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Ray Price at the Inn

The legendary country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, Ray Price, brings his wide-ranging baritone to inn of the Mountain Gods. This Country Music hall of Famer is best known for “Release Me,” “Crazy Arms,” “heartaches by the Number,” “City Lights,” “My shoes Keep Walking Back to You” and “danny Boy.” inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m., 1-800-545-9011. $25 and up.

May 11-12 Bust A Move!

Come rock out with the incredible dancers of the Ruidoso dance ensemble with Bust A Move! dancers will be performing to the top hits from the 1980s and the public is invited to sing along and enjoy a rockin’ good time. Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. and saturday, May 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. Ruidoso high school Performing Arts Center, 257-3573. $5.

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12 Hours in the Wild West Bike Race

Get those spurs a jinglin’ and mark your calendars for great benefi t to promote the sport, safety and pleasure of riding bikes. Bicycle Ruidoso sponsors the race which includes a technically inspiring, but not diffi cult track. Proceeds go to the Ruidoso Trails Coalition. The race begins at the Ft. stanton Conservation Area at the Equestrian Trailhead on Hwy 220. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. www. for registration, info and fees.

59th Annual Fiesta de Hondo

The color, tradition and food of the rich hispanic culture. enjoy the enchilada dinner prior to the dances. hondo school Gym. enchilada dinner from 4 - 6 p.m., $5. dances start at 6 p.m. $7. 575-653-4411.

Mescalero Warrior Challenge Cage Fights

Watch New Mexico’s own Coty “Ox” Wheeler take on Freddie Lux in the main event. Plus plenty more MMA action, with 10 other professional bouts and amateur match-ups you don’t want to miss. inn of the Mountain Gods, 7 p.m. www., 1-800-545-9011. $35.

Lincoln County Prayer Breakfast – largest per capita in the nation

2004 to form a ministry, Ruth By Eugene Heathman Graham & Friends that helps Editor others address problems that she said are too often ignored in the With Ruth Graham, daughter Christian community. of Reverend Billy Graham at The National Day of Prayer the helm delivering the keynote is a vital part of American speech, the annual Lincoln Counheritage. Since the first call ty Prayer Breakfast at the Ruto prayer in 1775, when the idoso Convention Center packed Continental Congress asked the in more than 1,500 people. colonies to pray for wisdom The event is part of the in forming a nation, the call to National Day of Prayer signed prayer has continued through into law by Harry S. Truman and American history, including ratified by the United States ConPresident Lincoln’s proclamagress passing Joint Resolution tion of a day of “humiliation, 382 on April 17, 1952. fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In The Lincoln County Prayer 1988, the law was amended and breakfast is the largest per capita signed by President Reagan, in the United States. Eugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press permanently setting the day as Ruth Graham knows firstCpl. Timothy Prather, former United States Marine and Purple the first Thursday of every May. hand how life can be filled with Heart recipient from two combat tours in the Middle East deEach year, the president signs a heartache. livered the invocation for the Lincoln County Prayer Breakfast. proclamation, encouraging all The third of evangelist Billy Americans to pray on this day. Last year, first husband had been unfaithful - a discovGraham’s five children, she has dealt with a all 50 state governors plus the governors ery that led to a second “rebound marriage” daughter’s teen pregnancies, another’s buliof several U.S. territories signed similar lasting only five weeks. mia and a son’s drug use. She also struggled proclamations. with suicidal thoughts after learning that her These low points eventually led her in

Red flags out, fire restrictions raised By Eugene Heathman Editor Wildfire season is here – it has been here for a while. Even with the hope of precipitation this week,the Village of Ruidoso is on Level 2 fire restrictions. Extreme drought conditions, forest ravaging pine beetle epidemics and the February 2011 big freeze are straining the Lincoln Nation Forest, making wildfire conditions an instant reality. In 2010 the White Fire began in town and traveled down the valley through Ruidoso Downs and past Fox Cave in just a few short hours. The landscape remains a scarred and grim reminder for the community to be Fire Aware. The use of charcoal briquettes, open flame and fire pits will be prohibited on public and private property due to Level 2 fire restrictions. Outdoor smoking will be disallowed except in areas specifically permitted by the village’s fire marshal. Gas grills can be used while the Level 2 restrictions are in place. Limited precipitation this spring and regular windy days has created very dry condi-

tions. Village officials proclaim citations will be issued without any exceptions. Last year, everyone cited and found guilty of violating the fire restrictions was assessed $500 in fines and court costs. The National Forest surrounding the village will remain open and monitored on a weekly basis according to Smokey Bear District Ranger, Dave Warnack. On Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jeff Stanovich with American Wildfire Suppression Services will present an educational seminar on community fire awareness at the Ruidoso Public Library. The public is invited to learn more about wildfire, so natural, yet so unpredictable. Learn how wildfire interacts with its environment and how residents can mitigate the chances of destruction. Stanovich has 37 years of experience fighting fires and wildfires. Currently his business is a private wild land fire agency on contract with the U.S. Forest Service. “A minimum 30 feet of survivable space can save your place,” Stanovich said. The Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso.

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Pete Gnatkowski, a 13.5 year veteran of the Lincoln County extension announces his early retirement as a sacrifice to preserve the immediate future of the extension services to county residents in the midst of statewide budget cuts.


Suspect arrested in brutal assault BIA Tribal Police arrested Kenneth Kauley in the brutal beating and sexual assault of a Ruidoso woman Saturday night. See page 5 for the complete story.

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Heightened fire restrictions in the Village of Ruidoso aim to reduce the danger of wildfires such as the Swallow Fire in June 2011, which was alleged to have been ignited by a cigarette.

By Sue Hutchison Reporter Organizations from Lincoln County came to the commission meeting May 1 to ask for a slice of the 2012-13 budget. From weed abatement, wildlife management to bookmobiles, commissioners determined which entities would receive county funding. Four commissioners were present, with Eileen Sedillo absent due to family illness. May 15 will secure the commission’s final approval

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for budget issues, with the final budget hearing scheduled for July 17, according to Nita Taylor, county manager. Each External Entity request at last week’s meeting was scheduled for a five minute public hearing. Lincoln County’s NMSU Extension, first on the agenda, took more than twenty minutes to present. Eleven teachers, students, parents, and Extension volunteers spoke on behalf of Pete Gnatkowski and the County Extension program. “I was unaware of some

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A second meeting regarding the possible reopening of Camp sierra Blanca will be held May 9 at 11 a.m. at the eNMu White Mountain Annex, located at 203 White Mountain in room 28. For more information, call 258-2202 or 937-2937.

Republican meet The precinct caucuses and quadrennial Lincoln County Republican convention will be held saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Cree Meadows Country Club. The purpose of the convention is to elect delegates and alternate candidates to this year’s Republican state convention.

Hondo Fiesta The 60th annual hondo Fiesta is Saturday at the Hondo school gymnasium starting at 6 p.m. students in headstart through 12th grade will perform in a dazzling display of spanish, Mexican and New Mexican dances. Admission is $7 for adults and students. Large groups are encouraged to call 653-4411 for reserved seating. There will also be a Mexican dinner from 4-6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $5.

Ranch tour The Lincoln County historical society will sponsor a tour to the sid Goodloe ranch north of Capitan this saturday. The tour will meet in Capitan in the public school parking lot at 9 a.m. Those wishing to take the tour are advised to wear clothes in layers, as the tour will top out above 9,000 feet. Those with four-wheel drive vehicles are also encouraged to bring their transportation to the site. Bring plenty to drink and a lunch.

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

votes will get this opportunity. The hondo Community Garden is part of the Lincoln and Otero County healthy Life initiative, a group of public and private agencies and local gardeners, supported by the u.s. Forest service. in 2011, the program introduced more than 300 students to methods for cultivating a diverse, organic food garden. Learn more about the healthy Life initiative by visiting the NMAC’s website at

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

Low-cost yoga A low-cost community yoga class for beginners and intermediate students is held every Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Lotus healing Arts Center, 2810 Sudderth in room 207 above schlotzsky’s. The class includes strength and fl exibility postures, restorative poses, meditation and aromatheraphy fi nale. Room temperature is warm, so wear layered clothing and bring water. Mats and props are provided. Call Marianne Mohr at 575-802-3013 for more information. American Legion Post 79 – Jerome d. Klein Post, meets on the third saturday of each month at the American Legion building located at the southeast corner of spring Road and highway 70 at 11 a.m. For more information, or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 802-5293.

Church of the holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail. Al Anon of Ruidoso – for family members of alcoholics – meet at 1216 Mechem dr. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and saturdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 258-8885. Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 hull Road. Altrusa international of Ruidoso was established in 1970 and it’s long running Annual Low Cost Mammogram Program was established in 1988. some of the organizations Altrusa supports are the local food bank, women’s shelter, humane society and others. One of Altrusa’s focus is on literacy, in that they provide scholarships to men and women returning to college, books three times a year to the children in the local head start programs and donations to the Literacy Council. if you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fi t for your volunteer eff orts, contact membership chair Judy Griffi n at 937-5437. The Carrizozo Roadrunners Chapter of the Lincoln County extension Association meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Otero County electric Cooperative community room on 12th street in Carrizozo. Chapter meetings are open to anyone interested. For more information, call Barbara VanGorder at 575-648-9805 or doris Cherry at 354-2673. The Democratic Women of the sacramento Mountain Area meet the third Saturday

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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 group and hosts Yoga Wednesdays. For times or further information, call 257-2309. Inspired Living at sanctuary on the River is held every week from Tuesday through Thursday with various disciplines off ered. Tuesday – iyengar Yoga in the conservatory, intermediate 10 a.m.-noon, gentle 4 - 5 p.m., beginner/mixed 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday – Tai Chi. develop balance, fl exibility and movement, 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday – Qi Gong. Cultivate energy, strength and health, 10 - 11 a.m. Also on Thursday, music and lunch with TomTom and Friends, noon - 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 6301111. Firefighters for Christ meet monthly at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Chapel at 7 p.m. This service is open to fi refi ghters and their families. For more in-

formation, call 258-4682. The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bob’s. 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. 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. Rotary Club of Ruidoso meets at Cree Meadows Country Club noon every Tuesday. Ruidoso Gambling Support meets the fi rst and third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in the Lincoln Tower

at 1096 Mechem dr., suite 212. For more information, call 575464-7106. Ruidoso Evening Lions Club meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 106 s. Overlook. 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. 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 575-385-3396. Women Helping Women, a support group for domestic violence victims and survivors, meets Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. at sweet Charity, 26156 highway 70. The group off ers support, resource referral and information about children’s issues and problems. There is no cost and bilingual services are available. if you have questions, please call the Nest at 378-6378.

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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. • Lincoln Tower, 1096 Sudderth - Suite 313 • Ruidoso, NM 88345

Announces the Precinct Caucuses and Quadrennial Lincoln County Convention To be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 Registration 9:00 a.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

Caucuses / Central Committee / Quadrennial Convention… to follow Cree Meadows Restaurant • 301 Country Club Rd • Ruidoso, New Mexico The purpose of this convention is to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Quadrennial Republican State Convention. Paid for by the Republican Party of Lincoln County

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 different 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


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Big winners at Ruidoso Downs Race track By Sandi Aguilar For the Ruidoso Free Press Four lucky patrons hit the Super Fecta at the Ruidoso Downs on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, winning $48,046 each. Deano McTeigue, paramutuel manager stated, “We paid out a total of $242,709 on the Derby. Some longshots came in, but a majority of it, $192,000, went on the Super Fecta.” A Super Fecta is wagering on four horses that are predicted to come in the top four positions. Four people chose wisely. “Simulcasting is televising races throughout the country and being able to wager on them,” explains McTeigue. Simulcast is a big component (of business model) at the racetrack. The Turf Club, along with the Racebook, was open for

the derby with over 550 people in attendance. The handle, or wagering, was up 18 percent from last year giving the Racetrack staff a hopeful measurement that this year’s meet is going to be a great one. The derby at Churchill Downs also had record attendance with 165,307 in the stands. The Derby and the excitement it brings, marks the beginning of the racing season for Ruidoso Downs. The Turf Club was filled with spectators donning the traditional hats, schooling races have begun on the track and opening day is set for May 25. With resurfacing of the track and new monitors throughout the grandstands as the major upgrades for this year, Ruidoso Downs is ready for the 2012 season.

LOC AL GOVERNMENT Lincoln County Commission budget requests Organization

Amount requested

Amount awarded

New Mexico State University extension office


Funded in full

Capitan Public Library



Corona Public Library



Ruidoso Public Library



Juvenile Justice Board


Funded in full

Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District


Funded in full

USDA predator control


Funded in full

Noxious weed program


Final decision on hold until May 15 meeting

South Central Resource Conservation and Development


Final decision on hold until May 15 meeting

Humane Society of Lincoln County





Funded in full

NM Rural Bookmobile


Funded in full

Town of Carrizozo animal shelter


Final decision on hold until May 5 meeting

Town of Carrizozo swimming pool


Final decision on hold until May 15 meeting

Coalition of Arizona/ New Mexico Counties


Funded in full

White Mountain Search and Rescue


Final decision on hold until May 15 meeting

School Resource Officer



Lincoln County Food Bank



Boys & Girls Club






Total requests


$317,887.22 (pending May 15 meeting)

Senator Griego to visit Capitan

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Senator Phil Griego (D) State District 39, will be in Capitan, Thursday, May 10 at El Paisano Restaurant, 442 Smokey Bear Blvd, 5:30 p.m. to discuss issues of concern to voters in his precinct: Capitan, Bonito, Nogal, Alto, sections of Ruidoso, Lincoln and Carrizozo. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 575-354-2316.

