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American Legion Post 79 will conduct a short ceremony lowering the fl ag to half-staff at the Ruidoso downs Police department, 8 a.m. The public is invited.

May 17-20

AspenCash Motorcycle Run and Trade Show

Ride the high roads where the sky meets the horizon... beat the heat and fi nd yourself riding the shaded pines of the sacramentos. You’ve heard of the Big Kahuna when riding the waves... yes, you’ll fi nd your own spiritual awakening when riding the sky in Ruidoso. Plus a trade show for riders and non-riders alike. Ruidoso Convention Center, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 575973-4977,

May 19

Jace N’ Lee Friends N’ Family Music Festival

Ten bands in 10 hours. enjoy the outdoors with a variety of sounds, styles and rhythms from bands across the southwest, benefi ting Teambuilders and LC Juvenile Justice. Ruidoso Convention Center, next to the motorcycle rally trade show. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., $5.

Wildfire Aware at the Ruidoso Public Library

Jeff stanovich, Operations Chief of American Wildfi re suppression services and a fi refi ghter since 1974, shares his knowledge on wildfi re preparedness needs and safety. Learn how wildfi re interacts with its environment and how you can minimize your risk. Ruidoso Public Library, 11 a.m. www.youseemore. com/RuidosoPL/. Free.

Dedication of National Historic Marker at Ft. Stanton

The daughters of the American Colonists host the dedication for Captain henry W. stanton at Fort stanton. Be a part of of the continued history. Fort stanton, 1 p.m. Free.

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Champions and graduates celebrate success By Eugene Heathman Editor Scholars and athletes of Lincoln County had plenty of reasons to celebrate as school semesters wound down while state championships and summer athletic events heated up. To kick off the weekend of festivities, ENMU-Ruidoso and GED graduates first took to the stage at the Spencer Theater Thursday evening. Keynote speakers for the GED ceremony were Eugene Heathman and Tradd Tidwell. Mr. Heathman is the managing editor for the Ruidoso Free Press. In 1996, he completed his GED and is currently finishing his degree at ENMURuidoso. Tradd Tidwell is a well-known, local musician. He began supporting himself at the age of 16. His comple-

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The Capitan boys 1A baseball squad celebrate a historical backto-back state championship in Albuquerque Friday. See the complete story in this week’s Sports section.

tion of the GED this year is a personal milestone. Both Mr. Heathman and Mr. Tidwell spoke before a class of 40 graduates. Students completing certificate, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees were honored immediately following the GED ceremony. This year’s student speakers were Simon Pawlak and Everardo Trochet. Both students graduated with degrees in university studies and plan on completing bachelor’s degrees. The keynote speaker was John McCullough, a long-time business instructor and department chair at ENMU-Ruidoso. In addition to this see suCCess, pg 5

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ENMU-Ruidoso students were presented their degrees during graduation ceremonies at the Spencer Theater May 10.

Village determines when public will speak By Sue Hutchison Reporter It was standing room only at the Village of Ruidoso’s last council meeting. Dan Jones followed procedures with which he disagrees and asked to be placed on the agenda to continue the dialog he began at April 10’s council meeting. It is his opinion citizens should be given the opportunity to speak during council meetings regarding any issue, including agenda items. He’s not alone. More than 15 came to show support for Jones’ concern. A flyer was distributed prior to the council meeting which was confiscated by Police Chief Joe Magill, at the direction of Mayor G. Ray Alborn. “We have a policy that nothing is to be distributed prior to council meetings to the public or council members. It’s a protective measure for our citizens,” Alborn said. The opening paragraph of the flyer stated: “How can we have faith and trust in our mayor

and village councilors, our elected officials, when they support policies and procedures that restrict, refuse and “abridge” the spirit of freedom of speech?” Prior to the village meeting, Irma Devine, village clerk, conducted a survey of NM municipalities to find a consensus of public input procedures. Jones stated the public’s first amendment rights were being hindered by not allowing the public to speak during business meetings conducted by the village council. Village Resolution 2012-09 establishes policy for agenda preparation for village meetings. Arriving at Jones’ agenda item Alborn read a section of the Open Meeting Act pertaining to public input. “I talked to the Attorney General’s office and this is a guideline. There’s nowhere in here it states that you cannot let the people talk. So it’s not a law,” said Jones. Alborn responded by agreeing with Jones. Jones said he spoke

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Above, Mayor Alborn reads a revised ordinance regarding a compromise on how public speaking will be determined at public meetings. Some details regarding the procedure will be discussed and finalized at the next village council meeting. Below, Dan Jones cites the constitutionality and overall fairness of local government to make public input an integral part of the meeting process. individually with each council member prior to the village council meeting voicing his concerns. Councilor Denise Dean suggested the issue be discussed at an upcoming councilor retreat to give more time and thought to a proper response. Councilor Joseph Eby asked to schedule a workshop and move the issue to the agenda for May 29. “I’ve spent a lot of time see ViLLaGe, pg 5

DA decides to prosecute juveniles in White Fire case By Eugene Heathman Editor After sitting on the White Fire case for almost one month, District Attorney Diana Martwick officially filed the charges of felony negligent arson against two juveniles. At the request of Martwick, the parents of the juveniles are also named as responsible parties to the charges. Glenda and Jeff Shaw of Ruidoso and Melinda Garcia of Ruidoso and Chuck Mantia of Milledgeville, Ga. are the parents named in the complaint. The mother of one of the two juveniles accused with starting the White Fire, Melinda Garcia announced exclusively to the Ruidoso Free Press that on April 10 her son, was in fact formally advised of his rights by the Juvenile Probation Department in Ruidoso regarding the charge of negligent

arson, a class four felony, in relation to the White Fire. The case was presented to the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s office by The U.S. Forest Service for prosecution. The District Attorney’s office has not returned calls from the Ruidoso Free Press since the breaking news first published one month ago. Garcia is disappointed with the treatment of her family by the District Attorney’s office. “I have not received any paperwork whatsoever on the case from the District Attorney or the court. Although I have asked them (the DA’s office) for something, anything, several times since my son was advised of his rights, it really bothers me that I can get more information from television news and the papers than I can from them,” Garcia said. The accused will be required to appear ALTO


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before the 12th Judicial District Court in Carrizozo for arraignment. At that time, the defendants will be expected to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty and will be required to obtain counsel for their defense. In the event the families of the accused cannot afford private legal counsel, the state would likely assign a Public Defender to the case. Garcia stated she was advised by the Juvenile Probation Department that when the case is prosecuted, she would be served a summons demanding the return of her son, now living in Georgia with his father to appear in 12th Judicial District court in Carrizozo and face the charges against him. At that time, the court would decide if the accused would be required to stay in Lincoln County for the judicial process or be allowed to travel to and from Georgia.


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Extension meet

The La Junta Roadrunners extension Clubs meet at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday at the Capitan Church of Christ – come to the back door on the west side of the building. Barbara Bradley, manager of the Carrizozo Food Bank, will make a presentation on the program and its needs. A business meeting follows. All interested are invited to attend. For more information, call doris Cherry at 354-2673 or Barbara Culler at 648-2037.

Search and rescue The White Mountain search and Rescue monthly meeting will be May 21 at 7 p.m., upstairs at the First Christian Church, 1211 hull Rd. in Ruidoso. All interested are welcome to attend. Topics include the recent esCAPe conference and upcoming training events. For more information, call Tony davis a 336-4501 or Carolyn scarborough at 937-3454.

LCCT play The Lincoln County Community Theater presents “The Day They Kidnapped the Pope,” by Joao Bethencourt, May 25-27 and June 1-2 at the eNMuRuidoso Annex at 203 White Mountain drive. The play, directed by James Martel and assisted by holly Braden, has proven a smash hit in europe. When it was presented in Rome, the Vatican newspaper gave it a rave review. On a visit to New York, the Pope comes out of st. Patrick’s Cathedral and, confused by a thunderstorm, gets into a taxi. The driver, sam Leibowitz, kidnaps him and takes him to his Brooklyn apartment where he holds him for a special ransom – a day of world peace. Play times are 7 p.m. May 26-27 and June 1-2, and at 2 p.m. May 27. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, visit or email

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

Ruidoso Art Festival For more than 40 years, the Ruidoso Art Festival has been an event that has played host to some of the nation’s most accomplished artists. This year

will be no exception, as Michael hurd – son of famed artists Peter hurd and henriette Wyeth, will be the featured Lincoln County artist. This year’s festival will be held at the Ruidoso Convention Center July 27-29, and will feature 120 artists from 12 diff erent states and the nation of israel. hours will be from non to 7 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29.

Helping enrich Hondo 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

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

Low-cost yoga A low-cost community yoga class for beginners and intermediate students is held every Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Lotus healing Arts Center, 2810 sudderth in room 207 above schlotzsky’s. The class includes strength and fl exibility postures, restorative poses, meditation and aromatheraphy fi nale. Room temperature is warm, so wear layered clothing and bring water. Mats and props are provided. Call Marianne Mohr at 575-802-3013 for more information.

or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 802-5293. The Arid Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 1216 Mechem at 7:30 a.m., noon and 5:15 p.m. daily; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and saturday and sunday at 7 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting and beginners and young peoples’ big book study Fridays at 7 p.m. The Sunny Spirit Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at noon and Friday at 5:30 p.m., while the women’s group meets Wednesdays at noon in the parish hall of the episcopal Church of the holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail. Al Anon of Ruidoso – for family members of alcoholics – meet at 1216 Mechem dr. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and saturdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 258-8885. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 hull Road. Altrusa international of Ruidoso was established in 1970 and it’s long running Annual Low Cost Mammogram Program was established in 1988. some of the organizations Altrusa supports are the local food bank, women’s shelter, humane society and others. if you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fi t for your volunteer eff orts, contact membership chair Judy Griffi n at 937-5437. The Democratic Women of the sacramento Mountain Area meet the third Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit www. The Federated Republican Women of Lincoln County meet the fourth Monday of each month at Cree Meadows Country Club at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 2574160 or visit www.frw.rplcnm. org The Federated Woman’s Club of Ruidoso, supporting community service organizations and providing scholarships, meets Mondays at 11 a.m. at 116 s. evergreen dr. A pot luck lunch at noon is followed by bridge and other card games. A special program is also presented most months. The

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group and hosts Yoga Wednesdays. For times or further information, call 257-2309. 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 beautifi cation 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 third Thursday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club dr. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 257-9810. The Lincoln County Sheriff ’s Posse is part of American Western history that continues today. The Posse has evolved into an all-volunteer community service organization. horsemen skills are encouraged, but not required. The Posse meets the fi rst sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the headquarters located a mile south of Carrizozo on highway 54. For more information, visit www.lincolncountysheriff or call 575512-7077. Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at K-Bobs in Ruidoso. 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 offi ces at 237 service Road. Annual dues are $15 per family which includes lectures and fi eld trips. Contact Leland deford at 257-8662 or herb Brunnell at 258-4003.

464-7106. Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice off ers 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 focus of the groups is education about managing grief and developing a network of support with others who have experienced losses. There is no charge for the group, and it is open to anyone in the community. 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. The Ruidoso Noon Lions meet at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Cree Meadows Country Club.

Ruidoso Masonic Lodge No. 73 meets fi rst Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. if the fi rst 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. Women Helping Women, a support group for domestic violence victims and survivors, meets Wednesday’s from 2-3 p.m. at sweet Charity, 26156 highway 70. if you have questions, please call the nest at 378-6378.





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Local artist wins award

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“Mom and Her Kit,” a miniature painting by local artist, Victoria Mauldin, recently received 2nd place in the acrylics division of the 14th Annual New Mexico Masterworks Miniature Fine Arts Show, April 6-28 at Expo New Mexico. Masterworks consists of four separately juried and judged Divisions; the Miniature division had about 500 entrants and 259 accepted pieces. Mauldin, who loves to paint both large and small, says that she often switches to the opposite end of the size spectrum as a means of keeping her skills fresh and feeling challenged. “Circle Up!” – Mauldin’s largest painting, measuring 4x5 feet – is currently featured at the End Of the Vine, 2801 Sudderth Dr., until mid-June. Other than in Mauldin’s studio, “Circle Up” has not been displayed locally until now.

LOC AL GOVERNMENT Ruidoso Village Council Item

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How they voted

Request from Boys and Girls Club for an additional $5,000.

At January’s meeting, the council told director Tim Coughlin to return in three months with a progress report.

Unanimous vote to fund the last $5,000 for a total of $15,000 from the village.

Bid approval to Mr. Sealer to repave the Links walking path.

The Links fitness trail will be repaired for the lowest bid of $55,339.22.

Time extension on repair work at the junction of Paradise Canyon and Hull roads.

A New Mexico Department of Transportation funding program will finish work on the intersection, which is susceptible to frequent flooding.

Addition of Zach Cook to village council team.

Village attorney Dan Bryant will team with Cook, making both available to offer legal counsel to the village.

Passed unanimously.

Passed unanimously.

Amended motion failed, original motion passed.

Revision of current ordinance about public input during council meetings.

Citizen Dan Jones represented the public in requesting a change, allowing public input during regularly scheduled agenda items.

Council voted to explore changing the ordinance to allow public input at the beginning of council meetings up to one hour.

Forest waste fee section of community utility bills

The fees must adequately cover work to bring village lots to make them compliant with insurance companies.

Council voted to move forward with a public hearing to consider Forestry Task Force recommendations.




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Letters to the Editor Whatta’ ya’ say to a guy?

