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It’s time again for the 25th Annual Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center brought to you by the Ruidoso Valley Greeters Nov. 9, 10 and 11.

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The Zine, southeast New Mexico’s most recognized entertainment and lifestyle magazine, is designed to accompany our readers throughout the region as they enjoy the diverse and entertaining activities and destinations. The Zine can be found at the following locations, in addition to being inserted in each week’s Ruidoso Free Press.


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The founding of the Ruidoso Valley Greeters Article from The Ruidoso News March 7, 1985

By Sharon Makokian

Ruidoso News staff writer

The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing a group of women to serve as official greeters at various functions. Executive director John Jeffers said the Chamber has had ambassadors in the past. He would like to see the tradition reinstated. The new group will differ from the old one in a unique way: it will be comprised solely of businesswomen. Jeffers said a similar group in Albuquerque, called the Kachina Greeters, has been very successful. The group will be open to all chamber businesswomen on a first-

come, first-served basis. Jeffers anticipates having 20 members, divided into two groups of 10. However, if response is very good, the group could have 30 members, forming three teams. Jeffers said serving as a greeter would provide a good opportunity for businesswomen to get exposure. They will act as hostesses for groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, visiting dignitaries and special events. The outfits the greeters wear are being designed in the chamber office. Jeffers said he conceptualizes something with a southwestern flair. The participating women would be responsible for purchasing their own uniforms.

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The Alto Bunco group invites other groups to give the gift of giving by helping out Santa’s Helpers by donating toys or time. These ladies, began the tradition of donating toys to Santa’s Helpers at their December game. Each shops for one or more toys and hauls them to the Santa’s Helpers. In their other volunteering capacities (Greeters, Friends of the Library, Spencer ushers, church, scholarship projects), these ladies can also be found wrapping and sorting the Christmas gifts. Santa’s Helpers is Nov. 26 - Dec. 13 at The First Christian Church at 1211 Hull Rd in Ruidoso, 575-258-2446.

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Christmas Jubilee from the beginning By Jane Terrell The Ruidoso Valley Greeters presented the first Christmas Jubilee shopping extravaganza Nov. 11-12, 1988 at Cree Meadows Country Club. There were 37 merchants, gift shop owners, jewelers and gallery representatives. The president, Mildred Crocker, said the event offered Ruidoso locals and visitors a chance to shop an assortment of merchants under one roof. This first Christmas Jubilee also offered ongoing entertainment and Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus. The second Jubilee came around in 1989 at Carrizo Lodge and there was already a waiting list of those who wanted to participate after the success of the first Jubilee. The third and fourth Jubilees were held at Inn of the Mountain Gods, growing to a threeday event. The Jubilee still had Breakfast with Santa plus a buffet luncheon and a fashion show. By the time 1992 rolled around, the Jubilee had moved to the new Civic Events Center where the grand opening was held in conjunction with the Jubilee. The merchant booths had grown to 58. There was still the Breakfast with Santa, the luncheon and the fashion show. Since 1992, the Civic Events Center, renamed the Ruidoso Convention Center, has been the home of the Christmas Jubilee. In 1993, there was a record 68 merchants but instead of the luncheon, there was an afternoon tea and fashion

show. By 2001, the Jubilee grew to 80 booths – all Lincoln County merchants – showing their wares, plus a full food court representing four local restaurants. Little has changed since 2001, although the attendance has grown. The Convention Center is filled to capacity with all the booths decorated in Christmas paper and ribbons, bright lights and laughter. There is picture-taking with Santa and Christmas storytelling too. One merchant, the Ruidoso Flower Shop, has been to every one of the Christmas Jubilees. There are several others who are right behind in the number of Jubilees. “As a merchant, there is no where I could spend my advertising dollars more wisely,” said Jane Terrell of the Ruidoso Flower Shop, “than to have a booth at Christmas Jubilee where almost 5,000 attendees see what our shop has to offer.” The Christmas Jubilee began as a showcase for Lincoln County merchants during a traditionally slow time of year for the area. The Jubilee is open to any Lincoln County merchant who has a business license and a New Mexico gross receipts tax number. The only catch is… you may end up on the waiting list for a possible chance if an available booth opens up. The Christmas Jubilee is always the second weekend in November. See you there!


