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Salvation Army preparing for holiday dinner; Volunteers, donations sought

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Salvation Army of Roswell is preparing for the holidays, and the church is seeking donations to help with the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. Capt. John Dove said the Salvation Army will be providing approximately 350 meals for shut-ins on Thanksgiving, and it needs donations of food items, including 15-20 pound turkeys, pumpkin pies, instant potatoes,...

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October brings ‘Character’ to county

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tim Fuller of Character Counts in Chaves County, left, discusses on Tuesday the upcoming Character Counts! week, while Roswell Kiwanis Club member Dennis Pabst listens. Character Counts will be celebrated Oct. 20-24 with a number of activities for children....

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State police officer injured by drunk driver returns to duty

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A New Mexico State Police patrol officer who was struck in Hobbs by a drunk driver in late June is back on duty. Officer Carlos Verdugo will be back to full duty on Friday. “It’s been a long couple of months of recovery, but Officer Verdugo has...

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Library committee discusses attendance

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A committee of Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees members and librarians met Tuesday to discuss ways to handle overflow crowds at the library’s popular summer reading program. Attending the meeting were, from left, Board Member Magil Duran, Library...

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Students win ribbons for good work with wood work

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students in the woodshop class at University High School completed their first project, a cutting board, and submitted the projects to the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, where all eight cutting boards won a blue ribbon. From back left: Andreas Vargas, Elijah...

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ENMSF Flower Show results

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The 2014 Fair Flower Show, sponsored by the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Home Garden Club and Morning Garden Club of Roswell received a total of 269 horticultural entries, and 26 design entries. Division 1, Horticulture. The Best of Show Award in the...

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ENMU-R Foundation announces fall scholarship recipients

October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The ENMU-Roswell Foundation has so far awarded $7,250 in scholarships to students this fall semester. Veronica Ramirez and Abby Turner each received the William H. McCutchen Memorial Scholarship for $750. Timothy Sayamontry received the Thomas M. Coates...

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Investigation into bomb threat continues; Berrendo Middle School students evacuated

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Chaves County sheriff deputy directs traffic from Berrendo Middle School while blocking access to the campus during a bomb scare on Tuesday. The New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident, and the State Police Bomb Team was dispatched to handle...

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Bond questions ask $169M for capital projects; Five proposed constitutional amendments up for ratification

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Voters statewide are now able to vote on three bond measures that would authorize the issuance of $169 million of general obligation bonds for capital projects and on five proposed constitutional amendments of limited impact. Absentee in-person voting got...

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The Jazz Man Cometh

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

World-renowned drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd joins in with S.O.Y. Mariachi during welcoming ceremonies at the Roswell International Air Center Tuesday evening. Redd will perform at 10 venues during the Roswell Jazz Festival which starts today. (Bill...