Archive for October 9th, 2013

  • Food stamp recipients fret as stimulus boost ends

    October 9, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 photo, Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as food stamps, eats dinner with her sons David, 6, left, and Donovan, 4, and daughter Jayla, 10, in Philadelphia....

  • USA Gymnastics ‘disappointed’ in racist remark

    October 9, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Gold medallist Simone Biles of the U.S. competes to win the floor exercise during the apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The 44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp...

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    PED finds mixed results on English proficiency tests

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The state Public Education Department (PED) analysis of Roswell Independent School District results in tests of proficiency in English among students designated as current learners of English was released last week and presented at Tuesday’s district Board...

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    Council to consider disaster declaration

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilors will consider ratifying a resolution today to declare a disaster following the Sept. 11 floods that destroyed bridges and eroded infrastructure, crops, homes, land and other structures. The resolution supports a similar measure taken by Chaves...

  • Police Blotter: Wallet, license stolen

    October 9, 2013 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Burglary • Police were called to Rodeway Inn, 2803 W. Second, Sunday, where a Colorado man visiting Roswell had his wallet, his driver’s license and $60 in cash stolen.   • Police responded to the 1900 block of South Main Street, Monday, after...

  • Ricky John Apodaca

    October 9, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Memorial services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, October 11, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Ricky John Apodaca of Artesia, New Mexico. Mr. Apodaca, 58, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening...

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    On the set

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Actors and extras run for their lives in downtown Roswell Sunday during filming of the “Tailed,” a futuristic sci-fi adventure set 25 years into the future where an alien race of reptilian shape-shifters has invaded Earth. “Tailed,” directed by...

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    Heritage Dinner honors Jennings

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Former State Sen. Tim Jennings, right, stands with Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Administrative Director Tina Williams. Jennings was honored as the 2013 Heritage Winner Tuesday during the 32nd annual Heritage Dinner. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)...

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    Army vet, community builder runs for City Council

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jerry Heck, a U.S. Army veteran and former New Mexico Military Institute contractor, has announced his bid for Roswell City Council Ward 2. The seat is held by Councilman Jimmy Craig. U.S. Army veteran and former instructor at the New Mexico Military...

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    RISD Board renews Sidney Gutierrez Middle School contract

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Independent School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of renewing the contract of charter school Sidney Gutierrez Middle School during its regular board meeting Tuesday. The five-year renewal was recommended by...