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Good Samaritans make day special

November 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A fraction of the hundreds who attended Johnny Gonzales’ annual Turkey Day feast at Veterans Memorial Hall, Thursday. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Between 450 and 750 people attended the Roswell Community Volunteer Program’s Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday. So many people were lined up outside the Veterans Memorial Hall on Montana Avenue that they opened the...

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Adopt-a-Soldier gathers goodies

November 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Manuel Villa, of Bank of America and Nicole Vargas, of Adopt-a-Soldier, pack donated care packages destined for troops overseas, Wednesday at the Wall of Heroes display at the bank. (Mark Wilson Photo) The holiday season is no excuse to pause...

RPD, Safe Coalition, Kmart to the rescue

November 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A family will have a special reason to be thankful this year due to the Roswell Police Department, the Roswell Safe Coalition, Kmart and other area stores. On Tuesday, burglars hit the home of a child who had received gifts from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in...

New Mexico Centennial selling fast; hurry if you want one

November 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Those wishing to get their hands on a copy of the book New Mexico Centennial better act fast. The book, which focuses on New Mexico’s first century of statehood, is a collaborative effort of newspapers across New Mexico and is selling quickly, according...

Character Counts! calls for teacher nominations

November 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Honorable Alvin Jones holds a press conference Tuesday morning at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce to announce the call for nominations for the Character Counts! 2012 Teacher of Character Awards. (Mark Wilson Photo) Those wishing to honor an outstanding...

Jones addresses clubs luncheon

November 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Vernon Dyer, right, Kiwanis Club president, goes over the agenda for the 62nd annual All Civic Club Luncheon with keynote speaker Alvin Jones, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Members of local civic organizations were lauded for “accepting the challenge” to...

11.3% of adults in Chaves County have diabetes

November 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In 2009, 8.3 percent of New Mexicans aged 18 years and older had diabetes, according to New Mexico’s Indicator Based Information System, which monitors health in New Mexico. In Chaves Couny, 11.3 percent of adults have diabetes, according to IBIS. November...

Deputy honored for saving woman and dog from fire

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Reinhardt family poses with Hardy after honoring him at last week’s county commission meeting. (Courtesy photo) A deputy with the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department was honored last week for saving an 89-year- old woman and a dog from a fire. The...

RPD seizes drugs in bust

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

The Roswell Police Department seized 45 pounds of marijuana packaged for smuggling, along with $11,000 worth of stolen property, after a late night traffic stop on Friday. At around midnight Friday, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by...

Herrera sentenced

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Israel Herrera, 22, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 5th Judicial District Court on Monday on charges of second-degree murder and three years on charges of tampering with evidence. The sentence is to be served consecutively for a total of 18 years....