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After three workshops and countless hours of deliberation that spanned weeks, the Roswell City Council reached a decision regarding the redistricting of its five wards, Friday evening. The council first voted 6-

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After thanking Stubbs, Maples said, “I think this would be the most beautiful thing that ever hits the newspaper, to show that this council was unanimous in its agreement, and that we didn’t walk out of here pissing on one another.”

4 to approve a redistricting map, dubbed Concept F, in a special City Council meeting.

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Councilors Elena Velasquez, Judy Stubbs, Amarante Fresquez, Dusty Huckabee, Jason Perry and

Jimmy Craig voted in favor of the concept. Councilors Barry Foster, Steve Henderson, Art Sandoval and Bob Maples voted against it. The concept features two Hispanic majority-voting wards. While the concept includes several instances of precinct swapping, the majority of the wards hold on to at least half of their

current precincts, according to Sterling Fluharty, owner and project manager at Southwest Political Services. In a request for proposal bid, the city selected SPS to draw up redistricting maps for its wards. Those expressing con-

Roswell honors veterans at Wreaths ceremony

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Roswell joined more than 600 communities across the nation in a solemn ceremony meant to honor veterans throughout the holidays, Saturday morning. Members of the American Legion Riders Post 28 lined the sidewalk connecting the Chaves County Courthouse to its adjoining veterans memorial, where seven wreaths were laid during the Wreaths Across America ceremony. The annual event, which marked its 20th anniversary on Saturday, began when the Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine, began donating and placing wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. “We are gathered here today ... to remember that we are one nation with

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Members of the military salute during the Wreaths Across America Day ceremony held at the courthouse, Saturday morning.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings. The quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star. - PAGE B1

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama isn’t backing down from demanding that Republicans confirm his pick to head a new consumer watchdog of fice, saying GOP lawmakers are depriving middle-class Americans of better protection against the kind of deceptive business practices that contributed to the financial meltdown. Every day that the country must wait for a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board “is another day that dishonest busi-

nesses can target and take advantage of students, seniors and service members,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. “So I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer. Financial institutions have plenty of high-powered lawyers and lobbyists looking out for them. It’s time consumers had someone on their side.” Senate Republicans this past week blocked Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray, a for mer Ohio attorney general, to lead an agency they said had been

given too much power and too little accountability. Without a director, the office designed to shield consumers from the excesses behind the 2008 financial crisis is unable to operate at full strength. With voters set to begin selecting a Republican presidential nominee in less than a month, Obama suggested the disagreement is another example of two parties who see fairness very differently. He said a

Gingrich assailed by rivals, fires back at Romney President Barack Obama and Richard Cordray, in the Rose Garden, July 18.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich parried criticism from Mitt Romney in campaign debate Saturday night, telling the former Massachusetts gover nor, “The only reason you didn’t become a career politician is because you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994.” “That’s probably true,” replied Romney, who lost that Senate contest. He then quipped that if he’d achieved his childhood

dream, “I would have been a football star all my life, too.” Gingrich defended himself against attacks from Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as well as Romney, the former front-runner, in the first debate since he soared to the lead in polls nationally and in Iowa. The state’s caucuses on Jan. 3 will kick off the competition for Republican National Convention delegates who will pick an opponent to President Barack Obama.

All six Republicans on stage assailed Obama’s handling of the economy, the overriding issue of the election, yet split down the middle on legislation making its way toward a yearend vote in Congress to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut into 2012. Romney, Gingrich and Paul said they favored it. Bachmann, Texas Gov., Rick Perry and for mer Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said they See DEBATE, Page A3

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‘Beyond’ film crew brings alien invasion to Roswell VANESSA KAHIN RECORD STAFF WRITER

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Rusty Case, a producer for the film “Beyond,” helps guide film crew as they gather their equipment to move to another rehearsal location, Saturday.

There’s a new film crew in Roswell, and the project they’re working on may sound oddly familiar to most locals. “Beyond” began filming Dec. 6 in Roswell. “The aliens are looking to invade planet Earth,” said the film’s director, Robert Walker, of the storyline. “For various reasons, they have difficulty surviving in this atmosphere. They recruit (peo-

ple) to facilitate their arrival.” A young journalist steps in and tries to avert the aliens’ takeover by trying to expose them and their plot, Walker said. On Saturday, the film crew did some sporadic rehearsing around homes in southwest Roswell. Rehearsals included two well-known actors involved with the film: Grant Cramer and Dee Wallace.

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FARMINGTON (AP) — The Utah National Guard armory in Blanding has been renamed to honor a guardsman from northern New Mexico who was killed last year in Afghanistan. The facility was renamed the James E. Thode Armory during a ceremony attended by his widow. Also attending were about two dozen members of the Farmington police force. Thode worked there as a sergeant when not on duty as a guardsman. “I feel so honored they are going to do this,” Thode’s widow, Carla, who is raising their 9-year-old son alone in Kirtland, told the Farmington Daily Times. The 45-year-old was killed by an improvised explosive device on Dec. 2, 2010, while clearing a route for coalition forces. He was a member of the 118th Sappers and had passed on a promotion opportunity so he could go with “his boys” to Afghanistan. The 118th had been in Afghanistan only a few months when he was killed. By the time the rest of the company came home last July, it had become one of the most decorated in Utah National Guard history; 24 Purple Hearts were awarded this fall. Thode was awarded one posthumously. His family, including Carla and her 20-year-old daughter, were in Blanding for Friday’s dedication. Because the Blanding Guardsmen are so far from the rest of the Salt Lake City-based 118th, which is part of the 1457th Engineer Battalion out of American Fork, they often train on their own. Thode came to think of his soldiers, many of them young, as his family, and they looked up to him as a father figure, Carla Thode said. His good friend, Dale Bode, also a Farmington police sergeant, said Thode went to great pains to ensure his soldiers had meaningful training. “He was the kind of guy who did a lot of research on where, exactly, they would be going and what they would be facing,” Bode said. Thode was also beloved in Farmington and Kirtland, where he had worked with Scouts and often did favors for people, Bode said. When his funeral procession went by last December, there were easily 2,000 people lining the street, Bode said. Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, said it was an easy decision to rename the Blanding armory after the soldier. “He was a class act,” Tarbet said. “That was a huge loss for the Utah National Guard and the Farmington community.”

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Thanks to a tip, officers received information about the whereabouts of Ricky De Los Santos, who had been stealing donation jars from a local grocery store. When officials arrived, he hid inside his mother’s home. Officers were forced to obtain a search warrant to arrest him. He was taken into custody without further incident and booked into the Chaves County Detention Center on two counts of larceny. The family of Sesarita “Baby” Salas would like to express their deep gratitude for the kindness and love shown to them during the loss of their beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. They would especially like to thank Dr. Audrey Vega for her compassion, friendship and professionalism provided Baby during her illness. Thanks to all the nephews, nieces, and extended family members for their expression of love and support for their aunt (cousin) anduncle(cousin)throughoutthe funeralpreparationandservices. May God Bless You All! Love, David

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Mexican gray wolves wait at refuge SEVILLETA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (AP) — Miles from the nearest rural outpost and far beyond the smatterings of broken down cars that have been left to rust into the central New Mexico prairie is a narrow canyon at the edge of the Los Piños Mountains. This rugged stretch is ground zero for the federal gover nment’s ef fort to retur n the endangered Mexican gray wolf to the wild in the Southwest. Here, behind an elaborate maze of fencing and locked gates are nearly two dozen wolves, many of them waiting for a chance to be released. However, the odds are stacked against them. First there’s politics. Then comes a strict set of requirements for the right genetics and the right location. “Every Mexican wolf has a chance to go into the wild. That’s the purpose of all the captive animals,” Susan Dicks, a biologist and veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said as she negotiated the rough two-track road leading up to the wolf pens. “Sometimes, we’re all lined up for a release and then politically, the stars don’t align,” she said. “That can be years of work.” Dicks, along with a team of other biologists, volunteers and students spent the day Wednesday at the wolf management center at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Their mission was to capture four female wolves, vaccinate them and do a quick checkup. The work is all in preparation for the day when more captive-bred animals can be released into the wild to bolster a population that has stumbled over the last decade due to court battles, illegal shootings, management hurdles and feuds between ranchers and environmentalists. In the past five years, there have been more than a dozen transfers of wolves around the reintroduction area, which spans millions of forested acres in Arizona and New Mexico. But only once during that time have wildlife managers released a new wolf as part of the program. That was in 2008. The lack of fresh genetics in the wild is what has supporters of the program worried. A subspecies of the gray

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wolf, Mexican wolves were added to the federal endangered species list in 1976 after they were all but wiped out due to hunting and government-sponsored extermination campaigns. The federal government started its reintroduction effort along the New Mexico-Arizona border in 1998 with the release of 11 wolves. Biologists had hoped to have more than 100 wolves in the wild by 2006, but the numbers continue to hover around 50. The Fish and Wildlife Service is ready to start its annual count next month. There’s some hope for improvement given the number of pups that were spotted with some of the packs earlier this year. The latest blow to the program was a vote earlier this month by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to not support the release of any new wolves until the federal government revamps its decadesold recovery plan for the species. It could be another year before a draft of the new plan is released, and the prospect of no new releases has supporters like Eva Sargent with the group Defenders of Wildlife worried. “The population just can’t make it without releases. It’s so small at this point and it’s already suffering from inbreeding because of the low number of founders,” she said. “I think it’s pretty much without doubt that without new releases, the population will start on a downward trend again and you can’t af ford that when you’ve only got 50 animals.” Tom Buckley, a spokesman with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said the federal government has the authority to continue with releases but would prefer to have the support of Arizona. Buckley and other federal officials acknowledged the emotion that has long fueled the debate over the wolf reintroduction. Environmentalists have pushed for more, while ranchers have felt their livelihoods threatened by the loss of cattle and some community leaders have voiced concerns about wolves getting too close to people. “There’s a balance that has to be struck and it’s Roadrunner Cash 7-4-17-25-33 Pick 3

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not easy,” Buckley said, noting that the middle road often leaves both sides angry. Sargent said she believes the recovery plan, once finished, will be the key to helping the program find its way. “You’ve got to know what the goal is,” she said. “And the ranchers will be happy to see that too. Everybody wants to know: When do we get to the end game where there are plenty of wolves and we can treat them like other wildlife?” Far from the offices in Washington D.C. and the courtrooms where some of the decisions about the wolves’ fate have been made, Dicks and her crew are playing out a complicated dance of sorts around rocky outcroppings and juniper trees in order to corner female No. 1034. The wolf wanted no part of it. She ran back and forth as the line of people advanced, trying to force her into one of the wooden den boxes inside the acresized pen. She checked out both ends of the line. No way out. She made a half-hearted leap at the towering fence to her right. Digging her way out wasn’t an option either. Another six feet of fence is buried to prevent that. With a narrow gap on the right side, she tried to break for it. Not a chance. The biologists have done this too many times. Their nets had her on the ground within a second. After untangling No. 1034, the crew slipped on a muzzle and blinders. They worked fast to check her temperature, take a blood sample and vaccinate her

for parvovirus, distemper and other diseases. They also weighed her and inspected her eyes, teeth and paws. Dicks called out for the bottle of rubbing alcohol and poured it on the wolf’s paws to keep her cool. The biologists handle the wolves only once a year if that — the less contact, the better — and the ordeal can be stressful for the animals, causing them to overheat. “It is hard,” she said. “I find myself every now and then wanting to say, ‘OK buddy, it’s OK,’ because it’s in our nature to try and comfort. But we’re not at all comforting to them so the kindest and most humane thing we can do is do our work quickly and quietly and let them go.” The wolf bolted after the team was done. After making it halfway up the hill, it looked back twice. Fostering the wolves’ fear of people and maintaining their wildness is actually a serious matter for the recovery team. So is trying to unlock the scientific mysteries that might help the wolf toward recovery, like why the pup survival rate isn’t higher and how packs choose which wolves to accept and which to shun. “It doesn’t come with a handbook,” Buckley said. “We can rely on things that have been done with other populations and research on other species, but these wolves have their own unique qualities and this area has its own unique characteristics. There have been things that we have had to lear n as we go. Sometimes there are hard lessons and sometimes there are ah-ha moments.”

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cern towards the concept felt voters would be confused as to where they were supposed to vote during elections. The council also approved the resolution for the March 2012 city elections, with minor changes to the wording that described the municipal infrastructure gross receipts tax. After the vote for the election resolution was cast, councilor Maples attempted to arouse the

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opposed the measure. Whatever the impact of their differences on the presidential race, the inter nal disagreement could well portend difficulties for legislation that Obama has proposed and Republican leaders in Congress view as essential if the party is to avoid being tagged for raising taxes. The tone of the debate was generally respectful, the stakes ever higher as six rivals met onstage in the Iowa capital city. The debate was the 12th since the long campaign began and the first since Herman Cain’s candidacy imploded after allegations of sexual harassment and an extra-marital affair. For Gingrich, the debate brought new standing — a center position onstage that comes with being a leader in the polls — as well as the challenge of fielding criticism from his rivals. Other contenders sought to stand out. Bachmann referred to the former speaker and the one-time Massachusetts governor as “NewtRomney,” saying the two men hold similar views on health care, illegal immigration, cap-and-trade legislation and the payroll tax cut extension.

redistricting issue, a past agenda item, at the time. “I think I have something that we can do so the people in Roswell see us in our best light and that is, I voted in the minority on the previous issue [redistricting],” he said. Mayor Jurney interrupted Maples to tell him that no action could be taken. Councilor Stubbs reminded Maples, “to bring something back up on an agenda it has to be someone who voted in the majority.” Maples voted in the minority on the issue. Stubbs then spoke to the council, “I will honor councilor Maples’ request and I Paul said he, unlike the others, often took lonely conservative stands in Congress. “I end up sometimes, believe it or not, voting all by myself, thinking why aren’t there people paying attention?” Gingrich also defended his recent statement that Palestinians were an “invented” people. Several of his rivals said they generally agreed with his description, but Romney said that with the remark, the for mer speaker may well have made it more complicated for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to move toward peace with Palestinians. He said it is important to show sobriety, care and stability, an unspoken accusation against Gingrich, adding, “I’m not a bomb thrower, rhetorically or literally.” Gingrich responded by declaring he was a conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan, a president who he said spoke the truth, as when he called the Soviet Union the “evil empire.” Gingrich’s decision to invoke Kennedy, the late senator from Massachusetts, served as a dual reminder — that Romney has been running for of fice since the mid1990s and also that he lost to the man whose politics conservatives detested above all others.

would like to reconsider the question of ordinance No. 11-06 [redistricting], providing the opportunity for this to be a unanimous vote,” Stubbs said. After thanking Stubbs, Maples said, “I think this would be the most beautiful thing that ever hits the newspaper, to show that this council was unanimous in its agreement, and that we didn’t walk out of here pissing on one another.” The council then voted again on the issue. The end result was a 7 to 3 vote in favor of Concept F. j.bergman@roswell-record.com

As for the question of whether he would have become a career politician if he’d beaten Kennedy, Romney tried to turn the tables, saying his defeat in 1994 “was probably the best thing I could have done for preparing me for the job I am seeking, because it put me back in the private sector.” One of Romney’s campaign calling cards is his career as a businessman, a time he says helped him understand how jobs are created. Paul has been airing television commercials in Iowa attacking the former House speaker, and Romney’s campaign has become increasingly critical of him, bolstered by a multimillion-dollar television ad campaign that is financed by allies. Under questioning from Paul, Gingrich said he had never lobbied for Freddie Mac, a quasi-government agency that paid him at least $1.6 million to provide strategic advice. Paul shot back, “It’s the taxpayers’ money, though. We were bailing them out.” By the debate’s last moments, the contenders found something nice to say about one another, an obvious attempt to build their own support at the expense of others.

Santorum, Perry: Marriage matters DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Rick Santorum say a candidate’s fidelity to their spouse is a factor voters should consider, subtly distinguishing themselves from national poll leader Newt Gingrich. Perry, Texas’ governor, said, “If you cheat on your

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a leader,” he said. Gingrich, who has been divorced twice and admitted past infidelity, was asked the question last and confronted it as he has throughout the campaign. “I think it’s a very important issue,” he said. “I’ve made mistakes at times and I’ve had to go to God for forgiveness.”

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one flag,” said Michael Trujillo, a veteran of the Iraq war and for mer Chaves County commissioner who spearheaded the construction of the veterans memorial. “We are all proud to be Americans who live in a free society made up of many people, many races, from many walks of life.” Seven members of the armed forces, each carrying a wreath, marched single-file between the American Legion Riders. Each of the seven wreaths placed by the memorial had special significance. Sgt. 1st Class Joe Luna placed a holiday wreath in memory of those who served and are serving in the Army. Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Marroquin placed a wreath in memory of those who have served, or are currently serving, in the Navy. Marine Sgt. Alan Hartwell placed a holiday wreath in honor of those

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consumer watchdog agency is critical to protecting ordinary Americans from the greed of the financial sector. “Today, America faces a make-or-break moment for the middle class,” he said, echoing a theme outlined during a Kansas speech earlier in the week. “I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone engages in fair play.” Obama also reiterated his push for congressional Republicans to extend the Social Security payroll tax cut, which is set to expire at the end of the year. And using the approaching holidays as leverage, he called on Congress to act on his priorities before leaving Washington for the year. “No one should go home for the holidays until we get this done,” Obama said. “So tell your members of

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Sunday, December 11, 2011 who served or are serving in the Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Rebecca Cobos did the same for those who have served, or are serving, in the Air Force. Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrone Brown placed a wreath in honor of those who have served, or are serving, in the Coast Guard. Maj. Tom Clark placed a wreath for the men and women who have served, or are serving, in the Merchant Marines. Capt. Robert Thompson placed a wreath in memory of more than 93,000 service men and women from all military branches who are considered prisoners of war or missing in action. “These individuals have never returned to their families and homes,” Trujillo said. “We shall not forget you.” According to a press release, the goal of WAA is to “remember the fallen, honor those who serve including their families who sacrifice, and teach our children the cost of Congress, ‘Don’t be a Grinch.’ Tell them to do the right thing for you and for our economy.” In an interview with CBS’ news program “60 Minutes” Obama said that a speech he delivered in Kansas this week addressing income inequalities was designed to draw attention to his effort to restore an “American deal” that focuses on building a strong middle class. Asked whether that amounted to endorsing redistribution of wealth, Obama said that building the middle class is not a question of left or right politics. “It matters if we are building a broad-based middle class, where everybody is able to do their part and everybody’s able to succeed,” he said, according to excerpts released by CBS on Saturday. The full interview will air today. Meanwhile, Republicans pushed their recipe for the nation’s economic struggles. Set for a House vote next week, the GOP plan ties an extension of the payroll tax Wallace, who is widely known as playing lead character Elliott’s mother Mary in “E.T.: The ExtraTerrestrial.” This is the first time

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the freedoms we enjoy every day.” The WAA has grown quickly in past years, with more than 700 participating locations. A national sponsorship program, which helps bring wreaths to national and state veterans cemeteries, veteran monuments, schools and community centers throughout the U.S., has been in existence six years. Before the event, a press release stated it was projected that more than 400,000 wreaths were going to be placed across the country by more than 150,000 volunteers. “We thank those who gave their lives to keep us free,” Trujillo said. Quoting President Ronald Reagan, Trujillo said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” v.kahin@roswell-record.com

and extended unemployment benefits to a provision that jump-starts work on a pipeline to carry oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Obama wants to postpone a decision on the project, known as the Keystone XL pipeline, until after next fall’s elections. “You’ve heard President Obama say the American people ‘can’t wait’ to take action on jobs,” House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says in the Republicans’ weekly address. “Well, the Keystone project is the very definition of an idea the American people can’t wait for Washington to take action on.” Boehner continued: “This is no time for the same-old my-way-or -the-highway theatrics. It’s no secret that Democrats and Republicans often disagree about the best way to create jobs, but we can’t let those disagreements prevent us from acting when we agree.” Walker has filmed in New Mexico. He has previously filmed in Michigan, Florida and Arizona, where he resides.

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SANTA FE — Billy the Kid keeps producing for New Mexico. Recently he was the subject of a statewide treasure hunt which put millions of extra dollars into the state tourism industry, according to new Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson. More recently, The Kid was the subject of a History Channel documentary, which is still in reruns. And next month, a Public Broadcasting System hour-long special on Billy will begin airing featuring many New Mexicans and other authorities in the field. Why, you ask, is a long-dead, no good cowboy having so much effect on our culture? Well former Gov. Bill Richardson spent over a year soon after he took office in a controversial effort to dig him up. That controversy stretched from Texas to Arizona and involved numerous lawsuits, some of which still are continuing. Then there was Richardson’s abortive effort to pardon Billy for

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shooting Sheriff Brady on the main street of Lincoln. Former Gov. Lew Wallace may have promised Billy a pardon on that one, but if so, he reneged and Richardson wanted to know why. In the process, people from around the world weighed in on the question and Richardson ended his term without granting the pardon. But the real reason The Kid attracts so much attention around the world is that to a great many he isn’t a juvenile delinquent, cattle thief, cop killer, as many New Mexicans see him. Billy the Kid also was a talented,

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orphaned, fighter for the little guy against a ruthless government. Billy didn’t rob banks, stagecoaches or trains. He took what he needed to survive and shared the rest with the needy. He was intelligent, had excellent handwriting, was musical and somehow knew the words to all the church songs. Fate led him to having to scramble for a living in the Old West. And I may not need to tell you how much the Old West is revered in much of the rest of the world. So we may just have to learn to accept our most famous New Mexican as an attraction to the rest of the world. The two film productions out now aren’t perfect attempts at reality. Billy and the story are so complex that 52 minutes just won’t do it. Every production has to have an angle to capture viewers. The History Channel’s “Billy the Kid Decoded” is an effort to present

several versions of The Kid’s story and let the viewer decide what happened. That’s fun, but the leading authorities all are basically in agreement that Sheriff Pat Garrett killed The Kid in Fort Sumner and that is where he is buried. But people don’t want to see their heroes die. That is why so many are willing to believe every crackpot who comes along claiming to be Billy or Elvis or other heroes. Next month, public television’s “American Experience” history series will feature The Kid. The series has won many awards over the years for its coverage of people and events. PBS is beginning a new series on the Old West. Billy the Kid won out over many other candidates to kick off the series. Last week, the program’s producer and director were in New Mexico to help promote the series. Along with some Billy the Kid

consultants, they appeared at roundtable discussions in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to screen clips of the film and to describe their efforts to humanize The Kid by getting into the “interior” of Billy to understand who he really was. Perhaps the most telling observation came from writer Hampton Sides who said just a year ago he wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times describing his amazement about the governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, wasting time deciding whether to pardon a two-bit thief and murderer. Sides says he got beaten up by so many people throughout the nation and world that he decided he had better become an expert on The Kid also. (Write to Jay Miller at 3 La Tusa, Santa Fe, NM 87505; by fax at 984-0982; or by e-mail at insidethecapitol@hotmail.com)

Gas rule harmful, pointless

Imagine a few of your neighbors approach you one day and tell you that many of the people on your block have gotten rid of their automobiles to help combat global warming. They then insist that you must do the same. To us, that makes about as much sense as it does for New Mexico to accept the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rule. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board began public hearings on a petition to repeal the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rule last week. The hearings are scheduled to continue this week and run through Friday. The board will deliberate on Feb. 7. The rule was originally proposed by the environmental advocacy group New Energy Economy. The rule sets a cap on carbon emissions from some New Mexico sources that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year, and requires reductions over time. That this effort is being undertaken at a state level is ridiculous. It penalizes businesses in our state and our state alone, hampering a vital industry and reducing its ability to compete against companies in other states and around the globe. These rules are even more ruinous considering the importance of energy related companies in New Mexico. Not only do these businesses provide good paying private-sector jobs, but our state government relies heavily on revenue derived from the energy industry. Some commonly voiced arguments against the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rule include: • Climate change is a global issue which cannot be effectively addressed at the state or regional level. • The rule will hurt the state’s economy and raise energy costs. • Expert testimony filed in this case estimates that the rule will cause a decline in total economic activity in New Mexico of $1.97 billion; lead to the loss of 1,732 jobs; and likely result in economic activity and jobs shifting out of New Mexico to other states. • Greenhouse gas emissions reductions resulting from this rule will not be significant enough to reverse the effects of global climate change in New Mexico. This rule shouldn’t make sense to anybody on either side of the global warming debate. Even people who support the theory of manmade global warming must concede our state imposing these rules will have no impact at the global level. It’s not like a force field will spring up over New Mexico and protect us, and only us, from climate change. If imposed, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rule will accomplish exactly two things. First, local environmental groups will get to put a gold star in their books and be able to brag about how forward-thinking our state is. Second, the rest of us will have to endure less economic prosperity and higher taxes as state government tries to offset the loss of revenue the rule will cause. Here in the real world, we oppose further hamstringing of an industry which provides us with the comforts of modern life, employs thousands of people and significantly helps pay for government services. We oppose it even more strenuously when it is merely for the sake of appearances regarding a phenomenon we are unsure exists in the first place. DEAR DOCTOR K: I have unsightly varicose veins on my legs. Is there any way to get rid of them? And can I prevent new ones from forming? DEAR READER: Varicose veins are very common, and as in your case, they’re usually found in the legs. They can look blue, swollen or stretched out, kinked or twisted. It sounds like your varicose veins are not causing any symptoms — such as aching, swelling or itching. In most people, they rarely cause symptoms; they’re just unattractive. What are they, and what can you do about them? Veins are the blood vessels

It’s a tough time for Jews in Israel In a season in which there is very little “peace on Earth” and even less “good will towards men,” it is a particularly tough time for Jews, who may be finding it more and more difficult to tell who their real friends are. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta fired an unusually harsh salvo across the Israelis bow. In a speech at a Brookings Institution forum, he urged Israel to get to the “damn table” for peace talks. It must have escaped Panetta’s notice that the Palestinians are the ones refusing to come to the “damn table”

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that retur n blood to the heart. Varicose veins occur when veins just below the skin’s surface get damaged. They become swollen and fill with too much blood. They get swollen because their valves get weak. Veins in the legs are designed to carry blood upward from your legs to your heart. Here’s the problem: We’re

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unless their unacceptable demands are met. These include, depending on the day, the cessation of construction projects, even on pre1967 Israeli land, the socalled “right of retur n” of “Palestinian refugees,” a concession by Israel to re-draw its borders to 1967 lines —

on our feet a lot of the day. Whenever we are standing, the blood in our leg veins — the blood that wants to go up to the heart — is being pulled down by gravity. To counteract that, we are born with valves in our veins that let blood flow through them in just one direction — upward to the heart. When those valves get weak, gravity pulls blood downward, making the veins swell. Varicose veins run in families. They’re more common in women in general, pregnant women and obese people. They are more common in pregnant women and obese people because both conditions cause pres-

though such borders would be completely indefensible against an inevitable attack — and the re-division of Jerusalem, which Israel rightly sees as its capital. Meanwhile, the Palestinian side concedes almost nothing and fulfills none of its promises. Neither is it held accountable for its behavior. Next, we heard from Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium. In the ultimate case of blaming the victim, Gutman seemed to blame Israel for anti-Semitism when he spoke recently at an event hosted by the European

sure to rise in the leg veins. In pregnancy, the uterus and the fetus inside it often press against the veins carrying blood from the legs to the heart. That makes it harder for the blood to go upward, and so causes the veins to swell. If your occupation requires uninterrupted standing (a waitress or a nurse, for example), this also increases your risk of varicose veins. There aren’t many things you can do to prevent varicose veins. Maintaining a normal weight and avoiding standing for long periods will help. But you may still

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Jewish Union. According to The Weekly Standard, Gutman said, “A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” If Gutman had studied history, he would know that Muslim hatred of Jews predates by many centuries Israel’s 1948 rebirth as a Jewish state. Secretary of State Hillary

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Dec. 11, 1986 • The Roswell Duplicate Bridge Unit No. 382, Pecos Valley Bridge Club and Roswell Duplicate Club, have named their winners. Pecos Valley winners were: Saturday, Grand National Teams-Unit, first, Ralph and Betty Meeks and Mac and Mary McCleskey, and second, Nancy Lynd, Marilyn Elliott, Rose Caldwell and Mildred Baker; Monday, Open, Club Championship, first, north/south, Jewel Harp and Jody Smith, and first, east/west, Margaret Schrimsher and Mildred Baker; 49’ers, Club Championship, first, Bill Sinclair and Garlon Freeman; Tuesday, 149’ers, first, n/s, Oneta Ostrander and Verginia Hajicek, first, e/w, Bud Hines and Bill Sinclair, and novice, first, James Mayo and Martha Hadder, and second, Opal and Garlon freeman. Roswell Duplicate winners were: first, Ralph and Betty Meeks, second, Mildred Baker and Bob Snyder; Thursday, Unit Game, first, n/s, Ralph Meeks and Jody smith, first, e/w, Elaine Hanson and Oneta Ostrander, and Friday, Mildred Baker and Bob Snyder, and second, Hal Burt and Nancy Bradley.


