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By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer ow that November is here, it’s only a matter of time before Christmas is knocking on your chimney. I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, so who has time to think about Christmas already? Well, despite their busy schedules, the Guerreros Riders have gotten started early on their holiday planning. For them, Christmas isn’t just about bringing joy to their own families, but about making it a special holiday for hundreds of children throughout Roswell. A few years ago the motorcycle club decided that they wanted to help collect toys for children. CASA opened their doors to the club, and so the partnership was formed. And for the fifth year now, they will once again help the community by having their annual

Toy Run. “Every year gets better and better,” explained club President Jorge “Gallo” Armendariz. It’s about “getting all of the community involved for a good cause.” These guys may look intimidating and tough in their leather vests, biker bandanas and motorcycle shades, but they are actually all softies. “We’re trying to ride and have fun and are family oriented,” Armendariz said, explaining why the club was started. “We try to help the community and help ourselves as a brotherhood.” After collecting donated toys throughout the month of November, the riders of the club, as well as any other bikers who want to join, parade down Main Street. They each strap a toy to their bikes, and leading the way is none other

than Santa Clause himself on a bike made to look like a sleigh. Last year that had somewhere around $70,000 in donated toys – enough to fill four large vehicles – and roughly 350 bikers who rode down Main Street. Even those who don’t ride are encouraged to come out and watch, Armendariz said. There are stopping points along the way where kids will have a chance to get a photo with Santa, and with so many bikes and toys it really looks like a parade. It’s a fun event, but it is also very special to these men and women. They never forget that their objective is to help the kids of CASA. And the significance of even the simplest gift is huge, said CASA’s Courthouse Dog Handler, Natasha Sing, as she led

around CASA’s veteran dog, Emma. “We get to actually see the kids pick things out,” Sing explained.“Something simple like a doll or a football, and these kids are on Cloud 9.” Seeing how excited kids get with presents is something

every adult has enjoyed watching, and for CASA Access and Visitation Coordinator, Amanda Lueras, it is no different. Also the handler for CASA’s newsest dog, Moose, Lueras sees a lot of the kids SEE

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By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer t feels like autumn has barely begun, but already some are preparing for winter: the crisp winds, the possibility if snow and, of course, Christmas. Even though it is only November, First American Bank has been transformed into a festive museum of trees and wreaths in preparation for CASA’s annual Winter Wonderland event. Every year, CASA holds an auction to help raise money for their program. This year’s auction will once again have many unique decorations and trees up for grabs, all generously donated by companies and individuals within the Roswell Community.

The annual CASA event turns First American Bank into a Winter Wonderland

Amy Vogelsang Photo The halls of First American Bank are decked with ornaments and trees

From one cor ner some pheasants “hide” in a tree while a hunting dog sits and waits. Along a hallway wall Tigger peeks out cheerily from the evergreen branches while yet another tree has hot wheels racing on a track through its boughs. From classic angels and holly to specific interests in a theme, there are trees for every type of holiday enthusiast. Sponsored by First American Bank, Xcel Energy and Lovelace, Winter Wonderland typically has about 50 trees to auction off, and as of Friday already had about 35 set up. People are encouraged to not only bringing their own tree

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donations over the next couple weeks, but to also go to First American and check out the decorations. “The best part of the event is when the community comes together the night of the auction, and seeing how generous people are,” said CASA Board Member Cindy Ragsdale. She was overwhelmed with the generosity of the community Friday as CASA staff , First American Bank employees and other volunteers worked all day to set up the decorations. They even had a random lady – a stranger – walk in to help out, Ragsdale said. This only added to her gratitude SEE WONDER ON PAGE 14


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Native American Heritage Day Join NMSU-Alamogordo at 2400 N Scenic Dr in celebrating Native American Heritage Day! There will be events throughout the day to celebrate the rich traditions, music and dance of the native cultures of our community. Library Schedule; Museum Displays: 10:00 a.m., Story Teller: 11:00 a.m., Native American Flute Music: 11:30 a.m. Patio Schedule; Welcome by Dr. Cheri Jimeno: 11:45 a.m., National Anthem in Navajo: 12:00 p.m., Introduction of Joseph Foy “Little Tonto” from the movie, “The Lone Ranger”: 12:10 p.m., “Royalty” from High Schools, Middles Schools and Elementary Schools: 12:15 p.m., Dance Exhibit and Drum Performance: 12:20 p.m.

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The Rocky Horror Show The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard OʼBrien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Donʼt miss this wonderful Alamogorod Music Theater production of this classic musical. The Rocky Horror Show rehearsals are heading into it production in just a few weeks. The creative cast and crew are feverishly working on the show for its November 8 opening. The Rocky Horror Show production dates are November 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. A special midnight show will be performed on the night of November 9 starting at 11:59 p.m. All tickets are $10. Rocky Horrorʼ is intended for mature audiences. It is not for children, the faint of heart or those who are easily offended. For more information, visit alamogordomusictheatre.org.

