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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico E10 THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday October 2 2005 CELE Romance thriving after 30 years GUSSIE FAUNTLEROY Public Works Workers temp job wins her award If the front lines of genetic science could go from clon ing Dolly the sheep to cloning Fran the librarian a bunch of Santa Fe Public Library employees would be over joyed We wont ask how Fran the librarian Fresquez would feel about Fran Fresquez who recently returned to her former posi tion as librarian assistant won her colleagues admiration during the past year when she took on the mammoth job of serving as acting acquisitions librarian For her efforts she was named the city of Santa Fes August employee of the month The turn of events became necessary when the librarys former acquisitions librarian retired in 2004 and could not immediately be replaced For 10 months Fresquez assumed responsibility for all funds and accounts for library materials a total of almost half a mil lion dollars She also tracked some individual items purchased by the library during that time No details have been overlooked and her philosophy of Til check on that and we can find an answer has put the library in good declared director of libraries Patricia Hodapp and technical services director Margret Baca who wrote a memo nominating Fresquez for the award Along with Hodapp and Baca more than 20 library employees signed the nomination memo prais ing Fresquez for her excep tional loyalty and commitment to the A new acquisi tions librarian was hired ear lier tliis summer and Fresquez has been helping train him her colleagues said Employees and supervi sors of the month at the New Mexico Transportation Department include Andrew Lopez supervisor in the Human Resources Manage ment Bureau With 22 years in the humanresources field Lopez was recognized as an outstanding supervisor and a great leader with great man agement according to his nominators He is known for keeping his staff well informed his fellow employ ees said In the Reprograph ics Section graphic designer Krisry Sena was named top employee for her pleasant and upbeat attitude and for her efficiency in helping fill the many rush order jobs required to allow customers to meet deadlines Another applauded worker Christine Griego is an office clerk in the Engineering and Design Bureau Griego found herself learning new job duties recently after a reorga nization in her section Her handling of the challenge and her willingness to assist co workers makes her a strong asset her supervisors said And employee of the month in the Web Development sec tion is computer programmer Brian J Gutierrez Respon sible for training new users of the departments Webbased system Gutierrez is described as always courteous to cus tomers and as someone who goes out of his way to help them understand the system If you have news about a public employee contact Fauntleroy at 9884068 fax 9887262 or net By Marissa Montez The New Mexican Every so often fate takes a hand in bringing two people of like minds together in a special place In 1971 when they were both merely 18 fate joined Todd Brown and Patricia Moore in Cerrillos On Sept 25 the couple celebrated their 30th anniversary in the village that has become the stronghold of their lives Brown originally from Huntington Long Island was working construction on an adobe house in Cerrillos Moore originally from Alex andra stopped in Cerrillos during a road trip through New Mexico She took such a liking to the town that she decided to call it home We both left our childhood homes early and wanted the adventure of traveling Moore said The couple started with hum ble beginnings as jewelry mak ers On Sept after two children they decided to marry Justice of the Peace Cuate Chavez was asked to officiate the ceremony We paid him for his services in a piece of jewelry that Todd Moore couple recalls that Chavez ended the ceremony by saying Its about They now have six children Anna and Florence Brown both of Albuquerque Rio D Brown of Virginia Beach Joe Brown of San Francisco and Andy and Michelle Brown both of Cerrillos After finding he had an apti tude for construction Brown began experimenting in adobe making He realized that he had enough skill to eventually build us a home in Moore said The couple built ado bes to construct their home which is now a hub of Cerrillos It doesnt leak if it doesnt Brown said of her home The couple operates a trading post petting zoo and turquoise busi ness all from the house Children enjoy visiting their petting zoo which holds tur keys llamas pigeons goats and chickens Adults flock to the Casa Grande Trading Post to see a piece of history in the antique collection which the couple spent years gathering We are antique collectors primarily as a way to show the antiquities of the area to the people who come Brown said They also operate a turquoise mine in Cerrillos which has given Todd Brown the privilege of being recognized as honor ary mayor of Cerrillos Several years ago a letter from Paris was received at the Cerrillos Post Office addressed to the Mayor of The woman who wrote the letter requested that a piece of turquoise be senrto her Because there was no politi cal system set up in Cerrillos the letter was given to Brown Now Brown takes his role as honorary mayor quite seriously Its not unlikely to find him fix ing road signs picking up trash or contacting the county to help them keep up the village of Cerrillos I take so much pride in where we live its a wonder ful Brown said Moore enjoys talking to visitors of Cerrillos that come through their trading post They recognize us as a young and enterprising said Moore With the store I see Todd Brown and Patricia Moore were married Sept We have the nicest village in New Mexico its very romantic its a place for PATRICA MOORE Todd Browns wife traveling people just as I was and Im able to tell them about all the beauties of New The couple stay active in the Turquoise Trail Association Cerrillos Hills Historic Park and the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club After 30 years of marriage they live in the honeymooners paradise they created for them selves in Cerrillos We have the nicest village in Brown and Moore after with years of marital bliss New Mexico its very romantic its a place for Moore said Contact Marissa Montez at 9863088 or mm its free in The Santa Fe New Mexican I would like Please call me at Bring this form to The New Mexican 202 E Marcy or mail to PO Box 2048 Santa Fe NM 875042048 Pictures of the bride and groom are welcomed Label pictures with name and address We do our best to return all photos but the paper is not responsible for lost photos Notices are subject to editing and will be printed on a spaceavailable basis on Sundays ONLY For more information call 9863030 extra copies of the Sunday edition that my wedding announcement appears in at 50 savings only 50e each and I will pick them up from The New Mexican South offices near the Premium Outlets Day Time Phone Brides maiden name Brides parents Grooms name Grooms parents Date of wedding City City City City State State State State Place of wedding Schools attended by bride and where include degrees Brides occupation Schools attended by groom and where include Grooms occupation Officiating minister or civil authority O Singlering a Doublering ceremony check one Q Maid or Q Matron of Honor check Name relation and hometown V i mm Bridesmaids relation and their hometowns Best Man relation arid his hometown Groomsmen relation and their hometown g ifrzz3 IIP Place of reception Wedding trip Where couple plans to live Will the bride use her maiden name after marriage Q Yes Q No Is photo included with announcement Q Yes Q No Date submitted Submitted by Was there any event that made the occasion more special or unusual and therefore more interesting to our readers For example Was the bride wearing a third generation wedding gown Did wedding party consist of sons and daughters of the bride and groom Have the bride and groom known each other since grade school Was the courtship unusual in any way Attach another sheet to Phone number for additional information THE SANTA FE Get the whole story
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