October 2013
Million sMiles

Reading Round the Ranch Book Club
Author Beth Garcia is joining us to talk about "One Bloody Shirt at a Time". Wednesday, October 2 at the Bad Rabbit Cafe 6 to 8 P.M.
For more info: Tom or Dori Ramsey at 371-2188

Community Garden in the Ghostown Open House/Potluck Party Fri. Oct. 4th 5:30 pm
Local Food, & Live Music
Big Bend Brewing Company will be on Tap
The Garden has 8,000 gallons of rainwater harvested & 24 Rows Planted! This event kicks off the 5th season of Farmers' Markets which start Sat. Oct. 19th 10-2 pm till end of March  THINK COMMUNITY  BUY LOCAL

Please join us for a gospel meeting at the Terlingua Church of Christ October 6th - 9th. Sunday Bible class begins at 10am with worship at 11am. Evening services will be at 6pm on Sunday and at 7pm Monday through Wednesday. The church is just south of the stables on highway 118. Everyone is welcome!

Flu Shots - John Alexander PA-C reporting that I have a limited number of flu shots for ages 15 and older.  $20.00. You may go here   to find out who the recommended recipients are. Please call 432.424.3535 and leave a message/callback information.  Will try to schedule for needs.

If you are on Facebook please consider joining the new group Terlingua Exchange where we give away items, trade items, sell items, look for work and/or look to hire.

There is a Free Box at the Terlingua Store (Delia's store). We have been putting stuff there for the last few weeks. People sort things into separate tubs; it is more organized than the Study Butte Store was.  Even a place to hang clothes.

There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome. There is also an Al-Anon meeting on Mondays at 7 pm established for anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking either now or in the past. Both are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper. You can now find us on Facebook, Google and Google map. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Alpine every day of the week. Further information on Alpine meetings HERE.

India’s Homemade Cream or Fruit Pies
Pecan Brownie - Small and Large Cakes
other desserts for any occasion
Call India …1-432-371-2198

SHOT TIME LIQUORS -
Big Bend Brew is here! – Terlingua Gold, Tejas Lager, and Big Bend Hefeweizen.  Now carrying three choices for Gluten Free beer.  On Sale - Black Cove Rum 750mL for $6.50.   Come check out all the other new sales going on. Don't forget; we have fresh, locally made, filtered ice for just $1.85 per bag!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155

Limited Time Only  Biography Sale
Sep. 26 - Oct. 5
Buy one biography – get two of equal or lesser value free.  Read about someone’s life!
Alpine ReReads Store at the Library

A multi-agency emergency drill will be held Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, at approximately 10 a.m. near Buck Stadium in Alpine.
Several emergency vehicles and First Responders will be on the site. The drill will last between 20 and 30 minutes. There is no need for alarm, and people should continue to go about their regular routines.
Terlingua Moon
October 2, 2013
(back to real time)
Vol. 24       No. 40
Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” ― Edward Abbey
From the Alpine Daily Planet:
McDonald Observatory will hold a number of Special Viewing Nights on its 36-inch telescope for residents of Jeff Davis, Brewster and Presidio counties. The free events honor these communities’ contributions to the observatory’s success as it begins a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary. The other dates are Oct. 1, 6, 23 and 27; and Nov. 3 and 5.
Each event is limited to the first 14 local residents to register online HERE.

McDonald Observatory will reach the 75th anniversary of its dedication on May 5, 2014. A full year of activities is planned around the state to celebrate, and some have already begun. Events will continue through next summer, and include a speakers series featuring McDonald astronomers in multiple cities, an open house at the observatory, a dedicated website and more.
For more information, call toll-free 877-984-7827 or 432-426-3640 or send an email to info@mcdonaldobservatory.org.

Want to start a container garden? Now is the time. Perfect for plants, we have black plastic 20 gallon containers available at the Cottonwood or the Garden for $10.00 each

FIRST SUNDAY MASS- LAJITAS CHAPEL
Sunday, 6 October, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, there will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Everybody is invited to attend these services.
Looking ahead: Sunday, 20 October, Morning Prayer in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

Espresso…y poco mas located in the Ghostown @La Posada Milagro Open daily 7:30AM-!PM
Come get your burrito and coffee or some other drink on the menu.  Noemi and Sharron will be happy to serve you!!
432.371.3044. WIFI available.

