Saturday, May 27, 2017

8th Annual Textbook and Library Book Recycling Event!

8th Annual Textbook and Library Book                       Recycling Event! 
Lincoln and Otero Counties and Mescalero
June 4 – 8, 2017 
What:  Drop off All Discarded Textbooks and Library Books                                   Where:  Greentree Solid Waste Recycling Center 
                                    26590 US Highway 70     
Times:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
                                                                                                    Who Can Participate:all Public and Private Schools, Tribal 
Schools and Libraries.  Home Schools. Public and 
Non-profit Libraries.  ENMU-RUidoso. Local residents.
Cost: No Charge!                                                                                                                    Information: Call 575.378.4697, ext. 12 for more information 
or to make  special drop off arrangements. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time is running out for seniors to get a $10 lifetime pass to National Parks

Glacier National Park
IF you are 62 or older, you can get your pass at the Smokey Bear Ranger Station on Mechem Dr., in Ruidoso.  They take cash, checks, and credit cards.  It is quick and will last you a lifetime.  No one seems to know WHEN the price will be increased. 

Folks age 62 and older who love America's national parks and monuments can purchase a lifetime pass for $10, but that bargain won't last much longer.
The cost of a National Park Service lifetime pass will increase to $80, but just when that price hike will occur is unclear.
When enacted, it will be the first increase since 1994.
The senior pass offers lifetime admission to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
Pass holders also get 50 percent off certain National Park Service fees, including camping, swimming, boat launch and other services.
At $10, the pass is an incredible bargain. At $80, it's still a great deal. Admission to Grand Canyon National Park, for example, is $30 for seven days.
The senior pass isn’t the only deal the park service offers. Other bargains include:
  • Annual pass: Available to anyone for $80.
  • Military pass: Free annual pass for current military members (including reserve and National Guard members).
  • Fourth Grader pass: Free to U.S. fourth-grade students (and accompanying family) from the start of the school year through the following summer.
  • Access pass: Free to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have permanent disabilities.
  • Volunteer pass: Free to volunteers with 250 hours of service to participating federal agencies.
When asked about the reasons for the fee increase and when it would occur, NPS spokesman Tom Crosson said it was “congressionally mandated” and the date it would take place has not been determined.
Last December Congress approved the National Parks Service Centennial Act, which included a provision to raise the fee. Proceeds will fund park projects and services.
List of other places to purchase a lifetime passDetails:
Newspaper article by: , The Republic |

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Thursday, May 25th – In room 109 at ENMU starting at 4 pm, Karen Rounds, Financial Advisor, will walk us through some helpful steps to gaining greater financial wisdom about our financial planning as well as hints to build upon our savings and investments.  I look forward to seeing you there.  All are welcome.  Email or call with questions.  Clara Farah 575-973-7835

Monday, May 22, 2017

Planned Electric Outage

Scheduled Electric Outage – 05/23-24/2017

Otero County Electric Co-op (OCEC) will have a scheduled electric outage next week that will affect all members whose service is fed out of the Carrizozo and Capitan Substations.

The outage will begin at 11 PM Tuesday, May 23, and
last until 3 AM Wednesday morning, May 24.

Members in Capitan, Carrizozo, Nogal and outlying areas
can expect the outage to last for about four (4) hours,
providing crews do not encounter any unforeseen problems.

Crews from both OCEC and Tri-State Generation & Transmission will be replacing insulators inside the substations that have been damaged during past lightning storms, repairing and adding additional switches, and performing other necessary system maintenance to insure the reliability of electric service to members. 

OCEC appreciates your patience while these changes are made to help provide more safe and reliable power to you, our members. Should you have questions about this outage, please call 575-648-2352 or 1-800-548-4660.

