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Intuitive jeweler crafts sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones By Rosalyn Stevenson Zoë deNegri’s inspired jewelry can be found at the Taos Art Museum, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe and at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation in Santa Fe as well as in artistic and New Age shops from coast to coast. DeNegri was born in England to a mother who was an astrologer, fashion designer and artist. DeNegri absorbed these influences and is herself an astrologer, Tarot card reader and a jeweler who says that meditation and intuition play a role in how she selects and uses the semi-precious stones she incorporates into her creations. DeNegri spent her young adult years in West Africa where she attended the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gaining a degree in French and English literature. It was in Africa that she began making jewelry, searching the local markets for trade beads and carved fetishes made by local African artisans, and using them in her designs. DeNegri said that eventually she wanted to learn silver-smithing but was prohibited from doing so in Africa where that craft is only passed on from father to son. No schools in silver work existed, and none of the local men would teach her, so she moved to New York, where she could undertake this advancement in her craft. In New York, deNegri found outlets for her jewelry in the large department stores such as Bloomingdales and began attending trade shows. Her work was well received and the market welcomed her. She is now a resident of the Ruidoso area and has maintained a studio here for 16 years. “Shamana” is Zoë de Negri’s sterling silver jewelry line inspired by world myths and traditions, embellished with semi-precious stones. Included are druzies, crystals, amethyst, onyx, citrine,

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turquoise, peridot, amber, amongst the “intuitive” stones. Bears, eagles, dragonflies, stars, moons and more figure into the “charms” that dangle from some of the pieces. When asked what a “druzie” is, deNegri explained that it is a geode of semi precious stone that in some cases has

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Hand from the Shamana Line: Jewelry by Zoë deNegri. At left, Triple Goddess.

been enhanced chemically to produce a shining surface luster. The jewelry is fabricated from sheets of sterling silver and wire. Silver sheet is cut to the desired shape, hammered and the edges filed until smooth. When using a stone, a fine silver bezel is cut to fit and then soldered onto the piece. One of the distinctive style traits is the intricate wrapping of silver strands overlapping cut and shaped sterling silver designs. DeNegri said she sometimes has clients who ask her to “find” the right stone for them. She said she uses meditation and contemplation to help her draw upon the expertise she has developed through study of stones and their energies to guide her to select a stone that will enhance and uplift energy and may also be of a healing energy for her client. DeNegri participates in trade and art shows throughout the year, including the Wholesale Crafts Show in Las Vegas; the International New Age Trade Show in Denver; the Ruidoso Art Festival and the Annual Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Her jewelry is featured at the Adobe Gallery, 2905 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso.