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Keep mail processing here

Dear Editor, On behalf of myself and all of my fellow coworkers, I would like to offer a response to a recent article about the possible closing of the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing center on Brasher Road. Let me begin by stating that I’m a USPS employee, and my job and my life is one of many that would be affected by this closure. I am a native Roswellite of 50 years, graduated from Roswell High School, and I’m a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. All of my family and close relatives live here, as well as do all of my wife’s immediate family. The article published on the front page of Sunday’s, Nov. 27, edition of the Roswell Daily Record mentioned some roughly $2.2 million of “proposed annual savings” by closing this facility and consolidating our mail processing with that in Lubbock, Texas. What they didn’t say or want you to realize is that most of those savings would never materialize. The reason for this is because most of those dollars are payroll costs, to include many mail handling and processing clerks, machine operators, maintenance personnel and some management personnel. The majority of these personnel would have to be reassigned and relocated to another facility, therefore the USPS would continue to pay their wages. Thus, there would be little or no savings in this area. Another unrealized “proposed savings” would be the transportation costs of moving the mail. I believe that transportation costs would actually increase because now all the mail that is collected and sorted in Roswell and the surrounding towns that include Artesia, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Lovington, Dexter, Hagerman, Tatum, Eunice, Jal, (and all of the small towns and villages in southeastern New Mexico) would now have to be transported all the way to Lubbock, Texas, for processing and then trucked back to be delivered. Therefore, no savings would materialize in that area. Mail processing costs savings would also be non-existent. Once again the majority of those dollars are for payroll, while some are for equipment and operating costs. The machines used for sorting the mail would not be mothballed. They would get relocated to another facility somewhere and continue to be used and maintained because of their value and cost.

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develop varicose veins if they run in your family. If you already have varicose veins, you can help to prevent symptom flare-ups. Periodically lie down or sit down with your legs raised above chest level. You can also wear support stockings or compression stockings when you walk or stand for long periods of time. The stockings prevent blood from pooling in the veins. If you experience mild swelling, itching or aching around your varicose veins, the treatment is the same as prevention: Elevate and support your legs periodically throughout the day and wear compression stockings.

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So you might be asking what does this all mean to you? Well, what they didn’t tell you directly is that these so called “savings” would be at the expense of the local Roswell economy. These employee payroll dollars would leave Roswell to be paid to them at new locations. Perhaps in Albuquerque, Texas or Colorado, maybe even Arizona, Utah or Oklahoma. These employees would also be taking their working spouses with them. Therefore the cost to the local economy would be even higher than what is stated in the article. The impact would include the local tax dollars collected when these payroll dollars are spent to include property taxes, sales taxes, fuel surcharges and other fees. This would all evaporate from the Roswell area and be spread to other cities and states. Finally, what may have slipped by your attention, although they did mention it in passing, you can no longer mail a firstclass letter, card, or bill payment on one day and expect it to arrive at its destination the next day if it is going to an address in Roswell or a surrounding city or town. They said it would now take two or three days! Wow! So what might be happening is that Roswell will lose nearly $3 million from its economy in local payroll, and your mail delivery service is going to get worse! All this so the troubled USPS can try to make it look like they are cutting costs and saving money. They might even try to tell you this will help keep the cost of stamps down by a penny or two. Don’t count on it. They’ve already asked for, and have been granted, an increase beginning next year! OK, then what can you do about it? I’m afraid I don’t have much to offer in that area, other than to ask you to write a letter and mail it to our local mayor and your city councilors and urge them to get involved in trying to keep our facility open. You can also consider writing to our U.S. and New Mexico representatives and senators. I’m not sure how much they can help at this time, but it can’t hurt to let them know how you feel about what’s happening. You can also write to the address mentioned in the article which is supposed to be the person(s) that will be making the decision of whether or not our facility will be closed. For those who might have missed the address in the article, it is: There are two treatment options that can help make your varicose veins less noticeable. One option is sclerotherapy, which involves (strange as it may sound) injecting an irritating substance into the affected vein. This causes the vein to scar and shut down. Your other option is laser therapy, which can remove small, superficial, spider -like veins, and is effective for even the smallest varicose veins. Lasers placed inside very large varicose veins also can be effective. A vascular medicine specialist can determine the best treatment for you. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Go to his website to send questions and get additional infor mation: www.AskDoctorK.com.)

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It stated that public comments will be accepted through Dec. 29. And finally, be sure to attend the public comment meeting that is scheduled to be held at ENMU-R on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. It’s in room OTC 124 (Occupational Training Center bldg), 20 W. Mathis St. I have a feeling it will be standingroom-only, so I encourage you to get there early if you want to get a seat. As for myself, I will be sending a copy of this letter to all of the above mentioned persons because I’m fairly certain they do

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Clinton took her own jabs at Israel. She was quoted in the English edition of the Arab publication, Al-Arabiya, as saying she fears for the future of democracy in Israel and the rights of women. Why? Because of a newspaper story that told of patterns in certain small Orthodox Israeli neighborhoods where women are required to be separate from men in certain situations, such as when taking public transportation. In case Secretary Clinton hasn’t noticed, gender segregation has long been practiced in religiously conservative Muslim societies. Events surrounding the so-called “Arab Spring” do not encourage confidence that women will have more rights and freedom under emerging regimes than they have had under previous dictatorships. But it is not only Jews who are being singled out for verbal abuse and physical attacks. In last month’s Smithsonian magazine, there was a revealing story by Joshua Hammer about the stepped-up attacks by Egyptian Muslims against Coptic Christians, who trace their lineage to the time of Christ. In fact, notes Hammer, attacks against Coptic churches and individual Christians have increased since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was deposed. Radical Muslims have little regard for other religious viewpoints. Arab-Israeli relations, or U.S.-Arab relations for that matter, are not likely to improve if the Muslim Brotherhood takes power in the coming election, though you won’t be able to convince the U.S. State Department of

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not all subscribe to our local newspaper, and I want them to know how I perceive the loss of my local job, and the need to uproot my family and move my entire household and lifetime accumulation of stuff, take my children away from their schoolmates, friends, families and relatives, just so I can preserve my retirement savings of 12 years with the USPS and 4plus years of military service, all while the “proposed savings” will just be a figment of someone’s imagination. I imagine my coworkers are equally thrilled about the prospect of doing the same with their families, too. Sincerely, M. Mince Roswell that. In a November address to the Atlantic Council, William Taylor, the State Department’s special coordinator for Middle East transitions pronounced, “What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they do, not what they’re called.” Really? The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, grew out of the Muslim Brotherhood. Is that good enough to conclude for everyone, except Taylor, that the Muslim Brotherhood plans to behave very badly toward Israel? No intelligent person who has observed the media attacks against Israel (not to mention the many wars, countless terrorist incidents and continuing threats directed at Israel’s destruction) can credibly conclude that Israel’s enemies are merely hyperbolic. Despite all the agreements, goodwill gestures and disproportionate prisoner exchanges in which Israel has released hundreds of alleged terrorists in exchange for a single captured Israeli soldier or civilian, there are people who continue to advance the fiction that only Israel stands in the way of peace. It’s past time to stop taking potshots at Israel and start directing “fire” at the prime suspects behind continuing war and turmoil in the region. (Write to Cal Thomas at: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also email Cal Thomas at tmseditors@tribune.com.) © 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


The world as seen from here at my desk A6 Sunday, December 11, 2011

OPINION III

I spend a lot of time at my desk here at home. At times it is the center of my universe. It is where I take thoughts that come into my mind and type them into my computer. After 11 years of writing this weekly column I can truly say that what happens here at my desk impacts other people each week. I heard a talk a few months ago called “Off the Wall” about sayings that various individuals have posted in their offices. It is interesting to visit people’s work office or even home study to see how they have set up their work area. Do they have pictures of family members? Do they have motivational signs? Do they cover their desk with papers or is the entire top of their desk exposed? Since it would be difficult to have each of you readers come visit my home office, I thought I would have a seat here at my desk, look around, type in what I see, and let you know why it is significant in my life. It is the world from here at my desk. There is a plaque on my desk quoting Martin Luther King Jr. It reads “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.” I also have a picture of Dr. King in his study from his home in Montgomery, Ala., standing in front of a picture of Mahatma Ghandi on his wall. I am a big fan of Martin Luther King Jr. I have listened to and read many of his writings, have

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visited several landmark locations from his life and have enjoyed his museums. I have also written articles and given talks about his life. The quote on faith is one of my favorite quotes of the Rev. King. Rarely is anything of significance ever accomplished without taking a great risk. The risk begins with a simple step that leads into an uncertain future. But the journey begins with the first step. The quote challenges me to step outside my comfort zone because of callings in my life even though I don’t know where the future will lead me. I have a sign on my desk by the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. It reads “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” This reminds me of how blessed I am to have been married to my best friend for 27 years. I pray that I don’t have to live a single day without her. Because of her, I have been

Dear Editor: Mr. Mayor, your passion to make Roswell a better place is commendable, however the desire to increase taxes of any kind even if it’s gross receipts is not going to happen. Three strikes is where you’re headed. We have never seen anything that goes up ever come down. The people of Roswell are not in the mood for any kind of tax hikes. We need a break and time to heal from all that has gone wrong with the money used in the past to better Roswell. Our city is quite beautiful despite that it is not in the top three cities of New Mexico. Our children find work wherever they are needed. We learn to live with the money we get weekly. If we spend more than we have we have to cut back before it gets out of hand. We have a great college to educate our citizens and there are businesses that are doing well in Roswell. That is the good news. To pour money we don’t have into your idea is like asking the people of Roswell to give up what they are already having a hard time keeping. That’s not good news. We are tired of hearing that the “base” (airport) is in need of more money for future economic growth. There are buildings empty that a small business could use but it’s protected so that some day when Roswell hits in the top three cities of New Mexico a big business will want to use the buildings but only pay $1 is hard to swallow. It’s time for a new fresh idea that will not cost the struggling people of Roswell more money. I know there are very

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able to accomplish many things in my life. Because of her, I have many accomplishments ahead. There is so much that slows people down that I don’t have to worry about. The less energy I have to spend worrying or anxious about matters at home, the better able I am to help others outside of my home in a world that needs serving. Now, my wife sees me differently than I see myself. On the credenza behind my desk is a twofoot-tall articulated model of Superman. His cape flows behind him and his arms are extended up into the air as if he is about to take off. At his feet is a sign that she moved from my desk. It reads “Dream Big.” Behind my desk is a sketch my son drew of me dressed as Super man flying through the clouds. My wife calls me Super man from time to time. I am not sure I have much in common with Superman, but I do sometimes feel that saving the world is on my shoulders. I have many family pictures of my wife and two children on the credenza directly behind my desk. They are family pictures taken over the years that are meaningful as my children have grown and changed. I have a small yellow metal bus that reminds me of Switzerland, a matchbox type car that reminds me of Italy, a little red London double decker bus, and an

bright minds surrounding you, mayor, who can improve Roswell’s economy without asking for more taxes. Go back and rethink this. Please don’t use the old saying other communities are doing things and we are not. Here’s one, 8.625 percent gross receipts tax in Ruidoso and nowhere near being in the top three cities in New Mexico. We do not see them as a community that hires our children nor see them as an example of what economic growth is from increasing gross receipts tax. That’s one of highest gross receipts tax in New Mexico. We have got to get out of the mindset that other people pay for things instead of us. If we see that there is money to be made in Roswell, invest in Roswell like most small businesses do from their own pockets. The old way has to hit the highway because we the people of Roswell will expect to see brighter minds from our elected officials. We believe in you, so find a way to make Roswell a better place to live without higher taxes. If you can, and we hope you can, we will elect you again. To the struggling families of Roswell, we have been through this before and can survive like always. You can continue to hold on to hope even when you have been let down so many times. Some day we will have the chance to see wise leadership restore our faith in our elected officials. When that happens you will see more voters come out and support you. For a better future! Hopeful, Orlando J. Cobos Roswell

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orange wooden Torii “gate” and some small colorful “kitty’s” waving to remind me of Japan. These are special places I have visited and brought these souvenirs back. I have a couple of pictures of Abraham Lincoln with sayings below his pictures. One of them is “I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.” Besides appreciating what Abraham Lincoln did with his life, I constantly remind myself that I need to make sure that I am a part of God’s story, and never to try to make God be a part of my story. On a bookshelf across from my desk is a wooden sign with the quote “Enjoy life, this is not a rehearsal.” This reminds me that we have only one chance here on this planet. The days come at us and then they are spent. How we live our days is how we live our lives. Life is a motion picture, not a snapshot. It is constantly flowing, evolving and changing. God did not give any of us the ability to pause life, rewind, and start again at a previous date. Life is not a dress rehearsal. Also on my bookshelf is a wooden sign that quotes Philippians 4:8 from the Bible, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, think on these things.” Important words that

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remind me that I can choose what I think about. Above the door from inside my study is the sign, “Just Another Day in Paradise.” The sign reminds me that life is what I make it. My attitude determines my altitude. Whether I am happy with what I have or unhappy with what I don’t have, I have the same things. The attitude I choose can add to the lives of others or to take from them. In a nutshell, life is an attitude. There is so much in my life that I can’t control, but one thing I can control is my attitude. My day-today experience in this world is tied to what I choose my experience to be. My challenge to you is to take time to look around your office or study as if you are visiting it for the first time. What do you see? What does your office say about you? What message is sent to a visitor to your work area? Is what your office says about you accurate? Have some fun with this. You can learn a lot about a person by looking at their office. Just a thought ... Rick Kraft is a local attorney and the executive director of the Leadership Roswell Program. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, NM, 88202-0850.

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DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Deep into overtime, negotiators from 194 nations worked straight through a second night, parsing drafts and seeking compromises to map out the future pathway to fight global warming. Delegates, working on little sleep, huddled with allies to prepare for a decisive meeting later Saturday, when it will become clear whether the diverse and long-bickering parties can come together on a plan to extend and broaden the global campaign to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We think it’s important not to give up now. We have come a long way,” said a weary Connie Hedegaard, the European commissioner on climate issues, speaking more than 12 hours after the two-week conference had been scheduled to close Friday evening. But she was concerned that the process was taking so long that ministers would leave before decisions could be adopted,

costing hard-won momentum. “It would really really be a pity if we lose that now,” she told The Associated Press. Small island countries and the world’s poorest nations lined up behind an EU plan to begin talks on a future agreement that would come into effect no later than 2020. As negotiations progressed, the United States and India eased objections to compromise texts, but China remained a strong holdout, EU officials said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the continuing talks. Under discussion was an extension of binding pledges by the EU and a few other industrial countries to cut carbon emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Those commitments expire next year. The EU, the primary bloc bound by commitments under the 1997 protocol, conditioned an extension on starting new talks on an accord to succeed Kyoto.

23 die in bus crashes BEIJING (AP) — Three bus crashes in China have left at least 23 people dead and 48 others injured or missing, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said 12 people were killed and five were missing after their bus plunged into a river in Tibet. The driver and one passenger were the only survivors. The accident happened Tuesday but was not reported until Saturday. Nine people were killed and seven seriously injured in Xinjiang on Saturday when a long-distance bus collided with a heavy-duty truck, Xinhua said. In the third accident, Xinhua said two tourists from Hong Kong were killed and 36 others were hurt when their bus overturned after colliding with a farm vehicle Friday night in Jilin province in northeastern China. Serious traffic accidents are common in China, often due to overloaded vehicles or poorly trained drivers who ignore traffic laws.

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The talks would conclude by 2015, allowing five years for it to be ratified by national legislatures. The plan insists the new agreement equally oblige all countries — not just the few industrial powers — to abide by emission targets. Developing countries are adamant that the Kyoto commitments continue since it is the only agreement that compels any nation to reduce emissions. Industrial countries say the document is deeply flawed because it makes no demands on heavily polluting developing countries. It was for that reason that the U.S. never ratified it. Host country South Africa organized the final stages of negotiations into “indabas,” a Zulu-language word meaning important meetings that carry the weight of a rich African culture. At the indaba, the chief delegate from fewer than 30 countries, each with one aide, sat around an oblong table to thrash over text.

Dozens of delegates were allowed to stand and observe from the periphery of the room but not to participate. After the first meeting that ran overnight into Friday morning, conference president Maite NkoanaMashabane, who is South Africa’s foreign minister, drafted an eight-point compromise on the key question of the legal form of a post-2020 regime. The wording would imply how tightly countries would be held accountable for their emissions. But the text was too soft for the Europeans and for the most vulnerable countries threatened by rising oceans, more frequent droughts and fiercer storms. With passion rarely heard in a negotiating room, countries like Barbados pleaded for language instructing all parties to dig deeper into their carbon emissions and to speed up the process, arguing that the survival of their coun-

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Protesters hold a night vigil as talks at the climate change summit stall in Durban, South Africa, Friday. tries and millions of climate-stressed people were at risk. Nkoana-Mashabane drafted new text after midnight Saturday that largely

answered those criticisms. The U.S. told the indaba it could live with the language, but the reactions of China and India were not clear.

Day of protest against vote fraud in Russia MOSCOW (AP) — Russians angered by allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections and the country’s ruling party took part in protests Saturday in cities from the freezing Pacific Coast to the southwest, eight time zones away — a striking show of indignation that poses a challenge to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. Protests took place in at least 15 cities, most them attracting crowds of several hundred to a thousand. And the day’s centerpiece was yet to take place — a

massive rally in Moscow that was expected to gather more than 30,000 people. The protesters are both angered by reports of flagrant vote fraud in the Dec. 4 election and energized by the sense that the elections showed Putin and his United Russia party to be newly vulnerable. The party held an overwhelming two-thirds of the seats in the previous parliament, but its share plunged by about 20 percent in the recent vote. “The falsifications that

authorities are doing today have tur ned the country into a big theater, with clowns like in a circus,” said Alexander Trofimov, one of the early arrivals for the protest at Bolotnaya Square. Others say the elections were just the catalyst for them to show their anger over many issues. “We don’t have an independent judiciary, there is no freedom of expression — all this combined creates a situation where people are forced to protest,” said demonstrator Albert Yusupov.

In the city of Vladivostok, several hundred protesters rallied along a waterside avenue where some of Russia’s Pacific Fleet warships are docked. They shouted “Putin’s a louse” and some held a banner caricaturing United Russia’s emblem, reading “The rats must go.” In what appeared to be an attempt to prevent young people from attending the protest, Moscow’s school system declared Saturday after noon an extra school day for grades 9-11.


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NL MVP BRAUN TESTS POSITIVE

NEW YORK (AP) — National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a case still under appeal to an arbitrator under Major League Baseball’s drug program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Saturday night on condition of anonymity because the appeal is still ongoing. The positive test was first reported by ESPN. If Braun’s appeal is denied, the Milwaukee Brewers star would be subject to a 50-game suspension. Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone, ESPN said, adding that a later test determined the testosterone was synthetic. If suspended, Braun would be eligible to return for Milwaukee’s May 31 game at the Los Angeles Dodgers, barring any postponements. He would miss the first 57 days of the major league season, losing about $1.87 million of his $6 million salary “There are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan’s complete innocence and demonstrate that there was absolutely no intentional violation of the program,” Braun’s representatives at the Creative Artists Agency said in a statement. “While Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further, but we are confident that he will ultimately be exonerated.” Under Major League Baseball’s drug program, if a player appeals a first positive test for a performanceenhancing substance, an announcement isn’t made until after a decision. Appeals usually are heard by Shyam Das. The person familiar with the situation said Braun and others involved in the appeals process have known about the positive test since late October. The 28-year-old outfielder hit .312 with 33 homers and 111 RBIs this year and led Milwaukee to the NL championship series.

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ARTESIA — Normally when the talk of guards for the Goddard boys basketball team is brought up, Chase Salazar is the first topic of conversation. Jefferson (El Paso) knew that Salazar is the key that makes the Rocket engine purr and developed a game plan that took the senior point guard out of the game on offense. What the Foxes didn’t count on was Jake Maxey and Larry Hess rising to the occasion in the fourth quarter as Goddard held off Jefferson, 64-60, in the championship game of the City of Champions Classic, Saturday. The Foxes held Salazar to just two points and seven assists and forced other Rocket players to step up. With a 51-45 lead entering the fourth quarter, Maxey rose to the occasion in the first minute of the quarter. Goddard opened the final period with possession and Maxey threw a perfect lob pass to Lane Vander Hulst in the paint, setting the big man up for an easy layup that pushed the lead to eight. After a defensive stop, Maxey corralled a missed jumper by Brad Blackwell and found Erik Johnson for an open jumper that gave the Rockets a 55-45 lead. The Foxes drew to within eight after a jumper by A. Gomez, but

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Maxey drilled a 3 on the ensuing Goddard possession, giving Goddard an 11-point lead. Jefferson wouldn’t go away, however, and went on a 7-0 run over the next three minutes to get within four. After two free throws by C. Shane brought the Foxes to within 58-54, Hess answered the bell. Hess ended a three-minute scoring drought for Goddard with a bucket off a Salazar pass and, after a defensive stop, Hess hit a runner to give Goddard an eight-point lead. Jef ferson got to within four points twice in the final two minutes of the game, but two Vander Hulst free throws and two blocks by Maxey kept Goddard in front. Goddard coach Kevin Jones said that the play of Hess and Maxey was the difference in the game. “That was the difference in the game,” he said. “It ended up being a four-point game and Larry and Jake came through big today. We have got to have other people step up and score. We talked about that in the locker room, that we have to help our scorers. Larry helped with that today and Jake had some big boards and played some good defense. It was a team effort.” The win improved Goddard’s record to 7-0 and Jones said that during the three-day tournament, Steve Notz Photo he saw improvement in his team’s toughness. Goddard’s Larry Hess (20) puts up a shot on the baseline during the Rockets’ win over Jefferson (El Paso) in the championship game of the City of ChampiSee GODDARD, Page B2 ons Classic in Artesia, Saturday.

Baylor’s Griffin captures Heisman Trophy

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Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III holds up the Heisman Trophy after he won the 2011 award. Griffin, who threw for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns and rushed for 644 yards and nine scores, beat out Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who finished second in the voting.

Local briefs: Olguin keys Roswell victory

GRANTS — After trailing for a majority of the game, the Roswell boys basketball team needed someone to step up trailing Grants 58-57 with 10 seconds left. Anthony Olguin was that someone. The junior post stole the Grants inbound pass and hit what proved to be the game-winning layup with 4.9 seconds left as the Coyotes improved to 3-0 with a 59-58 win over Grants at the Grants Invitational on Saturday. Roswell went up 5-0 early, but didn’t lead again until Olguin’s decisive bucket. Coyote coach Britt Cooper said that it was a big win for his team. “We were 10 down late and we did a good job of coming back,” he said. “Grants had beat St. Pius X earlier in the week, so it was a big win for us.” Cooper also said that everyone who saw the court contributed to the win. “(When we were down late), we brought some kids off the bench and those kids shook it up,” he said. “We hit some big 3s and everyone contributed. We played all 12 kids and they all made a contribution somewhere.” Olguin finished with 10 points, while tournament MVP Marquel Warner led the Coyotes with 15 points. Luis Arenivas added 11 for Roswell. See BRIEFS, Page B2

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings. The quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star. Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman conversation, a talented and exciting player on a marginal team, while Luck was already being touted as a No. 1 NFL draft pick. Draft day might very well still belong to Luck, but Griffin diverted the Heisman to Waco, Texas, to a school that has never had a player finish better than fourth in the voting — and that was 48 years ago. The junior received 405 first-place votes and 1,687 points. Luck received 247 first-place votes and 1,407

points to become the fourth player to be Heisman runner-up in consecutive seasons and first since Arkansas running back Darren McFadden in 2006 and ’07. Alabama running back Trent Richardson was third with 138 first-place votes and 978 points. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball (348 points) was fourth and the other finalist, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (327) was fifth. Griffin’s highlights were simply spectacular — his signature moment coming on a long, cross-field touchdown pass with 8 seconds left to beat Oklahoma — and he put up dizzying numbers, completing 72 percent of his passes for 3,998 yards with 36 touchdown passes and a nationleading 192.3 efficiency rating. More importantly, he lifted Baylor (9-3) to national prominence and one of the See HEISMAN, Page B2

Sierra wins second straight

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The Sierra eighth-grade girls basketball team won its second straight city championship on Saturday. Members of the team are Chabrielle Allen, Destinee Gallegos, Mercedes Melgsrejo, Amalia Sanchez, Alexis Acevedo, L’Rissa Cobos, Unique Sedillo, Jenna Hernandez, Isabel Gonzales, Anissa Day, Valerie Wilhite, Leah Burton, managers Alyssa Ortiz and Stephanie Salazar and coach Greg Barela.


