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Oscar Fairfield: At 90, remains self-reliant; finishes what he starts

March 3, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Oscar Fairfield stands with a portrait of his late wife Theresa Margaret Fairfield, on Wednesday, at La Villa. (Noah Vernau Photo) Whether he was serving in the Navy, teaching math, helping veterans or playing golf, Oscar Fairfield says he has relied on nothing but individual perseverance. Fairfield, born east of Hebrew Springs, Ark., in 1922, [&hellip...

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Johnny G’s annual prison visit Saturday, Sunday

March 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Although it’s been about 35 years since this community organizer started visiting local prisons with a message of hope, this year’s event is also set to mark a tragic day in New Mexico’s history. Johnny Gonzales, of the Community Volunteer Program, said...

Scam targets Skype users

March 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office issued a scam alert, Thursday, about the newest scam which has targeted customers of Skype. The scam tells the victim that he or she qualifies for a government grant. A similar scam is circulating on land lines. The...

What’s the buzz, Girlfriend?

March 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

This worker bee focuses on new blossoms under sunny skies, Thursday. Spring begins March 20. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Nutrition organizations honor Lyman Graham

March 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Lyman Graham (Courtesy Photo) The School Nutrition Association and Global Child Nutrition Foundation have named Lyman Graham its Director of the Year, an international honor for his food service work in Roswell Independent School District, Carlsbad Municipal...

Shaw seeks reelection to Hagerman Council

March 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Hagerman councilor Bill Shaw says he is seeking reelection for his town council seat during the valley elections March 6. If reelected, Shaw will serve his fifth term on the council. In Hagerman, two council seats are slated to be on the ballot. A retired...

Verizon buys Plateau assets

March 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell may have greater choice in wireless coverage, if approved by the Federal Communications Commission. According to a press release, Verizon Wireless has announced it has signed an agreement to purchase “wireless operating assets” in the state. These...

NM Medipot evaluations set for Friday

March 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The State of New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program will be holding patient evaluations on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1501 W. Second St. The services provided are medical assessment and consultation. Robert Davis of Peace Medical Marijauna Consultants who...

Thomas Mireles seeks seat on Dexter Town Council

March 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Thomas Mireles Thomas Mireles, manager at Frazier Oil & Gas, says he is seeking election for a Dexter Town Council seat during the valley elections March 6. Dexter has two four-year council seats slated to be on its ballot. Born and raised in the town,...

Garrett statue at home downtown

March 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Ron Bowman of Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, Texas, prepares a bronze Pat Garrett sculpture for placement to its new home behind the Chaves County Courthouse, Wednesday morning. The sculpture, created by artist Robert Summers, is located east of...