Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tired of tripping over that never used exercise equipment?

If you know of any one who would like to DONATE exercise equipment -  The Ruidoso Downs Senior Center is looking to enhance their non-existent exercise area.

Contact Cecile at  575-336-9157

Or contact the Ruidoso Downs Senior Center at 
393 East Highway 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Share your love to sing

Were you one of the attendees for the library art workshop on singing provided by a grant from Otero Electric and Pearl Tippin?  Then you love to sing!   If you love to sing and also like the idea of bringing joy to the community, hurry on down to ENMU-Ruidoso and register for the Community Choir.  

Starting When:  Monday 25 January
Time:  5:30--7:00 p.m.
Where:  White Mountain Annex
               201 White Mountain Drive
               Room 28

Scholarships available....Call 257-3012 for more information or to register......

Melba Valdez is the Director and those who attended the concert in December.....was it not great? 
The audience was packed. WOW!!!!!

Let your musical talents shine and bring joy to youself and our community!  Bring a buddy and sing together......Pass this on and let your voices be heard outside of your showers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Meet some of your municipal candidates

Creative Aging Advisory Committee-ENMU-R will be hosting several of the municipal candidates that are running in the upcoming elections.  Friday, January 22, 2016 at ENMU-R, room 115.  We will be starting at 9:00 a.m.  The following candidates have responded and will be attending.

Gary Williams....Incumbent mayor.....Ruidoso Downs
Councillor Joe Eby....Incumbent....Ruidoso Village 
Jean Coulton....Trustee....Capitan Village
Oscar Seleme.....running for trustee Carrizozo 

Creative Aging was formed to help understand and try to find solutions to problems that the senior population experiences in Lincoln County.   In forming this group we have also become aware that many of the solutions will also benefit the non senior population.

Hope that you will be able to make it to this meeting!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Recycle your Holiday Cards at the library

In the library, a collection box is set up to collect used Christmas and holiday cards.  After a large amount is collected, the cards will be sent to St. Jude's in Boulder, N.V.  Only the front of the card will be used by them to create new cards.
Guidelines for donated cards:
  • No writing is on the backside of the front of the card
  • No Hallmark cards
  • No American Greeting cards
  • No Disney cards.

You may cut the cards yourself, or Debbie Myers said she has a team that will cut off the back that has the greeting message and signatures.

Recycling for a good cause!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

First Friday Event on February 5 at 7pm The Bataan Death March

200th Coast Artillerymen on the gun, Bataan, Dec. 1941
Original Death March, April 1942

The Bataan Death March - it was one of the many chapters of WWII and particularly remembered in New Mexico,
 because, as many  New Mexicans know, 
the 200th Coast Artillery - 
the New Mexico National Guard - 
had been posted to Bataan, to bolster the force of many 
other American and Filipino units there. 

New Mexico remembers in a unique way -
 the annual Bataan Memorial Death March.  
Memorial Marchers in 2012
It's a formal marathon of 26.2 miles, that occurs at 
and hosted by White Sands Missile Range on 
March 20th, 2016.   
More info at:
Filipino Scout and 200th Coast Artilleryman 2015 (Bilbo)
 Lincoln County resident, Mike Bilbo, has attended
 each year since 2008 and will give a powerpoint 
presentation covering the original Bataan March,
 the Memorial March, and his own way of 
memorializing the 200th Coast Artillery, 
through living history by wearing the uniforms 
of the 200th Coast Artillery.
Refreshments served after presentation.

Don't forget - first Saturday of the month, Feb 6, $5 for a bag of books!

For more information call Capitan Public Library at 575-354-3035
 The library is located at 101 E. 2nd Street, Capitan, NM. 
(Apologies to attendees at the library volunteer meeting on Jan 13, where you were told the first Friday event would be something different -- Sharon)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Creative Aging Meeting for January

Creative Aging Advisory Committee to Lincoln County's next meeting is set for Friday, January 22  at 9am at ENMU. Refreshment will be served. Call Clara Farah for further information at 575.973.7835 or

For those interested in the health of and recreation in Lincoln National Forest

Please find below jpgs of the Lincoln National Forest Forest Plan Revision Form.  Here is your chance to make suggestions of changes you see are needed in our forest. 

IMPORTANT: Only one suggestion in one area of interest per form.  Use multiple forms if you have several suggestions.
  • Address to send the form(s) to the Forest Revision Plan Team is located on the second page. 
  • If you would like Sharon to email you a PDF form, send request to
Thank you for your interest and concern for the betterment of the Lincoln National Forest.  It is YOUR forest.
Little Bear Forest Reform Coalition Board of Directors