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Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 5.2.14

  Friday Blast
          May 2, 2014
The Edgewood Chamber
…working for you!
 Economic DevelopmentThe EDC research study is happening now!
what would you  like to see in Edgewood’s future?  click below and fill out the form interactively online!

Economic Development Survey

All information is anonymous, so be sure to answer all of the questions.  We want  to prepare an accurate report, and we want to hear from everybody!
.

We will also be forming focus groups, and doing interviews with leaders at the state, county and local level. Deadline for the survey information
is May 15.

After the data is gathered, we will prepare an Economic Impact Preparation Report which will be used by our committee and leaders to determine what’s next for Edgewood!

 

 

Ambassadors…

have already been out visiting members to
make sure you are utilizing the services to which you are entitled! 

And if you would like to become an Ambassador, please let us know in the office!

 

Look for the new Chamber decals for members to place in your windows to announce that you are serious about your business and have joined the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce!

 

 

 

RETRO 66

-RETRO Events:

-Midway Trading Post Cleanup-

was fabulous!  A special thanks to Larry Failing of Northwest Masonry, Jace Alderson, and Jim Bouton
who put their talents together to fix the crumbling
wall on the front of Midway last Saturday!

Thanks to all of the volunteers, and thanks to

Domino’s Pizza, Windmill Water, The Town of Edgewood, Bill Gilmore, and all who helped to make the Midway Post…half way between Arizona and Texas on Route 66…a little better.

This is in preparation for Summer visitors and the

 Czech Film Crew coming Sunday, May 25th, 2014


-Whiting Bros sign refurbishment;
Exciting news for Whiting Bros! 

Zeon inspected the high sign at Whiting Bros. over the weekend and came to the conclusion that a catastrophe could occur if an attempt was made to remove it from the poles. 

 They are more comfortable sending a crew to Moriarty to do the work in place.  The sign will be strengthened and restored right before our eyes!

Zeon will schedule the work at their weekly meeting on

Friday and let us know by Tuesday of next week what will

happen and when.  Sal has given all of this his ok

 and is anxious to see work begin!

We are still planning to have our celebration when the

NM Rt. 66 Car Cruise comes through town in June,

 so get those t-shirts pressed and GET READY!!!!!!

We are looking for someone to do a documentary of the entire process.  Please contact; Debbie Pogue at manager@sunseton66.com

 

     Area Happenings

This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Let’s Celebrate!!!

Bethel Community Storehouse

27th Annual Birthday Blast!

Saturday May 3rd 10-5

Live entertainment

Jumper for the kids

Face Painting

Balloons Refreshments And a big Sale!!!

Call 832-6642 for more info

 

East Mountain Auto & RV Repair

invites you to join us for our

 

Customer Appreciation Day -

May 3rd, 2014

10 am – 2 pm

 

We are celebrating 4 years of serving our friends and neighbors in the East Mountains.

 

There will be

 

FREE Hot Dogs, Bratwurts, Sodas and Snacks

FREE Car Wash by the Youth of Valley View Church (Donations Appreciated for Summer Camp)

FREE Brakes and Front End Inspections

FREE Prizes

FREE Demonstrations – BG Products and Fuel Brand Differences

Music by Garyoke

 

Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us – we look forward to seeing you!

Light Pole Banners

If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

  

      Edgewood Chamber      Join us on Facebook CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOKBoard MeetingMonday May 5 at 6:15pm
Chamber office

 

Luncheon

Thursday May 8

11:30 am
Edgewood

Community Center
Special Speaker will be Misty Miller Moonshine, CEO of
SASS who will tell us about “End of Trail” coming in June.

