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Fort Sumner ruins Homecoming for Hagerman

Fort Sumner’s Kreston Butterfield is met at the line of scrimmage by Hagerman’s Valentin Sierra for no gain. Hagerman would lose 50-0, Friday night. (Scott Stinnett Photo)

The only hope for the Hagerman Bobcats to win their Homecoming game against Fort Sumner was to control the ball. For the first series it looked like all was well. On the second play of the game, Hagerman’s quarterback Jackob Bejarano took a direct snap from center and scampered 30 yards into Fort Sumner territory.

Lake Arthur goes down hard in battle of Panthers

Lake Arthur freshman running back Armando Rey (6) cuts up field for a nice gain. (Paul Lessard Photo)

LAKE ARTHUR – The Animas Panther football team put a major hurt on host Lake Arthur Panther squad 62-6 Friday night earning not only the victory, but a big dose of vindication.

Friday’s Scores



Roswell man charged with murder; Montoya is also awaiting trial on another murder charge


A local man charged with murder in a May shooting incident at an Allsup’s store in south Roswell is awaiting trial on another murder charge.

Annual bike tour benefits addiction recovery program

This year's Tour de Ocho Millas had 44 riders. The winner, Eric Collins, finished the 64-mile course with a time of 2:45:32. Other cyclists completing the course were: Michael Camp, Justin Goodin, John Martinson, David Vasquez, Aaron Colyer, Joseph Hannigan, Tim Oracion, Michael Hawthorne, Julio Chavez, James Mulkey, Ken Morgan, Marty Fritz, Jason Burke, Robert Simpson, Joseph Coakley, Galen Farrington, Doug Southern, Frank Canella and Mark Taylor. (Submitted Photo)

For the past seven years, the Tour de Ocho Millas has raised operational funds for Reflections in Recovery. Chairperson Patricia Grassie told the Daily Record about this year’s event and added some context for the readers.

Fisk building sale almost a done deal

Joe and Amanda Mason say that their planned ice cream shop in the Fisk Building will honor their grandparents and the Southern farm lives they led. They talked to the Roswell City Council prior to the Thursday votes to approve selling the building to them for $30,000. (Jeff Tucker Photo)

Eight months after first expressing an interest in buying the downtown Fisk Building, a local couple has been approved by the city as buyers.

Roswell High School marks homecoming

Roswell High School's homecoming court poses for a photo during the football game between Roswell High School and Los Lunas High School Friday night at the Wool Bowl. (David Rocha Photo)

Toddzilla’s gets new location

Chef Toddzilla’s held a ribbon-cutting grand opening Tuesday afternoon for their new brick-and-mortar location at 107 Twin Diamond Road. Pictured, from left, are Candace Lewis, executive director of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Roswell Redcoats Kim Ly-Vasquez, Alex Perez, Gladys Ocon, Lydia Lara, Hervey Gilliland, SaraLei Fajardo and Ernie Orona; Chef Toddzilla owners Todd Alexander and Kerry Moore, and Redcoats Anjy Cooper, Yukie Ebara, Stacie Eisenbise, Clarissa Gonzalez-Adams, April Avitia and Andrea Moore. (Submitted Photo)

Farmers’ Market moved to Cahoon for Piñatafest


The Farmers’ Market has been moved today to Cahoon Park to accommodate the Piñatafest downtown at the Chaves County Courthouse.

Plateau begins fiber expansion in Roswell


Plateau Telecommunications has announced the expansion of its fiberoptic service in Roswell.

Removed asphalt gets new life

Roswell city officials and others visited Stiles Field in west Roswell Wednesday afternoon to get a first-hand look at the work being done on the parking lot there. City crews are using removed pavement from the current resurfacing project on Union Avenue to improve the Stiles Field parking lot. Some 1,600 tons of millings have been delivered to the parking lot and are being graded and compacted across the surface of the lot, which has been primarily dirt until now. Later, application of an asphalt emulsion (a specialized liquid) will complete the resurfacing process. Pictured, from left, are director of special services Mike Mathews, director of administrative services Elizabeth Stark-Rankins, Mayor Dennis Kintigh, city engineer Louis Najar, City Councilor Juan Oropesa, James Edwards, a board member of the local youth football league that plays at Stiles Field, finance director Monica Garcia and motor-grader operator Juan De La Cerda. (Submitted Photo)

