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happening April 26-27

‘The Wizard of Oz’ by the RHS Red Theater Company

L. Frank Baum’s classic tale is presented in a two-act musical by the Rhs students. Can’t stop smoking banquet at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Ruidoso high school Performing Arts Center. 575630-7495. $10.

April 28

Schlotzsky’s Bun Run

Come run your buns off for special Olympics. Join us at 8 a.m. at Wingfi eld Park for a 5K race, a Kid’s K, and a K-9 (with your leashed dog!) run. 575-257-4900. $25.

‘Coppelia’ presented by the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble

The full-length, classic tale is a heart-warming story about two young lovers and a romantic toy-maker who thinks he has magical powers. Performed by local dancers from the Ruidoso dance ensemble at the spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 spencer Rd. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1-888818-7872, $28.

Carrizozo Renaissance Festival

Jousting, music and medieval festivities in the streets of Carrizozo. Mcdonald Park and 12th street. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tea for Two or Just for You

The Presbyterian Women of Ruidoso sponsor “Women of Camp Capitan”, presented by local historian and speaker Polly e. Chavez and music by Lou Ann ellison. After the program, share a “high tea” served in the fellowship hall. 2 - 4 p.m. Reservations recommended. 575-257-2220 First Presbyterian Church of Ruidoso, 1211 hull Rd. Free.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet

Open to all enthusiasts who wish to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. silent and live auctions, games and raffl es along with dinner at the inn of the Mountain Gods. 5 p.m., 575354-2451. Benefi ts the sierra Blanca Chapter of RMeF.

April 29

First Responders ‘Thank You’ breakfast at the Elks Lodge

A Thank You breakfast for all of Ruidoso’s 1st Responders. help us support these brave men and women who do so much for our community. The Ruidoso elks Lodge, 609 hwy 70. 7 - 11 a.m. 575-2572607. $5 donation for adults and $3 for children.

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Conference energizes local businesses By Eugene Heathman Editor The third annual Lincoln County Renewable Energy Conference April 19 and 20, attracted hundreds of participants with a variety of residential and commercial natural resource conservation and sustainable energy solutions. PNM held workshops for small businesses looking to reduce their energy consumption by offering rebates and services to electric customers to reduce the initial cost of energy efficiency improvements and shorten the investment payback period. More than 30 Ruidoso area businesses have taken advantage of PNM’s business energy efficiency programs.

fective measure, as their life span is estimated at 50,000 hours (five years). Bartz-Spencer Solar & Wind Turbine Pumping Systems is one of several businesses in Lincoln County harnessing the power of the sun and regular intervals of wind gusts into a more efficient way of generating en-

ergy to pump water from wells. The concept for the company is the creation of Stirling Spencer, a former chemical engineer, in a partnership with his son, Bryan Bartz. The idea is to replace the traditional see CoNfereNCe, pg 5

Earth Day in the Park

Local businesses adapt to change

The Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino recently implemented an energy efficiency program and electricity cost savings have been about 10 percent. Racetrack electricians Gary Colomon and Ron Anderson conducted an energy audit with the purpose of impacting the bottom line. “We attacked our 24-hour lighting – the casino floor – first,” Colomon said. The casino was a primary focus as every light in there remains on, for security purposes, even when the casino is closed. All of the incandescent lights in the casino were changed to LED (light emitting diode) or florescent, including room lighting, signage and slot machines. The neon lights, indoors and outdoors, are also being changed to LED. Moving to LED is seen as the most cost ef-

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Ruidoso Mayor Alborn reads Earth Day stories to a group of children attending the annual Earth Day picnic and hoe-down held Sunday at Wingfield Park. Hundreds of people attended the event which featured live music, food, vendors, dancing and crafts celebrating global conservation awareness.

Historical Heritage Act passes House in DC

On April 17 the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, legislation, which preserves access to hunt and fish on federal lands, passed the House of Representatives with bi-partisan support. H.R. 4089 included four separate parts. Title I requires hunting and recreational shooting and fishing to be recognized activities on all Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands; Title II protects recreational shooting on National Monuments under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management; Title III amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow hunters who legally harvested polar bears in Canada prior to its listing under the Endangered Species Act to purchase permits in order to transport their trophies into the U.S.; and Title IV clarifies that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the jurisdiction to regulate traditional lead component ammunition and lead fishing tackle New Mexico Congressman, Steve Pearce supported the bill. “In New Mexico, hunting and fishing are among the most popular recreational activities, and the rights of New Mexicans to utilize the land around them should be protected. Our state has

many natural treasures and valued lands placed under federal protection, and New Mexicans deserve the opportunity to responsibly utilize these areas,” Pearce said. Approximately two-thirds of the geographic areas in Lincoln County consist of Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management lands and designated wilderness areas. Safari Club International expressed its appreciation to the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012. The legislation passed on a bipartisan vote and will now be reported the Senate for consideration. “The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 will preserve the rightful place of hunting, fishing and target shooting on U.S. public lands for generations to come,” said SCI President Kevin Anderson. “Millions of Americans, including thousands of SCI Members, hunt and shoot on our nation’s public lands. By passing this legislation, Congress has helped protect our hunting heritage for the future outdoorsmen and women.” SCI Chief Communications Officer Larry Rudolph asserted, “Our national heritage of hunting, fishing and target shooting is

constantly under attack by eco-maniac special interests who want to lock up our public lands and prohibit recreational uses. “ Importantly, the bill also includes language to create a greater level of accountability in monument designations made by the President. Under this legislation, Presidential monument declarations will require approval from the state legislature and the Governor of the state where the monument is proposed. This is an important safeguard against federal overreach, and ensures ample public input on how to best protect our natural resources. “Regulations have hampered people’s access to utilize federal lands in environmentally friendly ways, especially the elderly, the disabled and families with young children. H.R. 4089 will allow the public more recreational uses,” Pearce said. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 was supported by a coalition that included Safari Club International, National Rifle Association, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, the Boone & Crockett Club, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, and more than 30 other hunter-conservation organizations.

Water challenges priority at Ruidoso conference By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press Water issues are a major priority facing our region according

Mexico conference on Friday at the Ruidoso Convention Center. He said New Mexico water rights are worth between $16-18 million and that total does not include value added to the water through farming and many other uses. Water, obviously, is a most critical resource. New Mexicans need to become more educated and involved in water issues, according to Ver– Scott Verhines, hines. State Engineer He brought up the contentious fights about water issues when he said, “We need to solve more and fight less.”

to state engineer Scott Verhines, who made a presentation during the Focus on the Future: Water and Energy in Southern New

New Mexicans need to become more educated and involved in water issues.



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Verhines concluded his presentation by saying true conservation is a major component of overall water health. Appointed by Governor Susana Martinez (R), Verhines spoke to a variety of water issues during his 45-minute powerpoint presentation. “We don’t take care of the framework … we give everybody a little money instead of making hard decisions of prioritizing what we need to do,” he told the lunch gathering. Verhines projected that our region has an even chance of slightly above or slightly below precipitation through August.

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April 24, 2012


Tea For Two

The eighth annual “Tea for Two or Just for You” is scheduled for saturday at 2 p.m. The tea, sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, is an afternoon of entertainment and fellowship. The special program will feature the “Women of Camp Capitan,” presented by historian and speaker Polly e. Chavez. Camp Capitan was established in 1935 under the WPA for the education and training of hundreds of young girls during the Great depression. special music will be presented by Lou Ann ellison. Following the program, guests are invited to share in a high tea served in the fellowship hall. space is limited, so reservations are recommended. Cost per person is $10. For more information, call 2572220 or 257-1142. Proceeds will be donated to C.O.P.e., a non-profi t organization that provides for non-residential victims of domestic violence in Lincoln County.

Piñon pottery Vicki Conley will host a mosaic tiled fl ower pot workshop at Piñon Pottery sunday from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 and covers all materials. All proceeds go to the episcopal Church in Lincoln County’s outreach fund. To reserve a space, call Conley at 937-0873 or email

Capitan forum Republican primary candidates will be at Capitan Village hall May 1 from 6:30 p.m. for questions from the public. Candidates to appear are Preston stone and Karyl Williams for Lincoln County Commission, sterling spencer and douglas Fuqua for Probate Judge, state Representative Nora espinoza, state senator Aubry dunn, and sheriff candidates Robert sheppard, Minera davalos and Miguel Garcia.

tion’s “Communities Take Root” program, residents can vote to bring a fruit orchard to the hondo Community Garden. The garden was selected from hundreds of applications nationwide as one of the possible sites for an orchard provided by dreyers, but now it’s up to residents to make it a reality by visiting to support the planting of this orchard. You can vote once a day, every day, through Aug. 29. Only the top 17 locations with the most votes will get this opportunity. The hondo Community Garden is part of the Lincoln and Otero County healthy Life initiative, a group of public and private agencies and local gardeners, supported by the u.s. Forest service. in 2011, the program introduced more than 300 students to methods for cultivating a diverse, organic food garden. Learn more about the healthy Life initiative by visiting the NMAC’s website at

Free transportation Free transportation is available in Ruidoso for senior citizens aged 60 years and older. For details or to request transportation services, please call one day in advance. This service is provided Monday through Friday for local transportation only. Contact the Ruidoso senior Center at 257-4565.

Low-cost yoga

A low-cost community yoga class for beginners and intermediate students is held every Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Lotus healing Arts Center, 2810 sudderth in room 207 above schlotzsky’s. The class includes strength and fl exibility postures, restorative poses,

meditation and aromatheraphy fi nale. Room temperature is warm, so wear layered clothing and bring water. Mats and props are provided. Call Marianne Mohr at 575-802-3013 for more information. American Legion Post 79 – Jerome d. Klein Post, meets on the third saturday of each month at the American Legion building located at the southeast corner of spring Road and highway 70 at 11 a.m. For more information, or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 802-5293. The Arid Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 1216 Mechem at 7:30 a.m., noon and 5:15 p.m. daily; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and saturday and sunday at 7 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting and beginners and young peoples’ big book study Fridays at 7 p.m. The Sunny Spirit Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at noon and Friday at 5:30 p.m., while the women’s group meets Wednesdays at noon in the parish hall of the episcopal Church of the holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail. Al Anon of Ruidoso – for family members of alcoholics – meet at 1216 Mechem dr. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and saturdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 258-8885. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 hull Road. Altrusa international of Ruidoso was established in 1970 and it’s long running Annual Low Cost Mammogram

Program was established in 1988. some of the organizations Altrusa supports are the local food bank, women’s shelter, humane society and others. One of Altrusa’s focus is on literacy, in that they provide scholarships to men and women returning to college, books three times a year to the children in the local head start programs and donations to the Literacy Council. if you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fi t for your volunteer eff orts, contact membership chair Judy Griffi n at 937-5437. The Carrizozo Roadrunners Chapter of the Lincoln County extension Association meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Otero County electric Cooperative community room on 12th street in Carrizozo. Chapter meetings are open to anyone interested. For more information, call Barbara VanGorder at 575-648-9805 or doris Cherry at 354-2673.

lunch at noon is followed by bridge and other card games. A special program is also presented most months. The group and hosts Yoga Wednesdays. For times or further information, call 257-2309. Firefighters for Christ meet monthly at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Chapel at 7 p.m. This service is open to fi refi ghters and their families. For more information, call 258-4682. Inspired Living at sanctuary on the River is held every week from Tuesday through Thursday with various disciplines off ered. Tuesday – iyengar Yoga in the conservatory, intermediate 10 a.m.-noon, gentle 4-5 p.m., beginner/mixed 5:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday – Tai Chi. develop balance, fl exibility and movement, 10-11 a.m. Thursday – Qi Gong. Cultivate energy, strength and health, 10-11 a.m. Also on Thursday, music and lunch with TomTom and Friends, noon-1:30 p.m. For more information, call 630-1111. The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bobs. The Lincoln County fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meets on the third Thursday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club dr. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 2579810.

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The Democratic Women of the sacramento Mountain Area meet the third Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit www. The Federated Republican Women of Lincoln County meet the fourth Monday of each month at Cree Meadows Country Club at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 2574160 or visit www.frw.rplcnm. org The Federated Woman’s Club of Ruidoso, supporting community service organizations and providing scholarships, meets Mondays at 11 a.m. at 116 s. evergreen dr. A pot luck

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Hospice fundraiser The annual Ruidoso hospice Foundation fundraiser is coming to the Flying J Ranch, May 5. The event features a chuck wagon supper, silent auction with items donated by local businesses and artists, and an Old West stage show with music by the Flying J performers. doors open at 6 p.m., and proceeds provide end-of-life care for qualifi ed Lincoln County residents. Tickets are on sale at The Wild herb, Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, Prestige Cabinets and Ruidoso home Care & hospice. Call 258-0028 for more information. Cost is $25 per adult, $15 for kids 12 and under.


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Alpine district meet The Alpine Village Water and sanitation district’s regular monthly meeting is May 7 at 4 p.m. in the district’s building at 114 Alpine Meadows Trail. Agendas are available at least 24 hours prior to meeting time.

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Summer meals

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Boys & Girls Club of sierra Blanca plans to increase the number of meals that were served last year as the Community Youth Center Warehouse. More than 13,000 meals were served to youth throughout Lincoln County, and club executive director Tim Coughlin wants to increase both the number of sites and total number of meals served in 2012. There is no income requirement for a youth to participate in the program, only that the youth be between the ages of 5 and 18. For more information, call Coughlin at 575-80808338, or visit the club’s website at

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We’ll have various firearms, 2 bows, many other great items will be auctioned in our live and silent auctions along with hunts.