 

Mixer

Thursday May 15
Wild Life West
and
The Bear Barn

 

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
EPCOR Water
Wal-Mart
The Independent
SASS

 

Executive Director:

         Madeline Heitzman


Board of Directors

President:
Chris Hopper       2015

Vice President
Robin Markely      2014
Secretary:
Babara Ormand   2015

Treasurer:
Martha Eden          2014   

 

Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers                  2015

Saul Araque                   2015

Howard Calkins              2014
Tom Torres                    2014

Julie Bassett                  2015

Committees:
Economic Development:

Tom Torres – Jim Bouton

Ambassadors:

                   Howard Calkins

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Events:         Robin Markley

Education:   Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/Committee
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Madeline Heitzman

Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month at
11:30am.  Call 281-1999 orinfo@eastmountainchamber.comMoriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087

 

Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. 847-2975  or
mcc@mountainairchamber.com

 

About Us 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pmFridays by appointment.
Since we’re a one person office, when we have other meetings or members to visit, we’re not here. Call 850-2523  and we’ll be sure to meet you!Location:95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico

Phone Number

     505-286-2577
e-mail:

info@
edgewoodchambernm.com

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a chamber member,
you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here.
It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!

Stop by the office to see
Madeline if you have
any questions ,
or call my cell 850-2523.

2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved Address:PO Box 457 Edgewood

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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States Where The Most Kids Go Hungry

New Mexico comes in first, but certainly not a good and decent first.  New Mexico citizens have come to expect being the butt of everything … including jokes and innuendo about all thing last.   Now we have the shame of being first in the number of children going hungry day-to-day.

The beginning of the story can be found below with the rest of the story linked:

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million are children, who are far more likely to have limited access to sufficient food than the general population. While 15.9% of Americans lived in food-insecure households, 21.6% of children had uncertain access to food.
Feeding America — the largest hunger relief charity and network of food banks in the U.S. — created Map the Meal Gap, a study measuring food-insecurity among the general population and children at the state and county levels. While hunger remains a problem nationally, some areas of the country had nearly double the national rate. Food-insecurity rates among children were as high as 41% in Zavala County, Texas. At the state level, New Mexico led the nation with 29.2% of children living in food-insecure households.

Read more: States Where the Most Kids Go Hungry – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/23/states-where-the-most-kids-go-hungry/#ixzz2zx9Uuq6u
Follow us: @247wallst on Twitter | 247wallst on Facebook

Are you doing enough to help feed New Mexico’s children, is your church or other religious place of worship?  How about your service club?

 

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Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 4.18.14

  Friday Blast
           April 18, 2014
Your Chamber,
Working for you…


Happy Easter!

 

 

We had a great mixer last evening at the Chamber office, thanks to hosts Chris and Catherine Hopper from Mail and Copy Business Center! That BBQ pulled pork was very good, and so were the rest of the goodies you put together!

A big thank you to our speaker Danyell Sena, Manager of the Comfort Inn in Moriarty who did a fabulous job presenting her enthusiasm and excitement about the historical route 66 information in our area!  Their hotel has increased its revenue because of their participation in all things Route 66! As visitors increase to our area, we should all be thinking about how we can help them to have a positive experience!  That directly becomes a plus for your bottom line!

Ambassadors…

have already been out visiting members to
make sure you are utilizing the services to which you are entitled! 

And if you would like to become an Ambassador, please let us know in the office!

 

 

 

 

We are bringing in decals for your window or door to announce that you are serious about your business and have joined the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce!

 

 

Economic Development

The EDC research study  is ready to go….
If you would like to fill out a questionnaire about what you would like to see in Edgewood’s future, email the office and we will email you the form.  All information is anonymous, so be sure to answer all of the questions.  We want  to prepare an accurate report, and we want to hear from everybody!
.

We will also be forming focus groups, and doing interviews with leaders at the state, county and local level. Deadline for all information is May 15.

After the data is gathered, we will prepare an Economic Impact Preparation Report which will be used by our committee and leaders to determine what’s next for Edgewood!

 

 

 

RETRO 66

-RETRO Events:

-Midway Trading Post Cleanup-

NEW DATE-

Saturday 26 April 2014

 from 9 am to 2 pm,

 Location: 1 3/4 miles East of Hwy 344 intersection

(Smiths Grocery Store) with Route 66 (Hwy 333).

This is in preparation for Summer visitors and the

 Czech Film Crew coming Sunday, May 25th, 2014


-Whiting Bros sign refurbishment;
Exciting news for Whiting Bros! 

Zeon inspected the high sign at Whiting Bros. over the weekend and came to the conclusion that a catastrophe could occur if an attempt was made to remove it from the poles. 