Anton Milton Polak


Anton Milton Polak was born July 31, 1935 to Johnnie Polak and Virgie Oleene (Adams) Polak in the Crisp community, near Ennis, Texas. He moved to Dexter, New Mexico when he was about 13 years old, and grew up farming with his family. He had two sisters, Jane Marie (m. Ed) Scifers, who precedes him in passing and Billie LaFaye (m. Alan) Reed. Milton was also raised alongside his cousin Doyle (m. Christine) Jackson who was like a brother to him. Milton joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952 before marrying the love of his life, Marian Grace Griffith-Polak on November 11, 1958 while stationed in California. He was also stationed overseas in Japan and Hawaii. Marian and Milton had five children, Tony Kaye Polak (m. Dallas), Elizabeth Oleene Polak-Vallejos, Joseph Wayne Polak (m. Penny) and Nancy Corinne Polak-Wall (m. Lowell). Six days after Marian and Milton celebrated their Silver Anniversary, Marian gave birth to one last child, Vanessa Marie Polak-Svehlak (m. Michael). Milton left the Marine Corps in 1961 after 8 1/2 years of service. After he left the Marines, he supported his family through long-haul semi truck operating. He would sometimes take his family on little road trips while he was making his routes, and spent a lot of time with his family when he wasn’t on the road. Milton enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing in his younger years and his family fondly remembers going on weekend hunting and fishing trips together with him growing up. Milton retired and moved to Kerens, Texas in 2000, where he spent the last 17 years ranching and spoiling his 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Philia Purcella Wilson


Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Philia Purcella Wilson, age 72, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, September 15, 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.

Regina Dolores Moore


Regina Dolores Moore went to be with the Lord at 11:19 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the age of 99½. A tribute of Regina’s life may be found at andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
On February 1, 1918, Regina was born to Alvin Lee and Emily Ellen Hess-Souders in a farmhouse in Cowgill, Missouri. She attended school in Trenton, Missouri, and graduated in 1936. Regina enjoyed being in the Drum & Bugle Corps and playing a ukulele. Even in her elder years, she would tap on the kitchen table from time to time, pretending it was a drum, which always put a smile on all our faces. She still had rhythm!
Regina was an excellent seamstress and loved to play cards, especially bridge. She was actively playing bridge up to a few months before she passed. She is loved and will be sadly missed.
She is survived by two daughters and two sons: Suzanne Reed and Lana Moyer of Hobbs, NM, Jan Moyer of Driggs, ID, Steven Moyer of Casper, WY, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial to celebrate Regina’s long life will be Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Taylor Memorial Church, 1700 E. Yeso Drive, Hobbs, NM 88240.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Regina by her family.

Erroneous info by PETA letter writer


I’m writing on PETA’s behalf regarding an opinion piece by Russell A. Scott published by the Roswell Daily Record titled “Allowing PETA Into Our City’s Government” (Sept. 12, 2017), which includes a false claim about PETA.

Congressman’s visit was important


Unless you are following Roswell Indivisible on Facebook or Twitter, you will not be aware that Rep. Steve Pearce held a town hall meeting in Roswell on Aug. 31. The meeting was limited to people who pre-registered, as requested by Rep. Pearce, but when uninvited guests came, they were admitted.

City hammers out framework for homeless facility; Advocates contend downtown camp will be orderly and helpful

The Roswell City Council on Thursday night approved a resolution that directs city staff to begin negotiations with the Roswell Homeless Coalition to convert this Parks & Recreation Department office near 12th Street and North Virginia Avenue into a facility for the city's homeless. (Jeff Tucker Photo)

The Roswell City Council approved resolutions Thursday night that lay the groundwork for a temporary homeless site in the downtown area to be run by a nonprofit group, and intended to provide a secure location for the city’s homeless and help provide them with a path to reimmersion into society.

New buildings are going up on North Main

Pioneer Bank is constructing an office building on its property at the intersection of East Berrendo Road and North Main Street. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

Two construction projects in north Roswell are bringing some more office and retail space to the city.

Construction work on sidewalks set to begin next week


Improvements to sidewalks, gutters and intersections in downtown Roswell in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act provisions are scheduled to begin Monday.

Betty Lou Bojorquez


On September 8, 2017, Betty Bojorquez recently passed into the hands of her Lord in Roswell. Betty was born in Abilene, Texas, on September 5, 1926. She was married to Jacob (Jay) T. Bojorquez until his death in 2015. Betty and Jay lived in Roswell during the seventies, and were residents of Temple, Texas in recent years. Her children are Carolyn St. Clare of Grass Valley, CA; Brenda (Charles) Palmer of Granbury, TX; Valarie (Ben) Thomas of Roswell, NM; Rebeka (Don) Shipley of Sherman, TX; Kathy King-Cooper of Fort Worth, TX; Alan Bojorquez and Sheila Lehmann of Austin, TX and Yvette (David) Flores of Corpus Christi, TX. She was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren!
Betty had been living in Roswell for the past year, and was enjoying attending the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and coloring books, but loved to play dominoes, where she took particular pleasure in beating her son-in-law Ben! She was very fond of her friend and caregiver Rose Holguin.
A private memorial ceremony for Betty is being planned for the near future.
Those wishing to make a donation honoring Betty’s life are encouraged to make a donation to the Hillsboro Historical Society, PO Box 461, Hillsboro, NM 88042, http://hillsboroughhistory.org for the maintenance of the Black Range Museum. The Black Range is a beautiful mountain range in New Mexico that was dear to Betty and Jay.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.


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