Board votes against an agreement Eddy County

December 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Commission voted against a mutual assistance agreement between Eddy and Chaves counties, on Thursday. Commissioner Kim Chesser noted that law enforcement agencies of the two counties often aided each other. He wondered if it was necessary to have a formal written agreement between the counties. Commissioner Kyle “Smiley” Wooton asked...

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Drop in SNAP benefits sends local food banks into overdrive

December 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Carl Harrison, driver and warehouse worker for Salvation Army in Roswell, packs a basket of emergency food for a family of four at the Salvation Army Food Bank, Tuesday. (Tess Townsend Photo) Clients were queuing up for shopping carts of emergency food at the...


Pearce’s memoirs detail early life of poverty, humility

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Congressman Steve Pearce signs copies of his book, “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!,” at the Historical Society For Southeast New Mexico, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Congressman Steve Pearce (R-District 2) held a signing at the Historical Society’s...


Revenge leaves families haunted

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Vendetta leaves a trail of terror behind for those who have lived through it, and some have decided it is time to speak up, to try and stop the cycle. One grandmother offered to tell her tale, after seeing her family shot at and one family member killed...


CCFRW celebrates Christmas

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Republican Women held its annual Christmas luncheon, Wednesday. Loris DeKay told a story about how Santa got his job bringing joy to children for Christmas. Jessica De La Rosa Kirk sang carols. Jean Snyder gave an updated report on the...


National commander visits American Legion to talk politics, thank members

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dan Dellinger, national commander at The American Legion, second from left, is greeted by a member of the Legion Riders and other veterans during a visit to American Legion Post 28 during a tour of Southeastern New Mexico, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The...


Roswell’s Most Wanted: Donzell Warner

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Donzell Warner, 25, is wanted for possession of methamphetamine, and possession, delivery, or manufacture of drug paraphernalia. Warner is described as 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information about Donzell Warner’s...


Berrendo Middle raises money for CCCS

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Berrendo Middle School students raised $1,220.98 for the Chaves County Cancer Society by having “pink outs” every Friday in October, and the check was presented Tuesday to Julie Morrow of the society. From left to right: Dean of Students Licia Hillma,...


Toy giveaway set for Christmas Eve

December 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gavin Wakefield, Ema Arnold, Jimmy Loudermilk, Maggi Loudermilk and Riley Arnold sort through toys for the upcoming Free Children’s Christmas Party Toy Giveaway that will be held at the Yucca Center on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Can do!

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nancy Lopez Elementary fifth-graders transport donated canned goods to an awaiting Salvation Army truck, Tuesday morning. The fifth-grade class challenged the entire student body to participate in the food drive and received more than 1,000 canned donations...