Friday, May 19, 2017

June 6: Public Update on the Lincoln National Forest Planning Process

Sabrina Flores, Chief Planner for the Lincoln National Forest, will be in Ruidoso the evening of June 6, 2017 to update the Public on the Planning Process of the 2015 Lincoln National Forest Plan.  This is the promised Update to be delivered to the public in the Spring of 2017 and marks approximately the half-way point for that process.  There has been a considerable amount of attention given to this plan not only by the public at large but by many forestry and environmental groups in the area as well as the state and United States.

This is YOUR chance to come and review the work that has been done so far by the USFS!  Bring your list of questions, comments and concerns for this work as it is one of the primary opportunities for you to have your say directly to those involved in this important process that will effect how the Lincoln National Forest is run/operated for the next 15+ years or more.  Anyone that enjoys and uses the forested lands for grazing, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, off-road activities; or, derives their living from the national forests should have an interest in this planning process.  Invite your friends, neighbors and business acquaintances to attend this very important meeting.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free Movies at Sierra Cinema in Ruidoso

Participating Locations:
Aviator 10, North Plains 7, La Cueva 6, Fiesta Twin, Durango 9, 
Allen 8, Aztec 5, Eagle 9, Video 4, Galaxy 8 & Sierra Cinema
Seating limited to theatre capacity. 
Tickets issued on first-come-first-served basis. 
Films & Schedule subject to change. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Honoring the memory of those who served their country

Flag placements on the grave sites of those buried at Fort Stanton Veteran's State Cemetery will be done in conjunction of the Memorial Day Weekend on
 Friday, May 26th, at 3 PM

 We especially invite family and friends to participate.  It is an honor and a privilege to place flags on those who served our country and the spouses that supported them.   The Spencer Volunteer Ushers will be taking the lead and seeing that this is done.  Volunteers who wish to help can let Cecile know at

May 19th Creative Aging informative meeting

This is our May Creative Monthly Meeting to be held at 10amFriday, May 19th at ENMU.
 Room to announced.
1. The good news is that we are meeting tomorrow morning in #115 at 10am to hear Gary Williams talk about the Livability Model from AARP. Gary and I will both address the concept of senior empowerment as well. His talk will review AARP's work on National and State Livability Programs. He will encourage our group to begin the formal process of enrolling into this program. He can also address the concept of both individual empowerment by his own example as well as demonstrating how individuals empowered to work in community can make significant change to enhance quality of life experiences for all.
2. The not so good news is that Liz Stefanics is ill and will not be able to be with us tomorrow, but will return to Creative Aging at our August meeting on August 25th.
 Come early, network and enjoy refreshments.   

Clara Farah, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 737
Alto, NM 88312-0737    
Cell  :  575-973-7835

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Another book into a movie

Oct 12, 2010
by Vince Flynn

Release date:September 15, 2017

Studio:Lionsgate; Director:Michael Cuesta; 
Starring:Dylan O'BrienMichael KeatonSanaa Lathan
Shiva NegarScott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch
Plot Summary:
"American Assassin" follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien)
 a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).
 The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave 
of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a
 pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) 
 to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
If only Vince were still alive to see his books made into movies. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

For the poetry lovers - Free audio downloads from Sync

Teen Voice Power 
Download this week's free pair of audiobooks from SYNC »here 
By Nikki GrimesRead by Jessica Almasy, Cherise Booth, Kevin R. Free, Marc Damon Johnson, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Melanie Martinez
ublished by Recorded Books
Poetry in the voices and from the viewpoints of urban teens weaves a dramatic story. By the Coretta Scott King and Laura Ingalls Wilder award-winning author, the full cast novel in verse evokes a classroom of Harlem high school students realizing their powers as poets.

By Radio DiariesHosted by Joe Richman
ublished by HighBridge Audio
Interviews from both the teen and adult perspectives show how a dozen Americans worked through concerns of their teen years.

Thank you to Recorded Books and HighBridge Audio for generously providing this week's titles.
Available for a Limited Time
Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 5/18/2017!  While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to keep and listen to at your leisure.

