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Updated:  Thursday, May 17, 2018

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The City of Roswell is making it easier for residents to report problems they see within our city, such as potholes, overgrown properties and such.  On the Roswell city website at www.roswell-nm-gov, under the “How Do I” tab, you will find the new Fix It form.  The form allows city residents to send their concerns and observations to city officials.  Residents can also sign up for text and email notifications of news flashes posted on the city website.  You will also be able to sign up for emergency notifications that are issued during severe weather and other emergencies.  The direct link to the Fix It Form is http://roswell-nm-gov/FormCenter/Contact-Forms-5/Fix-It-Form-54.

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The Roswell Museum and Art Center will open the exhibit “Magical & Real:  Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective.  This major work explores the work, marriage and careers of two of New Mexico’s premiere artists.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 15th from 5p to 7p and is open to the public.  The exhibition will be on display to the public from June 16th thru September 16th.  For more information, go on-line to roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

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The Roswell Salvation Army will be holding their 4th Annual Tee-Off To Make A Difference golf tournament.  It will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course.  Registration for this 3 player scramble will be held at 7am with an 8am shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded to the top four players and there will be prizes for holes-in-one.  Cost is $65 per player.  Proceeds will benefit the Roswell Salvation Army.

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Like chocolate?  Then you need to attend the “A Very Brief History of Chocolate” which will be presented at the Roswell Public Library on Sunday, June 3rd at 230pm.  Nicolasa Chavez, the curator of the Latino/Hispano/Spanish Colonial Collections at the Museum of International Folk Art will present an overview of the story of chocolate, from it’s earliest use in Mesoamerica to it’s expansion through the Americas and Europe.  Chocolate refreshments will be available after the presentation.  For more information on this free program, please call 575-622-7107.  To request sign language interpretation or other accommodations for special needs, please contact the library at least 2 weeks before the program.

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The Friends of the Spring River Park and Zoo are looking for new members.  An information meeting for prospective volunteers will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd.  You will be able to learn about the Friends mission, future goals and volunteer opportunities.  Friends of the Spring River Park and Zoo is a non-profit group established to partner with and support the Spring River Park and Zoo.    Individual and corporate memberships are available.  For information and to learn about membership options, go on-line to the City of Roswell website at roswell-nm-gov.

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The swimming pool at Easter New Mexico University Roswell will open to the public for the summer on Tuesday, May 29th.  It will remain open to the public until Sunday, August 5th from 1pm to 530pm each day. Regular daily admission is $3 for adults and kids.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Family swim nights will be every Tuesday from May 29th thru July 31st.  Each family member will pay only $2 each on Family Swim Nights.  The pool can be reserved for special events.  Pool rentals begin at 6pm.  For private pool party reservations, call Frances at 575-624-7250 or email her at frances.dubiel@roswell.enmu.edu.  The pool manager reserves the right to close the pool in cases of bad weather.

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Need a job?  You have a chance to meet local employers who are hiring right now.  Goodwill Industries of New Mexico invite you to a free Employer Panel Event on Wednesday, May 23rd from 930am to 1130am at the Roswell Public Library.  This is your chance to meet face-to-face with hiring managers, ask questions and network with employers.  Dress for success and bring your resume.  For more information, call Goodwill’s local job developer at 575-622-6135.

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Eastern New Mexico University Roswell will be hosting it’s second annual Aviation Camp June 11th thru the 13th.  The camp is designed for high school students entering grades 9 thru 12 who will learn to fly a real airplane.  The camp will cost $99 to attend.  Camp hours are Monday Noon to 5pm, Tuesday 8am to 5pm and Wednesday from 8am to noon.  The camp will also offer a variety of activities designed to help students explore a career in aviation.  Space is limited to 40 participants.  Applications must be completed no later than Friday, June 1st.  The application is posted on the University website at www.roswell.enmu.edu/aviation-camp-registration.  You may also pick up an application at the Lawrence C Harris Occupational Technology Center on the campus or you may request an application by calling 575-624-7164.

