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Ice and snow frustrate US holiday travel rush CHICAGO (AP) — A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and at least one tornado in the South. Some of the millions of people hitting the roads and airports Saturday squeaked through before any major weather hit, but as the afternoon wore

on, cancellations and delays started to mount at major aviation hubs. Forecasters said roads that are passable one minute could become treacherous the next as a cold blast on the backend of the storm turns rain to ice and snow.

Making it harder for forecasters to stay a step ahead, the system was a weird swirl of wintry and spring-like weather as it passed over areas in the Midwest. While ice was

accumulating in Oklahoma and elsewhere, downing trees and power lines, Memphis, Tenn., was enjoying spring-like weather, with temperatur es r eaching into the 70s. Authorities said a suspected tornado injured three people and damaged three homes Saturday evening near Hughes, Ark., which is just 35 miles southwest of Memphis. And David Cox, a National Weather Service

meteorologist based in Jackson, Miss., said a second suspected tornado touched down near Dermott in far southeastern Arkansas, injuring two people and damaging about 20 homes. Power ful straight-line winds, too, were causing problems and were being blamed for pushing vehicles of f of Interstate 40 near West Memphis, Ark., which backed up traffic in both directions for miles.

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Clayon Corbell of Signs by Corbell erects new signage at the International UFO Museum, Friday.

Solstice celebrates the sun’s rebirth AMY VOGELSANG RECORD STAFF WRITER

Part two of a three part series on the history of holiday traditions. Christmas is now only days away, and although it is the number two most celebrated holiday in the world (second only to the New Year), there are some who still celebrate the old tradition of Winter Solstice. Usually falling between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23, this year’s solstice was Saturday. It marked the end of long nights and the beginning of longer days. Celebrating Winter Solstice — also known as Yule, Saturnalia or Midwinter — has been a tradition possibly beginning in the Neolithic or New Stone age in 10,200 B.C. Satur nalia is a more modern version, which was

an ancient Roman celebration to honor the god Saturn. It is also a well-known festival in Celtic culture, which is where many of the traditions stem from. Although there is no one specific account of how Yule may have been celebrated by dif ferent cultures, the idea behind why the festival takes place is the same throughout the ages: to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. The winter solstice is the darkest time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The day is shortest, and in older times, the night was a time of evil and magic, and winters were long and hard. John Donne, a 16th century poet, described the solstice as “the year’s midnight (when) the world’s whole sap is sunk.” It is also a bit of a paradox though, explained author Ann-Marie Gal-

lagher in her book, “The Wicca Bible.” “Just as the winter solstice commemorates the annual demise of the sun’s powers, it witnesses its rebirth,” she wrote. Although the primary focus is the solstice itself, some argue that the festival is a 12-day event, often ending on the first of January. If Yule is observed in this fashion, the middle of the festival lands on Dec. 25, or to Christians, Christmas. When Paganism was the primary religion in the world, Christian leaders, in order to attract Pagans to Christianity, would use the already existing holidays and add Christian saints and elements to them. This is widely believed to be the reason Christmas is celebrated around the WinSee SOLSTICE, Page A3

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Parts of NM get snow, rain ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Parts of New Mexico woke up to a dusting of snow, rain and frigid temperatures, but forecasters say the winter weather is expected to clear out by today. The band of snow and rain moved across cenNew Mexico tral over night Friday and early Saturday, stretch-

ing from Albuquerque south to Alamogordo and Ruidoso. In eastern New Mexico, snow fell along the Interstate 40 corridor near the state line. State transportation officials say difficult driving conditions were being reported Saturday along the highway from Tucumcari to Glenrio.

Congress did little of consequence this year — except argue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a steady diet of gridlock, with “Green Eggs and Ham” on the side. Congress did not pass White House-backed immigration or gun control legislation in 2013. Or raise the minimum wage. Or approve many other items on President Barack Obama’s agenda. But tea party-inspired House Republicans did propel the country into a 16day partial gover nment shutdown that cost the still-recovering economy $24 billion, by one estimate. Congress didn’t repeal the health law known as “Obamacare.” Or endorse construction of the proposed Keystone pipeline. Or make it harder for the

White House to put costly new federal regulations in place, or accomplish dozens of other measures on the House Republican to-do list. But Senate Democrats did unilaterally — arrogantly, Republicans said — change century-old procedures to weaken the GOP’s ability to block confirmation of Obama’s appointees. That, too, was part of a tempestuous year in which lawmakers lurched from showdown to shutdown, with time enough for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to read from the Dr. Seuss classic, “Green Eggs and Ham,” as he held the floor around the clock for a day to protest the health law. See CONGRESS, Page A3

Garcia girls get gifts

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Sisters Ximena and Ashly Garcia receive gifts from Santa and the Marine Corps Reserve during Toys for Tots at the Yucca Center, Saturday morning.

