Thursday, August 5, 2010

Substitute Teacher Orientation, Book Mobile

Quemado News
By Debbie Leschner

Quemado Schools will hold an orientation for anyone interested in substitute teaching for the upcoming school year. It will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The Rural Book Mobile will be here on Tuesday, Aug. 10 by the Quemado post office at 3:45 p.m., Datil post office at 1 p.m, Pie Town post office at 2:30 p.m and Alamo Cherrytown housing at 10:30 a.m.

Quemado Senior Center Happy Belated Birthday to all the July babies; Pat Candelaria, Betty Chavez, Sara Hastetler, David Mendenhall, Marcial Montoya, Natalia Reid and Bob Smith. The center will be closed from Aug. 9-11 for spring cleaning. Lunch on Thursday is Chicken fried steak and on Friday – beef stroganoff. All seniors are welcome. Please call the center at 773-4820 before 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations.

The Trading Post is a new store located just off Highway 32 at mile marker 3 just outside of Apache Creek. It is full of gift items, furniture, home accessories and much more. “I want it to be a place where local artisans can sell their items” says owner, Bill Whalen who recently opened the store. There are new and some gently used items all at a very reasonable price. Store hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. The phone number is (575) 533 6396. New items are brought in almost every week.

The Quemado Open Junior Rodeo will be held Saturday, Aug 7 starting at 9 a.m. and Sunday, Aug 8 at 8 a.m. at the Heritage Arena.
The event is New Mexico Junior Rodeo Association sanctioned. Anybody 19 and under may enter.
Local registration will be at the arena on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is the first full scale rodeo to be held in Quemado since 1978.
There will also be a jackpot of mixed roping and a special calf roping to benefit Kenny McClosker and his family who was injured in a bare back riding event at a rodeo in Gallisto a few weeks ago.
Cowboy Church services will be held on Sunday at 7 a.m. at the area and a Country Dance for Saturday is pending. BBQ chuck wagon will be on hand to provide food for the event. For more information, call Ricky Chavez at 505-328-1363. The arena is located 1 mile north of J and Y gas station near the Quemado gun range.
These events are coordinated by the NM Rodeo Council to the Quemado Community Equestrian Association. The associations is non profit with a goal to promote kids in the sport of rodeo and equestrian events. Admission is $5 per car load.

The American Legion Post 82 in Reserve will meet on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Catron County Building.

The Democratic Party Meeting will be Aug 7 at 1 p.m. at the Catron County Courthouse in Reserve. County and state candidates will be present to speak.

The Quemado Food Pantry will be on Friday, Aug 6 at the Community Center. The Datil community Presbyterian Church is taking over with the retirement of Dorothy Kalberg.
For more information, call or email Anne Schwebke at 575-772-5602 or For local contact, call the Quemado Community Center at 773-4627 and leave a message.

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