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happening September 29 ‘Beast Feast’

A family-oriented pig roast with activities for children, talks about wildlife conservation, bake sale, horseshoe tournament and more. All proceeds benefit the Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso chapter of The Wildlife Society. Sam Tobias Campground #3 in the Cedar Creek Picnic area, 2 - 8 p.m. Tickets available at the cashiers office at ENMU. Admission is free, $10 advance purchase per plate/ $15 day of event.

Optimist Club Scholarship Golf Scramble

Shotgun start golf tournament at The Links with proceeds benefiting scholarships and other programs for the children of Ruidoso and Lincoln County. New this year is a ball drop with the closest to the hole winning up to $2,500 cash. Ball Drop proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca. The Links at Sierra Blanca, 111 Sierra Blanca, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 915-588-2487. $80 per player, $270 four-person team.

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Air and car show dazzles the masses By Eugene Heathman, Editor and Sue Hutchison, Reporter

The autumn weather in Lincoln County couldn’t have been better for the masses of people attending the fourth Annual Mountain High Fly In and Pine Top Car Show and celebration of 100 years of transportation in New Mexico. The fly in and car show was held Saturday at the Sierra Blanca regional airport featuring a model train and railroad history exhibit from Trains and More, glider rides, vintage aircraft and dazzling aerobatic airshow performances by Don Nelson in his Sukhoi Su-26, a single-seat aerobatic aircraft from the former Soviet Union. It is powered by a single 400 HP reciprocating radial engine. The Su-26 has mid-mounted straight wings and fixed landing gear. Nelson grew up in Alaska and started his flying career as a bush pilot. He joined the Army as an aviator where he became a forward air controller in L-19

aircraft flying missions over Vietnam. During that time he was awarded 18 air medals for combat flight time. Shortly after being honorably discharged he was hired by United Air Lines. With more than 25,000 hours of flight time, Nelson retired from United Airlines as a Boeing 767 captain and has won several aerobatic contests competing in the unlimited category. “It was a great success,” said M. Sean Parker, operations director of the airport. “We’re pleased with the turnout although it may be lower than last year.” With more than 65 classic cars displayed, and several vintage planes in flight, the weather for the event was cooperative. Roger Handrahan, Los Alamos resident, cites skydiving as his hobby. He and three others performed two dives each at the air/car show. Handrahan owns and operates Habanero Skydiving Team. see Air sHow, pg 3

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Roger Handrahan, Los Alamos resident, flew both the U.S. and NM flags with his first dive of the day. He and three others performed two dives each at the show. After Handrahan jumps, he inspects his gear thoroughly and repacks it for the next jump. Below, glider rides were offered at the show. The plane was busy all day with the pilot circling airspace hemmed by the Capitans and Sierra Blanca.

Tour de Ruidoso century ride record crumbles

Each month, this program will launch a segment from the Joseph Campbell series, “The Power of Myth.” Discussions will include political, literary, artistic, religious and other associations found in contemporary living. In this discussion series hosted by Sacred Grounds, we journey into the deeper issues of dignity, human rights, and the dynamics between humankind and the broader natural world. Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 4 p.m. 575-257-2273, Free. Photo courtesy of Ty Wyant

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Carrizozo Music in the Parks: A Concert of Flute and Piano

Lisa Van Winkle and Esequiel Meza present a flute and piano concert at Trinity United Methodist Church. Both artists teach and perform internationally. The concert is followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. Sunday, 7 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m. Prior to the Sunday concert, the Carrizozo Woman’s Club will host a dinner at the historic WPA clubhouse on 11th and D Ave. from 5 - 6:30 p.m., $8. 575648-2757. Free.

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By Eugene Heathman Editor One couldn’t ask for better weather conditions for the Fifth Annual Tour de Ruidoso road cycling event. According to Michelle Griffing Thurston, organizer of the event and board member of Bicycle Ruidoso, “A competitive field of 212 riders registered for the combined 100 mile century competition, the 100k (62 miles) or the flat out 20 mile sprint held Sept. 23.” Both century and 65M/100K first place finishers were record breakers this year. Last year Gilberto Porras from El Paso shattered the century, 100-mile course record with a time of 4 hours, 52 minutes. On Saturday, David see tour de ruidoso, pg 3

House passes Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed HR 1461, the Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act introduced by Congressman Steve Pearce. The legislation authorizes the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease, contract, or transfer adjudicated water rights. “I am pleased with the passage of this bill, which has bipartisan support in the House and the Senate,” Pearce said. “The ability to lease these water rights will generate great economic opportunity the Mescalero Tribe, and will provide water for New Mexicans when we need it most.” Frederick Chino, Sr., president of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, thanked Congressman Pearce for his work. “The Mescalero Apache Tribe is working hard to ensure that the future is bright for our people and surrounding communities,” said Chino. “Water is one of our most precious resources and HR 1461 will allow our tribe to better manage our wa-

ter and allow us to work with our neighboring communities on water usage. We thank Rep. Stevan Pearce for his leadership on passage of this critical bill and for his friendship and partnership. Working together, we can revitalize the area we all share in a way that allows our communities to grow and prosper for all that live here.” The bill also honors the right for Native American tribal self-determination, by permitting the tribe to make sovereign decisions with the water, which was granted to the tribe as a result of a 1993 New Mexico court decision. Revenue gained from leasing this water would enable the tribe to invest in vital services for their reservation, such as infrastructure improvements, elder care and scholarship programs. Fellow New Mexicans, Congressman Lujan and Congressman Heinrich were cosponsors of this legislation. The bill is identical to legislation introduced by Senator Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.


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September 25, 2012

Community Calendar Veterans meeting The Vietnam Veterans of America, Lincoln-Otero Chapter 1062 meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building, located at the corner of Spring Road and U.S. Highway 70 East in Ruidoso Downs. For more information, call Jerry Ligon at 808-1114 or Vic Currier at 802-5293.

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 Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 4-6 at 7 p.m. each night at the Historic Old Mill, 641 Sudderth Dr. Tickets are $18 at the door.

Cantata practice Practice for the Carrizozo Community Christmas Cantata begins today at 6 pm at the Methodist Church in Carrizozo. This is a nondenominational community endeavor which will be again this year in joint performance with Corona. This is great fun and a standing annual tradition that allows us to celebrate the Christ child in song. Please come contribute your voice to this wonderfully rewarding community effort.

Drug take-back The 49th Medical Group, 49th Security Forces Squadron and the Drug Demand Reduction office at Holloman Air Force Base are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a drug take-back day, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shoppette, exchange and commissary. Team Holloman members can bring unused and unwanted medicine, vitamins and prescription and non-prescription drugs to any of the drop-off locations. For more information, call 575-572-2596.

Park concert Carrizozo Music in the Parks sponsors a free concert this Sunday at 7 p.m., featuring Lisa Van Winkle and Esequiel Meza, in an evening of flute and piano music at Trinity United Methodist Church, 10th Street and D Avenue in Carrizozo. The Carrizozo Woman’s Club will host a pre-concert dinner at their clubhouse on 11th Street and D. Avenue. Cost is $8 per plate, with proceeds benefitting the Woman’s Club scholarship fund. Doors to the dinner open at 5 p.m., with servuce until 6:30 p.m. Take-out is available.

Mammograms Altrusa mammograms will be administered Oct. 1 through 12 at Lincoln County Medical Center. Cost is $55 per exam, and appointment slots are almost filled. To make an appointment, call 257-8292.

AVSD meeting The Alpine Village Water and Sanitation District will hold its

regular monthly meeting Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. at 114 Alpine Meadows Trail. All residents of the district are welcome to attend. For more information, call 2577776 or 973-0324.

Legal aid New Mexico Legal Aid will meet with individuals at the Ruidoso Senior Center, 501 Sudderth Dr., on Oct. 3. 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.

TeamBuilders tourney 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.

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 of Spring Road and Highway 70 at 9 a.m. For more information, or to join, call Vic Currier, Post Adjutant, at 8025293.

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. 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. 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.

a.m.-noon, gentle 4-5 p.m., beginner/mixed 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday – Tai Chi. Develop balance, flexibility and movement, 11 a.m.-noon The Wish energy transformation, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20 per person and space is limited. Thursday – Qi Gong. Cultivate energy, strength and health, 11 a.m.-noon. Available daily by appointment: Licensed massage therapy with Sandra Gussett. For more information, call 6301111. The 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.

Firefighters for Christ meet monthly at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Chapel at 7 p.m. This service is open to firefighters and their families. For more information, call 258-4682.

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.

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

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 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.

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. 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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AIR SHOW from pg. 1 All team members and ground crew at Habanero are members of the U.S. Parachute Association and Skydive New Mexico. Handrahan flew both the U.S. and New Mexico flags with his first dive of the day. Handrahan’s quick to note the flags are not regulation but are considered banners made from the same

type of fabric as his canopy. The US flag measures 16 feet by 38 feet, and the NM flag measures 6 feet by 10 feet. Holloman AFB displayed an unmanned aircraft, and supplied two T-38 aircraft in a fly over after the Holloman Steel Talons presented the colors at the beginning of the daylong event.

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Above, Brenda Saiz-Ortiz displayed her Super Sport at the car and air show sponsored in part by Pine Top Classic Cars. She named the car Veruca, after the little “spoiled” girl in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Ortiz says Veruca is quite a spoiled car. At left, on display were the first and last editions of the Ford Thunderbird. TOUR DE RUIDOSO from pg. 1 Vaughn of Carlsbad dethroned Porras by just 30 seconds with another record time of 4:45:15.0. Porras finished close behind with a time of 4:45:33.0. Patrick Holland of El Paso captured the bronze with a time of 5:05:20. Winners of the 65 mile race were; Sem Gallegos of El Paso with a time of 2:54:31.0, followed by Bret Carter of Alamogordo 3:02:46.0. Another El Pasoan, Juan Bermudez finished third with a time of 3:09:59.0. Locals dominated the top podium spots in the 45 mile race with Marc Stewart of Alto taking the top spot with a winning time of 2:32:54.0. George Douds of Ruidoso captured second place with a finishing time of 2:37:03. And Brian McDonald of El Paso with a third place time of 2:39:33.0. The Fifth Annual Tour de Ruidoso was a fundraising event held by Bicycle Ruidoso which presents or supports major races in Lincoln County including the Tour de Ruidoso, the Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon, 12 Hours in the Wild West and the Ski Run Road Challenge! to benefit nonprofit groups of Lincoln County. Photos courtesy of Ty Wyant

Below left, local triathlete, Sara Crewe speeds down from Loma Grande into Nogal during the Tour de Ruidoso, a training race for Crewe’s upcoming Iron–Man triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. Below, a pack of cyclists ascend the rolling hills fresh with a dash of seasonal color changes through the Little Bear Fire burn scar area during the Tour de Ruidoso.

