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Cirque Chinois at the Spencer Theater

Blending the ancient tradition of acrobatics with the flowing theatrical elements of dance, aesthetic stage lighting and sound, the Cirque Chinois is one of the most distinguished circus troupes in the world. 575-336-4800, Chinese buffet 5 p.m. $20, performance 7 p.m. $66 and $69.

October 5-6

‘You’re Family’ play

Two evenings of performances of Robert Patrick’s new comedy, “You’re Family”, directed by Mary Maxson and starring Delana Micheals, Jason D. Johnson and Charles Benton. The Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Drive, 7 p.m. $18.

October 6

Roots & Boots Tour

Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Joe Diffie, three of the biggest acts in country music band together as part of the Roots & Boots Tour bringing you hits like “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” and “Cadillac Style.” Inn of the Mountain Gods. 575-4647777, $25.

October 6-7

Aspenfest weekend

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NM State Open Chili Cook-Off and Chile Society Pod Chile Cook-Off Judged contests open to the public for tastings. 12 p.m. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. 575-390-6675. Free.

Aspenfest Rod Run and Car Show

Hot rods, classic cars and other crazy vehicles on display. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. 937-598-0621. Free.

Aspenfest Arts and Crafts Fair

Vendors with unique, handmade items. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Schoolhouse Park. 575-3784661. $1, benefiting Ruidoso Gymnastics.

Aspenfest Parade

Oct. 6, 10 a.m. Starting from the corner of Sudderth & Mechem through Midtown. Theme: “Lincoln County – The Next 100 Years.” 575-257-7395.

RVCC Scholarship Golf Tournament

Oct. 7, 11 a.m. Inaugural tournament with great golf benefitting the youth of Lincoln County. The Links at Sierra Blanca. 575-257-7395. $80.

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Home again – how sweet it is By Eugene Heathman Editor Just three short months ago, the Little Bear Fire raged through Lincoln County and the Enchanted Forest subdivision, destroying the home of Herman and Kathy Guill. Lucky to be alive but unfortunately uninsured, the Guill’s lost everything. On Friday that all changed. Located in Carrizozo, a singlewide manufactured home owned by City Bank New Mexico of Ruidoso sat vacant for several months and thanks to the teamwork of Carl Bartley, Cheryl Blanchard and the staff at City Bank, a decision was made to donate the manufactured home to the Guill family. Blanchard coordinated with Greg Hatch at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Ruidoso with the financing of moving and setting the home. Ray Downs, owner of a mobile home transport service in Roswell, transported the manufactured home from Carrizozo to its new home and family on Raven’s Wing. “Shepherd of the Hills has been instrumental in assisting 11 families affected by the Little Bear Fire. Most of the families we helped were renters without insurance. This is a very special day for us and the Guill family being homeowners who didn’t have insurance,” Hatch said. Herman Guill helped the crew making some tight turns down a driveway with

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Herman and Kathy Guill stand before their new home donated by City Bank of Ruidoso after theirs was destroyed by the Little Bear Fire in the Enchanted Forest subdivision. a switchback and assisted with setting the home on the site where the still charred ground and downed trees provide a bittersweet reminder of that fateful day. Kathy Guill’s spiritual faith is now stronger than ever as she watched her new home being set up. “We thank the Lord for getting us out safely that day and although we lost every-

thing, we gained so much by putting our trust in the Lord with the faith that he would provide for our needs. He brought us these beautiful people (referring to Cheryl Blanchard as an angel) and this beautiful home. There are not enough words to describe what this means to us,” Guills said. see HoMe AGAiN, pg 3

El Paso Road under examination by village

businesses spoke against complete closure during the public input item on the agenda. “We’re residents in the condos nearby. Mescalero is pretty well traveled, and we’re concerned about the extra traffic,” said James Workman. “This will affect (me as) a property owner. It will reduce access to my property and reduce my resale Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press value. Close Michael Widener speaks about Nob Hill that piece of the traffic issues at the VOR council meeting. road and nobody can get to my property from in question. Of that number the that side of the village,” said majority of vehicles were for Michael Widener, who spoke Nob Hill School. 16 went to about his issues with diverted Southwest Fitness and 3 went to traffic. Nob Hill Lodge. Similarly, Sept. His brother, Randy 21’s study showed 753 vehicles Widener, property co-owner, with the majority headed to Nob expressed similar concerns. Hill School, 18 went to South“Planning and Zoning recom- west Fitness and four went to mended you give the propNob Hill Lodge. erty to the hospital with the In previous meetings, Lenny provision that you keep El Allen, head of maintenance at Paso open. Our location and Ruidoso Schools, spoke about access to our property will be the safety of children who ataffected if El Paso is closed,” tend Nob Hill School. He was Randy said. concerned that if traffic were “Make it a one-way road diverted to South Sutton Road, in front of the school. I hope the increase of traffic might pose someone has taken traffic a risk to children. Todd Carter, studies. (I hope) it’s not made pastor of One Church, was any more congested than it concerned about church parking, already is. If you decide to go stating that El Paso typically is a along with the hospital you “speedway” and drivers need to really need to put a street light slow down. there.” Widener continued by LCMC made offers to purmentioning two of his family chase affected buildings or busimembers totaled cars nearby. nesses at fair, appraised value, A study of traffic volume according to Alan Morel, county was completed by the hospital attorney. Some business ownTodd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press staff on Sept. 11 and 21. The ers who attended felt the offered Ladies and gentlemen, your Ruidoso High School Homestudy began each day at 6 a.m. price was too low. “We can’t ofcoming royalty for 2012, King Bruce Klinekole and Queen and continued until 5 p.m. On fer them more than the appraised Allie Thompson. Crowned at halftime of the Warriors’ 48-14 Sept. 11, 758 vehicles passed value of the land,” said Morel. victory over Hatch. See story on Sports pg. 13. on the section of El Paso Road see eL pAso roAd, pg 3

By Sue Hutchison Reporter Continuous passage on El Paso Road is safe for the moment, according to a decision made by village councilors at last Tuesday’s council meeting. LCMC and the county suggested vacation of the section of El Paso Road which is directly south of Lincoln County Medical Center to create a hospital campus. The issue took more than an hour of the council’s time.

Traffic would be redirected to allow access to area businesses and residences with a new traffic flow. Al Santos, LCMC administrator presented the vacation concept to council as a safety precaution for the estimated patient traffic between the existing hospital and the new Physician’s Office Building. “Student safety is first and foremost along with patient and staff safety. It’s our goal to create a safe campus,” Santos said. Citizens who represent area

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Community Calendar Play held over “You’re Family,” a comedy for mature audiences by Robert Patrick and directed by Mary Maxson, has been held over. Tickets for the play, starring Delana Michaels, Jason D. Johnson and Ed Dotson, are available for Oct. 4-6 at 7 p.m. each night at the Historic Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Dr. Tickets are $18 at the door.

Legal aid New Mexico Legal Aid will meet with individuals at the Ruidoso Senior Center, 501 Sudderth Dr. this Wednesday. Residents can receive free legal assistance regarding denial of state-funded financial aid, denial of Social Security disability benefits, overpayment of Social Security benefits, landlord or tenant issues and denial of unemployment benefits. No appointment is necessary, and clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis from 10-11:45 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. There is no guarantee of representation. For more information, call 1-866-416-1920.

Democratic meet The October meeting of the Democratic Party of Lincoln County will be Thursday at 6 p.m., at the party’s headquarters at 2809 Sudderth Dr. Speaking will be Judge Barbara Vigil, elected by the state Democratic Party as candidate for the new vacancy on the State Supreme Court. Also speaking will be Dr. Clayton Alred, President of Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. He will speak about Bond C, which would help with improvements to state universities and colleges.

Historic meeting The annual meeting of the Lincoln County Historical Society will be Saturday at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs. There will be a pot luck lunch at noon, followed by a short business meeting for election of officers for the next two years. Hollis Fuchs will then give a presentation on the Dowlin Mill, including historic photographs.

Trinity site tour Twice a year, the public is invited to visit Trinity Site, where the first atomic explosion was set off in the desert of central New Mexico. The next opportunity is this Saturday, with cars lining up at 7 a.m. at the Tularosa High School football stadium parking lot. All adults in the vehicle mush have a picture ID, proof of vehicle insurance and a full tank of fuel. No alcohol or firearms will be allowed. For more information, call the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce at 575-437-6120.

Brass concert Gateway Brass, the brass quintet from the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a free concert on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ruidoso School’s Performing Arts Center. The quintet travels more than 20,000 miles annually and appears in more than 100 concerts and clinics. Gateway Brass performs at military ceremonies, conducts educational clinics and presents entertaining community concerts

throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arizona and New Mexico. The band will also conduct a master class for the Ruidoso High School band that day.

Finance Authority The New Mexico Finance Authority hosts a meeting to assist businesses with their financial needs, Oct. 11, in the First National Bank Atrium, 400 E. 10th Street in Alamogordo. Financial institutions are also invited to a discussion on helping meet customers’ borrowing needs. The business session is 9-10 a.m., while the lender session is from 11 a.m. to noon. RVSP to the Alamogordo Chamber at 575437-6120.

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of Spring Road and Highway 70 at 9 a.m. For more information, or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 802-5293. The Arid Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 1216 Mechem at 7:30 a.m., noon and 5:15 p.m. daily; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. There is also a Monday 6:30 p.m. women’s open meeting. The Sunny Spirit Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at noon and Friday at 5:30 p.m., while the women’s group meets Wednesdays at noon in the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount at 121 Mescalero Trail. For more information regarding AA meetings in Lincoln and Otero counties, call 430-9502.

Register now for the Oct. 12 TeamBuilders charity golf tournament at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. All proceeds raised are for counseling and care for children and families of Lincoln County. Putt for $5,000 and have a chance at a $1 million shot. Register by Oct. 5 by calling 802-3268, visit, or go by the pro shop at the Inn of the Mountain Gods course.

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.

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Altrusa Club of Ruidoso meets at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road. If you think an organization like Altrusa may be a good fit for your volunteer efforts, contact membership chair Barbara Cidkinson at 336-7822.

AARP will host a driver safety class, Oct. 22, at the Ruidoso Senior Center, starting at 9 a.m. The cost for the four-hour class is $14, or $12 for card-carrying AARP member. The course is a refresher for senior drivers, teaching methods for overcoming the effects of aging on safe driving. Completion of the class qualifies attendees to car insurance discounts for three years in most states. Call the senior center at 2574565 to register.

The Tempest Ruidoso High School’s Red Feather Theatre Company will present all five acts of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Nov. 1-3 at the Ruidoso School’s Performing Arts Center. Forgiveness and reconciliation is a major theme throughout, with an array of characters including a sorcerer, monster, prince power hungry royalty, drunken mariners, goddesses and magical spirits. This was Shakespeare’s last play, an eloquent farewell to the public and stage. Show times are 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets at $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For reservations, call 630-7945. Tickets can also be purchased at Golden Yarn, Can’t Stop Smokin’, Zocca Coffee and the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce.

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. 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

Alcoholics Anonymous of Capitan meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 115 Tiger Dr., just one block off of Highway 48. For more information, call Ted at 354-9031.

The Democratic Women of the Sacramento Mountain Area meet the third Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit 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 offered. Tuesday – Iyengar Yoga in the conservatory, intermediate 10 a.m.-noon, gentle 4-5 p.m., beginner/mixed 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday – Tai Chi. Develop balance, flexibility and movement, 11 a.m.-noon Lunch and Learn with Dr. Sandra Lewis-Davis, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Organic lunch provided by Wild Herb, $15 per person. The Wish Experience, Manifesting Your Destiny. 5:307:30 p.m. $20 per person and space is limited. Held the first Wednesday of the month. Thursday – Qi Gong. Cultivate energy, strength and health, 11 a.m.-noon. Available daily by appointment:

Licensed massage therapy with Sandra Gussett. For more information, call 630-1111. The Kiwanis Club of Ruidoso meets every Tuesday at noon at K-Bobs. The Lincoln County Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Otero County Electric co-op, on Highway 48 in Alto, at 9:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome. The Garden Club’s purpose is to encourage community beautification and conservation, and to educate members in the arts and sciences of horticulture. For more information, call 973-2890. The Lincoln County fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from noon-2 p.m. in the parlor at First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club Dr. All are welcome and may bring a brown bag lunch. For information, contact Mary Barnett at 257-9810. The Lincoln County Community Theater meets the fourth Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to come. Call 808-0051 for the meeting location, or visit www. The Lincoln County Regulators, members of the Single Action Shooters Society, hold matches the second Saturday of every month at the Ruidoso Gun Range located on Hale Lake Road. Registration is at 9 a.m., matches start at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to participate or watch the action. During the shooting matches, all other shooting is suspended. For more information, call Avery (AKA Rowdy Lane) at 937-9297. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse is part of American Western history that continues today. The Posse meets the

first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the headquarters located a mile south of Carrizozo on Highway 54. For more information, visit or call 575-512-7077. Optimist Club meets at noon every Wednesday at K-Bobs. The Photographic Society of Lincoln County – dedicated to the advancement of digital photography – meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Region IX offices at 237 Service Road. Annual dues are $15 per family which includes lectures and field trips. Contact Leland Deford at 257-8662 or Herb Brunnell at 258-4003. Rotary Club of Ruidoso meets at Cree Meadows Country Club noon every Tuesday. Ruidoso Evening Lions Club meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 106 S. Overlook. Ruidoso Gambling Support meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in the Lincoln Tower at 1096 Mechem Dr., Suite 212. For more information, call 575464-7106. Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice offers bereavement and grief support groups for those who have had losses in their lives. Two groups are available – Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. or Friday from noon to 1 p.m. The groups meet at Ruidoso Home Health and Hospice, in the conference room, at 592 Gavilan Canyon Rd. For questions or directions, call Lyn Shuler at 258-0028. The Ruidoso Noon Lions meet at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Cree Meadows Country Club. Ruidoso Masonic Lodge No. 73 meets first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. If the first

Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-442-2026. SAA meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church at the Holy Mountain at 321 Mescalero Trail Road. For more information, call 575-956-3101 or 575336-4187. Sacramento Mountain Village is a network of older adults in Ruidoso and surrounding communities who support independent living by offering services and activities that keep seniors healthy and happy in their own homes. Benefits of membership include art and yoga classes, weekly walking and discussion groups, social functions and monthly member breakfasts at Cree Meadows Country Club, on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Membership is open to any Lincoln County resident 49 years or older. For more information, call 258-2120 or visit Vietnam Veterans of America, Lincoln-Otero Chapter 1062, meets every fourth Wednesday at the American Legion Building, located at the corner of Spring Road and Highway 70 East in Ruidoso Downs. For more information, call President Jerry Ligon at 808-1114 or Vice President Vic Currier at 802-5293. 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 offers 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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A new home made possible by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and City Bank of Ruidoso takes the place of what were once ashes and shattered dreams following the devastating Little Bear Fire. HOME AGAIN from pg. 1 Shepherd of the Hills humanitarian efforts have largely glided under the radar as Hatch explained the church has generally shied away from much of the publicity to focus on the good work being done. Hatch noted that generous contributions from an unlikely segment of the churches congregation has somewhat surprised him. “Local folks have been incredibly generous but a significant portion of the financial contributions have come from members of our seasonal or part-time members from other states,” Hatch said. Herman Guill pointed out where many outbuildings and trees once stood and admired the sole-surviving

Debi Lee, village manager presents Vicki Eichelberger a Distinguished Service award from the Village of Ruidoso for exemplary service. Eichelberger is retiring after working with the village from 1998 to 2012. At bottom, Rocky Cordova, student at Ruidoso High School, receives an award of recognition from Mayor Alborn at the village council meeting Sept. 25. Cordova has shown exemplary leadership qualities and community spirit with his volunteer work.

structure; a lone, partially melted bird house high upon a metal post. A herd of deer traversed the corner of his property in search of nutrients from the new growth spurned by monsoonal rains. Although evidence of the Little Bear Fire’s ferocity remains; hope, healing and rebuilding for the Guill family and hundreds of others impacted by the flames scored a great victory on a cool, cloudy autumn afternoon, a season of change, in so many ways for so many people in Lincoln County.

