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RSO to perform ‘Christmas Classics’ Sunday

December 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on RSO to perform ‘Christmas Classics’ Sunday

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra will present “Christmas Classics” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Pearson Auditorium on the New Mexico Military Institute campus. Maestro John Farrer will lead the orchestra as it performs a program of Christmas favorites, including selections from Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet. Also on the program are favorites...

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NMMI cadet charged with aggravated assault

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on NMMI cadet charged with aggravated assault

Butler   A recent cadet at New Mexico Military Institute faces a jury trial in February for allegedly severely assaulting another cadet at the NMMI campus last month. Authorities allege Chance Butler, 16, of Pampa, Texas, wore a black mask and dark...

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Masterson honored

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Masterson honored

Above: John Masterson, second from right, was honored Tuesday on the steps of the Chaves County Courthouse by Monique Jacobson, second from left, state tourism secretary, and Mayor Dennis Kintigh, right. Masterson was recognized for his heroic efforts in...

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Food drive collects over 6K items for pantries

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Food drive collects over 6K items for pantries

Sierra Middle School Builder’s Club members held a food drive in November, collecting items donated by students, parents, and staff at Sierra Middle School. The food drive took place from Nov. 3 to Nov. 25, and a total of 6,198 items were collected. The...

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Sponsors sought for historic Poe Corn Basketball Tournament

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Sponsors sought for historic Poe Corn Basketball Tournament

This year’s Sunrise Optimist Poe Corn Basketball Tournament will be held Dec. 29-31. This tournament is a continuing tradition of teamwork that brings several hundred people to Roswell. Community involvement makes it possible to bring in six teams for three...

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Dental hygiene program cut from ENMU-R; Budget for 2015-16, Bond C discussed at meeting

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Dental hygiene program cut from ENMU-R; Budget for 2015-16, Bond C discussed at meeting

Before the school board meeting Tuesday night, faculty members at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell were recognized for 10 years of service. From left: Geneva Espinoza, Ralph Fresquez (board member), Janelle Robinson, Mireya Trujillo (secretary for the...

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Brackeen shares holiday safety tips

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Brackeen shares holiday safety tips

Officer Lisa Brackeen spoke to the Sunrise Optimist Club last Wednesday at its weekly meeting. She shared information on “Holiday Safety,” things shoppers and home owners could do to make their holidays safer. (Submitted)...

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Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 2-3

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 2-3

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Dec. 2 • At 10:54 a.m., to a medical call at West Deming Street and South Washington Avenue. • At 12:58 p.m., to a motor vehicle accident in the 400 block of West Second...

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Children decorate Tree of Hope

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Children decorate Tree of Hope

Above: Children from All Saints Catholic School decorate the “Tree of Hope” on Tuesday at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The tree is decorated by children every year in hope that cancer will be cured in their lifetime. RMAC has displayed the “Tree...

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P&Z Committee mulls development of city’s northwestern property

December 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on P&Z Committee mulls development of city’s northwestern property

The Planning and Zoning Committee wants to hold a workshop in January to discuss the future development of the city’s property north of Cielo Grande Park. “In my opinion, this is the most valuable piece of property the city owns,” Committee Chairman...