Starlight Schedule
Tuesday - Oct. 1 - $1 Tacos with Clem
Wednesday - Oct. 2 - Mo and Brandi
Thursday - Oct. 3 - Ceviche & Mojitos with Greg Grymes
Friday - Oct. 4 - Hank Woji
Monday - Oct. 7 - Burger Night with Mark Lewis & Taylor Luttrell-Williams
Tuesday - Oct. 8 - $1 Tacos with The Whitmores
Wednesday - Oct. 9 - Uh Clem
Thursday - Oct. 10 - Ceviche & Mojitos with Brewski Sal Mineo
Friday - Oct. 11 - Greezy Wheels
Saturday - Oct. 12 - The Paper Moon Shiners

Music at the High Sierra/Eldorado Inn
Wed Oct 2~  Kem Watts&Ashely Monical 7pm
Fri    Oct 4~  Dr. Fun!  
Sat   Oct 5~  Dr. Fun!  by request (Carlton Group)
Sun  Oct 6~  Moses and Brandy! 130 pm-430 pm
Micro Brew on Tap and Brisket All Day Every Day!

WATER CATCHMENT TANK ORDER. This truckload of tanks has finally filled. Whew, thanks everybody ! If you have a tank on the current order, it might ship before the end of this week.  Please stay in close touch with the Burrs (371-2506), and be ready to pay the balance on your tank on delivery.
And as end-of-summer routine usually goes, another load has begun forming right behind this one. The price of tanks did go up from $15 to $25 depending on the size of the tank. If you need filter(s) or valve(s), let us know now. They will be delivered with the load ($0 shipping).

Alpine Public Library is looking for donations for Alpine ArtWalk Silent Auction .  If you'd like to help contact Margaret Mathews 432 294 0803

Jim Milburn reports: "The word from my son, James T, who works in the park is that no action will be taken until midnight Monday. Other parks have released plans, but I haven't found anything from local news sources re: Big Bend. HWYs 118 and 385 will remain open to and from Park Headquarters. All other roads will be closed. The Panther Junction Service Station will stay open. All other Park and Concessions facilities will be isolated and not serving guests.

Room and campground guests will have 48 hours from Tuesday, if the shut-down occurs, to leave the park. Basin employees will not be able to leave the Basin except for special arrangements being made with the NPS Rangers.

For updates:  marfapublicradio.com

Lajitas Resort - Saturday, October 5th, San Antonio's own Buster Jiggs live in concert at the Lajitas Amphitheater! Doors open at 6:30, music at 8pm. Free to Brewster County Residents. Beer and food available at the show!  The weather will be perfect so see you there!
Local Entertainment

THIS WEEK @ THE HIGH SIERRA
Friday~Gray Gregson  7pm
Saturday~Gray Gregson  7pm
(Graybone brings his style of music to the desert, and promises some great entertainment..  Texas born and living now in the San Marcos area, he's been a fixture in the Austin music scene for years, and among other career achievements, a WC Handy Award winner.
Come join us for an evening of good food and delightful music.)
Sunday~ PAT O'BRYANS 2nd SUNDAY Benefit Jam. We take care of our own! This benefit jam recipient~  Catfish Calloway!

Espressso…y poco mas located in the Ghostown at La Posada Milagro serving great coffee and great food!!  New closing hours 7:30am-2pm.
WIFI available. 432.371.3044

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tuesday - Oct. 8 - $1 Tacos with The Whitmores
Wednesday - Oct. 9 - Clem
Thursday - Oct. 10 - Ceviche & Mojitos with Brewski Sal Mineo
Friday - Oct. 11 - Greezy Wheels
Saturday - Oct. 12 - The Paper Moon Shiners
Monday  - Oct.14 - Burger Night with Pablo Menudo
Tuesday - Oct 15 - $1 Tacos with Clem
Wednesday - Oct 16 - Norman Ballinger
Thursday - Oct 17 - Ceviche & Mojitos, Rocky Top
Friday - Oct 18 - Butch Morgan Open Mic
Saturday - Oct 19 - The VorTexans with special guest Mr  Hickle
Sunday - Oct 20 - Jeff Gavin (early) The Whipples
Monday - Oct 21 - Burger Night with Butch Morgan

Big Bend Chamber of Commerce
2013 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26,2013
BIG BEND MOTOR INN CONFERENCE ROOM
10:00 am TO *3:00 pm
The Big Bend Chamber of Commerce will again hold a Halloween Carnival for the children of the Big Bend. There will be games and prizes for best costumes throughout the day.
*The event will end at 3:00 PM or whenever we run out of prizes!














