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  • UFO Fest details still up in air

    January 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

    While there are definite plans of hosting the annual UFO Festival, many aspects of the event, such as the creation of a festival committee, are still hanging in the air. According to City Manager Larry Fry, the city allocated $150,000 in Lodger’s Tax...

  • Ryan Edward Stevenson, Roswell’s New Year’s Baby

    January 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Ryan Edward Stevenson takes a few moments from his day to pose for this photo with and his parents Shane and Laura. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Roswell Regional Hospital’s first baby of the year took his time to arrive, but when he did, he brought much more than...

  • Dexter Elementary, 4-H join in festivities

    January 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kindergartners at Dexter Elementary try on clothing items from the early 1900s during the school’s Centennial Celebration for New Mexico’s 100th anniversary of statehood, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Dexter Elementary School’s library became a...

  • Local lawmakers preview 2012 session

    January 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    While redistricting took center stage during the legislative special session in September, balancing the state’s budget will be the focus of the upcoming regular session. The session, which begins Jan. 17, will last 30 days. The Legislative Finance...

  • Cody Floyd Keeler

    January 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Cody Floyd Keeler, 59, of Roswell, passed away Jan. 4, 2012. Cody was born Jan. 8, 1952, in Roswell, to Floyd and Ileen Keeler. His dad preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother Ileen Keeler, of White Sands; his son Jonathan Morrow, of Louisiana;...

  • Mabel Ann Shamas

    January 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Mabel Ann Shamas, 89, was born in Flint, Mich., on Nov. 10, 1923, to Joseph “Joe” and Almaza “Alma” Shamas. Mabel was the eldest of five children and was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Gloria, Martha and Annie; and is survived by her...

  • Polly A. Drake

    January 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Polly A. Drake, 66, of Roswell, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her home. Services will be held at a later date in Illinois. She was born Polly Ann Creighton on Oct. 28, 1945, to Conrad and Marie Helen (Mason) Creighton, in Monmouth, Ill. She moved to...

  • Irene Marie Curtis

    January 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Irene Marie Curtis passed away very peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. She is now with her loving family who passed before her. She was born in Eudora, Kan., on Nov. 16, 1914, to William and Wilda Sumner. She leaves behind her son Robert Root and his wife...

  • Ross L. Prentice

    January 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    No services are scheduled for longtime Roswell resident Ross L. Prentice, who passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at age 88. He was born March 30, 1923, in Medicine Mound, Texas, one of nine children, to Bradley and Gladys Prentice. He joined the Navy during...