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Sacred Grounds’ Ethiopian Mokasida coffee Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that Coffea Arabica grew wild. Coffee is “Bun” or “Buna” in Ethiopia, so coffee bean is quite possibly a poor Anglicized interpretation of “Kaffa Bun.” Coffea Arabica was also found in the Harar region quite early, either brought from the Kaffa forests or found closer by. It is entirely possible that slaves taken from the forests chewed coffee berry and spread it into the Harar region, through which the Muslim slave trade route passed. Ethiopian coffees are available from some regions as dry-processed, from other regions as washed and from Sidamo as both. The difference between the cup profiles of the natural dry-processed versus the washed is profound. Washed Sidamo, Yirgacheffe and Limmu have lighter body and less earthy/wild tastes in the cup as their dry-processed kinfolk. When you next drink a cup of Ethiopian coffee remember the person who grew the beans, for you are now more likely to know precisely where it comes from. Up to now it has been impossible to know whose beans have gone into the sack due to an age-old

system of middlemen within Ethiopia. The beans would be sold by a peasant grower, then to a buyer for pulping, who would sell to an agent, who would sell to an exporter. During the past five years, however, the industry has seen some radical shifts in the face of global market lows. As a result a precedent has been set which is making traceability much easier. This will enable Ethiopia to hoist its reputation as the botanical home of Coffea Arabica, with an almost fertilizer-free environment, producing a number of distinctive regional types. Our Mokasida variety is a pleasant surprise this year. It is not a fair trade organic coffee and we bought it to try on the recommendation of our importer, Walker Coffee Trading of Houston. It is, however, a very bold coffee but smooth as silk, even roasted as a “medium” roast. It is available in both a dark and medium roast at Sacred Grounds.












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Of skunks and an English sparrow By Janie Smith We are a nation of pet owners. Pets are bought, adopted from animal shelters, bred by their owners or show up looking for a home at a chosen person’s doorstep. Most companions in the United States are dogs and cats, but pets come in a variety of species, from snakes and mice to canaries and parrots and all creatures in-between. Sometimes pets come into our homes abandoned or hurt in the wild, and these creatures are not normally considered as pet candidates. Suzi and Peter Wolfe of Carrizozo are caretakers for a few pets in this category, namely skunks and an English sparrow. Suzi became an advocate for skunks quite by accident in 2002. While she was away for a weekend, her house sitters heard a dog barking furiously in her backyard. Upon investigation a tiny baby skunk was found shivering and terrified. The next morning when Suzi returned home she was presented with this tiny baby skunk. Being a kind person, she decided to nurse this little animal so that it could survive. Survive it did and became a household pet. Named “Scotty” this skunk became not only a pet, but an integral part of the family. When Suzi married Peter Wolfe in 2003, Scotty was the ring bearer, a task he no doubt took very seriously. Apparently Scotty never knew he was a skunk. Suzi says that skunks are misunderstood. She says, “skunks are sensitive and affectionate and bond with a person easily. They love to be held. Not only that,” she went on, “but they have diverse personalities.” She explained that skunks are mainly nocturnal. They eat bugs and mice which makes them good pest controllers. In the wild they only live two to three years, but in captivity they can live up to 9 years old. With the acquisition of Scotty, Suzi was now on a journey of skunk rescue. People had heard about Scotty and

