Our heartfelt thanks to these local business supporters of the FASF!
Please support them with the same enthusiasm they’ve shown for us!
(Click on any of the photos below. If they have a website, it will take you there – or enlarge their graphic.)
Mr. Smith is also fluent in Italian and Spanish
Columbus NM (City Hall) – This is where it all began back in March of 1916, when Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa terrorized the community with his infamous raid, which immediately gave rise to the birth of American Air Power, as the First Aero Squadron launched its Jenny airplanes from Columbus in pursuit of the illusive Villa. Today, working to enhance and develop this historic village are Mayor Philip Skinner and Trustees Bruce D’Salas, Xavier Muñoz, Bill Johnson and Martha Skinner. Further helping local villagers and the town’s many visitors are Municipal Clerk Cindy Varnhagen, Treasurer Margie Osmer, and Water Clerk, Amanda Rios. To reach any of this friendly town’s personnel just call: 575.531.2663
The Columbus Village Library has just joined the rapidly growing ranks of local FASF business supporters. The unquestioned center of graphic arts and literature in Columbus has just stepped aboard to help the Foundation reach its goals. The friendly and helpful staff is lead by Director, Maria Ehlers, and librarians Maggie Calderon, Michael O’loughlen, and Laura Herron. The staff hopes that, whenever in or visiting Columbus you stop by to enjoy the fully stacked shelves and take in the regularly exhibited artistry of local artists hanging on the facility’s walls, or use their fully equipped computer center with its high speed broadband Internet, offering you late model computers, or wi-fi access, should you have your own laptop computer in hand. Or, if you have any questions about Columbus or the surrounding area, this hospitable staff will be more than happy to give you a hand. You can get library hours and have your questions answered by calling them at: 575.531.2612
Deming is famous as the locale of the silver spike. In March 1881, the town became the site of the completion of the second transcontinental railroad, uniting the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad from the east with the Southern Pacific from the west. Immediately adjacent to the Center you’ll find a relic of these days of yesteryear in the perfectly restored old Union Pacific cars and steam locomotive on display.
DEMING VISITOR CENTER – 800 E. Pine St. – Coming to this historic high desert community for vacation? Before, or after you arrive, be sure to check in with the Visitor Center for guidance in finding the numerous exiting sights to visit and explore in this southwestern corner of the Land of Enchantment. The Manager or one of their on duty volunteers will help you get started and eagerly answer your questions. Don’t delay, give them a call at: 575.567.1962
CEO Teresa observed that, “Our bank opened its doors in 1962, and over the past 49 years we have grown to a total of 37 full-time employees. We have locations in Deming, Columbus and Hatch. Each employee takes great pride in our organization, the services we provide and our ability to meet our customers’ needs. Whether you’ve been our customer for three days or three decades, we’ll treat you the same…just like family.” To reach the main office in downtown Deming, call: 575.546.2691
The First Savings Bank (FSB) of Deming is connected with a number of other FSBs throughout the western United States, with branches in South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Nebraska, Arizona and Colorado. The Bank prides itself in its personal service. Located in central Deming, its friendly staff wants to meet you and show you how it can help meet your banking needs.
The President of First Savings Bank, until early 2019, when he moved back to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, Josh Plascencio, is the current Corporate Secretary, an active Officer on the FASF Executive Committee, and a member of its Board of Trustees.
Commitment is a simple word, but it describes the FSB’s guiding business philosophy. The bank is committed to providing the very best in service and products to its customers and their local communities. The Bank considers itself a part of each community in which it does business and endeavors to take an active interest helping improve and develop each community.
These days, big banks just keep getting bigger, and they tend to know less about you – and your community. The FSB is proud to be a community bank and to be family owned. FSB is strong enough to stand on its own, yet small enough to appreciate the daily details and real-life needs where its employees and staff work and live. First Savings values its customers; offering them personalized attention – which it backs up with full banking services and innovative products. The fact is, the FASB wants to be your bank. It wants to earn your business and handle your banking needs with the attention and respect you deserve.
