SCHOOL LIKE IT OR NOT
SCHOOL – 1950s v 2014
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.
1950s – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2014 – Police called, and they arrest Johnny and Mark & charge them with assault.
Both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Both children go to anger management programmes for 3 months.
School governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes.
Robbie won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
1950s – Robbie sent to the office and given six of the best by the Principal.
Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2014 – Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD – result deemed to be positive. Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and school gets extra funding from government because Robbie has a disability.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbour’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1950s – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2014 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care; joins a gang; ends up in jail.
I suppose one could argue electricity or no electricity. I for one have grown accustomed to it. There is an article in the Ruidoso News dated 7-25-14 about how the whole community is up in arms about the transmission lines Otero Electricity is constructing along the West end of our valley. It quotes Gary (Gregg) Ward and Bertha Randolph as saying the entire community is mad because of little advanced notice of the construction. I am not mad. I think it is good news that we get more reliable power. The power lines will blend in with the scenery and will be barely noticed. There are some people that live out here that just hate to see change even if it benefits them. To me it is a trade off. A good portion of the lines will be underground anyway so whats the problem? Three quarters of RRVE won’t see the lines.
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It is the time to ride. Summer is here and the itch is there. Let’s Ride.
If you have one of these things you should pay attention. ATV’s can be dangerous.
Heard about one accident already this year. Below are the rules to abide by.
Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle BOOTS, and gloves.
Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.
Never ride under the influence of ALCOHOL or drugs.
Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.
Ride an ATV that’s right for your age.
Supervise riders younger than 16; ATVs are not toys.
Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
Take a hands-on ATV RiderCourseSM and the free online E-Course. Visit ATVsafety.org or call 800.887.2887.
How about a Community Garden?
Would you participate? Would you volunteer to care for 1 or 2 rows and plant what you like best?
Yes, It will be some work to get this going. Would you attend an outdoor meeting at the Pavilion to discuss a Community Garden?
I am not heading this up. I am just gathering information to see if any one is interested.
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DO YOU DRINK AND DRIVE????
Some of you do. Read this next report by one of the people who cleaned up the roads.
I cleaned up both sides of Little Creek from the mailboxes to the bridge. By the looks of the trash I picked up there are folks out there drinking and driving in and
around our neighborhood. So for the rest of us beware of drunk drivers.
CLEAN UP DAY
Just happened to see two ladies (Mary and Gigi) carrying garbage sacks so I stopped to give them a ride. The Clean Up Day went very well. Filled up two dumpsters with everything from a couch to washing machines and a stove. There are some homes that have more room to play in. Many thanks to those who helped.
Sheriff Sheppard talked to the board and the audience about our valley, below are his comments.
Presentation by Sheriff Robert Sheppard Regarding Safety and Security Measures.
Sheriff Sheppard stated the following: Lincoln County was approximately 5,000 square miles; had 19 sworn deputies to cover the entire area; the deputies were also responsible for court, security, and civil process; his office divided the area into three districts; the deputies usually stay within the area with the most population; they worked to become more proactive and since then call volume had doubled; most patrols were stationery in order to save on fuel costs; when the narcotics unit was removed it took away the opportunity for State and Federal funding; 90-95% of crime was drug based; two deputies were dedicated to the White Mountain Drug Task Force, which was a joint effort with surrounding areas; were working on removing any illegal vehicles, since they were usually linked to drug related issues; encouraged the public to report any suspicious activity immediately; provided his cell phone number to all and encouraged them to call him with any concerns (937-4660); He is working on applying for grants, etc. to create a Neighborhood Watch Program; there were many burglaries being reported; most burglars were deterred by motion lights and dogs; the Sheriff’s Department usually monitored speeding in residential areas, but the fees collected went to the State; each radar cost was approximately $3,000.00 each; and he briefly informed the public regarding a possibility of the Mexican Wolf being relocated here.
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM
I have over 3000 spams in just one week. A bug erased all postings for 2014. I am trying to fix this mess but it will take some time. If you have written a comment and don’t see it be patient. I will prevail.
There has been a lot of talk of how this blog is one sided. Not sure how this is because anyone can post a comment. However the blog that does not let you voice your opinion and is very one sided is the web site started by Gregg Ward. www.ranchoruidosovalleyestates.com Go see. Click on the button that says “newsletter” and scroll down. I believe his writings are what he believes. In my estimation there several untruths and only if you talk to the individuals involved may you uncover the truth.
This has become a war of words. Anyone so fragile as to believe most of what is said needs not read it. Hopefully when this year passes the petty snipes will disappear.