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Letters to the Editor Thank you from local cancer survivors

To the Editor, I would like to thank Cancer Services of New Mexico and their many sponsors for the wonderful weekend of activities and education April 20-22, 2012. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in September 2011 and Cancer Services of New Mexico has become an invaluable resource for me and my family. The retreat focused on education with topics ranging from “Cancer 101” to “Moving from Surviving to Thriving.” Doctors were available for questions either in a group setting or one on one. Counselors were also available. Daycare was provided for the little ones with a variety of activities to keep them busy. Lodging and meals were taken care of by Cancer Services of New Mexico and their sponsors. It was truly a family event. It was also an opportunity to feel somewhat comfortable with my cancer as everyone around me was in the same situation themselves or with a family member and either actively dealing with a cancer diagnosis or as a survivor. I met people who had survived more than one type of cancer; it was very inspirational. I strongly urge anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer to contact Cancer Services of New Mexico with any questions or issues they may be having. Cancer Services of New Mexico has access to a variety of resources concerning either treatment or insurance and legal issues. They can be reached at 505-2599583 or more information can be found at Thank you, Kelly Junge Capitan

What happens when we forget the past? To the Editor, History is a fascinating learning subject. I know, my students, to learn the dates, names and seemingly important figures are sometimes boring. But I feel that what people thought in past times is also fascinating. As for me, in the later years of my life, it is almost scary how much we forget what history has told us. It does not necessarily go back to ancient times, no, it can and will be yesterday or just a few years back.

I bought my place in the Hidaway Hills subdivision in Capitan in 1971, forty-one years ago. The price if I remember correctly was $4,000 for 2 acres. Why did I buy it? I love the area, the view, and my neighbors. It is my retirement place and it is the resting place of my wife, my love for 56 years. The subdivision that was established in the 60’s and early 70’s grew extremely slow. When I made a survey in 1990, nearly twenty years later, only about ¼ of the properties were occupied by dwellings. I still have aerial photographs from that time. For me it was a good investment since I love the wildlife, and the peace and quiet of the area. But as an investment for the Village of Capitan it was a failure; particularly in terms of utilities and maintenance the Village has to provide. Our elected representatives have to ask themselves whether we do the same mistake again; especially in the presently depressed economic climate. Look at the past, our recent history. Dr. Bernhard E.F. Reimann Capitan

To the Editor, The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization recently passed the U.S. Senate with a large, bipartisan majority. Since it took effect in 1994, this landmark legislation has provided comprehensive support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to the federal, state and local agencies that confront this scourge every day, a scourge that certainly afflicts Lincoln County and all of New Mexico. The original legislation enacted in 1994 laid a strong foundation that helped establish a coordinated response to violence against women. Reauthorizations in 2000 and 2005 strengthened that foundation. Today, through violence prevention grants, services to survivors of sexual assault, legal assistance, transitional housing grants, assistance to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors and other efforts, this legislation has made an enormous difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Deaths due to violent acts by intimate partners have decreased significantly. Moreover, according to a cost-benefit analysis, VAWA saved nearly $15 billion in its first six years of existence by avoiding the high social

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costs violence against women exacts on our nation. William T. Robinson, the president of the American Bar Association, calls VAWA “the single most effective federal effort to respond to the epidemic of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in this country.” For all its successes, VAWA has not ended the need to act against violence. Domestic and sexual violence remain far too common for efforts to be abandoned. And just as in past authorizations, the legislation that passed the Senate would

strengthen our ability to confront violence in new ways. Locally, HEAL, the Nest and COPE demonstrate the concern over abuse and violence. Incredibly, the U.S. House of Representatives is threatening to refuse to approve the VAWA. All supporters of HEAL, the Nest and COPE need to call Representative Steve Pearce (202) 225-2365 and insist that he support and vote for the House reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Joyce Westerbur Alto

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Brutal assault stuns community – suspect taken into custody By Eugene Heathman Editor After conducting an extensive manhunt for person of interest, in a brutal beating and sexual assault of a Ruidoso woman Saturday night, Kenneth Kauley, 40, of Ruidoso was arrested by BIA Law Enforcement on the Mescalero Apache Reservation on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder, criminal sexual penetration, armed robbery and stalking. He is being held on $500,000 cash only bond at the Lincoln County Detention Center, according to court documents. Kauley is accused in the sexual assault and brutal beating of a woman discovered semi-conscious in a wooded and vacant lot on Gavilan Canyon. The area at Gavilan Canyon and Sutton was cordoned off Saturday as officials from the Lincoln County Crime scene unit and several law enforcement personnel attempted to piece together what happened after the young woman in her 20’s left work following her shift at McDonalds Saturday night. Her husband called police Sunday

morning to say she did not come home. Police found the woman’s car parked at the restaurant. The woman was discovered nearby in a vacant lot near Gavilan Canyon Road and Sutton Drive. Ruidoso Police spokesman Ray Merritt stated that Kauley was identified on video surveillance cameras with the victim at the approximate time she was last seen. Kauley has a history of Larceny, assault, aggravated battery on a household member, aggravated burglary, resisting/evading/ obstructing law enforcement, receiving stolen property, and criminal trespass in Lincoln and Otero Counties dating back to 2005. The woman’s condition is unknown at this time but Ruidoso Police confirmed she was transported to the trauma unit in El Paso in critical but stable condition, with severe, blunt force head trauma in addition to other injuries suffered in the attack. One bystander who wished to remain un-named expressed grief about an incident like this happening in Ruidoso. “Sure, we have our problems but not like this, this isn’t how we are here,” he said. For continuing coverage, visit www.

FUNDING from pg. 1 sion Agent for 13 ½ years. Due to a shortfall in state funding, he revealed at the budget meeting that after thought and study, he’s decided to file for an early retirement at the end of June saying he feels, “it’s in the best interest of the county.” Commissioner Jackie Powell expressed regret that Gnatkowski felt it necessary to retire. Gnatkowski asked commissioners to fully fund their request for $93,337.22 to fund an agricultural 4H agent’s position. He also wants to protect the position Marsha Palmer, home economist currently holds. Palmer works with the I Can program which is a federally funded program working with all schools and deals with nutrition and various self-improvement skills. “It’s common practice for counties to assist in funding extensions, with the formula being one third county, one third state and one third federal funds. Last year’s

request was $63,400. Because of significant NMSU funding cuts, this year the county was asked for additional funding,” Gnatkowski said. The commission voted three to one to fully fund the request, with Minter voting against funding. Gnatkowski says, because of the county’s decision, two full-time Extension agents will still be able to service Lincoln County. Palmer will take the position of County Director, Home Economist/4H agent. The other full-time agricultural position will be hired as soon as possible. “Our goal is to recover and get that stable (state) funding back so the county won’t need to put up this much support in the future.” “I want to thank all our community members who emailed and phoned our commissioners in support,” says Palmer. “My goal is to stay with the Extension until I retire in three or four years.”




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Organizations bid for a slice of the county budget pie By Sue Hutchison Reporter Last year did not bode well for many organizations throughout Lincoln County seeking financial support for their operations. This year, although not much different, was at least more civil as Lincoln County Commissioners pondered the priority and value of services for organizations bidding for a slice of the county budget pie.

LCMC County budget request

Al Santos, Lincoln County Medical Center’s Administrator presented two possible solutions for the commission’s consideration and selection. January 30’s special county commission meeting dealt with LCMC’s request to access maximum federal matching dollars as the Sole Community Provider (SCP) facility for Lincoln County. After Commissioner Tom Battin voiced a motion to fully fund and was not seconded, commissioners voted four to one to use last year’s figure plus five percent as the county’s contribution. This action created a possible shortfall in funds needed to care for all patients who seek hospital care. LCMC’s consistent goals are to “maintain quality services in a safe, cost effective manner,” according to Santos. He stated LCMC has been in the process of “reducing costs while improving access” for several years, which has allowed the hospital to operate within fiscal limits. Both solutions he presented would provide LCMC with needed funds to continue to function as needed, and neither would increase tax rates. Several community members, including hospital auxiliary staff were present to offer support. Also discussed was the progress of a new Physician’s Office Building (POB), which will be placed south of LCMC. The hospital’s auxiliary funded the architect’s fees for the POB in the amount of $200,000. Jim Stover, Lincoln County emergency medical services coordinator spoke regarding needs specific to EMS. A proposed Alto station was discussed to cut down on response times to outlying areas. Currently, EMS is sourced from a manufactured facility behind LCMC. Terry Riehl, clinics administrator, continued the presentation, delivering information about rural clinics which served 11,188 patients last year.

The commission voted to fund Solution two, which will cost the county $231,000 in additional SCP, use less mill levy funds and maintain a high fund balance, according to materials presented to the commission.

County entities under consideration

Partial funding granted by the commission included Public Libraries of Capitan at $3,000, Corona at $3,000 and Ruidoso at $15,000, Lincoln County Humane Society at $30,000 each representing last year’s request amount. Full funding granted included noxious weed abatement at $50,000, NMSU Extension Office at $93,337.22, Juvenile Justice Board at $8,000, SNMEDD at $6,000, US Predator Control/Wildlife at $88,500 (with $32,156 from general fund), and the

NM Rural Bookmobile at $1,050. White Mountain Search and Rescue, Ecoservants, and the town of Carrizozo’s funding request for an animal shelter and municipal pool repair were tabled until the May 15 commission meeting, giving these entities time to provide additional information and anticipating Sedillo’s return and input.

COLA deliberation

A Cost Of Living Adjustment for county employees was rejected by the commission in a three to one vote, Battin disagreeing with the commission’s decision. Powell stated she’d like to see what will happen in Washington, D.C. and hope the financial climate will stabilize after elections before the commission commits to across the board raises. “I don’t want to be put in a position to be unsustainable,” said Powell. County Clerk, Rhonda Burrows spoke

on behalf of county employees, stating although she knew each side carries risks and benefits, she feared the commission would be sending a message of non-value to public employees. A motion made by Minter to give a zero salary increase was seconded by Doth. Battin expressed his desire to keep the issue open to compare Lincoln County’s compensation package with other counties to no avail. Minter stated she was “looking out for the taxpayer when she made the motion to give no increase. Battin responded by saying “There are two ways to look out for the taxpayer: one is to protect their resources and another is to protect the quality of their representation and the quality of the people that serve them.” Commissioners agreed the COLA decision was not a reflection of negativity aimed at the county’s workforce.

Sellin’ the family farm for fun and profit Is it time to sell Answering the door the farm? Are you when the tax man bored and uninspired knocketh running your busiYep, back to the ness? Maybe just tired CPA recommendaof being a slave to the tion. It may seem, at business you created? times, an additional Has age or poor health expense your fledgling caught up to you and or struggling business you’re not delivering cannot absorb. Find a the goods like a decade way though, as nothearlier? Whatever the ing will convince a reason(s), when it is prospective purchaser time to sell make sure that your numbers are you’ve aligned your legit and your business Bob Moroney ducks properly prior to is real more than CPA sticking that ‘for sale’ prepared tax returns. on the front door. Here End of story. are a few things to contemplate about Hidin’ your stash of cash from Uncle preparing for the process. Sugar Get ready to sell at your ribbon cutting Your relationships with state and Not literally of course, but you federal taxing authorities are yours should start creating credible, provable and yours alone to define. Keep in value in your business from day one. mind though, if you’re inclined to stuff This means you don’t ask your second your pockets with the green stuff as an cousin who spent two years in the pokey income tax reduction strategy, it will for counterfeiting to scribble down your negatively impact your business valuaP&Ls on the back of a cereal box. Keep tion. Sure, you can nod and wink at your meticulous books, establish a working business’ prospective purchaser as you partnership with a community bank and intimate you’re pullin’ out gobs of cash hire a CPA to prepare your annual taxes from the drawer every night. But see if based on those aforementioned meticuthey pay you for it when they make their lously maintained books. Not only will offer. So go ahead a work a little sleight this approach place you in position to of hand on your Uncle Sugar. You may sell your business more quickly and at feel clever avoiding some income tax, higher value, you’ll have a lot less sleep- but you’ll pay a price later when you’re less nights than the business owner who ready to sell. Oh, and by the way, it’s doesn’t heed this advice. illegal.

The Right Broker – the Right Valuation Yeah we know your Mom’s bridge partner just got her real estate license. And before this she worked as a billing clerk at the electric company. A noble profession certainly, but is this really the type of background that will prepare someone to place a saleable value on and successfully represent the sale of your business? No! C’mon folks you don’t see a proctologist when you need eye surgery (I think that’s actually a set up for an old joke I heard once, but that’s for another day.) Take the time to find the right professional to represent your sale. An individual who has specific experience, specialized training or who simply ‘really gets it.’ Inventory, cash flow, goodwill, trade name, FF& E … What are we really sellin’ anyway? There are lots of aspects to your business. You have cash flow and annual profits, you have a valuable customer list, you have your community reputation and the repeat business this generates and you may have an inventory saleable items or parts. And then there are the desks, chairs, lamps, machinery, vehicles, computers, phones and on and on with all the stuff you need and use to make, do or run your business commonly referred to as FF&E or furniture, fixtures and equipment. When you’re ready to go, sit down and think through these different aspects of your business thoroughly and really determine and define just what it is that you’re selling. Then find a good Broker.



