-spokesman Eric Kinneberg re- plaints." leased the following statement: She said mines that register "Safety is integral to all of high on the list would be consid- Freeport-McMoRan's operations ered for an impact inspection, and we appreciate the benefits "Chino fell into that cat- from the MSHA inspections to egory," she said. identify improvements to our In addition to impact inspec- work environment. The Chino tions, there are four federally operations have-a strong safety' mandated inspections every year record, particularly in .regards to for underground mines, and two our focus -- the prevention of inspections per year for surface fatalities and serious injuries, and mines, Louviere said. we are committed to create an According to MSHA data, even better safety performance for the Chino Mine. has had 125our employees and contractors• mine citations, orders and safe- All of the issues identified in the guards in 2014, with associated MSHA ~nspection held in the last fines of $62,109. There were 137 week of September .have been such reports in 2013, when the addressed." I'm at home, sweet home By DR. HOSEZELL BLASHIfor- ders, which had spun webs merlyofAnimas throughout my home. This was The expression "I'm Home" indicative of a home well ne- was sweet music to my ear as I glected due to my relocation to drove in the driveway Animas. to my home. As I got Jeffersonville, out of my car, I only Georgia, Twiggs took out the essential County, has greatly im- things I needed for the proved since I've left next five hours. Then home. A million dollar I jumped on my bed public library is re- and crashed out. I was placed from one that extremely tired on the was burned. Many old trip, driving from and neglected build- Animas, New Mexico, ings are torn down and to Jeffersonville, Geor- cleaned up. gia--my home town. I was now The schools are doing well home, the geographic center of academically and the high school Georgia, thehome of the Georgia has a band that is second to none. Bulldogs, the home of tall, lofty I am so happy and excited when I pine trees which grow very tall can drive through, winding roads into the heavens, in which one gets lost in the.pine After five hours of rest I was trees. a bit rested and attempted to I greatly miss all my dear clean up/rod shape up my home friends around Animas, Cotton environment. I brought Rosa's City and Lordsburg. Take care. photo (my'wife) and placed it on Dr. Hosezell Blash can be my wall where I can see it while I reached by email at move to place to place, hosezellblashl@aol.com Inside my home were spi- For five years the Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library hosted an annual Quilt Show, featuring quilts made by those connected to or living in Hidalgo County. Those histories have been compiled into a hardbound coffee table book. Get your copy while supplies last! There were 250 copies ordered and when they're gone... they're gone! I I I Please make checks payable to Lordsburg Hidalgo iAbrarv Friends I = + To pureh'ase or reserve your I I copy of the book, stop by the] I Lordsburg Hidalgo Public I I Library, at 208 E. 3rd Street I • or call 575.542.9646. Thank you to everyone for your support in the recent General Election. Your votes of support are very much appreciated. Thank you to everyone who allowed me to place signs on their property and to the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office and the poll workers for all their hard work. I look forward to serving you, the citizens of Hidalgo County, as sheriff for the next four years. I plan to have an open door policy and will be eager to hear any and all of your concerns and suggestions. Sincerely, Warren D. Walter