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Content courtesy of HEAL One in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Institute of Justice, Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, July 2000. The Commonwealth Fund, Health Concerns Across a Woman’s Lifespan: 1998 Survey of Women’s Health, 1999.) Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend to 3 million women who are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year. (U.S. Department of Justice, Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends and Girlfriends, March 1998. The Commonwealth Fund, Health Concerns Across a Woman’s Lifespan: 1998 Survey of Women’s Health, 1999.) Women accounted for 85 percent of the victims of intimate partner violence, men for approximately 15 percent. (Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003). Between 600,000 and six million women are victims of domestic violence each year, and between 100,000 and six million men, depending on the type of survey used to obtain the data. (Rennison, C. (2003, Feb). Intimate partner violence. US. Dept. of Justice/Office of Justice Programs. NXJ 197838. Straus, M. & Gelles, R. (1990). Physical violence in American families. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers. Tjaden, P., & Thoennes, N. (2000). Extent, nature and consequences of intimate partner violence. National Institute of Justice, NCJ 181867.) Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. Between 1993 and 2004, intimate partner violence on average made up 22 percent of nonfatal intimate partner victimizations against

women. The same year, intimate partners committed 3 percent of all violent crime against men. Separated and divorced males and females are at a greater risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. Women of all races are about equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner. Average annual rates of intimate partner victimization between 1994 and 2004 are approximately the same for non-Hispanic and Hispanic females and males. Intimate partner violence affects people regardless of income. However, people with lower annual income (below $25K) are at a 3-times higher risk of intimate partner violence than people with higher annual income (over $50K). Please note that those with less resources are more likely to report incidents of violence On average between 1993 and 2004, residents of urban areas experienced highest level of nonfatal intimate partner violence. Residents in suburban and rural areas were equally likely to experience such violence, about 20 percent less than those in urban areas. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. 19932004, 2006.) Nearly 2.2 million people called a domestic violence crisis or hotline in 2004 to escape crisis situations, seek advice, or assist someone they thought might be victims. (National Network to End Domestic Violence.) Studies show that access to shelter services leads to a 60-70 percent reduction in incidence and severity of re-assault during the 3-12 months’ follow up period compared to women who did not access shelter. Shelter services led to greater reduction in severe re-assault than did seeking court or law enforcement protection, or moving to a new location. (Campbell, JC, PhD, RN, FAAN. Anna D. Wolf, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Protective Action and Re-assault: Findings from the RAVE study.)


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Women’s economic forum in Alamogordo

On Friday, Oct. 12, Congressman Steve Pearce will host a women’s economic forum. He will be taking questions and discussing the economy with women’s groups from seven communities throughout southern New Mexico. The virtual forum will originate from Alamogordo’s IMAX Theater at the Museum of Space History. “My staff and I have been speaking with women’s groups throughout southern New Mexico discussing economic issues, and this virtual forum will help bring them all together,” said Pearce. “Listening to women talk about issues involving their family’s pocketbook is very important, and we recog-

nize that women are able to empower an economic recovery for our nation, starting with every family.” Along with a group in Alamogordo hosted by Mayor Susie Galea, Congressman Pearce will interact with women’s groups linked together by Internet streaming from Carlsbad, Hobbs, Roswell, Las Cruces, Socorro, Belen and Silver City. The forum is open to all women in these areas. It will be the first virtual forum of its kind at the IMAX Theater. The forum will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. For more information about participating, please call Mary Morris at 1-855-4-PEARCE.

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Newly hired Social Science chair, William Kuehl, is teaching two online criminal justice classes during the Fall II session beginning Oct. 15. Mr. Kuehl, a director of the New Mexico State Police, Western New Mexico University and Roswell’s International Police Academy police certification academies, brings a practical perspective and personal experiences to the classroom for students who intend to major in the field and those who are casually interested. “Introduction to Criminal Justice” looks at the criminal justice system as a whole. Types and occurrences of crime, trends, technology available, the role of the police, courts and correction workers, job opportunities and how to find out more about the law will be covered.

“Criminal Law” takes an in-depth look at how the law works. From who can be charged to why some defendants are not found guilty even if they commit the crime, this class is a no holds barred examination of the special rules that are often applied in murder, manslaughter, sex crime and conspiracy cases. These classes are online and may be accessed via computer anytime. Students wishing to take either or both of these classes without pursuing a degree, taking tests or doing homework may do so by marking the “audit” box when registering. Tuition and fees still apply. To register, come to Student Services at 709 Mechem. For more information on these classes, contact Bill Kuehl directly at 257-2120 extension 388.