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Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The program allows kids entering grades K thru 6 to have hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork and curiosity.  Kids in the Roswell area will have a chance to take part in this program June 4th thru the 8th.  The program will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church from 9am to 330pm each day.  The price of the program is $230 before discounts for each child.  You can register your child on line at www.campinvention.org or by calling 800-968-432.  Space is limited so register now.

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The New Mexico Senior Olympics Health Promotion Event will be held at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 North Missouri in Roswell.  Wednesday, May 30th from 9am to 3pm.  This event is intended to promote health and wellness through education, fitness and sports for adults over the age of 50.  There will be all kinds of education workshops in addition to free health screenings.  Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the day.  The event is free to attend and you may register on the day of the event. More information on the Senior Olympics may be found on their website at www.nmseniorolympics.org.

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Registration is now open for the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department Summer Vacation Fun Program.  The program will start on May 29th and last until August 6th.  The program will last each weekday from 745am to 515pm.  Cost to attend is $140 per month, $60 per week or $12 per day.  The program will be held at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 North Missouri in Roswell.  The Roswell School District summer food program will also be offered at the center as well.  For more information, call 575-624-6719.

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The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club will meet for lunch and cards at noon on Tuesday, June 5th at the Elks Lodge, 1720 North Missouri in Roswell.  Call in your reservation no later than Friday, June 1st.  Longtime Roswell residents are welcome to attend and join the club.  For information, call Nancy at 575-622-2041.

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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is informing New Mexicans who lost money to scammers using the Western Union money transfer system between January 1st, 2004 and January 19th, 2017, that they can now file a claim to get their money back.  The refunds follow a settlement between Western Union and the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice.  For more information on how to claim a refund, go on-line to www.FTC.gov/WU.

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Registration for the Roswell Youth Soccer League will be held thru May 31st.  You may register at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 North Missouri in Roswell.  This league is open to boys and girls ages 5 thru 12.  Cost is $35 plus tax for one child and $30 plus tax for each additional child from the same family.  Games are expected to begin in mid-June.  For more information, call 575-624-6719 or send a message on the Roswell Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

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The City of Roswell is once again conducting it’s Clean and Safe program.  This program offers local property owners free disposal of materials from the demolition and removal of condemned and dilapidated structures in the city.  This program is designed to make it easier for people to remove houses, commercial buildings, storage sheds or any other structures in the city that have become eyesores and pose safety hazards.  To take part, a property owner must contact the city Code Enforcement office at 637-6280 or go by 421 North Richardson in Roswell so an inspector can visit the property to check for asbestos.  Owners of properties ready to be removed will be issued a $5 permit.

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The Southeast NM Communication Action Corporation Head Start Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 thru 2019 school year.  The child must have turned 3 or 4 years of age before September 1, 2018.  Children who turn five before September 1, 2018 are not eligible.  To sign up, you must have a state issued birth certificate, an immunization record, income verification and a Medicaid or health insurance card.  Services for children with disabilities are also available.  For information, please call 575-623-1782.

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The Roswell Police Department is urging everyone to be aware of the threat of debit and credit card skimming.  Skimming usually involves a thief attaching a device to an ATM, gas pump or other legitimate machine in which people use credit or debit cards.  The device captures the information stored on the magnetic strip and a small camera is usually positioned to see the keypad.  Since these devices are usually mounted on top of the legitimate card slot, look closely to see if the slot protrudes away from the machine or looks out of place.  If you are uncertain, notify the store officials.

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The Eastern New Mexico Medical Center meetings of the Stroke Survivor Support Group will be held the second Saturday of each month at 9am.  Meetings will be held at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Outpatient Rehab Department at 300 West Country Club Road, Suite 140 in Roswell.  Stroke survivors and their family members are invited to attend and share their stories, successes, fears and ask questions.  For information, call a575-627-4053.

