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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,2010 9 'Ft: Bayard Days,' Sept. 17 & 18, could be final celebration for Ft. Bayard National Historic Landmark Courtesy submission In what will likely be its last, Fort Bayard Historic Preservation So- ciety will host "Ft. Bayard Days" on Friday, September 17 and Sat- urday, September 18. The two- day celebration will feature ev- erything from an 1800's era dance with free dance instruction to guest speakers sharing a chronicled history and stories about the site. Located just six miles from Silver City in southwestern New Mexico, the fate of Ft. Bayard - a NM Historic District and National Historic Landmark - is unknown since the New Mexico Department of Health is planning tO move from the existing facility to a new facil- ity off Fort Bayard Reservation, possibly as early as fall of this year. The existing facility has provided long term care health care for residents of New Mexico and its veterans since 1965 and the Fort itself is owned by the State. Ft. Bayard recently cel- ebrated its 144th birthday and will recognize many significant historical events there during "Ft. Bayard Days." Beginning on September 17 at 9 a.m., Ft. Bayard wilt have a flag cer- emony led by the American Legion Post 18, followed by a full day of live reenactments at over 25 living history centers, to lend an authentic feel of life at Ft. Bayard, .in its' heyday, during the early 19th century. The home/museum of the former 1911 commanding of- ricer, Dr. Bushnell, will be open for tours at designated times and features a number of historic items and artifacts from Ft. Bayard between 1866 to 1920. Later that evening, guest speaker Jim Turner will talk about John Clum, an Indian Agent at San Carlos Reservation in Arizona who captured Geronimo. Turner will speak following a 6 p.m. dinner at the Ft. Bayard theater; tickets are $13 per person or $25. per couple. Reservations should be made by September 14th by calling (575) 388-4477. The Shelton Sisters, Kayla and Stacie, work together to get the double block, Lady Panthers kick off season with win By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ win, 25-21. In the 3 rd game, Hidalgo County Herald though, the Panthers struggled, 1-0, the Var- and lost 13-25, sity Lady Pan- but they came thers officially back in the 4 th started out their game to win season With a bang as they de- ............ " feated the San Simon Cougars on Tuesday, Au- gust 30. The game was held in the Cougars' home gym, but the Panthers soon made it clear that no mat- ter where they were playing- they were going to bring it. Animas started out the night winning the first game easily, 25-8. The next game was closer, but the Lady Panthers were able to hold their ground and took another 25-14, which gave them the final win for the night. Merrilee Richardson led offensively, with 7 kills of her own. Stacie Shelton .fol- lowed, contrib- uting 3. The Lady Panthers will have their next game On Fri- day, September 10, in Duncan. Chelsea Rodriguez slams the Both the JV ball down to score and Varsity teams will be in action, with game times being at 5:00 and 6:00. Come cheer on the girls to their next victory! Then on September 18,'be- ginning at 9:15 a.m., two new interpretive signs will be dedi- cated. One will be for General John "Blackjack" Pershing who hit a gold nail in the cornerstone of the Sojourners Club - a building located at one of the highest points on Ft. Bayard. Masonic Lodges throughout New Mexico funded the con- struction of the building. The second interpretive sgn will be dedicated to the Sojourners Club, whose goal was to assist all veterans of Ft. Bayard. At 10 a.m., Jim Turner will speak again and address the role of the Mormon Battafion in New Mexico and Arizona. A short presentation on the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery will follow. A University of New Mexico graduate student, Ramona Caplan will share her research on the only known female Buf- falo Soldier in history - Cathay Williams. A craft sale will take place all day until 3 p.m., and tours of the Fort will be ongo- ing until 2 p.m. Then at 6:45 pm, the "Bustles and Buckles Military Ball" will take place in the the- ater featuring dancing from the late 1800's. Dance experience is not necessary and complimen- tary dance instruction of the Grand March, Virginia Reel and other era dances will be taught by Col Potter. Period dresses are prefen'ed but not required. The Ball is $5 per couple or $2.50 per indi- vidual. Call Cecilia for more in- formation at (575) 388-4477 or visit Visitors to Ft. Bayard can also make the short drive to Sil- ver City, a few miles west, to the 6th annual "Gila River Fes- tival," from September 16 through 19. The event features guided field trips, a film festi= val, night hikes, and activities for the kids. Visit for more or call (575) 538-8078. Las Cruces, which is just over an hour east from Ft. Bayard, also has a number of activities within driving dis- tance for the weekend of Sep- tember 18th:uT4ae "Diez y Seis de Septiembre 'Fiesta" . ..... (-the ceI, ebration of Mexican" Indepen- dence Day) takes place on Sep- tember 18 and 19 at Old Mesilla Plaza in Las Cruces. This celebration features mariachis, folklorico dancers, flamenco dancers, live mu.sic, authentic Mexican food, arts/ crafts and more. The parade on Saturday starts at 11 a.m. Fi- esta times are from 12 p.m. to l0 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admis- sion is free. Visit for details or call (575) 524-3262. Cottage House Ts.s42.8880 We have all the tools to keep your Business ON TRACK & IN THE BLACK We offer Pro00ssional Services for all aspects of your small business! I.ncluding: # Payroll #Monthl,y, Quarterly & Annual Tax Preparation- Financial Statements Bank Reconciliations B00KK :, 212E. Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsburg I 1st Place: Team Massey HOORAH- Jocelyn, Bailey, Alexis & Addison Photos courtesy TREEHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY Git-R-Done G Ran( 1 Rodeo held during 2010 Hidalgo County Fair During intermission of the Lyman, Colt Lyman, Sarah Ashurst, Clea Kerr, Houston adult ranch rodeo a youth goat Lyman & Jody Denny (small Klump & .Sheyenne Lincoln ranch rodeo was held. All kids ropes) (tote bags) ages 3-10 were welcome to 4 th : V Rocker - Jayross 8": E1 Rancho No Tango compete for free. Teams of 4 Edwards, Ty Wagley, Coy - Jalyn McDonald, Lem were:put together and they Wagley & Lindsey Massey McDonald, Will Wright, Oren worked fast to pull a ribbon off (horse grooming kit) Offutt (flashlights) of a goat's tail, get one roped & 5th: Cactus Ranch - Leann 9h: Mud Springs - Russell doctored with a paint stick and Ashurst, Shae Donaldson, Ote Haught, Hollis Haught, Addy get one milked. The champion Allsup & Oren Allsup (shoo Offutt & Dalin Walter (flash- team this year was the Massey flies) lights) sisters of Animas. "Team 6  : Hatchet Ranch - Quirt 10th: Little Rascals - Pautina Massey HOORAH" consisted of Peterson, Whip Peterson, Leo Mendoza, Emma Mendoza, Jocelyn, Bailey, Alexis & Kerr & Laikyn Davenport (spur Ryan Ruiz & Fernando Moreno Addison. They completed their straps) (pencils) run in 21:75 seconds! They 7 th : The Ropers - Cristee each received Git-R-Done belt buckles made by Red Bluff and donated by Andy & Louise Peterson. 1 ' NM Bank of Doming & Silver City, Mimbres Valley Feeds & Roddy & Vonda Hale provided prizes for all the other teams - 9 in all. Many thanks to all the sponsors, par- ents, Fair royalty and volunteers that made this fun for the chil- dren!!! If you would like to do- nate to next year's event con- tact Kay Peterson: 575-436- 2611. Thanks to Karen Orphey of Treehouse Photography for this photo of the winning team. 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