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Archive for October 18th, 2011

  • Local law enforcement to hold Drug Take Back

    October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The prescription drugs collected last year totalled 90 pounds according to Chaves County Sheriff Office estimates; however, the DEA estimates that Roswell contributed 100 pounds to the local district totals. (Courtesy Photo) On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m....

  • Westlake sets up Zombie zone

    October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell’s Zombie Central conveniently located at Westlake Hardware in the 2800 block of North Main Street. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Westlake TruValue Hardware, 2810 N. Main St., has gotten into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve season, by setting up a...

  • David Vega receives sentence

    October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Judge Charles C. Currier sentenced David Vega, 48, to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his son, Christopher Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Michelle (Alisa Michelle) Montgomery, 31, on May 10, 2010, at 1007 Rancho Road after a day of...

  • Strong Sunshine Laws help fight corruption

    October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Corruption levels decrease and the probability of corrupt acts being detected increases in states that have a strong Sunshine Law, otherwise known as an open record law, according to a research paper entitled, Sunshine as Disinfectant: The Effect of State...

  • Roswell Job Corps looking for new director

    October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Starting Nov. 1, Career Opportunities Inc., based out of San Marcos, Texas, will take over operational responsibilities for the U.S. Department of Labor Roswell Jobs Corps Center. Chugach Industries, Inc. currently holds the contract for operating the center....

  • Police respond to assault at Allsups

    October 18, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Assault Police were sent to Allsups, 411 W. Second St. Saturday, to complete a report of assault. The victim said someone threw a plastic bottle at her from a vehicle, hitting her squarely in the chest. The vehicle was described as a yellow-colored Mitsubishi...

  • Paul L. Perkins

    October 18, 2011 • ObituariesComments (1)

    FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Paul L. Perkins, 89, formerly of Roswell and a current resident of Fond du Lac, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at his residence. He was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for the...

  • Marvin E. Jenkins

    October 18, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Marvin E. Jenkins, age 94, of Roswell, who passed away on Oct. 15, 2011. Rev. Richard Smith will officiate with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery. Military...

  • Gregory Anthony ‘Tony’ Salas

    October 18, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    Gregory Anthony ‘Tony’ Salas, 27, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Temple, Texas. The Salas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit...

  • Fred Garvin Vanover

    October 18, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    Fred G. Vanover, loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather, passed away at his earthly paradise, the Capitan mountains, on Sunday, Oct. 16. Fred was born Nov. 11, 1946, to L.G. Vanover and Ouida Vanover in Rule, Texas. Fred and family moved to...