EL PASO ROAD from pg. 1 The first of LCMC’s proposed five phases of changes was approved by the county commission with the master plan’s approval occurring in 2006. With the construction of the new POB, the hospital hopes to attract physicians to the area in addition to providing adequate professional space for existing staff. “We need to reduce cost for providing care without decreasing access. (We want to) bring more physicians in and make them more efficient. This is nothing but good for the community,” Santos said. “I’m obligated to follow municipal code 54-73 regarding vacation and sale of public right of way,” said Denise Dean village councilor. “We know that we need public right of way to get to established businesses. I’ve talked with or heard from everyone on this street. They think it’s not good for small-business owners. They need access with two way traffic.” “We’re not asking to vacate entire El Paso Road but on the edge,” said Morel, speaking about the north and south sides of El Paso Road in the section directly south of the hospital. Discussion continued with Shawn Fort, building and development director for the village stating with vacation of both sides of the road, a 40-foot roadway would still exist and give the hospital room to proceed with the POB project.

“We want to keep our road. We don’t want to give (it) away,” said Dean. Speaking of Fort’s suggestion, Morel commented, “That’s a great plan and quite frankly that will work. For now all we’re looking at is the right of way for the POB. I think we’re going to have to come back to council to discuss health safety (for patients and hospital staff). I think we can come up with a compromise.” After a break to reformulate an adjusted motion, Councilor Jim Stoddard made the motion to approve the request to vacate a portion of El Paso Road so as to allow the hospital’s proposed project for the POB, preserving a 40-foot right of way for El Paso Road’s traffic. Rifle Salas, village councilor offered the second. With assurances that the council would be involved in the future should patient safety become an issue, the motion passed unanimously. A second motion was offered which instructed staff to study traffic on El Paso Road concentrating on pedestrian safety, speed limits and consideration of the possibility of reorganizing traffic to one way flow. The motion passed unanimously as well.

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El Paso Road is the subject of possible closure to create a campus for LCMC.

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Re: Tour de Ruidoso – Thanks for one heck of a bike ride

Robby Hall with Bonito Volunteer FD did an exceptional job with support, as did Harlan Vincent with RFD. People commented on how safe they felt out on the course, I think that is important to mention. They coordinated with fire, police, sheriff’s posse, and ham radio guys. Those radio guys know where every rider is every minute. It is quite amazing. Rest stops were manned by Nazarene Church Campground, ENMU (Gina Corliss), Rotary and Spencer Theater ushers. Stephen Carter from Ecoservants handled the 20-miler and the Ruidoso Wrestling Team helped clean up. Sponsor numbers and support from the community was huge. Avril Coakley with RAC was present on race day at 6 a.m. to volunteer with pumpkin spice latte in hand. John Duncan conducted a safety and prayer meeting before the ride. Craig Maldonado did all safety signs, and put them out. All comments were glowingly positive. This 6th annual Tour de Ruidoso rocked because of such an awesome community so willing to give in time and money to host one heck of a bike ride. Thanks. Michelle Thurston Bicycle Ruidoso

Many reasons to re-elect President Obama:

The United States Supreme Court, and Circuit and District Judges are appointed by the President of the United States with the approval of the United States Senate. Currently the United States Supreme Court is evenly divided between conservative, liberal and moderate justices. More liberal justices of the Supreme Court are reaching an age of retirement from the Supreme Court. If Romney becomes president, he will appoint conservative justices tipping the balance to the conservative side for decades to come. If this happens: Restrictions on campaign contributions will continue to be lifted, thus insuring the wealthy can buy an election and the middle class and the poor will have less access and power. All should be concerned but especially women who, with a conservative Supreme Court, will surely lose the right to control their own bodies, the right to choose and the right to equal pay for equal work. Restrictions on the right to vote (more restrictive voter ID laws) will be more common and more likely to be upheld. Minorities will face far more restrictive immigration laws, will lose or have restricted freedom to travel and freedom from search and seizure, will have the Border Patrol and local law enforcement in their lives constantly even when they are victims of crime, will have to have “their papers and the papers of their children” with them at all times, and will be subject to random patrols through their communities- stopping Hispanic people at random. The environment will no longer have the protections it now has and federal lands and federal parks will never be the same as they once were. The Civil Rights Act will be limited and restricted. More power will be given to the States and less to the federal government, despite the fact that most thought that issue was settled with the Civil War. The death penalty will make a strong comeback with more executions and less

concern for the innocent wrongfully convicted. Those hurt by government officials will have less recourse because access to federal courts will be restricted. Law enforcement will have more power and the citizens will have fewer rights. Affirmative Action will cease to exist. Finally, the real question is not just what the court will rule on with cases coming before it, but a conservative Congress will pass legislation that a fair and neutral court would find violates the United States Constitution, whereas a conservative court would uphold such legislation. Indeed, this election has impact, not only for the next four years, but for decades to come. The above items are fallout of what a Romney/Ryan selected Supreme Court would cause. Are we going to let that happen? Dick Mastin Alto

Re: Shocked I say

To the Editor: It is not a “foot in the mouth” blunder for Mitt Romney to accurately cite the percentage of Americans who do not pay federal income tax in response to a question at a fundraiser. There was no mention of “mooching, lowlife scumbags”, only a straightforward piece of information. Contrary to Chris Edstrom’s claim, Mitt Romney released his 2011 returns last week. Charitable contributions ($4 million) far and away exceed anything given by the Obamas or Joe Biden. Chris goes on to cite the various ways in which his own family receives government assistance. Does he have any clue as to the unsustainability of continuing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as currently constituted? Or that when Social Security was first passed, the ratio of workers paying in and recipients taking out was roughly 1/1 and is now roughly 3/1, meaning that in the current economy it takes roughly three workers to pay in the benefits received by one Social Security recipient? Fifteen million more people receive food stamps now than at the outset of the Obama presidency. Unemployment insurance, originally intended as a few weeks or months stopgap, has been extended to 99 weeks. How long can we keep this up without completely destroying the nation’s economic viability? This is not “Ayn Rand/Republican” stinginess, Chris, just a few cold hard facts. Mr. Obama knows full well the amount he has personally contributed to the deficit through measures like the nearly $1 trillion “stimulus” and the $535 million or so of our money given to his friends at the now bankrupt Solyndra and other not-ready-for-prime-time boondoggles. He pretended to not know that figure ($6 trillion) at his recent appearance on David Letterman. He demands higher taxes on “the rich” but has poured billions in our money down the drain. For the record, entire personal fortunes could be confiscated and barely put a dent in this nation’s total debt, about $16 trillion total and counting. I’m far more aghast at the massive waste of the past 3 1/2 years than I am at a simple factual observation relative to payment of federal income taxes made by Mitt Romney. Virginia Thompson Alto 108 6 meche M • ruidoso, nm 8 8 3 4 5 575-258-9922 LO V I N G TO N O F F I C E : 575 - 396 - 0499

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To the Editor: I would like to commend Mrs. Patty White as our interim superintendent. I also would like to thank her for her outstanding performance in the Ruidoso School District for two decades. She has had numerous responsibilities including: Bilingual Ed., Special Ed., Principal, Federal Programs and many more positions. As a result of these responsibilities, I feel she knows more about our school district than anyone. She always displays a positive, professional attitude. Patty’s calm demeanor is a positive characteristic in our school district. She offers help and assistance to all who contact her. Her expertise and calmness is an asset to our school district and I thank her. Maxine Anchondo Ruidoso To the Editor: I am old now, 90, born in 1922. For 44 percent of my life, I lived in Germany, the remaining 56 percent here in the United States. Ninety years is a long time, even so, one has to subtract 10 percent when one is a baby. But then comes the school time and one has to believe what one is told. But later one learns that one has to think and somewhat one has been told is not true. One becomes critical. During my time, I have heard many political speeches, too many. It started with Hitler’s sandpaper rough voice that combined hate and false hope. I remember the jokes we made of them (in translation): “And so I have decided to shorten the gestation time of the German women from nine to three months. Child after child will come from the mother’s womb now!” Or, Goebbels’ diabolic persuasive shouts: “Do you want the total war?” To which he was answered with a resounding “Yes!” And the German people of that time were certainly an educated population. I listened on the radio to the words of Churchill (yes, I understood English) and found that he invoked the same God that we in Germany were praying for his help against us. And I listened to the enflaming outcries of de Gaulle to raise the French resistance against German soldiers. And I found out that the thing that binds all that talk basically together is blind hate. During the time I lived through the tumultuous years of the Bolshevik “witches’ brew” in my home section of the isolated city of Berlin, I heard many useless talks by the East and West. Then I finally heard one voice that also did not hope, but showed true understanding, a voice which just showed solidarity. The voice declared; “Ich bin ein Berliner.” That was not hate, just the knowledge that we felt. And I have since listened to many speeches and lectures in the United States. The man who felt so deeply with us in Berlin was conveniently murdered (President Kennedy). And it is so much later now. During the past few weeks I listened again to many talks, both from the left and the right. And in many instances, I thought back to those many voices which I heard throughout my lifetime. And the end was hate. “Obama must go!” Did he not inherit the situation in which the country is now? Few seem to know. But then was another voice, which in a calm way, told what was going on correctly. It was the voice of a former president. It was not the voice of Kennedy, but it was a voice which reminded me of him. There was no hate, just reason and a lot of knowledge, a voice setting things right, a convincing voice. A voice which will still sound in my memory when I vote. It was President Clinton’s voice. It reminded me of the other voice of reason and understanding. These voices in my mind will remind me to vote for the best man we have for the moment; Barack Obama. Dr. Bernard E. F. Reimann Capitan

Do nothing Congress

Talking to Senator Tom Udall the other day, I asked him about the Congress’ low approval rating. He laughed and said ruefully, “Yep, we’re even below the Communist Party.” How is this? Why can’t Congress get anything done? Monday, the Senate blocked a bill that would facilitate creating jobs for returning veterans. Tom Udall helped introduce the bill. Now, we all want to create more jobs to get us out of this recession, and

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everyone wants to support our troops and returning veterans. But … the Senate can’t pass a bill that does both of these things? The Veterans Jobs Corp Act, S. 3457, would have created jobs for more than 720,000 unemployed veterans, including the more than 225,000 post 9/11 vets, whose current unemployment rate is 11 percent, well above the national average. The jobs would range from law enforcement to conservation work to national parks employment to firefighting. The bill included a provision for paying for the expense from money recovered from tax-delinquent Medicare providers and forcing big tax deadbeats to pay up before receiving passports — so it would have no impact on the deficit. The cost would be $200M/year during the course of five years, or for comparison, 0.04 percent of the defense budget. The problem was, according to Senator Patty Murray (D – Washington), sponsor of the bill, “Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide for their families.” Now, five Republicans did join all the Democrats to try to move the bill along, but the arcane rules of the Senate are such that this particular step required 60 votes, so 58 - 40 was insufficient, and the bill died. Sen. Murray said, “This vote is stark reminder that Senator McConnell and Senate Republicans are willing to do absolutely anything to fulfill the pledge he made nearly two years ago to defeat President Obama. It doesn’t matter who gets in their way or which Americans they have to sacrifice in that pursuit, even if it’s our nation’s veterans.” Some people think that Congressional gridlock is good – it keeps them from getting into trouble. But there are so many things that this Congress could have done, needed to have done, and has not done. We need: to get us moving further out of this ‘Great Recession’, true financial reform so it doesn’t happen again, to move us toward a balanced budget and away from such great inequality. “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” — Sydney J. Harris Tony Davis Alto

Most shocking!

