Can We Get There From Here?

Ralph and Susan Hill, members of the Sandia Tea Party, sent this one.  It makes sense as we try to go forward with any semblance of a strong economy.

Of course you are encouraged to do something to solve the problem/problems.  The problem with you and I doing so, is that as our tax system and related government financing tools or schemes allow crazy deductions and subsidies about which we can do little. The tide swells against us when our government has not the common wherewithal nor the joint courage to begin a solution … much less to actually solve the problems.

USA deficit, China surplus, 2000-2014, World E...

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Mothers’ Day 2012 Free Oil Change (REPOST)

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National Day Of Prayer: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

This Information From Leanne Tapia via Facebook

National Day Of Prayer Event in Moriarty at 11:00 AM Thursday May 3rd at Crossley Park at Central Ave & State Road 41!  Bring your chairs and enjoy

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Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 4/27/12

  Friday Blast
              April 27, 2012 

    Your Chamber,
Working for you…

 Madeline is heading to Montana next week to close the sale on her home up there, and bring her furniture and household goods back to move into her new house in Edgewood.  Kathy Courreges will be working on Chamber  and her own Civil Air Patrol projects out of the Chamber office next week.  If you have any questions about Chamber items, stop to see Kathy or give ECOC President  Chris Hopper at Mail and Copy a call. 
is making plans for our next class on May 17th at Wild Life West in the Bean Barn.
Our major topic is “Health and Human Services” presently available in the East Mountain area.  A great program is planned for enrolled clas members. 
Huge thanks to Brenda Murray, Leadership Edgewood Director for all of your coordination of the program. Big thanks to our committee:  Lori Harris, Saul Araque, and Martha Eden.  We need all that you give us, and that is considerable.As always, our goal is to give our class members as many tools and as much information as possible so that they can use them for building their own futures in their business and in our community!
We are presently accepting applications for Leadership Edgewood 2013.  Stop by the office to talk about it if you’re interested.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++Edgewood Maps
Ad space is selling well, and we are excited to be updating Edgewood’s official map.
These maps enjoy wide distribution!  We have gone through almost all of the maps printed in the last run in 2008.  There are advertising opportunities for all of you who want to be included in Edgewood’s only complete street map. 
 We will be selling space through the end of May.  Some of the premiere positions are already gone, but there are still great positions for your business. Call the office if you want more information.
Madeline’s cell 850-2523.
    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.
A 5 week Country Western Waltz Class is starting on May 3 through May 31st at Cedar Crest Fitness
12220 North Highway 14
from 7 to 8:30 pm
Cost is $40 per person for the 5 week course.
Hosted by ECOC Chamber member Don Anderson Dance.
Sign up at
Edgewood Yarn and Fiber
April Classes
Tomorrow Saturday from 1-3pm the class offered is
a short rows scarf
create a scarf that ruffles on each side as you knit along.
Located at 95 State Highway 344 Suite 2 (in the library/Chamber building)
East Mountain
Chamber of Commerce
Country Hoedown
Saturday April 28 6pm to 9:30pm
SASS Founder’s Ranch
144 Juan Tomas, Edgewood.
Big Country Dance and BBQ
Garaoke Entertainment providing
music for dancing.
Couple $50   Single $30
Purchase tickets at East Mountain chamber office on Mondays and Fridays
Call Julie Albright, administrator
at the chamber 505-281-1999 or
11th Annual Wind Festival
Saturday & Sunday May 5 & 6
10am to 6pm
at Wildlife West Nature Park
Large kite flying fields, wind gadgets, flags,
vendors, kite flying prizes and food!
Learn about water harvesting and renewable energy.
The Chuckwagon BBQ Supper & Shows
start back up for the season on Saturday June 16.
Call 505-281-7655  or 877-981-9453
for more information or for reservations.
MAY 5.
9th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm & Studio Tour
June 2 & 3 from 10am to 4pm
9 locations for the tour this year.
Pick up brochures at the Chamber Edgewood Yarns and Fibers
or find the brochure online at
“Sweet Pearl, Such a Fate for the Girl, or There’s no place like Nome”
a melodrama (and a lot of fun)
written by Jo White and Mike Rivers-
 will be presented by the
Edgewood Lions 
 April 28 and 29 at
Wildlife West
Performances are at
1:00pm and 5:00pm
This is a family show and kids love it. If you are looking for a fun family event, come celebrate with us.
Actors are aged from 10 to 18 and are from area schools, and homeschool also.
The play is FREE with Admission to the park!
Customer Appreciation Day
May 5 9am to 3pm
East Mountain Auto & RV Service
Food, Jumpers for the kids, music and karaoke.
drawings with winners every half hour.  Wrench Card on sale:
Get $15 off the price of 3 Oil Changes
If we reach our goal of selling 60 cards on the 5th of May
your 3 oil changes double to 6 oil changes for the discounted price of 3!
Must occur on 5/5/12.
                WE’VE GOT A ZOO…
         at Wildlife West Nature Park 
 Clearance Sale $5 off sweatshirts!
Summer hours NOW 
  10am to 6pm.
Upcoming Zoo Keeper Day Camps
June 25-29   and July 9-13!
         For more information call 281-7655.
The Step Up Childcare building is
or loan assumption through the USDA
3753 Square Feet on Nine Acres…
Call Mary for more information
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
9:00am – 3:30pm
95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
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Edgewood Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director:
Madeline Heitzman
Board of Directors
     Chris Hopper                   2013
Vice President:
      Misty Miller                     2013
      Patrick Thompson         2013
       Robin Markley                2013
Board Members at Large:
Ray Seagers                          2013
Saul Araque                           2013
Howard Calkins                    2012
Gary Birkman                        2012
Martha Eden                          2012

Membership:  Howard Calkins
Marketing:              Misty Miller
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:                 Committees
Education:                  Lisa Vigil
Programs:      Brenda Murray
Luncheons:     Linda Thomas
       May Edgewood
   Chamber Dates  
Board of Directors Meeting:
Monday May 7,
6:15pm Chamber Offices
Membership Luncheon:
Wednesday May 9,
11:30am at Edgewood Community Center.
Speaker:  Anne House,
East Mountain Guide

ECOC Mixer
Thursday May 17
5:30 to 7:30pm
Founder’s Ranch

Town of Edgewood

 meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center Planning & Zoningmeets First and ThirdMondays of the month at6:00pmEdgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month at
11:30am.  Call 281-1999 or
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 at the Shaffer Hotel. 847-2975 or
 Why is it that when I am writing the Blast, all of the great quotes I save for this section are at the office when I am working at home, or vice versa?

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.

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Valley View Christian Church 2012 Father’s Day Car Show

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This year, Tim Meeks will be organizing Matchbox® Car races for the young, and those that believe they are “still” young.  It is sure to be fun, so plan on having a good time.

If you care to donate to the car show, we can use cases of soda and water. Just call the church at 281-8373 for a drop-off time or bring the donations by on Sunday.

If Money Can’t Buy Love …

Uncle Sam - personification of US

Uncle Sam - personification of US (Photo credit: Wikipedia) - Skipping To Egypt with $

Then we have to wonder why we are gifting 770 million dollars to repair some Egypt mosques. That’s not all.  we are sending money to Cypress for the same reason and we are purchasing computers for other Muslim organizations in Pakistan and other locations.

It appears we should change from Uncle Sam to Uncle Santa.

Take a look at this short clip to learn more:


The video or wmv clip above was provided by Gary Strader, a Sandia Tera Party member.

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