In keeping with its on-going commitment to deliver convenience and excellence to its customers, the bank welcomes you to its web site on behalf of all its dedicated employees. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and discover what we can do for you! The Bank is located at 520 S. Gold in downtown Deming, NM and can be reached by phone at: 575.546.2707
FRANCIS AVIATION – Doña Ana County International Jetport – Santa Teresa, New Mexico – Only 20 minutes from El Paso’s Westside, Francis Aviation is in a convenient location, near great shopping, hotels, and restaurants! Francis Aviation provides first-class service to all aviation operations, from business jets to small general aviation aircraft. Address: 8100 Airport Rd., Santa Teresa, New Mexico 88008 – Tel: 575.589.4586
Miller’s Garage – Serving SW NM for over a half century – Gabe Diaz Sr., owner, and Gabe, Jr., are your on site automotive technicians, while founder Art Miller remains close at hand as principal consultant – Miller’s Garage has an extensive automotive reclamation and recycling yard adjacent to its maintenance and repair facility where a broad range of older to antique automotive spare parts can often be found. Whether your car or truck is antique or a most modern computer controlled vehicle, these adept automotive specialists can put it back in good running order. For a competitive repair estimate call Miller’s at: 575.531.2586
MORROW & COMPANY, CPA’s and Financial Planning – 800 West Florida – Deming, New Mexico – Harold and Diane Morrow are pictured above. Harold is a native born Deming resident who has been deeply involved in the community’s affairs since returning from college and his internship to become a Certified Public Accountant. He and his professional staff offer a wide, highly experienced and comprehensive financial portfolio of services, with a renowned friendliness and hospitality towards all their clients, whether personal, business, or agriculturally engaged. Bring your financial problems or work to MORROW & COMPANY for a quick and friendly estimate. Call them at: 575.546.6528
Friends of Pancho Villa State Park – Long active member of the FASF, Todd Montes, the current Postmaster of Columbus, is its President. This park remains the southernmost state park in New Mexico and it offers a broad range of facilities for both short term and long term visitors to this historical corner of the Land of Enchantment. With full and complete RV and camping amenities, the park also presents a modern exhibit hall replete with a wide range of artifacts and other memorabilia from the 1916-17 era of the famed Punitive Expedition led by General “Black Jack” Pershing deep into Mexico. It even presents a full scale replica of the famous “Jenny” airplane that helped make Columbus known as the birthplace of American Air Power. Visit the linked website created by the “Friends of the Park,” a docent group of volunteers dedicated to serve and help educate the public and many visitors to this unique attraction. Call 575.531.2711 for more information.
Patio has two restaurants for your convenience: The above photo shows two views of the downtown Columbus restaurant. The Patio in Deming is located at 1521 Columbus Rd, Deming (on the SE corner of Columbus Rd. and Florida Streets) and in Columbus at 23 Broadway (above) in central Columbus. Their burgers have become legendary in both Deming and Columbus and their informal ambiance relaxing and enjoyable. For hours and other information you may call them at: 575.546.5990 for Deming and 575.531.2495 for Columbus. Terry Castillo is in charge and serving her popular “Terry’s Burgers” in Deming, while daughter Missy is in charge at the Columbus Patio.
Deming’s homegrown – and owned – popular Supermarket!
We love having you as our customer and appreciate each and every day you choose Peppers to do your shopping. It is our privilege to take care of you, our customer. We know that you want a great Meat Market, the freshest produce, and the products you and your family want and enjoy. It is our job to ensure we provide you with those products and services. And that is why we are here…to take care of you the best we can. Thank you for choosing Peppers as your store. We’re located in the southeast corner of Florida & Columbus Rd. Deming, NM at 812 East Florida Street. Call us: 575.546.3922
Ivonne Romero (above), who owns The Pink Store with her husband, Sergio, shows off some of her unique collection of Mexican art, personally discovered by Ivonne on her frequent trips throughout her country in search of new indigenous artistry. Internationally known, customers come from all parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and even abroad to purchase this one-of-a-kind high quality merchandise. U.S. Tel: 575.545.5206 or Toll Free at 866.474.4299 – Mexico Tel: 011.52.656666.0102
Flight Training Team: ( L to R above ) Jim Foster, Flight Instructor (CFI), Mauricio Lopez, Adm. Assistant, and Tomas Peralta, Partner, CEO and CFI, in Operations Office at main hangar. Conveniently Located Only a few miles across the Rio Grande River from West El Paso, Texas – Competitive rates with instructing by highly experienced Flight Instructors in modern well equipped Cessna aircraft. 8063 Airport Rd., Santa Teresa, NM 88008 Tel: 915.449.5065 Above is view of the San Jose Market and Lounge in Columbus, New Mexico
Roberto and Isabel Gutierrez, of Columbus, owners of the town’s principle grocery story, the SAN JOSE MARKET & LOUNGE, have just come aboard as Local Business Supporters. Like our own Treasurer, Alma Villezcas, Roberto was born in the city which housed the United State’s first foreign Air Base, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. When still a boy, his parents moved North to the border and sister town to Columbus, Palomas, Mexico where they opened up both the town’s first Pharmacy and then its only Movie Theater. When living in Palomas, young Roberto commuted during school days to classes at the Columbus Elementary School and later to Deming, to attend their High School.