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The holiday season By Madison Buechter The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching. That’s right; it’s the holiday season once again! The tourists will come, gifts will be bought, and the local economy will boom. With the Christmas Jubilee at Ruidoso’s Convention Center, minds turn to traditions and cheer. Madison Thanksgiving marks the start of the Holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time where the family gathers and share good times over yummy food. Pies of all sorts, corn, green beans, rolls, turkey, and many more things make up the menu on this festive day. In my family, we do something new with the main dish and we bake a dessert we’ve never made before. One year, we fried a turkey and had a pumpkin roll for dessert, and another year, we smoked a ham and had a torte for dessert. We keep with the normal traditions of Thanksgiving, but also add new ones. It’s hard to ignore the Christmas music coming from the speakers in the grocery store or the soon coming candy canes, snowflakes, and bells hanging from the light posts in Mid-town and the Downs. Here in our little mountain town, Christmas usually means snow (even though the white powder has been scarce these last few years). Some families wait to decorate the tree until Christmas

Eve, and some go to grandma’s house early in the morning to unwrap presents from Santa and other family members. In our house we purchase a tree around the second week of December so the evergreen doesn’t dry out too quickly. I put the angel on the top, after we’ve decorated the tree. Buechter I bake cookies Christmas Eve and set them out, still warm, for Santa to enjoy and leave some for us to eat the next day with our family at dinner. This time of year is rich in tradition, overflowing with joy and heavy with holiday spirit. The Jubilee promises to be filled with gift ideas and Christmas anticipation. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Madison Buechter, an 11th-grade student at Capitan High School, is taking a dual credit composition class. A Capitan resident for 14 years, Madi says her perfect day includes watching it snow from inside, sipping a cup of hot tea or cocoa, and baking cookies. She enjoys filling her home with the scent of the holidays. She lives with her parents, Vicky and Andrew and her siblings Julian and Aniston, along with her two cats and a dog. Madi plans to enroll at the University of Arizona in Tucson in Chemical Engineering upon graduation from Capitan.

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Lincoln National Forest selling Christmas tree permits The Lincoln National Forest is selling 2012 Christmas tree permit for anyone wishing to cut their own tree this holiday season. Permits are $5 each, with a limit of one per household. Permits may be purchased from the following Lincoln National Forest offices: Supervisor’s Office; 3463 Las Palomas Rd.; Alamogordo, 575-434-7200. Smokey Bear District; 901 Mechem Dr.; Ruidoso, 575-257-4095 Sacramento District; 4 Lost Lodge Rd, Cloudcroft, 575-682-2551 Guadalupe District; 114 S. Halagueno St., Carlsbad 575-885-4181 Permits will be sold during regular business hours, and in an effort to better serve our customers, the Supervisor’s Office, Smokey Bear Ranger District and Sacramento District offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15.

An online form is also available for those who wish to mail in their permit, visit to download the form and obtain more details about cutting Christmas trees. Mail-in applications must be received no later than Dec. 11. Once you have obtained a permit, trees may be cut anywhere within the Lincoln National Forest, only on US Forest Service Lands, and not within a wilderness area. When submitting your application, please identify the area from which you are interested in harvesting your tree. If you are uncertain about the kind of trees in the area, please view our guide, “Common Tree Types” to help you with your choice. The guide is available on the website listed above. For more information please contact the Lincoln National Forest at 575343-7200, or visit lincoln. Follow us on Twitter at http://









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Coyote Howling – Shop for a Cause Thanksgiving and celebration dominate November and December and no better place to visit during this season than the midtown gift shop, Coyote Howling, where guests can shop for a cause and purchase for a purpose. Coyote Howling opened on Nov. 11, 2011 in honor of our nation’s Veterans. Military receive 20 percent off insignia items – including laseretched wall tributes, laser-etched glass steins and glassware, and leather belt buckles – in appreciation for service. In synergy with Feed My Starving Children/FMSC, at minimum, 10 percent of a guest’s purchase amount before taxes is being donated to provide meals for children living in extreme poverty in almost 70 nations; 93 cents of every dollar donated to FMSC goes directly into food with healthy meals being provided for just 22 cents. In the first 11 months of shop for a cause, purchases and direct donations made through Coyote Howling have provided the funding for more than 1,750 FMSC meals for children. Think (and shop) outside the giftwrapped box this holiday season at Coyote Howling:

