Around Town: The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club to meet, RSVP soon

February 1, 2013 • Vistas

Newcomers Club
The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club will meet for lunch and cards at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Reservations for the meeting must be called in Saturday, Feb.2, by 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information call Barbara Hepp-Quiggle at 622-2499 or Pat Walker at 622-5069.

Desk & Derrick
The Desk & Derrick Club of Roswell will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at noon at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. The meal will be Chinese buffet and dessert for $10. There will not be a guest speaker, but there will be a Desk & Derrick orientation presented by Patti Stacy. Reservations must be received by Monday, Feb. 4, and can be done by calling 625-2222, emailing Rita at rmasterson@ or emailing Marina at mmahan@

Dominoes players
Wanted: 42 players for a fast-paced game of skill with dominoes. The players will come together on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Players can be men or women, no partner necessary, just come and have fun. Call 624-6718 for more information.

Preppers Group
The Roswell Preppers [auth] Discussion Group meets every Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Church’s Chicken North Store, 2828 N. Main St. It’s free to join the group. Members research and discuss solutions in all areas or preparedness. Topics include First Aid, firearms, food prep, gardening and self-sufficiency to name a few. This is in a doomsday paranoia group. This Monday, Feb. 4, guest speaker will be a representative from Roswell Seed. For more information, call 317-0897.

College Board meets
The Branch Community College Board of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Campus Union Building, 48 University Blvd. The board will act upon business so presented and may meet in executive session. Agendas for the meetings are available in the President’s Office located on the ENMU-Roswell campus in the Lawrence C. Harris Occupational Technology Center, 20 West Mathis. The public is invited to attend.

Quilters meet
The Pecos Valley Quilters business meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 6, starting at 10 a.m. at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Visitors are always welcome. For more information call Alexis Swoboda 623-3098.

Veteran outreach
Southeastern New Mexico veterans and their significant others are invited to attend a free “come and go” outreach event from 12-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Roswell Convention Center, 912 N. Main St. There will be a flag ceremony at 12 p.m. Representatives from several community and state agencies will be on hand to offer veteran-friendly information. Veterans are encouraged to bring their questions, along with military discharge documentation, to the event that will include information about VA healthcare, benefits, claims assistance, National Cemetery burials, elderly care, educational opportunities, employment, low-income subsidy programs, home mortgages, and much more. Food will be available from several local vendors. For more information, please call Deanna Duran at 1-800-613-4012, extension 4099, or send an email to

“Um…ummm…ah. Well, umm…” If this is how you sound when you get up to speak in public, we can help! Roswell Noonday Toastmasters meets every Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on the corner of Union Avenue and 19th Street. Come experience how Toastmasters can help you become more confident and competent in your communications. It costs nothing to visit, and there is no obligation to join. Call today for more information: Onita Barkley-King, 625-2626

Retirement party
The Roswell Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the public to attend a retirement party in honor of Mr. Kim Elliott who has retired after 30 years of service. The reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center,100 W. 11th St., in the Pat Basset Auditorium. For more information, please contact 624-6720 ext. 215.

There will be a GriefShare event Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in room 103 at Grace Community Church. This 13-week, video-based seminar provides a safe place to process your grief, and brings hope to those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one. Cost is minimal (scholarships may be available) and childcare is available with advance registration. For more information, contact Mary DeGray at 420-8257.

Talent show
Come to the Roswell High School annual Talent Show on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the RHS Little Theatre. Cheer on your fellow Coyotes as they sing, dance, play instruments, or do other fantastic feats of wonder. Entry is just $5 per person, so come and enjoy the show!

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