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Ronnie Dunn at the Inn

Hitting it as a solo Country artist with “It’s Written All Over Your Face” and “she Put the sad in All his songs,” then 12 albums with four platinums with Brooks and Dunn, Ronnie goes solo again and brings us his newest album “Bleed Red.” inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero. 8 p.m. 575-464-7777, www. Tickets start at $30.

Aug. 16-19

Trials for richest Quarter Horse race in the world at Ruidoso Downs

With everyone hoping for the chance at $2.4 million, 26 trials open the track on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to see which 10 horses will win a spot for in the richest Quarter Horse race in the world. 575-378-4431. Free.

Aug. 17

It’s Elvis week at the Inn

Party Like the King at the Inn of the Mountain Gods by celebrating the King of Rock & Roll’s life and career with an elvis Tribute. dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. 575-4647508, $50.

Aug. 18

‘Vicki Lawrence and “Mama” – A Two Woman Show’ at the Spencer

Comedian Vicki Lawrence’s brilliant alter ego “Mama” Thelma Harper is back, eager to share her observations about political happenings and domestic struggles with the same spit and vinegar that won hearts across the land. Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Alto. 575-3364800, www.spencertheater. com. Pre-show buffet 6 p.m. $20. show 2 p.m. $63 and $66, Show 8 p.m. $66 & $69.

Annual Hospice butterfly release

A moving experience for life, love and beauty. Release a butterfly into the wild with this benefit for Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice Foundation, providing end of life care for Lincoln County residents. White Mountain Meadows Pavilion, off Gavilan Canyon Rd. 11 a.m. Call to reserve your butterfly 575-258-0028. rhch. org/docs/Butterfly-Releaseflyer-2012.pdf. $12.

Aug. 19

New Mexico Saxophone Quartet

Carrizozo Music in the Parks free concert brings you smooth summer sounds. New horizon development Center will be selling food, drinks and homemade ice cream. Bring a lawn chair. McDonald Park in Carrizozo. 5 p.m. www.carrizozomusic. org, 575-648-2757. Free.

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Contaminated river water prompts health concerns By Sue Hutchison Reporter As native grasses begin their struggle to grow in the burn-scarred forest, new water concerns are coming to the surface. Bacteria and contaminants previously filtered by mountain vegetation and watershed are appearing in rivers that originate from the burn scar of the Little Bear Fire. Stabilization of bacteria could take years, according to Randall Camp, utilities director for the Village of Ruidoso. “If the lab tells you the bacteria in the sample is too numerous to count as they have with certain samples, it’s trouble.” Camp is convinced the river water from the burn scar is unsafe for human activity. Bonita Park Camp’s executive director, Stan Yocom agrees. The camp was one of the areas hardest hit by the Little Bear and he’s been aggressively pursuing water safety for guests and staff at the camp for weeks. “At each orientation and throughout guest group’s stay, we’re reminding them to stay away from the river water and even away from the edge. We want to ensure our guests have a safe visit while at camp,” says Yocom. He’s also instructing his staff to monitor the Rio Bonito regularly to watch for violations. The Bonito River is the camp’s northern border. Yocom, also a certified utility worker, sends water samples directly to state labs for periodic evaluation. The camp’s ground wells have produced safe water, according to ongoing tests. But since the Rio Bonito is part of the camp’s property and is near several of

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Residents are being warned against any sort of contact with water in the Bonito River and other area creeks due to extensive bacteria contamination as a result of Little Bear Fire damage. their activity areas, Yocom and his staff are being vigilant. “I wouldn’t recommend any human activity in our rivers for quite some time. I’d much rather err on the side of caution. The tested level of bacteria and fecal coliforms could produce illness if introduced into mouths, open wounds or cuts,” says Camp. One of the problems they’re facing is the lack of vegetation to slow or decompose fecal matter from native forest fauna. Deer, elk, rodents and forest animals’ waste travels at rapid rates with the watershed because

there is little to impede the speed off steep mountains. When asked about using river water downstream for irrigation of crops or lawns, Camp recommended caution, but did not see as much concern for vegetation as for humans. “As the water stands in irrigated areas, the solar radiation will help kill harmful bacteria. I wouldn’t allow kids to play in the water, however.” “The natural defenses which exist in watershed areas simply are not there right see HeALtH coNcerNs, pg 3

Mescalero tribe receives water treatment facility grant By Todd Fuqua Reporter It’s been a long time coming for some Mescalero residents, but the promise of a working wastewater system to replace aging and failing septic tanks will finally become a reality. That’s according to officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who were in Mescalero Friday to announce the awarding of more than $3.6 million in federal funds to develop the Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press system in the Mud Canyon Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development director for New area of the reservation. Mexico and Ed Avalos, USDA Undersecretary for Regulation and According to Fred KayMarketing (both far left), speak with Mescalero Tribal President dahzinne, tribal manager, the Frederick Chino, Jr. (far right) following the presentation of $3.6 system had been coming for million in grant money to build a sewer line in the Mud Canyon several years, but was held up area of the reservation. due to a technicality. “I started here in February, for extra funds to finish off This, combined with $482,000 and while I was going through the project, which will service supplied by Indian Health the office, I ran across this projhomes that have been in place Services, brings the total money ect, which was started in 2008. since the 1970s without any available for the project to more It was just sitting there,” Kayworking sewer system. than $4.1 million. dahzinne said. “There was one According to a press reThis will allow for more document that wasn’t closed out. lease from the USDA, a major- than 65,000 feet of sewer line to That’s all it was.” ity of the funding comes from a be installed, servicing homes in Once they made this discov- Colonia’s grant, with additional Mud Canyon, Sanspear Drive ery, officials applied to USDA money from a direct grant. and San Juan Drive. The line will

also provide service to homes along U.S. 70 and in Blank Canyon, Misquez Lane, Forest Road and Soldier Canyon. The ultimate goal is to connect the lines with the town of Mescalero’s collection system to be treated at the existing wastewater treatment facility operated by the tribe. “This is an example of how we’re making the relationship between the native nations and the federal government work,” said Terry Brunner, state director for the USDA. “We hope you can think about us more down the road for further projects.” Council Vice President Sandra Platero pointed to a dry erase board that had several infrastructure projects that had been on the back burner for several years, and Brunner made a point to write them down in a promise to see that they got completed. “This is the first time we’ve seen this grant awarded to an Indian tribe,” said Mescalero tribal president Fredrick Chino, Sr. “I want to thank you on behalf of the entire Mescalero nation.”

2012 EcoFest provides healthy living solutions EcoFest 2012 at ENMUR provided material and resources to maintain a wholesome balance between nature and humans, in addition to presenting valuable tips for healthful lifestyles. With topics ranging from diversifying cropping systems to organic fruit production, EcoFest gave those who attended multiple resources. Several classes throughout Saturday’s schedule provided

material to utilize natural resources while finding ways to live in harmony with native flora and fauna. “I think the focus is wonderful,” said Sherrie Koehler, a fourth grade teacher at White Mountain Elementary School. Koehler attended Saturday’s classes to gain information to present to her class. Koehler was one of more than 15 who attended see ecofest, pg 3



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August 14, 2012

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CoMMUNitY CALeNdAr Sheriff candidate speaks Lincoln County sheriff candidate Dr. Ray Seidel will address the public today at 6 p.m. at the Swiss Chalet Inn, 1451 Mechem Dr. The meeting is sponsored by the Lincoln County Tea Party Patriots, and there will be an optional dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Seidel, a physician in Ruidoso and Capitan, is running as a write-in candidate in the November election against Republican incumbent Robert Shepperd. Seidel will be joined by Richard Mack, a former sheriff in Arizona. For more information, visit or

be a door prize, cash prize and prizes for each game. A light meal will be provided and wine will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, contact Barbara dickinson at 3367822, Cindy Buzan at 336-1214 or contact any Altrusan. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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The Alto Lakes special Zoning District Commission will meet Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Stag Room of the Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club, 1 Mulligan Dr., Alto. The agenda includes a public hearing regarding a proposed amendment of the ALsZd comprehensive zoning and land use ordinance. Proposed changes include document formatting, new and clarified definitions, a new sections with guidelines addressing short-term residential rentals, emergency and red tag permit processes and updated permit fees and penalties. Proposed changes may be previewed, and an agenda will be posted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting, at www.

Thanks to a grant through Dreyers’ Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’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

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Republican Congressman Steve Pearce will be in Ruidoso Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. to open the Lincoln County Republican campaign headquarters, located on Mechem Drive next to Pioneer Bank. The headquarters will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is well stocked with yard signs, bumper stickers and brochures for all Republican candidates – national and local. Those not yet registered to vote in the November election can do so at headquarters. Anyone wanting to volunteer can stop by or call Diane Harlan at 808-1737.

BBQ with Lobos The public is invited to an “End of the Workout BBQ” at sierra Blanca Lodge at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. Meet the university of New Mexico football players and coaches and show the Lobos we’re glad they’re in our town. The BBQ is free of charge to the public.

LBFRC meeting The next regular meeting of the Little Bear Forest Reform Coalition will be held Aug. 20 at 3 p.m., at a location yet to be determined. For more information, call 575-397-5229.

Driver safety course AARP Driver Safety will present a class Aug. 27 at the Ruidoso Senior Center. The four-hour class will begin at 9 a.m. As a thank you to all educators past and present, there will be a special discounted price of $5 for this class. Coupons will be available. For all others, regular pricing is $14 or $12 for AARP members with their card. Attendees completing the class qualify for insurance discounts in most states. Call the Senior Center to register at 257-4565.

Vino Bingo Altrusa Club of Ruidoso is hosting the second annual Vino Bingo at the outdoor pavillion of Sanctuary on the River, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, and a light jacket is suggested. There will

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. 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. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting. 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. For more information regarding AA meetings in Lincoln and Otero counties, call 4309502.

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 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 firefighters 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 offered. 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, flexibility and movement, 11 a.m.-noon The Wish energy transformation, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20 per person and space is limited. Thursday – Qi Gong. Cultivate energy, strength and health, 11 a.m.-noon. Available daily by appointment: Licensed massage therapy with Sandra Gussett. For more information, call 6301111.

The Lincoln County Regulators, members of the Single Action Shooters Society, hold matches the second Saturday of every month at the Ruidoso Gun Range located on Hale Lake Road. Registration is at 9 a.m., matches start at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to participate or watch the action. During the shooting matches, all other shooting is suspended. For more information, call Avery (AKA Rowdy Lane) at 937-9297. The Lincoln County Sheriff ’s Posse is part of American Western history that continues today. The Posse meets the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the headquarters located a mile south of Carrizozo on Highway 54. For more information, visit or call 575-512-7077. Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at K-Bobs. The Photographic Society of Lincoln County – dedicated to the advancement of digital photography – meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Region IX offices at 237 service Road. Annual dues are $15 per family which includes lectures and field trips. Contact Leland deford at 257-8662 or Herb Brunnell at 258-4003. Rotary Club of Ruidoso meets at Cree Meadows Country Club noon every Tuesday. Ruidoso Evening Lions Club meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 106 s. Overlook. Ruidoso



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Oliver Schultz, a 9th grade FFA student in Capitan, is holding Emma, his rabbit who won reserve grand champion at the 2012 Lincoln County Fair. port meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in the Lincoln Tower at 1096 Mechem Dr., Suite 212. For more information, call 575464-7106. Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice offers bereavement and grief support groups for those who have had losses in their lives. Two groups are available – Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. or Friday from noon to 1 p.m. The groups meet at Ruidoso Home Health and Hospice, in the conference room, at 592 Gavilan Canyon Rd. For questions or directions, call Lyn Shuler at 258-0028.

Ruidoso Masonic Lodge No. 73 meets first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. if the first Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-442-2026. SAA meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church at the Holy Mountain at 321 Mescalero Trail Road. For more information, call 575-956-3101 or 575336-4187.

The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bobs. The Lincoln County Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Otero County electric co-op, on Highway 48 in Alto, at 9:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome. The Garden Club’s purpose is to encourage community beautification and conservation, and to educate members in the arts and sciences of horticulture. For more information, call 973-2890. The Lincoln County fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from noon-2 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club Dr. All are welcome and may bring a brown bag lunch. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 257-9810. The Lincoln County Community Theater meets the fourth Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to come. Call 808-0051 for the meeting location, or visit www.