To Chris Edstrom let me first say from one Veteran to another “Thank you for your service.” And as a lifelong Goldwater/ Reagan Republican let me also state that your “taxpayer supported health care” was honorably earned and should never be reduced or eliminated as long as you live. This includes the Social Security and assistant payments being received by your mother and son. As regards Gov. Romney’s comment, I believe you are over reacting to what could be defined as a gaffe but only in terms of putting a number (and a high one I believe at that) on the group(s) of voters he was referring to. Think of it as saying that a blatantly obvious, well-coordinated terrorist attack on innocent civilians was a “spontaneous reaction to a film” by a random gathering of unruly street protestors. Who indeed would make such a dangerously incompetent assessment? It was worse than telling millions of smallbusiness owners that working the 16-hour days, seven days a week, and 52 weeks a years for five or 10 years didn’t mean they built their business. Most Republicans, a lot of Independents and more than a few Democrats realize to whom Gov. Romney was legitimately referring. It is that aggregate of people who have a vested financial and cultural interest in always voting lockstep for Democrats in general and this President in particular. For instance the mainstream media has no problem in flaunting the fact that Pres. Obama is expected to get 90-95 percent of the black vote again as he did against McCain. Should we attribute this to the idea that blacks appreciate the intricacies of the President’s handling of Middle East policy? If 90-95 percent of white people had voted for McCain last election would it suffice to say that it was because they valued his senatorial experience? Or would that make them just racists? Gov. Romney was referring to the growing numbers of the Entitlement Gang. That group of citizens and non-citizens who believe it’s society’s fault they Continued on next pg

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LETTERS from pg. 4 haven’t achieved what they consider their rightful status and share of the American Dream regardless of how little work they put in to secure it and see big government as their method to get it. Who are these groups I’m talking about? Well, I’m talking about the government’s own estimate that 25 percent of all Social Security Disability filers are false. Several million people, who rather than continue looking for work, have teamed up with dishonest doctors and ambulance chasing lawyers to claim physical or mental disabilities which render them unable to work. The government admits the problem but says it just doesn’t have the resources to correct the problem. What does that say about organizations like ARC and the working people covered by workplace disabilities legislation? I’m talking about other unemployed workers who feel they should receive their unemployment compensation benefits ad infinitum until they are offered a job they deem befitting of their education and skills no matter how little or useless those assets may be. I grew up being taught that all work was noble but some paid better than others. It was up to me to get the tools to earn it. I’m talking about the millions of new food stamp users whom the government has intensely encouraged to file even though many people had a minimal or non-existent need for this assistance. Why? Well, if it’s the taxpayers’ money that’s paying for it so you may as well use it or the government might not get more, God forbid. I’m talking about those people for whom the government unduly pressured lending institutions to finance mortgages for homes these people knew very well they couldn’t afford. With incomes that should never have qualified or jobs that were unstable to begin with they of course defaulted. But even worse was that many

walked away from those homes leaving them to fall victim to disrepair and vandalism. Now these eyesores drag down the property values of their former neighbors. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are Rights, a home is not. I’m talking about college students who should have considered another career path. Instead they took out huge loans to go to big name or Ivy League schools whose outrageous tuitions are bloated by ridiculously high salaries for tenured, non-teaching professors spending their time writing books nobody reads. When these students graduated with degrees in Middle European Art History or African Folklore they wondered why they weren’t getting offers for 100Ka-year jobs. And when they fall behind in their loan repayments they want, no they expect, these loans to be forgiven. Meanwhile the workplace pleads for welders, machinists, tool and die makers and engineers in various sciences. These are the people Gov. Romney was referring to in his comment. Of course they’ll vote Democratic. They do see themselves as victims. And yes they agree that it’s up to government to tax “the rich” to whatever level it can in order to provide funds to the programs these people now rely on instead of jobs. Unfortunately taxing the rich to 100 percent of their assets will not be enough and the national debt will continue to rise making economic slaves out of my children and grandchildren for the rest of their lives. My wife and I in our mid-sixties have almost given up on the idea of retirement and continue to work at relatively low wage jobs paying payroll, gross receipts and income taxes. After all, when the rich are no longer rich who will have to bear the burden of supporting the Entitlement Gang? Shocking. Ron Eberly Ruidoso

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Brilliance and top performance awarded to LCMC

By Sue Hutchison Reporter Going head to head with national comparisons, Lincoln County Medical Center was awarded Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2011. One of only five New Mexico hospitals to receive recognition from the Joint Commission, Patsy Parker, director of patient care services couldn’t be more pleased. “For a hospital our size, we consider this a real honor,” said Parker. Along with 3,300 hospitals nationwide, LCMC was observed for a variety of performance areas and was awarded Top Performer in the area of surgical care and heart failure patient care. 619 other hospitals nationwide received similar awards. Compared with hospitals in large urban areas, such as Duke University Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital, LCMC held its own. Specific areas assessed include timely antibiotic use, patient glucose monitoring, appropriate surgical preparation and postoperative care. “Our community has a gem of a hospital. When you support the hospital, you get top performance,” said Gary Mitchell, chairman of LCMC’s board of directors. Mitchell, chairman for more than 15 years and board member for more than 30, has been involved with the hospital’s development for decades. “We have to have key quality measures to be a top performer and the staff should be proud of this accomplishment.” “As healthcare issues change nationwide, we need to be a top performer to meet upcoming requirement changes,” Mitchell said. “LCMC is continuing to make changes to remain competitive in the healthcare market.” In addition to Top Performer, LCMC has received the Brilliance Torch award for three quarters in 2011, and awaits notification of the final quarter’s award. Each award is for outstanding performance in achieving and sustaining a

high number of 100-percents on the hospital’s clinical core measures. “I’ve been able to easily interact with physicians and staff in our constant revisions of order sets. There are certain preset criteria and I review each chart in my queue to focus on continually improving quality care for our patients. We’re a team,” says Beth Bates, RN and quality control supervisor. Working in med-surg for nine years, and ICU 19 with the last 17 as ICU manager gives Bates a unique vantage point in patient care. Now as quality control supervisor, she’s able to converse with and give direction to physicians as medical standards change. She’s worked alongside many of them for decades. “We’re proving we’re giving quality patient care. When we Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press realize we can’t provide the care a Beth Bates and Patsy Parker receive LCMC award. patient may need, we stabilize and transport to a facility better suited. to patients.” Parker decided early on that she and her staff We’re in the process of adding more consistent orthowould strive for excellence and notes, “most of us realpedic care as well as working to bring cardiology,” says ize the patients we’re seeing are our family members or Parker. neighbors.” The majority of staff live in Lincoln County, Parker made remarks about her initial assessment of with LCMC being one of the largest employment entities LCMC. “When I came here I thought I would have to do in the county. everything. Instead, I’ve found a very competent staff.” As changes happen with the multi-phase developParker recalls LCMC has been privileged to care for area ment of a new campus, Parker and Bates agree LCMC patient families multigenerationally. remains committed to providing the best patient care “Our quality is assessed monthly and accrediting possible. teams come every three years to evaluate care delivered

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cle endorsement) of scooter operators. “My husband, children and I are packing up the scooters and our bathing suits,” says an excited· Griffis, the mother of four, who says her children have never seen the ocean and who herself has only been to Florida once before. “We had an amazing first season here,” she says. We had several hundred rentals, with renters ranging in age from 16 to 72. Oft times, entire families rented the ‘scoots,’ with each adult driving one and a helmeted child hugging their elder’s waist from the buddy seat. 83 percent of the renters were first-time visitors to Ruidoso, with customers coming from as far as Dubai. Many, says Griffis, returned from their rentals all excited, and declaring that the experience was the highlight of their Ruidoso vacation. Innumerable renters returned a second and third time throughout the summer to rent again and again, each time bringing new motel, restaurant and souvenir shop dollars to the village. Scoot Over Ruidoso boasts that the scooters accumulated an aggregate 25,000 miles during the summer -the equivalent of one scooter circling the globe!

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health and aesthetic medicine “Growing older” inevitably brings about the dilemma of not looking as young as one feels. When you look in the mirror and see more happy lines or sagging skin or a tired look, you may think “what options do I have?” Cosmetic practices have changed from even 15 years ago with many new technologies – including laser and light therapies – which activate the natural healing and rejuvenation capacities built into our bodies. This is opposed to the conventional facelift procedures which pull and stretch thinning skin and may cause a further reduction in the skin’s blood supply. As Dr. Stephen Rath of Fusion Medical Spa explained to me, the depletion of collagen and blood supply to our skin caused by aging is under the radar of the body’s natural restorative processes. It takes a jolt, a significant event for the body to react “Hey dude! Send collagen! Send healing!” This jolt brings rejuvenation of the skin through the body’s own healing system and offers an alternative to the “stretch and pull” methods of cosmetic surgery, which

may deliver an unnatural look and long recovery time. After much research, I was drawn to a method called a “Bladeless Facelift” or Fractional Ablative and NonAblative Laser Resurfacing, one of the newer rejuvenation methods in the practice of Aesthetic Medicine. To start, Dr. Rath assessed my skin with his medical spa’s VISIA system. This system produces brutally “honest” photos highlighting the condition of aging skin. The result is a visual assessment that captures every iota of the decline attributed to aging (yikes). With this tool, Dr. Rath offered a tailored plan of aesthetic treatment to meet my specific issues. Like many of us, due to a lifestyle of tanning throughout my youth, at age 59 I had developed hyperpigmentation and sun damaged skin. To begin the process I was prescribed the Obagi Nu-Derm System of skin care which can only be dispensed by a physician. According to the literature the process regulates pigmentation, encourages collagen and produces “refreshed skin tone, nourished skin appearance, im-

proved skin structure, reduced hyperpigmentation and stronger more resilient skin with fewer fines and wrinkles.” The active ingredients are indeed prescription Marianne Mohr grade and produced an immediate reaction, sloughing off skin and melting pigmented age spots. Next week, the “photo-facial” seriously zaps hyperpigmentation into oblivion and the Doc refers me (with haste) to have a suspicious spot on my face biopsied. Marianne Mohr is a retired investor and business consultant from Southern California and currently Advertising Director at MTD Media. Reach her at 575-937-4015 or

Scam season strong in Lincoln County

By Sue Hutchison Reporter Nadine Stafford doesn’t have a grandson named Patrick. When a man phoned her, called her grandma, sounded stressed and begged for her help, she asked his name. “You know who I am, I’m your grandson!” Nadine wasn’t convinced and when he finally admitted his name, she knew she was being scammed. She immediately phoned the sheriff’s office who advised her to press *69 to retrieve the phone number Patrick used. When a deputy phoned the number listed, no one answered. Nadine is just one of many in Lincoln County who have received fraudulent phone calls. Scams and identity theft issues have grown significantly and may increase due to increased spending activity during the upcoming holiday season. “Lincoln County presents one of the highest demographics for identity theft because of our retiree population. It can take $30,000 to $60,000 to recover your identity if it’s stolen.” Art Nelson, Ruidoso police detective spoke at the monthly Republican ladies monthly meeting, warning listeners of common methods of

identity theft and scams being circulated around the county. “Senior citizens are primary targets,” said Nelson, who listed methods used by scam artists to gain information which scammers use to exploit. “They’ll go to your mailbox and steal pre-approved credit card applications. They’ll complete the forms, activate and start charging. You’ll get stuck with the bill at the end of the month.” Nelson recounted an episode of postal theft on Hull Road three years ago. The perpetrator was eventually apprehended and is incarcerated, only after stealing from many victims in more than three counties. Focusing on phoned election surveys, Nelson warned not to give any personal information over the phone unless the person requesting the information is known and trusted. An area resident recently told of a phone call in which the caller identified the resident as ‘granny.’ “My grandchildren call me granny, and this caller knew it,” said the woman. When the caller asked for money, the resident sent it, thinking it was her grandson who needed assistance. She realizes now she was scammed. Scams and theft can occur through

email, postal delivery, and telemarketers. A general rule, according to Nelson, is to refuse to open any emails from recipients which are unknown. With telemarketers, remember that one can simply hang up. Nelson is quick to remind listeners to not give personal information over the phone, including name, date of birth or Social Security number. To avoid identity theft, the State Attorney General’s office recommends these steps: place a security freeze on your credit report, put passwords on your accounts, don’t carry your social security card or number, use a credit monitoring service, pay attention to billing cycles and check late bills, review bills for any charges not made by the cardholder, avoid giving personal information to anyone not first contacted by cardholder, only give personal information online over a secure connection. Scams are delivered in a variety of methods and following security steps may alleviate future stress. They include: if something sounds too good to be true, it generally is; take time to investigate claims before committing any assistance; pay for expensive services by credit card so fraudulent charges can be disputed;

don’t wire money to anyone, especially anyone insisting on immediate payment. Another caution the attorney general’s office recommends is to never give out personal information over the phone unless one initiated contact. If a stranger calls or comes to the door, it’s only their word as to who they are and what they represent. Take time to investigate. Reputable organizations don’t mind being searched and will always accept donations. Nelson is available to present current information about a variety of issues surrounding identity theft and scams to civic and social groups. Detailed brochures are available with comprehensive lists to assist citizens in personal safety. Contact Nelson at the Ruidoso Police Department: 575-258-7365. If one suspects being a victim of fraud, scam or identity theft, Nelson recommends an immediate phone call to 911 or local police.

Ruidoso Downs to be featured on TV series

Ruidoso Downs and racing at Ruidoso Downs will be featured on two consecutive episodes of All Around Performance Horse on RFD-TV with premier airings on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. All Around Performance Horse, which has about 500,000 viewers weekly, explores a wide variety of equine disciplines and appeals all horse lovers, from casual enthusiasts to experienced professionals. Co-hosts Scotty Cobb, John Klam and Sean Koehler spent several days filming and visiting at Ruidoso Downs during this past summer’s racing season. “What we did is show the

face of racing, the front side (grandstand) that people know about and then we go to the backside (barn area) and introduce viewers to what happens there,” said Cobb. Featured segments include a look at the All American Futurity – see a special barn visit with 2011 All American Futurity winner and 2012 All American Derby winner Ochoa – and insight on conformation and racehorse feeding with trainer Mike Robbins, who conditioned world champion Dashs Dream and world champion Sgt Pepper Feature. He also trained world champion and all-time leading sire First Down Dash during

his grade 1 futurity winning juvenile season. A tour of the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame was filmed along with interviews with announcer Robert Fox, Chaplain Darrell Winter, outriders “Mitch” Mitchell and Pete Phipps, and Cliff Lambert, jockey for the first All American Futurity winner Galobar. Lynn Crawford also talked about The Jockey Club at Ruidoso Downs and Ruidoso as a destination resort. “I really get excited about the racing at Ruidoso; I’ve bought into it,” said Cobb. “It’s hot here in Texas (during the summer) and to go up

there with the weather in the 50s at night and 70s during the day and the mountains and views, it’s great. “I like the Thoroughbreds, but the Quarter Horses really excite me. Just to see them and hear them thunder down the track,” he said. Each week’s segment will first air Thursday night at 10 p.m. central time and then repeats at 7:30 a.m. central time on the following Sunday morning. A third showing is at 5:30 a.m. central time Wednesday. Check your listings to confirm air times. RFD-TV is channel 231 on Dish Network and channel 345 on DIRECTV.

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August NM unemployment rate drops

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in August, down from 6.6 percent in July and 7.5 percent a year earlier. The rate of the-year job growth, comparing August 2012 with August 2011, was negative 1.5 percent, representing a loss of 12,400 jobs. The current round of job loss started in June after 10 months of year-to-year gains. Employment for August increased in six industries and decreased in seven. Educational and health services, up 3,000 jobs, again led the expanding industries, with leisure and hospitality, up

2,300, also posting a large gain. The mining industry added 1,000 jobs, continuing a positive trend that has persisted for more than two years, while manufacturing, up 900; transportation, warehousing and utilities, up 700; and wholesale trade, up 100, registered smaller increases. Government payrolls contracted by 5,800 jobs from their year-earlier total, with losses ongoing at all three levels: state, down 3,700; federal, down 1,700; and local, down 400. Professional and business services, down 5,700, posted a similar dip, while construction, down 3,000; miscellaneous other services, down 2,600; financial activities, down 1,600; information, down 1,000; and retail trade, down 700, also reported declining employment.



