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Girls Camp empowers new middle schoolers

Girls camp helps girls preparing to go into sixth grade to feel less uncomfortable as they enter middle school. Zia the CASA dog visited with some of the girls camp participants last year. (Submitted Photo)

The first day of middle school is awkward for most kids. Most adults remember how they felt on that day.

Person on the street: What would you like to see in your local newspaper?

Debbie Luevano: “Anything going on at the parks, things going on at the museums, things that are free, vacation bible schools. It would be nice to have a list of things going on in our community every week for our kids.” (Keilee Templeman Photo)

Abandoned home destroyed by fire


The Roswell Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of West Matthews Street following a call around 12:30 a.m., Friday.

Street closures planned next week


Portions of Wyoming Avenue and Country Club Road will be closed on different days next week for pavement maintenance.

DAV rolling into town


On Friday, the Disabled American Veterans will be driving into the Roswell Wal-Mart parking lot and setting up their mobile station from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fireworks set to go off this Fourth of July


The Mike Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza will be hosted on July 4 at Cielo Grande Recreation Area in the 1600 block West College Boulevard.

Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Western week


June 13-17
The Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Western week takes place at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 1601 E. Greene St. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

Loman Trevor Bell


Loman Trevor Bell passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, in Dexter, NM. A Memorial Service was held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 19, 2017, 2 p.m. Interment followed at General Douglas L. McBride Veteran’s Cemetery. A tribute of Trevor’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On August 13, 1967, Trevor was born to James Bell and Helena Aston Bell in Roswell, NM. Trevor married the love of his life, Michelle Martinez Bell on June 13, 1991, in Alamogordo, NM. After graduating, Trevor enrolled in the US Air Force and received an Associate’s Degree. Before retirement, he was an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist for the US Air Force, FLETC and MISTIC, Inc for 29 years. While in the US Air Force, he received several honors and medals and was ranked Master Sergeant (E7). Trevor went to the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and was most proud to serve in the US Air Force. Trevor enjoyed drone flying, electronics and gunsmithing. He loved the outdoors, camping and 4 wheeling. Although he is no longer with us, Trevor’s memory will live on in his family and all the friends he has left behind.
Those left to cherish Trevor’s memory are loving wife, Michelle Martinez Bell; sons: Nickolas Ryan, Blaine Xavier of Dexter, NM; parents: James and Elaine Bell of Dexter, NM; grandmother, Helen Aston of Dexter, NM; father-in-law, Pablo Martinez; mother-in-law, Dora Martinez; brother’s-in-law, Marty Martinez (Amanda), Paul John Martinez (Tina), Chris Martinez (Mary), Robert Martinez (Melanie); sister’s-in-law: Becky Franco (Bob), Paula Allison (Mike); numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, many great friends that span the globe; and precious squirrel, Rocket.
Trevor was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Johnni and Vatis Bell; and maternal grandfather, Nook Aston.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Warrior Foundation.

Martha Lee Sparks


Martha Lee Sparks, age 91, of Roswell passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Third St. in Roswell. Pastor Larry Sydow will be officiating.
Martha was born on July 10, 1925 to Joe and Helen Taylor Bowers in Wichita Falls, Texas. She worked in real estate for several years and enjoyed many past times; playing bridge with her group of friends, traveling when she could, ceramics, but her most loved was spending time with her family. Martha was involved with The Red Hat Society, Newcomers (serving as vice president and as president), Senior Circle, as well as volunteering at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for five years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son Harold Ray Killgo.
She is survived by daughter-in-law Gwin Killgo; four grandchildren: Starla Nunez and her husband Henry of Roswell, NM, Michael Killgo and his wife Kathryn of Pampa, TX, Tobi Savell and Fiance Steve Owens of Hobbs, NM, Heidi Killgo of Coeur d’alene, ID; 11 great-grandchildren: Trevor, Taryn, Mitchell, Collin, Shalyn, Kenzie, Jarron, Jordan, Alexa, Tahny, Gabriel; four great-great-grandchildren: Liam, Lathyn, Jaxx, and Paxtyn.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com

Robert Jack Payne


Robert Jack Payne, age 86, was born in Equality, Ill., 1-18-1931. He passed away in Roswell, NM, 6-11-17.
Survived by loving wife of 56 years. Mary L. Payne and two grown daughters, Mary E. Langlois and Victoria A. Mendez, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Kobe Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar


Kobe Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar headed by Chris Liao offers up something very unique in the city of Roswell and it’s safe to say they already have a fan base. Mr. Liao is only one of a few hands-on owners who specialize in sushi, Hibachi, hospitality & management respectively. The most senior owner has around 15 years in the business and knows their way around a Hibachi grill.

The restaurant boasts an impressive 10 Hibachi grills, surrounded by 5 stations with a Japanese, a Thai and a Chinese chef at the helm supplying the taste, as well as the experience. Kobe also has seating at the sushi bar and seating in the dining area if you prefer a little more privacy.

Just like the Hibachi menu, Kobe has a sushi menu that holds a very strong presence which is very approachable but just as daring. Everything from Unagi (eel), for the novices, to Ikura (salmon roe), for the fish lovers, is served and come in a variety of styles.

Of course, traditional sushi styles like rolls, sashimi, nigiri and temaki are staples here but Kobe also offers unique sushi fare like the Crazy Monkey Roll: fried banana, sticky rice, avocado, cucumber, soy paper and a fresh banana which is slightly caramelized and served with a tangy, sweet sauce with whipped cream. If you’ve never had sushi for dessert, the unique Crazy Monkey Roll is highly recommended. There are around 50 different rolls, 15 sushi specials and 5 sushi combos expertly crafted in a countless number of styles. It’s good to know that the tuna and salmon is some of the freshest in town as well.