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Letters to the Editor

Shocked I say

Not really. In order to be shocked or offended I would first have to be surprised, and while Mr. Romney’s latest foot in mouth blunder was insensitive and a lie, it was no surprise. In fact it was probably the most clear and concise description of the Ayn Rand/Republican philosophy I’ve ever heard from a leading Republican’s mouth. First off, I must admit being one of those mooching low-life scumbags Mr. Romney refers to. I’m a retired veteran freeloader hoarding my billions and using my taxpayer-supported health care to get my nails manicured. My son is another cretin sucking the life out of our job creators by having the audacity to be severely disabled and not having a father willing to share his billions to take care of him. My mother is the worst of the worst though. She had the absolute gall to get old. And the only thing she ever did to deserve her monthly milliondollar Social Security check was to raise six children on a postman’s pay. My mom, my son and I are the face of that 47 percent that Mr. Romney thinks are dragging this country down. And while my son who doesn’t make any money and therefore can’t pay any taxes, my mother and I pay almost 13 percent in payroll and gross receipts taxes. Since Mr. Romney won’t release his taxes I’m going to go out on a limb and guess he pays much less than that. But as I stated, I’m not the least bit surprised by any of this. This is the same Republican Party that I watched under Richard Nixon. It has not changed at all. The only thing that surprises me is that it took a video of a Republican would-be president clearly denunciating with specificity who “those” people are. Those people are us. Chris Edstrom Alto

Put on your pants

Rolling two-wheeled thunder echoed across the high desert plains and through mountain passes. Heated rhetoric from political camps were stoking flames and disseminating smoke. Did one hear and see outlaws and rebels? Are we engaged in meaningful civic discourse that fans away smoke billowing from oxygen-starved sloganeering? It’s the political season and, last weekend, our area was the mecca for the annual congregation of freedom-loving bikers, a spectacle of political and entertainment machines at work. This region is rich with what has become an iconic history. The names of oft-repeated outlaws, frontier people and their frequently idealized history can offer one an immediate badge. Adorn yourself in some such

visual remnant and you’re immediately bestowed with the virtues and aura, such people and those times suggest. A deeper truth of that era is not so easy. Its layered complexity, both troubling and inspirational, cannot fit as a blurb on a T-shirt, on the brim of a hat or within the confines of a political pamphlet. Yet hordes of nearly identically-uniformed bikers were transported on machines of predominantly the same origin. In neat rows these un-muffled freedom sleds loudly proclaimed individuality as the occupants headed to bars then waited in lines to happily suck down a thin and tasteless brew. Adding its own form of color, to this outlaw extravaganza, were the political offerings from candidates. Politics were predictably in eager alignment with this mass display of individuality and usually were compelled to add God, country and the Constitution into the mix. The air can get pretty thin but that’s OK because the brain doesn’t need much oxygen to nourish the synapses required to process this stuff. Heck, throw in a six-pack of Lite beer and you’ll still be able to navigate this kind of world. The suggestion isn’t that individuality and profound political thought doesn’t exist. What does happen is that entities seeking profit or personal political gain will, many times, repackage it in sell-able and widely understandable snippets. Taking advantage of a natural proclivity we have toward community, a sense of connectedness and even individuality within such a context, political machines will manufacture “debate” and delineate “sides” knowing that they win no matter what side we choose. The selling of products and acquisition of power often benefits from such tactics. Many a political office has been occupied and the sales of many overpriced motorcycles have been a result. The overwhelming point and result of a bike rally is simply good-natured fun. Local politics certainly has a sincere component. The issue and hope being expressed here is that when a politician drapes himself in the American flag, wearing a cowboy hat and clutching a rosary that we take a moment to clearly understand that such a display has offered us nothing. We must demand more when you prepare yourself for a ride, joined by good friends and visions of road grime and bug guts in your teeth. Perhaps you might actually be a small step closer to being an outlaw if you discard your company-embossed and approved leather do-dads, chaps and jackets. Then head to your closet and rip, for kindling, all your t-shirts printed with sentiments and observations that have a humorous half-life of three seconds. Finally, put on your pants, hit the

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road and ride your machine, including the political one... instead of allowing it to ride you. Marcus Abel Carrizozo

Lakefront property

To the Editor: Welcome future buyers at Rancho Ruidoso Valley Estates in Alto. Are you looking for lakefront property? Buy 1442 Little Big Horn where there is no maintenance for your own private lake when the monsoon rains come. There are days when the yard lake comes and goes so keep a john boat tied up to the back porch, thanks to our homeowners association who refuse to help us. The yearly mess gets worse each year. We have been paying dues for 12 years. As senior citizens we asked the association for help and spoke to the president and vice president who offered no assistance. The association president said, “If we help you, then we have to help everyone.” They further said we could clean up the county culverts near our home and pay someone to run a brush hog, which

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the association said they would furnish. The county road superintendent said he looked at the problem and would return later. I haven’t seen him since. This was in early August that we had a second flood; no help, no show from anyone. The developers at Rainmakers told us not to blame them but the water runs quickly downhill from the subdivision and mud clogs the culverts. Although legal, the brush, debris, trash and golf balls continue to runoff into our yard and the yards of our neighbors. We placed 25 ‘free’ sandbags on our property and the county added 25 more. Please help us homeowners who are struggling with this problem. I called my county commissioner and that person said the county superintendent would help, still nothing. The people on our street want to put signs in the yard that say: not in a flood zone and the county says they will let the HOA construct berms. The season for more rain, snow and melting snow are not far away for my house on the lake. Jim and Lillian Earl Rancho Ruidoso Valley Estates.

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Ruidoso water crisis alarms Alto Water Board By Earl Adamy

The Alto Lakes Water & Sanitation District is alarmed by news reports that the village is rushing to make changes to the operational plan for the North Fork wells on Forest Service land. While large water rights holders in the upper Eagle Creek basin hold more than 3,200 acre feet of water rights; Balleau Groundwater, the district’s hydrology consultant, estimates practical surface and ground water recovery at no more than 1,600 to 1,800 acre feet per year. “Clearly, there is a major difference between holding water rights and being able to produce ‘wet water’” says District Board Chairman Earl Adamy. “We hold 614 acre feet of water rights in Eagle Creek and have become very concerned with village initiatives in the basin which have the potential to threaten district water production. While the village holds some 2,523 acre feet of water rights in Eagle Creek, all of the district’s rights are senior to 2/3 of village rights and some dis-

trict rights are senior to all village water rights.” According to Adamy, the district engaged in discussions with the village’s water team this summer in efforts to permanently resolve water production conflicts in Eagle Creek but those discussions went nowhere. During those discussions, the district indicated that it could provide the village with up to 200 acre feet (65 million gallons) of water annually pending full development of property within the District. “We were surprised to read that the village moved to Phase 5 water restrictions without asking us for assistance. Under the circumstances, the district would certainly be willing to help its neighbor by providing available water.” The district is opposed to the village undertaking emergency changes to Eagle Creek wells without consideration of other water sources and a thorough review of the effects upon rights holders and limited supplies of water.


Theft of equipment from fire station On Sept. 19, it was discovered a burglary occurred at the Glencoe Volunteer Fire Station located at mm 276. Thieves ransacked the station and left with more than $10,000 of fire fighting equipment, causing damage to the building and fire apparatus. The stolen items include: 36” bolt cut-


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Game and Fish expands disease control areas Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk in southern New Mexico has prompted the Department of Game and Fish to expand areas where hunters must observe special rules pertaining to the handling and transportation of animal carcasses. The department has designated the entire Game Management Units 34, 28 and 19 as Chronic Wasting Disease Control Areas. Department rules allows hunters who take a deer or elk within a control area to transport only certain portions of the carcass outside the boundaries of the Game Management Unit from which it was taken. Those portions include: Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately; quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached; meat that has been boned out; hides with no heads attached; clean skull plates with antlers attached – clean is defined as having been immersed in a bath of at least one part chlorine bleach and two parts water,

with no meat or tissue attached; antlers, with or without velvet, attached to skull plate with no meat or tissue attached; upper canine teeth, also known as “buglers,” “whistlers” or “ivories.” Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose. It belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy’s or prion diseases. The disease attacks the brains of infected deer, elk and moose, causing the animals to become emaciated, display abnormal behavior and incoordination, and eventually die. Hunters can assist the department in its chronic wasting disease research and tracking efforts by submitting deer or elk heads for testing within 48 hours of harvest at a field-testing station within a control area. Participating hunters will be entered into a special drawing for transferable elk or oryx licenses. For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease, call the department at 505-476-8080.

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EPA awards $110,000 to Mescalero Apache Tribe to support its water quality program The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico $110,000 to provide continued support for the tribe’s water pollution control program. The funds will be used to take water samples on tribal lands and compile data which may show changes over time to determine if a more thorough watershed

management program is needed. Sampling data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe’s water and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems. The mission of the EPA is to protect public health

and the environment. The EPA supports tribes in all aspects of the work needed to improve water quality. This cooperative spirit supports work to protect water quality that ensures the health of watersheds that cross state and tribal boundaries. Additional information on EPA grants is available at

Trainer Bassett handed 10-year racing ban By Ray Paulick The Paulick Report ALBUQUERQUE – John H. Bassett, a past American Quarter Horse Association champion trainer and two-time winner of the All-American Futurity, has been suspended a total of 10 years and fined $10,000 after two horses in his care tested positive for the prohibited Class 1 drug dermorphin. The drug, said to be 40 times more powerful than morphine, is widely known as frog juice because it is derived, in its natural form, from secretions of South American tree frogs. Vince Mares, director of the New Mexico Racing Commission, confirmed Bassett’s suspension and fine, which was handed out Saturday after a stewards hearing at Zia Park in Hobbs. The penalties (five-year suspension and $5,000 fine for each violation) are the maximum permitted under New Mexico law at the time of the infractions. The New Mexico legislature has since passed stricter penalty guidelines for horseracing medication violations. Bassett is the first of three trainers whose cases are to be heard by

New Mexico stewards for positive Guillory, third in a trial heat. dermorphin tests after the May 25 The Maddy Laboratory at the Ruidoso Futurity trials. University of California-Davis A fourth trainer to be punished is detected the dermorphin in the RuCarl Draper, winner of the 2004 and idoso tests, despite the fact the New 2007 All American futurities. He was Mexico Racing Commission has a suspended for 300 days with a $6,000 contract with the Iowa State Univerfine for use of the Class 3 drug racsity lab for its drug testing program. topamine. Draper would be able to Split samples were confirmed at return to Ruidoso Downs next year, Texas A&M. but is banned from running horses at Bassett – who won the All any other state tracks until then. American Futurity in 1999 with A Eight of the 25 trial winners (and Delightful Dasher and again in 2001 one third-place finisher) tested posiwith Ausual Suspect – was a member tive for the drug. Hearings are schedJohn H. Bassett of the 2011 class inducted into the uled next weekend for J. Heath Reed, Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of who had five horses test positive for dermorphin, and Fame. The Arizona native also has four wins in the Los Carlos Sedillo, who had two. Alamitos Million/Two Million Futurity. The two Bassett-trained horses were Don’t Tell Lila, owned by Mason King and Kim Kessinger, winTodd Fuqua, sports editor, also contributed to this ner of a trial heat; and Head Trauma, owned by Lyle story. For updates, go to

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An appraisal of $185,000? … Boy oh boy, that’s low. And you were convinced from your market research that your home was worth every last dime of the $205,000 to which the buyers agreed. And now your real estate broker is telling you that the purchase and sale may not occur. As a seller, you’ve just been broadsided by a low appraisal – now learning the agreed-upon sales price with your prospective purchaser is substantially higher than your property may actually be worth. At this point, most sellers contract a severe case of the ‘never gonna sell blues’ as they wonder what happens next. And if you’re the prospective buyer, this figure means that the amount your lender will finance on the purchase is going be lower than everyone involved expected. And also as a buyer, you should interpret an appraisal value considerably lower than what you have offered as a big flashing red light, a heads ups you may be on your way to paying too much for a property. Is the deal over? Is it time for either party to panic and throw in the towel? Can anything be done to save this purchase and sale? Stop. Sit down. Take a deep breath. Then, whether you’re the buyer or the seller, get with your Real Estate Broker and try and determine what factors may have contributed to the lower than expected appraisal. As a seller, was it due to factors that you as homeowner can correct? Items like obvious repairs and neglected maintenance or cleanup which you may consider remedying. If this is the case, you may be able to get the work done and ask the appraiser (very nicely I’d recommend) to take a second look and adjust the appraisal as they may see fit. Though the buyer’s lender typically requires and orders the appraisal, you, as seller, always have the option to order another appraisal. This is a particularly good idea to pursue if you find out the original appraiser is just recently licensed or hired from another area so may be unfamiliar with the area where your property is situated. If you take this route, you

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should still make sure the appraiser is on the buyer’s lender’s approved list of appraisers. It’s possible that a second appraisal will uncover mistakes the first appraiser made. But there are no guarantees. From the lender’s standpoint, unless the original appraiser Bob Moroney readjusts or the parties agree a second appraisal is more accurate, the mortgage transaction is dead in the water. So, as a seller, you might simply lower the purchase agreement price to match the lenders numbers. As a buyer, if you still want to move forward, you may carry a second mortgage with the seller to make up the difference. You may consider just upping your cash down payment to make up the difference. So, there are outcomes that can still be favorable even when the appraiser rains on your parade. Think creatively as a problem solver and it’s possible both buyer and seller can negotiate compromises that will make the lender move forward. If, after exploring all possibilities, you still can’t come to terms with the other party; contract termination is inevitable. The Purchase Agreement includes a contingency that the buyer can actually secure financing at agreed upon terms and purchase price. Appraisals make sense as a component of real estate transactions as they validate the assumptions of both sellers and buyers and provide lenders a clear signal to stop or go on a deal. Look at them simply as tools, tools you use according to get your deal done.

