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Jennings seeks re-election to Senate

March 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Timothy Z. Jennings The second-longest serving member in the state Senate, Roswell Democrat and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings says he is seeking re-election for his District 32 seat, which he has represented since 1979. The district encompasses Chaves, Eddy, Lincoln and Otero counties. A Roswell rancher and businessman, Jennings, the father of five...

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Lizzy Owen: You feel better when you do for others

March 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Lizzy Owen (Julia Bergman Photo) An instructor of the Life Skills program at Goddard High School, Lizzy Owen says she loves going to work each day. The program, which has significantly developed over the years, teaches those with intellectual disabilities...

Dress up your pooches, Roswell! Wag-n-Walk’s next Saturday

March 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Rio Pecos Kennel Club will hold its sixth annual Shamrock Wag-n-Walk, on Saturday, March 17, at Cahoon Park. The dog walk begins by the swimming pool at Fourth Street and Union Avenue, where participants can register for the event between 9 a.m. and 11...

Robert Corn seeks GOP nod for District 4 commission seat

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Robert B. Corn A retired Chaves County magistrate judge and former state legislator, Robert Corn says he is seeking the GOP nomination for the District 4 Chaves County Commission seat. Commissioner Dick Smith, who will complete his second consecutive term...

NTSB offers update

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

An accident report related to a fatal plane crash at Roswell International Air Center in 2011 has recently been made public by the National Transportation Safety Board. On April 2, a Gulfstream GVI experimental aircraft exploded during takeoff from Runway 21...

Kids get career advice at DHS

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Admissions recruiter Daniela Garcia explains Eastern New Mexico University programs to 10th-grade student Jimmy Webster, Thursday, in the Dexter High School library. (Noah Vernau Photo) Dexter High School held its fourth annual POS-i-Tive Change Fair,...

Council OKs Lodger’s Tax fund requests

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Officials elected Tuesday take their oaths of office prior to the City Council meeting, Thursday evening. From left, they are Municipal Judge Larry Loy, Savino Sanchez Jr., Jeanine Corn-Best, Steve Henderson, Elena Velasquez and Juan Oropesa. (Mark Wilson...

Noelle Francis wins design contest

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A drawing that was whipped up in just a few moments has earned a teenager from Lincoln a trip to New York City to mingle with Grammy Award winner, bandleader and jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri. Noelle Marie Francis sketched a drawing for a T-shirt decorating...

Roswell a Sterling Tree City, too

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell received national recognition this week for its exemplary community forestry efforts, earning a Tree City USA Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. The award is for outstanding efforts to plan and manage...

Character Counts honors 14 Teachers of Character

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Character Counts! presented awards to 14 teachers, Tuesday night, at the Civic Center, where the program hosted its annual Teachers of Character Awards Program. Kathy Culshaw, who teaches at Sierra Middle School, and Rick Collins, math teacher at Dexter...