when a baby skunk was found it was taken to Suzi. Soon those skunks increased in volume. One summer there were 16 skunks in residence with Suzi and Peter. Peter was now assisting in this endeavor. Suzi says, “We have given up the last 10 years of our life for these skunks.” She explained, “Skunks are not creatures that take to strangers. They are high maintenance and need a special diet which may include fried hamburger, fruit, shredded carrots, grapes, cantaloupe and cheese – but they are particular about cheese. They like pepper jack cheese.” This makes getting a baby sitter for skunks difficult to find. In residence with Suzi and Peter Wolfe at the present time are two skunks, Walter, who is 9 years old – the oldest skunk that the Wolfes have owned – and Dirk Pitt, who is 5 years old and who weighs a hefty 18 pounds. At this age both skunks sleep most of the time. When they were younger, up until about a year and a half, they were very playful. When Suzi went to pick up Dirk Pitt for his photo, he was very sleepy, but very happy to have Suzi hold him. It was apparent that there was a strong bond between the two. Vying for attention over by the window while this skunk discussion was going on was a bird in a cage. This bird turned out to be “Tweedle,” a plain old English sparrow. As a tiny baby he was found on the ground where he had fallen from his nest. Knowing Suzi’s skill with little critters, he was brought to the Wolfe residence. There he was fed with an eye dropper and not only survived, but thrived. Today he is a year and a half old, and also has no idea he is a bird and should be flying off somewhere. This bird has bonded with his humans and refuses to leave them. Every Sunday Tweedle is taken to the park in Carrizozo. His cage door is opened and away he flies with great glee. One might think that this would be the last one would see of this English sparrow. This is not the case. Tweedle knows when he has a good thing going for him. As soon as the sun gets low in the sky, back he comes and goes in his cage. After all, dinner is waiting at home. The world of pets brings the gifts of trust, love and hope into the lives of humans. That a creature of another species can bond with a human is truly remarkable, considering that humans are not exactly successful in bonding with each other. Humans can learn a great lesson from their pets. We are all in this life together. Trust and love make this world a better place. Our pets give us the hope that it is possible to trust and love. Dirk Pitt, Walter and Tweedle will attest to this, as will the multitude of pets of all varieties across the world. Photos courtesy of Janie Smith

Above, Suzi Wolfe and Dirk Pitt; on the cover, Tweedle giving Wolf a kiss.

Georgia Stacy

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– Nogal artisan

By Rosalyn Stevenson Georgia Stacy is an artisan whose favorite modes of expression are wood carving and working with clay. Her curving, organic designs grace residences in Lincoln County and beyond and include doors, sculptures and an array of functional and ornamental items. She has lived and maintained a studio in Nogal for 23 years, where she said, “the beauty of the landscape inspired me to stay here.” Stacy talked about her work and life: “I had a beautiful childhood that gave my creative spirit food to grow. My father built a kind of imaginative wonderland for me in the backyard. It had a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, a see-saw. He never discouraged me about playing, having fun. “Before I came to Nogal, I lived in Mexico for some time. When I came

back to the States, in the 80s, I wanted to carve a mask because I had been inspired by the Mexican masks I had seen. I met a man who owned a sawmill and who harvested wood. He became a mentor for me. He taught me about wood, the strength and the weaknesses of it and I began carving. It’s like bringing beauty into the world through our natural materials. “Beauty is important, and the connection to the earth is important. Respecting Mother Nature’s materials is important. Wood is a recyclable resource. I sometimes find old wooden spoons and plates to refinish and carve in addition to the other designs I work with. “I move back and forth between wood and clay and the two materials help me find new direction and inspiration in my work. I like creating movement with a sense of being, using light, contrasting elements, texture, and animation. “Doing custom work inspires me to connect with others and build things. I use woods that fit the project. For doors the wood has to have natural preservatives in it to last outside. I also use alder because it is a fast growing green wood. “I have a pretty minimal shop compared to many. My tools are sometimes hand made, sometimes power tools. I’m into the process, not the tools. Continued on pg. 6 Photo courtesy of Georgia Stacy

“Whale” Fluke detail.

Carved door: “Las Puertas del Sol” by Georgia Stacy.

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“My work is labor intensive and goes through several stages of development. There is that moment when it all comes alive and I can say, ‘Aha, so that is what it is about!’ It feels like a moment of revelation when that happens! “I like the feeling that each piece will last a long time, in some cases becoming an heirloom in one family. It’s about making something that people respond to, something that is an outpouring of my life. The art is a residue of spiritual practice. “I walk, I study color and form in nature. That is like a spiritual practice and I create from that. The way I live, the way I have educated myself is to be an artistic dreamer and that’s where my visions for my work come from. My work gives me a sense of connection. I’m the happiest when I’m working. “It humbles me when I can make something that people love and will live with the rest of their lives. For me, though, when the piece is done it is gone and I am free to create something new. “After the Little Bear Fire I did a series about water and fire. The whale fluke symbolism came into my work in that connection to water and I made a gate of steel and wood with that design in mind. I did an antler like piece coming out of a skull and it was like a pictograph of fire up to new growth, a kind of recording of what had happened in the fire. “I did the mahogany and copper ‘Star Vessel’ door for a friend after the fire. I incorporated some of her totem symbols into it and the textured areas represent a