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April 24, 2012

What happens in the ladies’ room stays in the ladies’ room

Huge differences exist that stall with that poor between women and men. lady? We think a multitude This is news to some of of thoughts while lineyou. Really. And some standing. enormous differences are I was in a LC restlocated right behind the room a few weeks ago, little blue placard with a and someone I admire skirt. This was reaffirmed was also there. We were to me recently at a Lincoln conducting business, yet County event which shall being social as well. We’re remain nameless. women. We multi-task. I Women are notorious chatted, she chatted back. for several restroom etiAnd then, she wanted to quettes, none of which are tell me something private biological. This column and as she was exiting Sue Hutchison may become research the restroom, came back for men, and for women, in. She shut the door, said validation. I’ve noticed these differences what she wanted to say in a low voice, throughout my fifty-plus years of visiting and then exited. What she told me made the room. It’s time for the world to know. my day. Yep, in the ladies’ room. Women go to the restroom in clumps. And then I realized: this ladies’ room Where men simply duck out of a convercommunication thing just might be the sation and head to the head, women ask ticket! Why not conduct counseling sesevery other woman present if any of them sions, summits, and negotiations in the need a restroom break and want to go restroom? Think of the benefits: time with. (I find this amazing.) It’s truly a solimits; sinks, mirrors and paper towels for cial event. Chatting occurs. Problems are washing faces after sobbing; stalls for prisolved. Friendships are formed. Through- vacy should negotiations become tedious. out the entire trip to, in and from the I think all politicians and psychologists restroom entire lives are either affirmed or should have a large restroom built into ripped to shreds. their offices. Ladies must also stand in restroom Men have their own restroom issues, lines far more frequently than men. Men I’m told. This column won’t address them. consider the restroom a place of business, For obvious reasons. But this insightful women consider it everything else. Lines, article may have the capacity to transform at times, form outside the ladies’ restroom lives and bring peace to all LC homes. and follow the nearest wall. If there were For now, just remember: what hapreflective signs in women’s restrooms depens in the ladies’ room stays in the manding silence, I wonder if the line issue ladies’ room. Unless you’re a columnist. would trickle down. Sue Hutchison, thinking that Mars/Venus Women also notice things like: did I has nothing on restroom negotiations, may hear a flush from that stall? Did she wash be reached at her hands? Just how many kids are in

Obituaries James R. Miller II

James R. Miller II, a resident of Ruidoso, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, on April 10. Jim was a wonderful father to his three children; Jim, Trish and Madison. His presence will always be missed. In life, Jim dedicated his time to mentoring and fostering at-risk children. He acted as Board Chairman of the NM Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board, Lincoln County, and worked as a Treatment Foster Care Parent for Mesilla Valley Hospital and Family Pride Foundation. Jim was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Portales. He attended Lee High School, in Midland, Texas, and went onto study at Rice University in Houston, on a football scholarship. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents: J.W. and Patricia Miller and J.R. and Gertrude Miller; his uncle, Forrest Miller; aunts, Loredo McKinney and Evelyn Dorothy Miller and his nephew, Tony R. Conley, Jr. He is

survived by his wife, Cheryl; son, James Robert Miller III; two daughters, Patricia Evelyn-Elaine and Madison Lillian-Grace Miller; brother, John W. Miller; sisters, Patricia Ann Conley, and Ann Elizabeth Miller; and many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and numerous life-long friends who loved him dearly. He will always be remembered for his wonderful intellect, his tremendous sense of humor, and his kind and gentle spirit. A memorial in his honor will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Washington Ranch Headquarters, 18 Rattlesnake Springs Road, located five miles south of White’s City, N.M.

Ralph Dunlap

A memorial service was held for Ralph Dunlap, 1927-2012, April 21 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Capitan. In the last years of his life, Ralph spent his time talking to the many visitors that stopped by his shop in Lincoln. They all listened attentively while he discussed the way things were done in Lincoln in the “old days.” His service to the Lincoln County community starts back in early 1952 when he was a county extension agent and later as a Lincoln County commissioner among many other community service organizations over the next four decades. He and Rosalie were active in the Lincoln County Republican Party and the Federated Republican Women.

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Letters to the Editor Sapien science

To the Editor: I am a scientist. I have learned to ask questions and to know and to find out. This remains so even if one gets old. I came to the United States because I was asked to come and work as a scientist. In January 1961 when I arrived I attended a lecture by Dr. Rodger Revelle. At the time Dr. Revelle was the director of the largest institute of oceanography in the world. He reported about the findings he and his colleagues had made during a research cruise in the Indian and Pacific oceans. One of the most alarming facts they reported was the

uptake of carbon dioxide by the phytoplankton coordinated with the increase in temperature on our globe. The term “global warming” had not been invented yet. There is also the terra firma, the continents, with their rain forests which take up carbon dioxide; but the territory they encompass is too small and diminishes daily. I was surprised that these facts were not immediately picked up by the press at the time. Of course, those who are a little familiar with geology and the climatic history globe know that there were ice ages as well as periods of higher temperatures over the millions of years of history. As far as we know these

Win, place or… forfeit By Eugene Heathman Editor Another general election is upon us and there are some mighty big changes on the horizon for Lincoln County voters to decide upon with plenty of new faces in town as a result of the new redistricting boundaries. Unfortunately, most of the new faces campaigning through these parts don’t even live in Lincoln County and the local primary tickets are once again void of ANY challengers from the Democrat Party. Once again – as in the last general election, county commission seats will be “all but the victory lap” decided in the June primary. Whoever wins in the 2012 primary race which is all Republican, can pretty much announce themselves as “commissioners-elect.” The Chairman of the Lincoln County Democrat Party stated that only 27 percent of registered voters in Lincoln County are Democrats as the reason for not putting anyone in the race. That’s a pretty feeble excuse to not play ball in the spirit of challenge, diversity and now relatively few choices in what the founding fathers of this country intended while crafting the election process. In sports, this is known as a forfeit; a team refusing to play, or if a side does not show up. However, horse racing rewards competitors with Win, Place and Show standings. This means

that although the participant may not win, or get second place for that matter, the effort is recognized as a worthy accomplishment for competing, sometimes against all odds. Although against all-odds; Corrine Haley is the ONLY non- Republican or independent to step up to the plate and at least swing at some pitches. The Ruidoso Free Press has published, almost weekly during the past several months, detailed coverage regarding state senate redistricting. Since the time that the State Supreme Court ratified the new boundaries of District 39 to include Bernalillo, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Torrance and Valencia counties; candidates from north of I-40, specifically of the Fanta Se… I mean, Santa Fe contingent have swarmed into Lincoln County for their ‘obligatory’ campaign whistle stops. They were ready and are pouncing at the opportunity for a few hip pocket votes from Lincoln County for the price of some gas and a few lunch tickets. It is quite likely; Lincoln County will be represented in the State Senate by someone who visits Lincoln County almost as often as we visit Fanta Se… I mean Santa Fe for Ruidoso Day. All are Democrats except Aubrey Dunn, Jr., a local Republican, outnumbered and against the odds who has at least shown up to play ball. It’s better to play and lose than to forfeit and complain from the sidelines.

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April 24, 2012

were usually produced by super volcanic events or the collisions with things from space like large asteroids. These events are somewhat time limited. Here we have now a rather short increase of carbon dioxide. And that is still increasing alarmingly! Where does this stuff come from? It started one and a half centuries ago. Historically, it coincides with the beginning of the industrial change in our society. We, the people, are responsible for that; and that is scary. It is not a cataclysmic event but a slow growing malignancy. We define our species as “sapiens.” Is it somehow possible to employ our wisdom? One does not have to be a politician to find an answer, but finding the answer requires political courage. The only courage I see in our local and global thinking and doing is the present Obama administration. It may be a difficult undertaking to have a change in our present “oxidative” energy production but it will be necessary and it will not only be the global warming, we may have to look at our supply of oxygen as well. We may have to look at time periods of millenniums. Perhaps Homo sapiens will not exist then? Dr. Bernhard E.F. Reimann Capitan To the Editor: The following are excerpts from a letter that I sent to the Deputy Secretary of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Edna ReyesWilson:

As a 26-year resident of Lincoln County, N.M., I strongly oppose the reopening of the juvenile offender camp west of Fort Stanton, N.M., because Lincoln County doesn’t provide a proper environment for our youth. In fact, the vast majority of our adults, including our politician and judges, are sending the wrong message to our youth by glorifying or silently condoning the glorification of Billy the Kid and outlawry, including murder. And we wonder why Lincoln County has a juvenile delinquency, including a gang (e.g. the Norteno and the Sureno street gangs) problem. How would you feel if a killer was glorified… after he murdered one of your kith or kin? We adults must set a proper example for our youth by touting lawful instead of unlawful behavior! Be an advocate for our youth! Remember, New Mexico is pathetically ranked, by the Kids Count organizations, as our nation’s fifth-worst state in which to raise children. Franklin L. Boren Tinnie

CORRECTION Ruidoso Free Press retracts the statement that Jay McKittrick is an attorney at law as written in the article “Citizens want stronger voice at public meetings” printed April 17.

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April 24, 2012

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Bank Challenge cleans up Ruidoso

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Keep Ruidoso Beautiful held its annual Bank Challenge Clean Up on Saturday, April 21. More than 95 volunteers, including Ruidoso Mayor Alborn, Ruidoso Downs Mayor Williams, Village Manager Debi Lee and Police Chief Magill, gathered to pick up trash throughout Ruidoso. More than 250 bags of trash were collected by City Bank, Southwest Securities, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and First National. Rotary and the Boys & Girls Club also volunteered. City Bank won the challenge collecting over 70 bags. CONFeReNCe from pg. 1 windmill that is used to pump water into water tanks for livestock to drink from with a combination of solar panels that track the sun’s movements and the implementation of a more modern wind turbine. Spencer said that a slow cattle business since 1996 was the motivating factor behind the company. “We’ve had a lot of experience working on windmills and wells,” he said. “We use those components all the time in our business.” Most of the solar and wind turbine generators that he has installed have mostly been in residential and rural areas, where most cattle and other livestock roam, though he mentioned that his company would soon get into installing the system in commercial businesses.

Renewable energy workforce and education funds available

The “clean” or “green” economy is an important element of New Mexico’s emerging economy and will provide opportunity for workers at all levels of the

income and skills distributions. According to John Hemphill of the One-Stop Career Center in Lincoln County, “Renewable energy job training resources have been allocated to our region through the New Mexico State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP). These funds will allow for area residents to obtain training in all four sectors of the renewable energy industry in New Mexico.” The courses will be offered at little or no cost to workforce development trainees. Employment opportunities in the New Mexico renewable energy field are divided into four sectors; biofuel, green building/energy efficiency, solar and wind industries. The goal of the SESP through the NM Department of Workforce Solutions is to train and employ at least 1,600 workers by the end of 2013. “We are very pleased to have the ability to offer the Lincoln County workforce an opportunity to step up and into renewable energy careers in New Mexico,” Hemphill said.




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April 24, 2012

COPE cashes in with inaugural Casino Gala By Ingrid Fowler

The Center of Protective Environment, Inc. (COPE) hosted its 1st Annual Casino Gala on the evening of Friday, April 13 at the Swiss Bar and Grill of the Swiss Chalet Inn. Those in attendance played blackjack and roulette, bid on silent and live auction items, and enjoyed good food, good music and good company. COPE’s Lincoln County Advisory Board spearheaded this event to support the nonresidential services provided by COPE for survivors of domestic violence and their children at its office at 1204 Mechem, Suite 12. “This is the first time we have done anything like this event,” said Kay Gomolak, COPE’s Executive Director, “and our figures are still preliminary but we believe we netted $9,000.” Twenty-five live auction items included outstanding artwork from local artists, gift certificates for lodging, golf lessons, rounds of golf, “a day at the races,” Spencer Theater tickets, and a beautiful basket of wine and food items that was donated by the Spencer Theater ushers. In all, $3,000 was raised from the live auction which was conducted by Perry Champion with able assistance from COPE’s Advisory Board members. The silent auction featured more than 100 items, including artwork, jewelry, gift certificates and unique items donated by local businesses and individual artisans.

The silent auction was held on the top floor of the Swiss Bar and Grill, and those who went up to bid on the silent auction items also enjoyed a magnificent view of the mountains. On the main floor, more than 150 people enjoyed the music of Susan Kolb, hors d’oeuvres, and played Blackjack and roulette throughout the evening. “We want to thank everyone who donated items and volunteered their time to help with this event,” said Mike Mauldin, chairman of COPE’s Advisory Council in Lincoln County. “Our efforts will help to keep a vital service in our community alive for those who need it.” Since Courtesy photo 2002 COPE has provided domestic Casino Gala attendees try their luck at the roulette table during the violence services to survivors of COPE (Center of Protective Environment) fundraiser held April 13 at domestic violence and their children, the Swiss Chalet. reaching more than 200 people each year. In addition to counseling, advocacy and legal services for domestic violence survivors fied 52-week program for domestic violence offenders in and their children, COPE operates the only state certiLincoln County.

County commissioners get down to business By Sue Hutchison Reporter

Detention center bond refinancing public hearing

After significant discussion and with a unanimous vote, commissioners proceeded with the next step in refinancing bonds for the detention center which originated in 2002. Step one was initiated at the February commission meeting, adopting a refunding option for the Lincoln County Detention Center that would reduce interest rates from 5.06 percent to 3.02 percent, saving the County nearly $1 million over the life of the debt. The maturity of the debt would be reduced from 2030 to 2026. Step two, the adoption of an Intent Resolution Allowing Publication of the Notice of Meeting and Intent to Adopt Ordinance for the Refunding Option for the detention center was accomplished at the March Commission meeting. Step three took place at this meeting at a public hearing, the official adoption of Ordinance 2012-02 which defines param-

eters for the Bond Ordinance. The county treasurer and manager have the authority to enter into agreements with Modrall Firm as bond counsel, and First American Financial Advisors, Inc., and RBC Dain Rauscher as underwriters. A “special limited obligation bond” is typical in cases like Lincoln County’s according to Chris Muirhead of the Modrall Firm. He states it allows refinancing to occur. Interest rates and county rating will be presented in May with a target of June 1 for refunding/refinancing.

County to change towers

Nita Taylor, country manager reported from the Smokey Bear Ranger District Report a rejection of the county’s request to add another radio tower to Buck Mountain for the county’s use. Citing the fact that Holloman Air Force Base is requesting installation of a taller tower, Lincoln County can choose to share their space. “Once Holloman’s tower is erected, we’ll move our equipment to their tower and will link us into their system without delay,” stated Travis Atwell, Emergency Services Director. Taylor asked if our current contract noted fines that would be levied should

the county move tenancy before the end of the contract. Atwell indicated the county most likely needed to give 30 days’ notice. Commissioner Kathryn Minter asked about current ordinances which indicated mandatory inspections, and Atwell responded the ordinances related to safety issues.

Orio Fire report

Eddie Tudor and Atwell reported on the Orio Fire (named in memory of Jack Orio, volunteer firefighter), which burned approximately 830 acres east of Capitan on April 1. Several fire crews were dispatched. The Incident Status Summary provided by State Forestry reported the fire began around 4 p.m. and was fully contained April 4 at approximately 6 p.m. Cost of fighting the Orio fire is estimated to be $60,000. An air tanker, previously ordered for Mescalero was in the area and assisted in containment. Atwell reported there are only 11 air tanker planes nationwide in use currently, and are sourced from Boise, Idaho. Commissioner Jackie Powell remarked about the endangered species status claims which may impede firefighters by limiting access; however no structure threat was present.