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Education By Corey Bard

The November election will allow you to choose to vote for three general obligation 2012 GO Bonds which support higher education (ENMU), public libraries and the senior center. Ruidoso Public Library purchased 16 new computer work stations, software and a maintenance agreement from the Userful Corporation with the 2010 GO Bond money. Historically, the GO Bond passes in the Albuquerque area but not in Lincoln County. GO Bond is beneficial to Lincoln County and has helped the public library financially for many years. Every year certain books are challenged and banned from libraries all across the United States. This week Ruidoso Public Library is participating in the 30th anniversary of “Banned Books Week” — a look at censorship going on all across this country. The lbrary board president of my previous library used to remind me that every time we order new books, magazines, e-books or audios we are practicing censorship. The librarians’ choices as professionals are supposed to represent what the public wants in the library collection. Resources are limited and the budget is set for how much we can spend on materials.So in effect, we are practicing censorship since we are not the Library of Congress which by law has a copy of almost every book published in the United States. We are happy to take your suggestions each month for what you think we should include in the library.

‘True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries’ edited by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco was published last year and takes a look at hard to believe stories of books that have been taken off the shelves because of parents’ objections, teachers’ complaints, PTAs, religious groups and numerous other reasons that can make you shake your head. Remember we live in the land of the free and the brave and what do your neighbors think? “Huck Finn,” “Catcher in the Rye,” The Bible, The Quran, books by Judy Blume, Madonna and Henry Miller have all been banned as well as hundreds of others. I once had a parent ask me to take Rolling Stone magazine out of my library. She objected to her son reading an issue that had Kate Perry in her underwear on the cover. I had no intention of dropping ‘Rolling Stone’ from the library and took a stand that it was a parent’s role to determine what their child can or cannot read. It was not up to the library to question what each patron checks out of the library or reads in the library. For that matter, no permanent record or history is kept of what patrons use from the library. Please visit the Friends of the Library bookstore located in the front of the library. The Friends of the Library help support programs at the library including the summer reading program. The bookstore is run completely by volunteers. Also, stop by and look at the great job The Ruidoso Garden Club has done landscaping the front of the library. Their work is completely voluntary as well. Thanks to all our volunteers who care that Ruidoso has a great resource – the free public library. Remember to vote in November.

Homeschooling evolves into viable option for education By Milu Abel For the Ruidoso Free Press How students are taught and learn is forever constantly evolving. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics in 2003 there were 1.1 million homeschoolers in the United States, increasing from 850,000 students in 1999. The most recent statistic states that the population rose to 1.5 million in 2007. Whether the main reason is due to population growth or parents simply opting for a change, the current number continues to rise. “I never got to see my children,” said Amee Geib, a home-schooling mother of three and one more on the way. “I love to watch them learn. And when you’re a mom you can’t just send you children off to cry all day at school.” Now with five years of homeschooling experience, Geib says that “It all evens out. My daughter has a hard time with math, yet she is reading at a high school level. Apparently she is not ready for that (math) if she can’t get it yet! The day that she is ready for it, it is going to sink in and she is going to remember it forever. That is why I love homeschooling.”

Waiting until one can retain the information fully pays off. According to the Hub Pages “home schooled students score about 72 points higher than the national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The average American College Test (ACT) score is 21. The average score for homeschoolers is 22.8 out of possible 36 points.” “I think schools are still stuck in the Industrial Revolution period,” said homeschooling mother Carla Giese. Schools are “more factory-oriented, like ‘If you don’t obey the orders you’ll get your hands chopped off.’ So they are preparing you for something that is long ago gone that’s not going to work very well. You get up into the real world and you are like ‘I don’t work in a factory, I’m not supposed to think for myself and I’m always supposed follow orders, what am I supposed to do?” Whatever form of education fits you or your child best is something that one must strive to understand and incorporate wisely if we wish to function as productive individuals and members of our community. Many different types of information on home-schooling can be found either through books, online or by asking a fellow homeschooling parent. One of the downsides might be that snow days are a rare occasion.

Happenings at Capitan Library

October will be a busy month at the library. On Friday, Oct. 5, Sandi Pierce Browne will speak at the first Friday Adult Lecture. Author, counselor and Wingrider she will share her experiences. Please join us for an exciting evening. Refreshments will follow. (Bio at Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. - $5 a bag book sale. Come early for the best selection. New items arrive daily. Complimentary coffee and cookies. Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. - October Silent Auction. Many of the items to be auctioned are already on display. Come by, browse, bid and visit the library. Refreshments will be served during the auction. This is one of the major fund raisers for the library. Please come out and support your library. Capitan Public Library 101 E. Second Street, P.O. Box 1169, Capitan, NM 88316. 575-3543035. “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” — S. Anderson

October 2, 2012

RHS embraces increased student expectations By Pauline Staski Principal Two years ago in anticipation of the increased academic expectations for students arising from the state’s new grading system and shifting expectations for graduation, Ruidoso High School with the help of staff, community and administrators conducted an extensive and rigorous audit of our school. The results have caused the high school to change curriculum, instruction and behavior management systems. This year, the high school was awarded “C” on its report card. Evidence that although passing; we needed to increase our efforts. Ruidoso High School provides students with three levels of academic support, particularly in the areas of reading and math. The first level occurs in the classroom. Teachers have an increased focus on critical thinking skills and key content. Then they analyze student work to determine if the students truly mastered the assignment. As a result of their analysis, a teacher may re-teach a lesson to the whole class or a small group. At this stage, students have available various tutoring options, including before and lunch time tutoring by the teacher, after school tutoring in our night school, tutoring through the counseling center or our Indian education liaison’s office, and finally tutoring offered during early release Wednesday. For the high achieving students, Ruidoso High School offers honors options in all core classes. We offer AP courses, and dual enrollment classes both on campus and at the ENMU-R campus. This year we are offering three AP classes with 51 students enrolled. We also offer 6 Honors classes in grades 10-12 with 225 students enrolled. We are very pleased to be able to offer two advanced math college classes per semester on our campus during the regular school day. We currently have 18 students in the Intermediate Algebra class and 28 in the College Algebra class. We are also able to offer vocational certification classes and regularly graduate students with both high school diplomas and career

certification. Last year, we had more than 110 students who took dual credit courses and earned both high school and college credit. This year we are on track to increase that number. If we add together all the student hours in advanced classes (AP, Honors, Dual Enrollment) our students are taking 386 hours of advanced classes. This is approximately 16 percent of all student class hours for grades 10-12. Honors classes are also available at ninth grade, and students are currently deciding on whether or not to choose this option. The second level of academic support that Ruidoso High School has offered its students for the past two years are elective classes that target basic reading and math skills. Students are placed in these classes if they do not score proficient on the standardized and short cycle assessment tests. Students are assessed regularly as part of these classes and specific lessons are given based on their individual needs. Students who are able to bring their reading or math skills level to grade level can exit the class and take other electives. We are using Empower3000 Reading and Accelerated Math, both researched based intervention programs in these classes. Our third level of support offers the most intensive support for students‘ academic needs. Special Education services are one aspect of this level of support. Ruidoso High School also offers a self contained, small learning environment, a night school and an alternative program. Students attend night school because they need to recover lost credit, they wish to accelerate graduation, they are unable to attend school during the day, or they need additional tutoring. Students are placed in our alternative program for disciplinary reasons and complete most of their course work online. At Ruidoso High School, it is not enough to scrape by. We expect all of our students to become proficient not only on the state exams, but also in the skills and knowledge they will need to go on to post-secondary education or the workplace.

This week in Lincoln County history Courtesy of Gary Cozzens, President, Lincoln County Historical Society Oct. 1, 1869 Lt. Col. August Kautz assumes command of Fort Stanton. Oct. 1, 1938 Building. #7 - administration building - repairs to outpatient offices and pharmacy in rear. Cemetery - being rehabilitated, graves reshaped. Bldg. #4 - built-up roof placed on two sections of front porch, construction of rock wall at rear. Bldg. #10 - demolition 45 percent complete, using CCC enrollee labor. Ambulatory cottages - exterior painting of 75 cottages. Oct. 2, 1862 Captain James “Paddy” Graydon and his men meet with Mescalero Chief Manulito at Cement Springs near Corona. Confrontation ensues and Graydon and his men kill about 15 Mescaleros. Oct. 3, 1862 Captain James “Paddy” Graydon and troops begin four-day patrol of Rio Ruidoso and Sierra Blanca.

Oct. 3, 1868 Private Anton Shintz, Company A, 37th Infantry dies and is buried in the Fort Stanton Cemetery. Oct. 4, 1866 Companies I and K, 57th U. S. Infantry (Colored) detached to Fort Union. Oct. 6, 1874 Captain James Randlett indicted on charges of murder and accessory to murder for incidents occurring at Ft. Stanton. Oct. 6, 1934 Dr. Ralph Porter explores the Ft. Stanton Reservation. Oct. 8, 1844 Henry Stanton promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Oct. 8, 1866 William Brady mustered out of army at Ft. Sumner and later moves to Lincoln County. Oct. 8, 1878 Probate Judge Florencio Gonzales and citizens of Lincoln petition Governor Wallace for protection.

Lincoln County Medical Center Adds Experienced Physical Therapist Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) is pleased to welcome physical therapist Lisa Crenshaw, PT, DPT, as the new manager of our Rehabilitation Services department. Lisa has extensive experience in pediatric care and also provides wound care and therapy for orthopedics and elderly patients. A lifelong Lincoln County resident, Lisa returns to the LCMC Rehabilitation Services Department with 25 years of experience as a physical therapist in schools throughout the region and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy with a Pediatric emphasis. Lisa will see patients at the Therapy Center Monday through Friday, 8 am. to 5 p.m. For more information call (575) 257-8239 or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

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Sandi Pierce Browne – author, counselor, wing rider only woman mayor of El Paso and later served in her administration as executive assistant to the mayor for economic and marketing development. Sandi went back to college and earned a Master of Education degree with emphasis in agency counseling. She is a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor, New Mexico Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified Group Psychotherapist. She pursued advanced work in spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica. She also earned a Master of Spiritual Science Degree from Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy. Her writing builds on her multiple life experiences, psychological and spiritual studies. Enjoying new areas of creativity, she began making original designed jewelry. Sandi now brings her spirit of freedom into her gemstone and sterling silver jewelry creations.

First published thirty years ago in national aviation magazines, she since has written articles for professional publications, been a contributing columnist for a regional newspaper and published newspaper articles on the challenges of aging from a counselor’s point of view. Her aviation memoir, Touch the Sky, captures her years as an airshow pilot and wing rider. Sandi and her husband, Stan, spend half of the year in the mountains of New Mexico and half of the year in the Dallas area near their children and grandchildren. Refreshment will follow the lecture.

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Sandi Browne’s varied life experience enriches her writing. Her professional life began in aviation as a flight instructor and charter pilot. Browne will be featured at the Capitan Library’s First Friday Adult Lecture, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. For 10 years, she flew solo and dual aerobatics at airshows across the United States and was a wing rider riding atop a 450 Stearman biplane. She was co-owner of The Flying Pierces Airshow Team. During that period, she gave countless interviews and appeared on many television shows including To Tell the Truth, What’s My Line and the Mike Douglas Show. She has flown more than 70 types of airplanes and holds a commercial pilot license – Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land and Instrument, Airplane and Instrument Flight Instructor, Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor and Airframe Mechanic. Her next life, as she calls it, was as a sales and management trainer and consultant assisting clients to achieve their goals. She was campaign manager for the

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I love books. I’ve spent thousands of 101 classes at ENMU-R? Is there a remehours of my life with my hands on a book dial course? Can you help me, Dr. Alred? spine. I read, at times underline or highI’m not new to this touch problem. I light, turn the page and continue until there should have remembered the time several are no more pages. Then I pick up another years ago in a state far, far away when book and start all over. It’s just how readI was told to report to our local police ing’s done. Or so I thought. department to be fingerprinted for a I’m also cheap. When I began to see background check prior to employment. I the price difference between an e-book and showed up with all ten, handed one set to the hold-it-in-my-hand variety, I realized I the officer who aimed my fingertips at a needed to consider purchasing an e-reader. machine. After several attempts, the officer A few friends whose opinions I value told admitted defeat, and told me I would have me I’d not regret it. Each of them told me to come back when I had a pulse. Sue Hutchison I’d grow accustomed to reading from a Several hours later, after I’d warmed small screen instead of a piece of paper. up in the sun, I returned and quickly gave Even a crusty, former newspaper publisher told me he them another chance with success. Happily, we found I enjoyed reading his e papers daily. Friends told me I’d wasn’t a felon. be able to enlarge words if necessary, watch movies, read Don’t give me a “smart” phone. I’m not smart newspapers from across the country. “Imagine the weight enough. With many gadgets these days requiring a pulse, in books you’ll save when you pack your luggage to warm fingers, and the ability to activate by touch, I’m travel,” they urged. publicly admitting I’m way behind. I’m hoping that when They didn’t review one important thing with me. I shed my skin and hunker down for winter, I might have I have to touch the screen to activate any changes. the good fortune to communicate with my e-reader. Touch devices these days are called “smart.” I’m not sure I’ve enjoyed loading dozens of free books and newswhy as of yet, but I can’t seem to master touching. I’ve paper aps on my Kindle during rare moments of touch failed more times than I’ve succeeded. When I am intriumph. I’ve ordered things online, and have even purstructed to slide a bar across to turn on my reader, it just chased a book or two. I have enough to read on the thing stares back at me with an obvious, “make me” attitude. to keep me busy for years. If only I could pull them up. At my local “town office” coffee shop a few days I’m so glad my computer, cellphone and piano still ago, I demonstrated my touch deficiency to those at my have keys. I’ve recently been told by the cellphone people table. I pushed the button to power my reader, and when that the one I use has been discontinued in production. I’m the screen demanded I slide across it, I gave it my best. already worried because my current cellphone has a keyI slid, I touched, I pushed hard, I grazed lightly. My eboard which slides open and offers me buttons to push. reader ignored me like a guilty kid does her mom’s glare. Until that time, my Kindle will push my buttons Of course once one of the others picked up my Kindle regularly. Fire and slid across the screen, it immediately paid attention and jumped at the opportunity to grant the holder’s Longingly remembering her Nancy-Drew-under-theevery wish. sheets-with-a-flashlight days, Sue can be reached at I’m touch-deficient. I need lessons. Are there Touch



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VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO briefs By Sue Hutchison Reporter

Dr. Rath suggests voluntary donation

Dr. Stephen Rath addressed the council during the public input agenda item with an idea to increase funds for needed emergency response equipment for the village. “I have training in pre-hospital care and critical care,” said Rath, an anesthesiologist, flight surgeon, paramedic and owner of Fusion Medical Spa. “Recently, (Ruidoso’s acting fire chief) Harlan Vincent and I sat down to discuss areas where I had seen things work in Texas,” said Rath who referred to a plan in Galveston enacted in 2002. A voluntary $3 contribution was offered on water bills town wide. The suggestion netted $240,000 per year from voluntary contributions, according to Rath. “The town of Dickenson offers a $2 voluntary contribution and Jamaica Beach offers a $5 contribution. This is something I believe would greatly benefit the village of Ruidoso – I’ve spoken with city officials about the problems and they’ve had to ask for emergency funds. I think it’s very important we have in place a system where the needed trucks and medical supplies are available. “When someone calls 911 the village sends out a first responder vehicle and they’re not allowed to bill. It makes village and state money come into play.” Rath continued by complimenting the village. “The village has done a great job dealing with what it needs to as has Chief Vincent. But more money is available. I’m proposing the village consider such a voluntary contribution. It would be voluntary to the citizen,” said Rath.