To the Editor: I was sitting here after getting off the phone with my wife (Tery) who is helping our daughter, down in Texas, with our new grandbaby. I hear the excitement in her voice and the baby in the background. A time like this makes me ponder my blessings. This blessing, however, has a double, triple, etc. meaning for me. Tery was diagnosed with liver disease in 2005, with ‘No Chance of Life’ without a liver transplant. Long story short: Mr. R.D. Hubbard came into where I worked and asked for details about my wife’s condition. His grandson, Sean, had mentioned the situation to him. Neither man really knew me and didn’t know my wife at all. Without batting an eye, he sent us to La Jolla, Calif. (to the Scripps Institute.) He helped her get on the transplant list and arranged a year of chemotherapy. She received her transplant in May of 2006. This is her six year anniversary and we celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary in two months. How’s that for blessings? Tery is my life’s blessing. This community and the Hubbard’s are our gift from God. Thank you Sean, Joan Dale and R.D. Hubbard. Bless your family. Billy McEntire Capitan

Know your candidates before voting

To the Editor: I recently read the news coverage of a candidate’s forum attended by, among others, the three candidates running for Lincoln County Sheriff. In the article I noted several things that seemed important to me and feel they should be brought to the attention of the Lincoln County voting residents. One candidate has no law enforcement experience whatsoever and believes being Sheriff requires only being a good administrator. His point that the job is largely administrative while true does not portray an accurate picture of what the sheriff does. What the sheriff does is manage people who’s job it is to enforce the law and protect the residents of Lincoln County. The second candidate while having a 20-year career in law enforcement has not mentioned any supervisory experience. During the forum this candidate said she would take over the discipline within the schools so that the teachers would have more time to teach. When did school discipline become a law enforcement issue?? Unless the student is breaking the law, the school administrators, not deputies, should deal with disciplinary issues! I would prefer to have those deputies in the field enforcing the law and protecting our community. The important thing to consider here

is the fact is this candidate has no supervisory or administrative experience at all. She featured her administrative experience as a narcotics grant writer, a position which is currently held by a civilian. Not exactly a supervisory law enforcement job. To the best of my knowledge this candidate has never held a single administrative supervisory or position during her law enforcement career. The third candidate appears to be the only candidate running who has ever had any supervisory or administrative experience. As current under sheriff, he is responsible for supervising the supervisors at the sheriff’s office, for setting some operational policies, and for day-to-day operations within that organization. He came up through the ranks and has held every position in the sheriff’s office except the office of sheriff itself. It seems to me he is the only candidate that can make that claim. I am not forgetting that this candidate almost gave it all for the residents of Lincoln County when he was shot four times back in 2008. He got back to work as soon as he was able and has been hard at it ever since! I see an extreme liability for the county if we put people into elected, policymaking positions for which they have no training or practical experience. David Milchen Concerned voter To the Editor: May 19 is Armed Forces Day. I wish to thank our troops for protecting our country and our freedoms. I’m extremely proud of our airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers. Our combatants won both the Afghanistan and the Iraq Wars, when they overthrew the tyrannical regimes in both countries. Wars are won, as soon as governments are overthrown; invading countries are repelled; insurrections are thwarted or independence is gained. After our troops won the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, they were given police-action and nation-building roles in both countries. Our military personnel have also been given the mission of fighting terrorists around the world. We can never win the war on terrorism – no more than we can ever win the war on overall crime. However, we can keep terrorism and other crimes to a minimum. Our service members have done and are doing an excellent job fighting terrorists. Our troops have freed both the Afghan and Iraqi people. It’s now up to the Afghans and the Iraqis to maintain the freedoms that our combatants have given them. “People who won’t fight (with or without arms) for their own freedoms don’t deserve to be free.” Over the years I’ve supported our troops the best way that one can support them. I voiced my objections to our commanders in chief, via their staffs, each time that they risked the

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lives and limbs of our combatants merely to appease the corrupt Afghan and Iraqi governmental leaders. Once again, I want to thank our troops and their families for the sacrifices that they have made and are making for our country. Franklin L. Boren Tinnie To the Editor: I, Danny Watkins, was a recent counselor at the Capitan school district. I attended the public meeting at the ENMURuidoso White Mountain Annex about the fate of Camp Sierra Blanca in terms of juvenile reintegration facility. I thought about this after the meeting: accurate screening of camp residents in the facility is critical. For foster care, students that were properly screened for foster care and potential to do well in school again did very well. They often did much better than I would have ever anticipated against many odds. On the contrary, those foster students sent to our school immediately out of incarceration or expediency without proper screening often did poorly and were a real disruption to the school in general in the nature of a discipline problem

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and truancy. As a school employee, I often felt like the people from the Sonterra community which would be to protect our school and our students from foster kids I often knew were going to be problematic. On the other hand, I wanted all students to be successful and do well. So in essence, what I am saying is that proper screening of the Camp Sierra Blanca residents is very important. If not, it could and eventually will be a disruptive force to the staff, community, and tourism.

County budget

To the Editor: As a fairly new resident of Lincoln County, I find the proposed County budget to be a real eye opener. Over 1/3 of awarded budget amounts go to predator and noxious weed control while organizations that directly help people, such as Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club and COPE get zero. What strange priorities. Apparently the vast majority of the County population subsists on raising livestock. Steve Rice, Alto

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suCCess from pg. 1 year’s 49 graduates, a posthumous degree was awarded to Vickie Matheny. Officials from the College Board, the Board of Regents and ENMU were present. For the first time, the academic mace was present. Symbolizing the president’s authority, the mace is an integral part of commencement exercises at most universities and colleges. This mace is on loan from Portales and was designed and crafted by ENMU art professor, Greg Senn. In sports, the Capitan Boys baseball team secured their first ever back to back 1A state championship at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque Friday. On Saturday, the

second annual 12 hours in the Wild West mountain bike race attracted more than one-hundred participants competing for coveted buckles on what was proven to be a very fast 10.8 mile variable terrain single track race course. Two local teams captured podium spots from a field of experienced and full time riders. The Ruidoso Bike Shop team earned first place with a winning set of eleven laps completed in 10 hours, 22 minutes, 45 seconds. Trail Hazards, a local ladies team earned second place with 7 laps completed in nine hours, 35 minutes, 58 seconds.

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GED students who completed the requirements to graduate with their high school equivalency diplomas were honored in a graduation ceremony at the Spencer Theater May 10. Ruidoso Bike Shop team members; Craig Maldonado, Kevin Flusche, Russ Easter and Dale Moebus take the gold buckles during the award ceremony following the second annual 12 hours in the Wild West mountain bike race at Fort Stanton Saturday.

The female Trail Hazard team from Ruidoso; Michelle Thurston, Brooke Thurston, Sandy Scruggs, and Gina Corliss step up to the podium for the silver buckles during the 12 hours in the Wild West mountain bike race award ceremony. ViLLAGe from pg. 1 considering this. My responsibility is to represent the 800 who voted for me,” said Councilor Jim Stoddard. He offered a solution which would move the opening time for village meetings to 10:30 a.m., giving the public up to one hour to speak to any issue after approval of the agenda. Conditional upon each citizen wishing to speak submitting a request detailing concerns by noon the day before scheduled meetings, the Mayor or Mayor pro-tem would have the opportunity to either continue the regular council meeting or take a lunch break and continue after. Alborn asked Devine to publish her survey findings. She found “none of the municipalities allowed public input during or after each individual agenda item. It is only allowed either at the beginning or at the end of the meeting.” Dean, after hearing Stoddard’s plan disagreed with moving meetings to 10:30

a.m. She stated it was difficult enough to make it to the meetings at 3 p.m. She added, “This is almost like censorship.” After a lengthy discussion, Dean made a motion to keep the meetings scheduled at 3 p.m. and to allow public input on agenda or non-agenda items up to one hour until 4 p.m. with the meeting following. Dean amended her own motion to allow the item to be placed on May 29 agenda for finalization. Councilor Gloria Sayers offered a second and the motion passed unanimously. “We all have freedom of speech and I’m not trying to squelch anyone,” Mayor Alborn stated, adding “things need to be done with order and we need to arrange a way to get it done.” Village attorney Bryant will research the item and be prepared at the next scheduled meeting to offer effective options to allow public input without risk of slander.

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Community gives input on Camp Sierra Blanca By Sue Hutchison Reporter For the second time in as many months state representatives of CYFD came to Lincoln County last Wednesday to update citizens concerning reopening a youth detention facility at what has been known as Camp Sierra Blanca. Yolanda Deines, Cabinet Secretary for NM CYFD was on hand to present information and field questions and comments. Several who attended the original meeting March 29 came to voice their original concerns. Associated Marine Institute, one of the private contracted managers of Camp Sierra Blanca several years ago, copyrighted the name. At the March meeting Edna Reyes-Wilson, Deputy Cabinet Director CYFD, told those in


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attendance the name would need to be changed and encouraged community involvement. In March’s meeting, Karen Parsons, District Judge spoke in support of AMI’s recidivism rate of 7 percent when they managed the facility. The Ruidoso Free Press learned AMI had been privately contacted and was willing to return and operate the facility under the current name. When asked if CYFD had contacted AMI, Deines replied the state has decided to not contract with private entities, trying to give uniformity to all facilities. “Right now we have a burning need,” said Deines who conducted the meeting. “We need to teach these kids to be responsible for themselves. Their past isn’t their potential.” Deines believes kids should be accountable to each othSue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press er and says the state proposes to Lincoln County Commissioner Tom Battin views an aerial map of the proposed use a derivative of The Missouri return of a youth corrections program near Fort Stanton during a recent public Model, named Cambiar, (Spanish input meeting. for change) as their instructional tool throughout the state. Local LC Commissioner Kathryn Minter, Conservation District, is a mother of five plans include 24 boys between age Ranches of Sonterra resident, encourwho knows the value manual labor has 14-17 with 50 staff members. aged the state panel to conduct a formal on her sons. Explaining the state’s five year plan socio-economic impact study prior to Opposition to the plan was voiced to build secure facilities near where making a final decision. “We want to youth offenders live, she hopes to change by volunteers at Fort Stanton and those work with you. Slow down and make who live nearby in Ranches of SonCSB into a reintegration facility as soon the right decision. Would you do this in terra. “Fort Stanton is the crown jewel as a secure facility in Roswell is built. the Alamo, in Gettysburg?” of national monuments,” said Charlotte She also hopes Lincoln County realizes Victor Montes, former CSB employRowe, volunteer at Fort Stanton. “We the economic boost the state is offering ee and current Village volunteer offered don’t want a correctional facility next by targeting the employment opportunihis thoughts. “There’s no difference door. If parents (of school children on ties to area residents. Salaries start at $35,000, with benefits and several skilled field trips to the fort) knew their children between the kids I work with locally and the kids which will be at CSB. I’ve had were next to a detention center, I don’t positions offer a larger salary. the privilege of moving kids (straight) know if they’d let their kids come.” ‘The key to this issue is the kids from CSB into college dorms. Those “Camp Sierra Blanca is at the epiare already here and CSB is trying to of us who lived out there know the true center of the new national conservation help them become productive citizens. story. (Through our volunteering) we area around Fort Stanton.” Joe Arcure Let’s help our kids succeed,” said Dalstill affect kids every day.” presented and passed around an aerial las Draper, candidate for LC CommisThe public is invited to make comphoto of the newly designated Fort sioner, District three. Stephanie Bason ments directly to Deines at: cyfd.ideas@ Stanton National Conservation Area. wants to give the youth an opportunity to work. “If we bring these kids here, we Arcure stated the area is currently being “If there’s enough strong opposiadvertised around the country as a tourcan partner with CYFD. The best thing tion to the state’s plan, we’ll have to go ist destination. He’s concerned about for these boys is blisters.” Bason, who somewhere else,” said Deines. tourism dropping off if CSB reopens. works for Upper Hondo Soil and Water

By Sue Hutchison Reporter Ruidoso residents pay for the privilege of living in the mountains. A fee in villagers’ utility bill was discussed at length at last week’s Village of Ruidoso council meeting. One bill reflecting several separate fees arrives regularly at Ruidoso homes which includes water, sewer, sewer usage fee (Waste Water Treatment Plant), trash (solid waste removal), forestry waste and forestry fees. Forestry waste fees were focused and M. Sean Parker, deputy manager delivered the Forestry Task Force recommendations. “Fees are going up way too much,” remarked Councilor Joseph Eby. “This came up because citizens either are upset at the rate of fees, or they own significant acreage and are concerned about increased fees. There are also citizens who feel they can take care of their own landscaping needs and shouldn’t be required to pay additional utility fees,” said Parker. When the issue surfaced a few months ago, Mayor G. Ray Alborn formed a Forestry Task Force to investigate and offer solutions. Councilor Rifle Salas was the chairman and Councilor Gloria Sayers was placed on the force. Parker stated the Forest Waste fee was instigated in 2004 with a change to an across-the-board fee in 2006. Another


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fee change came about in 2011, by surveying lot size to determine rate. The village now has software which can accurately assess lot size to determine fees. Parker related in a separate interview the Forestry Waste Fee is driven, in part, by insurance companies. He stated we live in the second highest wildfire risk area in the nation. Insurance companies are requiring local homeowners to create compliant defensible space to keep rates more affordable. Parker says the village is being proactive by offering pine needle and forest slash pick-up Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press by village grappling trucks M. Sean Parker, deputy manager of the VOR Forto residents. Trucks roam estry Department, goes over recommendations the village streets and pass for forestry waste fees with the village. resident’s homes approximately once every six weeks. Protecting the general fund, accurate pliant lots, the council voted to proceed fee assessment, and effective fee collecand will refine information before a pubtion were discussed with Councilor Jim lic hearing for the proposed ordinance. Stoddard wondering about the financial Council also determined the fee could be solvency of the proposals. reevaluated to determine effectiveness. After hearing a recommendation The next village council meeting, schedfrom the task force to bill a standard $4 uled for May 29 will contain a consent for compliant lots and $12 for non-comitem to request a public hearing.

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Ask an entrepreneur – Women-owned enterprise It may be surprising to learn that some statistics show future job growth nationally will be created primarily by women-owned small businesses. Data from The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute shows that by 2018 women entrepreneurs will create between 5 million and 5.5 million new U.S. jobs. They will responsible for more than half the 9.7 million new jobs expected to be created from small businesses per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). They will represent over one third of the overall new jobs from all sources projected by the BLS. In addition, women-owned enterprises are projected to be more likely to bring certain “warm fuzzies” to the work place – creating not only jobs but an improved work environment for employees. According to their survey of U.S. small-business owners, Guardian found “women are most likely to start businesses because they’re unhappy with corporate life and as they become their own bosses, they are more likely than male entrepreneurs to be: · diligently engaged in strategic and tactical facets of their business

· proactively customer-focused proach will have a profound impact on the employees and custom· likely to incorporate community ers connected to these businesses. and environment into their busiWomen small-business owners will ness plans ultimately create more opportunities · receptive to input and guidance for employees to grow in their jobs from internal and external advisers and inspire others to start their own · committed to creating opportunismall business – all while providing ties for others” customers with superior service.” As more women become busiMark Wolf, director of The ness owners and operators – whether Guardian Life Small Business Refrom the home, on the internet or in search Institute says, “As a result of brick and mortar establishments, the the increasing influence and business good news is that women’s talents, leadership of women small-business diligence and skills are projected to owners, the workplace of tomorrow Marianne Mohr create more opportunity and jobs – will be far less hierarchical. The apBusiness Editor proach of women business owners as well as better quality of work life. strongly counteracts the top-down, command-and-control style of management long Marianne Mohr is a retired investor and business consultant from Southern California and currently Advertispracticed by their male counterparts.” John Krubski, advisor to The Guardian Life Small Business Research ing Director at MTD Media. Reach her at 575-937-4015 or Institute says, “This women-led management ap-

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Robert Shepperd Current Undersheriff Robert Shepperd, is a candidate for Lincoln County Sheriff. Shepperd believes he can maintain the highest level of honesty, integrity and leadership to the Sheriff’s office. He has been a peace officer for more than 15 years and knows firsthand the complete operations of law enforcement, inside and out. Sheppard has been a member of the major crime; wild land fire investigation teams and brings developed unparalleled supervisory and administrative skills to the sheriff’s office. “There is only one way to get it and that is to do the job. I have not only learned to deal with people, but also how to navigate the administration duties of the Sheriff’s office,” Shepperd said. Shepperd worked his way up the ranks of the Sheriff’s Department and believes Lincoln County has a professional, progressive Sheriff’s department. He has successfully held the positions of patrol deputy, sergeant, and is serving his third year as the undersheriff for Lincoln County.