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I want to thank my regular readers who noticed Q: I know that bioidenand commented on the tical hormones come from paucity of my articles in the compounding pharmarecent past. My endeavors to cies. Isn’t it dangerous submit an article every other to use medications from week have actually been compounding pharmacies affected by the government considering the recent shutdown. Yes, it’s true! I Dr. Stephen Rath scare involving New Engusually write one-half of my land Compounding Center? articles while I am away from home on Air Force business and the shutdown A: Depends… Compounding phartemporarily suspended my travels. I macies are licensed by state pharmacy won’t comment further on partisan boards and are required to abide by both politics other than to say that I don’t FDA and DEA regulations. NECC was think our veterans and service members cited for deficiencies for more than a should be affected by an inability to decade by FDA and state inspectors but come to an agreement. was never shut down despite well-docHormone replacement therapy (HRT) umented cases of unsafe and dangerhas been a recent buzzword and Ocous practices. Laws were in place but tober ushered in an article discussing never enforced. Does this mean that all the safety and efficacy of the same. I’ll compounded medications are dangerchange formats to answer a few quesous? No! My practice uses compounded tions that my patients have raised. pellets coming from a licensed specialty compounding pharmacy that has a long Q: I’ve heard of some studies that safety history in addition to passing show that HRT can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and required sterility testing with flying breast cancer. Is hormone replacement colors. Non-sterile preparations? I trust Sierra Blanca Pharmacy to compound therapy dangerous? hormones and medications locally. BotA: Depends… HRT using conjugated tom line – know your pharmacist and equine estrogen (Premarin) and even compounding pharmacy! oral bioidentical estradiol have been Q: Are testosterone pellets FDA apshown to increase the risk for heart proved? attack, stroke, and blood clots. Oral estrogens/estradiol pass through the liver A: Depends… One commercial and cause an inflammatory response. brand, Testopel, is FDA approved. By Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) has definition, compounded medications are been linked to an increased risk for not FDA approved as they use different breast cancer while bioidentical micron- doses. Testopel is approved only for a ized progesterone hasn’t been shown to 75mg dose. The majority of the testosincrease breast cancer risk. Bioidentical terone pellets I use are 100mg to 300mg hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), doses and are much less expensive. as opposed to HRT, uses bioidentical Most of the medications I use are only hormones synthesized from natural FDA approved for one or two specific plant sources. Europe and Australia uses. Does that mean they don’t work have a better than 75-year safety history for other things? No! All physicians use using bioidentical hormone replacement medications for off-label use, thus the therapy. I am not aware of a single study four years of medical school prior to that associates BHRT (using pellets, residency. creams, gels, or patches) with increased Continued on page 10

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Halloween traditions

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By Sumi Ayame Lincoln County Paranormal with extensive historical contributions by A. Æ. Hunt-Anschütz, “A Heretical History of Halloween,” 2002 It’s time for Halloween! Get ready for the ghosts and ghouls, candies and pumpkins. The air is crisp, and the skies darken earlier each day, with a bite of cold that makes us grab our sweaters... it starts to make sense that this is the time of year we start paying more attention to what might be in dark, just around the corners of our vision. Do you believe in ghosts? Ever wonder what

lies behind these yearly traditions? Some of you do know, but I feel that the old traditions, or perhaps moreso the reasons behind them, have become muddled and lost over the years, amidst the hypercommercialism and selling ploys of today’s society. But I am a truth seeker, always wondering and asking why things are the way they are, and how they got that way. Halloween is known to date back to the druids and the Celtic festival of samhain. This is actually not quite true. Samhain is a Gaelic word signifying the end of summer, the etymology of “sam” mean-

ing “summer” and “fuin,” “end.” The term came out of Gaelic speaking areas of Scotland, where Irish Scots settled. The only information we really have about Celtic feasts held this time of year come from a time after Ireland had been Christian for a few hundred years. We know that they would have food and games, and one of the reasons of these gatherings was to give warriors a chance to boast of their valor and exhibit their triumphs. Old Irish tales indicate that druids were present at these feasts, as they would be at any assembly in their capacity as respected members of the community and advisers to kings. The ancient Celts, along with many of the old religions (as well as some of the new religions such as wiccans and neo-pagans), watch and live by the moon and its phases, observing key points through the year – the sabbats, esbats and solistices. Each month’s moon has its own name or theme, and this time of year the harvest moon/hunter’s moon/blood moon is observed; again, it is the end of summer, we harvest our crops, feast and give thanks for all the above, and get ready for the winter to come, and the ‘death’ of the sun, for it to be reborn in the spring. It’s all about cycles again, the dying going on around us, from the plants and insects, to the darkening/lessening of daylight, reminds us of the nether realms, and that’s where we get the feelings and the saying that the veils are thinning; symbolically this is where we get the dark colors, black and purple for morning, the reason for bonfires and candles, mourning colors, mysterious colors, the dark winter is coming, it is unknown, and it’s wise to give reverence. It’s a key point of change in the year, not to mention the fact that this is celebrated on the full moon (which was last week, and it was an eclipse to boot!) gives it that much more impact, as we know Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman

