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Police warn about international scam

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department is warning people to beware of work-at-home scams. FedEx employees and detectives intercepted another scam in Roswell. FedEx employees turned another 22 envelopes over to detectives. According to police, the scam works in two parts. In the first part, an ad is posted on Craigslist for a work-from-home job. Those who [&hellip...

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Nesse actively involved with Neighborhood Watch

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Shirley Nesse when she was an officer of the National Secretaries Association on a tour with the group. She was among the first to set foot on a 747. (Courtesy Photo) At 85 years young, Shirley Nesse volunteers for the downtown offices of Neighborhood Watch,...

Alumni tour new Pearson Auditorium

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Dave West, vice president of New Mexico Military Institute facilities, shows a film for NMMI alumni depicting the history and recent renovations of Pearson Auditorium during a tour of the building Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Alumni of the New Mexico Military...

Documentary on oil and gas to be screened

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A documentary exposing the misconceptions surrounding the oil and gas industry, specifically everyday Americans’ relationship with petroleum, will be showing for a limited time at Allen Theaters Galaxy 8 in Roswell next week. The theater will screen...

Man pleads guilty on charges of possession of a firearm

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell man Francisco Mejia, 40, pleaded guilty Thursday in Las Cruces federal court to charges of “felon in possession of a firearm.” Mejia has been in federal custody since he was arrested on Aug. 9 and will remain in custody until sentencing. Mejia...

Billboard draws attention

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Driving down Main Street, most people have noticed a billboard calling on all who see it to Stand With Israel in bold print. A group of concerned citizens led by Rebecca Chavez, city director of Christians United for Israel are responsible for the sign and...

NMMI honors distinguished alumni

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame inductees, from left, William C. Hoh, Sir William Theodore Wright Jr. and Dr. Mary Beth Larsen participate in ceremonies Thursday at Pearson Auditorium. Not pictured is inductee Jack. R. Fox. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a...

War memorial nears completion

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A new memorial monument is set to not only honor those who have paid the highest price for their country but also honor the work of a former Roswell High School student. Brandon Boal, a 2010 graduate of Roswell High School, won a competition while still at...

Students honored for character

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Youth ChalleNGe cadets prepare to be seated during the Character Counts! Week Super Celebration Thursday evening at Roswell High School. (Mark Wilson Photo) Local students were called on to represent a timeless truth or maxim through art, an essay, or a poem...

Wind farm receives thumbs up

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After much discussion, debate and uncertainty, the Chaves County Commission approved Resolution R-11-059 concerning the intent of Chaves County to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds on behalf of Anderson Wind Project LLC, in its regular business meeting Thursday...