October 12th from noon to 7 pm. Buy a plate of spaghetti with all the fixings for $10, all to go to his family and to send a message that he was dearly loved here.

The Alpine Public Library has been awarded a grant from Humanities Texas to bring author Ricardo Ainslie to Alpine on Nov. 9, 2013. Mr. Ainslie is a psychoanalyst and professor of psychology at UT Austin, and recently published “The Fight to Save Juarez:  Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War.”

The Alpine Public Library, in cooperation with the Marfa Public Library, will host Mr. Ainslie at 7pm on Saturday, Nov. 9 at APL.  He will discuss Mexico’s Drug War: Origins and Future, as well as answer questions about his book.  Five copies are available now for checkout at Alpine PL and one at Marfa PL.  Refreshments will be served.


The Terlingua Moon
October 8, 2013   ~  VOL. 24 #40
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.       Tom Clancy
Ricardo Montes died last week.  He was a beloved resident of Terlingua off and on for almost 10 years.  His handiwork can be seen and appreciated all over town. 

He will be sorely missed.

There will be a fundraiser for his family at the Chili Pepper on Saturday,
by
La Catrina
And from Eve’s Garden: Call it Octoberfest, call it a good excuse for a party, call it whatcha like... You're invited to another fun live music event at Eve's Garden in Marathon, Sunday, 13 Oct starting at 6PM
with live music from the super fun band...The Paper Moon Shiners.

Paper Moon Shiners is a duo from Austin, Texas. They specialize in vintage songs and originals inspired by the 20's, 30's, and 40's as well as cross-genre experimentation into blues, jazz, swing, rags, americana and folk.

It is a pot luck, but if you don't have time to get anything together, you are still very welcome! We'll have Big Bend Brewery Beer and homemade bread and a great place for a party! Call with anything
432 386 4165. Bring your friends
www.evesgarden.org

Community Information

Community Garden The Open House Potluck was a wonderful time, with amazing food and conversation.  Special thanks go out to Glenda Luttrell for driving the hayride and Casey, Sara, and Eric with AllEnergies.net for our new solar system.

3 Weeks till we kick off the 5th Season of Farmer's Markets on Sat. Oct 19th 10-2 pm  Mark your Calendar for the 2nd in the series of Monthly Workshops sponsored by The Garden, Sat. Oct. 26th at noon "Artisan Goat Cheese Making" with Taylor.
3 Garden plots are still available for your very own winter garden   Planting Deadline is Oct. 31st

Vendors and Musicians Wanted!!!
Stop By and pick up a Community Garden t-shirt designed by Jan Cochran   THINK COMMUNITY   BUY LOCAL

Catchment tanks are scheduled to arrive this week. Touch base with us so we know that you know.  If you have special instructions, like - having yours dropped at the Ranch mailboxes, please call and remind us so we can let the driver know.  If you ordered filters and valves, they will be with the driver, as well. Be sure to have the balance owed for your tank upon receipt of your tank(s). Call us: (432) 371-2506 or email elcentro432@gmail.com or cell phone (512) 924-2506.

Get ready for Oct. Second Saturday Flea Market on the 12th - the Sept. flea market was a great success!  If the weather stays nice we hope everyone will come set up or shop - at El Centro/H2O to Go parking lot - corner of Hwy. 118 and School Road.  Come early and stay to whenever - weather permitting

Last Minute Low Budget Productions:  Now that we have a home, let's put on a production!  Readings for a collection of short plays will be Tuesday at 6:30 and Thursday at 7:30 at La Kiva. The production is scheduled for mid-November.  This is a great opportunity for those who want to be in a production but don't have lots of time for rehearsal and line memorization as all the plays are only about 10 minutes long.  Bring a friend and join us on Tuesday or Thursday or both!

Please send anything pertinent to The Moon to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by Monday at noon.  This publication can always be found at www.drdougs.com/Moon.html
There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome. There is also an Al-Anon meeting on Mondays at 7 pm established for anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking either now or in the past. Both are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper. You can now find us on Facebook, Google and Google map. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Alpine every day of the week. For further information on Alpine meetings: http://nwta66.org/index. php/schedules/cities

Terlingua Exchange/Facebook
Free items, looking for items, trade items, sell items, looking for work, looking to hire, looking for housing, available places to rent or buy ALL in South Brewster County including Terlingua Ranch, Study Butte, Terlingua "Ghost Town", Lajitas and BBNP.   Find us on Facebook and Yahoo.