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Ask an entrepreneur – Series on aging,

health and aesthetic medicine With many of the typical aging downsides addressed, many of us are in the best time of our lives at the ages of 50, 60 and 70 but what of retirement boredom? The element of productive work turns out for many to be need that doesn’t go away as we get older. In an AARP retirement poll conducted in June 2011 pollster Carole Fleck found “an overwhelming majority (81 percent) of ‘baby boomers’ said that after retirement they expect to do at least some work, whether out of need for the money or for interest and enjoyment.” What of the unspoken imperative we older active people share? Recently when I used the Internet to hook up with my high school chums from the class of 1971, I found to my dismay that one had died a few years past. When our friends begin to die, the urgency to do something relevant and good with one’s life becomes more real. In AARP’s article “Five Regrets of the Dying” author Bonnie Ware worked for many years in palliative care and found that in the last three to 12 weeks of her patients’ lives they shared common regrets: “1. ‘I wished I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.’ This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled.

2. ‘I wish I didn’t work so hard.’ This came from every male patient I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship.

3. ‘I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.’ Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result. 4. ‘I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.’ 5. ‘I wish that I had let myself be happier.’ This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called “comfort” of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to themselves that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.” The studies show that many baby-boomer-aged adults face the second half of their lives with rejuvenated expectations and wisdom about the things most important in life – and include a segment that turn to cosmetic procedures to look as young as they feel.

In the study by Roper Starch Worldwide titled Public Attitudes Toward Aging, Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery, “among those who expect to have cosMarianne Mohr metic surgery cedures sometime in the future, women say they want: facelift (20 percent), eyelid improvement (19 percent), tummy tuck (18 percent), breast augmentation (16 percent), liposuction (15 percent) and laser skin resurfacing (14 percent).” Of those surveyed who had received some cosmetic procedure, they state that “the procedures had numerous positive, intended results. In fact half or more said that as a result: ‘I feel better about myself’ (76 percent); ‘I am happy with the way I look’ (75 percent); ‘I feel more desirable’ (53 percent); and ‘I look the way I always wanted to look’ (53 percent). Nearly half of those over 55 said the procedure made them look younger.” 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

BRT collections at $850,000 in 2011 By Sandi Aguilar

The Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee received an update from Lincoln County attorney Alan Morel and Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Billy the Kid Casino representative Sandi Aguilar. The regularly scheduled meeting began with a report from the state’s Secretary of Taxation and Revenue Demesia Padilla and the Taxation and Revenue Department’s chief economist John Tysseling informing the group that more than $850,000 was received in taxation revenue from the Lincoln County Business Retention Tax in 2011. The tax, instituted in January 2011 imposes a 3/16 of 1 percent on gross receipts to help offset tax

due to the state from the Billy the Kid Casino. Any amount in excess of $750,000 per year is given back to the county from the state taxation department. An expected $109,000 is due to Lincoln County for 2011. The Lincoln County Business Retention tax will sunset in 2015. Senator John Arthur Smith remarked that he did not favor parity, and stated the BRT was “poor tax policy, but the communities needed to have skin in the game.” In recent years, the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack has sought parity in which smaller horse racing casinos would pay a smaller tax than tribal casinos. Smith said that he was not in favor of the Indians paying any gaming taxes, though there was much dis-

cussion and request for additional information on why several of the tribes were not current on their tax payment. Owners of the racetrack have invested more than $2.5 million back into the racetrack and $1.5 million alone in 2011. Visitation and revenues are up an average of 7 percent and 10 percent respectively for 2011 and 2012. The racetrack and casino expect more than 250,000 visitors in 2012. Morel stated the Business Retention Tax has done what it intended, retained the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Billy the Kid Casino in Lincoln County, keeping residents employed and the county economy strong.

B U S I N E S S buzz Ruidoso Valley Greeters present Champion of Service Award

Ruidoso Valley Greeter President, Bev Reynolds, recently presented the Champion of Service award to John Banks at Evergreen Cleaners. Champion of Service is a surprise award given to people who provide superior customer service and go “above and beyond the call of duty” to help customers. Evergreen customers say, “John is all about customer service, he always has a smile, a greeting and is happy to help you in any way. He is professional, courteous, mature, sharp, a great parent, excellent employee and in general a superior human being.” Champion of Service recipients receive a plaque, a pin and the traveling trophy to keep until the next Champion is honored. In addition, Lawrence Brothers IGA donated a gift card. Bev finished by saying, “John, it’s folks like you that make Ruidoso proud!”

New public relations program offers opportunities for tourism industry

In an effort to leverage New Mexico’s integrated marketing efforts outside of the state, primarily in key feeder and major media markets, the Tourism Department now offers a Public Relations Cooperative Program that creates opportunities for Industry Partners who buy in to programs under the “New Mexico True” umbrella brand. Through these co-op programs,

the individual messages of industry partners will be featured in partnership with the department’s overall branding efforts. Five major co-op public relations opportunities will be offered through the department’s public relations program, which runs June 30, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The opportunities target New Mexico’s key feeder market (Texas) in the fall and the No. 1 U.S. media market (New York City) in the spring. Visit and open the NMTD cooperative Public Relations Plan for Industry Partners link for more information.

Ruidoso Valley Chamber golf tournament

By Becky Brooks Executive Director, RVCC The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to give back to the community. The chamber is hosting a golf tournament on Oct. 7 at The Links. The purpose of this annual golf tournament will be to raise money to assist Lincoln County youth sports teams. Being able to play sports can be a very important role in the lives of children. Sports offer positive structured extra curriculum activities for youth. As many can testify without sports they may have elected to choose a more destructive path in life. Local children have received some great guidance from the coaches in their lives when they were young. Local youth teams always need newer equipment, uniforms and assistance for families that can’t afford to pay for their child to play. It can cost more than $50 for one child to play Little League sports and there are families that cannot afford to pay this. With the community’s participation in this tournament the chamber hopes to make a difference in the future of the youth in Lincoln County. This cannot be accomplished without the support of chamber members and other businesses and individuals in the community. The chamber board is asking the public to consider being a part of this great cause. Call 257-7395.

Realtors help fire victims

The Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS has received a grant from the National Association of Realtors, REALTOR Relief Foundation. The funds will be offered to families of the Little Bear Fire in need of assistance to help with the costs of rebuilding or repairing homes of fulltime residents of Lincoln County. Applications for assistance may be picked up at all local real estate offices throughout Lincoln County and the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS board office located at 700 Mechem Dr, Ste. 10 in Ruidoso. All applications need to be returned to the Ruidoso Board Office by Nov. 30. The eligibility requirements needed to apply for assistance are: • Assistance is on a first come first serve basis. • Must be a full-time resident of Lincoln County, and a U.S. citizen or legally admitted for residence in the U.S. • Home was destroyed/damaged during the Little Bear Fire. • Owner plans to rebuild/repair primary residence. • Assistance is limited to $1,200 per applicant. • Assistance may be used for: Infrastructure repair or replacement – water, septic, gas, electric, etc; HVAC repair or replacement; major appliances.

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Education By Corey Bard

There are several new children’s books, series and graphic novels that I will review this week. With students visiting the library from the schools, I wanted to give readers suggestions that I thought might encourage children to read. “Girls A to Z,” by Eve Bunting, asks what you want to be when you grow up such as an astronaut, ballet dancer, or computer whiz. The world is full of great things to do, but like the girls in the book, you have to dream. Bunting’s vivacious young ladies imagine themselves in every profession under the sun. “Meet Caroline,” another version of the latest American Girl series has Caroline sailing on Lake Ontario with Papa, when her world turns upside down. A British officer boards her sloop, announces Britain and America are at war, and takes her father prisoner. Can Caroline keep her family together and triumph in this 1812 saga? “If I Built a Car” by Chris Van Dusen has Jack building the ultimate fantasy car inspired by zeppelins, trains, Cadillac’s and aero planes. Robert the Robot starts up the engine and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive

ever. A whimsical take on the car of the future will ignite inventors and imaginations of all ages. “Treasure Island: The Graphic Novel” by Robert Louis Stevenson – the classic redone with nifty illustrations tells how Jim Hawkin discovers a treasure map at the bottom of an old sea chest which changes his life forever. The search for Captain Flint’s treasure, meeting up with a group of pirates led by one legged Long John Silver, Jim is determined to share the treasure with no one as he leads an adventure on the high seas. “Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels: Graphic Novel” revisits Lemuel Gulliver dreaming of sailing across seas never imagining the places he would end up visiting. Six inches tall Lilliputians capture Gulliver on the first island. Then, he is nearly squished by giants in the land of Biefescu. Swift wrote the original classic as a satire on English Parliamentary government and there were several other lands besides Lilliputians and giants. One land was suspended up above in the clouds. Stone Arch Classic Fiction Graphic Novels offer some great adaptations to great literature and encourage reading for middle school students and up Join our September session on downloading e-books from OverDrive. Bring a nook, kindle, e-reader of any kind or any device you need help with downloading eBooks or audiobooks.

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September 25, 2012

Ruidoso Library is multilingual and ready for self-instruction Whether someone is looking for a book or article in English, Spanish, or dozens of languages, Ruidoso Public Library has the resources available. If studying English, the library has books called Hi-Lo, written for adults about meaningful stories while using the early vocabulary learned by beginners rather than native speakers. The public library has resources, in print, audio and online, to help people study several languages including English, Spanish, Russian, German, French or Chinese. The online collections of magazines, newspapers and journals can display in all of these languages and more through machine translation. Those with library cards can check out bilingual books from the children’s department or log onto a public computer to study at one’s own pace. The continuing education units are available in topics beyond language, too. Participants can prepare for the GED exams, learn how to train a dog, or be guided through writing up a formal busi-

ness plan. These universal classes are self-paced and participants can proceed as fast, or slow, as needed. There are other students you may connect with or remain solo. Some courses work well with a parent and student, whether a teacher or homeschooler, covering spelling, science, or art. One of the most popular items is sign language for babies on DVDs. These demonstrate how to use recognized American Sign Language gestures in everyday situations to help an infant communicate far earlier than she or he can speak. Imagine how much calmer a parent and child can be when knowing the difference between a cry for hunger, thirst or hygiene. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. www. or

Fifth grade writing project honors poetry Written by fifth grade students in Mrs. Trujillo’s class

Fifth grade students at WME enjoyed a special local treat Friday, Sept. 14. Mark Remington, a local musician, was invited to sing to the students as part of a writing project in which the entire fifth grade will participate. Fifth grade students will be competing in a poetry contest at this year’s Cowboy Symposium in October. The theme is A Cowboy and His Songs. Remington spoke to the children about what inspires the music and his thoughts on how Cowboy music originated. Mrs. Trujillo’s fifth grade class composed a poem for Remington to thank him for the entertainment and research. Remington, a local cowboy with

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a few stories to tell, expresses himself through a song – truthful, innocent stories with meaning and a soloist with his guitar as his band. With a heart full of passion for music, he strums and taps his guitar. As he plays, one can picture it in your mind, toying with your emotions – smiles, giggles and tears.