Musician Simmons marches to a beat of his own drum

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They knew his order at Starbucks, which could be a positive reflection on the memories and quality of customer service there, but it’s more likely a reflection of the amount of time Donny Simmons

spends at the coffee shop. But the 20-year-old has an excuse to drink excessive amounts of coffee — he experiences the long, tiring days of being a musician. That can almost sound like a paradox. Isn’t playing an instrument supposed to be fun and stress

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free? Well yes, but Simmons said it’s also a lot of work. Being forced into music when he was young, about six years of his life was all about classical piano lessons and Mozart competitions. But piano wasn’t Simmons’ passion, so he went searching for something else to play. “I never got into it,” he said. “I was tired of classiSee SIMMONS, Page A3

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PNM files plan for replacing lost coal-fired power

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The state’s largest electric utility has a plan for replacing power that will be lost when it shutters two units at a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that’s long been a target for environmentalists. PNM filed its plan with state regulators late Friday. The utility also asked Public Regulation Commission for permission to recover costs associated with the partial closure and installing pollution control equipment on the remaining two units.

PNM and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration negotiated a compromise earlier this year calling for the partial closure and pollution controls. The plan needs to be approved by the commission and the EPA. Federal regulators, the state, the utility and environmentalists have been fighting for years over the best way to reduce pollution at the plant amid concer ns about increasing electric costs to customers. PNM says the plan will cost less and result in greater environmental ben-

efits than a proposal by federal regulators to install a different type of pollution control equipment. It says electricity generated by one of San Juan’s other units, the Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona and a new natural gas-fired plant would replace the lost power. Critics, including environmental group New Energy Economy, argue that PNM’s effort to recover its investment in the aging plant will ultimately end up costing customers through higher rates. “They want ratepayers in

New Mexico to pay for their losses. They want New Mexicans to pay for their poor financial and resource planning,” said Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy’s executive director. The group plans to fight PNM’s proposal. PNM contends its plan will end up costing less than if the utility continues to operate all four coal-fired units. The utility pegs the saving for customers at more than $780 million over the next 20 years compared with what federal regulators had sought. If state regulators

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico officials are considering whether to fix or replace a hulking machine that’s supposed to safely grind up and sterilize disease-infected animal carcasses. The two-story tissue digester has already cost the state nearly $1.4 million, and it still doesn’t work three years after it was installed. The state is now paying a consultant $42,000 to deter mine whether it can be fixed. “It probably won’t be able to be fixed, but given the price to purchase a new one, the thinking is it’s the prudent thing to do,” General Services Department spokesman Tim Korte told the Albuquerque Journal. The $800,000 tissue digester has a troubled and expensive past. The machine was installed in the New Mexico

Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Diagnostic Services lab in Albuquerque in 2010. After the Floridabased designer filed for bankruptcy and failed to finish the job, the state hired an Illinois company. Engineers were unable to make it work despite a $565,000 effort. In its last regular session, the Legislature earmarked $2.8 million to remove the non-working digester and to buy and install a new one. No replacement has been ordered. The tissue digester is supposed to work like a large pressure cooker, using heat, pressure and chemicals to reduce animal tissue to a sterile slurry that’s safe for disposal. It was designed to handle about 4,000 pounds of tissue during an eight- to 12hour cycle and destroy the

infectious agents responsible for diseases that destroy the nervous system, such as anthrax and plague. The digester is needed because the city of Albuquerque and Ber nalillo County don’t allow incinerators, and a digester would eliminate the need to transport infected carcasses around the state. Agriculture Department officials say the digester would act as an insurance policy in case of an animal disease outbreak. “In a state with anthrax, plague, chronic wasting disease, tularemia, etc. . the cost of not having a proper method of disposal would far exceed the investment in human and animal health we’re making here,” said Katie Goetz, an Agriculture Department spokeswoman. Last year, the Veterinary

Diagnostic Services lab safely disposed of about 47,600 pounds of animal tissue, 400 pounds of which had the potential to infect humans.