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Grow your own – urban gardening By Todd Fuqua Reporter Gardening for food isn’t nearly as time intensive as some might think. It doesn’t even need a whole lot of acreage, according to Stephen Carter, executive director for EcoServants of Ruidoso. “On my back porch, I have about 40 square feet in raised beds and pots,” Carter said. “It’s all about how you can raise vegetables on space that’s not on the ground.” Carter was one of several presenters scheduled for the first EcoFest at ENMU-Ruidoso, featuring entertaining and educating events designed to promote gardening, greening and creating a sustainable environment. The space needed to grow vegetables isn’t huge. Carter said one square foot can grow one tomato plant, one pepper plant, four heads of lettuce, 16 carrots or 16 onions. Those observations were made based on what he’s already grown. He’s always looking for new vegetables to grow. “This is a great thing to experiment with,” Carter said. “This year, I’ve been growing broccoli and artichoke, just to see what happens.” Many aren’t willing to try growing their own vegetables due to the time or expense, but Carter said doing so doesn’t cost a whole lot either. “The wood to make the beds is easy to find, and you might have to buy a trowel, but mostly it’s hand

work. The soil’s about the only thing that costs that much,” said Carter, who stated he had to put out about $300 for the 40 square feet of soil. “And once you get everything set up – about a day – it’s only 15 or 20 minutes a day to water everything.” So what are the benefits, besides the obvious one of feeding yourself? “Well, if everyone did this, we’d get a little closer to being sustainable,” Carter said. “It also changes the nature of how you think about your food. When you grow it yourself, you know exactly where it comes from.” Carter emphasized the key is to grow these plants without chemicals or fertilizer, which only serves to stress the plants and leave them open to disease and insects. Carter uses natural compost from coffee grounds, melon rinds and the like for nutrients in the soil, and has even come up with an effective way to keep the pests off. “Take two liters of water, cut up some cigars and let that sit for a week. Then drain out the water and put in a little habañero powder,” Carter said. “Spray that on the leaves, and there’s no insect that likes that.” One word of warning, if you start doing this, you might end up with a space problem. “It’s a really good stress reliever, and the porch – or wherever you plant these – becomes a really nice place to hang out,” Carter. “But I’ve actually grown so much, I’ve kind of crowded myself out of the porch.”

eCOFesT from pg. 1 ing video/TV time to two hours a day, Dr. Tess Grasswitz’s class on Integrated and adding at least one hour of physical Pest Management. The class centered activity a day to encourage better health around pest control through placement for children. Earthly Herbals provided of natural elements and plants throughproduct samples which utilize natural out affected areas. ingredients to promote health while Also present were materials from Current Energy Systems which provides decreasing dependence on chemical sources. consulting, products and services to reduce energy use and produce natural forms of harnessing energy. By using passive solar enhancements and by utilizing infrared thermal imaging while in the planning stages of new building projects, Current Energy Systems says significant savings can occur. Personal fitness was also represented at EcoFest. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends eatSue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press ing five or more fruits and EcoFest display of healthy plant and insect vegetables a day, restrictcohabitation.


heALTh CONCeRNs from pg. 1 now. Bacteria levels clean up a little between rainfalls, but the harmful bacteria counts rise when a fresh rain fall occurs. The natural cycle has been broken,” says Camp. “Our community needs to be aware that these harmful bacteria can cause fever and can attack organ function in humans.” Camp wouldn’t recommend even using river as a source for watering livestock, horses or cattle. “If the fish can’t live in the river, it’s probably not safe for other animals as well,” says Camp. “The beneficial bacteria and the balance between that and the destructive bacteria have been totally disrupted.” On recent trips to Bonito Lake, Camp has seen bears and vultures feast-

ing on dead fish which have washed up to shore due to the poor quality of water in the lake. Estimates predict more than five years before the lake will begin to fully recover. “Nature will take care of itself, but until it has a chance to do so, we’re going to need to be very careful,” says Camp and he will continue to recommend humans stay away from water from the burn area. Until they are certain the water is safe, Yocom and the staff at Bonita Park will post signs indicating the water’s instability and will continue to monitor the Rio’s border. “We’re telling all guests and staff alike to stay out of the water, and off of the edge of the river,” says Yocom.

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To the Editor: There should never be a time, but particularly now, that Americans should be forced to “Suffer Fools” when it comes to the people who are being paid to serve us. Yet that is exactly what’s taking place with some currently unidentified staff members in the Obama White House, and their apparently deliberate leaking of classified information for political purposes. Gratefully, the outcry in Congress has been largely bipartisan. Chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence Mike Rogers stated “somebody committed a crime against their country,” and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said “this has to stop.” But just this week Admiral William McCraven, who heads our Special Operations Command, candidly said, “Sooner or later it’s going to cost people their lives.” Too many partisan politicians and their ideologically obsessed staffers naively view the world as being entirely political, and that the “ends justify the means” ... regardless of the grave risk and danger their actions may cause to Americans and our allies who are in harm’s way, or to our nation’s security. History has a tendency to repeat itself no matter how ugly the scenario. For example, the British after WWI were wary of the growing threat from Soviet Russia and had managed to decipher the Russian codes and as a result, were able to obtain valuable intelligence. However, self-serving politicians in Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin’s administration publicly bragged about their accomplishment in 1927 and the Russians immediately changed their communications to an impenetrable system. The British lost precious intelligence in those critical years leading up to WW II, and were taught a bitter lesson for it. Regrettably, I suspect soon enough the United States will be taught a similar hard lesson because of the despicable actions of these staffers ... never, ever, let your enemies know what you know, nor how you came to know it. The fool, or fools, on the White House staff, who recently leaked damaging classified information needs to be quickly exposed, indicted and tried . ... and then sent to jail for the maximum time allowed under our laws. All Americans are victims of their shameful crimes, and we all deserve the full measure of justice. Allen Weh Allen E. Weh is a New Mexico businessman and retired Marine Corps Colonel who ran for Governor of New Mexico in 2010.

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that you can use to make a comparison between President Obama’s tax plan and Governor Romney’s. This “online tax calculator” can be found at where you click on “Romney Tax Calculator”. Plug in your annual family income, your filing status, and number of dependents, and it will calculate your tax savings (or tax increase) with each plan. (Note that there are a number of simplifying assumptions enumerated at the bottom of the tax calculator page that might vary the answers if your situation is different from most.) For example: The tax calculator shows that a married person with two dependents and an annual family income of $40,000 will have an annual tax savings of $2,991 with President Obama’s plan. With Governor Romney’s plan this person will have a tax increase of $431. For you it will be different based upon your income, filing status, and number of dependents. Go to the calculator and see how you will fare under each plan. Now, one might suspect that a tax calculator from might not put Mitt Romney’s tax plan in the best light — and indeed, his campaign has objected to the results. But independent organizations have checked the numbers, and say: The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center: “Our major conclusion is that any revenue-neutral individual income tax change that incorporates the features Governor Romney has proposed would provide large tax cuts to high-income households, and increase the tax burdens on middleand/or lower-income taxpayers.” The Wall Street Journal: “A new study released Wednesday suggests that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would benefit the rich and hurt the poor and middle class, no matter how current blanks in the plan are filled in.” “Romney has said he would offset the loss of personal income tax revenue (estimated at $360 billion a year by the Tax Policy Center) by reducing tax deductions and credits. And he has said he would do this while making sure that those at the top keep paying the same share of the tax burden they’re paying now… Romney has failed to produce evidence that what he promises is possible. And we judge that the weight of evidence and expert opinion is clear — it’s not possible.” The “Romney Tax Calculator” is easy to use. Try it. Dick Mastin Alto

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and young adults in non-violent conflict resolution, environmental responsibility and multicultural, interfaith awareness. This year’s theme was “The Circle of Life” found in New Mexico’s Zia symbol. It represents unchanging facts about life as well as a philosophy of personal responsibility that guides toward living in harmony with the universe. It supports a vision for “perfect friendship among united cultures.” We once again express our loving gratitude to Barbara Mader for allowing Peace Village to utilize the grounds at HMHC. We are also extremely grateful to Kaylah Glasgow, co-director, who has been with the camp since its inception. Kaylah and her family are moving to Colorado. She will be greatly missed, but we’re in hopes that she will make it back for PV 2013. We are extremely grateful to the creative teachers who share their talents. Rev. Ryan Arnold, minister of First Christian Church, led recreation and team building activities. Peace Village became a ministry of First Christian Church this year. Other members from the church who helped out were Frankie Jarrell, Howard Aycock, and Tanya Hargrave. Their presence added a wonderful spirit of community to camp. Other teachers included

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Kathy Golightly, non-violent conflict resolution, Angie Fernandez, media literacy, environmental awareness and healthy eating, Coda Omness, media literacy, Lou Ann Ellison, music and Andrea Reed, dance. Two new additions this year were Corey Bard and Leslie Green. Corey is the director of the Ruidoso Public Library. We appreciate him allowing us to have meetings and our age group leader training at the library, his support during camp and telling campers the story of Hiawatha. Leslie Green, a writer and public speaker from Dallas, shared stories and insights about what it means to Trust Life. Her web site is Other volunteers we couldn’t do without were Patty Payne, Karen Flint, Mike Mauldin, Perry Lawson from COPE, Marsha Palmer and Brenda Weatherford from Lincoln County Extension Service, Carolee Jones, Jill Glasgow, Robert Campbell, Wayne Ellison, Bob Golightly, Taryn McCain and Gail Hovious from Laughing Eyes Kennels, Jamie Slack, Tony Chambliss, Linda Schreiber, Lesah Silva and Marlee Parks. We were deeply grateful and honored to have David Tremblay as the Peace Village photographer. This year’s age group leaders and assistants were absolutely awesome. Age See LETTERS, next pg.

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What inspires you?

I think the idea behind this bike is By Michelle Thurston beautiful. Don’t we all want inspiraFor the Ruidoso Free Press tion? Cancer or not, don’t we all want to What inspires you to live your best inspire? “For me,” Emily explained, “putlife, to be your best person, to challenge ting the word inspire on the bike speaks to yourself? Have you ever noticed that people who have overcome great obstacles both the very personal experiences that go with breast cancer and the great power of or illnesses have the best outlook on life? a visible community. It acts as a reminder Take cancer survivors for example. From of what is possible in life, and in living what I have seen, cancer survivors are some of the healthiest people I know, men- post-cancer, and how much support we have to help us through.” In cycling, the tally and physically. Why is this? Those polka dotted jersey represents the “King that are fortunate enough to beat cancer of the Mountain.” On this bike, they rephave this glow about them, a sort of inner resent the winner of that gruelling climb, beauty. This brings me to my story. the one who fights, and beats cancer. I would love to grow our cycling Reading Emily’s story, my favorite part community in Ruidoso. The only thing was when she was going to go on her first better than a good bike ride, is a good ride she asked a friend what would hapgroup bike ride. George Douds, who is pen if she couldn’t keep up. He replied, a forest service employee in Ruidoso, “If you fall behind, I will wait for you.” I is new to road cycling. Having been a think those are such strong words! mountain biker for years, he has decided Cycling is so much more than riding a to start putting in miles for his health, and bike. We solve the problems of the world to increase his endurance on the mountain when we ride. We laugh, cuss, and somebike. He wants his wife Deb to start ridtimes cry. Get on a bike and join us, you ing with him too, so he came by the Bike will have so much fun! I am so excited to Shop to see about an entry level women’s get Deb to start riding, and Deb, if you fall Giant road bike. Cody and Dale told him behind, we will wait for you. there is one in the shop, her size. CoinciSo ask yourself today, what inspires dently, that same day I was checking out you? the bikes on Giant Bicycles website when To watch Emily’s story, go to: www. I came across a black road bike with polka dots, and one word printed on the down story/liv.giant.avail.inspire/15995. tube: “INSPIRE.” Cody and I started reading about the bike. As it turns out, the graphics were inspired by Emily Gresh, a breast cancer survivor. Proceeds from the purchases of this bike benefit Young Survival Coalition. YSC offers support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer, and hosts the Tour de Pink fund-raising rides. Cody said, “there’s Deb’s bike… email George that link.” Deborah Douds is also a breast cancer survivor. George had to close his office door when he watched the video about Emily Gresh and her inspiration for this design. The cost of this bike is more than the entry level, so Cody wasn’t sure what decision George would make. George emailed Cody Photo courtesy of Michelle Thurston within minutes with three Breast cancer survivor Deborah Douds tries out words in the message box… her new Inspire road bike at the Bike Shop of ”order the bike.” Ruidoso. LeTTeRs from pg. 4 group leaders were Cory Heath, Chris Estrada, Shadow Gilmore, Noelle Francis, Lauren Baca, Kaylee Aguilar, Audreana Sanchez, Claudia Diaz and Brittany and Katelan Parks. Assistants included Hannah Mader, Collin Parks, Miccah Hamilton and Adrian Reyes. Peace Village would not exist without monetary donations from individuals and organizations in the community. We turn no child away at Peace Village. There were a total of 31 campers. Of those, 16 were on full scholarships and 5 were partial scholarships. Organizations that

supported Peace Village were the Ruidoso Valley Greeters, the Rotary Club of Ruidoso, Sacramento Mts. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ruidoso Federated Woman’s Club, Capitan Woman’s Club and Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice. Businesses that supported Peace Village are Can’t Stop Smokin’, Dominoes, Pizza Hut, Café Rio, Candle Power, Lawrence Brothers and Walmart. Thanks to all for the support and another successful year at Peace Village. Susan Finch Ruidoso

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U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), announced that he will co-host the 57th Annual New Mexico Water Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Las Cruces. The daylong event, also co-hosted by New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture, will take place at the Corbett Center on the NMSU campus. The conference is presented by the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) and is titled, “Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity.” “Water is crucial to our economy and to our way of life,” said Udall. “Unfortunately, New Mexico communities, farms and industry are not getting the water they need to thrive due to drought and infrastructure issues. This is a shared problem, and I’m proud to be co-hosting this policy

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conference to collaborate on shared solutions.” While much attention has been paid to the serious short-term drought situation facing farmers in the American Midwest, this annual conference will address issues of water scarcity in New Mexico, as the state continues to be immersed in the worst two-year drought period in decades. “The scarcity of water is a concern we all share in New Mexico, and it is an area of particular focus for researchers here at New Mexico State University,” Couture said. “I am pleased to welcome the participants to campus, and I look forward to the important discussions the conference will generate surrounding these critical challenges.” The formal program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with remarks from NM WRRI Interim Director Sam Fernald, President Couture, and Senator Udall. The conference will emphasize the relationship among agricultural, urban, and rural water users in the context of both current demands and projected future needs. Other topics include the

current state water budget, deteriorating infrastructure, water markets and rights, basin hydrology, watershed restoration, floodwater capture, and salinity control. Farmers, ranchers and the general public, as well as academic experts, private water agencies and environmental organizations are invited to hear the presentations and take part in the discussions. Senator Udall will moderate a discussion with retired state officials who will provide their perspectives on the state’s pressing water issues as viewed from their experience. The conference will also employ an “open forum” where short presentations by panelists will be followed by questions from the moderator and audience members. This format will allow more citizen input and dialogue between attendees and the presenters. The program will also include Mike Connor, commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation and a Las Cruces native who attended NMSU, and an update by recently appointed New Mexico State Engineer Scott Verhines. The confer-

ence will conclude with a 5 p.m. reception, presentations of research posters by students and other researchers, and exhibits from organizations and agencies involved in water issues. Following the conference, organizers will meet to evaluate and compile policy recommendations made throughout the day. A Conference Report will then be disseminated among local and state and federal legislators. Those interested in attending should register online at http://2012.wrri.nmsu. edu/register. The regular registration fee is $25 and includes a luncheon; students with I.D. are free. Sponsors include NM WRRI, NMSU, the Office of Senator Tom Udall, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, Sandia National Laboratories, the Rio Grande Basin Initiative, and the McElyea Foundation. For more information, visit the conference website at or call the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute at 575-646-4337.