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The Rocky Horror is set to open Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Flinkinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo with additional shows set for November 9, 15 and 16. The cast is led by Anthony Calderon as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Keith Dodson as Brad Majors, Heather Smith as Janet Weiss, Ryan Thorp as Riff Raff, Ronnie Brockett as Magenta, Samantha Krause as Columbia, James White as Dr. Everett V. Scott, Michael Monteagudo as Eddie, Loren Jackson as The Narrator and Matthew Frey as Rocky Horror. Lacey Bishop, Karla Davis, Kassie Hart, Jeremy Patton, Arlan Ponder, Jacob Powers and Amber Weight play the Phantoms. Daniel Humm is directing the show with musical direction by Jeremy Patton, choreography by Rachel Diehl and costumes by Cindy Holder. All tickets are $10 and are available at the Flickinger Center, Alamo Optical, the Pizza Mill and Sub Factory, TLC Portraits in the White Sands Mall and cast members. For a small additional fee, tickets may be purchased online at the Flickinger website: flickingercenter.com. The show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Bennett does offer a word of warning for those planning to attend, “ʼRocky Horrorʼ is intended for mature audiences. It is not for children, the faint of heart or those who are easily offended.” For additional information on AMT, please visit their website at www.alamogordmusictheatre.org.

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Nov 16

Second annual Galaxy Gala Come out and enjoy a glamorous, exciting, star-studded evening while shining a light on the positive differences CHINS provides in our community all while raising funds to further their work. This formal and fun affair will include a vast array of space-themed heavy hors dʼoeuvres prepared by professional caterers. There will also be wine and spirits, various musical artists and a fine silent auction all coiling down 7 levels of the museum with dancing at the end. Please join us in making this one of Alamogordoʼs finest events. The gala is from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Space History located at 3198 State Route 2001. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at the CHINS office, 501 24th Street, Alamogordo, NM or can be purchased by credit card over the phone by calling 575434-3011. 6 >>

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Broadway Revisited With their four piece band: piano, bass, drums and synthesizer, Broadway legends Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton present an evening of music from their distinguished careers as well as a selection of their favorite songs from other great Broadway musicals. Dale is best known for playing Christine Daae in “Phantom of the Opera” for more performances than any other actress, beginning on Broadway with Michael Crawford. Bill Hutton garnered a Tony nomination for creating the role of Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Broadway. Youʼll hear the most memorable songs from their hit shows including: “Think of Me,” “The Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do.” This show is packed with solos as well as duets, interspersed with tunes from other favorite productions and humorous behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their stellar careers in show business. The performance starts at 8 p.m., with Glazed Ham Buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the buffet are $20. Tickets for the performance are $66 and $69. For more information, call

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Jane L. Powell Jane L. Powell is spicy and spontaneous, and plays teh Ocotillo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Jane L. Powell began her singing career in Roanoke, Virginia and has since demonstrated her soulful style and five-octave plus range to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. If you were so unlucky as to have missed one of her live shows, you still may have heard Jane singing in a national McDonaldʼs commericial, or you may have seen and heard her performance in the Dino DeLaurentis film “Marie” or in the 1999 New Line Cinema comedy, “The Bachelor.” Ms. Powell brings her own style to a song, be it an original composition, a classic R & B or blues tune, a Jazz standard, a contemporary dance number, a raw Reggae groove, or a Gospel anthem. Jane quickly captivates any audience with her musical flexibility, open and playful personality, and often spicey and spontaneous sense of humor. She has performed for demographically diverse audiences at college campuses, on Nor-

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First United Methodist Church

Grammy Nominated Artist, Jeff Anderson, live in concert at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. 5:30 p.m. FUMC Sanctuary. Jeff Anderson is a worship leader, singer-songwriter and a national recording artist from Columbus, Ohio. He is passionate about worshipping Jesus and seeing everyone else do the same. Jeffʼs vision is to help unite the body of Christ and believes that worship is one of the greatest ways to bring Godʼs church together. The former Gotee Records artist has signed to United Republic\AMA Label Group and recently released his new album In the Shadow. His christian hit, “Open My Eyes” from his album “Seamless”, charted top 10 and was nominated for a first round Grammy. Jeff was a Worship Pastor on staff at Vineyard Columbus for four years and prior to that, he was the Young Adult Pastor for Calvary Chapel Boise. He has been leading worship for fifteen years. Jeff is husband to Carriane and father to Caiden Finn and Lucy Grey. For more information on Jeff Anderson, visit jeffandersononline.com.

