Thursday, October 19, 2017

Capitan Fiber Art Group meets this Saturday, October 21

Fiber Art Group meets every 1st & 3rd Saturdays at the Capitan Library, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Bring a project to work on and your show & tell pieces.  We meet through lunch, so bring a sack lunch, too.  Fiber art is anything made from natural or man-made fiber (yarn, string, paper, etc.)
 For more information contact Dave at 602.686.2054.
This Saturday 
@ 11 am 
 Guest Lecturer: 
Rag Rug Hooking Artist , Cathy Kelly 

Cathy will tell the history of rag rug hooking and show her antique rugs.  She will also demonstrate hooking a rag rug.  Her  lecture will last for about an hour.

Go beyond - other useful art from rags!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Join the Book Club at 10:00am on Thursday, November 2. We are reading GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny.

Upcoming bookclub books:
December will be similar to the Decembers in the past without a new book to read.

January is the suggestion of Holly Braden, Zero:The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife 

February will be Sara 
Duttweiler 's suggestion of Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer.  We have a copy of Texas Monthly Magazine  with a feature article on Larry McMurtry which book club members will be able to check out.

Be thinking of good books for the spring. It' s always nice to have books that expand our horizons. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FREE Health Fair at the Inn of the Mountain Gods

Join us for another FREE community event!

Its our “6TH Annual Stepping Into a Better You” Health Fair, Zumba, MIXXEDFIT, Fun Walk & “One Team One Dream” 5K challenge.

Saturday Oct 21, 2017 at The Inn Of The Mountain Gods
Fun walk registration @ 8:00 am, Walk start time 9am
5K challenge registration @ 8:00 am, Race start time 9am

The Health fair is from 10 am-2 pm with tons of Vendors and Door Prizes

Friday, October 13, 2017

Medicare Changes and individual consultations

Elizabeth Sanchez, State Health Insurance Program Coordinator in Roswell, will be available at the following locations to speak with you personally.  She can address any new changes and discuss the Part D Prescription Program.

·        Monday, October 16th from 9:30 - 3 -- the Village of Ruidoso Community Center.

·        Tuesday, October 17th from 11:30 - 3 -- Carrizozo Senior Center

·        Monday, October 23rd from 10 - 3 -- Capitan Senior Center

·        Thursday, November 16th from 10 - 3 -- Ruidoso Downs Senior Center

Information provided by: Clara Farah, Ph.D.
Creative Aging
Tel  :   575-336-1367     
Cell  :  575-973-7835

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Creative Aging upcoming Oct meetings

Meetings are open and encourage all of us to get involved and remain committed to improving the quality of life for all older adults in Lincoln County.

 Thursday, October 125pm. ENMU.#115. Aging in Place. Janet Simmans. This is a new committee interested in helping people stay in their homes with retrofitting, and other innovative solutions. 

Want to learn more on how you can help and also how you can benefit? Please join this new committee and learn and grow with us to augment Lincoln County Transit System outreach to outlying communities. The meeting is  at ENMU-Ruidoso Oct 17 at 10 am.

Our meetings are lively, informative as we are working to encourage the success of our college students. Come visit October 18th at 5 pm at ENMU-Ruidoso.

Karen Rounds meets with us monthly on various financial planning subjects at ENMU, she will also introduce us to an outside speaker in an interactive webinar on investment possibilities. October 19 at 5 pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In Carrizozo:

Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents the Comanche Boyz from the Mescalero Apache Tribe in a First Nation Professional Drum and Dance Exhibition.   The free performance starts at 6 PM on Thursday, October 12 in the Carrizozo School Old Gym.    The group will explain the North and South drums, various dances, costumes and their history, and then perform dances, singing and drumming for the audience.  Horace Comanche formed the Comanche Boyz with his sons and now the group includes his wife Kara and other members of the tribe.  A school performance/demo at 3 PM is open to the public.  Thanks to a grant from NM Arts and the NEA for funding this performance.

A pre-concert Navajo Taco dinner will be served in the school courtyard by the gazebo by the Carrizozo School Culinary Arts Class to help fund equipment and supplies used by the class, and to enable students to enter cooking competitions.  The dinner includes a drink and dessert.   Advance tickets are $10 and are $12 at the door.  For ticket information, call or text Carol Wilson at 1-575-799-8707.  The culinary arts class prepares students for various jobs in the food industry including food prep, cooking and teaches skills to those applying to cooking school. 