Anything North of the O2 Flats also check out "Brewster County Exchange" on Facebook and "Brewster Freecycle" and "Brewster County Swap" on Yahoo.

SOLAR SALE AT ALL ENERGIES. The COTEK SK1500 Heavy-Duty Pure Sine Wave Inverter is regularly $599, but for this week only you can buy one for just $395! MidNite Solar's CLASSIC 150 Charge Controller is on sale this week for $698 – compared to $850 MSRP! This controller can handle an incredible 96A of input and utilizes the best in MPPT technology. We also supply solar panels, batteries, cables, and all the equipment you need to live Off Grid comfortably. We'll match any competitor's price on the exact same item. Call Casey for details or to place an order: 371-2950 or email Casey@AllEnergies.net

The Dominos Night has expanded to become the Game Night at the Bad Rabbit Cafe on Monday Nights starting at 4:30 pm.  You can join the games anytime but come prepared with any additional supplies you'll need for alternative games.

Betraying Gideon in Alpine, Texas by Rachel Monroe, Drastic budget cuts hit the Western Texas federal defenders' office while caseloads skyrocket

ALPINE - Brewster County has decided the Federal Government has no right to shut down their park and ruin the Brewster Economy.  On Thursday, in a special meeting, County Commissioners agreed that if no federal budget is decided by Monday, they are going to seek a temporary restraining order. Judge Val Beard of Brewster County led the hearing.

"After listening to our constituents and going over the original creation of Big Bend National Park, we voted unanimously to seek a temporary restraining order against closure of the park if the park is not open by the end of Monday of next week," Judge Beard said.  The County Judge and other Brewster County officials met to discuss action against the federal government. It is day three of the government shutdown and that means Big Bend National Park is closed.

The town of Presidio wants you to know that neither Big Bend Ranch State Park, nor the Barton Warnock Center, nor Fort Leaton are subject to the Federal Shutdown and so are open and ready for visitors.  Also there is no trouble in Ojinaga and, with a passport, it is a fun thing to go and check out Mexico for a few hours. 

Also we have the Trade Show, UFO and Dude Of The Dead Music Festival Oct 18 & 19. Please extend an invitation to everyone. If anyone wants free booth space you must sign up at  UFOBORDERZONE.com


Ricardo Montes Memorial Spaghetti Dinner at the Chili Pepper Cafe

The Memorial Fund Raiser to help defray funeral expenses for the family of Ricardo Montes at the Chili Pepper Cafe on Saturday, October 12, was a success!  We raised $2,400.  The Montes family thanks all of you for your generosity and kindness.

Ricardo Montes was a Maestro (Master Mason) in stone and adobe and worked on many of the local masterpieces (such as Villa Terlingua and Santa Inez Church). 

Ricardo, from Chihuahua, Mexico drowned in the Rio Grande while crossing to go to work. 
Terlingua Moon
THANKS FROM TERLINGUA STUDENTS
Fifth & Sixth Grade Terlingua students send a huge thank you to Far Flung Outdoor Center and Farmer, Ben, & Jenny for volunteering to take us on an awesome river trip. Thank you also to the Barton Warnock Center. We had a great tour here after our river trip and saw some cool plants and bugs.

Kindergarten and First Grade Paisanitos say "Thank You!" to the lovely folks at the Terlingua Community Garden. We planted flowers and peas and saw that our sunflowers and kohlrabi are coming up! 

K-4 learned about a lot about fire safety from our hard working firefighters at Terlingua Fire &EMS. The students also enjoyed learning how the sirens, lights and hoses work on the trucks.

LAWSON LETTER
Dear Terlingua friends,
I would like to thank everyone for your kindness, and generosity at the recent surprise fundraiser that my close friend Ruth Staton orchestrated on my behalf.  Also, a special thanks to our local E.M.S. staff for their most prompt and professional manner when they transported me to Alpine. It sure is a pleasure to be surrounded by such good folks. My Sincere Thanks! And bless you'all.
Your friend, David Lawson.