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She was a small woman, referred to COPE (Center of Protective Environment, Inc.), after police had been dispatched to her home because her husband had been physically abusive to her. He had grabbed her by the arms, picked her up and threw her across the room hitting a dresser. Ruidoso Police Department Advocate Dawna Reyes helped her get a temporary protective order, and then Dawna referred her to COPE for legal advocacy and counseling. “I never noticed any signs that he would be abusive before, but once we moved here it rapidly changed,” the client said. The COPE attorney represented this woman at her domestic violence court hearing, helping her to get a permanent order of protection. The COPE advocate transported her to court and accompanied her throughout the court process. Later, she entered peer counseling services with COPE’s domestic violence specialist Luisa Rodriguez. The client has been coming to individual life skills counseling and learning about domestic violence. “He was abusing me for a while. I just never saw it or recognized’s amazing how I did not know.” The client has since found housing and a new job. “I am feeling like myself again, independent,” she tells Luisa. Ten years ago there was no agency providing domestic violence services in Lincoln County. “Our state coalition of nonprofit domestic violence agencies got a grant to provide services to domestic violence survivors, but we had to provide services in every county,” says Kay Gomolak, Executive Director of the Center of Protective Environment, Inc. (COPE). COPE offered services primarily in Otero County at that time, but occasionally provided shelter to domestic violence survivors from Lincoln County at COPE’s shelter in Alamogordo. “We agreed to provide domestic violence services in Lincoln County then, and each year since 2002 we help approximately 200 or more people in Lincoln County who need counseling, advocacy or legal services,”

says Gomolak. “We work with The Nest, but we are a separate agency serving clients who are not in shelter.” Luisa Rodriguez, COPE’s domestic violence specialist, provides peer counseling services to survivors of domestic violence. “I love being able to help domestic violence survivors learn about domestic violence and regain their self confidence,” she says. Luisa and the other four COPE staff provide counseling and advocacy for domestic violence survivors. They also provide the only state certified 52-week program for domestic violence offenders in Lincoln County. “It takes education, time, and a support network that holds people accountable to help domestic violence offenders change their abusive behaviors,” says Gomolak. All of these programs are at risk now due to state funding cuts of 30 percent in the past two years. COPE has convened an Advisory Council in Lincoln County to help support these vital services. The Advisory Council invites everyone to join them in celebrating Friday the 13th at COPE’s Casino Gala, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Swiss Chalet Inn Bar and Grill. Festivities will include games, prizes, food, entertainment, and silent and live auctions of some extraordinary items donated by local artists and merchants. Tickets are $30 for an individual, $50 for two and can be purchased at COPE, 1204 Mechem, Suite 12. Proceeds from this benefit will support COPE’s services in Lincoln County. COPE would like to thank all who made donations and especially our primary sponsors: The Swiss Bar & Grill, Vicki Mauldin, The Spencer Theater, the Spencer Theater Ushers, The Links, The Lodge at Sierra Blanca, The Alto Artists, The RAC, Quality Inn and Suites, The ROSE Group, Southwest Securities, High Country Insurance, Dennis Haskell Jewelry, and McCrackens. For more information call COPE, 258-4946.

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Culinary Adventures with Perry Champion

Flank steak pinwheels


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We must eat and I love to cook. So here is a recipe for you to look at and perhaps try. Flank Steak Pinwheels These festive wheels of steak, Boursin cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes look fancy, but they are quite simple to prepare. Ingredients: 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil) 2 cups boiling water 1 pound flank steak or skirt steak. Skirt steak is thinner,more fatty and tastes better 1 clove garlic (minced) 4 tablespoons light herbed cheese (such as Boursin) 1 cup spinach washed and dried 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Process: 1) Preheat grill to high. 2) Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl pour boiling water over them and let steep until softened. 3) Place steak between two sheets of plastic wrap. Pound each side of the steak until a relatively uniform 1/4 inch thick. The flank or skirt steak should be marinated over night to tenderize them. A marinade with fruit juice and spices should work easily.




4) Rub garlic on one side of the steak. Spread the cheese lengthwise in a 2” wide strip down the middle of the steak. Top with the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Starting at one edge of a long side, roll the steak up tightly. 5) Salt and pepper the steak. Turn the roll so the overlapping edge is on top and push eight or so skewers evenly placed through the meat close to the overlapping edge. Slice the roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick pieces. Be sure the skewers stick out the opposite side. 6) Grill the pinwheels three to four minutes per side on your oiled grill. Use a spatula to turn them to help keep the filling from falling out. Serve on a bed of spinach with perhaps some grilled corn and a sautéed vegetable.