Pre-Black Friday tech petting zoo To share a pre-Black Friday Tech Petting Zoo, the librarians await you on Friday, Nov. 22, at 107 Kansas City Rd, beside Village Hall, on Cree Meadows between Hull and Mechem. Before you hit the stores and web for Black Friday deals on tablets, iPods or Kindles, try out a device or two at the library. Ask questions or practice with the hardware and software to find free e-books and audiobooks from your public library for your device. Come when you can; come with a friend. Learn which devices will work with the library’s Mango Languages, Universal Classes or Overdrive (most will, but some are less frustrating). The goal is a comfortable, non-threatening atmosphere for mutual exploration. Bring in your own device if you have a question or a problem on how to use it. There now are howto manuals for a dozen devices and operating systems. You do not need

internet or wi-fi at home for most devices – you can set up accounts, transfer titles, and download files on the library’s public computers and free public wi-fi. Nothing bites or induces allergies at this petting zoo. iPads, Apples, Nook Fires, Androids, smartphones, and more are welcome or possible to learn about. Whether you are interested in an e-reader or some other device, please let the staff know what you are using and interested in reading or hearing. You are welcome to call before you come in if you have any questions about which usernames, passwords, or card numbers you might want to have handy. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso. 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.; ruidosopl/ or

lot of the changes that were occurring because of the fire. “I sometimes work with children of friends and families that I know, and try to give them some foundation that crafts and working with their hands can offer them in this time of so much technology.” Georgia Stacy can be contacted for custom designs at:, or call 575-354-4206.

Photos courtesy of Georgia Stacy

Above, carved recycled wooden plate by Georgia Stacy. At right, “Star Vessel” detail.

Garden club tablescapes luncheon

Courtesy photos

The Lincoln County garden club recently celebrated the upcoming holiday season with their annual tablescapes luncheon. Teams of garden club members created beautiful tables with Thanksgiving, Christmas or Winter themes. Master gardeners Peggy Voigt and Rene McCoy from Roswell presented a program called “Lasagna Gardens,” which featured layering tulip, daffodil and Hyacinth bulbs in a deep pot with four inches of soil between each type of bulb, then topped off with blooming pansies and water. Chill all winter outside and in the spring enjoy three months of blooms. The garden club encourages wise environmental choices by conserving and protecting natural resources. The garden club meets the third Tuesday of the month. Visitors are welcome. Pictured at left, angel table; at right, Peggy Voigt discusses gardening with Dana Melton.

Quotes about art Free by famous artists r a n i m e S s s e Welln November 20, 2013


By Rosalyn Stevenson

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” — Kurt Vonnegut (American writer: 1922 - 2007) ~·~ “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” — Kurt Vonnegut ~·~ “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. The same is true of drawing.” — Edgar Degas (French artist: 1834 - 1917) ~·~ “We are always students. Art is not something you learn it is something you do.” — Michaelis Mentler (American artist: 1944…) ~·~ “Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.” — Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist: 1881 - 1973) ~·~ “Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.” — Pablo Picasso ~·~ “Art is the heart’s explosion on the world. Music; dance; poetry; art on cars, on walls, on our skins… There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisisridden world than young people and their art. It is the consciousness of the world breaking away from the strangle

grip of an archaic social order.” — Luis J. Rodriguez (American poet, novelist, journalist, critic and columnist – 1954…) ~·~ “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian musician and composer – 1756 - 1791) ~·~ “Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.” — Anthony Burgess (American musician and writer: 1917 - 1993) ~·~ “Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.” —Vincent van Gogh (Dutch painter – 1853 - 1890) ~·~ “Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.” — Rembrandt (Dutch painter – 1606 - 1669)

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RUIDOSO • RUIDOSO DOWNS • HWY 380 ROSWELL — Preschoolers attend- ing McGruff enter the room. Officer Brackeen answered some of the chiling All Saint’s Catholic School met and spoke with Roswell Police Depart- dren’s questions and then the kids gave McGruff ment (RPD) and Officer Recruiting/ Brackeen Training high-fives Officer Lisa ALAMOGORDO • CLOUDCROFT • TULAROSAand numerBrackeen ous hugs. yesterday. OfAll children ficer Brackpresent reeen spoke ceived a colwith the oring book of youngsters McGruff as about safety well as “ofissues, such ficer badge” as wearing stickers. seatbelts, and The safety stranger danCourtesy photo presentation ger. She also raised the point of keeping one’s hands was a joint effort between the Roswell Police Department and the Roswell to themselves. “We don’t want others Neighborhood Watch. to put their hands on us, so we must Additional information regarding also keep our hands to ourselves,” the Roswell Neighborhood Watch may BrackeenCARRIZOZO said. Officer Brackeen also • CAPITAN • LINCOLN • HONDO VALLEY be obtained by contacting Mr. Richard said to the group, “It’s important to Lucero 575-622-7233. listen to your parents;” some of the For information on how Recruiting/ children nodded in agreement. Just as Training Officer Brackeen can help Officer Brackeen exclaimed, “all paryour business, school or agency with ents want their children to be safe,” in various presentations regarding safety walked McGruff the Crime Dog. The HOBBS issues, call 575-624-6770. preschoolers’ eyes grew wide at see-• LOVINGTON