FARMER’S MARKET IS HERE
Sat. Oct 19th 10-2 The Community Garden
Basil, Hot Peppers, Zucchini, Local Eggs and More. Music provided by Ralph Moore. 2 Plots are still available for your own winter garden and we have seeds to share. Planting deadline is Oct. 31st. Next Sat. at noon the 2nd in the series of workshops sponsored by The Garden "Artisan Cheese-making" with Taylor.
For more information call 3196.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS
Black Cove Rum 750mL for $8.35! American Spirits (blue, orange, yellow, & RYO). Now carrying cigarette filter tubes.  Trotter RTD 750mL (margarita, sex on the beach, & strawberry daiquiri) for ONLY $3.25 ea.  Don't forget - we have fresh, locally made ice!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on FaceBook! 

2013 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
The Big Bend Chamber of Commerce will host a Halloween Carnival for the children of the Big Bend at the BBMI Conference room on Saturday, October 26 from 10-3 or until all the prizes are gone. There will be games and prizes for best costumes throughout the day.

FOR SALE
Like-new Duralast marine battery - $100.
Purchased about 3 months ago for the Community Garden's solar system. Call 371-2172 for more information.


LAJITAS
Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, and Jason Blum will be performing at the Big Bend Amphitheater in Lajitas, October 26, 2013.  Free Admission. Show starts at 8:00 pm.

CINNABAR THEATER FUND RAISER
There will be a brisket plate fund raiser at the new LMLB Cinnabar Theater site on Friday, October 25th from 5:30-7:00.  $10 will get you a plate of brisket and all the trimmings!

STARLIGHT
Tuesday,  Oct 15 - $1 Tacos / Clem
Wednesday,  Oct 16 - Norman Ballinger
Friday,  Oct 18 - Butch Morgan Open Mic
Saturday,  Oct 19 - The VorTexans with special guest Danny Hickle (There will be Dancing!)
Sunday,  Oct 20 - Jeff Gavin (early), The Whipples
Monday,  Oct 21 - Burger Night with Butch Morgan

HIGH SIERRA
Thurs ~4pm  Dr. Fun
Fri~ 5-8 pm  Al Barlow Music Fest
Saturday ~ Dr. Fun 7pm
Sunday~ Trevor Reichman 2-5 pm

AA and Al-Anon
There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome. There is also an Al-Anon meeting on Mondays at 7 pm established for anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking either now or in the past. Both are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper. You can now find us on Facebook, Google and Google map. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Alpine every day of the week. For further information on Alpine meetings HERE.

TERLINGUA EXCHANGE
Free items, looking for items, trade items, sell items, looking for work, looking to hire, looking for housing, available places to rent or buy ALL in South Brewster County including Terlingua Ranch, Study Butte, Terlingua "Ghost Town", Lajitas and BBNP.   Find us on Facebook and Yahoo.  Anything North of the O2 Flats also check out "Brewster County Exchange" on Facebook and "Brewster County Freecycle" and "Brewster County Swap" on Yahoo.


CINNABAR IS NEW TERLINGUA THEATER
A new theater is rising from the ruins of an old firehouse near Terlingua.  The Cinnabar Theater will allow Last Minute Low Budget Productions (LMLB) to continue staging plays until the Mercury Theater for the Performing Arts is constructed next door. And, as the Mercury Theater will be designed to do, the new space will also be available for Terlingua School activities and for other local groups.

A “slab warming” fundraiser, with refreshments and entertainment, is set for October 25 at the new location just off Highway 118, beginning at 5:30 p.m. LMLB hopes to stage its first production in the space before the end of the year.


Last fall, soon after LMLB lost its venue of ten years behind the Terlingua Store, Terlingua Fire and EMS donated to the non-profit troupe two acres of land that was the site of the original fire department in the Terlingua area.  Now fire and EMS services have a home in the Brewster County Emergency Services building and wanted to divest themselves of the previous location.  LMLB President Martha Stafford says, “We have put on plays in lots of places  around Big Bend, and local businesses have been wonderful about letting us use their spaces, and we were looking at having to do that again, until Terlingua Fire and EMS stepped in.  There is nothing like having your own building to work in, where you don’t have to work around someone else’s schedule.”  But the best part, she adds, may be not having to completely remove all theater materials to make way for the chili cook-off that had first dibs on the Terlingua Store location. 

The dilapidated old firehouse was demolished and construction began as soon as the 30’x 60’ slab was clear.  J.P. Wiggins (himself an actor with the troupe), is the contractor on the metal-frame building.  Roofing was scheduled to go up October 13 (volunteers welcome), with walls and doors to follow.  Everyone working on the job besides Wiggins and his assistant are volunteers. Besides all the volunteer labor that is going into the project, Rick Page, owner of the Cottonwood General Store in Study Butte, donated the metal pipes for the uprights.  When it came time to hoist the steel roof trusses into place, Kevin Elmore brought his gin-pole-mounted truck to the theater and made short work of the job.

