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Honoring those who served

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas High School JROTC students fold the flag that was then presented in the memory of Fidel Peralta, a veteran who died in Korea, during the Memorial Day ceremony at the War Heroes Memorial in Jarales.

On Memorial Day, the weekend winds subsided and a calm stillness settled across the county, feeling as though the land itself was paying silent homage to the nation's fallen heros.

As the garden grows

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: There are about 500 apple trees in Master Gardener Ken Hays’ orchard in Bosque Farms, where tiny apples are already starting to form.

Conditions might not be perfect, but that hasn't stopped generations of Valencia County gardeners from working with what they've been given — creating one of the most vibrant agricultural communities in the state.

TEXTILE TALENT

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: Using the rigid heddle loom, Belen fiber artist Donald Pippenger experiments with different baby blanket patterns for his first great-grandbaby.

The world of fiber arts is an extensive and ancient medium, involving a vast array of different yarn materials, weaves, looms, stitches and more, some of which have a history stretching back centuries.

PASSIONATE POETRY

Annemarie Pearson reads from her book, “Nature Rhymes with Natural Impressions,” which she co-authored with her husband, William, who contributed 70 photos.                                                             New Mexico State Poetry Society President Shirley Blackwell reads the poem “Tempest Fugit” from her book, “Poems: Already There.”   Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photos Writer and musician Debbi Gutierrez sings “After 10 in Belen,”  a humourous song about small town life.

In the last six months, the New Mexico State Poetry Society has "exploded," says Shirley Blackwell, president of the organization, which was founded in 1969.