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New Mexico Search and Rescue to hold conference in Ruidoso With all the Ruidoso sponsorship for ESCAPE, the New Mexico Search and Rescue conference, which alternates year to year between northern and southern New Mexico, next year’s state conference will be held in Ruidoso. The conference this year was in Santa Fe. The NMSAR (New Mexico Search and Rescue) Council just voted to have next year’s ESCAPE in Ruidoso. John Gallegos, the ESCAPE chairman, said that with the five sponsors and all the donated auction items from Ruidoso, there was no question whatsoever where they would go. The 33rd annual

ESCAPE conference in Ruidoso will be a three-day conference, with as many as 200 attendees and 30 teams. White Mountain Search & Rescue (WMSAR) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of life by providing a search and rescue team capable of managing and effecting search and rescue operations. WMSAR responds to search and rescue of lost hunters, hikers, and persons who have wandered away from homes or rest homes. WMSAR offers individuals with strong wilderness knowledge and experience the opportunity to apply their skills

for the benefit of others in a survival situation. For novices and those with basic outdoor skills and interests, WMSAR provides practical training and opportunities to learn from skilled incident commanders and team members during actual search and rescue missions. WMSAR also needs individuals interested in less physical demanding roles such as radio communications, planning, and logistical support for team activities White Mountain Search & Rescue saw its earliest beginnings as White Mountain Jeep Club in 1961. At that time, it was in-

volved in SAR activities under the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. In 1977, the team name was changed to White Mountain Search & Rescue (WMSAR) when the prime mission became searching for lost persons. By legislative action in 1978, the New Mexico State Police were given prime responsibility for all Search & Rescue activities in the state. For most SAR work, the State Police must rely heavily on volunteer organizations, such as WMSAR. WMSAR’s home base is in Ruidoso, New Mexico, and it is one of many recognized SAR teams in New Mexico.

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Lincoln County seasonally unadjusted labor statistics for March 2012 (Dept. of Workforce Solutions). Preliminary March 2012 Labor force: 10,161; employed: 9,603; unemployed: 558; unemployment rate: 5.5 percent Revised February 2012 Labor force: 10,250; employed: 9,572; unemployed: 678; unemployment rate: 6.6 percent Revised March 2011 Labor force: 10,317; employed:

9,691; unemployed: 626; unemployment rate 6.1 percent

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NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions Monique Ortiz, Economist In New Mexico, several occupations with 500 or greater employment as of 2009 are projected to decline by more than 15 percent during the next ten years. Consolidation and regulation are expected to have a negative impact, but technology will likely be the primary cause for ongoing decline in these occupations. Tech-

nology advances have automated many job duties, making specialization in these occupations unnecessary. The skills employed in these occupations are still valued, however. Many of the job duties associated with the listed occupations have been combined into a single position that encompasses similar skill sets covering many occupations. For example, the job duties of a file clerk, printing worker, order clerk, and computer operator can now be performed by one person with automated technology. Telemarketing is heavily regulated, and with fewer consumers maintaining a

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Corrine Haley field, Haley was born in By Sue Hutchison Colorado and moved to Reporter Boise, Idaho when she was three years of age. “We’ve become so Her dad was a longpartisan in our country; it distance trucker and gave makes me not want to be Haley a sense of personal affiliated with any party.” responsibility. “I grew up Corinne Haley, a candiin the west where people date for Lincoln County learn to take care of Commission, District one, themselves.” A Carrizozo says her official listing on resident for six years, her voter registration materiCorrine Haley professional background als is “declined to state.” deals with property management, small Haley says she’s tired of the business ownership and was an Idaho grandstanding efforts of politicians state employee working with child supon both sides of the aisle and she’d port enforcement. like an opportunity to create unity on Wife of John Haley, mother of the county commission. “The lack of three and grandmother of eight, Haley civility doesn’t benefit anyone.” Haley believes people deserve respect, even if says she knows the value of providing a safe and civil place for children she disagrees with opinions presented. to grow. “I will look out for the most “I have the strength to work well with vulnerable; the elderly, young, poor and others and I’m willing to make every sick.” attempt to accept everyone’s ideas.” “Except for obvious issues which New to Lincoln County’s political

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would damage our county, I’ll listen to those who elected me and vote the way the majority wants. If someone gives me sufficient data or reasons and makes a good case, I could change my mind on issues.” If elected, Haley says she will be a representative of her constituents. Haley understands the stress of unemployment. Her husband was unemployed and searched for work for two years. She says she knows the value of creating an environment of a job-healthy economy. “I’d like to see ENMU-R partner with vocationaltechnical schools and utilize our facility for better purposes.” She recently spoke with ENMU-R’s president, Clayton Alred to become aware of the university’s issues, and to present possibilities for collaboration. Wanting to make “Lincoln County a better place to live for all of us,” Haley says she has the desire and initiative to assume county leadership on the commission. 


landline, companies alternatively solicit their products online. Technology has also led to significant reduction in demand for some of the occupations. For example, fewer consumers rely on travel agents to book trips now that the Internet has made cost comparisons and booking travel easier. Also, with the growing market for satellite radio, mp3 players, and syndication growing, demand for radio and television announcers continues to decrease. Technology advances also allow for manufacturing capital to replace laborers. The work performed by jewelers and precious stone and metal workers has been automated into machine processes, requiring fewer employees in this occupation. The same is also true for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators and printing workers. Utility meter reading is now being done by radio, requiring significantly fewer employees. Though none of the occupations will likely disappear over the next decade, they will face significant decreases.


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Education By Corey Bard

The Roswell Museum / Library Civil War Reading group came to a conclusion April 29. Making Sense of the Civil War was made possible from a grant from the American Library Association. We covered the last section of Ayers’ anthology and appropriately ended with Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. The Second Inaugural has made people ask whether Lincoln was spiritual, religious, or believed in God. Lincoln was first a politician. After reading “Team of Rivals,” Lincoln’s selection of cabinet men from among the other candidates he had faced in the 1860 election demonstrates his craft. Reading the “Second Inaugural,” it is not a stretch to ask, was there Divine intervention going on? Let’s face it – it took years of Jim Crow laws, Reconstruction, Truman integrating the Armed Forces, Johnson and the Civil Rights Act, well over a hundred years to get to where we are today. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. It was not accepted by the founding fathers, Lincoln, northerners and southerners alike. Lincoln at one point wrote about the colonizing of Liberia believing white and black

races could not live side by side. In the Lincoln Douglas debates, Lincoln argued about prohibiting the spread of slavery to new territories and states, not abolishing slavery. It was several years into the Civil War that the Emancipation Proclamation was written and freeing slaves became what the north was fighting for. Most northerners were not abolitionists. Without the Union victory at Antietam, Britain and France may have recognized the Confederate states according to author James McPherson. United States history could have been very different. Studying Lincoln made me appreciate the change and transformation he had to go through to lead the country through its most conflicted time. The Civil War did take place in New Mexico. “Civil War in Texas and New Mexico Territory” by Steve Cottell and “Colton’s Civil War in the Western Territories” among other stories tell about what happened to Kit Carson, Indian fighter, trapper, explorer, and soldier in the Civil War. Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley’s lost letter book is documented in “The Civil War in West Texas and New Mexico.” Col. Chivington’s maneuvers with the Colorado regiment are explored in “The Battle of Glorietta Pass: The Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War” by William C Whitford. Until reading of troops in El Paso, Socorro, and skirmishes near Tucson, I was not aware of the Confederacy’s attempts to control the West.

Honoring local graduates Lisa Maue ENMU-Ruidoso This year’s Commencement Convocation will be held on Thursday, May 10 at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. The GED graduation ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a ceremony honoring the summer and fall 2011 and spring 2012 graduates that will begin at 7:30 p.m. Keynote speakers for the GED ceremony are 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 ENMU-Ruidoso. Tradd Tidwell is a well-known, local musician. He began supporting himself at the age of 16. His completion of the GED this year is a personal milestone. Both Mr. Heathman and Mr. Tidwell will speak before a class of 40 graduates. Students completing certificate, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees will be honored immediately following

the GED ceremony. This year’s student speakers are Simon Pawlak and Everardo Trochet. Both students were graduated with degrees in university studies and plan on completing bachelor’s degrees. The keynote speaker is John McCullough, a long-time business instructor and department chair at ENMU-Ruidoso. In addition to this year’s 49 graduates, a posthumous degree will be awarded to Vickie Matheny. Officials from the College Board, the Board of Regents and ENMU will be present. For the first time, the academic mace will also be 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. The ENMU-Ruidoso Hospitality and Tourism program is catering the event, and the public is invited. For more information, please call the college at 257-2120.

Award of Excellence for ABE’s Susie Morss Learning about choices

and one half years as President and During its annual conference Past President. Her nomination letter in Helena, Montana, the Mountain states, “Susie Morss has been a huge Plains Adult Education Association success in her leadership of NMAEA (MPAEA) recognized Susie Morss and her organizational excellence for her work with adult literacy and empathy for the students and in the state of New Mexico. The educators of this state have made MPAEA consists of members of her contributions to the field of eight states and is dedicated to proAdult Education invaluable. None moting lifelong learning in Arizona, of NMAEA’s accomplishments over Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, the past year and a half would be New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. possible without Susie’s efforts.” The organization provides profesMorss works at the New Mexico sional development opportunities Workforce Connection as the Litfor adult educators and aims to strengthen smaller member associations in the region. MPAEA’s Award of Excellence honors an individual Courtesy photo who has made major conSierra Blanca Christian Acadtributions to the field at the emy recently honored their state level. teachers as a part of Teacher The New Mexico Appreciation Week. Back row Adult Education Asso(left to right): Austin Jones, ciation (NMAEA) Board Sharon Witt and Kathy Kearns; nominated Morss for this front row (left to right): Estella award as a result of her Cardoza, Katrinka Park and leadership of this organizaJennifer McNamara. tion for the previous two

eracy Coordinator and Adult Basic Education Assistant Director. Much of her work focuses on training volunteer tutors and matching them with adult learners for individual tutoring, teaching classes to help adults improve their reading skills and preparing students for the GED test. For more information about adult literacy, please contact Morss at the White Mountain Annex located at 201 White Mountain Drive or by phone at 575-258-1730.

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On May 1-2, the Maze of Life allowed 8th graders throughout area schools to learn about life choices with hands-on experiences. Farm Bureau, NMSU Cooperative Extension Office and Ruidoso Physical Therapy were just a few of the 20 booths providing education for life skills. Pictured here is the DWI field sobriety test wherein students attempt to ride a tricycle with the dizzy goggles on, students draw credit score ping pong balls and learn the consequences of bad credit and the Teambuilder’s maze emphasizing different paths.

This week in Lincoln County History Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society May 8, 1855 Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Van Dozier Reeve assumes command of Fort Stanton. Lieutenant Colonel Miles returns to Fort Fillmore. May 8, 1945 Germany surrenders. There are 347 German seamen present at Fort Stanton, 239 from the S. S. Columbus. May 9, 1950 Fire fighting crew discovers a black bear cub fighting the Capitan Gap Fire. The bear is named “Smokey Bear.” May 10, 1863 Captain Abreu and men return from patrol. May 10, 1933 Major Gilbreth, Major Norris and Forest Ranges visit camp to discuss

Class offered through ENMU Community Ed Just in time for the hummingbirds’ return, the Lincoln County Bird Club will be giving a class on local birds and bird watching, in general. Two of the classes will be held ENMU-Ruidoso’s main campus on May 10 and 17 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. A field trip is schedule for Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $20 or $15 for seniors. The fee also includes a one-year membership to the Lincoln County Bird Club. To register for the class or for more information, call 257-3012.

emergency treatment of Federal Labor Camps. May 11, 1890 Private Hugo Treschwig, Company L, 6th Cavalry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. May 13, 1869 Lt. Col. John Brooks returns from scout of Guadalupe and Sacramento Mountains. May 13, 1944 Otto Zeitsch killed in a fight with other detainees in the Internment Camp and is buried in Merchant Marine Cemetery. May 15, 1882 John C. Delany appointed Post Master at Fort Stanton.

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Caps and gowns for all As part of its giving back to the community, Sweet Charity has initiated its second program to benefit teens in Lincoln County. For the last several months, the resale boutique has been collecting graduation caps and gowns in the colors of local high schools. Marcia King, sales associate at Sweet Charity, explains, “We have many customers who shop here to support the Nest domestic violence shelter in Ruidoso Downs. We have others who come here because they are looking for great bargains on sports equipment so their child can play soccer. Some come looking for a gorgeous prom dress through our Princess Project so their daughter can attend the prom. The idea that a student would miss out on such a major accomplishment like their graduation ceremony solely because their family couldn’t afford a cap and gown is so sad. We just can’t let that happen.” This past Saturday concluded the second successful year of Sweet Charity’s Project Princess. Special occasion wear, donated from area boutiques and caring individuals, lined the racks for teens to try on. Once that special dress was found and fitted, teens were able to pay for items on a ‘pay as you can’ basis. Once the big night is over, many of the “Princesses” return their prom gown, a “pay it forward” donation for the next girl. The graduation gowns will work in a similar way. They are available to any

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Pictured are some of the caps & gowns available at Sweet Charity Resale Boutique.

area high school student, free of charge. “All we ask is for the students to return the caps & gowns so we can have them available for the next graduating class,” explains King. If you would like to donate a graduation cap and gown for a local graduating senior, please contact Marcia at Sweet Charity at 575-378-4001. Sweet Charity is located at 26156 US Hwy 70, between Jorge’s Mexican Food and Walmart in Ruidoso Downs. All proceeds from Sweet Charity go to support the HEAL and the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter.

