Each year the Extension Association of New Mexico honors one of their members with the award of “Heart of Extension.” This honor goes to a member whose daily life demonstrates the qualities and attributes of the Extension Association in their clubs and communities. Christine Stieg from Conchas Dam and a member of the Extension Association of Quay County was selected as the 2011 winner. She was nominated by the members of her club. Here award was presented during the state meeting in Ruidoso.
Christine has been an Extension Club member since 1987 and has held many offices at the club, county, and district levels. She works tirelessly with the many projects that the Conchas Club sponsors including the community picnic, book exchange, and lake news and views paper. Christine has served on the Quay County Fair Board and served as booth and canning superintendent and is currently the sewing superintendent. She and her husband also work with several other organizations in Conchas and are always striving to improve their community. In her spare time Christine sews and collects salt and pepper shakers with over 2000 unique set in her collection.
Quay County Extension Club Member Selected As Pioneer Woman of the Year
The Pioneer Award was established in 1987 by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women and the Extension Association of New Mexico. The award recognizes an Extension Association member for outstanding leadership and accomplishments in her community and state and for demonstrating the pioneering spirit that keeps New Mexico Strong. The 2011 Pioneer Women of the Year is Carrie Lindsey of the Forrest Extension Club. She was nominated by her club and community members in Grady and Forrest.
Submitted by Brenda Bishop
Carrie was raised by a pioneer at Encino. In addition to farm chores, she learned to play several musical instruments and draw and paint. In 1951 she married Ernest Lindsey and moved to the Forrest area where they worked on his family’s homestead. Carrie was a school teacher for 39 years and they raised four children all of whom went on to earn at least a Master’s degree following their mother’s example. Carrie provides free piano, violin and guitar lessons to member of the community, plays the piano for the church, and teaches Sunday school. Carrie has held several offices in her club and in the county. She most recently took the strong seniors exercise class in Tucumcari and then started a group in Forrest, so her friends would be encourage to exercise.
Submitted by Brenda Bishop
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Happy Birthday Moe, aka, Dad, Grandpa
— Submitted by Nadine Angel
Duane and Linda Moore are proud to announce the arrival of their newest grandchild. Avery Lynn Brazel made her arrival on Oct. 11 at 2:47 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Avery and her parents, Janet and Michael live in Alto.
— Submitted by Duane Moore