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Low Rider Toy Drive returns

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Once a local, well-known, toy-giving institution, the Felipe Low Rider Toy Drive was in hiatus for a few years. But organizer Felipe Rodriguez is planning a strong comeback. “(The toy drive) was big a few years back,” said Rodriguez, recalling the days when the drive would help an estimated 5,000 families and make holiday pit [&hellip...

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Engine trouble sparks 2-alarm fire

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Engine trouble caused a two-alarm fire in the county, Thursday night. According to the New Mexico State Police, the call came in around 9:45 p.m. from a motorist on U.S. 70 near mile marker 357 close to the county line. The driver of a semi-truck reported...

Good Samaritans make day special

November 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Good eats and great company at the Sale Barn Café, Thursday. (Jessica Palmer Photo) [/auth...

Holly-Day Magic shares the wealth with Police Athletic League

November 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left: The Holly-Day Magic committee, Nancy Forrest, Trina Padilla, Debora Lucas and Joyce Tucker. Foreground, PAL representative, Officer Travis Holley. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The Police Athletic League received $5,000, Tuesday, from the proceeds raised...

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...

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...