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It’s almost time for Fall-a-palooza (Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the corner of Stevens and Alameda). This Fall Festival is hosted by six local churches and your community. This fun family event includes bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, a zip line and more. In order to keep this event free to the public, we

need donations of unopened bags of candy (preferably nothing chocolate). This candy will be used as prizes for the carnival games. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. You can send the candy with your child to Religious Ed on Sunday or call 706-1639. If you are unable to provide candy, monetary donations are always welcome.




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Local doctor receives statewide THE NEW KID IS BACK IN TOWN: award for work with the Nest of himself, his family and Help End Abuse for his business. Life (HEAL) is pleased to The Doctors Rath (his announce that local physiwife is a local physician cian Dr. Stephen Rath of as well) have contributed Fusion Medical Spa has financially to support the been selected to receive operations of the Nest. He the 2012 New Coalition has a keen understanding Against Domestic Violence of the challenges facing a (NMCADV) Community small nonprofit organizaHero Award. NMCADV tion and through his famis the leading voice for ily donations, makes an ending domestic violence dr. Stephen Rath impact in the ability to ofin New Mexico and HEAL is a member organization. Dr. Rath will fer comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence in our community. receive the award in Las Cruces in OcLast Christmas, the Raths invited tober which is also National Domestic the children staying at the Nest to join Violence Awareness month. their own children for a fun day of snow In the nomination letter to the New inner-tubing at Winter Park. Despite Mexico Coalition Against Domestic being canceled and rescheduled due to Violence for the Community Hero exceptional winter weather, the children Award, the HEAL Board wrote: had a blast. Dr. Rath helped our children “For more than a year and a half, Dr. Rath has been an active donor to the experience a day of fun, recreation and Nest Domestic Violence Shelter, giving the love of strangers.

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In the spring of 2011, Dr. Rath approached HEAL and offered to provide complimentary scar removal for survivors of domestic violence living at the Nest. After meeting with HEAL Executive Director Coleen Widell, and hearing of the gruesome tattooing of some victims by their abuser, Dr. Rath agreed to also provide tattoo removal for our residents.” Upon hearing that he had been nominated for the Community Hero Award which also was the same moment that he learned that he would receive the award, Dr. Rath says his first thought was, “I am not worthy. There are lots of people in the community that do things. I really appreciate it but I am not worthy of such an award. You don’t help out because you expect anything in return; you do things because it’s the right thing to do.” Dr. Rath stated that most often he and his staff do not know the impact of their services or contact with Nest residents but last year he did learn from a Nest staff person the outcome of one story. The staff person had kept in contact with a previous Nest resident and the resident later told her that she did not re-

turn to her previous life of being abused because of the compassion and the caring that the Rath family had shown to her and her child. It gave her hope and strength to move on and away from her previous domestic violence situation. In describing why he is willing to donate his many services from weight loss to tattoo removal at Fusion Medical Spa to residents of The Nest, Dr. Rath says aesthetic medicine is part of the big picture of empowering them and encouraging them to embrace the many outlets for change. Dr. Rath explains, “I think a big part of that is just hearing a positive message from multiple sources. There certainly are many physicians in this community who have taken a stand against domestic violence. In my point of view, I am just partnering with the medical community, communicating with victims of domestic violence that there are options. You do not have to stay in the same bad situation; you can get out of it. You have options. There is hope. You can get out of a bad situation with the help of organizations like HEAL and the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter.”


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The psychling chronicles: Tour de Ruidoso