Feed My Starving Children with manna pack ornaments • Fill a box for Operation Christmas Child • Plant fruit trees around the globe with each purchase of Project 7 Save the Earth (mints and gum in green packaging) • Provide clean drinking water around the globe with each purchase of Project 7 Quench the Thirsty (mints in turquoise packaging) • Provide meals in American communities with each purchase of Project 7 Feed the Hungry (mints and gum in purple packaging) • Purchase a puzzle or a book for children at The Nest, Lincoln County’s Domestic Violence Shelter • Stuff a Stocking for the Homeless Children of Las Cruces At Coyote Howling, guests enjoy the opportunity to purchase from hundreds of unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, up-cycled and repurposed items for themselves or as gifts for special people while also giving a gift of food, water, care to other people.


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The Santa Room

By Annette Wallace I have had various duties with the Christmas Jubilee but I found my niche with the Santa Room. I never had children of my own but it is always so rewarding to see the children’s eyes light up in awe of seeing Santa. And, of course, there are those that are terrified at the sight of him! After their visit, the Santa elves give each child a toy and a candy cane. One of our volunteer Santas did not write down anything but talked about hearing the children’s Christmas list wishes. One little boy about the age of 5 was adamant that he wanted his own kitchen from Santa because he loved to cook. A little girl just wanted her Dad to come home safely from Iraq and nothing else. Some of them make you smile, while others pull at your heartstrings. For years we took Polaroid pictures for $2 each.

I believe it was the 2006 Jubilee when we began using the digital cameras. Although the pictures are far superior to the Polaroids, we would occasionally get backed up with larger orders of photos. Thanks to one of our Greeters with great organizational skills, we came up with the idea of putting the number of pictures wanted on a card, then handing it to one of the photographers and that solved the problem. Whether or not you have children or grandchildren to visit with Santa, you are welcome to stop by and observe the chaos and have a candy cane on us.

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21st Annual Fall American Photography Exhibition at the Hubbard Museum The Hubbard Museum of the American West in collaboration with the Photographic Society of Lincoln County will host the 21st annual Fall American Photography Competition and Exhibit, now through March 17, 2013. The photography exhibit once again uses the American West as the primary exhibit subject matter, and artists were required to submit photos that relate in some manner to the overall theme of the exhibit. The Museum received more than 250 submissions from around the nation for the juried exhibition. New Mexico will be well represented with over half of the submitting artists residing in the state, including many local area photographers. The exhibit officially opened with a reception and announcement

of winners on Saturday, Nov. 3. The reception was open to museum members and invited guests; however, any paid museum admissions during those hours were also invited to attend the opening ceremonies. A total of $2,775 in cash awards was be awarded for the top eight photographs. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 26301 Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Admission to the museum is $6 for adults, and reduced admission is available for senior citizens, military personnel and youth. Visit or call 575-378-4142 for information about other events, exhibits, and activities at the museum. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs.

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Nest celebrates Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Women’s Club The staff at the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter is proud to have hosted a Tour & Tea for the Ruidoso Federated Woman’s Club during October, national domestic violence awareness month. The Club has been an avid supporter of the Nest since its opening in 2007. Eight members of the club attended the private event. HEAL Executive Director Coleen Widell conducted the tour, with assistance from staff members Susanne Francis, Carrie Calkins, Terry Thompson and Corina Montoya. The women walked throughout the shelter and in the courtyard, children’s playground and garden. They heard stories of survivors whose lives changed in shelter. Many of the members were moved by the hand prints wall in the shelter, a place where residents women, children and pets - document their journey to safety, which started at the Nest. Many questions were asked and answered by staff members and an occasional resident. After the tour, the club members were treated to homemade pie and coffee in the kitchen and living room at the Nest. The Club later presented HEAL with a $500 check to support the operations of the shelter.

