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The Fitzilla Challenge Bowl for Kids Sake
The Santa Fe Trail 50th anniversary of the Socorro UFO landing!
Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellow, Sarah Gamble opens a show of paintings at the Roswell Museum and Art Center on April 19. The show runs until June 1. Photographer: Rey Berrones
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Make Time For Kids
Randal Seyler Record Staff Writer olunteers and staff of the Chaves County CASA program will be taking over The Liberty at 5 p.m. on April 25 when the agency presents the 12th annual Make Time For Kids. “We have a silent auction and a live auction, and it is totally a blast,” says Carrie-Leigh Clouter, executive director of CASA, which is headquartered in the old Bank of America building in downtown Roswell. “The event is completely free to the public, and we have food, drink and our auctions.” The “Time” in Make Time For Kids refers to clocks — over 200 unique, handmade clocks that are put on silent auction. All proceeds from the event benefit the children of the CASA program, Clouter says, and the clocks are made by artists and volunteers. In fact, anyone can make a clock, and the auction receives donations from a variety of sources, ranging from Boy Scouts to well-known artists. The clockwork parts are available for free at CASA, along with instructions on how to make a clock, Clouter said. All the volunteer brings is their creativity. The donated clocks will raise funds to help CASA serve high-risk children
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in Chaves County. Clocks can be delivered to the CASA office until April 23, but after that they should be taken to The Liberty, Clouter said. Make Time For Kids was created and sponsored by Dr. Mike Taylor of Taylor Orthodontics. The event will feature auctioneers Larry Hobson and Shawn Hall. The event is also being catered by chef Mariano of Lovelace Regional Medical Center. “All the food and drinks are donated, and it really is just a fun time,” Clouter said. “We want the public to come see what we are all about, and be part of our family.” CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, and an advocate is a volunteer appointed by the Children's Court of the 5th Judicial District to ensure the needs of children who may have been neglected or abused are being met. To do this, the advocate must investigate facts, recommend a course of action, facilitate the resolution of presenting problems, and monitor progress toward established goals. SEE
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By Rey Berrones Vision Editor the do everything else, but what is it going to take for a fat ass like me to get up off the couch and do something? To lose a few pounds? To eat a little better?" And with that, the Fitzilla Challenge was born. A cooperative effort between multiple gyms and restaurants in town, the challenge is comprised of two parts, nutrition and exercise. Leading by example, Toddzilla's food truck will be one of many places to eat in town that will have the Fitzilla menu, which will have low-fat and healthy options. Toddzilla said, "Most people see healthy food and think, blah, but we can put together something along with the other places in town that will taste good too. It won't be
Get into spring with healthy eating and exercise opportunities
Rey Berrones Photo Toddzilla is serving up a grilled chicken sandwich as part of the Fitzilla healthy menu.
hef Todd Alexander is at it again. Better known in the community as Toddzilla, he is presenting the city of Roswell with the Fitzilla Challenge. Toddzilla came up with a plan that takes food-loving couch surfers and gives them a cash prize if they can prove that they are the able to eat
better and lose a few pounds. Toddzilla said, "It was a concept that I had quite a while ago. My initial target was people like me. I'm not the vision of fitness. I understand that. "I know that the city has plenty of programs for people that work out on a regular basis and they do the runs, and they do the walks, and
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such an imposition to get healthy food." The exercise program works in a similar way, with local exercise programs offering temporary memberships for people who sign up for the challenge. Challenge participants will be able to hit all the different exercise programs in town in hopes that they can find something that is ideal for them. In this way people can check out all the different styles. According to Kerry Moore, who is helping organize the challenge, "Each of the participating gyms are going to do a free Saturday event at one of the parks. It is going to be a rotating exercise group. Anybody, whether you belong to a gym or not, can show up. You don't even have to belong
to the Fitzilla program. You can show up to the park and check out the exercise." The challenge kicks off at the Healthy and Green in 2014 expo on April 22. A full list of participating gyms and restuarants will be available at the expo. According to Toddzilla, "Eastern New Mexico Medical Center is going to do a free BMI prior to starting. The program is going to be run off of BMI, so it isn't going to be based on the amount of weight lost. It is going to be the greatest reduction in BMI. There is going to be a team category, and an individual category. Teams will get either a plaque or a trophy, but the individual winner is going to get a cash prize."
Every Week, Tues - Sun
Shroud Exhibit and Museum The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall in Alamogordo offers a backlit, full-sized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer 3D experience. The exhibitʼs goal is make Turin Shroud available to all including the vision impaired. Hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. -4 p.m., Tuesday - Friday from 1 p.m. 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 4462113, or visit ShroudNM.com.