 They are more comfortable sending a crew to Moriarty to do the work in place.  The sign will be strengthened and restored right before our eyes!

Zeon will schedule the work at their weekly meeting on

Friday and let us know by Tuesday of next week what will

happen and when.  Sal has given all of this his ok

 and is anxious to see work begin!

We are still planning to have our celebration when the

NM Rt. 66 Car Cruise comes through town in June,

 so get those t-shirts pressed and GET READY!!!!!!

We are looking for someone to do a documentary of the entire process.  Please contact; Debbie Pogue at manager@sunseton66.com

 
 Teacher Star Awards
Please take a moment to nominate a teacher anywhere in the
East Mountains who has made an
impact on a child you know.   Presenting sponsor for 2013-14 is
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union.
Please pick up a form at Mail and Copy or the Chamber office.
       Area Happenings

This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 19
at the Athletic (soccer) field…

Light Pole Banners
If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

  

      Edgewood Chamber      Join us on Facebook

 CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK

Board Meeting

Monday May 5 at 6:15pm
Chamber office

 

Luncheon

Thursday May 8

11:30 am
Edgewood

Community Center
Special Speaker will be Misty Miller Moonshine, CEO of
SASS who will tell us about “End of Trail” coming in June.

 

Mixer

Thursday May 15
Wild Life West
and
The Bear Barn

 

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
EPCOR Water
Wal-Mart
The Independent
SASS

 

Executive Director:

         Madeline Heitzman


Board of Directors

President:
Chris Hopper       2015

Vice President
Robin Markely      2014
Secretary:
Babara Ormand   2015

Treasurer:
Martha Eden          2014   

 

Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers                  2015

Saul Araque                   2015

Howard Calkins              2014
Tom Torres                    2014

Julie Bassett                  2015

Committees:
Economic Development:

Tom Torres – Jim Bouton

Ambassadors:

                   Howard Calkins

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Events:         Robin Markley

Education:   Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/Committee
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Madeline Heitzman

Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month at
11:30am.  Call 281-1999 or

info@eastmountainchamber.com

 

Moriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087

 

Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. 847-2975  or
mcc@mountainairchamber.com

 

About Us 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pm
Fridays by appointment. Call
850-2523  and we’ll be sure to meet you!

Location:

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico

Phone Number

     505-850-2523

e-mail:

mfheitzman@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a chamber member,
you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here.
It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!

Stop by the office to see
Madeline if you have
any questions ,
or call my cell 850-2523.

2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved Address:PO Box 457 Edgewood

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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Marita Noon: Solar At Your Risk Can Be Risky

Ms. Noon needs no introduction from us, jump right into what she has to say.

Greetings!

I must say, I am quite pleased with myself: I managed to keep this week’s column down to a reasonable word count. Clouds on the solar horizon (attached and pasted-in-below) comes in at just over 1200 words. Clouds on the solar horizon is somewhat of a follow up to the Arizona net-metering story I’ve reported on previously and it connects a couple of other stories I’ve addressed. I was afraid it was a bit too wonkish, a bit too insider, for the average reader and that they’d not be interested. But, once again, I am pleased. It has done really well on Townhall.com and has sparked a lively debate. For those of you who post my weekly column, I trust you will get a similar response. Thanks for posting, passing on, and/or personally enjoying Clouds on the solar horizon!

 

Here’s a bit of follow up on my Jon Stewart story. The segment aired on Thursday evening and in repeat programming on Friday. It has created quite a stir in my world. I’ve received nasty phone calls, tweets and emails from people who think that I am “completely crazy”—which I’ve managed to massage into an outpouring of support on my Facebook page. The story has been picked up by the HuffPost and Mediaite and has received a huge response on each site.  If you haven’t seen the clip, please check it out. The HuffPost story includes the video.

 

Thanks for your help in spreading the “Energy Makes America Great!” message.

Marita82313

Marita Noon, Executive Director

EnergyMakesAmericaGreat Inc.

PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181

Commentary by Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

Clouds on the solar horizon

Consumers considering installing solar panels on their rooftops have far more to think through than the initial decision to “go solar.”