Downloading TipsGet the OverDrive App to access free SYNC audiobooks. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform.

Join us online for comments, questions and feedback.

Thanks for Listening!
Michele Cobb, SYNC Manager

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

13 books to read before they become movies in 2017

Summer movie season is almost upon us, which means you have some homework.
2017 has already had a handful of book-to-movie adaptations and there are a host more coming, featuring stars like Emma Watson, Idris Elba and Jacob Tremblay. But don’t worry, you still have time to head to the library, turn on your Kindle or audiobook and catch up. Here are 13 books that you’ll be hearing more about as they head to the screen this year.

1. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Holocaust drama already has hit the big screen, but there's plenty of time to catch up before it leaves theaters. The book tells the true story of the Warsaw Zoo owners who saved hundreds of Jewish people from the Nazis in occupied Poland by hiding them in their villa and empty cages. The adaptation stars Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl.

2. The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Journalist David Grann tells the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a fabled civilization in the Amazon in 1925. The film version (in theaters April 14) will star Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.

3. The Circle by Dave Eggers

A young woman takes a job at a Google-like tech conglomerate, which is great until things start to get a little scary. The film (in theaters April 28) puts together big stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega.

4. The Dinner by Herman Koch

This dark and intense novel follows two sets of parents grappling with the horrible crime their teenage sons have committed. The couples in the film (in theaters May 5) are played by Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Richard Gere and Rebecca Hall.

5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This young-adult novel is about a girl with a rare condition that makes her allergic to almost everything, leading to a life in quarantine. Then she meets the boy next door. Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson and Anika Noni Rose star (in theaters May 19).

6. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

The classic novel follows a young Englishman and his beautiful, mysterious cousin, who may or may not have been involved in a murder. Playing the titular Rachel in the movie (in theaters June 9) is a real-life Rachel: Ms. Weisz.

7. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Stephen King’s sci-fi epic follows "gunslinger" Roland Deschain as he searches for the dark tower, hoping it will preserve his dying world. Idris Elba is leading the movie (in theaters Aug. 4) as Roland.

8. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

This period piece (in theaters Aug. 25) follows an artist who falls in love with the young married woman he is commissioned to paint during the tulip maniaof 16th-century Amsterdam. Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz and Cara Delevingne are a part of the star-studded cast.

9. It by Stephen King

The master is on a roll with adaptations this year. It (in theaters Sept. 8) follows seven adults who return to their hometown to confront an evil from their childhoods. And, yes, it has that clown, who will be played by Bill Skarsgård.

10. The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Two strangers live through a plane crash and must survive in the wilderness together. The movie (in theaters Oct. 20) casts Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as these very beautiful crash survivors.

11. Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

This non-fiction book follows the lives of soldiers as they adjust to life back home after serving overseas. Miles Teller and Amy Schumer are set to star in the adaptation (in theaters Oct. 27).

12. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The novel follows Auggie, a young boy with a serious facial deformity struggling to be accepted in a new school. Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts star in the film (in theaters Nov. 17).

13. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The classic Agatha Christie mystery follows detective Hercule Poirot as he attempts to solve a murder on the famous train. The adaptation (in theaters Nov. 22) is directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, along with big names including Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley and Judi Dench.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

$5 tickets available to kids show at the Spencer Theater

From: Spencer Theater Box Office <>
Subject: Spencer Theater 2017 Class Acts ticket availability

Spencer Theater currently have availability in these final performances for the Class Act 2017 season for $5.00 tickets.  Home schooled children and adults are welcomed:

              Ballet Folklorico 10:30AM Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (40 seats available)

               Ballet Folklorico 12:30PM Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (300 seats available)

Box Office
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
108 Spencer Rd, Airport Highway 220
Alto, NM 88312-9559
Direct 575-336-4800
Fax 575-336-0055
Toll Free 888-818-7872

a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity organization

Friday, May 5, 2017

Don't forget the BIG Plant & Garden Sale this Saturday at CPL!