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Tyler Jones, Chris Miles and Corinna Ripple performed Sept. 20 at the library.

Current version of GED test to expire in 2013 ENMU-Ruidoso Adult Basic Education announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on Jan. 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential. “The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Susie Morss, assistant director of Adult Basic Education at ENMU-Ruidoso. “So we want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.” “Support is available, right here in Lincoln County,” said Morss. “We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass. We want you to succeed.” Interested GED

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Ruidoso Public Library offers ebooks and audiobooks for Kindles and Nooks. Join us for an introduction to Overdrive, e-readers and e-books on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Participants who have a smartphone, iPod touch, and/or a laptop are encouraged to bring them to connect with hundreds of free books. Those who are curious about what the hubbub is about, this is the class for you, too! There are so many devices, file formats and different little fiddly bits, how do you decide? Ruidoso Public Library is

here to help. One-fifth of last Christmas’s Kindle gifts remain unopened. Come learn whether you are ready to jump in or pass it along. This class is open to Kindle, Nook, Sony and any other ereader devices. Ready to try the reading app on your smartphone? Ruidoso Public Library’s Overdrive can also connect you with audiobooks on your iPod or mp3 player. This is a very informal session as we explore this new technology. June’s class had 28 attendees, so be early to get your choice of seating.

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September 25, 2012


County buildings may get an overhaul By Sue Hutchison Reporter With cracks, leaks and energy loss issues, county buildings in Carrizozo are in need of renovation, says Nita Taylor, county manager. Bringing this issue to the commission last week for final approval of the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, Taylor asked for approval of resolution 2012-10. Once approved, the plan will be submitted to the Department of Finance and Administration, Local Government Division for consolidation into a statewide plan to be submitted to legislators for approval. The concern was one of five priorities listed by Taylor. To enlist state support, wording needed to be changed in an effort to maximize support. The commission listed their ICIP top five priorities and expenditure possibilities in August’s meeting. They include in priority order: Water Plan for Rio Hondo Basin ($90,000), expand District Court Complex ($1.2 million), Carrizozo Senior Center ($900,000), New Hondo Fire Station ($260,000) and Lincoln County Fairgrounds ($150,000). Of concern to commissioners was the idea that the entire county facility may need attention, with the issue garnering the highest budget amount requested. County facilities are located in the county seat of Carrizozo and date back to construction in 1964 for the sheriff’s facility and 1983 for other county facilities, according to employees. Wording in the priority list was inspected. “I’ve asked the architect to provide a list of pros and cons to build out a shell for the sheriff’s side of

the building. I’ll be ready to discuss that in the October meeting,” said Nita Taylor, county manager. “If we’re going to combine them, it has to be in the wording,” said Eileen Sedillo, county commission chairwoman and proceeded to lead the commission in a discussion as to the appropriate phrasing. With a separate line item already existing in the budget for the sheriff’s office renovations, concerns were discussed regarding combining the projects into one by changing the name. Sedillo voiced concern with the issue of using funds for projects outside the scope of the original intent. “ICIP says if you’re going to use the money for this, this all you can use the money for.” “The legislation made it very clear they don’t want

to fund projects over several years. We need to make it clear if they fund (these projects) the county has the ability to fund and finish the project,” said Alan Morel, county attorney. “Whatever we can justify by our cost estimates and cover I would approve. Do either 1.2 or 1.5 million include using the general fund?” asked Tom Battin, county commissioner by telephone. “It does anticipate using some county monies,” responded Taylor. “If we can support 1.5 million, I would favor that,” replied Battin. Agreeing on raising the request to 1.5, and changing the wording to “expand and improve county and court complex,” the commission voted unanimously to submit the ICIP proposal.

Atwell and Kenmore receive awards

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Joe P. Kenmore and Travis Atwell received recognition from the New Mexico Emergency Management Association. Awards were presented in the county commission meeting Sept. 18. Atwell received 2012 Emergency Manager of the Year, and Kenmore received 2012 Outstanding Emergency Management Support Staff Member. Presenting the citations were Nita Taylor, county manager and Eileen Sedillo, commission chairwoman.

PRC to hold extreme weather conference SANTA FE — The Public Regulation Commission will hold a technical conference with the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 27 at Albuquerque’s African-American Performing Arts Center to discuss actions taken in response to the cold weather event of Feb. 2011, during which utility service interruptions left thousands of New Mexicans without power and natural gas. The conference will discuss progress made toward goals outlined in the PRC’s and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s “Report on Outages and Curtailments during the Southwest Cold Weather Event of Feb. 1-5, 2011,” which proposed a number of changes to New Mexico’s extreme weather safety mechanisms. The NMPRC regulates public utilities, telecommunications companies and motor carriers operating in New Mexico. It also administers the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy, the state’s Pipeline Safety Bureau, and its Corporations Bureau. The NMPRC is also responsible for overseeing the New Mexico Division of Insurance and the DOI’s superintendent. Those interested in attending the conference can register at 505-222-0785.

Nurse Practitioner now providing care in the ER Fast Track

Lincoln County Medical Center welcomes Erik Cooper, FNP, to our ER Fast Track. Erik brings six years of experience as a registered nurse working in a Level II trauma emergency room setting to his new position as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The ER Fast Track treats patients after triage and assessment determines they have non-emergent and non-urgent conditions, allowing for care in a more timely and efficient manner. Erik provides care in the Lincoln County Medical Center ER, Friday through Monday, Noon to 10 p.m.

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COUNTY COMMISSION briefs By Sue Hutchison Reporter

Roads reopening after fire

Three roads will be reopened to vehicles 25 feet or less, according to the forest service’s monthly report at the county commission meeting Sept. 18. They include the entire length of Tanbark/Nogal Canyon Road, Forest Service Road 107 open portion from junction to Forest Service Road 108 (Tanbark Canyon Road) to the Argentina/Bonito trailhead, and FS Road 107a the entire length. Roads which remain closed include access to the Bonito Recreation Corridor off FSR 107 between State Highway 37 and FSR 108 which includes established and disbursed campgrounds including South fork and Bonito Meadows, all hiking trails and trail heads, and picnic areas. Further continued closures include access of Highway 532 (Ski Run Road) beyond mile marker 10 including Buck Mountain and Ski Apache and access off Monjeau Lookout Road, FSR 117 above Villa Madonna subdivision. The closures are still in effect to allow for public safety and rehabilitation post-fire, according to the USFS. Fines of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 are in place for violations.

Buck Mountain radio repeater

Holloman Air Force Base would like to construct a repeater tower on Buck Mountain, consisting of a self-supporting tower, communication shelter, backup generator and liquid propane tank. The Smokey Bear Ranger District is cur-

rently evaluating the impact of Holloman’s proposal. The purpose of the new repeater tower is to support military flying operations over White Sands Missile Range airspace and BEAK Military Operations areas. Included in the purpose for the new tower is assistance in civil air traffic control to Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, according to communication received from the USDA. The public is invited to comment with a deadline for all communication Sunday, Oct. 7. Oral or hand written comments may be made at the SBRD office at 901 Mechem during regular business hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Email comments may be sent to commentssouthwestern-lincoln-smokey-bear-@ Comments by phone may be delivered by phoning 575 257-4095 or faxing: 575-257-6174. Mailed comments may be sent to: SBRD David Warnack 901 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345.

Proposed subdivision seeks continued approval

Avalon Forest subdivision’s developer, Don Murphy’s preliminary plat approval was granted January 2007 by the then-sitting county commission. Final plat approval was given July 2010. Since the plat approval was never filed in the two year time period, an extension came to the commission for approval. The subdivision is located a quarter mile west of Highway 48 on Alpine Village Road. According to Curt Temple, county planning director, natural gas lines have been embedded, and water availability have been addressed. Temple and Carl Palmer, county road manager

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Lincoln County Commission Item

What it’s about

Public hearing for new cell tower.

T Mobile wants to install a 199-foot tower between Carrizozo and Corona to achieve better communication. The public did not voice an opinion.

Lodger’s tax requests.

Public hearing to consider county’s Mitigation Plan. Citizenship Day and Constitution Week proclamations.

Requests were for a oneyear contract for three ads in True West Magazine for $2,499, a $12,000 request for the Billy The Kid pocket guide, and $20,000 for the Billy the Kid Media tour scheduled for 2013. There was no public opinion voiced on the plan. A simple proclamation emphasizing the county’s commitment to focus area school’s attention on the U.S. Constitution and requirements for citizenship.

visited the site of the subdivision to assess M and M Excavating’s estimate of $25,180 to complete roadwork and install electric junction boxes. With Murphy’s inclusion of new partner paperwork to be re-filed, and the surety bond/certificate of deposit needing to reflect M and M’s estimate. “I don’t think we have much of a choice to approve, but I don’t like this – our situation has changed and the water’s not there. We’ve put ourselves in a situation if we don’t approve. We can table this until everyone is here,” said Sedillo, noting Jackie Powell, county commissioner’s absence. Battin telephonically commented. “I would support approval because I think he’s met the conditions of the or-

How they voted

Passed unanimously

The True West Magazine ad was approved unanimously. The other two were tabled.

Passed unanimously

Passed unanimously

dinance. I would, however, be interested in having the full commission present to consider. When he came before us he indicated there was no time limit. I would suggest we table until we are all present,” said Battin. Kathryn Minter, county commissioner commented she felt approval should be granted based upon the fact the subdivision’s principles had complied with all requests, and made a motion to approve. Her motion failed for lack of a second. Battin moved to table the request until the full commission was present, due to the fact that there is no time limit noted. Mark Doth, county commissioner offered the second. With Minter voting no, Battin, Doth and Sedillo yes, it passed.

New T Mobile communication tower in Lincoln County By Sue Hutchison Reporter

The height of 199 feet of a six-inch diameter steel tower was the subject of approval at the county commission meeting last week. T Mobile has requested the new tower to increase service in the area. Requested positioning of the new tower is 5.5 miles west of Highway 285 on Roadrunner Ranch, near county road 3L. Eileen Sedillo, county commissioner stated, “It’s in the middle of nowhere.” “199 feet is one foot under National FFA Organization guidelines for limits, and I have concerns these towers are going up with no lighting all over the country. If you’re a pilot and you need to maintain a bottom (lower air space) it’s a concern because they’re unmarked towers,” stated Mark Doth, county commissioner. “I want it on the record that it’s a concern. They’re really an obstacle if you’re flying glider planes or hang gliders.” Information from Mel Patterson, regional director of The Center for Municipal Solutions was presented which stated that nationwide, more than 30 percent of the population has no land line at all. Sporadic cell reception is an understood regional concern. Sedillo knows the area where the new tower is planned and feels it will add a better quality of life to nearby residents. With neighboring ranch homes quite a distance

away, putting in strobe lighting might eventually become a nuisance, according to Patterson. Lighting the tower at the proposed height is not required. If the tower topped 200 feet in height, regulations would change. “When they don’t have towers or communication out there you have to weigh the information with the need,” said Sedillo. With sparse coverage from both Verizon and AT&T, Doth agreed that the dilemma will only increase with time. Patterson’s letter of intent came with requests for five timing relief issues imbedded in the special use permit. Adequate funding, insurance, signage and county notification were addressed. Stating a performance bond in the amount of $75,000 would be issued and on file prior to beginning construction, Patterson’s information indicated financial concerns would be settled before building permits were secured. “Do you anticipate

Shepperd sustains campaign for Lincoln County Sheriff By Milu Abel For the Ruidoso Free Press Surprisingly, the usual misfits, malcontents, outlaws and boisterous shoppers that attend the weekly Rascal Fair White Oaks Community Market were on their best behavior, as the current undersheriff and candidate running for sheriff, Robert Shepperd, strolled on to the fair grounds. While sitting by the flickering campfire Shepperd discussed some of his goals, if elected: “One of my main goals, as sheriff, is to get the deputies out in the entire county, try to crack down on the burglaries in the entire county. Get some more training for them and just get them out there and get them seen...” Shepperd also hopes for better public relationships with the deputies and the public. Shepperd has not yet chosen an undersheriff but promises to do so soon. Shepperd’s start in this line of work began “In the early 80s, with the reserve unit of the

New Mexico state police, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it where I get paid for it instead of doing it for free.” If not elected sheriff, Shepperd most likely will retire with 18 years of law enforcement under his belt. “The citizens of Lincoln County have always been real supportive of me, when I got hurt they came out in groups and supported me, which I really appreciate and they continue to support me, and I really appreciate all of the votes that I have gotten in the past and I’d appreciate everyone’s vote on Nov. 6 for my job.” Rascals and misfits alike, please take the time to vote on Nov. 6.