A New Mexico certified law officer, Shepperd served on Lincoln County’s Major Crime Team, Wildland Fire and Arson Investigation team, and was tasked with the responsibility lead investigator in many cases. Shepperd has been trained in first line supervision and mid-management accumulating more than 900 hours of New Mexico accredited advanced training in areas of homicide investigation, evidence gathering, and evidence chain of custody and crime scene investigations. Shepperd is responsible for policy writing and day-today supervision of the Sheriff’s department employees. Shepperd was born in Alamogordo, and grew up ranching in and around the Sacramento Mountains. He graduated from Weed High School and has been married for 28 years. Shepperd currently resides just west of Carrizozo. “I began my public service in the 80’s as a member of Alamogordo Search and Rescue, and as a volunteer fire fighter. In the 90’s, I joined the New Mexico Mounted Patrol, and at that point knew I wanted

to pursue a career in law enforcement,” Shepperd said. He then accepted a position with the Lincoln County Detention Center in 1997. In 1998, was employed by the Tularosa Police Department and obtained his New Mexico Law Enforcement Robert Shepperd Certification in April 1999. Shepperd began his employment with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department in November 1999 and is a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse and Rotary International. Shepperd and his wife both give back to the community serving as 4-H leaders and FFA sponsors and have contributed to Lincoln County youth programs through various venues, including the Lincoln County Fair.

Greentree: Illegal dumping very costly on Highway 37 Ignoring posted signs, illegal construction waste and discarded equipment temporarily stopped all solid waste collection for Loma Grande area residents last night as illegal dumpers left construction waste in the Highway 37 compactor, according to Greentree Solid Waste Authority [GSWA] offi-

cials. GSWA employees worked more than three hours Tuesday night to free the system’s most powerful compactor of illegally dumped construction waste including lumber, microwave ovens and shower stalls tossed in the Highway 37 - Loma Grande compactor. Doing so placed GSWA employees in

peril by having to enter dangerous machinery confined spaces to remove items that threatened to break the $30,000 piece of equipment. GSWA is seeking information from area residents who may have seen the perpetrators. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward for illegal dumping suspect information.

Additional Greentree equipment and personnel, and funds, were bought in on overtime to deal with ‘the mess.” It’s not the first time. It’s another case of ‘they dump and we the rest of the customers end up paying’. If apprehended, as a number of Lincoln County residents have already learned, penalties are stiff, exceeding $500 per

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From the staff of Ruidoso Public Library: Cheryl Volosin’s picks from the Children’s Department: “Battle of the Books” by David Slater: This book is one of our newer arrivals at the library. The story is told from the viewpoint of the books. The books have their own personalities and when the librarian leaves for the night war breaks out. Jerrick Blake “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins: Although these are found in our teen department, many of our tens, tweens, teens and adults are reading this trilogy. I did not want to put them down. The subject matter, a totalitarian society, is not new, but the author writes these books in a fresh and current setting that appeals to many ages. Sharon Stewart: “The Wind Passes” by Bob E. Johnson (local author): I read this book in two days. I just had to see what on earth Stoney Perry Choneska was going to do next. I was laughing and crying throughout the book. The train ride - oh my gosh! And Pecos - a companion like that only comes once in your life. I wanted to spit on the villainous characters, Bud and Pete. Bob Johnson created excellent characters for you to hate. (Spoiler: Pete gets what he deserves, but you have to read the book to find out exactly how.) Thank you, Bob, for an excellent first novel from a New Mexico author. A current era western - something not seen that often. I’ve been recommending it to all our avid western readers. I’m putting it on my top five favorite reads list for this year. Jennifer Stubbs: “Atonement” by Ian McEwan: I picked M’linn Hanks up the movie because it has James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. ’Nuf said. When I asked my sister about it, she was amazed how closely the movie followed the book. If you have seen the movie or read the book, then knowing the ending really changes how the main plot point unfolds. I am really enjoying the internal monologues of each character and the author’s ability to evoke the atmosphere and time. The Economist: This weekly newsmagazine covers everything. You don’t need to be an economist to enjoy it, either. My favorite section is the page or two on science and technology, followed closely by international. The outside-America perJoshua Kaydahzinne spective is as refreshingly insightful as the full week of consideration before an article prints. Corey Bard: “Murder on Music Row” – from Nashville to New York City, Los Angeles and London, author Stuart Dill, a music agent to the stars for Dwight Yoakam, Billy Ray Cyrus, Freddy Fender, Minny Pearl and others spins a tale of murder, intrigue, and suspense as you look at the high stakes music industry and what the musicians, agents, promoters, and industry will do for the next big star. “Death in Belmont” by Sebastian Junger fits the phrase reality is stranger than fiction. Set in the background of Boston Dealena Shanta in the 1960’s, the murder appears to be another victim of the Boston Strangler, but Junger’s narrative is an exploration of race and justice in America as three lives collide and are nearly destroyed. Coming May 18 at 10 a.m., Molly Molloy (“Keeping Track in Jaurez”), librarian from NMSU, who has recently written “El Sicario,” a personal endeavor to track and document day-to-day killings in Mexico’s deadliest city. Molly wants to tell the world that someone cares about the victims and has interviewed a real assassin and a participant in one of Mexico’s drug cartels.

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$1,576 was donated to the Sierra Blanca Boys and Girls Club by the Lincoln County Regulators. The Regulators sponsored a shootout at the second annual Lincoln County Wars between Ruidoso Police led by: (Wade Proctor), Lincoln County Forestry (David Warnack) and the Regulators (Rowdy Lane). The Regulators won the competition and all funds raised were donated to the Boys and Girls Club. Gene Crenwelge, Regulator treasurer presented the check May 9 to Tim Coughlin, director of the SB B&G Club.

This week in Lincoln County History Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society May 15, 1882 John C. Delany is appointed Post Master at Fort Stanton. May 15-16, 1856 Inspection of Fort Stanton by Brigadier General John Garland and his staff. May 16, 1861 Fourteen Mescalero Chiefs meet with Commanding Officer of Fort Stanton and amend Peace Treaty. May 16, 1878 Second fire occurs in rebuilt corral. Captain Henry Carroll is injured and Company F helps put out this fire also. May 17, 1936 New hospital occupied. Bed capacity of 85; 11 single rooms, five double rooms, three 4-bed wards, three 12-bed wards, two 8-bed porches. Operating suite on first floor. Medical staff one surgeon, one dental surgeon,

one assistant surgeon, eight staff nurses, one head nurse, 132 other employees, 18 whose duties solely connected with dairy and range department. May 18, 1873 James J. Dolan tries to kill Captain James Randlett at Fort Stanton. May 19, 1873 James Dolan is expelled from Fort Stanton. May 19, 1882 New Mescalero Reservation established in current location. May 20, 1869 Lt. Col. John Brooks is relieved of command of Fort Stanton. May 20, 1885 Private Edward Kelly, Company C, 13th Infantry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. May 23, 1890 John C. Delany is appointed Post Master at Fort Stanton.


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the cultures of Japan, There are 168 hours England, and America in a week and oftenfrom the perspective times the waking hours of alienated youth. We are spent doing what we viewed and commented have to do to be where on the exploitation we want to be. Somefilms of the 50s and times when we attain 60s. We discussed super the goal we stand back stars Steve McQueen and reflect upon the and Evel Knievel and journey. Such was the their undeniable concase when English 293, tributions to the moSpecial Topics – Motortorcycling world. And cycle Literature met for no survey class about the last time. It has now the literature of mobeen five years since torcycling is complete the idea for such a class Galen Farrington without exploring the grew in paranoid schizophrenic ment from Chris, and I mind of the clinically depressed Robert presented the first draft syllabus to the administration at Eastern. The first class Pirsig who wrote the philosophic tome, was offered not quite four years ago and “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” didn’t “make.” One motorcyclist regisBut most of all, for two and a half tered. The two others on the roll were hours once a week, seven motorcyclists former high school students who didn’t got together and spoke “motorcycles” want me to face an empty classroom. with their instructor who was awed by Last October the department chair their writing and dialog that revealed asked if I was still interested in offeran engagement that many times became ing the class. My positive response epiphanies. Ideas, emotions, analyses, was blurted out in less than a New experiences were all shared without York second. I then started a syllabus negative judgment. Everyone spoke rewrite, had nine register for the first their minds and was respected as equals class meeting, and by meeting number with their commentary. For 150 minutes two, the seven students who remained each week, nothing but motorcycles and became part of the “Great Moto-Lit motorcycling mattered. Experiment;” somehow Abba’s “Take a The motorcycle is often compared Chance on Me” comes to mind. to the horse and the motorcyclist to the We explored the little known, precowboy. Both represent the individual paved world from the saddle of Robert and freedom for which this country Fulton’s English bike. We met a young is admired. As such, I feel fortunate Ernesto “Che” Guevara who, with his to teach in a school that is willing to boyhood friend went searching for a allow individual educational expresLatin American leper colony aboard sion. Added to that, I feel gifted that I a single cylinder Norton. We rode on got to experience some forty hours of Jim Bronson’s Harley Sportster into the interaction with “students” who were to heart of the Colorado Rockies. We rode become “The Magnificent Seven,” the with New Mexico writer Gary Paulsen as he rode in search of self. We explored Moto-Lit pioneers who beat the odds.

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Ever really read the label? Tips on raising a healthy child I’m not sure when printed: Don’t spray and I first read the instrucsmoke. tions on a shampoo The bag that conbottle but it had to be tains my pancake mix in the late 60’s. Back warns me the equipin that day, there were ment in the pancake mix three words printed on factory may have made most bottles: lather, contact with wheat, rinse, repeat. eggs, milk, soy and If I followed those tree nuts. I can think of directions, I’d still be in a few other nuts with the shower. which the factory has I’ve been reading contact. When ordering Sue Hutchison labels and directions coffee, we’re cautioned for years. On the box of it’s hot. And my rematches I keep in my sponse? “It better be!” kitchen there is a printed list named Quite seriously, I realize we need Product Features. Who knew the the occasional warning. We probably consumer would need to be informed could use a refresher from time to time about match features? The final feature on the reasons not to drink bleach or listed on the match box says, “Porwhy it’s not a good idea to use a hair table.” Truly. I’d hate to have to bring dryer while showering. My toothpaste my fireplace to the kitchen matchbox tube recommends I only use a dab the to light a fire. size of a pea for children under six to Ever read a plastic shopping bag? avoid swallowing. It’s on there. I’ve On one side I find warnings such as: been warned. do not use bag in cribs, beds, carriages There are warnings about issues and playpens. Understandable. On I’ve never imagined. A package of overthe other side I read: please reuse and the-door hooks warns me not to hang recycle this bag. Clear plastic produce anything over 10 pounds. It also warns bags have an arrow printed with the me not to use them for lifting. I don’t word Open, indicating in which end to even know how I could, but my thought slide the lettuce. I love being informed. process makes me want to try. There’s The overwhelming list of medicaa good reason my mom gratefully sent tions’ possible side effects could fright- me to school when I was four. en anyone. I was reading one such Usually I try to present some sort list a few days ago for a prescribed of moral or lesson in this forum, but all medication to counteract insomnia. I can come up with is the thought that One of the side effects was drowsiness. we have a world of things all around Here’s hoping. to amuse us. Laughter is far better than We’re such a litigious society. the alternative. Manufacturers produce products and Thankfully, my current shampoo panic hoping every possible problem is bottle reads: To use: wet hair, lather, warned should someone decide to sue. rinse, repeat if necessary. Whew. Warnings abound in every situation. Finding that her sense of humor can We’re warned to spray hair spray on hair, not in eyes. Further, my hair spray indeed get her into trouble, Sue Hutchison can be reached at says to allow hair to dry before smoking. Perhaps bumper stickers should be

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child. Purchased baby foods As parents, we all have undergone several want what is best for our processes that often strip the children and this infood of some of its beneficial cludes a healthy lifestyle; nutrients along with imporfree from the ailments tant enzymes that are valuand sufferings of diet able in the digestion process related illness. From the and aid in the building of a moment of conception, strong immune system. To a child in its mother’s make your own baby food, womb begins to form, you can blend a variety of receiving the necesraw fruits and vegetables (disary nutrients from its luted with water) in a blender mother. This is where it Angie Fernandez or food processor either is vital for the mother to together or separate. Blended make sure she receives foods can also be poured into the proper nourishment an ice tray and frozen for convenience. to pass on to the child. Eating healthy during pregnancy is the first step to ensur- Before mealtime or at the beginning of the day, frozen foods can be defrosted by ing a healthy child. As we strive to instill setting foods in a dish in the refrigerator healthy habits that will last a lifetime, we to defrost. (Never, under any circumstancshould keep these thoughts in mind: es would I suggest microwaving foods). It • Breastfeeding is important in raisis also suggested to introduce new foods ing a healthy child. Not only is breastone week at a time to understand any feeding the most natural and healthy reactions the child may have. choice, it is also both economical and • Children are not accustomed to the environmentally friendly. Breastfeedsame habits and favorites that adults are. ing also creates a special bond between We do not have to allow our children to mother and child. Many studies have eat the same things we do, as their taste suggested that a breastfeed child’s brain buds are fresh and have not settled on any development is superior to that of a forfood preferences. They only eat what we mula fed child. Another great advantage choose to feed them. We do not have to for a breastfed child is they have a lower allow them processed sugars or refined risk of childhood illnesses. The World grains which are highly addictive subHealth Organization encourages mothers stances. Instead, we can choose to feed to breast feed anywhere from six months to two years, although many cultures have them whole foods which are closer to the way nature intended them. been known to nurse longer. • To ensure a proper balance of • Immunizations are also something vitamins and minerals along with prothat should be thought out carefully. It is important to research this subject or talk to teins, carbohydrates and healthy fats, it is your child’s primary care physician to un- suggested to feed our children a variety of derstand what risks and benefits your child colors when choosing fruits and vegetamay receive. Exemptions from school and bles. Natural supplements are also important in making sure the right combination daycare immunization requirements are of nutrition is received. available in many states, as people begin There are no set instructions on how to question what effects immunizations to raise a child; therefore it is important to have on the human body. The downloadshare significant information. Sometimes able form for New Mexico residents can a new mother needs as much nurturing be found at . as a newborn child, including lots of love • Making homemade baby food is and lots of encouragement. also beneficial when raising a healthy

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May 9 Baseball

Class 1A/2A state tournament at Albuquerque Capitan 3, Questa 0 Softball Class 1A/2A state tournament at Rio Rancho Capitan 19, Tohatchi 2 eunice 5, Capitan 4

May 10 Baseball Class 1A state championship at Albuquerque Capitan 5, Floyd 4 Softball Class 1A/2A state tournament at Rio Rancho Capitan 13, Navajo Prep 3 Capitan 8, Rehoboth 3 Capitan 10, Jal 8 Capitan 15, Mesilla Valley 1

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May 11 Softball Class 1A/2A state championship at Rio Rancho Loving 23, Capitan 8

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Alexa Davis Ruidoso golf After a very difficult first day at this year’s Class 1A/3A state tournament at Albuquerque, Davis finished with a 97 on day two, turning in a score of 45 on the back nine. Davis – and the rest of the Lady Warriors – will be back next year and look to challenge for a state title.