They may search for the best price, only to discover, as customers in central Florida did, that after paying $20,000-40,000 for their systems, they are stuck with installations that may be unusable or unsafe. BlueChip Energy—which also operated as Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) and SunHouse Solar—sold its systems at environmental festivals and home shows. Buyers thought they were getting a good deal and doing the right thing for the environment. Instead, they were duped.

A year ago, it was revealed that BlueChip Energy’s solar panels had counterfeit UL labels—this means that the panels may not comply with standard safety requirements established by the independent global certification company Underwriters Laboratory. The Orlando Sentinel reports: “UL testing assures that a product won’t catch fire, will conduct electricity properly and can withstand weather. Without such testing, no one is certain if the solar panels may fail.” Additionally, it states: “Without the safety testing, they shouldn’t be connected to the electric grid”—which leaves customers nervous about possible risks such as overheating. Other reports claim that BlueChip inflated the efficiency rates of its photovoltaic panels, which do not meet “65 percent of the company’s published performance ratings.”

In July 2013, BlueChip’s assets were sold off at pennies on the dollar and customers were left with rooftop solar packages that now have no warranty.

With the shakeout in the solar photovoltaic industry, bankruptcy is a key concern for buyers. No company equals no warranty.

Two of China’s biggest panel makers have failed. On March 20, 2013, Suntech, one of the world’s biggest solar panel manufacturers, filed bankruptcy. Earlier this month Shanghai Chaori Solar became China’s first domestic corporate bond default. The Wall Street Journal reports that another, Baoding Tainwei, has reported a second year of losses and investors are waiting to “see if officials will let it fail.”

Regarding Suntech’s bankruptcy, an industry report says the following about the warranties: “While Suntech has said that it was committed to maintaining the warranty obligations on its products following the bankruptcy, we are unsure if customers will be willing to take a risk considering the firm’s faltering financials.”

Last month, it was reported that solar panels can be “dangerous in an emergency.” Firefighters have been forced to stop fighting a fire due to electrocution concerns. The report quotes Northampton, MA, Fire Chief Brian Duggan as saying electrocution is not their only concern: “cutting through the roof for ventilation would also take a lot longer.” Springfield fire commissioner Joe Conant says: “nothing will stop them if there’s a life to be saved, but if it’s simply to save the structure, solar panels may keep them from going on the roof.

A Fox News story on the risk solar panels pose to fire-fighters states: “Two recent fires involving structures decked with solar panels have triggered complaints from fire chiefs and calls for new codes and regulations that reflect the dangers posed by the clean-energy devices. A two-alarm fire last week at a home in Piedmont, Calif., prompted Piedmont Fire Chief Warren McLaren to say the technology ‘absolutely’ made it harder on firefighters. Weeks earlier, in Delanco, NJ, more than 7,000 solar panels on the roof of a massive 300,000-square foot warehouse factored into Delanco Fire Chief Ron Holt’s refusal to send his firefighters onto the roof of a Dietz & Watson facility.”

In part, due to the increased fire concerns, roof-top solar panels can increase the cost of homeowners insurance. A potential solar customer told me: “If you are thinking solar panels on the roof, check your home insurance. Ours would have added a costly rider to cover them and the roof. That was another strike in our decision.”

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a hou...

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a house near Boston Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then, of course, there are new concerns about scam artists like the one in North Carolina who collected “money from victims under false pretense that he would buy and install solar panels in their residences.”

As if all of that wasn’t enough, a new potentially fraudulent scheme has just been exposed.

A recent report from the Arizona Republic, points to complaints the Arizona Corporation Commission—the state’s top utility regulator—is getting from Tucson customers of SolarCity Corporation. They claim: “the solar leasing company is misleading them regarding the state rules for hooking up a solar array.”

In essence, customers in Tucson are being told one thing by their utility, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), but something else by a private solar power company, SolarCity—the nation’s second largest solar electrical contractor. This has drawn the ire of Bob Stump, Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). “This is an issue of consumer protection and solar installer transparency,” Stump told the Arizona Republic.

Stump made his concerns clear in a March 12 letter to Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s Chief Executive Officer: “I am concerned that you—as well as other solar providers—may be communicating with customers in a way that is both confusing and misleading and which deprives them of the balanced information they need in order to make informed decisions.”

