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Avery steps down as executive directory of Character Counts!

October 12, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (0)

After 11 years of service, Cla Avery is stepping down from his role as executive director of Character Counts! in Chaves County. Terri Douglass, president of Character Counts!, and Judge Alvin Jones, a member of the organization, expressed their appreciation for Avery’s work, and presented him with an engraved plaque honoring his years of service [&hellip...

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Event raises sex trafficking awareness

October 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kathryn Bolkovac, author of The Whistleblower, poses with a copy of her book Tuesday evening at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) When Kathryn Bolkovac traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a peacekeeper, she never thought she’d be fighting...

7th annual Buddy Walk raises awareness for Down Syndrome

October 12, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (0)

The seventh annual Buddy Walk, held to raise awareness about Down Syndrome, will be held this Saturday at Spring River Park and Zoo. Missy Holman, executive director of the Roswell Down Syndrome Foundation, is working tirelessly surrounded by bunches of...

Something for everyone at RMAC Block Party

October 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Matthew Herbert, 10, has the final touches applied to his new peacock hair-do at the Chalk Art Festival and Block Party Saturday behind the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Mayor challenges students to develop healthy lifestyle

October 11, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (0)

Mayor Del Jurney challenged third-graders at Del Norte Elementary School Monday morning to develop healthy eating and fitness habits. Jurney is asking all third- graders in the Roswell Independent School District to take the 5-2-1-0 physical fitness and...

Roswell Regional, ENMMC to be owned by common parent corporation

October 11, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (0)

Although changes are expected to occur under the hospital sale transaction of Roswell Regional Hospital and Eastern New Mexico Medical Center by an affiliate of Community Health Systems, one projected certainty is the creation of an integrated health care...

Six injured in school bus accident

October 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Cavalier was travelling south on Main Street and the bus travelling north. The bus attempted to make a left to go west on Poe Street without yielding to oncoming traffic. (Jessica Palmer Photo) A pregnant woman and five children were injured as a result...

Governor appoints Berry to advisory board

October 9, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (0)

Roswell resident Kevin Berry is one of the newest members of Gov. Susana Martinez’s team. Berry, clinical director for The Peak Treatment Foster Care, was appointed to the Juvenile Public Safety Advisory Board. Berry said one of the board’s main...

Rains improve situation at wildlife refuge

October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The first of the sandhill cranes are making their annual visit to Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. “They’re already here. During Wednesday’s count, we have 532 so far,” said wildlife biologist Jeff Sanchez. Not only that, but they are coming back...

Animals get top dollar at fair auction

October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brennan Vaz, 12, is shown as he auctions his heifer Alaska during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Saturday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) All good things must come to an end, but the end is made all the more bearable when it comes with...