Around Town: Youth football registration begins today at Roswell Mall

July 19, 2014 • Vistas

Registration for Roswell Youth Football will be held every Saturday from July 19 to Aug. 16. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in [auth] the main court of the Roswell Mall. Fees are $85 per player, which includes game jersey, use of helmet and shoulder pads for the season. Ages 7-12 as of Sept. 1 will play tackle while ages 5 and 6 will play flag. A birth certificate and proof of residence is required at time or registration. For more information, call Kathie Herring at 910-9647 or Juan Oropesa at 626-7802.


Sunrise Optimist pancake breakfast

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell will be holding a pancake breakfast to help raise funds for their many youth projects during the year. The pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m., today at Grace Community Church. For $5 you are served pancakes, sausage and either coffee, juice or milk. For tickets, contact any Sunrise Optimist member or call 420-9420, 623-8931, 420-1738. If you are interested in serving the community through a service club directed at the youth, you are invited to attend the club’s breakfast meetings at 7 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at Los Cerritos.


‘Prayer and Healing’ lecture

Explore the connections between prayer and healing with a free lecture by Mark Swinney at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Roswell. The lecture is open to the public and is sponsored by the Alamogordo Christian Science Society and the Roswell Christian Science Group. For more information, call 910-9716.


Cowboy Crusade to perform

There will be a Cowboy Crusade in Roswell from Monday to July 26, with services starting at 6 p.m. each evening with a cowboy supper. Music will begin at 7 p.m., provided by Pecos Valley Blue Grass Association and the message will begin at 7:30 p.m. Speakers will include Ron Moon, Danny Sons, Mark Green, David Buckingham, Jackie Thomas and Caleb Edwards. The event is sponsored by Second Chance Ministry and Circle J Church.


Old-time Gospel hour

Spend an hour singing old-time Gospel songs at 4 p.m., Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church at 1224 W. Country Club Road.


Democrats host canvassing workshop

The Chaves County Democratic Party will hold training workshops on political canvassing from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Roswell Adult Center located on North Missouri Avenue. Everyone is welcome to attend. The workshop, “What Canvassing Is” will prepare volunteers to assist in neighborhood canvassing later this year. The workshop is being offered four days in a row to allow for more opportunities for people to attend.


2014 Earth Camp

Keep Roswell Beautiful is now accepting application for 2014 Earth Camp — a summer educational program dedicated to teaching youth ages 10-12 about resource management and conservation. The camp will take place July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Spring River Park and Zoo and will include daily activities, fun presentations and field trips that culminate in a community beautification project. The fee is $30 for the week and some scholarships are available. For more information, contact the Spring River Zoo at 624-6760.


Educational employees meet

The Chaves County Retired Educational Employees will meet for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, July 21 at Los Cerritos Restaurant. All retired educational employees are welcome. Call 623-0752 for more information.


M.A.D. camp starting July 21

M.A.D. Camp, a music, art and drama camp for all students in the community preschool through eighth grade, will be held July 21-27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Camp activities will take place at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Elementary and middle school campers, led by Michelle Olson, will prepare the songs to the musical “Are We There Yet?” by Tom Long and Allen Pote; art activities will involve make he sets and props for the musical. Students working on speaking parts will receive special coaching along with helpful hints on how to use the speaking voice effectively. Those interested in hand chimes or Orff instruments will have the opportunity to learn basic ringing and playing skills. John Fuss will lead preschool children in songs, drama and crafts related to familiar Bible stories. A mid-morning snack and lunch will be provided.

Highlighting the week will be a presentation of the musical “Are We There Yet?” by elementary and middle school cameos as well as a presentation of songs and drama by preschool children on Sunday morning, July 27, at 10:30 a.m.

Cost of registration is $8 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available at First United Methodist Church, or you may call 622-1881 or 317-4880 or email for further information. Campers can also register at


Vacation Bible School

Highland Baptist Church, 2001 S. Lea St., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m., July 21-24. Ages are from 3 years old (potty trained) to 12 years old. For more information, call 317-3548.


Volleyball Camp

Sierra Middle School is hosting its Annual Volleyball Camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21-23 at 615 S. Sycamore. This camp is open to girls city-wide from third grade through eighth grade. Cost of the camp will be $35. Lunch will be provided. Campers will receive a T-shirt for their participation. Parents need to accompany child at sign-up to fill out an information form. For more information contact Coach Jones 575-910-0010.


Christmas in July

P.E.O. Chapter K will hold its regular 5:30 p.m. meeting, Tuesday, July 22, at the home of Catherine Green. The theme will be FA LA LA LA LA — CHRISTMAS IN JULY hosted by Debbie Smith with Katie Harton and Sherry Kochan as co-hostesses.


DWI program meets

The Chaves County DWI Program is having their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 24, at K-Bob’s Steakhouse, 2000 N. Main St, at 11:30 a.m. There will be a presentation on powdered alcohol by DWI Preventionist Diane Taylor.

Agenda available; please call 575-622-3397 if you require any additional information.


iPhone class to be held

Bill and Nancy Siders will be conducting a class at Senior Circle on iPhones and tablets at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24 and 31. The class is for members only, but if anyone is over 50, they can join Senior Circle for $15 a year and reap many other benefits, too!

Senior Circle, a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, is in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. For more information, call 623-2311.


AI, P.E.O. fundraiser scheduled

Chapter AI, P.E.O. is holding a fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (use south entrance). There will be door prizes and card games, Mexican Train and if you are a bridge player get your foursome together and come on down and enjoy snacks, desserts, iced drinks and also a home décor and art sale. Admission is $8 per person and tickets are available at the door. All funds will go to P.E.O. (a philanthropic educational organization) in support of educational opportunities for women.

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