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The wonder of Christmas

November 17, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Jenna Hansen, 4, gazes with wonder at the Christmas Village on display inside the Roswell Community Federal Credit Union, 2514 N. Main St., Tuesday. Kay Brown, owner of the village set, spent more than 170 hours setting up the display. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Senior Olympics sponsors TREK

November 17, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Senior Olympics Inc., and the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center sponsored a Senior TREK to Healthy Fitness at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, Tuesday. Some of the people traveled from Portales to attend the day-long event. The keynote...

RPD seeks Burnell, child

November 17, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Department is seeking information about the whereabouts of Aaron “Bubba” Burnell, 33. Burnell is charged with abuse of a child. His daughter tested positive for methamphetamine, with results being returned from New Mexico Children,...

Working hard

November 16, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Anthony Tesillo, right, a Boy Scout from Troop 228 of Artesia, who is working toward his Eagle Scout rank, finished up work Saturday along with fellow scouts on one of six new, handcrafted benches which now grace the grounds at the Lake Arthur Community...

RDR wins NMPA awards

November 16, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Daily Record received several awards in the 2010 Better Newspaper Contest. The New Mexico Press Association and New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors announced the winners at their annual meeting on Saturday. Reporter Matt Arco took second...

City announces settlement

November 16, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell officials announced a $1.25 million settlement agreement Monday involving a August 2008 lawsuit against the city and its police department. Mayor Del Jurney held a news conference in City Hall after a federal court judge’s gag order was lifted...

City salutes veterans

November 14, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy cadets lead the Veterans Parade Saturday (Mark Wilson Photo) On a bright, crisp autumn morning, Roswell saluted military servicemen and servicewomen with its 10th annual Veterans Day Parade up North Main Street. Shortly...

Courthouse gets external elevator

November 14, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Access into the Chaves County Courthouse just got a little bit easier. A new external elevator was installed near the front entrance of the building last week after five years of complaints from disabled citizens. The elevator, tucked into a corner on the...

RSVP encourages senior citizens to volunteer

November 14, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

They volunteer 40,000 to 45,000 hours of their time every year, which equates to about $900,000 of free work. Who are they? Chaves County senior citizens. For 35 years, Chaves County RSVP, a United Way agency, has connected seniors with non-profit...

Christmas giving begins early

November 13, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Antoinette Grigg, center, and two volunteers wrap presents in Bethel Baptist Church Friday morning for Operation Christmas Child. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) Christmas is still more than a month away, but local churches are already donating gifts for needy...