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Hit, Pitch and Run

Lions Hondo boys place at the state competition in Hit, Pitch and Run: Richard Gonzales ...13/14 1st place Bryce Sanchez ....13/14 2nd place and Isaac Loya.....11/12 1st place winner. (Eliza Loya Photo)

Golfer honored

The Elks for Veterans Charity are holding their 10th annual Golf Tournament at NMMI golf course at 8 a.m. June 2. This year’s golfer of the year will be Bob Davis. Davis will be hitting the honoree first ball to start the tournament and presented with a plaque at the award ceremony following the event. Davis has lived in Roswell for 30 years and is a Vietnam Veteran who has been a member of the Roswell Elks Lodge No. 969 for 18 years. (Submitted Photo)

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2


BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.

Victimhood used to cast blame


“I’m tired of liberals using black people and making us look like victims,” Bryan Sharpe said. “Another thing I hate about them if you’re black, they will not hand you a microphone unless you follow their narrative, and I said, ‘if I go into Starbucks and do that, I’ll make the news.’”

Ordinance’s description creates confusion


I finally understood, I think, the thrust of the “right-to-work” ordinance after reading Lisa Dunlap’s article. All of us have a right to work, so this was the cause of my confusion.

Preparing for the Farmers’ Market

Lots of fresh, crisp lettuce at the 2016 MainStreet Roswell Farmers’ and Growers’ Market. (Christina Stock Photo)

The 2018 MainStreet Roswell Farmers’ and Growers’ Market doesn’t start until July 14, but the farmers, backyard gardeners and home-based artisans and crafters are now busy planting, pruning and primping to make our market successful.

Sertoma donates to fireworks show

At the recent board meeting, Roswell Sertoma Club President Michael Trujillo, right, presented a check for $21,000 to the city of Roswell. The money will fund the fireworks at the “The Roswell Sertoma 20th Annual Mike Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza” at the Fourth of July events at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area. Shown receiving the check for the city are Allison Gray, Roswell events manager, left, and Fire Chief Devin Graham. The Roswell Sertoma Club is a nonprofit organization that assists people who hearing assistance. It also provides scholarships, supports various youth activities and other charitable causes. The money to support these causes is derived from the club’s bingo operation, which holds sessions on Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at 303 N. Virginia Ave. Anyone wishing to join the club is welcome to attend one of its meetings at noon at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave., every Friday. One can obtain forms to apply for assistance at the club’s website, roswellsertoma.org. (Submitted Photo)

Roswell Events


Ongoing until May 25
Disney’s “The Lion King jr.’” experience

Cecilia Booky


A rosary will be held at 9 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Jude Parish in San Patricio, NM for Cecilia Booky, 88, who passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Alamogordo, NM. Funeral mass will be held at 10 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 also at St. Jude Parish with Bishop Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow at San Patricio Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 am to 9 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Jude Parish.
Cecilia graduated from Hondo High School in 1948, Vice-President of her graduating class, 4-H leader, 1st Hondo Valley Fiesta Queen in 1948, attended NM Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM., was a member of St Jude Parish in San Patricio, NM her whole life, she was a substitute teacher for the Hondo Valley Schools, worked at the Ruidoso Downs for 52 years before she retired. Cecilia was the kindest, most-loving soul and was the biggest cheerleader and supporter of all her grandchildren whether it was in academics or athletics. Cecilia was a contributing author for the Lincoln County Historical Book and enjoyed crochet, gardening, working with the animals they raised, listening to music and playing her piano. Very devoted Christian and patriotic with love for her family, hometown and country. She has many friends and would always give you a kind and friendly greeting.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband for 69 years Ernest Booky of Hondo, NM; son Robert Booky and wife Josephine of Cloudcroft, NM; daughter Alice Velasquez and husband Leonard of Hondo, NM; sisters-in-law Lucia McTiegue Sanchez and Geneva Sanchez; grandchildren Melissa Armenta (Justin), Bernadine Booky, Lawarence Velasquez, Fatima Sanchez (Walt), Cody Booky, Isaac Velasquez and Fallon Velasquez and two great-grandchildren Logan Armenta and Drew Armenta. Also surviving her are her special friends Kathy Sanchez, Billy Joe Herrera and Justin Sanchez.
Preceded in death by grandparents Celestino and Navorcita Sanchez, Marriano Aldaz and Francisca Torrez; parents Mauro Sanchez and Antonita Aldaz Sanchez; brothers Monroe Sanchez and Ernest Sanchez; sisters Angelita Sanchez-Chavez, Nora Sanchez-McTiegue, Mary Sanchez-Torrez; son James Booky; brothers-in-law Mckinley McTeige, Ernest Torrez and Zeke Chavez.
Serving as pallbearers will be Isaac Velasquez, Lawrence Velasquez, Cody Booky, Arthur Torres, George Chavez, Billy Joe Herrera, Walt Sanchez and Justin Armenta. Honorary pallbearers, Melissa Armenta, Bernadine Booky, Fatima Sanchez, Fallon Velasquez, Drew Armenta and Logan Armenta.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

Pedro “Pete” Vigil, Jr.


