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Sundayls worship theme was "Jesus is our Architect." Both scriptures describe God's prophets ,as "plumb lines." By using this simple tool as a guide,: a builder i OUR 130th YEAR VOLUME CXXX Thursday, JULY 16, 2009 NUMBER 29 MUSEUM NEWS Sylvia Hazlerig, Anne Devine and Sue Englert will perform at a concert on July 19th at the Haz- ard House. The ladies were here Sagebrush Quilters The Sagebrush Quilters will mee on Wednesday, July 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Linda Stagner's home. 24351 Road 61 in Moffat (east on AA and left onto 01 - first house last year; the Hazard House is a on west side of road) and Satur prfect setting for their music, day, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the There is no charge, donations are Community Building in Saguache. accepted, refreshments will be served after the program. At the Moffat meeting, we will A new quilt is in the Sutherland continue quilting the Saguache Room display--a 1920 yo-yo from Quilt. Please bring hoop, needle the collection of Lindsay McDan- and scissors. The thread will be tel of Saguache. provided. Also bring fat quarters The new San Luis Valley tour- for the door rize, show and tell ism book is a big hit with our vis- projects and anything else you itors---great article on the Mu- can work on while enjoying the scum and Old Town. time. On Monday morning, Ann, her The Saguache meeting will fea- daughter Shone and son Wyatt ture Ann Heald from the Mon- visited from Texas. They were arch Quilt Guild of S atida/Buena on their way to Gunnison for a Vista. She will begin with a dem- camping trip. Wyatt was wearing onstration on making a fractured a T-shirt with a John Deere logo. bargello jacket and will show how His T-shirt said. "Will trade sis-to complete it for the August ter for a tractor." I said, 'you meeting. wouldn't," he s:aid. "I would." These meetings are open to Wyatt's favorite pastime is vis- those with interest in quilting and iting museums, all other hand-art forms. Or, you We wish to thank Delores Wor- may come just for the fun of it. ley for her donation, also Carl For questions or directions, and Geneva Weiss of Crestone. please call Linda Stagner at 256- Pat and Glenna Coldason, Sag- 4385 for the Moffat meeting, or uache, brought friends Billie and Lindy McDaniel at 2214502 re- John Chil:awski from Clifton, CO. garding the Saturday meeting in Elena Levy from Russia toured Saguache. the Museum after a customer -- - told her what a great museum LIBRARY NEWS we have. Elena had the restau- ant north of the Museum. We hear Only two weeks remain in the our produce lady Suzanne is com- Summer Reading Program for ing this Friday. kids at the Saguache County Pub- .Howard and Priscilla and Joce- lya White of Pratt, KS who are summering in their cabin in Cres- tone came again to tour. Howard likes to fish on Saguache Creek. Kathy Hill came with Lydia Sanchez, Lydia came back again the next day with her mother, Karla Sanchez. Some of our young girls are showing a big interest in the Museum. Isle and Jaque rom the Neth- erlands toured the Museum to see what the west was like. Ray Maes and Luis Maez from Golden (brothers, but spell their ames differently) enjoyed and purchased Images No. 6--relatives of Herman Maez. They were on their way to Santa Fe for a 90th birthday party for their aunt. Margaret B. Finerty Pomeroy-Rodgers Liza Matron is proud to announce the marriage of Henry Clayton l%dgers and Chelsea Lee Pom- eroy on July llth Out of town visitors in to see the happy couple wed included grandparents Henry and Judy Mar- ton from Arlington Heights, IL; aunt Mamie Wakefield from Bos- ton; uncle Henry and Anne Mar- ron from Durango with cousins, Claudia and Colleen; great aunt and uncle Joanna and Ralph Schol- ling from Des Moines, IA; uncle Alfred Morton from Fairfield Bay, Arkansas; cousins Joe Marron and Dan Clausen from iowa City; bro- ,thor Cody Geisendorfer, Michelle, Caleb and Ethan from Ft. Collins and sister Emily Hutchinson and Hugh Caster also from Ft. Co[- Saguache Community Garden News Time is just zooming along this Where Are They Now? IN MEMORY OF ALICE JOYCE READ SCHMITTEL summer. Here we are, half way I met Joyce in the summer of through July already! Garden mem- 1948, she was 13 nd I was 12. hers continue to gather every Wed- we really didn't get acquainted un- nesday for our Community Gar- til we started 8th .grade with Mr. Burch. He was a very good