Author archives: avogelsang

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    Films, sci-fi fun come to the Convention Center Saturday

    October 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Unless you’re a film enthusiast, you may not have heard that there will be an epic adventure of local film showings as Roswell hosts the 2013 New Mexico Film Series and Sci-Fi Fest Saturday. After the Filmmakers Showcase completed, New Mexico State Film...

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    Students pledge to stay drug free

    October 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Students from from Sunset Elementary and Sidney Gutierrez Elementary ready for the annual Red Ribbon Week parade, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Red shirts swarmed South Main Street as more than 600 elementary school kids and parents marched in a...

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    Student talent shines at Super Celebration

    October 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy cadets stand in formation during the National Character Counts! Week Super Celebration at Roswell High School, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) In the spacious Roswell High School cafeteria, the red chairs and yellow...

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    Annual egg drop teaches teamwork

    October 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Xcel Energy serviceman Kevin Victor drops an egg carrier from 20 feet as part of the RISD fifth-grade gifted program’s Egg Drop, Tuesday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) Balloons, duct tape and paper bags don’t usually work together, but in this case it was a...

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    Pink Day at Monterrey honors student

    October 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Monterrey Elementary third-grader Myca Patterson became the center of attention during a pep rally that was organized by the school student council, background, to recognize breast cancer awareness, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) It was a sea of pink....

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    Malone honored for Assurance Home work

    October 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Assurance Home’s Ron “Pop” Malone holds a plaque honoring his “Three Decades of Service” while surrounded by his wife, Brenda Malone (white blouse, dark skirt), child care worker Bobby Witchley (cowboy hat) and the kids at Assurance Home at its...

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    Buddy Walk sees more community support

    October 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Walkers on the team “Mikayla’s Marvels” pass by a sign saying: “When we grow up, we want to be…” one of the themes of the annual Buddy Walk Saturday at Spring River Park and Zoo. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) “10… 9… 8…” The countdown...

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    No joke — Mike Walsh lives to entertain

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A huge fan of Roswell’s walk/runs, Mike Walsh walks in the annual Alien Chase. A former Marine and recently retired air traffic controller, Walsh likes to amuse others, “to keep you entertained,” he’ll say. (Courtesy Photo) “Despite appearances, I...

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    Chamber’s annual Tailgate Party paints the town pink

    October 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Anna Permar, left, and Brooke Linthicum, of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, paint it pink during the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Tailgate Party, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Barbeque pork mixed with the smell of a quesadilla pizza made every mouth water....

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    NMMI pays tribute to fallen alumni

    October 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Ron Fernandez, of Albuquerque, and a 1981 New Mexico Military Institute alumnus, readies to play “Amazing Grace” during Silver Taps, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) A single flame burned bright against the darkness at New Mexico Military Institute...