Breast cancer awareness, panel kick off October

October 3, 2012 • Vistas

Breast Cancer Screening
Did you know that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races? If you’re a woman over age 40, don’t neglect having a mammogram every 1 to 2 years or according to your doctor’s recommendation. Breast screening can often detect breast cancer in its early stages when there’s a good chance for a cure. This October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encourage the women you love to get a mammogram if they have been putting it off. To learn more about the breast cancer screening in your community, visit

Federal Employees
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will be meeting Thursday, Oct.4, at 11:30 a.m. at Peppers Grill & Bar, 500 N. Main St. Any federal employee or retiree is welcome to attend. For more information, call Loris DeKay at 622-8492.

Breast Cancer Panel
Come find out why you don’t need to leave town for breast cancer treatment! Senior Circle’s Healthsense at noon Thursday, Oct. 4, will host a breast cancer panel at its facility in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. On the panel will be Dr. Akbar Ali, surgeon specializing in breast cancer; Dr. Lubna Skally, radiation oncologist; Mag Martinez, director of radiation oncology; and Terry Anderson, director of radiology. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 623-2311. Healthsense is open to the public of all ages.

NMMI Lyceum
The New Mexico Military Institute Lyceum Program returns to Pearson Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. W.C. “Rusty” Riese on ethics and the societal and leadership responsibilities related to organizational responses to oil spills. The Lyceum is free and open to the public. Seating in Pearson Auditorium is limited and patrons should arrive early to be assured of a seat.

Discovery Tour
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a Refuge Discovery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m., to begin at the Joseph R. Skeen Visitor Center. Tour will last two hours. This is an opportunity to see closed areas of the refuge and learn how the refuge maintains and improves [auth] habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals. The tour will include light walking. For additional information and to reserve a place on the tour, call the visitor center at 625-4011 or 625-4009 from 8 a.m.- 4p.m.

Golf Tournament
The Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Foundation’s Tenth Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost for the four-person team scramble tournament is $75 per player. Teams should have a minimum total handicap of 40. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, golf towels, and other items; awards for the top teams, the longest drive, and closest to the pin. Additional prize drawings will also be held with donated items from a number of local businesses. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Foundation’s General Excellence Fund. Event ($2,500), Corporate ($600), and Hole ($150) sponsorships are also available. Team entry and sponsorship forms are posted at by clicking on the golf tournament slide from the home page. Players and sponsors can also call Craig Collins at 624-7304. Payments can be sent to: ENMU-Roswell Foundation, P.O. Box 6000, Roswell, N.M., 88202-6000.

Art Festival
Celebrate New Mexico’s Centennial and the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s 75th birthday during the Art Block Party & Chalk Art Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6. Art block party is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; chalk art festival is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Along with art activities and artist booths, this year’s event will feature the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, Michael Francis & Friends, and Puppets Revenge. At 10 a.m., gather for a short performance by the Texas Tenors and the unveiling of the painting, “Cattle Kings of the Pecos.” At 12:30 p.m., birthday cake and ice cream will be served. Call 624-6744 for more information or to register to be a chalk artist.

Patty Toss
There will be a bison and steer patty toss competition held on Richardson Avenue and 11th Street and the bridge Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., as part of the Art Block Party & Chalk Art Festival. A certificate of participation will be given and a gift certificate to Pepper’s Grill and Bar will be awarded to the person who earns the most points. For more information about the patty toss, call Rita Kane-Doerhoefer at 626-6563.

This month’s Emmaus meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at Aldersgate Methodist Church. Potluck will begin at 6 p.m, please bring a covered dish. Worship will follow at 7 p.m. Kelly Casselles will be giving the fourth day talk. Also if there is any Agape you would like to bring for the upcoming walk(s) please do so, there are several people working the upcoming walk(s) and can get the Agape to the walk(s) for you.

Texas Tenors
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra presents The Texas Tenors on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Pearson Auditorium on the New Mexico Military Institute campus at 7:30 p.m. This talented trio first gained acclaim when appearing as finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and was awarded 2009’s Vocal Group of the Year. The tenors, J.C. Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen are true Texans and offer an outstanding program of pop, country, classical and Broadway music. Tickets vary in price from $25 to $60. For more information, call the RSO at 623-5882 or log on to

Appleseed Clinic
The Revolutionary War Veterans Association and the Roswell Gun Club will host an appleseed riflemen clinic Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the Roswell Gun Club range.The Appleseed Project is a nationwide two-day rifle marksmanship clinic run by the RWVA, a nonprofit, insured organization that is staffed by volunteer, certified instructors dedicated to reconnecting the modern-day rifle owners and new shooters with the heritage of the American rifleman. This is a family-friendly event and adaptive for those with physical limitations. Beginners and experts alike will find useful skills. Ladies, persons under 21, active duty military, law enforcement/first responders, and elected officials attend free. For more information or to preregister, visit

Animal Blessing
The blessing of the animals and memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Fifth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Small animals will be blessed in the church; large animals, in the driveway. Donations will be taken for the Roswell Humane Society. All are welcome.

Pro-life Event
Sunday, Oct. 7, is National Life Chain Sunday. Life Chain is a peaceful event where participants, in prayerful silence, hold pro-life signs provided by Citizens for Life. Prayers are offered to end abortion-on-demand and for all those affected by the tragedy of abortion. The public is invited to gather from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Plaza on North Main Street. Feel free to bring a folding chair. For more information, call 623-5836.

Political Rally
The gifted classes at Washington Avenue Elementary are sponsoring a political rally Monday, Ot. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Parents, neighbors and the public are invited. We will have someone from the County Clerk’s office to register adults who still need to register. The purpose of the rally is:
• To register adults who are not yet registered
• To present a summary of each major Party’s platform
• To hear guest speakers from each Party.
We want to inform students, parents and the town of Roswell about each side and some of the key issues. No debates will be held, but there will be questions from the student body only for our guest speakers. For more information call the school at 637-3625.

Veggie Tales Live
The Veggie Tales “God Made You Special Tour” comes to Grace Community Church, 935 W Mescalero Rd., Monday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Grace Community Church, 623-5438. Children 2 and under can attend free. Don’t miss this exciting night of ministry, song and dance geared specifically for you and your little ones. Call 505-379-2054 for more information regarding the show.

Woodmen of the World
The Woodmen of the World Fraternal Society—Adult Lodge 006 and Ranger Lodge 413 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 pm at Kwan Restaurant, 1000 W. 2nd St. The Woodmen of the World fraternal group donates many flags to nonprofit organizations. If you belong to such a group and need indoor or outdoor flags, please contact us. For general information, call 347-2628.

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