Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quemado News: Fiesta, Food Pantry

Quemdao News
By Debbie Leschner

The annual Santo Nino Fiesta in Aragon will be held the weekend of September 4 - 5. Saturday's activities are food from noon until 6 p.m., silent auction, visperas at 7 p.m. and a dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30.
A live band, Prime Time, will perform featuring Baby Ralph. On Sunday, mass is at 9 a.m, food from 10 till 2 p.m, silent auction, horse shoe pitching contest at noon and bingo at 3 p.m. Lots of fun for the whole family with cake walks and games for the children.

The Quemado Food Pantry will be on Friday, Sept. 3 at the Community Center sponsored by the Datil community Presbyterian Church. Two programs run simultaneously; the federally funded Commodities and a Food Fair.
There are no eligibility requirements for the Food Fair and you will receive about 50 pounds of food per household. You must arrive and sign up before 3:30. You will then be called in order, so prepare to wait – it is well worth it. Bring you own containers! Ice chests are recommended for frozen and refrigerated foods.

There will be a food distribution the first Friday of every month at 3:30 p.m in Quemado, along with Datil at 11 a.m., Horse Mountain at 12:30 p.m., and Pie Town at 2 p.m.. You may attend any of these locations, but only one location per month.
For more information, call or email Anne Schwebke at 575-772-5602 or For local contact, call 773-4627 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

Quemado Schools basketball season is starting with the first Varsity and Junior Varsity away game on Thursday, Sept 2 against Gallup Catholic. Good Luck Eagles !

Quemado Senior Center Happy August Birthday to Bill Armstrong, Liz Cook, Helen Hand, Elaine Smith, Lewis Sullivan and Barbara Tucker. Activities for the week include pool tournament on Tuesday, August 31, bingo and quilting on Thursday. Lunch for Monday is meatloaf with creole sauce and Tuesday – spaghetti and meat sauce. The rest of the week was unavailable at press time. All seniors are welcome. Please call the center at 773-4820 before 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations.

Activities in Reserve: American Legion Post 82 will meet on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Catron County Building. A Gun Show on Sept 4 and 5 will be held at the Catron County Fair grounds.

DWI Checkpoints

The Catron County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting driver’s license, registration and sobriety checkpoints. These checkpoints will be conducted at the following locations from Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
Public roads within Big Game Management Units: Units 16A, 16C, 16D, 16E, 12, 13, 22, 23, 15.
Locations will be determined by officers for the safety of the public. Checkpoints will be conducted during the day and nighttime hours. Other law enforcement agencies may assist. Criminal and traffic laws will be enforced.

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