Letters to the Editor (05/05/2012)

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Many thanks from SOBTF
Editor:
The Save Our Bosque Task Force wishes to thank everyone who made the third Bosque Benefit Brunch a success on Saturday morning, April 21.
Food was donated by: Sofia’s Kitchen and task force members, and prepared at our community kitchen.
Thanks to our Socorro musicians who donated their time and talent: Jeanne Dixon, Bill Gibbitz, Ronna Kalish, Jim Ruff and John E. Dean.
Entities or individuals who donated items for the silent auction included:  Acosta Equipment, A. Leon Miler, Agave Clay, Heidi Snell, Alana Codding, Ben Hoffacker III, Burdette B, Calkins, Chris Hill, Cynthia Duff, Dan Boyd Photography, Dancing Cranes, David Schneider (Fringe Photography), Dennis Prichard (Works in Wood), Desings in Stained Glass, Cany Michalski, FaberJane Eggs, Friends of the Bosque del Apache, Gary Hutchinson Art Metal Gail Yananovich (GDY Creations), Judith Roderick, Lee Pattison, Mary Miller, Matt & Stephaine Mitchell, OJ Simpson, Phil and Patti McLain (Oso Crafts), Rich Cayou (Scratchboard Art), Robyn Harrison, Skeeter Leard, Spirit Ware Native American Art, Tillery Digler and Regina Zavier, Steve Matherly (Impressions of Nature), Vicki Bolen, Waine Mosteller, Jim Kolbenschlag, Paula Riley and a few other that I am sure we missed. We appreciate all of your support.
A big “thank you” to supporters of the task force who bid on silent auction items. Your support helps us to continue the Bosque Conservation Day event, our twice-a-year bosque park clean ups and park maintenance, and general outreach about the bosque and river.
Thanks again to all who participated for make this a great event.
Doug Boykin
Chairman

Be informed or not
Editor:
Recently a member of the SEC commented during a board meeting that Trustee (Charlie) Wagner is the “leader and champion of the uninformed cynic.” This is a thinly veiled reference to the website, www.InformedCynic.com. The publicity is appreciated.
Readers of the website have asked several times in the recent past who owns the site and controls the content.
The short answer is, only the owner and webmaster, since 2001. The website was developed without permission of any board member, employee of the SEC or “reform committee.”
The service takes pains to be accurate and transparent. We believe cautious or open-minded persons would want to see more corroborating details surrounding the issues.
As a result, the website is followed by other co-ops with similar problems in New Mexico, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas, Minnesota and North Carolina.
In the lawsuit discovery process it was made quite clear the website is awarded same protection under the constitution as any other media outlet.
On several occasions the SEC, the board and the “reform committee” have been invited to submit commentary in the form of a press release or as a member of the public, a letter to the editor. The co-op, nor any board member, has taken advantage of the offer.   Perhaps they think the videos of their board meetings are sufficient.
James Cherry
Magdalena
Webmaster, Informed Cynic