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Archive for December, 2010

  • John Frank Dennis

    December 30, 2010 • ObituariesComments Off

    A memorial service will be held at a later date for John Frank Dennis, age 80, of Roswell, who passed away Dec. 26, 2010. Cremation has taken place according to his wishes. His ashes will be scattered in the Capitan Mountains. John was born on Aug. 30, 1930,...

  • Elderly targeted in scam

    December 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

    Cons are usually played out on TV sitcoms like cable channel TNT’s critically- acclaimed Leverage. The Attorney General’s Of fice of Gary King released a statement Monday warning consumers about a Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and Salvation...

  • Local man charged with sexually contacting a minor

    December 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mercedes Rodriguez, 54, is facing charges on two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The charges date back to 2004 and the investigation spans two states. The alleged incidents took place in Roswell. The initial reports, though, were taken in...

  • Gonzales set to hold New Year’s Day celebration

    December 29, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

    Youth attending the Community Volunteer Program’s New Year’s Day celebration will usher in the New Year without boredom. “It’s something for them to get involved in,” Johnny Gonzales, director of Community Volunteer Program,...

  • Man arrested by task force

    December 29, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Internet Crimes Against Children task force made its second arrest on Dec. 14.C esar Mendoza, 35, was charged with 21 counts of sexual exploitation of children. The criminal complaint against Mendoza details the technicalities of tracing a...

  • John Thomas Stratford

    December 28, 2010 • ObituariesComments Off

    A funeral Mass will be celebrated for John Thomas Stratford, 85, of Roswell, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Assumption Catholic Church at 12:10 p.m., with Father Bill McCann of ficiating. John passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. John was born to Alfred...

  • McWilliams resigns from council

    December 28, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilor Rob McWilliams resigned from his Ward IV position on Roswell City Council only minutes before the petition for removal would have been heard in district court on Monday afternoon. Mayor Del Jurney and the city attorney, Barbara Patterson, filed...

  • Clarice Mae Madsen

    December 26, 2010 • ObituariesComments Off

    Clarice Mae Madsen was born on Dec. 2, 1930, to Bertam and Fern Hopper in Matheson, Colo., and passed from this life on Dec. 21, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was a communications expert, serving as a dispatcher for the New Mexico State Police for many...

  • Neil Billings Ullery Sr.

    December 26, 2010 • ObituariesComments Off

    Neil Billings Ullery Sr., 89, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. He was born Feb. 24, 1921, in a ranching community near Roswell, N.M. A member of The Greatest Generation, he joined the U.S. Navy during WWII and honorably served his country until war’s end....

  • Betty Mayberry

    December 26, 2010 • ObituariesComments Off

    Betty Mayberry, 75, a resident of the Albuquerque area since 1991, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. She is survived by her two daughters, Karen S. Ezell and husband, Wes, of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Donna J. Bohannan and husband, Ron, of Albuquerque,...