Protesters say they are concerned about ICE

Protesters lined the sidewalk in front of the federal building Friday morning to show their concern for the actions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Claims of terrorizing families and of creating a panic are among the accusations leveled against ICE. An in-depth story on the raids in Clovis of last week will be published in the Daily Record this coming week. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

The director of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, Marcela Diaz, came to Roswell from Santa Fe on Friday. She stood alongside Somos Portales members, Somos Lea County members, and Roswell’s Somos Chaves members.

RMAC approves plan to increase visitors, expand

Caroline Brooks, executive director of the Roswell Museum and Art Center, says staff and others will work in coming months to implement the newly approved strategic plan. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

The Roswell Museum and Art Center plans to upgrade some of its exhibits, increase visitor numbers, examine the possibility of charging admission fees and determine in more specific ways how to incorporate science into its exhibits and programs.

Leadership has been fostering growth in Roswell for 35 years

Of the 35 years Leadership Roswell has existed, Rick Kraft has been its executive director for over 25. Kraft, shown here, teaches a Leadership class on the last Friday of each month from September through May. The Roswell Chamber of Commerce started Leadership. Leadership classes are encouraged for anyone in the Roswell area who is or may be in a leadership position in the community. (Submitted Photo)

Are you the same person you were three months ago? How about six months ago, or even nine months ago? If you are, and if you want to change that, Leadership Roswell may be able to help you.

Hundreds turn out for carnival

A young boy aims to throw a football through a homemade TIE Fighter at Tabernacle Baptist Church's Star Wars themed Vacation Bible School Friday night. According to Jason Perry, director of music, children, and education at Tabernacle, the TIE Fighter was constructed out of pieces of wood and an old tire. (Katy Ross Photo)

Youth livestock shows coming up, horse show rescheduled


Dozens of youth in the area will show off their livestock, pets and horses at the fairgrounds in the coming days as the annual Chaves County 4H and FFA Fair gets underway.

Seven men arrested in underage human trafficking operation in Albuquerque; Those apprehended were soliciting sex with someone they believed to be a minor

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Sharon Bea Dillard


Memorial services for Sharon Dillard will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2017, at Midway Family Church with Rev. Danny Sons officiating.
Sharon Dillard went to heaven on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the age of 69. She is survived by her husband Ken Dillard, they had been married for 47 years; two daughters, Cindy McClain and her husband Jay of Roswell and Lisa Daughtery and her husband Kevin of Odessa, Texas. She had to two stepchildren Terri Dillard and Jerry Dillard of Amarillo, Texas, nine grandchildren, three of which she and Ken raised for most of their life Ryan Lay, Breanna Lay and JJ Dillard; six great-grandchildren; two brothers Doyle Washichek and his wife Brenda and Rick Washichek and his wife Shelba; one sister Charlotte Sons and her husband Danny all of Roswell; numerous nieces and nephews and a very special little friend Alexis Sons.
Sharon was a member of Midway Family Church for 48 years.
She had been a beautician for 48 years and worked at numerous beauty shops and the last 16 years she was a hair dresser at Peach Tree.
She loved her Lord and savior with all her heart and we are comforted in knowing we will see her again.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now; He set me free.


Idella (Sparks) (Hebert) Davis


Idella (Sparks) (Hebert) Davis passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. A further announcement will follow when arrangements are finalized.

Manuel Gonzales


Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Manuel Gonzales, 74, who passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.

Big rigs invade Alien City Dragway

Big rigs line up at the starting line during Roswell’s first ever semi truck drag races Friday night at Alien City Dragway. Street legal rides on four and two wheels also participated in a street bracket race that went on late into the night. (AJ Dickman Photo)
A monster semi truck from Baeza Trucking in Artesia gives rides to race fans at Alien City Friday evening. The next street nights will be Aug. 4 and 18, with a bracket race scheduled for Aug. 19. (AJ Dickman Photo)

Astros end Orioles’ 4-game winning streak with 8-7 victory

Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel, center, high-fives teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — A commanding lead had been reduced to one run during a wild ninth inning, and the Houston Astros found themselves turning to their closer to hold off the Baltimore Orioles.

Cincinnati Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones suspended 1 game

In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones walks the field during organized team activities, in Cincinnati. Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opening game after his role in an altercation at a downtown hotel earlier this year. Jones had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge from the January incident, the latest in a history of off-the-field legal issues for the NFL veteran. The NFL said Friday, July 21, 2017, that the suspension was for a violation of its personal conduct policy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opener against Baltimore for his role in an altercation at a downtown hotel earlier this year.

Uber driver says in lawsuit that Oher assaulted him

In this Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher watches from the bench during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The Panthers released the former starting left tackle — the subject of the movie "The Blind Side" — after he failed a physical on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The move comes six days before the Panthers are scheduled to report to training camp and 10 months since Oher last played. Oher started 16 regular games and three playoff games for the Panthers during their Super Bowl run in 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, who faces misdemeanor charges of assaulting an Uber driver, has been sued in connection with the incident.

AP sources: Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him

In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving talks with a teammate in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the situation says All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has asked the Cavaliers to trade him. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the persons who spoke Friday, July 21, 2017, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star’s demands. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.

AP Source: Pau Gasol agrees to 3-year deal with Spurs


A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Pau Gasol has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

Cardinals score 9 in 8th, cool off Cubs with 11-4 win

St. Louis Cardinals' Carson Kelly steps into a two-run double off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Justin Grimm during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 21, 2017, in Chicago. Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — For 11 straight batters in the eighth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals were unstoppable.

Spanish government ready to take over soccer

In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Angel Maria Villar Llona chairs a UEFA meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. As FIFA’s senior vice president with 19 years’ experience on world soccer’s decision-making body, Angel Maria Villar is one rung down the ladder from Infantino. The 67-year-old Villar was arrested on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 along with his son whose business ventures he is accused of helping to profit from matches arranged for 2010 World Cup winner Spain. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Angel Maria Villar in jail, the Spanish government is ready to step in and take control of soccer.

Morata leaves Real Madrid for second time, joins Chelsea

In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 file photo, Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Deportivo during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid on Friday, July 21, 2017 and is set to take over from Diego Costa as the main striker for the English champions (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

LONDON (AP) — Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid on Friday and is set to take over from Diego Costa as the main striker for the English champion.

Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the 6th hole during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Friday July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

Chad Collins misses 59 chance, parring final 2 holes for 60

Chad Collins hits from the 18th tee during the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament at Grand National Golf Course in Opelika, Ala., Friday, July 21, 2017. Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final two holes for an 11-under 60. (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP)

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final two holes for an 11-under 60 on Friday in the second round of the Barbasol Championship.


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