Around Town: Radio Club to hold annual field day

June 27, 2014 • Vistas

The Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club will participate in this year’s annual field day. The field day will be held at Pioneer Plaza in downtown Roswell from noon on Saturday, June 28, to noon on Sunday, June 29. This nationwide event gives amateur radio operators the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to the community and allows the interested public to explore ham radio, giving them the option to operate a station under the control of licensed amateurs.

For more information, contact Jim Tucker at 208-9696.


Coyote Volley Ball Camp planned

The 2014 Coyote Volley Ball Camp begins June 30 and July 1 for first through fifth grades at the Roswell High School gymnasium. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost for the camp is $25. Sixth- through eighth- graders’ camp will be held on July 2 and July 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on June 30 and July 2. Breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to camp-goers. The camp will include skill development, drills, games and competitions. For more information, call Heather Baca at 317-6947.


Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club

The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club will meet for lunch and cards at noon on Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, located at 1720 N. Montana Ave. Reservations must be called in by Friday, June 27. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Sandra Cornish at 627-3262 or Pat Walker at 622-5069.


Desk & Derrick Club to meet

The Desk & Derrick Club of Roswell will meet at noon on Tuesday, July 1, at the Roswell Elks Lodge, located at 1720 N. Montana Ave. The meal will be grilled chicken salad and costs $10. The [auth] speaker for the program will be Bud Hewett, GIS parcel mapper for Chaves County Assessor’s Office. The program will be “Navigating Chaves County with the Web.”

Reservations must be received by Monday, June 30. Call Nora Brainerd at 625-2222 or email If you require a special diet call Robbie Jo Powell at 752-3189 or email


Quilters set meeting

The Pecos Valley Quilters business meeting will be Wednesday, July 2, starting at 10 a.m. at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center 807 N. Missouri Ave. Room 22. The block of the month will be handed out. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please call Krisann Robles at 623-3774.


Elks to hold July 4 BBQ

The Roswell Elks Lodge 969 will be having its Annual Veterans and Families BBQ dinner on Friday, July 4. The lodge is located at 1720 N. Montana Ave.

The dinner will start at 4 p.m. and lasts to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

For more information please contact the Elks Lodge at 622-1560.


NMMI to hold Alien Mudder

For pro football fans, it’s the Super Bowl. For NASCAR followers, it’s Daytona. For golfers, it’s the Masters. But for that weekend athlete, the one who likes to crawl, walk, run, jump, and grub through mud, it’s the first Alien Mudder, put on by New Mexico Military Institute, in conjunction with the NMMI Foundation.

The 5K mud run will take place 9:30 a.m., July 4 on the NMMI campus.

The run has been designed to be a family affair. Participants, 14 years of age and up will run the full course. Participants aged 6 to 13 will be able to run the NMMI Obstacle Course. The cost is $45 for ages 14 and up, and $20 for ages 6-13. Competitors will receive the official Alien Mudder T-Shirt, “goodie” bag, and other premiums.

Register at or

roswell-nm/running/mud-runs-races/alien-mudder-2014 or

alienmudder?ref=br_tf. Registration will be taken at the site beginning at 8 a.m.


GHS reunions planned

Goddard High School classes of 1968, 1969, and 1970 will be holding their joint 46th, 45th, and 44th reunions July 18 to 19.

On Friday night, July 18, there will be a registration/meet and greet event at the UFO Museum from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be finger foods and a No Host bar.

On Saturday, July 19, there will be a brunch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Reischman beginning at 10:45 a.m., followed by class pictures at GHS at 1 p.m. Saturday night will be a dinner and dance at the Liberty Event Center.

There will be a No Host cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a dinner catered by Pepper’s and a dance until 11 p.m. Reservations must be made by June 20. Cost for the weekend is $50 per person.

For more information please contact Jean at 626-4406, Joan at 626-8002 or Debbi at 623-8791.


Benise: “Nights of Fire!”

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra presents Benise: Prince of Spanish Guitar in his Emmy award-winning production, “Nights of Fire!” at 7:30 p.m., July 26. Roni Benise ( takes the audience on a romantic and exotic voyage through the wild and beautiful sounds of his Spanish guitar. Along with world class musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, “Nights of Fire!” is an unprecedented and spectacular journey of music and dance.

Benise and his band showcase classic songs from Bach, The Rolling Stones and the Eagles, to name a few, and marries them with Spanish guitar and dance. Benise’s love of both Spanish guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to the new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems.

This theatrical special event and fundraiser will be held in Pearson Auditorium at the New Mexico Military Institute. Tickets are available for $30, $40, $50 and $15 for children 16 years and younger. For ticket information, call the RSO office 623-5882 or


Free Community Health Fair scheduled

The annual free Community Health Fair will be held on Saturday, July 26, at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, 200 S. Garden Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibitors with health-related services and information are invited to participate. If your agency wishes to participate, please contact Jane Batson at ENMU-Roswell, 575-624-7233 or email

Free services offered will include blood sugar screening, cholesterol screening, height and weight checks, blood pressure checks, and body fat analysis. Individuals who want blood sugar screening are encouraged to not eat or drink after midnight for best results. Free immunizations for children 2 months to 18 years old will also be given by the Roswell Health Office.

Fair sponsors include Chaves County Health Planning Council, Embrace Inc., ENMU-Roswell, and the New Mexico Department of Health. For more information, contact Batson at ENMU-Roswell 624-7233.


Leadership Roswell

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roswell Program is accepting applications for the Class of 2015. Completed applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 31. Classes will meet on one Friday a month from September to May. More information and applications are available at the Chamber at 131 W. Second St. and on the Chamber website: or call 623-5695.

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