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Entertainer of the Year (1990), Jazz Artist of the Year (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995), and winner of the Performing Arts/Music Award (1992, 1993), making her the most awarded performer in the history of the organization. Jane L. Powell is a natural artist to span the Millenium. She possesses the depth of experience to draw upon the rich traditions of popular music, blend them with her unique vocal abilities and vibrant personality, and create music to uplift any audience. And besides… singing from the heart and a little wit never go out of style. For more information on Powell, visit janelpowell.com. For more information on the performance, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.

Nov 18

Blackwood Legacy Quartet Go check out the Blackwood Legacy Quartet at First Presbyterian Church located at 402 W. Grand at 7 p.m. Blackwood Legacy Quartet is a gospel group that has been performing since 2001. Visit their website TheBlackwoodLegacy.com for more information on the quartet. Admission is free and an offering will be received. For more information on the performance, call First Presby7 >>

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Nov 8, 9, 10, 15, 16

The Match Girlʼs Gift Carlsbad Community Theater presents The Match Girlʼs Gift written by Laurie Brooks and Directed by Mannie Bemis. Begin your Holiday Season with this Christmas classic. An inspiring retelling of Hans Christian Andersonʼs classic tale enpowers the ragged little match girl to triumph over despair through the pursuit of dreams, with a true Christmas blessing for a memorable ending. Performance dates are; November 8 - 7:30 p.m., November 9 - 7:30 p.m., November 10 - 2:00 p.m., November 15 - 7:30 p.m., and November 16 - 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. For more information visit cctinfo.org.

Nov 14, 15, 16, 17

Roswell Community Little Theatre

Roswell Community Little Theatre presents “Same Time Next Year”, November 8 - 10 and November 15 - 17, at the Roswell Community Little Theatre, located at 1717 S. Union. Friday and Saturday Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. “Same Time Next Year” follows a love affair between George and Doris as they meet one weekend a year for 25 years, from 1951 to 1975, despite the fact both are married to others and have six children between them. Reservations are advised for Friday and Saturday performances. For more information or for reservations call 6221982 or visit roswelllittletheatre.com.

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Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet began its professional touring career in 2002 and garnered international acclaim in 2005, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. For more information on the Parker Quartet, visit parkerquartet.com. For more information on the performance, visit swsymphony.org.

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The Yard Sale Tickets are now on sale for “The Yard Sale”. Show dates are November 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m., and November 17 at 2 p.m. All seats are $10. “The Yard Sale” stars Veronikka Sylvas as “Mona”, a woman learning what living life really means. A car accident takes Mona to a strange yard sale run by three mysterious sisters...”Chloe” (Sandy Goad), “Sissy” (Erin Gibbs), and “Posey” (Susan Seigler)..where the sisters and reminders of opportunities sheʼs missed teach her a valuable and life-changing lesson. “The Yard Sale” is an original play by New Mexico playwright Judy Castleberry of Farmington, previously only produced

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Nov 16

Los Lobos Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys play Lea County Event Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15; $25; $35. Buy online at http://www.ticketsage.com/_lub bock/hobbs.asp or at the Event Center Box Office.

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Lest We Forget: Roswell Army Airfield - The Early Years This Walker Aviation Museum display will remain through the end of the year. This exhibit features a short history of the base and many items from the WWII era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 10 >>

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ince they formed in the mid 90s, Audio Adrenaline has sold over three million records, has garnered two Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards. The band has achieved 17 No. 1 singles, was awarded CCM Song of the Decade for “Big House” and their 1996 album Bloom received RIAA Gold certification. In 2004, members of Audio Adrenaline form the Hands & Feet Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, familystyle care for orphaned and abandoned children of the world to help them reach their god-given design. Inspired by fan reaction to the band’s song “Hands and Feet,” the Hands & Feet Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children in need of a home and family. The organization broke ground on their first Children’s Village in Cyvadier (Jacmel), a small town on the Southern coast of Haiti, and began their journey of serving the forgotten children of the impoverished Caribbean nation. Everything changed, and according to bassist Will McGinniss, "We came off the road in 2007 because our old singer had a vocal disorder,

and could not sing anymore. We pretty much moved on, and thought that our band was done. We had a good, long career, so we thought 'who could ask for anything more.'" Many in the band were involved with the Hands and Feet Project at the time, and they transitioned to making that project a full time focus. McGinniss continued, "While the band went away, we were still pouring our time into that work. We were keeping it up and going, and keeping it in front of people." Eventually, things started coming together to bring back the band. According to McGinniss, "About two years ago, the talks started about maybe getting Audio Adrenaline back out there. People missed Audio Adrenaline, the brand was still really solid. The f ans still loved what Audio Adrenaline was about. That is when we started talking about getting it back together. The main goal was to have a platform to share the story about the Hands and Feet Project in Haiti, and still champion the cause of that non-profit for the orphans down there. We have a hundred kids down there today that we are taking care of in a few locations. "That was the driving force for getting the band back