B U S I N E S S buzz Seven New Mexico counties to receive RMEF grants

MISSOULA, MONT. – Elk need food and water. Improving habitat to provide both is the main theme in a list of New Mexico conservation projects slated to receive 2012 grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The RMEF funding commitment totals $77,500 and affects seven counties: Catron, Lincoln, Mora, Otero, Sandoval, Socorro and Rio Arriba. David Allen, RMEF president and CEO, said, “Prescribe burning to re-start plant succession and promote tender new growth, removing encroaching piñon and juniper to make room for new grasses and shrubs, and improving several guzzlers will give elk in New Mexico a projected 6,778 acres of new places to eat and drink.” RMEF’s mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. Since 1985, the organization and its partners have completed 270 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in New Mexico with a combined value of more than $21.2 million. Funding for RMEF grants is based on local membership drives and banquet fundraising by RMEF chapters and volunteers in New Mexico. Allen thanked RMEF supporters for their dedication to conservation both in New Mexico and all across elk country. RMEF grants will help fund the following 2012 projects in New Mexico, listed by county: Catron County – Prescribe burn 3,000 acres to improve timber stands, remove fuel accumulations and enhance forage for elk in the Eckleberger/Sheep Basin area of the Gila National Forest. Lincoln County – Install two additional guzzlers and repair lines and valves to improve habitat and reduce elk crossing Highway 70 to access private livestock tanks in the Rusty Barrel area of the Lincoln National Forest; remove ponderosa pine and piñon/juniper then prescribe burn to improve 467 acres of habitat in the Slaughter Mesa area of the Gila National Forest. Mora County – Restore riparian and wet meadow areas to improve habitat for a regional herds of elk and deer and other wildlife near Wagon Mound,. Otero County – Replace an existing guzzler in the Dry Burnt area, and relocate the old guzzler to a new area, to improve two water sources for elk 118 Lakeshore Dr. Alto, NM 88312

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$1,500 in grants available

The Community Foundation of Lincoln County (CFLC) is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for a total of $1,500 in grants to be awarded to one or more applicants in November. The CFLC supports community efforts that aid the citizens of Lincoln County in reaching their potential in our communities. It is the vision of the CFLC to recognize its donors through the award of grants that have the potential to enrich and make a significant impact upon the general quality of life in Lincoln County communities.


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Typical projects that will be considered for grants fall within the following categories: • Education: Includes assistance to libraries, funds for preschool and elementary school supplemental programs, or support of literacy programs. • Welfare: Includes programs for disadvantaged and troubled youth, local fire-protection services, parks and civic improvements, food banks, or human rights organizations. • Health: Includes hospices, preventative health programs, EMS, or ambulance services. • Humanities: Includes local arts groups or historical projects. • Conservation: Includes wildlife projects, ecosystem protection, or water projects. Applicants must be either 501(c) taxexempt organization (IRS designation) or exempt governmental organizations. Grant applications may be found on the CFLC web site ( under “Grants.” Application packages must be postmarked on or before Oct. 16. Only one application per organization will be accepted and considered. Awards to one or more recipients will be announced in November of this year. For further information, email, or write CFLC, PO Box 573, Carrizozo, NM. Contact any director by phone with contact information found on the CFLC web site: www.cfolc. org or contact Riker Davis 575-258-5200

NM Tourism website makes business-friendly changes

Tourism-related businesses are encouraged by the NM Tourism Department to utilize several new resources to assist with boosting area tourism SANTA FE – To help create a sense of statewide marketing unity, the New Mexico Tourism Department has created a website benefiting tourism industry partners (; and has completely re-designed the travel site ( to feature New Mexico’s True Adventures – everything visitors need to find their way around New Mexico. The re-designed travel site www. allows our tourism industry partners to: continued on next pg.

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won’t have to pay the toll to get into If you are starting out in a busia field you like. ness venture or new industry in Appreciate the opportunity to which you have no real experience, earn your stripes and to understand prepare to start at the bottom. Generwhat makes the industry tick by ally, an employer or client won’t starting at the bottom. In fact, this is care much about your accomplishactually where much of “the work” ments, except those related to their gets done. business. They seek contributors Think of it this way, would who can produce results immediateyou hire a housekeeper that has ly and have a track record at it. This never actually cleaned a house, even is often why the competitor is the though they studied housekeeping? first place employers (or you) look. Especially in a fast-moving industry But if you are switching careers or where technology or the state-ofperhaps there no position available the-art is relevant – experience or in your area of expertise, be preMarianne Mohr pared to take a modest position and the willingness to get it – may speak louder than academic education. work your way up. Generally an employee with a In your mind, this can be considered internship or the age old “apprenticeship.” Not a great attitude who invests in their employment and creates success will earn a path to advancement. Use bad way to get a career education. Whether you have the concept of apprenticeship to build your career an academic credential or not – don’t assume you


From the Workplace Guidebook, tips for improving work life: ♦ Give – in order to get ♦ Get ahead by making your boss look good ♦ Get industry education ♦ Do an internship then ask for the job ♦ Be confident, no one was an expert when they did it the first time ♦ Look and act better than you are ♦ Keep your desk top clear ♦ Have a hearty handshake ♦ Wipe first if you get sweaty palms ♦ Make eye contact ♦ Be unafraid Excerpted from “The New Corporate Entrepreneur” by Marianne Mohr even if you are not young, as it applies at any age when you move into a field in which you have little prior experience. 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

Physical therapist returns to hospital staff LCMC, especially pediatric Lincoln County Medical care, so patients no longer Center, LCMC, is pleased to have to travel to seek this announce that Lisa Crenlevel of expertise.” shaw, PT, DPT has joined Crenshaw received the Therapy Center staff as her Bachelor’s degree in the new department manPhysical Therapy from the ager. Crenshaw started on University of New Mexico July 30. in 1987. She completed her Crenshaw replaces Doctorate of Physical TherBrandi Darnold, MPT who apy with a Pediatric emphawill remain on staff and sis from Rocky Mountain continue her certification in Lisa Crenshaw University in April 2011. wound care. Darnold has Crenshaw is a lifelong Lincoln been on staff since January 2001 and has County resident. She graduated from Carbeen manager since January 2006. rizozo High School in 1982 and is also a Crenshaw worked for LCMC’s former Carrizozo Municipal School Board Rehabilitation Services Department from member (2003-07). 1987-1992. Crenshaw has also work as “I plan to increase the department’s a physical therapist for member school pediatric outpatient services and commudistricts in Region IX Educational Cooperative, Ruidoso Municipal Schools, New nity outreach emphasizing wellness and prevention as well as work with local high Horizons Developmental Center, Physischool sports teams,” said Crenshaw. cal Therapy Associates and Fort Stanton Crenshaw just finished a Neonatology Hospital and Training School. Fellowship program through the American “LCMC is honored to have Lisa join Physical Therapy Association and Rocky our staff,” said Patsy Parker, RN, MSN, Mountain University with the Seattle LCMC director of Patient Care Services. Children’s Hospital in Washington. “She brings extensive experience to BusiNess BuZZ from pg. 6 • Upload and manage free business listings and post events ( Download the NMTD Working Together instruction sheet via for more information. • Sign up for the travel newsletter ( • Join the Department’s many fans on Facebook (www.facebook. com/NewMexico) and follow us on Twitter ( and Pinterest ( nmtourism/). The tourism industry site www. was created to share travel-related industry trends, statistics and information about Department programs and marketing efforts with tourism industry constituents; provide outreach opportunities to maximize funds that may otherwise be restricted to local and regional marketing efforts; and support industry efforts involving advocacy and promotion. Be sure to: • Check out New Mexico in the News stories (http://nmindustrypartners. org/?page_id=242) and to send us either a pdf or a web link to those we’re missing. • Visit our YouTube channel (www. bursting with New Mexico videos. Subscribers to the channel can opt

to get a notice with each new posting. Remember: Videos are only happy when people watch them. • See what your fellow industry partners are up to and be sure to let us know what you’re up to as well, so we can share it (nmindustrypartners. org/?page_id=405). • Avail yourself of the latest travel research (nmindustrypartners. org/?page_id=14), which Jim Orr has assembled, and use the information to your best advantage. • Sign up to receive press releases and emails like this one to stay current on all the latest tourism-related developments. Officials want businesses to stay tuned for big changes coming soon to, including: • An interactive map featuring all business that have created a business listing on the site, searchable through detailed filters. • Customizable trip planner and itinerary builder. • Interactive Scenic Byway pages. • New and improved event listings and event management. • Complete Social integration of all of the Department’s channels on the homepage of • Media Gallery featuring vivid photos and videos of New Mexico.

Crenshaw is available at the Therapy Center, 213 Sudderth Drive, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility leased by Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Lincoln

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Stephen Rath and Fusion: Lincoln County’s aesthetic medical facility eldest about to start school. By Sue Hutchison When Keri Rath, MD When considering which accepted the position of OB/ specialty he would pursue as GYN provider with LCMC, an MD, Rath narrowed it she wanted to provide her down to three: Emergency patients with a full package of Room MD, Trauma Surgeon, care. Her husband who is an or Anesthesiology. Because ER anesthesiologist, paramedic, work can become similar to flight surgeon with the Army primary care, and trauma often National Guard, and ski patrol leads to career burnout, Rath MD, decided to open Fusion chose anesthesiology. “It’s a Medical Spa to offer Keri’s physician’s physican position,” patients’ support in addition to says Rath, who enjoys providDr. Stephen Rath any other patient in need. Loing OR support. cated in River Crossing at 1900 Sudderth, Dr. Rath continues to serve his country by Stephen Rath and his staff deliver a multitude spending four days a month at Ellington Joint of services to assist women and men of all ages Reserve Base, Texas, supporting the 147th who are experiencing transitions. Reconnaissance Wing. Born in New Braunfels, Texas, Rath Fusion Medical Spa is community-minded, says he was a handful in his teens. Deciding and Rath loves the patient contact. However, in he needed a change, he enlisted in the Army addition he offers his services to Ruidoso’s Police during the Gulf War. “It was one of the best department when troubled citizens feel gangthings I could have done,” says Rath, who related tattoos need removal. He also works with spent the next six years learning valuable skills. HEAL/The NEST and offers help to abused Trained as a helicopter mechanic, he spent women. “Sometimes they have scars related to three years in Germany. He received additheir abuse they feel are unpresentable and I’ll tional training as a combat lifesaver, similar work with the women to remove them.” Fusion to an Emergency Medical Technician, serving offers both services free of charge. the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg, N.C. That Rath recalls Fusion working with a young training clinched his desire to continue in the person whose acne was leading to suicidal medical field. thoughts. He and his team were able to remove “I had grown up enough to go back to much of the patient’s visible scarring which Texas and start school,” says Rath, becoming was contributing to the teen’s low self-esteem. the third generation of doctors in his family. Rath feels he’s able to provide support for his Taking classes to earn his EMT Basic, interpatients’ self-confidence levels. mediate and full paramedic certification, Rath Fusion does not file with insurance. All worked his way through undergrad school uswork is completed out of pocket for patients ing his EMT skills 48 hours a week. His grad and Fusion is affiliated with CareCredit which work was completed at University of Texas can manage payments. “Our initial consultaMedical Branch in Galveston where he met his tion is free of charge. Patients discuss their wife, who was teaching at the time. “I told her situation with us and we’ll listen to their issues. we couldn’t date until all the evaluations and We spend time with our patients, evaluating my OB/Gyn tests were taken,” smiles Rath and giving them options as to what we can do. who didn’t want any undue bias to color his We want then to have enough information to academic standing. make an educated response,” says Rath. With Coming to Ruidoso was a natural for medically supervised weight loss part of the Rath. He became involved with the commupackage, Fusion offers a wide range of services. nity in his third year of grad school, working In September Fusion will celebrate its the 2004-05 ski season as the ski patrol medic. second anniversary, and expansion is currently “I thought it was great to get paid to ski, and in the works. Eventually Rath hopes to provide I’ve stayed in ski patrol ever since.” a wider range of aesthetic medical treatment options. Fusion’s staff includes Janet Henley, When he and Keri married, trips to RuiRN/BSN, Morgan Ingram, licensed esthetidoso to manage ski patrol remained a vital part of their lives. Realizing Houston wasn’t the place cian/office manager, and Marie Ambrose, retail and make-up specialist. they wanted to rear children, they moved to “We’re here to stay and plan to retire here. Ruidoso. Keri’s MD practice is based at the LinBoth of us will stay on the cutting edge of curcoln County Surgical Center, next to LCMC. rent treatments” says Rath. Two children complete their family, with the

