Jingle Jangle

by Beverly Butler and Members.

Dear CowBelles,


It has been a busy first three months; I have enjoyed and learned a lot. As my grandfather said, the day you don’t learn something is the day you no longer need to be here. Well, I can tell you right now I believe I am getting the education, because I am learning more and more each day, so that I can help spread the word about Beef.

I want each of you to thank Karen Kelling for the wonderful job and endless hours she put on the Ag Book Boutique Booth in Tampa, Florida at the national convention. You could find any kind of book for any age in the Ag related field.  Thank you Karen, you did a great job.

I know that we are winding down on the legislative session and do hope you have stayed involved. There have been several bills that we have needed to act upon and I hope you have spent the time to let them know where you stand, one person can make a difference and don’t let the chain be broken.

Beef Cook Off will be held in 2013. It is important that we try and get people from our state to enter their recipes, we have the best cooks and food in our state; let others know about these people. The recipes must be dated by April 15, check on the internet www.beefcookoff.org to enter and to view the complete rules. This year’s theme is “Making the Most of My Plate.’’ The deadline is coming up fast, encourage prospective contestants to submit their recipe.

Let’s remember to get a new member.  A member is the most important person in our organization. These younger people have different ideas and are up with technology, this is what we need. Those who do facebook and twitter, they can reach an enormous amount of people. We also need those who can communicate face to face; we need each and every one of you as each is important and can promote beef in a positive manner.

District meetings are just around the corner, so check the dates to remember to see which district meeting fits your schedule. Please attend so you can get the latest information from ANCW and ideas to promote beef in a positive manner. Also, bring along suggestions, we are not afraid to try new ideas for promoting BEEF.

REMEMBER – Be Positive, Be Calm, Eat Beef. Keep the chain strong and unbroken. Pray for moisture, and see you at the district meetings.

Always a CowBelle Friend,

– Sharon King, NMCB President


March 14 – Roundhouse Feed
March 15 – Man of the Year Nominations Due
March 17 – Excutive Board Meeting in Clovis

March 18 – Clovis – Ranchvale Baptist Church
March 19 – Carrizozo – Woman’s Club
March 20 – Glenwood – Community Center
March 21 – Lindrith-Baptist Church
March 19 – National Ag Day

April 15 – Pat Nowlin Scholarship Applications due to chairman
April 25-27 – Region V1 Meeting – St. George, Utah (deadline registration March 15)

May 1-3 – WALK (Women in Agriculture – Las Cruces
May 3-5 – Region 1V – Amarillo, Texas (deadline registration April 11)



The February meeting of the Chamiza CowBelles was called to order by President, Gloria Petersen, at the Elephant Butte Inn with eight members and one guest present. Scholarship criteria was handed out and reviewed. After much discussion, a few wording changes and a decision to include private-schooled, and home-schooled applicants were approved. Recipients of scholarships must use them within five years or eight semesters, whichever comes first. Gloria agreed to re-write the information, and Cathy will email the revised document to a committee of four members. The revised document will be presented at next meeting.  Whether to hold the annual beef raffle was discussed due to lack of participation yet the beef raffle has become so “standard” that it’s now expected. A firm decision will be made at a later date. The Chamiza district meeting will be held on March 21 in Lindrith, NM. Members can attend any district meeting; the March 19 in Carrizozo is closer. Ag Day will be held on April 26. The Women in Agriculture conference will be held in Las Cruces on May 1 through May 3. Items are needed for their “gift bags”.  The group decided to donate 125 coffee mugs to be used in the gift bags. Gloria intends to attend the meeting and will deliver the mugs. Jodell reminded group that both Bullocks’ Grocery Store and Horsin’ Around Feed and Tack Store have been selling lots of our cookbooks, and she encouraged all of us to patronize those stores. Meeting adjourned at 12 noon. Submitted by Cathy Pierce

The Chuckwagon CowBelles met on February 12, 2013 at the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair, with 16 members and 2 guests present. Jack Anderson gave a program on glass and mirror etching. He uses a sandblaster to etch the designs after he has cut them into masking tape with an Exact-o knife. He has a display at the Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair. Lyn Greene handed out inserts and directories. Vera Gibson introduced Cassidy Cordova who is a 4-H agent in Bernalillo County.  Toni read a Broomtails CowBelles invite to the March 21 District Workshop in Lindrith. The WALC will be held on May 1 through 3 in Las Cruces. Bec Campbell spoke more about the WALC conference and discussion followed. Toni mentioned a thank you from ANCW. Cindy Robison said that Rick Iannucci is thrilled with the water heater that Chuckwagon donated to the Horses for Heroes bunkhouse. The All-Indian Livestock Days will be May 14 through 16 at the Route 66 Casino; discussion followed announcement. Carolyn Chance reviewed the program schedule for 2013; discussion followed. Toni announced that Jack Anderson has graciously offered to make a piece of artwork for use as a fundraiser. There was discussion about medical providers asking patients whether they had a gun at their home. Toni mentioned the MRCOG seminar for women farmers on March 8. The next meeting will be at Rutilio’s in Los Lunas on March 12. It was decided to donate $100 to the Home Economic School in March. Toni announced that the ANCW Region IV meeting will be in Amarillo on May 3 and 4. The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m. Just after the meeting Toni asked that everyone think about ways to grow active membership. She emphasized that she needs everyone’s input. Respectfully submitted by Babbi Baker