The final incident report lists equipment use as the general cause of the Orio Fire.

Lodger’s tax activities and applications

Commissioner Kathryn Minter opposes giving any money to events at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, stating events held there should apply for Otero County assistance. She was outvoted by three to one and commissioners voted to fund $5,000 for advertising at the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally, stating the event brings in millions of tourist dollars to Lincoln County. Minter also opposed funding $1,000 for the annual Christmas Jubilee, and opposed the request for $2,500 for advertising in New Mexico and Texas for Tour de Ruidoso Bike Race. Both passed with Battin, Doth, and Powell voting for and Minter voting against. Other Lodger’s Tax applications funded were: $3,500 for Ski Apache’s Disabled Skier Program; $1,000 for Ruidoso Sprint Kids’s Triathalon; $800 for Alto Artist Studio Tour; $1,500 for Porto Potties Advertising; $4,000 for Aspencash Motorcycle Rally and $1,575 for Zia Rides.

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ers had to change their name to La Fave from their birth name, Martinez. Originally from Las Cruces, “While living in Germany on the outHeathman lived between Colorado skirts of Mannheim, I learned to swim and New Mexico all of his life. He lived in the Rhine River. We returned to several years in Steamboat Springs, Carrizozo where I graduated from CarColo., home of Champagne powder rizozo High School in 1967. I worked skiing. He played for a nationally topfor the local newspaper for eight years ten ranked rugby from 1990-2000. and learned how to set type, work In 1992, Heathman began a in the dark-room and operate the career in Resort Property Manageprinting presses,” La Fave said. La Fave ment. The next five years in Steamthen moved to Albuquerque where he boat Springs furthered his passion to worked for a printing company for six become a Realty Investment Broker. Eugene Heathman David La Fave years. La Fave returned to Carrizozo Heathman became a full - time Realty and was employed in the Assessor’s Investment Broker in 2002. His areas offi ce for eight years, then left there to work for of expertise range from residential to multigraduate in the fall of 2012. Jete and Pat Voss at Lincoln County Abstract family and commercial investment realty His hobbies/activities include: photogCompany doing title searches and abstracts. transactions. Heathman has consistently led raphy, southwest and general history, hiking, After five years La Fave returned to the Ashis organizations in volume and gross comlarge animal, small game and waterfowl mission production. hunting, boating, fresh water fishing (he’d love sessor’s Office and where he pursued a career as a GIS mapper for Lincoln County, retiring afIn October 2010, Heathman plunged into to try salt water/ocean angling) and he loves ter twenty years of service. La Fave is currently a local multi-media and news reporting posifresh seafood. employed part-time at Superior Title Company tion with MTD Media, The Ruidoso Free Press. performing title searches and examination. In August of 2011, Heathman became the David La Fave La Fave served as Carrizozo Town Trustee managing editor for the Ruidoso Free Press. La Fave was born in Carrizozo in the old for six plus years and have been a member Heathman is a member of The Ruidoso/ hospital run by Dr. Paul Turner and Dr. A.N. of the Carrizozo Volunteer Fire Department Lincoln County Association of Realtors, RuSpencer. “My birthday was November 24 as for twenty years. La Fave also served as the idoso Gun Club, and President of the Ruidoso was Dr. Turner’s so he was asking my mother department secretary earning twenty years Valley Economic Development Corporation. to hurry through the delivery because he was of service. La Fave continues to serve the comHeathman is a full time student at Eastmissing his birthday party,” La Fave said. His munity in that capacity and is honored to be a ern New Mexico University pursuing a Business stepfather was in the armed services and was part of this year’s Leadership Lincoln program. Administration degree and is expected to transferred to Germany so he and his broth-


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I am not advocating that everyone takes a “sales job”, but in reality all functions can contribute to positively affect Rule Four: Stay close to revenuethe ability to generate revenue. generating functions. Entrepreneurs understand this and contribute individually or Selling is the lifeblood of lead their teams to contribute to every organization. If products the primary revenue goals of the or services aren’t sold, it doesn’t enterprise. They do not allow matter how well you fashion the themselves to be swayed from product, or perform operational this singular objective – even or administrative functions. The when given contrary assignharsh reality is that your boss has to ments. Has this happened to you: worry about revenue, and so as an your boss gives you “another aspiring entrepreneur – so do you! Marianne Mohr assignment” and you think “how If you are operating a business, you Business Editor the heck am I to do this and my understand this better than most. real job?” Or an emergency ocAt the end of the day, “goodwill” curs in your own business drawing you from your does not pay the rent or utility bill. Whether you are revenue activities? an employee or seeking employment or starting a This is the crux of the matter: the boss (or your business, position yourself to understand that your enterprise) does require you to do two things at once every action and decision must contribute to revenue (or four). A successful entrepreneur can stay on the generation. In this way, you will put yourself in the beam of the primary objective (revenue) and do some “can do” group, poised for success in your client’s or due diligence on secondary assignments (being a boss’ eyes – or to do what it takes to succeed in your “team player”). Next week we continue to highlight own enterprise.


From the workplace guidebook “Entrepreneur 101 Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur” continuing tips for improving work life at the office, company or with your customers: ♦ Take time to think before responding ♦ Think ROI ♦ Speak ROI ♦ Be quiet ♦ Don’t frequent company lunches and parties ♦ Success is more important than popularity ♦ Be terribly serious about results ♦ Be relaxed about other things ♦ Keep your focus on those things in your control ♦ Keep your inbox empty ♦ Don’t read magazines at work ♦ Use a daily planner ♦ Momentum is more important than perfection; don’t get bogged down with minutiae ♦ 75-80 percent is good enough ♦ Learn the Internet and use it ♦ When it’s really important, walk down the hall or use the phone – not email. ways to manage conflicting priorities while staying focused on revenue (and keeping your sanity). Marianne Mohr is a retired investor and business consultant from Southern California and currently Advertising Director at MTD Media. Reach her at 575-937-4015 or

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During this “Week to Wise Up” the library will host several local experts sharing advice on how to handle your money. We believe Benjamin Franklin’s financial wisdom lives on, and this is just one week to highlight how we can all help each other. Wednesday, April 25, from 4 - 5 p.m., join MarP.O. BOX 1169 • RUIDOSO sha Palmer of Lincoln County’s Extension Office Courtesy photo for the “Power of Prevention.” She shares diet and Capitan Women’s Club President Jill Schmitz cut the ribbon at exercise plans that combat chronic diseases.  VINTAGE DEPT STORE  their open house on April 20 located at 103 W. 2nd Street. JoinThursday, April 26, 4 - 5 p.m., Rachel Weber ing her are members of the Capitan Women’s Club and the Ruand Stephanie Gillespie of the local Workforce Soidoso Valley Greeters. The club’s mission is to improve the comlutions Office look at your budget and describe how Support our munity by enhancing the lives of children through volunteer you can get a better job to improve your finances. service. Interested in joining? Contact Jill Schmitz at 354-0402. Friday, April 27, from 10 - 11 a.m., Rob Turner of First National Bank will present information on Donate evening & formal dresses/, or by mail to PO Box 2731, Ruidoso, how a bank can help you reach your financial goals. gowns to be provided to NM 88355. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, local girls-in-need The Leadership Lincoln student class will be selected in Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. for prom night to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2012 and sessions will begin on the second Thursday of s r e e t or http://ruidosopublicli- every month from September 2012 through May of 2013. 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FHA, which will then figure it into the debt-to-income ratio for The Leadership Lincoln program includes: group dynamWith this coupon the new mortgage. ics and methods used to promote teamwork in any commuFHA’s new rule does not include disputed credit accounts nity; identification and observation of special interest groups; from more than two years ago or any related to reported identity how the region is affected by and contributes to national theft. and international trends; how a strong vision can be created; Still, the new rule has some in the housing industry worried methods of identifying and soliciting resources for assistance; that it’s going to keep more potential home buyers from securing methods of dealing with public opinion and the media; vital Anytime! Expires 4-30-12. a mortgage. issues impacting our area; avenues to promote networking; “We expect this revision will certainly kick some buyers out and leadership skills development. of the marketplace, and we’re in ongoing efforts to quantify how Graduates of Leadership Lincoln are expected to assume extreme the impact will be,” Lisa Jackson, senior vice president of active roles as Leadership Lincoln alumni by attending alumni 105 Sierra Blanca Drive research at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, told HousingWire. activities and supporting Leadership Lincoln endeavors. Ruidoso, NM 88345 • 575.258.5330 Jeremy Radack, a real estate attorney in Houston who assists with financing, estimated FHA originations may be reduced by 33 percent to 50 percent this year due to the new rule. 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Education By Corey Bard

Earth Day should not be the only day we recycle, reuse, practice conservation and teach people to be more aware of the fragile environment where we live. The Library held a story time in Wingfield Park Sunday at the Earth Day Picnic and Hoedown. Thanks to Sean Parker, Gloria Sayers, Andrea Reed, Mayor Alborn, Debi Lee, Laura Eisenberg, Lynn Crawford and Rifle Salas for entertaining children and adults and promoting reading. Here are some of the stories that we shared in the park: “Whales Passing” by Eve Bunting reminded me of the more than 10,000 gray whales that migrated between Hawaii and Alaska passing the Oregon coast twice a year. I never actually saw a whale in Oregon, but the newspapers always would highlight the migration and point out the best places and times. It was suggested to me that Depot Bay, Ore. was a place to view the lazy whales who chose not to make the full trip north and would spend the summer there because the feeding was plentiful. “Someday a Tree” also by Eve Bunting is a story of hope. A tree is dying and when efforts to save it fail, Alice realizes we must act and continue planting new trees for the future. “Everyday is Earth Day” by Kathy Ross is a resource book on recycling, reusing, conserving and creative ways to do arts and crafts. “Let’s Celebrate Earth Day” by Connie and Peter Roop chronicles the founding of Earth Day and an introduction to nature and how we must live as a part of the complex ecosystem. “The Story of the Frog Belly Rat Bone” is a creative look at planting a garden and the lasting friendship that can be created from a community working together. “Dancing Deer and the Foolish Hunter” by Elisa Klevin is a tale of man’s attempt to tame nature and control his environment when he should be striving to live in harmony with nature. The recent release of the movie “The Lorax” made this story a favorite at Earth Day – again a cautionary tale of neglect and mishandling our living in harmony with our surroundings. Johnny Appleseed is an American Folk legend about John Chapman who walked across the northeastern United States promoting the planting of trees. Disney has a cartoon called “American Legends” that includes Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, and John Henry and wonderful animation and songs. The book, “Johnny Appleseed,” is also available in Spanish. “Wilson’s World” is a creative child painting how he wishes the world could be. A thinly disguised creation story – it reminded me of a collection I read years ago about how the creation myth exists in almost every culture and country of the world each telling how the world began. Earth Day is a reminder that we have lost our way and need to protect the environment because we are all from the same matter and chemistry and how we treat the Earth effects each and every one of us.

Learning history by immersion By Jack Shuster

One of the best ways to learn history is to immerse yourself in it. That’s what Jason Everitt is doing. Everitt, a teacher at Dexter High School in Dexter, N.M. is bringing 40 students and three adults to historic Fort Stanton State Monument for a guided tour on April 27. Few sites in the nation encompass the breadth of history seen at the Fort Stanton State Monument, the best preserved fort in New Mexico. A must-see attraction, Fort Stanton State Monument is in Lincoln County, nestled on Highway 220 that bisects the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway. New Mexico’s newest State Monument features more than 155 years of southwestern history ranging from its initial creation as a military garrison to its significance as the first tuberculosis hospital in the state, to an internment camp for German seaman during World War II. Everitt and the students from Dexter High School will begin their journey through the fascinating history of Fort Stanton at the museum which features an excellent exhibit and introductory video that provides breathtaking images and informative interpretive content that bring the rich history and heritage of Fort Stanton to life. The Fort Stanton Museum store sells a variety of gifts and keepsakes that support the mission of Fort Stanton, Inc, in their efforts to preserve the history of New Mexico and the West as well as educate the public about the historical significance of Fort Stanton. The Museum at Fort Stanton State Monument is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours are from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Dexter High School students will then tour the parade grounds, look at the historic buildings and have the undivided attention of four tour guides and two museum docents.

RMS GOBond projects moving along By Bea Etta Harris, Ed.D. Superintendent An RMSD committee met to review the contractor proposals for the White Mountain Elementary playground and completing the Ruidoso Middle School site. For each site, four proposals met the deadline and met all the criteria for review. It was a tedious but exciting day to review the proposals and score each one. After scoring the proposals, the price proposal was opened. When all the scores and the price were entered in the formula (provided by the Public School Facilities Authority), Wooten Construction from Las Cruces was awarded the contract for both sites. The Award Letter has been sent to Wooten, and we expect work at both sites to begin May 29, the day after Memorial Day. In the next few weeks, materials will be ordered and there will be delivery of some materials so you may see some work happening before May 29. We anticipate the WME playground will be completed before the first day of school in August. The RMS work is more extensive

and some of the work ASA Architects will be completed have been working before the first day of with the District on school; specifically, the demolition at the we have requested old middle school, the that the road up to roofing project at Horthe school will be ton Complex, and the altered, and the landretaining wall project scaping in front of at Horton Field. They the building will be have begun meeting completed by the first with the high school day of school. The science teachers early completion reregarding the remodel quests for RMS were of the Science Wing. Bea Harris determined by what Those plans should be needs to be done so traffic can flow finished by early fall, then out to bid, the first day. The work behind the and construction may begin as early school, at each end of the school, as January 2013. and on the playfield will not interASA will begin this fall workrupt traffic and pedestrian flow after ing with Nob Hill and SVP teachers school begins. We are anxious for planning the move of the Pre-K stuthe entire project to be completed, dents to the SVP site. The architecbut understand the complexity of tural planning will happen next year the RMS project will require many in preparation for the 2015 GOBond subcontractors and a great deal of election. coordination. All these projects are made posMorrow Reardon Wilkinson sible because this great community passed the GOBond proposal in Miller, Ltd. Landscape Architects 2011! Thank you for your commitwill be monitoring the work on ment to keeping our facilities in both WME and RMS in the coming top-notch condition. months.

