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Historical Society honors the Pecos Valley Pecan Pioneers

September 9, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

At this year’s heritage dinner, which is scheduled for Oct. 4, 2011, the Historical Society for southeast N.M. will be paying tribute to two individuals that greatly assisted in developing the agricultural economics of Roswell; Bill Bonham and Virgil Haley. These two community minded men called, “Pecos Valley Pecan Pioneers,” have served our community...

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Special stamping class set for Senior Circle and story time at the library

September 7, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Peggy Seskey will be teaching a rubber stamping class Sept. 7, at Senior Circle. An experienced and creative instructor, she teaches at Senior Circle every first and third Wednesday. Senior Circle is in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St. All members are...

Around Town: Library to host story time and the N.M. Municipal League Conference

August 31, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Everyone’s favorite prehistoric lizards are going to be the stars of this Wednesday’s story times. There are all kinds of fantastic books about dinosaurs in the library, but we’ll spotlight just a few such as; Digging for Dinosaurs, If the Dinosaurs...

New veterans get disability rate review

August 31, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

(NM Dept. of Veterans Services, Santa Fe, NM) — Military veterans who were medically discharged from service between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2009, have at their disposal a process to review their disability ratings and check for fairness, consistency...

Yard and Garden: Can dead leaves be used for mulch?

August 25, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Q. Should I leave the dead leaves from the daffodils and other dead leaves in my flower beds for mulch? If so, would it be beneficial to put a layer of quality potting soil on top; it seems as if the soil just disappears from my beds. Gloria A. Dead leaves...

Health Matters: Alzheimer’s; Something that can be misunderstood

August 25, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Marifrank DaHarb ENMMC Senior Circle Director The cartoon strip “For Better or Worse” that runs in the Daily Record, once had a Sunday strip we could all relate to. Grandpa goes to the basement to get his coffee cup and, while down there, he gets...

Vets Advocate: Veteran Alert: Retired pay and cost reduction

August 24, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

When I recently read an alert released by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) titled, “Retirement Reform — What Would It Do?” I noticed a calculation of which all retired and soon to be retired career military brothers and sisters need...

Around Town: Mobile mammography van coming to Roswell

August 24, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

The Assured Imaging mobile digital mammography van will be at the convention center, 912 N. Main, Aug. 26. The Managed Care Organizations for the New Mexico Salud! program, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.M., Lovelace Salud, Molina healthcare, and...

Working Mothers' Day Nursery

August 24, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

Martha D. Urquides-Staab Vistas Editor Photos Courtesy of Kathleen Alonzo After the birth of a baby, many thoughts may race through new parents’ minds on how to take care of their new addition. Once the first few months pass it might be time for mom to go...

Around Town: Demolition Crew, Volleyball Club and Sweet Leilani's

August 19, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments Off

The Demolition Crew Volleyball Club will be having a back-to-school dance Aug. 19, at the Eastern New Mexico Fairgrounds, outside the commercial building from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. All middle school students are invited and cost is  $5 per person. Security will...