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    Kids, parents enjoy dragons and butter-making at fair’s annual Special Needs Day

    October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Students from Valley View Elementary try on fire helmets courtesy of the Roswell Fire Department during Special Needs Day at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The state fair has once again kicked off and holding true to...

  • animal-blessing

    Puppy love

    October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Butterball, 8 weeks, left, and Topeka, 16 weeks, from Roswell Humane Society are two of the animals that will be part of the annual Blessing of Animals and Memorial Service held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 6,...

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    RDR receives 21 awards at annual newspaper contest

    October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The 105th annual New Mexico Press Association Better Newspaper Contest took place Saturday, and even with the highest number of entries since the contest began, the Roswell Daily Record stood out with 21 awards, including the award for General Excellence. In...

  • A1-9-29-Muddy-Montoya

    Mud, Sweat and Tears: Competition and camaraderie make Roswell’s first mud run a success

    September 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jimmy Montoya, team leader of the Wounded Warriors, crawls through the muddy obstacle course. “I wanted to rise to the challenge of leading by example,” Montoya said. (Rey Berrones Photo) Exhilaration and tension swept across Noon Optimist Park. The sun...

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    Community comes together to benefit Humane Society

    September 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    It was still dark, and surprisingly cold, but these obstacles didn’t discourage the vendors who set up stands at the Humane Society’s garage sale Saturday morning. As the fourth such event, it has grown from 38 vendors the first time to 78 this year, said...

  • Chile-Cheese

    First day of festival cheesy and breezy

    September 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Clarabelle Romero of Harvest Gifts hangs chile pequin on the first day of the Chile Cheese Festival, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Once again, the Chile Cheese Festival brought people out from their houses and offices to enjoy some fresh air, music and food...

  • Jane-Batson

    After 23 years, Batson bids adieu

    September 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jane Batson of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is greeted by well-wishers during her retirement party, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) After dedicating 23 years to education, Jane Batson is retiring and moving on to be more involved in other endeavors...

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    Seminar shares marketing tips

    September 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jackie Snyder of the marketing firm JaxMarcomm, gives a marketing seminar to members of the community, Thursday, at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. (Mark Wilson Photo) Marketing doesn’t just involve Super Bowl commercials and flying blimps; although, most...

  • cheese-plant-vats

    Leprino to offer plant tours during festival

    September 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Technical Training Supervisor Alisa Kennedy looks into one of 16 vats that separates curds from whey at Roswell’s Leprino Foods Cheese Plant. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) Cheese. We use it for so many things: pizza, pasta, Hot Pockets. But where does it actually...

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    The long courtship of Byron and Pat Smith

    September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Pat Smith, 86, holds a photo of her late husband, Byron, from his days in the military. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) It was 1943. England’s WWII had been going on for nearly four years, and although it impacted the country as a whole, there were some who took the...