April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
Godspell The Alamogordo Music Theatre presents its spring show at the Flickinger Center located at 1110 New York. Godspell tells the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Presented in a series of skits and songs, with Jesus and his disciples presented as whimsical characters. The musical features songs by Stephen Schwartz (creator of the musical “Wicked”), conceived and originally directed by JohnMichael Tebelak. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Flickinger Center or from any AMT cast member. For more information, visit alamogordomusictheatre.org or flickingercenter.com or call
Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes
Saturday April 19
This nostalgic look at Hank Williams and his impact on country music is amazing! Jason Petty pays tribute to those who influenced Hank and those Hank influenced including Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, and more. Donʼt miss Jasonʼs Obie Award winning performance as he and his band of five bring Hankʼs musical hits like “Move It On Over,” “Wine Me Up,” “Kawliga,” “Moaninʼ The Blues,” “Why Baby Why” and “Legend In My Time” back to life in this insightful and energetic show. Jason Petty has made a striking impression in New Yorkʼs Theatre District, starring in “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” which played to sold out audiences at the Little Shubert Theater. Audiences and critics alike were taken back by Pettyʼs amazing acting ability in his portrayal of Hank Williams. He won rave reviews from all the major critics, including the New York Times, Variety and Rolling Stone. The performance starts at 8 p.m., with a spicy fried chicken buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $56 and $59. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-8187872 or visit spencertheater.com.
Wizard of Oz American Family Theater presents, Wizard of Oz at 6:30 p.m. An original telling of the classic story! Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends in the favorite musical journey of all time! See The Wizard of Oz, live-on-stage in a sparkling production that features a terrific cast, unforgettable songs and special effects, plus lots of audience participation. Tickets are $5 for youth and $9 for adults. For more information, visit alamogordomusictheatre.org or flickingercenter.com or call 575-437-2202.
Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes This is a nostalgic look at Hank Williams The New York Post stated it best: “At times it seems as if Petty is not just offering an impersonation of Williams, but channeling his ghost.” The performance starts at 8 p.m., with a spicy fried chicken buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $56 and $59. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.
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Restless Heart John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts – with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Musicʼs Top Vocal Group trophy. Tickets are $30. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information on the band, visit restlessheartband.com. For more information on the performance, visit artesiaartscouncil.com. 6 >>
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April 25 - 27, May 2, 3
Murder by Natural Causes The final CCT production of the year is no longer a mystery. Well, actually that is exactly what it is. CCT始s own queen of mystery, LaWanda Scholl, directs this stylish and witty suspense play, adapted by Tim Kelly from the original television play starring Hal Holbrook, Katherine Ross and Barry Bostwick. Arthur Sinclair, played by award winning actor Sam Plumlee, is a successful mentalist, but can he elude a plot to kill him - for greed - with his psychic powers? Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. on April 25, 26 and May 2 and 3. The matinee performance is at 2 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Come join us as our talented cast presents this witty and thrilling suspense play. For more information on the per-
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Classical Music Concert World class violinist Qing Li and accomplished pianist Richard Dowling are playing a free classical music concert at Pannell Auditorium Presented by The Piatigorsky Foundation. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 575739-2230 or 575-396-3159.
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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
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1941-1945. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 3472464 or visit wafbmuseum.org.
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Tuesday April 29
Nashville-based rock outfit RED is set to hit the Liberty stage located at 312 N. Virginia.. They have sold nearly 1 million units, garnering two GRAMMY nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and 10 consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio. Disciple and Spoken will also be playing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit thelibertyinc.com.
Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960s. The squadron was responsible for operating and maintaining 12 Atlas missile silos around the greater Roswell area. The exhibit was funded through a grant from the Association of Air Force Missileers. The museum is open from 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 347-2464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org. 7 >>
Business After Hours is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at K-BOBS Steakhouse, located at 2000 N. Main. Join in for the fun, and bring your business card and enjoy this great networking opportunity. For more information call 623-5695.
Sing Out Loud at Club Revue Sing Out Loud, Wednesdays, from 9pm to 11:30pm, at Club Revue, located at 3905 SE Main. Enjoy karaoke night with no cover charge and drink specials. Sing Out Loud is a 21 and over event. For more information call 623-8557
Good Friday Enchiladas The Good Friday Enchilada Fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Roswell Boys and Girls Club, located at 201 S. Garden. Come out and support the Boys and Girls Club and eat a great meal. Enjoy on site or as carry out. The meal includes enchiladas, beans, rice, salad, desert and a drink. Cost of the meal is a donation.
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Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge at 118 East Third St. from 9 p.m - until people stop singing.
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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David and Tina at El Toro 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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Cuic Gonzales at El Tapatio Cuic Gonzales plays Latin Pop and Country music at El Tapatio at 3012 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call El Tapatio at 578-1915.