RHS students honored for academic excellence Photo courtesy of Sandi Aguilar

The 31st Annual Academic Awards for Ruidoso High School was held on April 16 at Spencer Theater honoring more than 65 students for their dedication, hard work, commitment and achievement. The students earned a 3.8 GPA or higher during the school year. Pictured are Hannah Lindsey, Jennah Castleman, Marikka Temple and Kalen Freed.

Lincoln County ‘Robot Regulators’ Courtesy photo

The Lincoln County “Robot Regulators,” a team of students composed of middle school and high school students from Capitan and Carrizozo competed April 14 at the New Mexico Regional Botball Tournament in Las Cruces. The team consisted of Wade Stearns (CapitanGrade 8), Clay Bob Stearns (Capitan, Grade 6), Sam Edington (Capitan, Grade 10), Harrison Moore (Capitan, Grade 6), Johnathan Smith (Carrizozo, Grade 10) and Rylah Zamora (Carrizozo, Grade 10). The Robot Regulators was fully funded by generous support of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics in Norman, Okla., and their supporters as well as the Society for Science and public donations. The team worked evenings and weekends during the course of several weeks to prepare for the competition. Coordinator of the team, Ashley Ivins said, “I’m working to try to figure out how to make robotics, engineering and scientific research available to students of Lincoln County since it’s not currently offered in schools. With budget cuts and a back to basics of reading and math attitude, unfortunately it’s not on the horizon.” The Robot Regulators won a “Judge’s Choice Award for Rookie of the Year” at the event and will be heading to the RoboRAVE state competition on May 5 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Winter reading program winner Courtesy photo

Allen Sherrill was the winner of Capitan Public Library’s winter reading program. Presenting the winner with a Walmart gift card is staff person, Debbie Myers. Capitan Public Library is one of just three full service public libraries in Lincoln County. Founded in 1996, it’s become a vital, steadily growing and constantly evolving community resource. Everyone is welcome to use the library and library cards are free to all Lincoln County residents.

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April 24, 2012

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This week in Lincoln County History Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society April 24, 1877 Tunstall ranch established on Rio Feliz. James J. Dolan becomes Postmaster of Lincoln. April 25, 1913 Joseph H. Gentry appointed Post Master at Fort Stanton. April 27, 1899 Merchant Marine Hospital opened. April 28, 1855 Miles and Carleton consolidate forces at Camp Stanton. April 28, 1881 Billy the Kid kills J. W. Bell and Bob Olinger and escapes from the Lincoln County jail. April 28, 1936 Dr. Porter goes to Santa Fe to attend conference on tuberculosis among transients. April 28, 1939 Baby Sanchez admitted with depressed skull fracture.

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The Nest – a place to heal children April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. At the Nest, professional advocates, counselors and administrators focus on how the cycle of violence and abuse affects children. The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect suggests that domestic violence may be the single major precursor to child abuse and neglect fatalities in this country. Domestic violence and child abuse often occurs within the same families. In a national survey of more than 6,000 families, researchers found that 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently assaulted their children. Children are also injured when they attempt to intervene in the violence, stepping between the abuser and the victim. In its role as a model shelter, the Nest continues to evolve to meet the needs of child witnesses of domestic violence. Our inhouse counselors, Nancy Harkey La Pointe and Maurice Gudgel, provide much needed therapy to both women and children at the Nest. Gudgel states, “When a child grows up in an environment of domestic violence, they become emotionally damaged and sometimes they suffer physical damage. If these issues are not dealt with through counseling or

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Quiet time for your mind the type of meditaIn this day and tion that works for age, humanity is you. It can be as busier than ever. We simple as slowing are constantly on the your mind by focusgo and multitasking ing on breathing, to has become a requirepracticing the power ment for life. Workof intent and taking ing, raising kids, a moment to speak preparing meals, to your wise inner paying bills, grocerself or your higher ies shopping, helppower. ing with homework, Media Break - I and the like, are just often set aside time a few things on our to be away from any daily to do list. When Angie Fernandez outside influences. I we get a moment to take this break from relax; you can bet we are going to take that time and enjoy it! all media sources, including books, music and television, as words, phrases There are many ways for us to and rhythms can often distract my relax, such as enjoying a good book, brain and guide me down an influenced watching television, a good meal, path; rather than what might come catching up with old friends on the naturally. I also encourage a break phone or via social networks and so forth. But unfortunately we often over- from media sources before sleeping, as I feel they interrupt thoughts about look one of the most important ways my day as I relive the day’s activities, to relax, and that is the quieting of our both good and bad experiences; to find minds. answers for a better tomorrow. I also I once heard a speaker compare believe it is possible that exposure to our busy brain functions to that of the media before bed can influence our muscles in our legs. Our legs are often dreams and sleeping patterns. As a paron the move as they take us to this ent, I encourage this quiet time for my place and that, and some of us enjoy children, at least one hour before bed. other activities that use those muscles and help us feel good, such as jogging, Morning thoughts - each mornrunning or swimming. We often give ing I reserve the first five minutes those muscles a break throughout the after waking for a quiet moment of day, and when we sleep, we give them gratitude for the wonderful blessings an even longer rest. So why do we in my life. I also take a minute to set allow our brains to keep going without my intent for the day, such as keeping any kind of break? (Even as we dream a good attitude regardless of what I our mind is still busy). As I learn the may face during my day, along with importance of giving my brain a rest, the ability to understand and accept I learn to understand there are several others, and practicing the power of health benefits as well. Here are a few forgiveness. I have found that on the thoughts and activities to consider as days I practice my morning thoughts, I you too may see the importance of giv- am happier and more productive, and ing your mind a break. am often accompanied by an extra pep in my step. Meditation - I have found this type of break to be both calming and Whatever you choose as your rejuvenating. There are many forms of relaxation technique I hope you enjoy meditation and I suggest you research it, as I am sure you deserve it!

grew up with in their home. They use violence as the only coping skill they know.” A pilot children’s program utilizing art was implemented in July of 2011. Art therapy has long been a tool used to reach traumatized children. The program helps children bring their concerns and feelings to the forefront. “In instances of domestic violence, education is always the key. Our mission is to end domestic violence and we cannot do that without reaching the child witnesses and breaking that pervasive pattern of abuse,” explains La Pointe. Miriam Moreno, one of the Nest’s Advocates charged with spearheading the children’s program recently presented a program on healthy parenting styles to the Mescalero Head Start Program. Moreno made the point that as parents, grandparents and role models to children, we must all be more aware of how our actions affect the children around us. Shelter staff has noted the success of the children’s program. Advocates and counselors use tools such as art therapy to connect with the children. Within the safe, secure environment of the Nest, children come alive. Given tools such as art therapy, children make tremendous progress with regard to sharing experiences and fears that they might have otherwise kept to themselves. The Nest Domestic Violence Shelter serves women and children of any nationality, background or immigration status. Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours a day through the Nest Hotline 1-888-378-6378.

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Ruidoso earns big sweep over Tulie


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Baseball Capitan 7, Logan 2 Artesia 8, Ruidoso 0 Artesia 15, Ruidoso 6 Softball Capitan 14, Mesilla Valley 0 Capitan 14, Mesilla Valley 1 Portales 11, Ruidoso 1 Portales 11, Ruidoso 1

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GAME ONE Warriors 17, Wildcats 2 Tularosa 000 11 – 2 4 6 Ruidoso 4(10)0 3– 17 7 1 Tul – Nate Aragon, Greg Gonzales (2) and Pat Lathan. Rui – denver Coronado and Ryan Yaksich. W – Coronado. L – Aragon. 2B – Tul (Cameron Martinez), Rui (Yaksich, Patrick Lundquist. LOB – Tul 5, Rui 4. ––– GAME TWO Warriors 16, Wildcats 7 Tularosa 140 110 0 – 7 10 4 Ruidoso 108 025 – 16 11 5 Tul – Brett saenz, Anthony Coriz (3) and Pat Lathan. Rui – Julien Lopez, Ryan Yaksich (3), Tyan Francis (6) and Cade Patterson, Yaksich (6). W – Yaksich. L – saenz. 3B – Tul (Martinez), Rui (Patrick Lundquist). 2B – Rui (Garrett Thompson, Luke Chavez, Aaron shalley). LOB – Tul 9, Rui 8.

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Following a pair of big non-district losses to Artesia, the Ruidoso baseball team really needed a pick-me-up. They got it in the form of a pair of victories over Tularosa Saturday, winning 17-2 and 16-7. While the Warriors (8-10) found things easy in the first game – shutting out Tularosa until the fourth inning – the Wildcats actually took a 5-1 lead in game two. Alvarado said that was due his team’s somewhat lax attitude following a big blowout. “It started out a little shaky,” Alvarado said of the second game. “Our focus wasn’t there from the start,

April 19

Softball dexter 7, Capitan 5 Mesilla Valley 18, Mescalero 0 Mesilla Valley 21, Mescalero 1 Boys tennis NMMi 8, Ruidoso 1 Girls tennis NMMi 5, Ruidoso 4

April 20

Baseball Capitan 7, Gateway Christian 1 Capitan 10, Gateway Christian 4

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Baseball Ruidoso 17, Tularosa 2 Ruidoso 16, Tularosa 7 Softball West Las Vegas 11, Ruidoso 6 West Las Vegas 20, Ruidoso 5

sometimes kids will have a tendency to expect someone to roll over after they’ve beaten them, and that’s not always the case.” Denver Coronado went the distance in game one, holding the Wildcats to four hits through five innings, while the Warriors turned in a 10-run second inning. They did it with

only three hits, thanks to two Tularosa errors, four walks and two hit batters by starter Nate Aragon. Ruidoso pretty much cruised the rest of the way, as Coronado kept Tularosa off the bases – for the most part. One Wildcat that wouldn’t be silenced was Cameron Mar-

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Baseball Capitan at Elida, late Tennis Ruidoso at Lovington, late

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April 24 Baseball Ruidoso at hatch (2), 3 p.m. Softball Lovington at Ruidoso (2), 3 p.m. Capitan at Mescalero (2), 3 p.m.

April 26

Baseball Artesia JV at Capitan (2), 3 p.m. Softball Ruidoso at Mesilla Valley (2), 3 p.m.

April 27

Softball Portales at Ruidoso (2), 3 p.m. Golf Ruidoso in last chance qualifi er at New Mexico Military institute in Roswell, 8 a.m. Track and field Ruidoso at socorro invite, 10 a.m. Mescalero in district 8-1A meet at Jal, 10 a.m. Tennis Ruidoso in district 3-1A/3A tournament at Lovington, TBA

April 28

Baseball District 4-3A round robin play at White Mountain Athletic Complex Ruidoso vs. Lovington, 10 a.m. Portales vs. Lovington, noon Ruidoso vs. Portales, 2 p.m. Softball Mesilla Valley at Mescalero (2), 11 a.m. Capitan at Lordsburg (2), 1 p.m. Track and field Carrizozo in district 7-1A meet at Mountainair, 9 a.m. Capitan in district 5-2A meet at Lordsburg, 9 a.m. Tennis Ruidoso in district 3-1A/3A tounament at Lovington, TBA

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Golf Ruidoso in district 4-1A/3A tournament at socorro, 8 a.m.

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Ruidoso’s Denver Coronado slides safely into third base as Tularosa’s Cameron Martinez applies the tag, Saturday, at White Mountain Athletic Complex.

Tiger nine secures district title By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor CAPITAN – All season long, the Capitan Tigers have been the team to beat in District 4-1A. After their doubleheader sweep of Gateway Christian Friday, they’re still the team to beat. But while the Tigers may have secured their second straight District 4-1A title – and another trip to the state tournament – the Warriors didn’t make it easy on them. They also showed they had no quit in them, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning of game two to give Capitan coach James Weems fits. “Finishing a game like we did, we had a chance to put them away, and we just didn’t do it,” Weems said. “The bats stalled, pitching kind of flies away. But the outs came, so it ended up good for us.” “We’ve got to battle our way through

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tinez, who was 5-for-6 at the plate with a double, triple and three runs batted in in the two games. He was particularly effective in game two, when he capped off a four-run second inning for the Wildcats with his 2RBI triple. That gave Tularosa (3-16) a 5-1 lead, and it was obvious the Ruidoso bats would have to come alive. That didn’t happen until the third inning, when the Warriors pushed eight runs across on just three hits, chasing Tularosa starter Brett Saenz from the mound. “The kids just had to get refocused and do what they do best, play good baseball,” Alvarado said. Alvarado turned to a committee of pitchers for the second game, starting with Julien Lopez, then turning to Ryan Yaksich in the third. He got the win when Ruidoso pushed all those runs across in the bottom of the frame, and allowed just two more Wildcat runs before being lifted for Ryan Francis in the sixth. Patrick Lundquist had probably the best day of any Warrior at the plate, going 5-for-6 with a triple, double and two runs batted in, but with 18 hits total, the entire Ruidoso team had a good day hitting. The Warriors are at Hatch today, then host Portales and Lovington in the final District 4-3A games of the regular season. The Warriors – 2-2 in district after a sweep of Portales and Lovington two weeks ago, need two more wins next Saturday to clinch the district title. “This was a very good pair of wins, because we need to keep the roll going when we play Hatch,” Alvarado said. “I want to see them start reaching their peak, and this was the start of it.”

