By Debbie Leschner
Western New Mexico Veterans Group Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, and Sunday (Dec. 11 and 12) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall located at the corner of Baca and Church Streets. All proceeds go to help local veterans, their families, and the renovation of the hall.
Women’s Fellowship Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, at noon in the Cowboy Church, located off Hwy 32 near Quemado. All women are invited to come.
Quemado Senior Center pool practice and exercise on Tuesday, Dec. 14; decorating for the Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 15; quilting and bingo on Thursday, Dec. 16; and exercise on Friday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. The center’s Christmas Party will be on Thursday, Dec. 16. Lunch for Monday – tuna casserole; Tuesday – chicken fingers; Wednesday – red bean burrito supreme; Thursday – baked ham with gravy; and Friday – hot turkey sandwich with gravy. All seniors are welcome. Please call the center at 575-773-4820 before 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations. The center has posted a job opening for a Site Manager, as Diana will be leaving us at the end of the month. You may pick up an application at the center or in the Reserve Senior Center office. The application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 21. For more information on the job, please call Nan Skelton at 575-533-6676.
Quemado Schools Santa’s workshop is Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 13 and 14) between noon and 2:00 p.m. If you have any old Christmas cards or ones you are not going to use, the art classes can use them. Please drop them off at the school’s front desk to the attention of Kathy Candelaria.
Basketball games for the week: Boys and girls junior high teams will each play a home game starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, against Pine Hill. On Friday, Dec. 17, the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity teams will each play a home game against Ramah starting at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, is a busy day for our teams, starting with the boys and girls junior high playing at home against Cliff at 10 a.m. At 2:00 p.m., boys and girls varsity and junior varsity teams play Mountainair. This is also Homecoming night.
Last Chance to get your tickets to win a registered yearling filly and help the Cowboy Church raise some money to help the building fund of the church. Bettbesatton, her registered name, was born in May 2009 in Pie Town. She is a sorrel mare and is owned by Jim and Janet Leslie of Pie Town. The Leslie’s grandson, Jacob, is in the process of halter breaking her. The tickets are being sold for $5 each, or five for $20, and can be obtained from any member of the church or by calling 575-773-4119. The drawing will be held on Dec. 19. You do not need to be present to win.
A Christmas Cantata, The Journey of Christmas, will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Quemado school gym. A community choir of 40 voices, directed by Jerry Armstrong, will sing and tell the story of the journey made at Christmas. Richard Parker is the sound technician. Come share an evening with friends and family to celebrate the reason for Christmas.
Quemado Schools Elementary Christmas Program will be on Monday, Dec. 20, in the school gym.
Other Catron County Activities:
The Reserve Senior Center is holding its Christmas Bazaar on at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. Along with the many craft items, there will be a bake sale and an outside yard sale.