Monday April 21
Hemlock is coming back to Roswell with a show at Ginsberg Music located at 201 N. Main. They are bringing their brutal mix of metal and groove which inspires a fun and energetic live set all the way fro Las Vegas, NV. Also playing are Kingdoms Fall and Angst. All ages show. Admission is $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call 622-5630.
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.
April 4 - Oct 5
The Wiggins-Howe Legacy The Wiggins-Howe Legacy celebrates five generations of artists within the same family that have lived and created creative bodies of work in Roswell. The opening reception is on Friday, April 4 from 5
April 18 - June 1
p.m. - 7 p.m. There will be an after-opening buffet dinner honoring the Wiggins and Howe family artists at $15 per person. Seating begins at 7. Space is limited, please reserve your seat by calling 6270918. The exhibition runs until October 5. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.
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Sarah Gamble Sarahʼs paintings depict sensitive beings, objects and architectural forms taking on a life force, and abstracted energy currents, in an effort to examine the human condition. While Sarah often finds the visual language she uses in her work to have no literal translation, the current imagery is informed by her lifelong fascination for the paranormal, ESP, the dream-world, animism, UFOs, mythological beasts, speculative history, and primitivism. Gambleʼs show will be up at the RMAC from April 19 - June
1. There will be a free lecture on the show by Gamble on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.
Sam Riggs and The Night People Sam Riggs and The Night People plays Pecos Flavors Winery at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call 627-6265.
Matt Kimbrow Matt Kimbrow plays Way Out West located at 4709 W. Second. Doors open at 8 p.m. with The Shane Rogers Band opening. Admission is $12 in advance, and $15 the day of the show. This is a 21 and over show. For more information, visit wayoutwestroswell.com.
Easter Parade MainStreet Roswellʼs Easter Parade is at 1 p.m., at the Chaves County Courthouse Lawn, located at 401 N. Main. Wear your Easter Finest and win prizes for all ages in categories: Best Easter Bonnet, Best Dressed, Best Vintage, Best Dressed Pet, Best 10 >>
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ustin-based musician Sam Riggs is hitting the Pecos Flavors stage on April 18. His new single "Angola's Lament" is #14 on the Texas Music Chart and is a fan and media favorite. His most recent release, "Outrun The Sun" has been a breakout hit, turning him into an over-night sensation that has been hard at work since 2007. Riggs is very enthusiastic about his recent success, saying, "Outrun the Sun is fixing to break into the top ten of the Texas music charts. That record is popping off pretty hard. It is awesome." This success comes from a formula of honesty and authenticity in his music. Riggs elaborated, "Honesty in the music that I create is of upmost importance to me. There is a saying, 'you can't afford anything less than great.' I'm influenced by bands like Reckless Kelly, and I think that as a result, honesty weaves itself in and out of my songs. You write songs from personal experiences, you apply them to situations that you have seen. I think that honest rock, honest music has
definitely been a part of my life and my songwriting as long as I have been doing it. "That is the name of the game, because music evolves constantly, and everybody is doing what they think is right. If someone doesn't like it, you don't have to listen to it. "I focus on putting out good lyrics and songs that matter. Songs that really touch people in a different place than just on the surface. As a team, that's what we focus on. I take my writing seriously, I take my music seriously and I take my fans the most serious of all. That's how we fit into it. We are from Texas, we play Country music, but I wouldn't consider myself Texas Country." This lean and honest approach to songsmithing shows in the recordings, and in the live show. Riggs said, "We, as a band, take our stage show into the studio and polish it up. We have road-tested these songs before we took them into the studio. We put them to the test, and have a lot of fun with it. We are a four-piece band so we have a lot of ground to cover. Everybody has a part to play so
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Sam Riggs and The Night People will be playing an intimate set of Rock and Country at Pecos Flavors Winery on April 18 By Rey Berrones Vision Editor
there is not a lot of banging around on guitars aimlessly. The crowd really gets into that. "The road is a highlight, because it is what you make of it. We have an amazing crew and an amazing band.
"I moved to Austin because I just wanted to live a life that was bigger than what I had in my home town. I just hit the ground running, started writing and singing. Its been a rollercoaster from there." Riggs is excited to play in
Roswell and said, "Our live show is full of energy, and we hope that everyone comes to see it." The rollercoaster stops in Roswell on April 18 as Sam Riggs and The Night People plays Pecos Flavors Winery at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call 6276265. For more information on Riggs and his music, visit SamRiggsMusic.com.
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Rey Berrones Photo The ensemble cast of Spectacular! Spectacular! in early rehearsals
The ENMU-Roswell theater department is putting on a Broadway Revue! he ENMU-Roswell theater department has been steadily alternating between musical and dramatic productions. Rather than pick one musical this spring, director Dallas Pollei has decided to do all of the musicals. Or, at least, a good selection of musicals. Spectacular!