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Patrick Lundquist Ruidoso baseball Patrick Lundquist had an outstanding day against Tularosa Saturday, going 5-for-6 at the plate with a triple, double and two runs batted in during the Warriors’ doubleheader sweep over Tularosa.

adversity to win,” said Gateway coach Rick Rapp. “We knew we had to win both games if we wanted to win district.” Game one started uneventfully, as Gateway starter Andrew Meeks – who had thrown in the Warriors’ two previous games with Capitan – dueled to a scoreless tie through two innings with Capitan’s Raul Villegas. Gateway (6-7, 3-3 district) was able to take the lead by pushing across a run in the third without the benefit of a hit. Jacob Moody – on with an error by Tiger shortstop Jacob Wilcox – stole second and later scored when Meeks hit a ground ball that should have been a routine throw to first, only the throw was wild and Moody scored. Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Capitan first baseman Dillon Trapp catches a But the Tigers (12-4, 8-0) popup in foul territory, Friday, during the Tigers’ got things going in the bottom wins over Gateway Christian at Capitan. of the frame, pushing across two runs and loading the bases While Taylor’s shoulder didn’t help before Meeks had to retire from the mound matters for Gateway, Weems said it was with a tight shoulder. really only a matter of time. Reliever Chris Taylor – who was sup“In our first district game, we faced posed to start game two – didn’t have much him,” Weems said of Taylor. “We kind of better luck, allowing two hits and watching jumped on him after a while. I had a feeling as all three inherited runners came in to it was going to happened.” score. “It shouldn’t have, but it kind of took the wind out of our sails when Andrew GAME ONE couldn’t keep pitching,” Rapp said. “This Tigers 7, Warriors 1 week, he’s been to the doctor and we Gateway Chr 001 000 0 – 1 1 1 thought he was going to be OK. He was for Capitan 005 200 - – 7 8 2 two innings, and then it started knotting up GC – Andrew Meeks, Chris Taylor (3) and stephen Bechtel. Cap – Raul Villegas and Bobby on him.” hughes. W – Villegas. L – Meeks. 2B – Cap (JaBy the end of the third, Capitan had cob Wilcox) LOB – GC 4, Cap 7. a 5-1 lead and cruised the rest of the way. ––– Villegas pitched the whole game for the GAME TWO Tigers 10, Warriors 4 victory. Gateway Chr 100 100 2 – 4 7 5 The Warriors were able to score first in Capitan 142 120 - – 10 11 1 game two, as well, getting a leadoff double GC – Bechtel, Chris Bonham (6) and Tyler by Moody, who later scored on a grounder Raines, Bechtel (6). Cap –  Tracker Bowen and Wilcox. W – Bowen. L – Bechtel. 2B – GC (Taylor 2), Cap (Wilcox). LOB – GC 7, Cap 11.

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Ruidoso girls’ goals getting bigger

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Yes, yes, the Ruidoso girls got two more state qualifying legs in this year’s Spring Classic at Roswell’s Spring River and New Mexico Military Institute golf courses. But the Lady Warriors had already secured their spots at state the week before during the Leroy Gooch, and coach Melissa Misquez said the goal now is to start placing in the top three at these tournaments. “Getting our legs isn’t good enough for them anymore,” Misquez said. “Now they want to push harder and place higher.” The Lady Warriors scored a 497 on the tournament’s first day at Spring River Monday, then shot 482 on Tuesday at NMMI. They finished seventh out of a field of 12. Taylor Fjelland shot 89 both days, and Misquez said she’s transformed into a leader in the course of the year. “Taylor is leading them to practice harder and develop a will to win,” Misquez said. “She’s risen to the challenge and has come around to be a great leader for the team.” Both Ruidoso teams have only one more meet left before the district tournament at Socorro, having played in a three-team meet Monday at UNM’s Photo by Karen Boehler Championship South course in Albuquerque. They’ll be at a last-chance Ruidoso’s Kaylor Grado follows her shot at Spring River golf course in Roswell during the first day of the Spring Classic, April 16. qualifier Friday at NMMI.

“They really want to shoot a respectable score at UNM, since that’s where the state tournament is,” Misquez said. “They’re wanting to learn as much as they can about that course and be competitive at state.” The Ruidoso boys struggled in the two-day event, shooting 346 at NMMI Monday and 349 on Tuesday at Spring River. Neither score was good enough for a qualifying leg. Tony Nanz shot 82 and 80 – not bad scores, but not good enough for individual legs, either. “He had a couple of bad breaks that kept him from putting a good round together,” said boys coach Eric Eggleston. “He could have really spiraled down today (Tuesday), but was able to catch himself and turn in a respectable score, but was still one shot short of his final individual leg. He’s right there.” The boys still have only one team leg to get to state, meaning they need to shoot qualifying scores at both UNM and NMMI this week to get in. They could secure a spot at state with a win at the district tournament, but Eggleston said that’s kind of a tall order. “Not only would we have to win, we’d have to shoot a qualifying score,” Eggleston said. “That’s a tough course (New Mexico Tech), and it’s Socorro’s home course. They beat us by 35 shots at Spring River, and district is on their home turf. We’d have our work cut out for us.”

Lady Warriors to try to stop losing skid By Todd Fuqua

Sports Editor

The Ruidoso softball team started the year with three straight wins – and might have had a tournament trophy if the seasonopening Hot Springs tournament hadn’t been snowed out in the championship game. But since then, the Lady Warriors have won only one game. The Lady Warriors are 4-15 overall and winless in District 4-3A, following a week in which they’ve dropped four games to top 10 teams Cobre at home and West Las Vegas on the road, and a pair of district games to top-ranked Portales. Ruidoso began the week with Cobre April

16, dropping 14-6 and 15-5 decisions to Cobre, ranked No. 4 by NMOTC. com. “I just wanted these to be some good games, to have some decent defense and hit the ball,” said Ruidoso coach Sal Beltran. “We did that, except for one or two innings, and that’s what killed us.” Ruidoso wasn’t exactly steamrolled to begin with in each game. The Lady Warriors trailed by only a run heading into the fourth inning of the first game, and made an attempt at a comeback in the bottom of that frame, but literally ran themselves out of a bigger inning when Marissa Gonzales was thrown out at the plate, trying to score on a double by Destri Vincent.

After spotting the Lady Indians (14-3) five more runs in the top of the sixth and one more in the seventh off Ruidoso starter Amanda Bryant, the Lady Warriors again tried a comeback in their final at-bats. Marissa Gonzales reached on a walk and then was driven home by a two-run home run by Vincent. Lorely Enriquez then reached on an error. But after Shanna Sandoval flew out to right field, Enriquez was erased as part of a 6-4-3 double play hit into by Sarah Reynolds to bring the game to a close. Cobre opened game two with four runs in the first two innings, taking advantage of six walks issued by Vincent, who started the contest. The Lady Indians really opened things up in

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the fourth inning, though, exploding for eight runs on five hits, including a grand slam by Kayla Rodriguez which landed in the bleachers beyond the left field fence. At Portales, Ruidoso lost by identical scores of 11-1, but Beltran said his team actually did better

than the scores reflect. “The scores could have been even more lopsided, but we were holding them to just one or two runs per inning instead of 7 or 8,” Beltran said. “Also, we lasted into the fifth inning instead of bowing out in the third. There were some posi-

tives.” While Ruidoso was at least keeping the Lady Rams from running completely rampant over the course of five innings, Portales pitcher Kelsey Laurenz held the Lady Warriors to just three hits in both contests.

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April 24, 2012


Lady Tigers coach not disappointed Ruidoso girls By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor CAPITAN – Capitan softball coach Rodney Griego knows it’s dangerous to overestimate a team. Two days after they swept Mesilla Valley to remain undefeated in District 4-1A/2A, the Lady Tigers learned just how dangerous underestimating a team can be, falling to Dexter 7-5, April 19, in what was the Lady Demons’ sixth win of the season. For one inning at least, it looked as though the Lady Tigers would continue Dexter’s losing ways by taking a 3-1 lead, but then the Lady Demons scored four runs in the top of the second to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Dexter (6-14) took advantage of walks and wild pitches by Lady Tiger starter Sidni Hughes, who allowed those four runs in the second inning thanks to five walks and two wild pitches. The Lady Demons had only one hit in the frame, and were held to just three base knocks in the entire game. The biggest hit for Dexter was a 2-RBI single by Sandra Madrid in the second inning. Capitan (12-5) had problems hitting against Lady Demon starter Taylor Miles, whose fastball wasn’t as fast as the Lady Tigers are accustomed to seeing. “We have a harder time with pitchers that are a bit slower. She’s a fine pitcher, but it’s just slower than we’re used to,” Griego said. “We also had only about six girls hitting today, instead of all nine.” After spotting Dexter a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Capitan wasted little time evening things up in the bottom of the frame when leadoff hitter Teyna Montoya slammed a pitch over left fielder Arianna Otero’s head. Otero fell down on the play and the ball rolled to the fence. That allowed the speedy Montoya to round the bases for an inside-the park home run. The Lady Tigers scored two more runs on a run scoring single by Kymbra Espinosa and RBI double by

Lady Demons 7, Lady Tigers 5 Dexter 140 100 1 – 7 3 5 Capitan 301 000 1 – 5 7 1 dex – Taylor Miles and sandra Madrid. Cap – sidni hughes and Jamie Fields. W – hughes. L – Fields. hR – Cap (Teyna Montoya). 3B – Cap (hughes). 2B – dex (Veonica duran), Cap (hughes, Maritza Nava). LOB – dex 7, Cap 4.

Norris was able to run it down for the final out, and the Dexter celebration began. Thursday’s game marked the final non-district tilt for Capitan. Griego said the loss may have been disappointing for his team, but it actually didn’t hurt the Lady Tigers as much as some might thing. “This was good timing for something like this. We can learn from it,” Griego said. “This wasn’t a district game, and it wasn’t in the state tournament. I would rather have a game like this than beat someone 40-0. This was more of a challenge.”

Hughes, but Hughes was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple, which stopped the momentum. Each team later scored a run each, then both defenses settled down to hold each other scoreless until the final inning. Dexter again took advantage of a Wins at Cruces The Lady Tigers’ day at Mesilla little Hughes wildness, as the Capitan Valley was good in more ways than pitcher hit Haley Norris to put her one. on base. Norris stole second base, Capitan won 14-0 and 14-1 advanced to third on a groundout by thanks to a lot of hitting. Pearl Duran, then scored on a wild “This was actually a challenge pitch. for us, although the scoring doesn’t Capitan got two hits in the final half inning, but only scored once, and reflect it,” Griego said. “Their starting pitcher was about as good as it even that was almost an out. gets, and that shows how well our Montoya, on with a fielders girls hit the ball.” choice with two outs, almost recordGriego said every member of his ed the final out of the game when team (6-0 district) hit the ball well, she rounded the bag at third followwhile pitcher Sidni Hughes allowed ing a Fields single and was caught in a rundown. She was able to score no hits at all in the two games. when a throw by Dexter third baseman Arianna Chavez went awry. “There were a couple of bad calls on the basepaths, but I’m aggressive and it’s hard to change that from game to game,” Griego said. “Of course, Teyna said she always had that under control.” Espinosa got a hold of a pitch and drove it to left center field after Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press that, but Lady Ruidoso second baseman Teyna Montoya connects for Demon center- a hit during her team’s softball game against Dexter at fielder Haley Capitan April 26.

New and improved times for Ruidoso By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Ruidoso’s track squad got a real test of its mettle at Artesia on Friday. The Warriors were one of only four 3A schools at the meet – Hope Christian, Lovington and Socorro were the other – and the competition from big and mid-sized schools alike was brutal. As a result, neither the boys or girls placed very high in the team standings – but while the Ruidoso

boys trailed defending state champion Lovington and challenger Socorro, they didn’t trail them by much. There were even some new state qualifiers, something that didn’t happen at last week’s Warrior Invitational in Ruidoso. “We were just trying to improve on individual marks, for the most part,” said Ruidoso coach Colt Harrelson. Freshman Travis Mosher qualified in the high jump with a leap of

5 feet, 10 inches, while the Lady Warrior mile relay got in with a time of 4:23.25. Freshman Andi Harrelson also got a time of 1:02.95 to qualify in the 400, and was fourth overall in the long jump with a leap of 16-2. Tanner Chavez was one of those that improved on his state qualifying mark, doing so in the shot put with a throw of 4810½. He was third overall, while teammate Matthew Carr was fifth with a heave of 46 feet even.

TiGeRs from pg. 13 to first by Chris Taylor. The lead didn’t last long, as Capitan got a run on a hard hit double by Wilcox to score Bobby Hughes. The ball hit the top six inches of the fence before falling back to the field. Just three inches higher, Wilcox would have had a two run home run. The Tigers then got four runs in the second inning and scored in every inning from then on excepting the sixth. That inning was particularly frustrating for Capitan, as they had the bases loaded with two outs, needing just two to bring the game to a close on the 10-run rule. But a hard grounder hit by Wilcox went straight to Warrior third baseman Tucker Bruns, who fielded it and stepped on third to retire Villegas for the third out. No runs for Capitan,

and are at home this and Gateway coming to Thursday for a doublebat. Rapp said his team header against Artesia’s never quit, and their performance in the top of the junior varsity to end the regular season. seventh proved it. The Warriors scored two runs on a sacrifice fly to center by Taylor and an RBI single by Stephen Bechtel, but Tiger pitcher Tracker Bowen – who also went the distance for Capitan – struck out Chris Bonham to end the game. The Tigers faced Elida on the road Monday in their final District 4-1A game of the season, Bowen

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As well as the Warrior duo has done in the event this season, Harrelson said they’ll find the going rough at state. “To have two in the top six with this level of competition is really good, but four out of the top six were in 3A,” Harrelson said. “That’s how tough Class 3A is in this event.” This coming Friday is the Socorro Invitational, a meet Harrelson opted for instead of the Mirmanian Invite in Las Cruces. “This will be an all 3A meet, and we’ll be seeing a lot of schools from up north there,” Harrelson said. “Portales and Lovington are about the only teams that won’t be there, but they’re in our district, so we’ve seen them plenty. “This is pretty much a preview of the 3A state meet,” he added. “This will help us with strategy when we get to state.”

fall just short

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor It has not been an easy season for the Ruidoso tennis team, but on April 19, the Lady Warriors came close to earning a District 3-1A/3A victory over New Mexico Military Institute. Ruidoso lost 5-4, but had some really good matches and wins that gave both them and coach Dennis Johnston some confidence. Probably the most exciting victory for Ruidoso came at No. 5 singles, which pitted eighth grader Erika French against NMMI’s Choe Ikard. French won 7-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in an exhausting match that pitted two players whose Erika French playing styles were almost identical. “That was an awesome match,” Johnston said. “Both were so similar and kept hitting that ball back and forth. There were a lot of great volleys.” The team match came down to No. 3 singles, with Frida Moheng taking NMMI’s Mariah Garcia to three sets before falling 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. That tipped the scale in the Lady Colts’ favor. “It would have been nice to win this, to give us a better seed in district,” Johnston said. “But the matches gave them a lot of confidence.” On the boys side, NMMI made short work of the Warriors, sweeping to a 9-0 victory. Daniel Marshall at No. 1 singles gave Gavin Lynch a run for his money, though, falling 6-3, 6-2. “That was their best player, and the best Daniel’s played all year,” Johnston said. “He knew what he had to do to be competitive.” Ruidoso district season continued Monday at Lovington, and the Warriors will be back in Lovington this weekend for the district tournament.


