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A trip back in time at Masonic lodge; Roswell temple opens capsules from 1909, 1964

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Above: This Nov. 22, 1963, front page of the Roswell Daily Record chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Below: Masonic lodge member Dewey Davis, left, explains some of the time capsule items to visitors during an open house on Saturday. (Timothy P. Howsare Photos) The Roswell Masonic Temple time traveled back to the [&hellip...

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Commission raises GRTs, lowers property taxes

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Commissioners voted Tuesday to raise gross receipt taxes while also voting to decrease property taxes to their lowest levels since 1995. Some of the five Republican commissioners had said they would never vote for a tax increase, although...

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ENMU-R grad to receive degree 1 year after high school

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Melissa Juarez, 19, from Hagerman, graduated high school in May 2013, with 50 college credits. On Thursday, she will receive her associate’s degree in business administration from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. (Submitted Photo)   While it’s...

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Asleep at the Wheel to play The Liberty

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Asleep at the Wheel will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Liberty. (Mary Keating-Bruton Photo)   Rey Berrones Vision Editor After a little more than a decade, Asleep at the Wheel returns to Roswell. According to lead singer Ray Benson, the last time...

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Helping local veterans

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

A luncheon was held Saturday at the Elks Lodge to thank the volunteers for Southeast New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network, which transports local veterans to medical appointments in Artesia, Albuquerque and El Paso. The organization has 22 drivers and...

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Warm welcomes from St. Nick

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

St. Nicholas stands ready to greet visitors during Sunday’s open house at the Historical Society of Southeastern New Mexico Museum, 208 N. Lea Ave. The museum and the archive building were both decked out for Christmas while local authors signed books for...

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Community Band holds Winter Concert

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Above: Kevin Everitt directs the Roswell Community Band during its Winter Concert, held Monday night at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center. The concert featured a variety of music, including holiday favorites, as well as...

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RMAC open house is a hit

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Museum and Art Center held its Holiday Open House on Saturday, and dozens of young artists turned out to paint their own Christmas ornaments. The museum open house also featured planetarium shows and a scavenger hunt, and the event coincided with the...

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Folklorico to perform holiday show Saturday

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Folklorico Group will be performing their annual holiday show at the Roswell Mall at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Southside of Bealls. They will be dancing the regions of Chihuahau, Guerrero, Chiapas, Yucatan, Jalisco, New Mexico and Veracruz...

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Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 5-9

December 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Dec. 5 • At 8:58 a.m., medical call, 1300 block of West Country Club Road. • At 11:16 a.m., medical call, 700 block of South Main Street. • At 12:21 p.m., medical call,...