Friday, November 5, 2010

Quemado: Veterans Honored

Quemado Connection
By Debbie Leschner

On Monday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Quemado Schools will hold their annual Veterans Day Program in the school gym. “This is a time to pay tribute to our Veterans and our Country” said Kelly Goss who is coordinating the event. Many of the Quemado students will be helping by giving various performances during the evening. Everyone is welcome to come and help celebrate and honor our Veterans.
Veterans Day is Thursday, Nov. 11. I would like to acknowledge several of the Quemado family members currently serving our country:
SPC Kendal Armstrong, son of Yvonne and Jerry Armstrong, is in the Army working with the Special Forces in communication. He is on his second tour in Iraq.
Staff Sargent Yuma Barnett, brother to Kelly Goss, is a U.S. Army Ranger. Yuma is stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia with his wife and son. Eugene Hutton, son of Pat Hutton, is in the Army Special Forces. After returning from Iraq, he and his wife are stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Riley Leyba, son of Crystal Leyba is in the Navy currently serving aboard one of the ships overseas.
Sheldon Walker, son of Bridgett and Mike Walker, is in the Army serving a second tour in Iraq. His wife, 2 year old and 3 ½ month old children are in Texas.

Senior Center: Pool on Tuesday with quilting and bingo on Thursday. Lunch for Monday – chilly dogs, Tuesday – bake chicken n dumplings, Wednesday – grilled cheese sandwich, Thursday- chicken fried steak and Friday- tacos. All seniors are welcome. Please call the center at 773-4820 before 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations.
On Friday, Nov. 12 the center will hold a fundraising Mexican dinner at 4:45 p.m. with a performance of “Rendezvous with Old Bill Williams” by Larry Marken at 6 p.m.

Reserve Events: American Legion Post 82 will meet on Saturday, Nov 6 at 10 a.m. in the Catron County Building.

Rural Book Mobile will not be coming in November but will be here again in December.

Other Area Events:

Saturday, Nov 6 The Datil Extension Club Christmas Craft Show from 9 to 4 in the elementary school gym.

Saturday, Nov 13, the Glenwood Craft Bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community center.

Sunday, Nov 14 the 3rd Annual Santo Nino Holiday Bingo will be held in the Aragon Parish Hall at 1 p.m. Prizes include turkey, ham and other holiday items. There will be 2 blackout games along with a silent auction and raffle. Baked goods, burritos and drinks will be sold. Proceeds will go to repairs of the church and hall.

Know of anything going on or a special event in a family or school? Please let me know! Good news can’t be shared if it is unknown. Call 773-4119 or email at

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