Second year, second title: Capitan clinches state championship By Todd Fuqua Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Members of the Capitan Sports Editor baseball team converge ALBUQUERQUE – The on the infield to celebrate Capitan baseball ended Thurs- their second straight Class day much the same way it had 1A state championship, Thursday, at Isotopes Park begun, with a one-run game in Albuquerque. against Floyd. The only difference was Capitan won Thursday’s game 5-4. With that win, the Tigers earned their second straight Class 1A state title at Isotopes Park. The game was decided by a run scoring triple in the top of the seventh by freshman right fielder Robert Miller, who took a pitch by Floyd’s Caleb Martin and smacked it almost 400 feet to dead center field to score Dillon Trapp. “I was just trying to make contact and bring (Trapp) in,” Miller said. “I just wanted to hit it to where they couldn’t get it.” The ball landed just at the base of the small hill in centerfield leading up to the outfield fence, just in front of the 400-foot sign. “I didn’t even feel it off the bat,” Miller said. “I hit that sweet spot.” That Thursday’s title match was no surprise to anyone involved. Indeed, it was the matchup everyone wanted for the final. “We knew from watching them yesterday, that this would be a tough game,” said Capitan coach James Weems. “Everything went like I thought it would, with the exception that we had to claw our way back. But however you do it, if you win it feels really good.” “These were two pretty evenly matched teams,” said Floyd coach Darwin Chenault. “We knew that at the beginning of the year and knew it at the end here. It just came down to who would make the last big play.” Capitan (17-5) knew it wouldn’t be an easy thing to play a team like Floyd, and knew that getting runs early against starter Reyes Chavez was the key. The Tigers did in fact get a run early, scoring in the top of the first on a pair of singles by Raul Villegas and Bobby Hughes. But they also left two runners on base – an uncomfortable theme for Capitan in this game. The Tigers were able to score twice more – a run per inning – and took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth – but the lead could have been so much more. The Tigers left the bases Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press loaded twice and stranded 11 runners total in the Capitan outfielder Robert Miller, game. right, cruises into third base in All those missed opfront of Floyd’s Juan Navarro after portunities almost proved Miller hit the triple that drove in the game winning run, Thursday, to be the Tigers’ undoing, at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. as Floyd (19-4) finally

started to find the hitting sweet spot and took advantage of three Capitan errors in the fifth inning. Three singles by Juan Navarro, Chavez and Jose Torres pushed four runs across, all with two outs, and gave Floyd its first lead of the game. But there were still two more innings to go, and the Tigers were able to tie things back up with a run in the top of the sixth, chasing starter Chavez from the mound. Martin – who had started in Floyd’s win over Melrose in Wednesday’s semifinal – came in to get the final two outs of the inning, keeping the game tied at 5-all. Then came the seventh, and Miller’s game-winning hit. “It was a risk to bring him in after he had thrown 122 pitches yesterday,” Chenault said of bringing in Martin near the end. “But he threw well. He certainly didn’t do anything wrong, and (Miller) just got a good hit. That’s the way it goes.” Of course, it wouldn’t have been a game-winning hit if the Bronchos had been able to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the final inning, but the Tiger defense stiffened, and Villegas retired the side in order to earn the complete game victory. “I felt a lot more than a twinge of worry,” Villegas said of his mindset during the game. “But I just had to keep pitching my way through it. God took me through that.” So, now the Tigers are the two-time defending Class 1A champions. Weems said this one seems more special. “The excitement of this game and the way we won it beats everysee titLe pg. 15

Capitan girls finish second to Loving By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor RIO RANCHO – For one half inning, at least, the Capitan Lady Tiger softball team looked like a team of destiny. They opened the Class 1A/2A state championship game against Loving with five runs on just two hits, pouncing on a Lady Falcon defense that committed four errors. But that 5-0 lead was the only lead Capitan would have all day, as the Lady Tiger pitching proved too erratic, and the defense too unstable, to keep Loving from scoring nine runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 23-8 thrashing. It was the second time in three years that Capitan (23-7) had finished a softball season with a red trophy instead of a blue, and it was supremely frustrating for the Capitan faithful. Loving (19-7) didn’t have many hits in the beginning – there were only two Falcon base knocks in the first inning – but they didn’t really need them. The first six baserunners were either hit by a pitch, walked or reached on an error, and Capitan starter Sidni Hughes was lifted for Teyna Montoya after the first eight Loving batters reached. All eight eventually scored. “It would have been a different game if that first inning hadn’t happened like that,” said Capitan coach Rodney Griego. “Our kids hit the ball and we were confident they could do it, and they didn’t quit.”

thrown out at the plate to end the inning. The Lady Tigers added another run on consecutive doubles by Hughes and Maritza Nava in the fourth inning, but the way Loving was scoring in bunches, it was only a matter of time before they scored enough to bring things to a close on the 15-run rule. Even with the big loss, Griego was very happy with the season his team had. “It was an excellent week, and it was a great year. There’s nothing to complain about,” Griego said. “It Todd Fuquz/Ruidoso Free Press was a disappointing end to a great Capitan shortstop Kymbra Espinosa, right, season.” stops the ball, but can’t get her foot on the bag to put out Loving’s Samantha Franco, Long road Friday, during the Class 1A/2A state champiJust to get to Friday’s championship at Rio Rancho. onship game, the Lady Tigers had to play – and win – four games ThursMontoya didn’t fare much better in day in the double elimination tournament. the second inning, allowing eight more They started off with a 13-3 thrashing of runs before Hughes was placed back in the Navajo Prep, then beat Rehoboth 8-3, Jal center circle. 10-8 and Mesilla Valley 15-1. While the Lady Falcons were scoring Capitan was in the loser’s bracket left and right, Capitan was held hitless in because of a very disappointing 5-4 loss the second inning. Even when they did to Eunice on the tournament’s first day, score more runs, bad luck kept them from a game which ended with a bases-loaded scoring even more. The obvious example came in the third. walk in the bottom of the seventh. “It was competitive, and both teams hit With two runs already scored – but with the ball,” Griego said. “I was still pleased two outs – Montoya doubled to left field with Sidni, even though she walked a lot of with Ashley Reynolds on second base. batters. She was able to struggle back and Reynolds would have scored easily, but she stumbled coming around third and was they (Eunice) stranded a lot of runners.”


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Ruidoso golf teams finish fourth at state Albuquerque this week – on Socorro’s home course to earn a berth. They got it – with a qualifying mark – and had a fairly good first day at UNM South, in spite of gale-force winds all day long. The weather was much better Tuesday, but the scores weren’t. Eggleston was at a loss to explain why. “I have no idea, no clue at all,” Eggleston said. “They put themselves in some really bad locations today.” To be fair, not every Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Warrior had a bad day. Bran- Ruidoso’s Tony Nanz chips to the hole during the don Lewis, Keenan Cane final day of the Class 1A/3A state tournament at and Jared Taylor all turned UNM’s South championship course in Albuquerin improved scores, and que. Ruidoso gained two strokes team, which shot 397 on day two, 19 overall. strokes better than Monday. The only problem was, every other The story was much the same as with team gained strokes – many more, in fact. the boys, though. Everyone else got better Hope Christian shot a 315 on day two when the weather improved, as well. to overtake St. Michael’s for Socorro easily cruised to a state title, the state title, while Socorro out-distancing Bosque School by 56 gained 12 strokes from one strokes. The S-Warriors were led by Krisday to the next, putting ten Cline, who shot 77 and 74 in the two third place out of reach for days and won the individual state title. Ruidoso. Taylor Fjelland was the only Ruidoso Eggleston was disgolfer under 200 for the two days, turning appointed the Warriors in a 93 Tuesday to salvage the Lady Warcouldn’t bring home a trophy from the week – partic- riors’ showing. Alexa Davis really turned on the afterularly after they had pulled burners, shooting a 46 on the second nine off an improbable victory at holes of the day to finish with a 97, tying district to get a chance – but her with teammate Melissa Mota for the he happy with the play of Kane and Taylor, the team’s round. The pair shot 201 and 203 for the two-day total. No. 4 and 5 golfers. Ruidoso coach Melissa Misquez said “They played what the Lady Warriors’ improvement was I expected them to play thanks to who they were playing with in today,” Eggleston said. the last round. After earning fourth with “Actually, Jared did better the fi rst-day score, Ruidoso was grouped than I expected. I was pretty with the top four teams for the final round, impressed with him.” which helped spur them on to lower scores. Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Girls kept improving “They play up to they’re with on the Ruidoso eighth grader Kaylor Grado makes her course,” Misquez said. “That group was Growth and improvesecond shot on Hole No. 1 of the UNM Championment were the themes for ship course in Albuquerque during the final day this year’s Lady Warrior of the Class 1A/3A state tournament.

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor ALBUQUERQUE – At the end of the first day of the Class 1A/3A state tournament at UNM’s Championship course, the Ruidoso boys were just two strokes away from third. By the end of the tournament on Tuesday, they were 14 out and finished fourth overall. “A 359 in the wind is not that bad,” Eggleston said of his team’s score after the first day. “But a 357 today with better weather, I can’t explain it. They just didn’t play well.” Still, that doesn’t overshadow the fact that the Warriors wouldn’t have even had a chance to finish fourth in the state if it hadn’t been for their performance at the District 4-1A/3A tournament the week before. Ruidoso came into the meet having earned only one qualifying leg, and needed a victory over host Socorro – a team that finished ahead of the Warriors in

Class 1A/3A state tournament at UNM Championship course Albuquerque BOYs TeAM hope Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341-315 – 656 st. Michael’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340-320 – 660 socorro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357-345 – 702 Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359-357 – 716 Lovington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374-352 – 726 ––– Individuals Zach Berhost, sM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81-76 – 157 Marty sanchez, sM . . . . . . . . . . . .82-77 – 159 eric Frazier, hopC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81-80 – 161 Grant storey, hopC . . . . . . . . . . . .84-78 – 162 Nathan Martinez, sM . . . . . . . . . .85-78 – 162 isaac Alderete, sP. . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-79 – 163 Jay hickey, hopC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81-83 – 164 Tanner davis, hopC. . . . . . . . . . . .87-77 – 164 Will schaff er, soc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83-81 – 164 sean Carlon, hopC. . . . . . . . . . . . .89-77 – 166 Ruidoso finishers Tony Nanz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-88 – 176 Jared Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91-88 – 179 Sam Freed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87-94 – 181 Keenan Kane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93-90 – 183 Brandon Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96-91 – 187 GIRLS TEAM socorro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339-327 – 666 Bosque school . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364-354 – 722 Portales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398-364 – 762 Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-397 – 813 Lovington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422-394 – 816 Texico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430-404 – 834 hot springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422-444 – 866 Raton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461-428 – 889 Silver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450-442 – 892 ––– Individuals Kristen Cline, soc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77-74 – 151 shania Berger, soc . . . . . . . . . . . . .82-76 – 158 sarah Greene, Bos . . . . . . . . . . . . .81-83 – 164 Klara Castillo, sP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81-86 – 167 Brittani Webb, soc . . . . . . . . . . . . .90-87 – 177 Jayme Quintana, WLV. . . . . . . . . .94-84 – 178 Tyler Rowley, Por . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92-86 – 178 Paige hartman, Por . . . . . . . . . . . .92-87 – 179 Mia salome, soc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90-90 – 180 Nicole spence, Bos . . . . . . . . . . . .93-87 – 180 Ruidoso finishers Taylor Fjelland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101-93 – 194 Alexa davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104-97 – 201 Melissa Mota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106-97 – 203 Allie Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . . 105-112 – 217 Kaylor Grado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115-110 – 225

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Warriors make their mark at state meet By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor ALBUQUERQUE – The youth of Ruidoso were on display at this year’s Class 3A state track meet over the weekend. While neither the boys or girls brought home a trophy, the number of medalists gave coach Colt Harrelson a great deal of hope for the future. The trio of Andi Harrelson, Ryann Flack and TyLynn Smith brought home five medals for the Lady Warriors, combining for 15 points total, while 10 boys medaled and finished eighth, tied with Sandia Prep with 26 points total. “The girls may not have placed in much, but there were personal bests, and the kids they were running against were juniors and seniors,” coach Harrelson said. “Every year you want them to improve, and I’m not losing any of my girls. I just need them to all return next year, and maybe get a few more to come out.” Andi Harrelson, an eighth grader, was busy on the meet’s first day, as she leapt 16-6¼ in the long jump, but also had t break free to qualify in the 400-meter run. Officials wouldn’t let her check out for the race until after she had made one jump in the finals, and had very little time to prepare for the race. It didn’t seem to affect her too badly. She won her heat and is the fourth fastest qualifier in the event. But she left the field after her run, and had to scratch her second finals jump. She got one more leap before she was done. In the end, it didn’t really affect where she finished, and coach Harrelson has moved on. “It didn’t really change anything,” the coach said. “It was one of many things we had to deal with, an it’s all in the past now.” Harrelson ran to a fourth-place finish in the 400 on day two with a time of 1:01.77, just beating out Silver’s Michelle Allen at the finish line. “This was my personal best in this race, and I didn’t think I’d run this well here,” Harrelson said. “This is only my eighth grade year, and I’m not that far

