Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Quemado Connection

By Debbie Leschner

The Cowboy Christian Church has begun a new program to help the community. The members of the church have collected some food and warm winter clothing, coats, shoes and other items, that will be available to the community during a time of need. It was started to help families who were in dire need of food and could not make it from month to month. Items will also be available to families who have a loss due to a fire and need help to get back on their feet.
The Cowboy Church located off Highway 32 near Quemado and is open the third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. till noon so people can come and pick up items. Sometimes folks just need a little help to make through tough times and the folks at the Cowboy Church would like to be there to offer that help.
If you know of someone who is in that situation or you would like to donate food, clothing or household items you may call the church at 773-4265, Charlotte at 772-2568 or Dora at 773-4165. There is a limited amount of food and clothing at this time but it is a start says a member of the congregation.

The activities for the week at the Quemado Senior Center include a pool tournament on Tuesday, Jan 18, with quilting and bingo on Thursday. The center will be closed Monday for the holiday.
Lunch for Tuesday – beef stroganoff over noodles, Wednesday – chicken fried steak, Thursday – chicken enchiladas with green chili and Friday – Brunswick stew. All seniors are welcome. Please call the center at 773-4820 before 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations.

January Birthdays include Jim Anderson, Charlotte Buchanan, Wayne Donham, Chris Hosetler, Matt Rodruquez, Marjory Tiaynham, Shana Tuffly and Missy Williams. Happy Birthday!

The Women's Fellowship Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at noon in the Cowboy Church located off Highway 32 near Quemado. The Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. For more information, please call 772-2568.

The Western New Mexico Veterans Group will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Veterans' Hall located at the corner of Baca and Church Street in Quemado. A potluck begins at 6 p.m. with a meeting to follow. All veterans and their families are welcome. For more information contact Commander Rick Sharp at 733-4350.

The Quemado Schools spelling bee will be held Thursday, Jan. 20. The county spelling bee will be held in Quemado on Thursday, Jan 27.
Basketball games for the week: Boys and Girls Junior Varsity will have a home game against Alamo on Thursday, Jan 20, Boys and Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity will play an away game against Mountainair on Friday, Jan 21 and both Boys and Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity play an away game against Hondo on Saturday.