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Snippet: Catherine Roth and Marty Michael Win NorthStar’s May Puzzle Contest

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By ELLEN WOOD, Ad Agency for NorthStar Tire & Auto

NorthStar’s puzzle campaign began in January, and May was the final puzzle ad. Two winners were drawn from among the entries for NorthStar Tire & Auto’s May puzzle contest: Marty Michael and Catherine Roth. Each received a gift certificate for a free oil change.

“Numerous customers and people new to NorthStar enjoyed participating in the puzzle contests, and it was great to have some fun,” said General Manager Malaquias “JR” Rael. Previous months’ winners of an oil change include Jim Arciniega, Casilda Lovato, Sharon Pacheco, Christina Hendrix, Juan and Donna Baca, Jeannie Masters, Benita Muniz, and Mary Jo Kelly.


  • Ellen Wood, born in 1936, is a prizewinning author, columnist and former management executive. After her youngest child began school, Ellen started an in-house ad agency and won 16 awards for annual report and advertising excellence, including 4 national awards. Five years after her mother died of Alzheimer’s, Ellen experienced early symptoms (she has the gene, APO-e4). At 68 she developed a program of mind/body/spirit techniques that proved so successful, she wrote and published “Think and Grow Young,” followed by “Joy! Joy! Joy!” (now retitled “The Secret Method for Growing Younger,” Volumes 1 and 2) and gave inspirational speeches. Since 2018 Ellen has been the ad agency for NorthStar Tire and Auto in Questa, NM. Ellen started painting in November of 2020, having dabbled at it in her 20s, and gave herself a new name: Maruška, her father’s middle name. She is overjoyed to be part of a big, loving, kindhearted family. You can find her paintings at

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