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Autism Society brings support, awareness to county

December 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Autism Society brings support, awareness to county

The New Mexico Autism Society will host its second annual “Paving the Way” Walk for Autism at the Spring River Zoo in April. The goal of NMAS is to promote access and opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through advocacy, public awareness and education. (Submitted Photo)   The Chaves County chapter [&hellip...

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A new-born choir sings praise to a newborn king

December 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on A new-born choir sings praise to a newborn king

The newly formed youth choir performs Christmas Assumption at The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Roswell. (Max Scally Photo)...

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Special Services teaches autistic students more than just job skills

December 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Special Services teaches autistic students more than just job skills

Lisa Cassels and Diane Leven present diplomas to students of the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Special Services Occupational Training Program during graduation ceremonies in July. (File Photo)   (Editor’s Note: This is the third installment on...

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Zoo celebrates holidays, too

December 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Zoo celebrates holidays, too

Above: Here’s a tough question. What would you give a bobcat for a holiday present? Here’s an idea. Bobcats like catnip and the scent of really cheap perfume. Generously smother a couple of big stuffed animals with both of the above and you will have a...

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Video games to look forward to in 2015

December 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Video games to look forward to in 2015

This file photo provided by Ubisoft shows a scene from the video game, “Far Cry 4.” The game was one of several that suggests there’s much to look forward to in 2015. (AP Photo)   By John Lee Special to the Daily Record   The year 2014 was...

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Toyland at Yucca Rec Center

December 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Toyland at Yucca Rec Center

Johnny Gonzales, leader of Community Volunteers, is pictured with some of his young friends at the Yucca Recreation Center on Wednesday. A truck arrived shortly before 1 p.m. to deliver toys for distribution to hundreds of children on Christmas Eve. Gonzales...

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Shopping sisters

December 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Shopping sisters

“I look forward to spending more time with my sister,” said Becky Torres with her sister, Emily Beougher. (Mary Morgan Photo)...

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Big toys for big boys; Roswell dealership manager collects cars that have appeared on reality show

December 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Big toys for big boys; Roswell dealership manager collects cars that have appeared on reality show

Above: Neal Leven, left, with his son, Bryan, show off two of their babies, a 1932 Ford roadster and a 1973 Camaro Z28. Leven, a Texas native who now works at Desert Sun Automotive, has been in the collectible car trade for 36 years. Below: You won’t find...

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on A Charlie Brown Christmas

You can almost hear strains of “Für Elise” coming out of Schroeder’s grand piano in this Christmas display of Peanuts characters in a front yard on North Washington Street. Charlie Brown usually wears a frown, but how can he not smile with all this...

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Tobosa teaches life skills to adults with developmental challenges

December 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Tobosa teaches life skills to adults with developmental challenges

Danny Davis receives a hug from Rosy Rubio, assistant director of Tobosa Developmental Services, during the 36th annual Tobosa Awards Ceremony, held on Sept. 12 at The Liberty in Roswell. (File Photo)   (Editor’s Note: This is the second article of a...