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April 24, 2012

Gotta love those hills when marathoning by Sarah Crewe with Ty Wyant

“Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks, they are the summits of ranges.” – Thomas W. Higginson If you watched this year’s Boston Marathon, you surely noticed the smooth, seemingly effortless running displayed by the world’s elite marathoners. With temperatures soaring into the 80s, it was also a case study on how to run – and not to run — in the heat. And the hills, those dreaded hills. The iconic Boston Marathon point-to-point course features the Newton hills, starting at the 16-mile mark, and is highlighted by the notorious Heartbreak Hill at the 20-mile mark, just when many runners are “hitting the wall.” Watch the footage on Universal Sports online at You will see perfect form, from all angles. Uphill and down. It looks so easy, but alas, if it were so we would all run sub-five-minute miles for 26.2 miles. How do they get so fast? Forgetting genes and upbringing for a moment (which makes up much of what makes them fast … think few school buses in Kenya), let’s pinpoint how normal folks like you and me can run like a pro, or at least improve a bit, to get through

the hills on the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon run on June 9. “Speed kills.” That’s a quote that most runners utter when they’re injured from doing too much speed work on a track. Instead of risking injury, run the hills. “There is nothing better for developing speed and muscle power”, says Brad Hudson, marathon coach to the stars. Running hills helps leg strength, efficiency and your ability to use oxygen. More importantly, you are less prone to injuries running hills than you are by running track repeats because the “slope shortens the distance you have to … land, reducing impact,” according to Marc Bloom, running expert at Runner’s World. “You can certainly replace hill running for track work. It’s the same result,” says the United States’ only Olympic marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter. He gained prominence racing on the track as a member of the legendary Florida Track Club and has since been running the hills around Boulder, Colorado for more than 30 years. Running up hills fast, but short, helps. The great thing about Ruidoso is that everywhere you look there are hills, it’s a tremendous local resource. Find a short but steep hill (6-percent-plus grade). In fact, pick a hill on the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon run course. After a 20-minute warm-up, run as fast as

you can up that hill for 10 seconds. Walk back down the hill and jog easily for two minutes. Repeat. Cool down. Do this once a week. Each week add one repeat until you get to eight. Take a couple of weeks off after you do eight, then start all over again. Mark where you are after the 10 seconds. After the second round, see if you run farther with each 10-second repeat. Now, rest assured the winners of the Boston Marathon do a bit more than run 10-second hill repeats, but everyone has to start somewhere. All columns are at http:// sports_area. Sarah Crewe is a USAT (USA Triathlon) Level 1 coach who coaches triathletes and is a certified RPM, yoga and American Swim Coach Association Level 2 coach. She is lead faculty for health and physical education at ENMU. To contact Sarah Crewe for training or learn more about the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon, call the Ruidoso Athletic Club at 257-4900. If you have any training questions for Sarah Crewe, email them to


Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir running through the Newton hills on his way to victory on April 16. ‘’I knew it was going to be hot, and one important thing that I had to take care of today ... was really hydrate as much as possible. I guess my biology degree kicked in a little bit,’’ he said after the victory.

Always contact your doctor before beginning physical training and it is advisable to have a personal coach.

Final Capitan boys relay team qualifies for state By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor It’s been quite a week for coach Collin Justiss and the Capitan boys track team. The Tiger relays – which Justiss has called the backbone of the team – were missing qualifying one event, the 4x400, and were hoping to get that all-important time at their own Tiger Relays on Thursday. But the meet – which would have also featured

every small school in the area – was cancelled due to roots coming up through the track, so Justiss found himself scrambling to get into another meet. He got Capitan in to the Estancia meet on Saturday, but then found he couldn’t go himself because of a family emergency, so girls coach Vicki Sedillo was in charge – with a little help. Sedillo had her hands full with Dustee Rae Eldridge, who was

competing in five different events. “I was back and forth a lot with Dustee,” Sedillo said. “But it was exciting to see those boys get in.” The Tiger 4x400 squad turned in a time of 3:36.78, just over three seconds better than the qualifying mark. Eldridge has qualified in two events, and currently leads all state qualifiers in the pole vault – an even in which she’s the defending state champion

to be held May 4-5 in Albuquerque. Justiss is just glad he’s got all the relay teams in already, and now it’s a matter of fine tuning.

– by a full foot. Next up is the District 5-2A meet at Lordsburg this Saturday. This is the last chance to get qualified for the state meet,

“We’ll be working on the handoffs and start times,” Justiss said. “We also need points from other events if we want to challenge for a state title.”

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April 24, 2012



Jace n’ Lee to headline Family n’ Friends Music Festival

playing all over New Mexico and West Texas, and is creating a large fan base who are all looking forward to the release of their debut rock album. The HomeGrown Boyz feature Anthony McTeigue vocals, guitar; Chris Greigo - vocals, bass and Leo Chavez - drummer. The HomeGrown Boyz have performed in front of large crowds opening up for worldwide acts such as: Tommy Chong, War, Los Lobos and many more. The band is about to release their debut rock album in 2012.

On May 19 from 10 a.m until 10 p.m., at the Ruidoso Convention Center, the inaugural Family n’ Friends Music Festival, headlined by Jace N’ Lee will bring a variety of live music benefitting Lincoln County Juvenile Justice and Team Builders. Each of the 10 bands will be featured on W105 and KRUI during NM in the Morning.


Jace n’ Lee is a sextet of highly professional musicians that are true road warriors. Playing a mixture of Southern Rock, Country, Rock, and ballads, the dance floor is filled everywhere they play. Jace Cadle met B.B. Lee in 2005 during an open mic night at a venue just north of Atlanta. B.B. plays lead guitar, sings and writes music. Jace has since played extensively around the Atlanta area. Jace plays rhythm guitar, sings lead vocals, writes music and is an accomplished artist. Over the next several years, while playing in different projects, their paths continued to cross. In 2009, they decided to join forces, creating Jace n’ Lee. Steve “Song Rider” Dempsey was asked to play bass (the famous Thunderbird bass), vocals and song writing. Next was B.B.’s lifelong friend, Lou Park. Lou’s talents include rhythm guitar, mandolin, harmonica, keyboard, vocals as well as song writing. To round it off, Dawg Burnett, Steve’s close friend, was brought in to play drums and so began Jace n’ Lee. Currently traveling with Jace n’ Lee are two valuable new members. Miss Kelly Green and Rick, “Mr. Smee.” The various members of the band have played and toured with artists such as: Confederate Railroad, David Allan Coe, Molly Hatchet, the Byrds, Government Mule, Eric Quincy Tate, Hank Williams, Jr. and more. Now, as a cohesive unit, Jace n’ Lee is road-tested and crowd-approved.


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Grown Boyz” is a band on the rise that is well known around the southwest for performing live, and playing a wide range of variety music, including Alternative Rock, Spanish, Country and Western, Cumbias, Classic Rock, Blues, Oldies and many more. This versatile band has been

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Pyrex Perculators playlist is inspired by bands like Motorhead and Metallica. They are excited about being part of the May 19 fundraiser supporting the youth of Ruidoso.


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I called Dr. Laura the other day because I love listening to her radio show, (it’s a guy thing) and after waiting 20 minutes to get on the air, I said to her: “Dr. Laura, I sure hope that you can help me.” “I sure hope I can,” she said very profession-

ally. “What’s exactly is the problem?” I said, “Well… it’s my pig, Dr. Laura, he thinks he’s a super hero.” “A super hero?” she questioned. “What are you trying to say — that he’s got a superiority complex — that he thinks he’s better than the rest of us?” “No,” I said, “he’s not a politician, Dr. Laura . . . he’s just a humble super hero.” “That’s funny,” she

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Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy Graham Teen children struggle with bulimia, drugs, unplanned pregnancies. An unfaithful husband crashes a longtime marriage. Divorces. A joyous period with a new mate crushed when he is involved in a near fatal automobile accident.

How does God test our faith? Ruth Graham has been down that road. She knows what it is like to doubt, and she knows what it is like to pick herself up in the Word and walk in His path. This courageous woman’s trials have led her to form the Ruth Graham and Friends Ministry that has special appeal to those who feel marginalized by life, those who might identify with the title of one of her books, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart. The daughter of beloved and internationally known evangelist Billy Graham, Ruth will be the guest speaker at the Lincoln County Prayer Breakfast this year. Ruth has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows including Good Morning, America, The Hour of Power, Focus on the Family, Fox & Friends, CBN, Life Today, and CNN. Because of the problems she has faced in her own life, Ruth says, she has a special feeling in her heart for those whose struggles make them doubt their faith and whose obstacles seem almost insurmountable. Reaching out to these people has been the underpinning of her new ministerial outreach and is the theme of a second book, Fear Not Tomorrow.

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April 24, 2012

Remembering Alex Brown By Madison Miller RHS student On April 21 the “Students Against Destructive Decisions” (S.A.D.D.) sponsored an assembly at the Ruidoso High School for the “Remember Alex Brown Foundation” (R.A.B.), who’s mission is to ask everyone to sign a pledge to refrain from texting while driving. The Brown family, Johnny, Jeanne, and Katrina Brown, came to the high school to give a presentation about the dangers inherent to texting and driving. The Brown’s spoke of the heartache they felt when they lost their oldest daughter, and sister, Alex Brown. Alex was killed in a single-car accident that occurred while she was texting and driving on her way to school, in November of 2009; she never made it to her destination. Jeanne Brown, Alex’s mother, told of how she had gone look-

ing for Alex after she had been notified that Alex hadn’t made it to school that day. She found her daughter’s white truck, mangled and wrecked, off the side of the road. Alex had been thrown from the vehicle and critically injured as the truck rolled over her. Alex was airlifted to the nearest trauma center, but shortly after passed away. The Brown family believes that their daughter’s death could have been avoided. As part of their presentation, they displayed the actual wreckage of Alex’s truck, strapped onto a trailer. Students were encouraged to climb up and view the inside of the vehicle. They wanted to make it clear, that driving a motor vehicle can be very dangerous unto itself, much less with the distraction of a cell phone. Jeanne gave students optional apps to download free to the their phones

that either will read any text messages coming in or send an automatic reply that states that the person is busy driving and will call the sender back later. There is no text message that is worth taking a life. For your own safety, and Courtesy photo the sake of loved The Alex Brown family along with SADD president, ones, please don’t Dana O’Toole. text and drive. For more information, or to take the pledge, (Reads text messages to you.) go to rememberalexbrownfoundation. The RHS SADD members would org. also like to thank The Lodge at Sierra Blanca for donating the accommodations Ruidoso SADD encourages parents for the Brown family. Also attending to have their family members download were some students from Capitan and the free apps:,, Carrizozo high schools.

Spay and neuter programs help reduce unwanted animals By William Harelson The Humane Society of Lincoln County A major source of homeless dogs and cats is the breeding of unwanted animals. Some puppies and kittens are born to domesticated dogs and cats; however, by far the most significant cause of births of unwanted kittens is the breeding of free-roaming cats. An educated guess by the executive director of the Humane Society of Lincoln County (HSLC) puts the number of free-roaming cats in the county at as high as 4,000 animals. The problem with unwanted puppies is far less for the simple reason that dogs are less capable of surviving on their own, compared to cats. Nevertheless, there are a significant number of unwanted puppies and dogs in Lincoln County as evidenced by the number of animals that pass through our shelter each year. To combat the problem of the over-population of unwanted kittens and puppies, the HSLC has applied for and received grants for spay and neuter programs. To address the free-roaming cat problem, the HSLC applied for a grant available from PetSmart Charities®. The amount of the grant is $127,000 and the funds are to be used to pay for spay and neuter surgeries. The HSLC has put out a call for residents of Lincoln County to identify candidates for the PetSmart program.

Those wishing to have free-roaming cats fixed and regarding these SNAP grants should contact our shelter office 575-257-9841. vaccinated for rabies at no cost to them should contact Betty at 575-378-1039. Once a free-roaming cat has been spayed or neutered, it will be returned to the area it came Elmo is a happy-go-lucky little guy Genie is a frisky girl who is around a from where it will be who loves to be outside. When inside year old and weighs 8 pounds. She monitored and cared for he stays is a very by its caretaker. cuddled happy and For dogs, two grants friendly up in his for spay and neuter assisbed. He kitty who tance programs (SNAP) would love socializes have been awarded. The to find a well with terms of agreement stipuother great new small home. She late complete anonymity dogs and has been of the donor. One grant loves in the applies to dogs of 40 going shelter pounds or more and the for long since Dec. second grant is for dogs 10 of last walks. He has been in the shelter less than 40 pounds. Both year, which is longer than any other longer than any other dog and we grants are to be used to really want to fi nd him a home. animal that we have. pay for spay and neuter services whose owners To adopt one of these featured pets, contact the Humane Society of Lincoln could not otherwise afford County. Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-5 and the procedures. Saturday 11-2. Location: 422 Gavilan Canyon, Ruidoso. 575-257-9841. Persons who wish Website: additional information

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Bright lights, big makeup, big acts and... barbeque? By Emily Knox RHS sophomore and Red Feather member The Red Feather Theater Company is known for its brilliant students and wacky, almost too involved teacher. Does the community really understand the behind-the-scenes action? Red Feather is about theater and it’s about running a business. For the past four years, the high school theatre students have teamed up with several local businesses in search of support and they have found it. Ruidoso’s Rose Furniture, Golden Yarn Flooring and Inn of the Mountain Gods are a few great examples of businesses supporting Red Feather. Now, the successful restaurant Can’t Stop Smokin’ has become involved the current “The Wizard of Oz” production by providing posters

to advertise, tickets to sell and a spread of food included in the $10- show and dinner price. Cassandra and Jhett Schiavone, the mother and son duo of Can’t Stop Smokin’, are the ones to thank for this spectacular act of kindness to support the high school theatre arts. Cassandra is also providing several amazing extras to the upcoming stars in the company supplying healthy snacks during most rehearsals, staking out posters, and most importantly gracing the imaginations of the future with advice. The stage is more than a place of entertainment to those involved in Red Feather. It’s our home, and with the assistance of the Schiavone family we are happy to share that home with you. Photo courtesy of Emily Knox