than responding in any As I approached the intelligent manner. second rest stop with no The Ruidoso riders intentions of interruptfinishing the 100 kilomeing forward momentum, ter loop included George I extended my left arm Aranda, Cody Thurston, straight out to indicate Phil Davis, Dale Moebus, that I would not be John Underwood, and partaking of the very Frank Cannella, who solinviting refreshments or diered on after two blowrespite. I didn’t want the outs which Frank used course marshals to think I as excuses to converse at was one of the iron riders length with the volunteers turning left to ride out to who helped him with Encinoso to turn around repairs. for the 100 miler; 100 Miraculously I kilometers was enough Galen Farrington somehow pulled ahead for me. The volunteers on the steady climb up to offered abundant encourthe airport and rode alone agement to the riders and from that point as I was feeling mileage as I passed through unabated, my name fatigue. My spirits were boosted when was heard as I pedaled eastward. I raised a “mature” rider passed me and commy arm skyward in recognition. mented on my old Italian bike (finished The sixth annual Tour de Ruidoso in, of course, Ferrari red – the color name successfully attracted more than 200 riders this year for what is considered one of was to lend speed to my effort and I now needed all the help I could get). I was now the most challenging century rides in the state and Ruidoso area cyclists performed steady but slowing. By this time the fit 45 milers were well with riders from New Mexico, Texas lounging with their burgers at the Lodge and Arizona. As a fundraising event supporting selected Lincoln County nonprofit and creating the grandkid stories that will become seasoned as the memories organizations, the times for the various become selectively heroic. Mark Stewart distances that are recorded are for the set the course standard by finishing first benefit of the riders to follow their yearly and danced with aplomb in his celebrafitness accomplishments. tory status. George Douds, Bud Vuicich, Although not a “race,” many riders Dick Mastin, Kimberly Davis, and Homer are attracted to the possibility of course Peters rounded out the local contingent records either outright or in the guise of for this first time loop. personal bests. The cycling centurions As I looked up at the finishing nuaboard their carbon fiber masterpieces of merals that would forever document my motivation attacked the century mileage ride as 27 minutes slower than last year, with a rhythmic assault that left everyone I was relieved that I would be consumelse in awe of the accomplishment. The ing the tastiest hamburger I’d had in a time was of little consequence, it was the long time. The beneficiaries of the event’s distance that is impressive. And it was participants were revealed to me later in Sarah Crewe who, in preparation for her the week as: the Eco Servants, Ruidoso upcoming Hawaiian Iron(wo)man comRotary, Spencer Theater ushers, Bonito petition, broke into the top 10 finishers, some of whom were current or ex-profes- Church Camp, the Bonito Volunteer Fire Department, and The ENMU-Ruidoso sional cyclists. Foundation. Two riders from El Paso merged All participants, organizers, and with me as we rolled smoothly to the volunteers combined their efforts to allow Airport Road right turn. The woman was an event of personal accomplishment to keeping pace with her male companion aid others. As Cody Thurston, owner of and although they didn’t recognize me, I the local Bike Shop, said, the event was remember their syncopated strokes from a “great success” because it not only last year and picked up my pace to match helps the community in many ways, but theirs. For about six miles I fell in as the it “educates the riders as to what the area caboose of the very short, powerful train has to offer.” as we started to pass riders in the 45 mile I think it would be great if next year event who shouted further encouragement the event offered more oxygen for us agto keep the pace. I couldn’t respond as ing riders. gasping for air became more important




Last man on the moon honored By Denise Marquez Only 12 people in the world have walked on the moon, and in 1972 a New Mexican, Dr. Harrison Schmitt, was one of the last people to leave a foot print on the silver natural satellite. On Friday, Oct. 12, Dr. Schmitt and Jan Evans, widow of Apollo 17 command module pilot Ronald E. Evans, will be guests of honor for the 40th Anniversary Commemoration of Apollo 17 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. The event, hosted by the Fellowship of Las Cruces Area Rocketry Enthusiasts (FLARE) and New Mexico State University Alamogordo, will launch demonstrations of scale replicas of some historic White Sands Rockers and vehicles from the NASA manned space program. Hundreds of students from across the state are anticipated to attend. Dr. Schmitt and Mrs. Evans will feature a presentation on an overview of the Apollo 17 mission to students at 10:30 a.m. at the Tays Center. Students will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Schmitt questions about the importance of the space program after the presentation. They will also have an opportunity to participate in a luncheon with Dr. Schmitt, Mrs. Evans and Con-

gressman Pearce if they submit an essay on the importance of space programs. Just 17 students will be selected for the luncheon based on the quality of their essays. In the evening, FLARE will present an Apollo 17 night launch reenactment. Several rockets will be launched at sunset. Apollo 17 was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight. The events are open to the public, with a standard entrance fee for the museum and IMAX Theater. The special fundraising dinner and informal roundtable discussion will be held in the evening. Only 100 tickets are available and the cost is $55 per person. An exclusive reception will be held after dinner, 25 tickets are available at $100 a person. Proceeds will benefit the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. For more information contact Cathy Harper at 575-437-2840 or visit:

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Halloween healthy tricks M E D I C A L M Y T H B U S T E R S OK, so I hate to be the “Grinch who stole Halloween,” but here’s an event that can be done better! We spend tons of money on decorations and costumes that pollute our planet, and then we spend more money on candy that pollutes our body. There once was a time when we used our creativity to throw household items together for a fun costume. There was also a time when less candy was consumed. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fabulous that communities, parents, teachers and organizations unite to encourage a good time for our children, but just as it is important for us adults to party responsibly, we need to teach our children this value as well. We need to transition into a smarter way of celebrating to encourage the party, without the “hangover.” Here are a few ways to get started: • Give out only one candy per “trick or treater” • Offer a healthier item, like homemade popcorn or pumpkin seeds, nuts, apples, oranges or raisins. • Limit candy consumption per day • Stash away candy for other important events like good