tea- den Nights from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and the Summer. Reading/Gar-cher and tried to make us be serious about our studies. He was dening program has just two more weeks left. so funny/we couldn't keep from We are starting to look into giggling a lot. He was so tall and slender and his walk reminded us teaching materials for the corn- of Ichabod Crane. He had trouble lug school year and thoughts are gelling as to how to create a 3-5 with his false teeth. year plan for the garden. EVery- We had met boys the first year-- thing is coming along well! Mark Bodley, Everett Ward, Jim There is still work to be done Coleman, Frank and Genie Ward. in the garden itself. We have half Everyone was really nice and of the 30 x 32 garden plot cleaned friendly. Most were just good out, which means there is still half friends. left .to finish. Come on out and Joyce's folks and brothers were join us this Wednesda yfrom 5:3{) like family to me, so very good - 7:30 p.m. in the garden, which to me and we had fun. Joyce and is located behind the yellow metal I told each other everything. We building on the Mountain Valley giggled a lot at almost every- School grounds. There's no better thing. So loudly in HomeEc that way to burn calories, get stron- Mrs Wilson would drag me in my ger and more in shape than by chair away from sitting by Joyce. digging a new garden! Bring work We loved cheerleading; both years, gloves and water to drink as well I made our outfits. I gave her and as any wheelbarrows you might Alice, her mom, poems all the have, too. Many hands make light time. We would take a lunch on work and we have been very Saturday or Sunday and go up grateful to the folks who have {oward Cochetopa Pass and find been coming out every week to a nice shady SPOt for our picnic help out. in Fred's old Dodge pickup. In nections." winter, Paul would drive and we The Saguache Community Gar-woull buzz town and stop cars den is a project of the Mountain on the unpaved streets with water lic Library ("Get Creative @ your Valley Schools and our motto is: in mud holes. Fun! Fun! Then Library"), and attendance has "Growing Seeds, Minds and Con- Pau woud have to dean it up be- been consistently good. Last Thurs- If you would like to become a fore going home. day, thirteen kids and at least garden member, make a donation We enjoyed hanging out at the eight helpers showed up and we to the garden or just dig some pharmacy. Bill Sides and Lren were graced with a special pre- dirt and /hove rocks, please con- Dunham were good friends and sentation by Mrs. Skadberg, who tact our Director - Leigh at al- we buzzed town with them a lot. kindly volunteered to share a or 655-2011. We would even go as far as Men- story about a quilt, the book was based on the quilt that she and her daughter were inspid to create, even her sewing basket, complete with all the cool tools they used in the process. The kids loved it and we thank her deeply for enriching our program so "creatively"--it fit our theme perfectly. Thanks also to the vol- unteers that stepped in to cover the Library, Miss Leigh who led us to two gardens again for fun ,and more stories, and to the kids for being such a good audience. Congratulations to Kelsey Ham- mel, who won our weekly door prize. Kids are urged to attend next Thursday, July 16, at 10:(D a.m. and join the fun while it lasts ! - Once again, we'd like to remind everyone to stop by the Friends of the Library booth in the park at the Town Flea Market for some award-winning Texas style chili with beans, cornbread, tortillas, and other bakery favorites, all homemade by the faithful riends, then journey on over to the Library for era" Used Book Sale, with lots of new donated titles to check out. 8 Ways to Eat Healthier ..... te some Saturday nights. We no- Reflections ver_drank beer or alcohol except for a very few times, it always By Irene Gray mode us sick and wasn't any fun In 1912, I was born in a little because of that. She had baby town just east of here called Mof- sitting jobs and I most always fat. It was booming at the time. went along; if together, we could There was an intensive sales pitch protect each other. Although, when at the time and people as far she got spooked or seared about away as Wisconsin were coming something, she would freeze in in droves to get free land to live the spot. I'd run like the wind, on and make a living, then have to go back and get her. As there was no newspaper in We loved