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a great rock show. We are still pulling off a lot of that. "I think we still have the same heart. We still want to create great art. We still want to create great music, and we want our live show to be amazing. People are connected with it again, and it is resonating with them. Obviously, the member changes make it difficult and some old-school Audio Adrenaline fans are leary at first, but once they see the show I feel like we are SEE

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Same Time Next Year

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Come have an affair with the Roswell Community Little Theatre! he year is 1951. They meet in secret because society would frown upon them if it knew the truth. And they know this, but don’t care. For just one night every year they push societal expectations and norms aside to enjoy the forbidden company of each other. It’s the “Same Time Next Year,” Roswell Little Theatre’s next production, and although it will be filled with surprises and drama, it is first and foremost a comedy: “No bodies

get boiled,” said Curtis Folts, director and “Costume Master” (or according to his assistant director, “Costume Mistress.”) Written by Bernard Slade – for trivia buffs that is the same man who wrote “Fatal Attraction” – “Same Time Next Year” is a story about a man and a woman, George and Doris, but adds a twist to the classic “boy-girl” romance. These two meet each other on the same night, every year, for 25 years, for an anniversary.

The catch: they are each married to another What starts as a love affair – a one-night stand – turns into a loving relationship that only exists one night out of the year. It takes a taboo subject, and really looks at it in a new light, Folts explained. “It doesn’t celebrate (the taboo), but it acknowledges that one is there,” he said. “It takes an uncomfortable subject and allows for the potenSEE SAME TIME ON PAGE 14

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Ritmo Latino at El Toro Bravo Ritmo Latino plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.

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Bravo David and Tina plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.

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Los Band Dʼ Dos at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Los Band Dʼ Dos playing Latin Pop and Country music at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 2103 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 622-4919.

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Open Mic at Ginsberg Music Ginsberg Music opens up the stage every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. P.A. system and drums are provided, all other instruments must be brought by the musician.

Sept 7, 2013 - March 9, 2014

Tweeting Elations Join us in celebrating Aria Finch and her exhibition, soon after she receives the 2013 Governorʼs Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Well known to all, Finch will present a new body of work in clay that borders on the mystical, often. Through her medium, she evokes the viewer to ponder unanswered questions by entering her world to participate

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Since they formed in the mid 90s, Audio Adrenaline has sold over three million records, has garnered two Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards. The band has achieved 17 No. 1 singles, was awarded CCM Song of the Decade for “Big House” and their 1996 album Bloom received RIAA Gold certification. Audio Adrenaline is playing with Disciple and Stellar Kart at Grace Community Church. For tickets and more information on the show, visit vidaproductions.biz or call 505-3792054. For more information on Audio Adrenaline's music and the Hands and Feet Project, visit AudioA.com and handsandfeetproject.org.

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Nov 6

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Nov 8, 9

Drew Kennedy Drew Kennedy plays Pecos Flavors Winery November 8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 9:30 p.m. Call 575.627.6265 for reservations.

Nov 8 - 10

Potters Guild Art Sale Pecos Valley Pottersʼ Guild 32nd Annual Art Sale “Fiesta del Arte”, Friday, November 8th from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, November 10th from 11am to 4pm, at the Roswell Convention Center, located at 912 N. Main. Celebrate the beauty and spice to all of our lives at the Pecos Valley Pottersʼ Guildʼs “Fiesta del Arte!” The opening celebration will take place on Friday and will include live music by the local Latin jazz 11 >>


>>10 group Ritmo Latino and free munchies catered by Tinnie Mercantile & Deli. “Fiesta del Arte” will also include Todzillaʼs Mobile Cuisine on Saturday and Sunday, a unique silent auction and more. Proceeds of the silent auction will go towards the completion of the “Remembering Roswell” Community Centennial Project planned for Roswellʼs Resichman Park. For more information call 806474-4007 or visit roswellpottersartsale.org.

Nov 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Same Time Next Year Roswell Community Little Theatre presents “Same Time Next Year”, November 8 - 10 and November 15 - 17, at the Roswell Community Little Theatre, located at 1717 S. Union. Friday and Saturday Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. “Same Time Next Year” follows a love affair between George and Doris as they meet one weekend a year for 25 years, from 1951 to 1975, despite the fact both are married to others and have six children between them. Reservations are advised for Friday and Saturday performances. For more information or for reservations call 6221982 or visit roswelllittletheatre.com.