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Community United Methodist Church and St. Eleanor’s Catholic Church combined forces for Sunday’s Trick or Trunk, a day for trick or treaters to celebrate the Halloween holiday in safety and style. Trunks of vehicles were decorated and there were the traditional games such as bobbing for apples. Don’t forget the terrifying – and adorable – ghouls, goblins, beasts and heroes that were on hand for the event.

that the moon affects the way we think and feel. Statistics show more deaths, more births, more accidents, etc., happen on full moons – just ask anyone who works in the emergency room. In contrast, Nov. 1 is All Saints or All Souls Day, a day to honor those who have passed on. Not all saints got their own day, so the church began celebrating all saints day to accommodate for this. Medieval Catholics believed that those who died unshriven or somewhat sin-laden, but not so sinful as to be damned to hell, would go to wait in Purgatory. Their living friends and relatives could help to get them into heaven by praying, collecting Continued on next page

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To the puppy dog’s displeasure, Little Red Riding Hood decides not to share her candy.

alms, attending mass and doing good Christian deeds on their behalf. All Saints Day and All Souls Day were dedicated to this sort of activity. The responsibility for getting the dead into heaven was taken very seriously by whole communities. On All Saints Day the court of Henry VII dressed in mourning clothes: the king in purple and all his attendants in black. Many rituals became attached to Hallowtide, when the Church celebrated a mass for the dead. Torchlight processions and vigils were held, bonfires were lit and church bells were rung at midnight to comfort the lost souls. In some parts of Europe, the dead were believed to leave Purgatory around the time of All Souls Day and revisit their homes to seek the prayers of their families. The medieval Catholic focus on the dead at the time of All Hallows Eve is at the root of Halloween as we know it. By the 14th century, a custom called ‘souling’ had developed in England in which the poor would go from house to house asking for soulcakes. The better-off would give out small cakes or loaves in exchange for prayers for their dead relatives. Souling continued up until the 20th century in some parts of Britain, though the ritual became increasingly secularized and was eventually relegated to children. Souling almost certainly forms the basis for American ‘Trick or Treating.’ Shakespeare uses the phrase ‘to speak pulling like a beggar at Hallowmass.’ I’ll note that both of my parents, who grew up in Detroit in the 40s and 50s, refer to the practice of trick-or-treating as ‘begging’ and to trick-or-treaters as ‘beggars.’ The phrase they used to ask for treats as children was ‘Help the poor!’ During the mid-16th century, the Protestant Reformation put a stop to All Souls Day rituals in England – or at least drove them underground The Protestants denied the Catholic belief in Purgatory and the idea that living humans could help dead souls get to heaven through their deeds. Thus, any Hallowmass activity connected to these beliefs, such as the ringing of church bells at midnight, was Photo courtesy of Todd Fuqua

forbidden. But such edicts could not stop people from being genuinely concerned for the fate of their dead friends and relatives. All Hallows Eve rituals, which were once centered on the Church, became private family or community rituals. In 18th century Derbyshire, people made bonfires on the common to ‘light the souls out of Purgatory.’ In 19th century Lancashire, Catholic families still assembled at midnight on hilltops to say prayers for the dead. Legends about witches meeting at midnight on Halloween most likely have their roots in sightings by Protestants of Catholics engaging in forbidden Christian religious practices. After the Protestants had driven Halloween away from the church, people were free to attach their own meanings and customs to it. It is not surprising that the holiday took on associations with the occult or demonic, given the strong link to the dead and the strong disapproval of the Church of England. Once the connection with praying for dead ancestors in Purgatory was lost, the evening took on more

