Author archives: jmclaughlin

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    Washington Federal to close its new branch

    December 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Washington Federal will close its new location at Fifth and Main streets in early March and move its customers to a branch a few blocks away, a manager said Friday. The former Bank of America office that transitioned to a Washington Federal branch Nov. 1,...

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    SENM Veterans Transportation Network luncheon thanks drivers

    December 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Southeast New Mexico Veteran’s Transportation Network President Magil Duran, right, hands out crocheted blankets to volunteer drivers Friday at a luncheon. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Southeast New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network thanked its several...

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    NMMI, Alumni trial date set for October 2014

    December 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A judge has set a trial date for next October to rule on the remainder of a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Military Institute against its former Alumni Association. The Institute sued the Association in June, asking the court to seize some $5 million and...

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    First Baptist Church brings back 118-year-old bell

    December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Joyce McCollaum, a member of the First Baptist Church’s historical committee, stands with Pastor Dave Miller behind the 118-year-old cast-iron bell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The First Baptist Church in downtown Roswell is preparing to ring-in Christmas...

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    Council approves veterans cemetery funding

    December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City councilors approved a $75,000 resolution to break ground on a veterans cemetery Tuesday night, against the advice of its city attorney after she was questioned if the action would violate public notice requirements of the state Open Meetings Act. The...

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    Lincoln Fire burns 100 acres in Dexter

    December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Fire crews set up off East Darby Road in Dexter as the Lincoln Fire burns through marshlands on its way to the Pecos River Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) A large grass fire burned through wet marshland off East Darby Road in Dexter Monday for more than three...

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    City to discuss funding vets cemetery tonight

    December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City councilors will hold a special meeting today to discuss funding water and electrical work to get a veterans cemetery off the ground at South Park Cemetery. The meeting, to be held at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, is open to the public. Councilors will decide...

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    Wounded warriors get hero’s welcome

    December 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Photo U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kurt Mason hugs a member of the Southeast New Mexico Patriot Guard Riders at Roswell International Air Center, Saturday. Mason and veteran Kenneth Kaighn are headed to Alto for an elk hunt, sponsored by Base...

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    Washington Federal responds to ‘bumpy’ start

    November 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Washington Federal Bank officials continue to work on smoothing out a transition for former Bank of America customers after acquiring the branch on Fifth and Main streets, said a senior marking representative in Seattle this week. But bigger changes may be in...

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    CCSO makes two arrests in recent shootings

    November 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A man who engaged several officers and sheriff’s deputies in a gunfight Saturday morning during a lengthy standoff was arrested on 15 counts of aggravated assault, according to the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office. A Roswell police officer began chasing...