State to get federal grants for school meals

to receive grants based on free- and reduced-price participation in the National School Lunch Program. Federal officials say the states will competitively award the funds to school districts to purchase equipment. Priority will be given to districts serving a high percentage of low-income children. Along with other food programs, the agency says the aim is to combat child hunger and obesity and improve the health and nutrition for students.

5 face charges in killing of Navajo woman

NM still without working ‘tissue digester’

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico is among several states that will share $11 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for improving the quality of school meals. The funding will help schools purchase needed equipment to make preparing and serving healthier meals easier and more efficient. In addition to New Mexico, 13 states as well as the District of Columbia and Guam were selected

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FARMINGTON (AP) — Five people are facing federal charges in connection with the murder of a woman who was stabbed repeatedly and left to die on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.

Court records show Patrick Benally and Justin Benally, along with Lasheena Jacquez, Mariah Benally and Scott Thompson, are charged in the kidnapping and murder of a

Currently, the lab ships small animal carcasses to two crematoriums in Albuquerque for disposal. It ships larger animals to the Department of Game and Fish incinerator in Santa Fe.

Korte, of the General Services Department, said when the digester was purchased, there were only two companies manufacturing the systems. Now, there are several companies making digesters that have overcome early design flaws. Lab employees are doing research to deter mine which unit would best fit the state’s needs, Korte said.

woman identified by federal authorities as Jane Doe 1. They were all arrested last week. It was not immediately clear if any of them had attorneys. A criminal complaint alleges that rage and paranoia fueled by methamphetamine appears to be behind the October slaying. The FBI recovered the victim’s body earlier this month after a source came forward with information about the killing. The victim had been reported missing by her mother in November.

approve, PNM says the plan will clear the way for the utility to reduce its use of coal and minimize the potential impact of future fuel cost fluctuations. While closing part of San Juan would be a step in the right direction, Nanasi questioned PNM’s plan to replace the lost power. The utility is missing an opportunity to fold more renewable energy into their portfolio, Nanasi said. It will likely be months before the Public Regulation Commission schedules any hearings to consider PNM’s proposal.

Initially, the EPA initially ordered the utility to equip the plant with certain technology to cut pollutants that cause haze and visibility issues in national parks and wilderness areas in the region. The order sparked a round of appeals and lawsuits by the state and PNM over concer ns of higher electric bills for customers. PNM has said the compromise negotiated with the gover nor, if approved, would result in an increase in customers’ bills of about $67 a year starting in 2017.

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In this image made from video provided by NASA, astronaut Rick Mastracchio performs a space walk outside the International Space Station on Saturday.

Space suit issue prompts delay of second spacewalk CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts removed an old space station pump Saturday, sailing through the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks to revive a crippled cooling line. The two Americans on the crew, Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins, successfully pulled out the ammonia pump with a bad valve —— well ahead of schedule. That task had been planned for the next spacewalk, originally scheduled for Monday but now delayed until Tuesday, Christmas Eve, because of the need for a suit swap. “An early Christmas,” observed Mission Control

as Mastracchio tugged the refrigerator -size pump away from its nesting spot. If Mastracchio and Hopkins keep up the quick work, two spacewalks may be enough to complete the installation of a spare pump and a third spacewalk will not be needed as originally anticipated. Several hours after Saturday’s spacewalk ended, Mission Control bumped spacewalk 2 to Tuesday to give Mastracchio enough time to prepare a spare suit. His original suit was compromised when he inadvertently tur ned on a water switch in the air lock at the end of Saturday’s excursion.

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Congress Continued from Page A1

“The American people would get better government out of Monkey Island at the local zoo than we’re giving them today,” said Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan as the government slid into shutdown mode. “This isn’t some damn game,” House Speaker John Boehner erupted in frustration at the point of maximum gridlock. Except that ... baseball had a better year under the Capitol Dome than Republicans, Democrats or Obama. One bill that made it around the bases to the president’s desk specified the size of blanks to be used in stamping National Baseball Hall of Fame memorial coins. And a new bridge over the Mississippi River was named for Stan Musial, a baseball legend admired by Republicans