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sinister tones in the popular imagination. The dead souls who were welcomed home at Hallomass in medieval Catholic times came to be seen as restless spirits to be feared. No doubt the spookier aspects of Halloween were also influenced by the time of year at which it occurs. Shorter days, colder nights, and dying vegetation provide a good atmosphere for tales of terror. Customs attached to other celebrations were adopted as features of Halloween. Guising, the practice of wearing fancy dress or disguise, had been part of Christmas and New Year’s Eve customs in Britain and other parts of Europe since medieval times. By the 19th century the practice was a feature of Halloween in Scotland and Ireland. Divination and fortune-telling, another New Years Eve tradition, was a popular Halloween activity in Victorian times in various parts of Britain, no doubt due in part to the occult significance the night had acquired. In the 20th century, as Halloween celebrations gained increasing popularity in North America, anything

and everything weird, frightening or macabre could be encompassed by the holiday – including characters from gothic literature such as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster and their on screen equivalents. The relatively recent addition of the psychotic serial killer to the Halloween cast of characters is testimony to just how all-encompassing the holiday has become. Halloween customs are not static relics of ancient rites; they continually evolve to reflect the interests of the people who engage in them. Dispelling some of the myths surrounding the origins of Halloween does not take away any of the awe or mystery for those who see Halloween as a sacred time when the dead can make contact with the living – or indeed, interactions between the living and the dead were essential to All Souls Day. Nor does the truth behind the holiday detract from the entertainment of Halloween for anyone who enjoys it as a secular celebration. Halloween, as we know it today, has roots in serious medieval Christian religious beliefs about the afterlife, with 500 years of fun and spooky secular beliefs and folk customs grafted on. (I had a few friends when I was in school whose parents wouldn’t let their children go trick or treating, saying that the holiday was not Christian. ha! I laugh now) It is precisely this combination of elements that gives the holiday its special appeal. So there’s your history lesson folks! a fairly thorough overview. Remember traditions and symbolisms are allaround us, not just on holidays, and that they got that way for a reason. There is meaning hidden within everything; I find it fascinating and thrilling, and a great tool for learning about us, both on personal levels as well as on social levels. Have an awesome all hallows eve, from all of us at LCP! This article summarizes, amalgamates and expands on material presented in two authoritative sources. All information presented here as ‘historical fact’ can be found in one or both of the following books: Ronald Hutton, The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britian, Oxford University Press, 1996

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Hundreds of young trick or treaters don costumes and line the streets of Midtown Ruidoso each Halloween.

(See the following chapters: 35. Samhain, 36. Saints and Souls, 37. The Modern Hallowe’en)

and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Aberdeen University Press, reprinted 1984

J. Simpson and S. Roud, A Dictionary of English Folklore, Oxford University Press, 2000 (See the following entries: All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Guising, Halloween, Souling, Survivals Theory)

Jeffrey Gantz (trans), Early Irish Myths and Sagas, Penguin Classics, 1981 (This collection includes several other references to Samhain.)

Information on the etymology of Samhain is taken from: Malcolm Maclennan, A Pronouncing

Ronald Hutton, The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft, Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Fishing report for Southeast NM week. Bataan Lake: No reports from anglers this week. Grindstone Reservoir: Hot spot for trout: Fishing was very good using Black River: Stream flow at Malaga PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms on Monday was 16cfs. Fishing was for trout. No reports on other species. slow. Jal Lake: No reports from anglers Blue Hole Park Pond: No reports this week. from anglers this week. Lake Van: No reports from anglers Bonito Lake: Closed. this week. Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow Oasis Park Lake: Fishing continued for all species. to be very slow for all species and Bottomless Lakes: No reports from fishing pressure remained very light. anglers this week. Pecos River: Stream flow below Brantley Lake: The State Park office Sumner Lake on Monday was 98cfs. announced the reopening of the lake to boating and swimming. Anglers are Fishing was slow to fair using stink bait for catfish. No reports on other to practice catch-and-release for all species. fish here as high levels of DDT were Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all found in several fish. species. Carlsbad Municipal Lake: No reRuidoso River: Stream flow at ports from anglers this week. Ruidoso on Monday was 63cfs. No Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was reports from anglers this week. slow for all species. El Rito Creek: Trout Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman fishing was good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and bead head pheasant tail nymphs. Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Greene Acres Lake: No reports from anglers this week. Green Meadow Lake: No reports from anglers this

