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Senior Olympics sign up to begin Feb. 1

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record  The Chaves County Senior Olympics local games registration begins Wednesday and ends March 18 at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. There used to be a vast list of regulations to participate in the Senior Summer Olympics. That has changed. “Seniors don’t have to qualify locally this year,” [&hellip...

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Historically Speaking — ‘The best darn vacation I ever had’

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Illustrations courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Editor’s note: Following is a story, shared with permission, from the May/June 1972 edition of “True West” magazine. It’s about a Kansan coming to Roswell and Pecos Valley on...

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Local guitarists encouraged to enter solo contest

January 27, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Stellar Coffee Co. is holding its first guitar solo contest from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at 315 N. Main St. This guitar solo contest is the first contest in a series of three. “We are planning to do a drum one and also a bass solo contest,” said...

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Randy Rhoads: The best of the ‘shredders’

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

When Ozzy Osbourne was shown the door by his fellow Black Sabbath bandmates in April 1979, many Sabbath fans like me figured the Prince of Darkness was too brain dead from all the drugs and alcohol to find his way to the mailbox, let alone make a comeback....

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Historically Speaking — The actual identity of Roswell’s ‘Uncle Kit’

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

“Uncle Kit” Carson and Frank J. Mack of Roswell. Photo taken at “Uncle Kit’s” home in Roswell (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Editor’s note: This is the second...

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Historically Speaking — Quo Vadis or How’s Your Signals?

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Right, Left and Stop. (Above) Reading from the left above, are the hand-signal designations specified in the Uniform Motor Vehicle Code for right turn, left turn, and slow down and stop. These signals have been adopted and are respected in most enlightened...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner and murder mystery at the RMAC

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Cast members of the Neverland Theatre Co. may be a little off balance, but their hearts are in the right place as they assist the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation in a fundraiser for the planetarium. Below: The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium (File...

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RSO concert to feature 18-year-old pianist

January 21, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Mozart lovers don’t want to miss this one. The Roswell Symphony Orchestra presents its third subscription concert of the 2016-17 concert season, Magnificent Mozart, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4. The concert will be held at Pearson Auditorium on the New Mexico...

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NMMI’s mighty theater organ

January 15, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute’s prized theater organ is kept offstage in Pearson Auditorium. NMMI music director Lt. Col. Steven Thorp said it is the largest theater organ in New Mexico. Below: A closeup of the plaque that is attached to the left side of...

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Historically Speaking — Fact or fiction: The story of William ‘Uncle Kit’ Carson

January 15, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

From left: “Uncle Kit” Carson, who falsely claimed to be the nephew of the famed American frontiersman who died in 1868, Sheriff Pat O’Neal and Ruth Red Cloud. In his later years, “Uncle Kit” lived in Roswell and was a popular fixture in local...