According to club President Sue Koepp, “The General Federation of Women’s Clubs 2012-2014 “Signature Project” is Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention. The NEST positively affects the lives of domestic violence victims and their families and we are proud to have supported their work from our fundraising efforts. This “Tea & Tour” allowed us to not only see this remarkable facility but to become informed of their total commitment to the survival of the victims through constructive life-giving solutions for their future.” Courtesy photo The General Federation of Women’s Pictured are Women’s Club members Bobbie Dobbs, DoroClubs also offers an education scholarthy Hill, Harry Hill, Joan Teague, Anndy Patterson, Sharon ship for survivors of domestic violence Grooms, Gladys Dendy, Sue Koepp with HEAL Executive called “GFWC Success for Survivors.” Director Coleen Widell in the playground at the Nest. Right after the Tour & Tea, Carrie being able to become self-sufficient, to be able to Calkins gave the scholarship application to a prior provide for yourself and your children. The Sucresident, who is trying to complete her college cess for Survivors scholarship will help bring much degree but need a financial hand. Widell said, “The process of recovery from domestic violence is quite needed opportunity to these women as they rebuild their lives.” long and arduous. Having an education is key to

New Mexico State Parks returns camping stay limit to 14 days SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico State Parks announces that it is returning to its original 14-day consecutive camping stay out of a 20 day period effective April 1, 2013. Previously, the maximum length of stay was 21 consecutive days out of any 28day period. “Returning to the 14-day limit levels the playing field for short term campers or weekenders to enjoy New Mexico State Parks,” stated Tommy Mutz, New Mexico State Parks Division Director. “Everyone should have a reasonable opportunity to secure a campsite.” New Mexico State Parks rules state: Campers may reside in a park for a maximum of 14 calendar days during any 20-calendar day period

unless the director otherwise decreases or waives this limit. Campers shall completely remove camping equipment and gear from the park for six calendar days during the 20-calendar day period. Campers can go to another park for six days, then return. New Mexico State Parks are a great recreational value. It sells an annual camping for $180 for New Mexico residents. An annual day use pass is $40 for New Mexico residents. For a complete list of list of New Mexico State Parks fees and permits visit: http://www.emnrd.state. For more information throughout the year call 1-888-NMPARKS or visit the State Parks Division’s website at

Forest Service hosts Forest Restoration Program Workshop

The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Annual Workshop will be held in Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue (Jemez Rooms), phone: 1-505-428-1000. An agenda for the workshop may be found at cfrp. The CFRP Annual Workshop brings together CFRP grant recipients, their partners and other stakeholders to share their experiences and discuss accomplishments, challenges, and strategies to overcome barriers to the implementation

of collaborative forest restoration projects. CFRP grants can be used for hazardous fuels reduction, forest restoration projects on federal, tribal, state, county, and municipal lands in New Mexico. To be eligible, grant applicants must use a collaborative process that includes a diverse and balanced group of stakeholders and appropriate government representatives to design, implement and monitor their project. Applications for this year are due Feb. 4, 2013; applications for next year will be solicited in the fall.

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New Mexico’s hidden epidemic By Dr. Stephen Rath Fusion Medical Center, Ruidoso Recently, four of Ruidoso’s physicians attended a Pain Management Symposium centering on a recent change to New Mexico law regarding opioid prescription. Dr. Steve Otero, Dr. Keri Rath, Dr. Arlene Brown and I were present to hear the statistics regarding the state of New Mexico as compared with the rest of the United States. The statistics presented during the symposium were both startling and disturbing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2008 statistics shows that New Mexico is the national leader in prescription drug overdose death. What does this mean? We, as physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners have failed to uphold the first rule of medicine. Primum non nocere, or first, do no harm, is one of the principle tenets of medicine embodied in the Hippocratic Oath. If, as New Mexico health care providers, we are prescribing opiates that place New Mexico in the leading position for prescription drug overdose death we are in fact doing harm. What about the duty to provide adequate pain relief? Pain medication prescribing should adhere to the 5 R rule of prescribing. Right Patient, Right Medication, Right Dose, Right Route and Right Time. Multi-modal pain management balances narcotic medications with non-narcotic medications, pain syndrome education, physical and occupational therapy and counseling for chronic pain conditions. Hospitals nationwide have recently adopted patient-satisfaction surveys as a means to “grade” the level of medical care provided. Whether you are hospitalized, have a surgical procedure, or see a doctor you may be asked to fill out a survey questioning your level of satisfaction with your visit. What does the data mean? If you were satisfied does that mean you received good care? Survey says No! A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, published the results of a large national study in the March 2012 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Physicians Practice blogger Aubrey Westgate does a good job in breaking down the results in a post:

“Not surprisingly, the researchers found that patients who reported the highest satisfaction were also spending the most money on health care. What’s more surprising is that more satisfied patients also had a higher likelihood of hospital admittance and higher mortality rates. For every 126 people who died in the most-satisfied group of patients, only 100 in the least-satisfied group died…” Does this mean that I, as a physician, should try to offend my patients in order to decrease their risk of death? No, but I should ensure that I always practice the best medicine even if it means I tell patients to lose weight, quit smoking, or don’t write the narcotic prescription they request. What can we do, as a community, to decrease the prescription drug overdose death rate? 1) Take all medications as directed. 2) Ensure that narcotic medications are stored in a secure location. 3) Dispose of unused medications properly. Ruidoso recently participated in a nationwide DEA-sponsored drug takeback program. This is a bi-annual event occurring in April and September that facilitates safe disposal of medications. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Oct. 4 press release, 244 tons were collected nationwide. Ruidoso’s own Special Agent Dick Swenor told me that our local collection efforts were a huge success in removing unused narcotics from our local community. Missed the event? Special Agent Swenor is available to take unused medications by appointment. Just call 258-7365 to coordinate your personal drug take-back event. New Mexico is THE nationwide leader in prescription drug overdose deaths. I recently participated in a drug overdose resuscitation in Lincoln County Medical Center’s ICU. We lost a neighbor to a prescription drug overdose last winter. This happens in Ruidoso. Please help make a difference. Dr Stephen Rath is a board certified anesthesiologist with extensive training in pain management. He is the owner and medical director of Fusion Medical Spa, is on the medical staff and holds admitting privileges at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso.



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Ruidoso Public Library wants to help save money and the planet With winter approaching, electricity consumption may not be the first thing on your mind, but it is some. Even if you have gas heat, supplement it with an electric heater, an electric blanket, and cook on an electric stove. Some of those can be controlled, but wouldn’t it be better to know just how much you are spending and budget the cost difference of buying newer, more energy efficient appliances? Luckily, Ruidoso Public Library received Kill-a-Watt energy meters from PNM. Anyone with a Ruidoso Public Library card can check this device out for three weeks (with one renewal if no one is waiting for a turn). There is a video explaining how to use this device online, at Try one out and enter to win CFL light bulbs or other energy savers. The Kill-a-Watt cannot monitor my stove, fridge, or dryer, but you may be amazed to learn about the

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other, smaller drains on your wallet. Those little lights on the TV, phone charger, DVD player, monitor, or microwave eat a noticeable amount each month. Lump some of those together on a single power strip to shut off when not in use or just unplug them if you don’t need the extra clocks. If you run several gaming systems or an extensive computer, with speakers and monitors and fans, the KillA-Watt will tell you just how much energy you might save with a power strip. Make a science experiment of it with your kids and compare lamps, TVs, or radios. Perhaps you could test whether the electric blanket and electric space heater are more affordable than the gas heater or wood stove. Check out ruidosopl for research and articles to write up the experiment and learn about the cost of electricity from gasfired power stations.