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TUESDAY APRIL 24 Money Smart Week: Budgets, Credit Risk and Credit Scores, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Rd, Ruidoso, 4 - 5 p.m. Greg shaver of Otero Federal Credit union explains budgeting, what is credit risk, & how to interpret or improve your credit score. For more information, contact Jennifer stubbs, 575-2583704; Free. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 Farmer’s Market at sBs Wood shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a.m. Preschool story time at the Ruidoso Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Bug stories, craft: pony bead caterpillar. Children’s dept. is located downstairs. Money Smart Week: Health Savings through Exercise, Ruidoso Public Library, 4 - 5 p.m. Marsha Palmer, of Lincoln County’s extension Offi ce, shares heart-wise exercises and takes your questions. For more information, contact Jennifer stubbs, 575-258-3704; Free. The Sterilizers perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. THURSDAY APRIL 26 2012 EMS Region III “Partners for Life” Golf Tournament, Rainmakers Golf Resort, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Two-Person scramble: 2 person teams on a fi rst come, fi rst pay basis. 18 holes, including green fee, cart, range balls, gift certifi cates, t-shirt, cap, two mulligans per player, and catered lunch. Poker golf will also be available. For more information, contact eMs Region iii 575-7692497. $120 per team. Live Music with TomTom and friends at sanctuary on the River, 207 eagle drive, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy hearty soups and salads at ChopChop Inspired Salads and have some lunch-time fun with live music performed by TomTom and friends every Thursday. For more information, call 575-630-1111. Money Smart Week: Budgets and Getting a Better Job, Ruidoso Public Library, 4 - 5 p.m. As part of Money smart Week at Ruidoso Public Library, Rachel Weber and stephanie Gillespie of New Mexico Workforce solutions, present two short talks: one on personal fi nance or ‘budgeting’ and another on how you can get a better paying job. For more information, contact Jennifer stubbs, 575-258-3704; Free. VIP Casino Night - Business After Hours at the inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, White Mountain and sierra Blanca lobby areas, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Want to know more about table games? Play a live game with a real dealer! This is your chance to ask questions and practice with chips provided at each table for your learning experience. The Play Money you have remaining at the end of the evening is yours to bid on real prizes at our auction. Registration, 4 - 5:30 p.m.; Reception and table game instruction, 5:30 - 6 p.m.; Live table auction, 6 - 7 p.m.; Play money auction, 7:30 - 8 p.m. For more information, contact Charles Meeks: 575464-7024. Mark Kashmar, country blues, Cafe Rio, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30. Karaoke with DJ Pete! Cree Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m., every Thursday, evening, including allyou-can-eat taco bar from 6 - 9 p.m. Pass the word, the Cree Meadows lounge is open to the public! Luke West performs at the swiss Grill at the swiss Chalet, 1451 Mechem dr., 6 - 9 p.m. Join us for this performance of our NM-OATh Performing Arts initiative with Luke West in this beautiful setting at the swiss Grill. For more information, contact susan Travis: 575-937-0294; “The Wizard of OZ” performed by the Rhs Red Feather Theater Co., Ruidoso high school Performing Arts Center, Warrior dr., 7 p.m. The Red Feather Theatre Co. will present L. Frank Baum’s, “The Wizard of Oz” - a two-act play. dinner will be provided by Can’t stop smokin’ BBQ at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Theater Box Offi ce: 575630-7495. All tickets are $10. Ticket price includes the dinner and show. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive in the building which previously housed Rush Ski Shop. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan. The Smokey Bear Historical Park is located on highway 380 (better known as 118 Smokey Bear Blvd.) in the heart of the Village of Capitan and is open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. Entrance fees into the park are $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDForestry Division. Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid’s Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race FRIDAY APRIL 27 Money Smart Week: Banking Smart, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 10 - 11 a.m. Mr Turner, of First National Bank, educates about personal fi nance issues as part of Money smart Week at Ruidoso Public Library. For more information, contact Jennifer stubbs, 575-258-370; www.youseemore. com/ruidosopl. Free. Cantina Night at Laughing sheep Farm, 1 mile west of Lincoln, hwy 380, mm 96, from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music with guitar and fi ddle playing Western swing. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Cree Meadows Country Club is hosting a fi sh fry and live band. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant on Mechem drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the swiss Chalet inn, Mechem drive, 6 p.m. Susan Landers Kolb performs at the No Name Café 6 - 9 p.m. during Prime Time Fridays. 522 sudderth, 575-257-2253. Friday evening dinners are by reservation. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem drive, 6 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. “The Wizard of OZ” performed by the Rhs Red Feather Theater Co., Ruidoso high school Performing Arts Center, Warrior dr., 7 p.m. The Red Feather Theatre Co. will present L. Frank Baum’s, “The Wizard of Oz” - a two act play. dinner will be provided by Can’t stop smokin’ BBQ at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Theater Box Offi ce: 575630-7495. All tickets are $10. Ticket price includes the dinner and show. Karaoke at The elks Lodge on highway 70, next to the Ruidoso emporium, at 7 p.m. with All For Fun Karaoke. Aaron LaCombe performs at Casa Blanca Restaurant, 7 - 8 p.m. Iron Chiwawa (Classic Rock) performs in Club 49 at inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Live music downstairs at Lucy’s Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Track & Casino. Simulcast races are shown live from across the country and betting windows are open to place your wager. Billy’s Race Book also serves delicious food and has a full bar. If you love horse racing, it is the place to go. Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs - the �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum is home to an extensive permanent collection of magni�icent carriages, wagons, saddles, �irearms and Indian artifacts, as well as ever-changing traveling exhibits. Located just east of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Highway 70, the entrance to the Museum features the landmark bronze “Free Spirits of Noisy Water,” one of the largest equine sculptures in the U.S. with eight larger-thanlife horses, representing seven different breeds. The Museum is open seven days a

SATURDAY APRIL 28 Schlotzsky’s Bun Run, Wingfi eld Park, 8 - 10 a.m. This event is sponsored by schlotzsky’s, The Village of Ruidoso Parks & Rec, The Ruidoso Athletic Club, KBuY/KWes, MTd Media, The dove Kedu, eJ signs, the Ruidoso News, and the Postal Annex, to benefi t the Ruidoso special Olympics. There is a 5K race, a Kid’s K, and a K-9 run. For more information, contact the RAC: 575-257-4900. information available at schlotzsky’s, 2812 sudderth or RAC, 415 Wingfi eld Rd. 2nd Annual Ruidoso Lincoln County Crimestoppers Identity Theft Shred Day, Lawrence Brothers iGA parking lot, 721 Mechem, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. suggested $5 or more for personal shredding; businesses will be assessed additional fee. All proceeds benefi te Lincoln County Crimestoppers. 2nd Annual Renaissance Festival of Carrizozo, Mcdonald, a.k.a. spider Park, and a portion of 12th street, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Parade at 9:30 a.m. Booth space is free for artisans, crafters, vendors and entertainers. Hidden in Holland - History comes alive! Ruidoso Public Library, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Andy holten - “hidden in holland.” similar to Annie Frank, holten at the age of 5 was hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Come hear this truelife story from one of the survivors of hitler’s World War ii. For more information, contact sharon stewart 258-3704; ruidosopl. Free. “Tea For Two or Just for You” at First Christian Church, 1211 hull Rd., 2 - 4 p.m. This is an afternoon of entertainment and fellowship sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church of Ruidoso. The program, “Women of Camp Capitan”, will be presented by local historian Polly e. Chavez. special music will be provided by Lou Ann ellison. After the program guests will share a “high tea” served in the fellowship hall. Reservations recommended. For more information, call: 575-257-2220 or 575-257-1142. Ruidoso Dance Ensemble presents “Coppelia,” spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 spencer Rd., Alto, 2 - 9 p.m. The ballet is performed by local dancers from the Ruidoso dance ensemble. The full-length, classic tale is a livelier, more realistic story than most other ballet classics: it’s a heart-warming story about two young lovers and a romantic toy-maker who thinks he has magical powers. Old dr. Coppelius lets everyone believe his cre-

week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission begins at $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs. To �ind more information on the Hubbard Museum of the American West, please visit or call 575-378-4142. Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. Pillow’s Funtrackers is the premier family fun center in New Mexico. We have been providing fun to thousands of families for over twenty years. Our park includes three go-kart tracks, miniature golf, arcade, Mountain Maze, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Panning for Gemstones, Rock Climbing Wall, Extreme Air, and Kiddie Bounce House.

ation, Coppelia, a mechanical doll, is a real person, and young Franz falls in love with her. A true marriage of romance and hilarity, the ballet ends with a touching reconciliation and the reality of love. For more information, contact the spencer Theater: 1-888-818-7872; Tickets are $28. “Just A Little More About Caves,” hubbard Museum, 26301 hwy 70, Ruidoso downs, 2 - 3 p.m. “Living With Karst The Benefi ts and Challenges of Living in a Cavernous environment, “ by dr. Veni, the executive director of the National Cave and Karst Research institute. he will explain what karst is, how it works, the unique benefi ts and challenges of living in karst and what people need to know to live in karst areas. Much of southeastern NM is karst. Karst areas are the world’s more diverse, resource-rich, yet problematic terrains. They contain the largest springs and most productive groundwater supplies on earth. For more information, contact the hubbard Museum of the American West: 575-378-4142; www. Free with admission to the museum. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, 5 - 10 p.m. There will be silent and live auctions, games and lots of raffl ed items. Great food by inn of The Mountain Gods. For more information, call Jean Cunningham: 575-354-2451 or 575-937-5628 or david Cunning-

ham: 575-973-8222; Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Luke West performs at the swiss Grill at the swiss Chalet, 1451 Mechem dr., 6 - 9 p.m. Join us for this performance of our NM-OATh Performing Arts initiative with Luke West in this beautiful setting at the swiss Grill. For more information, contact susan Travis: 575-937-0294; Free Movie at Sacred Grounds: “Departures,” 2825 Sudderth Drive, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. This may be the gentlest, sweetest movie about death that you will ever see. A cellist named diago comes to the conclusion that he’s not talented enough to make a career as a musician; having just returned to his hometown, he answers a job ad for what he thinks is a travel agency... only to discover that company prepares bodies to be placed in coffi ns. Fearful of his wife’s response, he hides his new job—but as he grows to appreciate his boss and the eff ect that the ceremony of cleaning and dressing the deceased has on their families, diago discovers that he might have a calling. For more in-

formation, call 575-257-2273. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina on Mechem drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Iron Chiwawa (Classic Rock) performs in Club 49 at inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Live music downstairs at Lucy’s Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SUNDAY APRIL 29 Piñon Pottery Mosaic Flower Pot Workshop, 26465 e highway 70, Ruidoso downs, 1 - 4 p.m. Vicki Conley will be holding a mosaic tiled fl ower pot workshop. The cost is $20 and covers all materials. All proceeds go to The episcopal Church in Lincoln County’s outreach fund. For more information, call Vicki at 575-937-0873. Rockin’ H 4-H Club Benefit Golf Scramble, inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 1 - 3 p.m. 4 person golf scramble. 1 p.m. shotgun start. Awards for hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest putt made, and many more. Prizes for each hole! Come out, play and enjoy your day while supporting our “Leaders of Tomorrow”. For more information, contact the inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Pro shop: 575-464-7941. entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per team. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY APRIL 30 Brain Stretching Forum at eNMu-R, 10 a.m. - noon. An open forum for discussing ancient theories, modern dilemmas and current events returns. Free and registration is not required. Local experts in a variety of fi elds act as facilitators and participants are encouraged to bring their life experiences and opinions to share in the round table format. Areas of exploration include relationships, consciousness, the role of technology and the nature and limitations of knowledge. There are no prerequisites. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call the Community education department, 257-3012; Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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April 24, 2012

Angus Church Wednesdays

the time, both of them were beginning By Sue Hutchison to sense they were being called into Reporter full time ministry of some sort. Youth ministry was a good fit. Not often will a youth pastor be equally comfortable with a Bible and a chain saw. That’s Phil Jones. Angus They make a formidable team at Church’s youth pastor since 2005, Jones can carve a bear Angus Church. Beginning around 3 in the morning and preach in the afternoon, but those p.m. each Wednesday Jones will make are just two of Jones’ abilities. There’s more than meets sure Angus Church’s vans are fueled the eye when it comes to Jones and his heart for Lincoln and ready to make multiple trips to pick County youth. up Capitan students. Back and forth Born in Weatherford, Texas, he lived in several West he goes, along with Shelly and several Texas towns as a kid. Jones fell in love with Shelly Harris volunteers who assist in the program. at Loop, Texas high school but when he headed to South From 75-150 students between elemenPlains College, she went to Texas Tech. After Shelly tary – high school aged students attend headed out to Oceanside, Calif. to operate a beauty supthe program. A full dinner, open time Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press ply shop, Jones followed her and asked for her hand. for homework or fun with outdoor and Phil Jones at Angus Church. They married and settled in Lincoln County, assisting indoor activities, music and a lesson are in several local business ventures with Shelly’s parents, all a part of Wednesday evenings at Angus. assistance. There are many adults who provide supervision Eldon and Lois Harris. Two daughters, Paige and DaniCapitan High School assistant football coach James in the unified goal of showing youth love and compassion. elle were added to their family. Hightower contacted Jones a few years ago and asked “Our goal at Angus is to be a blessing to our comEldon and Lois Harris, Shelly’s parents, opened what time he needed to release his football players from munity. We don’t just want to maintain ourselves, we Bent Tree Jamboree on Airport Road, and hired musipractice each Wednesday. Hightower knew most of his want to be ready to focus on the needs all around us.” cal performers from South Plains College to provide team attended the Wednesday program at Angus Church Phil and Shelly Jones are a vital part of the ministry team entertainment for the dinner show. Jones began to teach and in a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” effort decided to at Angus Church. himself how to play guitar and eventually became the work with Jones’ schedule. entertainment anchor for the Jamboree, saying, “They Rhonica (Angus were having so much fun up there I decided to be up Church’s Director of there with them.” Phil and Shelly also managed another Children) and Tucker Harris business venture, The Branding Iron restaurant in Toler manage the children’s Upper Canyon from 1994-97. Shelly’s still famous for program on Wednesdays Charles Clary her dinner rolls, which are featured frequently at Angus and provide transportation The scriptures warn us about measuring, commending and comparing ourselves Church gatherings. as well, utilizing volunwith one another. Paul writes in ll Corinthians 10:12-18, that the Lord Jesus is the one Jones’ love for music became the avenue for his soul teers Christal Christensen whose commendation counts. to be expressed. At the time, Jones relates Shelly was and several others. Rose When I was coaching, we would have preseason workouts to determine who the “spiritual head” of their family, bringing their two Gomez, Sharron Gray and would be our starters. In the second week, we would have intra-squad scrimmages. her food service team are daughters to Angus Church on her own. Jones says God Our starters would look good as we compared and measured ourselves with ourselves. all background checked began to communicate with him through music. “I saw We might even be so bold as to commend ourselves. “We will have a good year.” and ready to assist each God could use my music and that’s how my heart was “When you measure yourself by yourself, and compare yourself with yourself, you are Wednesday, many times changed. God will use the gifts He’s given us and He not wise.” In the midst of this political process of choosing candidates and then electing showing up at 1 p.m. to won’t waste anything.” one for office, we have polls. The polls tell us who will win the nominations, and who “I know what it is to live without and with Christ and prepare. Claude and Ilene will win the elections. But, just like in football and other sports, upsets take place in the Marsh faithfully provide how miserable I made others around me when I wasn’t political arena. In 1948, Truman upset Dewey in the presidential election. In 1969, Joe valuable kitchen clean-up living with Him.” Jones committed his life to Christ and Namath led the Jets to the Super Bowl, an upset of the Colts. We tire of all the candibegan attending church with his family. dates and their comparisons and commendations of themselves. But, it is our responsiFrom ’97 to ’05, Jones earned a bility to look through all the comparisons and self-commendations to determine which living carving chain saw bears. Another candidate is best for our nation, state, county, and municipality. Don’t vote the polls, self-taught skill, Jones watched chain saw vote for the candidate of your choice. artists and decided to follow in their steps. There are two Bible study groups Those who own one of his bears comment at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran CHURCH SERVICES the faces he carves are distinctive and “the Church that meet during the week. Sunday School 9:45 AM best around.” The men’s ministry group will Morning Worship 10:45 AM In 2005, Pastor Rick Hutchison of Sunday Night 6:00 PM meet on the first and third Thursday Listen or Download FREE Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Angus Church was making a change in of each month at 8 a.m. at El Paraiso staff, and met Phil and Shelly at Taco Bell Restaurant, 721 Mechem Drive (in to discuss the possibility of joining forces. the Sierra Mall). The Jones had been involved with the Teaching you Chapter by Chapter & Verse by Verse. Hearts in Service women’s Bible youth as volunteers. Their heart for youth study meets on Tuesdays at 1:15 126 Church Drive • Ruidoso, NM • 575-378-4174 was evident and Hutchison asked Jones p.m. at the church in the fellowship Next to Family Vision Center on Mescalero Drive and his wife to consider becoming part of hall. All are welcome. Plenty of Parking! the Angus Church staff. Jones recalls at