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grades, clean rooms or Christmas stockings If a healthy option is available, make sure it is eaten before candy Offer useful goodies such as pencils Create a family event by making costumes together Create a costume swap in your area (visit or visit the one in Ruidoso on Sept. 13 at First Christian Church on Hull Rd. 8 a.m. - 11ish. Make healthy snacks for parties (celery or apples with peanut butter, create a themed healthy snack)

Let us value our children by instilling good values. Parties are always a good time, but must be done responsibly.

tion, but you don’t have a lot Dr. Stephen Rath of sex when you are always Fusion Medical Center, Ruidoso tired. We finally ordered blood Is it just me, or does tests and my testosterone level anyone else find it odd that the was low. Cialis commercial uses two Andropause, or MANobathtubs to infer intimacy? At pause (not a medical term) age 40 I might still be considdescribes the normal decrease ered too young for the target in testosterone production and audience, but I still think a the drop below normal levels. single bathtub with two people Typical signs of low “T” insounds like more fun than one clude fatigue, depression, loss dr. Stephen Rath bathtub per person. of muscle mass, and decreased How does this tie in with libido. Erectile dysfunction is usually a late the myth listed above? How does the aging sign. I would venture that most men over process affect sex hormone production? age 50 that tire more easily and start to noGood question! All doctors are educated tice a decrease in muscle mass just attribute on decreasing sex hormone production in the signs to getting older. Unfortunately, women. Hormone replacement therapy the testosterone blood test values are so (HRT) has been used for years to slow broad that a “low-normal” level can create vaginal atrophy, restore vaginal lubrication the above symptoms. Hopeless or terminal and maintain the sex drive. New advances diagnosis? Not at all. Within a week of in bio-identical hormones make HRT safer starting replacement I was back to my early and the delivery systems more convenient. morning workout routine with a return to “Let’s hear it for the boys”? Not so my former energy levels. much. A recent self-conducted survey Talk to your doctor about sex hormone revealed that while women’s health is admeasurement and replacement. If you don’t dressed in 100 percent of medical school have a local doctor or don’t feel comfortcurriculums, 0 percent (zero) discussed the able discussing men’s health with your following startling fact regarding men’s female doctor, make an appointment with health. According to, testosterone levels begin to drop at age 30 and me. As for me? I’m sinking back under the water of our bathtub built for two. My wife continue to decrease 1 percent per year. is getting impatient… How did I happen across this information when it wasn’t taught in medical Disclaimer: Dr Stephen Rath is the owner school? I had a six-month personal history and medical director of Fusion Medical Spa of increased fatigue to the point that after located in Ruidoso. He is not an expert on our children were put to bed at 8:30 I was bathtubs or plumbing fixtures, but he will be going to bed by 9:30 due to exhaustion. I happy to help you with your “medical plumbdidn’t have a problem with sexual dysfunc- ing emergencies.”

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October 9, 2012


LEACO and NMobile awarded $6.7 million grant

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the winners of America’s first ‘Mobility Fund’ auction. Leaco Rural Telephone and its wireless dba NMobile, submitted 12 of the winning bids and will be awarded funds totaling over $6.7 million. The new Mobility Fund is aimed at closing gaps in mobile coverage across the U.S. The effort marks the first time in history the Commission has made universal mobile service an express universal service goal. As a result of the auction, new mobile infrastructure deployment will begin in 31 states with areas that currently lack access to 3G or 4G mobile service. Here in Southeastern New Mexico, LEACO will expand 3G and 4G coverage in Lea, Eddy, and Chaves counties covering over 11,000 road miles. A total of up to 83,000 new U.S. road miles; through which millions of Americans live, work, or travel, will gain access to advanced mobile networks that significantly enhance opportunities for jobs, education, healthcare,

and public safety. LEACO is expected to complete the build-out project within two years as part of the auction rules. The expanded network will also be made available to other providers so that as many consumers as possible can benefit from the expanded network’s enhanced access areas. “Rural America provides our water, fuels our nation, and feeds our families,” says LEACO CEO Laura Angell “and we should not lag in advanced communications either. Access to advanced technology has always been a challenge in rural America, but one that we have always faced head-on. Since 1954, LEACO has provided enhanced services in rural areas where large service providers would not – all the while keeping the prices affordable. This mobile internet grant will provide the capital to build the advanced network at a much faster pace than LEACO could have done during the normal course of business – meaning faster results to our customers. We are very excited to get this project started, and even more excited about the benefits it will provide