LMLB, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been staging plays in Big Bend since 1989 and averages four major shows per year, plus many other activities.  “It was always our dream to have a real theater,” says Stafford.  Architect Paul Gaddis donated the design for the ambitious Mercury Theater for the Performing Arts, but fundraising and construction of that facility will be a long process and Last Minute Low Budget Productions needed a place, not only to stage plays in the meantime, but also to store all its equipment, costumes, etc.  The Cinnabar Theater will fill that need very soon.

Vol. 24, # 41    October 15, 2013
                                                                           terlinguamoon@gmail.com
Terlingua Moon
Weekend Highlights!

Lajitas Resort
Saturday, October 26th
Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys with Jason Blum at the Big Bend Amphitheater at Lajitas Resort! Show starts at 8pm and is free to the public! Beer and food available, no outside coolers please. Don't miss this 4 time Austin Music Award winner!

Starlight Theatre:
Tuesday - Oct 22 - Clem
Wednesday - Oct 23 - The Whitmores
Thursday - Oct 24 - Greg Grymes
Friday - Oct 25 - Jason Blum
Saturday - Oct 26 - Laird Considine's Birthday Party Jam
Sunday - Oct 27 - Brunch with Bryn Moore
Monday - Oct 28 - Burger Night with Dr. Fun
Tuesday - Oct 29 - Clem
Wednesday - Oct 30 - Tim Relleva

Espresso…Y Poco Mas located in the Ghostown
@ La Posada Milagro Serving great coffee and breakfast!! Yummy Specials and much more!! Come join us!! Serving you Noemi and Sharron!!! WIFI available. 432.371.2743

SHOT TIME LIQUORS -
Fully Stocked – smoke shop & novelties!  Come check out all the new items.  Also new – Trotters RTD 750mL for $3.25 (margarita, sex on the beach, & strawberry daiquiri).  Don't forget; we have fresh, locally made ice!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on Facebook!

OTRA VEZ
Welcome home BETTY we are so happy you are back!!! We have 2 vacuum cleaners. WE NEED DONATIONS; Ladies Clothes, Knick Knacks; and Household items. We are Open and working every Wednesday and are Open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9:00 - Noon.

There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 pm held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome.  There are also daily Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Alpine. For more information go HERE.

Last Minute Low Budget
The roof is up at the new Cinnabar Theater for Last Minute Low Budget Productions.  Come this Friday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m., for barbecue and all the fixin's. Help us raise money to finish the building.  Dinners $10 per plate.  Hwy 118 just north of the 170 intersection (where the old firehouse was).  Look for the signs. For info call 432-386-3178.

The State Health Dept. will be at the Community Center on Monday, October 28 for flu shots.  They will be open from 10:00 - 2:00.
Get your fall container garden started!
25 gallon black plastic barrels are perfect.
Available now at the Cottonwood or Garden or $10
The gardeners need clean 5 gallon buckets with lids for composting.
Leave at the garden or call for pickup 371-2172

Free items, looking for items, trade items, sell items, looking for work, looking to hire, looking for housing, available places to rent or buy ALL in South Brewster County including Terlingua Ranch, Study Butte, Terlingua "Ghost Town", Lajitas and BBNP.   Find us on Facebook and Yahoo.  Anything North of the O2 Flats also check out "Brewster County Exchange" on Facebook and "Brewster County Freecycle" and "Brewster County Swap" on Yahoo.

Looking to connect? Check out "Our Terlingua", "Terlingua" and "West Texas - Big Bend - Community" on Facebook.  Need an errand in Alpine? Check out "Alpine Run" Want to carpool or need a ride?  Check out "Big Bend Rideshare".  Have something to give away, trade or sell?  Need or know of work or housing?  Check out "Terlingua Exchange" on Facebook and Yahoo.

There is also a free box at Delia's Terlingua Store.  Please consider donating at that location to help others in our community.  The phone number there is 371-2487.

Big Bend Chamber of Commerce
2013 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26,2013
BIG BEND MOTOR INN CONFERENCE ROOM
10:00 am TO *3:00 pm
The Big Bend Chamber of Commerce will again hold a Halloween Carnival for the children of the Big Bend. There will be games and prizes for best costumes throughout the day.
*The event will end at 3:00 PM or whenever we run out of prizes!

