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Archive for February 15th, 2011

  • An ‘out’ from Obamacare needed

    February 15, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

    A Republican effort to allow states to opt out of Obamacare has begun in the U.S. Senate, adding another front to the war waged against the nation’s sweeping new health care law. We prefer the finality of a Supreme Court ruling that the law is...

  • David Alexander

    February 15, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    On Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, retired 1st Sgt. David Alexander passed away at age 66 from a stroke at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. David is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rose Alexander; his daughter, Melissa, age 32; his son, Sean, age 24; his grandson,...

  • Helen Rita Sanchez

    February 15, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Ballard Chapel for Helen Sanchez, 71, who passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at St....

  • Couples tie the Valentine’s Day knot

    February 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Church bells may not have been ringing, but that didn’t stop a steady stream of soon-to-be newlyweds from taking advantage of Chaves County’s special Valentine’s Day event. Officials transformed the Chaves County Administrative...

  • Push is on to save Youth ChalleNGe

    February 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Local city officials and state lawmakers are pressing the Legislature to save the Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Roswell from possible closure. In an effort to raise awareness of the program, 34 cadets and some of the organization’s program officials spent...