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greatest seasons in school history. The 15th-ranked Bears won nine games for the first time in 25 years, beat the Sooners for the first time ever and went 4-0 in November. That was after winning a total of four November games in their first 15 Big 12 seasons. And the last three games? Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas. Luck was the front-runner from the moment in January he surprised many by returning to Stanford for one more season instead of jumping to the NFL to become a millionaire. He didn’t disappoint, with 3,170 yards receiving, 35 touchdown passes, a completion percentage of 70 percent and a rating of 167.5. Grif fin put up better numbers and, essentially, out-Lucked Luck, who became a star by lifting a forlorn program at a private school out of the shadows of its powerful conference rivals. Luck made a sensational

Briefs

one-handed catch early in what tur ned out to be a blowout victory against UCLA. Nice. Griffin made a 15-yard reception in traffic to convert a key third down on the game-winning drive in Baylor’s opening 50-48 victory against TCU. Better. The 6-foot-2, 220 pounder with sprinter’s speed — he was an allAmerican in the 400-meter hurdles — grabbed plenty of headlines and attention with that first Friday perfor mance against the Horned Frogs and ended the first month of the season with more touchdown passes than incompletions. He was an early Heisman front-runner, but he faded in October as Baylor lost three of four. Griffin continued to pile up video game numbers, but not enough to compensate for the Bears’ leaky defense. He finished with a kick and shot up the Heisman charts on Nov. 19, when Baylor beat Oklahoma 4538. Griffin passed for 479 yards and four touchdowns against the Sooners, including that sensational 34-yard, game-winner to

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Warner and Saul Carillo were named to the all-tournament team.

Tularosa 64, Dexter 30 TULAROSA — For one half, Dexter took Tularosa’s best shot and remained standing. However, the Wildcats continued the onslaught in the second half and pulled away for a win over the Demons at the Tularosa Invitational, Saturday. “The first half, we played really good. Tularosa is a tough team,” said Demon coach James Voight. “The second half, they just took it to us and we weren’t tough enough. They didn’t really change anything; they pressed us the whole game, in the first half, we handled it, and, in the second half, we didn’t.” Tularosa broke open a twopoint game at the break by outscoring the Demons 26-6 in the third quarter. David Lopez led the Demons (4-3) with 17 points.

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Terrance Williams in the closing seconds. He stated his case one last time — emphatically — on championship Saturday, capping his season with 320 yards passing and two TD passes and two touchdown runs in a 48-24 victory against Texas. It was the second straight year Griffin led the Bears past those longtime bullies from Austin. At that point it became obvious that quarterback Don T rull’s fourth-place finish in 1963 would no longer be the Heisman standard at Baylor. Landing Griffin, the son of two U.S. Army sergeants who settled in central Texas, was a recruiting coup for Baylor, though it was something of a package deal. Griffin had committed to Houston and coach Art Briles, but when Baylor hired Briles away, Griffin switched up and followed the coach to a program that hadn’t even played in a bowl game since 1994. He started 11 games as an 18-year-old freshman in 2008 and tore a knee ligament three games into the

Elida 52, Gateway Chr. 31 ELIDA — Andrew Meeks poured in 22 points for shorthanded Gateway Christian in a loss to Elida on Saturday at the Elida Invitational. The Warriors were playing without Mason Miller and Caleb Kimberly, but coach Troy Grants said the young kids stepped up in their absence. “We played really well,” he said. “The younger guys stepped up and played well. I think our first and last quarters was what hurt us. Defensively, we held them in check pretty well. We just couldn’t score like we should have.”

Girls basketball

Eldorado 43, Roswell 28 RIO RANCHO — Roswell fell to Eldorado, the No. 1 5A team in the state, on Saturday in the championship game of the Mel Otero Invitational. The Coyotes trailed 16-12 at halftime, but the Eagles blew the game open by outscoring Roswell 16-4 in the third quarter. Roswell coach Joe Carpenter

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2009 season. He returned last year as good as new and with a newfound commitment and love of football. He threw for 3,501 yards and led Baylor to a 7-6 record and its first bowl appearance since 1994.

said that his team struggled with its shooting. “We were down 16-12 in the first half and we just couldn’t find a shot,” he said. “We could not get anything to go in. Part of that was the defense and part of it was us just not executing when we needed to. That is something we need to work on. They outscored us 16-4 in the third and that opened the game up.” Rikki Ornelas, Marika Trujillo and Diane Carillo all had eight points for the Coyotes. Carlsbad 43, Goddard 37 ARTESIA — Goddard grabbed a one-point lead with four minutes left in the game, but could not hang onto it in a loss to Carlsbad in the third-place game at the City of Champions Classic, Saturday. The Rockets fell behind 11-5 after one quarter, but drew to within two going to the fourth by outscoring the Cavegirls 22-18 in the middle two quarters. After the Rockets seized the lead in the fourth, they missed four free throws down the stretch, which allowed Carlsbad

This season, his passing has improved and he’s still a dangerous runner (644 yards and nine TDs). He has left little doubt that he’s a pro prospect, though he’s got one more game — the Alamo Bowl against Washington on Dec. 29 in

to come back for the win. “We came out a little sluggish, but I felt like our second half was a little better,” said Rocket coach Greg Torres. “We just did not put together four full quarters.” Kristina Perea led the Rockets (2-6) with 15 points. Abbie Blach chipped in nine.

Capitan 47, Dexter 34 CLOUDCROFT — Dexter missed 19 free throws and fell to Capitan at the Mountain Top Tournament on Saturday. Demon coach Kim Hamill said that her team played hard. “We played hard. This is our seventh game in 13 days,” she said. “They fought through it. Once again, we missed 19 free throws, so we are going to really be concentrating on that for the next couple of weeks.” Ivon Loya led the Demons (17) with 11 points and Tamara Salas added eight.

Quemado 34, Gateway Chr. 30 ELIDA — Robrena Wade scored 14 points for Gateway Christian, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell to 0-7 with a

San Antonio — to show his stuff. An aspiring lawyer who is working on a master’s degree in communications, he holds 46 school records and adoring Bears fans are praying he comes back for more.

loss to Quemado at the Elida Invitational on Saturday. Gateway coach Holly Tipton said that her team is getting better. “They played way better and we are starting to get our feet underneath us,” she said. “We were missing players again and, once we get them back and start making the little shots, I think we are going to jell. We are warming up.” Kate Hammonds had seven points for the Warriors.

Lake Arthur 41, Jesus Chapel 11 LAKE ARTHUR — Mayra Davila scored 15 points for Lake Arthur as the Panthers beat Jesus Chapel for their first win of the season on Saturday at the Panther Invitational. Panther coach Leslie Turner said that her team played well. “They played well. We ran our of fense and shot a lot better today,” she said. “(On defense), we just played man-to-man and that worked well for us today.” Lilly McNeil scored 10 points for Lake Arthur (1-4).

Texas A&M hires Kevin Sumlin away from Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Coach Kevin Sumlin and his prolific offense made Houston a power in Conference USA. His next challenge will be trying to replicate that success in the Southeastern Conference, the country’s toughest football league, as Texas A&M’s new coach. Sumlin was hired as the Aggies’ new coach on Saturday, less than two weeks after Mike Sherman was fired following a disappointing 6-6 finish. The Aggies (6-6) are scheduled to play Northwester n (6-6) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston on Dec. 31, with A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter serving as interim coach. It will be the Aggies’ last game as a Big 12 team before moving to the SEC next season. “(We) spoke to many worthy and qualified candidates, but my decision, which was made in consultation with president (R. Bowen) Loftin, kept leading me to Kevin,” athletic director Bill Byr ne said. “I believe he is the right person to lead our football pro-

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“I have seen improvement in our toughness,” he said. “The more games that we can be in like this, it will help us down the road. I was very impressed with El Paso Jefferson. They are a solid squad.” Vander Hulst finished

gram into the Southeastern Conference. First of all, Kevin is a terrific person. He is also one heck of a recruiter and he will put together a great staff.” It will be his second stint at the school after working as an assistant under R.C. Slocum in 2001-02. “I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as the head football coach at Texas A&M University,” Sumlin said in a statement. “Having coached there before, I understand the culture and embrace the commitment by the 12th Man regarding Aggie football. Aggieland is a special place and I look forward to working with the young men in the football program and recruiting the type of players we need to be successful in the SEC.” Slocum, A&M’s coach from 1989-2002, raved about Sumlin. “Kevin Sumlin is very respected in the coaching profession,” Slocum said. “He is an excellent recruiter, a solid coach with a lot of experience, and a great person. He will do well as head coach of the

with 16 points and seven rebounds, Hess chipped in with 15 points and Sweet poured in 10 points to go along with his seven rebounds. Hess, Vander Hulst and Salazar were named to the all-tour nament team and Salazar also took home tournament MVP honors. Gomez led the Foxes with 23 points. l.foster@rdrnews.com

Aggies.” Sumlin, who was Houston’s first black head coach, is also the first black coach at Texas A&M. “The hiring of Kevin Sumlin is a great opportunity to build on the solid foundation left by Coach Sher man,” said for mer Texas A&M linebacker Steve Solari, who played for the Aggies in the early 1990s. “Hiring the first African-American head football coach at A&M is a momentous occasion.” Speculation intensified that Sumlin would move about 100 miles northwest to College Station when A&M fired Sherman after he went 25-25 in four seasons. Sumlin told the Cougars that he was leaving in an emotional meeting on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars (12-1) play Penn State (9-3) in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas on Jan. 2 with assistant Tony Levine serving as the interim head coach. Sumlin, 47, went 35-17 in four seasons with Houston, and the Cougars routinely ranked as one of the nation’s highest scoring teams. He was on campus on Friday to join in the celebration of Houston’s upcoming move to the Big East. “When you have a head coach, the one thing that you ask is that you leave the program in better shape than what you inherited,” Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades said. “And there’s no question that Coach Sumlin did that.” Houston won its first 12

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Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin, left, congratulates Michael Hayes after a touchdown during the second quarter of the Conference USA championship game on Dec. 3. On Saturday, it was announced that Sumlin will succeed Mike Sherman as the next football coach at Texas A&M. games this year and was in line for a Bowl Championship Series berth this season until losing at home to Southern Mississippi in the C-USA championship game. Despite the loss, Sumlin remained a hot name to fill just about every high-profile coaching vacancy available. Reports linked him to Mississippi, Illinois, Arizona State and UCLA, in addition to Texas A&M. The Aggies entered this season with 18 returning starters and a top-10 ranking. They were expected to contend for the Big 12 championship and be a factor in the national title

hunt, but then lost early games to Oklahoma State and Arkansas after holding double-digit halftime leads. A&M won three in a row after the first skid, but a three-game losing streak, which included two overtime losses, ensured the Aggies of a mediocre season. The low point of the season came when Texas A&M ended its more than century-old rivalry with Texas with a 27-25 loss at home on Thanksgiving. Byrne said he met with Sumlin on Saturday morning to finalize the of fer. Details of his contract were not announced, pending approval by A&M’s board of

regents. An Indianapolis native, Sumlin played linebacker for Purdue in the 1980s before beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Washington State in 1989. He worked as an assistant at Wyoming and Minnesota before returning to his alma mater to work as an assistant coach under Joe T iller while Drew Brees starred for the Boilermakers. Sumlin moved to Texas A&M in 2001 to work for Slocum as an of fensive assistant. Slocum was fired after the 2002 season, which included a victory over then-No. 1 Oklahoma.


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Saturday’s Scores By The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Evangel Christian 67, Tse Yi Gai 60 Rio Rancho 73, Albuquerque Academy 64 Santa Rosa 70, Lordsburg 55 Tucumcari 69, Monte del Sol 67 Vaughn 53, Santa Fe Waldorf School 41 Artesia Tournament Artesia 59, Deming 35 Carlsbad 56, Artesia JV-A 40 Goddard 64, EP Jefferson, Texas 60 Moriarty 46, Mesilla Valley Christian 45 Cloudcroft Tournament Cliff 72, Cloudcroft 31 Elida Tournament Elida 52, Gateway Christian 31 Farmington Tournament Piedra Vista 103, Navajo Pine 77 Grants Tournament Roswell 59, Grants 58 Sandia Prep Tournament Sandia Prep 48, Atrisco Heritage 46 Tularosa Tournament Santa Fe Prep 62, Alamogordo JV 45 Tularosa 64, Dexter 30 GIRLS BASKETBALL Evangel Christian 59, Tse Yi Gai 50 Hope Christian 54, Albuquerque Academy 20 Lazbuddie, Texas 48, Floyd 39 Miyamura 39, St. Pius 31 Pecos 48, Coronado 32 Shiprock 69, Aztec 32 Artesia Tournament Artesia 61, Lovington 46 Carlsbad 43, Goddard 37 Deming 57, El Paso, Texas 16 Ruidoso 53, Chaparral 39 Cloudcroft Tournament Capitan 47, Dexter 34 Elida Tournament Elida 49, Santa Rosa 48 Quemado 34, Gateway Christian 30 Grants Tournament Farmington 47, Navajo Prep 41 Lake Arthur Tournament Lake Arthur 41, Jesus Chapel 11 Northern Rio Grande Tournament Mora 45, Dulce 38 Rio Rancho Tournament Clovis 46, Hobbs 45 Eldorado 43, Roswell 28

College Basketball

Indiana stuns No. 1 Kentucky 73-72 on final shot

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Everybody knew John Calipari's closing strategy Saturday night. Everybody except his own players. On a night No. 1 Kentucky committed 17 turnovers and allowed a season-high point total, it was the simplest of things — missed free throws and the inability to foul — that allowed Christian Watford to knock off the nation's No. 1 team with a buzzer-beating 3pointer that gave Indiana a stunning 73-72 victory. "We had two fouls to give. Two," Calipari said in disbelief. "We're fouling once and if they throw it to half court, just make sure they're not in a shooting motion and we're going to foul again. The officials knew we were fouling. They said, 'Just make sure they're not in a shooting motion,' so I have no idea what went through our mind. Maybe they thought, 'I'm not fouling, the time is going to run out,' I don't know." The late mistakes cost the Wildcats (8-1) their unbeaten season. Anthony Davis spent most of the night in foul trouble, finished with six points and one block and missed the front end of a oneand-one with 19.9 seconds left with Kentucky leading 71-70. Doron Lamb, who had 19 points, then missed the first of two free throws with 5.6 seconds to go, making it only 72-70. And then, of course, there was the Wildcats' inexplicable inability to foul on the final possession — not once, but twice. "We were going to foul before they made the shot, before they crossed half court," Lamb said. "Nobody fouled them and they made a lucky shot." Lucky or open, the result was the same. Indiana knocked off a top-ranked team for only the second time ever at Assembly Hall, ended a three-game losing streak to the Wildcats and put Hoosiers basketball squarely back on the college basketball map. Students celebrated by pouring onto the court so quickly that the officials had to scramble to reach the scorer's table for a replay review, that nobody bothered to wait for. "I thought it was good, so I would have been like stunned if it wasn't," said coach Tom Crean, who stood next to the officials, pressed up against the table. "And I have no idea how we would have got that game finished if it wasn't." He wasn't joking and, fortunately, nobody had to figure out how to get everyone back in the stands. The biggest worry was Watford, who still had to get up after hitting the deck with the students, signs and raw emotion around him. "I was scared for him because there were people all over him," said Jordan Hulls, a Bloomington native and the only player on the roster who could remember such a crazy scene at Assembly Hall. The last time it happened was Jan. 7, 2001 when Kirk Haston hit a buzzer-beating 3 from the right wing to beat then No. 1 Michigan State. The only difference this time was that it came from the left wing. But it still gave Indiana the biggest win of Crean's four seasons in Bloomington. "It felt great," Watford said of the shot after scoring the last of his 20 points. "You can't really tell if it's going in. But I got it off, it felt great, it looked like I got enough rotation on it and it went in." Indiana is 9-0 for the first time since 1989-90 and on its way to the first winning season under Crean. It's the first time the Hoosiers have upset a No. 1 since taking down Duke 74-73 in the 2002 NCAA tournament. Kentucky (8-1) will likely lose its hold on the top spot this week after a two-week reign. Calipari lost for the only the second time in seven games against Crean, and for the first time in this series.

No. 13 Jayhawks hand No. 2 Ohio State first loss

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tyshawn Taylor played through the pain. Jared Sullinger did not. That may have been the difference for No. 13 Kansas in its victory over secondranked Ohio State. The Jayhawks' starting point guard had a career-high 13 assists despite a torn meniscus and sprained MCL in his right knee, helping Kansas to a 78-67 victory over the Buckeyes, who were missing Sullinger for the second consecutive game due to back spasms. "I can get on Ty because he will turn it over every now and then, but where would we be without him?" Self said. "We don't win the game tonight if he doesn't play. He definitely isn't 100 percent."

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Thomas Robinson took advantage of Sullinger's absence inside to score 21 points, and newcomer Kevin Young came off the bench to add a career-high 14 for the Jayhawks (6-2), who extended their winning streak to 47 games over non-conference opponents at Allen Fieldhouse. William Buford had 17 of his 21 points in the second half for Ohio State (8-1), which was playing on the road for the first time this season. Deshaun Thomas added 19 points. "When you make mistakes, Kansas is so good they're going to make you pay, and we made some key mistakes," Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said. "Our guys competed — just made mistakes down the stretch." Taylor hurt his knee in practice earlier in the week and could have opted for surgery, but the Jayhawks' medical staff decided he wouldn't harm it any more by playing. They left it up to the senior to decide whether he could manage the pain, and Self didn't ask how much he was experiencing. "If you ask them if they're hurting, then you give them an opportunity to give you an answer," Self said, adding that Taylor hadn't practiced all week until Friday. He'll have surgery Sunday and will miss about three weeks. It was more publicly known that Sullinger was a question mark, but he wasn't ruled out until just before the game, when his balky back simply wouldn't loosen up. "As I told Coach Self when we shook hands before the game, 'Merry Christmas early,'" Matta said. "I don't think his exact words were, 'Merry Christmas,'" Self said with a grin. "I think there were some other words in there, maybe describing the holiday." "I don't think you put an asterisk with the win," Self added. "Ohio State can certainly say, and rightfully so, 'Jared didn't play.' And we know he didn't play, and they're a much better team with him. We wanted him to play. But just because he plays doesn't guarantee anything." The Jayhawks were desperate for a high-profile victory after losses to top-ranked Kentucky and No. 7 Duke, and they got on against a Buckeyes team that had led the nation in scoring margin. "We had this awesome non-conference schedule set up and we still have some good teams to play, but the main teams were Kentucky, Ohio State and Duke," Robinson said, "and it would have been incomplete if we didn't get one of them." Buoyed by a frenzied crowd that jammed Allen Fieldhouse to the rafters, the Jayhawks raced to a 23-13 lead just over midway through the first half, the decibel level at one point registering 114 on the scoreboard — roughly equal to that of a rock concert.

NFL

National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct New England . . .9 3 0 .750 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .5 7 0 .417 Miami . . . . . . . . .4 8 0 .333 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Houston . . . . . . .9 3 0 .750 Tennessee . . . . .7 5 0 .583 Jacksonville . . . .3 9 0 .250 Indianapolis . . . . .0 12 0 .000 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Pittsburgh . . . . . .10 3 0 .769 Baltimore . . . . . . .9 3 0 .750 Cincinnati . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 Cleveland . . . . . .4 9 0 .308 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Denver . . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 Oakland . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 Kansas City . . . .5 7 0 .417 San Diego . . . . . .5 7 0 .417

PF 362 290 278 246

PF 310 249 152 174

PF 282 296 266 178

PF 256 274 163 287

PA 247 260 304 220

PA 189 229 238 358

PA 198 192 250 254 PA 292 308 268 289

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Dallas . . . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 283 244 N.Y. Giants . . . . .6 6 0 .500 287 315 Philadelphia . . . .4 8 0 .333 271 282 Washington . . . . .4 8 0 .333 202 256 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans . . . .9 3 0 .750 393 269 Atlanta . . . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 269 244 Carolina . . . . . . .4 8 0 .333 290 324 Tampa Bay . . . . .4 8 0 .333 218 329 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA x-Green Bay . . .12 0 0 1.000 420 262 Chicago . . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 291 242 Detroit . . . . . . . . .7 5 0 .583 333 277 Minnesota . . . . . .2 10 0 .167 246 330 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA x-San Francisco .10 2 0 .833 288 161 Seattle . . . . . . . . .5 7 0 .417 216 246 Arizona . . . . . . . .5 7 0 .417 232 269 St. Louis . . . . . . .2 10 0 .167 140 296 x-clinched division

Thursday’s Game Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3 Sunday’s Games New Orleans at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 11 a.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 11 a.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 11 a.m. New England at Washington, 11 a.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 2:05 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 2:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 2:15 p.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 6:20 p.m. Monday’s Game St. Louis at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Jacksonville at Atlanta, 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Dallas at Tampa Bay, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 New Orleans at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Seattle at Chicago, 11 a.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Carolina at Houston, 11 a.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. Miami at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m. Detroit at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 2:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 2:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 6:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 6:30 p.m.

College Football

UCLA hires NFL vet Jim Mora as new football coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Jim Mora hasn't coached college football in a quarter-century, the longtime NFL coach has

TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Sunday, Dec. 11 FIGURE SKATING 10 a.m. NBC — ISU, Grand Prix Final, at Quebec City (same-day tape) GOLF 1 p.m. NBC — Franklin Templeton Shootout, final round, at Naples, Fla. NFL 11 a.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage

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spent the last two years preparing for a chance to go back to school. UCLA is giving him that opportunity in the hopes this polished pro coach can revitalize a beleaguered college program. Mora agreed to a five-year, $12 million contract with UCLA on Saturday, replacing Rick Neuheisel as the Bruins' first football coach in more than 60 years with no ties to the school. "I think UCLA is truly a sleeping giant, and I realize that an opportunity like this, of this magnitude, doesn't present itself more than once in a coaching career," Mora said. "When the job was offered, I jumped at the chance to be a Bruin." Mora was the coach of the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, going 31-33 over four seasons while reaching one NFC title game. The son of longtime NFL coach Jim Mora is a former University of Washington defensive back who had only one season of college coaching experience at his alma mater in 1984 before beginning a 25-year career in the NFL. Mora realizes the majority of NFL coaches who go back to the college game have little success. For every Pete Carroll, who replaced Mora with the Seahawks after a spectacular run at Southern California, dozens of pro veterans couldn't figure out college football's morass of recruiting details, and NCAA rules. "I've given this a lot of thought," Mora said. "This isn't something that just popped up. This has been a goal of mine since I left the Seattle Seahawks. I've had a passion and a real strong desire to get back into coaching football at the collegiate level. I've had opportunities to go back to the NFL over the past year, and turned them down in hopes that one day I'd have the opportunity to coach at a college football program like UCLA's." Mora spent the past two years out of coaching, working as a television analyst after the Seahawks fired him in January 2010 after just one season. Mora also spent his down time studying college football, learning the fine points of recruiting and other NCAA arcana. Although Mora's hiring immediately came under criticism on popular fan websites and message boards for the understandable qualms about his pro background, nobody can accuse athletic director Dan Guerrero of playing it safe. Mora's hire is doubly unorthodox at UCLA, which has stuck to offensive-minded coaches who played or coached at the school for more than two generations. Mora is the first UCLA coach with a defensive background in at least 40 years, breaking up a lineage including offensive masterminds Dick Vermeil, Terry Donahue and Bob Toledo. "He is high-energy, hard-nosed, disciplined and organized," said Guerrero, whose own fate could be tied to Mora after firing his last two coaches for mediocre results. "He has coached defense his whole life, and that bodes well for us with the kind of offensive firepower we see in our conference. Though he's never coached a game in college, bottom line is he is a terrific football coach, and he will surround himself with a staff that will aid in the transition from pro football to college football." Neuheisel went 21-29 over four seasons at his alma mater, getting fired last month after UCLA was embarrassed 50-0 by coach Lane Kiffin's fifth-ranked Trojans. USC's postseason ban still allowed the Bruins to play in the first Pac-12 championship game, where UCLA lost 49-31 to Oregon last week. UCLA will play Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 31 under interim coach Mike Johnson, Neuheisel's offensive coordinator. Johnson also was Mora's quarterbacks coach for two seasons with the Falcons. The 50-year-old Mora was born in Los Angeles and spent part of his childhood in the area, but has no links to UCLA beyond his father's one season on the Bruins' coaching staff in the 1970s. Guerrero said that wasn't a prerequisite for the job, but was determined to hire a coach with previous head coaching experience.

Heisman Winners By The Associated Press 2011—Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB 2010—Cam Newton, Auburn, QB 2009—Mark Ingram, Alabama, RB 2008—Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, QB 2007—Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2006—Troy Smith, Ohio State, QB 2005—Vacated 2004—Matt Leinart, Southern Cal, QB 2003—Jason White, Oklahoma, QB 2002—Carson Palmer, Southern Cal, QB 2001—Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB 2000—Chris Weinke, Florida St., QB 1999—Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB 1998—Ricky Williams, Texas, RB 1997—Charles Woodson, Michigan, CB 1996—Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995—Eddie George, Ohio State, TB 1994—Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB 1993—Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB 1992—Gino Torretta, Miami, QB 1991—Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR 1990—Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB 1989—Andre Ware, Houston, QB 1988—Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB 1987—Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR 1986—Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB 1985—Bo Jackson, Auburn, TB 1984—Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB 1983—Mike Rozier, Nebraska, TB 1982—Herschel Walker, Georgia, HB 1981—Marcus Allen, Southern Cal, TB 1980—George Rogers, South Carolina, HB 1979—Charles White, Southern Cal, TB 1978—Billy Sims, Oklahoma, HB 1977—Earl Campbell, Texas, FB 1976—Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, HB 1975—Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB 1974—Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB 1973—John Cappelletti, Penn State, HB 1972—Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, FL 1971—Pat Sullivan, Auburn, QB 1970—Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB 1969—Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB 1968—O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal, TB 1967—Gary Beban, UCLA, QB 1966—Steve Spurrier, Florida, QB 1965—Mike Garrett, Southern Cal, TB 1964—John Huarte, Notre Dame, QB 1963—Roger Staubach, Navy, QB 1962—Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB 1961—Ernie Davis, Syracuse, HB 1960—Joe Bellino, Navy, HB 1959—Billy Cannon, LSU, HB 1958—Pete Dawkins, Army, HB 1957—John David Crow, Texas A&M, HB 1956—Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, QB 1955—Howard Cassady, Ohio State, HB 1954—Alan Ameche, Wisconsin, FB 1953—John Lattner, Notre Dame, HB 1952—Billy Vessels, Oklahoma, HB 1951—Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB 1950—Vic Janowicz, Ohio State, HB 1949—Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E 1948—Doak Walker, SMU, HB 1947—John Lujack, Notre Dame, QB 1946—Glenn Davis, Army, HB

2 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 2:15 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 6 p.m. NBC — N.Y. Giants at Dallas

Monday, Dec. 12 NFL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at Seattle NHL HOCKEY 5 p.m. VERSUS — New Jersey at Tampa Bay SOCCER 12:50 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester City at Chelsea

1945—Doc Blanchard, Army, HB 1944—Les Horvath, Ohio State, QB 1943—Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame, QB 1942—Frank Sinkwich, Georgia, HB 1941—Bruce Smith, Minnesota, HB 1940—Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB 1939—Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB 1938—Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian, QB 1937—Clint Frank, Yale, HB 1936—Larry Kelley, Yale, E 1935—Jay Berwanger, Chicago, HB

Football Championship NCAA Subdivision Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times Mountain First Round Saturday, Nov. 26 James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17 Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18 Stony Brook 31, Albany (N.Y.) 28 Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 3 Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48 Montana 41, Central Arkansas 14 Maine 34, Appalachian State 12 Sam Houston State 34, Stony Brook 27 Montana State 26, New Hampshire 25 Lehigh 40, Towson 38 North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14 Northern Iowa 28, Wofford 21 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 9 Montana 48, Northern Iowa 10 Saturday, Dec. 10 Sam Houston State 49, Montana State 13 Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23 North Dakota State 24, Lehigh 0 Semifinals Friday, Dec. 16 or Saturday, Dec. 17 Montana (11-2) vs. Sam Houston State (130) Georgia Southern (11-2) vs. North Dakota State (12-1) Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas Semifinal winners, 11 a.m.

