Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thirteen Graduate From Quemado High School

Quemado News
By Debbie Leschner
For the Mountain Mail

Quemado High School held its graduation Friday with 13 seniors getting their diplomas.
The best of luck to Fernando Alvarez, Josh Beauchamp, Cory Bruton, Mia Cauzza, Salutorian, Judith Flores, Manuel Garcia, Ian Kitterman, Daniel Kopman, Janessa Larrabee, Nik Legarreta, Tucker Perdue, Caleb Ramer, Valedictorian, and Tait Stewart. Around 30 scholarships were presented during the graduation ceremonies.
The Quemado Lakes Scholarship Fund was awarded Mia Cauzza and Judith Flores each $1,000 to further their education at universities and a $500 scholarship to Tucker Perdue who will be pursuing an education at a welding technical school. Other school news: Report cards will be ready on Wednesday, June 2.,p>At the Quemado Senior Center, a pool tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1. The trip to Gallup will not be on Wednesday as usual, but will be later in the month. Quilting and bingo with the group from Datil will be Thursday, June 3. Please call the center at 773-4820 before 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations.

The Quemado Rodeo – Youth Junior Bull Riding will be Saturday, June 5 at the Heritage Arena in Quemado. The events are Mutton Busting - 6 years and younger, Calf roping - ages 7 to 9 years, Pee Wee Bull Riding - ages 10 to 12, Junior Bull Riding - ages 13 to 15, Senior Bull Riding ages - 16 to 19. The action starts at 12:30 p.m. To register contact Richard McGuire at 575-772-2909 or Ricky Chavez at 505-328-1363. The arena is located one mile north of the J and Y gas station near the Quemado gun range. These events were made possible by a grant from the NM Rodeo Council to the Quemado Community Equestrian Association. The association’s goal is to promote kids in the sport of rodeo and equestrian events. What a great way to start off the summer.

The American Legion Post 82 in Reserve will meet Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. in the Catron County Building.

Glenwood's Saturday Market starts Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Saturday until fall. There will be some early season produce like spring greens, herbs, plants, various arts and crafts.

Western New Mexico Veterans Group held its raffle on Thursday, May 20. The winners are: 14 foot Radison canoe – David Lowe of Quemado, "custom crafted" tricolor eagle and turquoise pin – Ray Celestial of Quemado, hematite bolo – Sonja Sharp of Quemado, original Rose Garden painting – Jeremy Shawver of Los Lunas, original Sailing Ship painting – Eva Aragon of Datil, and deep fryer – Harry Shawver of Quemado. The veterans group would like to thank the community for their support . The money raised go to support the Scholarship Fund and other WNMVG projects and programs.

The Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is planning on conducting the East Centerfire and Gap II Prescribed Fires if weather conditions are favorable June 1 - June 5. Objectives of the prescribed fire are to improve wildlife habitat, watershed conditions, and reduce fire danger. The East Centerfire prescribed fire is located in the Centerfire Bog area south of County Road B012, approximately 6 miles north east of Luna. Planned acreage for the prescribed fire is 2,416 acres. The Gap II prescribed fire is located in the Armijo Springs area west of the Sombra del Gallo subdivision. For further information, please contact District Fire Management Officer Nate Nozie at (575) 773-4678.

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