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AL post gets a makeover

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Working hard on his day off, The Home Depot associate Deurell Bussell nails down plywood on the roof of a shade cover at the Secundino Baldonado American Legion, Post 81, in Belen. The post received about $10,000 in materials and supplies, as well as hundreds of free man hours from The Home Depot Foundation. The foundation assists veterans, their families and organizations in need with repairs and renovations.

Earlier this month, the only American Legion Post in Valencia County got a makeover. While it's not immediately obvious by looking at the exterior, the Secundino Baldonado American Legion, Post 81, received new paint, light fixtures, cabinets and shade structure over an existing patio.

Cowboy coach

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: From atop his quarter horse stallion, Hollywood, Troy Rogers gets ready for a throw at a steer. Rogers is a versatility ranch/stock horse and working cow horse competitor, clinician and coach living in Los Trujillos, south of Belen.

The horse's hooves fall softly on the loose arena sand. The occasional creak of the saddle carries on the breeze as the equine and rider move in tandem, working a cow back and forth against the back wall of the cedar plank-lined pen.