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Marines, helpers distribute 5,000 Toys for Tots

December 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Alejandra and Antonio Morales carry their new Christmas gifts during the Toys For Tots toy handout Saturday, at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center.(Mark Wilson Photo) After collecting an estimated 5,000 Christmas gifts, the hard work of volunteers behind the local Toys for Tots campaign paid off, Saturday. Hosted by the Sgt. Moses D. Rocha Roswell...

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Santa and his biker elves stop at Assurance Home

December 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Santa and his band of biker elves put in a very special appearance at the Assurance Home Saturday to give gifts to the kids during the The Assurance Home Toy Run. (Mark Wilson Photo) Mild winter conditions allowed Santa Claus to cruise into the Roswell...

Roswell Folklorico performs at Roswell Mall

December 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Folklorico performs traditional Mexican dances for a large crowd gathered at the Roswell Mall, Saturday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) People flocked to the Roswell Mall, not in pursuit of finishing last-minute Christmas shopping, but to witness a...

Angels come through for CASA kids

December 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Members of the Roswell High School Charlie’s Angels Dance Team made a donation of holiday gifts to the CASA Kids Store Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

NM ranks 45th in child homelessness

December 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than 16,000 New Mexico children are homeless over the course of a year. On Tuesday, the National Center on Family Homelessness released a report that ranked New Mexico 45 out of 50 states in terms of child homelessness. The report updated a prior NCFH...

Gloyd Trubey feels blessed; tells his story at The Salvation Army

December 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gloyd Trubey volunteers with the Salvation Army. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Gloyd Trubey says he is 83 going on 70. Several years ago, he had a stroke that left him with partial paralysis and unable to speak. However, one could hardly tell. He walks without trace...

Hip Hop for Toys helps B & G Club

December 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Youngsters performed hip-hop routines, breakdanced and competed in an open style dance battle to give back to the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, Friday evening. The fundraiser, Hip Hop for Toys, was put on by Funny Bones Allstarz, Insurance Restoration...

Gateway Christian celebrates Christmas by sharing

December 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sandra Roberson’s sixth-grade class at Gateway Christian School stayed after school in order to sew quilts as gifts for mothers at the pregnancy crisis center. (Courtesy Photo) Gateway Christian School, 1900 N. Sycamore Ave., is celebrating Christmas by...

NMMI grads

December 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute Junior College graduates participate in commencement and commissioning ceremonies at Pearson Auditorium Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Summit addresses water, drought issues

December 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Water and the drought are among the most difficult issues faced by the state of New Mexico and the Southeastern region, according the people attending the Mayor’s Summit and the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Thursday. Phelps Anderson, New Mexico Interstate...