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The New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during April.  The Chaves County Sheriff’s Department will also be conducting checkpoints within Chaves County.  If you choose to drink and drive, be prepared to spend time in jail.

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There is a place in Roswell for homeless folks and those in a desperate situation with no place to go.  Rivers of Life is the local homeless shelter.  It is at 400 East Bland in Roswell and has served men, women and children for the last 16 years.  There is a men’s and a women’s facility.  Children stay with their mothers.  There are around 25 beds in each facility.  Breakfast and dinner are provided.  Donations to run the shelter are needed.  If you would like to donate to the Rivers of Life Shelter or need more information, please call Stella at 575-627-0668.  You can also mail donations to the shelter at Rivers of Life, PO Box 2884, Roswell, NM 88202.

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If you know of a hero, either a veteran or a first responder, who needs help with housing, food or living, call Homes For Heroes of Chaves County.  Just call Bob Power at 575-420-6394.

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Operation Wounded Warrior of New Mexico assists wounded servicemen and servicewomen and veterans when they need help with the necessities of life.  You can help by making donations of cash or items that can be given to our Wounded Warriors.  Items need include new and unopened personal hygiene items for both men and women, clothing items for men and women and children.  Recreation items such as portable CD and DVD players, games, playing cards, even postage stamps are appreciated.  To make a donation, just contact one of the following people:  Ken Lucky Nadeau, 1325 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or at nadeau410@msn.com;  Aaron Dean at adrugdoctor@gmail.com or 505-290-0481;  Hy Laird in Carlsbad at 575-689-5763 or Bob Walker at PO Box 928, Carlsbad, NM 88221.  You may also get information on their website at www.nmlegionriders.org.  ALL proceeds go to help support Operation Wounded Warrior.

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There is an opportunity for the oil and natural gas industry to attract, retain and develop lifelong careers with veterans in the industry.  Veterans often leave the military with extensive technical and non-technical skills gained through military training that have direct applicability in the oil and gas industry.  The Veterans Energy Pipeline has been designed to help military trained applicants and civilian employers understand how military training and experience can transfer over to the civilian sector.  More information on how to transfer military experience into the civilian oil and gas industry, go to the new website www.veteransenergypipeline.com.

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The Roswell Refuge would like to remind everyone that sexual assault and domestic violence do not take a holiday or have any boundries.  In this season of caring about one another, please be aware of your neighbors and others around you.  If you hear a cry for help in the night, please don’t turn away or expect someone else to call for help.  Please call law enforcement.  That call may save a life.  The Roswell Refuge is here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week and all 365 days of the year.  For more information on the Roswell Refuge, call 575-627-8361.

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The Roswell Sertoma Club will be playing bingo on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at the club bingo hall at 303 North Virginia in Roswell.  All profits from the games are donated back into the community through Sertoma Charities.  For more information, call 575-622-9445 or go on line to roswellsertoma.org.

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The Roswell Sertoma Club is actively looking for new members.  The Roswell Sertoma Club provides funding for people with speech and hearing difficulties.  They also support youth sports and college scholarships in addition to sponsoring the annual Mike Satterfield 4th of July Fireworks Display in Roswell.  Roswell Sertoma meets every Friday at 12noon at the Elks Club, 1720 North Montana in Roswell.  For more information, call 575-622-9445.

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The Roswell Public Library is offering an online resource called ScienceFlix.  This resource features leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation in a resource available to students in grades 4 through 9.  It will cover 30 different topics including Earth Science, Space Science, Life Science, Engineering and more.  For more information, go on line to roswellpubliclibrary.org.

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The Cancer with Grace support group meets every third Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Grace Community Church, 935 West Mescalero Road in Roswell.  All meetings are free and open to patients, survivors, family, caregivers and friends of all ages. 