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ter Solstice, seeing as no date of Christ’s birth was ever given in the Gospels, wrote National Geographic journalist Brian Handwerk. So, a lot of the Yule traditions may seem familiar; however, there are some different symbolisms. T raditionally, Celts believed evergreens to be sacred as they never died and represented the immortality of a deity, wrote Akasha Ap Emrys, a member of the online community for Wiccans and Pagans. Gallagher emphasized the tradition and symbolism of using holly, ivy and

Simmons

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cal music, and I wanted to play what I wanted to play,” he said. He had been debating between guitar and piano, but then an epiphany happened. “This is going to sound weird, but I was in the shower,” he chuckled, almost embarrassed. It was two songs that did it for Simmons: “When It’s Over” and “Someday,” both by Sugar Ray. After hearing those two songs on a mix CD, Simmons knew he wanted to be a drummer. “I can go wherever I want on drums,” he elaborated. “I play whatever I want to play and express myself that way.” Having just moved to Roswell in July, Simmons has been shocked to land himself a gig as a drummer in the band Seek, a band expanding to discover a new sound. Simmons was “discovered” because employees at Ginsberg Music couldn’t get him to leave the store. He would wander in

and Democrats alike. But enough about teamwork. Fifth-term Sen. John McCain of Arizona referred to some of his uncompromising, younger fellow Republicans as “wacko birds.” One whom he had in mind, Cruz, said, “I don’t trust the Republicans. I don’t trust the Democrats, and I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans or the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has got us into this mess.” At year end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., opined, “Congress is finishing this year less popular than a cockroach.” Among Republicans, Reid’s standing might not be even that good. Reid, as soft-spoken as he is tough-willed, is “going to be remembered as the worst leader of the Senate ever” if he insisted on changing the filibuster procedures, predicted the famously taciturn GOP leader, Mitch McConnell of Ken-

tucky. Reid went ahead anyway a few months later, to the anger of Republicans who predicted that Democrats would one day regret their action. Cockroaches or not, Congress’ ratings began the year at basement level, then began boring into bedrock below. In January, an Associated PressGfK poll put approval at 17 percent of the country. By November, after the partial shutdown, a flirtation with an unprecedented U.S. T reasury default, gridlock for months on end and insults aplenty, it stood at 13 percent. “Enough is enough,” judged Barry Black, the Senate chaplain, nine days into the shutdown. Evidently not. It went on another week. The health care law named for Obama was a constant theme, and a clear and present danger, to hear Republicans say it.

mistletoe. Holly represents protection; ivy holds the promise of life; and mistletoe represents fertility. There is also the tradition of having an evergreen tree in the household, often decorated with apples, oranges and lemons. According to Scott Cunningham, author of “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner,” traditional decorations included strands of dried rosebuds and cinnamon sticks or popcor n and cranberries strung together. The tree was also decorated with crystals wrapped in wire to hang like icicles. As with any holiday or festival, it is customary to

eat and drink, but there is also an old Celtic tradition called a ceilidh (KAY-Lee), a social gathering with dancing and folk music. The idea of music is not only used for dancing, but also all night drum circles to watch the solstice itself. According to author A.J. Drew in his book, “A Wicca Bible,” the sun is associated with the feminine half of divinity, and so while the sun is not present and the feminine at her lowest, masculine is at its highest. “While all night drum circles are traditionally held to greet our Lord as the sun retur ns, I find those same drum circles are held to welcome the return of our Lady into his arms,” Drew wrote.

One final tradition of Winter Solstice is that of a Yule log. The log was traditionally oak or pine, and would have the engraving of a sun or the God. The burning of the log was a “graphic representation of the rebirth of the God within the sacred fire of the Mother Goddess,” wrote Cunningham.

to play their drums while his were still in storage. And he would just stay there. For hours. Every day. Well, one thing led to another, and now he has an eclectic group of friends to play, record and perform with. “It’s so great being in a band where people are serious about it,” Simmons said. Music is his life, so it’s reassuring to see others feel just as passionate about something besides sports or video games. “When you’re 60, you’re not going to be playing sports, but music is always there for you,” he explained. And as far as video games are concerned, he would like to remind gamers that the medals won in Call of Duty aren’t actually real. “You have more to show for playing music than you do for video games,” he said with a smile. He claims not to have played a video game since the summer, mostly because even while at the computer or watching a movie he always has a guitar in his hands.