NCAA Division II Football Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 North Greenville 63, Albany State (Ga.) 14 California (Pa.) 44, Elizabeth City State 0 Kutztown 17, Concord 14 North Alabama 43, West Alabama 27 Northwest Missouri State 35, Missouri Western 29 Minnesota-Duluth 30, Saginaw Valley 27 Wayne State (Mich.) 48, St. Cloud State 38 Washburn 52, Abilene Christian 49 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 New Haven 44, Kutztown 37 North Greenville 58, at Mars Hill 32 Northwest Missouri State 38, Midwestern State 31 Wayne State (Mich.) 38, Nebraska-Kearney 20 Winston-Salem 35, California (Pa.) 28 Delta State 42, North Alabama 14 Pittsburg State 31, Washburn 22 Minnesota-Duluth 24, Colorado StatePueblo 21 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Winston-Salem 27, New Haven 7 Wayne State (Mich.) 31, Minnesota-Duluth 25 Delta State 28, North Greenville 23 Pittsburg State 41, Northwest Missouri State 16 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10 Wayne State 21, Winston-Salem 14 Pittsburg State 49, Delta State 23 Championship Saturday, Dec. 17 At Braly Municipal Stadium Florence, Ala. Wayne State (12-3) vs. Pittsburg State (121), 9 a.m.

NCAA Division III Football Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times Mountain First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Franklin 24, Thomas More 21 Kean 34, Christopher Newport 10 Salisbury 62, Western New England 24 St. John Fisher 23, Johns Hopkins 12 Delaware Valley 62, Norwich 10 Wesley 35, Hobart 28 Wabash 38, Illinois College 20 Centre 51, Hampden-Sydney 41 Mount Union 47, Benedictine (Ill.) 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater 59, Albion 0 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48, St. Scholastica 2 Monmouth (Ill.) 33, Illinois-Wesleyan 27 Mary Hardin-Baylor 34, Redlands 13 McMurry 25, Trinity (Texas) 16 North Central (Ill.) 59, Dubuque 13 Linfield 30, Cal Lutheran 27 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 Salisbury 49, Kean 47 St. John Fisher 27, Delaware Valley 14 Mount Union 30, Centre 10 Wabash 29, North Central (Ill.) 28 Wesley 49, Linfield 34 Wisconsin-Whitewater 41, Franklin 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 38, Monmouth (Ill.) 10 Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, McMurry 20 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Mount Union 20, Wabash 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater 34, Salisbury 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 45, St. John Fisher 10 Wesley 27, Mary Hardin-Baylor 24 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10 Mount Union 28, Wesley 21 Wisconsin-Whitewater 20, St. Thomas (Minn.) 0 Championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 16 At Salem Stadium Salem, Va. Mount Union (14-0) vs. WisconsinWhitewater (14-0), 5 p.m.

Golf

Sunday, December 11, 2011 the 12-team event, had a 63. Rory Sabbatini and Jhonattan Vegas were two strokes back at 17 under after a 60, and Rickie Fowler and Camilo Villegas were 16 under after a 63. The event will finish Sunday with a scramble round. Nine teams were tied for the lead or within a stroke before Bradley and Steele birdied Nos. 7-10 to take a two-stroke advantage. They also birdied four of the last six holes, but Calcavecchia and Price made birdies on six of the final seven to draw within a stroke. "We definitely thought that at some point we could kind of separate ourselves a little bit, maybe get that two- or three-shot advantage," Steele said. "We were two ahead for a while and wanted to push it to three or four. You'd always like it to be bigger, especially with those guys there. They've got so many shots and they're playing so good, they're tough." Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker, the longtime Madison, Wis., friends who the event in 2009, were four strokes back at 15 under along with Kenny Perry and Scott Stallings. Kelly and Stricker had a 65, and Perry and Stallings shot a 62.

Transactions

Saturday's Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with 1B Albert Pujols on a 10-year contract and LHP C.J. Wilson on a five-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed F Vladimir Radmanovic. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed F

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The first step sometimes is the biggest for NFL teams: making the playoffs. With that accomplished, the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have much loftier goals. Green Bay clinched the NFC North and San Francisco grabbed the NFC West last week with wins. For the Packers, there’s been nothing but victories, 12 of them, as they host Oakland on Sunday. The defending Super Bowl champions are concentrating on ensuring all their playoff games are held at Lambeau Field. And there’s that little challenge of going undefeated. “Oh, I think it’s way too early to even think about those things,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “We have 12 wins. Everybody knows what San Francisco’s record is. It’s important for us to stay focused and get ready for the Oakland Raiders. It’s way too early to think about those types of things.” San Francisco’s record is 10-2 and the 49ers don’t have the most challenging remaining schedule. They are at Arizona on Sunday — the Niners are 4-1 on the road — and also go to Seattle and St. Louis. The biggest test is a home game with the Steelers. The Niners want, at worst, to finish second overall in the NFC and get a first-round playoff bye and a guaranteed home game. They also know NFC South leader New Orleans is just one game behind in the overall standings. “I think we’re still just kind of scratching at it, what we can become,” 49ers quarterback Alex Smith said. “And we’re doing some good things in the meantime, but still I think, still kind of forming and becoming what our potential is. That’s encouraging as well that we just need to continue to keep getting better these last few weeks, each and every week taking a step ...” Also Sunday, it’s New Orleans at Tennessee, Atlanta at Carolina, Houston at Cincinnati, the New York Giants at Dallas, Chicago at Denver, Minnesota at Detroit, New England at Washington, Kansas City at the New York Jets, Indianapolis at Baltimore, Buffalo at San Diego, Philadelphia at Miami, and Tampa Bay at Jacksonville. St. Louis is at Seattle on Monday night. On Thursday night, Pittsburgh beat Cleveland 14-3. The Steelers (10-3) have won eight out of nine to move a half-game ahead of Baltimore in the race for the AFC North title. Cleve-

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land dropped to (4-9), losing for the 15th time in its past 16 meetings with the Steelers.

Oakland (7-5) at Green Bay (12-0) The Packers passed a tough test with their impressive march to a winning field goal in the final 58 seconds at the Giants. But their defense remains spotty, and star cornerback Charles Woodson sustained a concussion last week. For Oakland, what once seemed like a romp to its first AFC West crown since 2002 now is a battle with surging Denver. The Raiders come off an awful performance at Miami and the of fense has been stymied by injuries to running back Darren McFadden (right foot) and big-play receivers Jacoby Ford (left foot) and Denarius Moore (right foot). McFadden has missed the past five games, Ford the past three and Moore the past two. But this is a resilient bunch that hopes to have success with the run game in Green Bay. “Our guys got to get people blocked, we’ve got to run like we know we can run, and get it done,” coach Hue Jackson. “That’s the bottom line.” San Francisco (10-2) at Arizona (5-7) The 49ers’ stunning turnaround earned them their first playoff spot since 2002 with the stingiest defense in the NFL (28 fewer points than Houston) and a solid running game. They also lead with 28 takeaways and a plus-18 turnover margin. That’s a winning for mula in any league. Arizona has won four of its last five, but the only loss was 23-7 at San Francisco.

New Orleans (9-3) at Tennessee (7-5) Tennessee is the most overlooked playof f contender, yet the Titans are in the midst of the wild-card chase, and should bangedup Houston stumble, they could steal the AFC South. To do that, though, they might need another signature win. So far, their best victory is over Baltimore, and that was in Week 2. With Chris Johnson finally hitting stride after his lengthy preseason holdout led to a weak first half of the season, the Titans could give New Orleans plenty to handle. Then again, since they stumbled against St. Louis on Oct. 30, the Saints have been outstanding and would own the NFC South with a victory and an Atlanta defeat. Drew Brees is the first

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quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season’s opening 12 games as he pursues Dan Marino’s longstanding yards passing mark.

Atlanta (7-5) at Carolina (4-8) Unless the Saints lose to somebody else, the Falcons won’t take the NFC South even if they win out, including at New Orleans on the night after Christmas. So a wild-card berth might be their best bet, and to get that the Falcons need to rediscover their strong running game and get stingier against the pass. The dynamic Cam Newton will challenge them in the air and on the ground. Carolina has won two straight behind its exciting offense, but its defense is a sieve.

Houston (9-3) at Cincinnati (7-5) No longer a lock for a wild-card spot, the Bengals can’t handle elite teams. Their losses have come against San Francisco, Denver, Pittsburgh (twice) and Baltimore. That’s a trend, one that doesn’t bode well if Cincinnati sneaks into the postseason. Houston never has been that far, but clinches the AFC South with a victory and a Titans loss. The Texans polished up their resume by beating Atlanta last week with a rookie, third-string quarterback, T.J. Yates, and with top receiver Andre Johnson tweaking his hamstring again.

New York Giants (6-6) at Dallas (7-5) Often a glamour game, this one has loads of importance with the Giants and Cowboys competing for the NFC East crown. But neither of these teams has the look of a title challenger right now, particularly New York. The Giants, known to swoon in the second half of the schedule under Tom Coughlin — exception being 2007, when they stormed to the Super Bowl and upset unbeaten New England — have dropped four straight. They put up a gallant fight before a lastsecond loss to Green Bay last Sunday and seem

encouraged by that. Dallas has nothing to be encouraged about following a blown opportunity at Arizona. Still, a Cowboys victory in this one means the Giants almost certainly must win out to have a shot at the division title.

Chicago (7-5) at Denver (7-5) Injuries have turned the Bears into a longer shot to make the postseason, even with their excellent special teams and the NFC’s second-stingiest defense in points allowed. Star running back Matt Forte joins QB Jay Cutler on the sideline, meaning an almost certain low-scoring affair in the Mile High City. Denver has a defense to match the Bears, especially if standout rookie linebacker Von Miller (10 1/2 sacks) is back from torn ligaments in his right thumb. He has been practicing with a cast on and likely will go. Tim Tebow definitely will go, and that usually means victory for Denver, which has won its last five to tie Oakland atop the AFC West.

Minnesota (2-10) at Detroit (7-5) T rouble has come to Motor City, where the Lions have gone from 5-0 to the verge of not making the playof fs. Star DT Ndamukong Suh serves the last of his two-game suspension and the Lions’ of fense has sputtered because it can’t run the ball. Still, they are expected to handle a Vikings team with three standouts — Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin — and not much else. New England (9-3) at Washington (4-8) After building a 31-3 lead over Indianapolis, the Patriots lost interest and nearly let the Colts catch them. You know Bill Belichick was scowling even more than usual over that. A Patriots win and Jets loss clinches the AFC East. “I think it’s important for us to go out there and try to play our best game this weekend,” Tom Brady said. “What’s in our control is how we’re able to go out

there and see how we match up against a team on the road that has some very good players, very good schemes, very well coached. I’m excited to see if we can go out there and finally play for 60 minutes and see what that looks like.” Washington is without TE Fred Davis and OT Trent Williams, both suspended for the rest of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Kansas City (5-7) at New York Jets (7-5) No team makes things more difficult on itself than the Jets, who have only one victory that wasn’t close in the second half. They’ve gotten more offense lately and RB Shonn Greene rushed for three scores against Washington, but that’s a bit of an illusion because of how unsteady they are with the ball. KC made just enough plays to beat Chicago and showed a strong pass rush, with rookie LB Justin Houston getting three of the Chiefs’ seven sacks. New York has not protected Mark Sanchez all that well.

Indianapolis (0-12) at Baltimore (9-3) Sure, the Ravens sometimes play down to the grade of the opposition. It’s doubtful they could sink as low as Indy no matter how poorly they play. Ray Rice comes of f a career -best 204 yards rushing and has developed into one of the NFL’s most dangerous all-around players. There’s also a chance star LB Ray Lewis will retur n from a right toe injury, although the way the defense has played without him, he might get another week off. Indy is 9-2 all-time against Baltimore, the city from which the Colts defected, but those were the Peyton Manning Colts. These guys aren’t.

Buffalo (5-7) at San Diego (5-7) Both of these clubs were 4-1 long, long ago. The Chargers hit their tailspin first, and broke a six-game slide with a win at Jacksonville. Philip Rivers has had his worst season, but

showed against the Jaguars the competitive streak and touch that has defined his career. The Bills have lost five straight and are playing far too many backups because of injuries to be much of a threat. Yet they kept things close in recent defeats against the Jets and Titans.

Philadelphia (4-8) at Miami (4-8) It sure seemed like the Eagles had lost interest with the way they performed in losing at Seattle. That could be the biggest indictment of coach Andy Reid, whose superb resume has taken a huge hit this year. Miami’s identical record has been achieved in a much dif ferent manner, with four wins in the last five games. The Dolphins have gotten particularly adept on defense, yielding just 54 points in those games.

Tampa Bay (4-8) at Jacksonville (3-9) There can’t be much interest in this one outside of Florida. Or inside the Sunshine State. Tampa Bay has lost six in a row, the NFC’s longest slide and second only to Indy’s season-long slump. The Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio late last month and then flopped against San Diego in prime time. Other than RBs Maurice Jones-Drew for the hosts and LeGarrette Blount for the visitors, not much worth watching here.

St. Louis (2-10) at Seattle (5-7) Some more must-miss TV on Monday night, except that the Seahawks are coming on and have an outside shot at being in the postseason mix if they win out. Knocking off the battered Rams would be the first step, and the way Marshawn L ynch is running (TDs in nine straight games, 591 yards rushing in last five weeks), he’ll be taking the biggest steps.

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Roswell Daily Record ers, Lloyd and Alfred Hall; and daughter, Deborah L. Warner. Services for Willie E. Hall Sr. will be Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory, 2609 S. Main, Roswell, NM 88203, with the Rev. Lanjur Abukusumo officiating. Inter ment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Following the interment, the repast will be held at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Willie E. Hall Sr.

Willie E. Hall Sr., 83, of Roswell, was called home by his Savior, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in Albuquerque. Willie Erwin Hall Sr. was bor n Oct. 5, 1928, in Bryan, Texas, to William H. and Ethel (Bridges) Hall. Willie moved to New Mexico at age 14 with his mother, where he lived until his passing. On Jan. 11, 1950, he married Ruth L. Mayes (Peggy). Ruth and Willie were married for 52 years. They will be reunited once again in their heavenly home. From this union, six children were born. Being a man of many skills, Willie worked tirelessly for years to support his family. His employment history includes Shoe Smith, maintenance/piano tuner for Ginsberg Music Co. for more than 40 years. He was also a licensed welder. Mr. Hall was best known for numerous years of involvement as a Golden Gloves fighter and trainer. He trained young men throughout the community in gyms located in the Ava Maria Center, Roswell Police Department, New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell Boys & Girls Club and ABC (Any Boy Can). For many years Willie was the coach selected to take the New Mexico Golden Gloves state champions to the national competitions. Mr. Hall, along with many of his fighters, have been inducted into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame. Willie was also a member of the Sertoma Club and the Masonic Lodge, both in Roswell. Next to his family, boxing was his life. Willie loved, mentored and embodied character in the young men he came in contact with. He was a real sports enthusiast, an avid boxer, bowler and golfer, who also supported his sons in football, basketball, baseball and track. Mr. Hall’s faith in God was demonstrated through his character. He promoted education and its importance for a successful life. Those left to cherish Willie’s memory are daughters, Sondra Butler, of San Antonio, Texas, Shirley Hall and Gwen Hall, of Albuquerque, and Loretta Boyd, of San Antonio; sons, Willie E. Hall Jr. and daughter in-law Olivia, of San Antonio, and Cory E. Hall and daughter-in-law Yvette, of Albuquerque; brothers, R.C. Benford of Yuba City, Calif., William Benford, of San Pablo, Calif., Charles Hall, of San Leandro, Calif., and Stanley Hall, of Oakland, Calif; brother and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Myrtle Hairston, of Albuquerque, and Maylee King, of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and numerous other family and friends. Preceding him in death were spouse Ruth L. Hall; father William H. Hall; mother Ethel Lindsey; sisters, Betty Hall-Riley and Patricia Hall-Wilcots; broth-

Elizabeth Erives

Elizabeth Erives, 26, of Roswell, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, while away in Mexico. She was born Elizabeth Natividad to Nick Natividad and Dorothy Enriquez on July 31, 1985. Elizabeth married Alejandro Erives and they had six children. Those left to cherish Elizabeth’s memory are husban, Alejandro Erives; sons, Alejandro Erives Jr., Bryan Erives and Michael Erives; daughters, Cassandra Erives, Rosalinda Erives and Jasmin Erives; sisters, Marisol Natividad and Nicole Natividad; brothers, Daniel Natividad, Nick Natividad Jr., Jeremy Natividad and Ar mando Sigala; mother Dorothy Enriquez; father Nick Natividad Sr.; brother-inlaw Juan Moreno; stepmother Maria Delgado; numerous nieces and nephews; and many aunts and uncles from California. Meeting her once again in their heavenly home are brother, Jessie Natividad, and grandma, Christina De La Rosa. A rosary will be recited for Elizabeth at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez, OFM, officiating. Inter ment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Viewing hours are Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, from 12 to 7 p.m. Serving as pallbearers are Nick Natividad Jr., Daniel Natividad, Jeremy Natividad, Nick Natividad Sr., Juan Moreno and Leandro Ordonez. Donations are graciously being accepted at Wells Fargo Bank to help defray our expenses. Please accept our thank you’s in advance for your help. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. When I must leave for a little while

Please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years. But start out bravely with a gallant smile and for my sake and in my name live on and do all things the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days. but fill each waking hour in useful ways. Reach out your hand and in comfort and in cheer, and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky! Cuando le debo dejar un ratito por favor no apena y suelta lágrimas salvajes y le se abraza su pena a usted por los años. Pero el comienzo fuera valientemente con una sonrisa valerosa y por mí y en mi nombre vive en y hace todas las cosas lo mismo. Alimente no su soledad en días vacíos, pero llene cada hora que despierta en maneras útiles. ¡Alcance fuera la mano y en el consuelo y en la aclamación y en yo en cambio le aliviaré y le tendré cerca; Y nunca, nunca tiene miedo para morirse para le espero en el cielo!

Patricia Zarazua

Memorial services for Patricia Zarazua, 48, will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Patricia passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at her residence in Roswell. She was bor n Patricia Jane Sanchez to Mike Sanchez and Sue Martinez, in Roswell, on May 31, 1963. Patricia married Sammy Zarazua. She was a lifetime resident of Roswell and worked caring for others in home health care. Those left to cherish Patricia’s memory are husband Sammy Zarazua, of Roswell; daughters, Rebecca and her husband Richard Toscano, of Roswell, Veronica Sanchez, of Mesa, Ariz., and Brandy Sanchez, of Roswell; sons, Sammy Ray and his wife Charity Zarazua, of Roswell, Lawerence Sanchez of Mesa, and Efriam Sanchez, of Mesa; brothers, Joe Sanchez, of Roswell, Raymond Sanchez, of Roswell, Richard Sanchez, of Roswell, and Mike Sanchez,

of Golden Gate, Calif.; sister Ester Sanchez, of Roswell; and nine grandchildren. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Clovis Archuleta, 58, of Roswell passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, surrounded by the love of his life. Clovis was bor n in Alamogordo on July 4, 1953, to Clovis and Leticia (Padilla) Archuleta. One of 13 siblings, Clovis spent his 58 years in Roswell. He loved to drag race and collect old cars. His family was one of his greatest possessions and he loved spending time with them. He is survived by his companion Mona, of the home; children, Christopher Archuleta and wife Betty, of Tyler, Texas, Amy Botello and husband Jose, of Roswell, and Lila Archuleta, of the home; sisters, Antonia Rodriquez and husband Jose, of Roswell, Maria Archuleta, of Roswell, and Rosie Guevara, of Roswell; brothers, Leroy Archuleta and wife Cindy, of Roswell, Danny Archuleta and wife Gloria, of Roswell, Frank Archuleta and wife Sylvia, of Roswell, and Paul Archuleta and wife Angela, of Roswell; grandchildren, Kendra, D.J., Sarah, Krystin, Julie, Lexi, Jose, Christopher, and Lucas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were parents Clovis and Leticia Archuleta; brothers and sisters, Louie, Michael, Richard, Jennie, Ramona and Anna; and grandson, Christopher Colte. A special thanks goes out to Eddie Ray Duran, Jennifer and Ryan Hoover, the staf f at ENMMC ICU for taking such good care of Clovis, and niece Regina for taking him his chili dog every Friday. Services for Clovis Archuleta were at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment took place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in South Park Cemetery. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel, for Ercilia T illie Ramos, 74, who passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Lubbock. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Tillie was born April 19, 1937, in Carlsbad, to Manuel Najar and Alicia Munoz. Both parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her stepmother, Modesta Najar; daughter Joanne Coggin and husband Ron, of Carlsbad; sons, Mario Najar and wife Robyn, of Albuquerque, Larry Gonzales and companion Robert Saiz, of Carlsbad, and Ramon A. Ramos and wife Erica, of Albuquerque; sisters, Nancy Flores and husband Tony, of San Angelo, Texas, Angie Palliwoda and husband Morris, of California, Olivia Vallejos and husband Richard, of Roswell, and Angelita Ramirez, of Califor nia; stepbrother Gilbert Rivera and wife Carol, of Roswell; stepsisters, Vickie Matta and husband Bruno, of Roswell and Lydia Madrid and husband Reynaldo, of Roswell; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Tillie was a lifelong resident of Roswell. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and was also their music director for many years. Pallbearers will be Miguel D. Ceballos, Ar mando Ceballos, Phillip Coggin, Mario Coggin, Ercilia Najar and Joseph Dominguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Michelle Dominguez, Alicia Ceballos and MiaCecilia Coggin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com. Forever and Always Why are you crying? Do you think that I’m gone?

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I haven’t left you. I’m where I belong. Anytime you are lonely, anytime you are sad, anytime that your heart breaks, anytime you are mad all you have to do is close your eyes and I’ll be there with you. You see, the world may take my body, but that’s all that it can do. When Jesus died upon the cross, he took away our sins. He conquered death so we can live in heaven where life begins. Don’t stop the memory of the time we shared. It’s God’s way to help you through. Take time to laugh when life gets hard, the way we used to do! A smell? A touch? The morning sun? They all will help you see. I’m still there. I never left. Now smile once more for me. Live each day. Keep looking up. My life was not in vain. I finished the task I was born to do. That’s why I couldn’t remain. Until I see you, I love you forever and always.

Bobby Dean Fitt

HOBBS — Memorial services for Bobby Dean Fitt, 84, of Hobbs, will be held at a later date. Bobby died Nov. 30, 2011, in Hobbs. He was bor n Nov. 15, 1927, in Mattoon, Ill., to James and Hazel Fitt. He married Angie Locknane on Aug. 24, 1952, in Cimarron. She passed March 2, 2011. Painting, woodworking, golf and gardening were some of the things he enjoyed. He was a teacher and coached basketball from 1952 to the late 1960s. Bobby was a principal of Mt. View Middle School in Roswell in 1979, was athletic director of the Roswell School District from 1980 to 1988. Mr. Fitt is survived by a son Jeff Fitt, and wife Katrina, of Los Lunas; two daughters, Susan Francke and husband Erich, of Hobbs, and Jennifer Webb and husband Steven, of St. Charles, Mo; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. See OBITUARIES, Page B6

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SEEKING MEDICAL SPACE

The Department of Veterans Affairs desires to lease space yielding 5,724 square feet of rentable space in Artesia, New Mexico to be used as medical space. Offered space must yield a minimum of 4,770 office area square feet, available for use by tenant for personnel, furnishings, and equipment. The space must be accessible by public transportation and be ADA compliant. On-site parking for 45 vehicles is required, 8 of which must be reserved for disabled/handicapped parking. The lease will be a full service lease with a lease term of up to twenty (20) years. Space may be provided by new construction (modular or brick and mortar) or modification of an existing space. The available space must be within the city limits of Artesia, NM.

A market survey of properties offered for lease will be conducted by VA personnel in January 2012. Interested offerors (owners, brokers, or developers) should contact Samuel Dustin, Contract Specialist via email at samuel.dustin@va.gov, by phone at (480) 466-7911, or by mail to Samuel Dustin, VISN 18 Contracting, 4135 S. Power Rd Ste 103, Mesa, AZ 85212. Interested offerors must submit the following items no later than December 30, 2011: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Property Address Offeror name and contact information Proof of ownership Pictures of proposed property Map or other proof that proposed property is within the delineated area

The Government is limited by law (40 USC 278a, as amended 10/01/81) to pay no more than the appraised fair rental value for space.

Please note: This advertisement is not a solicitation for offers, nor is it a request for proposals. A solicitation for offers will be issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs at a later date. All interested parties shall submit a request for the solicitation in writing to Mr. Dustin at the above address. Potential offerors shall describe the property in their response, and a site investigation of all properties will be conducted. Complete access to all properties will be required at the time of the site investigation. VA will not enter into any sublease or ground lease. Offerors who propose a sublease or ground lease will not be considered.


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Postal Service plant closures will be ‘a mess’

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year may help the agency curb its mounting financial problems, but it faces big practical obstacles. Deciding which plants to close will be difficult and face opposition from community leaders. Actually closing all of them could take a few years, and most workers will stay employed under union rules. The bulk of the job cuts will actually come from attrition and retirements, not layoffs, while the remaining work force is shuffled into new locations and positions. What’s about to unfold in cities from Reno, Nev., to Chicago will illustrate the complexity of cutting a work force protected by strong union contracts and shrinking operations dependent on intricate logistics.

