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Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning ‘slow, painful’

Yulia Skripal poses for the media during an interview in n London, Wednesday May 23, 2018. Yulia Skripal says recovery has been slow and painful, in first interview since nerve agent poisoning. (Dylan Martinez/Pool via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been “slow and painful,” and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday.

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85


NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died Tuesday night at age 85.

Vegas workers’ vote to authorize strike pressures casinos

Members of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, assemble for a presentation in a university arena before an evening vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately affect the casinos, but it would give union negotiators a huge bargaining chip by allowing them to call for a strike at any time starting June 1. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city’s world-famous resorts.

City officials explore future of sports tourism

James Edwards and Meagan Sanders listen to City Councilor Jacob Roebuck at the Parks and Recreation Commission workshop on Monday evening. Sara Hall and Councilors Angela More and Juan Oropesa pay attention as Roebuck explains the reason he set up the workshop. (Alison Penn Photo)

The city of Roswell’s Parks and Recreation Commission, along with city councilors, on Monday engaged in a discussion about sports tourism and other dreams the commission has for the future of recreation in Roswell.

GHS, volunteers assist feeding community’s homeless

From left, Lilliana Garcia, Jeneva Martinez, Millie Smith, 4, Kelly Smith and Amanda Gattis (back to camera) were among the volunteers who helped sort cans of food Monday for Cooking for Unity at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

A group of teachers and students at Goddard High School organized a food drive for Cooking for Unity, an organization that cooks once a week for people experiencing homelessness or hunger. The teachers were Yolanda Montano, math, and Chelsea Woodward, German.

‘Tell me more, tell me more — Was it love at first sight?’

Standing: Jonah Graff as T-Bird member Danny Zuko and Mia Huddlestone as Sandy Dumbrowski are rehearsing the song “Summer Nights” at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Art Center. Rehearsals for the newest production of Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company’s musical “Grease” are in full swing. The public has only two weekends to see the iconic love story between goody-two-shoes Sandy, played by Mia Huddlestone and her summer flirt Danny Zuko, played by Jonah Graff. (Christina Stock Photo)

Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company shows perfect timing. This year, the beloved movie musical “Grease” celebrates its 40th anniversary and WWOB turns back time, bringing the Broadway version to the stage at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center under the guidance of director Summer Souza. Tickets are now on sale.

Nancy Lopez Golf Course gets new golf carts

HcB Enterprises, the management company for the Nancy Lopez Spring River Golf Course on West Eighth Street, takes delivery of about 50 new electric golf carts Tuesday morning. The old carts will be sold or traded in. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

City closures for Memorial Day


City of Roswell administration offices and other city facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Roswell Humane Society


The Roswell Humane Society has been helping homeless pets find their forever homes since the early ‘70’s. They work hard to match up animals with good loving homes. The adoption fee for a cat or a dog is $50.00 to the shelter; that fee goes towards their vaccinations and flea and tick preventative. On top of the adoption fee, the adopters are responsible for the cost of the animals spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination and city tags at a local veterinarian in Roswell. You must qualify to adopt any animal from the Humane Society. Cats are to remain strictly indoor cats only. For dogs, the adopter must have a completely fenced in yard suitable for that specific dog; they do check. As meet and greet with all family members and if there are other dog(s) in the house the adopter must bring the dog(s) down to the shelter for a meet and greet with the new dog to make sure they get along. You can see the available pets they have for adoption during work hours, or on their website roswellhumane.org

The Humane Society does as much as they can to shelter at-risk or unwanted animals in the Roswell and Artesia area. Roswell Animal Services and Artesia Paws & Claws are two organizations who are aided by providing refuge for animals due to overpopulation that exceed their resources. Stray and owner-released animals are also accepted; however, the Humane Society is a limited-entry shelter and only accepts animals of adoptable temperament and if adequate space is available. The Humane Society would also like to remind everybody to get their pets spayed/neutered and keep their vaccinations current. These procedures are routine, affordable, and the single most responsible thing a pet owner can do to prevent to suffering and death.

New members are always encouraged to join the Roswell Humane Society. By signing up and paying a small fee for an annual membership, you’ll receive quarterly kennel newsletters which include dates on adoption events, thrift store chatter, fun animal facts, and most importantly, your annual fee will help support the animals. Furthermore, membership enrollment allows your voice to be heard regarding matters on operations at the quarterly member meetings. Getting involved on your spare time by exercising and socializing with the animals also benefits the animals in the shelter tremendously.

The Humane Society Thrift Store takes all saleable items as donations and can issue tax receipts if necessary. The profits earned from the saleable items sold at the store go toward the shelter and animal care. If you have items that you would like to donate but don’t have a way to get it the them, call (575) 623-9210 and schedule a pick-up. Please don’t leave un-saleable items because the store must pay to haul off unsaleable items which takes away from caring for the animals.

