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Spring has sprung

March 6, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

These daffodils and hyacinths were in full bloom last week at the “Alena Garden” in front of the Annex Building of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico on North Lea Avenue. (S.J. Ferguson Photo)...

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Roswell Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings

March 5, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The chamber and business owner Ernie Hacker celebrate the ribbon cutting of Ernie’s Signs, which is located at 107 E. Gallina Road. Pictured are Roswell Redcoats Anjy Cooper, Rhonda Johnson, Ester Garcia, Hervey Gilliland and Peggy Seskey; employee...

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Apples were major crop in Roswell

March 1, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Top: A healthy apple crop on the George Littlefield farm. Littlefield was cowman and businessman from Texas. Bottom: Nearly 500 tons of apples being shipped from the J.J. Hagerman farm to Chicago in 1902. (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for...

Changing the world one polka at a time

March 1, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

  Long before there was Prozac, there was the polka. People would drink beer, dance around and be happy. Murder rates were much lower, divorce was virtually unheard of, and tuba players didn’t have to get day jobs. The world was a happy place. I’m...

The annual Artfaire kicks off the year

February 28, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The first art and crafts show of 2016 promises something for everybody Above: A small sample of the wares available at last year’s Artfaire. This year’s event will feature food, clothing, jewelry, woodworking, pottery and much more (Submitted Photos)....

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Country star Terri Clark to perform in Artesia

February 28, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Country music star Terri Clark is scheduled to perform at the Artesia Horse Council Arena on March 5. Artesia is the only New Mexico stop on Clark’s current tour (Courtesy Photo). The Artesia Arts Council has a special treat for New Mexico and tickets will...

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Changing the world one polka at a time

February 28, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Music That Matters Long before there was Prozac, there was the polka. People would drink beer, dance around and be happy. Murder rates were much lower, divorce was virtually unheard of, and tuba players didn’t have to get day jobs. The world was a happy...

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Elliott Electric Supply is open for business

February 28, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Elliott Electric Supply on Feb. 16. Branch Manager Michael Hughes and his staff welcomed everyone to their new located at 907 E. Second St. Pictured are Roswell Redcoats Rhonda...

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The history of the Hal Bogle family

February 21, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Some members of the Bogle family at their farm in Dexter. From left, Stuart Bogle, Beverly Coots, Don Bogle and Scott Bogle. (Bill Moffitt Photo)   Mary Lynn Bogle Submitted The Bogle family is honored to be recognized by the Historical Society and...

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Jason Isbell wins two much-deserved Grammies

February 21, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Jason Isbell, the consensus king of Americana, finally has a Grammy. Two, actually. The Alabama-born songwriter took home the award for Best Americana Album for his latest album, “Something More Than Free,” and Best American Roots song for that album’s...