“I figured it was my last throw, so I should just go for it,” Chavez said. “I was just nervous in all my throws before.” Carr, a sophomore, said he was challenged by Chavez all year, which pushed him to his best throws and a much better finish than at last year’s state meet. “I was eighth last year, and I was the only one throwing (for Ruidoso),” Carr said. “I had no one to push me, but this year we challenged each other.” Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Wambli was also a Ruidoso’s Tanner Chavez threw 49 feet in his last leader in the triple jump, attempt in the boys shot put to finish second at finishing fifth just ahead of this year’s Class 3A state meet at Albuquerque. teammate Bryce Pompos

from winning this. I’d also like to see more girls out for the team next year. The girls we do have are quality people.” TyLynn Smith added a third place finish in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches, while Ryann Flack came through in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, finishing fourth and sixth, respectively. Her finish in the 300 hurdles could have been higher, but she was unable to catch up with Hope Christian’s Anna Duvall at the end, turning in a time of 49.66 seconds to Duvall’s 49.51. “I felt I was going to catch her, and it would have been nice. But it’s going to happen next year,” said the Lady Warrior freshman. “I’ve been working hard to get to this point, and I’m not quite satisfied yet.” The Ruidoso boys had more representation overall, which helped their point total. They also had some senior leadership in Tyin Julius, Tyler Coleman, Wambli Little Spotted Horse, Chris Estrada and Tanner Chavez. Chavez had the best finish of any Ruidoso athlete Saturday, uncorking a throw of 49 feet even in his last throw of the shot put to finish second. He was just ahead of teammate Matthew Carr, who went for 46-8¼.

with a distance of 41-1½. Pompos also finished sixth in the long jump at 19-11. In running events, a pair of freshman had a good meet, as Parker Johnson was fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.87, just in front of teammate Luis Leyva at 53.03. That pair was also a part of the 4x100 relay team that finished fourth with a time of 44.73, and the 4x400 relay team that was sixth overall. Travis Mosher was the other ninth grader to do well, taking fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and sixth with a high jump of 5-feet-10. So what’s next for the Warrior track program? “Success breeds success, and I think we’ll se more girls coming out for next year,” coach Harrelson said. “To have young kids coming back and carrying medals around, that helps sell the sport.”

TiTLe FROM from pg. 13 thing,” Weems said. “Last year’s game, we had a feel that we’d win it by the fourth inning. But this one, it was up and down, and you could see it in the kids. The fight in them was amazing.”

Shutout of Questa For a team that had stressed hitting all year long, it was a little ironic that the Tigers needed a bleeder just past the pitching mound to get the runs they needed to beat Questa 3-0 and return to the state championship game. Capitan itself locked in a scoreless tie at Manzano High School, and Tiger center fielder Mikey Hamm hit a dribbler to the mound that was misplayed by

Wildcat pitcher Kendall Cordova, allowing Hamm to reach first safely and teammates Jacob Wilcox and Dreamer Whipple to score in the fourth inning. “I thought I was out, because it went straight back to the pitcher,” Hamm said of the gamechanging play. “But he made an error, and I got to second. I figured I was out, and had a few of those this year.” Capitan added a run in the fifth, when Bobby Hughes reached on a single, stole second, took third on a bad throw and eventually scored on a wild pitch. But it turned out the Tigers needed only one run to win, as starter Tracker Bowen threw a one-hitter and didn’t allow the Wildcats

(14-9) a single score. In fact, only one Questa player – left fielder Isaiah Chavez, was the only Wildcat to get past first base. “Tracker did the same thing today he did the last time – he took his time warming up and kept them off-balance,” Weems said. “He threw four changeups the whole game, and his fastball was working.” The Tigers found it difficult to hit at first against Cordova, who finished the game with 11 strikeouts in the loss. “The kid (Cordova) had a decent slider, but he couldn’t place it all the time,” Weems said. “We just didn’t hit the fastball, and that’s something we stress.”

CLAss 3A stAte trACK ANd FieLd resULts Class 3A state track meet at Albuquerque BOYS Team standings – 1. silver 85, 2. hope Christian 66; 3. Lovington 45; 4. Pojoaque 42; 5. st. Michael’s 32; 6. Robertson 29; 7. socorro 28; 8. Ruidoso 26; tie. sandia Prep 26; 10. West Las Vegas 24; 11. Taos 14; 12. shiprock 12; 13. Portales 9; 14. hot springs 6; 15. Zuni 5; 16. hatch Valley 4; 17. Cobre 1. 100 meter dash – 1. C.J. Berryman, Poj, 11.24; 2. dakota Bencomo, sil, 11.41; 3. Tyler Brooks, sP, 11.42; 4. Nick Maestas, WLV, 11.46; 5. Nevada Bencomo, sil, 11.70 6. Joaquin Medina, Taos, 11.77. 200 meter dash – 1. C.J. Berryman, Poj, 22.36; 2. Keene Martinez, Rob, 22.87; 3. dakota Bencomo, sil, 22.97; 4. Owen harrison, hs, 23.14; 5. Wyatt Legler, Por, 23.42; 6. Nevada Bencomo, sil, 23.45. 400 meter dash – 1. Tyler Brooks, sP, 49.46; 2. C.J. Berryman, Poj, 50.08; 3. Tomas Cisneros, hat, 50.14; 4. Ben sinclair, hope, 51.85; 5. Parker Johnson, Rui, 52.87; 6. Luis Leyva, Rui, 53.03. 800 meter run – 1. Andres Gonzales, stM, 1:58.21; 2. A.J. Beach, sP, 1:58.75; 3. Joseph Morales, sil, 2:02.02; 4. Jordan daniel Lopez, WLV, 2:02.38; 5. Peter Valentine, sil, 2:02.50; 6. sam Roybal, Poj, 2:02.78. 1600 meter run – 1. Andres Gonzales, stM, 4:34.31; 2. herbert Beyale ii, ship, 4:34.89; 3. Brian Maestas, Rob, 4:37.02; 4. Michael Lucero, sil, 4:39.61; 5. sam Roybal, Poj, 4:43.62; 6. Christian duran, sil, 4:44.58. 3200 meter run – 1. herbert Beyale iii, ship, 10:19.53; 2. Andres Gonzales, stM, 10:19.70; 3. Michael Lucero, sil, 10:22.69; 4. Christian duran, sil, 10:29.45; 5. sam Roybal, Poj, 10:33.45; 6. donevon Gravelle, Taos, 10:35.14. 110 meter hurdles – 1. Andrew Little, sil, 15.98; 2. Ben sinclair, hope, 16.25; 3. Anthony Gonzales, hope, 16.35; 4. Travis Mosher, Rui, 16.53; 5. ibrahim Maiga, soc, 16.59; 6. david Masangya, Zuni, 16.63. 300 meter hurdles – 1. Anthony Gonzales, hope, 40.61; 2. Andrew Little, sil, 40-76; 3. Ben sinclair, hope, 41.22; 4. ibrahim Maiga, soc, 41.23; 5. salomon Martinez, stM, 41.89; 6. Collin McAfee, Por, 42.56. 4x100 meter relay – 1. silver 43.64; 2. Lovington 44.14 3. West Las Vegas 44.65; 4. Ru-

idoso 44.73; 5. hope Christian 44.98; 6. Portales 45.09. 4x200 meter relay – 1. silver 1:32.14; 2. Robertson 1:33.15; 3. Lovington 1:33.28; 4. Taos 1:34.02; 5. West Las Vegas 1:34.40; 6. Pojoaque 1:35.40. 4x400 meter relay – 1. socorro 3:29.12; 2. Pojoaque 3:30.57; 3. Robertson 3:30.79; 4. silver 3:31.22; 5. Taos 3:34.78; 6. Ruidoso 3:36.12. Medley relay – 1. sandia Prep 3:41.48; 2. West Las Vegas 3:43.13; 3. silver 3:44.55; 4. Robertson 3:47.21; 5. Pojoaque 3:47.60; 6. Cobre 3:47.64. High jump – 1. Arren Wells, hope, 6-2; 2. Ben Blue, Portales, 6-0; 3. Nick Parker, hope, 6-0; 4. isiah dominguez, stM, 6-0; 5. salomon Martinez, stM, 6-0; 6. Travis Mosher, Rui, 5-10. Pole vault – 1. e.J. stock, Lov, 13-0; 2. Ryan Thomas, Lov, 126; 3. Ben sinclair, hope, 12-6; 4. Zerod underwod, hs, 12-0; 5. Paul Catlett, Lov, 11-0; 6. huck Green, Taos, 10-6. Long jump – 1. C.J. Berryman, Poj, 21-9¾; 2. Arren Wells, hope, 20-9; 3. Adrian Lopez, Lov, 20-6¼; 4. isiah dominguez, stM, 20-2; 5. Johna Lopez, Rob, 19-11½; 6. Bryce Pompos, Rui, 19-11. Triple jump – 1. Adam Paz, soc, 43-2½; 2. isaac Gonzales, Taos, 42-7¼; 3. Arren Wells, hope, 41-10; 4. isiah dominguez, stM, 41-8½; 5. Wambli Little Spotted Horse, Rui, 41-1½; 6. Bryce Pompos, Rui, 40-0. Discus – 1. Jonathan Millar, hope, 155-5½; 2. david Robinson, soc, 141-6; 3. Branndon Molina, sil, 140-1; 4. Bo Jackson, Lov, 133-9; 5. Matthew Guzman, Lov, 133-6; 6. Tanner Chavez, Rui, 127-6½. Javelin – 1. Zach Beem, hope, 128-10¾; 2. Michael Gormley, stM, 132-½; 3. Nick Gurule, WLV, 139-7; 4. salvador Lopez, WLV, 143-6½; 5. Nate Fenby, soc, 147-0; 6. david Robinson, soc, 150-4. Shot put – 1. Jonathan Millar, hope, 52-6¾; 2. Tanner Chavez, Rui, 49-0; 3. Matthew Carr, Rui, 46-8¼; 4. samuel White, hope, 45-5; 5. Branndon Molina, sil, 45-2¾; 6. sam hale, soc, 44-7. ––– GIRLS Team standings – 1. hope Christian 96, 2. Pojoaque 55; 3. socorro 43; 4. sandia Prep 35.5; 5. Raton 31; 6. Robertson 29; 7. st. Michael’s 24; 8. Portales 20; 9. Lovington 19; 10. West Las Vegas 18; 11. Taos 17; 12. hot

springs 15.5; 13. Ruidoso 15; 14. silver 13; 15. Wingate 10; 16. santa Fe indian school 6; 17. Cobre 3; 18. shiprock 2; 18 hatch Valley 2. 100 meter dash – 1. Amanda Babicke, Poj, 12.61; 2. Tamara Chavez, soc, 12.95; 3. Angelica Pacheco, Taos, 12.97; 4. sara Cauwels, hope, 13.13; 5. Maya McGowan, stM, 13.26; 6. dominique Zamora, Rat, 13.33. 200 meter dash – 1. Amanda Babicke, Poj, 25.88; 2. Zoe howell, soc, 26.34; 3. dezirae Armijo, soc, 26.96; 4. Marissa Martinez, Poj, 27.03; 5. Arissa Maldonado, Rat, 27.45; 6. Catherine Jiron, Poj, 27.47. 400 meter dash – 1. Amanda Babicke, Poj, 58.00; 2. erika Nelson, hope, 58.60; 3. Zoe howell, soc, 59.75; 4. Andi Harrelson, Rui, 1:01.77; 5. Michelle Allen, sil, 1:01.88; 6. Brianna Vigil, Taos, 1:04.88. 800 meter run – 1. erika Nelson, hope, 2:27.05; 2. Zoe howell, soc, 2:28.02; 3. Jayme Quintana, WLV, 2:28.19; 4. Melinda Quintana, Poj, 2:29.89; 5. saria Clendenin, hs, 2:30.72; 6. summer Villegas, sFi, 2:31.07. 1600 meter run – 1. Rachel Fleddermann, sP, 5:26.85; 2. summer Villegas, sFi, 3. haley Rach, Taos, 5:37.14; 4. sarai Clendenin, hs, 5:40.95; 5. Tanya Belone, Win, 5:41.00; 6. Telaina henry, Win, 5:42.28. 3200 meter run – 1. Rachel Fleddermann, sP, 11:32.50; 2. haley Rach, Taos, 11:53.41; 3. Tanya Belone, Win, 12:11.98; 4. Karianne Jones, Win, 12:27.22; 5. hannah Gunther, Taos, 12:37.43; 6. Jordyn Romero, stM, 12:43.03. 100 meter hurdles – 1. Maya McGowan, stM, 16.48; 2. sabrina Romero, Rob, 16.90; 3. Jenae Christiansen, hope, 16.98; 4. Magdalina Gaeta, Por, 17.36; 5. Julia hoogerhuis, Rob, 17.37; 6. Ryann Flack, Rui, 17.63. 300 meter hurdles – 1. Maya McGowan, stM, 46.64; 2. Janae Christiansen, hope, 47.08; 3. Anna duvall, hope, 49.51; 4. Ryann Flack, Rui, 49.66; 5. Mikayla Garcia, Poj, 50.38; 6. JeriAna Contreras, soc, 51.05. 4x100 meter relay – 1. hope Christian 49.55; 2. socorro 5073; 3. sandia Prep 50.74; 4. Raton 51.86; 5. Lovington 51.94; 6. Robertson 52.16. 4x200 meter relay – 1. hope Christian 1:47.14; 2. Robertson 1:49.28; 3. socorro 1:50.15; 4. Pojoaque 1:51.57; 5. sandia Prep 1:51.98; 6. Lovington 1:52.65.

