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Archive for January 28th, 2012

  • Del Norte students get new playground

    January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Del Norte Elementary students play on their brand new playground equipment Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Amid screams and squeals, exuberance and enthusiasm, the students of Del Norte Elementary School greeted the opening of their new playground....

  • Library unveils flashy new sign

    January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Dr. Judy Armstrong speaks during the dedication of the Roswell Public Library’s new electronic sign, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Roswell Public Library’s new digital billboard was brought to life when the...

  • New St. Mark’s pastor delayed retirement to continue preaching from the heart

    January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Larry Sydow, new pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) After being in ministry for 40 years, Larry Sydow thought he was retired — until a congregation in Roswell changed that, bringing a new leader to the community. Sydow is the new...

  • Judge Lopez runs for NM Court of Appeals

    January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Judge Victor Lopez, who currently serves as a Workers’ Compensation judge in Albuquerque, says he is running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals during the primary elections in June. Lopez announced his decision to run in the 2012 election outside of the...

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    January 28, 2012 • CartoonsComments Off

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  • Local scratcher player wins $50,000 prize

    January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Amanda Gunnels of Roswell calmly told her husband three times that she had won a lottery prize. And three times W.R. Gunnels responded with “that’s good.” Finally, the slightly annoyed winner told her husband to get his glasses and look at the lucky...

  • Police Blotter: Embezzlement victim seeks help of psychic

    January 28, 2012 • Police BlotterComments Off

    The police were called to the 800 block of East Third Street, Thursday. The victim reported that Wednesday’s bank deposit was $1,400 short. The victim consulted a medium who said the suspect was a female employee. Larceny •Police were dispatched to the...

  • Peggy Coleman

    January 28, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    HOBBS—Peggy F. Coleman (Morrison), of Roswell, was born July 2, 1925, and passed away on Jan. 21, 2012, at 9:30 p.m., at Heartland Nursing Home in Hobbs. Peggy is survived by her daughters, Brenda Stentz and Sherian Row of Portland, Ore., grandchildren,...

  • Peter, Paul and Mary bassist Dick Kniss dies at 74

    January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH TO JAN. 25, 2012 and BYLINE TO THEODORE JEAN – In this undated photo provided by Theodore Jean, Dick Kniss plays the acoustic bass. Kniss, who performed for five decades with Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit...

  • Friend says on 911 call Demi Moore was convulsing

    January 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, actress Demi Moore attends the premiere of “Margin Call” in New York. A spokeswoman for Moore on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 said the actress is seeking professional help to treat her exhaustion and...