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“The downsizing or the demise of the postal service, it’s going to be a mess and it’s going to be a mess for a long time,” said John Zodrow, a retired Denver attorney and former Postal Service arbitrator who wrote a book about its labor relations. “It’s a huge undertaking.” The proposed closures are among several moves aimed at helping the agency avert bankruptcy and adjust to declining mail volume as customers migrate to the Internet to communicate and pay bills. Delivery changes announced Monday would virtually eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day for the first time in 40 years and pave the way for closing more than half of the 461 plants where the mail gets processed and sorted. Postal officials say they can save up to $3 billion by 2015 by following through with the cuts

— getting rid of buildings, running equipment more efficiently, operating fewer mail trucks and cutting employees. The postal service’s manager of collective bargaining said Monday that the agency foresaw the “potential for significant attrition” given that more than 20 percent of postal workers were eligible for early retirement. Managers and non-career employees could be laid off while no decisions have been made on how any early retirement incentives will be offered, said the official, Kevin Rachel. For most workers and communities, the uncertainty is terrible but the economic impact might not be as catastrophic as feared. Most workers in the facilities are represented by the American Postal Workers Union, which reached a four-year contract in May guaranteeing that its 220,000 clerks and maintenance employees cannot be laid off or transferred more than 50 miles away. Employees in plants that are closed will have to decide whether to relocate to the places where work is consolidated, which will need to rapidly expand in size. If they stay behind, they will fight for remaining jobs in the area and will likely have to switch duties. Many post offices, for instance, have deliberately left open retail clerk and letter-carrying jobs. “It’s, ‘grab a job before there are no more jobs left to be grabbed.’ It’s the proverbial

musical chairs,” Zodrow said. Zodrow said the turbulence could motivate more workers to take early retirement, which he warned would be a mistake for some. Postal workers do not have skills that transfer well to the private sector and are making more than they would elsewhere, he said. The outcome of negotiations between the postal service and unions representing mail handlers and letter carriers, which both have deadlines of next week, could be crucial in determining how cost-cutting plans are carried out. Mail handlers, who are represented by a union of 47,000 members, are bargaining about job protections and reassignment rules. Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cor nell University, said she wonders whether the postal service will get as many retirements as it is counting on. “Nobody in this economy is retiring unless they are really ready. There has to be some incentive,” she said. The agency first has to decide which plants to close. While they have had a list of 252 prospective targets since September, postal officials say final decisions will not be made until they assess the potential savings, the impact on mail delivery and whether other plants in the area could handle the volume. There will be intense local opposition. The city council in

Newt stands by ‘invented’ people remark

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said he supports a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that includes two separate states, but he did not step back Saturday from his assertion that Palestinians are an “invented” people, an incendiary comment that infuriated one side in the Mideast peace process. The burden to show a willingness to reach a peace accord with the Israelis lies squarely with the Palestinians, he said. Palestinian of ficials reacted furiously on Saturday to Gingrich’s assertion, accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of incitement and staging a “cheap stunt” to court the Jewish vote. The remarks struck at the heart of Palestinian sensitivities about the righteousness of their struggle for an independent state and put him at odds not only with the international community but with all but an extremist fringe in Israel. Mainstream

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Julius Burnside

McGEHEE, Ark. — Julius Hays “Jukie” Burnside, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2001. He was born in Lake Village, a son of the late O.C. and Aubrey Clary Bur nside. He attended Subiaco Academy and graduated from Lakeside High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Burnside graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. After graduation,

Israelis, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, support the idea of an independent Palestine alongside Israel as part of a final peace agreement. As Gingrich has risen to lead in national and earlyvoting-state polls, he has come under criticism from his party rivals for making inflammatory statements. The Palestinian comments intensified that scrutiny with less than four weeks until Iowa’s precinct caucuses kick off the nominating contests on Jan. 3. In footage released Friday, the for mer House speaker told the Jewish Channel, a U.S. cable TV network, that the Palestinians were an “invented people.” “Remember, there was no Palestine as a state — (it was) part of the Ottoman Empire. I think we have an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs and historically part of the Arab community and they had the chance to go many places,” Gingrich said according to a video excerpt posted online.

Gingrich sought to clarify his position later Saturday, saying in Iowa that he supports a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, including a Palestinian state. In a statement, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said, “to understand what is being proposed and negotiated you have to understand decades of complex history — which is exactly what Gingrich was referencing.” Those latest comments appeared unlikely to calm the uproar among Palestinian officials. The Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, demanded that Gingrich “review history.” “From the beginning, our people have been determined to stay on their land,” Fayyad said in comments reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa. “This, certainly, is denying historical truths.” Michigan Sen. Carl Levin sharply criticized Gingrich’s comments as cynical attempts to curry support

with Jewish voters and unhelpful to the peace process. “The vast majority of American Jews (including this one) and the Israeli Government itself are committed to a two-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians live side-byside as neighbors and in peace,” Levin said in a statement. “Gingrich offered no solutions — just a can of gasoline and a match.” Some Israeli politicians on the margins of the Israeli consensus welcomed Gingrich’s stance. Danny Danon, deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, and a minority voice among his hawkish Likud party, said Gingrich “understands very well the reality we live in, in the Middle East” and said his statement on the Palestinians is shared by “most of the Jewish people, not just in Israel.” Israeli historian Tom Segev, however, said the argument about the existence of the Palestinian people is a thing of the past.

Jukie was a cotton broker for J.P. Hampton & Co. of Lake Village, and R.T. Hoover & Co., of Roswell, N.M. He later returned to Lake Village, where he owned and operated Burnside Motors, a Chrysler Plymouth dealership. In 1975, he was appointed as the first executive director of the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, in Little Rock, where he served until his retirement in 1993. “Jukie” will be remembered for his resilience, determination, sense of humor and generosity. Giving freely of his time and skills, he served countless people in Chicot County through his work at the Lake Village Clinic’s Patients Assistance Program and as director of the

Lake Village Food Pantry. Mr. “Jukie” was much loved by the children of his church and by the many friends of his children. Adored by his nieces and nephews, “Uncle Jukie” was like a father and grandfather to all. He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church and served many ter ms as a ruling elder. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Sara West Burnside, of Lake Village; son, Bruce H. (Lynn) Bur nside, of Beaumont, Texas, daughter the Rev. Beth (Webb) Sentell, of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Sara Brooke (Mitch) Adams, Blair Hays (Margaret) Burnside, C.J. (Jennifer) Sentell and Laura Beth Sentell; and great-

grandchildren, Hays Burnside, Jasper Sentell, Jacob Sentell, McKinley Sentell, Charlie and Sarah Elizabeth Adams. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m,. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Village, with the Rev. Lauren Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 608, Lake Village, AR 71653 or The Lake Village Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1068, Lake Village, AR 71653. Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of Lake Village, is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest book may be signed at griffinculpepper.com.

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Reno, Nev., passed a resolution Wednesday protesting any plans to close its processing facility and move 177 jobs to West Sacramento, Calif., one of the proposals under review. Members of Congress in Iowa, Illinois and elsewhere are already going to bat for local plants. Businesses that rely on speedy mail delivery are fighting, too. Once a closing decision is made, it could take a year or longer to wind down operations and transition work elsewhere, postal service spokesman Richard Watkins said in a phone interview from Kansas City. The closing of the mail processing center in Sioux, City, Iowa, in October illustrates what may be awaiting other postal workers. Some mail handlers and clerks moved 90 miles north to the facility in Sioux Falls, S.D., where their operations were transferred. Some union employees filled vacant positions for letter carriers in Sioux City and are now walking routes. Others have been per for ming temporary assignments while they wait for permanent jobs. “I can’t imagine what the hell they are going to do with all these employees,” said Scott Tott, the president of the American Postal Workers Union chapter in Sioux City, who lost his job sorting pallets of magazines but still shows up to work every day. “This is a nightmare.”

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The moon over the Golden Gate Bridge during an eclipse on Saturday.

Lunar eclipse rare treat SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Moon watchers in the western U.S., Hawaii and elsewhere across the globe were treated Saturday to a rare celestial phenomenon: a total lunar eclipse. For 51 minutes starting at 6:06 a.m. PST, the Earth’s shadow completely blocked the moon. The moon took on a reddish glow, as some indirect sunlight continued to reach it after passing through the Earth’s atmosphere. Since the atmosphere scatters blue light, only red light strikes the moon, giving it a crimson hue. David Sayre, who runs a public relations firm in Hawaii, said it had been cloudy and rainy around his house on Oahu, but the weather cleared just in time for the eclipse. He awoke, as he usually does, around 3 a.m. and remembered to step outside the house in time to catch the eclipse about a half hour later. No one else in the neighborhood was up. “Sure enough it was turning that orangy-red color,” Sayre, 47, said. “I

said, ‘Gosh I better grab a camera.’“ At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, some 300 people, many clutching coffee cups in the frigid morning air, sat with blankets and chairs on the observatory’s great lawn. “It’s a celestial festival out here,” Capm Petersen, 39, told the Los Angeles Times as he set up his camera. Perched on a slope north of downtown near the Hollywood sign, the property of fers clear views of the sky. Observatory officials alerted the crowd when the eclipse began and spontaneous applause erupted when the celestial event ended. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon goes through the long shadow cast by the Earth and is blocked from the sunlight that illuminates it. The last total lunar eclipse was on June 15 although that was not visible from the U.S. The next one is on April 15, 2014, and will be seen in the U.S.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

THE CHAVES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE CHAVES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ CHAMBERS LOCATED IN THE CHAVES COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING LOCATED AT #1 ST. MARY’S PLACE, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, REGARDING REDISTRICTING. THE FIVE REDISTRICTING PLANS ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE CHAVES COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING. STANTON L. RIGGS COUNTY MANAGER


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You have to drive differently in winter weather! Roswell Daily Record

Well, finally we have gotten some moisture in southeastern New Mexico, long overdue and welcomed by most of us. And without question, the icy roads and bitter cold create some changes in the way we conduct our day-to-day lives. If we need to shovel snow, we should be sure that our health will allow such rigorous exercise. If our jobs are outside in the cold, we must consider what clothing to wear, extra clothing to keep in our locker, what equipment should be available to us, and other considerations not necessarily observed when it’s nice and warm SENM weather. Certainly, the way we drive is

greatly affected. Driving in winter weather creates a great challenge for vehicles and drivers. Keeping yourself and your vehicle in good technical repair reduces your overall chances of any mishap or disaster while driving in winter weather. Your vehicle may be one that has per manent four -wheel drive, but you must remember that not everyone else on the road has that ability. If you have not already done so, you need to prepare your vehicle for winter driving. Give it a complete check-up - electrical system (battery, ignition and lights); brakes; tires;

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exhaust; wipers; fluids, radiator/antifreeze and heating/cooling system. It is particularly important to check that your tires are in good order, and that they have plenty of tread depth. Well-maintained tires can have a major effect on stopping distances on wet and slippery roads. And keep your fuel tank near full.

In really extreme weather, prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle. Think about what you would need if you found yourself stranded miles from help during a snowstor m? Include things like warm clothing, boots, gloves or mittens, flashlight with fresh batteries, snow shovel, blankets, and fresh firstaid supplies. If you are about to take a trip, there are extra steps to be taken. Make sure your family knows where you are going, your route of travel, and when you expect to arrive. Never drive if fatigued or under the influence of alcohol. Ask yourself “Is this trip

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really necessary?” “Is there another way to get there?” Be sure to allow for extra traveling time and listen to weather forecasts.

Once you are on the road, you must drive according to current road and weather conditions, and you must be doubly cautious. Drive slowly with low beam headlights on if visibility is poor, test your brakes frequently, leave a bigger gap and never tailgate. Remember, posted speed limits are for ideal travel conditions, not for hazardous situations. Driving at reduced speeds and at a safe (probably double the nor mal) distance from the vehicle in

front is the best precautionary measures against accidents while driving on slippery roads. Finally, remember that deer are more active in the fall and early winter, meaning more animals will be out on the road. Always remember to drive at a speed that you know you can stop in the distance you can see to be clear.

Call Steve or Richard at 622-SAFE (7233) for information about Neighborhood Watch. And don’t forget, the number for Chaves County Crime Stoppers is 1-888-594-TIPS (8477). Check out the website at chavescountycrimestoppers.com.

The Chancel Choir, Gospal Village and more holiday events The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania, will present “The Perfect Rose,” a Christmas Cantata by John Leavitt, on Sunday, at 3 p.m. The concert is free and the community is most welcome. For more information, please call 622-1881.

Gospel Village

The Gospel Village at 2603 S. Eisenhower will be having a live nativity Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, horsedrawn wagons, feeding of the nativity animals and more than 150 nativities from around the world. This is a come and go, outdoor event. For more information call 622-4040.

Roswell Emmaus Community

Roswell Emmaus Community Gathering will be held Monday at Aldersgate Methodist Church. Pot luck starts at 6 p.m. and fellowship at 7 p.m. Baby sitters will be available. For more information call Joan Key at 623-6203.

Creative New Mexico is a newly formed organization for statewide advocacy and support for arts, culture, and heritage entities across the state. Members of the Steering Group will hold an open meeting at the Roswell Museum and Art Center on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the Bassett Auditorium. For more information call Laurie Rufe at 6246744, extension 12.

RASC

There will be a free facial demonstration at Roswell Adult and Senior Center, Room 27, Tuesday, from 13 p.m. featuring NuSkin exclusive Galvanic Spa anti-aging and nutritional products. Contact Sheila at the RASC or Dottie Lee at 622-8375 or 636-5337.

Alzheimer’s support group

The Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico chapter will be having a caregiver support group meeting, at La Villa Assisted Living, 2725 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Meetings will be held every second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For

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more infor mation call Priscilla Lujan 624-1552 or La Villa at 625-8426 or 637-2155.

Champion Motorsports

Champion Motorsports will be having a ‘Frosty Ride’ Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., at Champion Motorsports located at 2801 W. Second St. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served after the ride. For more information call 624-0151.

Peachtree Village

Peachtree Village will be hosting the Roswell Little Theater for a performance, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The play is about aliens from another planet — based on the Roswell story — and was written and directed for Peachtree by Michael Christopher. Cost is $5. For more information call 208-0133.

Library

fun facts in a most entertaining manner. The library is located at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, you can contact the library at 6227101. Anyone who needs special assistance should contact the Library 24 hours in advance.

Immunizations

The Department of Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) are offering free childhood immunizations and seasonal flu shots for adults and children on Wednesday, at the McDonald’s UFO Restaurant on Main Street in Roswell. Parents are encouraged to bring their children’s shot records to the BCBSNM Care Van clinic. Nurses will be on hand from 8 a.m. to noon. Prevent the flu with a flu shot! For more information, call (505) 850-7066.

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Library

The Roswell Public Library will be having story time “Christmas” Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Roswell Public Library, located at 301 N. Pennsylvania. For more information, call 6227101.

Senior Circle

The ENMMC Senior Circle will re-open with its new flooring Wednesday, just in time for the December birthday party. The party is set for 3 p.m. at the facility in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. All members are invited, regardless of when their birthdays are, and nonmembers interested in learning more about

Senior Circle are welcome. Refreshments are served, including birthday cake, of course! Door prizes are given out and the Singin’ Seniors will lead the group in Christmas songs. For more information call the office at 623-2311.

First United Methodist Church

The Kaler Bells of the First United Methodist Church will present its annual Christmas concert and “Ring-A-Long” on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. at the church Fellowship Hall, 200 North Pennsylvania. The Ring-a-Long is great fun and everyone gets to participate. For more information, contact 622-1881.

The Roswell Public Library will be having “A Brief History of Christmas Music with Andy Mason” at the Roswell Public Library on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is a mix of Mason performing holiday favorites and delivering

The Roswell Altrusa Club will meet Dec. 14, noon at the Sally Port Inn. The Altrusans invite any women or men interested in joining their club to come by for this meeting. For more information call 637-1111.

Roswell Community Little Theatr e pr esents “Christmas Trek,” an original one-act comedy written and dir ected by Roswell’s M. B. Christopher. The play was written for a special presentation at Peachtree Village on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m..

Three additional performances for the public will be pr esented as a fundraiser at RCLT’s location at 1101 North Virginia Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16, and 17, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. The “Christmas Trek” actors are Peter Powell, Patti and Tyler

Stacy, Car ol Dishman, Curtis Folts, Brian Landr eth, Arleana Powell, Jeorgeana Simoes, and Rebecca Frederick. Admission at the door is only $5 per person. Reservations ar e not required. This will be the final play to be performed at the Virginia Street loca-

tion as RCLT will be mov-

Applications for the spring 2012 semester are being accepted for the ENMMC Auxiliary scholarships in health care occupations. Applications must be received in the Volunteer Services Department at Easter n New Mexico Medical Center no later than Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, by 4:30 p.m. Late or incomplete application packets will not be consid-

ered. Application packets include application, essay, certified unopened transcripts or current progress report and three unopened letters of reference. These scholarships are for students pursuing their careers in the health care field who have at least a 3.0 GPA. The student must have completed at least one semester of college, be from Roswell or the imme-

diate surrounding community, and be attending an accredited college or university.

of ENMMC, the Thrift Shop located at 221 E. Wildy, fundraisers, memorials and membership dues.

RCLT presents a new production‘Christmas Trek’

ing to its new theater at

Hobbs and Union for the

January per for mance of the musical “Small Talk.”

For more information call 622-1982 or log on to

RoswellLittleTheatre.com.

ENMMC Auxiliary now accepting scholarship applications

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This is Chipper and he is a year-old male Terrier Cross who is available for adoption at the Roswell Humane Society. For more infomation call 624-6722.

Applications are available in the Volunteer Services Department or ENMURoswell campus. Current scholarship recipients may reapply. The ENMMC Auxiliary scholarships are funded by sales in the Hospitality Shop located in the atrium

For additional information, contact L ynda Whalen, director of Volunteer Services, ENMMC, 622-8170 Ext. 5170, or JoAnn Nunez, Scholarship Committee chairperson at 623-4291.

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for T s o y o ts T MARTHA D. URQUIDES-STAAB VISTAS EDITOR PHOTOS BY REY BERRONES, VISION EDITOR

’Tis the season for giving, celebration, family and good will towards mankind. The Christmas season is being felt now more than ever, with the help of untimely snow, with two weeks left before Christmas and the mad dash to cross off the mounting list of things to do. Sadly not everyone can enjoy this season. With economic hardships affecting various areas and families, this holiday season may not be as joyous. The community and several organizations have banded together in support of Toys for Tots. The United States Marine Corps Reserve program has been helping the community’s less fortunate by collecting toys for its annual handout for the past five years. The immense work that Don Hunter and the Estilo Car Club is equivalent to Santa’s elves, working several months to make sure the area children have a great Christmas. Don Hunter, retired Marine and Toys for Tots coordinator, has been involved with Toys for Tots for the past 34 years and brought the program to Roswell in 2007. Since the program’s inception, Hunter has had the generous help of the Estilo Car Club to make the annual event run as smoothly as possible. “We have few Marines in the area so volunteers are wonderful for helping out with this event,” said Hunter. The car club consists of Eddie ‘Shrek’ Cedillo, president, Mikey Hernandez, Augustine Mesa, Albert Hernandez, Carmen Rosa Arias and the rest of Estillo Club in association with Stephanie De Los Santos and Doug Shaw. Toys for Tots drop boxes were

Staff Sgt. Vidal testing out some toys.

placed in more than 40 locations throughout the city and the donations are mounting. In the Toys for Tots headquarters, toys are spilling over drop boxes that were picked up from locations; the community’s donations are generous. Unopened packages from Lego round out the rest of the room’s toy donations. Hunter stated the donations get bigger and better with each passing year. It is estimated that 2,000 children will be helped with this event. The Toys for Tots program is a national program that has a unique history. Toys for Tots began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The original idea came from Hendrick’s wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947 she made a homemade doll and asked her husband to donate it to a local Toys for Tots crew and Marine Staff Sgt. Vidal in the Toys for Tots headquarters. organization for needy children. At that time no agency existed so they created their own. In 1927 they launched their pilot project that was deemed so successful that the United States Marine Corps adopted it in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign. That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located. Today the slogan stands to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children.’’ Hendricks was a Marine Reservist on weekends but kept a civilian job as the director of Public Relations for Warner Brothers Studio. There he was able to convince several individuals and celebrities to support Toys for Tots. 1948 Walt Disney designed the now infamous Toys for Tots logo that is still used today and he also The crew organizing the donations of toys. designed the first Toys for Tots poster tive, patriotic citizens and community distribution. used to promote the nationwide leaders. The shiny new toy is the best The Toys for Tots crew plans to program. means of accomplishing this goal. help out other organizations prior to Toys for Tots collects and disIn 1995 the Secretary of Defense its massive handout, including the tributes new toys. In 1980 three approved Toys for Tots as an official Toys for Tots program in Carlsbad, factors changed the way Toys for activity of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Callaway family Christmas and Tots works today. First the Sec- an official mission of the Marine CASA. retary of Defense’s Total Force Corps Reserve. The national Toys for Toys for Tots will hand out its toys Program, introduced in the Tots agency collects toys from big- to the most needy of families, Dec. 1970s, assigned Reserves a name supporters like Toys R Us and 17, at 8 a.m. at the Roswell Adult greater role in America’s defense Lego, to just name a few, and ships and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri. posture. As a consequence, them to the reserve posts for distri- For more information call Don at Reservists had to dedicate every bution. In the 62 years that this pro- 420-9975. Visit the Estilo Car Club minute of weekend drill time to gram has run, the Marines have dis- website at estilocarclub.blogspot.com honing and polishing combat tributed more than 400 million vistas@roswell-record.com skills. In retrospect, there was toys to more than 188 miljust no time to refurbish toys. lion needy children. Second, public awareness of the It takes five months to health and safety aspects of toys prepare for this event. that developed during the ’70s Hunter attends the made distribution of used toys annual conference in legally inadvisable. Third, dis- Washington, D.C. in tributing ‘hand me down’ toys September. The kickwas not the message Marines off campaign begins the wanted to send to needy chil- first of October. Novemdren. The goal is to deliver a ber is site set-up, and message of hope, which will December is the busiest build self-esteem and motivate with collecting in the less fortunate children to preparation grow into responsible, produc- for toy


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Holidays can be a time to grieve rather than celebrate Q: This is the first holiday season for my family since my father passed away. I’m dreading Christmas because I am afraid it will be so emotional, especially for my mom. What can I do to make it easier for her? Juli: I am so sorry for you loss. Grieving someone you love during the holiday season can bring about many of the conflicting feelings you describe. Everyone around you seems to be celebrating while your heart is aching. For both you and your mom, it is important to recognize and accept that this holiday season will be different from years past. Don’t feel pressure to pretend that life goes on as usual. It is perfectly fine for your family to cry and grieve, even on Christmas morning. Instead of fighting against the grief, it may help to acknowledge it.

Some families, for example, choose to set a place at the table for the family member who has died. But it is also appropriate for your family to celebrate. Some people feel as though they don’t have the right to be happy or to laugh through grief. Give yourself and your mom permission to experience whatever emotions arise. This Christmas will be more emotionally taxing than others. While maintaining family traditions can bring about feelings of normalcy and stability, it is also fine to scale back. Help your mom be realistic about what she feels up to. Finally, Christmas provides a variety of opportunities to bless others who are in need. Consider helping a needy family or giving to a charity in your father’s name to honor his memory. You may find joy even through grief as you look to

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ease the burden of someone less fortunate. Q: We didn’t build many Christmas traditions when I was young. Some years, in fact, my mom couldn’t even be bothered to put up a tree. How can I make Christmas special and memorable for my own kids? Jim: Author L ynne Thompson has developed an age-appropriate list filled with just the kind of ideas you’re looking for. Here are a few of them: Ages 0-3: 1) In order to avoid making Christmas a “don’t

touch” holiday for little ones, give them fun things they can touch. 2) Mold a nativity scene from clay dough and display it in a prominent place. Tell the story of Christmas while you do this. 3) Decorate cookies and build gingerbread houses together. Ages 4-7: 1) When you receive Christmas cards from friends and family members, place them in a basket on the dinner table. Take turns drawing a card each night and then pray

Information on making valances and shades, using an oven-cooking bag for candy making, and making a scrap happy pin cushion will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at noon and on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. Jana Beus, a patter n designer for Simplicity Pattern Co. in New York City, is going to share some ideas for creating valances and matching shades for windows. Kay Davis is going to prepare some delicious and easy candy recipes in the microwave oven. One even uses an oven-cooking

bag so there is absolutely no clean up at all. Davis is a cookbook author who works for DairyMax, and she lives in Lubbock, Texas. Carol Bell, a sewing instructor with Ann Silva's Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque, is going to demonstrate a quick little project she calls a “Scrap Happy Pin Cushion.” She will use a combination of fabric scraps and ribbons and show how to fold them and stitch them to hold them in place.

doors that open and play songs, others that hide chocolate candies or other treats. For the full list, as well as other Christmas ideas, visit focusonthefamily.com. Best wishes to you as you seek to build special Christmas memories with your kids this year! (Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three.) (Submit your questions to: ask@FocusOnTheFamily.co m)Copyright 2011 focus on the family, colorado springs, co 80995. inter national copyright secured. all rights reserved. 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500

together for that person or family. 2) Pick out a new holiday picture book to read each Christmas Eve. Ages 8-12: 1) Assign a country to your child, and ask him or her to report on how that country celebrates Christmas. Encourage your kids to prepare a traditional dish from that country, or perform a folk dance, etc. Lynne also recommends several activities that are suitable for all ages. For example, join with some other families and go Christmas caroling. In addition to singing around the neighborhood, consider visiting a hospital, homeless shelter or nursing home. Finally, many families choose to celebrate Advent -- the days leading up to Christmas Day. There are fun Advent calendars on the market, some with

Information on diabetes and obesity, strawberries and more Infor mation on diabetes and obesity, strawberries, and making polymer clay magnets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 15, at noon. Author and chemist, Shane Ellison will talk about diabetes and obesity as he explains that if you treat a person’s habits, you can treat his or her bad blood. He’ll give other suggestions based on his book Over -the-Counter Natural Cures. He lives in Los Angeles. With Florida strawberries, you can enjoy a taste

of summer all winter long. Sue Harrell represents the Florida Strawberry Growers Assn., and she’ll talk about the growing season, selection, storage and much more as she prepares a Strawberry/Banana smoothie for a quick and healthy breakfast. Harrell lives in Plant City, Fla. Becky Meverden is known as the Constant Crafter, and she is going to show how to make a polymer clay flower magnet, as well as show several other samples of items made with polymer clay. She is from White Bear Lake, Minn.

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Dora Fay Isler and Darrell Parks Pirtle met at L.F.D. school in the sixth grade and became grade school sweethearts. Upon his return from serving as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, they were married at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Dec. 7, 1946. Their 65 years of farming together has been full of hard work, perseverance, sorrow, but most of all joy and blessings. The couple has four children, Tretha Meredith (Steve), of Amarillo, Texas, George Pirtle (Barbara), of Roswell; Paul Pirtle (Denise), of Dexter; Randy Pirtle (Ladonna), of Roswell. Their grandchildren are Greg Meredith (Kelly) of Amarillo, Texas; Raelynn Bean (Dusty), of Artesia; Dwight Pirtle (Emmi); Janie Jones (Gannon); Aaron Pirtle (Dani); Ryan Pirtle (Kerri); Jack (Lindsey), Clif f (A ysia) and Keri Pirtle, all of Roswell. They also have 16 greatgrandchildren. Their children and grandchildren are so blessed by their love for God, for them, and most of all for each other.

clean wax paper until firm. Chocolate can be melted in microwave on defrost only if you do not have a double boiler. Put in microwavable dish for 6 to 8 minutes on defrost, stirring every 2 minutes until chocolate is completely melted. It may take longer, depending on microwave.

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Duane and Sue Evans recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Fair mont Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Those in attendance were their four children, Bryan and wife Luci, Brennan, Derek and wife D’Anne, and Holli Phillips and husband Lee and their 7 grandchildren. Also present were Tracy Pitts and Victor Amarillas. Duane and Sue have lived in Roswell for the past 35 years. Duane is a retired R.I.S.D. administrator and Sue is a retired R.I.S.D. elementary teacher. In celebration, they are planning a trip to Vienna, Budapest and Prague. They were married on Nov. 23, 1961, in Alpine, Texas.