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Living Desert Zoo pre-school Story Time


The volunteer docent program, Pre-School StoryTime will be held sponsored by Friends of the Living on Friday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Desert, presents StoryTime. There is Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State no fee for the Visitor Center program; Park’s Visitor Center. ROSWELL however, regular admission fees apThe story will be “The Perfect ply to enter the zoo. For additional Thanksgiving.” A short walk in the information, please call Kathryn Law Park, weather permitting, and an acat 575-887-5516. tivity will follow the story.




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ENMU-Roswell Community College board to meet The Branch Community College board of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will meet Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Administration Center Board Room 135, 52 University Blvd. The board will act upon business so presented and may meet in

executive session. Agendas for the meetings are available in the president’s office located on the ENMURoswell campus in the Administration Center, 52 University Blvd. The public is invited to attend. ENMU-Roswell is an EEO/ AA institution.

Fishing report for Southeast NM

species. Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was small spoons. No reports on other fair to good using PowerBait, salmon species. eggs and small spoons for trout. No reports on other species. Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 8.1 cfs. Trout fishing Jal Lake: No reports from anglers was slow. this week. Blue Hole Park Pond: No reports Lake Van: Trout fishing was slow to from anglers this week. fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait, Pistol Petes under a bubble and homeBonito Lake: Closed. made dough bait. No reports on other Bosque Redondo: No reports from species. anglers this week. Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was good Bottomless Lakes: Trout fishing was using spinners, Pistol Petes and Powfair using PowerBait and salmon erBait for trout. No reports on other eggs. species. Brantley Lake: The State Park office Pecos River: Stream flow below announced the reopening of the lake to boating and swimming. Anglers are Sumner Lake on Monday was 21 cfs. No reports from anglers this week. to practice catch-and-release for all Perch Lake: Trout fishing was fair to fish here as high levels of DDT were good using Pistol Petes, salmon eggs found in several fish. and PowerBait. Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Trout Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Rufishing was fair using salmon eggs, spinners and small spoons. No reports idoso on Monday was .52 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. on other species. Chaparral Park Lake: Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman No reports from anglers this week. El Rito Creek: Trout fishing was slow. Eunice Lake: No reports from anglers this week. Greene Acres Lake: No reports from anglers this week. Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all

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‘Almost Heaven’


Jim Curry’s tribute to John Denver


ALTO — John Denver was a troubadour of nature, singing of clear skies and country roads, sunshine, going home and mountain highs. His sweet tenor and rapturous anthems are as welcoming as an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. His life ended suddenly in a plane crash in 1997 – a tragedy that shocked the world – but his music will live on forever. Gather your friends and family for a heartfelt tribute to Denver with acclaimed performer Jim Curry and his seven-piece band (mandolin, guitars, flute, bass, drums, percussion, keyboard), celebrating one of the greatest folk-country singer-songwriters ever to grace the stage. The concert is sponsored in-part by Susanne O’Malley. Curry is a Denver look-alike, sound-alike artist, naturally owning a nearly identical tenor and Rocky Mountain looks. Many may recognize his voice from the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story” as well as at his many sold-out shows throughout the country at theaters and casinos, and his hugely popular concert on the Holland America Cruise Line. The tribute artist is considered today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multiplatinum hits, which include “Annie’s Song,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Back Home Again,” “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Calypso,” “Fly Away,” Take Me Home Country Roads” and more. “These songs blend the images of our natural earth with a love for each other as people,” Curry says, adding that the tribute he’s crafted is intended to perpetuate Denver’s message. “The care you give to someone you love is the best care. Making that connection to our earth and to each other is the goal.” Join Curry and his band in performance of Denver’s many timeless hits and his indelible message of caring for the earth and for each other. The concert is at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 (right after Thanksgiving Day). Excellent seats are available for $79 and $76. Call the box office at 575-336-4800 for tickets or go online to A pre-show crispy cod buffet ($20) will also be available at 6 p.m. in the Spencer lobby. Courtesy photos



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physical version of the release will hit stores sometime next year.