area residents when complete.” Thirty-eight companies and subsidiaries participated in the auction, submitting nearly 900 bids. This auction is just the first step in the Commission’s new effort to provide support to accelerate mobile deployment. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said, “For too many, dead zones in mobile Internet coverage are too common – and today’s winners will help the U.S. close those gaps. But today’s real winners are the American people, millions of whom will soon have greater access to the job, education and health care opportunities of America’s world-leading mobile economy. Over the last few years, the U.S. has regained global leadership in mobile innovation – and today’s successful auction will help our nation maintain that leadership in the 21st century.” The Mobility Fund auction used an innovative, market-based competition to distribute funding, the first time such an auction had been run in the United

States. Carriers competed against others across the country, and winners were chosen based on the lowest cost-per-mile bids to extend coverage to unserved roads. This will maximize the impact of the new funding to speed deployment to the greatest number of unserved areas. LEACO, headquartered in Hobbs, has been southeastern New Mexico’s leading provider of wired and wireless telecommunications and high-speed Internet services since 1954. The cooperative now serves a population of nearly 175,000 people in the cities of Artesia, Carlsbad, Dexter, Eunice, Hobbs, Lovington, Jal, Roswell and Tatum. LEACO provides wireless cellular, PCS, Wi-Fi, paging and DSL services; local and long distance telephone services; wired dial-up, DSL and high-speed Internet services; and competitive local telephone services via a fiber optic ring. For more information, visit or search for Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. on Facebook.

Domestic violence and children

In a national survey of American families, 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children. (Strauss, Murray A, Gelles, Richard J., and Smith, Christine. 1990. Physical Violence in American Families; Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.) On average between 1993 and 2004, children under age 12 were residents of households experiencing intimate partner violence in 43 percent of incidents involving female victims and 25 percent of incidents involving male victims. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. 1993-2004, 2006.) Studies suggest that between 3.3 - 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. (Carlson, Bonnie E. (1984). Children’s observations of interpersonal violence. Pp. 147-167 in A.R. Roberts (Ed.) Battered women and their families (pp. 147-167). NY: Springer. Straus, M.A. (1992). Children as witnesses to marital violence: A risk factor for lifelong problems among a nationally representative sample of American men and women. Report of the Twenty-Third Ross Roundtable. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories.)

Victim assistance and law enforcement

On average, only 70 percent of nonfatal partner violence is reported to law enforcement. Of those not reporting, 41 percent of male and 27 percent of female victims (34 percent average) stated victimization being a private/personal matter as reason for not reporting, 15 percent of women feared reprisal, 12 percent of all victims wished to protect the offender, and 6 percent of all victims believed police would do nothing. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. 1993-2004, 2006.)

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From the barre to the stage From the barre to the stage, work on the annual holiday special production of The Nutcracker has begun. The familiar strains of music from The Nutcracker fill the studio of the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble. More than 80 dancers stand at handrails and work through barre exercises. All in turn talented dancers warm up and go through the trainings to start the long, arduous preparation for the seasonal production. These dancers, some as young as 6, some at the college level, audition to become part of the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s December production of The Nutcracker.

Now that October is here the parts for the annual production have been cast and all the hard work begins. Principal dancers work every day to make their part flawless. Even the youngest dancers in the production give up their Saturdays for the four months of work it takes in order to rehearse and perfect the performance of The Nutcracker so many have come to enjoy. Being part of the productions this company performs at the renowned Spencer Theater is serious business for these dancers. Many travel over an hour to come to the studio in

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Ruidoso for rehearsals and classes. The Ruidoso Dance Ensemble may be located in the beautiful town of Ruidoso but it serves the greater part of Southern New Mexico not only with classes but by offering two productions a year at The Spencer Theater. Dancers make a commitment with the studio to professionally perform, but that isn’t the end of their dedication. Many dancers are also involved with community events and fundraising for RDE outreach programs. For more than 12 years, the company has produced the classic Nutcracker tale, and it has become a holiday

tradition for residents all over New Mexico. This year, The Nutcracker will regale audiences will new costumes, choreography and additional scenes. And so, the holiday season is festooned with the return of The Nutcracker to the Spencer Theater. It is a fun-filled, magical adventure that continues to thrill both the enthralled audiences and the captivating dancers. Bring the whole family for an enchanting and memorable evening that keeps the spirit of the holiday season alive. Look for Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s annual live production of The Nutcracker at the Spencer Theater in December. Go to www.spencertheater. com for more information. To learn more about the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble Company and school, visit their web site at