Ruidoso’s technology partner: The library

Based on new state research as part of a national report, demand for technology resources in public libraries continues to increase, reflecting the critical role libraries play as strategic technology partners for digital literacy and local economic development. Free access to computers and the Internet, computer classes, Wi-Fi and the explosion in e-books are all part of the lexicon at the Ruidoso Public Library. With high demand for technology resources, it’s a rare day that there is not a line outside the door before the library opens. The American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has documented the technology transformation of libraries over the past six years. The Ruidoso Public Library reflects a snapshot of the survey data from the 2012 ALA report: Nationally, 90 percent of public libraries provide technology training. The library offers a wide variety of classes including one-on-one training for your e-reader, iPad, or using the wi-fi on your laptop. Ruidoso Public

Library offers monthly classes on how to access free ebooks through the library. The library also follows the national trend, with more than 60 percent of libraries reporting increased use of Internet workstations over the past year, and 74 percent of libraries seeing increased use of their Wi-Fi. The library’s technology resources reflect the diverse needs of our community, including: • Free Wi-Fi serves students and lifelong learners working on projects on a wide range of mobile devices. • Job seekers utilize library resources and expertise to create resumes, access job boards, and complete online job applications. • As more government agencies provide information exclusively in digital format, for many people, the library provides their only access to unemployment, health care and tax information. Ruidoso Public Library is located at 107 Kansas City Road. Library hours are Mon - Thur, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The 13th Annual

‘Joy for Kids’ Toy Run Bikers bringing the Joy to the Kids of Lincoln County

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more. Everyone welcome. Motorcycle not required. Parade leaves O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot, Sudderth Drive & Hwy 70, at 12 noon. Parade will go to circle at Upper Canyon entrance and will end at

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Eating with a purpose

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November 6, 2012

It’s a joint effort Courtesy of Ruidoso Physical Therapy

A joint is the connection between two bones. Joints and their surrounding structures allow you to bend your elbows and knees, wiggle your hips, bend your back, turn your head, and wave your fingers to say bye-bye. Smooth tissue called cartilage and synovium and a lubricant called synovial fluid cushion the joints so bones do not rub together. But increasing age, injury – even sitting the wrong way or carrying too much weight ( diet/tc/healthy-weight-what-is-a-healthy-weight) – can wear and tear your cartilage. This can lead to a reaction in your joint that can damage your joints and lead to arthritis. The best way to care for your joints is to keep them and your muscles, ligaments, and bones strong and stable. Here are some tips for good joint health.

Watch your weight for healthy joints

Keeping your weight within a healthy range is the best thing you can do for your joints. Weight-bearing joints, such as your knees, hips, and back, have to support some, if not all, of your body weight. That’s why so many overweight people have problems with these areas of the body. The higher the number on your bathroom scale, the more wear and tear you put on your joints. Losing weight reduces pressure on your knees, hips, and back and helps prevent joint injury. Research has shown that with every pound gained, a person puts four times more stress on the knees. Women who lose about 11 pounds reduce their risk of developing arthritis of the knees.

Exercise for healthy joints

Exercise can help you lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Some research suggests that aerobic exercise – activities that get your heart rate up – can reduce joint swelling. Opt for exercises that won’t give your joints a pounding. Instead of step aerobics, try low-impact exercises such as swimming or bicycling. Another healthy idea: Don’t sit still. Couch potatoes, computer addicts, and anyone else who remains glued to a chair all day long have a high risk for joint pain. Less movement means more stiffness in your joints. So get up and get moving. Change positions frequently. Take frequent breaks at work and stretch or go for a short walk. If you can’t leave the office, try taking phone calls while standing.

Build muscles to support joints

Strong muscles support your joints. If you don’t have enough muscle, your joints take a pounding, especially those in your knees, which must support your entire body weight. Weight training exercises help build muscle and keep existing muscle and surrounding ligaments strong. That way, your joints don’t have to do all the work. Make sure you talk to your doctor before starting any type of exercise routine, including weight lifting. You don’t want to strain the joint that you’re trying to strengthen.

November 6, 2012

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HOBBS: Nov 9 Greg and Greg presents “American Civil War Play,” New Mexico Junior College, Watson Hall, 1 p.m. 15, 16 Israel Horovitz’s ‘Line’ presented 17, 18 by Hobbs NM Community Players, 1700 North Grimes, 8 p.m. (Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.) “Line” is a one-act play - an absurdist drama about five people waiting in line for an event. Each of the characters uses their wiles in an attempt to be first in line, getting more and more vicious as the play continues. 575393-0676. Free 16 Ice Cube concert, Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., 8 p.m. Featuring Baby Bahs, Slim Thug and New Boyz. 1-800735-1288. Tickets available at LOVINGTON: Nov 9 Community Coffee, Heart’s Desire Outreach Center, 1109 S. Main St., 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Have a cup of joe, breakfast and catch up on the community gossip. Dec 3 Electric Light Parade, 6:30 p.m. Contact the Lovington Chamber of Commerce to sign up, 575-396-5311 4 Chamber Open House/After Hours, 201 South Main Ave., 4:30-6 p.m. Join in the holiday fun at this year’s Chamber Open House and Ugly Sweater Competition. 575-396-5311