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more requests for towers in this area in the future?” asked Doth. Patterson indicated the probability was high that the need would increase. Verizon recently purchased Plateau’s wireless customers and facilities which may mean an interest in expansion. Commissioners voted unanimously for T Mobile to proceed with construction of a new communication tower.

September 25, 2012

Job security

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I’ve had a wide variety cave as the air was someof jobs throughout my life. what fouled from the stench I’m the poster child for on of bat manure, which I the job training. Some have regarded as filthy and a detbeen very interesting, some riment. But when this man were to put money in my gazed down upon the endwallet and others I accepted less deposits of bat guano to help friends who needed there, his eyes lighted with a person with a pulse to genuine pleasure, for he keep their doors open. knew something I didn’t. I’ve been a motel maid, He knew that bat guano was a payroll clerk for diesel the most valuable fertilizer fuel injection workers, known, and that the fruit Sue Hutchison a special needs physical growers in California were therapist, public relations clamoring for it. It brought contract worker, housekeeper, teacher, ninety dollars a ton, and that was lots of school nurse assistant, office manager and money even in those days.” doctor’s right arm. Varied and random and So White, explorer, caver, ranch hand a lifetime of experiences, it’s been interextraordinaire, became a guano miner. In esting. Few jobs I haven’t tried. fact, he became the guano mining foreI recently learned about one I hope to man. It paid the bills. The job was offered never include on my resume. to him in 1902. “I accepted, because it I headed down to Carlsbad a few days afforded me the opportunity of spending ago to take a friend to see the caverns. She all my time at the cave, and there was has a goal of seeing every national monu- always the chance of meeting up with ment or park in the US of A. Since I know someone whom I could interest and who a man whose life has wrapped around the would help me to gain recognition of the Caverns for more than three decades, I cavern.” asked if he would give us a bit of personal Dedication galore; evidently, after attention. I brought his daughter, Stephamining bat guano for more than 20 years, nie with us as a hostage to make sure he’d White’s job was phased out because of be on board. the economic flushing of the manure For more than 10 hours we were business. He and his wife continued to treated like royalty. Tom and Mannie live in the shack at the cave provided for Bemis, along with Larry Pardue showed the guano foreman and Jim kept explorus Carlsbad Caverns like I’d never seen ing and documenting what we know before. I know more about cave pearls, now as Carlsbad Caverns. His efforts geological studies and the history of this produced what more than 400,000 folks area of our state than I ever could have annually enjoy. hoped to know. We heard about a ranch I have never been a guano miner. It’s hand named Jim White who worked at my sincere hope to keep it that way. Just XXX Lucas Ranch in 1892 which was the little guano deposited on my jacket three miles from what we know now as during the private seating to watch the the natural entrance to the cave. nightly bat flight last week was enough to White noticed bats, lots of bats. “I convince me the scent should be washed worked my way through the rocks and away with very strong detergent. brush until I found myself gazing into the If any reader happens to be a guano biggest and blackest hole I had ever seen, miner currently, my hat’s off to you. out of which the bats seemed literally (Actually, I’ll keep my hat on, thank you to boil,” according to White’s historical – if I’m in the bat cave with you, my hat’s account of his discovery. “I had sat for staying on my head, buddy.) It’s a renewperhaps an hour watching bats fly out. I able source, and, from White’s personal couldn’t estimate the number, but I knew account, they didn’t make a dent in the that it must run into the millions. The vast supply back at the beginning of the more I thought of it the more I realized 1900’s. that any hole in the ground which could It’s a living, it puts food on the family house such a gigantic army of bats must table and I’m sure these days you’re gratebe a whale of a big cave. …I shall never ful for a regular paycheck, as am I. I’m forget the feeling of awe it gave me.” pretty certain, however that I’ll never join To make a long and very interesting you in your career choice. story short, White tried for quite some Although some would say I’m already time to garner interest in the caves to little in the guano business. avail. Early on, he knew bats were an integral part of the cave’s ecosystem. Enter Grateful a computer is her career tool a fertilizer expert. Says White: “I hadn’t rather than a bucket, Sue Hutchison may spent too much time exploring the bat be reached at

Going to the dentist Copyright © 2012 Jay McKittrick

I’m one of those people who loves going to the dentist, but then who doesn’t have an appreciation for saltwater fish tanks and medieval weaponry? And who doesn’t like the waiting room at the dentist office? It’s one of the few places on earth where a family man can enjoy some peace and quiet. All you have to do is relax, and I can do that. I like to get to my appointments an hour early so I can read all the magazines. Dentists subscribe to the best magazines, don’t they? My favorite is the Sports Illustrated Beer Belly Issue though it sometimes makes me feel inadequate.

And have you ever noticed that dentist office music is the same as elevator music? Are dentists and elevator operators both members of the same secret society — the Muzak people? If you’re skeptical, consider this: Dentists and elevator operators, in either case it’s all about the Fluoride (floor-ride). But the other day, I was sitting in the examination chair when my dentist entered the room. “Oh my God!” she said taking one look at me. “I’m going to recommend that you start working out.” “Working out?” I questioned. “Is that … really … your professional opinion?” “No,” she said. “That’s my personal

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opinion.” “Well, then what’s your professional opinion?” I asked. She said, “Root canal!” “You sure are opinionated this day!” I told her. “That’s funny,” she said with a maniacal laugh, “… coming from a fat guy with holes in his teeth!”



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Volleyball Gateway Christian d. Capitan, 3-2 Hondo d. NMMI, 3-2 Boys soccer Centennial 7, Ruidoso 6 (2OT) Girls soccer Centennial 4, Ruidoso 2

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By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Ruidoso football coach Kief Johnson didn’t want to take West Las Vegas lightly, even if the Dons entered the contest winless. The Warriors didn’t let him down, putting together a 28-0 first quarter and going on to

win a 55-0 game that was over at halftime. “We did a good job of preparing the kids for it,” Johnson said. “We did a great job of shutting them down and did fantastic offensively.” The game went so well for the Warriors (4-0) that backup quarterback Cade Patterson had more yards throwing after replacing starter Bryce Pompos in the second quarter – com-

pleting just two passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. “We weren’t meaning to air it out there, but they weren’t covering our receivers,” Johnson said of the WLV defense. “If they put nine guys in the box and leave us wide open like that, we’ll take advantage of it.” Parker Johnson had a monster night, gaining 312 total yards and scoring five

touchdowns both as runner and receiver. Those scores included a punt return for 60 yards. Next up is Hatch, a strong 2A team that also comes in unbeaten after having shut out Magdalena 41-0. “Coach Jack Cisco and his son do a great job preparing them,” Johnson said of the Bears. “They’re a salty squad, coming out of a tough district.”

Another university sees Ruidoso benefits

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor When it came time to get his team ready for the upcoming season, Oklahoma City University wrestling coach Archie Randall took a page from the University of New Mexico. The Lobo football team has been coming to Ruidoso the last three years for preseason training, and Randall figured Ruidoso would be the perfect place for his squad to get ready for the 2012-13 winter season, as well. “The point was to find someplace where I could take my college kids – including about 14 incoming freshmen, and get them to bond together to become a team,” Randall said. “I wanted to go someplace out of the city and away from Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press the plain. Someplace where they’d be Members of the Oklahoma City University wrestling tested and do things they’d never done team go through a 28-station workout during high altibefore.” tude training at Ruidoso High School. Actually, Randall is close friends the same things we do every day,” Pacheco said. with Ruidoso High wrestling coach John “One thing I’ve emphasized to my kids is that high Pacheco. Randall coached the Oklahoma all-star school is nothing but a stepping stone to college wrestling team at the same time Pacheco was leadand a degree to get you a job. My kids are involved ing Team Texas in the junior nationals, and was with this and they love it. They want to go to the surprised to find his compatriot coaching the sport next level.” in the Sacramento Mountains. The Stars spent the past weekend working out Pacheco said an added benefit of bringing the and bonding, but no practicing. NAIA rules prohibit college team to Ruidoso is to give his athletes a schools from on-the-mat contact this early, so the chance to see that there is a wrestling life beyond high school. see wrestLiNG pg. 15 “They get to see that these college kids do

Young Lady Warriors step up in win By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor todd@ruidosofreepress. com Thursday was a sort of coming-out party for members of the Ruidoso volleyball team in their match with Tularosa. A freshman and sophomore – Andi Harrelson and Isa Lindsey – came up big in their team’s 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15 victory. The pair combined for 14 kills, while Harrelson had four blocks in the Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press win. Ruidoso hitter Andi Harrelson, far right, sends “I’d been workthe ball past the block of Tularosa’s Shianna ing very hard with Gorby (10) and Lauren Silva, Sept. 20, at RHS. coach on my swing, hitting the ball on tempo right off the bat.” seven straight service the wall and working It’s not like those points in the final through it,” Harrelson were the only two on the game. said. “I tried it out floor for Ruidoso (7-4). “Madigan (Gonzatonight and it worked. Senior Destri Vincent les) and Destri didn’t I felt confident about it had nine kills and four do too bad,” Garcia going into the match.” blocks of her own, and said. “They still have “I did make a spent some time on the some things to push change to start Andi back row for the first through. I honored with Isa as her setter,” time in her career. She Destri by playing on said Ruidoso coach gained some experience the back row. Her Bernadette Garcia. – and respect – for the comment in the locker “We wanted to see if defensive positions and room was ‘hats off to we could create a fast had a chance to rattle off you defenders.’”

