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  • Connections lost with Hastings closing

    July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Perhaps we have no one to blame except ourselves as consumers. So many of us enjoy the convenience of shopping online. It seems that every product in existence, from music CDs, to books, to pet meds and organic apple cider vinegar, can be purchased over the...

  • Mental health voice needed for SE New Mexico

    July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses-New Mexico (NAMI-NM), “Serious mental illnesses are neurobiological brain diseases which interfere with normal brain chemistry.” NAMI-NM is “New Mexico’s voice on mental illnesses,” and I am...

  • Cahoon pool: The mistakes and what to do now

    July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    By Gary Hartwick and Donald Daugherty The Cahoon Park Pool and the Yucca Recreation Center are in poor shape because the mayor, city manager, and City Council, past and present, allowed a significant amount of deferred maintenance to accumulate against these...

  • The priceless value of family and a dining room table

    July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Mother Teresa said, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” The most important piece of furniture in a family’s home is the dining room table — period. My dining room table needs to be replaced. It is over 30 years old, but it...

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    4-H & FFA Fair comes to an end

    July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Cael Alderete, 15, shows his market swine on Tuesday at the Chaves County 4-H & FFA Fair. Alderete belongs to Barn Buddies 4-H and Goddard FFA. The fair concluded Friday with the junior livestock sale. More photos from the fair will be published...

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    Pair indicted on theft charges

    July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Rosella Anne Avila, 41, of the 1600 block of West Hendricks Street, was indicted July 21 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The July 21 indictment states that on or...

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    New chamber officials

    July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Roswell Chamber of Commerce has announced that Shane Hall, pictured above, of First American Bank, is the chamber’s Board of Directors president for the year 2016-17. Rhonda Johnson, pictured below, of WESST, is the Chamber Redcoat president for...

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    Annual dinner for Cowboy Bell Scholarship scheduled for Sunday

    July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    For 39 years, the Cowboy Bell Scholarship, funded by First United Methodist Church, has been supporting local high school graduates as they pursue their college careers by awarding more than 6,500 scholarships since its inception in 1977. The Cowboy Bell...

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    Construction to begin on museum bridge

    July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (2)

    The 18-year-old pedestrian bridge in front of the main doors to the Roswell Museum and Art Center will be closed starting Wednesday for a two-month project that will result in the old bridge’s demolition and construction of a new bridge that’s...

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    Police: Accident likely involved inattention

    July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A fatal one-car accident was probably caused by the inattention of the driver, who died at the scene, according to an accident investigation by New Mexico State Police. On July 11, Romeo Ricardo King, 16, of Artesia, was driving his truck north on U.S. 285...