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Tabernacle Baptist Church concludes 2016 VBS with carnival

July 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ed Cook Photos Above: The Pirates of Oblivian was last week’s Vacation Bible School theme at Tabernacle Baptist Church. A carnival was held celebrating another successful year of VBS. Kellie Adams is pictured in the balloon tent giving kids advice on how to pop a balloon. Below: A young lady gets dunked Friday at the [&hellip...

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Possible new city pool up for discussion again this week

July 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

How to proceed with pools or other aquatic facilities will resurface at a city meeting tomorrow. City staff is again recommending that the city proceed with its plans to build a new outdoor pool and a new recreation center. The recommended funding mechanism...

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Official: Senior Olympics is about more than sports

July 16, 2016 • Local News, Local SportsComments (0)

Photos taken by Ed Cook People are staying healthy later in life for many reasons, according to Vernon Dyer, of Roswell, a member of the Board of Directors of the Senior Olympics. He feels this is a good reason to keep the Senior Olympics going strong. “We...

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Workers’ comp costs give rise to concern

July 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Recent ruling may be burdensome for ag producers; relief may be in sight Some agricultural employers say that the new court ruling requiring workers’ compensation for farm and ranch workers is unnecessary and costly (Peretz Partensky Photo, San Francisco,...

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Plenty to do on last day of NM Senior Olympics

July 15, 2016 • Local News, Local SportsComments (0)

Participants compete during a running event at the Senior Olympics on Friday. A few of the scheduled events were moved up earlier in the day on Friday due to the extreme heat. There were also a lot of “no shows” on Friday that could be attributed to the...

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Roswell duo performs classical recital

July 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cleis Jordan, piano, and Della Kate Graham, English horn, perform Friday at the Dr. Wood’s House Museum in Lincoln. Jordan is playing a historic Steinway & Sons square piano (Timothy P. Howsare Photo). Two of Roswell’s most accomplished musicians...

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Steve Wolfe named Outstanding Citizen for second quarter

July 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilor Tabitha Denny presented an Outstanding Citizen award to Steve Wolfe at the Thursday City Council meeting. An advisor with the city’s Neighborhood Watch Program since 2009 and active community volunteer with numerous organizations, Wolfe has...


Woman pleads guilty to meth trafficking

July 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell woman Destiny Stephenson, 35, plead guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Stephenson is one of 41 individuals charged in September 2015 with drug trafficking offenses as a result of an 8-month multi-agency...


McGaffey to close Monday for repairs

July 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Beginning Monday, West McGaffey Street will be closed between Washington Avenue and Missouri Avenue. The closure will begin at 6 a.m., and remain closed for an estimated five days. West McGaffey Street is a “truck route,” and commercial truck traffic will...

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Hastings must find buyer after bankruptcy

July 14, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Music streaming, online retailers seen as competition to brick-and-mortar store Hastings Entertainment, which has filed for bankruptcy in federal court, must find a buyer by Wednesday or face closure of its 126 stores, including the one in Roswell on North...