ICIP village priorities listed

Bobbye Rose, with 25 days on the job as the new village community development director listed the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan for the village. ICIP exists to prioritize anticipated infrastructure projects. With the utilization of last year’s ICIP and department heads adding projects for consideration, Rose’s next step was presentation to the council. “The village has been unable to complete certain projects because of emergency declarations,” said Rose who showed council a PowerPoint presentation of ICIP priorities. While 24 projects were identified over a five year 2014-2018 projection totaling $97.3 million, the funding requirement for 2014 is $18.8 million. Federal Emergency Management Agency related projects topped the list with water well rehabilitation, bridge replacement and sewer line relocation. FEMA is currently arranging funding for several fire and flood related infrastructure needs and is working with village staff. Village funding will be added to FEMA funds to provide remediation for natural disaster issues. Continuing the list, a bridge loan of $5 million for FEMA related projects, utility line replacement of $1.9 million, mapping and automation of $164,800 and building improvements and consolidation of $955,088 were included. The last priority would include airport renovation with sleeping and eating quarters for airport staff. The deadline for approval and submis-

sion is Oct. 1. Joe Eby village councilor moved to accept the report with Denise Dean, village councilor offering the second. With a roll call vote, the plan passed unanimously.

I’m not one of those guys who reads GQ magazine or follows fashion trends, but the other day a friend of mine said to me, “That’s a nice jacket!... Is that Italian?... Is that Armani?” “It’s Salvation Army,” I told him. “It’s like Armani only cheaper.” But I’m a thrift store junkie, people — certifiable. Because thrift store shopping is fun, and because you can buy things at the thrift store that you just can’t buy anywhere else. Where else can you buy a table with three chairs; or a Barbie with chest hairs; or a T-shirt that says “Apathy, Who Cares?” And if you’re looking for a fish tank for your


What it’s about

Infrastructure Capitan Improvement Plan priorities.

There were five priorities listed for the 2014-18 period. For more details, see the village briefs.

Miss New Mexico addresses council

Candice Bennatt, former Miss Ruidoso and currently Miss New Mexico, addressed the council, thanking the village for hosting the pageant. “We’re very happy that the Miss New Mexico scholarship pageant has found a home here in Ruidoso,” remarked Bennatt. The Miss New Mexico pageant was hosted in the spring at Spencer Theatre for the Performing Arts. Areas families offered support and housed participants, with The Lodge at Sierra Blanca as the official headquarters. Tom Battin, Lincoln County commissioner was one of the judges for this year’s contest. “I was able to graduate college debt free because of the scholarships offered me,” said Bennatt. The pageant has made plans to make Ruidoso its permanent home and will return spring 2013 for the next event. Bennatt added that the pageant officials appreciated the village’s support.

Vacation of El Paso Road.

While village department heads had no objections to the vacation of a section of Alhambra, insurance rates due to a water hydrant placement were discussed. According to village records the portion of Alhambra Drive is an undeveloped right of way and dedicated to the public. A law firm from El Paso representing a lot owner whose property borders the section of Alhambra wrote to inform council of the location of the nearest fire hydrant. If moved as part of the vacation order, it may be difficult to fight fire on the lot owner’s property. Jim Stoddard, village councilor asked Debi Lee, village manager about the location of the next nearest hydrant. Lee responded by saying the nearest hydrant would be too far to fight fire on the lots in question. She continued with information that Harlan Vincent, acting fire chief assured the council there would be adequate hose length with fire trucks which would respond to an emergency. Lee stated there may be future water storage tanks for storage. Discussion continued that the hydrant wasn’t working and the line attached was dysfunctional as well. With the steep terrain of the location in question, Vincent stated it would be likely any fires would be fought with hose and tanker. Addition of a new hydrant was discussed. “It depends on where we put the hydrant. There are lots of rocks up there and it could run the cost pretty high when you hit that rock. Hydrants themselves cost $2,500 each. We carry lots of water. I’m not saying we’ve dealt with this before but we make sure we have plenty of rolling water and we haven’t lost a home so far,” said Vincent. With Lee recommending tabling the issue until further study ensued, the council voted unanimously to table until late October.

kid’s iguana, you’ll find one at a thrift store. If you need a Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass record to complete your collection, just go to the thrift store. The other day, I found a 100 percent virgin acrylic sweater. Folks, you’re not going to find one of those at Target. But it’s all about finding the treasure, isn’t it? And the other day, I found it: chrome plated, plumber’s helper with the suction cup on one end of the stick and a corkscrew on the other. The only tool ever made in America for both drinking problems and plumbing problems. The only problem is that I can’t figure out where to store the dang thing in our house. Should I keep it next to the toilet; or rinse it off in the bowl

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and stick it in the kitchen drawer? Maybe my wife will let me put it in the window this year as a Christmas decoration. Yep, I buy just about everything at thrift stores — everything except my underwear. I buy my underwear brand new at Lowes. I like the heavyduty canvas kind with the blue lettering that says, “Let’s build something together.”

Access to the road north of Sutton Drive would have been closed to allow construction of the Lincoln County Medical Center’s professional building to proceed. Revisions to the motion allowed for construction to proceed with acess to both sides of the road and retaining a 40-foot roadway. Hydrant removal in the area, if vacation was granted, posed possible insurance issues with adjoining property owners.

Vacation of a portion of Alhambra Drive.

A renewal agreement was due for the VIllage Chamber of Commerce to operate the visitor center.

Village Visitor Center

Village projects funding approval.

Portion of Alhambra Drive considered for vacation

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Two projects – construction of a pressure release valve on lower Camelot, and work on a Pinecliff sewer project would cost $177,605.58.

How they voted Passed unanimously

Passed unanimously

Tabled until October to wait for further information.

Passed unanimously

Passed unanimously

Ruidoso Downs City Council Item

Infrastructure Capitan Improvement Plan projects for 2014-18.

2012-13 budget adjustments.

Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant operating invoice for August 2012.

What it’s about The current plans place refurbishing the Agua Fria sewer system as the top priority. Mayor Gary Williams asked if the drainage system on Joe Welch Lane can be moved up into the top five list as well. The biggest adjustment is the approval of $179,901 to purchase water rights. The agreement had been finalized long before John Underwood came on as the city attorney, and has been on the city agenda for about eight years. This is the second meeting the invoice has been on the consent agenda.

How they voted

Passed unanimously

Passed unanimously


October 2, 2012

Tag, you’re it! “Why, Marshall Dillon, I think that guy is just plumb loco!” — Chester, in an episode of Gunsmoke Have you ever ‘tagged’ someone with a diagnosis of ‘Looney,’ ‘crazy or just plain ‘loco?’ No? How about last year’s Thanksgiving dinner with family? I’m sure someone emerged as the tagged ‘nutty’ cousin or ‘flighty’ brother. This begs the question: How do you fix ‘loco?’ Admittedly I have had my ‘loco’ moments in the past (High school reunions prove that some ‘tags’ still stick to your name). I guess that’s why it is so easy for most of us to project a diagnosis of ‘loco’ on others. We’ve all been there, done that. Another part of the dilemma is an insatiable need to ‘fix’ perceived flaws in our partners, friends, parents and grown children in order for them to act ‘normally.’ The frustrating truth is that trying to ‘correct’ someone else’s behavior usually backfires. Marshall Dillon’s response to ‘loco’ behavior was usually associated with locking that person up until they just ‘sobered up’ and then setting them free with a stern warning about being too ‘loco’ in public. Here’s the rub. Our healthy dose of ego tends to steer us in the direction of feeling a little bit superior to those whom we perceive to be more ‘loco’ than ourselves (Thus the temptation to be Marshall Dillon as opposed to just the screeching

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Chester). We feel better enlightened with a deeper knowledge that we can somehow ‘save’ or restore sanity to someone tagged as ‘plumb loco.’ The problem is the one you’re trying to fix may get the message that he or she isn’t good enough, and could turn resentful. All that you may accomplish by launching a full frontal assault against their behavior(s) is create an atmosphere that smothers affection and creates distance. A much healthier approach to helping someone is to look ‘inward’ instead of trying to fix what is ‘outward.’ Learn how to accept the eccentricities of others. Regardless of whether the other person changes, such acceptance communicates the basic respect that keeps relationships solid over time. In other words, stop playing ‘tag’ and consider accepting them unconditionally. James D. Martin is the program manager of the Heritage Program for Senior Adults at the Lincoln County Medical Center. Heritage is a program designed to improve the quality of life for the older adult. Confidential screenings are available by appointment. If interested please call 575-257-6283.

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Pro baseball Texas at Oakland, 8:05 p.m.

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Boys soccer Hatch 6, Ruidoso 1 Girls soccer Hatch 4, Ruidoso 1

Sept. 27

Volleyball Corona d. NMMI, 3-1 Mescalero d. Hondo, 3-1 Boys soccer Ruidoso 3, Silver 2 Girls soccer Silver 5, Ruidoso 0

Sept. 28

Football Foothill 68, Carrizozo 14 Ruidoso 48, Hatch 14 Jal 52, Mescalero 0 Volleyball Capitan Classic Tatum d. Capitan, 3-0 Carrizozo d. Mescalero, 3-0

Sept. 29

Football Hondo 60, Vaughn 8 Volleyball Corona d. Quemado, 3-2 Capitan Classic Cloudcroft d. Capitan, 3-2 Animas d. Mescalero, 3-0 Elida d. Carrizozo, 3-2 Third place Fort Sumner d. Carrizozo, 3-0 Seventh place Mescalero d. Capitan, 3-0

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Oct. 2

Boys soccer Ruidoso vs. Socorro at W.D. Horton Stadium, 6 p.m. Girls soccer Ruidoso vs. Socorro at W.D. Horton Stadium, 4 p.m. Volleyball Gateway Christian at Corona, 5 p.m. Capitan at Carrizozo, 5:30 p.m. Hondo at Lake Arthur, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 4

Volleyball Mescalero at Carrizozo, 5:30 p.m. Hondo at Gateway Christian, 6:30 p.m. Corona at Vaughn, 6:30 p.m. Dexter at Capitan, 6:30 p.m. Boys soccer Ruidoso vs. Deming at W.D. Horton Stadium, 4 p.m. Girls soccer Ruidoso vs. Deming at W.D. Horton Stadium, 6 p.m. Cross country Ruidoso at Artesia Invite, 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 5

Football Floyd/Elida at Carrizozo, 2 p.m. Hondo at NMSD, 3:30 p.m. Tularosa at Ruidoso, 7 p.m. NMMI at Capitan, 7 p.m. Mescalero at Hagerman, 7 p.m. Volleyball Carrizozo at Animas, 6 p.m.

Oct. 6

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By Pete Herrera SureBet Racing News HOBBS – Two more prominent horse trainers accused of drugging their horses with a painkiller many times stronger than morphine prior to the trials for one of the top quarter horse races in the country have received multiple year suspensions and fined thousands of dollars. Trainers Jeffrey Reed and Carlos Sedillo were hit with hefty suspensions and fines following hearings before a Board of Stewards at New Mexico’s Zia Park this past weekend. Both, along with two other trainers given similar suspensions and fines last week by stewards at Zia Park, have 20 days in which to appeal the penalties. The appeals would be heard by the New Mexico Racing Commission. If the Racing Commission upholds the stewards’ rulings, the trainers would have the option to take their cases to a district court, including seeking a stay of the penalties. According to Vince Mares, Racing Commission director, the suspensions and fines should send a message to those who try to circumvent the state’s racing regulations. “We came through with what we said we were going to do,” Mares said. “We don’t care who you are, if you choose to cheat, we are going to go after you.” Reed was suspended from racing in New Mexico for a total of 21 years and fined $23,000. Sedillo was given a 10-year suspension and fined $10,000. Both also

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Jess A Zoomin (8), with jockey G.R. Carter aboard, wins his trial to this year’s All American Futurity just ahead of Krash Cartel. Jess A Zoomin broke down just after the race and had to be euthanized, and was one of five horse trained by Jeffrey Reed that tested positive for dermorphin during the racing season at Ruidoso Downs. lost any purse money the drugged horses earned in the trials for the Ruidoso Futurity. Five of Reed’s horses that ran in the trials in June that decided the Ruidoso Futurity field tested positive for dermorphin, the painkiller that is derived from the skin of a tree frog found in South America. Experts have described dermorphin as being 40 times more powerful than morphine. Mares said one of the five charges against Reed was dropped because the blood and urine sample taken from one of his horses could not be accurately read. Two of Reed’s horses also tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid that has been compared to testoterone.

