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Man gets 10 years for pound of meth

October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Portales man has been sentenced to 121 months in federal prison on a methamphetamine conviction. Jesus Jose Ornelas-Yanez, 39, was also sentenced Tuesday in federal court to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $17,500 fine. Ornelas-Yanez was arrested Dec. 18, 2012, on a criminal complaint alleging that he violated the [&hellip...

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Wings for L.I.F.E. assists with life skills, relationships

October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wings for L.I.F.E. is a United Way organization whose goal is to build family relationships and individual life skills with programs that produce positive behaviors while respecting the dignity of those it serves in Chaves County. It has operated in Chaves...

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Center offers advice to small businesses

October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kallansrud   Carl Kallansrud, director of the Roswell Small Business Development Center, has a simple challenge for anyone who runs a business or supervises employees: Substitute the word “but” with the word “and.” Kallansrud, who was guest...

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Reoccurring scholarships available to seniors

October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

High school seniors in the state have the opportunity to receive a reoccurring scholarship for their undergraduate career. The Daniels Fund is a foundation that has been providing scholarships for students in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and...

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The magic of the media

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sixth- and seventh-grade students from the gifted class at Dexter Middle School watch as Daily Record graphic designer Sandra Martinez works her magic designing an ad on her Macintosh computer Wednesday. Their teacher, Tami Garcia, teaches all the gifted...

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Heavy rains mean damages to farms, colder winter

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Corn is one of the biggest crops of the season right now, but the frequent rains have been somewhat detrimental to the crop. Farmer Doug Whitney said that while the September rains pushed his farm back a few weeks off schedule, Whitney Farms is back on track....

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Salvation Army preparing for holiday dinner; Volunteers, donations sought

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Salvation Army of Roswell is preparing for the holidays, and the church is seeking donations to help with the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. Capt. John Dove said the Salvation Army will be providing approximately 350 meals for shut-ins on Thanksgiving, and...

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October brings ‘Character’ to county

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tim Fuller of Character Counts in Chaves County, left, discusses on Tuesday the upcoming Character Counts! week, while Roswell Kiwanis Club member Dennis Pabst listens. Character Counts will be celebrated Oct. 20-24 with a number of activities for children....

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State police officer injured by drunk driver returns to duty

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A New Mexico State Police patrol officer who was struck in Hobbs by a drunk driver in late June is back on duty. Officer Carlos Verdugo will be back to full duty on Friday. “It’s been a long couple of months of recovery, but Officer Verdugo has...

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Library committee discusses attendance

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A committee of Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees members and librarians met Tuesday to discuss ways to handle overflow crowds at the library’s popular summer reading program. Attending the meeting were, from left, Board Member Magil Duran, Library...