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The Salvation Army holds its monthly pancake breakfast every second Saturday of the month at their headquarters at 612 West College in Roswell.  Breakfast is served form 7am to 1pm.  Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids and kids under 5 eat free.

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The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club meets for lunch and cards on the first Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are held at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 North Montana.  Longtime Roswell residents of Roswell and visitors are always welcome.  For more information on the club, call 622-5069 or 622-2014.

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The Roswell Public Library has many free databases accessible to library card holders.  Article databases range from hobbies and crafts to consumer health.  There is also a news bank with access to many newspapers across the country.  Heritage Quest will aid with genealogy research; Mango Languages will assist in learning over 40 different languages plus there are resources to help with teaching and learning music as well as audio and video tracks and reference material.  More information is on line at www.roswellpubliclibrary.org.

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The Roswell Public Library has many electronic books that you can download into most popular e-readers.  For information on how you can download books and other materials, go on line to www.roswellpubliclibrary.org.

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The Chaves County CASA program is looking for volunteers and mentors to help area children by standing up for them in their times of need.  You can become a CASA volunteer by calling 575-625-0112 or go on line to casa kids.org for more information.

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The Chaves County Cancer Fund assists those Chaves County residents with their day to day expenses while undergoing cancer treatment.  There is no requirement except that you be a Chaves County resident.  If you would like to make a donation to the Chaves County Cancer Fund, call 575-637-9550.

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The New Mexico Aging and long term services department provides temporary training opportunities to people age 55 and older with low incomes.  The program provides work experience, on the job training and skills development or enhancement.  For more information on this program, call the Department of Workforce Connections at 575-624-6040.

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Veterans who need transportation to appointments at Veterans Administration medical facilities in the area are welcome to use the Southeast New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network.  Veterans are able to get free transportation from Roswell, Artesia, Carlsbad and surrounding communities to VA medical facilities in Albuquerque, Lubbock, Midland, El Paso, Big Spring and other areas.  For information on the Veterans Transportation Network, call Magil Duran at 575-622-0729.

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What can you accomplish in four hours on a Saturday afternoon?  What if I told you that those four hours could change the direction of a child’s life?  When you join Big Brothers Big Sisters, you could help change the life of a boy or girl who is in need of a friend.  You can become a Big Brother or Big Sister just by Googling Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast New Mexico or by calling 575-627-2227.

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The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is there to help both Guardsmen and Reservists facing deployment and their employers.  If you have any questions about the laws concerning the deployment of employees, you are welcome to call Gary Smith with your questions.  You can contact him at 575-623-8134 or by email at gmsmith@dfn.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  More information may be found on line at www.esgr.mil.

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You can become a member of the Walker Aviation Museum.   Membership levels are $25 for individuals;  $500 one time payment for an individual lifetime membership;  $1000 for a charter membership that includes lifetime membership and a plaque at the museum.  Corporate and group memberships are available for $500 a year.  Join by calling the museum at 575-347-2404 or go online to www.wafbmuseum.org.  All funds raised through membership fees go toward the museum operating expenses.

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Compassionate Friends, a non-profit, self-help bereavement support organization will be meeting at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 North Missouri, the first Thursday of each month from 7pm to 8:30pm.  This group is for families who have experienced the death of a child.  For information, call Terri Werckman at 651-335-3355 or 624-6718.

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Veterans who need to get information on education benefits and other benefits and services available to them after discharge from the Armed Forces can get the information they need from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Connections.  Just call Antonio Nunez at 575-624-6040, extension 1010 or email him at antonio.nunez@state.nm.usThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The Roswell Elks Lodge will play bingo every Thursday evening at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 North Montana.  Doors open at 5pm and bingo starts at 630pm.  Food service is available.  For more information, call 622-1560.

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New Mexico Legal Aid, through funding from the New Mexico Attorney General’s office, is providing free legal services for New Mexico citizens who are facing foreclosure.  If you are having problems paying your mortgage or if you have already been served with a foreclosure notice, call 855-NMHOME (855-664-6630) to see if you qualify.  You can also go on line to www.keepyourhomenewmexico.org.