Nov 14

Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline is playing with Disciple and Stellar Kart

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Go check out the Blackwood Legacy Quartet at The Roswell First Church of the Nazarene located at 501 North Sycamore Ave at 6 p.m. on Nov 17, or at First Presbyterian Church located at 402 W. Grand at 7 p.m. on Nov 18. The Blackwood Legacy Quartet is a gospel group that has been performing since 2001. Visit their website TheBlackwoodLegacy.com for more information on the quartet. For more information on the Roswell performance, call Roswell First Church of the Nazarene at 624-2614. For more information on the Artesia performance, call First Presbyterian Church at 746-2721.

at Grace Community Church. For tickets and more information on the show, visit vidaproductions.biz or call 505-379-2054. For more information on Audio Adrenalineʼs music and the Hands and Feet Project, visit AudioA.com and handsandfeetproject.org.

Nov 14

More Than Sound The More Than Sound tour featuring War of Ages, Those Who Fear, Phineas and Colossus is at the Roswell Boys and Girls Club at 6 p.m.

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Nov 17

The Old Time Gospel Hour The Old Time Gospel Hour is the third Sunday of every month at First Assembly of God Church, located at 1224

Blackwood Legacy Quartet Go check out the Blackwood Legacy Quartet at The Roswell First Church of the Nazarene located at 501 North Sycamore Ave at 6 p.m. Blackwood Legacy Quartet is a gospel group that has been performing since 2001. Visit their website TheBlackwoodLegacy.com for more information on the quartet. Admission is free and an offering will be received. For more information on the performance, call Roswell First Church of the Nazarene at 624-2614.

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Nov 8

Christmas Jubilee Join us for Ruidosoʼs Favorite Shopping Experience. The Annual Christmas Jubilee of-

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Nov 9

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Nov 10

Joy for Kids Toy Run Joiun the annual “Joy for Kids Toy Run” at The Quarters in Midtown from noon - 5:00 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more. Leave OʼReilly Auto Parts parking lot, Sudderth Dr and Hwy 70 at Noon. Parade will go to the circle at Upper Canyon entrance and will end at The Quarters. Live music, lots of door prizes and silent auction. All proceeds go to Santaʼs Helpers. Everyone welcome, motorcycle not required. For more information call 336-4629. Admission is a $3 donation at the door to help Santa.

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Richard Smith and Julie Adams Richard Smith and Julie Adams are playing Mountain Annies located at 2710 Sudderth Dr. from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock to classical guitar. Richard also plays several of John Philip Souzaʼs marches and incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band, drums and all! In 1999, Richard married the lovely and very accomplished American cellist Julie Adams and settled in the Nashville, TN area. When they play together, itʼll melt your heart and blow your socks off. Julie Adams is one of the most di-

Saturday Nov 9

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The Oak Ridge Boys celebrate their 40th Anniversary in Mescalero. The Oaks have become Americaʼs perennial music group, still performing nearly 150 shows annually, releasing new music, and making new fans. After the Oak Ridge Boys released a Gospel-flavored song about a saloon, the Oaks broke into Country music with no holds barred. They created their own brand, proudly combining their Gospel background with a predisposition to Rock ʻn Roll and an eye for the future. Today, the band has records and tours with many of the industryʼs most respected entertainers, including Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles, 8 career Dove Awards, and an induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, among other notable recognitions that span their 40 year career. Come out and hear hits like “Elivira,” “Bobbie Sue,” and “American Made,” from one of the last and greatest traditional country vocal groups that have stood the test of time and are as American branded as Harley, Apple Pie and our Flag! Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets start at $25. For tickets and more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.

verse cellists on the music scene today. She trained at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Cincinnati Conservatory. She has also won many competitions and played in a wide variety of musical settings. She has performed with orchestras in Chicago, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati and Vero Beach, FL. She has branched into playing folk music, playing with well-known fingerstyle guitarist, Murial Anderson. Julie is also a Nashville session player and has been featured on a wide range of projects from top ten albums to major film scores. After

marrying British guitar champion Richard Smith in 1999, Julie and Richard released “Living Out A Dream”. Audiences in the U. S. and around the world delight in the eclectic mix of Julieʼs lyrical style and Richardʼs flawless technique. Call Mountain Annieʼs at 257-7932 or visit moutainannies.com for tickets. If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.