RHS Band takes second at state

By Kaylee Aguilar For the Ruidoso Free Press On April 21, the Ruidoso High School Band participated in State competition in Albuquerque and won second place. All the high schools and middle school bands in New Mexico that are accepted (by getting I’s, II’s or III’s at District the previous year) perform and the competition is hot. As always, Courtesy photo bands are categorized by The Ruidoso High School band with their second size into “A” classes. Ruidoso is in the 3A class with place and superior award trophies. 40 musicians. relax after their success, there are three “March of the Buccaneers,” “The Rowans Tree” and “Escape from the Deep” more major performances to do before the end of the school year. The band must were the selections performed. Bands are qualify this year to compete in next year’s required to play a march, a slow-paced State competition. May 8 is the spring piece and a fast-paced piece. Mr. Shaver, concert (public invited, free of charge) the band director, chose these pieces to and of course, graduation. The band will showcase the band’s talent. After four months of preparing, with 200 hours of ex- play “Pomp and Circumstance” on May 19 for graduation and the “Graduation tra practice, the judges were blown away. March” for the outstanding seniors. Not only did the band get second overall The band loves performing and being but was also honored with a Superior involved in all things music. They are a award indicating each of the five judges family who supports and motivates each had given I’s to the group. The Ruidoso other and are working on improving for band missed first place by just two points. The band was ecstatic about their win. next year, with the goal of taking first at State. However, before they can sit back and

Breaking your fast

during our slumber. The term “breakIt is also suggested to fast” refers to breaksqueeze fresh lemon ing the fast of the juice in our water night and is considfor maximum health ered the first meal of benefit. the day. Many studies have concluded that Another great eating breakfast is the idea is to start our most important meal day with plenty of we can consume and fresh fruits and vegfor many good reaetables to give our sons. While we sleep, body the nutrients it our body also begins needs to absorb; to to rest from many of ensure a healthy start its daily functions. to our day. Here are Angie Fernandez During this time, a few recipes to start the workload of our the day off right: body’s regular duties is greatly reduced Toast - whole wheat toast, avocado and its energy is redirected to focus on slices, sliced tomato, sliced red onion other tasks, including the elimination of and a few pieces of fresh spinach, sea toxins from our body. salt to taste. Whether we choose to “break our Smoothie - 1 banana, ½ cup strawfast” at the beginning of our day, or a berries, ½ cup grapes, ½ cup cherries few hours after we get moving for a and ½ cup water. while, here are a few things to consider: Oats - ¼ cup rolled oats, ¼ cup grapes (halved), ¼ cup strawberries It is my understanding that when (sliced), ¼ cup blueberries, 1 tsp. honey our body has taken a break from food, or agave syrup, ¼ cup sliced almonds, it slowly reawakens and will naturally work to absorb whatever we deposit into cinnamon to taste. Juice - Carrot, apple, kale, spinach it in search for nutrients. This is where and ginger. we need to be mindful of what we eat Regardless of what we put in our and drink. As coffee is enjoyed by many body for breakfast, what we put in our of us and is usually accompanied by a little cream and sugar, it may be wise to brain may be equally as important. If we start our day with positive thoughts drink water first. The consumption of and attitudes, we are more likely to feel water will aid in the flushing out of the toxins our body has worked to eliminate great throughout our day.


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Anniversaries and firsts

I remember a lot of my firsts. MSNBC further says that in Sometimes when firsts are wonone of the most searing images derful enough they tend to produce beamed into living rooms across anniversaries. the country from the disturbance, a The first time I ate sushi I mostly black mob enraged by the wasn’t too impressed. I’ve never police officers’ acquittal dragged met a fish I don’t like but I’m one white truck driver Reginald who likes my fish cooked. Being a Denny from his cab at a south Los California girl, I’m fairly fond of Angeles intersection and beat him fresh fish. Cooked. My first sushi unconscious while news helicopdidn’t produce an anniversary. ters hovered overhead. I don’t remember the first time Later, Rodney King on LA’s I drank coffee but I know the excity hall steps after the acquitperience revolved around my early tal, made one very poignant plea: Sue Hutchison years and my dad’s thermos. He “Can’t we all get along?” would bring home cold leftovers After the dust settled, city in the rounded bottom and I’d drink the sludge. repair was instigated, committees were formed, and An Army guy, my dad told me if was going to after a couple years of work, life in the riot-torn learn to drink coffee, I’d better drink it right. My area of the city developed a new normal. Notable first coffee experience has produced an addiction. was the issue of race relations in LA. Some say they My very first kiss as a young teen was after improved, some say they’re still just the same as a concert. I distinctly remember being chewed before the riots. out for it by the adult gentleman in charge of my King will never forget that videotaped motransportation that evening. I also remember losment and his subsequent life which has rollering my dinner shortly after his verbal tongue lash- coastered around that anniversary. His account ing. I think I missed his shoes. I won’t divulge in has been published in his newly released autoany public forum what this “first” produced. biography, “The Riot Within: My Journey From Some firsts produce anniversaries. Weddings, Rebellion to Redemption.” birthdates, deaths – significance is placed on firsts. Firsts are significant. Anniversaries are, too. Anniversaries can elicit rather tumultuous When we pay attention and make our firsts stellar, memories. Either it’s something which brings the anniversaries produce sweet memories. Life fond nostalgia, or it’s a memory that brings a fresh is short: there’s nothing but good about creating wave of pain. Last week was the 20th anniversary those kinds of memories. of the LA riots which followed the not-guilty I’m pretty sure I haven’t thrown up after verdict of the police officers whose videotaped subsequent kisses (I think I would remember) and beating of Rodney King became infamous. black coffee is pretty much all I drink these days. According to MSNBC, the riots that erupted And as for sushi, it’s not likely it will ever be on April 29, 1992, were among the most lethal in on my plate again. U.S. history. By the time order was restored, 53 people had died, nearly 3,000 people were injured Hoping the Raw Fish Support Group won’t boycott her column, Sue Hutchison can be reached at and thousands of businesses were damaged or destroyed. Billions of dollars of damage occurred.

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A special thank you to The Carrizozo Rotary Club for providing all the U. S. Flags and to the Lincoln County EMS for setting them up.

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May 8, 2012

A valiant band of not too many By Sue Hutchison Reporter The Democratic Party of Lincoln County met at KBob’s for their monthly meeting and presented Corinne Haley, independent candidate for Lincoln County Commission District 1. Stephanie Dubois was also present, candidate for State Senate District 33. Upcoming municipal and national election issues were discussed. “I will listen and be respectful of everyone’s ideas. I’d like to bring back sanity and civility to our commission,” said Haley, who is a six year Carrizozo resident. Haley was the featured speaker of the evening. Mother of three, Haley is concerned about unemployment issues and creating jobs for county residents. Haley’s husband, John, was out of work for two years. Their daughter is finding it difficult to locate a Lincoln County medical facility which will work with her current educational nursing track to complete requirements. Haley would like to see collaboration with government programs to bring students and mentorships to the county. Chair Dick Mastin asked about Haley’s plans to obtain sufficient signatures to assure a place on the upcoming ballot. Haley assured Mastin she had friends who were helping to secure needed petitions. She’s also accepting financial contributions at PO Box 126, Carrizozo, NM 88301.

Tony Davis asked Haley if she had plans to represent ranchers, whose properties cover a large amount of District one. Haley replied she’ll go door to door “to go where they go.” She’s met one of her opponents, long time rancher Preston Stone, and respects his opinions, wanting a civil race, but feels she can represent ranchers well. After Mastin offered Dubois an opportunity to address those present, he proceeded with business at hand. Thanking 16 volunteers who picked up trash on Highway 70, Mastin reported that more than 20 bags of trash were collected, along with various debris which was piled for county retrieval. “We’re a valiant band of not too many,” said Marcia Wilheim, chair of the Democratic Women of Sacramento Mountains Association. The Democratic Party of Lincoln County will secure an election headquarters, with the location to be determined. Other business discussed during the evening revolved around their upcoming schedule: May 10: Phil Griego, (D) State Senator, District 39 will be at El Paisano, Capitan, 5:30 p.m. for a Meet and Greet. Public is invited. May 26: Democratic Party will be at Fort Stanton Cemetery for Memorial Day Observance: 10 a.m. Public is invited. Monthly meetings are on the first Thursday at KBob’s, Highway 70.

The sponsoring committee of the Lincoln County Prayer Breakfast recognizes the following sponsors and gratefully acknowledges their generous support which helped make this event possible. 1st Baptist Church of Ruidoso 1st Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs 1st Christian Church 1st National Bank Mr. & Mrs. Ray Alborn Alpha & Omega Chiropractic Alto Café Alto Lakes Golf & CC Altrusa Club Angus Church of the Nazarene Becker’s Laundry Bonita Camp & Conference Center Brunells Buns R Us/Schlotzsky’s Cannon Industries Capitan Church of Christ Century 21 Aspen Real Estate Christ Community Fellowship Christian Construction Church Out of Church City Bank New Mexico Coldwell Banker D. T. Collins Compass Bank DCR Dreamcatcher Café Eagle Creek Construction Eagle Mountain Bldg. Spec Episcopal Church of the Holy Mt. Evergreen Cleaners Farm Bureau Dan & Geneva Fender Ferguson Enterprises Foot of the Cross Fox Creek Furniture Foxworth-Galbraith Gateway Church of Christ Fred Gerth Golden Yarn Flooring Grace Harvest Church Great Water Company GSV Title Services Ronnie Hemphill, CPA High Country Agency R. B. & Thresa Holmes Hummingbird Cabins

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Individual athletes do well at state


May 2

Baseball Class 1A State playoff Capitan 3, Logan 2

May 4

Baseball Class 3A State playoff Ruidoso 14, silver 2

May 5

Baseball Class 3A State playoff silver 3, Ruidoso 2 Softball Capitan 17, Mesilla Valley 7 Capitan 15, Mesilla Valley 0 Class 3A State tournament hope Christian 13, Ruidoso 2

Sports Upcoming

May 8

Golf Ruidoso in Class 1A/3A state tournament at uNM south Championship course in Albuquerque, 8 a.m.

May 9

Baseball Class 1A state tournament at Albuquerque Capitan vs. Questa, noon Softball Class 1A/2A state tournament Capitan vs. Tohatchi at Rio Rancho, noon second round at Rio Rancho at 4 p.m.

May 10

Baseball Class 1A state championship at isotopes Park in Albuquerque, 1 p.m. Softball Class 1A/2A quarterfi nals, semifi nals at Rio Rancho, 8 a.m. and noon

May 11

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor For a quartet of area seniors, this year’s small school state track meet was a good one indeed. Seniors Dustee Rae Eldridge of Capitan and Taylor Huey of Corona each repeated their state titles in the Class 2A pole vault and 1A 400-meter dash, respectively, while Hondo senior Jesus Martinez won both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs. Another senior, Godfrey Cordova of Mescalero, brought home the first ever title of any kind – individual or team, in any sport – to his school with a victory in the javelin competition. Cordova had come into the state meet as the top thrower in Class 1A, having thrown for a distance of 170 feet, 11 inches this year. He didn’t have as strong a throw in Albuquerque –

he topped out at 159-3 – but it was good enough to best Menaul’s Dennis Smatana by almost 10 feet for the title. “It was a medium day for me, but I hadn’t been able to practice for four days, so that impacted me,” Cordova said. “I knew the throws were good enough to win, but I also knew I could throw farther than that.” “It’s a little overwhelming,” he added, speaking of his distinction as Mescalero’s firstever state titlist. “But it’s exactly what I wanted to do. All that experience paid off and I was able to keep my cool.” Cordova wasn’t the only Chief in Albuquerque, as teammate Dillon Cochise also threw the javelin 130-10, good enough for fifth overall. Justin Franklin also had a good showing in both the 1- and 2-mile runs, finishing fifth and fourth, respectively.

Baseball Class 3A state tournament semifi nals at Rio Rancho high school, noon and 2:30 p.m. Softball Class 1A/2A championship at Rio Rancho, 10 a.m. Track and Field Ruidoso in Class 3A state meet at Albuquerque. Field events begin at 8 a.m. Running events begin at 10 a.m.

May 12

Baseball Class 3A state championship at isotopes Park, 1 p.m. Track and field Ruidoso in Class 3A state meet at Albuquerque Field events begin at 8 a.m. Running events begin at 11 a.m.

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Corona’s Taylor Huey gives her best effort as she crosses the finish line to win her fourth straight 400-meter championship during the Class 1A state meet, Saturday, in Albuquerque. Huey was battling a strained hamstring and ligament damage during the race.

Photo by Robert Maes

Hondo’s Jesus Martinez celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the boys Class 1A 3,200-meter run at the state small school track meet, Saturday, in Albuquerque. All but Cordova will be back on next year’s team. “This was a great experience for them,” said Godfrey Cordova, Sr., father to the javelin state titlist and Mescalero’s track coach. “Maybe next year they’ll have the confidence and put in the extra work to bring home some more medals.” One medalist that was in a familiar position for Capitan was Eldridge, who won her second straight pole vault title with a height of nine feet even. Teammate Kalyn Hazen – the only other Lady Tiger in Albuquerque this year – was third with a vault of eight feet. Martinez ran the two-mile race Friday in a time of 10:39.02, besting favorite Donnie Roy of Tatum by almost two seconds. “He came in having run 11:15, and really stepped up and ran with a lot of guts and heart,” said Hondo coach Brad Holland. “There’s not see state pg. 15

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Capitan’s Dustee-Rae Eldridge successfully defended her Class 2A state championship in the pole vault, Friday, during the state meet at Albuquerque. She won the competition with a height of 9 feet, while teammate Kalyn Hazen finished third at eight feet.

