Around Town: ‘Super Blitz’ this week

May 2, 2013 • Vistas

Super Blitz
New Mexico State Police and the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DWI Super Blitz May 1-6. The Super Blitz includes DWI checkpoints and saturation patrols are geared toward preventing DWI.

Utilities assistance
Southeast NM Community Action Corporation has funds for mortgage/rent, utilities, and prescriptions. Their office is at 209 E. Hendricks (at the Headstart Building). Applications may be picked up Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins welcome from 8:30 a.m.– 12 p.m. Clients are seen on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Eligibility based on low-income guidelines and presentation of documents requested.

Most of us take speech and swallowing for granted, but what if you lost one or both [auth] abilities? Mary Ann Murphy, speech pathologist in the Rehabilitation Department at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, will discuss those and other problems at Senior Circle’s Healthsense at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3. Senior Circle is in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next to Family Dollar. Healthsense talks are free and open to the public; a light lunch is served. Senior Circle is a resource of ENMMC and offers educational talks, exercise programs and opportunities to socialize and have fun. For more information, call 623-2311.

Garage sale
The Animal Welfare Alliance is having its annual garage sale Saturday, May 4, at 7 a.m. Proceeds to benefit low cost spay/neuter. Anyone wishing to donate may drop off items at 510 La Fonda Dr., one street north of Mescalero Road on the east side of Garden Avenue. No clothing at this time. Call Linda at 624-2708 for more information.

The May meeting of the Chaves County section of MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network) will convene on Saturday, May 4, from 1-3 p.m. in classroom LRC-121 of the Learning Resource Center at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. The public is welcome to attend. For additional details or directions call State Director Don Burleson at 622-0855.

Art reception
The Gallery’s featured artists for May are Nancy and Bob Phillips. This well-known local duo will present an exhibition of their ceramic and calligraphic art centered around the theme of fragments. Please join us for their artists reception on Sunday, May 5, from 1-4 p.m. Their exhibition continues at The Gallery through May.

Family Experience
Join us for another Grace Family Experience (GFX) event on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m! It will be a time for children, youth and their families to eat hamburgers and hot dogs and participate in an Angry Birds-type game called Angry Rebels: The Hampire Strikes Back. You didn’t think you could play this game in real life, but we’ve made it possible. It will be tons of fun, so don’t miss it! The event will be at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, and is free and open to the public.

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