Spectacular! is a Broadway revue of nearly everyone's favorite musical numbers that have come from the Broadway stage. According to Dominic Batista, who plays The Lion King's Timon, among others, "This is one of our musicals on steroids. It is non-stop. As soon as it starts, it never stops.
It is like a mixtape. If you were in love with someone, this seems like it would be something that you would put together for them to introduce them to musicals." Jonathan Wildman expanded, "It is not a greatest hits, and it is not just random either. Mr. Pollei has them arranged like a rollercoaster.
He keeps you guessing. When the audience hears it, they are going to have to pay attention to what is going on, because we aren't going with a storyline. We are just singing and dancing. It is unorthodox for a musical without a plot. But it is a musical revue. It is the best songs from everyoneâ€™s favorite musicals. I think it is awesome. Sure, I get to sing in a few of them, but I think everyone is going to have a great time seeing this while we have a great time doing this." Fellow cast member David Carter added, "It is two hours of upbeat, great music from all different shows. If you are a musical lover, you definitely have to see it. This is by far one of the most fun shows I have ever done. It is very high energy. It is constantly moving, there is no down-time whatsoever. It is just fun. You get to get up there and each different song is a different character that you have to play. "There are about 20 to 25 people, and it is interesting to see how each and every one of those individualâ€™s characters swap in a matter of 30
seconds. This is definitely a show that if you enjoy seeing different characters, different moods, this show will take you from the highest of the high, to the lowest of the low. It's got everything. "Everybody needs to come see it. If you love musicals, you will love this one." While there are a couple of returning favorites, the majority of the large ensemble cast is filled with new faces singing selections from Legally Blond, Once, Cats, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Chicago and Wicked among others. Show dates are Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 and Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, in the ENMU-R Performing Arts Center, located at 64 University Blvd. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 2:30 p.m. General Admission is $10, Seniors are $8, Children under 10 are $8, ENMU-R system students $5 and a group discount of 10 or more $5. Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com or at the ENMU-R box office. For more information call 624-7398.
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April 19, 20
Patriots Day Weekend Shoot Patriots Day Weekend Shoot, Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Roswell Gun Club. Project Appleseed will host the Annual Patriots Day Weekend Shoot. Learn traditional rifle marksmanship, hear the true story of April 19, 1775 and commemorate America始s heritage. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring any .22.30 caliber rifle. For more information call 625-6908 or visit appleseedinfo.org.
Hemlock Hemlock is coming back to Roswell with a show at Ginsberg Music located at 201 N. Main. Also playing are Kingdoms Fall and Angst. All ages show. Admission is $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call 622-5630.
Healthy and Green in 2014 The Healthy & Green in 2014 expo is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Roswell Convention Center, located at 912 N. Main. The Health & Green in 2014 will feature information on allergies, blood sugar, nutrition, immunizations and more. For more information call 6248746.
Carson & Barnes Circus The Carson & Barnes Circus is at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, located at 2500 SE Main St. Adult tickets are $12 and children tickets are $6 (Each adult ticket comes with a child始s ticket free). Tickets are available at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, located at 131 W. 2nd St. For more information call 623-5695.
Make Time for Kids The 12th Annual Make Time for Kids, Friday, April 25th, at 5 p.m., at The Liberty, located at 312 N. Virginia. Make Time for
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Spectacular! Spectacular! Is a Broadway Revue featuring a variety of spellbinding songs and scenes that have become crowd favorites throughout the history of musical theatre. Show dates are Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 and Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, in the ENMU-R Performing Arts Center, located at 64 University Blvd. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 2:30 p.m. The production is directed by Dallas Pollei. Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission is $10, Seniors $8, Children under 10 $8, ENMU-R system students $5 and a group discount of 10 or more $5. Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com or at the ENMU-R box office. For more information call 624-7398.
Kids is a free event featuring unique clocks and fantastic live and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the children of the Chaves County CASA Program. For more information visit maketimeforkids.com or call 625-0112.
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Spectacular! Spectacular! ENMU-R始s Spring Musical Spectacular! Spectacular!, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 and Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, in the ENMU-R Performing Arts Center, located at 64 University Blvd. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 2:30 p.m. Spectacular! Spectacular!
Is a Broadway Revue featuring a variety of spellbinding songs and scenes that have become crowd favorites throughout the history of musical theatre. The production is directed by Dallas Pollei. Ticket prices are as follows: General Admission is $10, Seniors $8, Children under 10 $8, ENMU-R system students $5 and a group discount of 10 or more $5. Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com or at the ENMU-R box office. For more information call 624-7398.
Wag-N-Walk The Rio Pecos Kennel Club of Roswell will hold its annual Spring Wag-N-Walk & Bake Sale from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Woof Bowl Dog Park, next to the Wool Bowl on Grand and College avenues. Walk for fun with your dog. The one- and two-mile competitive walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and the oncompetitive walks will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fees are $15 for one person and one dog, additional dogs are $2 each. All dogs must be on leashes and have all shots. Beginning at 10 a.m. there will be prizes for cute puppy and adult, most talented and best costumes, Microchipping will also be offered for $35.
