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First United Methodist ready for another 125 years

September 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

First United Methodist Church is celebrating its 125th birthday this weekend. (Chaunte’l Powell Photo) First United Methodist Church began the three-day celebration for its 125th birthday Saturday with a chicken dinner at the Girl Scout Pavilion. Both longtime and new members gathered at the pavilion to visit, reminisce and have a good meal. Helen Johnson...

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Families Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lizzy the Lizard, the mascot for the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association, gives out high-fives at the start of the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s outside the Chaves County Courthouse, Saturday morning. (Noah Vernau Photo) The 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s...

Centennial Air Show touches down at RIAC

September 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Boeing 747 pictured above was one of the many planes on display at the Centennial Air Tour, Saturday. (Chaunte’l Powell Photo) After much anticipation, the Centennial Air Show touched down in Roswell Saturday. The event was jam-packed with...

CFCC silent auction in progress at Tinnie Mercantile

September 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local artist Nancy Fleming admires the end table “Explore,” created by Paloma Dooley and Sienna Fleming, during an opening reception at Tinnie Mercantile & Deli, Saturday. (Noah Vernau Photo) Twelve highly unique end tables intrigued spectators at...

Producers name Yates Best CEO

September 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association named Fred Yates, of Yates Energy Corporation in Roswell, Best CEO of a Small Independent Oil and Gas Company. Yates was selected based on several elements. First, Yates’ demonstrated record of...

Dinner honors vets, raises funds

September 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Lena Bates, Capt. Randall Bates and Rep. Nora Espinoza enjoy a light moment at a special dinner and dance event held for veterans at the American Legion Post 28, Friday. (Noah Vernau Photo) The Roswell community gathered Friday to honor veterans...

Pam Tharp of Wilson-Cobb Library says she can’t stay retired

September 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pam Tharp (Ray Berrones Photo) Pam Tharp is modest. She describes herself simply as a wife and a mother, but she was a sergeant in the Air Force, when a woman in the Air Force was an unusual occupational choice. “We (women) went through a lot more to get in...

Shooter Dominguez still at large

September 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (2)

Edward Raymond Sanchez died on Sept. 17, 1997. His body was found on Sept. 20, at a lonely spot off River Road near the back entrance to Bottomless Lake State Park. Sanchez had been shot in the head multiple times and his body dragged to a shallow, uncovered...

CFCC needs trustee

September 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Community Foundation of Chaves County’s board of directors met Wednesday to discuss the future of the philanthropic organization, the office of which will close on Oct. 31. While low operating funds and a lack of charitable contributions had led to the...

Vietnam Vets need more drivers

September 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Vietnam Veterans of America Veterans Transportation Network transports veterans throughout New Mexico and to some parts of Texas. (Chaunte’l Powell Photo) According to Harry McGraw, president of the Roswell chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, he...