BIG BEND -- The National Park Service is proposing a new trail exhibit in Big Bend National Park. The exhibit would be near the current fossil bone exhibit off of Park Route 11. (HWY 385 - Persimmon Gap). The proposal includes building three to four new structures to display fossils, a hiking trail, a rock garden and children's exploration area. They're now inviting the public to give their opinion on the proposal.

To comment through the mail, send your thoughts to:
Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones
ATTN: Construct Fossil Exhibit - EA Comments
Big Bend National Park, P.O. Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834

Alpine Public Library opens Re-Reads Store
Starting Wednesday, the 22nd of October, all holiday items are buy one - get one (of equal or lesser value) free.  This can be  any holiday— Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, New Year's, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Veterans Day, Muharram, etc.  It includes things about the holiday(s), significance of the day, things to produce—items for the do-it-yourself, shop-type hobbies, craft-type hobbies, cookery and entertaining, or decorating ideas as well as themed fiction and nonfiction. Re-Reads is located inside the Alpine Public Library at 805 West Avenue E. The store is open Monday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Linda Bryant at the library: 837-2621.

By: Raven &
Coyote
The Terlingua Moon
October 22, 2013 ~ Vol. 24 #42
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Saturday. Assemble at 5 pm to set out and light candles if you wish. There will be a pot luck so bring something tasty if you can. Musicians bring your instruments and by all means – bring your own chairs!

Starlight Theatre This Week
Tuesday - Oct 29 – Uh, Clem
Wednesday - Oct 30 - Tim Relleva
Friday - Nov 1 - Trevor Reichman
Saturday - Nov 2 - Halloween Dance Party with DJ
             Archmang
Sunday - Nov 3 – Brunch, the Whitmores 11am - 2pm
Sunday - Nov 3 - Moonfly 7pm - 9pm
Monday - Nov 4 - Burger Night, Laird Considine
Tuesday - Nov 5 – Uh, Clem
Wednesday - Nov 6 The Whitmores

This week @ The High Sierra –
Tues –Thurs any musician that wants to come play during business hours can play for a meal  & drink.
Friday ~ Laird Considine  & Friends--7pm
Saturday – Dr. Fun
Sunday Hangover Jam, musicians show up  & JAM with each other.  Last week we had Jason Blum, Trevor Reichman,  & Alejandro Escovedo!  

Marfa Live Arts invites you to From Marfa to Ireland, prose & poetry benefit for MISD, Fri, Nov. 8th at the Crowley Theater.  Readings: Texan Jo Harvey Allen, known for roles in Fried Green Tomatoes & In the Valley of Elah: Beautiful Waitress, her critically acclaimed one woman show.  Ireland’s award-winning actress, Kate O'Toole,
Peter O’Toole & Sian Phillips’ daughter:  her favorite Seamus Heaney & Yeats poetry. She has just finished shooting  Privates, a TV mini-series & Pat McCabe’s play The Big Yum  Yum.  Other presenters include Meliza Brandin: Yeats in Spanish; Tim Crowley: a special Shakespeare sonnet; & Harry Hudson: Yeats.  Proceeds benefit Marfa High School & Marfa Live Arts' student playwriting in-school workshop, Feb 2014.   Reservations required: Tickets,  $10,  are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Milton Mow, who managed BJ’s Trailer Park for over 10 years, passed away on October 16.  He was from Big Spring, TX, was an Army Veteran, & retired from Atmos Energy in 1997.  He loved cooking chili & riding ATVs.  Memorials may be made to Home Hospice, 111 E 7th St, Suite A, Big Spring, TX or your favorite charity.  Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.  Complete Obit HERE.

Farmer's Market in the Ghostown Community Garden -- 10-2 pm Saturday -- Music this week:  Pat O'Bryan & Friends.  Hot Peppers, Cut Basil, Fresh Eggs, Kombucha, India's Desserts, Jewelry, Locally Roasted Coffee & More!  Stop By & Pick up a "NEW" Garden T-shirt.
THINK COMMUNITY - BUY LOCAL

WATER CATCHMENT TANKS: The salesman advised us that the prices go up again after the first of December. We still can get them to you cheaper than you can buy & haul one - freight & sales tax free. Call the Burrs (2506) or email elcentro432@gmail.com to arrange your deposit.

