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Features

Building Lightly
on the Earth

The green-building revolution promises to save money and the planet.

Paper Work
An inventor turns waste paper into an earth-friendly building material.

Do-Overs
Re-using old building materials and furnishings.

Heart of Glass
A man, a plan, a wall--and several tons of wine bottles.

Sex Sells
The "adult-entertainment" business is becoming mainstream.

High Desert Reggae
Root Skankadelic dishes funk and peace to the masses.

Searching for Ulzana
The daring Apache who inspired the film Ulzana's Raid left his mark on SW New Mexico.

Rodeo Roundup
Meet a "rodeo mom," a champion rider-turned-breeder and a future star.

The Art of Teaching
At Alma d'arte Charter High School, art saves lives.


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Tumbleweeds:
Having a Ball with Billy
Author on Fire
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Top 10


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Kitchen Gardener
The Starry Dome
Ramblin' Outdoors
People's Law
40 Days & 40 Nights
Millie & Billy Ball
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide


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Kick Up Your Heels at the Millie & Billy Ball,
June 10

Get out your Wild West duds and your, er, outfits of ill repute—it's time for the third annual Millie & Billy Ball. The fundraiser for the Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Flame Convention Center. The festivities once again celebrate, with tongue firmly in check, Silver City's famous citizens, Madame Millie and Billy the Kid. Attendees are invited to come dressed in period costumes, from Billy's 1870s and 1880s or the 1920s on up to the 1970s in honor of Millie. A costume contest will reward the best-dressed ball-goers.

South by Southwest, a country swing band from Taos, will return to provide live music. A BBQ dinner catered by Brewer Hill Baptist Church is included in the cost of admission and a full cash bar will also be available.

Dinner and dance tickets will cost $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Also available are $100 tickets, which include dinner-dance admission for two and a chance to win a $10,000 raffle. "Reward" winners need not be present to win, but must be at least 18 years old. Admission to the ball is restricted to those age 21 and older, and ID is required. Tickets are available at the MRAC office in the Wells Fargo Bank in Silver City. A limited number of tickets are available. Last year's $10,000 winner, Carla Buckner, will portray Madame Millie at the event this year.

According to Millie & Billy Ball committee co-chairs Sue Sherman and Francisca Vega, the first two years were highly successful and they are expecting even bigger things this year. "People got into the spirit of things, the costumes were really creative, the music was great and people enjoyed the chance to 'dress up' and have some fun," Sherman says. Vega adds, "The generous dance floor at the Flame gives dancers plenty of room to swing to the great music provided by South by Southwest. It's one of the few opportunities we have locally to really kick up our heels!"

The 2006 Millie & Billy Ball is sponsored by Manzanita Ridge and Prudential Silver City Properties. For more information, call 538-2505 or see www.mimbresarts.org.

 

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