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8 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 Practical, logical advice for the graduates of Hidalgo "It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the jour- ney that matters." Remember this quote upon your journey ahead. Continue to make the right choices and take of opportunities that arise. I am confident you will never cease to confront life's challenges with your grace and courage. I hope that you keep moving forward towards your dreams and never stop believing in yourself. Your hard work and dedication will carry you far. A good attitude and positive thinking will help you achieve your future goals. Con- tinue working hard and success you will find. Your accomplish and success touches those around you. I am very proud of your ef- forts and wish you future success. Remember that happiness is through a mind that is aware of its own boundless character. Con- tinue to shine. Your efforts will bring happiness to yourself as well as others. Congratulations! Arthur Clark Smith Mayor of Lordsburg Be thankful when an oppor- tunity arises what you do with it can determine your future. De- velop a relationship with God for a peace that powers greater than you exist. Remember where you came from, for one day you will be old and will be given a time to reflect back on the choices you made today. Congratula- tions! Be proud, share your friendship with others and remem- ber that age has no boundaries. Larry Martinez Always tell the truth, even if it is not what others want to hear. --Darr Shannon Hidalgo County Commission During your twenties you are learning how to be an adult; be warned that any big life decisions you make during this time are not always rational ones. Always make sure you have insurance-- when you need it you'll be thank- ful you made the financial sacri- fice. Finally, choose the people you have in your life wisely and treat them kindly. --Brenda Hood Publisher, Hidalgo County Herald Any "Job" is a "Good Job!" If you mess up, get up, dust your- self off and go at it again. Take risks and don't be afraid to fail or you will never reach your full potential ! --Deborah Greene Bookkeeping Plus Join a club. People join clubs to be with other people with a similar interest (like a book club, a hiking club, or a dog- lovers club). Just being with some people who really like something you really like can be such a welcome relief from the pressures of everyday life. Mak- ing friends this way is also very different than being in the same family or growing up with some- one. And it can really enrich your life, your mind, and your soul. --Christine Ortiz The Wellness Coalition To the Seniors: You will be getting loads of advice in the next few weeks. It will be advice coming from many people who have 'been there and done that'. I am asking that you listen with an open mind, ears and heart just one last time. My advice is going to be very shortand simple, but  heeded, will save you thousands of dol- lars in interest in the years ahead and you wilt have more money in your pocket--those very years when you will be wanting to get married, have a family, buy a car and purchase a home. Don't be saddled with a lot of unnecessary debt during those early ot years. very ones you will receive. Second, apply for financial aid if you are eligible; almost everyone is and mounts will vary. living expenses: those things are such expendables and the debt will come back to haunt you when you are ready to get on with life and you cannot hide from thenv--you will be found. FifthEnjoy this time in your tife--the world awaits you and it yours for the g. Congratulations to you all Janet Farley Richardson Live. Do what you want to do, and discover who you are. Enjoy the things that make you happy, big and small. Try to make the world a bet- ter place. Take the happiness that you create and share it with the world. You never know how much a smile could mean to someone. Be weird. Do one thing ev- ery day that makes you uncom- fortable. Push your boundaries, discover new things. Dr. Suess said, "You have to be odd to be number one" --Jacob Dunlap Hidalgo Graduates: Wel- come to the real world, where nothing will be handed to you. Please read the Desiderata (see right) and consider it. It right won't hurt. This writing was pre- sented to me in 1966 by Mrs. Mary Valdez and I've appreciated her for it always. Good luck. --Missy Morelos Hidalgo Medical Services Chase your dreams, but be educated about it My advice to the high school graduating students: First of all, congratulations on your graduation, take a few days off to enjoy this accomplishment before thinking of your future. And, if you have not thought or decided what you want to do with your life after graduation, my advice to you would be: To go after your dreams, and if you need to further your education and need to go to college, graduate school, law or medical school to achieve them, go for it - give it all your best and you will be surprise what you can accomplish! Write your goals with a time limit - be one, two, four or five years - writing them down is a must or it will only be nebulous thinking and they will not be reached. (And, by the way, still in over p hundred years things have not changed, we have all gone through this thinking what we wanted to do in our future.) Being male or female, if those dreams will take you to a technical college to be a mechanic, medical or dental assistance, electrician, a carpenter and so forth, do it - you can learn and gain excellent skills, and they are very rewarding fields. For those that want to join the military, you can travel, gain skills that will help you in a future career, learn a foreign language, take advantage of the educational opportunities available in the military or when you get out, and use the G.I. Bill to purchase a home. (When I graduated, I went directly into the military because of limited resources to go .to college, this writer was able to accom- plish these same things I suggested in my two military enlistments of a total of eight years - I traveled to many countries, learned to speak fluently a foreign language, graduated from a university with a degree while still on active duty, and purchased my first home with the G.I. Bill, plus I gained excellent life skills that I could not have received elsewhere.) Be yourself and follow your dreams Do not worry of what others think or say about you, it is your life. Last, but not least, never give up on your dreams; however, share your goals and dreams with your parents, teachers or the community leaders that are actually in those fields and ask for their advice