An assortment of fish, shellfish, steak, salmon, scallops, lobster, chicken and shrimp can be had at any one of the Hibachi grills. In addition, tempuras, soups, salads, appetizers, a selection of noodles and Chinese style fried rice.

Kobe also does lunch in a very Japanese way: the traditional bento box. Teriyaki chicken, beef and salmon are the gold standards but shrimp tempura, sashimi and chicken katsu are offered as well. The bento box lunch is served with miso soup, vegetable tempura, 4 pieces of California roll, edamame and rice, all within a bento box. There’s also daily lunch specials served Monday through Thursday for $8.25. Shrimp on Monday, Teriyaki Beef on Tuesday, Salmon on Wednesday and Chicken on Thursday.

As if that wasn’t enough, Kobe has something else for your seafood craving. Lobster, snow crab, whole shrimp, craw fish, clams, mussels and sausage boils are all sold by the half and full pound. The flavor is there as Kobe constructs their own classic, Cajun taste profiles. Each boil can come in your choice of original Cajun style, garlic butter or lemon pepper seasoning with adjustable levels of piquancy. Also, chicken wings just in case you want chicken wings.

Kobe Steak House & Sushi Bar serves beer, red wine, white wine and premium sake. The first round of sake bombs are on the house Monday through Thursday to go with your evening karaoke. Kobe hosts’ birthdays (w/ cheesecake), company lunch meetings and dinner parties of 15-20 so long as they’re notified in the morning the same day to allow for proper accommodations.

If you want dinner and a show, or just something good to eat, Kobe’s focus is to serve you outstanding Japanese cuisine and share their authentic Hibachi cooking culture and sushi expertise with you.

Kobe Hibachi Grill
& Sushi Bar

1000 W 2nd St. Roswell
(575) 208-0241

Lunch – Everyday: 11AM to 2:30PM
Dinner – Mon. – Thur.: 5PM to 9:30PM
Friday: 5PM to 10:30PM
Saturday: 2:30PM to 10:30PM
Sunday: 2:30PM to 9PM

County approves new sales tax; Commissioners vote to add 8.3 cents to every $100 of taxable goods

County commissioners discuss a new county sales tax that could take effect in January, if not rescinded beforehand. All four commissioners who attended the meeting voted to approve the tax, which will add 8.3 cents to every $100 of taxable goods and services purchased. From left are T. Calder Ezzell, Will Cavin and Chair Robert Corn. Commissioner Jeff Bilberry is not shown in the photo. Commissioner James Duffey did not attend the meeting. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

With no opposition voiced during a public hearing, four county commissioners voted Thursday to approve a new sales tax.

Even SWAT trucks need fixin’ sometimes

A mechanic does on-the-spot repairing to the SWAT team’s armored vehicle at the corner of Fifth and Main Street Thursday afternoon. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

The Roswell Police Department’s SWAT vehicle came to a standstill at the corner of Main and Fifth streets at about 3 p.m., Thursday.

Roswell aliens inspire board game

Local game designer and owner of WildBird Games, Matt Bromley, is explaining the rules of his new game, “RoswAliens & the Mothership” at Stellar Coffee Company. The game will be released at the upcoming UFO Festival. The goal of the game is for the four players to get to the mothership and bring technology back to one’s hometown without running into an alien and getting abducted. All towns are in New Mexico and connected to science or the UFO phenomena, including Roswell. For more information about WildBird Games, other games and test parties, visit wildbirdgames.com. (Christina Stock Photo)

Man sets fire to home due to fear of supernatural


The following reports are from the Roswell Police Department and are available at rpdp2c.org. All people arrested or cited are presumed innocent.

DWI arrests in Chaves County


Local law enforcement agencies have provided the following information. All people are presumed innocent.

Dollhouses entertain all ages

Marifrank DaHarb, director of ENMMC’s Senior Circle, is working with Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum. This German kitchen was made by the late Jack and Lannie Dunham while in Germany, shortly after Jack graduated from West Point. (Submitted Photo)

People think of dollhouses when they hear “miniatures,” with dads making dollhouses for their daughters. But dollhouses go back some 400 years and were decorated by wealthy Europeans.

National automotive competition

Students competing next week in the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky, are Fabian Gomez, front left; Pablo Renteria, back row, second from left; and Elier Renova Rojo, second row, right. The students are shown with their ENMU-R SkillsUSA advisors, Eric Gomez, Automotive Technology Director, back row, left, and Caleb Cain, HVAC-R instructor, front row, right. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

Three Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell students in the Automotive Technology program will compete next week in the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky, having won first in their categories in state competitions held in Albuquerque in March.

One more time for Lindsey; Good turnout expected for good cause at last Lindsey Callaway Race for Kids Saturday

Zay Becknal, left, takes on Ben Thomas at last year’s Lindsey Callaway Race for Kids at Alien City Dragway. Alien City track manager Rick Callaway said Saturday’s event will be the last “Lindsey Race” and hopes the community will come out to support a good cause and enjoy some good racing. (AJ Dickman Photo)

Transmission lines get an upgrade

Crews working for SPS, or Southern Public Service Co., a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, are seen working Tuesday morning on the upgrade of transmission lines at the northeast corner of Main Street and Pine Lodge Road. This project entails upgrading the lines from 69,000 volts to 115,000 volts and is part of a larger upgrade for the city. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)


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