For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2017 season schedule and concert updates please check, or call Elaine at 575-648-2757.  Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances and workshops with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.

 Carrizozo School Old Gym is located at 
800 D Ave, on the corner of D Avenue and 10th Street. From the main courtyard, enter the door west of the gazebo.  There is handicapped parking in the lot off 10th Street by the west end of the gym.

Sorry - just have to share this (you know my weird humor)  "We got the beat - Everybody get on your feet - We got the beat -  We know you can dance to the beat- We got the beat - Jumpin',get down -  We got the beat - Round and round and round - We got the beat. " Yeah - use to listen to the Go-Gos.  Hope we can stomp some on Thursday, it would do the soul good.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October First Friday AND First Saturday

First Friday, October 6 at 7 pm
 MEET the Author:  Donna Blake Birchell
  Join us for a power point presentation and refreshments afterward.  Books available for purchase with signature by author.
Also available will be a few of Birchell's other books on New Mexico history: Carlsbad and Carlsbad Cavern, Eddy County, New Mexico Wine: An Enchanting History, Wicked Women of New Mexico

First Saturday, October 7, 10 am to 2 pm
 $5 for a bag of books. 
 Support your library!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oct 7th- first Sat. of the month $5 for a BAG of book sale

Love your library by supporting it
by buying used books.
Magazines are FREE.
  •  Library open 10am to 2 pm on Saturdays.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

First Friday: OCT 6 @ 7 pm Donna Blake Birchell with her latest book

Discover forgotten tales buried underneath the desert lands in a power point presentation by author Donna Blake Birchell of her book: Hidden History of Southeast New Mexico.

"Outlaws, cattlemen and a plethora of quirky pioneers once riddle southeastern New Mexico.  In November 1892, E.W. Doll and J.B. Coates ignited rumors of an eight-foot petrified man in McKittrick Cave.  A massive fire and subsequent shootout led to the demise of Phenix, one of the Old West's most scandalous towns.  And in August 1932, Bonnie and Clyde kidnapped Carlsbad's Deputy Sheriff Joe Johns;  Authors Donna Blake Birchell and John LeMay explore these little-known tales and more that have beguiled this region for centuries."

 As a native southeast New Mexican,Donna Blake Birchell has heard many stories of the fanciful events that have occurred in the area in the far, yet not so distant past.  With this book, she is able to share these stories with you, the reader.

Her passion for history developed at a young age.  Birchell, a former librarian, is a board member of the Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society. 

Birchell has authored four other books on New Mexico history: Carlsbad and Carlsbad Cavern, Eddy County, New Mexico Wine: An Enchanting History, and Wicked Women of New Mexico

Books will be available for purchase and signing by Birchell. She will also have copies of her other publications available for purchase.

Refreshments will be served after the discussion.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

looking for face painters for this event on Oct 28

Sign up for 1 or 2 hrs and make a difference in the kids' day!  Call Annmarie at Annie's Sure Shot at 575-653-4045.  There MAY be still space to be a vendor at this-- but you must be a Lincoln County artist.  Just ask Annmarie for details

Friday, September 22, 2017

Book signing with local author Bill MacVeigh on Sunday, Sept 24 at 2 pm

 Bill MacVeigh will be discussing and signing copies of his newly published book titled "Branded" this Sunday.

Bill MacVeigh taught history and science in Lincoln County schools for 28 years. He grew up in Carrizozo hearing stories told by his mother and grandmother about the early days in the gold-mining town of White Oaks and historic Lincoln County. Now retired, Bill and wife Dottie live in Capitan.

Did you have MacVeigh for a teacher or know him from Carrizozo or Capitan? Or did he make trophies for your sport group? Well, come on over, say hey and hear about this interesting book he wrote. Afterwards enjoy some refreshments and a cozy social Sunday afternoon with others.   See you there!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Creative Aging Monthly Meeting on Mental Health, Behavioral Health, 2 speakers, Friday, September 22, ENMU, 10am #108

A taste of the agenda. Will have a copy for you as well at the meeting. Such comments are suggestions to think about and encourage you to ask questions.

 And remember, don't sweat the small stuff, stay strong.

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

News from Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic sites

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Creative Aging meetings & happenings

Come join us to ask any questions you are having and to review your budgeting process in a supportive environment. We welcome your interest and hope we can all learn from each other.  See you there – Thursday, September 21st, from 5 to 6:30 at ENMU Room 115.  