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ANNIVERSARY Hawk and Joyce Boardman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16. They were married in 1961, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Boardmans moved to Roswell from Claremont, N.H., in July 1979. Hawk and Joyce’s children include: Tonja and her husband Greg Starritt of Fort Sumner, Tricia and her husband Kirk Brazille of Broken Arrow, Okla., Tandra and her husband Mark Johnson of Corona, Calif., Taylene and her husband Lee Goodloe of Roswell, Hollis (Chip) and his wife Rhonda Boardman of Roswell. They have 17 grandchildren and one greatgrandson. A come and go celebration in their honor will be held at Taber nacle Baptist

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berries 2 cups powdered sugar 3 Tbsp. margarine 1 bag (14 oz.) dark chocolate 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup 1 ⁄4 tsp. salt Wash and let strawberries dry at room temperature. (Leave stems on berries.) Combine margarine, corn syrup, salt and powdered sugar; pat around berries. Place berries on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 2 hours before dipping with chocolate. Melt chocolate in double boiler until thin. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and place on

Mr. and Mrs. Pirtle in 1946.

Mr. and Mrs. Pirtle today. This momentous occasion will be celebrated with all the family attending church at Tabernacle on Sunday, Dec. 11, followed by a family photo and dinner at the home of Randy, where Darrell was bor n 85 years ago.

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her if there’s a problem. If I talk to them, I’m sure they will be offended by what I have to say because I didn’t say anything when the issues first arose. I’m not good at confrontation, and it’s hard for me to tell someone my feelings are hurt. The bottom line is, I want out of this couple’s friendship. But I need to do it in a way that’s OK with Jen. I met the couple through her, and she wants to continue her friendship with them. Please help. MOVING ON IN GEORGIA

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DEAR ABBY: I am a gay woman. My partner, “Jenny,” and I have been friends with another couple for 15 years. Over the last year I have come to realize that I no longer want to be friends with them. One of them has been particularly unkind to me, and frankly, we don’t have a lot in common. Jenny is uncomfortable with my decision and wants me to talk to them to discuss my feelings. They have already asked

DEAR MOVING ON: It would not be confrontational to tell them that while you have known each other for a long time, you feel you have grown apart. You should also mention that your feelings were hurt when one of them said “( ).” At least that way they will

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approach to gift-giving. Isn’t it considered inappropriate to ask for money? MYSTIFIED BRIDE IN ALABAMA

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I recently received a wedding invitation from a friend of his from high school. Our wedding is not far away, and I have an etiquette question. Although it wasn’t stated on the invitation where the bride and groom were registered, a Facebook message was sent after our invitation arrived in the mail. It said, “In lieu of gifts, people can donate monetarily to the couple” — by check or cash the day of the wedding, or via a Paypal account they have set up. I’m confused. I grew up (and still live in) the South, and this doesn’t seem like a traditional

DEAR MYSTIFIED: Yes, it is. To solicit money the way that couple did is crude. An acceptable way to get the word out about the type of gifts couples prefer is by word of mouth. Guests usually ask if a couple is registered and where, and when the question is raised, it’s all right to tell them. If you have created a wedding website, the information can be included on it; however, it shouldn’t be so blatant that it appears gifts are uppermost in your mind. When couples prefer a gift of money, the proper way the information should be conveyed is verbally by your family or friends, but not by you.

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Dear Heloise: I have a decorating tip about choosing the right shade of INTERIOR PAINT for the walls in your home. I got this suggestion from a paintstor e salesclerk. It can be har d to choose the right shade from a tiny color strip because light and other factors can change the way the color actually looks in a room. If you buy some sample cans, having several shades next to each other on a wall can confuse your eye. The clerk suggested that I buy some white poster boards and paint those. The paint on the poster board would come close to matching the paint on the wall. I taped the poster board on one wall to see the effects of the light, etc., and then easily moved it to another position in the room. Later, when I was shopping for bedding, bath towels, rugs, etc., I cut a piece of the painted poster boar ds to carry along to make sure my selections would look good with the room colors. Beverly Hebert, San Antonio Beverly, this is a good hint, and I’ve demonstrated this at home-impr ovement shows through the years. It’s not perfect, but it’s close! Heloise Update: Use straight pins to hold the poster board, and there’ll be no tape marks. Heloise #####

Dear Readers: Hints for r ecycling old, plastic shower curtains: * Use to cover plants during winter. * Use as a dropcloth when painting. * Use as a blanket for a picnic. * Place under sheets as a mattress protector for children. * Line the trunk of a car when transporting plants or sod. Heloise ##### Dear Heloise: The (Newark, N.J.) Star Ledger carries your column five days each week, and I learn a lot from it. Here is my contribution: Have a loose button or need a small repair and can’t find thread to match the fabric? Use a strand of embroidery floss. Embroidery floss comes in a wide range of shades for most colors, and it is inexpensive! Alberta K., Branchburg, N.J.

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Justice Dept wants to put off AT&T-T-Mobile trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday it wants to withdraw or postpone its antitrust case against the proposed merger between AT&T Inc. and smaller rival T -Mobile USA now that the two companies no longer have a valid application to approve the deal. The companies took back their application with the Federal Communications Commission two weeks ago after the commission’s chair man came out

against the $39 billion deal. The companies have said they will seek approval from a federal judge who has scheduled a February trial on the Justice Department’s case, and will file another FCC application later. The increasing gover nment opposition is threatening the deal, with analysts now giving it only a slim chance of going through. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Wayland told U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal

Huvelle that there’s “not a real transaction” until the companies file again with the FCC, and the government plans to file a motion next week to put off the case. Huvelle gave the government until Tuesday to do so and scheduled a hearing for Thursday on the matter. Huvelle told AT&T she was concer ned the company was “using” the court and wasting its time. “I have some responsibility to the taxpayers ... to make sure we aren’t

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being used in a way we weren’t intended,” Huvelle said. AT&T attorney Mark Hansen responded that the Dallas-based company did not start the court battle. The Justice Department did when it sued on Aug. 31, saying the combination of the No. 2 and No. 4 cellphone companies in the country would reduce competition and lead to higher prices for consumers. Hansen said it didn’t make sense to have both the FCC and

the court trying to rule on the merger at the same time, so the companies decided to proceed first with the trial that’s already been scheduled. “If we can’t convince the court of this, we won’t win,” Hansen said. “We understand that.” George Cary, an attorney for TMobile, a subsidiary of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG, told the judge the deal is over if the trial doesn’t proceed expeditiously.

DeNio attends Comprehensive Education Course

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In this Oct. 18 photo, crew members look on as containers are offloaded from the cargo ship Stadt Rotenburg at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest point of the year as Americans bought fewer foreign cars and imported less oil.

Steve DeNio, a local leader in the residential property management field, has just completed an intensive management course from the National Association of Residential Property Managers. This all-inclusive course outlined innovative and important issues affecting the residential property management field. DeNio’s commitment to education is a clear signal of the level of professional service he wishes to provide his customers and clients. “Continuing education within the management area I specialize in is critical to my ability to stay current on the issues affecting my industry” says DeNio, property manager, RE/MAX of Roswell/CSD Property Management. The professional course work provided through NARPM is taught many times during the year in various metropolitan areas. Members often travel from across the country to attend these NARPM classes. They are unique to the real estate industry as they specifically address the needs of the single family residential property manager. Courses are provided on subjects ranging from personnel to maintenance. There are currently more than 2,000 members of NARPM, the nation’s only professional organization for managers of residential properties, from single family unit to 4-plexes. Members represent more than $20 billion in residential rental properties nationwide.

Trade deficit shrinks for fourth month Xcel Energy exceeds WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest point of the year after Americans bought fewer foreign cars and imported less oil. The shrinking trade gap boosted growth over the summer and may do so again in the final three months of the year. But economists worry the trend could reverse next year, especially if Europe’s debt crisis worsens. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade deficit shrank 1.6 percent to $43.5 billion. It was the fourth straight monthly decline. Overall imports fell 1 percent to $222.6 billion, which largely reflected a 5 percent decline in oil imports. The average price of imported oil fell for the fifth straight month to the lowest level since March. Oil prices rose last winter because of turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Exports slipped 0.8 percent to $179.2 billion, the first drop after three months of gains. Shipments of industrial supplies, such as natural gas, copper and chemicals, fell. Exports of autos and agricultural goods also dropped. A lower deficit is the latest sign that the economy has rebounded after nearly stalling in the spring. It boosts economic growth because it typically means foreign nations are buying more American goods. That can lead to more jobs and higher

consumer spending, which fuels 70 percent of economic activity. Economists expect the deficit to widen in the coming months. Oil prices are increasing and Europe is likely to import fewer U.S. goods as its economy weakens. At the same time, U.S. businesses are stocking up on foreign goods as consumer demand improves. “Exports to Europe are bound to weaken substantially, while imports will pick up steam as U.S. companies rebuild inventory,” Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients. Excluding oil, the trade deficit rose to $19.1 billion in October from $17.6 billion the previous month. Imports of consumer goods increased in October, as retailers stocked up for the holiday shopping season. The U.S. imported more televisions, toys and games, audio equipment and other household goods. Pharmaceutical imports also increased. Imports of industrial equipment, such as computers, aircraft and electrical equipment, also increased. That suggests companies are investing more in capital goods, a good sign for economic growth. Through October the deficit is running at a $558.3 billion annual pace, 11.6 percent higher than last year’s

imbalance of $500 billion. The deficit shrank every month in the July-September quarter, as exports grew. That contributed almost a half-point to the economy’s 2 percent annual growth rate in the quarter. Economists expect slightly stronger growth in the final three months of the year. Recent data show the economy has strengthened this fall and hiring has picked up. Employers added a net total of 120,000 jobs last month. The economy has generated 100,000 or more jobs five months in a row — the first time that has happened since April 2006. The unemployment rate fell in November to 8.6 percent, its lowest level in two and a half years. Half of that the drop reflected a growing number of people who gave up looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. Still, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits has steadily declined over the past three months, a positive sign for future hiring. Retailers reported that shoppers got off to a healthy start over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. And consumer confidence rose sharply last month, though it is still below levels that are consistent with a healthy economy.

Labor board drops high-profile Boeing complaint WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Friday dropped its high-profile challenge of Boeing’s decision to open a nonunion aircraft manufacturing plant in South Carolina. The board acted after the Machinists union approved a 4-year contract extension with Boeing this week and agreed to withdraw its charge that the company violated federal labor laws. Lafe Solomon, the board’s acting general counsel, said he had always preferred a settlement. The agency settles about 90 percent of its cases. Under the deal, Boeing promised to build the new version of its 737 airplane in Washington state. The Machinists agreed to drop allegations that Boeing opened the South Carolina plant in retaliation for past union strikes. Both Solomon and the agency had come under intense criticism from Republican lawmakers and South Carolina officials for

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Wilson Ferguson, still dressed in the Santa costume he wore all day for holiday union parties, sorts ballots during counting on a new labor contract at a Boeing Machinists Union hall Wednesday in Seattle.

bringing the case. Republicans and business groups claimed the board was setting a dangerous precedent by interfering with a legitimate business decision about where to locate workers. Solomon said he was simply following the law

and might do it again if faced with similar facts. “This case was never about the union or the NLRB telling Boeing where it could put its plants,” Solomon said in a conference call with reporters. “This was a question for us of retaliation, and that

remains the law. If we were ever faced with a similar pattern, we might well issue a complaint.” President Barack Obama, in response to a question from a reporter about the case, said he was glad that people will be working.

its United Way goals AMARILLO, T exas — Xcel Energy employees this year have contributed more to the company’s annual United Way campaign than any previous year, surpassing its 2011 goal. than 5,500 More leaders, employees, retirees and contractors from throughout Xcel Energy’s eight-state service territory contributed a total of $2.76 million dollars to be used for local community support programs, exceeding the goal by more than $35,000. The Xcel Energy Foundation will match each contribution dollar -for -dollar, thereby raising the total amount provided to nonprofits to more than $5.5 million. “We live and work in the communities we serve and our employees have stepped up time and again to show how much they care.” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy. “As we struggle through difficult economic times, our contributions become more vital so I can’t tell you how proud I am of this company and the people

who work here.” Xcel Energy employees, retirees and contractors in T exas and New Mexico raised more than $400,000 during the fall campaign, which will be matched by the foundation. In 2007, Xcel Energy earned the United Way’s national “Spirit of America” award for its long-term commitment to the community. Since its creation in 2000 Xcel Energy has participated in the annual United Way campaign; its operating companies participated for decades before that. Nearly 500 company employees help support the program each year. Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energyrelated products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.

Artesia General Hospital reaccredited by CAP

Kenneth Randall, CEO of Artesia General Hospital, has announced that Artesia General Hospital has been awarded reaccreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. The laboratory’s medical director, Dr. Sanjay Lahiri, and the laboratory clinical directors, Beth Mursch and Peter Grimm, as well as Carlos Ponce, director of Respiratory Therapy, were recently advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Artesia General Hospital’s laboratory is one of only 7,000 CAP accredited laboratories worldwide and the only hospital laboratory so certified in this region. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. During this accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the blood gas laboratory which is part of Respiratory Therapy, laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and records; in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. According to the College of American Pathologists, “this stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients whether an outpatient or in-patient.”


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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOYCE BARGER, 626-1821 TOP PRODUCER OF THE MONTH!

Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

501 SEQUOIA 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 1C GARAGE #97962 $38,000

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602 E. MESCALERO HOSTESS: BETTY NELL MILES, 626-5050 3 BR, 2 BA, 1 C CARPORT. 1818 sq. ft. home w/great room for entertaining & a spacious back yard w/block fence. #96441 $109,900

27 YAKIMA RD-DEXTER #97810 $95,000 3BR, 1.5 BA CALL BETTY MILES, 626-5050 Possible Real Estate Contract!

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1311 & 1313 SORRENTO HOST: DAVID DUER, 637-5315 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 C GARAGE. Under construction home w/maple cabinets, tile back splash granite through-out. #97814 #97816 $222,900

1113 LA PALOMA HOST: DAVID DUER, 637-5315 4 BR, 2 BA, 2 C GARAGE. New construction. Huge kitchen, living room & MBR. #98045 $239,900 New Construction!

3107 CIRCLE DIAMOND #98000 $280,000 4BR, Office, 2 BA, 4 C. GARAGE CALL LETY LOPEZ, 420-6370 Superb Neighborhood! Originally $328,500

1307 TAYLOR #97431 $150,000 3BR, 2 BA, 2 C. GARAGE CALL ANJY COOPER, 626-7545 Beautifully Maintained Home!

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1609 S. MISSOURI #97631 $99,900 3 BR, 2 BA. CALL LUIS NAJERA, 578-9984 Walking Distance From School!

3711 EAST GRAND PLAINS #97745 $299,900 4BR, 3 BA, 2 C. GARAGE CALL KIM PORTE, 914-3594 Beautiful Country Home!

802 MASON #96793 $179,900 3BR, 2 BA, 2 C. GARAGE CALL VIRGINIA SMITH-POSS, 317-4923 Very Good Condition!

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1513 S. LEA HOST: JULIE KING 4204583 THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Great 3BD/2BA home in nice neighborhood. Close to shopping & schools. Lots of updates throughout. $140,000 MLS#98031

2510 GAYE DR. HOST: KIM HIBBARD 420-1194 SELLER SAYS “I WANT AN OFFER!!” Come by and see this 5BD/5BA, over 4,000 sq.ft. classic 2 story home in prestigious northwest area. $345,000 MLS#97146

DISTINCTIVE COUNTRY ESTATE just outside the city. Spacious 4BD/3.5BA on 5 ac w/3ac water rights & pecan trees. Upscale amenities galore. 3 car gar plus detached 3 car gar, $590,000. MLS# 97536 Jean Brown 910-7355

BEAUTIFUL LIKE NEW executive home. 4BD/2BA 3 car garage, wood floors, custom plantation shutters, all appliances, circular drive, gorgeous backyard & close to park. $258,500 MLS#97173 Alex Pankey 626-5006

#7 W. LA PALOMA Host: Jen Gallagher 317-9076 GET A REAL DEAL on this 5BD/3BA home. 2,816 sq.ft. on almost 1 acre! Sunny living room w/wood stove. Circle drive. 2-car garage w/workshop area. Large backyard w/extras. HUGE price reduction! $189,900 MLS#98055

PRICED TO SELL!! Split 4 bedroom plan, with granite tops, Laso whirpool tub master bath plus shoer stall, great landscaping, block fence w/metal gates, maintenance free exterior trim & facia. $249,500 MLS#97897 Alex Pankey 626-5006

1107 KACHINA #98034 $252,000 3BR, 2 BA, 2 C. GARAGE CALL STARLA NUNEZ, 626-5403 Very Attractive Corner Brick Home!

1101 E. SEVENTEEN #97747 $36,900 3 BR, 1 BA. CALL LUIS NAJERA, 578-9984 Located In NE Roswell!

1111 N. WASHINGTON #97945 $52,900 2 BR, 2 BA CALL JOYCE BARGER, 626-1821 Townhome/Condo

2112 BARNETT DR. #97741 $189,000 4BR, 2 BA, 2 C. GARAGE CALL THELMA GILLHAM, 420-0372 Custom Built Home!

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501 S. SEQUOIA #97962 $38,000 3BR, 2.5 BA, 1 C. GARAGE CALL JOYCE BARGER, 626-1821 Bargain Time 1726 Sq. Ft.

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50 RIVERSIDE HOST: BRAD DAVIS 578-9574 CHARMING 2 STORY home on large corner lot. Custom kitchen w/wood cabinets, brick floors & copper tin ceiling. Lots of neat features in this beautifully designed home. $175,000 MLS#96721

GREAT NEW LISTING in the historical district. Spacious rooms throughout. 3 4BD/2BA, large LR, basement & a guest house or workshop in yard. Price to reflect updates needed. $149,000 MLS#97723 Paula Grieves 626-7952

LOFT STYLE LIVING just steps away from shopping, restaurants, & medical employment. Beautifully maintained assoc. landscaping & pool area. Lg master bdrm, spacious great room & “loft” area. $129,000 MLS#98079 Paula Grieves 626-7952

READY TO MOVE IN! Located within walking distance to schools and shopping. 3bd/1.5BA. New paint throughout. Pond in the backyard. This home has tons of storage. Come by and check it out! $124,900 MLS#97960 Julie King 420-4583

SPACIOUS 3BD/2BA brick home. Builtin bookcases in den and hallway. Large covered patio in backyard. Sprinkler system front and back. $119,000 MLS#97260 Gen Outland 420-6542 / Rocky Langley 626-2591

BRING YOUR HORSES!! Quaint 2BD/1BA on 2.375 ac. Sunny FR has updated tile, wood stove & high ceiling. Lg MBR w/lots of storage & closet space & shabby chic wood floors. $110,000 MLS#98010 Rebecca Gutierrez 420-1696

GREAT VALUE in this well maintained 4 BR on 2 lots w/spacious manicured yard. Move in ready! Gas clothes dryer in kitchen cabinet included. Storage buildings & shade trees. $99,500 MLS#97861 Paula Grieves 626-7952 or Jim Clark 317-5651

FABULOUS UNIQUE HOME IN BRIAR RIDGE! 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2-car garage located in cozy cul-de-sac. Lots of great features, dramatic entry, bright rooms. Upstairs deck to view NM sunsets! $173,000 MLS#98072 Linda Kirk 626-335

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1502 OLJATO, Impeccable home located in the middle of farmland. Quiet and Private atmosphere, Custom Built in 1984, 2,683 Sq.Ft. home, Open Concept, all electric, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, propane fireplace, Three car garage, two heat pumps for efficiency. Property is 2.5 acres of land with 1.5 acres of Artesian Senior Water Rights, Lavish landscaping including 10 mature Pecan trees, 12 bearing Pistachio trees, Fruit trees and various other trees and flowering plants. $310,000. Shown by appointment. Call Cherri Snyder 626-1913

2612 SYDNEY, Spacious custom home built 2007 w/2381 sq.ft. in NW County; all brick; metal roof; low maintenance landscaping; fenced; private well; 2 car garage. 3BR/2.5 bath split floor plan; large master suite with double vanity, Jacuzzi tub, shower and walk-in closet; formal dining room; kitchen with loads of custom cabinetry & breakfast bar, RO and water softener owned; LR w/10ft ceiling and rock FP; wood/tile floors; atrium doors leading to covered patio. Priced to sell!!! $269,900. Shown by appointment. Call Cherri Snyder 626-1913

Cheryle Pattison 626-2154

Dean Day 626-5110

Chuck Hanson 626-7963

Connie Denio 626-7948

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DESIGNED WITH 4 LIVING AREAS to accommodate family living & entertaining. 4/2.5 Split floor plan, formal dining/living, lots of paint & repairs. #97954 CALL: SHIRLEY

www.remax.com 800-256-6738 • 622-7191 110 E. Country Club Road

Adelle Lynch 626-4787

Shirley Childress Karen Mendenhall 317-4117 910-6465

James Dodson 910-1121

Steve Denio 626-6567

YOU’LL BE SOLD with just one look. Brick 3/2/2 in NE, lovely tile floors, granite counters, new appl, Grand cathedral ceiling, gas-log FP, open & spacious. #97955 $190,000 CALL: ADELLE

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BEAUTIFUL 2 story 4 BR’s, 3 baths, stained concrete floors/carpet. Great Kitchen, granite. A must see! #97059 $289,900 CALL: CONNIE

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LARGE 3 BEDROOM2 bath home on corner lot. Two car garage, 2 living areas, Large bedrooms give lots of space. $7,500 update allowance at closing. #98021 $159,900 CALL: CHUCK

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WONDERFUL 3/2/2 home overlooking Original hardwood Cahoon Park. floors, bright kitchen with granite tile counters, gas stove. #98013 CALL: KAREN

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ENTERTAINING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? This is the home for you! Large Living, Dining, Family and Sunroom. Open floor plan perfect for that festive crowd. #97545 $200,000 CALL: JAMES

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2818 N. ELM

$132,500 96 DOGWOOD

ENCHANTING & COZY ARE GREAT DESCRIPTIONS FOR THIS SWEET 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH BUNGALOW. Tiled throughout, darling galley kitchen, large detached storage building. Front patio has secured wrought iron entrance & floor plan makes amazingly practical use of space. This sparkling gem has a charm factor of “10”.

CONTACT SHERLEA 420-1978

COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST! Well designed brick home on 5 acres mol. 3 BR, 2-1/2 bath with oversized garage & shop. Tile & wood flooring, granite countertops, custom cabinets, Lenox heat pump, custom wood blinds, gas fireplace & more. Very nice natural landscaping with pond.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 025. Lost and Found

FOUND FEMALE Boston Terrier 1 yr old. Call to identify 575-361-6415 FOUND CORNER of 19th and Union Chocolate/white large dog. Call 910-1695

INSTRUCTION

030. Education & Instructions

ALLIED HEALTH career training- Attend college 100% online . Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com

EMPLOYMENT

045. Employment Opportunities

COMFORT KEEPERS A non-medical in-home care agency is seeking mature, dependable people to fill open positions caring for the elderly. If you would enjoy providing companionship, preparing meals, housekeeping, personal care and shopping for our clients then we want to hear from you. Applicants must have very neat, clean appearance, possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Must have Caregiving or CNA experience and be available evenings and weekends. Apply in person at: 1410 South Main, Roswell. DOMINO'S PIZZA is now hiring drivers and Assistant Managers. Earn up to $14 per hour. Apply online today at careers.dominos.com

GATEWAY CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL is currently taking applications for part time teachers. We’re looking for Christian workers with high-energy and good people skills who love children. A GED or higher is needed, and experience working with children is also a requirement. Apply at 1900 N. Sycamore, no phone calls please.

045. Employment Opportunities

LOCALLY OWNED business has opening for PT/PTA, OTR/COTA. Flexable hours. Send resume to: Staffing, PO Box 8244, Roswell, NM 88202 THE ROSWELL Job Corps Center Operated by Career Opportunities Inc. is soliciting bids for professional services for students at the Roswell job Corps center in Roswell NM. Services include Medical Services, Dental Services, Mental Health Services and Optometric Services. Bid packages may be obtained by contacting Bill Dawe at the Job Corps center Tel. # 575-347-7429 e-mail dawe.bill@jobcorps.org. Closing date for requesting bid packages will be December 15, 2011 AUTOMOTIVE INSTRUCTOR, full time with benefits. The primary function of the Automotive Instructor is to assist and lead all assigned students in acquiring the job competencies that are delineated in the course Training Achievement Record (TAR) as developed by the National Office of Job Corps. The instructor will administer a standard-based training program in accordance with the Center’s Career Development Services System Plan. The instructor will teach students the technical skills as well as employability and job retention skills needed to complete the program. A degree or trade certificate in the Automobile field is required plus three years field experience. Teaching experience is preferred. CAREER COUNSELOR, full time with benefits. The primary function of the counselor is to provide sound counsel and advice to students both during the training day and in the evening hours. The counselor is expected to work effectively with students in copying with all types of problems, including being involved in every aspect of the student’s life while in the Job Corps program. Must be a positive role model and provide educational and vocational guidance. A four year college degree with at least 15 semester hours in counseling and guidance, social work, vocational rehabilitation, sociology, psychology or a related field is required, plus a minimum of one year experience in counseling. ACCOUNTANT, full time with benefits. Primary function is to provide assistance to the Finance Manager and maintain financial records and reports for all receipts and disbursements of the Imprest Fund and the Student Pay, Allotment, and Management Information System and reconcile the Student Welfare account. A minimum of a two year degree in accounting from an accredited college is required. Please submit a resume to Roswell Job Corps Center, 57 G Street, Roswell, NM 88203. Or email a resume to gonzalez.mary@jobcorps.org.

Career Opportunities, Inc is a EEO/AD/DV employer.