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>>10 Southeastern New Mexico Bowl for Kids Sake at Center City Lanes, located at 3905 SE Main. The first session for bowling will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second session will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a 50ʼs theme. For more information call 627-2227.
Spring Iris Flower Show The Pecos Valley Iris Society Spring Iris Flower Show is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Roswell Mall, located at 4501 N. Main. Admission is free. For more information call 622-6329 or 622-1215.
Close Encounter Showdown Desert Sun Motors and Majestic Communications of Roswell proudly present the Close Encounter Showdown. We have over 200 cars in 13 categories and $7,000 in prize money to giveaway. This is one free event you wonʼt want to miss. Car Registration is $15 per vehicle. For more information, contact Amanda Gallagher at email@example.com.
Knowledge Bowl The Roswell Literacy Councilʼs 17th Annual Knowledge Bowl is at 2:30 p.m., at the Chaves County J.O.Y. Center, located at 1822 N. Montana. The Knowledge Bowl will include a fun-filled afternoon of trivial hilarity, a silent auction and
Sunday April 27
Inn of the Mountain Gods
With visual and technical innovations presented beautifully in centuries-old Chinese acrobatics, Inn of the Mountain Gods brings you the incredibly, death-defying acts of Cirque Ziva, presented by the Golden Dragon Acrobats! From contortionists to hoop acts, this family-friendly event is one night only. How many acrobats can fit onto a unicycle? Can more than one person participate in a single stream of juggling? The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the Peopleʼs Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Other acts include a group contortion, head balancing and even fire juggling! The 25 acrobats are athletes, actors and artists who have trained since childhood. Watch as theyʼll amaze you with their performance, using their bodies and simple props and everyday objects. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. For more information visit innofthemountaingods.com or call 800-545-9011 For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.
prizes. Adult and High School Student Teams are welcome to participate. Questions will be a mixture of “Trivial” knowledge for all ages and genres. Cost to participate is $100 for the first team, $80 for any subsequent team from the same organization, and a $5 donation
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13th Annual ENMU-Roswell Foundation Banquet The 13th Annual ENMURoswell Foundation Banquet is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Roswell Convention Center, located at 912 N. Main. Special Guests will be Bob and Sara Armstrong. Cost is $60 per person, $450 for a table of 8 and $1000 for a corporate sponsorship. Reservations are accepted through Tuesday, April 22nd. For reservations or for more information call 6247304 or email: email@example.com u.
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he annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization retur ns to Chaves County on April 26, and the public is invited to join in the celebration. “What we really need are for people to start up bowling teams, and join in with us,” says Bill Wolf , CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeaster n New Mexico. “We also need corporate sponsors.” The Bowl For Kids’ Sake event is really a celebration after the fundraising, Wolf said, and people gather to bowl, eat pizza and enjoy the company of each other — especially the “Bigs” and “Littles” who come together to bowl in the annual event. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children, ages 6-17, with adult volunteers in meaningful one-to-one relationships. At the heart of our programs is "Bigs," the adult mentors, including "Littles," the children they are mentoring, in everyday activities. These simple yet generous acts of inclusion and friendship build trust and create
long-term bonds that can help direct a child to a better future. According to the website, www.bbbssenm.org, the organization is the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. In Roswell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is located at 1717 W. Second St. The Bowl For Kids’ Sake is both a celebration and a fundraiser, and members of the bowling teams have friends and family pledge financial support for the organization while the teams have a bowl off with other teams, said Amanda Ware, chief operation officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico. There are prizes for the top bowlers and top fundraisers,
as well as door prizes and lots of pizza. The bowling is free, and there will also be a 1950s costume contest with prizes going to the best costumes. “This is a national program and Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations all across the country hold the same event,” Wolf said. Aside from private donations and grants, the Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the primary annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each bowling team will have five members, and there will be two sessions of team bowling, one at 11 a.m. and one at 3 p.m. “We still have room for more teams and we are looking for more corporate support as well,” Wolf said. “Roswell is a great community,” Wolf said. “We have all kinds of support, and a lot of times, people will say, ‘we don’t have any money, but here’s a gift certificate.’ We just get more and more support every year.” For more information on Bowl For Kids’ Sake, call 6272227 or visit the website, www.bbbssenm.org.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Exploring imagination and mythology
Rey Berrones Photo Sarah Gamble in her Roswell studio.
Artist Sarah Gamble mounts a show at the Roswell Museum and Art Center that explores modern mythology and her imagination.