The letter states: “Some customers … say that solar providers have told them that the rates, rules and regulations applicable to net metering are ‘grandfathered,’ thereby implying that the rates associated with net metering are not subject to change.” As a result, Stump says: “Customers are then surprised, disappointed, and angry to learn from TEP that this may not be the case.”

As a vocal advocate for responsible energy—which I define as energy that is efficient, effective and economical—I have closely followed what is happening with Arizona’s solar industry. There, when the ACC proposed a modification to the net-metering policies to make them more equitable to all utility customers, the solar industry mounted an aggressive PR campaign in attempt to block any changes. When the decision was made in November to add a monthly fee onto the utility bills of new solar customers to make them pay for using the power grid, I applauded the effort.

In light of this new issue, with a leading solar company misleading customers, it is time for the nation’s regulators to take a hard look at their states’ policies. Remember, this past summer, Georgia regulators voted for solar leasing such as SolarCity offers.

Pat Lyons, one of New Mexico’s Public Regulatory Commissioners, watched what happened in Arizona’s net metering battle. Upon learning about SolarCity’s potential deception, he was alarmed. “As solar leasing, like SolarCity pushes, moves into additional markets, regulators across the country need to be aware of the potential pitfalls and misrepresentations.”

It is vital that solar providers be held to the same high standard to which we hold our electric utilities and are made to answer tough questions about consumer protection, safety, and operation issues. Stump’s letter to SolarCity’s CEO asked for responses to his questions by March 31 and said he will “be placing this matter on a Commission open meeting agenda in the near future in order to discuss these important concerns with my fellow commissioners.”

It may be too late to protect some solar customers in Tucson, but there is still a chance to make sure others are treated fairly. If things don’t change, the dark clouds hovering over the industry will be raining on unsuspecting customers.

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Video: Why You Should Be Pro-Life

This young woman has a lot to say on many issues of the day … just about any day the sun rises.  The video below captures most Pro-Life adherents feelings on the subject of abortion. There may be other aspects of education and life in the video that we and others do not wholly concur, but concur or not, the video is well presented and informative.

Thank you for watching:

Why You Should Be Pro Life

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Published on Jul 15, 2013

Today’s topic is abortion. Libertarians are divided on the issue. With Wendy Davis’ filibuster and Texas abortion bill in the news, I decided to weigh in on the debate. Especially since all the video requests. My opinion may surprise you.

Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JulieBorowski

Like me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JulieBorowski

Sources:

1.2 million abortions every year: http://www.nrlc.org/Factsheets/FS03_A…

Minorities and abortions: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/10/21/wh…

Abortion survivor stories:

Gianna Jessen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPF1F…

Claire Culwell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk0cW…

Melissa Ohden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzTS5…

This topic is my personal opinion. It does not represent the opinions of any organization or any philosophy. My channel is just my own thoughts.

Overwhelming Response To Down Syndrome Baby Adoption

Those reading our yesterday post regarding the USAToday’s article lamenting a law designed to prevent viable babies from being murdered may take heart with the following Washington Times Story by By Annie Z. Yu:

When the Rev. Thomas Vander Woude learned about a young couple planning to abort their unborn baby that had been diagnosed with Down syndrome, the priest reached out and offered a deal: Deliver the child and he would help find an appropriate adoptive family.

But he had to act fast.


SEE RELATED: Abortion activists at Texas Capitol: ‘[Expletive] the church’


The woman, who has not been identified for her privacy and her protection, was just shy of six months pregnant and lives in a state that prohibits abortions past 24 weeks — which meant he had a short time to find a family willing to make a lifelong commitment.

So Father Vander Woude, the lead pastor at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va., approached a volunteer who helped manage the church’s social media pages, and she posted an urgent plea on Facebook early Monday morning.

“There is a couple in another state who have contacted an adoption agency looking for a family to adopt their Down Syndrome unborn baby. If a couple has not been found by today they plan to abort the baby. If you are interested in adopting this baby please contact Fr. VW IMMEDIATELY,” the post read. “We are asking all to pray for this baby and the wisdom that this couple realize the importance of human life and do not abort this beautiful gift from God.”