“Music became a really big part of my life,” he stated. “I’m never without it.” That aspect of his life has grown even more since joining Seek. Being in a band has brought his musical “career” to a new high and has also given him a place in Roswell’s music community. “The coolest moments I’ve ever had in music are connecting with other musicians and writing music with them,” Simmons said, emphasizing that it’s not an experience that happens very often. “It’s so cool when you connect on that level.” Music, especially in relation to a band dynamic, is also based on improvement, both in yourself and others, Simmons explained. “It’s so fun to just get better at your instrument,” he said. “I’m always trying to be optimistic about practicing. Every day, find one thing you can pat yourself on the back for. … Don’t think about what you can’t do. Focus on what you can do right now.” His life plan has always

been to get a degree in music and go into education. Although he has also found some delight in biology — and may end up with a degree in that field as well — it’s hard to imagine he will do anything with his life that doesn’t involve music. As Seek records an EP and prepares to open for their friends in the band “Secret Circus,” Simmons has been busy working long hours at the studio. “Sometimes we’ll start at 9 a.m. and won’t leave until after midnight,” he said. But the work is worth it. “Drums is what got me into music,” he said. Unlike playing classical piano, playing drums is when music became fun, not just work.” As a percussionist, he is a fan of alternative, but as is seen with the blues rock music Seek produces, Simmons is not stuck in one genre. If it’s music, he is interested. “It’s a language everyone can understand,” he smiled. “(Music) gives you a really great outlet to express yourself.” reporter02@rdrnews.com

The Yule log sums up the entire focus of the festival: the rebirth of the sun in a time of darkness.

“In our rituals to mark Yule, we look for the invisible Sun,” wrote Gallagher. “The vital inner spark, which, reenergized, will keep our spirits and our physical energy going through the winter.”

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Yolanda Stone

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Roswell Gospel Assembly Church for Yolanda Stone, 77, who passed away on Dec. 20, 2013. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Raul Garcia will officiate. She will lie in state on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Yolanda was bor n on Sept. 21, 1936, in Piedra Negras, Mexico, to Raul Sr. and Minerva Garcia. They have both preceded her in death, as a well as a son, Angel Segura. She married Fred Stone on Feb. 10, 2006, in Roswell. He survives her at the home. She is also survived by three sons: Danny Segura, Jerry Allen Segura and Sam Segura; two daughters: Mary Ellen Christian and Olga Segura; three brothers: Raul Garcia, Henry Garcia, and Robert Garcia; four sisters: Stella Moisa, Minnie Moisa, Irma Rodriguez, Velia Sanchez; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be: Sam Segura, Danny Segura, Samuel Segura, Robert Sanchez, Devin Woods, and Eddie Gadbury. She was a member of Roswell Gospel Assembly Church, was very dedicated to her church, was a very giving person who loved her family and would do anything to help anyone.

Jeffrey Roller

No services are scheduled at this time for Jeffrey Roller, 45, of Tuscon, Ariz., who passed away on Dec. 13, 2013. Jeffrey was born June 12, 1968, in York, Pa., to John H. Roller Sr. and Bertha Mae Roller. His father has preceded him in death, as well as a sister, Belinda (Sis) Adamson. Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Bertha Mae Roller, of the home; four brothers: David Bostic and his wife, Susie, of Wellsville, Pa., John H. Roller Jr. and his wife, Sylvia, of Silver City, Henry Roller and his wife, Danica, of Roswell, and Vincent Roller of Manchester, Pa.; two sisters: Helen Ridge, of Roswell, and Dawn Collins, of Roswell. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jeffrey was a truck driver by trade. He loved hunting, fishing, traveling and being with his family, and loved the outdoors, camping with his family. Condolences may be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. See OBITUARIES, Page A6

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In his classic novel “1984,” George Orwell warned about the evils of a totalitarian state dominated by a single ruling party with total power over its inhabitants. Oceania, his fictional superstate, is under complete surveillance by the authorities. The character known as “Big Brother” reminds everyone he is constantly monitoring the citizens of Oceania, mainly by “telescreen.” At the end of 2013, the federal government may not yet have telescreens, which in Orwell’s imagination had the ability to eavesdrop on people’s conversations and broadcast propaganda, but it does have the nonfiction equivalent — data collection, drones and other technological invasions of privacy. Our government does have the National Security Agency. And because we have the NSA, and drones and all the rest, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently ruled, in an ongoing civil lawsuit, that it’s “significantly likely” that the agency’s wholesale col-