The ever popular and much anticipated Capitan Public Library's Plant & Garden Sale is happening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6.
This is a don't miss event..
The spectacular assortment of house plants, cacti, succulents, bedding plants, seeds, vegetables, flowers, shrubs and other outdoor plants available makes gardeners feel ready to get outside, get their hands dirty and enjoy the beautiful days.
Home decorations, yard goods, yard art, furniture, jewelry, art and more are available, and with Mother's Day coming up, it's the perfect opportunity to find that unique item or plant for mom.
Bake sale items are homemade and include pies, scones, cookies, candy, quick breads and other delights made by the volunteers of the library. Go early for the best selection. A silent auction of an assortment of donated items will be ongoing till 1:30 p.m. Need not be present to win.
The Capitan Public Library is run by volunteers. Friends of the Library is a 501C non-profit that raises the money to run the library. The Plant & Garden Sale is one of the library's main fund raisers.
For more information call Capitan Public Library at 575-354-3035

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Smokey Bear Days

Meet Smokey Bear while in Capitan!
SCHEDULE - Friday May 5, 2017

9 am: Vendor Setup on Smokey Bear Blvd. open all day
9 am -3pm: Smokey Memorabilia Collectables and Plant Sale (P)
11 am- All Day: Music by Nathan Chavez (P)
11 am- All Day: Educators (C)
12:00pm- 3:00pm: Flying Cloud Productions -
                              Corn Husk Dolls ~ Make and Take (C)
3 pm- 5 pm: Bicycle Safety Course (C)

SCHEDULE - Saturday May 6, 2017:

NOTE: Schedule Is Subject to Change
7:30am-9:00am: Pancake Breakfast ~ Smokey Bear Park Picnic Area
• Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4301
9:00am-All Day: Smokey Bear Market Place (S)
9:00am-All Day:Chainsaw Carving Competition (SR)
• Smokey Bear Memorabilia and Collectables on Sale (SR)
10:00am Parade ~ Smokey Bear Blvd.
11:00am-All Day: Car Show (NR)
11:00am-All Day: Firefighters Challenge ~ Location TBA
11:00-All Day: Music by Nathan Chavez (P)
11:30am-All Day: Educators (C)
11:45am-12:45pm: Flying Cloud Productions
• Dr. Bob’s Medicine Show ~Music and Fun Galore (P)
1:00pm: Smokey Cuts and Shares his Birthday Cake… PLUS ~ Button Contest Winner (P)
2:00pm-2:45pm: Flying Cloud Productions
• A Walk through History Fashion Show (P)
3:00pm-4:00pm: Flying Cloud Productions (P)
• Corn Husk Dolls ~ Make and Take
4:00pm: Chainsaw Carving Judging ~ Auction of Chainsaw Carvings,
Smokey Bear Memorabilia and 2 Separate Raffle’s (SR)
• A one night stay at the Elegante Hotel in Ruidoso, New Mexico
• A two night stay at the Pinecliff Village Condominiums in Ruidoso, New Mexico
 7:00pm-11:00pm:"Get your Smokey On" at the Street Dance ~ Bring the whole Family (P)
• Dance to the impressive sound of the “Longhorn Dance Band”
or just come and sit a spell, relax and enjoy the great atmosphere. • Come and share a piece of Smokey’s second Birthday cake

ENMU-Ruidoso choir performs Western songs at Flying J Ranch Sunday May 7th

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Is it April Fool's MONTH?

Ha-ha on me, I got fooled.  I told you Saturday, April 22, was the last day to buy a bag of books for $1.  WELL, there are FIVE (5) Saturdays in April - so one more Saturday left  to get a bag of books for $1.  Did it make you run out to the library and buy a bag of books?  If so, it was a dollar well spent - for both you AND the library. 

SATURDAY, April29, the absolute last day to get a bag of books for $1. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017