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United Way continues to set goals for 2011

October 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The United Way of Chaves County has higher goals for its 2011 campaign, and soon it will be up to local small businesses to answer the call — literally — to help meet that challenge. Last year, the UWCC raised $460,000 to help various nonprofits. This year’s goal is $575,000. To help achieve this 25 [&hellip...

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Halloween celebration at RASC

October 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A scary pumpkin awaits trick-or-treaters who dare venture to a house located on N. Maryland Avenue near 19th Street. (Mark Wilson Photo) It was a scary scary night Saturday as the official Roswell family celebration kicked into gear! A haunted house draped...

Chamber gets new digital billboard

October 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Members of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new outlet to display their events and activities for the entire community to view. For nearly a year, the chamber has been working on a project for a new digital billboard, which will be erected...

Sunset Elem. celebrates Red Ribbon Week

October 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The entire student body from Sunset Elementary walk down S. Main Street, Friday afternoon, towards the base during the Say No to Drugs march celebrating Red Ribbon Week. (Mark Wilson Photo) Clad in red T-shirts, carrying red balloons, students at Sunset...

Author speaks at Dexter Elem.

October 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Award-winning author Conrad Storad talks with Dexter Elementary fifth-graders during a writing workshop held Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) With the help of Big Mama, the knowledgeable and plush rattlesnake matriarch, award-winning children’s author...

Monterrey Elem. helps vets donate to the homeless

October 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Second-graders from Ms. O’Meara’s and Ms. Reid’s classes at Monterrey Elementary hold up canned goods that the students donated to the annual food drive hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Roswell Chapter. (Julia Bergman photo)...

Kyzer devotes lifetime caring for children and horses

October 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Lee Kyzer, holds on to one of his tamed wild horses trained to be gentle and work with teens. (Dale Deffer Photo) Lee Kyzer, 69, school liaison at Assurance Home, is a man who has spent a lifetime caring for both children and horses. As a leader of The...

El Paso man pleads guilty for fire

October 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Rodrigo Ulloa-Esquivel, 29, the El Paso man accused of causing the Last Chance Fire in Lincoln National Forest, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the forest unattended Friday morning. In Las Cruces federal court, Ulloa-Esquivel pleaded guilty...

Court-ordered child support payments due

October 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Non-custodial parents, who have outstanding child support bench warrants in Roswell, and statewide, will be given a one-week amnesty period to make their court-ordered child support payments. The amnesty period will begin Monday, Oct. 31, and ends Friday,...

Zombies take over ENMU-R

October 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Joseph Martinez receives a flesh-eating look just in time for Halloween during the Zombie Workshop and Costume Contest Thursday evening at ENMU-R. (Mark Wilson Photo) It was a thriller night at the Performing Arts Center at Eastern New Mexico University-...