McDonald is Citizen of Year

Barbara McDonald, a native Otero County resident, was named Citizen of the Year on Saturday night during the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet at the Tays Special Events Center. Full Story
William L

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Feb 28, 2010
Now we know one of the Shifty-Fifty
Sharki

Mescalero, NM

#2 Feb 28, 2010
I personally love Cliff and his wife, Barbara. This is a well deserved award. He has done lots for the community, is very modest about it, and tells a mean joke!
Lola

Midlothian, TX

#3 Feb 28, 2010
Sharki wrote:
I personally love Cliff and his wife, Barbara. This is a well deserved award. He has done lots for the community, is very modest about it, and tells a mean joke!
Very nice people, and when you leave them, you have just a bit of thier love for Alamo go with you. Congrats !!!
Jessie Jymes

Casper, WY

#4 Feb 28, 2010
I've heard a lot about Cloudcroft thru the yrs. Is that anywhere near Hatch (of the famous Chilli, sp)?? Also is there a good ski slope(s) in or near C.C. Thanks, JJ

Since: May 08

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Mar 1, 2010
Cliff cut my hair when I was a little boy. He always made me feel like a little man. I used to play with there kids and help load hay. Miss Barbara always had tea or lemonade for all of us that help out and then great snacks. We had more fun at her house. It was great growing up in Alamogordo with people like this as mentors.

“The Waters' Fine - Come On In!”

Since: Nov 09

Atlantis

#6 Mar 1, 2010
Woah...not Cliff! It's Barbara!!!!!

Since: May 08

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Mar 2, 2010
I know my post started with Cliff, but they are inseprable in my memory. Babara pretending she was mad when she caught us boys in the stock tank when it was a 105 degrees. Scolding us while getting us towels and lemonade and cookies. Then we would have to pick up trash from around the house. There never was any, I always suspected she did that and knew full well there was no trash. Such a beautiful yard. And yes I have much more current memories of her. Working with me at Cottonwood Festival over cooking and serving breakfest. Or grinding numbers and information into computers at the Chamber in hopes to bring one more employer to town. But my fondest memories will remain those hot summer days where I worked my butt off for $10 and cookies and lemonade (and a quick dip in the stock tank) lol.
Elemental

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 2, 2010
Jessie Jymes wrote:
I've heard a lot about Cloudcroft thru the yrs. Is that anywhere near Hatch (of the famous Chilli, sp)?? Also is there a good ski slope(s) in or near C.C. Thanks, JJ
Yes JJ, there is a good ski slope at Cloudcroft, also one a short way away at Ski Apache.
No, nowhere near Hatch.
Sharki

Mescalero, NM

#9 Mar 2, 2010
Nice memories, Baruch! Thanks, made me smile!
Clay Collins

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Mar 2, 2010
Such good people. I was amazed that these two people from ranching families BOTH became vegetarian when Clif had a heart attack. Barbara's love for Clif motivated her to do all she could to prolong his life and improve the quality of his life. Talk about love, that's it.
Congrats, Barbara.

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