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Dee Brown should be on your list of authors who have written about the settling of the west and westward expansion of the United States. His book, “The American West” covers Native Americans, Cowboys, and everyone who participated in the carving up of territory west of the Mississippi. “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” covers the tragic history of Native Americans who, tribe by tribe, were conquered, forced to sign treaties, forced onto reservations and were forever changed somewhere between clinging to their traditions and being assimilated. I have taken a growing interest with how ethnic groups in America, and it does not matter which culture and traditions are examined, lose their identity and history and culture in order to survive as a part of the United States. “The Heroic Triad” by Paul Horgan is a collection of essays covering Native Americans, Latins, and Anglo-Americans who settled the Rio Grande area. Southwestern history is unique to the United States and Paul Horgan’s essays capture the region and are examples of some great American writing. Having visited Lincoln over the weekend, I am breaking a promise about writing on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid. Robert Utley’s “High Noon at Lin-

coln: Violence on the Frontier” was recommended by a 25-year performer in the Pageant who claimed the book to be well documented and historically accurate. I had told the actor that I spent Saturday afternoon reading all the historical markers and signage outside all the buildings in Lincoln, but did not think I had time to sit through a semester of film with Professor Cynthia Orozco at ENMU. Yes, her class will run during the fall semester reviewing a different Hollywood version of the telling of the Lincoln County War each week. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Did you ever sit through a conversation not having a clue what people were talking about only to revisit the conversation later experiencing clarity? “Young Guns” comes to mind. Never saw the movie. Never had a clue it took place in Lincoln. “Cavalier in Buckskin” retells the Battle of the Little Bighorn which became known as Custer’s Last Stand. Custer is one of America’s most famous generals not remembered for his leadership like Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur or Patton. What I found interesting about the book besides the tactical blunder and lack of reinforcements as Custer rushed into battle was how he had his military band play Gerry Owen, the Irish folk song, to raise his men’s spirits in preparation to engage the enemy. Not sure why, but I have become fond of bagpipe music and it is quite effective for setting the mood in films like “Braveheart” and “Gunga Din.” I recommend the San Francisco Bay area music group, Molly’s Revenge which play bagpipes, fiddle and flute.

Events at the Library Thursday night Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. bring your lawn chairs and blankets and picnic dinner for a night of Jazz and Blues performed by Rich Chorne and Michael Francis. Friday Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. the library will be showing the film, “Nobelity” — Nine distinguished Nobel Laureates view the world’s problems and how children are most challenged by them. Monday Aug. 20, all day — Friends of the Library Book Sale. Bargain-priced books, books on tape, CDs and more. Fundraising by the Friends of the Library to support library programming and the summer reading program.

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Facts dispel rumors for ‘Zozo parents By Sue Hutchison Reporter “We had to do it.” Carrizozo’s School Administrator and high school principal, Patti Nesbitt faced budget cutbacks which forced the school board to make tough decisions for the coming academic year. Explaining the issue, Nesbitt spoke to 22 residents who came Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press to a public meeting last Patti Nesbitt addresses concerned parents regarding the Monday evening for merger of kindergarten and first grade in Carrizozo schools. information. kindergarten students. We have three enrolled A split class will be formed, combining kindergarten and first grade students. Not new now, and hope to have one more. We couldn’t afford to hire a teacher for three students. If to Carrizozo school, classes have been split we would have presented our budget to the in years past to accommodate budgetary and state with a K teacher for three students, it educational concerns. Schools are funded would have been rejected.” according to enrollment and this year, three Along with explanations regarding the kindergarten students have enrolled, with split class, Nesbitt distributed documentaanticipation of adding one more. With seven tion regarding Zozo’s recent assessment tests. first grade students, the total class size will New Mexico, along with ten other states, was number 11. granted a federal waiver from using Annual Veteran teacher Kellie Gallagher will teach the split class, along with Deena O’Dell. Yearly Progress as a benchmark for achieveAccording to Nesbitt, when the whistle blows ment. “The assessment we use now is third hardest in all states. We can’t compare these daily to signify the beginning of school, both tests to other tests,” said Jim Nesbitt, former classes will line up in their individual lines, Carrizozo Administrator. “Comparing the curroll call will be taken and the students will be taken to breakfast in the school cafeteria. Fol- rent test results from ’11-’12 with any other figures is like comparing apples to oranges,” lowing the meal, the grades will split and be explained Jim. taught separately. Lunch will take place, with Receiving test results in July gave Patti special classes completing the academic day. ‘Zozo, like Capitan, is on a four day schedule. Nesbitt and her staff time to assess and evaluate. Elementary, middle and high schools “The school has an obligation to inform each received a cumulative grade of C. So parents of these things. I’ve had many sleepdid Corona, Capitan, Hondo and Ruidoso less nights about this,” said Walter Hill, a high schools. “I’m proud of our staff. Test concerned parent who attended. Hill, along results prove our students feel they have the with two other parents, expressed frustration right environment to learn and students and about how they heard of the creation of the staff are working to improve,” said Nesbitt as split class. “We live in a little town and there she showed the crowd test scores indicating have been crazy rumors,” said Hill. Thinking student’s responses. the entire school day would be shared by the Monday’s crowd requested more evalutwo grade levels gave parents concern. ations as the academic year progresses. Gal“The public was advised of this issue legher said she’s willing to meet with parents at our school budget meeting earlier in the as early as October to report the progress of school year.” Nesbitt explained, “Our annual their students, and will continue to report each funding is based upon a per student number. child’s work at regular conferences. We were hoping Child Find would find 15

This week in Lincoln County history Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society Aug. 14, 1869 Private Thomas L. McCoy, Company H, 3rd Cavalry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. Aug. 15, 1878 Officer and men return from protecting Baca family. Aug. 15, 1938 Admitted Marion MacDonald from Roswell with spinal injury. Aug. 16, 1864 Major Chacon, Lieutenant Cooke, Charles Parker and detachment of 5th Infantry mounted on cavalry horses join the pursuit of the Mescaleros. This leaves the Fort virtually undefended. Aug. 16, 1956 Fort Stanton transferred from U. S. Public Health Service to the New Mexico Department of Public Welfare as a tuberculosis clinic. The surrounding 26,381 acres were transferred to the Bureau of

Land Management. Aug. 17, 1896 Fort Stanton closed as an active post by the U. S. Army. Lt. William Black, 24th Infantry, writes “Sir, I have the honor to report that detachments at this post were withdrawn today and therefore no further returns will be rendered.” Aug. 18, 1871 Southern Apaches kill a Mr. McPherson at the Nogal Creek mines. Aug. 21, 1877 Wheeler Expedition (U. S. Survey of Territories) explores and maps Fort Stanton Cave with members of the Fifth Infantry Late August, 1853 Mescaleros attack settlers immigrating to California and drive off 150 head of stock. Ten immigrants are killed in Dog Canyon attempting to recover their stock.

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Dept. of Health urges parents to help stop the spread of pertussis Santa Fe — With school starting around the state, the New Mexico Department of Health is reminding parents, students and school staff to make sure they are current on their pertussis vaccine. In 2012, 344 confirmed and probable cases of pertussis, or ‘whooping cough,’ have been reported to the Department of Health. Among the 344 cases, 23 people have been hospitalized, 12 of them infants. One infant from San Miguel County died from complications of the disease. The Department is expecting more pertussis cases in 2012 than in the last three years combined. “Pertussis activity has continued throughout the summer, and once school is back in session this fall, the opportunity for transmission will increase,” said Department of Health Secretary Catherine Torres, M.D. “Vaccination against this disease is our best method of prevention. All New Mexicans should make sure they are up to date with their pertussis vaccinations.” There are two types of pertussis vaccine: DTaP and Tdap. DTaP is the vaccine for infants and children, and Tdap is the pertussis vaccine for older children, adolescents and adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cocooning, which is vaccinating everyone who comes into close contact with an infant – including daycare workers, aunts, uncles and grandparents. The New Mexico Department of Health recommends the following to help reduce the spread of pertussis: • All infants and children should receive the primary series of pertussis vaccine, called DTaP, at 2, 4, 6 and 12-18 months of age • All children should receive a booster dose, called DTaP, prior to school entry at 4 to 6 years of age • Children between 7 and 10 years of age who are behind on pertussis vaccine should get a Tdap • Children should receive a booster dose of Tdap at entry to middle school if they haven’t received one

previously • All teens or adults should receive a Tdap booster if one was not given at entry to middle school • All pregnant women should receive a Tdap booster after the 20th week of pregnancy if they have not received one in the past • Anyone caring for or spending time with an infant should receive a Tdap booster if they have not received one in the past, including people 65 and older • All healthcare personnel should receive a Tdap booster, as soon as feasible, if they have not received or are unsure if they have previously received a dose of Tdap In New Mexico, children’s vaccines are available without charge through the Vaccines for Children Program. Contact your child’s healthcare provider to find out if they participate in the Vaccines for Children Program. Please note that in some cases the provider my charge an administration fee. Children’s vaccines are available for free at any Public Health Office in the state. You can find the nearest public health office by visiting nmhealth. org/phd/phoffice.shtml, or by looking in the blue pages in the telephone book. Most insurance and pharmacy plans cover the adult Tdap vaccine, so adults with insurance can get immunized by their health care provider or at a pharmacy. Adult Tdap is also covered by Medicaid. Adults without insurance, who are a direct caretaker of an infant under 12 months, can call local public health office about making an appointment to receive the vaccine. Anyone with a cough illness should make sure to cover their cough, wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and have the cough evaluated by a healthcare provider. Early detection and treatment of pertussis is an important step to help prevent ongoing spread of the disease. You can find more information at pertussis at


Virginia Lillian (Young) Sheldon

Virginia Lillian (Young) Sheldon, 84, of Capitan passed away Friday, Aug. 10 in Capitan. She was born July 18, 1928 at Shelbourne Falls, Mass. She had lived in Massachusetts, Arizona and moved to Capitan in January, 2006 from Prescott, Ariz. She retired from L.S. Starrett Company in Athol, Mass. after more than 30 years of employment. She is survived by her husband,

Orville D. Sheldon; son, John R. Brazauskas and his wife, Kathryn; step son, Mark Sheldon and his wife, Deborah; two step daughters, Victoria Campbell and Carol Farr; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony S. Brazauskas. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Dixie Byrd Visitation for Dixie Byrd, 79, of Ruidoso will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 9 until 11 a.m. at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Ruidoso. Entombment will be Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque. Mrs. Byrd passed away Thursday, Aug. 9 in Ruidoso. She was born Dec. 4, 1923 in Clovis. She loved to fish, dance, was a fantastic cook and loved adventure. She was a retired secretary at

Sandia Labs. She moved to Ruidoso in 2002 from Elephant Butte. She married Bob H. Byrd on Sept. 3, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by her husband Bob; her children, Alan, Mark, Kim, Bob Jr., Dick and Mike; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and Donny and her first husband, Bud LaMoria. The family has requested memorials to Breast Cancer Research. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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A whopper of a Dish tale Once upon a time there was a satellite company named Dish. Folks from all over Lincoln County subscribed to their service, attached southern-pointed discs to their homes and enjoyed receiving hundreds of TV viewing options. And the lowly residents paid Dish regularly while sitting in their LaZboys with two remotes at the ready. And it came to pass that there was a very Giant Fire. The GF cruelly burned everything he touched. He was a very mean GF. All the lowly residents whose homes were burned by GF ended up with nothing after he was finished and he found another place to burn. That’s what GF’s do – they burn stuff. One lowly resident named Jesse lost everything. GF burned his home, a vehicle or two and all his family’s stuff. Jesse was very sad. He and his wife, Sandy cried. Cry, Sandy, cry. Two days after GF, Jesse phoned Dish and reported his sad news. After being transferred three times to different Dish people, Jesse was told he would be charged $70 for not fulfilling his two year contract. Jesse was also told there would be a $200 fee for damaging the equipment Dish loaned him. Cry, Jesse, cry. After trying to explain there was nothing left of his home nor were there any contents rescued, Dish people insisted Jesse return the damaged equipment and told him they would send him large boxes to do so. Frown, Jesse, frown. And it came to pass that boxes were mailed to Jesse. After considering sending the boxes back filled with ash, Jesse decided to try once more to explain and planned to phone again. Hope, Jesse, hope. The next day before he phoned, Jesse received an email from the Dish people. It said: “We are willing to do almost anything to get you back. We belong together, and we want to prove our commitment to you. We have had a lot of great times and we want to continue to show you how much you mean to DISH. “We will welcome you back with over $400 in savings: $120 off your programming package, HD programming free for life (requires 24-month agreement and AutoPay with paperless billing) and 9 premium movie channels of Showtime® free for three months. We have been through a lot together and you deserve it.” Wonder, Jesse, wonder. And it came to pass that Jesse phoned the Dish people again, and asked them to use the “over $400 in savings” as a credit to clear the $200 fee for damaged equipment. The Dish people were not amused. They told him what to do with the boxes they sent. He told them there was simply nothing to mail back. The Dish people told him they sent the boxes and bills anyway because that’s just how they do things. Scream, Jesse, scream.

