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-HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010 9 =Oh plain writesabout his in Fort Huachua experiences Inspired by a chaplain's love for soldiers and life on an Arizona Army post, Dry Heat: Light & Life on an Arizona Army Post (pub- . lished by AuthorHouse), is a col- lection of free verse poems full of light and love. After 30 years of service with soldiers stateside and overseas, Tom Decker showcases fiis experiences in this captivat- ing book 'of poetry. Decker's poems capture the flavor of military service in Fort ~Huachua, Arizona, one of the Army's most unique and historic military installations in the American west. Decker's writing also highlights the surrounding 5outhwestern Arizona towns and landscapes. Dry Heat's account of mili- Jtary life before 9/11 describes the congruency of faith and life as well as a humorous and ironic view on the soldiers' successes and disconnects. Decker's opti- mism and subtle humor shine in this unique collection of poems. Rest in Peace We want to bury him in this here 40 mm shell casing, he was in the Marines first, and then the Army, not that it makes any difference, but we think he'd like that, Dry Heat includes prominent poems featured in publications such as The Lutheran Forum and Fort Huachuca's newspaper, The Scout. Tom Decker served and lived as the installation staff chaplain on Fort Huachuca, AriZona from 1996 to 2000. Decker entered the active Army after .serving six years as a parish pastor and chap- lain in the U.S. Army Reserve and the South Dakota Army National Guard. During his 28 years of ac- tive duty as a chaplain, he served 10 years overseas in Germany and the Republic of Korea. After re- tiring from the Army, he contin- ued to serve a smaller Lutheran parish in Long Beach, California where he retired in 2008. AuthorHouse is the premier book publisher for emerging, self- published authors, For more in- formation, please visit, www.authorhouse.com. USS New Mexico [NOTES ROM THE SUNSHINE HAVENI commissioned One of Sunshine Haven's residents receiving Aroma Massage Therapy from a staff member. Aroma Massage Therapy Lordsburg VFW Post #3099 Commander Ray Martinez has re- ceived a Souvenir Ribbon from United States Sena- ~!/~! tor Jeff Bingaman. The letter that accompa- nied the commemo- rative rib- bon read: Dear Honored Veterans: I am sending you this commemo- rative rib- bon cel- ebrating the March 27, 2010 commissioning of the USS New Mexico, Virginia- Tourism Dept. names grand-prize winner of Phenomenal 'Day of Enchantment' Photo Contest Information courtesy NM DEPT of TOURISM~Santa Fe Michael Cerletti, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Depart- ment, in conjunction media spon- sor KOAT, announces today (July 2, 2010) that Jory Vander Galien of Albuquerque, a College of Fine Arts student, at the University of New Mexico, is the $10,000 grand-prize winner of the Department's "Day of Enchant- ment" on-line (www.dayofenchantment.com) photo contest, which concluded June 27, 2010. The eight- week photo con- test was a comer- stone of the Department's "Be Enchanted" advertising cam- paign, designed to encourage New Mexicans to spend more of their leisure dol- lars in state. "Our chal- lenge was to bring our 'Land of Enchantment' to life" Secretary Cerletti said. "and we believe the photo contest did just that. Epic in its diversity, beauty and brimming with fierce visionaries and the unusual. New Mexico has an effect on people. Along with the 'Be Enchanted' campaign, the photo contest cut through the media clutter out there by ~ing excitement and bringing that diversity and beauty to life.'" In all, there were 14,830 photo contest entries and 176,288 total votes cast in the "Day of Enchantment" photo contest, generating 712_ 112 web site page views. The site will re- main live until October 2010 and people can still visit the site and share it with others. The ability benefiting residents at SHNHhowever,t vote andhas tObeenSUbmitremoved.entries. By LORENZO ALBA, JR. ' class attack submarine. This sub- Martin Leger. advertising It was a hot one this past week. but we were blessed to get a little marine was named after the battle- manager for the Department, said. rain. And it was much needed indeed! ship New Mexico (BB-40) (1918- "The voting and social network Our maintenance department is still busy with the 100 Wing, the 1946), which earned six battle aspects of the contest allowed us to share the.photos and New starts for World War II service and Mexico-with, aH-0~-the ~pe0.]ale walls and floors are looking pretty ~66/I. 'WS /a~'~i~'i~C"e~(ci'tb6' t%f'i~s provided shore bombardment Who wentto the website. Vve Xvant completion. We've been excited about some of the new residents that have support for landings in the Gil- arrived at the home. Our staff is always more than welcoming to new bert and Marshall Islands; and at to remind our fellow New Mexi= Guam, Tinian, Saipan, the Phil- cans that we-live in very special residents. We enjoy getting to know them and also showing our car- ippines and Okinawa. comer of the world, where an en- ihg and loving ways. " Our Activities Department has been keeping our residents busy I share this ribbon with your chanting moment happens every 'with many activities including bingo, movies, arts and crafts, Wii organization to join you in hon- minute." Time, Line Dancerfi Performance, Quilting Club and Aroma Massage oring the great service of every Vander Galien captured his :Therapy. New Mexican' who has served in "enchanting moment" at 5:52 -, Aroma Massage Therapy offers our residents a number of ben- uniform, in