Joan Jett bumped from South Dakota float at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date with Ed Sheeran up for grabs; may involve sushi and tattoos but no dancing

Decca Label Group – Ray Davies recently released a new memoir titled “Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story,” in which he discusses his love-hate relationship with the United States. Throughout the book, the legendary rocker intersperses lyrics from a wide variety of songs he’s written, including many that he’s never recorded or released. Now, Davies reveals that those unheard tunes will form the basis for a brandnew studio album he’s planning to make.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw dismiss divorce rumors

Photo courtesy of Christie Goodwin

Hey, want a date with Ed Sheeran? For an exJoan Jett was scheduled to perform tremely small on a South Dakota tourism float during amount of this year’s money, you Macy’s can enter to Thanksgiving win a chance Day Parade, to have dinner – and more – with the but the rock- Grammy-nominated singer, and you can er’s lifestyle support a good cause at the same time. choice of Sheeran is offering himself up as being a veg- the prize in a fundraising drive for the etarian and her support for the People charity “F Cancer,” which educates the for the Ethical Treatment of Animals younger generation about early detecapparently conflicts with the ideals of tion, prevention and communication livestock owners in the state, prompting about cancer, so they can learn about the parade officials to move Jett to a differ- disease, as the charity puts it, “in a way ent float. that isn’t scary or embarrassing.” F Cancer has set up a page at the fundraising Ray Davies planning new site, with a goal of raising album based on ‘American’ $250,000 in the next month or so. That amount is the Vancouver-based charity’s book; considering a Kinks entire operating budget for 2014.

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Katy Perry announces first leg of Prismatic World Tour

Image courtesy of Katy Perry via Twitter

As promised, Katy Perry announced the first dates of what she’s calling her Prismatic World Tour, with U.K. residents the lucky folks to see her first. Perry will play 11 dates there, beginning May 7, 2014 with a show in Belfast, Ireland, through Friday, May 30, when she’ll play the third of three dates at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets for all the dates go on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster.

Drummer Matt Cameron drops out of 2014 Soundgarden tour dates

Universal/Republic Records – Soundgarden will be hitting the road again next year, but they’ll be doing it without Matt Cameron. The drummer just announced he’ll be bowing out of the band’s upcoming dates so that he can tour with his other band, Pearl Jam. “I will be taking 2014 off from Soundgarden touring due to prior commitments promoting Lightning Bolt with my brothers in Pearl Jam and the desire to have more time at home with my family,” he writes in a statement on Soundgarden’s website. “This is temporary. I am still an active member of Soundgarden.” Pearl Jam has scheduled dates until the beginning of February, while Soundgarden has committed to headlining Lollapalooza festivals in Chile, Brazil and Argentina in March and April.

Blur’s Albarn and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Zinner featured on ‘Africa Express’ album

Transgressive Records – Last month, Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner were among the musicians who took a week-long trip to make music with some local artists in the West African Republic of Mali. Now, Transgressive Records has announced they’ll be releasing an album featuring those collaborations next month. Titled “Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes,” which translates as “Africa Express Presents: Youth Club,” the release will arrive at the usual digital outlets on Dec. 9, while a

The Venetian Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are country music’s most well-known couple, and they intend to stay that way. They maintain that rumors of impending divorce are not true. Faith declares to People magazine that she and Tim are “absolutely not” breaking up. She says, “(Rumors) seem to be running like crazy right now for some reason. It’s perplexing.” Faith laments, “I don’t know why ‘happy’ can’t be a story.”

Lady Antebellum lends their voices to ABC’s Home for the Holidays campaign honoring U.S. veterans

The Greenroom – Lady Antebellum has recorded a cover of Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home” for ABC’s Home for the Holidays campaign honoring military veterans this holiday season. Five U.S. veterans with hopes of breaking into the entertainment field have written, directed and produced short films debuting Monday on Writers, directors and producers with top ABC shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Nashville worked alongside the veterans to make the clips. Each short film revolves around a veteran coming home for the holiday season, and that theme hits close to home for Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. Her best friend’s husband serves in the Navy, and he recently came home to surprise his wife and their son for the boy’s first birthday.