When Jesse asked the Dish people to cancel the $70 they said he owed because of an unfinished contract, they agreed. Breathe, Jesse, breathe. Two weeks later, he received an email informing him he’d been disconnected by the Dish people. Strange. Jesse wondered to what the Dish people thought he had been connected for the two weeks after the mean GF burned their home. He phoned again. Three operators later, Jesse found the $70 fee for his unused contract had not been cancelled, and that the $200 fee for damaged equipment was still present. When Jesse asked if the $400 credit had been used in his behalf, the Dish people said they could not do something like that. The Dish people told Jesse they had not received an official notice from the fire department stating Jesse and Sandy’s home had been burned to the ground. Jesse told the Dish people he had never been told he needed to send an official notice nor did he know who he’d need to contact to get such a document. Grit your teeth, Jesse, grit your teeth. They asked if Jesse had insurance. They told Jesse to file with his insurance company to be reimbursed for the $200 because the Dish people were not going to relent. Jesse told the Dish people he had a limit from his Copyright © 2012 insurance company for reJay McKittrick imbursements and needed My daughter said every dollar to rebuild to me the other day, and refurbish a home. “Daddy…I made up a reSwear, Jesse, swear. (OK, ally funny joke that you the swearing part is the can use in one of your only thing so far about shows. Do you want to this story that’s not true – hear it?” Jesse would never swear “Of course I do,” I – the rest is absolutely replied. Then I asked, accurate with documenta“But did you really make tion to prove it.) it up, or did you hear it And it came to pass on TV, or from one of that Jesse was told he needed to mail the empty boxes back and the shipping labels for the boxes totaled $15 each. Sigh, Jesse, sigh. And so, Jesse and Sandy are still in the process

of dealing with the Dish people. And they know they’re not alone because they have seen many boxes from the Dish people arrive to those who have lost everything, just like they have. Jesse and Sandy’s daughter is Sue Hutchison getting married in a few weeks and they are looking forward to the happy event. They need every dollar just to survive GF’s fury and give their daughter a nice wedding. Spend, Sandy, spend. I don’t think any Dish people are on the guest list. Sometimes, reality sounds just like a fairy tale. Fireproofing her satellite dish just in case, Sue Hutchison can be reached at

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A son of first-year sire One By Ty Wyant Famous Eagle, One Dashing Eagle For the Ruidoso Free Press earned the 3-2 favorite spot in the The top-four ranked two-yearEd Burke Million after winning his olds in the national AQHA Racingonly other two starts and setting the poll – all mafastest-qualifying time to the Ed jor futurity winners – lead the very Burke Million. deep 26 trials to the $2.4 million All Fans will need to wait to watch American Futurity this Thursday. One Dashing Eagle run as he drew There will be a special 9:30 into the 26th and final trial. Ramon a.m. first post time to accommodate Sanchez rides One Dashing Eagle the daylong 440-yard trials with for trainer Jose De La Torre. 258 entrants. Last year, there were Mark Allen, Leonard Blach also 26 All American Futurity trials. and Butch Southway’s Carters The horses with the 10 fastest Cookie vaulted to number-two in times qualify to race for the $1.2 the poll after pushing his record to million first-place check in the All two-for-two with a mild upset win American Futurity on Labor Day. in the Rainbow Futurity on July 22. The All American Futurity is the Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press The Mike Joiner-trained gelding world’s richest quarter horse race Carter’s Cookie, seen here with G.R. Carter riding him impressed when he drew out to the and has the highest purse for a to a victory in the Rainbow Futurity, is among a deep one-and-one-quarter-length win at two-year-old horserace in North of horses vying for this year’s All American Futurity on nearly 8-1 odds. He combined a America, regardless of breed. Thursday. powerful start with a long-striding Topping the trials are the finish to earn the $350,000 firstsport’s top-four ranked horses La Torre’s One Dashing Eagle is the unaniplace check. – One Dashing Eagle, winner of this year’s mous number-one ranked juvenile after his The Carters Cartel-sired Carters Cookie Ed Burke Million Futurity; Rainbow eye-catching one-and-one-quarter length won his Rainbow Futurity trial by more than Futurity winner Carters Cookie; Ruidoso win in the Ed Burke Million, his most recent two lengths in his first start. Futurity winner PJ Chick In Black and Heri- start. He won the 350-yard sprint at Los G.R. Carter Jr., who was up for the tage Place Futurity winner BP Cartels Alibi. Alamitos Race Course in Southern CaliforRainbow Futurity, has the mount with the Also racing is the sixth-ranked juvenile nia in 17.335 seconds, the fastest time over fourth post position in the ninth trial. Lota PYC, winner of the Remington Park the distance during the current Los Alamitos Owned by Denny Bowen, Susan Taylor Oklahoma-bred Futurity. meet which began at the start of the year, San Gregorio and Jose and Gustavo De and earned $420,420. see futuritY pg. 15

Ochoa starts his chase for history By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press Champion Ochoa takes a critical step towards possibly becoming the all-time leading money-earning quarter horse when he heads the 10 trials to the All American Derby on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The 440-yard trials comprise the entire program with the 10-fastest times qualifying for the 440-yard All American Derby on Sept. 2. First post time is noon and returns to the usual 1 p.m. for the Saturday and Sunday racing programs. The All American Derby purse is the all-time largest purse for three-year-old-orolder quarter horses. The All American Derby winner also

receives a berth in the $750,000 Champion Of Champions in December at Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California. Stolis Winner, winner of the 2008 All American Futurity, is the Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press current allOchoa will continue his quest for an time leading all-time record in earnings when he money-earning runs for this year’s All American Derby quarter horse this Friday. at $2,235,161. The Tres SeisDerby he will have earned sired Ochoa $2.5 million, plus whatever has earned $1,6 million and he earns in his All American the winner’s share of the All American Derby is $938,506. Derby trial. If he wins the All American see derBY pg. 15

Lobos stay hard at work By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor It’s now been a week in to training camp at White Mountain Athletic Complex for the UNM football team, and while coach Bob Davie is happy with the attitude his team has shown, he knows there’s still a long way to go. “We’re getting the effort we want and are teaching the lessons we want to teach, but that’s not enough,” Davie said Saturday. “People think just because you suddenly have discipline or work ethic that you’re going to win. That’s part of it, but the next step is getting good enough to play a football game and not be totally dependent on the other team messing it up. “We’re doing some good things, but we need to start executing. At least we’ve got three more weeks to work.” Davie feels fortunate to have a defensive coordinator in Jeff Mills, who came to New Mexico from the University of Washington, where he served as the secondary coach and helped give the Huskies the nation’s second-best pass defense in 2010. While Davie has his own past as a defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, Mills said that doesn’t mean he’s trying to recreate what has gone before. “I’m blessed to be working with Davie, with all the defensive experience he has, but we’re not really talking about the past,” Mills said. “We’re talking about the future of this team’s defense.”


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University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie speaks to the team at the end of Saturday’s practice at White Mountain Athletic Complex. There’s plenty of work, and not everything has been smooth, as evidenced by the suspension or dismissal of three players – Zoey Williams, David Vega and Tim Foley – during the week for a violation of team rules. Williams has been sent home, but the other two have a chance to redeem themselves with the proper attitude during the rest of the camp. “A lot depends on how people react to situations,” Davie said. “We have two players that would have been dismissed totally if they hadn’t responded the way I thought they should have the next morning.”

2013 All American Derby could reach $2.5 million By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press The record purse of $2.2 million for this year’s All American Derby promises to be short lived with the 2013 running of the All American Derby projecting to have a purse reaching the $2.5 million level. This year’s All American Derby is quarter horse racing’s alltime richest race for three-year-old and older runners. The only race with a higher purse is the $2.4 million All American Futurity on Labor Day. The All American Futurity also boasts the largest

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Tigers tough and ready to go By Todd Fuqua Ruidoso Free Press CAPITAN – The Capitan football season was a fairly successful one last year, although it ended in pretty disappointing fashion. First-year coach Collin Justiss helped lead the team to a 5-5 record last year, 2-1 in District 3-1A. The Tigers may have been flying high at the end of the regular season, but they were brought back to earth with a 27-21 overtime loss to Jal in the first round of the state playoffs. “We battled the injury bug all last year, but there it is,” Justiss said. “I try not to live in the ifs or buts. Everybody battles the same problem in Class 1A with low numbers. We’re learning from the past, but not living there. The Jal contest was a game marked by injuries and penalties, two things that plagued Capitan all season. Justiss, now in his second year at the Tiger helm, said those are still concerns, so he’s keeping it simple. “We’re going to run, and we don’t try to hide it,” Justiss said. “We don’t have any secrets, but I have confidence in the kids that they know their

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New coach, same attitude Last season, playBy Todd Fuqua ing in a provisional Sports Editor status in eight man, the todd@ruidosofreepress. com team was 6-1. Their CARRIZOZO – only loss was a 26-12 The football coach decision against Magat Carrizozo may be dalena – an 11-man different than last year, team. but his name and face They weren’t are sure familiar to eligible for post-season many. play then, so no one Kevin Sheehan, a knows how they would 1991 graduate of Carhave done, but this rizozo High School, year, they’re full memhas returned to his bers of the eight-man alma mater as coach, ranks and ready to go. Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press and is ready to lead the “We lost some Caleb Ventura returns a kick during Car- good talent from last Grizzlies to success. rizozo football practice at Laabs Field. “I played on this year, but we’ve got same field, so it means four seniors and a real a little bit more to me,” said Sheehan, who good junior,” Sheehan said. has coached for 16 years and last coached at Carl Barela, Shawn Medina, Austin WalkWingate. “Once a Grizzly, always a Grizzly.” er, Tavi Nash are the quartet of seniors for this Sheehan takes over a Carrizozo team year’s team, and their leadership is key. that has moved down to eight-man football, a “We’ve got a little speed, which is crucial move that was welcome, given the Grizzlies’ in eight-man,” Sheehan said. “The attitude is thin numbers. there, and I’m looking forward to a good year.”

TiGeRs from pg. 13 jobs.” Preparation in the summer was mostly conditioning and strength training, all of which plays into Justiss’ plans for the team. “I ask a lot of these guys, I’ve run them into the ground this week. But most of the guys have been here all summer, so it’s not that big of a deal,” Justiss said. “Most of these guys were in shape and were ready to rock and roll.” The Tigers didn’t lose an awful lot to graduation, but the ones they did lose were quality guys, including Tyler Neill and Garrett Schultz, both of whom were selected as North South all-stars over the summer. In their stead is a solid group

of seniors led by Dreamer Whipple, Jacob Wilcox, Tim Dickinson and Tory Padilla. “We’re carrying over the toughness, bringing back a good solid group, although we’re not that deep,” Justiss said. “The kids are really learning the offense, and the kids that had to start last year as sophomores are stepping up and becoming leaders.” Among those sophomores is Ruben Mendoza, who was the Tiger quarterback last year, but had to come out of that last game against Jal with an injury. Thomas Fields, Kyle Edmiston and Mikey Hamm are also expected to step up and lead.