Our topic is mental health challenges in aging.
We have two excellent speakers. Chief Hooker, Ruidoso Police Force, and Dave McVey, Heritage Program for Seniors. Both of these speakers play a vital role in our safety and well being in Lincoln County. 
Please plan to attend. Chief Hooker will address dealing with mentally unstable people, both old and young. Dave McVey will talk about navigating aging and mental health. Please come we have so much to learn.
 And, as always there are special things to eat and special people to meet!  

Plans  have been made to mentor, coach, help ENMU students this fall. 
There are plenty of opportunities. 
In our last meeting we had 9 mentors present and 5 paid student tutors. 
Some training is necessary and will be available at this upcoming meeting. 

"Satisfaction comes with being engaged, doing good, and focusing on the present." Harvard Health Publications.
Stay engaged and join us for our September monthly meeting. Clara Farah.

Silas is now tutoring at both the Ruidoso Community Center and ENMU. 
Times for the sessions have changed,  there is a room change,
 but the specific days have not changed.
 Please check this latest flyer for information. 
All are welcome, donations appreciated but not expected. 
See you there. Clara Farah and Silas Laspada.

Friday, September 15, 2017

NEW Artwork on display in the library for Sept - Nov

Mural at Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway Visitor Center in Ruidoso Downs
Capitan artist Maria Hamilton draws and paints with watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pencil,
 and pastel to create her captivating portraits of people, animals, and the beautiful scenery of the Southwest.

Maria and her husband, Rusty, train horses so she has a first-hand view of the models for many of her paintings. "When you train them, you get to know your subjects really well.  When I look at one horse, it looks completely different from another horse.  You can see the personality in their eyes and the differences in their faces, " Maria notes about her favorite subject.

Maria offers art instruction every Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm  at the Ruidoso Community Center. She is a proficient instructor in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and graphite. Classes are free-form: you select the subject and media you want to work with.  Bring your own supplies, but if you have none,  limited supplies are available. Call Maria at 575-937-7826 with questions and reservations.  The Ruidoso Communitiy Center is located at 501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso. Donations appreciated.

Maria's work has been on display at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, a juried show in Cheyenne, and her adjudicated piece "Calf Roper" hangs in the permanent display at the Ruidoso Convention Center. These are just a few of the adjudicated awards she has received.

Her art instruction began as a child with world-renown artist Ann James. She took classes in middle and high school. A mural she created of a trooper hangs in her high school. Eastwood high school teachers purchased her paintings. After high school Maria attended New Mexico State and Eastern New Mexico University majoring in studio art. She was awarded as Associate's Degree in Studio Arts. Maria has taught art classes at ENMU-Ruidoso.

Scout bike
Anyone who visits Mountain View Animal Clinic for animal care or pet food will also see Maria's artwork adorning the walls, both in the lobby and the individual patient rooms.  Maria is a part-time vet tech for Dr. Owens.  The clinic is at 1212 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso.

Maria's son, Scout, with his prize-winning turkey at Lincoln County Fair
Every year to support the Lincoln County Fair, Maria donates a work of art to be auctioned at the dinner.  The money raised goes to supporting the fair.  Many of the paintings hanging at the library are portraits of rodeo action at the Lincoln County Fair.

Maria paints personalized, original portraits of pets, people, or special events. She can capture your special loved pet in a beautiful, enduring piece of art.  Call 575-937-7826 to learn more about commissioning an original artwork that makes the perfect gift.

"I have two great passions in life -- horses and art.  I can direct these two great passions into quality pieces of art.  What I strive to capture in my work is small moments of shared kindness between people and animals.  The audience for my work will recognize the correctness of form in the realistic depiction of human and animal subjects.  I pride myself in my ability to capture the personalities and characteristics of the people and animals I portray." 

from Lincoln Historic site: "And our mothers before us" performance

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dr. W. Michael Farmer: our Southwestern culture-- Anglo, Hispanic and Apache

For those of you who enjoy good fiction about the SW, you might try to make one of these programs

·         Thursday, September 14th, at the First National Bank Atrium in Alamogordo at 11 am talking about Apache Scouts, and
·         Friday at the Ruidoso Public Library at 11 am talking about the Fountain Murders.

