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8 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 Western music legend R.W. Hampton to perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve June 2 Submitted by CAROLYN SANTUCCIIAFP The Arizona Folklore Pre- serve is honored to present one of the leading Western entertain- ers in America today, R.W. Hamp- ton. in a one-day only perfor- mance on Saturday, June 2. Show times are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Ticket prices for these special perfor- mances are $15 in ad- vance. $20 at the door. Tickets for children age 17 and under are $6. Blessed with a wonderfully rich bari- tone voice, R.W. has a quality of genuineness about him that reso- nates when he's on stage, in person or just through the words of his songs. For R.W. has lived what he sings about, and the world of early mornings, hard work, rough horses. maverick cattle and new ranges fits him. After twenty years in the en- tertainment business, R.W. is still pure cow- boy, singing about what he loves best. Working cowboys in today's world are unique on their own. but being genuine in a day when even reality television programs are set-up and staged is even more refreshing, and R.W.'s audiences and fans appreciate that. But R.W. is more than just a gifted cowboy singer: he has a multi-faceted career, one that has seen him perform in a dozen West- ern movies, co-write and star in the one-man play, The Last Cow- boy, narrate several national ra- dio and TV spots, serve as the subject of a number of national print advertising campaigns, and emcee several significant West- ern awards events. All this on top of being recognized fifteen times by various Western associations for his singing and songwriting skill, and including his recent induction into the Western Mu- sic Association's Hall of Fame. Today R.W. lives with his wife and their family on their Clearview Ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains south of Cimarron, New Mexico. He has thirteen albums to his credit overd'e past twenty yes. In between headlining at cowboy ,concerts and western music events across the nation, R.W. spends most of his time at the ranch doing the work he loves. His life is guided by his faith, his love for his family, and his desire to share cowboy life with his au- diences. This is R.W.'s first-ever per- formance at the AFP. Don't miss it! Make your reservations by calling 520-378-6165 today! About the Arizona Folklore Preserve Located 6 miles south of Si- erra Vista, in beautiful, wooded Ramsey Canyon, you'll find the Arizona Folklore Preserve, just a stone's throw from The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, which is dedicated to the preservation of the area's flora and fauna. It makes sense that The Na- ture Conservancy would estab- lish a preserve in Ramsey Can- yon, well known for its scenic beauty and the diversity of its plant and animal species. But what's a "folklore preserve?" And why was it located in Ramsey Canyon? To answer those ques- tions we'll have to go back in time more than 20 years. Back in the late 1980s. Dolan Ellis, an original member of the popular folk group The New Christy Minstrels from the 1960's. was growing concerned. As Arizona's!Official State Bal- ladeer since 1966, Ellis worried that many of the songs, stories, and poems celebrating Arizona and our unique western heritage and culture would slowly fade away unless they were given a "home" where they would be per- formed regularly. Thus was born the dream of establishing the Arizona Folklore Pre- serve. After looking around the state for the perfect site for the Arizona Folklore Pre- serve, Ellis found 15 acres in Ramsey Canyon and purchased the property in 1990. In June. 1996, Ellis gave the inaugural perfor- mance of the AFP in the Moffett House, a small 1920s ranch house located on the property. The tiny Moffett House Theater ac- commodated an audience "of at most 30 closely-packed patrons. In 2000 Dolan joined with the University Of Ari- zona South to build his dream, the current Folklore Center with its state-of-the- art theater. The new build- ing opened on Mothers' Day, 2001. and is located on four wooded acres of Dolan's original 15 acre purchase. Dolan's partner- ship with the University of Ari- zona South ensures the Arizona Folklore Preserve will continue to exist far into the future. While larger than the Moffett House Theater, the new facility retains its warm, intimate atmo- sphere, welcoming no more than 60 guests to each performance. Along with the performance space, the building houses a bookstore featuring CDs by Ellis as well as the guest artists featured each weekend. Unique gifts such as books, jewelry and pottery are also offered. For more information, in- cluding performance schedules and more information on featured artists, visit the AFP website, ' www.arizonafolklore.com, or call 520-378-6165. To Get There: Go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive. 33 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrannd sign to th [eft.  Its Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- ald urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to hcherald@aznex.net. Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author. and not ,necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. VFWThanks Dear Editor: The VFW Post #3099 wants to thank everyone who attended the Memorial Day Ceremony. The Post 3099 thanks the follow- ing: City of Lordsburg Lordsburg Police Depart- ment Mrs. Adelia Bermudez Mr. Eddie Aguilera Chaires Insurance Darr Shannon Knights of Columbus Saucedo's Super Market J. Motts Amanda Nolen Owens Ed Kerr Armando J. Rodriguez Hon. John A. Smith Duane Brojer Sincerely, Martin Arambula VFW Commander Obama Care? Dear Editor: On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM. Lyle Skeels wrote: In a conversation about the "future," Dr. Suzanne Allen, head of emergency services at the John son City Medical Center in Tennessee , was asked if she has seen any affects of Obama Care in her work. "Oh, yes: We are seeing cut- backs throughout the services we provide. For example, we are now having to deal with patients who would normally receive dialysis can no longer be accepted. In the past. there was always automatic approval under Medicare for any- one who needed dialyss not anyrx0re."i So, what will be their outcome? "They will, die soon without dialysis," she stated. What about other services? She" indicated as of 2013 (after the election), no one over 75 will be given major medical procedures unless approved by .locally ad- ministered Ethics Panels. These Panels will determine whether a patient receives medical treat- ment or not. While details on spe- cific operating procedures and schedules, Dr. Allen points out that most life-threatening emer L gencles do not occur during nor- mal hospital business hours, and if there are emergencies that de- pend to be resolve within min- utes or just few hours, the likely hood of getting these Panels ap- proval in time to save a life are going to be very challenging and difficult, if not impossible she said. This applies to major opera- tions such as receiving stents, bypass surgery, kidney opera- tions, or treating for an aneurysm that would be normally covered under Medicare today. In other words, if you needed a life-sav- ing operation, Medicare will not provide coverage anymore after 2013 if you are 75 or over. When in 2013? "We haven't been given a specific date -- could be in January or July....but it's after the election." This is shocking to any of us who will be 75 this year. Her advice get healthy and stay healthy. We do not know the spe- cifics of the actual implementa- tion of the full Obama Care poli- cies and procedures -- "they haven't filtered down to the lo- cal level yet. But we are already seeing severe cuts in what we pro- vide to the elderly -- we refused dialysis to an individual who was 78 just the other day....we refused to give stents to a gentleman who was in his late 80s." Every day, she said, we are seeing these cut- backs aimed at reducing care across the board for anyone who is over 75. We can only hope that Obama Car.e will be overturned by the Supreme Court other- wise. this is a death sentence to those who are over 75... perhaps you sfiould pass this on to your friends who are thinking of vot- ing for Obama this year. Regardless if you have pri- vate health care coverage now (a Medicare supplement) -- it will no longer apply after 2013 if the Ethics Panels disapprove of a pro- cedure that may save your life. Scary, scary, scary. Think about this. You? Your parents? Your loved ones? Didn't know about it? Of course, not. As Nancy Pelosi said...."well, if you want to know what's in the bill, you'll have to read it..." after it was passed. This is a graphic reminder of the need to stay healthy. Get your plot now at Forest Lawn... while they last. Is this a death sentence to those of us who will reach 75?... Yes! Dr. Suzanne C. Allen, MD is a real person: http:// www.healthgrades.com/physi- cian/dr-suzanne-allen-2cbdp Progressive ethics: If society deems you a burden due to age or infirmity, you should be willing to die to benefit society. Mary Snyder Hachita, NM Pictured with one of Barbara Smith's paintings is Judy Witherow, who was the winner of the Grant County Art Guild's Mother's Day drawing at the Hearst Church Gallery, Big day this Saturday at the Hearst Church Gallery Submitted by GCAGISilver City The Grant County Art Guild's Hearst Church Gallery is the result of 35+ local artists and fine  Crafts people coming together to show their work in this one unique setting in historic Pinos Altos. This seasonal gallery is open 10 till 5. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and major holidays through October 7. Barbara Smith, well known local artist, is the featured artist this Saturday, June 2. and will be having a drawing for one of her 8X10 original oils. This special drawing for a piece of Barbara's art is available for all those stopping in to tour the gallery on her special day. On Monday, June 1, Ann Taylor will be Grant County Art Guild's featured artist. Ann is a painter of Southwestern landscapes and still- lifes in oils, watercolors and acrylics. Ann also paints portraits and other subjects in pastels. One of the favorite local mother/daughter teams of artists, Nikki O'Connell Muise and Roz Springer, will be sharing the featured artist honors on Sunday, June 3. Roz paints in oil and watercolor, many times of far-away places and sometimes featuring architecture, par- ticulariy of the southwest and ancient days. Her daughter Nikki is a multi-talented painter andphotographer. Her painting of "East Gar- den Fountain" was Best of Show winner at the gallery's Members Only Show that opened the season. You are Invited to the "Four Celebrations" a new sermon-series by Pastor Dick Davis Sunday mornings at 10:45 A.M. May 27- "Pentecost--the Believer's Memorial Day" June 3- "LLWL's 6th Anniversary" June 10 - "New Life in Christ" June 17- Father's Day: "In the Fodder's House" Sunday evenings at 6:15 PM FREE Hope Jbr victims, perpetrators and those who wish to help them in cooperation with Light UniversiO' and the American Association of Christian Counselors May 27- No Service--Memorial Day Services June 3- Personal Growth thru Personal Accountability June 10- lncipaled Pleasure: Addictions June 17- Helping Teens Grow with God: Adolescent DeVelopment i Beginning Tuesday, June 5: "Hope for Wholeness" A FREE Private Confidential Non-Judgmental Support GroUp for Freedom from Homosexuality through Jesus Otrist for both genders who want to be free from lumosexualitv and those v,hO know someone who" wishes to be free from homosexualit3, Those who wish to attend must first call Dick Davis: 575-590-0143 Lord's Living YVater Lighthouse 807 Duncan Hwy, Lordsburg: 575-590-0i143 "Dress is always casual!" 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