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HOBBS: Oct 9“100 Years of Enchantment” Nov 3 juried art show presented by the Llano Estacado Art Association and the Lea County Commission for the Arts. Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway. 13 & Farmer’s Market, Del Norte 27 Park, 4143 N. Grimes, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 575-390-5974 20 Lea County Humane Society “Paws & Claws Gala,” 11th annual fundraiser at the Lea County Event Center, 6 p.m cash bar and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. dinner. $50. 391-9933 or 393-5795 LOVINGTON: Oct 9 - 18 Celebrating New Mexico: Cultural Bridges to Lea County, Lea County Museum, 575-3964805 12 Community Coffee, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Wake up and join us in some breakfast and coffee and get caught up on all the community gossip. 396-5311 31 Halloween on the Plaza, 575396-1418


Ray Stevens, Inn of the Mountain Gods, 8 p.m. The country music pop singer-songwriter, equally well-known for his serious material and his novelty songs - from his multi-million selling comedy hit, “The Streak” to the socially aware “Mr. Businessman” to his Grammyaward winning pop standard “Everything is Beautiful,” his talent is unparalleled. Tickets start at $25.

The Hurd Gallery’s Fall Guest House Tour To celebrate the ending of another wonderful summer, all six of our guest homes will be opened for exclusive tours. Visit the gallery for refreshments and then tour the houses at your own pace. At each house someone will be there to give you a tour and answer any questions. Special discounts will be offered for those who book reservations. There will also be a contest for a night’s stay at a guest house. Sunday, Oct. 14 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery in San Patricio, Hwy 70, mm 281 on Peter Hurd Loop, 575-653-4331

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CARLSBAD: Oct Wed’s Coffee Connection, 7 a.m. Trinity Hotel 12 Friday Focus, Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S. Canal St., 7:30 - 9 a.m. Networking breakfast - share information about your business and organization. Come hear what’s going on at the Carlsbad Battered Family Shelter. www. Pre-School StoryTime, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Visitor Center, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The story will be “Prairie Dog Pete.” A short walk in the Park, weather permitting, and an activity will follow the story. Sponsored by Friends of the Living Desert. 575-8875516. Free, must be accompanied by an adult 13 Night Sky Watching Events Telescopes, stories, night walks and other special programs start at dusk, immediately after the Bat Flight Program, and continue until about 10 p.m. 575-785-2232 or 20 Wolf Awareness Day, Living Desert Zoo, 1504 Miehls Dr.,1 - 3 p.m. Programs and activities about the endangered Mexican Grey Wolf. Regular admission fees apply ARTESIA: Oct 9 Eddy County Power Lunch, ‘How to be a GREAT Communicator,’ First Baptist Church, TLC Building, 322 W. Grande. 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Series by professional leadership trainer Walter Nusbaum. $5 11 Little Roy and Lizzie Show, Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. 575-746-4212; $20 12-13 Annual Main Event Car Show and Cruise, Main Street, 575-7461117 13 Hot Club of San Francisco, Ocotillo Performing Arts Theater, 7:30 p.m. 575-746-4212; $20 20 36th Annual Art In The Park Central Park, corner of Seventh and Quay Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, vendors, activity booths, giant jumpers for kids. Artesia School Band’s annual cake walk fundraiser. 575-746-4212; www. Fall 4-H Clover Buster, Eddy Co. Shooting Range. 505-294-6178


Member Hobbs Chamber of Commerce • Member Lovington chamber of commerce Member Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce • Member Artesia chamber of commerce Member Roswell Chamber of Commerce • Member Alamogordo chamber of commerce Member ruidoso Valley chamber of commerce