and guidance - listen and think of what they say - they will be speaking from experience! Do not be shy or embarrassed, they will be glad to help, and it could mean the difference of not pursuing or achieving your dreams! Remember, these are your dreams, and if they are big enough, you can make a difference in this world! Good Luck! George Y. Gallegos Class of 1959 Lordsburg High School County My words of wisdom to the Class of 2015... The keys that will unlock the doors to opportunities and per- sonal excellence is the will to want more, the desire to dream big, and the urge to reach above and beyond your full potential. Good luck Class of 2015 as you seek a new chapter in your life. --Maria Sanchez Lordsburg Police Department Graduates, always remember that your first school in life starts at home. Then during your school years you are taught what will get you through life's jour- ney-reading, writing and math. You might not realize it fight now, but the reading you ,j will need to know where you are going, the writing on how to get where you are go- ing, and math to see how much it will cost for you to get there. All of these components have a pattern that works all together to reach your career goals and make the life that you have prepared yourself for. God Bless you and good luck in all of your future endeavors. Re- member life is about choices, please make the fight ones. --Rosa Dominguez Lordsburg Municipal Schools As you move forward in life remember that every decision you make will affect your future. Graduation is the first of many hurdles you will cross on your road through life. You will stumble at times, fall behind and even fail at some endeavors. Re- member there are always those that support you and are proud of the young men and women you have become. Lean on those with experience and trust your judg- ment. Good luck in the future and God Bless You. --Randy Piper, Superintendent, Lordsburg Municipal Schools i j ..... Always put God before any- thing else. Psalms 78 Verse 7 says: That they would put their trust in God and not forget His deeds or commands. I would also recom- mend that you read the book by Dr Seuss Oh The Places You'll Go. --Lucy May Little Angels Daycare you, no doubt the universe is un- folding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and as- pirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beauti- ful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. Max Ehrmann 1927 Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without sur- render, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive per- sons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with oth- ers, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real pos- session in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of hero- ism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and dis- enchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with your- self. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to I suggest seeking out a strong mentor--someone who will guide you, direct you, lead you, and most importantly chal- lenge you, to reach your highest potential. I was fortunate enough in one of my first jobs to have a supervisor who thought I had more potential than I had recog- nized. She initially started by as- signing me tasks outside of my job description and monitoring my progress. Of course, at first, I thought she was just "piling on the work". I did not realize that every new learning experience was actually adding to my skill --'. Over time, I acquired enough ning and talent that I was able apply for positions of higher :sponsibility and pay. A good mentor can be anyone--a coworker, supervi- sor, coach, professor, or clergy. ust stay open-minded, listen to eir suggestions and advice, tke on new challenges, excel tt whatever you do, and your aspirations will be fulfilled. --Patricia de Naranjo Finance Officer, City of Lordsburg Life is like a car; you have a forward gear and a reverse gear. It doesn't take any more effort to go forward than it does backward. If you have a positive mind-set to accomplish the many possibili- ties awaiting you, you will move forward. If you dwell on the nega- tive and focus on problems, you will drive your car in reverse. Ev- ery day we get to choose our atti- tudes. Choose to be positive, work hard, and have a relation- ship with God; I guarantee you, there will be no end to your many accomplishments in life. Blessings to the Graduates. --Ruthie Garza Lordsburg Municipal Schools Be the best YOU by treating others well Congratulations on your graduation. You surely have. re- ceived much advice about college or a career, about budgeting and being responsible. A few reminders of advice you've likely been given since childhood will also serve you well. Quotes are empowering. Choose one or all to focus on. Write them down, put them into practice, and be amazed at the positiv- ity that comes into your life, and into the lives of those around you. 1. Be Kind. One simple act of kindness can change someone's life. 's we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with more of and kindness to whatever might come our way" - Thomas S. Monson 2. Be Forgiving. You will encounter people who are not kind, Or who may hurt you in di, fferent ways, intentionally or not. Forgive them, even if they don t ask for it. " Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness." - William Arthur Ward 3. Be Respectful "Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self respect leads to self discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." - Clint Eastwood 4. Be Accountable. "Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them." 5. Be the best YOU that you can be. i"Keep trying, Keep believing. Be happy. Don't get discour- aged. Things will work out." - Gordon B. Hinckley Here's to a great future, Graduates of 2015! Sundi La Marca Hendrix LHS Graduate Pack Co00atulates the Graduates of 2016! Wolf Pack congratulates the High School Seniors as they prepare to fly out into the world. We want to remind you to be safe on graduation night and watch out for your fellow graduates. Being safe includes being alcohol-free on this-once-in-a-lifetime event. Drinking causes lower inhibitions, which may lead to unprotected sex, drinking and driving, altercations with others, or other wrong decisions. Remember, fun is in the thinking- not the drinking! So go out and celebrate and have some real fun l Don't drink! And remember that Wolf Pack will be out looking :for parties on graduation night. 000ngratulatt We knew you could do it! We are very proud of you. Love, Tia Lucinda, Zenaida, Baby Mary, Angel &