The Thrift Store has daily specials, great prices, and very interesting things. There’s also a book room that stocks a wide variety of books at unbelievable prices. If you’re a book worm, the store has got you covered. Among the wide variety of books, an abundance of reasonably priced kids books is available, too. If you love to shop and/or read, come check out the Thrift Store.

The Ice People of Hike It and Spike It

Mike and Michelle Pettit at the 2017 Hike It and Spike It. Both will be delivering ice again this weekend. (Submitted Photo)

Mike and Michelle Pettit may have the coolest jobs this weekend at Hike It and Spike It.

First Team All-District 4-5A Players

Goddard senior Cameron Stevenson made first-team All-District 4-5A team at shortstop this year. He made the team last year as a third baseman. Stevenson hit over.400 this season with five home runs in the regular season and one in the postseason. Stevenson is headed to the University of New Mexico to play baseball. (Scott Stevenson Photo)

Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Houston Rockets guard James Harden during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night.

Assistance League honors 5

Assistance League of Chaves County honored five Assisteens with Scholarships recently at the annual May luncheon meeting. Pictured left to right, recipients of the Linda Hays Memorial Scholarships are John Anaya, Alexandria Nesselrodt, Brianna Meeks, and Laura Ann Laidley. Recipient of the Jane Garrett Scholarship is Allie French. Combined value of the five scholarships is $5,500. As graduating seniors, Assisteens are celebrated for their academic, athletic, and leadership accomplishments as well as their volunteering spirit. Each Assisteen has logged over volunteer 120 hours in the past four years serving with the Down Syndrome Foundation, CASA, Roswell Symphony, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Harvest Ministries, among other activities. (Submitted Photo)

Summer Food Program

The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca once again announces its annual sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Beginning May 29, 2018 and ending August 13, 2018, meals will be provided Monday through Friday to all children without charge. All meal sites will be closed on July 4. The meals served will be the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following meal site locations and scheduled times: Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca – Roswell Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca – Roswell Snack 3:00 – 3:15 For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca at (575) 808-8338. (Submitted Photo)

MESA team explores 3-D printing

Anthony Jones, 17, presents his team’s 3-D printing project for Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) at Goddard High School’s Showcase Spotlighting Student Success which took place last Thursday evening. Devaun Collins, 17, Jocelyn Elicerio, 17, and Aaron Garcia, 16 stand behind their ‘Baby Groot’ and model vehicle. Jones said Baby Groot took 11 hours to make. “There’s really nothing you can’t do when it comes to 3-D printing,” Collins said. “Really, your imagination is the limit. Being in MESA, of course, requires a lot of imagination. It helps you think in ways you wouldn’t normally think — so it opens up a lot of new opportunities for you.” (Alison Penn Photo)

Dress for success, attend job panel today


For anyone seeking a job or career change, the Goodwill Job Panel is a come-and-go event that will run today from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hiring managers from various local businesses will be available to answer questions, give advice and offer an opportunity for networking with potential employers. This will be a great opportunity to impress a prospective employer, so dress for success and bring your resume with you. Free to attend and no registration is required.

Ramirez hits 14th homer, Indians rout Cubs 10-1 in rematch

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez (11) hits a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of an interleague baseball game, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit his 14th homer and the Cleveland Indians routed the Chicago Cubs 10-1 on Tuesday night in their first meeting at Wrigley Field since the 2016 World Series.

Juan Lopez


Juan “Pampo” Lopez, 85, of Porvenir, Mexico, and Roswell, New Mexico, passed away in peace on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Celebrate Juan’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
Surviving to cherish Juan’s memory are his devoted wife of 49 years, Elisa Lopez; eight children: Jorge (Elida) Alvidrez, Johnny (Mari) Alvidrez, Sylvia (Julian) Quiroz, Ricky (Shelly) Alvidrez, Martha (Larry) Alvarez, Lalo (Loverne) Alvidrez, Eddie (Laurie) Alvidrez, Carlos (Luanu’u) Lopez; twenty-three grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and four daughters from previous marriage: Maribel Garibaldi, Olga Muriyo, Sara Padilla, Bertha Madero.
His zest for life and inability to be still kept Juan active his entire life. Juan enjoyed riding horses, dancing, attending the rodeo and watering the trees in his front yard. Anyone that knew Pampo, knew how much he liked sweets and to say Pampo had a sweet tooth is an understatement. He loved visiting his family and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Public Viewing will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home, 2609 S. Main St., Roswell, NM, on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 PM.
Please join us in celebrating Juan’s life at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Juan’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in his honor.

NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests

David Tepper, left, speaks as NFL commissioner Roger Goodall looks on during a news conference where he was introduced as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers at the NFL owners spring meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff.

AP Source: New FIFA events won’t get OK before World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks during Conmebol, South America Soccer Confederation, 69th Congress, in Luque, Paraguay, Friday, May 11, 2018. The Congress has gathered to select new leaders. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has discarded plans to seek approval for a $25-billion overhaul of competitions before the World Cup amid resistance from UEFA, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.


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