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ROSWELL: Nov 22 33rd Annual Holly-Day Magic Art & Craft Show, Roswell Convention Center, 912 N. Main. Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring more than 80 vendors. Proceeds benefit PAL, Project Graduation, Assurance Home and First Tee Program. Hourly drawings for prizes. Admission is $1 and children under 12 are free. 575622-4985 Winter Wonderland Christmas Auction, 1st American Bank, 111 E. 5th, 5 - 7 p.m. Benefits Chaves County CASA. 575-625-0112 Health Fair, Mesa Middle School, 1601 East Bland, 5 - 8 p.m. Participating agencies and programs include: American Red Cross, WIC Program, Roswell Safe Coalition, Roswell Fire Department, Wings for L.I.F.E., La Casa Family Health Center and more. Games, free food and information. 575-578-9838 28 Free Thanksgiving Dinner, Veterans Memorial Hall American Legion Post no. 28, 1620 N. Montana, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pies, turkeys, canned goods and volunteers are needed. 575-6247579 or email gonzalesjohnny@ Dec 6-8 “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol,” Performing Arts Center. 575624-7398. General admission, $10; kids under 10 and seniors, $8; ENMU students with ID, $5; groups of 10 or more, $5.

LEA COUNTY HOBBS: Nov 30 Redneck Nationals, Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets: VIP adults, $25; VIP kids, $15. VIP seats are reserved. General admission adult, $22; kids, $10. All tickets go up $3 day of show. 575-391-2900, toll-free: 855515-9376 LOVINGTON: Nov 21 Workshop - Home-based Business Startup, Troy Harris Center. Register for this event online at or by calling 575-492-4700


ARTESIA: Christmas For Our Troops. Support the troops by sending them care packages. A drop box is located at the chamber. The last day for drop off is Dec. 7. Go to userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/325/ File/ChristmasForourTroops.pdf for a list of items that are needed. For more information, visit www. Nov 20 Diabetes Education Classes, Yucca Healthcare Center, 606 N. 13th, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plus glucose and A1C testing. For more information call 575-736-1426 21 Mobile Mammography Event, Yucca Healthcare Center, 606 N 13th St., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Join in the fight against breast cancer. 575736-1426 23 Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble, downtown Artesia, 8 a.m. 575746-1117 “A Little Princess,” Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W Main St., 7 p.m. 575-746-4212 Dec 5 Light Up Artesia, downtown Artesia, 5:30 - 9 p.m. The official start to the holiday season, co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. A winter wonderland with thousands of lights in the trees. Santa Claus will be escorted by the U.S. Border Patrol, Winged Riders of Artesia and Artesia Car Enthusiasts. Businesses remain open late; organizations and individuals set up booths to sell hot foods and crafts. 575-746-1117 7 Ride for Bikes Christmas Bike Build, Artesia Community Center, 612 N 8th, 8 a.m. Ride for Bikes will be assembling and giving away 638 bikes this year to the Head Start program participants in Artesia, Carlsbad and Hagerman. Donations can be made to www.rideforbikes. com. To volunteer or for more information, call 575-308-9179 CARLSBAD: Nov Fri’s Friday Focus, Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S. Canal St. 7:30 a.m. Carlsbad Chamber networking breakfast - share information about your business or organization. Pre-School StoryTime, Living Desert Zoo, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A short walk in the park and activity will follow the story. 575-8875516. No fee; children must be accompanied by an adult


Member Hobbs Chamber of Commerce • Member Lovington Chamber of Commerce • Member Artesia Chamber of Commerce Member Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce • Member Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce Member Roswell Chamber of Commerce • Member Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Member Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce • Member Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce


ALTO: Nov 29 Jim Curry’s John Denver Tribute, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. The music of the late John Denver is “like an old friend” outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one the most beloved singer/songwriters. 575-336-4800; Pre-performance crispy cod buffet, 6 p.m. ($20). Performance is $76 or $79 CAPITAN Nov 22 Medicare Information Program, Capitan Public Library, 101 E. 2nd St., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learn about the changes to the NM Medicaid program, called Centennial Care. 575-354-3035. Free RUIDOSO: Nov 21 Hubbard Museum/ENMU-Ruidoso lecture series on Lincoln County history, at ENMU-R, 701 Mechem Dr., room 105, 12 p.m. “History of Ruidoso,” presented by Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, the history professor and of “No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.” Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. 575-257-2100. Free 22 Hubbard Museum/ENMU-Ruidoso lecture series on Lincoln County history, at ENMU-R, 701 Mechem Dr., room 105, 12 p.m. Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, the history professor and author editor of numerous articles on the Southwest will present “Dave McGary Horse Sculptures,” paying homage to the late Dave McGary and speaking about his horse sculpture that stands outside of the museum. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. 575-257-2100. Free 23 Free movie “A Place at the Table,” Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Fifty million Americans – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. “A Place at the Table” tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, this movie shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides, as they have in the past, that ending


