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Author archives: Kevin J. Keller

  • Roswell native appears on Carson Nation on O.W.N.

    September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Linda Elliott, who recently got a makeover on the reality TV show Carson Nation. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) A reality TV show specializing in makeovers helped a Roswell native get back in touch with who she is and how much she’s accomplished in life. Linda...

  • Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days a success

    September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The excitement and revelry of the Old West are renewed in newer generations, thanks in part to events like the Chaves County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days. About 60 children and teens — from kindergarteners through older teens — competed in the annual...

  • Fair entries deadline approaching

    September 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The deadline is approaching for artisans, cooks and crafters to get their homemade goods entered into the Eastern New Mexico State Fair contest. Those with a knack at making homemade goods and treats may win a ribbon or two, or even a cash prize. Entries for...

  • Locals train to help children exposed to drugs

    September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A new initiative might bring together several agencies to work toward a common goal: helping children who have been taken from homes where they were exposed to drug use or drug manufacturing. Agency representatives who may help with Roswell’s budding Drug...

  • Health Secretary speaks to local nurses

    September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Dr. Catherine Torres, Secretary of the Department of Health, visits Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Local nurses got an extra dose of inspiration when New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Catherine Torres dropped by...

  • Del Norte celebrates Constitution Day

    September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Fifth graders at Del Norte Elementary receive copies of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo Fifth-graders at Del Norte Elementary School were visibly shocked when told who the government is during a Constitution Day...

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s a success

    September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Participants in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk-Walk To End Alzheimer’s event begin their trek Saturday morning at the Chaves County Courthouse. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning focused...

  • Cowboy shooting draws a crowd

    September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Karen Gray competes during the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s New Mexico State Championship at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) ‘Anything you can do I can do better,’ as the song goes, seems to be the rally...

  • Connoisseur Josh Ragsdale brings wine, music to Roswell

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The force behind many of the Christian musicians who come to Roswell, Josh Ragsdale helps raise funds for local causes when he’s not serving up wine and appetizers at Pecos Flavors Winery. A Roswell native, Ragsdale is the co-owner of the winery alongside...

  • Celebrating Constitution Day

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Fifth-grader Jonathan Trujillo reads his copy of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly held Friday at Washington Avenue Elementary. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. Several local schools...