Thank you for the recent Earth Day event


Recently, the Friends of the Los Lunas Library held a successful Earth Day celebration at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. Its success was due to the assistance and generosity of many.

The Friends of the Library also wishes to express its gratitude to those who attended our event and for the volunteers and donors who made that possible.

That includes the four bands who generously donated their time and talent, Theresa Schrecongost and Friends, LunaRose, Rift Valley Ramblers and Angels and Addicts.

Our silent auction was a financial success, with gifts from John Osowski and Gary Kennedy, Wayne Nolde, Paul Deegan of Heavy Metal Forge, Lindsay Lacher, Michelle Osowski and her sewing group, Susan Dubiel Framing, artist Judy Chicago and Main Street Muscle and Fitness Center.

In addition, we are grateful for the help of Sandy Schauer, the News-Bulletin, the staff of the Los Lunas Museum and, of course, all our board members for their planning and hard work for the celebration.

James Rickey

Friends of the Los Lunas Public Library

Response to “Keep Stories Alive” letter


After reading this letter, I feel I must agree with the beginning, of solidarity with the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, and say myself, “Never Again!”

Unfortunately, the author then blames a supposed rise of hate and intolerance in our own time on conservative politics and “Christian Nationalism.”

This writer has a flawed understanding of the founders of our nation, painting them broadly as Diests, where most of them were conventional Christians. In this country, Christians are a very diverse group, and I have not heard about a Christian nationalist movement or group.

I am a Christian, I know quite a few Christians, and I would not characterize them all as the writer does, stereotyping them as hating other races of people and people of different political persuasions and social views. America used to be a predominately Christian nation with a Judeo-Christian world view, but that is no longer true.

Our citizens have become polarized over conservative politics verses liberal and progressive politics, family values verses individualism, capitalism verses socialism, and the list goes on.

However, in America, we all have the right to fight for what we believe is right, and to decry what we believe is wrong.

Slinging mud at the other side just confuses the issues, and labeling everything you don’t agree with as hate is not correct. Emotions should be controlled so civil conversation can take place, not given free reign to muddy the water and continue the vituperation.

Name calling is the resort of those who run out of words for rational debate. In my opinion, the writer would have done better to tell some of those holocaust stories, not vilify half the nation with a Nazi stereotype.

Arminda Blevins-Tibbetts

Los Lunas

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