Ruidoso boys lose in shootout By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor todd@ruidosofreepress. com It was a terrific way to end the soccer match, if you were Centennial High. The Hawks stormed the field Sept. 18 after goal keeper Nick Ortiz fended off a kick by Armando Gomez to give Centennial a 7-6, doubleovertime victory decided in the end by a shootout. “Their keeper came up huge on a good kick,” said Ruidoso coach Aaron Romero. “We just came out on the wrong end of that, but you can’t be mad.” The game ended in a 3-all tie, and the squads battled through two extra periods before it came time for a shootout to determine the victor. The teams traded a pair of scores before Ruidoso goal keeper Eric Pizarro stopped a shot by Alejandro Martinez – arguably the best player for Centennial (3-3). That gave the Warriors (3-5-1) a slim edge, and all Ruidoso had to do was keep scoring its penalty kicks from about 10 feet

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’Zozo survives flat start to win big By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor CARRIZOZO – It was a comedy of errors in the first six plays Friday night at Laabs field. After fumbling away the opening kickoff, the Carrizozo Grizzlies got the ball back two plays later on a fumble by Logan. Then came the flags, with neither team wanting to take control. Logan finally did score the first 16 points of the game, but the Grizzlies responded with a 38-point second quarter and never looked back in a 58-42 victory. “We have a hard time, coming out flat,” said Carrizozo coach Kevin Sheehan. “But I’ll blame some of that on Homecoming. It’s a huge distraction, but you’ve got to get through it. “These guys must like a challenge, going down two touchdowns and then coming back,” he added. “They don’t quit. They’ve got a lot of heart.” The Grizzlies kept their perfect record intact at 4-0 with an offensive effort that saw 338 yards rushing, complimented by 189 yards in the air from quarterback Jace Hill. Tavy Nash led the way for Carrizozo with 157 yards rushing on just 10 carries and two touchdowns. He also had four scoring receptions and caught six passes for 174 yards, including one from teammate Zachary Zamora in the fourth quarter that kept alive a crucial, clock-killing drive going. “It feels pretty good to be 4-0, we’re going to try and win the blue this year,” Nash said, referring to a state title the Grizzlies are gunning for. Nash scored Carrizozo’s first

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Carrizozo’s Nicholas Chavez hurdles over Logan’s Jason Gutierrez (54) for a touchdown, Friday, during the Grizzlies’ victory at Carrizozo. touchdown with 10:30 left in the second quarter on a 44-yard pass from Jace Hill. That score stopped the streak of scoring Logan had built to that point, but the Longhorns (2-2) responded with a 87 kickoff return by Jason Gutierrez for a score less than 15 seconds later. It was the first of three returns by Logan that illustrated the work the Grizzlies need to do on special teams. Logan may have scored 42 points, but remember this is eight-man football, where scores come pretty regularly. Carrizozo also flashed some defensive brilliance a few times near the end of the first half. The Longhorns almost had a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Hayes Frost to Dennis Earle, who rambled 66 yards before being tripped up at the 12 on a shoestring tackle by Nicholas Chavez.

Ruidoso runners stay steady at Socorro By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Week in and week out, the Ruidoso cross country team runs well. Coach Trevor Rabourn knows that sounds like a broken record, but that really is the best way to describe his squad’s performance this year. Ruidoso’s latest performance was at the Socorro Stampede Sept. 20, with the boys finishing fourth as a team, while the Lady Warriors were seventh. Those might not seem like stellar finishes, but

Rabourn emphasized winning meets at this point in the year isn’t necessarily the goal. “It’s still real early in the season, and lots of thing still have to happen,” Rabourn said. “We just have to run steady and see our performances improve. “That’s true of every team,” he added. “We may have done really well against (district opponent) Socorro, but I don’t think they were at their best.” The boys were better than 3A schools Santa Fe Prep and Socorro, while the girls trailed Santa Fe

Prep by just five points. Individually, there were three varsity boys under 18 minutes, three over. Among those under 18 minutes was Raul Orona with a personal best time of 17:31. Avery Carr was the fastest Warrior with a 17:08 time, good enough for 16th overall. Regan Werito was the fastest Lady Warrior with a time of 23:46, with just Erin Schulhofer of Santa Fe Prep and Julie Aster of Socorro as the only 3A runners ahead of her. TyLynn Smith was 39th overall with a time of 24:30.

Sports briefs Soccer fundraiser The Ruidoso High School girls soccer team is inviting players of all stripes to come and compete in an alumni-community soccer game to benefit the team’s travel to summer camps next year. Cost to play is $25 per player for the game, which will be played at W.D. Horton Stadium Sept. 29. Admission is $5 for adults, children admitted for free. Any graduate of RHS or any community member – regardless of talent – is invited to play. For more information, call coach Darien Ross at 973-0117.

Open gym Open gym for this year’s men’s basketball league will be held in the upper gym at Boys and Girls Club of

Sierra starting today. All games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with open gym running through the month of September. League play begins Oct. 1. The league’s entry fee is $250 per team, with an additional $15 per team, per game for referees. You can reserve your team’s spot by phone, text or in person with Brady Park, 257-5030 or 937-5221. The Ruidoso Parks and Recreation office is at 801 Resort Dr. Referees are needed for the season.

Little League board Ruidoso Little League is looking for board members for 2013. The first meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m., at 107 Charles McClellan Dr., in Ruidoso. Call Toby at 937-8748 or Brian at 937-8749 for more information.

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Carrizozo’s Austin Walker (4) pursues Logan’s Tyler Mehl, Friday, during the Grizzlies’ victory at Carrizozo’s Laabs Field.

of the 60s and early 70s. That tackle turned “We’re still making stupid mistakes, out to be crucial, as and if we’re going to do good in district, Frost’s attempted scorwe need to minimize those,” Sheehan ing pass two plays later was touched by said. “There are some things we need to his intended receiver before going out the back of the endzone for a touchback improve on, but we’re still winning.” and turnover to Carrizozo. “It was a good stop for the team,” Chavez said. “We held them and got it done.” The Grizzlies found themselves backed up again in the last minute, as Logan was again at the Grizzly 12-yard line, but Brought to you by Hill intercepted a Frost L L OF F L A M E pass at the goal line, and HA Carrizozo again had the ball at their 20 for one last play before halftime. BURGERS With one game left No. 22 Parker Johnson at Foothill High before Sophomore receiver starting the District 2 Johnson was the domineerseason, coach Sheehan ing player in a game at West knows his team still needs Las Vegas that was over at halftime. Scoring five touchsome work, but he sits downs as a runner, receiver in a pretty good situation and punt returner, racking up with an undefeated team, 312 total yards. He even had an intera team that is hoping to ception challenge for its first state for 10 title since the glory days more.

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Hondo netters struggling in last two games

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Hondo’s Selene Medina, left, and Veleria Lerma both go for a low ball during the Lady Eagles’ match against Clovis Christian, Saturday, at Hondo.

By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor One up, two down. That’s the easiest way to describe the Hondo volleyball team’s week. The Lady Eagles opened the week with a five-game victory over New Mexico Military Institute, then dropped a five game set to Mescalero Sept. 20, finishing with a four-game loss to Clovis Christian at home on Saturday. What made the Mescalero loss even more disappointing for the Lady Eagles (4-5) is that they were up 2-1

before losing their last two. “It’s a lack of concentration, that’s the problem,” said Hondo coach Dwayne Morris. “I’m at a loss.” Against Clovis Christian on Saturday, Hondo split the first two games before eventually falling. The Lady Eagles have a rematch against Mescalero this Thursday, and coach Morris is hoping his girls have a different attitude. “They have the ability, they should have won both those games,” Morris said. “It’s just simple mistakes made at bad times.”

Carrizozo rolls, Corona rebounds By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Corona’s volleyball team has started off its season fairly well, having gone 7-2 with just one match left before beginning District 3B play. Their only losses are to the unbeaten and top Class B team Carrizozo, including a 25-10, 25-15, 25-15 sweep at the hands of the Lady Grizzlies on Thursday. It might have still been a sweep, but the Lady Cardinals made it a much closer affair.

“Corona had some confidence having won the Gateway tournament and played us tougher than the first time around,” said ’Zozo coach Pam Allen. “But I felt the Carrizozo kids played with a lot of enthusiasm.” Corona responded with a sweep of House on Saturday. “House is much improved since we played them last time, but they’re still a very young team,” said Corona coach Richard Gage. “I wanted to give my girls the chance to get the Carrizozo game out

of their mouths.” The Lady Cardinals host Quemado this Saturday before beginning the District 3B season against Gateway Christian. Meanwhile, Carrizozo (8-0) is entered in this year’s Capitan Classic, which features a murder’s row of teams. Including the Lady Grizzlies, the field includes the defending state champions – Elida and Tatum – and state runners up – ’Zozo and Fort Sumner – in classes 1A and B.


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Ruidoso goalkeeper Eric Pizarro, center, makes a great sliding save to avoid a score by NMMI forward German Corral Cubillas, Oct. 20, at Roswell.

directly in front of the net. But Ortiz blocked a shot from Jose Roque to even things up once more, and Ortiz later scored what turned out to be the winning goal. The Warriors also lost to New Mexico Military Institute Sept. 20, in their District 3-3A/1A opener. It may have been a 4-1 loss, but it was at least a closer game than the 11-1 decision dealt out by the Colts at this year’s Coyote Classic. “The effort was just a lot better,” Romero said. “In the past, any time a team scored goals against us we’ve kind of deflated and fallen flat, and it didn’t happen tonight. We kept on challenging and kept going, so that was a lot better.”

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Ruidoso forward Luis Leyva, right, scores the first of his two goals past Centennial keeper Nick Ortiz, Sept. 18, at W.D. Horton Stadium. WRESTLING from pg. 13 weekend was spent weight and strength conditioning at the high school, then taking some excursions to the forest trails for some high altitude work. “Every morning we’ve gone to Alto, and there’s these two really sweet ladies that decided to help us out,” Randall said. “They walk, and we joined them

for a three-mile walk every morning. The elevation was tough, but those little ladies work out here all the time, and they crushed my boys. “We’ll do this every year now,” he added. “This is a great place to come and train. They work hard in the high altitude, and it’s great.”

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No easy game for Hondo vs. Panthers By Karen Boehler For the Ruidoso Free Press LAKE ARTHUR – The Panthers celebrated homecoming in style Friday with a 50-0 mercyrule shellacking of former district foe Hondo, ending the game with 4:43 still remaining in the third quarter. The Panthers (4-0) wasted little time in getting on the board, scoring with 1:33 gone in the first quarter when Miguel Rubio ran the ball in for the touchdown. The junior running back scored three more TDs in the Photo by Robert Bailey game, going 15-for-207 Hondo’s Billy Candelaria, left, gets ready to drive with no fumbles, upping through the tackle for extra yards Friday at Lake his four-game total this Arthur. season to more than 600 running. My hat’s off to him. Granted, yards. we’re a run-based offense, and when “He’s a workhorse,” LA coach Jose you have a back like that and you have Porras said. “During the week he’s out guys in front of him who are making here at practice. After school he’s in the blocks, opening up holes, what more weight room. After that he’s out here

could you ask for?” “Rubio, he’s always been a slick kid, and we worked real hard on trying to contain him in and be ready for him on the cutback, but my boys like to attack in, and when you do that on him, you get left in the dirt,” said Hondo coach Brandon Devine. “So we’ve got a lot of work left to do.” Hondo (1-2) had elected to receive in the second half, but had to punt and on a fourth and short. Rubio later took the ball in to end the game.

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Hondo running back Roberto Nores, right, plants and makes a cut up the field for a first down run in front of Lake Arthur’s Cody Dalton, Friday, at Lake Arthur.

Bunching around the ball

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Ruidoso Lady Warriors Lexi Lucero, center, and Yamilex Miramontes fight with Centennial player Sarah Dysinger (9) for control of the ball during Tuesday’s match at White Mountain Athletic Complex.

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Three members of the Cougars surround a Lion during a U6 Lincoln County Youth Soccer game at White Mountain Athletic Complex. Saturday was the league’s first week of play.

Lady Warrior booters defense improving By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor Despite the record, the Ruidoso Lady Warrior soccer team is making strides this season. Ruidoso’s latest match – a 5-0 loss at Deming Saturday – showed the Lady Warriors’ progress. “They’re a second half team,” said Ruidoso coach Darien Ross. “We had just two shots on goal in the first half, seven in the second. And there are moments when they play better offensively and defensively.” Defense is Ross’ real concern this season. Deming was one of several teams that 10-goaled the Lady Warriors

(0-6) last season, and Ross wants to continue the improvement. “At half, I told them I wanted them touching the girl they were defending, to know what their perfume smelled like and what color eye shadow they’re wearing,” Ross said. “You have to be physically on them to alter their direction.” The loss at Deming came after a 4-2 decision against Centennial on Sept. 18, a game that the Lady Warriors trailed by three goals before Shalom Keller got the first of her two scores. “The little mistakes that we made on defense, we can fix. They marked up a lot better today,” Ross said. “I’m pleased with them, although the score should have been the other way around.”

