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Fashion comes naturally

October 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shaylee Priest, 6, guides her sheep for the judges during the Natural Fibers and Wool Lead fashion show at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Friday afternoon. The results are: Six-to-8-year-old wool outfits: Laurelen Jones, first; Kagan Bequette; second; and Shaylee Priest, third. Nine-to-13-year-old wool outfits: Addison Jones, first; Kenzie Bequette,...

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Countdown to election day

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Absentee in-person voting begins Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 17 at the Chaves County Clerk’s Office, Area D. Voters may cast absentee in-person ballots Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the clerk’s office at 1 St. Mary’s Place. Early...

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City, former RPD officer haggle over equipment

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh speaks briefly with former Roswell Police Officer Brandon Beverly on Friday. Kintigh was attempting to retrieve some of the city’s equipment from Beverly, but Beverly closed the door and refused to communicate with the mayor or return...

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Rodeo action

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Spectators watch the action at the Chisum Challenge Ranch Rodeo Friday night at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. Below: Fifteen teams of competitors line up for the Chisum Challenge Ranch Rodeo at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Friday. The rodeo...

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Blue Cross tells some customers they must shift

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE — A major insurer is telling thousands of New Mexico residents that they’ll have to select new plans for individual health care coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico last week sent a letter to customers now covered by individual...

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Ponce is a familiar fixture at the fair

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joe Ponce talks about his 27 years of working the St. John’s Catholic Church food booth at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Thursday. Ponce said that it takes four hours of preparation time in order to make their selection of American and Mexican food...

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Texas man dies after brake drum accident

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Texas man was killed in an unusual accident between Eunice and Hobbs Thursday after a brake drum plowed through the windshield of his vehicle. State police said an initial investigation determined Freddy Olivas Gonzalez, of Denver City, was traveling...

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Assurance Home turns crisis into hope for adolescents

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Assurance Home is a safe haven where at risk youth can make the transition from crisis to hope. (Submitted Photo)   Assurance Home strives to offer comfort and healing to adolescent children who have suffered from abuse, neglect and abandonment. It...

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Cone is Market Steer Grand Champ

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kaly Cone, of Portales, won for Grand Champion Market Steer. She is a member of Roosevelt 4H and Dora FFA. With Kaly, from left, are Fair Queen Stephanie Miller, father Mike Cone and judge Jim Williams. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)...

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Lee is Grand Champ for Dairy Heifer

October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daelynn Lee, 15, of Dora, won Grand Champion Dairy Heifer. She is a member of the Dora FFA. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)...