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Archive for December 17th, 2013

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    Can do!

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Nancy Lopez Elementary fifth-graders transport donated canned goods to an awaiting Salvation Army truck, Tuesday morning. The fifth-grade class challenged the entire student body to participate in the food drive and received more than 1,000 canned donations...

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    County clerk pushes to change polling places

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Clerk Dave Kunko still hopes to change the way Chaves County votes in 2014, despite being denied by commissioners two months ago. Kunko plans to ask the board again in January to consider overhauling the voting system — ushering in what he calls “the wave...

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    Revenge attracts youth to gangs

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Revenge can seem inevitable among the combatants. In two recent homicides, the victims’ children witnessed the incident. These are memories they will carry with them throughout their lives and so the seeds of vengeance are planted in the young mind and grow...

  • Police Blotter: Car driven into wall of psychiatric office

    December 17, 2013 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    Criminal damage •Police responded to a report of criminal damage at a psychiatric office in the 1700 block of North Union Avenue Monday. A car had apparently been driven into a section of the south wall of the building sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and...

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    Snyder celebrates

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Chaves County Chief Deputy Britt Snyder, who has declared his bid for sheriff, hosted a holiday party for friends and supporters Tuesday night to celebrate his recent promotion. Attendees included Sheriff Rob Coon, retired former Sheriff Pat Jennings, County...

  • Muriel Davis

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Muriel H. Davis, 94 of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013, in Abilene. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at Royal Estates of Abilene, with Randy Reese of Beltway Park Baptist Church officiating. Her body will be cremated. The Hamil...

  • Barbara J. Chevett

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Graveside services for Barbara J. Chevett, 76, will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, with Fr. Charlie Martinez officiating at South Park Cemetery. Barbara passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Barbara was born Feb. 23, 1937, at New Haven, Conn., to John...

  • B.O. Best Jr.

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A memorial service for B.O. Best Jr., 86, of Roswell, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Christ Church. Jr. passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family. Jr. was born Aug. 5, 1927, to B.O. Best Sr. and Annie Brown...

  • Kenneth Walter Bridge

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Kenneth Walter Bridge, 80, of Roswell, passed away Dec. 11, 2013. He was born to John and Constance Bridge Oct. 28, 1933, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Kenneth served in the United States Army at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. He was a registered...

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    Many Salvation Army Angel Tree wishes remain unanswered

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Salvation Army is looking to fill the wishes of more than 162 children whose tags were not collected from the Angel Trees at local businesses. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The Salvation Army hopes Roswell residents will stop by its office today to pick up one...