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Principal: Teaching ‘best thing in the world’

August 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jennifer Bolanos, principal of Nancy Lopez Elementary School, discusses the teaching profession at the Roswell Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Although being a teacher brings a lot of responsibility, Principal Jennifer Bolanos says her profession makes up for the hard work with lots of joy and fulfillment. “College students...

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Gentiva Hospice launches food drive

August 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Staff members from the Gentiva Hospice office here will be blanketing the Roswell community throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Roswell Community Kitchen as part of the company’s 10th annual food drive. As...

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Area Taekwon-Do students compete in Italy

August 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Five Taekwon-Do black belts from eastern New Mexico competed in the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s world championships in Rome, Italy, from July 23 to July 27. Master Steve Blakeley, seventh-degree of Portales, left, accompanied his team to the...

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County budget down 6 percent; city’s up nearly by 22

August 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

While Roswell city leaders have approved a $19.6 million increase in the city’s budget, Chaves County leaders have trimmed $2.8 million from the county’s authorized year-to-year spending, while also giving all county employees raises. The Chaves County...

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Office space targets young professionals

August 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brianda Calvo, left, and Christopher Rodriguez, center, of DirecTV, visit with property manager Connie Harrell at Beta Roswell, located on the fourth floor of 400 Penn Plaza. Beta Roswell offers office workspace for rent by the day, week or month for young...

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Boys & Girls Club to offer SMART Choices

August 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

In response to New Mexico’s high rates of underage drinking, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is providing the Boys & Girls Club of Roswell with funds to provide a research-based prevention program, SMART Choices, to reduce and prevent...

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Two Lovington residents killed in crash

August 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A head-on collision in Lea County killed two Lovington residents on Friday. Officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on New Mexico State Road 18, near milepost 66, at about 5:18 p.m. According to a state police...

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Mayoral forum: Kintigh discusses council, city

August 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh answers a question from Daily Record reporter Jeff Tucker during an editorial staff interview Thursday. Kintigh has been meeting monthly with the newspaper’s editorial team to address any and all questions from the staff and...

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Chester encourages people to do what they love

August 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paula Chester, 74, has been working for Peppers Grill and Bar since the restaurant opened in 1980. (Dylanne Petros Photo)   Paula Chester has been working all her life and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Chester, 74, is a waitress at Peppers...

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Couple volunteers as fair superintendents

August 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell couple Melissa and David Randle are just two of the many adult volunteers who run the annual Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   While so many teenagers and adolescents nowadays are preoccupied with their smartphones and...