Wednesday, August 26, 2009

An Excellent Mechanic in Datil!

Hi locals and visitors! FINALLY, I have found my mechanic! The BEST, the most HONEST mechanic I have ever known (except for my dad, of course). Family owned and operated GNC Repair Services is located at the junction of Highways 60 and 12 in Datil.

Gary Curry is the mechanic extraordinaire and Cheri, his wife, manages the office. They are newly opened but Gary has many years of experience and won't steer you wrong when it comes to repairs.

So the next time you need a mechanic or a second opinion give them a call at 575-772-5366. You'll be glad you did.

I sure was!

Gary and Cheri Curry of GNC Repair Services

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baldwin Cabin Library 10 Year Anniversary Party!

Everyone is invited to the Baldwin Cabin Library
10 Year Anniversary Party in Datil!
Free food, games for kids, pinatas, and live music!
Come join the fun at the library on
Saturday, May 2nd from 11:30 to 3:00 pm.

Library: 575-772-5230

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Sunrise Service

All are invited to the Community Easter Sunrise Servce at the Datil Well Campground
Easter Sunday, April 12th at 6:45 am

Show up early for Cowboy Coffee and an authentic Chuck Wagon breakfast (6:15)
Guest Speaker John Sirman
Resurrection Eggs Presentation and Egg Hunt for the children, too!

Sponsored by the Datil Baptist Church and the Community Presbyterian Church in Datil

for more info call 575-773-4707

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Calling All Cooks!

Come to cook --- see how Dutch Oven cooking is done --- come to eat --- listen to music --- or just visit with the happy crowd at the Southwest New Mexico 7th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off on Saturday, March 28 in Glenwood, New Mexico!

The event will be held again at the Glenwood Community Park on CatWalk Road in Glenwood, New Mexico (just an hour north of Silver City)

In previous years, there were cooks from Glenwood, Cliff, Gila, Reserve, Albuquerque, Cuba, Las Cruces, Silver City (New Mexico) and communities in Arizona.

Everyone is welcome to enter, no matter where you call home!(If you need overnight lodging, there are several unique motels in Glenwood.) Those interested in entering as a Dutch Oven Cook this year, please contact: Event Organizers: Leah Jones (Glenwood) (575) 539-2800 Email ~ Linda Locklar (Silver City) Email ~ Zana Wood (Las Cruces) (575) 805.7170 Email ~ These ladies can give you all the details, but here are the basics: Cooking categories are one pot or three pots (Main Dish, Bread, Dessert). Cooks can enter on their own, or as a team. Entry fee ~ $ 15 for Single Pot, $ 30 for Three Pots. Cooks can set up their camp and start their fires at 8:00 am. Some entrants bring cowboy-camp setups, teepees and tents, and one entry even drives a mule-drawn chuckwagon to camp! (The Glenwood Park features shady trees and open spaces for camp set-ups)

There will be a Cooks’ Meeting at 9:45 AM. Cooking time is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm., during which time spectators always enjoy going from camp to camp, seeing “what’s cookin’” and getting to know the cooks. Judging is done on Presentation, Cleanliness, and Taste. After the Judges have tasted all the dishes and are tabulating their results, here comes the best part of the day ~ about 3:00 pm, Dutch Oven cooks bring their pots to the Pavilion, multitudes of folks show up to purchase Taster Plates ($5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children under 12), and the “Tasters’ Delight” eatin’ begins! Each Dutch Oven cook will put a spoonful of their dish on each plate, and there are usually about 30-40 different dishes on the buffet line.

There are musicians lined up to entertain on this special day, and invite others to join in the fun! Tables and benches are provided for the diners, and after everyone is served, Awards and prizes are presented to the winning cooks. (Proceeds from this event each year go towards the upkeep of the Glenwood Community Park.)

Glenwood’s Dutch Oven Cook-Off was first started by Wendy Peralta, owner of the Glenwood Trading Post, in 2003. Each year since, the event has grown --- in size, number of cooks, and fun! This event is reminiscent of the old days when members of small communities would gather for shared food and “visiting.” This is the seventh annual year for the Dutch Oven, and it promises to be another memorable occasion, one you won’t want to miss!

Catron County Historical Society Meeting

March 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Datil Community Center

Program will be on the early ranching history of the Datil/San Augustin area. Contact Eric for more information or to become a member! 575-773-4152

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Great Pie on the Great Divide...

Before I moved to New Mexico, I thought the Continental Divide was just a movie starring John Belushi. Well, I knew it was more than that, but I didn't know much about it...

The Continental Divide (also known as The Great Divide) in the Americas is the line that divides the flow of water between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Rain or snow that drains on the east side of the Continental Divide flows toward the Atlantic Ocean, while precipitation on the west side drains and flows toward the Pacific Ocean. The divide runs from northwestern Canada along the crest of the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico. Then, it follows the crest of Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental.

On my first trip to Pie Town, along the 2-lane ribbon of asphalt known as Highway 60, we drove by a sign that said "Continental Divide 6,355 Ft." It seemed rather uneventful. At first, I had wanted to get out and take a picture. But it was just an ordinary, green road sign without much of a view behind it. Then we got to the top of the Divide and I saw in the distance a small cluster of buildings, rundown and abandoned. A short distance ahead of that was a quaint downtown, nestled in the high hills, between juniper trees. And then I saw it: The Daily Pie Cafe-- our destination. "Great Pie on the Great Divide... it's all Downhill From Here" is their slogan.

Being from New York and having lived in LA, I'm no stranger to good food. Being a baker myself, I was a bit skeptical when I was told this was the best pie I would ever eat. I said, "I'll bet it won't be better than the Key Lime pie at Blond Giraffe’s in Key West!" I had one slice of blackberry.... now I'm willing to eat my words. And more pie, please!!

At this down home restautant you can chat with locals, drink a bottomless cup of coffee for $5 (and then keep the souvenir mug), and order from the ever-changing menu board, otherwise known as "The World's Only True Pie Chart." Their cozy gift shop features T-shirts with aliens saying, "We came for the pie." Their mouth-watering array of heavenly slices are worth the drive from any star system. I'm still gathering the courage and the taste buds for their New Mexican apple pie, made with green chilies and pinon nuts!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fundraising Dinner for Pete Fowler!

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo for Ronald "Pete" Fowler
Pie Town Community Center
4:00 pm Dinner — $5.00 per person
6:00 pm Bingo — $0.25 per card per game
Pie to Buy, Pie to win, door prize

Proceeds to go for construction costs of ramps, tile and material to make Pete's house wheelchair accessible
Call Joan Shannon (772-2528) or Karen Bingham (772-2524)
Sponsored by P.T. Motorcycle Club