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Las Vegas Optic (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, Las Vegas, New MexicoFrances E. Eckhardt A private memorial service for Mrs. Frances E. Eck- hardt, 87, will be held by the fam- ily at a later date. Mrs. Eck- hardt died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at her residence. She is survived by one daughter: Carol (James) Short of Alexandria, Va.; three sons: Jimmie (Donna) Jones of Jack- sonville, Arnold Jones of Ohatchee and Wayne M. Jones of Santa Fe; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sev- eral great-great grand- children; three sisters: Corrine Gutierrez of Las Vegas, Rayitos (Leeland) Martinez of Casper, Wyo. and Dora (Robert) Val- dez of Las Vegas; one brother, Arnold Martinez of Burley, Idaho; several nieces and nephews; and one aunt, Nancy Eck- hardt of Nebraska. Mrs. Eckhardt was born in 1928 to Frank and Cecelia Chacon Marti- nez. During her life she raised four children and was a wonderful and caring mother. In 1947, Mrs. Eckhardt accepted her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mt. Hiller Baptist Church in Georgia. After living in Georgia, she moved to Anniston, Ala.. where she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mrs. Eckhardt then moved to Santa Fe, where she met her late husband, Donald Eck- hardt. During her work- ing career, Mrs. Eckhardt worked for the State Leg- islature for 14 years and was a waitress at several restaurants, including La Fonda and the Plaza Café. She enjoyed life and meeting new people and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She transferred her latest church membership from Agua Fria in Santa Fe to her heavenly home. Mrs. Eckhardt was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Eck- hardt. Online condolences to the family at: www. klbrownfuneralhome. com. Arrangements under the direction of K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center; 322 Nisbet Street, N.W.; Jacksonville, AL 36265. Calvin F. Hager Calvin F. Hager (Cal), 90, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, in Santa Fe. He was born on April 23, 1925, in Fair- bury, Neb., to Ernest and Alice Hager. Cal grew up in Nebraska. He served in the Army during WWII and the Korean War. In between and after the wars he earned his bach- elor of arts degree from The University of Wash- ington, and his master of education and doctor of education degrees from the University of Nebras- ka. He began teaching at New Mexico Highlands University in 1962, where he taught until his retire- ment and where he was recognized as professor emeritus in 1987. Cal was a member of Elks Lodge #408, Masons, and was an active mem- ber of the fellowship of AA. He was a lifelong Democrat and served in the Constitutional Con- vention in 1967. He was a big fan of Nebraska Cornhusker football as well as all NMHU and northern New Mexico high school sports teams and activities. He also enjoyed reading, travel- ing, fishing, and all of the beauty of northern New Mexico. Cal was preceded in death by Norma, his wife of 54 years; and his son: Walter. He is survived by his daughter: Ruth (Charlie) Strong of Indiana; his son: Alan Hager of Okla- homa; and his daughter: Sarah (Joe) Roybal of Pojoaque; and his grand- children: Miriam, Erika, Richard, Matthew, Amy, and Sam, as well as numerous brothers, sis- ters, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. The family would like to thank his friends Ber- nadette, Laura, Lucille, Victor, the Roybal fam- ily, the many caregivers at his residences, and the people at Ambercare Hospice who played such an important part in enriching his later years in life. Private services have already been held, with burial at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The family requests that those wishing to make memorial dona- tions make them to the Dr. Calvin F. Hager Memorial Scholarship in care of the NMHU Foun- dation, 905 University, Box 9000, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 87701. Online condolences can be made at www.nel- sonfuneralhomelv.com. Funeral arrange- ments for Cal have been entrusted to Nel- son Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas; 425-6551. Jose E. Olguin Jose E. Olguin, 86, a resident of La Loma, passed away on Aug. 29, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents: Patricio and Josefita Romo Olguin; his wife: Maria Rosa Olguin; a sister: Ramona Montoya; and a brother: Tony Olguin. He is survived by one son, Patrick Olguin of Pueblo, Colo.; seven daughters: Josie Archul- eta and Maria Herberger of Pueblo, Betty Olguin and Debbie Peralta, both of Anton Chico, Bea- trice Austin of Folsom, Calif., Yvonne Padilla of Newburn, N.C. and Kim Olguin of Ft. Sumner; a grandaughter; and a sis- ter, Cora Lucero of Las Vegas. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the San Jose Church in Anton Chico. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church. The interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery in Tecolotito. Arrangements are under the direction of Gonzales Funerals & Cre- mations. Balbina G. Quintana Balbina G. Quintana, of Las Vegas, and former- ly of Garita, passed away Tuesday morning. Services are currently pending and are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary. For updated service information, call 425-3511. Samuel Tapia Samuel Tapia, a resi- dent of Ribera passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, surrounded by family at his home. Services are pending and will be announced by family at a later date. Visit Nelson Funeral Home at 801 Douglas Avenue in Las Vegas or call 425-6551 for service information. Arrangements for Mr. Tapia have been entrust- ed to Nelson Funeral Home. Claudina C. Valencia Claudina C. Valencia, 87, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Albu- querque. Mrs. Valencia is sur- vived by her children: Helen Apodaca, Jose Valencia, Ramon Valen- cia, Juanita Valencia, Gerald Valencia; sister: Mariquita Salas Garcia; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grand- children. Mrs. Valencia was preceded in death by her husband: Juan Valencia; parents: Adelaido and Martha Salas, children: Lupe Pacheco, David Valencia, and Ricky Valencia; and a grandson. Cremation has taken place, Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Sat- urday at IC Church with funeral to follow at Ojitos Frios. Philip R. Vigil Philip R. Vigil, 41, passed away on Aug. 29, 2015, peacefully at home. Phil was born on July 22, 1974, to Barney Vigil Sr. and Laura Jane. He is pre- ceded in death by his father: Barney Vigil Sr.; brother: Barney Vigil Jr.; special niece: Brandi Vigil; pater- nal grandparents: Rober- to and Predicanda Vigil; and maternal grandpar- ents: Felipe Vigil and Fabby and Beatriz Mares. In 1992, Phil graduated from Mora High School and attended NMHU. He later established his own construction com- pany, Ojo Feliz Custom Builders. For many years, he worked at Chevron Mines in Questa. Phil was an avid outdoors- man and enjoyed hunt- ing and fishing. During his spare time, he loved spending time with his family and many friends. He is survived by his mother: Laura Jane Vigil of Ojo Feliz; daughter: Kaitlyn Vigil and (her mother: Carlota Sanchez); special nephews: Beau and Brady Vigil, fiancée: Naomi Vialpando, and her daughters: Kristi and Johnny Gonzales, Juanita Swazo, and Elisha Swazo; uncles and aunts: Jack and Linda Vigil of Cleve- land, Charlie and MaryJo of Las Vegas, Leroy and Ida Vigil of Las Vegas, Henry Vasquez of Ojo Feliz, Jessie Vigil of Ojo Feliz, MaryAnn and Car- los Lozano of Mesquite, Larry Dan Vigil and Barbara, Charlotte Gal- legos, Phyllis and Savino Lopez all of Albuquer- que, Betty Balderas of Wagon Mound, Edwin Vigil of Wagon Mound, Al Jackson of Colorado; great-aunt: Lupe Vigil of Cimarron. He is survived by numerous cousins and close friends whom he shared special bonds with. Philip was a kind and loving person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Rosary will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday with a mass immediately following at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Las Vegas. Following the funeral, cremation and a burial will take place at a later date. Serving as pallbearers will be: Beau Vigil, Brady Vigil, Derrick Vigil, Eldy Vigil, Robert Valdez, Jason Vigil, Anastacio Balderas. Serving as hon- orary pallbearers will be: Jeremy Lujan, James “Coony” Trujillo, and Frank “Pancho” Leyba. A meal for the family will be held at the VFW on Mills Avenue after the Mass. A memorial service will be held in Philip’s name at 10 a.m. on Fri- day at the Living Word Ministry Church in Questa. Online condolences can be made at www.nel- sonfuneralhomelv.com. Arrangements for Phil- ip have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas; 425-6551. WEDNESDAY MIÉRCOLES • Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Bob’s Pizza” by Luisa Campbellz. All programs are free and open to the public. • New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Depart- ment of Health (DOH) are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing event in San Miguel County on Wednes- day, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 3 at the El Valle Water Alliance Office. Although well owners are encouraged to periodical- ly test their drinking water, such tests can be costly, starting at $150. The event will be at the El Valle Water Alliance Office, 4 Camino Alta Gracia in South San Ysidro from 5 to 7: p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thurs- day, Sept. 3. These free tests will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies are available. Test results will be mailed to households following the event. For further information about this water testing opportunity, call the Envi- ronment Department at 505-827-1046. FRIDAY VIERNES • The Wagon Mound Bean Days fes- tival takes place from Friday, Sept. 4 to Monday, Sept. 7 in Wagon Mound off I-25 between Raton and Las Vegas. The event features music, a parade, a free barbecue, dances and rodeos. For more information, call 575-447-1597 or visit www.beanday100.com. SATURDAY SÁBADO • Cleveland Millfest takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum of NM 518, north of Mora. Tickets are $4 for entrance to mill museum; free to arts and crafts area; $2 parking per carload. Tickets available at the entrance to the mill. For more infor- mation, visit www.clevelandrollermillmu- seum.org or call 575-387-2645 • A benefit breakfast buffet style meal will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Masonic Building at 518 Douglas. Buffet consists of french toast, bacon, sausage, fruit, cereal, bis- cuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, green chili, and several choices of beverages including coffee, juice and tea. Tickets are $10 per person. This month’s break- fast benefits Masonic scholarships, and the Robertson High School cheerleader squad and the school’s dance team. UPCOMING & ONGOING • Highlands University is accepting entries for its homecoming parade scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. This year’s theme is “Paint the Town Purple” – Spirits of the Past, Visions of the Future. Parade entries may be picked up at the Office of Campus Life in Suite 301 of the Student Center Building, 800 National Ave., or by calling 454-3495 or 454-3590. • Looking for contestants for the Little Miss Las Vegas and Miss Pre-Teen Las Vegas Halloween Pageant scheduled for Saturday Oct. 17. QUÉ PASA Wednesday, September 2, 2015 3LAS VEGAS OPTIC Eckhardt Vigil Hager Submitted to the Optic New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mex-ico Department of Health are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing event in San Miguel County today (Wednesday) and Thursday at the El Valle Water Alliance Office. This money-saving opportunity is the chance for San Miguel County households to check pH, specific con- ductance, and the levels of fluoride, iron, sulfate, nitrate, and manganese in the well water. Additionally, well owners will be able to check the arsenic level in their water, which is not commonly included in general testing. “Drinking water with high levels of arsenic over many years can cause health problems in some people,” Department of Health Cabinet Secre- tary Retta Ward, MPH, said. “This is an example of why well owners are encouraged to know and understand the quality of the water they are drink- ing and this is an opportunity to do that.” “The Environment Department is committed to providing communities with the advice and assistance they need to ensure that clean drinking water is available,” NMED Cabinet Sec- retary Ryan Flynn said. “We hold these no-cost water fairs throughout the state and throughout the year.” The event will be at the El Valle Water Alliance Office, 4 Camino Alta Gracia, in South San Ysidro from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. These free tests will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies are available. Test results will be mailed to households following the event. To have water tested, residents need to take a sample of their water to the event. The departments suggest these tips: • Use a clean glass or plastic con- tainer that holds at least a quart of water (such as in a 1-liter soda bottle or gal- lon milk jug). The container should not have a strong odor (avoid pickle jars and vinegar bottles). • Collect the water before it runs through any water treatment/filters such as an R.O. or a water softener. (If the home has a whole house filtration system, collect the water at the well head). • Let the water run for a couple of minutes before filling the bottle/con- tainer. • Fill the bottle with the water as close to the time of testing as possible (right before coming to the expo). • Label the bottle with your name and phone number. To participate in E. coli bacteria test- ing, you will need to pick up a special- ized bottle and instructions at the event. Along with the water sample, resi- dents should include basic information known about the well such as: well depth, depth to water, well casing material (i.e., steel, pvc), well latitude/ longitude, and distance from well to the nearest septic tank/leachfield system. For further information about this water testing opportunity, call the Envi- ronment Department at 505-827-1046. Departments offering free water tests for well owners

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