Roberto’s wife was born 30 miles North of Columbus, in Deming. They opened up the San Jose Market in downtown Columbus in the 1990’s and in 2005 his cousin (an Architect in Chihuahua City, Mexico) designed a modern new facility on the Southeastern part of downtown Columbus, to which Roberto and Isabel moved their old store. Prior to this big move, Roberto worked full time in Deming as a school teacher, where he taught both Middle and High School, having attended Western NM University, the University of NM and NMSU, in Las Cruces. Roberto specialized in the Earth Sciences. In addition, Roberto ran for and served numerous times on the Columbus City Council. Roberto and his wife are strong supporters of the FASF and are looking forward to its replicated 1916 Flight Line and eventual Aviation Museum which will both be located less than a mile South and East of their store. You’ll find the Market located conveniently along Highway 9 towards El Paso, TX, just near the East side of downtown Columbus. The address is: 401 East Jesus Carreon Avenue, Columbus, NM 88029. Telephone: (575) 531-1234
Sun Valley Hardware bills itself as “The Worlds Largest Hardware Store!” Drop in and see for yourself how extensive and complete their stock of hardware is. You’ll find this popular store conveniently located at the South edge of town at 1700 Columbus Highway, just South of the intersection with Florida Steet. Managed by Bryan Reedy and staffed with a knowledgeable and friendly team, you’ll find this store ready to serve you quicky – and with competitive prices. Check their website by simply clicking on the photo above to find out their hours – and to also search through their convenient on-line catalog – or call them at: 575.544.300. Sun Valley also has popular stores in Hatch, Silver City, Mesilla Park, and Truth or Consequences, NM.
WAR EAGLES AIR MUSEUM – 8012 Airport Road – Dona Ana County International Jetport – Santa Teresa, New Mexico – Only minutes away from west El Paso, Texas! – Pictured in Museum Lobby & Store are ( L to R ): Bob Dockendorf, Executive Director – Esther Juarez, Adminstrative Assistant – George Guerra, Operations Manager – Extensive aircraft collection rates it as one of top Aviation Museums in SW – Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekly. To obtain a more detailed and informative insight into this exciting museum’s aircraft and automotive displays, click on the above photo to take you to their own website. Tel: 575.589.2000
Zumwalt’s is a family run enterprise, one that dates back 39 years, when it first began to meet the local automotive needs of this growning Southwest New Mexico city. Started by Delbert Zumwalt, it has grown and prospered in the years since it first opened its doors. Now managed by its current owner, Lonnie Zumwalt, pictured at far right above, the founder’s son, it is now staffed by two of his daughters, Chelsea pictured above, and Lindsi, as well as by his son, Chad, on the left above. Even Lonnie’s brother, Dwight, in the light blue shirt above, plays a vital role in the business’ daily operation. This family operated facility has steadily grown as the result of its attention to detail and by way of its personal and family oriented interest in each of its loyal customers, who have continued to return, year after year, whenever their vehicle has needed the renown Zumwalt personal touch. Please drop in, if you’re not already a steady customer, and see for yourself why this family enterprise has gained such a remarkably outstanding record for exemplary service at economically competitive prices. If your problem is with a car or truck, large or small, foreign or domestic, Zumwalt’s has the highly trained and skilled technicians you’ll need to help bring your vehicle back to dependability. Below is the Zumwalt main facility, conveniently located near central Deming.
Zumwalt’s Garage and Collision Center, 520 E. Spruce Street, Deming, NM 88030: Lonnie Zumwalt, Owner. Telephone 575.546.8861 – Zumwalt’s provides all categories of automotive service, including wheel alignment, transmission overhaul, and body restoration services. Conveniently located only five blocks East of downtown central Deming.