Reed received a 20-year suspension on the four counts of dermorphin and one year for the two positives for stanozolol. Jess a Zoomin, one of Reed’s horses that tested positive for dermorphin, qualified for the finals of the Ruidoso Futurity but ran out of the money in the finals. In August he posted the second fastest qualifying time for the $2.4 million All American Futurity but broke down after winning his trial for that race and was euthanized. Sedillo received five-year suspensions on each of the two positives for dermorphin, in addition to the fines totaling $10,000. see fiNes pg. 15

All things click for Warriors By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Ruidoso’s football team had a few things to worry about during their game Friday against Hatch. To begin with, Ruidoso was chasing a 5-0 record for the first time in a long time. Second, it was Homecoming, with all the trappings and distractions the week brings. Finally, Hatch came into the game 3-0 and ranked in the top 10 in Class 2A –

Warriors 48, Bears 14 Hatch 0 0 7 7 – 14 Ruidoso 7 14 13 14 – 48 First Quarter Rui – Bryce Pompos 16 run (Travis Mosher kick), 10:15 Second Quarter Rui – Ismail LaPaz 17 pass from Pompos (Mosher kick), 4:32 Rui – Parker Johnson 40 pass from Pompos (Mosher kick), 0:00 Third Quarter Rui – Devon Carr 3 run (Mosher kick), 9:04 Hat – Adrian Grajeda 27 run (Thomas Cisneros kick), 4:49 Rui – LaPaz 15 pass from Pompos (kick fail), 1:08 Fourth Quarter Hat – Grajeda 33 run (Cisneros kick), 11:25 Rui – Pompos 8 run (Mosher kick), 4:04 Rui – Pompos 17 run (Mosher kick), 1:43 ––– Team statistics Hat Rui First downs. . . . . . . . . . . .13 17 Rushes-yards . . . . . . . 42-213 39-260 Passing yards. . . . . . . . . .96 183 Att-comp-int . . . . . . . .14-4-1 15-9-0 Total yards . . . . . . . . . . . 309 443 Punts-avg.. . . . . . . . . . . 5-54.6 4-32 Fumbles-lost . . . . . . . . . 0-0 2-0 Penalties-yards . . . . . 10-115 18-140 ––– Rushing: Hat – Adrian Grajeda 9-101, Sergio Grajeda 9-60, Chase Carson 22-58, Marcus Moyers 1-1, Thomas Cisneros 1-(minus-7). Rui – Bryce Pompos 16-108, Devon Carr 15-106, Parker Johnson 6-43, Matthew Carr 2-3. Passing: Hat – Carson 14-4-1, 96. Rui – Pompos 15-9-0, 183. Receiving: Hat – SGrajeda 3-76, Joel Cisneros 1-20. Rui – Ismail LaPaz 5-83, Johnson 3-72, Dillon Pietch 1-28.

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Hatch receiver Alex Salazar can’t get his hands on the ball as he’s being defended by Ruidoso’s Ryan Coleman, Friday, at W.D. Horton Stadium.

coach Mike Speck was able to switch us probably the best team Ruidoso has faced into it. I wasn’t worried about facing them, all season. we just had to be prepared.” Ruidoso faced all those challenges “They were able to shut down their admirably, scoring 21 unanswered points in running game real well, and on passing, I the first half en route to a 48-14 victory. was a little worried when they hit us with “They couldn’t stop our offense,” said Ruidoso coach Kief Johnson. “It feels good the tight end dump every once in a while,” Johnson said. “But we came through it and to be 5-0 right now, but we still have to concentrate on the next game only.” The Bears featured an offensive attack see wArriors pg. 15 very similar to Ruidoso’s, as quarterbacks Chase Carson for Hatch and Bryce Pompos for the Warriors had each racked up multiple yards passing and running. Both offenses were Brought to you by well-balanced, but the Warrior defense made a statement in the first two quarters. The Bears got their yardage, but could never seem to get the ball across the goal line. Erica Vega “They have some pretty Carrizozo volleyball The Carrizozo libero was on big boys coming off the line,” defensively over the weekend said linebacker Matthew Carr. at the Capitan Classic, digging “We just needed to see what numerous hits in losses to high set they (the Bear offense) quality teams Elida and Fort Sumner. were in, and our defensive

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Capitan Classic field tests Carrizozo netters Both teams were tied through the By Todd Fuqua first twelve points of the first game Sports Editor before the Lady Tigers took a 12-7 lead with Kenzee Chriswell serving. CAPITAN – You want to improve But the Lady Grizzlies (9-2) showed your volleyball team? Pit them against a that no lead was safe in this match, gettough schedule. ting to within two points and hanging If you want to get a whole lot of around before a massive kill by Kayla great experience in two days, schedule Jasso finally gave Elida a 25-21 victory. your team for the Capitan Classic. The Lady Tigers came out on fire That’s just what Carrizozo coach again in game two, going up 4-0, but Pam Allen did, and she’s hoping her Carrizozo – led by hitting from Sarah girls can reap the benefits – even if they Ferguson – came back to tie it and then did just finish fourth after losses to Elida took the lead with Ferguson serving. The and Fort Sumner. “I knew this would be a really tough Lady Grizzlies scored six straight points and had game point serve, but a hit by tournament coming in,” Allen said. Victoria Ventura went long to make it “You’ve got teams that played in the 24-20 Carrizozo. championships in the state tournaments An error by the Lady Tigers on the the last two years, and they’re all tough serve by Jasso gave the Lady Grizzlies again. I think even though we didn’t finish as well as I had hoped, you only get better when you play really good teams.” This year’s field featured a pair of semifinals that were both rematches of last year’s Class 1A and Class B title games – as well as likely previews for this year’s championships. Tatum – already winners of the Clovis Tournament and Zia Classic in Roswell against much larger schools – swept Class 1A rival Fort Sumner in the first semifinal on Saturday morning. The Lady Grizzlies then faced their Class B rival Elida in the second semifinal, and it turned out to be a doozy. Elida entered the tournament undefeated, but needed five games to get past another strong Class 1A opponent in Animas on Friday. Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press They didn’t find things much Shayna Gallacher sets the ball for a teammate easier against Carrizozo – during the Lady Grizzlies’ loss to Fort Sumner another previously unbeaten in the third place game of the Capitan Classic opponent – on Saturday. on Saturday.

New faces grace the court for Capitan By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor CAPITAN – It can be hard to find a glimmer of hope when you’ve lost every match you’ve played at your own volleyball tournament. But Capitan coach Rebecca Gonzales said even with the three losses, progress was made. “Our squad’s still not set, and it’s just a matter of working with what we have,” Gonzales said. “We have some injuries Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press to our more experienced Capitan’s Mary Jane Swanson, right, hits the girls, so we grabbed a ball over the net as Cloudcroft’s Stacie O’Connor couple of JV girls to join prepares to block, Saturday, during the Capitan us. This was their first go- Classic. round with us.” were communicating and moving their The additions includfeet on then court. I think that allowed us ed freshman Mary Jane Swanson and eighth-grader Torri Trapp, who provided to surprise them and get the win.” The tournament ended with a loss to some much-needed size and strength at another district foe in Mescalero in the the net. seventh-place game. The Lady Chiefs “I threw them in with the wolves, had come into the tournament with a but they stepped up,” Gonzales said. four-game win over Hondo on Tuesday, “That’s the attitude I like from the girls, but then were swept by Carrizozo and that they do whatever it is that coach Animas in the first two rounds of the asks them to do.” Capitan Classic. Capitan (1-10) finished fourth in The Lady Tigers may have been their pool, but was able to take a game swept, but Mescalero (5-7) didn’t exfrom Lincoln County rival Carrizozo in pool play. That came against a team that actly have it easy. All three games were entered the tournament as the top-ranked close, and the Lady Chiefs escaped with a 25-23 win in the final game. Class B team in the state. Capitan has another matchup with The Lady Tigers were then swept Carrizozo today, then host Dexter on by Tatum – although that’s nothing to Thursday before beginning the district get too upset about. The Lady Coyotes schedule against Cloudcroft at home on swept untouched to the tournament title Oct. 16. and look very strong in their bid to reThe Lady Chiefs, meanwhile, faces peat as the Class 1A state champions. Carrizozo two more times – on Oct. Capitan then fell to District 7-1A 4 and 11 – before they take the court opponent Cloudcroft in the consolation against Hagerman at home on Oct. 16. bracket, but it was a five game set that “I’ve told the girls over and over, saw the Lady Tigers finally fall 16-14 in we are improving,” Gonzales said. “We the final frame. are making some strides and things are “That game against Carrizozo was the first game where our girls were really coming together. They just need to keep their heads up.” playing together,” Gonzales said. “They

the victory. The first two games encapsulated the entire match, as hits by Jasso were countered by blocks and hits by Ferguson and Ventura. But it wasn’t all about net play. Libero Erica Vega dug out several balls and serve receives all match long, and there were several amazing saves all over the floor for the Lady Grizzlies. “Erica is just awesome and plays her heart out on every single touch,” Allen said. “It’s not that the others don’t, but she’s on the back row digging the ball out of the woodwork on every touch. She plays the first ball almost every time it comes across the net, and that’s a grind.” Both the third and fourth games ended with Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press comebacks, as Carrizozo Carrizozo’s Victoria Ventura, right, hits the ball had a chance to go up 2-1 against the block of Elida’s Kaylen Jasso during a before the Lady Tigers Capitan Classic semifinal on Saturday. won by two, while the rizozo and Elida were swept by Fort Lady Grizzlies returned Sumner and Tatum, respectively, in the the favor in game four to set up the tiethird- and first-place games. breaking frame. But while the Lady Grizzlies may Game five saw Elida lead almost the have fallen in three, they took the entire way, but the Lady Grizzlies still gave them all they could handle in a 15- Vixens to game point serve three times and actually had a chance to win twice 11 decision. before falling 28-26 in game two. It may have been disappointing to Game three was more of a Fort lose to Elida – again – but Allen said this wasn’t really the one the Lady Griz- Sumner domination, although they still needed four match point serves before zlies wanted to win. “I told the girls the match they want they were able to put Carrizozo away in the end. to win is the last match of the year,” “We will experience some tremenAllen said, referring to the state title contest. “We were so close, and we gave dous growth from this,” Allen said. “Not only as a team, but also as individuals. up the lead a few times, just made a We had to play hard in every single lot of unforced errors that’s difficult to match, and that just makes you better. I overcome.” am so profoundly proud of the kids, you The tournament ended with a pair can never know.” of anti-climactic matches, as both Car-

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Hondo Eagles start off district season right By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Hondo’s football team hasn’t had a lot of playing time on the field, what with all the small schools around the state dropping their gridiron programs. But that lack of playing time didn’t seem to hurt the Eagles Saturday, as they went on the road to Vaughn and took home a 60-8 win. Hondo (2-2, 1-0 District 2) was coming off a pair of losses to San Jon and Lake Arthur, and needed a win to get back on track – particularly with the

advent of the district season at hand. “The practices really showed their presence,” said Hondo coach Brandon Devine. “This was mostly a matter of focus, of putting everything together.” Vaughn (1-3, 0-1) had graduated a number of talented seniors from last year’s team, but still had a few players that gave the Hondo defense fits. Still, by the time the V-Eagles had scored with five seconds left in the first half, Hondo had already built up a 43-0 lead. “We took control real quick, and that’s what I was

will have played only seven games on the season, but Devine isn’t too worried about that. “We feel we’re playing everybody as strong as we can this year,” Devine said. “Losing the Roy game at the beginning of the year was what really hurt us, but toward the end of the season, it starts to

concerned with,” Devine said. “It was a long road trip, but the boys put it together and we went after them.” New Mexico School for the Deaf is up next, and the Roadrunners are 4-1 following a 56-12 loss to Lake Arthur. The Eagles were scheduled to play Animas in the season finale, but the Panthers cancelled their football program, the second such team on Hondo’s schedule to do so this year. That means the Eagles will finish up with a home contest against a very good Dora team on Oct. 19. It also means Hondo

even out for everybody. Also, losing Animas has affected everyone else in the district, not just us. “As for NMSD, that’s the big game,” he added. “We’ve kind of been preparing for this one for the past two weeks. They’re a good ball club, and we know if we want a district title, we’ll have to beat them.”

WARRIORS from pg. 13 I was proud of our boys. We had a lot of kids sick this past week, and they sucked it up, got hydrated and got well.” While Hatch was being stifled, Pompos was being prolific. He scored the game’s first touchdown on a 16-yard run with 10:15 left in the first quarter, then connected with Ismail LaPaz on a 17-yard strike toward the back of the end zone in the second quarter to put his team up by 14. The tone of the game was set by a play at the very end of the half. After Parker Johnson had intercepted the ball and ran it back to the Bear 46, the half seemed to come to an end on an 8-yard pass to LaPaz that put the Warriors at the Hatch 40 with no time on the clock. But officials determined there was one last play to be made, and Pompos made the most

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of the opportunity, hitting Johnson on a long pass to the endzone that allowed the receiver to waltz in for the score. Devon Carr opened the second half with a three-yard run for a score to put his team up 28-0 before Hatch finally got on the board. Adrian Grajeda found his way into the endzone on a 27-yard ramble with 4:49 left, just a part of the 101 yards he gained on just nine carries to lead the Bears. He added another score with 11:25 left in the game on a 33-yard run, but that was the last time the Bears hit paydirt. By contrast, Ruidoso scored three more times as Pompos again connected with LaPaz, and then ran for two more touchdowns. Pompos finished with a game-high 108 yards on the ground and threw for 183. Devon Carr added 106 yards rushing. Carson, who had come into the game averaging 150 yards in the air, was held to just 96 on Friday. Notes: About the only downside to the win for Ruidoso was the penalties. The yellow laundry really started to fly in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors ended up with a whopping 140 yards on 18 infractions…The weekend was a particularly great one for the Ruidoso football program, top to bottom. In addition to Friday’s win, the junior varsity beat Clovis, while the eighthgrade team beat Hot Springs and seventh-grade beat Cloudcroft on Thursday…Next week’s game against Tularosa is also the Military Appreciation game, with area veterans being honored at W.D. Horton Stadium. The team will also be raising money for the Wounded Warrior program.

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FINES from pg. 13 The penalties were handed down under racing regulations that were in place at the time the Ruidoso Futurity trials were run. The New Mexico Racing Commission has since adopted much tougher penalties in line with those of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

Continuing fines The two other quarter horse trainers accused of using banned drugs during the trials for the Ruidoso Futurity or Ruidoso Derby were John Bassett and Carl Draper. Bassett last week was suspended from racing in New Mexico for 10 years and fined $10,000. Two of his horses tested positive

for dermorphin after the Ruidoso Futurity trials. Draper was suspended for 300 days and fined $6,000 because one of his horses that ran in the Ruidoso Futurity trials and three of his 3-yearolds that competed in the $679,000 Ruidoso Derby trials the following day tested positive for ractopamine. Ractopamine is a drug that mimics the effects of steroids and is primarily used to build muscle mass in pigs. It is added to the feed given to hogs and has been approved by the government for use in pigs, but not horses. The Draper-trained 3-year-olds that tested positive were owned

entirely or partly by State Racing Commissoner Ray Willis and his wife Lola. Of the four trainers, Bassett and Draper have arguably the most extensive resumes of success as conditioners. Draper won the All American Futurity twice – with DM Shicago in 2004 and with Heartswideopen in 2007. Bassett won the All American, considered quarter horse racing’s most prestigious race, with A Delightful Dasher in 1999 and Ausual Suspect in 2001. Zia Park, which opened its live meet last month, has refused to grant stalls to the four implicated trainers, although their anticipated appeals are still in the works.