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August 14, 2012

Cree Uprising crowns champions

The Cree Meadows Ladies Association hosted the 24th Annual Cree Uprising Golf Tournament at Cree Meadows Country Club on July 8-10. This is a two-lady partnership tournament with a shamble played Courtesy the first day and a best Beth Buchanan, left, and Cindy ball the second day. Scarborough were this year’s low The field had 51 teams net winners. making up five flights of competition: Championship, First, Second, Third and Fourth. Low Net over the field was won by Beth Buchanan, Cree Meadows Country Club and Cindy Scarborough, Lubbock Country Club. Low Gross over the field Courtesy was won, for the third Sherri Chandler, left, and Kay Doss year in a row, by Kay combined for the low gross score. Doss, Riverside Country Club in Carlsbad and spruiell; second Gross – Karin Brown Sherri Chandler, Lake Carlsbad and Linda emerson; First Net – Marita Hynes and Carole Wall; and First Gross Country Club. – Genevieve Trujillo and Ana DeCoste. The winners in each flight Championship Flight: Third Net – were: Mimi Neaman and Renae Perrine;

Fourth Flight: Third Net – debbie starnes and Kathy Nelson; Third Gross – darla smith and Nancy Norman; second Net – Ann halbedl and Marge Petree; second Gross – Lynn Morgan and sharolyn Lawson; First Net – Marty DiSanto and Anna Martinez; and First Gross – Karen Johns and sylvia Ware. Third Flight: Third Net – Kay Conley and Joan Markowitz; Third Gross – Pam Skar and Holly Roberts; Second Net – sennie Rhoades and Judy smith; Second Gross – Jane Hoover and Gaye Miller; First Net – sherron Carroll and Sue Bishop; and First Gross – Patsy smith and dana Larson. Second Flight: Third Net – sandy Erwin and Shirley Reed; Third Gross – Cherry Sublette and Judy Camp; second Net – sharon heaton and Rosalie Ward; second Gross – Nancy Hudspeth and Ann Marie Foley; First Net – Amelia Terrazas and Janis Cambell; and First Gross – Cheryl Knobel and Wy Haragan. First Flight: Third Net – donna Gullett and Ann Jowitt; Third Gross – CeCe Thompson and Karen dorsey; second Net – Gathel Young and Jane

Third Gross – Jodi Copley and Sara Nafer; second Net – sandi Bynum and Janis Polson; Second Gross – Jean Griffith and Polly Perry; First Net – Joyce McBride and Emily Wilson; and First Gross – Jane Jones and Sue Sisemore. The Cree Meadows Ladies Association would like to thank the many sponsors that with their support made the tournament a huge success: City Bank New Mexico Carter Resort services, earlene Neeley, Cheryll henson, sonic – America’s Drive-In, E J Signs, and Cindy Sanchez. There were also many individuals and businesses who were hole sponsors: H&R Block, Cree Meadows MGA, Hair We Are, Sherrin Evans, Ken and Cheryl Knobel, Max and Ann Cowan, Hal and Jerry Betty, Jim Walker and Mary Kay Nanz, Tom and Pat Riffle, Mountainair Cabins, Shadow Mountain, Lucy’s Mexicali Restaurant, Joyco Investments, JJC Ranch, Sharon Heaton and Anna Martinez, Wy Haragan and Emmett Hatch, Jane Hoover, Marita Hynes, Marty DiSanto, Betty Blair, Martha Cowart, Mary Lou Whiteley, AnnaBelle sears, Nancy Blackman, Ginger huband, and Virginia Tingley.

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Lincoln County seniors do well at state Forty Lincoln County seniors attending this year’s New Mexico State Senior Olympics in Las Cruces, July 25-28, with 36 earning medals. There were 73 medals given out to area athletes, including 37 medals given out to 20 pickelball players. This year marked the first time pickleball has been represented at the state games. Almost all the athletes that finished in the top four are eligible to compete in the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland. Of the 26 sports played in Las Cruces, 17 are nationally contested, including pickleball. –––

Archery: Dick Cox, gold; Walter Lee, silver Basketball free throw: Bart Young, bronze Basketball 3-point: Bart Young, bronze Bowling: Linda Clements, team gold;

Sandi Meek, team gold, mixed doubles gold, singles bronze; Lucy servies, team gold, mixed doubles bronze; Gloria Wheeler, team gold; Tom Douglas, team and mixed doubles gold; Spud Mitchum, team gold; Gene Nitz, team gold, mixed doubles bronze, singles fifth; Bob McCann, singles silver; Jim Clements, team gold. Cycling: Lori Malone, 20K road race bronze; James Malone, 20K Road Race 5th; Galen Farrington, 20 and 40K road races gold; 5 and 10K time trial silver. Field events: Bart Young, javelin silver, discus bronze, shot put 5th. Golf: Ted Cruz, gold; Daniel DeLaPena, silver Horseshoes: Bart Young, gold Pickleball: Andy Carter, doubles and mixed doubles bronze, singles silver; Della Hermes, doubles silver, mixed doubles bronze; James Riggs, mixed doubles gold, doubles silver; Leanne smith, mixed doubles gold, singles silver, doubles silver; Lori Malone, singles 5th; Sharon Allen, doubles gold, singles silver, mixed doubles bronze; Tim Beechler, doubles silver;

Randy Chilton, singles and doubles silver, mixed doubles bronze; James Malone, doubles bronze; Vicky Noakes, doubles gold, mixed doubles silver, singles bronze; Marshall Pura, doubles silver, mixed doubles silver, singles silver; Kai Brown, doubles bronze; Ted Hoffman, doubles silver, singles bronze; sharon Luix, mixed doubles silver; Rich Lurix, mixed doubles silver; don Noakes, mixed doubles gold, doubles silver singles bronze; Carol Ann Wall doubles bronze; Paul Kunkle, singles gold; Bill Bishop doubles gold; Bill McGaughey doubles gold. Racewalk: Christopher Carusona 5K gold, 1500-meter silver Frisbee distance: Bart Young gold Frisbee accuracy: Bart Young, 4th Softball throw: Bart Young, silver Swimming: June Hence, 100 yard breast gold, 100 yard freestyle gold, 200 yard freestyle gold, 500 yard freestyle gold Track: Bart Young, 400-meter gold, 800-meter gold


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deRBY from pg. 13 But first, Ochoa must qualify for the All American Derby when he starts in the eighth trial with the eighth post position and regular rider Roy Baldillez is aboard. Trained by hall of famer Sleepy Gilbreath, Ochoa earned the champion two-year-old title last year on the strength of his dominating win in the $2.4 million All American Futurity and he comes into the All American Derby off a game late-charging win in the $903,774 Rainbow Derby. The All American Futurity and the Rainbow Derby are at the All American Derby distance of 440 yards. Ochoa is four-for-four at 440 yards and has earned $1.5 million at the distance.

purse for any two-year-old race in North America, regardless of breed. If the 2012 All American Derby reaches $2.5 million then it would still be the second-richest quarter horse race because the 2013 running of the All American Futurity will have a $2.6 million purse. Also next summer, the Rainbow Futurity will offer a million-dollar purse for the first time and become the third seven-figure race during the Ruidoso Downs’ season that runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day each summer. “We want to thank the horsemen for their incredible support of racing here at Ruidoso Downs,” said Ruidoso Downs’ CEO R.D. Hubbard. “We are honored to be stewards of these classic races and will always strive for their continued growth.”

FuTuRiTY from pg. 13 with Jack and Lynne Smith, PJ Chick In Black has been at or near the top of the poll since April and currently holds down the number-three spot. The daughter of Desirio has four wins from four starts with two futurity wins. PJ Chick In Black started her career against New Mexico-bred competition at Sunland Park and won the New Mexican Spring Futurity in a very fast 14.912 for 300 yards. She was supplemented to the Ruidoso Futurity trials at a cost of $15,000, then overcame a troubled start to win the race over fastest qualifier Krash Cartel, who returns in the 21st All American Futurity trial. Her connections supplemented her to the All American Futurity trials at a cost of $50,000. Esgar Ramirez will be aboard the John Stinebaugh-trained PJ Chick In

Black in the 24th trial with third post position. Raymundo Villarreal Jr.’s BP Cartels Alibi, another $50,000 supplemental nominee, finished third in his career debut and then completed his rise to the poll’s fourth position with a close head win over West Texas Futurity winner El Duero in the Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park. The Trey Wood-trained colt raced the 350 yards in 17.580 as an 11-1 longshot. Regular rider Ricky Ramirez will be aboard the Corona Cartel son with third post position in the 25th trial. Joining PJ Chick In Black and BP Cartels Alibi as supplemental trial entrants are SS Poker Face Dream, PYC Kant Katch Me, Just Wanna Corona, Brotherman, Rockin Disco and Gonna Cha Cha.

Bowling RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER Tuesday summer team standings, week 12 of 14 Name Won Lost Marx-A-Lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 9 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 19 Energy 2 Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 27 Village Butterball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 27 Homies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 28 Four Feathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 34


Last week’s high scores handicap series – energy 2 spare 2539, homies 2511, Marx-A-Lot 2450 handicap game – Ruidoso Bowl 865, Village Butterball 860, Four Feathers 812 Men’s handicap series – Lonnie edwards 659, Tom douglas 648, George heliman 643 Men’s handicap game – Jhovany Ruiz 242, Joe Terrell 234, donnie Yeager 230 Women’s handicap series – Pam Bernard 704, Mona Butts 631, Gloria Wheeler 596 Women’s handicap game – Mary Gillett 244, Kathy Kiefer 224, Myrna douglas 201




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August 14, 2012

Little Bear Fire

Information & Resources FIRE AWARE! Be Prepared!

Wildfire season is still here, even with the rain we’ve received. The drought, tree-killing pine beetle epidemics and the February 2011 big freeze have done damage to our trees. We just experienced the scare, drama and heartbreak of a catastrophic wildfire. It can happen again, so this time be sure you are prepared. Many fires have conflagrated in our county since the start of this century. Cree Fire in 2000, Trap & Skeet Fire in 2001, Kokopelli Fire in 2002, Peppin Fire in 2004, White Fire in 2011 and Little Bear Fire in 2012. On Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ruidoso Public Library, come to Fire Aware presented by Jeff Stanovich to learn more about wildfire, so natural, yet so unpredictable. Learn how wildfire interacts with its environment and how you can mitigate your chances of destruction. Jeff Stanovich with American Wildfire Suppression Services has 37 years experience fighting fires and wildfires. Currently his business is a private wildland fire agency on contract with the U.S. Forest Service. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press

Public Regulation Commissioner to speak at open meeting Aug. 16 An open meeting with Public Regulation Commissioner Ben Hall, District 5 and the public is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16 at Village Hall, 9 a.m. Commissioner Hall will bring representatives from state insurance boards to answer any questions Lincoln County residents may have in the wake

of the Little Bear Fire. Any person may attend, and questions and concerns will be addressed. A sign-up sheet is not required. Concerns need not be related to the fire and Hall states he’ll stay as long as is needed to address needs and answer questions.

CFLC and Viva Ruidoso funds distributed

The Community Foundation of Lincoln County is pleased to announce the distribution of more than $5,100 in funding from the Viva Ruidoso Disaster Relief Fund. The recipients are all victims of the recent Little Bear Fire and their identities are confidential due to protocol. This fund was established in September 2008 with the focus of providing health and human services in Lincoln County at times of need. The Disaster Relief Fund was established after the flood in 2008. The long-

term goal, after assisting in the recovery from the 2008 flood, was to have the fund grow, creating an endowment whereby the principal remained untouched and using the interest only for all future Lincoln County disasters. The advisors to the fund have seen fit to distribute the fund in its entirety, as this summer has proved to be extremely difficult for many families who lost their homes. The Community Foundation of Lincoln County continues to serve as a type of “United Way” for Lincoln County. Its vision is to recognize its donors through the award of grants which have the potential to make significant impact on and enrich the quality of life in Lincoln County communities. Lic. # 86887 There is a constant focus to build a Legacy Fund RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL of $1 million in order to REMODELS & NEW CONSTRUCTION grant the income each year to worthy non-profit Bonded & Insured 501c organizations. For more information NICK NAJAR please see Owner and contact any director. 575.354.5409 • Cell 575.808.1797 The group meets monthly at ENMU-Ruidoso.



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Team Deacon Bob – a cause to root for

Although the Olympics have come to a close, there is still a great team to root for right here in Lincoln County — Team Deacon Bob. On Aug. 18, the 3rd annual Deacon Bob Racicot Open charity golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course, and while competition is a trademark of all sporting events, this is one event that showcases the cooperation and true sportsmanship of the Lincoln County communities. Many country clubs and golf courses near Ruidoso have outdone themselves with the wonderful silent auction items they have donated to ensure the success of this tournament, which benefits HEAL and The Nest Domestic Violence Shelter in Ruidoso Downs. HEAL appreciates the local golf professionals who unite to support the shelter during this event. Thanks to the pros at Rainmakers, Cree Meadows, the Links at Sierra Blanca and Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club, there will be several items available at the auction, including 10

rounds of golf and carts, polo golf shirts, a Frogg Togs rainsuit, golf mug set, crystal wine glasses and decanter, two pairs of new golf shoes, a new putter and chipping wedge, a Taylormade golf bag, a hard-sided golf club traveling case, golf sweaters and a decorative golf phone and clock. In addition to the golf-specific items, local businesses have also donated many items. Jewelry from Coyote Howling and Adobe, a Good Luck Kitchen Rooster from Candle Power, Dimples Bay Booties and baby bear gift set from Tonya Huber and numerous gift certificates have been donated. Enjoy an hour-long massage from local favorite Jessica Sherman, car maintenance from Western Auto, store merchandise from Ace Hardware and J. Roberts, hair styling from Hill on the Salon/Rita and a beautiful hand-carved wooden awareness ribbon by Haylee Skaggs. “We were astounded by the generosity of the donors,” said Tonya Huber, co-owner of Coyote Howling and chair of the Silent Auction Committee. “People here really understand the importance

of the Nest and found a way to donate remarkably high quality items. We were deeply touched.” You don’t need to be an expert golfer to enter and enjoy this charity event. Just get registered and prepare for a day of fun. If you don’t think you have the right equipment, or are just in need of one more special club, check out Sweet Charity Resale Boutique on US Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs. They just happen to have several golf bags and clubs recently donated. All proceeds from Sweet Charity also go to support the Nest. If you are interested in the amazing array of items available for the Silent Auction, but aren’t a golfer, feel free to stop by the tent area near the IMG Pro Shop and bid on the silent auction items. It will be open to the public from noon to 6pm. You might even get your Christmas shopping finished before the “last minute rush” this year. And remember, this is a worthwhile cause that can help change the future for generations to come. We all know that what goes around, comes around. Let’s all

