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From steeple to lawn

May 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Charlie Purcell cleans and restores a church bell that had been located in the steeple at St. Peter Church, Friday. The bell, which Purcell estimated to be from the early 1900s, will be displayed on the church lawn. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Del Norte 8 do Book Battle in Silver City

May 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fifth-grade Battle of the Books competition contestants commemorate their four months of reading by making and signing stuffed bears and dogs at Enchanted Beary Land on Friday. Back row from left: Halia Stites, Gabby Reyna and Gavin Wakefield; front row from...

RDRA aids Boy Scouts, GHS

May 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

President of the Roswell Drag Racing Association Gary Tutten shows off his 1932 three-window Ford Saturday as the club helps Goddard High School students raise money for the National Leadership Conference in Nashville. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) With her open...

‘Dream’ walker stops in Roswell

May 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Phil Cihiwsky is on the walk of a lifetime—a 15-state trek that landed him in Roswell Friday. “It has always been a dream of mine, walking across the country,” Cihiwsky said. “I decided about a year ago to make this dream a reality.” The avid...

Boys, Girls State needs participants

May 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area high school juniors are invited to participate in a weeklong program this summer that promises to provide them with skills in politics, leadership and networking. Veterans Memorial Hall American Legion Post 28 members hope Roswell, Dexter,...

Man seeks refuge in cop’s home

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell Police officer received a surprise Monday, when a 54-year-old male broke into his home around 5 a.m. The officer said he heard the sound of breaking glass and confronted the subject, Kenneth Oliver, with a gun. Oliver told the officer that he was...

Cheers, diplomas and fireworks

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

ENMU-R graduates prepare for commencement ceremonies at the Wool Bowl, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Dressed in caps and gowns, more than 350 students entered a new stage of their lives Friday as they crossed the stage during Eastern New Mexico...

Weather doesn’t keep Walkers for Hope away

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Phyllis Lester and fellow cancer survivors line up to begin the fourth annual Walk for Hope Cancer Walk at Cielo Grande, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The sea of pink, red and blue T-shirts gathered around the stage at Cielo Grande Park Friday night...

Melvin Montoya is retired, but not ready to stop working

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Melvin Montoya wears a smile and his ever-present cowboy hat. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) A true working-man, Melvin Montoya won’t let a little thing like retirement slow him down. Though he recently retired after 26 years as road foreman at the Chaves County...

Bullying in schools Town Hall set for 5/16

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

S.O.Y. Mariachi and the Hispano Chamber of Commerce will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 16, at the S.O.Y. Mariachi building, 702 S. Grand Ave. The topic under discussion will be bullying in the schools. This will be the second time that the HCOC...