Legals

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 11, 23, 2011 ELECTION RESOLUTION TOWN OF DEXTER Resolution No. 2011-22

Be it resolved by the governing body of the Town of Dexter that:

A. A regular municipal election for the election of municipal officers shall be held on March 6, 2012. Polls will open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M. B. At the regular municipal election, persons shall be elected to fill the following elective offices: 1. One Councilor for a four year term. 2. One Councilor for a four year term. 3. One Municipal Judge for a four year term. C. The following location is designated as the polling place for the conduct of the regular municipal election: 1. Voters in Precinct 101 shall vote at the Town Council Chambers, 115 East Second Street. D. Absentee Voting. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained only from the office of the Municipal Clerk. All applications for an absentee ballot must be completed and accepted by the Municipal Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m., March 2, 2012. After 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2012, all unused absentee ballots will be publicly destroyed by the Municipal Clerk. The Municipal Clerk will accept completed absentee ballots delivered by mail, or in person by the voter casting the absentee ballot, by a member of the voter’s immediate family or by the caregiver of the voter until 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2012. Absentee ballots may be marked in person in the office of the Municipal Clerk during the regular hours and days of business, beginning on Tuesday January 31, 2012 and closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2012. Early Voting. Early voting on paper ballots to be counted by the Absentee board will be conducted in the office of the Municipal Clerk during the regular hours and days of business, beginning on Wednesday February 15, 2012 and closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2012. E. Persons desiring to register to vote at the regular municipal election must register with the County Clerk of Chaves County not later than Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., the date on which the County Clerk will close registration books. F. All Declaration of Candidacy shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. G. The casting of votes by qualified municipal elector shall be recorded on M100 electronic vote tabulator. Adopted and approved this 6th day of December, 2011. David L. White Mayor ATTEST: Kay Roberts Municipal Clerk/Treasurer

045. Employment Opportunities WE NEED you! Are you tired of working for big companies that treat you like a number?

We are a family owned business, started 16 years ago and we have been thriving even in today's economy. We offer full time and part time employment. All full time positions come with a full benefits package that includes health, dental, prescription, and vision plans. After you have been with us for a year you will be eligible to participate in the company's 401K plan that has a generous company match. We are looking for individuals that preferably have experience in customer service and money handling. Some management and collections experience would also be helpful but none of these are required. We are looking forward to hear from you! Fax resume to 505-275-7250

CLASSIFIEDS

045. Employment Opportunities

POSITION: CLINICIAN Local Agency is currently seeking a Clinical Supervisor/Team Leader. This position requires a Master’s Degree from an accredited university and a valid New Mexico license. This position requires experience in demonstrated assessment, counseling, documentation, supervisory and cultural competency skills. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Qualifications: • Masters degree in Social Work or Psychology in order to fulfill the licensing requirement. • Experience in a behavioral health or clinical social services setting is require. • Previous experience in a medical office practice or primary care setting preferred. • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW/LISW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC) Please submit resume to PO Box 1897 Unit # 291 Roswell, NM 88202.

Legals

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 11, 2011 Legal Notice New Mexico Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Supports Division FY12 Request for Proposals 12-11-11

This FY12 request for proposals (RFP) is for statewide services that must be provided in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The total amount of funding available through this RFP is $65,000 including CRS taxes. The DDSD reserves the right to cancel this RFP and/or to reject any proposal in whole or in part.

The proposed contracts for FY12 shall become effective upon approval of the Department of Finance and Administration and may be extended up to 3 additional years at the discretion of the DOH. Extensions are contingent upon sufficient funding, priority needs of the DOH and satisfactory performance.

Eligible public and private entities interested in submitting a proposal can download a copy of this RFP at http://www.nmhealth.org/ddsd/index.htm or contact Eva Medina at (505) 476-8973 or by e-mail at eva.medina@state.nm.us or in writing at the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD), 810 San Mateo, Suite 200 • Santa Fe, New Mexico • 87505. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reader, amplifier, sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid/service to participate in any aspect of this process, please contact Eva Medina at (505) 476-8973 or at eva.medina@state.nm.us or by mail at DDSD, 810 San Mateo, Suite 200 • Santa Fe, New Mexico • 87505 at least TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO APPLICABLE DEADLINE to acquire a copy of the RFP in accessible form. TTY users may access this number via the New Mexico Relay Network, 1-800-659-1779.

Proposals must be received for review at the 810 San Mateo, Suite 200 • Santa Fe, New Mexico • 87505 (either by USPS, UPS, Fed Ex, other courier, or in person) by close of the business day (5:00 p.m.) on 1-13-12. Any proposal received after this deadline will be considered non-responsive and not eligible for review.

The content of any proposal shall not be disclosed to competing Offerors during the negotiation process. In addition, the NM Criminal Statutes impose felony penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 11, 23, 2011 ELECTION RESOLUTION TOWN OF DEXTER RESOLUCION NUM. 2011-22

Sea resuelto por el cuerpo gobernante, del Pueblo de Dexter que:

A. Una eleccion municipal regular para la eleccion de oficiales municipals se llevara a cabo el 6 de marzo de 2012. Lugares de votacion estaran abiertas al publico entre las horas de las 7:00 A.M. y las 7:00 P.M. B. En la eleccion municipal regular, individuos seran elegidos par ocupar los siguientes cargos electives: 1. Un Consejal por un termino de cuatro anos. 2. Un Consefal por un termino de cuatro anos. 3. Un Jez Municipal por un termino de cuarto anos. C. Las siguientes localidades son designadas como locales para votar para llevar a cabo la eleccion municipal regular: 1. Los votantes el el Recinto 101 votaran en Town Council Chambers 115 East Second Street. D. Votacion en Ausencia. Solicitudes para obetener balotas para votar en ausencia pueden ser obtenidas unicamente de la oficina de la Escribana de la Municipalidad. La Escribana de la Municipalidad debe llevar y aceptar todas las solicitudes para obtener una balota para votar en ausencia antes de las 5:00 p.m. el 2 de marzo de 2012. A partir de las 5:00 p.m. el 2 de marzo de 2012, la Escribana de la Municipalidad publicamente destruira todas las balotas no utilizadas. La Escribana de la Municipalidad aceptara las balotas completadas por la votante que emite su balota, con el fin de votar en ausencia, que se le entregue por correo o en persona, de un mimbro de la familia inmediata de la votante, o del conserje al votante hasta las 7:00 p.m el 6 de marzo de 2012.

Las balotas para votar en ausencia se pueden marcar en persona en la oficina de la Escribana de la Municipalidad, durante las horas y dias habiles, empezando el martes, 31 de enero de 2012 y terminando a las 5:00 p.m. el viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012.

Votacion por Anticipado. El recuento de los votos por anticipado, de papeleta, en la oficina de la Escribana de la Municipalidad, durante las hors y dias habiles, empezando el miercoles, 15 febrero de 2012 ye terminando a las 5:00 p.m. el viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012.

E. Las personas que deseen registrarse para votar en la eleccion municipal regular, tienen que registrarse con la Escribana del condado de Chaves condado a mas tardar el martes, 7 de febrero de 2012 a las 5:00 p.m., la fecha en que la Escribana del Condado cerrara los libros del registro. F. Se archivara todas las Declaraciones de Candidatura con la Escribana Municipal el martes, 10 de enero de 2012 entre las horas de las 8:00 a.m y las 5:00 p.m. G. Se hara un record de los votos de las electors municipals calificados en paperletas, de las cuales se hara un recuento por tabuladores electronicos M100. Adoptada y aprobada este dia 6th de December de 2011. David L. White Alcalde Da fe: Kay Roberts Escribana Municipal

Roswell Daily Record

045. Employment Opportunities

Journeyman Electrician Accepting confidential applications for Industrial, Commercial & Agricultural experience preferred. Will consider all applications. Pay DOE plus Benefits. 575-734-5111

045. Employment Opportunities

MJG CORPORATION is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance person. General knowledge in basic building repairs and equipment. Fill out job application and job history at 204 W 4th. St. Roswell, NM 88201 or call 575-622-8711.

Legals

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 11, 2011 SOUTHEAST NM COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION HEAD START PROGRAM Request for Proposals

Southeast NM Community Action Corporation Head Start Program is soliciting proposals for Professional Engineering service for the repair of the foundation located at Artesia Head Start center, 615 W. Kemp, Artesia, New Mexico. The requested services are to provide: Evaluation of site, detailed repair recommendations, Design Bid, and oversee the project. A site tour is required. An appointment to view site may be scheduled by contacting Buddy Simmons 575-703-0782, or Mary A. Perry 575-748-1141. Sealed Proposals must be submitted to SNMCAC Head Start Program, PO Box 37 Artesia, NM 88211-0037, or delivered to the Head Start office at 504 W. Gage St., Artesia, NM. by December 21, 2010. @ 10:00 am. MST. Proposals submitted after the due date/time are not acceptable. Sealed proposals will be opened immediately after the due date/time Proposals must include wage rate requirements as stipulated in the New Mexico Procurement Code and by the Davis-Bacon wage determination, if applicable in responding to this request. Total price must include New Mexico Gross Receipt Taxes. The SNMCAC Head Start Program reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive any technicality. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 4, 11, 2011

RESOLUTION AND PROCLAMATION OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOND ELECTION WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Dexter Consolidated School District No. 8 (herein the "Board" and the "District," respectively), in the County of Chaves and State of New Mexico, has determined that a Special School Bond Election, (herein, the "Election") be held on February 7,2012, pursuant to Sections 1-22-1 through 1-22-19, NMSA 1978; and WHEREAS, the Board of the District has determined upon its own initiative to submit to a vote at said Election, the question of the issuance of its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount and for the purposes hereinafter specified, as permitted by Section 22-18-2(B) NMSA 1978, and the Bond Election Act [Sections 6-15-23 through 6-15-28 NMSA 1978]; and WHEREAS, neither the bond question herein submitted nor any other bond question has been defeated by the voters of the District at a bond election held within a period of two years from the date of the Election hereinafter set forth;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DEXTER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 CONSTITUTING THE GOVERNING BODY OF SAID DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTY OF CHAVES STATE OF NEW MEXICO.

Section 1. On the 7th day of February, 2012, there will be held in the Dexter Consolidated School District No. 8, Chaves County, New Mexico, a special school bond election for the purpose of submitting to all the qualified electors of the District the question of creating a debt by the issuing of general obligation bonds.

Section 2. The Precinct Polling Places for this Election are as follows: Voting Election District Precinct Polling Place 1- 101 Dexter Schools Central Office 100 North Lincoln Dexter, New Mexico Absentee in Person County Clerk’s Office Chaves County Courthouse Roswell, New Mexico In addition there will be an Absentee Voter District established, as described in Section 7 herein.

Section 3. The polls for said Election will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the day of the Election.

Section 4. At such Election, the following question shall be submitted to such qualified, registered electors of the District:

GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND QUESTION "Shall the Board of Education of the Dexter Consolidated School District No. 8, County of Chaves, State of New Mexico, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds of the District, in one series or more, in the aggregate principal amount of not exceeding $1,675,000, for the purpose for the purpose of erecting, remodeling, making additions to and furnishing school buildings and purchasing or improving school grounds and purchasing computer software and hardware for student use in public schools, providing matching funds for capital outlay projects funded pursuant to the Public School Capital Outlay Act [22-24-1 NMSA 1978], or any combination of these purposes, said bonds to be payable from general (ad valorem) taxes and to be issued and sold at such time or times upon such terms and conditions as the Board may determine?"

Section 5. A person is a qualified elector of the District if he or she is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age on the day of the Election and a resident of the District on the day of the Election. In order to vote, qualified electors of the District must have previously registered with the County Clerk of Chaves County, or any voter registration agent in accordance with law. Any qualified elector of the District who is not now registered and who wishes to vote at such Election should register during regular office hours prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2012, being the twentyeighth day immediately preceding the Election at the office of the County Clerk of Chaves County, Chaves County Courthouse, Roswell, New Mexico, or by any registration agent at a designated agency as provided in Section 1-4-47, NMSA 1978 and 1-4-48, NMSA 1978.

Section 6. Absentee voting will be permitted in the manner authorized by Section 1-6-1 et seq., NMSA 1978; provided, however, that pursuant to Section 1-22-19, NMSA 1978, qualified electors may also vote absentee in person at the office of the County Clerk of Chaves County during the regular hours and days of business from 8:00 a.m., January 13, 2012, being the twenty-fifth day preceding the Election, until 5:00 p.m., February 3, 2012, being the Friday immediately prior to the Election.

Section 7. Voting on election day and absentee voting in person, as provided in Section 6 above, shall be by a voting system defined in Sections 1-9-1 et seq., NMSA 1978, as amended. Other absentee voting shall be by paper ballot. At least one voting system shall be used at the polling place for each Voting District.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 10th day of October, 2011. Donna Sterrett_____________________________ President, Board of Education [SEAL] Attest: ___Orlando Chavez___________________________ Secretary, Board of Education Dexter

045. Employment Opportunities

Roswell Daily Record Looking for carrier in the Hagerman area. Call 575-622-7730 ext. 56

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-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 2011 and Jan. 1, 8, 2012

NOTICE OF CLOSING OF PHYSICIAN'S PRACTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the practice of physician Dr. Bob F. Nine, DPM, is closing. Patient records are currently stored at: 300 W. Tilden Street Roswell, NM 88203

Patients who wish to obtain their records, or request transfer of the same, may contact: Judy Nine 300 W. Tilden Street Roswell, NM 88203 (575) 623-3790

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 4, 11, 2011

RESOLUCIÓN Y PROCLAMACIÓN DE ELECCIÓN ESPECIAL DE BONOS ESCOLARES CONSIDERANDO QUE, la Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Consolidado Núm. 8 de Dexter (en ésta, "Junta" y "Distrito", respectivamente), en el Condado de Chaves, y el Estado de Nuevo México, ha determinado que se llevará a cabo una una Elección de Bonos Escolares (en ésta, la "Elección") el 7 de febrero de 2012, conforme a las Secciónes 1-22-1 a 1-22-19 NMSA, 1978; y CONSIDERANDO QUE, la Junta del Distrito ha determinado por iniciativa propia someter a votación en dicha Elección, la cuestión de la emisión de bonos de obligación general de suma máxima y para los fines que más adelante se especifican, conforme a la Sección 22-18-2B NMSA 1978 y la Ley de Elecciones de Bonos [Secciónes 6-15-23 a 6-15-28 NMSA 1978]; y CONSIDERANDO QUE, la cuestión relacionada con los bonos que aquí se somete a votación ni cualquiera otra cuestión de bonos ha sido derrotada por los votantes del Distrito en una elección de bonos convocada dentro de un periódo de dos años antes de la Elección que más adelante se especifica; AHORA, POR LO TANTO, LA JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR CONSOLIDADO NÚM. 8 DE DEXTER EL CUAL CONSTITUYE EL CUERPO GOBERNANTE DE DICHO DISTRITO, EN EL CONDADO DE CHAVES Y ESTADO DE NUEVO MÉXICO RESUELVE:

Sección 1. En el 7 de febrero de 2012 se llevará a cabo una elección especial de bonos escolares en el Distrito Escolar Consolidado Núm. 8 de Dexter, Condado de Chaves, Estado de Nuevo México con el fin de presentarle a todos los votantes habilitados del Distrito la cuestión si se puede crear una deuda con la emisión de bonos de obligación general.

Sección 2. Los Precintos por los Sitios de Votación para esta elección son los siguientes: Distrito Elección Sitios Electoral Núm. del Precinto De Votación 1- 101 Dexter Schools Central Office 100 North Lincoln Dexter, Nuevo México En Ausencia en Persona Edificio de (de la) Escribana del Condado Edificio de la Corte en el Condado de Chaves Roswell, Nuevo México Además habrá un Distrito para Votantes en Ausencia según se expresa en la Sección 7 más adelante. Sección 3. Los Sitos de Votación en dicha Elección permanecerán abiertos entre las horas de las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m. el día de la Elección.

Sección 4. En dicha Elección, la siguiente cuestión será sometida a la consideración de dichos votantes del Distrito que se hayan inscrito y estén habilitados:

CUESTIÓN DE BONOS DE OBLIGACIÓN GENERAL "¿Se le concederá la autorización a la Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Consolidado Núm. 8 de Dexter, Condado de Chaves, Estado de Nuevo México a fin de que emita Bonos de una serie o más de obligación general del Distrito, en la suma agregada principal que no exceda de los $1,675,000, con el fin de construir, remodelar, agregar anexos y amueblar a los edificios escolares y comprar o mejorar terrenos escolares y comprar programas y equipo de computadora para el uso estudiantil en las escuelas públicas, proveyendo fondos igualados por los proyectos de desembolosos capitales financiados conforme al Acto de Desembolosos Capitales [22-24-1 NMSA 1978], o una combinación de estos própositos, los dichos bonos se pagarán con los fondos derivados de los impuestos generales (ad valorem) y se emitirán y se venderán en tal fecha o en tales fechas y conforme a los términos y condiciones que la Junta determine?"

Sección 5. Una persona es elector habilitado del Distrito si él o ella es ciudadano (a) de los Estados Unidos, tiene por lo menos 18 años de edad el día de la Elección y es residente del Distrito en la fecha de la Elección. Para votar, los electores habilitados del Distrito deben haberse registrado previamente en los libros del (de la) Escribano(a) del Condado de Chaves, o cualquier auxiliar de registración conforme a la ley. Cualquier elector habilitado del Distrito que no esté registrado ahora y que desee votar en dicha Elección debe registrarse en la oficina del (de la) Escribano(a) del Condado de Chaves, en el Edificio de la Corte en Roswell, Nuevo México,durante las horas hábiles antes de las 5:00 p.m. el 10 de enero de 2012, cayendo esa fecha veinte y ocho días antes de la fecha de la Elección,o por cualquier agente de registración de votantes en una agencia designada conforme a la Sección 1-4-47 NMSA 1978 y Sección 1-4-48, NMSA 1978.

Sección 6. La votación en ausencia se permitirá conforme lo prescriben las Secciónes 1-6-1 et seq., NMSA, 1978; siempre que conforme a la Sección 1-22-19, NMSA, 1978 los electores habilitados podrán votar presentándose personalmente en la Oficina del (de la) Escribano(a) del Condado de Chaves durante las horas y en los dias hábiles entre las 8:00 a.m., el 13 de enero de 2012, fecha que cae 25 dias antes de la fecha del la Elección, hasta las 5:00 p.m. el 3 de febrero de 2012 que es el día viernes que antecede inmediatamente la fecha de la Elección.

Sección 7. La votación en el día de elección se llevará a cabo usando un sistema de votación, definido en Secciónes 1-9-1 et seq., NMSA, 1978, según fueron enmendadas. Votación en ausencia y en ausencia en persona, en la manera prevista en la sección 6 arriba, se llevará a cabo usando boletas de papel. Se colocará, por lo menos, un sistema de votación, en el sitio electoral de cada Distrito Electoral.

APROBADA Y ADOPTADA este día 10 de octubre de 2011. _Donna Sterret_______________________________ Presidente, Junta de Educación [SELLO] Doy Fe: _Orlando Chavez_________________________ Secretaria(o), Junta de Educación Dexter


Roswell Daily Record 045. Employment Opportunities

THE ROSWELL Daily Record is now accepting applications for the position of: OUTSIDE SALES The ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, superior organizational skills a self-starter and strong work ethic. Experience or background in advertising also helpful. Must be computer literate. This is a full time position. Interested Applicants please send resume & references to: ROSWELL DAILY RECORD Attn: Charles Fischer, 2301 N. Main, Roswell, NM 88201 or e-mail to: cfischer@ roswell-record.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! CITY OF ROSWELL Transit System Vehicle Operator Regular Part-Time

Part-time position transporting passengers for the Pecos Trails Transit System. Hours will vary to include weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must possess Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a “P” endorsement. If selected the applicant will be required to successfully pass a post-offer pre-employment drug screen and physical/DOT examination as a condition of employment. Salary range $9.4686 to $13.6716 per hour. Complete job description and required application form available from Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, 624-6700, Ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswell-nm.gov (application and waiver forms must be submitted). Deadline is 5:00 pm on December 30, 2011. EOE

045. Employment Opportunities

BUSY OPTOMETRIST office seeking Full Time Employee. Individual must be dependable, well organized and hard working. Experience and bi-lingual a plus. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1897, Unit 288, Roswell, NM 88202.

045. Employment Opportunities

INTELLIGENCE NAVY RESERVE Serve part-time. Elite training. Great pay & benefits. Sign-on bonus up to $20K. $ for education. Call Mon-Fri (800) 354-9627 AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-886-7324.

CITY OF ROSWELL Police Recruit

The City of Roswell announces the application processing for Police Recruits. Applicants must be 20 years of age at time of hire and 21 years of age when completing the Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, high school graduate or the equivalent, in good health and physical condition, free from any felony or crime of moral turpitude conviction and have a satisfactory driving record. Physical Agility and written test will be given to those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis during the posting. Entry level salary $15.7589 per hour ($32,778.51 per year) with excellent benefits. Complete required application and information package is available from the Human Resources Office, 425 N. Richardson, (575) 624-6700, Ext. 268 or on-line at www.roswell-nm.gov. Deadline to submit required application package is December 30, 2011. EOE CLERICAL HELP needed for busy tax office. Please call 575-763-1000 or 575-791-1897 ROEBUCK MEDIA seeks part time production assistant. View position here: www.roebuckmedia.com/jobs

714-914-0773

BUSY FAMILY Practice seeking hardworking individual to perform medical assistant duties. Ability to speak Spanish preferred. Following qualities essential: good communication skills, caring and helpful to patients, ability to multi task, willing to contribute to work environment in positive way. Serious inquires only please fax your resume with references to 575-622-1273 Attn: HR. Avon, Buy/Sell. Christmas around the corner. $10 to start Sandy 317-5079 ISR EXPERIENCED FLATBED Drivers Needed. National & Regional Runs. $1500 Sign on Bonus. Call Roehl 1-888-867-6345 AA/EOE

SERVICES

105. Childcare

NEED CHILD care? Find the widest range of available childcare for your children and their needs. 1-800-691-9067 or www.newmexic okids.org. You may also call us; Family Resource & Referral 622-9000 and we can help you navigate the system.

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105. Childcare

COUNTRY KIDS Family Daycare has opening for day, evenings & weekends. State licensed. 622-0098

140. Cleaning

JD CLEANING Service, Licensed and bonded. References. 623-4252 HOUSE & office cleaning at good, cheap price. 973-3592 or 973-2649 SUNSHINE WINDOW Service Free estimates. 575-626-545,575-626-5153 FOR ALL your holiday home/office cleaning needs. Call D&B Property Maintenance. No job too small, one call does it all. Fres est. 622-8922

150. Concrete

ALL TYPES of concrete work. Patios, driveways, sidewalks, etc. 624-7734

185. Electrical

ALLIANCE ELECTRIC Any size electrical job. Lic#367386. 575-840-7937 BIG HORN Electric Professional work, affordable price. 575-317-8345 NM Lic#367662.

195. Elderly Care

DEPENDABLE PRIVATE Caregiver to the rescue, yrs. of exp. Tina 420-8877

200. Fencing

ALL TYPES of fencing. Wood, chainlinks, metal, block, etc. 624-7734 M.G. HORIZONS free estimates for installation. Chainlink, wood, metal & block. 575-623-1991

210. Firewood/Coal

SEANSONED FIREWOOD delivered & stacked in Roswell. 626-9803.

210. Firewood/Coal

FIREWOOD -$125 per cord Saturday only by appointment mixed hardwoods 624-1611 Cash only. PINON/ JUNIPER mix, $250 per cord. 575-973-0373 ELM $205 - cord delivered. Fir - $225 - cord delivered. Pecan $330 - cord delivered. You pick up or half cords available. Call 575-420-9751 or 575-420-8447. Graves Farm, 622-1889. Cordova Chimney Sweep. 623-5255 or 910-7552 PECAN FIREWOOD delivered & stacked $250 per cord. 317-8536

225. General Construction

HARVEST BUILDERS All types of construction. Lic/Bonded 575-910-3000 SCENIC LANDSCAPING Sprinklers, trees. Block fences and all types of fences. Concrete construction, brick, painting, roofing and more. Best prices in town. Call 575-317-6712 Jose 575-624-8557

230. General Repair

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270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

Greenscapes Sprinkler Systems Lawn mowing, field mowing, gravel, sod-hydro seed, pruning, tilling, For dependable & reliable service call 622-2633 or 910-0150. LAWN SERVICE & much more work at low price. 914-0803. WEEKEND WARRIOR Lawn Service mowing, property cleanup, residential rain gutter cleaning, and much more 575-626-6121 Landscape, Lawn mowing, gravel, trees cut down, clean up, etc. 626-8587

285. Miscellaneous Services

WILL BABYSIT in my home or clean houses in the area. Able to do it right away. 570-766-0734

310. Painting/ Decorating

Paint Contractor Int. & Ext., remodels or new construction. Nathan 914-0083 Lic. Bonded & Insured.

CARPENTRY, DRY wall, painting & concrete. We guarantee. 626-2050

TIME TO PAINT? Quality int./ext. painting at affordable prices. Call 637-9108.

HOLIDAY SEASON upon us. Let D&B Property Maintenance, do any and all your holiday repairs. No job too small, one call does it all. Free est. 623-8922

PATIOS, CARPORTS, decks, etc. 624-7734

232. Chimney Sweep

CHIMNEY SWEEP Have your woodstove or fireplace inspected and cleaned. Dust free Guarantee. 36 years Experience, Licensed, Insured. Bulldog Janitorial Services 575-308-9988

235. Hauling

PROPERTY CLEANUPS Tear down old bldgs, barns, haul trash, old farm equip. 347-0142/317-7738

Dennis the Menace

312. Patio Covers 316. Pet Services

Jacque’S PET SERVICES. 1002 E. 2nd. 622-4002. Boarding available.

345. Remodeling

BERRONES CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling, painting, ceramic tile, sheds, additions, fencing. Licensed, Bonded. Ray: 625-9924 / 626-4153.

345. Remodeling

NO JOB too small, repair, remodeling, etc. Reasonable rates, quality work. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const., Inc. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

350. Roofing

RWC SHINGLE Roofings. Insurance. Hector (575)910-8397 www.rancheroswelding.com

Guaranteed Shingle Roof jobs. Locally owned. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const. 626-4079 or 622-2552. M.G. HORIZONS all types of roofing and repairs. licensed Call 623-1991

GUTTERS For All Your Rain Gutter Needs! Call WH Seamless Aluminum Gutter Systems, LLC. Locally owned. Free estimates. 575-626-0229.

393. Storage Sheds

M.G. HORIZONS Build on site anysize storage shed. 623-1991.

395. Stucco Plastering

NEW STUCCO & repairs, color, coating, etc. 624-7734 RWC Lath and Stucco. Insurance. Hector (575)910-8397

www.rancheroswelding.com

410. Tree Service

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Agave Energy Company has an opening at its Artesia, New Mexico office for a “Business Development Technician”.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: • Basic knowledge of the fundamental principles and methodology of accounting and contract administration • Proficient with Microsoft Office • Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills • Attention to detail and strong project management skills with ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, management, technical staff and clients PREFERRED SKILLS: • Paralegal and/or Accounting background preferred • College degree preferred

Excellent benefits package including: 401(k), Medical & Dental Insurance, Basic & Supplemental Life Insurance, AD&D, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, AFLAC, Cafeteria Plan, Vacation and Sick Leave.

Visit our website at www.yatespetroleum.com to download an application.

