Two Years Ago Yesterday (12-14-2010)

Yesterday, 27 people were killed by an apparently deranged man, and yesterday two years ago, Brian Terry, a man who never stopped serving his country and fellow citizens … first as a United States Marine, next as a police officer in his hometown and finally as a United States Border Patrol Agent, was shot due to the actions of deranged members of the United States Attorney General’s office and a sizable number of federal enforcement officers. Agent Terry died two years ago today from the effects of his wounds.

While we cannot lay the actual slaying of Agent Terry on the US Attorney’s staff or members of a particular federal law enforcement agency under his jurisdiction, we can say their dereliction of duty and their stupid plots to interdict members of the Mexican drug cartel, put the weapon or weapons used to slay Agent Terry, squarely into the hands of the Mexican murderers.

We may never know with any exactitude, why the murderer in Connecticut started and completed such harm to his victims, their families and this nation; but we can say without a doubt, our government’s actions were driven by the desire to begin a journey which would eventually lead to some twisted proof for the severe control of firearms in this nation.

As is always the case, people are left with memories and grief for their losses and in the case of Agent Brian Terry, the man most complicit in the destruction of a hero, has never accepted responsibility, issued a personal apology or apologized for his employees’ actions.

To read comments on Agent Terry’s death click on the link just below and access the related articles found below:

From The Results Of His Government’s Actions

Chamber Friday Blast 12/14/12

  Friday Blast
             December 14,  2012
    Your Chamber,
Working for you…
Newly elected for a two year term on the Edgewood Chamber Board of Directors are:
Martha Eden,
ReMax Western Heritage and Eden Investments,
Howard Calkins,
Calkins Miniature Horses
Lisa Vigil,
Branch Manager, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union.
They will begin their term at the January meeting.  They will be officially welcomed at
the Annual banquet on
Saturday January 19, 2013
Thank you to outgoing board member and former President Gary Birkman.  Your contributions to
this Chamber have been large, and you are appreciated.

A NEW EDGEWOOD TRADATION BEGINS…..Edgewood Holiday Hunt n Glow
Shopping, Scavenger Hunt, Parade, Visit from Santa,
and Hot Air Balloon Glow

December 15
 33 LOCAL businesses are locations for the Scavenger hunt all over town from 10am to 4pm on Saturday December 15. Pick up your map of the participating businesses at the Chamber Booth at the multi purpose room at Edgewood Elementary School beginning at 10am on Saturday.  We are advertising in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, as well as the East Mountain/Estancia Valley area to bring folks in to play the game in our stores. ONE winner of the scavenger hunt will receive a 4 wheeled cart filled with over $1,000.00
in gifts from the participants.
lines up at Wal Mart at 4pm and begins at 5pm toward
the Soccer Field going South on SR 344.  Enjoy the lighted floats and the Moriarty High School Band,  horses and cheerleaders,
and great fun all wrapped in lights.
 will be at the end of the parade and will set up shop for our kids at the Covered Pavilian on the
Soccer field, while a number of
Hot Air Balloons set up a
GLOW…. enjoy the time with Christmas Caroling from the Moriarty High School Choir, and hot chocolate and coffee and goodies sold by Edgewood Police and Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry to help keep you warm AND help raise funds for
We are hoping that this event becomes Edgewood’s Holiday Tradition, beginning this year
… please participate,
bring your friends and family to shop, play the game, line up for the parade, visit Santa, watch the Balloon Glow, and help us to create a huge and fun
Edgewood Holiday Tradition!
call Madeline at 850-2523 for more information.
Linda Thomas, Cheryl and Vince Bonino,
Jerry  Guziel, Anne House, Traci  and the Edgewood Police Department, and Tracy from Edgewood Town Offices, and  Robin Prudencio

Leadership Edgewood 2013
We are presently accepting applications for Leadership Edgewood 2013. Stop by the office to talk about it if you’re interested. Only 20 persons will be registered in the class,
The 2013 session will begin in January and will run on the THIRD Thursday of every month January through June.
Chair: Brenda Murray;
Martha Eden,  Leota Harriman, Stuart Seagers, and Nicole Dray.
We are beginning advertising sales
for the second year of our glossy wirebound Relocation Guide.
CLICK HERE for price sheet 

Edgewood Chamber’s
21st Anniversary
Check with Board members and
the Chamber office for tickets.
Table for 8 is $225.00
$60.00 per couple
$35.00 Single
Banquet, Dance, and Auction
has been scheduled for
Saturday January 19, 2013
in the Belle Union Saloon
(known that evening as:
The 21 Club)
at Founder’s Ranch owned by SASS.
Start Digging for a picture of YOU when you were 21… for the wall of Rogues at the event.
We know what we look like at 21, what did YOU look like?
Robin Markley, Chair & Decorating;
Chris Hopper Food/Beverage Set up;
Stuart Seagers, Kathy Haynes and Martha Dotster, Auction;
Saul Araque, Awards;
Linda Thomas and Howard Calkins,
Ticket Sales;
Leota Harriman,Advertising/Printing.
Your committee is working hard to make this a fun-filled evening for everyone!
    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.
Looking for a gift that will please young or old?
AVON products are a great gift for him or her…ages newborn to 99.
Check out holiday brochures at
I am offering holiday specials through Campaign 26 – just mention Edgewood Chamber
and receive 10% off all orders $50+ or 20% off all orders $100+
and receive 10% off all Bon Jovi products!
Discounts good on personal deliveries only.
Contact Karron Lee Smith at 505-281-3218  or
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
10:00am – 3:00pm

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                    2015
Gary Birkman                        2012
Martha Eden                          2015
Lisa Vigil                       2013-2015

Membership:  Howard Calkins
Marketing:              Misty Miller
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:                 Committees
Education:                  Lisa Vigil
Programs:      Brenda Murray
Luncheons:     Linda Thomas
Edgewood Chamber

Board Meeting
Monday January 7,
Chamber Offices
Board will elect new officers.
Wednesday December 9

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2012:

Rich Ford


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
 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.
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