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Isa Lindsey Ruidoso track and field Lindsey is one of 26 Warrior athletes making the trip to Albuquerque this week for the Class 3A state meet. Lindsey turned in a gutsy performance last week in the District 4-3A meet, winning the 1,600-meter run with a final push on the home stretch to outpace Portales’ Jessica Leap to the finish line.

ing for the Ruidoso faithful. “He had a great day pitching, and they played really great defense behind him,” Alvarado said. Silver (16-12) got on the board first in the top of the third, when Aaron Arsola led off with a bloop double into right field and then scored on a single by Alex Lopez. The Warriors (10-12) were able to tie it in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to left by Pat Lundquist, only to see Silver retake the lead in the next inning, this time on a ground out to third base by Garrison, scoring C.P. Thompson from third. That inning could have been worse for Ruidoso, but the Colts made things easier by getting Arsola thrown out trying to score for the third out. That is exactly something that haunted Ruidoso in the final inning. After the Colts had extended their lead with one more run in the top of the seventh – on a single by Jordan Hull – the Warriors began their comeback. After Aaron Shalley was hit by a pitch and stole second, Luke Chavez scorched a ball into right field for a run scoring triple, putting Ruidoso back by only one. Julian Lopez then flew out to center field for the second out, but it was too shallow for Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press Chavez to tag up Ruidoso designated hitter Luke Chavez, right, is tagged out and score. at home by Silver catcher Jeff Armijo in the seventh inning of Chavez tried Saturday’s Class 3A playoff at White Mountain Athletic Comto score on the plex. next play, as David By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor The second game of the best of three Class 3A playoff series between Ruidoso and Silver was a radical departure from the 14-2 thrashing the Warriors experienced the day before, but the outcome was still the same. The Colts won, and that means Ruidoso’s baseball season is over. “I thought we put the ball in play and they played the way they’re capable of playing,” said Ruidoso coach Gilbert Alvarado. “They’ve been like that all year, they just didn’t get the runs in like we needed.” For two innings, Silver pitcher Adam Garrison was locked in a scoreless duel with Ruidoso’s Julian Lopez, who always seemed to find a way out of a jam with a timely fly ball or strikeout. In fact, Lopez struck out 13 Colts in the game, making his loss all the more frustrat-

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Ruidoso catcher Ryan Yaksich, left, can’t quite make the play on a pop foul, Saturday, during the Class 3A state playoff game against Silver at White Mountain Athletic Complex.

Kacena grounded the ball to third and Silver’s Dominic Demarco fired a strike to cut Chavez down at the plate. “Kacena hit the grounder, and we took a chance. You never know if they’ll throw the ball away,” Alvarado said. “I knew Kacena was fast enough to swipe second anyway, and that put us right back where we started.” While Kacena may have been at second base and in scoring position, he still didn’t see frustratioN pg. 15

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May 8, 2012

Ruidoso boys, girls second in district

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor District track meets are always a time for teams to bring as many athletes as they can to qualify as many as they can to the state meet. The top two finishers in each event get a berth, and several new qualifiers came through for Ruidoso Friday during the District 4-3A meet at RHS. Still, there weren’t that many Warrior athletes total. Only 26 – nine girls and 17 boys – are going to state this year. Even with so few athletes, each one turned in a ton of points, and the Lady Warriors were just 10 points away from a district title by the end of the day, finishing second to Portales following wins in the 4x400 relay and 1,600 meter run. “It’s numbers, we came out of the field events down by 40, then came back and got within 10,” Harrelson said. “You have to look at it from that standpoint. To score that many points (153) with just 15 kids is doing really good.” With that many points, just about every girl had to score between 20-30 points each. The same held true

with the boys, who scored 133 points with 33 athletes, finishing second to defending 3A state champion Lovington. The Warrior boys were victors in the 100 and 400-meter runs, second in the 200, first and second in triple jump and shot put and winners in the 4x400-meter relay. Tanner Chavez’ performance in the shot was described as “Herculean” by Harrelson, as he threw the shot 50 feet, 10 inches, about two feet better than his previous best throw and the second longest in the state this season. The 4x400 relay was another fine performance for the Warriors, as they turned in a time of 3:35.60, four seconds better than Lovington. From the time Bruce Klinekole started the race to the time Parker Johnson crossed the finish line – Ruidoso was in the lead the entire time. Luis Leyva and Ryan Coleman turned in solid legs, even though Coleman was battling illness. By the time Johnson was coming down the home stretch, he was well ahead and knew he would win. “Once I have that lead, I’m not going to lose it,” Johnson said. “On that last 100, I heard people saying

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Ruidoso’s Parker Johnson raises his arms in triumph after finishing the boys 4x400 relay, Friday, during the District 4-3A meet. Johnson and teammates Bruce Klinekole, Luis Leyva and Ryan Coleman outdistanced rival Lovington by four seconds in winning the event.

he (Lovington’s Sebastian Sanchez) was right behind me, but I did a quick look-back, and saw he was still 30 meters back.” Now it’s on to state next week, and Harrelson is hoping to bring home a trophy or two with his teams, despite their small numbers. “I have a feeling my kids will perform very well at state, because we’re young and not afraid of anybody. We respect them, but don’t fear them,” Harrelson said. “I would love to get up there and come back with a trophy. The kids deserve it, as hard as they’ve worked.”

Capitan fends off Longhorns, earns trip to Albuquerque By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor

CAPITAN – It was a far cry from their 7-2 victory over Logan two weeks ago, but whether the final score is 7-2 or 3-2 – as it was May 2 in the first round of the Class 1A State playoffs – Capitan’s baseball team is just as happy to finish on top. With their win over Logan, the Tigers (15-5) move on to play Questa in the state semifinals this Wednesday at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, starting at noon. Logan (9-13) showed they weren’t going to go quietly, scoring a run in the top of the first when Colton Strand – on base with a single – came around to score on a ball thrown into centerfield on a pickoff attempt. But Capitan retaliated with all three of its runs in the bottom of the first, the big blow coming on a two-run home run over the left field fence by Jacob Wil-

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Capitan shortstop Jacob Wilcox, far right, is congratulated by teammates as he steps on home plate after hitting a two-run homer. cox. “It felt like a clean hit, but I didn’t think it was going over the fence,” Wilcox said. “I thought it was just a pop-up. I was surprised.” It turned out those two extra runs were just what the Tigers needed, as they didn’t score again for the rest of the game. Longhorn starter Hayes Frost settled down after that and allowed just

four hits the rest of the way, picking up five strikeouts in the process. Capitan pitcher Raul Villegas, meanwhile, was having a pretty good game of his own, at one time getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the third with no runs scored and striking out 11 batters in his complete game performance. Outside of the first inning, his only bad inning was the fifth, in which Strand again scored, thanks to two errors and a double by Wyatt Strand. “When they came back, I told my team it was about passion, and they had to want it,” Villegas said. “We had beat this team recently, and I think we came out overconfident. Logan came to play.” “Raul is getting better each week at hitting those spots with his pitches,” said Capitan coach James Weems. “We called the pitches and he knew exactly where he had to throw them, so it’s

working. That part, I’m confident in.” The Tigers were able to win despite getting just seven hits – exactly as many as Logan did – and committing five errors. Those are two things Weems hopes to rectify by the time they take the field in Albuquerque this week. “Everyone’s healthy, and no one’s hurt, so we hope to do something good next week,” Weems said. “Hitting is one of those things that we put a lot of effort into, and we’ll come out for batting practice and hit line drives, you think they’ve got it. But then they face somebody with different speeds and it’s a little different.” As for Capitan’s pitching, Weems has all the confidence in the world. “I know Raul and Tracker (Bowen) can get us through two games, without a doubt,” Weems said.

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May 8, 2012


Capitan girls finish unbeaten in district By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Just one day before the seedings for the Class 1A/2A state softball tournament were to be announced, the Capitan Lady Tigers were in need of a challenge in their district. They got it in the first game of their doubleheader with Me-

silla Valley Saturday. Capitan found itself down 6-4 early and had a hard time distancing itself from the SonBlazers until about the fourth inning. That’s when the Lady Tiger bats got going, and turned a two-run deficit into a 17-7 victory. The momentum continued into the second game, one Capi-

tan won 15-0. “They put some pressure on us with their offense in that first game,” said Capitan coach Rodney Griego. “We don’t like being behind, but that pressure was good for us, and the girls responded really well defensively and offensively. “We ended up finishing the game like I wish we would

FRusTRATiON from pg. 13 feel he was close enough. After Garrett Thompson was hit by a pitch to get to first base – and with Ryan Yaksich at the plate – Kacena tried to steal third and was thrown out by Colt catcher Jeff Armijo to end the game. “I had my two better hitters coming up, and it just didn’t work out.

They made a good play there at third,” Alvarado said of Kacena’s game-ending out. “That was one of those things where they were being aggressive, and I’ve said there are 10 more ways to score from third than there are from second. He was trying to give us a better chance, and they (Silver) made a play.”

sTATe from pg. 13 much to coaching the 2-mile, you either gut it up or you don’t, and that was the effort of a senior athlete. I’m proud of him.” Holland was even prouder of him on Saturday, when Martinez turned in a time of 4:48.94 and again beat Roy. “He was trailing the Tatum kid on the gun lap, and then passed him,” Holland said. “He’s always come up here and run better than he has in the regular season, he just hadn’t been as fast as before.” “It was something special,” Martinez said. “Two weeks ago, my uncle died, and I had to deal with that and was running for him.” “He (Roy) had the best times (coming in), but at the very end, I had more energy and was there at the end,” he

Photo by Robert Maes

Mescalero’s Godfrey Cordova won the boys Class 1A javelin throw, the first state title of any kind for his school, during the state small school track meet at Albuquerque, Saturday. added. “It’s pretty exciting.” Probably the gutsiest performance was given by Huey, who was gunning for her fourth straight state title in the 400, but hadn’t run the race in practice for almost a month due to hamstring and ACL problems.

Courtesy Junfu Han

Carrizozo’s Andrea Beltran was fifth in the discus competition at this year’s Class 1A state meet with a throw of 89 feet, nine inches. Sister Analicia, seen behind the screen, was fourth with a throw of 91-8.

In Friday’s preliminaries, she ran fast enough to get to the finals on Saturday, but pulled up lame at the finish line and had to be carried off the track. “We didn’t even know if she’d be able to run the final on Saturday,” said Huey’s coach and father, Nicky. “She had to scratch the 100 and 200 as a result.” Huey recovered enough to start the final Saturday, and on the backside of the track, she found the gear she needed to turn in a time of 1:00.86, a second faster than Jal’s Kaitlyn Komar. “I don’t think anyone was expecting her to finish the race like she did,” coach Huey said. “It was quite a thing to see, and there were a lot of tears in a lot of people’s eyes when she finished.”

Sports in brief Full contact football

is $60 by June 15. Late registration is $70 by June 30. There is also an extra Are you a former high school star fee for bowling, golf, swimming and wanting to relive your time on the gridracquetball. To sign up for any event, iron? Are you interested in helping to call Sandee Jourden at 257-4565. raise funds for the Ruidoso High School Dates for remaining events are: athletic program? Horseshoes, May 22 at 10 a.m., If so, then you need to be on an Smokey Bear Forest Trail parking lot. alumni team that will play in a full Recreational events – May 25, 9 contact – pads and everything – game a.m. at Ruidoso High School track. at Horton Stadium this Saturday against Track and field – May 26, 9 a.m., Tularosa. Ruidoso High School track. All equipment will be supplied, Raquetball and tennis, contact Bart and cost is $95 per player to participate. Young at 257-3193. You do not have to be a Ruidoso High Big Willie Classic School graduate to play. Half of all proceeds will go directly A golf fundraiser for People for to the RHS athletic program, and tickets Kids will be held June 16 at Valle Del are available by contacting Erik Padilla Sol Golf Course in Carrizozo. The tournament is also accepting prize or cash at 505-331-0353. donations to keep the event fun and Senior Olympics interesting for participants. Qualifying for this year’s state SePrizes may include – but are not niors Olympics has begun, and this year limited to – golf bags, golf clubs, balls, is also a qualifying year for the 2013 towels, trophies and gift cards. national games in Cleveland. This event is named after Willie The age minimum is 50 years as Silva, a long-time business owner in of Dec. 31, 2012, and a $5 registration Carrizozo. He contributed greatly over fee entitles the individual to participate many years to his community, and we in all offered events. Deadline for early would like to continue that tradition. bird registration of $45 for state games For more information, contact is May 31, while regular registration James Silva at 480-332-4354.

have started it,” he added. “But to be tested like that right before state is very good.” The Lady Tigers (18-5, 12-0 District 4-1A/2A) earned the second seed in the Class 1A/2A state tournament and open this Wednesday with a game against Tohatchi at noon. All games in this year’s state tournament are at Rio

Rancho, and the championship is scheduled for Friday. “I don’t think we deserve to be anything less than a two seed,” Griego said. “We’ve seen the top six teams in the state and done really well against everyone. But you can’t take anyone for granted. Our first round game could be a mismatch, but we can’t expect to win.”

Lady Warriors’ softball season ends against Hope Christian By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor The Ruidoso softball squad had dealt with its fielding problems all year, and Saturday, those problems again proved to be their undoing. The Lady Warriors dropped a 13-2 decision to Hope Christian in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament, ending Ruidoso’s season. Ruidoso (5-21) might have made the game a little closer if they had been able to hit the ball, but Beltran didn’t fault the pitching of Destri Vincent. “She pitched a heck of a game,” Beltran said. “She had only two



walks and hit one, but we couldn’t play defense behind her. I think they (Hope Christian) had only two earned runs on the day.” Vincent and Lorely Enriquez – both named to the All District 4-3A team – also came up with all of Ruidoso’s scoring, hitting a double each in the fourth and fifth innings. That made it 7-2, but it was two of Ruidoso’s

three hits all day. And those errors were too much to overcome as the Lady Huskies were able to end things in the sixth on the 10-run rule. “We were a lot better hitters than we showed, but the girls played hard,” Beltran said. “It was also a difficult season for a young team. Hopefully, they’ll take advantage of this experience and have a better season next year.”