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. - Mon. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan, located on Hwy 380. Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDForestry Division. Live horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Friday - Monday through Labor Day weekend. Post time is 1 p.m. (with the exception of some holidays, special meets and TUESDAY AUGUST 14 Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

horse sales). Visit for more information. Flying J Chuckwagon Supper and Show, Hwy 48 north of Ruidoso. Every day except Sunday; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and show is $25 for adults; $15 for children 4-12. www.� for more information. Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, just east of the racetrack. The �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. Visit or call 575-3784142. “A Land So Strange” exhibit, Hubbard

O’Malley’s, 8 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

FRIDAY AUGUST 17 “Nobelity,” free film at the Ruidoso Library, 2 p.m. Nine distinguished Nobel Laureates view the world’s problems and how children are most challenged by them. The Rascal Fair and White Oaks Community Market, 5 p.m. to dark. Produce, plants, flowers, crafts and unique entertainment. Every Friday through the summer. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 10 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p.m. Cree Meadows Country Club is hosting a fish fry and live band. 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 fiddle playing Western Swing. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at THURSDAY the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., AUGUST 16 6 p.m. Business After Hours, Ruidoso Open Mic Night, Sacred Physical Therapy, 439 Mechem drive, Grounds, 2825 Sudderth in the 5 - 7 p.m. Come enjoy an opportuni- Boulder Plaza, 6 - 8:30 p.m. hosted ty to network with your fellow cham- by Tradd Tidwell. 575-257-2273. ber members. 575-257-7395. The Eliminators perform at Casa Mark Kashmar, country blues, Blanca Restaurant, Mechem Dr., 6 Café Rio, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30. p.m. Mike Francis, Rich Chorné and Party Like the King at the Inn Ricky Malichi perform at the Li- of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, brary, 6 p.m. in the back. Bring your 6:30 - 10 p.m. Join us in celebrating lawn chairs. the King of Rock & Roll’s life and caKaraoke with DJ Pete Cree reer during Elvis week. Dinner starts Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m., every at 6:30 p.m., followed by an elvis Thursday, evening. All-you-can-eat Tribute at 8. 575-464-7508; www.intaco bar from 6 - 9 p.m. Open to the Tickets public are $50. Michael Beyer performs older Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. 6 p.m. Karaoke at The elks Lodge on Susan Landers Kolb, local favorite, performs at Grace O’Malley’s, Highway 70, next to the Ruidoso Emporium, at 7 p.m. with All For 7:30 p.m. Matt Mason, 2006 “Nashville Fun Karaoke. Tyler Jones performs at Grace star” and 2011 winner of “CMT’s Next superstar,” performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a.m. The Sterilizers perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Pretty Country, Sarah Montgomery and Tawnya Reyolds from Nashville perform at Grace O’Malley’s, 7:30 p.m. Ronnie Dunn at IMG, Mescalero, 8 - 10 p.m. Ronnie Dunn began his musical career as a solo artist, then in 1990 he and Kix Brooks formed Brooks and Dunn. Their first four singles went platinum and have released 12 studio albums. The duo disbanded in 2010. Dunn released a solo album in late 2010 and “Bleed Red,” the album’s first single, was released Jan. 29, 2011. His self-titled album was released June 7, 2011. 575-464-7777; Tickets start at $30. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs through Feb. 8, 2013. An educational journey of nearly 400 years of New Mexico history. Hundreds of artifacts and images from the 16th to the 20th century tell the story of the Native Americans, the Spanish, and the EuroAmericans who created the New Mexico we experience today. Visit www.hubbardmuseum. org. Free with admission to the museum. Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. 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.

Johnny & the Crashers (Classic rock) perform 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. SATURDAY AUGUST 18 Annual Hospice Butterfly Release, White Mountain Meadows Pavilion, off Gavilan Canyon Rd., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Butterflies will be distributed at 11 a.m. To ensure their safety, all unclaimed butterflies will be released by 12 p.m. This fundraiser is to benefit the Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice Foundation, providing end of life care for Lincoln County Residents. 575-258-0028; All butterflies are Monarchs and are $12. Deacon Bob Racicot Open, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 1 - 5 p.m. Join us for the Deacon Bob Racicot Open to benefit the help end Abuse for Life. The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch and awards reception following the golf. special Offer: included with your online registration is a 1-year

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Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 10 p.m. Tony Avallone performs at Cree Meadows Country Club, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Prime Rib plate: $11.95. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. Free Movie at Sacred Grounds: “Calendar Girls,” 2825 sudderth dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. When twelve ordinary members of the Women’s Institute, a prim and proper local ladies’ club, decide they need to find a more compelling way to raise money for a new charity, they turn to their traditional annual calendar and give it a very untraditional twist. Behind the usual baked goods, the apple pressings, and the flower arrangements are the women—completely nude! The movie stars Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Based on a true story. 575-257-2273; Free. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina, Mechem Drive, 7 - 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Tyler Jones performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 8 p.m. Johnny & the Crashers (Classic rock) perform 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. SUNDAY AUGUST 19 The Rocky Plateau Band Open Music Jam, No scum Allowed saloon in White Oaks, 2 - 6 p.m. every Sunday thru the summer. Carrizozo Music in the Parks, New Mexico Saxophone Quartet, McDonald Park, Carrizozo, 5 - 7 p.m. The smooth summer sounds of the New Mexico sax Quartet. Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy a wonderful evening in the park. New horizon Development Center will be selling BBQ, cold drinks and homemade ice cream. Concert will move to Woman’s Club in case of rain. 11th at D Ave Come early and browse the shops and galleries along historic 12th Street. 575-648-2757; www. Free. Sundays Under the Stars, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 6 - 11 p.m. Live music by Aaron Lacombe Band at 6 and “Big!” after sunset. 1-800-5459011; www.innofthemountaingods. com. Free. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY AUGUST 20 Friends of the Library Book Sale – Bargain-priced books, books on tape, CDs and more. Fundraising by the Friends of the Library to support library programming and the summer reading program. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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August 14, 2012

Men’s Fraternity coming to Ruidoso

port. Charles Clary of J Bar J Church, prior to registration By Sue Hutchison John Marshall of Calvary Chapel, Men’s Fraternity is offered free of charge. The listenReporter John Duncan of Gateway Church of ing book (no reading involved) costs $10 and offers men Christ and Rick Hutchison of Angus an opportunity to reinforce what is learned at each lesson. “Men need a place to go where Church will co-lead the fraternity Stoddard says it’s not too late to join and scholarships are they’re encouraged, where it’s safe along with Stoddard. offered to men who need assistance in purchasing the book. to be a guy.” Pastor Alan Stoddard is “It’s a 12-week program and Phone First Baptist Church at 575-257-2081 for speaking of a new group which began we’re hosting the fall semester at more information. Aug. 12. First Baptist. We hope to locate the Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for spring semester somewhere else.” Authentic Manhood is a class which Begun last Sunday, the program is is offered at First Baptist Church, open to men ages 19 and above and 270 Country Club Drive in Ruwill continue through Nov. 4, meetidoso. Open to all men ages 19 and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church welcomes ing from 6 - 7:30 p.m. older, the group emphasizes support, Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press you to their outdoor worship service in the church “We want to give men a place growth and unity. So far more than Dr. Alan Stoddard, pastor of pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. where they’re not pounded by our 70 have signed up and it’s anticipated First Baptist Church. Members and summer visitors enjoy this outdoor culture, but are encouraged to grow more than 100 will be the final count. service, and it is not unusual to see one of God’s crein their faith,” says Stoddard. Several of the areas covered Stoddard arrived at First Baptist Church three years ations in the form of a deer joining us. This additional will center on fathering skills, family life, making a break ago from Arlington. Wife Jeana and daughter Briana worship service runs through Labor Day weekend. from damaging circumstances in past experiences, single have joined him in the ministry of pastoring the church Led by Rev. Thomas Schoech, the outdoor service men’s issues and many more topics of concern to men. and supporting the community. Stoddard completed his is followed by Bible class at 9:30 a.m. and the regular “We’re not pushing church or any specific doctrine. Masters of Divinity at Southwest Theological Seminary, worship service at 10:30 a.m. held indoors. Shepherd Texas and received a PhD from Gordon Cromwell Theo- We’re not trying to get anyone who attends to come to any of the Hills is located at 1120 Hull Road in Ruidoso. logical Seminary out of Boston. He defended his doctoral of our churches. This is all about giving men a place to The church office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekgrow where they feel safe.” Stoddard looks forward to the dissertation’s topic which related to small groups and days. For more information call 575-258-4191. group support he feels will be a natural byproduct of begintheir formation and development. ning the fraternity. OrigiOffering this group is right up his alley. nally started in November “Mens’ Fraternity: Quest for Authentic Manhood” of 2011 as a local group, the is a program which began at Fellowship Bible Church men of First Baptist wanted in Little Rock, Ark. with Dr. Robert Lewis. From FBC’s to make the fraternity a website: “Robert is passionate about helping men discommunity event. cover the biblical principles of authentic manhood. He Charles Clary Spring, 2013 will see founded and developed Men’s Fraternity in 1990, and Every Olympics has its hero, and this year for me it is Oscar Pistorius. Being the group continue with today this significant area of ministry is reaching men born with lower legs that were not developed and had to be amputated in a curriculum geared for worldwide in churches, on college campuses, in corpochildhood, Oscar was challenged to climb trees and get around like a normal child. men and teen-aged boys. rate boardrooms, and in prison cellblocks.” With the development of prostheses, he was able to function somewhat normally. The classes will deal with When Stoddard decided to begin a Men’s Fraternity As a teenager, he worked to be able to participate in the activities normal to practical issues men of all in Ruidoso, he wanted to show the unique unity he sees a South African boy. Then came the desire to run track. With the development of in the Christian community. The Fraternity will be facili- ages face. The community prostheses, he was able to fulfill that desire. venue will be announced tated by several area pastors who join Stoddard in supHe improved in the use of his “new” legs and feet and accomplished what few can do. He is a successful runner and member of the RSA Olympic team. In the first CHURCH SERVICES heat of the 400-meter race, he qualified for the second round. He fell short in that Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 10:45 AM race, but he was a winner in the eyes of all who saw him run. Sunday Night 6:00 PM There were those who claimed that he had an advantage because of the Listen or Download FREE Wednesday Night 7:00 PM prostheses. If he gained an advantage, I think that all who wore glasses or contacts should be disqualified as well. And if any competitor had braces, false teeth, plates or other oral additions, they should be disqualified as well. And I suppose that if Teaching you Chapter by Chapter & Verse by Verse. they had had some kind of surgery, they should be left out as well. Oscar took what fate had given him and did not let that get him down. He 126 Church Drive • Ruidoso, NM • 575-378-4174 will not have an Olympic medal, but he will be remembered in history as one who Next to Family Vision Center on Mescalero Drive would not let the cruel hand of fate get him down. Plenty of Parking!