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Third game a thriller for Mescalero girls By Karen Boehler For the Ruidoso Free Press DEXTER – For Dexter fans, Monday’s three-game victory over Mescalero wasn’t very pretty, but at least it was a win. For the Mescalero fans, the 34-32 Game 3 loss made the long drive worthwhile, despite falling 25-16, 25-13 in the openers. “We had moments of brilliance then some things I was just like, shaking my head about that I probably would have been a little more heated about if it wasn’t a game I figured we could still end up coming back,” said

Demon coach Andy Luikens. The first two games went fairly quickly and easily for Dexter. Mescalero put the first two points on the board thanks to Dexter hitting errors, then the game was tied from 2-2 through 5-5, with Dexter pulling ahead before Mescalero went up 10-9. But after getting the ball back on a Chief service error, the Demons pulled ahead, holding Mescalero to only one more offensive point in the game. Game 2 was all Dexter, as the Demons went up 6-1 and stretched the lead to

Warrior booters win By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Focus was the issue, and the Ruidoso Warriors addressed it before earning a 3-2 District 3-1A/3A road win against Silver Sept. 27. The win was needed, as Ruidoso had dropped a 6-1 decision to Hatch two days earlier, and looked to be spiraling down in the final weeks of the soccer season. “Thursday morning we met to concentrate and do some breathing techniques,” said Ruidoso coach Aaron Romero. “It put their minds in the right place and they were then more focused on the task at hand.” Ruidoso (4-7-1, 1-2 district), had to come from behind after being down 2-1 at halftime. Even though it was a one-goal victory, Romero said the Warriors actually dominated the game. “We had all the possession in the game, and that was the biggest thing,” Romero said. “Being down at half like that would have taken the wind out of our sails previously, but this time it didn’t affect them at all.” Luis Levya, Efran Roque and Armando Baca had one goal each to lead the Warriors. With the win, Ruidoso now has a real chance to win at least five district games and nine overall, which would greatly enhance the Warriors’ chances of getting to the playoffs. What’s more, all but one of the remaining matches are at home, including tonight’s match against Socorro at W.D. Horton Stadium.

Two more losses for Lady Warriors By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor It may be true that the Ruidoso Lady Warriors have yet to win a soccer game this season, and it may be true they’ve been shut out more often than not. One bright spot, though, is that they’re not being routinely 10-goaled like they were last year, and that gives coach Darien Ross some hope. The Lady Warriors’ latest loss was a 5-0 decision against District 3-1A/3A opponent Silver on Sept. 27, but Ross feels this was a contest her team should have won.

“We were missing four key players, and I had a pair of young girls that had never played soccer before,” Ross said. “But they still stepped up and did an awesome job. It was a while before Silver scored their first goal and was only 2-0 at half.” Ruidoso also fell to Hatch 4-1 on Sept. 25, and that was another game they felt they should have won. The Lady Warriors (0-8, 0-2 in district) found themselves down 3-0 at the break against the Lady Bears before finally getting a goal in the second half. But that that point, the Lady Bears had dug themselves a hole too big to get out of.

15-5 on six serves by Haley Norris. Mescalero only managed four offensive points in the game, two by Cheralyn Lester, including an ace, and two by Morgan Lee. Game 3 was another story entirely. “They were playing sorta scared, but they got it out,” said Mescalero coach Julie Rocha. “I don’t know what happened in Game 3,” Luikens said. “But once it got close, then I felt like we made silly errors that we couldn’t finish that game, but it was good to stick with it and then finally pull out those close games. And so, I don’t know that we

W L Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . 5 0 Lovington . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 Portales . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 ––– Sept. 28 Ruidoso 48, Hatch 14 Dexter 15, Portales 14 Lovington 21, Eunice 0 Oct. 5 Tularosa at Ruidoso, 7 p.m. ––– District 3-1A W L Magdalena . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 Capitan . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 Mescalero . . . . . . . . . 1 4 Cloudcroft . . . . . . . . . . 0 4 ––– Sept. 27 NMMI JV d. Cloudcroft Sept. 28 McCurdy 49, Magdalena 0 Jal 52, Mescalero 0 Oct. 5 NMMI at Capitan, 7 p.m. Mescalero at Hagerman, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 Tularosa JV at Cloudcroft, 2 p.m. –––

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Corona netters ready for district By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor With District 3B play having arrived, Corona volleyball coach Richard Gage said he’s glad his girls were tested last week. The Lady Cardinals got two wins over New Mexico Military Institute on Thursday and Quemado on Saturday, winning in four and five games, respectively. Gage said the Quemado squad was the toughest – other than Carrizozo – he’d seen all year. “I think they’re in the top five this season,” Gage said of the Lady Eagles following Corona’s 24-26, 25-18, 25-12, 21-25, 15-7 victory. “I’d heard some things about their team, and they’ve got a good squad this year.” The Saturday match was the first five-set match this year for Corona (8-2), and their 2125, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15 win over NMMI was the first match all season that lasted more than three games. Gage said that type of test was needed, as the Lady Cardinals face three district opponents this week – Gateway Christian, Vaughn and Valley Christian. “Gateway is probably the toughest team in the district, along with Hondo,” Gage said. “But I haven’t seen any of these teams since the Gateway tournament. We’ll have to be ready. “This is the grueling part of the season,” he added. “We’re ready, but we’re still not as good as we’re going to be. I think our chances are as good as anybody’s in this district.”

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should have gotten to that point, but once we got there, it was good practice on what it takes to win tight games like that.” While they didn’t come away with a victory, Rocha wasn’t unhappy with her team’s effort. “We’re improving,” she said. “The last time we played (Dexter), we played a lot different. But this time we improved. Actually the first two games I don’t think they did very bad. The girls that hit at them moved their player from the middle to the outside so we had to adjust there.”

District 2 Eight-man W L W Gateway Christian . . . 5 0 0 Tatum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 0 0 Carrizozo . . . . . . . . . . 4 1 0 Floyd/Elida . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 0 Melrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 0 ––– Sept. 28 Foothill 68, Carrizozo 14 Tatum 20, Logan 8 Gateway Christian 74, Menaul 30 Melrose at Springer, ppd. Oct. 5 Carrizozo at Floyd/Elida, 2 p.m. Melrose at Gateway Christian, 7 p.m. ––– District 2 Six-man W L W Hondo . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 1 NMSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1 0 Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 0 Vaughn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 0 ––– Sept. 27 Lake Arthur 56, NMSD 12 Sept. 28 Reserve 71, Alamo Navajo 20 Sept. 29 Hondo 60, Vaughn 8 Oct. 5 Hondo at NMSD, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 El Paso Home School at Reserve, 3 p.m.

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Familiar opponent Corona has become very familiar with NMMI this season, even though the two played each other for only the second time on Sept. 27. “We’d seen them play in four other matches, and once in pool play during the Gateway tournament,” Gage said. “They had finally figured out their lineup, and I knew they’d be better. The second time we play them, it’s always a lot tougher for us.” Corona found their offensive game starting with game two, but Gage said it was their defense that made the difference. “Normally, we get

a lot more points of our serve, so we were having to work for our points on offense,” Gage said. “But our back row players

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––– Wednesday Mixed team standings, week 3 of 32 Name Won Lost Team 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2 Western Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Ruidoso U-Haul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Ruidoso Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5½ 6½ Living Energies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5½ 6½ Team 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7 No Doubt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8 Team 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 This week’s high scores Scratch series – Western Auto 2,268, Living Energies 1,805 Scratch game – Ruidoso Bowl 712, Team 7 619 Handicap series – Team 8 2,768, No Doubt 2,563 Handicap game – Ruidoso U-Haul 934, Team 6 868 Men’s scratch series – Jim McGarvey 659, Ronnie Wright 620, Tom Douglas 595 Men’s scratch game – Hans Dubay 256, Keith Brower 225, Bob Layher 213 Women’s scratch series – Sandi Meek 528, Lucy Servies 500, Jean Fanning 427 Women’s scratch game – Pam Bernard 196, Sharla Ganaway 154, Kathy Kiefer 150 ––– Thursday Men’s team standings, week 3 of 32 Name Won Lost Insidhers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 Good Ole Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 Ruidoso Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 Down’s U-Haul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 Buckner Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 GSV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5½ 6½ Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7 Ruidoso Septic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3½ 8½ This week’s high scores Scratch series – Down’s U-Haul 2,754, Insidhers 2,551 Scratch game – Western Auto 987, GSV 859 Handicap series – Buckner Electric 3,311, Ruidoso Bowl 3,249 Handicap game – Good Ole Boys 1,154, Ruidoso Septic 1,084 Scratch series – Hans Dubay 682, Weldon Ganaway 643, Keith Brower, Darryl Bagley 590 Scratch game – Tom Douglas 267, Jim McGarvey 246, Fred Vega 220

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October 2, 2012


High Mesa Healing Center, part one Barbara Mader’s journey

By Sue Hutchison Reporter “I feel so good – it’s finally soaking in. I was running so fast I wasn’t paying attention to where I was heading!” Barbara Mader, RN and founder of High Mesa Healing Center, feels change is in the wind. Since May 17, 1992 the center has offered a place for healing, discovery and restoration. Mader’s been involved with healing arts for decades. Born on a farm in Illinois, Mader grew up around corn and beans, and actively pursued her education, graduating high school as salutatorian. Heading straight into nursing school in the days when uniforms and dorms were part of the program, Mader achieved her RN. When she married George they shared a love of travel and headed to Germany as George served in the Army. With four kids in the mix, the two of them traveled extensively. George is a Highpointers member, with the goal of traveling to the highest point in all 50 states, many times taking his family along. Adding six grandchildren to the family rounded out the Mader clan. Barbara and George lived in Syracuse, New York for 15 years before moving to El Paso. “If I was ever going to lose it, I would have lost it there,” laughs Mader who says the adjustment to sunny, dry Texas was overwhelming. Two years later, when George was asked to return to Syracuse, the Maders said

they’d stay put, and have lived in the southwest ever since. Mader became a public health nurse in El Paso. At the time she spoke no Spanish and had to learn the business by jumping in with both feet. She attended workshops, and dedicated herself to her work, specializing in women and family issues. “I worked to become a bridge between the people and the administration,” says Mader who brought families into the public health clinic so administration could see who they were helping. Frequently she paid her own way to attend conferences which helped her understand the unique role she played in her patients’ lives. In the course of her life, Mader has served on several boards, won “Woman

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


Thought for the week... Charles Clary Well, America was in big trouble. The NFL officials were on strike and the substitute officials were making their share of mistakes. The NFL owners did not want to pay the officials what they wanted. As a result, the second-rated officials were thrust into a situation that they were ill-equipped to handle. The players were upset. The sportscasters were up in arms. Football watchers were picking apart the officials because of their missed calls. The truth is this; they were making mistakes in calls, in rulings and stepping off penalties. The thing we need to understand is this… they were trained and experienced officials. They were just not up-to-speed on the NFL game. I don’t know anything about the salaries of the officials, but I do know this… many NFL players’ salaries, alone, are greater that the total of all the officials’ salaries. Wake up America! We are dealing with corporations and labor unions. I am not finding fault with the owners or the NFL officials. This whole situation could have been avoided if owners and officers of the union had sat down and solve their differences. The truth is this, “Money is the root of all evil (owners and officials).” And they were robbing us of real, error-free officiating for our pro-football games. I would not be surprised if Las Vegas had taken odds on the number of errors made in the different football games. It would not surprise me if there was a trophy awarded for the official with the least number of errors. And then of course, a booby prize for the official who made the most mistakes. Of course, what I have written is tongue in cheek. But it is merely an effort to highlight the importance the public places on NFL football. The reality is this; even the first line officials make mistakes. But there are back up checks and balances. And we always have the video review. So, the second string officials made their mistakes. And so do the football players. The coaches make mistakes and even the sportscasters make mistakes. I suppose that we want perfection out of players, coaches, officials, sportscasters and owners. That ain’t gonna happen. The only perfect man who ever lived is Jesus and they crucified him.

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127 Rio Corner w/Eagle, Mid-town. For more information call: 378-7076 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Ryan Arnold; 1211 Hull at Gavilan Canyon Road, 258-4250 Carrizo Christian Fellowship Leonard Kanesewah Ill, Pastor. 56 White Mt. Dr., 3 mi. W of Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero. 464-4656 CHURCH OF CHRIST Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth, Ruidoso, 257-4381. John Duncan, Minister Church of Christ - Capitan Highway 48. Joshua Watkins, Minister CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Ruidoso Ward, 1091 Mechem Bishop Melvin Jenson, 258-1253 Church of Jesus Christ LDS Mescalero Branch, Mormon Missionaries 317-2375 EPISCOPAL Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail, Ruidoso. Rev. Judith Burgess Rector 257-2356. Website: St. Anne’s Episcopal Chapel in Glencoe Episcopal Chapel of San Juan in Lincoln St. Matthias Episcopal Chapel Carrizozo, 6th & E Street FOURSQUARE Capitan Foresquare Church Hwy 48, Capitan. Harold W. Perry, Pastor EVANGELICAL The Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1035 Mechem Dr. 802-5242 FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l K-Bob’s Hwy. 70 in Ruidoso. Ron Rice, 354-0255, e-mail Mission Fountain of Living Water San Patricio JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Jehovah’s Witness - Ruidoso Kingdom Hall 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 257-7714 Congregacion Hispana de los Testigos de Jehova 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd., 336-4147, 378-7095 LUTHERAN Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 258-4191; 1120 Hull Road. Pastor 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., 2575915. Pastor John Marshall Casa de Oracion Comunidad Cristiana

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of the Year in Public Health” and has continually championed women’s issues of equality among many other pursuits. Being a strong woman with convictions and goals has provided an uphill battle at times, Mader continues to advocate equality. “I’ve always been an agent of change, and I’ll continue even in my ‘80’s,” smiles Mader who recently celebrated her birthday on Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press International Peace Day, Sept. 21. Barbara Mader, RN, founder of HMHC. Spirituality has always played a major role of Mader’s life. Attendbetween physical and spiritual welling churches in Syracuse and El Paso being, which has continually presented presented both positives and challenges. what some may say is a mixed message Mader realized the intense connection see HiGH MesA HeALiNG, pg 18

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October 2, 2012

An Walkin’ ode to


Let me introduce you By Grace Snidow

Let me introduce you to my friend Steve Tappan. You know… “Walking Steve.” … you have all seen him in his khaki clothes walking the streets of Ruidoso. Perhaps like me, you picked him up and gave him a ride. Maybe you bought him a meal or paid him money for a small job. Maybe you saw him at the post office or the grocery store. Steve Tappan was my friend. He is famous; don’t you know? My husband painted him many times. He graced the walls of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., where more than 230,000 people saw him in the painting called “Homeless.” One of his portraits adorns a home in Vail, Colo. Other paintings of him are in museums and homes around the world. He is known, but do you know him? He was my friend. He called me an angel. When I had cancer he called my husband, Gordon, and told him to get in contact with his doctor in El Paso. He said “because the people in this town love her”… did you know him? He was compassionate; he was worried that people were afraid of him…it left him in a secluded world. He loved his Ruidoso mountain and the place he

called home “eye sore acres.” God laid this man on my heart. I prayed for him. I asked him and God to forgive me because I didn’t take more time to care for him. He was God’s child and no less important to God than I am. My little girlfriend Drew Schoenhofer and I prayed together with him one of the last days I spent with him. He was in pain, he was frail, he was hungry and malnourished, and he was alone. As we visited him, Drew kept saying “pray,” and we did. He liked her, she is 8 years old, she was not afraid of him. Gordon knew him for many years. When I first met him, I felt sorry for him. Gordon pointed out that he was living the life he wanted. He had no car payment, nor was there a house payment. He was free. He served our country, he was a Veteran. He wanted to be left alone and live a simple life. Did you know him? He died as he lived, alone on a Thursday night. He died on Sept. 20 in the Veterans hospital in Albuquerque. My last phone conversation with him left me with his last words “OK, bye for now.” You are now introduced to my friend Steve Tappan.

