Author archives: thowsare

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    John Schaffer not resting on laurels after two great careers

    August 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Schaffer Most people feel lucky if they have one good career, but Roswell resident John Schaffer said he’s been fortunate to have two — the first in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and the second New Mexico Military Institute as a counselor. The...

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    Praying for wildfire victims

    August 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A Holden Prayer Service was held Saturday at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The ecumenical service was held to prayer for the victims or recent wildfires in the Northwest. Three firefighters have died fighting the fires. Pastors from three local...


    A day to be serious and happy

    August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Roswell Job Corps Center held its graduation Friday at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Altogether, 180 students graduated with around 70 participating in the commencement ceremony with friends and family in attendance. Job Corps is a federally...

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    Paw Prints

    August 21, 2015 • VistasComments (0)

    Sweetie Pie is a 2-year-old female domestic long hair. She is a very sweet and loving lap kitty and has been at the shelter since March. If you are interested in providing a home for Sweetie Pie, please visit her at the Roswell Humane Society, 703...

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    Slippin’ and slidin’ for the Lord

    August 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    David Bailey, 17, slides down a plastic sheet covered with shaving cream Wednesday during a student activity at First Baptist Church. David and other youth group members and their guests participated in the church’s back-to-school bash, first with an...

  • Pet of the Week

    August 20, 2015 • VistasComments (0)

    This male Poodle cross is 6-years-old and is as friendly as he is fluffy. Roswell Animal Control Services are provided 24/7. Shelter business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For...

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    United Way campaign kicks off

    August 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The United Way of Chaves County kicked off its 2015 campaign Monday with a luncheon at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center. More than 300 people attended, enjoying a lunch catered by Peppers Grill & Bar while several United Way board members...

  • The butterfly effect

    August 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

    Lately it seems like there’s been a shooting or other violent crime in Roswell every week. There is no need to quote statistics to know that Roswell has a per capita murder rate as high as any eastern city like Baltimore or Detroit. A lot of people in town...

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    Local judge dies after yearlong battle with cancer

    August 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Courtesy Photo Juliana Halvorson, the wife of a Chaves County Magistrate Court judge who was battling cancer, announced Wednesday on her Facebook page that her husband John Halvorson had died earlier in the day. “He is no longer in pain and passed at home,...

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    Pet of the Week

    August 12, 2015 • VistasComments (0)

    This male Chihuahua and Terrier cross is 3 year olds. He is a sweet little guy who needs a loving home. Roswell Animal Control Services are provided 24/7. Shelter business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from...