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October 2021: In this Issue

Make the World Better for our Children

In May of 2021, we published our book, Hope, Interrupted. At the same time we continued to experience national bigotry (with violence directed toward Asian Americans,) a temporary slow-down of

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Letters to the Editor: October 2021

We received this voicemail from Charlene Chivarria regarding our Sep-tember Senior Issue: “Hi, I wanted to inform you folks about the page numbers in the Questa Del Rio News. They

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LIVE LAUGH LOVE: October2021

If there’s no cancer in your family, should you get a mammogram? “Just a waste of my time,” I remember thinking while waiting my turn for a mammogram at the

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Northern Designing for the Region

Celina Rael Trujillo has spent her life (with the exception of some years when she attended PIMA Medical-Albuquerque to receive her pharmacy tech certification) in northern New Mexico. She was

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Bird is the Word: October 2021

HOW A WARMING CLIMATE IS AFFECTING BIRDS IN NEW MEXICO I had the opportunity to speak with University of New Mexico ornithologist Ethan Linck and his colleague Ryan Terrill last

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The Edible Solution

In the developing world, food security is often fragile or non-existent and many children die from hunger and malnutrition. Tasmanian agriculture scientist Bruce French is intending to change this tragedy

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October Pumpkin Recipes

CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP FROM THE TAOS GOJI FARM 1 15-oz. can pureed pumpkin (or fresh pumpkin equivalent) 1 c full fat coconut milk 2 T curry powder 1 yellow onion

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October 2021: Benita Muniz

When Benita Muñiz retired to Questa in October 2020, she jumped headfirst into becoming an active community member. She generously shares her considerable talents, abilities, and experience across different venues.

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October Movie Review: Mank

Herman Mankiewicz was the Oscar-winning writer of the screenplay for Citizen Kane, widely considered the best movie ever made. Originally a New York newspaperman, he moved across the country in

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It is said that before entering the seaa river trembles with fear.She looks back at the path she has traveled,from the peaks of the mountains,the long winding road crossing forests

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Dolores “Dee” Garcia

Longtime Questa resident Dolores “Dee” Garcia, 76, passed away on August 25, 2021. Dolores was born on August 31, 1944 to Alfredo and Maria Socorrito Duran in Questa, NM. She

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Ramona Gonzalez

…and now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is Love. —1 Corinthians 13:13 Ramona Marina González, 42, of Questa, passed to be with our

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Virgil Martinez

On August 28, 2021, at the age of 101, Virgilio “Virgil” Martinez of Questa, NM, went to be with the Lord. Virgil was a kindhearted Christian man, devoted husband, loving

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Luján Opens Office In Las Vegas

On September 9, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján celebrated the opening of a new office in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Luján was joined by Mayor Louie Trujillo, New Mexico Highlands

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“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” When researching this quote, I found many references to its source, including Native American elders, Alice Walker (author of the book, We

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October COMIC Relief: ZED

Author Duane M. Able “ZED” currently appears in several weekly newspapers and has been collected into Corkey Comics book publications. Duane is a proud member of The National Cartoonists Society

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