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ROSWELL: Oct 31 Halloween Costume Contest, Chaves County J.O.Y. Center, Inc., 1822 N. Montana, 10:30 a.m. Prizes for most original, scary, funniest and best super hero. 575-623-4866 Fall Festival, Roswell Convention Center, 6 - 8 p.m. Presented by Friends of the Spring River Park & Zoo and the Roswell Parks & Rec Dept. Games, inflatable jumpers, candy and more Nov 2 ‘Classically Romantic’ Roswell Symphony Orchestra, Pearson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Featuring guest soloist William Kuyper on horn. Tickets are $30, $35 and $50; students $5. 8-10 Pecos Valley Potters Guild “Fiesta del Arte” 32nd Annual Art Sale, Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau, 912 N. Main St. Fri., 5 - 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free 10 Veterans Parade, Downtown Roswell, 10 a.m. Annual parade to honor our veterans. Free. article.php?story=veterans

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LEA COUNTY HOBBS: Oct 31 “Haunted House,” Hobbs Community Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes St., 7 - 11 p.m. Oct. 24, 27 & 31; 7 - midnight Oct. 25 & 26. “Marooned on Pirate Isle,” directed by Juston Harlin Nov 17 Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys Live in Concert, Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at 1-800-735-1288 LOVINGTON: Nov 2-3 Fall Festival Arts & Craft Show, Lea County Fairgrounds, 101 S. Commercial, Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. www. aspx. Free admission. For vendor information, contact the Lovington Chamber, 575-396-5311


ARTESIA: Oct Oct 30- Artesia Citizen Police Academy, Nov 21 Artesia Public Safety Complex, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Artesia Police Department will be hosting its 2nd Annual Citizen Police Academy. Applications can be picked up at the Chamber. Sept. 30 is the deadline to sign up. 575-746-5000 30 & Kitchen Creations, Westside Nov Church of Christ, 2002 W. Grand, 5-6 5 - 7 p.m. Artesia Health Resources will be hosting a series of free hands-on cooking classes for people with diabetes. Learn to plan healthy meals for the family. 575-746-9848 31 4th annual Pumpkin Palooza, Eddy County Fairgrounds, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Game booths, two large jumpers, an obstacle course, hotdogs and water. 575-308-8140. Free Nov 2-3 Balloons & Bluegrass, “Paper Takes Flight,” Martin Luther King Park. Tissue paper balloons will be built and launched with some of our elementary schools. Volunteers are needed to help the children with this fun experience. 575-746-2744 6, 13 Diabetes Education Classes, & 20 Yucca Healthcare Center, 606 N. 13th, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plus glucose and A1C testing. To make an appointment for the testing or class or for more information call 575-736-1426 19 Free Memory Screening, Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Hosted by Comfort Keepers. 575-624-9999 CARLSBAD: Oct 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 and Gardens State Park, Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A short walk in the park and activity will follow the story. 575-887-5516. No fee; children must be accompanied by an adult 31 18th Annual Downtown Fall Festival, 4 - 6 p.m. Costume contest on the Eddy County Courthouse Lawn and Trick-or-Treating with participating downtown businesses. Contest registration begins at 4:15. Zombie walk from Wells Fargo to the Cavern Theater. Meet at Wells Fargo at 3:30 for the face painting and the walk starts at 4 p.m. 575-628-3768


