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Parade kicks off Eastern NM State Fair

October 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Sparky, the fire department mascot, high fives those attending the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Parade Monday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Sounds of cheers, claps and noisemakers were heard Monday morning as tractor pulls, unicycles and ATVs accompanied by people, of all ages, dancing, cheering and marching made their way from College Boulevard down Main Street...

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School press conference focuses on early education

October 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Nearly 200 parents and early educators from around the state came together Saturday to discuss the dire state of early education and child care in New Mexico in pursuit of forging a plan to save it. The founding convention of People for Kids brought activists...

American Legion Riders become official

October 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

American Legion Riders listen as Mayor Del Jurney issues a welcoming statement Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Hall of American Legion Post #28. (Mark Wilson Photo) It took several years and a dedicated group of individuals who would not accept “no” for...

Changing Roswell hosts walk and run

October 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Families and individuals participate in the Changing Roswell Walk and Run saturday morning at Cahoon Park. (Mark Wilson Photo) A diaper war raged between volleyball players and parents of small children at Cahoon Park, Saturday morning. The conflict was not...

Harvest Ministries works to rid hunger

October 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Volunteers Donovan Fulkerson, left, and Chris LaDuca help during Harvest Ministries’ annual food drive in front of Walmart, Saturday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) It’s all about drive — to rid those in the area, especially children, of needless hunger; to show...

Generations learns helmet safety

October 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Ashton Marquez, 4, shows off his new, shiny bicycle helmet Friday at Generations of Learning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Sixty-five youngsters at Generations of Learning Center went home with their own helmet Friday afternoon. Each pre-kindergartener,...

Heather Wilson visits Dean Baldwin Painting facility

October 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Jim Burress, general manager at Dean Baldwin Painting, gives a tour of the facility to former Rep. Heather Wilson Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Nearly seven months after announcing her candidacy for Senate, former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson toured the...

Garcia beats the odds and is thankful for the support

October 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Janie Garcia (Julia Bergman photo) A living testament of hope, persistence and strength, Roswell resident Janie Garcia defied insurmountable odds to beat Follicular Lymphoma, all the while working as a caregiver at Tobosa Developmental Services as she battled...

Herrera, guilty of second- degree murder

October 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The jury delivered a guilty of second- degree murder verdict against Israel Herrera, 22, Friday, after three hours of deliberation. Herrera was charged with felony murder after the Nov. 22, homicide of Stephen Foster, 25. The shooting took place after Foster...

Stabbing, 2 injured

October 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Roswell Police Department was called to 711 S. Michigan at around 1:30 a.m. in reference to a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found Colby House, 20, and Michael Lazos, 27, bloody and suffering from stab wounds. Both suffered from serious injuries,...