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Kids, parents enjoy dragons and butter-making at fair’s annual Special Needs Day

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students from Valley View Elementary try on fire helmets courtesy of the Roswell Fire Department during Special Needs Day at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The state fair has once again kicked off and holding true to tradition Tuesday was Special Needs Day. “It’s a great chance to determine [&hellip...

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State leaders split on govt shutdown

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico’s congressional leaders were split on how they handled the first day of the federal government shutdown Tuesday, while Roswell residents felt few effects from the legislative logjam. Republican Rep. Steve Pearce was the only state U.S. House...

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Puppy love

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Butterball, 8 weeks, left, and Topeka, 16 weeks, from Roswell Humane Society are two of the animals that will be part of the annual Blessing of Animals and Memorial Service held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 6,...

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Target Back named Grand Champion in market swine

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kenzee Criswell, 16, of Pep, N.M., stands with trophy and her pig Target Back. Target Back was named Grand Champion at the Market Swine Show, Tuesday. (Tess Townsend Photo) Don’t snort at this champion. A swine raised by Kenzee Criswell, 16, of Pep, N.M.,...

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Elida teen Sanders wins Grand Champ in meat goat

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Raeona Sanders, of Elida, stands with her Grand Champion meat goat. Judge Chance Neff, of San Angelo, Texas, stands beside her. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Raeona Sanders, of Elida, said she was excited to be awarded the banner for Grand Champion with her meat...

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Neighborhood Watch offers ID card program for children

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

“A parent’s worst nightmare is when a child goes missing,” said Richard Lucero of Neighborhood Watch. The group provides a service that gives parents and guardians peace of mind. They will create identification cards, with photos, description, address...

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Info on pipe bombs found in Roswell, Clovis sought

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This trip wire pipe bomb improvised explosive device (IED) simulator, used to train US military service personnel, is displayed in the US Army (USA) Training Support Center (TSC), USA Signal Command and Fort Gordon (USASC & FG), Fort Gordon, Georgia...

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Brink wins Best in Show with ‘Chilla’

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hannah Brink holds her rabbit, “Chilla,” who won Best in Show and Best Fancy Monday at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Chilla likes to run around, grabbing everyone’s interest. But Monday, he sat with his legs properly...

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Fair parade heralds the beginning of autumn

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fair-goers and firefighters exchange high-fives during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Parade. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Fair Day Parade had a little bit of something for everyone with entries that went quite literally from A, All Saints Catholic School and...

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Headstones desecrated at South Park Cemetery

October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Subjects kicked over 21 headstones at South Park Cemetery, Wednesday night, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. The incident was reported to the Roswell Police Department the following day. Cemetery Sexton Mike Kirk told the Daily Record that...