Tributes to Walkin’ Steve from Facebook:

Wanda Kemp Shaw: Before my husband died, Tutt worked Steve many times cleaning yards and raking pine needles. Tutt called him ‘High Stepper’ and he always got the job done. In the past years I have visited with him many times at the post office, I liked him, was always nice and polite. Sears Ruidoso Downs: We knew Steve for 40 years and he worked and laughed with each and every one of us... K Leann Ladd: So sad about a gentle man. Rick Pritchett: My dad called Steve “The toter” because in the 70’s he always carried a sack with him everywhere he went. One day dad saw him and stopped to talk to him. He asked him what was in the sack and Steve told him it was his personal possessions. He was living in a cave by the river and was afraid someone would steal his things when he was gone so he always took his stuff with him when he walked. Dad hired him to work construction and offered to help him find an apartment or house to live in but Steve said no. Once a week, dad would get him a motel room so he could take a bath. I worked with him one summer on a house dad was building and he was a hard worker and told a lot of stories about places he’d been and things he’d seen. HIGH MESA HEALING from pg. 17 to established churches. High Mesa Healing Center was born to marry spirituality, physical and emotional health, to provide a place for individuals and groups to pursue conscious holistic development. The Maders took several trips to the mountains of New Mexico on vacations and holidays. It was a counselor who told Barbara “You can live anywhere you want.” She and George began to look in Ruidoso for affordable property. Through a series of almost miraculous events, the 40-plus acres which now house the High Mesa Healing Center became hers. Next installment will feature how Mader acquired the property and more about HMHC including various programs and classes and the projected vision for the future. For information and programs at HMHC, phone 575-336-7777.

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He did it ‘his way’

By Eugene Heathman Editor Few people knew Walkin’ Steve but everyone recognized him. When showing property or driving friends and family from out of town on Gavilan Canyon Road, Walkin’ Steve could be easily identified as being perched dangerously close to the road on the most precarious of corners in all types of weather conditions. When I first moved to Ruidoso, I offered him rides, which he politely declined. I resorted to always waving when passing by and knew if there was a time he wanted a ride, Walkin’ Steve would let me know. Frank Sinatra would be envious, Walkin Steve, a true free man, lived how he wanted, did what he wanted , when he wanted; his way. Keep on walkin’ Steve.

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Ruidoso artist Gordon Snidow refers to ‘Walkin’ Steve’ with a friendly dose of candid satire in this plaque at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. At top, paintings by Gordon Snidow.

Naomi Eggleston Naomi Eggleston, 93, of S. 11th Street, Carlsbad, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23 at her home. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Southside Church of Christ with Phil Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Denton-Wood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Naomi Eggleston was born Oct. 12, 1918 in Lamar County Texas to Joe and Adell (Brown) Anderson. She married A. D. Eggleston July 30, 1935 in Synder, Texas. They moved to Carlsbad in 1939. They worked for Joe Bryan’s Dairy until A.D. went to work at IMCC. Naomi was a member of South Side Church of Christ since 1947. Her hobbies included being an artist, china painting, wonderful seamstress and she had been selling her crafts at art and craft shows for

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3 Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a.m. The Sterilizers perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Cirque Chinois at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., Alto, 7 - 9 p.m. Pre-concert Chinese buffet at 5 p.m. Blending the ancient tradition of acrobatics with the flowing theatrical elements of dance, aesthetic stage lighting and sound, the Cirque Chinois is one of the most distinguished circus troupes in the world. The company has won over 20 Gold and Silver medals at International circus festivals throughout Asia and Europe. 575-336-4800; Tickets for the buffet are $20. Tickets for the performance are $66 & $69. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

org. Free. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 10 p.m. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p.m. Terry Bullard Band performs at Cree Meadows Country Club, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Friday night fish fry. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. Open Mic Night, Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth in the Boulder Plaza, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Tradd Tidwell. 575-257-2273. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. “You’re Family” play at the Historic Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Drive, 7 p.m. Robert Patrick’s new comedy, “You’re Family,” directed by Mary Maxson and starring Delana Micheals, Jason D. Johnson and Charles Benton. Tickets are $18 at the door. 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. Slick Nickel – Traditional country/ Americana music colored with the ambiance of blues & rock. 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.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 Mark Kashmar, country blues, Café Rio, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30. Karaoke with DJ Pete Cree Meadows Lounge, 6 - 11 p.m., every Thursday, evening. All-you-can-eat taco bar from 6 - 9 p.m. Open to the public Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. Slick Nickel – Traditional country/ Americana music colored with the SATURDAY ambiance of blues & rock. Club 49 at OCTOBER 6 Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Aspenfest Rod Run and Car Susan Kolb, local favorite, performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 7:30 p.m. Show, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Live music at WPS in Midtown and Casino, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hot Rods and Classic Cars on display. This Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. event is in conjunction with AspenFRIDAY fest Weekend. 915-598-0621; www. OCTOBER 5 Free. Trinity Site Tour, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Rascal Fair and White Oaks Community Market, 4 p.m. to dusk. At the site, visitors can take a quarProduce, plants, flowers, crafts and ter-mile walk to ground zero, where unique entertainment. Every Friday a small obelisk marks the exact spot where the bomb was exploded on through the summer. Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s July 16, 1945. A vehicle caravan will Cafe, dinner reservations recom- form at the Tularosa High School football field parking lot. The caramended. 257-8930. Author Sandi Pierce Brown van will leave Tularosa at 8 a.m. Lecture at the Capitan Library, 101 Contact the Alamogordo Chamber E. 2nd St., 5 - 7 p.m. Sandi Pierce of Commerce to travel with the caraBrown is an author, counselor and van: 575-437-6120. White Sands MisWingrider and will be sharing her sile Range Public Affairs Office: 575experiences. Join us for an exciting 678-1134; evening. Refreshments will follow. Trinity/Pages/default.aspx. Free. Aspenfest Arts and Crafts Fair, 575-354-3035; www.capitanlibrary.

Things to do every day Ruidoso River Museum - Open at 101 Mechem Drive. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. - Mon. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid’s Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race 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. Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan, located on Hwy 380. Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. $2 for adults, $1 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRDSchoolhouse Park, on Sudderth Drive, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Part of Aspenfest weekend. Unique, handmade items. 575-378-4661; www.ruidosonow. com/aspenfest. $1 admission. Aspenfest Parade, Midtown Ruidoso, 10 - 11 a.m. From the corner of Sudderth & Mechem to the 700 block of Sudderth. The parade is in conjunction with Aspenfest Weekend, which allows residents and visitors alike to participate in the celebration of our caring community, the cool crispness of the coming fall and the beauty that is Ruidoso. 575-257-7395; Mercado Del Artisan Outdoor Fair at River Rendezvous, 524 Sudderth Dr., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come enjoy live music & wonderful fine art; including, gourd art, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, metal art, photography and much more. 575-257-2997. Free. $5 A Bag Book Sale at the Capitan Public Library, 101 E. 2nd St., 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Come early for the best selection. New items arrive daily. Complimentary coffee and cookies. 575354-3035; NM State Open Chili Cook-Off, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. The Annual New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7. Held in conjunction with Aspenfest Weekend. Chili Turn-In, Judging, and Public Tasting - 12 p.m. 575-336-8399 or 520-419-0202; Oct. 6 entry fee, $25. CASI rules apply Steve Waldorf performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 12 - 3 p.m. Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s Cafe, dinner reservations recommended. 257-8930. Doug Fuqua performs in Wen-

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Forestry Division. Flying J Chuckwagon Supper and Show, Hwy 48 north of Ruidoso. After Labor Day open Saturdays only through Oct. 13; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and show is $25 for adults; $15 for children 4-12. www.� for more information. Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, just east of the racetrack. The �irst New Mexico museum to be granted “af�iliate” status with the Smithsonian Institution. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission $6 for adults with discounts available for seniors, military and youth. Visit www. or call 575-378-4142. “Authentic Memories of the American West” exhibit, presented by the Snidow Museum of Art, running through Oct. 15 at the Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso

dell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 11 p.m. Mike Sanjku performs in Wendell’s Restaurant at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 5 to 10 p.m. Tomas Vigil performs at Landlocked Restaurant & Bar on Mechem from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark Remington performs at the Swiss Chalet Inn, Mechem Dr., 6 p.m. Friends of NRA Banquet, Ruidoso Convention Center, 6 - 9 p.m. There will be lots of raffles, games and auctions for great prizes. Dinner is included in the ticket price and tickets can be purchased at the door or at Firepower Gun and Pawn. Friends of the NRA is the charitable branch of the NRA supporting such great programs as Eddie Eagle child safety, 4H, ROTC and many other youth organizations. 575-257-3943 or 575-729-0092. “You’re Family” play at the Historic Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Drive, 7 p.m. Robert Patrick’s new comedy, “You’re Family,” directed by Mary Maxson and starring Delana Micheals, Jason D. Johnson and Charles Benton. Tickets are $18 at the door. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina, Mechem Drive, 7 - 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. The Roots & Boots Tour at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. Don’t miss Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Joe Diffie, three of the biggest acts in country music and part of the Roots & Boots Tour. 575-464-7777; www. Tickets start at $25. Slick Nickel – Traditional country/

Downs. Visit Free with admission to the museum. “A Land So Strange” exhibit, Hubbard Museum, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, runs through Feb. 8, 2013. An educational journey of nearly 400 years of New Mexico history. Hundreds of artifacts and images from the 16th to the 20th century tell the story of the Native Americans, the Spanish, and the EuroAmericans who created the New Mexico we experience today. Visit www.hubbardmuseum. org. Free with admission to the museum. Pillow’s Funtrackers - Open weekends and most holidays throughout the year. 101 Carrizo Canyon Road just off Sudderth. Three go-kart tracks, miniature golf, arcade, Mountain Maze, and seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Panning for Gemstones, Rock Climbing Wall, Extreme Air and Kiddie Bounce House.

Americana music colored with the ambiance of blues & rock. 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.

including, gourd art, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, metal art, photography and much more. 575-257-2997. Free. Chile Society Pod Chili CookOff, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. Held in conjunction with Aspenfest WeekSUNDAY end. Chili Turn-In, Judging, and PubOCTOBER 7 lic Tasting - 12 p.m. 575-336-8399 Aspenfest Arts and Crafts Fair, or 520-419-0202; www.ruidosonow. Schoolhouse Park, on Sudderth com/aspenfest. Entry fee, $20. CASI Drive, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Part of Aspenfest rules apply. weekend. Unique, handmade items. Live music at WPS in Midtown 575-378-4661; www.ruidosonow. Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. com/aspenfest. $1 admission. MONDAY Mercado Del Artisan Outdoor OCTOBER 8 Fair at River Rendezvous, 524 Sudderth Dr., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come enLive music at WPS in Midtown joy live music & wonderful fine art; Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


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JAMES K. LAWSON, Sr., if living, if deceased, all unknown heirs and devisees of James K. Lawson, and EDWINA JUNE LAWSON, also known as EDWINA STEVENS, if living, if deceased, all unknown heirs and devisees of Edwina June Lawson, Defendants. CV -2010-00340 Div. III NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT NOTICE is hereby given that under and by virtue of Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the District Court of Lincoln County, New Mexico, on August 31, 2012, 1992, in civil cause number CV-2010-00340, whereas Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, Inc. is the plaintiff and the Defendants Are shown above, the under-signed will offer for public sale to the highest bidder for cash at the front entrance of the Ruidoso Village Hall, 313 Cree Meadows Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 on the 26th day of October, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., all rights of the defendants to the following described real property: Lot 111, DEER PARK VALLEY SUBDIVISION, UNIT 4, Lincoln County, New Mexico. As shown by the plat thereof filed in the Office of the County Clerk and Ex-officio Recorder of Lincoln County on April 17, 1981 in Cabinet D, Slide Nos. 7 through 10; (hereinafter referred to as “the Property”). Notice is further given that the court directed foreclosure of the lien on the Property and that the amounts to be realized at said sale from the Property, with interest calculated to date of sale, are as follows: Amount of Plaintiff ’s Claim of Lien . . . . . . . . $22,177.75 Interest to date of Sale . . . $303.04 Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $553.75 Attorney’s Fees . . . . . . . $1 ,500.00 TOTAL: $24,534.54 In addition thereto there will be accruing interest, and costs of publication of this Notice, and the Special Master’s Fee fixed by the Court in the amount of $250.00. The terms of this sale are that the purchaser must pay cash at the time the Property is struck off to him, except that Plaintiff may bid all or any part of its judgment, plus interest without paying cash. Witness my hand this 11th day of

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Ruidoso Free Press

October 2, 2012

Ruidoso Free Press October 2, 2012  

The October 2 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, the source for news, education, business, sports, religion and opinion in Ruidoso and Linco...

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