Pedro Vigil, Jr. passed away October 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. He was 72 years old. He was born January 3, 1945 in Roswell, NM to Pedro Vigil, Sr. and Estrelia Carrillo Vigil. Both parents preceded him in death as well as sister Emma Baiza and brother Paul Vigil.
He is survived by his children: Monica, Paul Ray, Gabriel and Jeanette all of Colorado. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Tonya, Shantel, Nathan, Jenessa, Angelina, Kandra, Michael, Raymond, Audrey, Matthew. Ashley, Chelsea and Terrance. He is also survived by 13 Great grandchildren, sisters Sarah Perez, Viola Vigil and Mary Vital, brothers Felix Vigil and Robert Vigil.
A rosary will take place on Friday, May 25th at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church with a mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Burial to take place at South Park Cemetery.
Dad go and run free with the angels. Dance around the golden clouds. For the Lord has chosen you to be with him and we should feel nothing but proud.
Although he has taken you from us and our pain a lifetime will cast, your memory will never escape us, but make us glad for the time we did have.
Your face will always be hidden deep inside our hearts, each precious moment you gave us shall never, ever depart.
So go and run with the angels, as they sing so tenderly and please be sure to tell them to take good care of you for us!
Love you Dad. May you rest in peace.

Alvis (Al) Wade Trigg


Alvis (Al) Wade Trigg died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 after a brief illness.
Al was born in Wellman, TX, Oct. 8, 1934, the youngest of 12 siblings. At his death, he was the only surviving child.
When Al was 8, his mother died and his father moved the family to Abilene where Al attended the campus elementary school and later ACU.
He served in the Texas National Guard, spending 6 weeks of intensive study on base every summer for six years,
He married Wanda Mae Pruitt on Aug. 15, 1958. He was the proud father of son David Russell (Russ) Trigg (wife Lynn Trigg) Sumter, SC, and daughter Sara Lois Trigg of Ft. Worth, TX.
He retired from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in 2001, and he and Wanda moved to Roswell.
He loved his family and his large church family, choosing to always be in attendance for every activity.
Al will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His smile and gentle laughter were infectious and his children and grandchildren were the light of his life.
He is survived by his wife and son, daughter-in-law and daughter, as well as grandchildren Emily Catherine Peterson, Anna Caroline Trigg, David Michael Trigg, and Collin Trigg Davenport. Nieces and nephews too numerous to name, all of whom he loved wholeheartedly and very special friends, Leon and Karen Sims of Roswell.
Services are scheduled for Friday, May 25 at 10:00 AM at Grace Community Church, Lendell Nolan and Sean Lee officiating.

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells reporters the NFL team owners have reached agreement on a new league policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Stand or stay out of sight.

Verlander improves to 6-2 as Astros beat Giants 4-1

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

HOUSTON (AP) — A lack of run support during the last month didn’t worry Justin Verlander.

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection ‘surreal’

The 2019 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, from left, Jeff Gordon, Jack Roush, Roger Penske, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki are shown on display after an announcement in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon didn’t give much thought to NASCAR while racing sprint cars in Indiana as a teenager.

Experts: ‘Alarming’ drought conditions hit US Southwest


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

Carlsbad Caverns: More time needed for elevator repairs


CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The primary elevators at Carlsbad Caverns National Park will not be working by Memorial Day despite plans to have renovations done ahead of the holiday weekend.

Nuclear waste storage project in New Mexico draws criticism


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan to temporarily store spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors at a site in southeastern New Mexico is drawing opposition from critics who say the risks are too great.

NMSU regents adopt contract terms for new leadership


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two incoming leaders at New Mexico State University will earn more under contract terms adopted by regents.

Federal agency closes New Mexico trail after hiker’s death


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed a northern New Mexico trail after a hiker died in a fall last week.


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