MENU
072416-postcard-Elks-lodge

Historically Speaking

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A postcard tells a thousand words. These historic postcards are from the personal collection of a historical society volunteer. On the left is the old Elks Lodge building in Roswell and on the right is a view of South Main Street in the days of Model-T cars (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast [&hellip...

Read More
072416-OLD-LINCOLN-DAYS-PIC.3

Billy-the-Kid country celebrates with three-day festival, food, performances and more

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Submitted story and photo The community of Lincoln, perhaps better-known as Lincoln Historic Site, comes alive during the annual Old Lincoln Days, a three day-long celebration and historic re-creation of the frontier West. Bring your family and take a trip...

dickman-off-the-record

County fairs, country music a perfect match

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A pair of boots and a microphone is about all anyone needs in these parts (Submitted Photo). County fairs and country music — staples of the hard-working folks who grow and raise America’s food. It’s no wonder that many of the most popular country music...

072416DAIRYHEIFERSjpg

4-H & FFA Fair begins Monday

July 23, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Some of the livestock entrants from last year’s 4-H & FFA Fair. Every night there will be something different at the annual 4-H & FFA Fair (File Photos).   For generations people have been saying that 4-H and FFA build character. Mike Pierce of...

070316-TANK-PARADE

Historically Speaking

July 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: A tank parade in downtown Roswell. This photo was likely taken during World War II. Below: This photo of a sign at the Roswell Army Air Field was likely taken during the 1940s. The Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, was...

070716ghostbusters2jpg

I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

July 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Don’t cross the streams! The new ghostbusters are Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures’ “Ghostbusters.” Below: Director Paul Feig and cinematographer Robert...

071716FarmersmarketINFOjpg

Downtown farmers’ market in full swing

July 16, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell’s annual farmers’ market had a great start on July 9 with more than 30 booths that offered anything from lavender, to vegetables to arts and crafts. The market takes place every Saturday morning from 7-11 a.m. on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn...

071016-WHITE-OAKS-WATSON-COMPLOSITE

From White Oaks to World War I

July 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Left: Kenneth Robert Watson as a young man just before he was drafted in 1917. Right: Watson as a child (Story and photos submitted by the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). The brief life of Kenneth Robert Watson, nephew of Sara Lund...

071016-GORBITZ.CROPPED

Keeping traditional liturgical music alive

July 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Janet Floyd Gorbitz is the director of Assumption Catholic Church Chant Choir, which will be performing with St. Peter’s choir during the Mass for Cardinal Francis Arinze on July 17 (Timothy P. Howsare Photo). Since the 1970s, many churches across the...

071016-arinze

Cardinal to celebrate Mass at St. Peter

July 9, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Cardinal Francis Arinze   Top: St. Peter Catholic Church as it looked during January’s snow storm. Above: The Poor Clares Monastery was established in Roswell in 1948 after a small group of Poor Clares migrated here from Chicago. This week will be the...