Happy Thanksgiving!

From The Capitan Conservation Group


·         November 10, 2015

Volume 1, Number 5

In This Issue

November/December Events and News

 Did you know?

·          Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States

·          Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live turkey. He "pardons" it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm.

·          The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.

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Country Christmas Bazaar – 3rd Annual

On Saturday December 5, from 9am to 4pm, come to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Capitan, NM, to enjoy a Country Christmas Bazaar with

lots of vendors for many holiday gift ideas, and a food vendor.

And do come take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The event is sponsored by the Capitan Women’s Club.

PTA Clothing Exchange

The PTA Clothing Exchange will be held on the Second Saturday of each month from 10am -12 noon at the Capitan Women's Club building, 103 W. 2nd Street in Capitan.  All sizes of clothing are accepted.  

Veteran Resources

November is the month to remember Veterans. Please visit Ruidoso Today, a website where to find tons of free information and free services available to veterans in this area.  In addition, there is also a huge amount of information on various other accessible services in the area. Visit and bookmark   http://www.ruidosotoday.com/  to contact Don Spencer, Co-Founder of VhV,

and to discover what is the “Best Kept Secret in the South West”.

Creative Aging Advisory Committee

The Creative Aging Advisory Committee is a group who wants “to create an opportunity to bring together decision makers and influencers across the public, private, and volunteer sectors at the county level and work in partnership with seniors to put in place imaginative changes that will have real impact on the day-to-day lives of all of us as we age in this frontier community.” The group is endorsed by the LC Commissioners and supported by ENMU-Ruidoso. The Committee meets once a month. Call or text Clara Farah at 575.973.7835, or email Clara at clrfarah@gmail.com for meeting dates and locations.

Basic Computer Skills

Learn Basic Computer Skills for free, at the White Mountain Annex Computer Lab. It is located at 201 White Mountain Drive, Ruidoso. Drop in on Thursdays at 3:30pm to begin learning basic skills or bring your questions. Learn how to set-up an e-mail account, download and save files, or how to search internet for all kind of info, and so much more. Computers are available on site. Call 258-1730.

Federal Law REAL ID Act of 2005

Homeland Security will be starting visitor restrictions at federal facilities in January 2016, including a better ID than a NM state driver’s license to gain admission.  It will be necessary to show a passport or other approved documentation.  A New Mexico driver’s license as an ID is expected to no longer be enough to show at airports.