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Operation Christmas Child exceeds goal

November 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Donations from area communities during Operation Christmas Child’s recent National Collection week will provide more than 5,000 shoe boxes full of gifts for needy children around the world this year. Grace Community Church accepted donations during the week of Nov. 12 to 19. At the end of the collection period Monday, the effort had collected [&hellip...

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Squab on the wing

November 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pigeons take flight, possibly grateful they’re not turkeys, late Tuesday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Pile the spuds high; hungry people here

November 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

http://www.rdrnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-11217.jpg Boys & Girls Club kids and their families receive plates full of turkey and dressing and oodles of extra goodies during a special Thanksgiving dinner, Tuesday evening. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Girl Scouts spread cheer

November 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Girl Scouts of Chaves County and community volunteers designed Christmas cards Monday at the Girl Scout Program Center in an effort to spread holiday cheer and boost morale of military personnel serving overseas. For the past four years, area Girl Scouts have...

Two arrested Sunday following home invasion

November 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (2)

Roswell Police Department arrested two men Sunday following a home invasion. This is the third home invasion in the city in the past three weeks, although according to the police, the third is unrelated to the first two. The family of four was awakened around...

Catch fish, enjoy sunset

November 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paul Martinez, of Roswell, fishes at Lake Van in Dexter as the sun sets on Sunday. Toby Martinez Photo [/auth...

‘Super blitz’ campaign takes on drunk driving

November 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of a tragic alcohol-related accident so horrific it made several first responders question their choice of vocation. On the night of Nov. 24, 1987, Maria D. Ramirez, 21, had just finished her shift at the Wendy’s...

Santa better hurry

November 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Emma the CASA dog sniffs a decorative Santa Claus descending stairs on a Christmas tree during the Winter Wonderland Auction benefiting the Chaves County CASA Program, Friday evening, at First American Bank. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Ernie and Rita Montoya open their hearts, one child at a time

November 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Ernie and Rita Montoya have opened their hearts and their homes to more than 100 foster children. Jessica Palmer Photo Ernie and Rita Montoya describe their beginnings as humble. Yet the couple has accomplished a great deal and provided a service to their...

ILEA Roswell graduates 30-plus delegates

November 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Assistant Secretary William Brownfield from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, left, and Attorney General Gary King participate in a partnership agreement signing ceremony at the International Law...