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Archive for December 15th, 2012

  • Editorial

    December 15, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

    GOP moving, Obama should, too It’s puzzling how much the definitions of “compromise” and “balance” have changed since the November election. The message out of the White House, dutifully repeated by the press corps, is that the GOP’s stubborn...

  • Roswell Folklorico dancers entertain Christmas shoppers

    December 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Folklorico perform for holiday shoppers at the Roswell Mall, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Christmas shoppers at the Roswell Mall set down their purchases and took in a show of color and culture, Saturday afternoon, when Roswell Folklorico presented its...

  • Pocket flags for soldiers, toys for kids all a part of giving

    December 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    A member of the Honor Guard teaches a student how to fold a flag Thursday at Sierra Middle School. Rey Berrones Photo The American Legion teamed up with Johnny Gonzales on Thursday at Sierra Middle School to encourage students to embrace the spirit of giving....

  • Volunteers place wreaths in solemn ceremony

    December 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Seven wreaths are placed, one for each of the six branches of the military and a seventh for prisoners of war during Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Chaves County Courthouse, Saturday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Seven wreaths grace the memorial front of...

  • Xavyr Herrera

    December 15, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary will be recited for Xavyr Jo-Ray Rodriguez Herrera, 19, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A Mass will be celebrated for Xavyr at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with the...

  • William Smith

    December 15, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    William Edward (Bill, “Tuffy”) Smith, 63, passed away at Casa Maria Health Care Center on Dec. 15, 2012, after struggling with cancer for the third time. He was born to Edward I. Smith and Mary Ellen (Childers) Smith on June 4, 1949, at St. Mary’s...

  • Saul Sanchez

    December 15, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Memorial services will be held for Saul Sanchez, 39, of Roswell, at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Roswell Civic Center with Joe Madrid officiating. Saul passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Saul was born in Roswell, March 7, 1973, to Bonifacio and...

  • Dorothy Pearlene Brisco

    December 15, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    A graveside service on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m., at South Park Cemetery has been set for Dorothy “Dottie” Pearlene Brisco, who went home to meet our Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 4:30 a.m., surrounded by her family. Dottie was born...

  • Miller Ray Van Eaton

    December 15, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Miller Ray Van Eaton was born Nov. 23, 1923, on his home ranch at Olive, the sixth of nine children born to John Frederick and Hazel Trella Van Eaton. He went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2012. He grew up on the ranch in the midst of the Great...

  • Kids play Mozart with violins made from garbage

    December 15, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Nicolas Gomez makes a violin with recycled materials at his home in the Cateura, a vast landfill outside Paraguay’s capital of Asuncion, Paraguay. Gomez, a trash picker and former carpenter, was asked by Favio Chavez, the...