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Death becomes them

October 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Max Scally Photos A horde of the undead straggled around downtown Roswell Saturday during the Thrill the World Roswell/Zombie Walk. The events acted as a fundraiser, along with other “Paint the Town Pink” events, to benefit the Chaves County Cancer Fund. Above: Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson leads a pack of zombies...

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Operation School Bell helping local children

October 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writer Hundreds of Chaves County children are donning new gear in school thanks to Operation School Bell. For the 54th year, the Assistance League of Chaves County is donating clothing and books to local children from kindergarten...

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Local architect has 35 city projects to his credit

October 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Bill Moffitt Record Correspondent Roswell would not look the same without Dick Waggoner. With some 35 projects spread all over town, Roswell residents, no doubt, pass at least one of his buildings every day on the way to work or school. Born in Albuquerque...

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Literacy council helps adults improve their job skills

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

While studies show higher literacy levels are significantly linked to increased incomes, the Roswell Literacy Council provides trained tutors for Chaves County adults who need help with any learning need, especially related to seeking work or job improvement....

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Library Board hears report on overcrowding

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

It’s a problem that is good to have — the city library is overflowing with children during the summer reading program. However, a problem is a problem, and the Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees is looking for a solution. The board heard a committee...

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Honoring the badge

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Several first responders from law enforcement, fire and EMS were recognized Wednesday at the “Character Counts! Honoring the Badge, Upholding the Public Trust” event held at the Chaves County Administration Building. The award winners were all nominated...

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Elks plan haunted house toy drive for Halloween

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Elks are transforming their Grand Ballroom into a scary haunted house this Halloween. The event is scheduled from 5–10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Admission to the haunted house will be one new unwrapped toy per family. All toys collected will go to Marine...

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Keep Roswell Beautiful looking to regroup, kickstart new events

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Keep Roswell Beautiful is making a comeback with a new president, new secretary, new website and new events planned for the spring. “We’re working on getting reorganized again,” said Monica Garcia, city finance director. “We’ve got one major project...

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US State Department confirms ILEA West Africa cancellations

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich speaks to delegates from Bulgaria, Kosovo and Macedonia, July 18, at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell. In the background, in the enclosed room, are translators for the delegates. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   A...

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Businesses turn out to tailgate

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: The Roswell Chamber of Commerce held its annual Tailgate Party on Thursday in the parking lot of the Chamber office, and numerous businesses turned out to compete for “best recipe” awards. The volunteers with “Paint the Town Pink,” the effort...