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The Potters Guild Art Sale

By Rey Berrones Vision Editor he Holiday shopping season in the Pecos Valley kicks off the the yearly Pecos Valley Potters Guild Art Sale. Starting on November 8, area artisans come together in the Roswell Civic Center for a weekend where people in the area can start purchasing one-of-akind jewelry, paintings, ceramics, fiberglass, woodwork and mixed media items. For more than 30 years, this show has brought together many area artists in an art sale that is the perfect place to find unique holiday gifts. Each of the artists has been preparing for months to design and create enough art to fill and entire booth. According to Jessica Kirk, show coordinator, although the studios of participating artists are extremely busy, the show is coming together smoothly. The kilns all around the Pecos Valley are burning

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The gift-giving season begins in the Pecos Valley with the Potters Guild Art Sale constantly, and "this year is a really full show, with high quality art." She continued, "All the artists are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their art and booths. Everyone is really excited for the show." According to Kirk, there are more than 50 artists that will have their work on sale, and although the show is put on by the Potters Guild, ceramicists only represent a third of the artists that are showing. Jewelers, painters, and other media are all well represented in the show. The artists come from New Mexico and Texas, and have their original art, for sale directly. Artists must apply to be a part of the show, as it is a juried show, and emphasis is place on unique and original work. The average booth has anywhere from 75 - 85 different pieces, and for some

artists, this is the only time during the year that they put together a body of work to put on sale. For some, it feels like the main hall of the Roswell Convention and Civic Center is turned into rows of gallery showings for many artists. Friday night's opening celebration kicks off the weekend with live music by local Latin Jazz group Ritmo Latino and free munchies catered by Tinnie Mercantile & Deli. There will be a silent auction featuring several handmade pieces. The Potters' Guild will be donating proceeds from this year's silent auction toward the completion of the “Remembering Roswell” Community Centennial Project planned for Roswell's Resichman Park. Members of the public are also encouraged to “make

their mark” at a hands-on activity booth sponsored by the Roswell Interarts Organization, creating unique handmade tile to be installed with the “Remembering Roswell” project. The Pecos Valley Potters Guild operates out of the ceramic studio at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, and features Aria Finch, Georgene Smyth, and Anna Edwards as instructors. However, other guild members are frequently involved and the classes and workshops are frequently filled. The adult classes last for 8 weeks, and are $90 for members and $115 for nonmembers. The children's classes last for 6 weeks, and are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Each student must purchase their own clay. SEE

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Because of Finch's teaching attitude of encouraging students to take chances, and to embrace their failures as teaching moments, many of the students grow in ways that aren't found in other art programs. It was conceived as a program that has not limits, where everyone can invent freely, and grow their own personal vision. Guild member, Megan Heil, stated that the ceramics class is a great way to learn something new, make new friends, and even get involved with

the Potters Guild. They are also taught the business of art through the Potters Guild. For many, the transition from doing art as a hobby to becoming a professional artist is a difficult and soul searching process. Members of the guild often provide mentoring and guidance to students and aspiring artists. As a result, many of the students of the program go on to become artists showing at the art sale. This is the show's 32nd year, and is a great annual tradition of transfering art from artists into the hands, and some-

“It doesn’t take one,” Armendariz said. “It takes Continued from Page 3 the whole club.” And beyond and their struggles first- that, it takes the entire comhand. munity’s involvement, he “(The best part) is seeing added. kids’ faces when they see The Toy Run itself will take something Christmas morn- place on Nov. 24, with riders ing,” she said. “And the par- starting at Sam’s Club, 4400 ents too (…) the parents are N. Main, and traveling south just as happy as the kids.” on Main Street to Skeen FurDonation boxes will be set niture Warehouse, 1300 S. up at Sam’s Club now until Main. There will be live Nov. 22, and “any toys will music, food and plenty of help,” Armendariz said. photo opportunities to make For the Guerreros Riders, it an enjoyable event for it’s not just about one group entire families. or person pulling together: For more information congathering toys is a communi- tact CASA at 625.0112. ty project.

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winning them over one-byone. They see our heart, and see what we are about, and they are getting behind it. The new line-up has made them approach the new record as a brand new project that has deep roots. McGinniss elaborated, "We basically took this record on as a bridge record that would carry the old into the new season. It is a little bit safe. We drew on a lot of the influences that we would have

drawn upon when we were making the old Audio Adrenaline records. Our old lead singer, Mark Stuart is actually still involved. He is involved with the Hands and Feet Project, and he is a principle writer on a lot of the new material. "There was a lot that we did to protect the brand, and protecting the sound, and protecting how this thing got launched. I think people are receiving it super well because of that. "It has songs that are reminicent of the old sound, but it

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times cupboards, of the people in the community. Admission is free, and the hours are Friday, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. For more information on the show, visit roswellpottersartsale.org.