Bowling RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER Wednesday Mixed team standings, week 32 of 32 Name Won Lost Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33½ 10½ Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28½ 15½ Team 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25½ 18½ Car Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 20 Ruidoso u-haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 22 Even Par. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20½ 23½ evan’s Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 25 Knight Riders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 25 No doubt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 29 Wild Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 31 Last week’s high scores scratch series – Western Auto 2343, evan’s Team 2081, Knight Riders 1612 scratch game – Ruidoso u-haul 726, Team 7 682 handicap series – Car Quest 2466, even Par 2346 handicap game – Ruidoso Bowl 861, No doubt 796 Men’s scratch series – Jim McGarvey 661, Keith Brower 637, Ronnie Wright 557 Men’s scratch game – Weldon Ganaway 233, Tim Vega 220, Tom douglas 217 Men’s handicap series – Keith Clevenger 668, Joe shafer 629, Bob Layher, dan Roller 609 Men’s handicap game – Floyd Ganaway 241, spud Mitchum 227, Ken Brower 217 Women’s scratch series – Pam Bernard 553, Crystal ingle 464, Connie Reynolds 344 Women’s scratch game – TJ Romero 204, shelley McGarvey 160, Christina Wall 86 Women’s handicap series – sue Reed 631, Anne Lindsey 593, sharla Ganaway, Tamara 593 Women’s handicap game – Jean Fanning 243, irene Pawlowski 198 Season high scores scratch series –Western Auto 2512, Ruidoso u-haul 2406, Knight Riders 1901 scratch Game – even Par 867, evan’s Team 857, Wild Cards 625 handicap series – Ruidoso Bowl 2885, No doubt 2696 handicap Game – Car Quest 960, Team 7 959 Men’s scratch series –Jim McGarvey 789, Tim Vega 789, Floyd Ganaway 654 Men’s scratch game – Tom douglas, Virgil Reynolds, Keith Brower 300 Men’s handicap series – Ronnie Wright 796, Weldon Ganaway 748, sid Thomas 738 Men’s handicap game – Bob Layher 313, evan Reed 295, Brad Archer 285 Women’s scratch series – Pam Bernard 621, irene Pawlowski 482, sue Reed 476 Women’s scratch game – TJ Romero 244, Connie Reynolds 191, Anne Lindsey 181 Women’s handicap series – Jean Fanning 708, Trina Thomas 693, Melissa McMillan 676 Women’s handicap game – Crystal ingle 279, sharla Ganaway 258, shelley McGarvey 247

Most improved averages Men – Keith Brower +23.39, Tom douglas +22.72, Brad Archer +21.09 Women – Pam Bernard +19.16, Anne Lindsey +12.12, Melissa McMillan +10.15 Individual high averages Men – Jim McGarvey 217.30, Weldon Ganaway 212.67, Tim Vega 211.24 Women – Crystal ingle 160.81, Pam Bernard 158.16, TJ Romero 148.26 Thursday Men’s team standings, week 32 of 32 Name Won Lost Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 15 Insidhers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 17 GsV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 20 down’s Auto Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 21 Good Ole Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 23 Buckner electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 25 Ruidoso septic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 27 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 28 Last week’s high scores scratch series – Western Auto 3285, GsV 2844 scratch game – insidhers 1030, Ruidoso Bowl 936 handicap series – down’s Auto Repair 3082, Good Ole Boys 3038 handicap game – Buckner electric 1102, Ruidoso septic 983 individual scratch series – Keith Brower 741, Tim Vega 656, Weldon Ganaway 645 individual scratch game – darryl Bagley 267, Billy Weddige 247, hans dubay 243 individual handicap series – Jim McGarvey 698, Bubba Woods 696, Mike Bryant 695 individual handicap game – Ronnie Wright 271, Lonnie edwards 255, Jimmy Mauritsen 251 Season high scores scratch series – Western Auto 3285, down’s Auto Repair 3084 scratch game – GsV 1201, insidhers 1104 handicap series – Buckner electric 3407, Ruidoso Bowl 3381 handicap game – Ruidoso septic 1279, Good Ole Boys 1157 individual scratch series – david hoff er 761, Richard Guevara 748, Virgil Reynolds 742 individual sratch game –Keith Brower, evan Reed 300, Jim McGarvey 289 individual handicap series – Brad Archer 792, Ryan Cannon 762, Billy Weddig, Terry Bernard 754 indivual handicap game – Mike Bryant 298, Gene Nitz 295, hans dubay 294 Most improved average Brad Archer +34.31, Keith Brower +27.16, darryl Bagley +19.96 Individual high averages david hoff er 221.11, Jim McGarvey 216.56, Richard Guevara 211.76

Ruidoso Free Press


May 8, 2012

Building strength can be a weighty issue

matter what you do, you need to add strength training to your weekly regimen. You need a well-tuned machine no matter if you are doing the Ruidoso Triathlon or if you just want to stay pain and injury free in your everyday life, especially if your engine has had a bit of wear and tear.

by Sarah Crewe with Ty Wyant

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius Has your car, dishwasher, disposal, or washing machine ever gone on the blink? Once you visit your friendly repairman, or fix it yourself, you most often find that it was a small gizmo that failed, and that small thing, whatever it was, stopped your entire machine from working. Well, it’s the same for your body. Think of your body as a machine. In order for your body to work properly you need to make sure each part is strong enough to do its part. If you neglect to keep your body tuned up, you may get injured. Mike Nelson, a physical therapy assistant and a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Physical Therapy Associates in Ruidoso, works with people when their machines break down. “Weight lifting and/or resistance training helps to prevent injuries by increasing your tolerance for outside forces placed on your body. Extreme aerobic exercise can rob your muscles of some overall strength, as your body needs more energy for pushing forward,” according to Nelson. Did you catch that? Aerobic exercise actually makes you weak. That is why you need to include strength training in your exercise plan, even when you run, bike or swim. “The weight lifting does not have to be extreme. Since your time is limited, do two to three sets of eight to 12 repetitions and four to five core exercises. And as competition nears, the sets and frequency decrease,” according to Mike. “I believe in moderate sets to prevent injury. The two to three sets and four to five exercises take 15 minutes two or three times each week. “This advice is highly individualistic. This is only for people who have never lifted weights. I lift all the time and have poor endurance. I need to cut back on lifting and increase running.” Functional strength is the strength necessary for you to overcome forces you experience in your daily routine – such as gravity, the weight of a car door or your body weight. Functional strength is important because if you can’t exceed the forces in your environment, something will have to give. That will probably be a tendon, a joint or your back. So what kind of exercises does Nelson recommend? “I like lunges for powering up hills, resisted side stepping (utilizing a band on your ankles or thighs) for preventing iliotibial band tendonitis, arm rows to work the posture (using weights, bands or machine) and rotator cuff muscles, push ups for the bike posture and planks or prone extensions for postural strength and to cut down on lower back pain. “ What about stretching? “There is growing evidence against stretching for injury prevention. When we perform an athletic activity, we are violently contracting muscle fibers. Stretching pulls them apart. A general warm up is better at injury prevention before

All columns are at 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.

the triathlon,” according to Nelson. “Flexibility is different than stretching. We do need to be flexible enough to get on the bike and pedal, but that is probably a given at this point. Wrestlers, by comparison, need more flexibility to prevent injury, as other people are putting high torque on their joints.” So, bottom line, depending upon your sport, you may need more or less stretching or flexibility, but no

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

Training for the races

Photo by Ty Wyant

Derrol Hubbard’s Runaway Jeans started the three days of non-betting training races at Ruidoso Downs with a win in the first race on Monday morning. The gelding from the Mike Joiner ran the 300 yards in 15.974 seconds with Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame member G.R. Carter Jr. aboard. Runaway Jeans will probably make his career debut in the trials to the $600,000 Ruidoso Futurity on opening day of the summer season, May 25. He is also eligible to compete in the trials to the $700,000 Rainbow Futurity and the $2.4 million All American Futurity, the world’s richest Quarter Horse race.



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May 8, 2012



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

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Based out of El Paso, TX, the Joe Barron Band bases its roots in Texas Country and Rock and Roll. Front man, Joe Barron, has had a passion for Texas Country that he blames on a road trip to Central Texas years back. “I had never really heard of Texas Country, but on this trip, that is the only type of music that was in my friend’s car… I was hooked,” says Barron. Since that day, Barron has had a driving passion for writing music and playing live gigs. In early 2011, Joe

took the initiative to form a full band and start gigging. The musicians that make up the Joe Barron Band all come from different backgrounds musically. Blending Texas Country with these other genres is what gives the Joe Barron Band its unique style. The band has quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic live shows that captivate the audiences. They’ve shared the stage with such names as Brantley Gilbert, Josh Abbott Band, Kenny Rogers, Dwight Yoakam, Stoney LaRue, Josh Grider, Dirty River Boys, Bleu Edmonson, Eric Paslay, Matt Wayne. “The Joe Barron Band is for real. Been waiting a long time for a local country band to surface. Get used to seeing his name, he’s gonna be around for a long time.” — Rick Dow (DJ of Whiskey Dick’s El Paso)

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May 8, 2012

Major Earle Breeding –

USMC & Echo’s nightmares By Sue Hutchison Reporter In Vietnam more than 44 years ago, thousands of US Marines could only dream about hot showers, the girls they left behind in America, or a T-bone steak. For a couple hundred of them these days however, occasional nightmares center on Hill 861 Alpha, Khe Sanh, (Kay Saan) more than half a world away. Major (then Captain) Earle Breeding commanded 200 in Company E, second battalion, 26th Marines, third Marine division. Breeding and wife, Pat, 15 year Ruidoso residents, recently hosted a reunion of several of the men who served under his command. Breeding was honored by the Lincoln County Commission with Resolution 2011-36 recognizing his valiant leadership and the ultimate sacrifice given by many in the battalion. Personal friend Commissioner Tom Battin was on hand to deliver the resolution and to offer the county’s thanks to the men who were there. The Ruidoso Free Press was privileged to attend and speak with the visiting men of the second battalion and their families. Previously serving two tours in Okinawa and Japan, Breeding (named “The Skipper” by his men) remembers his first moments of in-country time before heading to Khe Sanh. After getting squared away, he was taken to Colonel David Lownds who was finishing a briefing of what was expected in the days to come. Lownds to Breeding: “We will hold Khe Sanh at all costs, won’t we, Captain Breeding?” Breeding replied, “As long as Echo Company is here, Khe Sanh will hold.” And on Feb. 5, 1968, hold they did. Against horrific conditions and all odds. Historians of Khe Sanh and Project Niagara noted, “American tactics were to allow the enemy to surround the 26th Marine Regiment, to mass their forces, reveal troop formations and logistic routes, establish storage and assembly areas and prepare siege works.” The men of Echo Company were sitting ducks. Breeding recalls, “Every single one of my troopers was good. I was blessed with guys who graduated in the middle – down to earth.” The men realized they were there to do a job, regardless of the seeming hopelessness. The men were never told why. Orders were meant to be followed, not questioned. Jose Luis Reyes, Jr., (who goes by Cisco) was a drummer for a band before he was a Marine. He played with several who eventually found their way into other bands, such as Earth, Wind, and Fire. Before Salsa music had a name, Cisco was playing at local events, supplying a dance beat and enjoying life. Cisco remembers his first hours in Khe Sanh. “The skipper told me, ‘Do your job, remember your training, don’t you ever fall asleep on me, and you’ll do fine.’ and he was right!” Cisco says he was a “tunnel rat” and tells the story of when his buddies, amid surrounding gunfire, pulled him quickly out of a tunnel he was checking towing a snake in the process. Dreams of his band faded; nightmares of living in a battlefield be-

came reality. Showers on Hill 861 A were only a dream during the days of occupation. Men went as long as 77 days without washing which often left their skin infested with crab lice. Treatment while on the hill, consisting of applying a medicated mud-paste, did little to alleviate the itching and pain. Clothing literally rotted off the troops as they spent months living in hand dug trenches. The phrase, “Home is where you dig it” became their motto. Some of the men traded the shreds of their clothing for those found on dead soldiers to simply stay clothed. The men recall that since everyone carried a horrible odor, the stench became common and at times, unnoticed. In some Vietnamese areas 100 percent humidity in 90-plus degree temperatures was the norm. Frequent monsoonal rains, mosquitoes and rats became normal parts of many soldiers’ days and nights. Those on Hill 861 A spent their time entrenched, hoping to see another dawn. Dreams of beds, sheets, blankets and a roof faded; trench became home. Jim Kaylor, who was 18 at the beginning of his tour says,” Not one day has ever gone by that I don’t have fleeting or intrusive thoughts about Vietnam. When I came home I was 19 1/2. Our daily lives consisted of constant toil to build our fortifications which consisted of digging trenches, secondary trenches, connecting trenches, digging and constructing underground bunkers, and stringing barbed wire fences with rolled concertina wire to our front. We also placed explosive obstacles in front of our positions which included improvised explosive devices, anti-personnel mines.” Kaylor remembers those daily moments clearly even close to 50 years later. Adequate sleep was rarely achieved. Dozing occurred occasionally, keeping one ear open for enemy advancement. And advance they did. There were times trenches were shared with the dead as well as those wounded or alive. David Douglas Duncan, WWII Marine veteran and a photojournalist at the time, has preserved these moments in several published books. “War Without Heroes” contains a section devoted to Hill 861 A and Breeding’s fighting men. Hundreds of photos in the book depict the weariness many of the troops faced while their feet were on Vietnamese soil. Breeding recalls the moment Duncan stepped off a helicopter into the fray. “Who the hell are you?” Breeding saw a long-haired, civilian jump out of the helo and knew he’d be in the way. “Duncan, sir,” said Duncan and Breeding recognized the name. He gave him carte blanche to photo-document the hill and Duncan’s books, still available, are the

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Earle Breeding with wife, Pat at their home in Ruidoso during a reunion of several men who served under him.

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accurate result of his efforts. Breeding, when asked if there’s a movie which accurately depicts those moments in his troops’ lives, responds, “None of ’em. There’s not one film which tells the whole story.” What was Pat Breeding doing while the Skipper was half a planet away? Along with tens of thousands of other family members in the late ‘60’s, Pat

depended on the media for information about Vietnam and her man. Pat remembers vividly that February day she read in the newspaper that Hill 861 A had been overrun by PAVN (People’s Army of Vietnam). She recalls reading the sentence, “It’s unclear if there are any survivors.” She wasn’t about to take those words literally and hammered the phone lines to find accurate answers. The Ruidoso Free Press will continue her story and of the men of Echo Company.