An Evening with Chef Cat Cora, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 6 - 9:30 p.m. The table is set for an extraordinary weekend with Chef Cat Cora from Food Network. Barnes & Noble mini-bookstore with Chef Cora’s book for sale; “Thanksgiving at Home” cooking demo, featuring tapas plate served to all guests; plus Q&A with the chef. or CatCora. com. Tickets $50 - purchase at Ab Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings, the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. Ab Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings is a Latin Grammywinning Mexican Cumbia group from Corpus Christi, Texas. Their music encompasses the styles of Cumbia, hip hop and R&B. Tickets, start at $25


CARLSBAD: Nov Wed’s Coffee Connection, 7 a.m. Trinity Hotel 9, 10 “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge 11, & Marley” Carlsbad Community 16, 17 Theater, National Parks Highway. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. matinee. This Israel Horovitz adaptation will feature the talented director and actor Randy Milligan in his farewell performance as “Scrooge.” Adults $12; students $6. 575-887-3157 10-12 Fee Free Days, Carlsbad National Parks & Sites, 575-785-2232 16 Free Memory Screening, Senior Circle, 2423 Bonita, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Part of National Memory Screening Day - an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Local health care agencies, care facilities and senior based organizations will be present to share information and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 624-9999 24 Electric Light Parade, beginning in downtown Carlsbad and progressing to the Pecos River Beach Park, the Electric Light Parade is a can’t-miss holiday tradition. The entrants put on their LED best and light up the night. 575-622-0985. 30 - Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival Dec 1 711 Muscatel, 575-522-1232 ARTESIA: Nov 13 Power Lunch, First Baptist Church, TLC Building, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Art of Leadership Series by professional leadership trainer Walter Nusbaum. This month, Developing a Team: All for One and One for All. Catered by Henry’s BBQ. $5 29 Light Up Artesia, Main St., downtown. Santa will be escorted in beginning at Terry’s Electronics (13th and Main) to the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main where he will be available for pictures with kids of all ages. Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with late night shopping, holiday specials, local carolers, Christmas music, a variety of vendors selling holiday foods, arts and crafts and more. Artesia Chamber of Commerce 746-2744 or Artesia MainStreet 746-1117


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ROSWELL: Nov 9,10, “Noises Off,” A comedy by Michael 11 Frayn, directed by Lynetta Zuber. Roswell Community Little Theater, 1717 S. Union, Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. 575-622-1982, www. 10 Veteran’s Parade, 10 - 11 a.m. Parade will begin at the Chaves County Courthouse and travel north to College Ave. MainStreet Roswell partnered with the Veteran’s Parade Committee to host this event. Fall into Metal Fiasco, Silver Spoon, 201 W. 2nd St., 5 p.m. Kingdoms Fall & 19F7, Scordatura Vita, Regicide and BlindDryve perform. Tickets $15 ad the door, drawings for prizes and cash bar (non-alcoholic beverages also available). Roswell Public Library Story Time ‘In The Kitchen’ 301 N. Pennsylvania, 2 p.m. 622-7101 Roswell Symphony Orchestra – Subscription Concert, NM Military Institute, Pearson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Concert features: Gunning, “Hector’s Return,” Tchaikovsky “Francesca da Rimini,” Strauss “Salome’s Dance from Salome,” Grieg Piano Concerto with soloist: Michael Brown. 623-5882. 13 ‘Christmas from the Heart,’ Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Presente d by Chaves County Extension Clubs. Mini-sessions for: Gift giving, Christmas décor, gifts from the kitchen and easy sew projects. $5 per presentation which includes Program Idea Booklet, refreshments and door prizes. Tickets available at Chaves County Extension Office, 200 East Chisum #4. 16-17 32nd Annual Holly-Day Magic Arts & Crafts Show. Roswell Convention Center, 912 N Main St., Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., $1. 575-622-4985