The post asked people to call the church’s office after 9:30 a.m. Monday or to email Father Vander Woude.

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Chew On This Great Program — Paws & Stripes

This program will swell your heart and give you a sense of purpose.  Please read the flyers which tell the story of paws and hands scratching backs.

Rummage Sale Flyer-page-0

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About Each summer, Kay’s RV holds a rally in which we invite our customers to go camping as a group. The annual Kay’s RV Campout is one of our favorite traditions- a great weekend of camping with our friends. This year, we are hoping to combine our tradition with a way to give back to our veterans and the local community with: Kay’s RV Campout: Camp with a Cause- Benefitting Paws and Stripes. We have teamed up with Paws and Stripes, a nonprofit organization that pairs veterans from the US military with service dogs rescued from shelters in order to address post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Campout Our customers will be “camping with a cause” during the first weekend in June at Hidden Valley RV Park in Tijeras, who will donate a portion of each reserved stay to Paws and Stripes. Kay’s RV 4th Annual Campout Friday May 31- Sunday June 2, 2013 Hidden Valley RV Park in Tijeras, NM Campout highlights include:  For every 3 nights you reserve for the campout, Hidden Valley RV Park will donate the amount of 1 night to Paws and Stripes.  Jim Stanek, Co-Founder of Paws and Stripes, and his service dog, Sarge, will join us for the Saturday potluck to speak about his work with Paws and Stripes.  A community-wide Rummage Sale will take place at Kay’s RV on Saturday (see details below).  Not a Kay’s RV customer, but still want to come camping with us? We would love to have more RV’ers join us for all the fun while supporting our country’s veterans! Please call Kay’s RV at (505) 220-5796 for details on how to reserve your spot.  We hope to see you all there! Rummage Sale In conjunction with our campout, we would like to invite the East Mountain and surrounding communities to take part in the: Kay’s RV Camp with a Cause Rummage Sale Saturday June 1, 2013 8 am- 2 pm at Kay’s RV in Moriarty

Highlights of the Rummage Sale will include:  All proceeds will benefit Paws and Stripes towards veteran’s programs to receive and train their service dogs.  Bid for great prizes during a Chinese Auction and enjoy music and live entertainment provided by Garaoke Entertainment.  Let’s make it our goal to sponsor at least 2 veterans’ entire programs! We Need Your Help Want to get involved? Here’s some ways you can help:  LEARN- You can learn more about Paws and Stripes, their mission, and their incredible work helping both dogs and our country’s heroes at http://www.pawsandstripes.org.  DONATE- We are in need of clean, usable items for the Rummage Sale. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at Kay’s RV starting April 17th through May 30th. Location: Kay’s RV is ½ mile West of the Moriarty TA Truck Stop on Route 66 with the yellow pipe fence. Hours: Kay’s RV is open Tuesday- Saturday, 9 am-5 pm. We are closed Sunday and Monday.  CAMP- Join us in the beautiful Sandia mountains for all the camping fun while supporting our country’s veterans. See above Campout section for details on reserving your spot.  ATTEND- Join us for all the fun at the Rummage Sale, Saturday June 1st at Kay’s RV and come support a great cause! For More Information If you have any questions, or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Kay or Amanda at Kay’s RV by phone at (505) 220-5796 or email at kaysrv@comcast.net. We will also be keeping our website current with Camp with a Cause updates at http://www.kaysrv.com or “Like” Kay’s RV on Facebook. Thank you for helping to make this event a success and a difference in our community!

Venture Off The Beaten Path

A flap of the flat cap to Mel’s Daily Video, Black Beauty Ranch.org and Texas Country Reporter:

A Day In The Sun At The Black Beauty Ranch

Today we visit one of the most diverse animal sanctuary in the country. Abuse, neglect, experimentation.. all nasty memories that begin to fade away for the animals at Black Beauty Ranch. Suffering has been replaced with kindness. These 1200 acres serve as an apology from mankind to the rest of the animal kingdom… Ben Callison & Noelle Almrud Black Beauty Ranch blackbeautyranch.org 12526 County Road 3806 Murchison, TX 75778 Phone: 903-469-3811 Like Texas Country Reporter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TexasCountryReporter