Dr. Michael Farmer writes about our Southwestern culture, Anglo, Hispanic and Apache.  His numerous books are now best sellers.  He will be talking about the Fountain Murders this trip.  His latest trilogy about the Mescalero Apache Yellow Boy is also a hit with people who appreciate well researched historical fiction.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Capitan Village Wide Garage Sale Saturday, Sept 9

Sale is from 8:00 until 2:00. 
Pick up map at the library that leads you to all the 
Garage Sale sites
Sponsored by the Capitan Library.  
Look for these signs:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Double-hitter Chautauqua weekend in Lincoln County

Music from the Ranch and Open Range
presented by Steve Cormier
Capitan Public Library, Capitan
7:00 pm

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9
Sopranos and Six-Shooters: Great Ladies 
of the Old Western Theatre
presented by VanAnn Moore
Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs
11:30 am

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Chautauqua - Friday, September 8 at 7 pm

Steve Cormier, the "Singing Cowboy", at the Capitan Public Library
Friday, September 8th at 7 p.m.

Cowboy music is the Western version of the human condition.  Steve Cormier's music is old, traditional cowboy work music, as well as modern cowboy work music.  It reflects his nine years working on ranches and farms in the Flint Hills of Kansas and around Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner, N.M.

Cormier earned a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of N.M, with his dissertation on 20th century New Mexico ranching.  He has published chapters on ranching in two books, "Essays in Twentieth Century New Mexico History" (UNM Press) and "The Multicultural Southwest" (Univ. of Arizona Press). He taught college history for 22 years.

Along the way he played supporting roles in film and television, including "Wyatt Earp", "Gunsmoke" and "Breaking Bad". He also has recorded several albums, including "Este Mundo", "Black Bart", "Zebra Dun" and "Bucking Off".

This program is made possible by New Mexico Humanities Council and Friends of the Capitan Library.

Refreshments will follow the Chautauqua presentation.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sign up for the Village Wide Yard Sale!

Sale is September 9 from 8:00 until 2:00.
Fill out your form and pick up your sign no later than Thursday, September 7 at 5:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Capitan Library.  
On the day of the Village Wide Yard Sale, people pick up map at the library that leads them to all the Garage Sale sites.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Beginning Sept 2

Capitan Fiber Art Group
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month
from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
@ the Capitan Public Library
101 E. 2nd Street
Bring a project to work on, show & tell
 and a bag lunch
Fiber Art is anything made from natural or man-made fiber (yarn, string, paper, etc.)
Please direct any questions to Dave, the group's leader at

$5 Bag of Books this Saturday!

First Saturday of every month, you can buy a bag of books for $5 at the Capitan Public Library.
 Open Saturdays - 10 am to 2 pm

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Capitan Library recommends this interesting program from a local author

The Ruidoso Public Library presents:                 
               Author/Historian Linda Sanchez 
Book Signing and Program 
 Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

From Bootleg Whiskey, Billy
 & Apaches to Nazi Artifacts—a potpourri of legend and lore 
from across the sacred 

Lynda Sánchez brings show and tell items for her program about the little
 known aspects of story telling  legends and information about some of our
 region’s heritage. 

As co-author of the new book,
 12 Miles From Daylight (Fort Stanton Cave and
 the Snowy River Discovery),
 Sánchez will discuss why New Mexico’s Fort Stanton Cave is now a World Class Cave,
 and how its early history during the infamous Lincoln County War was part of 
a hotbed of bootlegging and counterfeiting.  Additionally, she will discuss little
 known tales of Billy the Kid, the Apaches and how a  German Compass made her 
re-think history!  Sanchez’s Peace Corps work in South America as well as
 archaeological field work in the Southwest,  Mexico and Belize greatly influenced 
and guided  her to the colorful mosaic representing folk heroes,  legends and
 history of our region. 

Sánchez has authored or co-authored six books and is a member of Western Writers 
of America, Lynda served on the BLM Resource Advisory Council, was President of
 the Lincoln County Historical Society, helped  preserve Fort Stanton, and taught
 workshops funded by the National Science Foundation using  the science of 
Archaeology as the inspiration for exciting and new approaches to education.
 Lynda has received several state and national awards in these fields. 
Lynda Sánchez out in the field near Cactus Cave (Fort Stanton /BLM area) Photo by Kathy Peerman
Historian and educator, Lynda Sánchez is also a Director  and Public Outreach Liaison
  for  the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project.

 She has written many caving related articles as well as 250 plus historical articles for 
Arizona Highways, True West, New Mexico Magazine and other journals.