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Celebrating Constitution Day

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth-grader Jonathan Trujillo reads his copy of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly held Friday at Washington Avenue Elementary. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. Several local schools celebrated Constitution Day with guest speakers — mostly attorneys, and at least one...

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New RPD deputy chief swears in

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department and city officials welcomed its new deputy chief, Philip A. Smith Jr., who arrived from New Hampshire earlier this week. The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the police station. Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry,...

Gov. meets with local Reps

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In order to garner support for her packed agenda and to hear the concerns of legislators about the special session, Governor Susana Martinez held meetings with representatives and senators from both sides of the aisle this past week. Rep. Dennis Kintigh,...

Assurance Home fundraiser tomorrow

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Sheldon, one of the residents at the Assurance Home, helps set the table in preparation for the dinner to benefit the youths of James Ranch Youth Shelter. (Courtesy Photo) Peas ‘n’ Pods is holding their sixth biannual fundraiser for Assurance Home,...

It’s all for ‘Chair-ity’: Fundraiser a hit at Tinnie’s

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Elisa Hernandez admires one of the children’s chairs on display at Tinnie Mercantile & Deli Thursday during a reception for the artists. For more information about the chairs, call 622-8900. (Mark Wilson Photo) Chairs were flying at Tinnie...

Roswell Literacy Council tutor training on 9/24

September 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Literacy Council will hold tutor training for volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Director Andrae England said that tutors do not need to fulfill specific requirements, beyond being at least 18 years old. “One of the questions we...

Women arrested for false report

September 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jozi Jacobo was arrested on charges of making a false report, Wednesday, after she contacted the police to tell them her car had been stolen. According to the criminal complaint dated Aug. 30, an arrest warrant was issued for Adam Cruz in connection with a...

Playwright Robert Patrick wins for Artistic Achievement

September 16, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (2)

Robert Patrick with a copy of his play, “Kennedy’s Children.” (Courtesy Photo) A drama major at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales from 1955 to 1958, renowned playwright Robert Patrick is the first graduate from the College of Fine Arts to...

Have a HEART, buy a chair

September 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Kat Parker checks out three of the 12 artistically enhanced children’s chairs on display at Tinnie Mercantile & Deli, courtesy of the Community Foundation of Chaves County, Thursday. The chairs will be auctioned off before and during the CFCC’s...

Postal Service launches study in Roswell

September 16, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

On Thursday, the United States Postal Service announced its plans to conduct a study at the Roswell Customer Service Mail Processing Center to determine the feasibility of consolidating its operations into the Lubbock Processing and Distribution Facility....