Capitan gets first gridiron win By Todd Fuqua Sports Editor With an infirmary for a lineup and no wins to its name, the Capitan football team needed a break and a victory. They’re getting the first this week with a bye week and hopefully enough time to mend some injuries that have nagged the Tigers all season. They got the second with a 47-8 decision over Estancia. “We got a couple guys back,” said Capitan coach Collin Justiss. “We’ve still got some injuries that we need to work through. After the break, we should have Thomas (Fields) back, and that will be huge. “We were a lot healthier than we had been in a number of weeks,” he added. “That was a sign that once

we do get 100 percent healthy, we are a dangerous football team. We’ve known it all along, we just haven’t been able to show anybody.” The Tigers (1-3) got a great deal of work out of Jacob Wilcox, who had been nursing a hurt ankle. He racked up 123 on 19 carries, and he wasn’t the only Capitan player mak-

ing a difference. “Jacob had a great game, but we spread it around a lot,” Justiss said. “There were a lot of people with carries and everybody hit the end zone.” Wilcox scored twice, as did Tim Dickinson, while Dreamer Whipple and Tory Padilla each scored once.


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Wednesday Mixed team standings, week 2 of 32 Name Won Lost Team 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5½ 2½ Ruidoso U-Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Living Energies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3½ 4½ Team 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5 No Doubt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5 Team 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 This week’s high scores Scratch series – Ruidoso Bowl 2,213, Living Energies 1,780 Scratch game – Western Auto 734, Team 7 593 Handicap series – Team 8 2,685, Team 6 2,611 Handicap game – Ruidoso U-Haul 925, No Doubt 847 Men’s scratch series – Jim McGarvey 671, Weldon Ganaway 619, Tom Douglas 581 Men’s scratch game – Ronnie Wright 232, Keith Brower 221, Joe Shafer 220 Women’s scratch series – Sandi Meek 521, Lucy Servies 465, Jean Fanning 404 Women’s scratch game – Pam Bernard 191, Laura Flynn 161, Gloria Wheeler 155 ––– Thursday Men’s team standings, week 2 of 32 Name Won Lost Down’s U-Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 Insidhers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 GSV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4½ 3½ Good Ole Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Ruidoso Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Western Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Buckner Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5 Ruidoso Septic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2½ 5½ This week’s high scores Scratch series – Down’s U-Haul 3,047, GSV 2,789 Scratch game – Western Auto 1,034, Insidhers 888 Handicap series – Good Ole Boys 3,354, Buckner Electric 3,344 Handicap game – Ruidoso Bowl 1,197, Ruidoso Septic 1,041 Scratch series – Billy Weddige 689, Keith Brower 659, Weldon Ganaway 630 Scratch game – Gene Nitz 242, Hans Dubay 234, Virgil Reynolds

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cognitive abilities, fine motor skills and gross motor By Sue Hutchison skills.” Estes and her staff place students where they’ll Reporter be most successful. Fees are $20 a day for students. Openings are availFor more than nine years, Lincoln County parable. Phone 575-258-1490 for information. ents and guardians have had a choice when it comes to Sierra Blanca Christian Academy got its start because formally educating their children. The Child Developseveral parents at the time wanted to give their children ment Center at First Christian Church and Sierra Blanca a Christian based academic education. In its ninth year, Christian Academy offers academics with a Christian SBCA is now housed at First Baptist Church 270 Country emphasis. Club Road in Ruidoso. When Eastern New Mexico University opened its “At the time SBCA began, there was no Christian Ruidoso campus, child care was needed for adult student alternative to offer in Lincoln County,” says Rachel families. First Christian Church at 1011 Hull Road in Ruidoso stepped up to the plate and assumed responsibil- Jones, SBCA administrator. “Now our staff must be certified either by the state or ACSI (Association of Christian ity of this ministry in 1999 under the direction of Marla Bauman. From that time, the school has grown to accom- Schools International), and must become dual certified modate children from eight weeks of age through age 12. within two years of employment.” Five faculty members Child care is interwoven with academics, giving students with bachelors’ degrees offer a wide variety of backgrounds with strengths to meet the needs of more than 40 learning opportunities throughout each day. student’s school wide. “Children learn through play. As the staff, we are Academics are split into five classes: Pre-kindergarmodels and facilitators for our children’s development. Our teachers follow the same rules as our students,” says ten 3-four years, kindergarten, First and Second grade, Jamie Estes, Child Development Center director. Estes Third and Fourth grade, and Fifth through Ninth. Acabegan working at the center when it opened in 1999 and demic curriculum mainly comes from Abeka, a Christian Sue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press has changed positions from working in the center’s infant based source created in the 1950’s. Prospective students Kathy Kerns, elementary teacher at SBCA reinroom to director. With a B.A. in child development, she see cHiLdreN’s educAtioN, pg 19 forces math skills with her class. loves coming to work each day. The center is ranked as a Four Star Child Care CenSBCA Gospel Sing and Dessert Auction ter. The staff is required to attend continuing education Sierra Blanca Christian Academy staff and classes and most are involved in the community “on their students would like to invite you to attend their own time,” says Estes. The center hopes to be listed as a 9th annual Gospel Sing and Dessert Auction. Five Star Center in the next year and a half, and is in the The event will be held Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. at the Charles Clary process of accreditation. Flying J Chuckwagon on Highway 48. A number Have you thanked God for the moisture over the last few “Some of our students have been with us since of popular local musicians will provide the weeks? We have received a great blessing with the rains. Some infancy. We have children who bring their cousins and entertainment which is fun for the whole family. rain runoff has caused a problem with the results of the Little siblings into the program and stay for years.” Estes has Desserts will be auctioned off to raise funds for Bear fi re, but, all in all, we are grateful for the moisture. been a part of many of their lives throughout her 13 year the school. There is no admission fee to attend Every day of our lives there may be something to gripe child care career. and light refreshments will be served. Bring your about; but we have to learn to take the bitter with the sweet. Thematic curriculum is developed. Toys, play time, neighbors and enjoy an evening of great music Such as, some folks were griping about the motorcycle rally this and fun for all. For more information, call SBCA games and teaching moments center around selected past weekend. But we have to be glad for the economic infusion at 630-0144. themes. The center had its own Olympics during the time that the cyclists brought into our community. the world enjoyed There is an old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make the coverage from lemonade.” Things don’t always go as we plan. I don’t remember CHURCH SERVICES London earlier in that God promised us a rose garden. Anyway, Adam and Eve Sunday School 9:45 AM messed that up a long time ago. 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Bilingual* - Translators Available Centro Familiar Destino 304 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345, 257-0447. Services are bilingual Christ Church in the Downs Ruidoso Downs, 378-8464. AI and Marty Lane, Pastors Christ Community Fellowship Capitan, Highway 380 West, 354-2458. Ed Vinson, Pastor Church Out of Church Meeting at the Flying J Ranch, 1028 Hwy. 48, Alto. Pastors: Tim & Julie Gilliland. Mailing Address: 1009 Mechem #11 Ruidoso 88345. 258-1388. Keepin’ it simple ... Keepin’ it real! Cornerstone Church Cornerstone Square, 613 Sudderth Drive, 257-9265. John & Joy Wyatt, Pastors Cowboy Church Preacher Buster Reed of Amarillo. Call 378-4840 for more info Foot of the Cross Christian Ministries 2812 Sudderth (Pine Tree Shopping Center) Pastor, Phil Appel. For more info please call 937-8677 or visit our website at Grace Harvest Church 1108 Gavilan Canyon Rd, 336-4213 Iglesia Bautista “Vida Eterna” Pastor Rev, Ramon Robledo. 207 East Circle, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346, 361 E. Hwy. 70, 378-8108. Email: J Bar J Church 40 Hwy 70W, 257-6899 Pastor Charles W. Clary. E-mail: jbarjcountrychurcb@ Miracle Life Ministry Center Ron Rice & Catherine Callahan, Ministers Available 24 hours for healing, prayer. 354-0255; e-mail Pacto Viviente, 25974 Highway 70, la iglesia “J Bar J” en la granja roja. Domingos 12:30 p.m., Jueves 7 p.m. 937-6664. Es un lugar de familia, amistades y de crecimiento spiritual. Peace Chapel Interdenominational (ULC), Alto North, 336-7075. Jeamsie Price, Pastor Racetrack Chapel Horseman’s Entrance, Hwy 70, 3787264. Chaplain Darrell Winter The Word of Life Church Rev. Chuck Fulton, pastor/648-2339. 711 ‘E’ Ave., Carrizozo, NM. Affiliated with the Evangelistic Assembly Church NON-SECTARIAN Spiritual Awareness Study Group Minister: George N. Brown, PhD. ULC. 257-1569 Men’s Bible Study, Band Of Brothers Call 937-0071 for times and location The 1st Iglesia Apostollca de la Fe en Cristo Jesus Located at: 613 Sudderth Dr. Suite D, Ruidoso. 937-7957 · 973-5413



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Ruidoso Biblioteca es multilingüe y está listo para la auto-instrucción Si alguien está buscando un libro o un artículo en Inglés, Español, o docenas de idiomas, Ruidoso Biblioteca Pública cuenta con los recursos disponibles. Si el estudio de Inglés, se biblioteca tiene libros llamados Hi-Lo, escrito para adultos sobre historias significativas al utilizar el vocabulario aprendido temprano por los principiantes en lugar de hablantes nativos. La biblioteca pública tiene recursos, de forma impresa y en línea de audio, para ayudar a la gente estudia varios idiomas, incluyendo Inglés, español, ruso, alemán, francés o chino. Las colecciones en línea de revistas, periódicos y revistas puede mostrar en todos estos idiomas y

más a través de la traducción automática. Los que tienen tarjetas de la biblioteca se pueden sacar libros bilingües de la sección infantil o iniciar sesión en un equipo público para estudiar a su propio ritmo. Las unidades de educación continua están disponibles en temas más allá del lenguaje, también. Los participantes pueden prepararse para los exámenes de GED, aprender cómo entrenar a un perro, o ser guiado a través de la redacción de un plan de negocios formal. Estas clases son universales a su propio ritmo y los participantes pueden proceder tan rápido o

La tecnología moderna forma gratuita en la Biblioteca Pública de Ruidoso

Ruidoso Biblioteca Pública ofrece e-books y audiolibros para Kindle y rincones. Únase a nosotros para una introducción a Overdrive, lectores electrónicos y libros electrónicos el 25 de septiembre a las 10 am Los participantes que tienen un toque smartphone, iPod, y / o un ordenador portátil se les anima a llevar a conectarse con cientos de libros gratis. Aquellos que sienten curiosidad por conocer lo que el alboroto se trata, esta es la clase para ti también! Hay tantos dispositivos, formatos de archivo y los diferentes bits de poco más incómoda, ¿cómo decidir? Ruidoso Biblioteca Pública está aquí para ayudar. Una quinta parte de los regalos de la Navidad pasada Kindle permanecen sin abrir. Ven a aprender si usted está listo para saltar o pasar a lo largo. Esta clase está abierta para Kindle, Nook, Sony y otros dispositivos de lectura electrónica. ¿Listo para probar la aplicación de lectura en el teléfono inteligente? Overdrive Ruidoso Biblioteca Pública también puede conectar con audiolibros en tu iPod o reproductor de mp3. Esta es una sesión muy informal a medida que exploramos esta nueva tecnología. Clase mes de junio tuvo 28 asistentes, por lo que llegar temprano para conseguir su elección de asientos.

