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Archive for February 18th, 2013

  • Deputy found guilty of criminal sexual penetration

    February 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Former Lea County Sheriff Deputy Danny Surratt, 62, was found guilty by a Lovington jury on charges of first-degree criminal sexual penetration of a 9-year-old girl. In September 2010, Surratt was arrested following reports of sexual assault on the 9-year-old...

  • Licensing is made easier for veterans

    February 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to pass Senate Bill 258, sponsored by Sen. Bill Burt, R-Alamogordo, to expedite occupational and professional licensing for members of the military and their spouses who have already been granted licensing in...

  • County Commision to meet Thursday

    February 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding whether the county should issue a special use permit for a cell tower during its monthly meeting Thursday, 9 a.m. at the County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place. The...

  • One of Roswell’s Most Wanted now serving time for attempted murder

    February 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    On Jan. 29, Jimmy Aragon pleaded no contest to charges of aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon filed on April 18, 2011, and on separate charges of attempted murder that were filed on July 11, 2011. Aragon, 30, was among the first people listed as...

  • Police Blotter: Welding cable removed from truck

    February 18, 2013 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    Larceny Police were called to the Budget Inn, 2101 N. Main St., Friday, where two spools of welding cable, valued at $200, were removed from the bed of a pick-up truck. Stabbing Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of West First Street, Friday, when a...

  • Robert Stewart

    February 18, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Funeral services will be held for Robert Stewart, age 54, of Roswell, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shelton officiating. Robert passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. – 8...

  • Jane Marie Scifres

    February 18, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at South Park Cemetery for Jane Marie Scifres, 75, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Mission Arch Care Center. Pastor Troy Grant of Berrendo Baptist Church will be officiating. Jane...

  • Elsie Raney

    February 18, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    AMARILLO—Elsie Irene Raney, 88, was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Las Cruces, to Emmett and Maude Lloyd. She passed away Feb. 15, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas. Elsie was raised in and around Roswell. She moved to Amarillo to be near her daughter after her retirement...

  • Barbara Ann Tyler

    February 18, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Barbara Ann Tyler, 80, of Roswell, who graduated to heaven on Feb. 18, 2013. Dr. Douglas Mills of The First United Methodist Church will officiate with interment...

  • Singer Mindy McCready dies in apparent suicide

    February 18, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

    Yellow crime-scene tape blocks off the home of Mindy McCready in Heber Springs, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The country singer was found dead there Sunday in an apparent suicide. She was 37. (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss) HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Perhaps...