More On Sustainable Development

As many Santa Fe County residents know, they are right on the verge of living the good bad life under “Sustainableville,” in their county.  Set out below is the process and final result of Santa Fe County’s mission; although Santa Fe County is not named in the document it might as well be so mentioned.

Sustainability (8 pages)

Governments and sustainable followers touting sustainability border on zealotry and are formidable opponents.  The have the money and other resources to make sure their agenda becomes law.

Seal of Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Seal of Santa Fe County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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REPOST: 9th Annual VVCC 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.

Canine Heroes And Their Handlers Honored

Forgive me for forgetting (if only temporarily) the canine heroes of our military services, along with their handlers.

I take no credit for remembering.  Pugsley and Shorty (my canine heroes of small stature & big heart) nipped me until I did so:

Thanks to TXpuppylady for posting the above video and sharing it.  Be sure to click on “Show More” just below the video.

T r i b u t e

The winter sun glistens on the white marble tomb,

but we sense no remorse, no hint of gloom.

No regret that he marched when others ran,

true to his homeland, here lies a man.

At a time of turmoil, in a land of cowards,

he went to the strife.

In a steamy Asian jungle, where locals feared to go,

for us, he gave his life.

Under white marble rests this hero, now dead,

yet where are the tears that his life’s blood was shed?

Honored he rests in this hallowed ground,

where a sentry’s step is the only sound.

His sleep is eternal, under polished stone.

Except to God, forever unknown!

BY Robert Steiner, Edgewood, NM USA

United States Army, Retired/Vietnam Veteran

English: Picture showing the changing of the g...

English: Picture showing the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. On the left is the commander, in the middle is the guard ending his patrol, and on the right is the guard about to begin his patrol. I took this picture and release it into the public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Again: Thoughts In Two Classic Poems

As you can see this was first posted by us on Memorial Day 2010.  We repeat this year believing it is appropriate to honor all who have served in the cause of freedom and liberty.

Thoughts In Two Classic Poems



In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Detailed information concerning the circumstances of the penning of In Flanders Fields can be found here


I went into a public-’ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-’alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

Below is a nice recitation of Tommy

more about “TOMMY“, posted with vodpod

You will also find a very lengthy account of Kipling and his life here, where one of his most popular poems, My Boy Jack is given full treatment (after all it was about his son Jack’s death in battle.)  For reasons unstated, no mentions is made of  Tommy. Perhaps others do not share my respect for the poem, but more can be found regarding Tommy’s publication by clicking  here.

Finally, the reader has seen that both poems are written by those who wrote of their own nation’s experience in war and individual battles.  The soldiers who fight, have much in common and little at odds … with the exception of the cause for which they must fight as dictated by their “Commanders in Chief.”

For Greater Glory: The Movie

Pastor Max Comments:

Catholic, non-catholic, believer or non-believer should see this movie “Greater Glory” to grasp a glimpse of what we may be faced with if government takes control of our main family value “Faith”. When in the U.S. Navy in service for this country, I was willing to lay my life down in protection of our freedom. As a family man and a Christian I am more so willing to do so for the protection of my family and certainly to practice my faith in obedience to my Father in Heaven…..For I serve God, Family and Country in that order as they stand together.
Pastor Max

Call to Action
Opening in Theaters Nationwide on June 1st!

For Greater Glory – starring Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Peter O’Toole – is the true story of how the Catholic Church, through a three-year conflict called the Cristero War, won its freedom from the government of Mexico. Pope Benedict XVI, during his recent visit to Mexico, visited the Cristo Rey Monument that honors the Cristero fighters, who took up arms in 1926 when the Mexican government outlawed and forcibly suppressed the Catholic faith – including the public execution of priests and parishioners by hanging and firing squad. Many were martyred for the freedom the Cristero fighters eventually won in 1929.

The film opens June 1st across the country, and we would very much appreciate you helping promote this epic piece of cinema. Cardinal Se
án O’Malley blogged about the film and recently offered this:

“As a nation established on the principal of freedom for all people, For Greater Glory reminds us of the important values that we as Americans and Catholics share and must be willing to protect.  This film helps us to understand the history surrounding the Cristero War and its importance in the Mexican Catholics’ efforts to fight for religious freedom and tolerance.  Those values are as relevant today as they were almost one hundred years ago.”    