By Rey Berrones Vision Editor magine taking your raw, uncensored thoughts and sharing them with the world. Not just the random thoughts, but your innermost thoughts, fears and inner dialogue, including the fleeting images that bounce around in your subconscious. For most, sharing intimately like this is terrifying, but for Sarah Gamble, it is an essential part of her art. Part of her upcoming installation at the Roswell Museum and Art Center revolves around a set of ink on paper pieces that are raw expressions of her dreams. When
interviewed, Gamble stated that this set of illustrations is “the easiest to talk about. I will start off the day doing these without thinking too much.” Her morning ritual includes creating an illustration about her thoughts as she is still waking up and transitioning out of her dreams. She elaborated, “They are my subconscious. I just make them and see what happens. They end up being so much more direct and straightforward. You know what it is that you are looking at. With these you can see how ideas tur n into other
ideas.” This, for Gamble, is simple enough. She is putting her thoughts on paper, unedited, and on the gallery walls of the RMAC. She continued, “I'm trying to make what I'm thinking physical, and the painting is the development of those ideas.” Painting and illustration is Gamble's native tongue. While others use the written word, conversation or even math to communicate ideas, she is most comfortable with painting as her form of expression and communication. She has never ques-
tioned it, and when asked if she knew painting would be her path in life, she responds directly and confidently, “Always. From the very beginning there was no question.” She expanded on that saying that when she was growing up, she painted, “all the time. On paper plates, newspapers, everything.” She spent most of her time drawing as a kid. She had a slight detour from painting while she was getting her BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, where she said, “I thought that I was going to be
a sculptor for a while, and then during my senior year it just became clear that drawing and painting was so much more immediate. You could quickly put on paper what is on your mind, and sculpture takes so much longer that, [Putting my immediate thoughts out there] was what I wanted to do, and from then on it was all painting and drawing. “My senior year I started doing all drawing and painting. I just started painting in my apartment all the time after I graduated.” She eventually graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MFA and has gone on to show her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions which is a task that someone as prolific as her is able to do. She said, “I am always able to keep working. I love working, it is a joyful thing, and when it looks good it is because it is joyful. If I get to the point where 'I must do this' it is not interesting. So it is a lot of work to get to the place where it is fun and looks like it is fun.” She says that because of the nature of her work, she has to be in the correct mental state to create what she wants, and “if I'm not, I have to work until I get to that state. Sometimes there are periods where everything f eels bad, so everything looks bad, and I feel terrible, but then it gets to the good place. It is just like life, you have to work through bad things to get to the good parts. I just go with it. “Different ideas come together to become different pieces, but you can put pieces together. Each group of work leads to the next group of work, and it is a constantly evolving, lifelong body of work. It is a lifelong process.” The current stage of her lifeSEE
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long body of work is creating work while she is part of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. While she is still doing her illustration and painting, she has added collage to her practice. She said, “I never did collage until I came here.” In addition to exploring dreams, her current work also explores mythology, the afterlife and the universe. All things that everyone explores through religion, mythology and speculation. Sometimes this exploration is expressed through what she calls the 'multi-verse.' She explained, “Lots of things happening at the same time, but we can only perceive what is happening in our reality. I don't know how to explain the multi-verse in a normal way. It is hard to explain that my work is about a, b, c, d, e, f, g ... because to me, painting is my language. The verbal language does not always connect with what I'm trying to say.” She echoes, “Painting is language.” As she explores the universe and our place in it, there are several recurring characters in the work. Gamble said, “These are kind of
By Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian hen we tell the tales of our tremendously historical area, it is natural that we look at the historical fringes - the events that are relevant to our own progress. Certainly the explorations of Onate and Espejo are important points in Roswell's history; they point out the Spanish and Mexican influences, but what about the Anglo influence? The great Texas cattle drives were the most important of these influences, but the Santa Fe Trail must be considered extremely important to us. The Santa Fe Trail: what memories! What stories this romantic name conjures for us. From Independence, Missouri, through romantic names like Council Grove and Fort Dodge - the Cimarron cut-off , Wagon Mound, Fort Union, Bent's Fork, Raton Pass and Taos. The trail blazer Coronado, on his return from Kansas Territory, covered this ground. Baptista La Lande, a Creole and a freighter pioneer took an early stock of goods from St. Louis to Santa Fe and reported that goods sold high and the women were "kind." The explorer Pike's Journal identified Santa Fe as a virgin trader's market, but subsequent traders encountered Spanish patrols that led to hand irons and calabozos. Pawnee Indians tended to discourage early freighters but Mexican revolutionaries in 1821 ended Spain's power and the pageant of life and movement over the Santa Fe Trail began. Isn't it wonderful that, despite its early history and the almost surety that the trade center would burgeon into a huge metropolitan area, Santa Fe has stayed refreshingly small and historical and
The Santa Fe trail left a mark on the history of NM
mystical, mythical creatures that live in this parallel world. “For years now, when I don't know what to make, I fall back on to centaurs. I have a friend that I was talking about my work and I was saying that I wanted to stop making the centaurs because it is something that I do when I don't know what to do, and she said, 'what's wrong with that?' I thought about that and it gave me license to go with it. So I've embraced the centaurs. It is a model for things,