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TUESDAY MAY 8 Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY MAY 9 Farmer’s Market at sBs Wood shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a.m. Preschool story time at the Ruidoso Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Mother’s day stories, craft: gift for Mom. Children’s dept. is located downstairs. The Sterilizers perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Free Movie at ENMU: “The Milagro Beanfield War,” 701 Mechem dr., 7 - 9 p.m. A quintessential New Mexico movie, “The Milagro Beanfi eld War” pits developers against locals after one farmer decides to illegally divert water to his pinto bean fi eld. Filmed in and around española and directed by Robert Redford, the movie won an Oscar for music by dave Grusin and a Political Film society award in the democracy category. Popcorn and drinks provided. For more information, call 575-2572120; Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. THURSDAY MAY 10 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. Susan Kolb performs at Grace O’Malley’s irish Pub in Midtown starting at 7 p.m. susan has toured all over West Texas performing and is now we are getting more opportunities to enjoy her. Ray Price at the inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, 8 p.m. Price is a country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. his wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music. his more wellknown recordings include “Release


Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive in the building which previously housed Rush Ski Shop. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan. The Smokey Bear Historical Park is located on highway 380 (better known as 118 Smokey Bear Blvd.) in the heart of the Village of Capitan and is open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. Entrance fees into the park are $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDForestry Division. Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid’s Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race Me”, “Crazy Arms”, “heartaches by the Number”, “City Lights”, “My shoes Keep Walking Back to You” and “danny Boy”. he was elected to the Country Music hall of Fame in 1996. For more information, go to Tickets start at $25. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. FRIDAY MAY 11 Booktalk: “My Eyes Have a Cold Nose,” Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet local author, elizabeth Fackler, at a book signing (and reading) of her latest book: a historical mystery based on life of elizabeth Garrett. For more information, email; Free. NM-OATH presents Luke West through the NM-OATh Performing Arts initiative at Peace Out, corner of Texas and 9th street, Alamogordo, 4 p.m. - midnight. skateboarding events, good music, and great friends - join us!! Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 10 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino from 5 to 11 p.m. Cree Meadows Country Club is hosting a fi sh fry and live band. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant on Mechem drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the swiss Chalet inn, Mechem drive,

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

so Trails Coalition. Bicycle Ruidoso is a not-for-profi t organization working to enhance local communities by promoting the sport, safety and pleasure of riding bikes. Post race party and awards ceremony at 8:05 p.m. For more information, go to Fort Stanton Cemetery cleanup day. Join the veterans from the area as they cut the grass and make repairs to the markers in this historic cemetery where our service men, women and their families are buried. Bring a weed eater or just bring your work gloves. Work begins at 8 a.m. “Happy Veggie Gurl” Angie Fernandez, Ruidoso Public Library,11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Angie explains the importance of eating healthy, how to understand it and to incorporate it into your lifestyle. This informative workshop also includes a few samples of healthy and easy-to-make goodies. For more information, contact sharon at the Library: 575-258-3704; Free. Bust a Move! Ruidoso high school Performing Arts Center, 125 Warrior drive, 2 and 7 p.m. Remember rocking out in the 80s? Come rock out with the incredible young dancers of the Ruidoso dance ensemble with Bust A Move! dancers will be performing to top hits from the 1980s. The public is invited to sing along and enjoy all the great 80s costumes SATURDAY to bring you back to younger years. MAY 12 All tickets $5. available at the door or 12 Hours in the Wild West Bike through Rde members. For more inRace, Ft. stanton Conservation formation, call 257-3753. Area, Equestiran Trailhead, Hwy 59th Annual Fiesta de Hondo, 220, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. A portion of the hondo school Gym, 4 - 8 p.m. enproceeds are donated to the Ruido- chilada dinner and hispanic dances.

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. Bust a Move! Ruidoso High school Performing Arts Center, 125 Warrior drive, 7 p.m. Remember rocking out in the 80s? Come rock out with the incredible young dancers of the Ruidoso dance ensemble with Bust A Move! dancers will be performing to top hits from the 1980s. The public is invited to sing along and enjoy all the great 80s costumes to bring you back to younger years. All tickets $5, available at the door or through Rde members. For more information, call 257-3753. 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. Aaron Lacombe 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.

Mescalero Warrior Challenge Cage Fights, inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero, 7 - 9 p.m. Watch New Mexico’s own Coty “Ox” Wheeler take on Freddie Lux in the main event. Plus plenty more MMA action, with 10 other professional bouts and amateur match-ups you don’t want to miss. For more information, contact the inn of the Mountain Gods: 1-800-545-9011; Tickets start at $35. 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. Aaron Lacombe 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 dances start at 6 p.m. For more Cantina in Midtown Ruidoso from 9 information, call 575-653-4411. p.m. to 1 a.m. Adults $5/per plate, $3 per plate for SUNDAY children up to age 12. General adMAY 13 mission adults and students $7. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the inn of the Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Mountain Gods Resort & Casino MONDAY from 5 to 11 p.m. MAY 14 Mike Sanjku performs in WenBrain Stretching Forum at eNdell’s Restaurant at the inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino Mu-R, 10 a.m. - noon. An open forum for discussing ancient theories, modfrom 5 to 10 p.m. Acoustic Open Mic, Cree Mead- ern dilemmas and current events ows Country Club, 6 - 9 p.m. ev- returns. Free and registration is not eryone gets 15 minutes or 3 songs required. Local experts in a variety whichever comes fi rst. They bring of fi elds act as facilitators and partheir own instruments and are en- ticipants are encouraged to bring couraged to bring all their friends. their life experiences and opinions hosted by the band “second Na- to share in the round table format. ture,” which has been performing in Areas of exploration include relaRuidoso and surrounding areas for tionships, consciousness, the role of the past 20 years. For more informa- technology and the nature and limitations of knowledge. There are no tion, call ile Boren, 257-0872. Tomas Vigil performs at Land- prerequisites. Refreshments are prolocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem vided. For more information, call the Community education department, from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at 257-3012; Live Music at WPS in Midtown the swiss Chalet inn, Mechem drive, Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

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

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said, ‘Welcome home.’ It was a wonderful By Sue Hutchison picture of a father’s love for a broken child.” Reporter “I’m richer now for all the stuff I’ve Ruth Graham, daughter of global evangelist Billy been through. Life has been good to me,” and the late Ruth Graham, came to Ruidoso last Thursshe says, and enjoys what she does these day to speak at Lincoln County’s National Day of Prayer days. “I’m an introvert, but I love people.” Breakfast. Spending several hours in travel to arrive Graham travels and speaks frequently, not and less than 20 hours in Ruidoso, Graham took time to afraid to share her life, the difficulties and phone the Ruidoso Free Press for a candid interview. challenges, showing how God has been Graham is the mother of two daughters and one son faithful to her. and grandmother of eight. Her eldest grandchild turns 16 When asked if there was a time she this year. thought about leaving her faith, Graham She shared about some of her early influences. “My responded, “Jesus provides what I need grandparents on mom’s side lived across the street from through each crisis. Where would I go? Why us for years. Later they moved a mile down the road. would I go anywhere else?” They were great influences in my life. My grandmother These days, Graham’s heart goes out to was a homemaker and my grandfather was a writer. He those who sit in the pew and are afraid to be also was a magazine editor and a mentor to my dad. He vulnerable. She wants to help people provide was a Godly and honorable man.” Graham added her safe places for folks to be themselves. By grandfather enjoyed playing baseball. “I still miss him.” being transparent, she tries to exemplify the Eugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press Graham recalls during her growing-up years, the concept that we can love and accept each “Even when I am insecure, God has always been faithful.” town of Montreat, N.C. was home to not only the Gra— Ruth Graham other right where we are. Author of several ham family but many retired pastors and missionaries. books, Graham shares her It gave Graham and her four siblings the opportunity to life openly and hopes her be surrounded by caring folks who “would pray for us openness will encourage and not gossip.” Those around her were called Aunt and others to do the same. Uncle, and created a sense of extended family. How does she want Charles Clary Graham never felt like she was reared in a fishbowl, her three children and as is common for many whose parents achieve fame. eight grandchildren to reWe are entering the May/June time period when we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Her mom and dad had a desire to bring their children up member her? “I want them Day. The blessing of being parents is a tremendous responsibility and a wonderful privilege. God in a “normal environment.” Brothers Franklin and Ned, gives us the responsibility of parenthood that we might raise our children in the nurture and to know I love them, and admonition of the Lord. and sisters, Anne and Gigi had lots of places to hide, accept them as they are. I That is not what is going on in our village and in the majority of the states, counties and according to Ruth, who thought of not just one church want them to remember I towns in our nation. Many children are born to couples who have no marital commitment to but the world as their environment. Her early years were did my best and was honeach other. From the beginning, the children are handicapped by the abnormal situation for spent knowing she was different. Graham is clear to est with them.” their birth, and their lives. We have many single parent, mostly mother-led, homes in our comdistinguish, “I knew we were different; not spoiled, just munity. This is not the family pattern given in the Bible. This is not the family pattern that has “My life has been been the basis of our nation, culture and society in America. different. That’s OK.” very messy,” says GraMany of our children do not have the pattern for becoming the man or woman they should Her adult life brought many challenges. Twice marham. “How do we face become, because the pattern is missing. Or it may be that the pattern is not a good one to emuried, Graham was forced to deal with a husband’s infithe messy times? God late. Two things that we must understand... children copy and mimic. One they say what they delity. She later became instrumental in helping her three will bring us to the point hear their same-sex parent says; they do what they see their same-sex parent does. children as they dealt with many of life’s difficulties. On June 3-5, the JBarJ Country Church will be sponsoring a parenting conference. We invite where we depend on Him all parents, singles and couples to attend. We invite all parents of all ages to attend. You may say “Panic would grip my heart and all I could do was pray.” alone. And God is a God we have already raised our children. We have grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We don’t And pray she did; her eldest daughter’s bout of bulimia, of peace.” need a parenting conference. You might be surprised, but you never cease being a parent until her son’s attraction to recreational drugs, you leave this life. More info will follow. and her youngest daughter’s unplanned teen pregnancy all brought Graham to her knees. CHURCH SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 AM In an earlier interview with 700 Travel to Bhutan and Nepal with Morning Worship 10:45 AM Club’s Shannon Woodland, Graham Sunday Night 6:00 PM Gary and Jan Sawyer as they share Listen or Download FREE Wednesday Night 7:00 PM recalls the moment she arrived home after their entertaining travelogue at Shepher second marriage failed. “Questions herd of the Hills Lutheran Church on rolled in my mind. What will my life be Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. like? What will they say to me? What will The church is located at 1120 Teaching you Chapter by Chapter & Verse by Verse. I say to them? As I rounded the last bend Hull Road, Ruidoso. 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Thomas Schoech. METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Junction Road, behind Wells Fargo Bank. Stephanie Harmon, Pastor. 257-4170 Capitan United Methodist Church Pastor Jean Riley and the congregation of Capitan United Methodist. White Oaks and Third in Capitan. 648-2846 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D. Ave. 648-2893/648-2846. Carrizozo. Jean Riley, Pastor NAZARENE Angus Church of the Nazarene Angus, 12 miles north of Ruidoso on Hwy. 48, 336-8032. Rick Hutchison, Pastor QUAKER Quaker Worship Group Unprogrammed meeting at the Anderson-Freeman Visitor’s Center in Lincoln. For details of this and other Quaker activities contact Sandra Smith at 653-4951 PENTECOSTAL Apostolic Pentecostal Assembly Retired Pastor and author Harry A. Peyton Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Ruidoso 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D. Pastor, Art Dunn, Youth Pastor, Nathaniel Dunn. Free home Bible studies PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 101 Sutton Drive (Nob Hill), Ruidoso, 257-2220. Tony Chambless, Pastor Ancho Community Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Corona United Presbyterian Church Pastor Terry Aiello, CLP Nogal Presbyterian Church Reverend E.W. “Bo” Lewis REFORMED CHURCH Mescalero Reformed Mescalero. Bob Schut, Pastor SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Ruidoso Seventh Day Adventist 207 Parkway, Agua Fria, Ruidoso Downs, 378-4161. Pastor Andrew Spooner 437-8916; 1st Elder Manuel Maya 9374487 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Call 336-2170 or 257-8912 for location NON-DENOMINATIONAL American Missionary Fellowship Rick Smith, 682-2999. E-mail: RickS@ Calvary Chapel 127 Vision, next to Cable Co., 257-5915. Pastor John Marshall

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Casa de Oracion Comunidad Cristiana Ruidoso 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345. 257-6075. Pastor: Carlos & Gabby Carreon. *All Services are Bilingual* - Translators Available Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, 257-0447. Services are bilingual Christ Church in the Downs Ruidoso Downs, 378-8464. AI and Marty Lane, Pastors Christ Community Fellowship Capitan, Highway 380 West, 354-2458. Ed Vinson, Pastor Church Out of Church Meeting at the Flying J Ranch, 1028 Hwy. 48, Alto. Pastors: Tim & Julie Gilliland. Mailing Address: 1009 Mechem #11 Ruidoso 88345. 2581388. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Cowboy Church Preacher Buster Reed of Amarillo. Call 378-4840 for more info Foot of the Cross Christian Ministries 2812 Sudderth (Pine Tree Shopping Center) Pastor, Phil Appel. For more info please call 937-8677 or visit our website at Grace Harvest Church

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1108 Gavilan Canyon Rd, 336-4213 Iglesia Bautista “Vida Eterna” Pastor Rev, Ramon Robledo. 207 East Circle, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, 361 E. Hwy. 70, 378-8108. Email: J Bar J Church 40 Hwy 70W, 257-6899 Pastor Charles W. Clary. E-mail: jbarjcountrychurcb@ Miracle Life Ministry Center Ron Rice & Catherine Callahan, Ministers Available 24 hours for healing, prayer. 354-0255; e-mail Peace Chapel Interdenominational (ULC), Alto North, 336-7075. Jeamsie Price, Pastor Racetrack Chapel Horseman’s Entrance, Hwy 70, 3787264. Chaplain Darrell Winter The Word of Life Church Rev. Chuck Fulton, pastor/648-2339. 711 ‘E’ Ave., Carrizozo, NM. Afliated with the Evangelistic Assembly Church NON-SECTARIAN Spiritual Awareness Study Group Minister: George N. Brown, PhD. ULC. 257-1569 Men’s Bible Study, Band Of Brothers Call 937-0071 for times and location The 1st Iglesia Apostollca de la Fe en Cristo Jesus Located at: 613 Sudderth Dr. Suite D, Ruidoso. 937-7957 · 973-5413

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Ruidoso Free Press

May 8, 2012


Dog walkers help with adoptions

Courtesy photo

Humane Society of Lincoln County volunteers work one of the many off-site adoptions held on a cold, windy day in March in the parking lot of Radio Shack on lower Sudderth. The volunteers are the bedrock of the Humane Society. All of the dogs shown in the picture have since been adopted, except for the black dog whose face is not shown. That dog, Tico, has been in the shelter longer than any other dog and the crew is really desperate to find him a home. Editor’s note: I have met Tico on numerous occasions and find him to be a very happy, well-mannered and trained dog. Tico really needs a good home and will not disappoint. I would adopt him myself, unfortunately my home is fully occupied with adopted pets.