to go to Smith's store. the town, Morn and Dad put down Pussy Foot everyone called him. stakes and started a newspaper. (Ed. note: it was William's store I do not know how many issues at that time). They were enter- they put out only they left after taining and had so much stuff a while and went to Blanca. While in such a small store. in Moffat, I was born over the After high school, she stayed newspaper office on press day. in Saguache and I went back to From Blanca they moved to A1- Poplar Bluff, MO. My sister, buquerque, New Mexico. Marie aunts, and uncles lived there and was born in 1914. While there, many others not far away. We S.M. True, a friend of Dad's who really missed each other. I wrote lived in Saguache, told him about her often, but didn't get many the paper in Saguacbe being for answers. She hated to write let- sale, so we came to Saguache in ters. 1917. Dad purchased the paper and Our senior trip as far as Los .after paying for it, he always said Vegas and back was a blast. Mr. he had 25 left. We have been Read, Mr. Sides, Louise Hazard in Saguache ever since. Marie and and Mrs. Fitzgerald drove us and I both got our schooling here. were our chaperons. That was a Some of my remembered teachers great experience. were: Geo. Burch 8th grade, I married in 1954 and returned Robert Tarbell, who bad taken to Rocky Ford to live. Joyce mar- th ebar exam 7 times before he ried in 1955 so we didn't keep in could be a lawyer and then be- touch so often except always at coming a judge, Miss Forsman Christmas and birthdays. , then realize I couldn't get her. or an architect can be sure that There was a good mother, good a house  built on a firm and true daughter and sister who worked foundation. Amos' vision when God very hard to help raise her chiV calls him a ]umb line is a clear dren. She was like a sister to me. reminder,, to use our gifts and gra- I still miss her very much. cos to build within ourselves a Her friend, straight and strong foundation for Sue White Lindeman God's kingdom here on earth- or --_ - ---- risk His condemnation. This pass Adventures age, which began with a stern warning, ends with God's lay i to help us rebuild His house, not in Ma s a with an actual plumb line, a sm- By Victoria Woodard ple tool, but with Amos, a staple ,shepherd. In Mark 6, Herod finds ORANG-UTANS! himself overwhelmed by conflict- On June 5, Patrick and I tom'- ing personal and social diemas. He is eager to appear as a confide ed the Matang W'ddlife Center on leader. the west side of Ktbah National Park. This center houses wild an- -- --- "" -- imals that can't live in nature for P1TKIN AVENUE BAPTIST various reasons. Some of them CHURCH were bern in captivity. Others 610 7th Street were problem ,pets. Some (such Church 655-2641 as deer) had become pests for Pastor- Mark Swinney- 655-0201 farmers. Others (such as sun Bible Stud) at 9:30 a.m bears) had been trapped by pod- Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Prayer meeting Wed. at 6:30 p.m chers and then confiscated by the Team Kid - Wednesday at 4:30 pm police. And so on. At first I didn't like seeing these Vacation Bible School started animals in cages and enclosures, Monday, July 13 and will be each hut after I understood the mission evening 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes of the Wildlife Center, I realized are for preschool through 6th what they're doing is a good thing, grade. Please plan to join us. WQke, rs  the Center plan activ- I Corinthians 6:19-20, "Or do ities to tCh these animals how you not know that your body is to forage for. food for themselves, the temple of the Holy Spirit who and when they are ready to live is in you. whom you have from in the wild, they will be released God, and you are not your own? back into the jungle. For you were bought at a price; Without a doubt, the most dra- therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are matic animals at the Center are God's" the orang-utans. They each have a name, and we got to know their . When we become Christians, %ur minds, souls and bodies change stories, ownership. Many see rids as :ii. George was a large male or- cruel bondage. The spiritual per=  ang-an who had been rehabili- son understands, it as a privileg- tated at a sister center called ed freedom that came through the Semenggoh (more on it below), price of Christ's very blood. There, he was living in the wild, We have received forgiveness. but he tore the cornea of his boundless