war time and peace p.m., while facing his camera lens ~dfits including a better sense of health and wellbeing. Studies have and in recognizing their sacrifices west toward Cerro Cuate from the ",shown that it can impact aging in a managing positive way, espe- and those of their loved ones. base of Cabezon Peak. "Looking ~Tcially for ~ose residents whom might have arthritis or other physical Senator Jeff Bingaman into the skies of New Mexico never tires the eye," Vander ~onditions. ' " ~ Galien wrote with his entry. "This ~. Our Acnwtles Director personally performs these massages per- approaching shower was almost .sonally 1:1 and it is the favorite of many of our residents, cryptically illuminated, (creating) ~/ We do have a new person spearheading our Medical Records a ghost-like scene." "l~epartment, Kathy Glynn. She brings a world of experience and seems Vander Galien was also win- ~(o have fit in nicely with the rest of our management staff, ner of the week-six contest with :~ I want to once again invite you to come visit us at Sunshine jqaven; let us show you around and help us make one of our many Cottage House his photo of lightning above A1- ~esidents smile. 575.542.8880 buquerque, earning him a two- night stay for two, including ~: We are'certainly thankful to the community for its continued meals and a day of trophy fish- " ~upport End welcome any inquiries you may have about out facility, ing, at the Lodge of Chama, one :Z Let's all go out and make this a better world... Love, Peace and ~rayers. of the premier personal and cor- porate retreats in the world. His -: 'Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something." -- ?Author Unknown grand-prizing winning "San Ysidro," also earned him week- ~Seeya next week! five honors and a highly coveted piece of traditional Acoma Pot- " ria was decl'ared that week's wi~a- tery. ner. A similar criterion was us~d As winner of the week-seven in choosing the grand prize wio- contest ("Carrizozo," pictured ner. above), Cory Walker and up to 11 of his closest friends will en- joy the private use of the caboose, including lunch, on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the most spectacular example Of steam era mountain railroading in North America. Walker also won the Ski New Mexico Package for another photo of "Carrizozo" in week four. A panel of contest judges chosen from within the' Depart- ment reviewed and assessed each entry in accordance with creativ- ity (25 percent), relevance to the contest theme (25 percent) and public voting response (50 per- cent). The entry that received the highest score based on the crite- [] To all the businesses and individuals who generously donated to the 32nd annual Rodeo 4th of July parade, THANK YOU for making if another great celebration SMITH FORD WESTERN BAN K MOM & POPS FIRE PYRO SHOP ELBROCK WATER SYSTEMS VALLEY MERCANTILE INC WARD'S TIRE & SERVICE CHIRtCAHUA DESERT MUSEUM RUSTY'S RV RANCH RODEO TAVERN AM/FM TREASURES PORTAL STORE AND CAFE RODEO GROCERY AND CAFE MOUNTAIN VALLEY LODGE KIM AND JEFF GEE CHIRICAHUA GALLERY RODEO RV PARK & COUNTRY STORE LIGHTBUCKETS HIGH DESERT VALLEY FEED MITCHELL'S HOME CENTER ;pecial thanks to our judges Sheri and Bob Ashley and Keri Totson who had the very difficult task of judging this years parade entries, the cake auctioneers Rick Waiters and Freddy Taylor, Bill Cavaliere for announcing during the parade, the Yarborough Band for excellent entertainment, and all the organizers and volunteers who helped prepare and serve dinner and for giving their time to make it a special celebration for all to enjoy Submitted by Michelle Armbruster "The photos in this contest are out of this world, and I feel very fortunate to have been s~- lected from among such amazirig talent," Vander Galien said. "I am not a 'Native New Mexican,' but this contest has given me appre- ciation for my new home state." The integrated "Be En- chanted" ad campaign also ifi- eludes televi- sion ads in key drive markets such as Austin, Colorado Springsand Dallas;and national on- line and print in titles such as Los Ange- les Magazine, Conde Nast, Backpacker, Budget Travbl and newspd- per inserts. The campaign is also sup- portedby publicrela- tions efforts. "'Like n.early everything we do. the retail component of die 'Day of Enchantment' promoti6n was critical to its success," Leger said. "We. again want to thank all the industry sponsors for their partnership in our incredible Day of Enchantment promotion." || to foster New Youth? n any given day there are over 2000 children in foster . ,,~ ...... -: ...... care in the State of New Mexico. And these children, youth and their families ......... need your support. Are YOU Ready to provide a family setting for a child to help them feel safe, grow & learn? Are YOU Ready to become a foster family! READY- START... " Find out more. Please call: Ronny Diaz, Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruiter ~ . (575) 434-5950 Ext. 121 State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department . -- . . Tudy, it has been eight years since God called you home. It seems like yester- day (for me, your mom). We cried when you left. The pain was felt by all of us. Memories and your picture on the Walls is all we have now. We know that you're still here. In our memories you will always live. In our hearts you arel always near. We miss you every day, your laughs and your hugs. We love you very much._you will never be forgotten. In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still. ] H m i your Dad, your family, your and family and Charlie and fami i a part !f! 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