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What’s happening at Senior Circle

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Safe-driving class offered
Senior Circle is hosting the AARP Safe Driving class from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 20. The class is open to anyone 50 or older.

Teen crafting in time for Father’s Day

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The first of this summer’s two Teen Craft Programs is this Saturday in the Bondurant Room at 2 p.m. — just in time for Father’s Day. Teens will be provided scraps of denim and other supplies to decorate a pencil cup perfect for keeping or giving away. There will be refreshments, too. Just make sure to arrive early for a numbered ticket. Making use of recycled items is part of the “Building a Better World” theme of the Summer Reading Program. It’s open to all ages and there’s still plenty of time to sign up. For more information, visit 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. or call 575-622-7101.

Further recognition for Unity Center class

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This letter is in regard to the article, “The Unity Center is there for kids more than ever,” which was published on Friday, specifically regarding the money-management class that was organized by the Altrusa Internationl of Roswell Community Services Committee.
Recognition of the primary speaker for the class was inadvertently overlooked. Lanie Smith of Pioneer Bank, an experienced money management speaker, enthusiastically volunteered to lead this class early in its inception. She did a great job in presenting the material to the students.
Washington Federal was a late addition to the program. We appreciate the participation of both speakers in this worthwhile endeavor and look forward to working with them both for future classes.
Mary Bellicini
Roswell

The continued war on terror

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“Trump’s gonna get us into a war,” people say. We’re fighting one, and we’re not shooting in another, and unless a new enemy emerges, there’s no other war. We have two enemies, North Korea and Iran. Russia and China are rivals, but they don’t want to fight us because they have nothing to gain and much to lose.

Alzheimer’s disease: A public health crisis

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As a New Mexican, I am concerned by the rapidly growing public health crisis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Summer lunch kickoff cools down kids in the heat

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A youngster dons firefighter gear Monday morning during the summer kickoff for the Healthy Kids free lunch program. About 40 children participated in this event, including Pecos Elementary School. Not only did the younger children participate, but also Goddard High School's baseball team and Roswell High School's dance team. (Keilee Templeman Photo)

Teenager found dead in Pecos River

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Business sign stolen

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

Tennis camp enjoys the manmade showers

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The Roswell Tennis Academy’s Tennis Camp take a break Thursday at Cahoon Park and enjoy manmade rainshowers while firemen from the Roswell Fire Department exercise their water pumps. A firefighter is shown standing at the top of a truck ladder spraying water over the crowd. (Submitted Photo)

MECA Therapies hosts ribbon-cutting event

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MECA Therapies hosted a ribbon-cutting event Friday at 1415 W. 2nd St. Pictured, from left, back row, are Stephanie Gallegos, Redcoat Gerald Yingling, Libbie Plant, Candace Lewis of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce holding Colton Gazdik, Paula Baca holding Kendall Potts, Matt Gallegos, DeRick Franco, Alisia Johnson, Joanna Orquiz, Elizabeth Sanchez, Shawn Kelley of Church on the Move, Terri Ortega, Precious Celeste and Camille Plante; second row, Inez Correa, Redcoats Sandra Stewart, Kim Vasquez, Susie Roe, Gladys Ocon, Redcoat president Rhonda Johnson, Roberta Martinez Flores, Jeff Flores, Andrea Moore, Hervey Gilliland, Yukie Ebara, Gary Thrine, Anjy Cooper, Lydia Lara, Gina Grado and Kim Purcell; front row, Mayor Dennis Kintigh holding Dayton Tavarez, Leticia Madrid holding Serenity Tavarez, Aide Jimenez, Maria Coronel holding Samuel Coronel, Cindy Campos, Donna Driver and Deena Schmidt. (Submitted Photo)

Local players qualify for AAU national game

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Pictured, from left, are Elijah Armendariz and Jasmine Aguirre. Elijah and Jasmine placed second in the 16U division, earning a bid to the AAU National Championships. (Submitted Photo)
Pictured, from left, are Megan McCreary and Mireya Armendariz. Mireya and Megan placed first in the 12U division, also earning a bid to the AAU National Championships. (Submitted Photo)

