Thursday, November 5, 2009

Quemado to honor vets Monday at school gym

Quemado News
by Debbie Leschner

Quemado will pay tribute to its Veterans on Monday Nov. 9 in the school auxilary gym, beginning at 6 p.m.
The evening will include the following recitations:
• 10th grade, the Declaration of Independence;
• Fernando Alverez, a Quemado senior, the Preamble;
• 8th grade, the Bill of Rights;
• 6th grade, the American’s Creed;
• 7th grade, the Soldiers Creed..
Caitlynn Atwood will sing Come Home Soon and our soldiers will be honored as her dad, Mr. Atwood, sings American Soldier. Sam and Kate Eberly will play the National Anthem and Dr. Heineycamp will play his bagpipes.
Children from kindergarten through the 6th grade will also participate during the celebration. Significant items to the POW's and MIA's will be displayed at a special table. The Quemado Veterans group will have a color guard under the direction of Commander Rick Sharp. The evening will show “what it means to be an American and how fortunate we are to live in the United States” says Kelly McKinley who is coordinating the festivities. Everyone come and show your support !
Trip to Gallup
Quemado Senior Center will be going to Gallup on Wednesday, Nov 11 at 8 a.m. for shopping, medical appointments, lunch and anywhere else folks need to go. Please let Diana know by Monday the Nov. 9. The cost is $8.00. The Datil seniors will join the Quemado seniors for bingo on Thursday afternoon. Quilting group meets on Wednesday and Thursday. They are starting to quilt a lovely Christmas patterned top. The senior quilting group is raising funds for the center by selling a hand quilted twin size quilt for $125.00. It is a patchwork pattern in various shades of blue. Stop by the center to see it. The center phone number is 773-4820.
Teaming up
The Quemado Veterans Auxillary is teaming up with the Pie Town “Toys for Tots” Christmas program. This is a way to help provide the children of families in our community with the things they need for the holiday season. Donations of food items, toys, coats, scarfs, mittens and other items are accepted. In Quemado, please call Sonja Sharp at 773-4350 or Carol Baker at 773-4990 to drop off items or bring to the VA meeting on Thursday, Nov 19. In Pie Town, drop off boxes are located at the Community Center and the Pie-o-neer Cafe. You may also call Tony and Joan Shannon at 772-2528 for more information.
Quemado volleyball
The Quemado girls volleyball team plays the first round for a spot in the State Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Nov 6 at 6 p.m. in Magdalena. A Spirit Bus will leave Quemado at 4 p.m. and stop in Pie Town and Datil. The bus is free
The Rural Book Mobile will be in our area on Tuesday, Nov 10. They will be at the Datil Post Office from 1 to 2 p.m., the Pie Town Post Office from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and the Quemado Post Office from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. … Know of anything going on or a special event in a family or school, c all 773-4119 or email at

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