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Adopt-a-Soldier’s cupboard is bare; will you help fill it?

March 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The popularity of Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier program is the very reason why it’s currently running on empty. Nicole Vargas, coordinator of Adopt-a-Soldier, said the success of last year’s Wall of Honor event at Bank of America, which resulted in children’s drawings on display and increased donations, emptied out the program. After sending more than...

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A step at a time

March 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Members of the Roswell Fire Department participate in a ropes training exercise near the corner of North Lea Avenue and West Ninth Street, Monday afternoon. Each shift – A,B and C – of the RFD will participate in quarterly trainings, ranging in...

Mayor appoints committee members

March 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Fresh faces and changed leadership have transformed the makeup of the city’s 10 committees. Mayor Del Jurney has appointed each city councilor to serve as chair of one committee and as a member of two others. Councilor Dusty Huckabee, who represents Ward I,...

Multiple child abuse cases reported in short time span

March 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Seventeen incidents of child abuse – ranging from physical to sexual – were reported between Friday, March 16, and Friday, March 23, to the Roswell Police Department. Given this heightened number of incidents, particularly in a short time period,...

Women’s History brunch honors 4

March 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Deborah Goluska, Barbara Gomez, Diane Whetsel and Sage, pose for a photo during the 13th annual Women’s History Month Celebration Brunch, Saturday, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) The 13th annual Women’s History Month...

Dinner honors Diamond A Ranch

March 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Phelps Anderson provides a historical presentation of the Diamond A Ranch, Friday, at the Civic Center. (Noah Vernau Photo) The Historical Foundation for Southeast New Mexico presented its second annual Denim and Diamonds, Friday, at the Civic Center, where...

All Saints opens playground

March 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Bill Kennedy, head of the volunteer project, cuts the ribbon at the official opening of All Saints Catholic School’s new playground. (Jessica Palmer Photo) All Saints Catholic School celebrated the official opening of its new playground Friday afternoon....

1-car wreck injures driver

March 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The remnants of a 2007 Ford Focus sit on North Main Street following a one-vehicle accident, late Thursday night. (Lawrence Foster Photo) Linda Carter, 53, was injured and subsequently arrested following an accident on Main Street near 23rd Street, around 11...

Sunset readies for SBA tests

March 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Staff Sgt. Michael Mendoza, Staff Sgt. Donald Tackett and Capt. Randall Bates demonstrate military-style motivation for the students of Sunset Elementary. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Sunset Elementary School held an assembly Friday to cheer its students before the...

For Steve Rhodes, all creative arts are the essence of life

March 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Steve Rhodes works on a landscape in oil at The Frame Shop, Wednesday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Near the corner of Fourth and Main streets there is a quaint little shop owned by an artist who calls himself Roswell’s version of Forrest Gump. With one glance...