4x400 meter relay – 1. hope 4:09.14; 2. Pojoaque 4:12.28; 3. Robertson 4:17.36; 4. West Las Vegas 4:19.51; 5. Portales 4:20.88; 6. sandia Prep 4:22.60. Medley relay – 1. hope Christian 4:20.68; 2. sandia Prep 4:33.54; 3. Pojoaque 4:34.60; 4. Robertson 4:35.03; 5. shiprock 4:38.31; 6. Portales 4:39.03. High jump – 1. Alex Ledbetter, Por, 5-3; 2. Cori haley, Lov, 5-2; 3. TyLynn Smith, Rui, 5-2; 4. Marysa Macon, Cob, 5-0; 5. shelby Marra, sil, 5-0; tie. shannon Glass-smythe, sP, 5-0. Pole vault – 1. Anna duvall, hope, 10-2; 2. Michelle Allen,

sil, 9-6; tie, sarai Clendenin, hs, 9-6; 4. Alex Ledbetter, Por, 8-6; 5. Julie Aster, soc, 8-0; 6. Alexis devries, Rob, 7-6. Long jump – 1. Amanda Babicke, Poj, 17-11½; 2. Kearney Moss, hoe, 17-½; 3. Andi Harrelson, Rui, 16-6¼; 4. dezirae Armijo, soc, 16-5¾; 5. Abbey Bradley, Rob, 16-3¼; 6. Angelica Pacheco, Taos, 15-11½. Triple jump – 1. Kearney Moss, hope, 35-8¾; 2. emily Nicolaysen, hope, 34-4; 3. Kristen Wagner, Por, 34-2¾; 4. Michelle Tapia, WLV, 33-8; 5. shannon Glass-smythe, sP, 33-6¼; 6. Alina Armstead, sP, 33-¾.

Discus – 1. danielle Gurule, WLV, 108-0; 2. haley Gansz, Rat, 99-9; 3. Adriana Gonzales, Lov, 99-2; 4 Alexa Chavez, stM, 944; 5. Tessa Jones, hs, 91-10; 6. Cierrah Kassetas, hC, 90-11. Javelin – 1. selena Ornales, Lov, 117-5; 2. Michelle Guara, Rat, 108-5; 3. Michelle Allen, sil, 102-6; 4. Cierrah Kassetas, hope, 99-7; 5. haley Gansz, Rat, 96-9; 6. Alexa Chavez, stM, 95-4. Shot put – 1. etta Briscoe, Rat, 35-10; 2. haley Gansz, Rat, 351½; 3. Tessa Jones, hs, 33-5½; 4. Alexa Chavez, stM, 32-9¼; 5. Kelcie Carson, hat, 31-1¾; 6. erika Rascon, sil, 30-3.

Sports in brief Senior Olympics Qualifying for this year’s state Seniors Olympics has begun, and this year is also a qualifying year for the 2013 national games in Cleveland. The age minimum is 50 years as of Dec. 31, 2012, and a $5 registration fee entitles the individual to participate in all offered events. Deadline for early bird registration of $45 for state games is May 31, while regular registration is $60 by June 15. Late registration is $70 by June 30. There is also an extra fee for bowling, golf, swimming and racquetball. To sign up for any event, call Sandee Jourden at 257-4565. Dates for remaining events are: Horseshoes, May 22 at 10 a.m., Smokey Bear Forest Trail parking lot. Recreational events – May 25, 9 a.m. at Ruidoso High School track.

Track and field – May 26, 9 a.m., Ruidoso High School track. Raquetball and tennis, contact Bart Young at 257-3193.

Big Willie Classic A golf fundraiser for People for Kids will be held June 16 at Valle Del Sol Golf Course in Carrizozo. The tournament is also accepting prize or cash donations to keep the event fun and interesting for participants. Prizes may include – but are not limited to – golf bags, golf clubs, balls, towels, trophies and gift cards. This event is named after Willie Silva, a long-time business owner in Carrizozo. He contributed greatly over many years to his community, and we would like to continue that tradition. For more information, contact James Silva at 480-332-4354.

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May 15, 2012

Transitions: Triathlon’s quick pit stops problems, fix them now, not on race day. Also practice “bricks.” A brick is when the athlete both bike/runs or run/bikes in the same workout with less than 15 minutes between each discipline This kind of workout helps train your muscles and brain to cooperate and not cramp. Have you ever biked and then quickly followed with a swim? It takes your body a while to figure out what is going on. So to prevent that confusion, and to prevent cramping while you swim, practice biking followed by a swim. Also, practice running followed by a bike and notice how your body reacts. After doing this a few times, your body will learn to expect this new sensation and you will have less chances of cramping — what I call body revolt — during the next discipline. The key is practice. Your body is an amazing machine. It will transition; you just have to teach it to change. As always, be patient with yourself.

by Sarah Crewe with Ty Wyant

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol In my past life, I was cajoled into watching Indy car racing. Whilst plugging my ears, I noticed that the quicker the wheel changes and mechanical adjustments in the pit stops, the better the car’s chances to win. I also realized that the pit stop workers were probably just as valuable to an Indy car team as its driver. Without a quick and efficient pit stop, there was no way a driver could win. Triathlon is not much different. Within the world of triathlon, the athlete must SWIMBIKERUN. In between each discipline there is a transition that must occur quickly and methodically so that the athlete can proceed to the next event. These transitions occur in the aptly named transition area. Many races have been won or lost in transition – the less time you take in transition, the more time you have to race towards your goal. Like Indy car teams, you must practice your transitions. In the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon, the run is first, so before the race you need to practice running to your bike, putting on your shoes and helmet, getting on your bike, and pedaling uphill quickly in an appropriate gear without mishaps. Take your bike to the parking lot west from the Ruidoso Athletic Club and courthouse (by the park) and next to the bike, lay down a small towel. On that towel, put your bike shoes, helmet, any nutrition or water you may want and your swim goggles/cap. Practice running down the hill into your transition

area, called transition one or T1 because it is the first of the two transitions in triathlon. Take off your running shoes and swiftly put on your bike shoes (without sitting down). Put on your helmet, grab your bike, hop on the bike and ride uphill. Do this at least five times until you are comfortable. Memorize and visualize how you want your shoes/helmet set up and then on race day you will know what to do during the race’s frenetic pace and stress. For T2 (transition two) practice riding your bike into the transition area, take off your helmet and shoes. Put on your swim cap (if you choose to wear one) and goggles as you sprint for 100 yards on the grass (there will be a rug set up for running into the pool area), just so you get the feel of running after biking. Again, practice this five times. Memorize where you want your goggles positioned on your towel. If you have any

All columns are at http://www.ruidosofreepress. com/pages/sports_area Sarah Crewe is a USAT (USA Triathlon) Level 1 coach who coaches triathletes and is a certified RPM, yoga and American Swim Coach Association Level 2 coach. She is lead faculty for health and physical education at ENMU. To contact Sarah Crewe for training or learn more about the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon, call the Ruidoso Athletic Club at 257-4900. Always contact your doctor before beginning physical training and it is advisable to have a personal coach.

Ochoa works out at Ruidoso Downs By Ty Wyant For the Ruidoso Free Press Champion and All American Futurity winner Ochoa made what could be his final serious preparation for his seasonal debut when he worked 220 yards from the Ruidoso Downs’ gate Tuesday morning. Ochoa could make his first start since winning last year’s All American Futurity in the trials to the $800,000

Ruidoso Derby on May 26 at Ruidoso Downs. The summer racing season at Ruidoso Downs starts on May 25 with the daylong trials to the $600,000 Ruidoso Futurity. “He’s been doing really well and we’re looking at the Ruidoso Derby trials,” said trainer Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath. Ochoa, a gelded son of Tres Seis,

made each of his four career starts last summer at Ruidoso Downs. He was third in the $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity after a troubled start and then dominated the $2.4 million All American Futurity by one-and-one-half length as the 8-5 favorite. The 2011 champion two-year-old and two-year-old gelding, Ochoa has started four times with three wins and earnings of more than $1.2 million.




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

Nothing makes them feel better than the way the crowd has responded to them each and every time they have been on stage. They love our fans who keep the band on their toes and keep them wanting to get better and better. Preston Stevens, drums; Jessie Rodriquez, guitar - vocals; Juston Waltrip, bass; Richard Sandavol, guitar and John Young, vocals.

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

May 19 • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Stress Level 11 from Ruidoso is assembled from a variety of talent spanning more than twenty years for each member. Stress level 11 gets their groove on with some heavy rock, Blues, light rock peppered with some original tunes and covers to keep the dance floor full and the house rocking. Vocals; Michael Vance, lead guitar/rhythm and backup vocals; Tradd Tidwell, bass guitar/backup vocals; Don Michael Vance, drums,

percussion/backup vocals; Jeremy Vick, Harps player; Crow.


A Roswell-based band that has been together less than 9 months, they pride themselves as having an original sound that can be compared to no other band in southeast New Mexico. They are influenced by many different varieties of music.

Lincoln County Community Theater presents

‘The Day They Kidnapped The Pope’

You’re invited to this delightful comedy for the whole family at White Mountain Annex, 203 White Mountain Drive. Fridays and Saturdays May 25, 26 and June 1, 2 at 7 p.m.; and a Sunday matinee May 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information checkout This startling comedy has proven a smash hit in Europe with major productions in Germany, France, Spain and Holland. When it was presented in Rome, the Vatican newspaper gave it a rave review. The improbable events become momentarily believable in the magic of the theatre. On a visit to New York, the Pope comes out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, confused by a thunderstorm, gets into a taxi. The driver, Sam Leibowitz, kidnaps him and takes him to his Brooklyn apartment where he holds him for a special ransom—a day of world peace. The Leibowitz family is stunned by this act and Sam’s bewildered wife fixes a lunch, saying, “Call the children; call the Pope.” As the excitement builds outside, an enchanting play develops inside.

Success isn’t just about winning By Jack Shuster For the Ruidoso Free Press Success isn’t just about winning. It’s about getting together. It’s about the outdoors. It’s about looking for new adventures. And it’s more fun with friends. With hundreds of fun badges to earn, Scouts learn that the best part is the experience. “Get in on the Summer Fun!” is the theme of the Spring New Member Roundups in the Sierra Blanca District of the Boy Scouts of America. Recruiting Night will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at Sacred Heart Church in Capitan and at the Community Youth Center Warehouse in Ruidoso. Fliers will be distributed in the schools. The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America – incorporated on Feb. 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916 – is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. Cub Scouts is a year-round familyand home-centered program that encourages ethical decision-making skills for boys. The Tiger Cub part of Cubbing is for boys entering the first grade in the fall and emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding. These boys participate in the program with their adult partners. The Cub Scout program is for boys going into the second and third grades in the fall and emphasizes character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Webelos Scouts are older Cubs, entering the fourth and fifth grades in the fall, preparing them for Boy Scouting. Webelos Scouts can earn the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle rank. From building his

own pinewood derby car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will love being a Cub Scout. So if he’s entering the first through fifth grades in the fall then it’s time for him to get in on the summer fun with the Cub Scouts. Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Scouting provides a structured activity, proven successful, that matches the values and objectives of the chartered organization, with program service provided by skilled council volunteers and staff. If your boy wants the adventure of hiking and camping in the outdoors, working on advancing in rank and earning badges, and helping the community then it’s time for him to get in on the summer fun with the Boy Scouts. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cub Scout Pack 124 will host the Capitan Spring New Member Roundup at Sacred Heart Church in Capitan. The Ruidoso Spring New Member Roundup will be hosted by Saint Eleanor Catholic Church Cub Scout Pack 58, Community United Methodist Church Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 59 and LDS Ruidoso Ward Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 107 at the Community Youth Center Warehouse in Ruidoso. Leaders from Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops will be on hand to talk speak for a minute or two about the Scouting programs in Lincoln County and there will be campfire songs, games and refreshments. Parents and their sons will have the opportunity to sign up for Scouting and get in on the summer fun at the Spring New Member Roundups in Ruidoso and Capitan on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jack Shuster at 257-0871.

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Out for sushi Copyright © 2012 Jay McKittrick

I took my wife out for sushi the other night, because I couldn’t talk her into going out for a steak. “I think we should start eating more vegetarian,” she said. So I ordered a beer – water, barley and hops – what could be more vegetarian than that? She, on the other hand, ordered a thing called a California Roll. I asked her, “What’s that, honey?” She goes: “Well …

it’s like tuna, and cucumber, and sprouts, and stuff like that, all rolled up in rice and wrapped in seaweed.” “A seaweed wrap,” I said sarcastically, “… yeah that sounds better than eating steak!” (Like what was I thinking?) I then asked her, “How much are California Rolls going for in today’s market?” Just then the guy who was sitting next to us at the sushi bar handed me his business card, (a real estate agent, of course) and said: “Oh … California Rolls, yeah,

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May 15, 2012

Major Earle Breeding –

USMC & Echo’s nightmares By Sue Hutchison Reporter The lives of thousands of Americans were forever altered in the 1960s and early 70s as servicemen were sent across the globe to fight a civil war in Vietnam. Even now, many have dreams which turn to cold nightmares in recollection of those days more than 40 years ago. Earle and Pat Breeding, long time Ruidoso residents, recently hosted a reunion of USMC battalion members in Major Breeding’s Vietnam unit. At the reunion, Breeding was presented with Lincoln County Commission Resolution 2011-36 by personal friend Commissioner Tom Battin, honoring him and his men for their sacrifice and service. The Ruidoso Free Press was honored to share the event with several of the men who survived the attack on Hill 861 Alpha Feb. 5, 1968. Part one of the account of this event appeared in the May 8 edition of the Free Press. Breeding’s story continues. Warfare Vietnam-style included monitoring underground activities. Miles of tunnels criss-crossed underground Vietnam and the hill Breeding’s battalion was charged to hold. He recalls having his men pound stakes in the ground, using their e-tools (entrenching tool-collapsible shovel). The corpsmen would listen with stethoscopes fixed on the poles to detect underground movement. Breeding smiles as he remembers trying to explain why he kept requisitioning e-tools. Some marines were “tunnel rats” and crawled through mazes of tunnels in search of the enemy. There were many days the men received one cup of drinkable water and one MRE (ready to eat meals) a day. Hunger, skin conditions due to parasites and lack of showers, inadequate sleep, and the constant presence of death and the enemy gave the troops at Hill 861 A memories for a lifetime of nightmares. David McCall was 19 when his transport jet landed in Da Nang, Vietnam. He arrived Nov. 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps, and recalls the celebratory Jeep-load of beer which “went really fast. We stuffed as many cans as we could into our pockets and jumped on the helicopter to join Echo Company.” McCall joined Breeding’s (called “The Skipper” by his men) unit. Dealing with rockets and demolition, his duties were to build and protect bridges, plan ambushes and protect what had already been built. Heavy fighting would happen frequently, stopping his work as he fought to stay alive. “There would be 20 minutes of fighting and then we’d move and do it all over again.” McCall remembers the moment on Feb. 5 when his body was ripped apart by enemy fire. One minute he was in a trench, the next, his right leg was blown off by enemy fire. Shrapnel pummeled through his midsection and ripped into his skin. He played dead while the en-