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The Roswell Noonday Toastmasters will be meeting every Wednesday at 12:15 pm at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church at the corner of North Union and West 19th Streets in Roswell.  Come experience how Toastmasters can help you be more confident in your communications.  It costs nothing to attend the meetings and there is no obligation to join.

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If you have prescription drugs that you no longer take or are expired, do not flush them down the toilet.  You can take these medications to Charles Shannon at Primm Drug, 700 North Union in Roswell for proper disposal.  When you flush drugs down the toilet, they get into the water system and contaminate our water.  For information on prescription drug disposal, call Steve Wolfe at 575-622-4014 or Charles Shannon at 575-622-6571.

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Notary Public Services are now available at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center.  Please call ahead at 575-624-6718 before bringing in your documents.

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If you need help with your resumes and job hunting skills, attend their Registration Workshops held every Thursday at 1:30pm.  For information on these and other job opportunities, visit their office at 2110 South Main or call 575-624-6040.  Visit them on line at www.dws.state.nm.us.

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A diabetes support group meets every third Monday in the fellowship hall behind St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2911 North Main in Roswell.  This group is open to everyone.  For information about the support group, call Julie Morrow at 575-347-2409 extension 6222.

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The Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque is available for families who have to travel to Albuquerque to get medical treatment for their children.  Guest families are asked to donate treatment for their children.  Guest families are asked to donate $15 a day to help defray expenses but no one will be turned away if they cannot pay.  You can contact the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque through the hospital social worker or call 505-842-8960.  You can also get information on line at www.rmhc-nm.org.

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If you would like information on the Roswell Crimestoppers Program and the Neighborhood Watch Programs, call Steve or Richard at 575-622-SAFE (7233).  The Crimestoppers phone number is 888-594-TIPS (8477).  For more information, go online to www.chavescountycrimestoppers.com.

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Have you wanted to learn another language?  Just go to the Roswell Public Library website at and sign up for Mango Languages.  Almost 40 languages are available.  Create your account and start learning.  www.roswellpubliclibrary.org.

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If you are ready to quit smoking or dipping, there is assistance available from Eastern New Mexico University Roswell.  Call to schedule a free 45 minute individual session.  This is for people in Chaves and Lincoln Counties.  Free nicotine patches and gum is available with a doctors prescription.  For information in Roswell or Ruidoso, call Giselle at 575-626-7254.  In Dexter and Hagerman, call Lucy at 575-625-6975 or 575-840-0929.

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The Walker Aviation Museum Foundation has expanded the museum hours.  They are now open Monday thru Saturday from 10am to 3:30pm those days.  In addition, the museum welcomes school groups, reunions and families for private tours or programs at other locations.  Arrangements can be made in advance by calling the museum at 575-347-2464 or by emailing through the museum website at www.wafbmuseum.org.  The museum is located at number 1 Jerry Smith Circle, inside the Roswell International Airport terminal building and features displays and memorabilia about Walker Air Force Base.  The museum is accepting donations and loans of memorabilia and other artifacts for the permanent collection and future displays.

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Are you a boy or young man interested in scouting?  Call the Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts in Roswell at 575-622-3461 or go by the Boy Scout office at 2603 Aspen in Roswell.  On line at www.conquistador-bsa.org.

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Blood pressure and sugar screening will be held by nurses from Frontier Medical Home Health Care at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center every Tuesday from 9 to 10am.  Cost of the sugar screening is two dollars.  Nurses from Comfort Keepers Home Care will be conducting blood pressure screenings every Thursday from 9 to 11am.

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Parents should get their children immunized against whooping cough, also known as pertussis.  For information on how to get the necessary immunizations, go on line to www.immunizationnm.org or call the New Mexico Immunization toll free line at 866-681-5872.