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Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. Stephanie Harmon, Pastor. 257-4170 Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 648-2846 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D. Ave. 648-2893/648-2846. Carrizozo. Jean Riley, Pastor NAZARENE Angus Church of the Nazarene Angus, 12 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy. 48, 336-8032. Rick Hutchison, Pastor QUAKER Quaker Worship Group Unprogrammed meeting at the Anderson-Freeman Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details of this and other Quaker activities contact Sandra Smith at 653-4951 PENTECOSTAL Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly Retired Pastor and author Harry A. Peyton Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Ruidoso 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D. Pastor, Art Dunn, Youth Pastor, Nathaniel Dunn. Free home Bible studies PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 101 Sutton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 257-2220. Tony Chambless, Pastor Ancho Community Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Corona United Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Nogal Presbyterian Church Reverend E.W. “Bo” Lewis REFORMED CHURCH Mescalero Reformed Mescalero. Bob Schut, Pastor SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Ruidoso Seventh Day Adventist 207 Parkway, Agua Fria, Ruidoso Downs, 378-4161. Pastor Andrew Spooner 437-8916; 1st Elder Manuel Maya 9374487 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Call 336-2170 or 257-8912 for location NON-DENOMINATIONAL American Missionary Fellowship Rick Smith, 682-2999. E-mail: RickS@ Calvary Chapel 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 257-5915. Pastor John Marshall

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Ruidoso Free Press

April 24, 2012



Call 258-9922 or stop by 1086 Mechem (MTd Media) to place your classifi ed ad. deadline for Legal Notices and Classifi ed display is Wed. at 5 p.m.; deadline for Classifi ed Liners is Thurs. at 5 p.m.










SMOKEY BEAR DAYS Capitan, NM May 4 & 5, 2012

Booth space is 10’ x 10’ Booth fee for the event is $50 until April 20th and $60 after that date. There is also a $10/day fee for a temporary business license. Application deadline is April 27th. This is a rain or shine or wind event. Please be prepared. All the information that you need to apply is on the web site at 130 EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED! Dishwashers, line cooks, servers and prep cooks. Apply in person Tuesday-Friday 10 am-3 pm at Kokopelli Club 1200 High Mesa Rd. PART TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED. General handyman knowledge required. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express. 400 W. Hwy 70. PART TIME BREAKFAST HOST NEEDED. Must have prior serving experience. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30am-11:00am Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express 400 W Hwy 70. HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED. Housekeeping department under new management. Experience required. Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express 400 W Hwy 70. FRONT DESK POSITION AVAILABLE at the Holiday Inn Express. Must have knowledge of the local area, and possess strong customer service skills. Saturday-Tuesday, 3 pm - 11 pm. Please apply in person at 400 W Hwy 70. COOK/DISHWASHER HELP NEEDED. Apply in person. Cree Meadows Country Club 301 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 SUMMER HELP WANTED for outdoor general yard work. $8.50hr 575-257-8835 NOW HIRING front desk, server, housekeeping supervisor, and experienced cook. Apply in person. Swiss Chalet Inn.

150 HEALTHCARE ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 866-938-5101 ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 866-406-2158 ATTENTION JOINT & MUSCLE PAIN SUFFERERS: Clinically proven all-natural supplement helps reduce pain and enhance mobility. Call 888-466-1077 to try Hydraflexin RISK-FREE for 90 days.

190 REAL ESTATE LOVELY 3 BD 2 BA, 2 car garage with a 2 bedroom guest house. Horse barn, horse walker and hot tub on 3.3 acres. River front. Both houses totally furnished. 309 Parker Rd. Ruidoso Downs 575-3788933 or 575-808-2568

210 ROOMMATE WANTED 1 BEDROOM 1 BATH $400 includes utilities plus deposit. 575808-8329 ROOMMATE TO SHARE 3BD/2BA HOME in Capitan. Call 575-9374866

215 CABIN & RV RENTALS RV SPACES FOR RENT. 575-258-3111 2 BEDROOM CABIN. Partially furnished. $525.00 per month $350.00 deposit. Small pet ok w/ approval. Close to mid-town. References required. Call days @ 257-0872 & leave message. RV SPACE FOR RENT. $250 a month plus deposit. 575-378-4661


1997 CHAMPION. 16X80. Completely furnished, 3BD 2BA. Ceiling fans throughout, washer, dryer, fridge, water softener, AC, carpet throughout and storm windows. Plus large deck. $34,500 Call 575973-0289.


MOBILE HOME WITH ADD-ON FOR RENT. Ruidoso Downs local. Unfurnished, 3BD/1BA. Electric range, dish washer, refrigerator/ freezer, gas dryer, Evaporative AC, central heat and washing machine hook-up. No pets allowed. Garbage and water paid. $550 per month. References required. Call 575-973-0830

235 HOMES FOR RENT: FURN / UNFURN 3 BD 2 BA 2 stories, 2 decks, yard. $900 + utilities. NP/NS 575-4307009.

JOB SUMMARY: To train and supervise food service staff (wait staff and food servers) in proper procedures for all food service. To fulfill duties and responsibilities in an independent manner.

El Capitan Apartments

3 BD / 2 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE. Fenced yard, Agua Fria subdivision. Ruidoso Downs. $1100 plus Deposit. 378-4661

Large 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, long or short term lease. $ 450-$550/ month. Convenient Village location, School System walking distance. 354-0967

ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY, to more than 284,000 New Mexico newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 32 newspapers around the state for only $100. Call this newspaper for more details or visit for more details.

1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for rent, Unfurnished, Bills paid. 575-258-3111..

250 FARMS, RANCHES OR LAND/ACREAGE 20 ACRES WITH WATER! Near Ruidoso, $34,900. New to market, municipal water, maintained roads and electric. Won’t last at this price! Call NMRS 866-906-2857 BEAUTIFUL 4 ACRE PARCEL in Alto. Take Mesa Heights Dr. between TR’s Store and Post Office to second Rango Loop Road, go left to by owner sign, Beautiful trees, views, wildlife, privacy, constructed homes only. Asking $50,000 707-542-7408.



Inspiration Heights Apartment Homes 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Nestled in the pines of Ruidoso Downs 301 Sierra Lane


Under New Ownership

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

ALTO 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, washer and dryer hookups, covered front and back decks, fenced back yard, water and trash paid. $700 plus security deposit. References required. 575-937-2831 EFF APARTMENT. Bills paid, Wi-Fi,


1BEDROOM WITH LOFT in midtown. Available midMay to mid-August. $700 575-973-7860


Milagro Hill

Antiques & Mexican Furniture 175 Indian Divide (between Capitan & Carrizozo)

Thurs - Sat 10-4

All other days by appointment

575-354-4275 575-937-5854 TENTS FOR RENT Eddie 575-973-0964 CASH!! Cash for your gold and silver. 575-937-3325 NICE COVERED GOLF-CART super powered. $1500.00 575-336-2059

at the corner of Sudderth & Mechem Drives. Owner will consider financing. Two buildings - could be separate rentals. Many potential uses. Call for details. $299,500 MLS #110607


with easy access. Two bedrooms and one bathroom. Natural cabin feeling, nice remodeled deck with view. Could make a primary residence or seasonal vacation home. $97,800 MLS #110608

& CASINO IS A DRUG – FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. Employment with Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino is contingent upon a successful drug screening test.

AMY’S COTTAGES, 3 bedroom for rent, furnished, perfect! 575-9731241


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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Supervises and directs work in the food service department in accordance with established policies and procedures. 2. Inventories and orders food service supplies. 3. Prepares work schedule; monitors, and records employee attendance and performance. 4. Prepares and approves employee time cards and food consumption reports. 5. Identifies equipment problems and schedules repairs with service personnel. 6. Attends staff meetings. 7. Reports staffing, morale, work methods, and procedure problems to the department head. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Two years’ restaurant or institutional food service experience, including knowledge of food handling, service, and sanitation. 2. Good communication and supervisory skills. Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Executive Offices. RUIDOSO DOWNS RACE TRACK

Furnished, $500 a month. 575-9379160


3 BR, 2 BA ranch-style home on 1.8 acres!! Large and open kitchen/living area. Roomy master suite. Wood flooring, beams & accent walls. Huge covered porch with valley and mountain views. Large garden area and fruit trees. $179,500 MLS #110630

Food Service Supervisor

MTD MEDIA IS SEEKING A VALUABLE MEMBER OF OUR ADMINISTRATIVE AND ADVERTISING STAFF: RECEPTIONIST/CLASSIFED ADVERTISING CLERK I Call Kim at 575-258-9922 or send your resume to Become a member of growing team and apply for our front office position where YOUR people and administrative skills are sought! Job Purpose: This full-time position will place classified ads, make first contact with visitors, support the marketing/sales staff and backup the billing specialist and office manager. Skills/Qualifications: We seek candidates with excellent skills in verbal & electronic communication, Microsoft Office, organization, marketing support and supply management.

616 Mechem • Ruidoso, NM • (575) 257-4011 • 800-530-4597

© 2012 BRER Affiliates Inc. An independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates, Inc. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the rock symbol are registered service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential. Equal Housing Opportunity.

THE NEW MEXICO SEED LOAN PROGRAM is available to small businesses owned by individuals with disabilities and provides low interest loans for the purchase of equipment and related supplies needed to expand or start a business. Contact the New Mexico Seed Loan Program at 855-891-8295 or for more information. A low interest loan program of DVR; State of New Mexico 100 PERCENT GUARANTEED OMAHA STEAKS - SAVE 65 percent on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. ORDER TODAY at 1-877-291-6597 or, use code 45069TVP. DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-867-1441 AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands-on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-886-7324. EVER CONSIDER A REVERSE MORTGAGE? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 877-8412034


Complete Inventory Clearance American Dream

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2 Weekends only

April 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th May 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th (Last Days)

10 am - 5:30 pm Cash & Carry (575) 808-3566 (Across from Walmart)

English Saddles Tools Prom Dresses 510 CAMPERS/TRAVEL TRAILERS

2006 PILGRIM OPEN ROAD 5TH WHEEL, 36 Ft,. Triple pullouts,

All AmericAn reAlty SALES & RENTALS


225 SANTIAGO CIRCLE – FURN or UNF 3 BDR / 2 BA w/2-car garage, microwave, dishwasher, & W/D. $3000/Mo includes utilities. 101 RANCHER ROAD – UNF 2 BDR, 1 3/4 BA w/1 car garage, wood-burning FP & fenced yard. $950/Mo + utilities. (On the Market - Subject to showing with a lawful 30-day notice) MONTH to MONTH ONLY


100 ALLISON LANE – UNF 2 BDR, 1 BA. Wood-burning stove, hookups for stackable W/D. Pet OK w/owner approval. $750/Mo + utilities. (On the Market - Subject to showing with a lawful 30-day notice) 323 HEATH DRIVE – FURN 4 BDR, 2 3/4 BA cabin with knotty pine interior and large wooded yard. $975/Mo + utilities.


1230 MECHEM DRIVE #15 – 258 DEER PARK DRIVE – UNF 3 BDR, 3 BA condo at The UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA w/2-car Springs. $1200/Mo + utilities. garage, elec. range, refrigera- (Available 5-21-12). COMMERCIAL tor, microwave, dishwasher & W/D. Gas log FP, A/C & Water 2900 SUDDERTH DRIVE – softener. $1800/Mo + utilities. Large building at the corner of (Available 4-30-12. Shown by Sudderth & Mechem with many potential uses. Come take a look. Appt. ONLY)

575-257-4011 • 800-530-4597 View these rentals at:

© 2012 BRER Affiliates Inc. An independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates, Inc. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the rock symbol are registered service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential. Equal Housing Opportunity.

has regular ball hitch. Very good condition. $18,500.00 OBO. 575361-1627.

550 AUTOS FOR SALE 02’ SUBARU FORESTER AWD. 173,000 miles young, great working condition. $4600 call 575-3540967

Commercial Investment Property 1300 sq.ft. metal building (leased) Plus two residences 707 sq.ft. and 452 sq.ft. $ 340,000 Call 257-8444 for info. ~~~

Unique furnishings/Décor One bedroom home in Alto $ 800/mo. Bills paid. Very unique furnishings/décor Includes everything you’ll need for a short or long-term stay. Call Pat at All American Realty 575-257-8444/575-937-7611

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