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How did you arrive at volunteering for the Lincoln County Food Bank?
• I had previously been involved in establishing two other local feeding programs. One was setting up the local Roadrunner distribution system that services area food banks, as well as joining with local "Heroes With Heart" recipient, Jesse Hofacket in implementing a weekly feeding program. During that time former Ruidoso mayor Ray Alborn, who was then president of LCFB, invited me to become a board member of Lincoln County Food Bank.

What are you known for professionally?
• Business owner in Texas before moving to Ruidoso. After moving to Ruidoso, I spent several years as GM of a local radio station as well as continuing to enjoy participation in various bands as a bass player.

What are you passionate about personally?
• Music and all things mechanical. I want to know how things work and I love music. I got my first guitar at the age of 6 and have worked on things mechanical since my teenage years. While still in Texas I was a "Gentlemen Farmer" raising horses, cattle and growing hay.

Where can we find you when you’re not working or volunteering at LCFB?
• Working on something mechanical or playing music.


What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

• Having coffee with friends, enjoying our beautiful area, watching a movie or reading a good book.

Any other nonprofits you love, & why?
• HEAL & The Nest Domestic Violence Center. As past president of the Nest I got an invaluable and heartbreaking insight into the plight of battered women and their children.

Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?
• I am intensely interested in community affairs, the promotion and prosperity of our village as well as that of our neighboring Mescalero Apache Reservation. My happiest times are being able to help others in some way.


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How did you arrive at volunteering for the Lincoln County Food Bank?
• Linda Langston, our previous volunteer coordinator, invited me to become a volunteer in 2012. A few months later, when Sue Alborn, our LCFB board secretary, had to resign due to moving, I agreed to be the secretary for the board. Since then, I seem to have inherited various other duties, as well, but consider it a privilege to serve those most in need.

What path brought you here?
• I first came to Ruidoso in 1952, at the age of 2, with my parents and grandparents. I have loved coming here ever since that time. Fortunately, when I married, my husband also had a long history of coming to Ruidoso. We purchased our first condo in 1999. After his death, I bought another condo to spend more time here in 2007. The friendly people and beautiful mountain scenery make it so much fun to live here. I am so impressed with the generosity of the people of Lincoln County in reaching deep into their resources to help others.

What are you known for professionally?
• I taught in public schools in the Waco, Texas Midway district and Frisco, Texas district. I also taught at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano. After 30 years teaching grades 1-6, I retired to Ruidoso. I was also a supervising teacher for Baylor University student teachers for 17 years.

What are you passionate about personally?
I volunteer at the food bank, because it is my passion to bridge the gap for those who find themselves needing food resources. I always leave my shift after volunteering counting my own blessings. My family is such a blessings to me! I have 4 wonderful grandchildren, a daughter and son-in-law who are awesome teachers, and a son who is a great CPA. My 91 year old mom is my role model, and my younger brother and sister are my soulmates.

Where can we find you when you’re not working or volunteering at LCFB?
I love walking on the trails of Ruidoso with my 2 cute Bichon dogs. Playing cards with friends is one of my favorite pastimes. I also love meeting with the precious people in my life groups at FBC Ruidoso.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
My husband passed on his love of sports to the whole family, so I love watching the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and most any sports team. My dogs also love to go to the local dog park, so we try to go see both our 2 and 4 legged friends there.

Any other nonprofits you love, & why?
I am on the board of our condo association, because I feel obligated to make it the best place to live in Ruidoso. I was previously a member of the hospital auxiliary and the Ruidoso Federated Women’s Club, but the food bank now consumes all my volunteering time. I love all the people at my church, as well, so I enjoy spending time with them during the week and on Sunday.

Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?
My priorities in order are: my faith in Jesus as my Savior, my deep and abiding love for my family, and my desire to be a light in the lives of others.
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How did you arrive at volunteering for the Lincoln County Food Bank?
•COMING SOON!












What are you known for professionally?

•COMING SOON!





What are you passionate about personally?

COMING SOON!







Where can we find you when you’re not working or volunteering at LCFB?

COMING SOON!


What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
COMING SOON!



Any other nonprofits you love, & why?

COMING SOON!





Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?

COMING SOON!



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Lincoln County Food Bank
138 Service Rd.
Ruidoso, NM 88355

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 7432
Ruidoso, NM 88355
Phone. 575-257-0682
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
NOON to 4:00 PM
For residents in need from Lincoln County and Mescalero.
Weather closures follow the Ruidoso Public School's schedules.
For holiday closures check with the food bank or our LCFB Facebook.  

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