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but it is also me. So on this new work I made a female centaur. The more I consciously realized that there was some of me in some of the centaurs, I started asking, 'why would I make them male?' It is kind of silly that they were all male.” The pieces of herself represented in the work are central to why her work matters. It isn't just about her own expression, but connecting with others that are feeling the same things. She addressed this by saying, “You recognize something within it that makes you think about something sensitive within yourself. That creates some kind of greater selfawareness. That is what I think makes any work compelling, not just my work, but any work.” Gamble’s show will be up at the RMAC from April 19 June 1. There will be a free lecture on the show by Gamble on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. To learn more about Gamble and her work, visit sarahgamble.com
Gunnar Petersen Illustration cognizant of its heritage. The Santa Fe Trail - the trappings of history, the gateway to El Paso and the Pecos Valley and even Los Angeles. Travelers carved their names at Pawnee Rock and fought the slippery fords of Cottonwood Creek. Lucky if they could make a mile a day over Raton Pass, still they came — over 800 miles of grass and desert and shimmering mirages — the magic of Santa Fe. Today, 100 years after their passing, ruts still furrow the ground where caravans jogged their way slowly into the Territory of New Mexico. Early traders carried their goods on muleback, 200 pounds per mule, six to eight weeks on the journey, at an average of 15 miles per day. Bright painted wagons, 3,000 to 7,000 lbs. were driven by 10 to 12 mules or sixyoke oxen, which reached jour ney’s end bleached, warped and shrunken. But, firing their guns in delight, the wagonneers met in Santa Fe for the faro tables, dice, cock fighting and fandangos. City of illusions, Santa Fe, two civilizations met at the end of the Santa Fe Trail.
An Aquatic Beauty Mark
by Daniel Huston Biological Technician itter Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for several charismatic threatened fish species, but perhaps the most beautiful of our local fish is the greenthroat darter. The group of fish known as “darters” is an extremely diverse family of North American fishes containing well over 100 species. Darters prefer clean, clear, swift moving water and thus are excellent indicators of the health of the rivers, streams, and lakes where they make their homes. Darters get their names from their version of swimming, which is more of a quick dash or a “dart”. Darters can swim, but prefer to scoot along the bottom or rest on rocks or plants. One of the reasons for this behavior is that darters typically lack swim bladders (the organ that helps fish maintain buoyancy in water). The greenthroat darter (or Etheostoma lepidum for our Latin enthusiasts) is only
The Greenthroat Darter
found in springs of the Pecos River basin in New Mexico as well as in several spring fed rivers in Texas. We just so happen to have a healthy population of greenthroats at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and their coloration this time of year is spectacular. Though the greenthroat darter gets its name from a bright greenish-blue patch of color on the male’s throat, the throat patch is just the tiniest of beauty marks for the fish as a whole. Greenthroats begin breeding during the spring months (though in many places they breed year around), and during this time the male fish begin to develop intense coloration to advertise themselves to prospective mates. Bright orange blotches and spots appear all over the male’s body, the greenish blues of the throat and belly begin to intensify, and the dorsal fins become bright red or orange,
often with greenish-blue borders. The brightest colored males are, of course, the most popular with the lady fish. The biggest, brightest colored males will have the best chances at courting friendly females, and nip at the ladies’ fins to let them know their intentions. A particularly handsome male may just get the chance to join in a sort of mating dance with the female. When a breeding pair is formed, the male and female will swim together vertically toward the surface of the water. The female will lay her sticky eggs on the undersides of rocks or aquatic plants, and the male will fertilize each egg as it is laid. This mating dance (or rather “Mating Swim”) ensures that the male is the only one who will fertilize the female’s eggs. Life is quite dangerous for darter eggs, as multiple insect and fish predators will consume them if they get the chance. If all goes well, the
eggs will hatch within a few weeks, and the baby fish (known as “fry”) will sink to the bottom. At this stage the fry are very small, most not bigger than the head of a matchstick! When the fry hatch they still have some of their egg yolk attached to their bellies, which feeds them for the first few days of their life. Soon the babies must start to find food on their own, as well as continue to avoid predators. Interestingly, baby greenthroat darters are voracious predators themselves and eat multitudes of tiny invertebrate animals known as “zooplankton”. As the fish grow, so do their appetites, and they are soon tackling much larger prey such as amphipods (freshwater crustaceans), freshwater worms, and insect larvae such as mosquitoes. A greenthroat darter can reach a length of over 4 cm as an adult, and though that seems small, they can consume quite a bit of mosquito larvae in a day, preventing millions of mosquito bites each year! Though greenthroat darters are wily, they still provide food for multiple species of birds and fish. The aquatic larvae of many species of dragonflies that make Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge their home will also prey upon greenthroat darters (if they are quick enough!). The greenthroat darter is a beautiful member of our wildlife here at the Refuge, is important for control of insect pests, and serves as food for many other Refuge species. We are thrilled to have these beautiful little fish in our waters, and we hope to witness their beauty each and every spring. Greenthroat darters are currently declining in their native ranges, and are listed as threatened by the State of New Mexico. If you would like the opportunity to lear n more about these charismatic fish, or just visit the refuge, contact the visitor center at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge (575) 625 – 4011.