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ALTO: Nov 26 Broadway Revisited with Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. Broadway legends Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton present an evening of music from their distinguished careers as well as a selection of their favorite songs from Broadway musicals. Selections include, “Think of Me,” “The Music of the Night,”“All I Ask of You,”“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do.” Pre-performance buffet ($20), 6 p.m. Performance, $66 and $69. 575-336-4800; www. CAPITAN Oct 30 Business Lunch and Open House at Lone Tree Camps, (call for directions), 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Be inspired by Tim Worrell, founder and CEO of Lone Tree Camps. Worrell has more than 35 years experience as a business owner of for-profit and non-profit companies. He will keep you smiling with his humorous outlook on the life lessons learned over the years. 575-354-3322; www. $10 per person or $35 for a group of 4 31 Halloween at Smokey Bear Historical Park, 118 West Smokey Bear Blvd., 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bring a bag for treats, a flashlight for the Haunted Forest and a camera for a Ghostly Photo-Op. Games and treats inside presented by the Capitan Women’s Club. 575-3540033. Free RUIDOSO: Oct 30 “Hawks Aloft,” Ruidoso Library, 107 Kansas City Rd., 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. For all ages, this presentation is about the Hawks Aloft Rescue and the birds they have rescued. Presented by the Lincoln County Bird Club. 575-258-3704. Free 31 Midtown Trick or Treat, 3 - 5 p.m. Dress in your scariest, funniest or best Halloween costume. Free A Beautiful Ruidoso Halloween, Wingfield Park, 3 - 6 p.m. Recycled Costume Contest (register from 3-5 p.m., judging at 5:30 p.m.), Recycled Artsy Crafts, Creepy Bus, fun, games and prizes. 575257-5030. Free Nov 2-3 Western Frontier Gun & Craft Show, Ruidoso Convention


Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Buy, Sell, Trade. Guns, ammo, knives, military surplus, jewelry. All Federal and State regulations will be followed. 575-430-8681. Admission is $5; children under 10 free with parent Annual Electronic Recycle, Lawrence Brothers IGA, 721 Mechem Dr., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Drop off obsolete, outdated and replaced electronic items to be recycled by Greentree Solid Waste. Volunteers needed. 575-378-4697; www. Free 3 The Singing Women of West Texas Service of Praise, First Baptist Church, 270 Country Club Drive, 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 575257-2081. 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 2 Hubbard Museum /ENMU Ruidoso Lecture Series, 26301 Highway 70 West, 2 p.m. This week:”Hispanics of Lincoln County.” 575-378-4142;

MESCALERO Oct 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 Nov 2

Grand Funk Railroad, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. Feel the ground rumble with the notorious awakenings of rock & roll and Grand Funk Railroad featuring founding members, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher, joined by veterans Max Carl (38 Special), Bruce Kulick (KISS) and Tim Cashion (Bob Seger). In 1973, Grand Funk released “We’re An American Band,” their first No. 1 single and first Gold Record for a single. Success continued with hits like “The LocoMotion,”“Bad Time,” and “Queen Bee.” Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 575-464-7777; www. Tickets start at $25


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 Oct 30 Spooktacular Halloween! NM School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Alamogordo Campus Gym, Rec Center & Ditzler Auditorium, 1900 N White Sands Blvd., 6 - 9 p.m. Ghoulish Haunted House, games, activities and food court. Free admission but Ghost Bucks (25¢ ea.) can be purchased to enjoy all of the festivities. 575-437-3505; 31 Haunted Theater, Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., 7 p.m. - midnight. Ghouls, goblins and zombies. $10. 575-437-2202 Trunk or Treat, Bethel Baptist Church, 1316 Scenic Dr., 6 - 8 p.m. Free, safe and lots of family fun. Candy, snacks and door prizes will be handed out. 575 437-7311; Free Nov 7 Veteran’s Job Fair, inside the White Sands Mall, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and Otero County Economic Development Council. Booth space is free; to register, call 575-437-6120 CLOUDCROFT: Nov 1-3 Murder Mystery Weekend, The Lodge Resort & Spa, 601 Corona Place. The Murder Mystery will be performed by Alamogordo Music Theater. Weekend includes a champagne reception, buffet dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday breakfast buffet, lodging both nights, a mystery gift and prizes for the best sleuths. For pricing and reservations, call 800-395-6343;

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Zine October 30, 2013  

The October 30, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and so...