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Contents 4 POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE • Desert Exposure Travels Three photos of locals in faraway places 6 DESERT DIARY • Learning From the Best Thinking about words and how they work 6 RAISING DAD • The Joke Man You never know about Dad by Jim & Henry Duchene 7 EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK • Words and Wisdom A note about the changing world by Elva K. Österreich 8 FLUTTERING BY • Monarch Aware Focus on butterflies by Patrice Mutchnick 9 WILD PLACES • Protecting Wilderness Gila topic of plant society program 10 HERITAGE • Segregation in Grant County John Sully started it all by Stephen Fox 11 ON THE SHELF • Author Talks About the Great War John Sully started it all by Stephen Fox 12 ARTS EXPOSURE • Patron’s Hall Coffee, lunch, music in Alamogordo by Janet Paul 12 FOR LOVE OF THEATER • Turquoise and Silver Tea Flickinger event honors facility history by Carolyn Dittmer 13 WINGING IT • What’s in the Sky? It’s October by Yvonne Lanelli 14 ARTS EXPOSURE • Arts Scene Latest area arts happenings 16 ARTS EXPOSURE • Gallery Guide Area arts venues listed 17 EMPTY BOWLS • Filling the Meal Gap Event earns participants bowls by Alexandra Tager 17 ARTS EXPOSURE • Visiting Artist Talks Orly Ruaimi guest at NMSU 18 BEAUTY AND CHARITY • Jewelry Sale Students donate to support department 18 ARTS EXPOSURE • Calling all Artists Opportunities for contributers 19 ARTS EXPOSURE • Day of the Dead Silver City gears up for festivities 20 WRITING CONTEST • Prose and Poetry The works of several winners in print 22 STARRY DOME • Microscopium, the Microscope Elusive system discovered by Bert Stevens

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23 PUBLISHER’S NOTEBOOK • Picking up the Trash We human being are surely a mess by Richard Coltharp 23 ARTS EXPOSURE • Arts Council Award recipients to be honored at gala 24 SCAVENGER HUNT • Fun Hunt Returns Event benefits ACTion Program for Animals 24 A-MAZING • Corn Maze Open October a good month for finding the way 25 BORDERLINES • Close to Home Colonia Guadalupe Victoria by Marjorie Lilly 26 CYCLES OF LIFE • Riding in the Rain Puddles can be perfect Fr. Gabriel Rochelle 26 BODY, MIND, SPIRIT • Investigate New Mexico and the Shroud of Turin 27 HEALING OURSELVES AND OUR WORLD • In the Fall Rethinking Columbus Day by Athena Wolf 28 TALKING HORSES • Who’s the Boss? Forget force, try knowledge by Scott Thomson

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