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Lend-A-Hand Souper Bowl scores big

February 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Betty Young carries soup to her table during the Lend-A-Hand of Roswell’s Annual Souper Bowl of Caring, Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church. (Mark Wilson Photo) Lend-A-Hand held a Souper Bowl of Caring, which included fellowship, friendship and fun Saturday. “A lot of people like to come to this and see old friends that they haven’t...

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Pearce opens Roswell office

February 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M, re-opened the doors to his old Roswell office, Saturday afternoon. About 40 supporters were there to welcome back the lawmaker, who served as the state’s 2nd District’s representative from 2002 to 2008. Pearce...

Students go mad over science

February 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A league of future scientists competed on the New Mexico Military Institute campus Saturday, in the Southeast Regional Science Olympiad. “We’re very honored to host this year,” Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, NMMI superintendent said. “There...

Reading proficiency bill passes 1st House committee

February 5, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

A bill introduced by a local lawmaker that would stop third-graders from being promoted to the fourth grade if they are not reading proficient cleared its first House committee, Thursday. House Bill 100, introduced by Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, and...

Drip, drip, drip

February 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Icicles slowly thaw under clear blue skies Friday morning, several days after a winter storm brought snow and single- digit temperatures to the area. Temperatures are expected to rise through the weekend. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Science classroom bill draws fire

February 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Science education supporters are up in arms over a bill pending in the state Legislature, which shields New Mexico teachers from being fired for teaching the strengths and weaknesses of evolution, climate change, human cloning or other “controversial...

Snow trekkers

February 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Military Institute cadets trek across a snow-covered Stapp Field between classes, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Local woman charged with 46 counts

February 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Kitty Smith, 48, was charged with 46 counts of issuing worthless checks, Wednesday. The checks were written in a three month period from June to October of 2010. “The amount defrauded from local businesses totals over $11,000. Several checks were more...

Snowstorm does not stop good Samaritans

February 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

David Gregg, Harvest Ministries freight staff worker, stocks goods, Thursday. (j.entzminger photo) Good Samaritans ventured out into the community, as weather storms rolled into Roswell this week. Although the Community Kitchen and St. Peters Catholic Church...

Kintigh introduces curfew bill

February 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A local lawmaker wants to give municipalities a local option in deciding whether to enact curfew laws for minors. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, RRoswell, introduced a bill that would give local governments the authority to restrict minors from being unattended in...