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COLA, Dod benefits cuts and 'sequestration'

September 9, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments (0)

The proverbial “stuff” is about to hit the fan,— fans! I will only touch on a few topics of interest to veterans and seniors in general today, but there is oh, — so much more. Of utmost importance is the “Super Committee” setup by Congress, coming out of the budget cap bill passed before Congress [&hellip...

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Historical Society honors the Pecos Valley Pecan Pioneers

September 9, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments (0)

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....

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

September 7, 2011 • Vistas • • Comments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

(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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...