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    Prison ministry event set for weekend

    March 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Johnny Gonzales will bring his prison ministry back to Roswell Correctional Center this weekend with the help of about 100 volunteers. Prison Door Ministries holds its annual tent ministry for the hundreds of inmates at the state correctional center, bringing...

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    Pancake festival

    March 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Kiwanis Club of Roswell held its 45th annual Pancake Festival Saturday at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, attracting hundreds of breakfast-hungry diners. The pancake festival is the club’s annual fundraiser, and proceeds go toward youth...

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    Eagles donate to Lions Hondo

    March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Members of the Pecos Valley Area 3187 Fraternal Order of the Eagles donated $11,265 to the Lions Hondo Field on Saturday for the construction of a batting cage and storage building. The storage building is under construction and will be a 12×24 metal...

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    Pecos Elementary takes over McDonald’s

    March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Teachers from Pecos Elementary School took over the South McDonald’s in Roswell on Thursday, serving hamburgers and raising money for the school. (Randal Seyler Photo) Pecos Elementary School teachers and staff took over Roswell’s south McDonald’s...

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    Probes may enter WIPP facility today to seek cause of leak

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant say they could begin sending probes into the facility to determine the cause of the radiation leak as early as today. Joe Franco, manager of the Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office, said plans to begin...

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    Woman receives questionable gift card offer

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Roswell woman whose credit card information was stolen in the Target security breach in December received a “too good to be true” offer in the mail last week. Gene Reames, 84, received a postcard stating that if she called a phone number, she would...

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    Ash Wednesday

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Rev. Dale Plummer, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, imposes ashes upon the foreheads of congregants on Ash Wednesday, reciting the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” marking the...

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    Two meetings planned to address WIPP leak

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Two town hall meetings dealing with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant radiation leak will be held this week in Carlsbad. David Klaus, U.S. Department of Energy deputy under secretary for Management and Performance; David Huizenga, senior advisor for the DOE’s...

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    Game and Fish seeking public input on policies

    March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The state Game and Fish Commission is seeking public input into hunting policies, and they are open to hunters’ suggestions, said Mark Madsen, public information officer for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Our commissioners are good about...

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    Officials look to relieve jail overcrowding

    March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Adult & Juvenile Detention Administrator Clay Corn discusses the $15 million detention center expansion on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo) The Chaves County Detention Center is full, and officials are working with the courts to ease...