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Blessing of Animals set for Sunday

October 6, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Rev. Dale Plummer, of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and friends Scrappy and Sissy. The annual Blessing of the Animals and Memorial Service is set for Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the church. (Mark Wilson Photo) A procession of animals small and large will be seen outside St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell this [&hellip...

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500 youngsters attend Special Needs Day at ENM State Fair

October 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Eric Southfield and son Daniel, 5, watch a presentation on wild animals during the fair’s Special Needs Day, Tuesday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) The Eastern New Mexico State Fair served a special purpose for special children, Tuesday. Fair staff estimated about...

Bands and food and rides and all kinds of fun

October 5, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Danielle Valenzuela chows down on a corn dog at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Flashing neon-colored lights, the smell of corn dogs and sounds of Hispanic music resonated in the air at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair...

Market swine who work out, win

October 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

It may not be obvious, but the secret to at least one little piggy’s success during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Market Swine Show Tuesday is to spend time doing laps. The girls who won grand champion and reserve grand champion were the ones who worked...

Vintage Boeing 747 to be auctioned for scrap

October 5, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A 1970 Boeing 747 aircraft that has traveled all around the world from Amsterdam to Chicago to Hong Kong, will be auctioned off for scrap metal starting at 12 a.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 10, at the Roswell Industrial Air Center. Since its first flight on July 22,...

Johnson’s Mini Rex wins Grand Champion of Rabbit Show

October 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Roswell resident, Cody Johnson, 16, winner of the 2011 ENMSF Rabbit Show accompanied by his sister Brooke and brother Michael, who are holding his trophies. (Julia Bergman photo) Ten hours of grueling judging, and 268 bunnies later, the 2011 Eastern New...

Police still busy after sting raid

October 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Law enforcement continues the mop-up after a massive sting operation that occurred on Sept. 22. The original raids resulted in 67 people being arrested on charges of drug trafficking. A total of 84 warrants were issued before the Sept. 22 sting, 57 warrants...

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,...

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...