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, at 11am on Nov 3, The Sunday of All Saints'. On this day, we remember our loved ones who have died, especially those who have passed on during the last year. Give your list of names remembered to Martha or to Fr. Mel before the service begins. REMINDER! Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend! (Finally!) Be sure to set your clock back one hour on Saturday night or you will arrive at church early and nobody will be there. Ahead: Sun, Nov 17, Morning Prayer at 11am.

REMINDER!    Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend!  (Finally!) {Ed: Thank you Fr.  Mel!!!}
Introduction to the Four Shields: The Initiatory Seasons of Human Nature (the Medicine Wheel). The Four Shields or Medicine Wheel is an ancient  & yet very contemporary way of understanding our own journey to wholeness based on earth's cycle of the Four Seasons (summer, fall, winter,  & spring)  & the corresponding Four Directions (south, west, north,  & east).  Come & experience A Day of Exploration of the Four Shields. We will do some wandering in Nature & gather together in Council to witness how wild nature mirrors our own inner wild nature!  Led by David Clark, founder of Wild Spirit Passages. When: Thursday, November 14. Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Where: Mary Diesel's home in Gate 4. Maps  & directions are available. Please call 371-2999, or email david.wildspiritpassages@gmail.com or spottedslinky55@gmail.com.  What to bring*: Appropriate clothing to spend the entire day outdoors (folding/camp chair, hat, sunscreen, water, sack lunch). Hot tea will be provided.  *Donations requested but not required.

Yoga with Sandi,  gentle to gnarly, first class free, call/text/email for details.  512-466-6373 or sturvan@yahoo.com

The Book Fair at Big Bend Library is in full swing--a great opportunity to shop for books for young people in your life.  We have wish list books for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Please stop by & choose a book to buy for a deserving student.  We've placed One-For-Books collection boxes around town - please give generously to help us buy new books for our library. 

Terlingua’s Tracy Lynch has an upcoming photography exhibition in Marfa:  Kindred Gestures:Tracy Lynch.  Opening Nov 1st:  5-8pm, Exhibition - 407 W. San Antonio St, HWY 90, Marfa  thru Dec 1st.

I lost a little black notebook with hardcase cover. It has notes of many things... it fell off the hood of my truck between the ghost cafe and the cemetery (oops, no?) No reward, sorry, maybe a doodle. Please write to me if you found it; cassandrasirena@gmail.com.

RIVER CLEAN-UP
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park are sponsoring the fourth annual River Cleanup Day on Sat, Nov 9. We NEED volunteers to remove litter while spending a day canoeing or hiking along the Rio Grande. This work improves local water quality, restores natural beauty, and reduces potential threats to human health and wildlife. The River Cleanup is a great way for groups of people to get together, have fun and help their environment.
Big Bend Ranch State Park & Big Bend National Park will supply river permits, tools, & trash bags for volunteers who sign up to help us pick up trash, abandoned fishing lines & old tires to preserve the beauty of one of our nation’s most scenic and threatened rivers. The clean-up is a partnership but each area will be doing the trips slightly differently.
Big Bend National Park: two separate excursions, each trip limited to 10 people. Park will provide canoes & arrange shuttles. Contact Jane Brown: (432) 477-1106 or Jane_Brown@nps.gov for more information & to sign up.
Big Bend Ranch State Park: Bring your own canoes, kayaks, inflatable kayaks or hiking shoes. Let us know if you have a boat and how many people you can carry. For those who do not have a boat or do not want to get on the river we will be doing a clean-up along the River Road, FM 170. To volunteer and for more information call Lou McKaughan at Barton Warnock Visitor Center at (432) 424-3327 or lou.mckaughan@tpwd.texas.gov.

HELP ME RONDA DESERT SHUTTLE SERVICE runs every 2 hours from both Chili-Cook-Off sites & stops at ALL Terlingua/Study Butte high spots: Ghostown, local bars, restaurants, hotels/motels, RV Parks, grocery store, hardware store & most businesses. Times: Wed 30th, 3pm--midnight; Thurs-Sat. 12 pm--midnight. Posters all over town. Minimum $5 donation is requested. (A small price to pay to avoid a DWS - Driving while sober...op.ed. SCMC).

The Terlingua Moon
October 29, 2013--Vol. 24, #44 

Espresso... Y Poco Mas @ Terlingua Chili Cook Off
Serving great organic coffee, burritos, burgers, tamales & pozole.
Grand Opening Wednesday  7AM-8PM
Then...
Thursday & Friday  8AM-12AM
Saturday 8AM-1AM
Come see us!