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Volume 2, Number 120
July 20, 2007
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Special weather information
Wendell L. Malone,
Area Skywarn Coordinator
Eddy & Culberson counties
Quilt show runs through
August at Art Annex
From Nancy Dunn, Director, Artesia Historical Museum
and Art Annex
ARTESIA - The Artesia Quilters Guild has just opened their 7th
annual show here in the Artesia Historical Museum & Art Annex
gallery, which means that from July 17-August 31, 2007 everyone
has the chance to check out the latest in fabulous textile creations.
The Artesia Quilters Guild is well-known for combining the traditional
art of quilting with such 21st century techniques as machine piecing
and quilting, photograph transfer & portraiture, and the use of
unusual embellishments for detail. Traditional patterns and colors
are used as a taking-off point, and from there Guild members have
used unexpected color and pattern combinations to create one-of-a-
kind works of art. Inspiration for pieces in this year’s show came
from such varied sources as Bible inscriptions and a vacation
photograph. After all, improvisation and imagination are what true
quilting is all about—quilters have always used whatever fabric is
available, and if the pattern didn’t work they created a new one!
This year’s show is a mixture of traditional and modern quilts. We
have a room of never-before-displayed vintage quilts as well some
more modern varieties featuring such themes as the American flag,
New Mexico, angels, teapots, and even a birdhouse! Besides quilts
for snuggling up under, the show features quilted table runners,
place mats, wall hangings, hot pads, and several purses. There are
even two examples of photographs that have been transformed into
textile art: one of them features an entire quilted landscape made
entirely from fabric and based on a photograph; the other features a
photograph that has been printed onto fabric and “outlined” in
Other unusual pieces in this year’s show include a stained glass
quilted wall hanging and two cathedral window cut-out hangings.
There’s a fairy tale quilt illustrating “The Swan Princess”, and a rag
quilt shaped like a big kitten. Other critters featured in this year’s
show include tropical fish, a lion & lamb, flying zebras, and of course
our very own Bulldogs!
But what’s really fun is comparing each Guild member’s personal
variations on Guild-wide projects. The four “Compass Star” pieces
in this year’s show are all beautiful, and all unique; the same goes
for the three “Stack & Whack” quilts. Of course, in a “Crazy Quilt”
anything goes, and this year’s show has three examples to prove
The Artesia Quilters Guild exhibit will be on display in the Museum’s
Art Annex gallery through August 31st during regular Museum
hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00 am-noon & 1:00-5:00 pm; Saturdays
1:00-5:00 pm. Other arrangements can be made by calling the
Museum at 748-2390—large groups are encouraged to call ahead.
Trailblazers to host grand
openings, ribbon cuttings
ARTESIA - The Artesia Trailblazers invite the public to join them as
they celebrate two grand openings and ribbon cuttings Tuesday,
Industrial Electric Motors
701 South First Street, Artesia
Lunch will be served.
Artesia General Hospital Senior Care Unit
Artesia General Hospital
702 North 13th Street, Artesia
Guided tours will be conducted and refreshments will be served.
Parking is available at the north end of the hospital.
New Skywarn amateur radio
From Wendell Malone, Area Skywarn Coordinator
ARTESIA - A couple of weeks ago Mr. Von Wedge (W5COW) an
instructor with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
(FLETC) in Artesia called and informed me that FLETC has
installed a new amateur radio repeater on a 400-foot tower in
Artesia. It is a UHF frequency and is 444.975, and is up or “+”, and
the PL is 156.7.
FLETC has offered to let us use this new frequency for the Eddy
County Skywarn Program during times when Skywarn is activated for
Severe Weather and this new frequency can be linked up to the
internet and tie us directly into the West Texas Connection.
Testing of this new frequency reveals that it can be heard north of
Roswell, east into the Hobbs area, and as far west as the
Sacramento Mountains, and we can pick it up here in Carlsbad just
fine on 50 watts.
Joel Arnwine the Eddy County Emergency Manger and I are very
excited and about having a new frequency that enables us to talk to
all of the Eddy/Chaves/Lea County Skywarn Storm Chasers/Spotters
on the same amateur radio frequency.
Joel and I would like to thank Mr. Wedge and FLETC for their help in
making this important communication tool available to us for use
during Severe Weather outbreaks here in Southeastern New Mexico.
FBI issues public warning
on e-mail scams
WASHINGTON - The FBI Tuesday warned the public against three
separate Internet scams that continue to flourish through spam e-
mails. The warning comes after the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint
Center (IC3) received a rising number of complaints from citizens over
the past few weeks.
In one scam, an e-mail recipient receives an electronic greeting card
containing malware (malicious software). The cards, which are also
referred to as e-cards or postcards, are being sent via spam. Like
many other Internet fraud schemes, the perpetrators use social
engineering tactics to entice the victim, claiming the card is from a
family member or friend. Although there have been variations in the
spam message and attached malware, generally the spam directs the
recipient to click the link provided in the email to view their e-card.
Upon clicking the link, the recipient is unknowingly taken to a malicious
In another scam, fraudulent e-mails misrepresent the FBI and/or
Director Robert S. Mueller III and give the appearance of legitimacy
due to the usage of pictures of the FBI Director, seal, letter head,
and/or banners. The types of schemes utilizing the Director's name
and/or FBI are lottery endorsements and inheritance notifications.