love, peace, purpose and right eye, so he couldn't see out everlasting life because of His of it. He had recently been bro- sacrifice. Our sacrifice of obed- ught to Matang for surgery. Two ience seems likqa small exchange days after our visit, a veterinarian in the light of {hose blessings. We surgeon specializing in primates are not to forget to whom we tru- was going to fly in from South ly belong. Africa and fix George's cornea,- Our freedom does- not allow us The cost of George's surgery to be free to do as we please, but would be paid by volunteers from frees us from the bondage of sin. England. There were about ten For exan,le, our freedom to eat volunteers on-sitel each paying and drink what we might does not $3,000 a month for the privilege free us to become drunkards and of feedingthe animals at the con- gluttons; but to control our bodies: ter, cleaning their-cages and plan- not our bodies control us. ning enrichment activities to help We join Christ through the Spir- rehabilitate them. it and are one with Se Spirit. There was an even bigger male Christians take GOd $th them orang-utan at Matang Wildlife through the Spirit that resis Center, that was Aman. The park within them. We need to act and ranger told us it would take at think as we are one with Chrt. least five, more years to rehabili- We are the temple where the H, QIJ, tae Aman. Here's his sad story: Spirit resides. We need to bring Several years ago, Aman chewed glory to God. into an electrica! cable when he By: Mark Swlnney was living at Semenggo and got " a nasty hock. The s'hock caused Study Club Meets cattracts on his eyes and ne De- cable b!ind. While he ws blind: Jane Trujillo was hostess for he didn t get much exercise, ann July Saguache Study Club meeting_ he bcaine obe e. held in the Senior Citizen's dining Either before or after the cat- room in the County Annex. Jane aracts (I'm not sure which), A- served refreshments to members man found an open can of glue in Jaxene Collier, Irene Gray, Lor- a construction site and tried to eat raine Stepenske, Jean Wilcox, Wil- it. Apparently, orang-utans will ma Lewis, Delores Worley, Mary eat anything. They'll drift, k, a bue- ,Morfitt and Alice Wardlow, and ket of paint, no ,problem. But the guests Yvonne Halburian, Mary Jo can of glue stuck to Aman's ton- Weeks, Faith Magill, Terry Cow gue. A human attendant tried to and Laura Morfitt. Following, a- pull it @E, but Aman didn't like short business meeting, Yvonne that one hit. The attea(tant was no gave a program on cartography, match for Aman (you have to be illustrated by many of her beau- lins. A grand time was had by all. Talk to Rec Board Saguache Recreation Board mem- . hers will be available to talk to citizens about Fall Festival ideas and events ,around the popcorn it machine at the Third Friday Fam- ily Films - July 17th at 6:30 p.m. " ,at the_school cafeteria. They will = also be available at Otto Meats - <: Park during the Sumr in Sag- uache. Town Flea Market sched- uled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th. No de- cisions will be made as we just want to hear your ideas and ga- ther volunteers to help us with Members of the Saguache Din- who man-ied Slim Paul and last, Joyce aways worked very bard at ve careh around orangutans; tifully drawn maps she did for betes Support Group are always but not least, J.C. Freedle who jobs to help with the living ex- their arms are ten times stron- books and organizations. Some of looking for ts and ideas to eat taught algebra. Mter a few years, penses plus raising her kids and ger than a human's arms). Aman the maps shown were Saguache better and healthier, The amount Dad died. Then Morn, Marie and helping Mr. Schmittel on his ran away into the jungle and drawn in 1997 from original 1880s of food that you are used to eat- I ran the paper. Marie and I de- ranch. I was fortunate not to have couldn't be found for a week. When plats; Don Diego DeVargas' route ing may actually equal two or cided to get married, so in 1938 to work except at home and very he finally came back to Semeng- into the San Luis Valley in 1674; three standard servings. Portion we had a double wedding. Marie hard with 4 kids within 3 years goh, his tongue was full of gun- San Juan .de Anza's route into Ate control is one of the ways to help Marie Ivan Coombs and I married to do everything for. We really grene. They had to operate on Valley in .fl779 and mops and lo th diabetes and others Jack Gray Two children were n't  o,,,h -thor that often 'him and remove most of his ton- gos of the Old Spanish Trail organ- those wi " " .... and didn  ......... zation, Barlow & Sanderson w i t mann ement born to Jack an<l 1; Jaxene ........ tired here in - e ...... work on e gh g . . mr years unto we re u . . ....... ., ..,q Coach route stage stops and the Here are 8 ways suggested by the Chfton.. " J --  I -- -- Buena Vista in 1990. ._ Then we Poor. 01d Aman: was umm ,,,.s. u,,- ,,y..""t' ,4] Yvonne also visit-. Everyday Health Network: "= ....... '. would meet in- Sahda and soon enough volunteer money was rm_ ed many rock art sites in the Val- I cup of eexeal:: a fist. : Third Friday  : I    W" gi  :, ?  tivrema e litayawSere"e/ley :for)h: seri of, water l?om r 1 cup of cooked =rice, pasta or pG- z weeks to nave mnca  , . . '. ;3_ room Of these :sims- Tnamx, jane, Zo taro = a baseball  * " * I Would go to Monte to go to Taos would preter to stay m ms  . , - ." " 1 baked potato -- a fist Family Film Night or Espanola to gamble. ,She came all day,. but .the v.oltm!_eers n: ::nmin':f0rthan grlemr :mndazitg 1 medium fruit = a baseball The Saguache Recreation Board here sometimes and we went to him out with food ann m talent dth us " 1 cup of fresh fruit = a baseball will be hosting the next free com- Cripple Creek. Lo of fun al- door so they can clean his room. . -:  _ :: __ 1 ounces of low4at or ,fat-free munity Third Friday Family Film ways. She was lucky and mostly  While we were there, a volun- this great annual event. Official meetings will be held August i2 and September 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Build- ing about this festival. Your Sag- uache Recreation Board members are: Jackie Stephens, Tony Sam doval and Caroline Irwin. We look forward to hearing about your and are looking for volun- teer helpers for the Fall Festival sdmduled this year for Saturday, cheese = four stacked dice 1 cup of ice cream - a baseball 2 tablespoons of peanut butter = a, Ping Pong ball 3/0unces of meat or poultry = a deck of cards Although these comparisons are approximutions, try using them as guidelines. All m'e welcome to meetings of the Diabetes Support Group held on the 1st Monday of the month, 5:00 p.m. at the Sag- September 19th. Your ideas can uache County Public Health De- ,also be mailed to: Town Hall, pavtment- 505 3rd Street, Sagua- POB 417, Saguache or make a che. Contact Violet at 655-2533 or phone call to 850.0051. Caroline at 850-0051. on Friday, JulY 17th at 6:30 p.m.I wasn't. She was so good to her teer brought an enrichment toy Talent Call The movie will be "The Legend mom until her passing. She loved that she had made for Aman. It- ' ..... I- sev If you sing, dance, play an in- of Johnny Lingo"--a story of a and was very proud of her chil- was a pumpmn eoverea wxm - - . . . ........ ,. r, be. strnment,-do reetatmns or pet?- South Pacific orphan boy who was dren and grand children and was era[ layers o Durmp vat, .... - _ , :_L_^ :..,. -"d form skits you are invited to par- born to be King but didn't know very fortunate to have them near- tween eacn myer we,: ,,u, ,, ......... ,. ....... . .... .2.;,.. it. As always we have the great- by. dates. 5no. aroppeu_ - -- ---^ " ..... -;**in- ,z*'" ,,',,  ..... , is #a ,, , ime again, , est .priced concession stand in the I could write many more pages, ,wall wner e . .. '- I-:, ,', and we are all looking forward He carefulW tore n otn, m ,, . . I " e m seeing a great follow up to ast country - 50 cents per item. The but Dean wouldn't have room for bit Even faough his hands wer movie is complimentary, how- all of it. I still miss her very much. enormous, he: daintily picked out year's show. Individuals or groups the nuts and dates one by one and are escouraged to be a part Of ever, donations are appreciated. We talked almost every week and See you at the movies at MVS there's no one to keep me informed cafeteria, about all the goings on at Sagua- che. The Crescent is very nice to You cannot fight against the fu- get, but doesn't tell all the things ture. Time is on our side. that she knew and told me. --William Gladstone I never dreamed she was so put them in his mouth. This toy show. Rehearsals will start on occupied him for at least an hour. Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. It was designed to teach him to at the Ute Theatre. Performance, s will be the third weekend in Aug- explore for food. ust. Please contact Virginia Drake (to ,b qontinued) at 256-42D for details,