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Outreach Program ends Sunday

November 6, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The two-day law enforcement Community Outreach Program began on Friday. The event started at noon and will continue until noon on Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club, 201 S. Garden Ave. The purpose of the outreach program is to strengthen the bond between the community and local law enforcement and to give the public [&hellip...

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A loving, safe home for at-risk youth

November 6, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Assurance Home, a United Way agency, has been in the community for 31 years. Its aim is to give abused and neglected, at-risk and homeless kids a place to live within a family environment, while providing them with therapy and life skills through various...

CASA showers new staffer with treats

November 5, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Emma, a therapy dog in training, investigates some of the presents she received during a doggie shower at the Chaves County CASA offices, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Chaves County CASA threw a dog shower for Emma, the newest member of its staff, on...

United Way works with local agencies

November 5, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

United Way of Chaves County, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 300, has been in Roswell since 1956. Today, 14 area agencies work together during the year to bring resources to individuals in need. “The agencies meet once a month at an agency round table...

Is King Cotton making a comeback in Chaves County?

November 5, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A cotton “stripper” on Ted Schrimsher’s farm removes lint from the cotton plant for harvest, Friday. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) A day before harvest, Ted Schrimsher drives his white Chevrolet pickup down the perimeter of his six plots of...

Sports car or enhanced roof?

November 5, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Betty Ann Heck wanted a Ford Mustang convertible. She ended up with an electric car and an enhanced roof. Surprisingly, she’s pleased. The convertible, she explains, would have lost money as soon as she drove it off the lot. Instead, the electric car...

A card game?

November 5, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Months of campaigning for two county commissioner hopefuls could come down to a game of Texas Hold ’Em, according to county officials. County Clerk Rhoda Coakley says state election rules call for a winner to be declared by lot if a tie ensues in any...

Rally for Veterans Day

November 4, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

National Guard SFC Joe Luna, left, and members of the Roswell Fire Department Honor Guard greet El Capitan Elementary students who attended a rally, Wednesday morning, to honor Veterans Day and the family of Chris Sanders, a former El Capitan student who died...

Lawmakers decry EIB rules

November 4, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Local lawmakers say they are frustrated with a state regulatory board’s decision to pass new emission rules that they say will seriously harm New Mexico’s economy. The state’s Environmental Improvement Board approved a proposal for...

Heath new face in DA’s office

November 4, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Roger Heath, assistant district attorney, for the 5th Judicial District is one of several people hired by the district attorney’s office this year. While newly hired, he’s not exactly inexperienced. Heath completed his undergraduate studies at...