Below are just two of the recent stories highlighting For Greater Glory. Click on the links below to read each article.

National Catholic Register

 Hollywood Reporter story

With the struggle for religious freedom mounting in our country today, this a film we should all see opening weekend. Consider that the U.S.C.C.B. in its statement on religious liberty from the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty has plainly emphasized that “the age of martyrdom has not passed.” This film chronicles exactly that and alerts us what lies ahead if we don’t mobilize ahead of November.!/CathCitizen

Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast (5/25/12)

  Friday Blast
              May 25, 2012

    Your Chamber,
Working for you…

We are presently accepting applications for Leadership Edgewood 2013.  Stop by the office to talk about it if you’re interested.
Hurry up,  DEADLINE for your place in the Map is May 31.
This is Edgewood’s official map,
and over 5,000 go out to folks through visitors centers around the Southwest states region, mail inquires about the area, and
our Chamber Visitor’s Center in the Library Building.
The new map with ads will also be on our Chamber Web Site.  Many clicks from folks interested and we can click over to your website from your ad in the map!
  Call the office if you don’t want to miss out on this advertising special.
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.
First Annual
Edgewood Community
Miracle Miles Benefit Walk
to benefit
Children’s Miracle Network
Saturday June 9
at Wildlife West
Registration 7am
Walk begins at 8am
$5.00 individual
$25.00 teams of 5 or more.
Water stations and snacks provided by WalMart.
Put a team together and help raise funds for these kids in hospitals who need your help.
For more information, or to get pledge sheets for your team,
Call Gayla 505-286-3043
Theresa at 505-715-7018
Some toe tapping, knee slapping fun at Cedar Crest Fitness.
Check out upcoming classes!
Register now at
11:30AM TO 8PM
And their lunch only
Calzones are excellent!
Try them out, split one with a friend and you’ll be back to check out the rest of the flavors!
Cheese, Pepperoni & Green chile,
Greek, and Chicken.
very good.
The Pizza Barn is on Plaza Loop just East of Rich Ford in Edgewood.
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
May is AVON  Customer Appreciation Month
Campaigns 11 and 12 – Personal Deliveries 15% off all orders of $50 or more…20% off all orders of $100 or more.
Thank you for your business!
Karron Lee Smith, AVON i.s.r.
505-281-3218 or
If you need a brochure, let me know!
                WE’VE GOT A ZOO…
         at Wildlife West Nature Park 
Summer hours  
  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
 Sandia Laboratories Federal Credit Union is offering
No closing cost adjustable rate mortgages, home equity loans or
Credit lines.
Through October 31, 2012, save with an owner occupied SmartARM adjustable rate mortgage or SmartValue variable rate mortgage (fixed for the first five years) or home equite loan or CreditLine, including jumbo loans. 
Visit us online
 to get the details and apply, or call 800- 947-5328.
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
9:00am – 3:30pm
95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Phone Numbers:

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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 June 11,
6:15pm Chamber Offices
Membership Luncheon:
Wednesday June 13,
11:30am at Edgewood Community Center.

ECOC Mixer
Thursday June 21
5:30 to 7:30pm
Howard Calkins
Miniature Horses

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

No, seriously, STOP.
Switching from task to task quickly, does not work.
In fact, changing tasks more than 10 times in a day
makes you dumber than being stoned.  When a person is stoned, their IQ drops by five points. 
 When you multitask, it drops by an average of 10 points, 15 for men, five for women (yes, men are three times as bad at multitasking than women).
note from MH…duh.

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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PO Box 457 Edgewood NM 8701

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An American Hero — An American Name

No doubt many reading this will have heard of Navy SEAL Mike Monsoor and his unselfish deeds.  What many may not have seen and heard is footage of his funeral or footage of the Medal of Honor award ceremony where he was awarded the medal posthumously.

As the title says in part, “… An American Name.”  The video footage link of his funeral ceremony is posted below with the Medal of Honor ceremony video following:

Ceremony Honoring US Navy SEAL Mike Monsoor

Medal Ceremony

In case you wonder about the last three words of the title.  The answer can be found with a little research and careful interpretation.

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