emy passed close by. He says, “I never want to be that scared again in my life.” If a corpsman hadn’t applied a leg tourniquet he would have bled to death. McCall says it was more than an hour before he was removed from the scene. Because of heavy fog that morning and constant enemy fire, the helo which would fly him to medical treatment couldn’t land. In the meantime, Jim Kaylor PFC, found McCall’s severed leg. He placed it upon McCall’s chest as he awaited evacuation. Several hours later the helicopter was able to land and corpsmen loaded McCall. McCall survived the nightmare on the hill and walks with a prosthetic leg today. Half his stomach is gone. He is a California public school counselor and attended the reunion at the Breeding’s home to reminisce and honor the Skipper. American families could depend only on newspapers, TV and radio accounts to follow the progress of the war. Pat clearly recalls the day she picked up a San Diego newspaper and read the account of the battle on the hill her husband was protecting. She read: “Captain Breeding’s troops have been overrun. It’s unknown if there are any survivors.” Pat wasn’t about to take their word for it. She immediately phoned Camp Pendleton and spoke with the colonel. He assured Pat the hill was hit hard but not overrun, adding that according to intelligence, Breeding was alive. Waiting along with the rest of American troops’ family members for the safe return of loved ones became daily reality. Family members had nightmares of their own. Albert Miranda, scout/sniper, was part of a group of American-Mexicans on the hill. FMF usually stood for Fleet Marine Force, but they became fondly known as the Fighting Mexican Forces. His picture is included in David Douglas Duncan’s photojournalistic account of the hill: “War Without Heroes.” The Skipper’s men joked with Miranda at the reunion about how well fed the snipers were, compared to others on the hill. Breeding received a Silver Star Citation for those nightmare moments on Hill 861 A in Khe Sanh, Vietnam. The citation states: “During the early morning hours of 5 February 1968, Company E was occupying a defensive position on Hill 861 near the Khe Sanh Combat Base when the perimeter came under a fierce attack by a North Vietnamese Army battalion supported by artillery and mortar fire. Quickly assessing the situation, Major Breeding re-deployed his Marines to strengthen the perimeter at the point of heaviest contact and coordinated the delivery of a large volume of concentrated fire at the enemy. During the ensuing fire fight, he repeatedly disregarded his own safety as he moved from one position to another, directing and encouraging his men and adjusting supporting arms fires. While his Marines pinned the advancing enemy down on Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press

At left, Tom Battin presents the county resolution to Earle Breeding. Below, present at the reunion were (left to right): Jim Kaylor, Bill Maves, Major Earle Breeding, José (Cisco) Reyes, Don Shanley (white shirt), Dave McCall (red shirt), Al Miranda, Larry McCartney and Jim Carmichael.

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Photos from “War without Heroes” (Harper and Row, publishers), by David Douglas Duncan. the defensive wire with accurate small arms fire, Major Breeding advanced to a dangerously exposed vantage point and directed close-in artillery and mortar fires with expert precision, completely disrupting the organized attack and forced the enemy to withdraw.” After Breeding arrived home, he spent a bit of time in a military hospital to treat his malnutrition and skin issues. Eventually he retired from the military and was recruited by the FBI serving as a Special Agent the next 20 years. Pat and Earle moved to Roswell to retire, where he worked as a private investigator and conducted background checks for governmental agencies. Fifteen years ago, they moved to Ruidoso. Breeding says he doesn’t have nightmares anymore. However, his daily thoughts aren’t far away from those days. “I don’t think there’s an hour that goes by I don’t compare everything to what happened in Vietnam.” When he hears the rustle of the wind in the pines, it reminds him of the sounds he heard on the hill more than 40 years ago. When a car drives by, he recalls the lack of vehicles where his battalion was cornered.

He says the smallest things today remind him of the horrific hill long ago. “Veterans today fit into every conceivable walk of life,” says Breeding. “Combat vets are different than non-combat. You don’t need to discuss it with them, they just know.” PTSD wasn’t a diagnosis in the early 70s when Vietnam veterans returned home to Americans who spit on them if they arrived home in uniform. In fact, when the malevolent reception at homecoming kept occurring, the men were told to change clothes to civilian garb before boarding commercial flights. Breeding is quick to say he is proud of his men who determined to fit into American society well after returning from the nightmare on Hill 861 A. “They’re a great bunch of guys. They are close friends, like family.” Colonel Bruce E. Meyers once said, “The ultimate success in battle will always hinge on the performance of the individual.”

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May 15, 2012


HEAL strives to educate and inform

In a continuing effort to expand its community education initiative, Help End Abuse for Life (HEAL) recently participated in the 2012 District 10 Altrusa Conference at the Ruidoso Convention Center. “The Ruidoso Club of Altrusa has been an integral part of our anti-violence campaign in Lincoln County from the beginning of the Nest, dating back to 2007.

We were thrilled they asked us to present at their event and hope we inspired other Altrusa chapters to become similarly involved in their communities,” said Lesley Kring, HEAL media liaison. During the 45-minute presentation, Kring emphasized the significance of community partnerships and resources. Talking to the audience about the

Get the ‘helper’s high’

“If I just do my thing and you do yours, we stand in danger of losing each other and ourselves. I do not find you by chance; I find you by an active life of reaching out.” — Walter Tubbs A recent article in the Arizona Republic stated that elderly people who regularly reach out and help others live longer and healthier lives than those who live only for themselves. Somehow endorphins are released when people give. The psychologists who conducted this study called it “The Helper’s High.” Charles Simpson illustrates the value of altruism: “I met a young man not long ago who dives for exotic fish for aquariums. He said one of the most popular aquarium fish is the shark. He explained that if you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six inches long yet fully matured. But if you turn them loose in the ocean, they grow to their normal length of eight feet.” It is a known fact that sadness and despair deepens when we keep to ourselves. Emotional isolation can cause us to focus only on our own needs. If you succumb too long in this hermit-like rut, you’ll find yourself smaller emotionally

and content to live in a cramped, lonely world. Conversely, if you were to venture out of your cocoon of ambivalent apathy and enter the depths of this ocean called life, you may discover a freshness of spirit that will give you better reasons for getting up in the morning. In 1945 Martin Niemoeller said, “The Nazis came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak up because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I was Protestant, so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for me … by that time there was no one to speak up for anyone.” When was the last time you felt the ‘Helper’s High’ of venturing inside the broken heart of a friend? How about the joy of ‘speaking up’ in defense of an outnumbered colleague? If this be the prescription of your life – live long and prosper, my friend! James D. Martin is the program manager of the Heritage Program for Senior Adults at the Lincoln County Medical Center. Heritage is a program designed to improve the quality of life for the older adult. Confidential screenings are available by appointment. If interested please call 575-257-6283.

epidemic of domestic violence in our community and HEAL’s response to the crisis, Kring spoke of the significant safety issues survivors face in leaving a domestic violence situation. Many attendees were shocked to hear that this is one of the most dangerous times in the relationship. Several other myths about domestic violence victims and batterers were debunked as well. Myths about domestic violence are both prevalent and stubborn. HEAL will be discussing the top 10 myths in future articles in this newspaper. Approximately 100 people attended the convention from May 3–5, which featured presentations on harnessing the physical energy that sustains volunteer work and the importance of staying connected to the spirit that initially leads volunteers to their cause. “The mission and vision of HEAL are

very comprehensive. They clearly include the critical, life-saving work with survivors and their children, but they also involve actively educating our Courtesy photo community so Pictured is HEAL we can all be a Media Liaison Lesley part of the solu- Kring at the 2012 Distion. We deeply trict 10 Altrusa Conappreciate our ference in Ruidoso. partnership with Altrusa and other businesses, churches and organizations in Lincoln County and Mescalero,” explains HEAL Executive Director Coleen Widell.

Weekly Featured Adoptable Pets Murphey is a quiet, well behaved dog. He plays well with people and female dogs. He likes spending his days going for long walks and playing with his K-9 buddies. He walks well on a leash. Very well mannered indoors and is kennel trained. Murphey has been with us longer than any dog. He

would really like to have someone take him home. Genie is a frisky girl who is around a year old and weighs 8 pounds. She is a very happy and friendly kitty who would love to find a great new home. Genie has been with us longer than any other cat. She deserves a loving home.

To adopt one of these featured pets, contact the Humane Society of Lincoln County. Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-5 and Saturday 11-2. Location: 422 Gavilan Canyon, Ruidoso. 575-257-9841. Website:


TUESDAY MAY 15 Law Enforcement Memorial Day, 8 a.m. American Legion Post 79 will conduct a short ceremony lowering the fl ag to half-staff at the Ruidoso downs Police department. The public is invited. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY MAY 16 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. Live Music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

THURSDAY MAY 17 AspenCash Motorcycle Run and Trade Show, Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 sierra Blanca, Ruidoso, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., May 17 - 20. Welcome to the Motorcycle Rallies of the southern Rockies! Ride the high roads where the sky meets the horizon... beat the heat and fi nd yourself riding the shaded pines of the sacramentos. You’ll fi nd your own spiritual awakening when riding the sky in Ruidoso. For more information, contact Patric Pearson: 575-9734977; Visit website for admission fees. Live Music with TomTom and friends at sanctuary on the River, 207 eagle drive, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy hearty soups and salads at ChopChop inspired salads and have some lunch-time fun with live music performed by TomTom and friends every Thursday. For more information, call 575-630-1111. Mark Kashmar, country blues, Cafe Rio, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30. Karaoke with DJ Pete! Cree Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m., every Thursday, evening, including allyou-can-eat taco bar from 6 - 9 p.m. Pass the word, the Cree Meadows lounge is open to the public! Mark Remington performs at the swiss Chalet inn, Mechem drive, 6 p.m. Jaron Bell Band (Country) performs in Club 49 at inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at Grace O’Malley’s for Aspencash weekend. Midtown Ruidoso, 8:30 p.m - 1 a.m., May 17 - 19. The pirates of Potcheen are back for another rockin’ weekend at Grace’s during the Aspencash Biker weekend! so whether or not your gettin’ your motor runnin’ or not, come in to see this high energy celtic rock band! Live music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive in the building which previously housed Rush Ski Shop. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan. The Smokey Bear Historical Park is located on highway 380 (better known as 118 Smokey Bear Blvd.) in the heart of the Village of Capitan and is open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. Entrance fees into the park are $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRD-Forestry Division. Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid’s Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino. Simulcast races are

a.m. Molly Molloy, of New Mexico state university, talks about her research, memorializing the deaths in Ciudad Juarez over the past decade+. Molly Molloy is the coauthor of “el sicario,” a biography of a contract killer on the border. For more information, contact Jennifer stubbs, 575-258-3704; Free. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Cree Meadows Country Club is hosting a fi sh fry and live band. Cantina Night at Laughing sheep Farm, 1 mile west of Lincoln, hwy 380, mm 96, from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music with guitar and fi ddle playing Western swing. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant on Mechem drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the swiss Chalet inn, Mechem drive, 6 p.m. Susan Kolb performs at the No Name Café 6 - 9 p.m. during Prime Time Fridays. 522 sudderth, 575257-2253. Friday evening dinners are by reservation. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem drive, 6 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Karaoke at The elks Lodge on highway 70, next to the Ruidoso emporium, at 7 p.m. with All For Fun Karaoke. Jaron Bell Band (Country) performs in Club 49 at inn of the MounFRIDAY tain Gods, 8 p.m. MAY 18 Live music at WPs in Midtown Sierra Blanca Opener Adult Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Softball Tournament, eagle Creek Live music downstairs at Lucy’s sports Complex, ski Run Rd. For Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 more information, contact debbie p.m. to 1 a.m. Jo Almager 575-257-5030; www. SATURDAY MAY 19 Keeping Track in Juarez with Molly Molloy, Ruidoso Public LiAnnual Sierra Blanca Christian brary, 107 Kansas City Road, 10 - 11 Academy 18 Hole Golf Tourna-

shown live from across the country and betting windows are open to place your wager. Billy’s Race Book also serves delicious food and has a full bar. If you love horse racing, it is the place to go. Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs - the �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum is home to an extensive permanent collection of magni�icent carriages, wagons, saddles, �irearms and Indian artifacts, as well as ever-changing traveling exhibits. Located just east of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Highway 70, the entrance to the Museum features the landmark bronze “Free Spirits of Noisy Water,” one of the largest equine sculptures in the U.S. with eight largerthan-life horses, representing seven different breeds. The Museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ment, Links at sierra Blanca, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Four person scramble, 18 holes, fundraiser & social event. shotgun start at 9 a.m., fee includes cart, and awards ceremony. For more information, call Jim Robbins at 575-336-1756 or 575-336-6438. $80 per player. Teams must register before the 19th. Family and Friends Music Festival, Convention Center from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Featuring Jace N Lee, Cowboy Mafi a, New 22, Guillotine eff ect, Pyrex Perculators, Joe Barron Band, stress Level 11 and Fab 4 Cezz. Advance tickets available at Ada Bear satellite, Tre’s Tattoo or My Life My style Tattoos. $5 donation. Wildfire Aware, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Rd., 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Jeff stanovich, Operations Chief of American Wildfi re suppression services and a fi refi ghter since 1974, shares his knowledge on wildfi re preparedness needs and safety. Wildfi re is unique, natural and unpredictable. Learn how wildfi re interacts with its environment and how you can minimize your risk. For more information, contact sharon at; RuidosoPL/. Free. American Legion Post 79 Open House. Commander harold Oakes is inviting all veterans, veterans family members and the families of those now serving to a pot-luck cookout and picnic at the American Legion Post on spring street in Ruidoso downs. susan Kolb, the daughter of a World War ii veteran and great entertainer, will be performing. Bring your food and drinks and bring the kids. starts at noon and ends when the fun runs out. Dedication of National Historic Marker: Captain Henry W. Stanton, at Ft. stanton, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Fort stanton is the site of some of the richest history not only in New Mexico, but in the nation, and is a must-see attraction when visiting Lincoln County. The daughters of the American Colonists will be hosting the dedication of this National historic Marker for Captain henry W. stanton. The public is invited to witness this historical event! For

Admission begins at $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs. To �ind more information on the Hubbard Museum of the American West, please visit or call 575-378-4142. “Biennale Grande” juried art show and exhibit, Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs through July 15. The 2nd “Biennale Grande” art show and exhibit is in the Museum’s Green Tree Gallery. Original art from some of New Mexico’s best artists will be on display. The Biennale Grande is a juried �ine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. Thirty-nine artists, representing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as �inalists for the show. These artists and

more information, visit fortstanton. org. Free. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Acoustic Open Mic, Cree Meadows Country Club, 6 - 9 p.m. everyone gets 15 minutes or 3 songs whichever comes fi rst. They bring their own instruments and are encouraged to bring all their friends. hosted by the band “second Nature,” which has been performing in Ruidoso and surrounding areas for the past 20 years. For more information, call ile Boren, 257-0872. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the swiss Chalet inn, Mechem drive, 6 p.m. Free Movie at Sacred Grounds: “All About My Mother,” 2825 sudderth dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. An Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, writer-director Pedro Almodovar’s compassionate tribute to women examines the life of Manuela (Cecilia Roth), who leaves Madrid for Barcelona shortly after she witnesses her son’s accidental death. Once there, she reunites with an old friend, (Antonia san Juan), a pre-op transsexual prostitute, and forms a fast but enduring friendship with a pregnant nun (Penelope Cruz). For more information, call 575-2572273; www.sacredgroundscoff The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina on Mechem drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Jaron Bell Band (Country) performs in Club 49 at inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Live music downstairs at Lucy’s Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

their works will bene�it from regional recognition and exposure through New Mexico’s �irst Smithsonian af�iliate museum, as well as the opportunity to sell their work(s). The Hubbard Museum is open 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-378-4142, or visit Free with admission to the museum. Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. Pillow’s Funtrackers is the premier family fun center in New Mexico. We have been providing fun to thousands of families for over twenty years. Our park includes three go-kart tracks, miniature golf, arcade, Mountain Maze, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Panning for Gemstones, Rock Climbing Wall, Extreme Air and Kiddie Bounce House.