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toward everyone involved. There is one particular tree that holds another purpose besides looking nice until auction day. The CASA Giving Tree is covered with tags, each listing a gift a CASA child would like for Christmas. People are asked to take a tag and bring back a gift. "Older kids tend to be more difficult," Ragsdale observed, adding an extra pinch of persuasion for those buying gifts to remember the teenagers. The gifts can be

dropped back off at CASA, 500 N. Main, Suite 310. The trees will be displayed until the night of the silent auction, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. at First American Bank, 111 E. 5th St. There will be “great

food” – all the CASA employees raved about the food – as well as tents set up to help hold all the auction items. For more information call 625.0112.

also has songs that are forging ahead, which receiving was always about. We never made the same record twice, we always ventured out musically and sonically. Lyrically and thematically, we always wanted to be current and challenge people. I think that we hit all of those bars that we set for ourselves." The current tour is promoting the "Kings and Queens" album, and the band has plans on releasing a followup next year. McGinniss elaborated, "The band is more of a cohesive unit and we have

our own voice now and I think that people will appreciate that we are not resting on our laurels of the old, but pressing forward and creating new interesting art with this lineup. "For me, the second record is a lot more critical than the first. People were giving us a lot of grace on the first because they were excited to have us back. Now we have to prove ourselves by delivering an amazing sophmore record with the new line-up. "Mark will continue to be involved, and oversee and

write the next record, and it is nice to have him to bounce stuff off of, and critique and inspire the new material." Audio Adrenaline is playing with Disciple and Stellar Kart at Grace Community Church on November 14. For tickets and more information on the show, visit vidaproductions.biz or call 505-379-2054. For more information on Audio Adrenaline's music and the Hands and Feet Project, visit AudioA.com and handsandfeetproject.org.


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By Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian oodnight's companions on his dangerous jour ney west would be "one-armed" Bill Wilson, who was also preparing to drive a small herd to Mexico, and Oliver Loving, an older man who not only became a stabilizing force in this page of Goodnight's life, but an extremely close friend as well. Charles Goodnight's plans to head for New Mexico were delayed for over a year from inception, but in 1866, on the 6th day of june, he, Oliver Loving, one-armed Bill Wilson, and a crew of trailherders left the frontier of Texas to blaze a new trail for long-horned cattle. The thousands of flinty hooves that turned the grass of the Llano Estacado to dust traced his name across the most famous trail in the West. Oliver Loving, 54 years of age, mature in years and sturdy as a live oak, took charge of the drive and the cattle headed west. At first they followed the trace of the old Butterfield Stage. On either point rode two of their most experienced

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tial of acceptance (…) it gives people a chance to accept something people don’t normally approve of. But this challenge to see an affair in a positive way is something that Folts said makes for great work, or as he puts it, art. “The purpose of art is to get people thinking and to feel things they wouldn’t normally feel,” he explained. Art is meant to make people grow, and this one definitely chal-

cowboys - behind rode the trailhands, holding the herd to proper size and form, shifting positions daily to relieve those driving on the dusty side and to the rear. Far in the lead scouted the observant Goodnight, exploring for water holes, range and suitable bed grounds. Turning south near present day Abilene' they followed a course westward into the staked plains. Never knowing they were blazing a trail to be followed by countless thousands of cattle - pressing steadily westward, the hardy group continued ... across the middle Concho, Centralia Draw, along the ruts of the Butterfield Stages of six years previous, to Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos. As the great herd approached Horsehead Crossing on the sinuous Pecos, the trail herders found a turbid, red, alkaline, bitter flood of water that flowed over a ford long used by the Comanche in trailing stolen herds into Mexico. The name "Horsehead" is said to have

lenges feelings, Folts stated. The uniqueness of the writing is that, even though both George and Doris are partaking in an activity that is usually frowned upon, they are still portrayed as protagonists. And they are believable and dynamic as they grow throughout the years. “The woman is emotionally honest and naïve, and the man is emotionally dishonest and naïve,” Folts elucidated. “The woman’s social awareness grows and the man suffers excruciating pain related to the Vietnam War.

derived from the great number of skulls left by the Comanche, who had driven their horses so hard from the last water hole, sixty miles beyond' that the horses drank to their death of the Pecos brine. The herders had to drive nearly 80 miles without water from the Concho to the Pecos. They held their herd on water during the heat of the day until the steers could suck up no more, and headed their herd into the setting sun. They trailed until late, camped for the night, and early the next day, pushed on. Twelve to fifteen miles was considered a good day's drive. Finally, when the white, bitter dust had burned every throat to torture, when every eye was deep sunk in sockets, and lips were cracked to bleeding, when the bawls and moans of the cattle drowned out the curses and shouts of the cowboy pointers, they just let the herd keep walking. Guiding the crazed cattle by alkali ponds that meant death to the herd, they finally reached the Pecos - but the But through it all, there is comedy. It sounds intense, but the beauty of “Same Time Next Year” is that the characters end up in real situations, and it’s funny. Some of the realism and comedy is largely thanks to the two actors: Michael Christopher and Lynetta Zuber. “Both (Christopher and Zuber) brought things to these (characters) that I never could have imagined, and that thrills me,” Folts said excitedly. And the camaraderie within