Please submit application and resume to: Agave Energy Company P.O. Box 97 Artesia, NM 88211-0097

STUMP GRINDING. Big Stumps & back yard stumps. Tree and shrub work. Free estimates. 623-4185 Allen’s Tree Srvc. 10% Christmas discount. Million $ insurance. 626-1835 DRIVER

435. Welding

RWC On site repairs or fabrication. Insurance.

www.rancheroswelding.com

Hector (575) 910-8397

FINANCIAL

REAL ESTATE

490. Homes For Sale FSBO: 1107 & 1109 W. 1st & adjacent lot, $59k. Call Greg 720-404-0467 3BR, 1 ba $55k inside remodeled. Please call 575-405-9075 FIXER UPPER for sale, $18,500 OBO, located at 413 S. Hemlock. Serious buyers please call 575-495-9521. 809 Trailing Heart 3br, 2 ba. 2 car garage. $145,600 54 North Sky Loop 4br, 4ba. 2 car garage. Pool 2650 sf, 6 yrs, guest house $389,000. 3001 Onate 4 br 2 ba. 3 car garage, 1 carport $350,000 2807 E. Brasher, 3 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car garage, RV parking, plus a guest house $129,900 #8 La Paz, 4br, 2ba, 2 car garage, approx. 2068 sf, $238,000 3105 W. 8th, 3br, 2.5ba, 2 car garage, approx. 2308 sf, RV/carport $265,000 1604 E. Alameda, 3br, lot size 63x512, $60,000. 723 Three Cross, 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage, $165,000 #3 Jardin, 3br, 2ba, double garage, $162,000. 205 S. Kansas, 4 or 5br, 3ba, shop, $90,000 114 W. Mathews, 2br, 1ba, shop, $51,500 906 Hall, 3br, 2ba, pretty backyard, $165,000 Joyce Ansley 910-3732. Century 21 Home Planning 622-0021 4Bd 1Ba, 703 E. Grnwd, $60k, cash offers, new carpet, etc. M-Th 624-1311

Now Hiring

3 BR 1 ba at the base $42,500 owner financing with $5k down 420-1352

Set Schedule with days off you can count on! Up to $60K / Year* * Medical, Dental, Vision * Excellent 401k plan * Paid Holidays and Vacation CDL-A w/ tank end. & 1 yr. Tractor-Trailer exp.

FSBO 3BR 1 bath will finance $7500 down. South Monroe. 575-652-9682

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Dedicated to Diversity. EOE

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1:30-3:30. 921 sqft, total electric, brick home, NE Roswell. 3br/2ba, living rm & den, new carpet, ht pump & roof, sprinkler system. Covered patio + storage rm. 3113 La Tierra Dr., $180k. 624-2893 or 626-3659

JAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS PO BOX 1386 200 East Panther JAL, NM 88252 Phone 575-395-2101

Secondary Principal Vacancy Posted: Dec. 1, 2011 Deadline: January 7, 2012 Contract Days: 204 Days

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MARKETING ACCOUNTANT Agave Energy Company has an opening at its Artesia, New Mexico office for a “Marketing Accountant

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business; or equivalent industry experience • Proficient with Microsoft Office • Proven ability to manage non-negotiable timelines • Strong analytical, communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills • Knowledge and experience of the Oil and Gas industry required

PREFERRED SKILLS: • Considerable knowledge of spreadsheets, database software as well as the Artesia Software System • Experience with Gas Sales Accounting applications such as Quorum Gas Marketing • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects • Sarbanes-Oxley experience

Excellent benefits package including: 401(k), Medical & Dental Insurance, Basic & Supplemental Life Insurance, AD&D, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, AFLAC, Cafeteria Plan, Vacation and Sick Leave. Visit our website at www.yatespetroleum.com to download an application. Please submit application and resume to:

Agave Energy Company P.O. Box 97 Artesia, NM 88211-0097

Must possess a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, K-12 New Mexico Administrative License and five years of school administrative experience. Application may be obtained on the jalnm.org website.


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Yolanda Archuleta

317-9567

Leo Armstrong

626-6046

Charlotte Burge

Diana Bergman

420-0049

626-1349

Dan Coleman

840-8630

Dennis Hargrove

626-9498

Roswell Daily Record

Bob Hazel

910-4839

Rose Notterman

317-9242

Lana Reese

Vera Spangler

Jeanette Schaffer

420-9339

637-0446

626-7950

Marcia Tidwell

420-5210

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2804 Sydney Hosted by Rose Notterman Please come by today to view this gracious country home. Lucious landscaping with 2 water features, pipe fencing and split floor plan. Bright sunny kitchen and formal dining. Extra double garage/shop with two doors. MLS#97750

490. Homes For Sale 3BR/1.5BA, $53K, owner finance possible. sandybraziel@yahoo.com or 210-979-1106

495. Acreages/ Farms/ Ranches/Sale

5 ACRES, $25K as is, septic system, 3809 Zinnia, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

500. Businesses for Sale PET SHOP for sale for further information 575-622-4046

505. Investment/ Commercial/ Business Property

Main & Poe, 4600 sf $275k cash/trade for Ruidoso prprty, M-Th 624-1331 4000sf steel building w/warehouse, offices, bathrooms, 115 E. Albuquerque St., $165k, 575-626-4685.

520. Lots for Sale

PREMIUM 5 acre tracts, good covenants (no mobile homes), Pecan land West on Brown Rd between Country Club & Berrendo. Owner will finance with 10% down. 622-3479, 624-9607, 626-6790, 626-6791, 626-3848. Enchanted Hills on Sanders St. 125x124, $29,500 obo. No covenants. 910-3247 for info.

RENTALS

535. Apartments Furnished

Downtown Bungalow fully furnished, new bathroom, new tile floors, washer & dryer access, ref. air, off street parking, bills paid, w/basic cable. One mature adult only. Rental/references required. $650 mo. $350 dep. avail. by Christmas. 420-1474

540. Apartments Unfurnished

VALLE ENCANTADA YOUR BEST $ RENTAL VALUE! LARGE 1,2,3 BEDROOMS. FREE UTILITIES. unfurnished, laundry room, playground, pool, ample parking. 2001 South Sunset. 623-3722. Town Plaza Apartments Utilities paid - Gas and Water. New Owners, friendly new managers. New Renovated EXTRA LARGE 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Each 2 & 3 bedroom is multi level, upstairs/downstairs w/ large closets, stove & refrigerator, private patios, and private parking. Complex has a pool, laundry room, and a quiet garden setting environment. Friendly managers on-site. Seniors 55yrs plus, law enforcement & military will receive discount. No HUD. Good credit? Pay less rent! 575-623-2735. 2nd year, 1 free month rent EFFICIENCY 1 br, wtr paid, No pets, laundry fac, stove/ref. Mirador Apts, 700 N. Missouri. 627-8348. EFFICIENCY 2 BR, downtown, clean, water paid. Stove & frig. No Pets/HUD Call 623-8377

ALL BILLS PAID 1 br $530 2 br $630, 3br/2ba $730 mo., ref air, new carpet, new paint/tile. 502 S. Wyoming. 622-4944 1 or 2bd, furnished-unfurnished, no smoking/Hudpets all bills pd. 623-6281

1br/1ba, wtr pd, quiet area, HUD ok. $350/mo, $200 dep. 625-9208 after 5pm 1&2Br, wtr pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 2BR/1BA, W/D hookups, all bills pd, 207 W. Mathews, $550/mo, $500/DD. 317-6479

1 & 2br, all bills pd, incl. $575/mo, w/d hookup. 2br wtr pd, $400/mo. 347-0493 2 BR Apartment. North location, bath and 1/2, garage, quiet neighborhood $750 mo. Call 420-4535 2301 N. Grand, 2br, 1.5ba, 1car garage & laundry room. 300 W. 9th 2br, 2 ba. laundry room. 910-4225.

1514 West First Hosted by Rose Notterman Open today, this three bedroom family home has been completely remodeled and is ready for a new family. Oak kitchen cabinets, gas range and refrigerator.French doors and refrigerated air. MLS#97646

540. Apartments Unfurnished

ROSWELL 2 br apartment $600/mo, all utilities paid, fridge, w/d hookups, stove 1700 N Pontiac Dr. 626-864-3461 HUD ACCEPTED, remodeled-35 & 37 H St., 2 BR $480 wtr pd. 626-9530 2BR, 1Bath Apt, $650, utilities all paid. N. Lea. 575-652-9682

WILSHIRE GARDENS, a 40+ community has 1br & 2br available. Resident pays electric & water. Move-in special: 1st months rent free. Please call 575-623-3733 or stop by 2727 Wilshire Blvd for application.

1BR, $530, all bills paid, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. 2BR, $630, all bills paid, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. 3BR, $730, all bills paid, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944. LARGE 1 bedroom apartment. References and background check required. Washer and Dryer hookups. Private parking. 420-0100

Large, very nice 1br duplex, 108 W. 13th, no pets, no smokers, $825/mo , includes utilities, w/d, carport w/storage, $300/dep. For application call 623-4589. PICK UP A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS AT PRUDENTIAL ENCHANTED LANDS, REALTORS, 501 NORTH MAIN. 1BR APT., all bills paid $575/mo, $200/dep, No HUD. 420-5604

545. Houses for Rent-Furnished

FLETC Homes for rent. Long & short term rentals. 5 minutes from FLETC. Brand new & beautiful! Visit our website: www.lgrentalhomes.com or Call 420-0519. NW ROSWELL all new 2br furnished townhome, 2 car garage, FLETC ready. 575-420-0519 SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM RENTAL. 1br fully furnished w/decorator touches hard wood floors, washer/dryer stove/refrig. all dishes & linen, all utilities including high speed internet, cable, telephone, gas/electric water & alarm system. $750 mo. 575-973-1332 or 575-653-4654

5404 CACTUS Ave, North of Mall, clean sm. furnished 2br/1ba, W/D, utilities pd, yard care, carport, couple or single, no HUD, no pets, $700/mo, $500/dep. 625-0684 or 626-2545

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished

400 E 5th 1 bedroom stove, refrig., water paid, $325 mo. $200 dep. 910-9648 TIRED OF Landlord Headaches? We can help! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Property Management 575-624-2262 1415 W. Tilden, 2br, stove, refrig, $500/mo, $300/dep, no pets/HUD, must have references. 625-0512 VERY NICE North 2br mobile home, central ht, ref air, all appliances, $600 + no pets. 910-9357

2BR1BA, 2 pers, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, appt M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 CLEAN 2BDRM 1 bath, garage, appliances and yard. $650+ dep. 6 mon. lease. No HUD. Available Dec 1, 2011. Taking apps 626-2156.

3BR HOUSE, 2br apt, $600/mo + $300 dep. Call 347-0493. LOOKING FOR a place to rent? Let us help you!! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors, 501 N. Main. (575) 624-2262 Stop by to pick up a list of our available rentals or check them out online at www.roswellforrent.com!

Executive home NW, 602 Trailing Heart, 4br/2ba, garage, appliances, fenced yard, patio, wood stove, mature landscaping, pets w/fee, no HUD/smokers, $1300/mo, $650/dep, 575-405-0163

Awesome views from this Berrendo River property next to the pecan orchard. 4 large bedrooms, spacious living area with vaulted ceilings. Family room, 2 fireplaces. 41 acres. MLS#97532

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished 1 BDRM house- 1 person only. $500/mo, $300/dep, bills paid, no pets, no smoking inside. 623-7565 502 W. Albuquerque, 2br, ref air, w/d hookups, $500/mo, $500/dep, no HUD or pets, 914-5402. Avail. Now, 2br/1ba, large yard, upgraded, includes w/d, $570/mo, $475/dep, 1505 W. Hendricks. 914-9389 510 S. Sycamore 3 br 2 bath 1 car garage laundry room. 910-4225 3BR, 1 3/4ba, w/garage, $600/dep, $900/mo, no HUD or pets. 420-5930 806 S. Richardson, 2br, w/d hookup, $500/mo, $500/dep, no pets or HUD. 914-5402 414 S. Pinon, 4br, 1 3/4ba, ref air, $900/mo, $500/dep, no HUD or pets. 914-5402 1BR, 1BA, $425/mo, $300/dep. 602 B S. Wyoming. Call Julie 505-220-0617. 1400 S. Madison, 2br/1ba, new bathroom, refinished hardwood floors, new security doors, 1 car garage, pets w/fee, no HUD/smokers/utilities, $750/$500 dep, 575-405-0163 3/1, 407 S. Chamisal, Includes stove, ref., w/d, garage, nice yard, central heat/air, no HUD, $775/mo, $450/dep. 2/1, 603-C S. Penn, ncludes stove, ref, w/d, fireplace, central heat/air, no HUD, $590/mo, $400/dep. Call Jim 910-7969. 403 N. Elm, 3br, 1 3/4ba, 2 living areas, ref air, $900/mo, $500/dep, no HUD or pets. 914-5402 2BR/2BA, GARAGE, townhouse, no HUD or pets, $925/mo, $625/dep. 420-5930 REMODELED 3 br, 2 ba. $850 mo, $600 deposit. 703 Fruitland, No Pets, No HUD. 626-3816 639 E. Cherry 2br/1ba with carport, no Hud or pets, $500/mo. 626-9347 Historic district 3/1/1 1936 SF-extra nice remodeled- wd floors - office + bonus space $1100 no pets 317-1078 3BR, 1 ba. refrigerated air, $750/mo, $400/dep, 2708 S. Emerald. Fenced back yard. No indoor pets. HUD accepted. 420-7735 613 TWIN Diamond, 3BR 2BA, $1100 mo 308 Broken Arrow, 3BR 2BA, $1100 mo 3210 N Garden, 3BR 3BA, $1500 mo Century 21 Home Planning, 3117 N. Main St., Roswell. 622-4604 1/1 Duplex $400 mo. water pd. Quiet street great area. 2203 Juniper call 317-6408 Beautiful neighborhood, 3/2/2, $1100/mo, $600/dep, you pay bills, 1yr contract required. 637-0106 3BR, 1BA, $725 mo, new kitchen & paint. Call American Realty & Man. 575-623-9711 or 626-2465 2503, S. Lea, 3br/2ba, new construction, no smokers or pets, $1000 plus $500 dep. 575-317-4050 311 W. Wildy duplex, 3yrs old, 2/2/1 car gar., W/D hookup, stove, frig, d/w all new. No Hud, Pets/Smokers. $750//mo. 317-2059 2br 1ba big fenced backyard no applances $480, $250dep 420-5604 No Hud

3BR, 1 3/4 ba, w/garage, 1600 sq. ft., large fenced yard, w/d hu, quiet neighborhood, $950 mo, $475 dep, pets ok, No Hud. 1802 Capitan Ave. 317-3069

555. Mobile Homes for Rent COUNTRY 14 x 80 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, carport, storage, fenced yard, $500 monthly, water paid. 302 River road, 10 miles East 622-4641. Leave message. 2br/1ba, appliances furnished, no pets, references required, 902 1/2 E. Charleston Rd., $575/mo, $25 discount w/prompt payment, utilities pd, 1st mo. rent + $200 cleaning dep. Horse stalls avail. at additional cost. 627-5399

558. Roommates Wanted

52” Big screen TV, 300 channels of cable, DVR, king size bed, internet, WD & kitchen in-house. $350/mo . 578-0102

560. Sleeping Rooms

Nice Room in large house, near shopping, Cahoon, golf. $400. 627-0017

570. Mobile Home Courts

SOUTH FORK. A 55 & above community w/large quiet and attractive lots for people that care. 624-1742 500 W Brasher Rd.

580. Office or Business Places TWO BUILDINGS available, approximately 5400 and 4000 square feet. Combination of offices, warehouses, large fenced areas. 1601 & 1603 W. 2nd. 208-8020

FOR LEASE - Space in Sunwest Centre aka the Bank of America Building. Various size spaces available. Owner-paid utilities and janitorial. Suite customization available. Call Ed McClelland, Broker or come by Suite 606. Office 623-1652 or mobile 420-2546. Office space: newly remodeled, 750 sf $800, 350sf $400 all bills paid 622-2564

Professional office 4 rent, 111 S. Kentucky @ Walnut St.,150 or 185sq. 623-8331 Beautiful suite includes waiting room, kitchen area, new carpet & paint, utilities & janitorial paid. 317-8717

GREAT OFFICE space for rent approx. 2500 sq. ft. on busy intersection, $750/mo. Call 420-3030 For Rent/Lease: 2000sf warehouse, office & bathroom $575/mo, 115 E. Albuquerque St, 575-626-4685.

Office Space For Lease. Excellent Down Town Location. Various size spaces available. Owner-paid utilities. Building Located 200 West 1st. Suite 300 Petrolium Building. Deposit & 1st month rent free. Please call 622-5385 or come by.

585. Warehouse and Storage WAREHOUSE ONLY 9000 SF partial a/c & heat, security alarmed, 2 garage doors, 2 standard entry doors, $1000 mo. 2001 S. Main behind Family Furniture 575-937-0889 or 575-257-0888 Storage Buildings: 8x8 - $45/mo, 8x12 $58/mo. Rent to own. Affordable Portables, 4718 W. 2nd, 575-420-1274, 575-637-4972

MERCHANDISE

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

NEED FURNITURE? Shop Blair’s Trading Post for the best prices in town for your household items. We buy & sell furniture, appliances, home decor, collectibles, electronics, saddles, jewelry, tools, fishing & camping items, movies plus everything else from A-Z. Including many hard to find items. Serving Roswell for 40 years. Open daily 9-5. Accept Visa & MC. 5611 Hummingbird Ln. 627-2033 Power wheelchair, hospital bed, wheelchair lift, commode chair. 622-7638 ‘08 Kenmore ultrasoft water softner, brand new, factory sealed, $350 obo. 622-5544

LAST CHANCE! Great buy, reduced prices! Student desk $15; computer desk $65; Swivel chair $15; octagonal storage end table $15; Brother 4-in-1 fax machine $200; new waffle maker; crock pot, toaster oven; blender; more! 1600 W. Hendricks St. #16, Rio Vista Apts. Call so I’ll be home, 575-208-8568. THE TREASURE Chest 1204 Hobbs Antique cast iron stove, vintage cast iron cookware, more depression, carnival glass, thrifts, furniture, gas dryer lots of unmentionables. 914-1855 10-5 Wed. - Sat.

Four bedroom custom built home. 3 gas fireplaces, built-ins throughout. Oversized garage with extra storage. Grace and charm throughout. MLS#97766

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

Unique Christmas Gifts Attention Rockhounds quality rocks and fossils at discount prices. 622-8945 Jesse James Chopper bike good cond. paid $100 asking $85. 840-4714 DOUBLE PANE windows 59:x70 1/2 $50 and 59”x106” $100, bottom half china hutch good storage $75. Call 622-2366 19” COLOR TV not digital converter box $40 cash 626-3688 FOR CHRISTMAS: 2 items only, never unpacked, Rotisserie/BBQ oven $135 & 20pc cookware set, 22 carat gold overlayed handles $140. Call to see, 627-6544.

615. Coins, Gold, Silver, Buy, Sell, Trade

U.S. & FOREIGN coins and currency, buy, sell or trade, gold and silver coins. 622-7239, 2513 W. 2nd CASH FOR gold and silver jewelry, silverware & coins. 578-0805

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous WE BUY junk batteries, automotive & industrial. $4.00 each, 311 S. Virginia. 622-4160

PAY CASH for household items, furniture, appliances, antiques, collectibles, tools, saddles. Entire households & estates welcome. Call 627-2033 or 623-6608. WE BUY pecans up to $2.50 lb. Call today, 575-208-9575.

BUYING PECANS N. Main & Berrendo Rd. Mon. & Weds. 575-399-2212

630. Auction Sales

ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 33 New Mexico newspapers for only $100. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 288,000 readers. Call this newspaper for more details. Or log onto www.nmpress.org for a list of participating newspapers.

700. Building Materials

STEEL BUILDINGS Reduced Factory Inventory 30x36 - Reg $12,300 Now $9,970 36x58 - Reg $20,300 Now $16,930 48x96 - Reg $42,400 Now $36,200 81x130 - Reg $104,800 Now $89,940 505-349-0493 Source# 1M2 Buildings: 18x26 $2850. 24x31 - $4560. 30x40 - $8345. (Financing) Affordable Portables, 4718 W. 2nd, 575-420-1274, 575-637-4972

720. Livestock & Supplies 4 HORSE walker, great shape, $1650, 575-637-0777.

745. Pets for Sale

PUPPY LOVE Grooming Large Dogs Welcome, Cats also - 575-420-6655 FREE BLONDE female Chihuahua dog to good home. 623-2747 BORDER COLLIE pups, ABCA registered, 3 bl/wh and 2 blue merle, parents on site, ready Dec. 14, taking deposits now, $300. Call 575-840-7054 FREE CALICO kittens to a good home, great with kids. Call 840-5243 “CATS & Kittens” 575-910-6052 FREE DOGS to good home. 910-3579 ROTT PUPPIES, 1st shots, 4 left, $150. 575-910-1873 IRISH SETTER pups born 8-9-11. Call 575-760-3811 in Roswell. MALTIPOO 6 wks old 3 cream males shots/wormed Holiday joy that last year round $500 ea. 257-0808

Four bedroom family home on corner lot. Large kitchen with double oven, built-in dishwasher and all appliances remain including flat screen TV. MLS#97584

RECREATIONAL

775. Motorcycles & Scooters

2008 KAWASAKI KLX140, comes w/battery tender, call or text 575-308-9315.

780. RV’s & Campers Hauling

MAIN TRAILER Sales Inc. New & Used Travel Trailers & 5th Wheels. Parts & Service. 2900 W. 2nd St. 575-622-1751. Mon-Fri, 8-5:30, Sat. 9-2. maintrailersalesinc.com

Very nice country home on 4 and one half acres. Fireplace in living area, double garage, barn, pens and horse stalls. Check this one out today. MLS#97555

TRANSPORTATION

790. Autos for Sale

790. Autos for Sale

2002 HONDA, CRV 4x4 new tires. $8500 Roswell 575-623-1264

2004 BMW X3, 63,400 miles, excellent condition, $13,900 OBO. Call Cheri at 575-622-1127 Ext. 11.

795. Pickups/ Trucks/Vans

2004 350Z convertible silver w/black top 25.75K miles 18” wheels. $17,500. Call 420-2456.

1998 DODGE Dakota extended cab one owner excellent cond. 575-914-0178 1999 FORD Ranger, 6 cylinders, 840-8266.

‘08 CHEVY AVEO LS clean, great mileage, 5 spd, 44k miles, $6900. Call 575-626-9803

796. SUVS

1998 EXPLORER SPORT, clean, drives great, 167k, $3400, 575-420-1619.

CLASSIFIEDS INDEX

Announcements

005 Special Notice 010 Card of Thanks 015 Personals/Special Notice 020 Transportation 025 Lost & Found 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008

Garage Sales

North Northeast East Southeast South Southwest West Northwest

Instruction

030 Education 035 Music – Dance/Drama 040 Instructions Wanted

Employment

045 Employment Opportunities 050 Salesperson/Agents 060 Jobs Wanted – M & F

Services

070 Agricultural Analysis 075 Air Conditioning 080 Alterations 085 Appliance Repair 090 Auto Repair 100 Babysitting 105 Childcare 110 Blade Work 115 Bookkeeping 120 Carpentry 125 Carpet Cleaning 130 Carpeting 135 Ceramic Tile 140 Cleaning 145 Clock & Watch Repair 150 Concrete 155 Counseling 160 Crafts/Arts 163 Disability Care 165 Ditching 170 Drafting 175 Drapery 180 Drilling 181 Drywall 185 Electrical 190 Engraving/Commercial Art 195 Elderly Care 200 Fencing 205 Fertilizer 210 Firewood/Coal 215 Floor Covering 220 Furniture Repair 224 Garage Door Repair 225 General Construction 226 Water/Well 229 Gutters 230 General Repair 232 Chimney Sweep 235 Hauling 237 Heating 240 Horseshoeing 245 House Wrecking 250 Insulation 255 Insurance 260 Ironing & Washing 265 Janitorial 269 Excavating 270 Landscape/Lawnwork 271 Legal Services 273 Bankruptcy 275 Locksmith 280 Masonry/Concrete 285 Miscellaneous Service 290 Mobile Home Service 293 Monuments 295 Musical 300 Oil Field Services 305 Computers 306 Rubber Stamps 310 Painting/Decorating 312 Patio Covers 315 Pest Control 316 Pet Services 320 Photography 325 Piano Tuning 330 Plumbing 335 Printing 340 Radio/TV’s/Stereo’s 345 Remodeling 350 Roofing 355 Sand Blasting 356 Satellite 360 Screens/Shutters 365 Security 370 Sewer Service & Repair 375 Sewing Machine Service 380 Sharpening 383 Siding 385 Slenderizing 390 Steam Cleaning 392 Storage Shed 395 Stucco Plastering 400 Tax Service 401 Telephone Service 405 Tractor Work 410 Tree Service 415 Typing Service

420 425 426 430 431 435 439 440 441 445 450

Upholstery Vacuum Cleaners Video/Recording Wallpapering Water Wall Services Welding Windows & Doors Window Repair Window Cleaning Wrought Iron Services Wanted

455 456 460 465 470 475 480 485

Money to Loan/Borrow Credit Cards Insurance Co. Oil, Mineral, Water, Land Investment: Stocks/Sale Mortgages for Sale Mortgages Wanted Business Opportunities

Financial

Real Estate

488 Home Inspecitions 490 Homes for Sale 492 Homes for Sale/Rent 495 Acreage/Farm/Ranch/Sale 500 Business for Sale 505 Investment Comm. Bus. Prop. 510 Resort Out of Town Property 515 Mobile Homes/Sale 520 Lots for Sale 521 Cemetery Lots for Sale 525 Building to be Moved 530 Real Estate Wanted

Rentals

535 Apartments, Furnished 540 Apartments, Unfurnished 545 Houses, Furnished 550 Houses, Unfurnished 552 Rent to Own Houses 555 Mobile Homes for Rent 558 Roommates Wanted 560 Sleeping Rooms 565 Rest Homes 569 Mobile Home Lots/Space 570 Mobile Home Courts 571 RV Parks 575 Resort Homes 580 Office/Business Places 585 Warehouse & Storage 590 Farms/Acreage for Rent 600 Want to Rent

Merchandise

605 Miscellaneous for Sale 608 Jewelry 610 Garage Sales, Individuals 611 Garage Sales, Businesses 615 Coins/Gold/Silver/Buy 620 Want to Buy – Misc. 625 Antiques 630 Auction Sales 632 Art for Sale 635 Good Things to Eat 640 Household Goods 645 Sewing Machines 650 Washers & Dryers 652 Computer Equipment 655 TV’s & Radios 660 Stereo/Phonographs Access 665 Musical Merchandise 670 Farm Equipment 675 Camera/Photo Equipment 680 Heating Equipment 685 Air Conditioning Equipment 690 Business/Office Equipment 691 Restaurant Equipment 695 Machinery Tools Farm/Ranch 700 Building Materials 705 Lawn/Garden/Fertilizer 710 Plants/Flowers 715 Hay & Feed Sale 720 Livestock Wanted 721 Boarding Stables 725 Livestock Wanted 730 Poultry & Supplies 735 Poultry Wanted 740 Show Fowl 745 Pets for Sale

Recreational

750 Sports Equipment 755 Bicycles for Sale 760 Hunting & Camping Equipment 765 Guns & Ammunition 770 Boats & Accessories 775 Motorcycles & Scooters 780 RV’s/Campers Hauling 785 Trailers Wanted 788 Auto Transport

Transportation

790 Automobiles for Sale 795 Pickups/Trucks/Vans 796 SUV’s 800 Auto. Antique/classic 805 Imported Autos 810 Auto Parts & Accessories 815 Wanted to Buy Autos 820 Aircraft Sales/Service

Miscellaneous

9997 Wed/Anniv/Engage 9998 Obituaries


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