hunger is in the best interests of us all. 575-257-2273 25 Hubbard Museum/ENMURuidoso lecture series on Lincoln County history, at Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 4 p.m. “History of Ranching in Lincoln County.” 575-378-4142; schedule-of-events. Free RUIDOSO DOWNS: ALBUM: Mid-20th Century Photographs by Carmon Philips of the People and Places of Lincoln County exhibit at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. 26301 Hwy 70 West, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. 575-378-4142; Nov 23 Hubbard Museum /ENMU Ruidoso lecture series, 26301 Highway 70 West, 2 p.m. This week: “Wildlife of Wild Lincoln County” by Ray Pawley. 575-3784142;

MESCALERO Nov Wed’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods. 7 p.m. Professional comedians will perform live. $5 admission. Must be 21 or older. 575-464-7053 29-30 Ski & Ride Hiring Academy, Ski Apache, 9 a.m. Ski Apache is seeking instructors for both its skiing and snowboarding programs. Participants must bring their own equipment and contact Ski School manager Rick Zarndt, 575-4643640, before classes to confirm a lift ticket for the day. Dec 8 Lonestar & Diamond Rio, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 7 p.m. Lonestar is marking their 20-year anniversary by reuniting with original lead singer Richie McDonald. The quartet will perform with six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio. Lonestar has achieved 10 No. 1 country hits including “No News,”“Come Crying To Me” and “Amazed.” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single – “Meet in the Middle” – reach No. 1. Their hits include “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,”“Norma Jean Riley,”“Beautiful Mess,”“Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.” Tickets start at $25. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 575-464-7089;


ALAMOGORDO: IMAX NM Museum of Space History “HUBBLE,” Daily at 11 a.m. 2 and 4 p.m. The seventh awe-inspiring film for the award-winning IMAX space team. Accompany the walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks ever undertaken in NASA’s history; experience the power of the launches, heartbreaking setbacks and dramatic rescues. Explore the galaxies and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings “Tornado Alley,” Daily at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Join storm chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding adventure. Experience the adrenaline of nature’s most dramatic phenomena Nov 23 St. John’s Autumn Market, 1114 Indiana Ave., 9 a.m. Vendors, crafts, antiques, Christian bookstore, and great food. Serving memorable baked potato soup with french bread, sloppy joe’s lunch plate special and don’t forget the famous blueberry cobbler. 575-437-3891; My Sinatra, starring Cary Hoffman, Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., 7 - 9 p.m. Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS special into a biographical, often hilarious and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra. More than 20 classic Sinatra songs create a magical night and musical score about his lifelong obsession. 4372202; Tickets are $15, $26 and $34 CLOUDCROFT Nov 30 Santa Land 2013, Zenith Park Pavilion, 4 p.m. – Santa arrives at 5 p.m. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Marshmellow roast and hot chocolate. Sponosored by Cloudcroft Light Opera Company, Cloudcroft Kiwanis and the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce. 575-682-2733 or 866-UPHIGH7 Dec 7 Cloudcroft’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments available beginning at 5 p.m. Parade on Burro Street, 7 p.m. Bring an ornament and help decorate the tree. Christmas caroling. 575-682-2733

THIS WEEK AT RUIDOSO DOWNS Wednesday Billy’s Seafood Night starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $21.95 Senior Day Senior Specials for $3.95 in Billy’s Race Book

Thursday BILLY’S JACKPOT CORNUCOPIA BILLY’S “SHOOT OUT SIX” HANDICAPPING CONTEST IN BILLY’S RACE BOOK IS BACK! Bottomless Pasta — all you can eat for $3.95 Friday BILLY’S CRAZY CASH TURKEY RUN Surf & Turf starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Saturday Prime Rib starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Sunday


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Zine November 20, 2013  
Zine November 20, 2013  

The November 20, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and s...