SUNDAY MAY 20 Live music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY MAY 21 Brain Stretching Forum at eNMu-R, 10 a.m. - noon. An open forum for discussing ancient theories, modern dilemmas and current events returns. Free and registration is not required. Local experts in a variety

of fi elds act as facilitators and participants are encouraged to bring their life experiences and opinions to share in the round table format. Areas of exploration include relationships, consciousness, the role of technology and the nature and limitations of knowledge. There are no prerequisites. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call the Community education department, 257-3012; Live music at WPs in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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May 15, 2012

Single minister on a spiritual mission By Sue Hutchison Reporter Josh Watkins is a newcomer to some. He’s been a part of the Capitan landscape for a little more than two years. Capitan Church of Christ’s preaching minister; Watkins came to interview at the church and the eldership offered him a position before Watkins had time to leave. Born in Durant, Okla., Watkins spent two years in Arkansas before his dad moved them back to Durant for the rest of his at-home years. His dad, a reservist for the Air Force worked out of Midwest City’s Tinker AFB. After high school in Durant, Watkins headed to Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. to secure a degree in Biblical Studies. He preached at a small church in the area during college to hone his skills. It was while he was a student he met a young lady named

Ashley. She is currently in Tennessee and they’re in the midst of growing a long-distance relationship. But being single hasn’t deterred Watkins from his calling as a minister. When he read a listing in the Rocky Mountain Christian Newspaper’s classified ads for the position of minister for the Capitan Church of Christ he was grateful they mentioned they just needed a Spirit-filled man. Where several other ads listed marriage and kids as qualifiers, the Capitan church was open to anyone who fit their needs. Watkins came, interviewed, and accepted their offer. “It’s the friendliest church I’ve ever been to – we’ll welcome anyone who wants to visit,” says Watkins. “I want our church to be in a place where they don’t need me.” Watkins believes one of his main responsibilities is to train his congregation to have the ability to minister on their own, as described in the Biblical book of Acts.

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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. 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 Meeting in members’ homes. 257-2987 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

He’s in the process of working with his deacons and eldership in sharing responsibilities. “It seems those who are 40 or younger view change as good, where those older than 40 may be a bit fearful of it,” says Watkins. The Capitan congregation is willing to try new things and they’ve developed a few ministries to challenge the community. One involves their Wednesday evening program, aimed at all school-aged students where a meal is served and classes follow. Community involvement is a priority for Watkins and the congregation. He’s personally involved in Principal Jerrett Perry’s program, Men in the Halls, a mentor/support system for Capitan High School. Watkins is also a frequent visitor at the students’ sporting events, trying to be an encouragement to local youth. He asks the questions: “Can you

see Jesus living in me? Do I mirror Christ to my world?” Watkins thinks these are good for any Christian to ask. He speaks of an analogy he recently heard. “Church can be like a cruise ship, where the captain steers the ship and the passengers enjoy the journey. But church should be like a battleship where everyone has their own stations and responsibilities.” Capitan Church of Christ is located at 420 Lincoln Ave. Sunday service times are 10 a.m. classes and 11 a.m. worship. Sunday evening service is at 6. Each second Sunday the church hosts a potluck following morning worship and cancels the evening service. Wednesday evening adult study is at 6. The youth program currently meets at 4:45 p.m. and hours are subject to change for the summer. For info phone 575-354-9015 or email at

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The move is underway to change our society. From President Obama, down through our culture, there is the effort to legitimize same sex marriages. It is not my business what goes on in the relationship of homosexual men or lesbian women. But it is my business to take a stand for the standards of culture in America that have existed since the founding of our country. Everything that goes on in a man-woman marriage is not right. There are men who cheat on their wives and beat on their wives. There are wives who cheat on their husbands and beat on their children. I could go on and on. Being a pastor who believes the Bible and accepts the standards set in God’s plan for mankind, I stand against the redefining of marriage according to the desires of a few. If the majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing same sex marriages, then let there be official constitutional action taken to establish the authority of government by the people that this is the way they want to go. From my perspective, either Obama is God, or the people are God, or God is God. We stand at a very important crossroads in the history of America. If Obama is God, he has the right and authority to tell us what to do and we can’t ask why. If the people are God, we are in deep trouble, because we can’t agree on what is right or wrong. I believe that God is God, and if we don’t start paying attention to what He says and doing it, we are in deep trouble. CHURCH SERVICES Listen or Download FREE

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“Si yo hago lo mío y tú haces lo tuyo, estamos en peligro de perder unos a otros ya nosotros mismos. Yo no te encuentro por casualidad, te encuentro por una vida activa de tender la mano.” — Walter Tubbs Un artículo reciente en la República de Arizona declaró que las personas mayores que regularmente alcanzar y ayudar a otros a vivir vidas más largas y más saludables que aquellos que viven sólo para sí mismos. De alguna manera se liberan endorfinas cuando las personas dan. Los psicólogos que llevaron a cabo este estudio llamado “El Consolador es alta.” Charles Simpson ilustra el valor del altruismo: “Conocí a un joven que no hace mucho tiempo que se sumerge para

peces exóticos para acuarios. Dijo que uno de los peces de acuario más popular es el tiburón. Explicó que si se captura un tiburón pequeño y confinarlo, se mantendrá un tamaño proporcional al acuario. Los tiburones pueden ser de seis pulgadas de largo sin embargo, completamente maduras. Pero si los soltamos en el océano, que crecen a su longitud normal de dos metros y medio.” Es un hecho conocido que profundiza la tristeza y la desesperación cuando guardamos para nosotros mismos. El aislamiento emocional puede provocar que nos centremos sólo en nuestras propias necesidades. Si sucumbir demasiado tiempo en esta rutina ermitaño, se encontrará más pequeño y el contenido emocional de vivir en un pequeño, solitario mundo. Por el contrario, si usted se aventura fuera de su capullo de la apatía ambivalente y entrar en las profundidades de este océano llamado vida, usted puede descubrir una frescura de espíritu que le dará mejores razones para levantarse por la mañana.

En 1945, Martin Niemoller dijo: “Los nazis llegaron primero por los comunistas, y yo no dije nada porque yo no era comunista. Luego vinieron por los Judios, y yo no dije nada porque yo no era un Judio. Luego vinieron por los católicos, y yo era protestante, por lo que no dije nada. Luego vinieron por mí ... en ese momento no había nadie para hablar por nadie.” ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que se sentía ‘alta Helper’ de la de aventurarse en el interior del corazón destrozado de un amigo? ¿Qué tal la alegría de “hablar por” la defensa de un colega más numerosos? Si esto es la prescripción de su vida - vida larga y próspera, amigo mío! James D. Martin es el director del programa del Programa de Patrimonio para el Adulto Mayor en el Centro Médico del Condado de Lincoln. Patrimonio es un programa diseñado para mejorar la calidad de vida para el adulto mayor. Exámenes confidenciales están disponibles con cita previa. Si por favor llame al 575-257-6283 interesados.


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REGION IX EDUCATION COOPERATIVE COORDINATING COUNCIL MEETING - Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – REC IX Executive Director’s Office. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda items include budget adjustments/submissions, fiscal, program updates, and employment recommendations/resignations, re-employment recommendations, reduction in force, and closed session to discuss personnel and Executive Director’s position for 2012-13. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, community members are requested to contact Cathy Jones at (575) 257-2368, if public accommodations are needed.

RESOLVED, this 8TH day of May 2012.

/s/ Cathy Jones, Executive Director LEGAL NOTICE The Ruidoso Planning Commission will hold a public meeting at its regular meeting scheduled on June 5th 2012 at Village Hall, 313 Cree Meadows Drive. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the public meeting is to consider case #PSD20120462 Commercial Site Development Request for the following property: 456 Mechem Drive Lot 27 & 28, Block 2, Hamilton Terrace Subdivision By order of the Planning Commission Shawn Fort Building Official LEGAL NOTICE The Ruidoso Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting scheduled on June 5th, 2012 at Village Hall, 313 Cree Meadows Drive. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider case #PV20120413 a Variance Request for the following property: 509 First Street Lot 5, Block 2, Flume Canyon Subdivision By order of the Planning Commission Shawn Fort Building Official NOTICE OF ADOPTION VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO RESOLUTION NO. 2012-13 A RESOLUTION FINDING THE STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 223 HEMLOCK CIRCLE, RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO A RUINED, DAMAGED, HAZARDOUS AND DILAPIDATED STRUCTURE. WHEREAS, the Village of Ruidoso has, by Village Code Section No. 38-81, and State Statute, NMSA, § 3-18-5, the power to remove dangerous buildings or debris; WHEREAS, by resolution, the Village of Ruidoso can direct the removal of certain dangerous building or debris; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED ON THIS THE 8TH DAY OF MAY 2012, AS FOLLOWS: 1. The Governing Body of the Village of Ruidoso finds that the structure located at 223 Hemlock Circle, Ruidoso, New Mexico is a ruined, damaged, hazardous and dilapidated building or structure. 2. The Village of Ruidoso further finds that the above building or structure is a menace to the public comfort, health, peace and safety, and requires the removal from the municipality of the above building or structure and any surrounding rubbish, wreckage and/or debris. 3. This Resolution shall be served on the owner or occupant in charge of the above-described property. The last known owner or occupant of the property is: Donna M. Mobley/819 W. Highway 70 #103 Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346. 4. Service of this Resolution upon the owner, occupant and/or agent shall be considered notice of the alleged violations. 5. The owner, occupant or agent is advised that within ten (10) days of the receipt of a copy of this Resolution by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested at the owner’s or occupant’s last known address, or by posting and publication of a copy of this Resolution, he or she who is in charge of the building, structure or premises shall commence removing the building or structure and surrounding rubbish, wreckage and/ or debris, or file a written objection to the removal thereof with the Village Clerk, requesting a hearing before the Governing Body of the municipality. This Hearing shall occur at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Body after the Village receives notice of the

APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO on the date set forth above. VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO /S/ Gus Raymond Alborn, Mayor SEAL ATTEST: /S/ Irma Devine, Village Clerk

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Very nice 2 bdrm, 2 ba cabin. Beautifully remodeled and fully furnished. This home has a hot tub and pristine location – you will want to see this property! It can be added with the 3 units next door for a larger package or it can be sold by itself. Showings by appointment only. $229,000 MLS #106868


2100 +/- acres in Hondo Valley off Alamo Canyon. Beautiful views, some tree cover. One of the last with so much acreage together. Fee simple, no leased, no restrictions. The possibilities are not limited. Discover the possibilities for yourself! Owner will consider financing. $950,000 MLS#108869

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225 SANTIAGO CIRCLE – FURN or UNF 3 BDR / 2 BA w/2-car garage, microwave, dishwasher, & W/D. $3000/Mo includes utilities.

323 HEATH DRIVE – FURN 4 BDR, 2 3/4 BA cabin with knotty pine interior and large wooded yard. $975/Mo + utilities.

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

105 KEYES DRIVE #A-2 – UNF 2 BDR, 2 BA w/ stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and W/D. $800/ Mo + utilities. (Available 6-1-12).



215 VALLEY VIEW CIRCLE – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA w/1-car car100 ALLISON LANE – UNF port. $900/Mo + utilities. (Avail2 BDR, 1 BA. Wood-burning able 6-5-12). COMMERCIAL stove, hookups for stackable W/D. Pet OK w/owner approval. 2900 SUDDERTH DRIVE – $750/Mo + utilities. (On the Mar- Large building at the corner of ket - Subject to showing with a Sudderth & Mechem with many lawful 30-day notice) potential uses. Come take a look.

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4 bedrooms 2 baths; Huge corner lot; Storage shed and car port. $ 129,000 with 10% down.


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4 BD/2 BA $1900 plus utilities, unfurnished on Cree. 575-430-7009 SMALL EFF/1 BD central, quiet, wd $480 month, bills paid. 575937-9160

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

260 APARTMENT RENTALS: FURN / UNFURN 1 BEDROOM WITH LOFT in Midtown. Utilities paid, furnished, mid May 16th to mid August. $700 575-973-7860


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



AMY’S COTTAGES,3 bedroom for rent, furnished, perfect! 575-9731242

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

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


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

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 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2 and 3 bd apartments.

COMMERCIAL LEASE SPACE: 1,500 S/F, 2 offices, 2 large rooms, 2 walk doors, 1 OH door, rr’s, kitchenette. 593 GAVILAN CANYON RD. Middle unit. 720-400-4822.


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English Saddles! AMY’S EVENT TENTS for Rent. 40x40 and bigger. 575-973-0964 CASH!! Cash for your gold and silver. 575-937-3325 THRILL DAD with 100 percent

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Ruidoso Free Press

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012  
May 15, 2012  

The May 15, 2012 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, business, religion, education, opinion and sports in Lincoln County...