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The goal of Chaves County CASA is to provide a powerful voice for every abused child in the court system. To this end the work of volunteers and staff is organized into a number of specific projects. The Abuse and Neglect Project pairs volunteer advocates with children in the custody of the Department of Children, Youth and Families as the result of physical abuse or palpable neglect. In all, Chaves County CASA has 17 programs they offer to high-risk children, Clouter said. This fiscal year, CASA has served 2,000 children, which is up from the usual 1,700 or so children the agency typically serves in a year, Clouter said. “The Berrendo Middle School shooting brought us a lot more kids this year.” Two of the most popular members of the CASA staff are Emma and Moose, CASA’s therapy dogs. Emma is a golden retriever who was rescued from the Roswell Pound and trained by Assistance Dogs of the West in Santa Fe to be a Courthouse Dog. She works with CASA children to ease their trauma. Emma is also trained to go to court with children and sit in the witness stand with them as they testify against their abuser. Moose is a Labradoodle who works with children and parents who are traumatized, and often sits with families during visitations, Clouter said. Moose is so well-trained that he will sit still and let children and parents play games with him, which eases tensions and lets the parents bond with the children. Often the parents are in a situation where they are only allowed to visit with the children at CASA, where the visitations are monitored, Clouter said. “We teach our parents how to be better parents and how to cope,” she said, which is just one of many tasks the CASA staff handle day-to-day.
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50th anniversary of the Socorro UFO landing!
By Donald Burleson ne of the best-attested UFO cases in history occurred just outside Socorro, New Mexico on April 24, 1964. It’s hard to believe it has been half a century since that remarkable event, which has lost none of its fascination and mystery over the intervening years.
A little before 6 p.m. that day, Socorro police patrolman Lonnie Zamora was in his police car pursuing a speeder just south of town, when he heard a sort of roar accompanied by a flash of bluish light a short distance to the southwest. He thought it might be a dynamite shack blowing up, but when he turned his car off the highway onto Raychester Road, he encountered a very different scenario. Stopping just beyond the rise, he saw, some 450 feet in front of him and down in the gully, what appeared to be an egg-shaped whitish object with two diminutive humanoid figures standing nearby, wearing some sort of coveralls. Their heads came only part of the way up the grease-
wood bush next to them. They appeared startled to see they were being observed. Zamora resumed his approach down Raychester Road (to this day only an unimproved rocky path) and momentarily lost sight of what he had seen. When he regained a view of it, he was at a point on the road overlooking the strange object, now only 50 feet away. The diminutive figures had apparently gotten back inside the craft. Zamora got out of the car for a closer look, but presently the object lofted with a roar (terrifying Zamora) and moved off down the arroyo and out of sight. Zamora had put in a radio call to State Police Sergeant Sam Chavez, who arrived only seconds after the object
departed. They examined the site and observed landing gear depressions in the sand. State Police Senior Patrolman Ted Jordan joined them and took photos. Chavez didn’t have his camera, but returned the next morning and took his own photos. During the few days that followed, a number of people looked into the matter, including Air Force Project Blue Book’s science advisor Allen Hynek, military officers, an FBI agent, and a young independent investigator, my friend Ray Stanford, who would write a book about the event. Ray found tiny metal scrapings, on a rock, from one of the landing gears, and professional analysis showed that these contained an unfamiliar
zinc-iron alloy, but then the fragments were confiscated and never seen again. I have seen photos of them. In fact, it was the question of photography that got me involved as a mathematician. Jordan’s photos were, according to Hynek, fogged by radiation, but Chavez’s photos, taken about 14 hours later, were not. Using this information and the exponential decay formula from physics, I estimated that the radioactive half-life of the residuum from the UFO’s propulsion system seems to have been about four hours, dramatically less than any known waste-product half-life for atomically propelled things made on Earth. Visitors from another world? Could well be.
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Vision Magazine for April 17, 2014 featuring articles on Sarah Gamble, Spectacular! Spectacular!, Sam Riggs and more!