virtually crazy cattle poured over cliffs and banks' drowning some' crushing others or breaking the limbs of those who fell on the bluffs. Altogether, 300 of the original 2,000 were lost on the torturous trail. Charles Goodnight, the intrepid trail blazer, termed the Pecos River "The graveyard of the cowman's hopes. The Pecos' I hated it," Goodnight said, "It was as treacherous as the Indians themselves." North they went, up the east side of the Pecos River. A more desolate country they had never seen. Steep, narrow trails occasionally led down to water but often quicksand pulled the steers under. The waters were filled with fish, but the animal life that drew the most attention was the rattlesnakes. They saw hundreds of them. One of the hands, a cross-eyed waddy called Nate, reached Fort Sumner with seventy two rattles he had collected. "My crossed eyes," he would say, "let me watch the cattle with one while shootin' rattlers with the

the theatre company was obvious as they jested and teased each other during rehearsal. “Sometimes we can’t focus because we’re thinking about him strangling the hooker,” Assistant Director and selfproclaimed “Life Guru” Crystal Gage pronounced, referring to a comical scene they nicknamed “The Phone Cord Scene.” Although Folts jokingly claimed Gage is a “full time pain in the ass,” he is greatly appreciative of her help. “Crystal is an amazing chal-

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other." Just below the Texas-New Mexico line was Pope's Crossing, one of the few fords along several hundred miles of the Pecos. It was named after John Pope, an early railway surveyor: Once over the river to the west side, the herds trailed north to the site of Carlsbad. Then, for fear of the Mescalero Apaches, they crossed back east to pass the Rio Hondo area east of present-day Roswell. Their trip to Rio Hondo wouldn't mean much to the little settlement this time, but subsequent trips would assure a financial base for the grama grass cattle holding area that would become Roswell. lenge,” he said. “I’m in love with her.” He said she forces him to think about things he doesn’t necessarily want to think about. After roughly six weeks of preparation and rehearsal, the play will premiere Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Later showings will be Nov. 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union. For more information visit their website, RoswellLittleTheatre.com.

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UFOLOGY

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By Donald Burleson eople have been seeing apparently anomalous objects in the skies for a very long time, yet they were once reluctant to report these sightings, and it’s interesting to ponder why this might be. The general understanding in the field of UFO studies is

    

that the major cause of reluctance to report a sighting has always been fear of ridicule or censure. One might have thought that fear of some government reprisal would be a common reason, but in my experience it rarely is. No, people are afraid of being laughed at, or of having their friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, or bosses think they’re daffy, or a member of some flying saucer lunatic fringe. I can certainly understand the concern. The fear of disapproval is starting to wane, but even today some people think ill of you if you’re interested in UFOs. I was once involved in an online discussion thread, about a completely unrelated topic, when

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someone noticed some of my UFO-themed book listings on Amazon and said, in effect: “Well, why should we care about the opinions of a UFO nut case?” And this in spite of the fact that I am notoriously one of the “hard science” guys in this field, with a reputation for not believing anything at all without evidence. In some people’s minds, the whole subject of UFOs is still suspect. And in all truth, some UFO enthusiasts tend to contribute to that situation by making extravagant, unfounded, unprovable claims. (“Suchand-such UFO is definitely from Zeta Reticulae.” Or “I get abducted by aliens every day.”) If we stick to a scientific view of the matter and avoid

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making wild, unsupported assertions, things make more sense and the public thinks more highly of our efforts. It appears that to some extent people are getting over their f ear of ridicule when it comes to reporting UFOs. For one thing, so many people have seen them now that one knows one can report a sighting without being thought insane. Besides, it’s easier than ever now to file a report. MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, has an online Case Management System where anyone can report a sighting. When someone does file a report, the MUFON State Director (in New Mexico that’s me) immediately receives an email and assigns the case to

    

an exam-certified field investigator to be followed up. MUFON received 600 sighting reports in the U.S. in the month of September 2013 alone. To be sure, the vast majority of sightings tur n out to be honestly mistaken reactions to conventional aircraft, balloon launches, meteors, and various weather phenomena. But a small percentage of sightings will always be unaccountable in those terms, and that’s what keeps life interesting. Currently here in New Mexico I have over a dozen open sighting cases being worked on, at least two of which are accompanied by very intriguing photographic evidence. Our skies have probably always been replete with strange airborne objects. But now people are more willing to talk about having seen them.

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Vision for November 7, 2013