Thursday, July 30, 2009

Area Briefs

Wild Turkey Federation Hosts Auction, Dinner

People can help support wild turkey and wildlife conservation, the Socorro County 4-H Club and other community-based events by attending the upcoming Hunting Heritage Super Fund auction and dinner.
The San Agustin Long-beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host the event at Rancher’s Steakhouse on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., so people can enjoy a gobbling hour before sitting down for a meal at about 7 p.m.
All ticket holders will be eligible to win valuable prizes exclusive to NWTF events. Highest bidders could go home with sporting art, guns, hunting or fishing trip, knives, calls, outdoor equipment and more.
Tickets to the San Agustin Long-beards Chapter’s annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet is $40 for singles (membership), $50 per couple (one membership) or $20 for a guest ticket (non-member).
To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kevin Carson at 505-550-2675, Mike Jasper at 575-420-9480, Bob Ireland at 835-0160 or Carlos Madril at 418-8765.

Water Association
To Elect Directors

The Pie Town Water Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Pie Town Park pavilion. Members will elect two people to serve on the association’s board of directors.

Catron Democrats Set Organizational Meeting

The Democratic Party of Catron County will have a planning and organizational meeting at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Catron County Courthouse in Reserve.

Mid Schoolers Get Lockers Next Week

All Sarracino Middle School students and their parents may pick up the 2009-10 schedule, fill out necessary forms, pay old bills, obtain new agendas, handbooks and lockers on the following days at the following times.
Tuesday, Aug. 4 – sixth-graders, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 5 – seventh-graders, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 6 – eighth-graders, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
All stations are located in the front hallway or in the office. People may park in the front parking lot.

Water Coalition Board Meets Aug. 11

The next meeting of the San Agustin Water Coalition board of directors will be Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Datil Fire Station. The public is invited to attend.

Violence Task Force To Meet At K-Bob’s

The Socorro County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force is scheduled to meet at noon Friday, July 31, at K-Bob’s Steakhouse.
K-Bob’s has a new $6.99 lunch menu. On the agenda will be discussion of community-awareness planning for the fall, a report from the community awareness and strategic planning subcommittee, mental-health issues (including mental-health issues of inmates in the county jail), the possibility of establishing misdemeanor supervised probation for domestic-violence offenders by the DWI Compliance Office and coordination of future community training.
The group has blocked a time slot of noon to 2 p.m. for the meeting.

Pie Festival To Feature Billy Hansen Band

Pie Town’s 29th Annual Pie Festival will be Sept. 12 at Jackson Park on Highway 60, sponsored by the Pie Town Community Council.
The festival features a pie-baking contest, pie-eating contest and fun and games from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be lots of food and vendors and plenty of pies. Dance to the Billy Hansen Band starting at 8 p.m. Free dry camping is available at the town campground. Vendors are welcome.
Call 575-772-2525 for more information, or log on to the official Web site at

Fur And Feather Hosts Fundraiser

Fur and Feather Animal Assistance will have two live bands as part of its second annual fundraiser, which will be from about 10 a.m. into the evening of Saturday, Aug. 8, at Jackson Park in Pie Town.
There will be dancing in the park pavilion, as well as food, raffles and a cakewalk.

Datil Churches Host Pie Social

Everyone is welcome to the Datil churches’ second annual Pie Social, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Datil Wells Pavilion.
It will be a time to bake up the best of pies and bring them to share with all the people in the area. Datil’s three churches are inviting everyone in the area to bring pies.

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