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ANGLICAN Mescalero Family Worship Center Gary Dorsey, Pastor; 464-4741 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Carrizozo Community Church (AlG) Barbara Bradley, Pastor. Corner of C Ave. & Thirteenth One Church Pastor Todd Carter. 139 El Paso Road, Ruidoso. 257-2324. wwwonechurchnm. com BAPTIST Canaan Trail Baptist Roland Burnett, Pastor; Located just past milepost 14 on Hwy. 48, between Angus & Capitan. 336-1979 First Baptist Church - Carrizozo; 314 Tenth Ave., Carrizozo. 648-2968; Hayden Smith, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso 270 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso,NM 88345. 257-2081; Dr. Allen Stoddard, Pastor First Baptist Church - Ruidoso Downs 361 E. Hwy 70, 378-4611, Randy Widener, Pastor First Baptist Church - Tinnie Bill Jones, Pastor Mescalero Baptist Mission 1016 Old Road Box 9, Mescalero, NM 88340, 973-0560, Pastor Zach Malott Mountain Baptist Church Independent-Fundamental KJV. 145 E. Grandview Capitan. 937-4019 Ruidoso Baptist Church Wayne Joyce, Pastor; 126 Church Drive, Palmer Gateway. 378-4174 Trinity Southern Baptist Church (south on Highway 48) 700 Mt. Capitan Rd. 354-2044. Mel Gnatkowski, Pastor 808-0607 BAHA’I FAITH Baha’i Faith 257-8857 or 258-5595 BUDDHIST Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra George Brown; 257-1569 CATHOLIC Saint Eleanor Catholic Church 120 Junction Road, Ruidoso, 257-2330. Reverend AI Galvan Saint Theresa Catholic Church Corona. Sunday Mass: 6 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Apache Mission Mescalero. Father Paul Botenhagen, OFM Our Lady of Guadalupe Bent. Father Larry Gosselin Sacred Heart Catholic Church 299 3rd St, Capitan, 354-9102 Santa Rita Catholic Church 243 Birch, Carrizozo. 648-2853. Father Franklin Eichhorst CHRISTIAN Christian Community Church 127 Rio Corner w/Eagle, Mid-town. For more information call: 378-7076 First Christian Church (Disciples

of Christ) Rev. Ryan Arnold; 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250 Carrizo Christian Fellowship Leonard Kanesewah Ill, Pastor. 56 White Mt. Dr., 3 mi. W of Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero. 464-4656 CHURCH OF CHRIST Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth, Ruidoso, 257-4381. John Duncan, Minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Melvin Jenson, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l K-Bob’s Hwy. 70 in Ruidoso. Ron Rice, 354-0255, e-mail Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 JEWISH / HEBREW Kehilla Bat- Tzion & Hebrew Learning Center, Inc. 2204 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345. 257-0122 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 258-4191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church



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From Your First To Your Finest! & Gabby Carreon. *All Services are Bilingual* - Translators Available Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, 257-0447. Services are bilingual Christ Church in the Downs Ruidoso Downs, 378-8464. AI and Marty Lane, Pastors Christ Community Fellowship Capitan, Highway 380 West, 354-2458. Ed Vinson, Pastor Church Out of Church Meeting at the Flying J Ranch, 1028 Hwy. 48, Alto. Pastors: Tim & Julie Gilliland. Mailing Address: 1009 Mechem #11 Ruidoso 88345. 258-1388. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Cowboy Church Preacher Buster Reed of Amarillo. Call 378-4840 for more info Foot of the Cross Christian Ministries 2812 Sudderth (Pine Tree Shopping Center) Pastor, Phil Appel. For more info please call 937-8677 or visit our website at Grace Harvest Church 1108 Gavilan Canyon Rd, 336-4213 Iglesia Bautista “Vida Eterna” Pastor Rev, Ramon Robledo. 207 East Circle, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346,

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ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC., a New Mexico corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIO CATALDI and NORMA L. CATALDI, husband and wife, Defendants. CV 2011-00325 Div. III NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT NOTICE is hereby given that under and by virtue of the Default Judgment, Decree Of Foreclosure And Of Sale And Appointment Of Special Master entered by the District Court of Lincoln County, New Mexico, on July 12, 2012 in civil cause number CV-2011-00325, the under-signed will offer for public sale to the highest bidder for cash at the front entrance of the Ruidoso Municipal Building at 313 Cree Meadows Drive, Ruidoso, , New Mexico on the 20th day of August, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., all rights of the defendants to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, New Mexico; Lots 51 and 52, Block 12, ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION, Unit 4, Lincoln County, New Mexico as shown by the plat thereof filed in the office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on November 12, 1960, in Tube No. 328; (hereinafter referred to as “the Properties”). Notice is further given that the court directed foreclosure of the Plaintiff’s claim of liens on the Properties and that the amounts to be realized at said sale from the Property, with interest calculated to date of sale, are as follows: Amount of Plaintiff’s Judgment. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,497.70 Interest to date of Sale: . . . . $75.36 Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $553.75 Attorney’s Fees . . . . . . . . $2,699.87 The Properties will be sold in the manner which realizes the most amount of cash at the sale, either singly, or together. In addition thereto there will be accruing interest, and costs of publication of this Notice, and the Special Master’s Fee fixed by the Court in the amount of $250.00. The terms of this sale are that the purchaser must pay cash at the time the Property is struck off to him, except that the Plaintiff may bid all or any part of its judgment, plus interest without paying cash. /s/ Jennifer Flores, Special Master RICHARD A. HAWTHORNE. P.A. 1221 Mechem Drive, Suite 2 Ruidoso, NM 88345 (575) 258-3483 TWELFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF LINCOLN STATE OF NEW MEXICO ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC., a New Mexico corporation, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA FLEMING and JESUS and MARIA GUARDIOLA, husband and wife, Defendants. CV 2011-00044 Div. III NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT NOTICE is hereby given that under and by virtue of the Default Judgment, Decree Of Foreclosure And Of Sale And Appointment Of Special Master entered by the District Court of Lincoln County, New Mexico, on July 16, 2012 in civil cause number CV-2011-00044, the under-signed will offer for public sale to the highest bidder for cash at the front entrance of the Ruidoso Municipal Building at 313 Cree Meadows Drive, Ruidoso, , New Mexico on the 7th day of September, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., all rights of the defendants to the following described real property located in Lincoln County, New Mexico; Lot 89 DEER PARK VALLEY SUBDIVISION, Unit 3, Lincoln County, New Mexico, as shown by the plat thereof filed in the office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on April 17, 1981 in Cabinet D, Slide Nos. 7 to 10; (hereinafter referred to as “the Property”). Notice is further given that the court directed foreclosure of the Plaintiff’s claim of liens on the Properties and that the amounts to be realized at said sale from the Property, with interest calculated to date of sale, are as follows: Amount of Plaintiff’s Judgment. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,959.61 Interest to date of Sale: . . . . $75.36 Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $553.75 Attorney’s Fees . . . . . . . . $2,500.00 In addition thereto there will be accruing interest, and costs of publication of this Notice, and the Special Master’s Fee fixed by the Court in the amount of $250.00. The terms of this sale are that the purchaser must pay cash at the time the Property is struck off to him, except that the Plaintiff may bid all or any part of its judgment, plus interest without paying cash.

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ALTO LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC., a New Mexico corporation, Plaintiff, vs. MARCIA M. FRIBERG, a married woman dealing with her sole and separate property, Defendant. CV 2011-451 Division III NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO: MARCIA M. FRIBERG GREETINGS: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that there has been filed in the District Court of Lincoln County, State of New Mexico, a certain cause of action wherein Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, Inc. is the Plaintiff and you are the Defendant, the same being Cause No. CV -201100451, Division III. The object and purpose of the said suit is to foreclose the Plaintiff’s claim of lien against the following described real property in the name of the Plaintiff:

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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that unless you enter your appearance or file pleadings herein on or before September 15,2012, the Plaintiff will make application to the Court for a Decree by Default, and Decree by Default will be rendered against you as prayed for in the complaint. The name of the Plaintiff’s attorney is RICHARD A. HAWTHORNE, P.A., Richard A. Hawthorne, and whose address is 1221 Mechem, Suite 2, Ruidoso, New Mexico, 88345. WITNESS my hand and seal of the District Court of Lincoln County, New Mexico this 77 day of July,

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Ramada Inn is looking for front desk and housekeeping personnel. Apply in person 2191 Hwy 70 West Swiss Chalet Inn at 1451 Mechem Dr is looking for full and part time Front Desk Agents, Maintenance, Housekeeping and a full time cook and dishwasher Applications will be accepted Mon-Fri between 1pm and 3pm. No Phone Calls

140 General Help Wanted THE NAVY IS HIRING Top-notch training, medical/dental, 30 days vacation/yr, $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri (800) 354-9627 LIVE-WORK-PARTY-PLAY! Hiring


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Spanish, Art, English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence in working with diverse groups of students and facilitating their professional preparation and attainment of course objectives. Preferred candidates will have relevant current experience that adds value to their teaching. The campus is also developing a pool of qualified adjunct instructors for future teaching assignments in other academic departments. Submit resumes to or visit faculty/ NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

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outside stairs to deal with! Paved parking, hardi-plank siding, and 1-car garage. Fenced back yard and covered deck. Corner FP, breakfast bar, new flooring, washer/dryer and air conditioning. Directly across from Cree Meadows #3 fairway. $179,000 MLS #110016

Wonderful park-like setting for this country home on 5.8 ac. Add’l acreage can be purchased with home. RV garage, plus 3 car garage. Huge, well-appointed kitchen with newer cabinets. Usable acreage – horses allowed. Seller would consider a trade. This is a home you have to see to appreciate! $395,000 MLS #110275

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Lot 75, DEER PARK VALLEY, UNIT 3, Lincoln County, New Mexico, as shown by the plat filed in the Office of the County Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder of Lincoln County, April 17, 1981 in Cabinet D, Slide Nos. 7 to 10, both inclusive.


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215 Cabin & RV rentals CAPITAN ESTATES MHP has two mobile home spaces available @ $225 per month. Includes water, sewer, and trash p/u. Spaces are 80 feet wide, level and just off Hwy 48. Call Gary at 575-257-4700 or 575937-0820 RIVER RANCH RV PARK, COME CHECK OUT OUR NEW LEVEE!! We have completed the levee and are making many improvements to make your stay here relaxing and fun. We have very reasonable seasonal and year-round rates, free wi-fi, a beautiful river, and a canopy of trees. Located 5 miles east of Ruidoso Downs on the South side of Hwy 70. Call Sherry at 378-4245 for a tour and reservation information.

220 Mobile Homes for Sale Doublewide champion for sale $36,000 28x64. Must be moved! 575-973-1242



7-12 Language Arts Teacher 7-12 NM Teacher License Current Resume Letter of Interest Three (3) current references Application

Application deadline: until position is filled. Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Send COMPLETE packet to: Cindy Gomez Administrative Assistant Hondo Valley Public Schools P.O. Box 55 Hondo, NM 88336

Applications available on Hondo Schools website:

The Hondo Valley Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, age, gender or nationality.

Valley. 575-258-3409


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 420 5TH STREET – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA with fireplace & W/D. Deck & partially fenced yard. $850/Mo + utilities. 111 FIR – UNF 2 BR, 2 BA with large utility room & W/D hookups. $850/Mo + utilities.


111 LAGUNA DRIVE – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA with W/D hookups. $1050/Mo + utilities.


2900 SUDDERTH DRIVE – Large building at the corner of Sudderth & Mechem with many potential uses. Come take a look. 419 MECHEM DRIVE – Approx. 1100 sq ft. Come take a look. $650/Mo + utilities. 2213 SUDDERTH DRIVE – Large retail space in the heart of Midtown! Approx. 2018 sq ft. $2000/Mo + utilities. (Available 8-27)

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$16,900 Brand New Mobile Homes with Warranty! Wholesale Division. Open to the Public. Floorplans, Pictures and Prices: www.TheHomeOutletAZ. com or call 1-800-887-9359 for FREE brochure.

225 Mobile Homes for Rent For Rent 3 bedroom 1 bath unfurnished mobile home. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, dryer. no pets. $550 per month $350 deposit water and garbage paid. 575-973-0830 1 bedroom Park Model Unit. Centrally located. $525/$350. References and lease required. 575257-0872

230 Homes for Sale: Furnished / Unfurnished By Owner 3 bd/2 ba doublewide in Ponderosa Heights furnished $100,000. Possible owner finance. 806-778-3871

235 Homes for Rent: Furn / Unfurn 4 bd/2 ba $2000 a month plus deposit plus utilities on Cree 575430-7009 HOUSE FOR RENT $1100/mo. 200 sf 4 bedroom, 3 bath, fenced yard. 141 E Circle Drive Ruidoso Downs Heights 720-400-4822 Mostly furnished 3bd/2ba, garage, carport, no smoking, no pets $1200 a month $1200 deposit. 411 Enchanted Forest Loop. Jo Steele Agency 575-336-4700 small 2 bd w/fireplace. On Sudderth. No pets. 1 person - $550 with bills pd. 575-257-2997 for lease with option to buy Owner Financing. 1 acre, well, very private and reasonable. Sun

Daily rental 3 bedroom 2 bath $125 per night on Lincoln County Road. 575-973-1242

250 Farms, Ranches or Land/Acreage

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-206-4704 THRILL DAD with 100 percent guaranteed, delivered-to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 69 percent - PLUS 2 FREE GIFTS - THRILL THE GRILL ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1-877-291-6597 or use code 45069TVP GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 877639-3441 AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE! A Premier Discount Plan. SAVE on medical, dental, vision and prescription drugs for as little as $29.95/month. Enroll today. Call 1-866-507-4631 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 877738-1851

**CAPITAN** BEST 1/2 acre, paved road, AWESOME landscape on drip, 300 degree views with Sierra Blanca, ALL utilities in, Must See! Asking $59,900. READY FOR YOUR HOME or MFH come see at 216 Main road. 575336-1555 or 575-937-4553

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CLOSE TO RUIDOSO 20 acres with water, $29,900. Municipal water, maintained roads and electric. Won’t last at this price! Call NMRS 866-906-2857

Ruidoso Downs Race Track Labor Day box seats for sale. 6 seat box and 4 seat box. Call 575973-0964



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. TTY Relay - 711

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

6 each - 5 gallon pails of Stolastic smooth coating 212. Pecos Red. $250. 575-9376215

DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL 1-877-867-1441

320 Auctions ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 33 New Mexico newspapers for only $100. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 288,000 readers. Call this newspaper for more details. Or log onto www.nmpress. org for a list of participating newspapers.

460 Livestock & Pets 2-4 MONTH OLD FERAL (WILD) kittens need barn home. Fixed and have rabies shots. 575-6374637

560 Motorcycles 1979 Kawasaki KZ650 SR $1500 575-258-1053 leave message

630 General Services General Building Contractor. 505471-0034 Free Estimates!

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Ruidoso Free Press

August 14, 2012

Ruidoso Free Press August 14, 2012  

The August 14, 2012 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln Cou...

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