lento, según sea necesario. Hay otros estudiantes que puede conectar con o permanecer solo. Algunos cursos de trabajar bien con los padres y el estudiante, ya sea un profesor o homeschooler, cubriendo la ortografía, la ciencia o el arte. Uno de los artículos más populares es el lenguaje de señas para los bebés en los DVD. Estos muestran cómo usar los gestos reconocidos Lenguaje de Señas Americano en situaciones cotidianas para ayudar a un niño comunicarse


Jody Lee Jolly

A Memorial Service/Celebration of Life will be held Sept. 27 at Jody’s home in Loma Grande (Nogal area). She passed away Friday, Sept. 14 at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso. She was born Feb. 20, 1951 in Seattle. Jody’s great love of and special way with animals led her to work at several race tracks over the years where she was a trainer (owning a race horse for a time). She moved to Lincoln County in 1985. She worked at and managed a restaurant in Capitan for a number of years, after which she returned to her fondest job — taking care of the animals — at Mesa Ranch. When the ranch sold, she was kept on by the new owners. Her last job, at the Capitan Senior Center, kept her busy as she checked in on

housebound seniors. Jody was a much-loved, special friend to many in Lincoln County. She was always available to lend an ear. She was dedicated to her work, often going above and beyond. She loved her many critters, feeding and watching the birds and other wildlife. She also loved having fun, including great times on the back of a Harley Davidson and many trips to Elephant Butte Lake. She was funny, beautiful, intelligent, and extremely loyal. She is survived by a daughter, Kamie Jolly Stufflebeam of New Mexico and Colorado, a son Greg Jolly of Loma Grande, multiple grand-children and a great-grandchild. Condolences may be sent to the family at


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25 Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 Farmer’s Market at SBS Wood Shavings in Glencoe from 9 to 11 a.m. The Sterilizers perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant on Mechem Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Live Music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27 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. SK Band – Classic rock hits from the 50s up to today’s contemporary style. Country and Blues are also among the band’s library of music. Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Susan Kolb, local favorite, performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 7:30 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28 The Rascal Fair and White Oaks Community Market, 4 p.m. to dusk. Produce, plants, flowers, crafts and unique entertainment. Every Friday through the summer. Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s Cafe, dinner reservations recommended. 257-8930. 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. 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. Iron Chiwawa (Bluesy, funky and rock & roll) perform in Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29 Steve Waldorf performs at Grace O’Malley’s, 12 - 3 p.m. ENMU-The Wildlife Society “Beast Feast” Fundraiser, Sam Tobias Campground #3 in the Ce-

dar Creek Picnic area, 2 - 8 p.m. A family-oriented pig roast with activities for children, talks about wildlife conservation, bake sale, horseshoe tournament and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event, children under 6 eat for free. The cost covers a plate of food and a beverage. Tickets will be available for purchase at the cashiers office at ENMU-Ruidoso or call Lee Mitchell at 575-937-2218. All proceeds benefit the ENMURuidoso chapter of The Wildlife Society.!/ events/133361970142671/?notif_ t=plan_user_joined. Susan Kolb performs at Tina’s Cafe, dinner reservations recommended. 257-8930. Doug Fuqua performs in Wendell’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. Free Movie at Sacred Grounds: “Elizabeth,” 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Richard Attenborough lead a distinguished cast in the critically acclaimed epic of the Queen’s turbulent and treacherous rise to power. This production achieved seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Actress. 575-257-2273; www. Free. The Eliminators perform at Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina, Mechem Drive, 7 - 9 p.m. Michael Beyer performs older songs and jazz at Kokopeli Country Club in Alto from 7 to 10 p.m. Iron Chiwawa (Bluesy, funky and rock & roll) perform in Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

mucho antes de lo que él o ella puede hablar. Imagine cuánto más tranquilo de los padres y el niño puede ser al conocer la diferencia entre un llanto de hambre, sed o la higiene. Ruidoso Biblioteca Pública se encuentra a 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. Horario de la biblioteca es de lunes a jueves de 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. viernes de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. y sábados de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. ruidosopl/ o http://ruidosopubliclibrary.

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 EMNRDForestry Division.

2825 Sudderth Dr., 4 - 7 p.m. Each month, this program will launch with a segment from the Joseph Campbell series, “The Power of Myth”. Discussions will include political, literary, artistic, religious and other associations found in contemporary living. This week’s movie is “Edward Scissorhands” starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. An inventor dies before developing hands for his creation, a boy named Edward who instead has scissors at the end of each arm. Edward lives a monastic existence until an Avon lady adopts him and takes him to live in the pastel paradise of suburbia. 575257-2273; Free. Sierra Blanca Christian Academy Annual Gospel Sing, Flying J Ranch on Hwy 48 N., 5 - 8 p.m. Come and enjoy light refreshments and old-fashioned gospel songs. There will also be a dessert auction. This is an annual fundraiser for Sierra Blanca Christian Academy. 575-6300144; Free. Full Moon Night at White Sands, White Sands National Monument, Hwy 70, 15 miles SUNDAY south of Alamogordo, 7 - 9 p.m. SEPTEMBER 30 Bring a picnic and enjoy the Sunday Perculations, Mov- moonlight on the white sand. Or ies With Message: “Edward listen to music, learn about the Scissorhands,” Sacred Grounds, monument, and enjoy the beau-

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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 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 Downs. Visit Free

ty of the moonlit dunes at our program area. 575-479-6124; Entrance fees are $3 per person 16 and older; children 15 and under are free. Carrizozo Music in the Parks: A Concert of Flute and Piano, Trinity United Methodist Church, 10th & D Ave., Carrizozo, 7 - 10 p.m. Carrizozo Music in the Parks is sponsoring a flute and piano concert with Lisa Van Winkle and Esequiel Meza. The concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. The Carrizozo Woman’s Club will host a preconcert dinner at the clubhouse on 11th and D Ave., 5 - 6:30 p.m. Raspberry chipotle chicken dinner, dessert cart and beverage for $8. 575-648-2757; Free. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. MONDAY OCTOBER 1 Carrizozo Music in the Parks: A Concert of Flute and Piano, Old Gym Carrizozo School Campus - park on 10th St. and enter the first west entrance off the central courtyard, 10 - 11 a.m. Carrizozo Music in the Parks is sponsoring a flute and piano concert with Lisa Van

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 Euro-Americans who created the New Mexico we experience today. Visit www. 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.

Winkle and Esequiel Meza. This concert is made possible by the generosity of the Zia Natural Gas Company and their commitment to helping enhance the

cultural education of students in Lincoln County. 575-648-2757; Free. Live music at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


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CHILDREN’S EDUCATION from pg. 17 at SBCA are interviewed and given placement exams to find the perfect fit. Parents or guardians are expected to donate 40 hours a year in volunteer work. “We find our children in the older grades who began with SBCA show a huge difference in test scores,” says Jones. Regularly scheduled standardized testing using Terra Nova 3 measure student success. With smaller classes than public school offers, students find they have more time for individualized inSue Hutchison/Ruidoso Free Press struction from teachers. Rachel Lutterman teaches the 2-3 year old group at the “We have high academic Child Development Center of First Christian Church. standards at SBCA. Our behavioral standards are also high and students Wranglers, along with a dessert auction will learn from staff who model standards for stubenefit SBCA. The goal this year is $10,000. dents to watch,” says Jones. Students who may All are welcome to attend the free event. have a deficit in one academic area are given Tuition per student is $430 monthly with the benefit of specialized instruction in an effort a price break for three or more students from to bring them to grade level. one household. Scholarships and discounts An annual fundraising event will take place for children in ministry families are available. Sept. 30 at the Flying J Ranch. A gospel sing Openings are available. For more information, featuring local talent along with the Flying J phone 575-630-0144.

Mescalero Apache Agency at Fort Stanton, circa 1916 Photo courtesy of Gary Cozzens, president, Lincoln County Historical Society


The aging psyche “Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart.” — Riley B. King, lyric from the song, ‘Young at Heart’ You’ve heard the old expression, ‘You’re only as young as you feel.’ The reality is that feeling young is often dependent on your thoughts related to the aging process. The risk of living in a youth oriented society is to fall in the trap of old stereotypical ideas about aging. Most of the ideas about seniors – physical frailness and loss of mental faculties – become ingrained in our psyches when we’re impressionably young. You see aging stereotypes in every genre of our society. Remember, John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s song about aging? One verse in particular comes to mind, “Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m sixty-four.” It must be interesting for Paul to reflect on this song after leading the entire world (at this year’s summer Olympics) in one of his legendary tunes as someone considered geriatric in age. Many who age allow their ingrained stereotypes to take over their way of thinking. This can result in deep depression and anxiety. Thus, negative stereotypes become excuses to skip healthy endeavors that ironically could slow the aging process. “I think I’ll just not exercise this day because I’m tired.

After all my old bones can only take so much.” University of Zurich researchers found that older adults who psychologically distance themselves from their own age groups (especially those who are conformed to stereotypical low expectations of aging) feel younger and perceive their futures as more open-ended. Riley King said it best in the remaining verses of that great song: “Don’t you know that it’s worth every treasure on earth to be young at heart. For as rich as you are, it’s much better by far to be young at heart. And if you should survive to 105, look at all you’ll derive out of being alive. And here is the best part, you have a head start, if you are among the very young at heart.” 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 575-2576283.


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Seeking dedicated participants to help further develop one of the fastest growing restaurants in Ruidoso. Only looking for the best! Please apply if you demonstrate great character, loyalty, maturity, experience, positivity and the ability to work quickly under pressure. This is NOT AN EASY BUSINESS! If you do not do well with policy and procedures, or you do not take well to constructive criticisms, this is not the job for you. The following positions could be available: Cook, Baker, Server, Manager and Hostess. I am seeking full time employees who wish to avoid hopping from job to job. Great dividends can be had for GREAT employees. The pay is very competitive and the hours are unbeatable. Come join our family today. Apply in person at Cornerstone Bakery Café, 359 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM. We look forward to meeting you!

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




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MOTEL 6 is accepting applications for housekeeping and night audit. Apply in person at 412 HWY 70 W Ruidoso. No Phone Calls Please RN, LPN, EMT, MEDICAL ASSISTANT, NURSE AIDE AND MEDICAL CLERKS needed for correctional facility in Carrizozo. Hours vary but will mainly be M-F. 2 shifts available. For more information, please contact Ms. Garrett in Medical @ 575-648-6510, email, or fax resume to 806-686-0952. DENTAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Ruidoso, NM. Seeking qualified and experienced Dental Assistants. Radiology Certified helpful. We WILL train the right person. Administrative Office Positions available too. Must be computer literate and like working with children. Please fax resumes to Attn: Laura (575) 257-0249

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RENTALS HOUSES 101 RANCHER ROAD – UNF 2 BDR, 1 3/4 BA w/1 car garage, wood-burning fireplace & fenced yard. Approx. 1480 sq.ft. $950/ Mo + utilities. 420 5TH STREET – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA with fireplace & W/D. Deck & partially fenced yard. Approx. 1180 sq.ft. $850/Mo + utilities. 147 MUSKETBALL – UNF 2 BDR, 1 BA with W/D & deck. Approx. 1698 sq.ft. $900/Mo + utilities. (Available 10-1) 323 HEATH DRIVE – FURN 3 BDR, 2 (3/4) BA (showers only) with knotty pine walls & wood floors. Approx. 1337 sq.ft. $975/ Mo + utilities.


111 LAGUNA DRIVE – UNF 3 BDR, 2 BA w/ W/D hookups. Approx. 1435 sq.ft. $950/Mo + utilities. 481 PARADISE CANYON – FURN 3 BDR, 2 BA with log siding & a great deck. Approx. 1760 sq.ft. $1600/Mo includes utilities.


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

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Ruidoso Free Press

September 25, 2012

Ruidoso Free Press September 25, 2012  

The September 25, 2012 edition of the Ruidoso Free Press, your source for news, sports, education, business and opinion in Ruidoso and Linco...

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