Weekly Featured Adoptable Pets

ter longer than any other dog. My name is Tico and I am quite a ham. I love to play with Genie is a frisky girl who is other dogs and around a year I also fetch. My old and weighs favorite thing to 8 pounds. She do is go on long is a very happy walks with my and friendly other buddies kitty who would here. I have a love to find a very shiny coat great new home. and the cutest Genie has been face. I am now about 6 months old and in the shelter longer than any other animal. very polite. Tico has been in the shelTo 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:

Pearce meets & greets local voters Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press

US Congressman Steve Pearce was in Ruidoso Saturday and spent time with constituents at the Zocca Coffee Shop on Mechem Drive. Pearce used graphics to explain why he’s against the current administration’s solutions for debt reduction. Pictured is Pearce discussing issues with Mayor Alborn and County Commissioner candidate Dallas Draper.


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

120 LEGAL NOTICES ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Improvements - 2012 T-Hangar Apron Reconstruction Ruidoso, New Mexico A.I.P. PROJECT NO. 3-35-0052024-2012 NMDOT – Aviation Division Grant No. <NMDOT Grant> The Village Council of the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico will receive sealed bids for construction of the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Improvements - 2012, until 2:00 p.m. (local time) Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Purchasing Warehouse, 311 Center Street, at which time bids will be transported to at the Annex Building at 421 Wingfield St., Ruidoso, NM 88345, where they publicly opened, read aloud and tabulated. Bids should be addressed to: Vicki Eichelberger Purchasing Agent Purchasing Warehouse, 311 Center Street Ruidoso, New Mexico, 88345 575-257-2721 A Non-Mandatory Pre Bid Conference is scheduled for May 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Airport. The bids received will be considered by the Village Council at a regular meeting or at a special meeting as may be required. No bid will be received or considered if received by the Purchasing Agent after the hour of 2:00 p.m. (local time) Thursday, May 24, 2012, Copies of plans and specifications together with contract documents are available for public inspection at the office of Vicki Eichelberger, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Warehouse, 311 Center Street, Ruidoso, N.M. 88345. Complete sets of the bidding documents may be obtained at Academy Reprographics, 8900 San Mateo Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505) 8216666. A fully refundable deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) (checks payable to WHPacific) is required for each paper set. Payment shall be fully refunded to each document holder of record upon return of a complete set of Bidding Documents in good condition within ten (10) days of the Bid Opening. Electronic copies may be obtained for a nonrefundable price of $10.70 made payable to Academy Reprographics. Technical questions should be addressed to the engineer of record at WHPacific at 505-247-0294. Each bidder shall be prepared to furnish the owner with satisfactory evidence of their competency to perform the work contemplated. Each bidder will be required to submit with their bid, a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond in the amount of 5% of their bid, made payable to the Village of Ruidoso. The Village Council agrees to carefully canvass and consider each bid submitted. In consideration thereof, no bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least 120 calendar days. The Village Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities and to accept the bid it deems to be in the best interest of the Village to accept. Minimum wage rates on this project shall be determined by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage Rate Decision No. NM120050 or by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, whichever is the higher for each trade or labor classification. The following Federal contract provisions are incorporated by reference, the complete language is contained in the bid documents: Provisions for all Construction Contracts • Buy American Preference - Title 49 U.S.C., Chapter 501 o FAA Program Guidance Letter 10-02 “Guidance for Buy American on Airport Improvement Program (AIP) or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)








• Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI Contractor Contractual Requirements - 49 CFR Part 21 • Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, Section 520 - Title 49 U.S.C. 47123 • Lobbying and Influencing Federal Employees - 49 CFR Part 20 • Access to Records and Reports 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise - 49 CFR Part 26 • Energy Conservation - 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Breach of Contract Terms - 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Rights to Inventions - 49 CFR Part 18.36

MTD Media is expanding our Sales Department We seek qualified Candidates for a full time position of:

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

• Trade Restriction Clause - 49 CFR Part 30 • Veteran’s Preference - Title 49 U.S.C 47112 Additional Provisions for Construction Contracts Exceeding $2,000 • Davis Bacon Labor Provisions 29 CFR Part 5 Additional Provisions for Construction Contracts Exceeding $10,000 • Equal Opportunity Clause - 41 CFR Part 60-1.4 • Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities - 41 CFR Part 60-1.8 • Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action - 41 CFR Part 60-4.2 • Equal Employment Opportunity Specification - 41 CFR Part 604.3 • Termination of Contract - 49 CFR Part 18.36 Additional Provisions for Construction Contracts Exceeding $25,000 • Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion - 49 CFR Part 29 Additional Provisions for Construction Contracts Exceeding $100,000 • Contract Workhours and Safety Standards Act Requirements - 29 CFR Part 5 • Clean Air and Water Pollution Control - 49 CFR Part 18.36(i) (12) Project Description: The project is for the full depth reconstruction of the pavement around two T-Hangars. Work includes pavement removal and off-site disposal, excavation, subbase course; drain systems crushed aggregate base course, plant mix bituminous pavement courses and slope and fence repairs The work requires the following licenses from New Mexico Construction Industries Division:

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PART TIME BREAKFAST HOST NEEDED. Must have prior serving experience. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30am-11:00am Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express 400 W Hwy 70. HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED. Housekeeping department under new management. Experience required. Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express 400 W Hwy 70. FRONT DESK POSITION AVAILABLE at the Holiday Inn Express. Must have knowledge of the local area, and possess strong customer service skills. Saturday-Tuesday, 3 pm - 11 pm. Please apply in person at 400 W Hwy 70. AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands-on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-886-7324. DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-867-1441 CORNERSTONE BAKERY CAFÉ is seeking new applicants for all positions including experienced cooks, bakers, cake decorators and front of the house staff. Must work well with others, work well under pressure and a good attitude. Apply in person. 359 Sudderth


FULL TIME MAINTENANCE TECH needed for apartment complex in Ruidoso. Must have general knowledge of electrical and plumbing. Duties will include groundskeeping, work orders and make readies. Must be able to pass criminal background check. Please fax resume to 575-439-6807 EMERGENCY MED. TECH, Must be HS grad ages 17-34. No exp needed. Paid training, benefits, vacation, regular raises. Call Mon-Fri (800) 354-9627

• Runway and taxiway Construction: GF-1 – Fixed Works, Airports or GF-98 – Fixed Works, Construct, alter, or repair fixed works facilities.


These licenses will be required at the time bids are opened by any contractor bidding on this work.

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 866-938-5101

The procurement code, Sections 13-1-28 through 13-1-199, NMSA 1978 (as amended), imposes civil and criminal penalties for its violation. In addition, the New Mexico Criminal Statutes impose felony penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks.

WANTED! artisans/craft people to sell thier arts and crafts and vendors for outdoor fairs. 258-3409


ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST,


plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 866-406-2158 ATTENTION JOINT & MUSCLE PAIN SUFFERERS: Clinically proven all-natural supplement helps reduce pain and enhance mobility. Call 888-466-1077 to try Hydraflexin RISK-FREE for 90 days.

130 EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED! Dishwashers, line cooks, servers and prep cooks. Apply in person Tuesday-Friday 10 am-3 pm at Kokopelli Club 1200 High Mesa Rd. PART TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED. General handyman knowledge required. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please apply in person at the Holiday Inn Express. 400 W. Hwy 70.


Extremely cute cabin-style home. Home has workshop plus plenty of storage. Beauty shop was once on ground level, with home on upper level. So many possibilities. Do commercial business and live in the top floor, or use it all for your residential first or second home! $159,500 MLS #110186


GREAT 1750 SQ FT High ceiling Retail space. Lots of Parking. Great location on Mechem. $1500 month 575-654-0365

Remodeled home on the golf course. Really nice deck with privacy feeling and deer right in your back yard most of the time. Overlooks fairway with the oldest juniper on the golf course. Fully furnished with exception of a few items. $349,500 MLS #108469


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215 CABIN & RV RENTALS 2 BEDROOM CABIN. Furnished. $525/month, $350 deposit. Small pet OK w/ approval. Close to midtown. References required. Call days @ 257-0872. RV SPACES FOR RENT. 575-258-3111

220 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1997 CHAMPION. 16X80. Completely furnished, 3BD 2BA. Ceiling fans throughout, washer, dryer, fridge, water softener, AC, carpet throughout and storm windows. Plus large deck. $34,500 Call 575973-0289. AMY’S DOUBLE-WIDE 2004 Champion 3BR. $1000/month or will sell $36,000. 575-973-1242 14x70 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH, includes porch and shed. Fully funished. 575-257-2756

235 HOMES FOR RENT: FURN / UNFURN AMY’S COTTAGES,3 bedroom for rent, furnished, perfect! 575-9731242

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.


For rent or For sale

304 Del Norte Drive

4 bedrooms 2 baths; Huge corner lot; Storage shed and car port rent: $1000/month, first and last required. Or purchase: $129,000 with 10% down. Owner will Finance. 575-802-9082

3 bedrooms, 2 3/4 baths, 2 fireplaces. Approx 1460 sq. ft. Main home plus separate guest quarters. Sit on the deck and watch and listen to the wonderful Ruidoso River. This property is cute as a doll house with all the neat extras. ONLY $299,500 MLS #108189

ROOMMATE TO SHARE 3BD/2BA HOME in Capitan. Call 575-937-4866

Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico By S/ Vicki Eichelberger Purchasing Agent



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.


1230 MECHEM DRIVE #15 – UNF 3 BDR, 3 BA condo at The Springs. $1200/Mo + utilities. (Available 5-21-12). 105 KEYES DRIVE #A-2 – UNF 2 BDR, 2 BA w/ stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and W/D. $800/ 100 ALLISON LANE – UNF Mo + utilities. (Available 6-1-12). COMMERCIAL 2 BDR, 1 BA. Wood-burning stove, hookups for stackable 2900 SUDDERTH DRIVE – W/D. Pet OK w/owner approval. Large building at the corner of $750/Mo + utilities. (On the Mar- Sudderth & Mechem with many ket - Subject to showing with a potential uses. Come take a look. lawful 30-day notice) 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

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


Under New Ownership

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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

Call 258-9922 to place your Classified ad!

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

270 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 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.

310 MISCELLANEOUS AMY’S EVENT TENTS for Rent. 40x40 and bigger. 575-973-0964 CASH!! Cash for your gold and silver. 575-937-3325 100 PERCENT GUARANTEED OMAHA STEAKS - SAVE 65 percent on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. ORDER TODAY at 1-877-291-6597 or, use code 45069TVP. EVER CONSIDER A REVERSE MORTGAGE? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 877-8412034 ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER JOBS in


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

Unique furnishings/Décor One bedroom home in Alto $ 800/mo. Bills paid. Very unique furnishings/décor Includes everything you’ll need for a short or long-term stay. Call Pat at All American Realty 575-257-8444/575-937-7611 33 New Mexico newspapers for only $100. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 288,000 readers. Call this newspaper to place your ad or log onto www.nmpress. org for more information

Complete Inventory Clearance American Dream

ANTIQUES BookS Furniture Clothes

CLoSEoUT SALE May 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Wed-Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm Cash & Carry (575) 808-3566 (Across from Walmart)

English Saddles!

370 GARAGE SALES/ESTATE SALES MOVING SALE! 104 Skyline Drive Capitan, NM. May 19th & 20th. 8 am - 3 pm.


500 RECREATIONAL YAMAHA ELECTRIC GOLF CART G2 series. runs good. $600 in Ruidoso Downs 915-276-6096

520 MOTOR HOMES FOR SALE 1998 Damon Ultrasport Motor home 45,000 Miles 36 1/2 Ft. long Diesel Pusher Class A Engine 275 HP Cat 6 new tires 2,500 miles, new windshield. $38,500 CALL Eddie 575-257-4109

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

580 TRUCKS 1979 CHEVY SILVERADO 3/4 ton 4x4 longbed. Good running condition. $2000.00 In Ruidoso Downs 915-276-6096



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