With 7 members present, Lariat CowBelles met on February 13, at the Rabbit Ears Café. Owaissa Heimann was hostess. The minutes were read and approved. The Treasurers report was read and approved. Bills were presented by committee members for stamps and Christmas decorations. Lariats received an invitation for New Mexico Workshop in Clovis on March 18. Registration is $22.50 by March 4 or $25 at the door. Sympathy cards will be sent to the families of the late Anna Brown and Verna Lawrence. Memorials to the Pat Nowlin Memorial Scholarship Fund will be made in their names. A thank you card was received from the ANCW Associate Membership chairman. The 2013 Budget was discussed and approved. Yearbooks have been distributed to all Lariat members. The Legislative Committee has not been getting notification of legislation bills. A report was distributed with information on how to follow bills on-line. The National Meeting in Tampa, Florida, was attended by Sharon King. There are four toolkits available on-line for how to provide events that promote the beef industry. Kathryn Malcolm-Callis worked on the Beef Story toolkit. There were great children’s books for sale at the meeting. The ANCW Region IV Meeting will be held May 2-4 in Amarillo, Texas. Registration is due by April 11 and is $50. The Union County Health Fair will be April 24. Members are needed to help. Women in Agriculture will have their meeting entitled “Heroes on the Horizon” in Las Cruces, NM, on May 1-3.  Lariats decided to take money spent on a Valentine’s Day card and that money will be given to a member in need. Applications for the Pat Nowlin Memorial Scholarship are due April 11. The guest speaker was Jay Fluhman, ACNP, who gave a program on women’s health. She discussed therapeutic lifestyle changes with diet, exercise and stress reduction. She discussed detection and prevention of heart disease, cancers and Alzheimers. Handouts were distributed on cancer, diabetes and blood pressure. The next general meeting of Lariat CowBelles will be on March 13, at the Rabbit Ear Café. Submitted by Marianne Rose

The Powderhorn CowBelles met in February at the home of Ellen Vaughan with Glenda Armstrong as Co-Hostess.  Group was pleased to hear that collegiate member Kyra Grant has been chosen to represent New Mexico and Arizona as a member of the National Beef Speakers Bureau, and has already been filling speaking engagements. She will do an outstanding job! Since the District II meeting will be held in Clovis on March 18 at the Ranchvale Baptist Church Powderhorn decided to attend rather than having regular meeting on March 12. The group hopes to have a short meeting after the district meeting. The 2013 budget was presented and accepted. The group will send recipe cards to be included in the ditty bags for the Women in Agriculture ditty bags. Sandy McKenna gave a briefing on the bookmark project. The group procured the details with help from Traci Williams and made the decision to compile a detailed schedule of steps and processes to complete in order to be ready to start the first year when school starts in the fall. This will give Powderhorn enough information to assess whether to expand the program.  Most of the planning will be done in committee, and then the members will be educated and involved in the actual process.  The group is fortunate to have members willing to spend extra time and talent to make this a reality. Powderhorn will present Kids ‘n Kows ‘n More in Tucumcari on April 17 since they have not seen this program in that area. The group will send in information about a Man of the Year applicant. Dorothy Vaughan, Secretary

The Mesilla Valley CowBelles met on February 12, 2013 with seven members present. Items discussed were Ag Day at Columbia Elementary: March 22, mobile dairy and petting zoo lined up as presenters; District III Workshop in Glenwood March 20 – Fita may be attending for MVCB; Doña Ana County Food Checkout is March 19; MVCB will be donating to DAC Expo and to WALC; LCPS Calendar Art Contest – theme for this year is Taste the Mesilla Valley. Contest will be for 2-4 graders. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2013. Judging will be May 6; Doña Ana Kids Kows and More will be Apr 30-May 2. Submitted by Gretchen Lindsay

The January 19, 2013 meeting of the Berrendo CowBelles was held at the Cowboy Café. There were five members present. The President Genora Canon called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. Genora Canon reported on the Annual State meeting held in Albuquerque. Dues were collected and later taken to Carmen Barbe. Genora Canon reported that Danny Suns, a local Pastor, does want to buy the Berrendo CowBelle concession trailer. After much discussion it was decided to sell the trailer. Genora and Joyce made plans to go and inspect the trailer where it is parked at the home of Mike and D’Aun Pierce. After inspecting the trailer, the group will decide on a price. The Berrendo CowBelles paid $5000 just for the trailer; that does not include the work and items placed in it. Installation of Officers: Joyce Darrough read a cute military themed installation of officers that included a different military cap for each officer. The slate of officers is as follows: President – Genora Canon; Vice President – Joyce Darrough; Secretary – Robin Moore; Treasurer – Carmen Barbe. Announcements: The District IV Workshop Meeting will be held in Carrizozo, NM March 19, 2013; The Women In Agriculture Leadership Conference will be held May 1-3, 2013 in Las Cruces. Meeting adjourned 12:05 p.m.  Submitted by Genora Moore



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