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United Way surpasses 2010 campaign total

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer Although the United Way of Chaves County 2011 Campaign did not reach its goal of $575,000, it surpassed the 2010 campaign total by $26,000, or five percent, and represented the third highest increase in the past 20 years. This year’s campaign raised $486,651.58 or 84.64 percent of its goal. This [&hellip...

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Fire destroys everything couple had

January 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Ken ‘Pops’ Riley and Jennie Wright survey the damage to their home in Midway, Thursday afternoon, looking for any possessions that might have survived the fire that totally destroyed their longtime residence, late Sunday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) On...

Dean Day named 2011 Realtor of the Year at banquet

January 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

In the company of her daughter, two grandchildren and son-in-law, Dean Day, who has been in the real estate business for 22 years, accepted her nomination as the 2011 Realtor of the Year at the Roswell Association of Realtors’ 64th annual banquet Saturday...

Del Norte students get new playground

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Del Norte Elementary students play on their brand new playground equipment Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Amid screams and squeals, exuberance and enthusiasm, the students of Del Norte Elementary School greeted the opening of their new playground....

Library unveils flashy new sign

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Dr. Judy Armstrong speaks during the dedication of the Roswell Public Library’s new electronic sign, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Roswell Public Library’s new digital billboard was brought to life when the...

New St. Mark’s pastor delayed retirement to continue preaching from the heart

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Larry Sydow, new pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) After being in ministry for 40 years, Larry Sydow thought he was retired — until a congregation in Roswell changed that, bringing a new leader to the community. Sydow is the new...

Judge Lopez runs for NM Court of Appeals

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Judge Victor Lopez, who currently serves as a Workers’ Compensation judge in Albuquerque, says he is running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals during the primary elections in June. Lopez announced his decision to run in the 2012 election outside of the...

Local scratcher player wins $50,000 prize

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Amanda Gunnels of Roswell calmly told her husband three times that she had won a lottery prize. And three times W.R. Gunnels responded with “that’s good.” Finally, the slightly annoyed winner told her husband to get his glasses and look at the lucky...

Sunken pond construction under way

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Crews from the City of Roswell and Box Crane navigate a large rock into place as they create the foundation for a waterfall in the sunken pond at Cahoon Park, Thursday. The new and improved pond will feature the waterfall, fish, water plants and new...

Milburn Dolen, business owner, to run for City Council Ward IV

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Milburn Dolen Milburn Dolen, who has served as vice president and president of the Roswell Independent School District school board, says he is running for the Ward IV City Council seat during the municipal election in March. Councilor Amarante Fresquez...