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Character Counts! calls for teacher nominations

November 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Honorable Alvin Jones holds a press conference Tuesday morning at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce to announce the call for nominations for the Character Counts! 2012 Teacher of Character Awards. (Mark Wilson Photo) Those wishing to honor an outstanding teacher now have the opportunity to do so. Character Counts! in Chaves County is accepting [&hellip...

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Jones addresses clubs luncheon

November 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Vernon Dyer, right, Kiwanis Club president, goes over the agenda for the 62nd annual All Civic Club Luncheon with keynote speaker Alvin Jones, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Members of local civic organizations were lauded for “accepting the challenge” to...

11.3% of adults in Chaves County have diabetes

November 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

In 2009, 8.3 percent of New Mexicans aged 18 years and older had diabetes, according to New Mexico’s Indicator Based Information System, which monitors health in New Mexico. In Chaves Couny, 11.3 percent of adults have diabetes, according to IBIS. November...

Deputy honored for saving woman and dog from fire

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Reinhardt family poses with Hardy after honoring him at last week’s county commission meeting. (Courtesy photo) A deputy with the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department was honored last week for saving an 89-year- old woman and a dog from a fire. The...

RPD seizes drugs in bust

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

The Roswell Police Department seized 45 pounds of marijuana packaged for smuggling, along with $11,000 worth of stolen property, after a late night traffic stop on Friday. At around midnight Friday, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by...

Herrera sentenced

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Israel Herrera, 22, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 5th Judicial District Court on Monday on charges of second-degree murder and three years on charges of tampering with evidence. The sentence is to be served consecutively for a total of 18 years....

Every 15 Minutes program under way at GHS

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Grim Reaper walks past students portraying the living dead during the ‘Every 15 Minutes’ program held Monday morning at Goddard High School. (Mark Wilson Photo) The blocking off of Country Club Road from N. Garden Ave., to Atkinson Ave.,...

Hotel reopens after 18-month-long remodel

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Robert Lee, manager of the Best Western Plus Sally Port, and 2-year-old grandson Markus Ramsey Summers, greet guests to the motel re-opening. Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) After being mostly closed to the public for more than a year, the Best Western Sally Port...

Area Masons dedicate new lodge

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Grand Lodge of New Mexico Grand Master Bobby Arther leads Masonic Lodge members in a dedication ceremony for the recently completed Masonic Lodge, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Continuing a tradition that came to Roswell in 1888, local Freemasons celebrated a...

Lots to buy at Holly-Day Magic

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shoppers to the 31st annual Holly-Day Magic Arts and Crafts Show enjoy the variety of items on display. (Mark Wilson Photo) A mother-daughter duo carries on a family tradition of creativity, despite living in different towns, delving into wholly different art...