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The debt 'super committee' and defense cuts

August 17, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Veterans and active duty military need to watch current congressional and presidential debt reduction proposals very carefully. The following warning is being issued by the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) and Military.com. The debt deal “agreement” sets a course for future reductions in federal spending. But the compromise is remarkably...

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Roswell Fine Arts League and New Mexico Miniature Arts Society combine to present the 28th annual Juried Art Show and Competition

August 16, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor Photos Courtesy of Joyce Tucker Oil paintings, sculptures, photography are the arts the community can enjoy when the Roswell Fine Arts League and New Mexico Miniature Arts Society combine to present the 28th annual...

All Saints earns accreditation

August 16, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Principal Sonia Raftery announced today that All Saints Catholic School of Roswell earned continuing accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This...

Altrusa Club honors Marna Hunt

August 16, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

The Altrusa Club of Roswell presented Friends of the Roswell Public Library board member Marna Hunt, with the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc., Community Leadership Award during the board’s annual meeting Aug. 1. Lanie Smith, Altrusa Club president,...

Sierra Middle FCCLA compete

August 16, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Anaheim, Calif. — Eagle FCCLA, Sierra Middle school of Roswell, recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2011 National Leadership Conference. Savannah...

Rhoda Coakley Honored

August 16, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Chaves County Clerk Rhoda Coakley has received the prestigious Soaring Eagle Award from the New Mexico Association of Counties. The Soaring Eagle Award is given in recognition of members’ outstanding leadership and dedication to NMAC and the people of New...

Senior Circle bus heads to big easy

August 16, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

ENMMC Senior Circle has a bus trip to New Orleans planned for Oct. 22 to 30 and has a few seats left. It is not necessary to be a Senior Circle member to join the travelers. The price for the nine day trip is an astonishing $689 per person based on double...

Around Town: Senior Circle to host HealthSense

August 4, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

The speaker for HealthSense on Aug. 5, will be Terry Anderson, director of radiology at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. His presentation will be made from 11 a.m. at Senior Circle, 2801 N. Main. He will provide information on the various types of imaging...

Yard and Garden: How to prevent blossom end rot

August 4, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Q. My tomatoes have finally started turning red. Every tomato I have picked thus far has a sunken, black area at the bottom of the fruit (away from the stem). I determined that this is called “blossom end rot” and that it is caused by either a...

Vets Advocate: Redistribution and saving TRICARE: Part 1

August 3, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

It is becoming more apparent each day that retired veterans’ health care is under attack, increasingly being cannibalized in the name of funds redistribution. Also, what affects retired medical benefits also affects VA (service connected eligible)...