ROSWELL: Oct Sat’s Enchanted Evening, 8 p.m. Bottomless Lakes State Park Farmers & Gardeners Market, Chaves County Courthouse lawn, 9 a.m. - noon. 575-627-2239 11 International Classics Film Series, Roswell Museum and Art Center, 7 p.m. roswellmuseum. org. Free (donations welcome) 11-14 2012 Roswell Jazz Festival, various locations, times. For schedule visit Eddie Erickson, guest of honor plus more than 20 world-class jazz musicians, seminars and classes. 575-6268023 13 Ralph Shamas, author of The Homicide Chronicles, Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania, 2 p.m. Shamas will talk about the process and lessons learned in publishing an eBook. 575-6227101 Graves Farm - 5th Annual Farm Festival, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, vendors, competitions - sack races, watermelon eating contests, face painting and more. Valley Christian Academy Benefit Concert, Enchanted Lands Park, 5:30 p.m. Free concert by Johnny and the Crashers plus inflatables, dessert auction and food. 575-627-1500. Alianza ROCKS! concert, ENMURoswell Performing Arts Center, 5:30 p.m. Featuring Bodies of Evidence, Amys Not Breathing, Kingdoms Fall and Guillotine Effect. $5. 12th Annual Lindsey Caliway Toy Drive Dance, Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave., 8 p.m. Admission is one new unwrapped toy per person. The Toy Drive Dance is held to raise funds and collect toys for patients at Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock. 575-622-1560 18 Business After Hours, Century 21 hosting, 3117 N. Main, 5 - 7 p.m. Fun, refreshments and a great networking opportunity. 575-623-5695

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ALTO: Oct 12 Music Supper Show at the Flying J Ranch, N. Hwy 48, 1.5 miles past the Ski Apache turnoff, 5 - 9 p.m. Come help us kick off the Cowboy Symposium with lots of great food and cowboy and western music. Music in the meadow at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 and the show is at 7:30 p.m. 575-336-4330; Adults: $29, children: $19. David Ball and the Pioneer Playboys at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 7 - 9 p.m. This true-blue country & western star and his Pioneer Playboys are a kickoff to the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. His guitars, fiddle and bass set the mood for two-stepping all week long. Enchilada buffet at 5 p.m. 575-336-4800; www. Buffet is $20. Performance is $56 and $59. CAPITAN: Oct 14 October Silent Auction, Capitan Public Library, 2 - 4 p.m. This is the annual October Silent Auction. Many of the items are already on display. Come by: browse, bid and visit the library. Refreshments will be served during the auction. 575354-3035; RUIDOSO DOWNS: Oct 9 - 15 ‘Authentic Memories of the American West,’ the Snidow Museum of Art, partnering with the Hubbard Museum of the American West present more than 80 works of world-renowned artist Gordon Snidow, 26301 Hwy 70 West, open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 378-4142. 12-14 23rd Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, 26225 U.S. Hwy 70. For complete schedule of events and ticket information, go to The nation’s finest cowboy festival with old west storytellers, musicians (including the world famous Texas Playboys), western artists and craftsmen, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. A World Championship Chuckwagon Competition with prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged not only on their food, but on the authenticity of their wagons and attire. 575-378-4431.

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ALAMOGORDO: Oct Wed’s Farmer’s Market, Alameda Park, & Sat’s 1987 White Sands Blvd., 5 p.m. Wed & 9 a.m. Sat. All vendors grow, raise or make the items they sell. 575-682-3323 10 USAF Band of the West presents Gateway Brass, Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 7 - 9 p.m. Ainsley Davis 210-671-2005; Free. 11 New Mexico Finance Authority is hosting a meeting at First National Bank Atrium, 400 E. First Street, 9 - 10 a.m. 575-437-6120 Business Start-Up Counseling for Veterans and Business Leaders, Free breakfast, Tia Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant, 1200 N. White Sands Blvd. 7:45 - 9 a.m. Individual Veteran Counseling available, 9 am - noon. Alamogordo Chamber Conference Room 12 FAN Club, Tia Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant, 1200 N. White Sands Blvd., 8 - 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by: First National Bank 13 Halloween Masquerade Ball, Willie Estrada Civic Center, 800 E. First St., 8 p.m. - midnight. Tickets on sale at the Alamogordo CofC, $12.50 in advance/$15 at the door. Must be 21 and over; cash bar; music; dancing; door prizes; costume contest 18 Business After Hours, Total Destruction, 2600 Kelly Ave., 5:30 7 p.m. 27 New Mexico Fall Festival, New York Ave., 575-430-6381 CLOUDCROFT: Oct 12 Beer Tasting Dinner at The Lodge Resort & Spa, 6 p.m. A 4-course dinner created by our awardwinning chefs paired with beers to delight your palate. Reservations required. 575- 682-3131; www.


RUIDOSO: Oct 11 USAF Band of the West Gateway Brass performance, Ruidoso High School, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Ainsley Davis, 210-671-2005; Free. WHITE OAKS: Oct Fri’s Rascal Fair Community Market, 4 p.m. til dusk. Located just east of No Scum Allowed Saloon. Open through end of October.

Zine October 9, 2012  
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