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ALTO: Nov 20-21 “A Chorus Line,” Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., buffet 5 p.m.; performance 7 p.m. both nights. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, “A Chorus Line” is a choreographic masterpiece about the blood, sweat and tears of dancers and their quest to be members of a faceless chorus line. Featuring Marvin Hamlisch music which helped make the 1975 Broadway hit the second-longest-running show of all time. 575-336-4800; Buffet is $20. Performances are $56 and $59. CARRIZOZO Nov 15 Jack Sanders classical guitar, Carrizozo School campus, old gym, 1 p.m. and also at Trinity United Methodist Church, 10th at D Ave., 7 p.m. Presented by Carrizozo Music in the Parks and the Piatigorsky Foundation. Carrizozo Womens Club will host a pre-concert dinner at 5 p.m., $8, at the clubhouse on 11th and D. Ave. 575-648-2757; www. Free. RUIDOSO: Nov 9-11 Christmas Jubilee, Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr., runs through Nov. 11, Fri., noon - 6; Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Santa & storytelling Sat & Sun, 12:30 -3 p.m. Ruidoso’s favorite shopping experience – the Annual Christmas Jubilee offers something for everyone. Bring the kids and meet Santa, shop for unique gifts and get a head start on Christmas. 575-336-4877; Admission fee is $1. 12 and under are free. Military free with ID. 9-10 Lincoln County Community Theater presents “The Miracle Worker,” by William Gipson. 2710 Sudderth Dr., Fri., gala at 5:30 pm in the gallery; hors d’oeuvres; music by Lanny Maddox. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. performance. A benefit production for the Ski Apache Disabled Skiers Program. The story of Helen Keller, who blind and deaf from an illness as a baby. A governess, Anne Sullivan teaches Helen discipline and language through the use of her fingers – a breakthrough that has a direct effect on everyone’s life. 575-257-7982, Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce: 575-257-7395. Tickets for the gala and performance are $45. Tickets for Saturday are $20.


ALAMOGORDO: Nov 10 Veterans Day Parade, 10th Street, 10 a.m. 575-437-6120 15-18 Playtime Amusements Carnival, Otero Co. Fair Grounds, 401 Fairgrounds Rd., Thur & Fri, 5 p.m. to close; Sat & Sun, 1 p.m. to close. Carnival rides and food vendors. 437-6120. $1 tickets for each ride. Thurs night wristband special $10 from 6 - 9 p.m. Dec 8 Parade of Lights 2012 ‘Centennial Christmas,’ 5 p.m. www. for entry form and information. Entries must be reserved by Nov. 29. 575437-6120 CLOUDCROFT: Nov 10 Walking Tour of the National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Mountains Museum, 575-6822932 or 575-682-2733


RUIDOSO: Nov 10 R & R in Ruidoso Block Party, Sudderth Drive between Grindstone and Eagle Streets, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ruidoso celebrates its special relationship with our active and retired military personnel with a block party. There will be live music, a Taste of Ruidoso, a Kid’s Zone, and more. 575-257-7395; www. Free. Free Movie: “The Impressionists Parts 1 & 2,” Sacred Grounds, 2825 Sudderth Dr., 6:30 - 9 p.m. Ruidoso artist Bruce DeFoor will emcee this BBC miniseries that dramatizes the lives of the French impressionists. Eighty-year-old Claude Monet (Julian Glover) recalls his experiences with maverick painters including Renoir, Degas, Cézanne and Manet, who endured poverty, social upheaval and derision from the art establishment. 575-257-2273; Free. 11 13th Annual ‘Joy for Kids Toy Run,’ 12 - 5 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more. Leave O’Reilly Auto Parts, Sudderth Dr. and Hwy 70 at noon. Parade will end at The Quarters, 2325 Sudderth. Live music by the Homegrown Boyz, door prizes and silent auction. Proceeds go to Santa’s Helpers. 575-336-4629. $3 donation at the door.

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