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  • Liberty argument prevails on gay marriage

    October 16, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    A dramatic evolution has occurred on the issue of gay marriage, both at the Supreme Court and among the public. Some opponents of the court’s decision last week not to uphold state bans on gay marriage are calling it a disaster, even comparing it to the...

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    Stabbing suspect turns himself in

    October 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Contreras   A man wanted for allegedly stabbing another man a week ago turned himself in to police on Monday. Paul Andrew Contreras, 52, of Roswell, was arrested just before 1:30 p.m. on a charge of aggravated battery in connection to the Oct. 7 stabbing...

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    Countdown to election

    October 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Early voting in Chaves County begins Oct. 18 and runs through Nov. 1. Early voters may cast ballots in Roswell from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, at the Roswell Mall at 4501 N. Main St. Early voters in Roswell may also cast ballots from 8...

  • Dear Editor: 10-15-14

    October 15, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear editor, So much for President Obama/Sen. Tom Udall’s promise. “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your plan.” Not the case for about 30,000 New Mexicans who on January first will lose their individual health plans because the plans do...

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    Count on the Red Cross when disaster strikes

    October 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    This Chaves County United Way partner can always be counted on after a disaster or personal tragedy such as a house fire. The American Red Cross is an independent organization that is federally chartered to provide disaster relief aid. “We assist...

  • Shots fired in block of 19th Street

    October 15, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    The arrest records available in the police blotter are public information. Any indication of an arrest on a charge and/or multiple charges does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven...

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    Reception scheduled for Lt. Gov. Sanchez

    October 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Republican Women and the Republican Party of Chaves County invite the public to attend a reception for Lt. Gov. John Sanchez from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the Chaves County Republican Headquarters, 324 N. Richardson Ave. Sanchez is running for...

  • Odelia Guzman Rascon

    October 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services are scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Ballard Chapel for Odelia Rascon, 59, who passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Casa Maria Healthcare Center surrounded by the love of her family. Odelia will be cremated according to her...

  • Billy Ray White

    October 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    A memorial service for Billy Ray White, 78, of Roswell, will be Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Larry Letcher officiating. Billy Ray passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Billy Ray was born April 2, 1936, to Lester...

  • Floyd Dorsey Poss Jr.

    October 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Floyd Dorsey Poss Jr. was born in Pensacola, Florida, on Oct. 11, 1945, to Floyd D. and Joyce Huhner Poss Sr. and passed away Oct. 12, 2014, in Roswell. Dorsey is being cremated at his request. At an early age, his family moved to Marietta, Georgia, to work...