The third is spam e-mail which claim to be from an official of the
U.S. military sent on behalf of American soldiers stationed overseas.
The scam e-mails vary in content; however, the general theme of each
is to request personal information and/or funds from the individual
receiving the e-mail.
These spam e-mail messages are hoaxes and should be immediately
deleted. Consumers need to be wary of unsolicited e-mails that
request them to take any action even if that means just clicking on an
attachment. It is possible that by "double-clicking" on attachments to
these messages, recipients will cause malicious software — e.g.,
viruses, keystroke loggers, or other Trojan horse programs—to be
launched on their computers.
For further information on computer safety tips please visit the FBI
website at www.fbi.gov and the IC3 website at www.ic3.gov.
Ninty guests attended the July Birthday Party at the Artesia Senior Center
Wednesday with 10 of the guests celebrating birthdays in July. Adela
Cabezuela cooked sloppy joes & everyone brought side dishes to go with the
meal. LaVilla Assisted Living Center from Roswell donated a huge birthday
cake for dessert. Hostesses were Ora Torres, Aileen Mason, Martha Parker &
Mary Kennedy. Those having birthdays in July were - standing (left to right):
Mary Beard, Agnes Rocheblave, James Shoemaker, Harry Nelson, Bill Spencer
and Smokey Montgomery. Seated left to right: Adria Mize, Bessie Lewis, Mary
Lockhart and Dorothy Wikstrom. Not shown: Christina Mariscal.
July birthdays at
the Artesia Senior Center
Photo: Artesia Senior Center
Flags ordered to half-
staff in honor of fallen
SANTA FE - Flags across the state will fly at half-staff today and
tomorrow in honor of two Soldiers who gave their lives while serving in
Iraq. Both men have ties to New Mexico.
U.S. Army Specialist Roberto J. Causor Jr., 21, was killed Thursday,
Causor was born in San Jose, California on February 10, 1986, and
was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Overfelt High
School in 2004 and joined the Army soon after graduation.
Causor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry
Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, in Fort
He is survived by his parents, Roberto and Rocio Causor, and his
sisters Ruby, Yareli and Wendy, all of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
U.S. Army Corporal Jeremy Stacey, 23, gave his life Thursday, July 5.
Stacey spent much of his youth in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from
high school in Bismarck, Ark. He joined the Army in 2003 and
re-enlisted for another three years in December.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th
Brigade Combat Team and 1st Cavalry Division, in Fort Bliss, Texas.
Stacey is survived by his mother, Betty Click of Los Chavez; sisters,
Jessica Stacey of Arizona; Shaila Stacey of Texas; and Lisa Close and
Erica Close, both of Los Chavez.
In honor of the sacrifice made by the two men, Governor Bill
Richardson has issued an Executive Order directing that state flags be
flown at half-staff from Thursday, July 19, 2007, until sundown on
Friday, July 20, 2007.
Joint investigation leads
to arrest of Artesia man
ARTESIA - A joint investigation by agents of the Artesia Police
Department's Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the Pecos Valley
Regional Task Force resulted in the arrest Monday of an Artesia man
on weapons, drug and other charges.
Brian Q Taylor, 20, of 1301 South Ninth Street, was arrested Monday
afternoon and charged with the crimes of felon in possession of a
firearm or explosive device, receiving stolen property, possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to an APD press
release, on July 10, 2007 Agent
Randy Haskins surveyed the
residence at 1301 South Ninth,
where he knew Taylor to reside.
Haskins also knew Taylor had
outstanding warrants from Artesia
Taylor was seen a vehicle
driven by Shawntay Molina and
also occupied by Brianna Kimble.
A traffic stop was conducted on
the vehicle and Taylor was arrested
for the warrants. Consent to search the vehicle was gained from
Molina and a loaded stolen Ruger semiautomatic handgun was found
in the area where Taylor was seated.
An interview of Taylor resulted in his telling agents he had “handled”
the gun at his house.
The weapon's owner had reported it stolen to the Artesia Police
Department on June 26.
A search warrant was gained in order to search the Ninth Street
residence for other equipment associated with the stolen gun. It was
executed and subsequent amendments were made to the search
warrant after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the
Taylor was convicted in 2004 of transfering a stolen motor vehicle, a
fourth-degree felony. As a result of this conviction, he is prohibited
from being in possession of any firearm or explosive device.
He is being held without bond on a probation violation hold at the Eddy
County Detention Center. He is awaiting trial.
"Due to the teamwork of the two agencies and the citizen's proper
reporting of the stolen gun, another dangerous felon has been held
accountable for his actions," said APD Public Information Officer Sgt.
Brian Q. Taylor
Weekend weather outlook
ARTESIA - Widely scattered to scattered thunderstorms are possible
this afternoon and tonight over much of southeastern New Mexico
and West Texas, with the best chances for storm development being
over the Lower Trans Pecos region extending into the Big Bend
While these thunderstorms are not expected to become severe,
some of the stronger storms might be capable of producing gusty
winds to 40 mph, heavy rainfall and flooding in low-lying areas.
Similar conditions can be expected into Saturday and Sunday.
Seven day forecast:
Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 92. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 10 percent.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
low around 70. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 20 percent.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. Southeast wind between 5 and 10
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind between 5 and
Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 93. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 10 percent.
Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 94.
Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a low around 70.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 94.
Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 94.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 95.
Happy Birthday, Kat!