Marlins select Carlsbad’s Trevor Rogers

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Carlsbad’s Trevor Rogers celebrates winning the 6A state championship game, 2-1 against Rio Rancho, on May 14, 2016 in Albuquerque. Rogers was drafted 13th overall by the Miami Marlins on Monday. (Matt Hollinshead Photo/ Current-Argus)

Trevor Rogers dreamed of going pro, and now he will take his talents to South Beach.

Roswell Invaders abduct wins over weekend

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The Roswell Invaders abducted two wins from the Alpine Cowboys on Saturday and Sunday, with a little help from their inflatable mascot. Roswell is 9-8 on the season and faces the Garden City Wind tonight at 7 p.m. at the Joe Bauman Stadium. (David Rocha Photo)

Alma Ruth (Kirby) Rice

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Alma Ruth (Kirby) Rice age 59 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James E. Rice.
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Ruth was the daughter of the late Otis Kane Kirby and Betty Louise (Edwards) Sandy. Ruth was raised and educated in Oklahoma, she later moved to Roswell, New Mexico where she met Jim and they were married in Socorro, New Mexico on May 19, 1984. While in Roswell, New Mexico, Ruth worked as a police officer and earned her certification as a state police dispatcher. In 1994, they moved and settled in Littleton where she embraced the local community.
While in Littleton Ruth ran the transfer station for many years. She managed the music lesson program for The Minor Chord, and worked for the Littleton Cemetery Department. In 2009 she graduated from the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, earned her certification as a Licensed Massage Therapist and began her career as a massage therapist at Deans Family Chiropractic in Littleton. Ruth found her true calling in the power of touch and healing through massage and was passionate about her clients and learning new methods to help them.
Family was the center of her life, Ruth cherished spending time with her husband and children, her sense of humor and zest for life were admired by all who knew her. She also enjoyed making jewelry, finding interesting new gadgets; becoming involved in the hobbies and interests of her family, and listening to classic country music. Along with her husband she is survived by her children, Aaron D. Rice of Charlton, Samantha K. Cahill of Pittsfield and James K. “Jake” Rice of Littleton. She was also the sister of the late Bobby Kirby of Roswell, New Mexico.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Ruth on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton. Her funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 5:30 p.m. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, 234 Barnum Road, Devens, MA 01434.
To share a memory or offer a condolence visit badgerfuneral.com

Elven Nevonia Parker

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Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Elven Nevonia Parker, age 83, of Roswell, NM, who passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.
A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at lagronefuneralchapels.com

Tony G. Garcia

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Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Tony G. Garcia, 88, who passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.

Born to shake the world with sound; Jeffrey Foucault will perform at the Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro

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Jeffrey Foucault’s latest album is called “Salt as Wolves.” Foucault will perform a variety of songs at Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro on Friday. (Courtesy Photo)

Jeffrey Foucault, one of the finest songwriters of his generation, is stopping in town as part of his tour of the Southwest.

Our great military leaders in Roswell; John J. “Black Jack” Pershing and Roswell’s National Guard Battery A as battled bravely during World War I

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Pictured is Battery A 1919, 1st Section, in Germany. (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico)

Local teen to compete in pageant

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Kaitlyn Roe, Roswell’s Miss Outstanding Teen 2017, will be competing in the Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teen pageant this Thursday through Saturday in Portales at the Eastern New Mexico University campus. Roe is 17 and will be a senior at Goddard High School. (Submitted Photo)

Public schools foundation could benefit Roswell; Official: Initiative could raise funds for RISD and help donors target specific priorities

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This graphic shows facts about K12 public school foundations that the Roswell Independent School District is debating about. (Submitted Graphic)

Could a K12 public school foundation for Roswell be what teachers and students need to boost learning outcomes?

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