Community Assets 2012
• Mountain View Telegraph • September 27, 2012
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE CLASS OF 2012
This Moriarty banker gives his time and knowledge to make sure baseball season ows perfect.
Kathy and Ralph Chowning
This Moriarty couple will sell you a travel trailer, but you might know them best for Halloween.
There is never enough time to do all that needs to be done for this Estancia woman.
Ben and Sandi Steinlage
Christmas in Mountainair is a little ashier because of them.
This civic club will do just about anything to help.
Saving the birds and teaching kids drives the Edgewood man.
Whenever I visit an elementary school classroom, the question that is most frequently asked is whois the most famous person I’ve ever interviewed.For those kids looking for names they’ve heard before, I usually disappoint them. While I’ve inter-viewed a few folks that have some amount of fame, I tell them, they should be asking me who is themost interesting person I’ve talked to. It’s an easy answer: It’s usually their neighbor. As a journalists,we are lucky because we get the opportunity to meet all sorts of interesting people. And the ones I findto be the most interesting are those who do the most for their communities.In your hands you hold the Telegraph’s Community Assets section, and for my money it is the bestspecial section we do. What we want to do is shine a spotlight on those who make our communities aspecial place to live.Among these pages you will read stories about people who have gone beyond a job description. Thereare stories here about people who are an inspiration to the rest of us.You could reach for your dictionary to get a definition of a “community asset” but it is unnecessary,I’ll give it to you in a couple of examples: It is people like Christopher Dolce, who has an acumen for numbers and use that skill to make sure kids can play baseball. It’s Kathy and Ralph Chowning, who put their lives and business on hold to make sure kids can safely trick-or-treat. Then there’s BernadineDial, who does so many things to make Estancia a nice place that it’s difficult to pick one thing tosingle out. Or Ben and Sandi Steinlage, who empty their garage every year and put on one heck of aChristmas show in Mountainair. And there is the Edgewood Civitans Club and Tom Smylie, who all puttheir causes before themselves.These people are community assets. These people bring value to our communities. For this we saythank you and offer you this special section.
Rory McClannahan, editor