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lection of our phone records is unconstitutional — a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Judge Leon suspended his ruling to allow for appeals, but his objection to this information-vacuuming was clearly stated in his 68-page decision: “I cannot imagine a more indiscriminate and arbitrary invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval. Surely, such a program infringes

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on that degree of privacy that the founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.” President Obama has said, “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.” He named a panel to review the NSA’s methods and the balance between privacy and security. The draft report, expected to be released next month, seems to favor privacy over security. A recent Wall Street Journal editorial, “Disarming Surveillance,” supports the NSA’s actions and thinks the board Obama appointed is making recommendations that would make data collection impossible, and us more vulnerable. The New York Times sees it differently. Its editorial Tuesday was headlined “A Powerful Rebuke of Mass Surveillance.” So which is it? In Washington’s tainted political atmosphere, you can be for maximum freedom and privacy ... until there is a terrorist attack. Then, the same people who argue for the Constitution to be taken literally

when it comes to the Fourth Amendment (and who argue for a “living Constitution” on other issues) would demand to know why the government didn’t do more to protect us. How much privacy would Americans be willing to give up in exchange for a promise that the bargain will lead to more security? Our leaders regularly tell us they can’t guarantee we won’t be attacked again, so might this be a Faustian deal with the government “devil”? NSA Director Keith Alexander claims 50 potential attacks were prevented because of the government’s surveillance programs, but we only have his word for it. “If you like your privacy you can keep it” wouldn’t sound any more credible coming from Alexander than it did coming from the president when he gave us his line about keeping our doctors. Freedom is a precious commodity. Like virtue, once it is given up it is difficult, if not impossible, to

regain. A government that regularly attempts to encroach on our right to privacy must be restrained by the people. Additional hearings should be held on this critical issue and they should be nonpartisan, as difficult as that may be heading into another election season. Jihadists don’t discriminate between political parties. They have vowed to kill as many Americans as possible. Striking the right balance between security and freedom is critical to both. Recent history provides numerous examples of nations that have traded freedom for security and gotten neither. What must be avoided is the kind of thinking Orwell warned against: “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” Freedom and security should not be contradictory, but complimentary. In an age of terrorism, this “devil” is really in the details. (Readers may e-mail Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

Texas’ health ranking nothing to brag about

Texas ranked 36th on an annual measure of the health of each state released last week. The cynically inclined might respond with surprise that the state ranked that high, given that about 25 percent of Texans lack health insurance and also given how poorly the state often ranks on education, poverty and other health measures. But Texas has relatively few drug and cancer deaths compared with many other states. Texas also is kept at the top of the bottom third of the health rankings by Mississippi and other Southern states that annually occupy the rankings’ bottom 10. There’s never any comfort in knowing that we’re not Mississippi. And Texas’ position this year on America’s Health Rankings, an annual assessment by United Health Foundation, is a notch lower than last year’s 35th. Texas might never join the ranks of the healthiest states as long as our political leaders remain reluctant to expand health insurance, fail to keep education funding on pace with population growth and choose to not promote efforts to improve the state’s low rates of physical inactivity and lower its high rates of obesity and diabetes. One takeaway from the rankings is there is a strong connection between health and education. The more education a person has, the more likely he or she is to have a job that offers health insurance and the less likely he or she is to smoke or be obese. The healthiest ranked state was Hawaii. The political leanings of each state stand out when looking at the list of the top and bottom 10. The 10 least healthy states are generally conservative, while eight of the 10 healthiest states are more liberal. Most of the states in the top 10 chose to set up their own state insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, unlike Texas, and also used the health reform law to expand Medicaid. The health rankings coincided with news last week from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that 14,038 Texans signed up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act’s federally run marketplace between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30. Nationally, 364,682 Americans have signed up for private insurance coverage under the health care law as of Nov. 30, according to the Obama administration. The news is a sign that the HealthCare.gov website is moving beyond the troubles that plagued it upon its launch Oct. 1. Still, last week’s numbers remain far below the 1.2 million that officials had projected would enroll nationwide by the end of November. Unlikely to help matters is the fact that Gov. Rick Perry and state legislators not only refused to set up a state-run insurance marketplace but also refused to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income Texans. Expanding Medicaid would have brought a million or more Texans into the ranks of the insured. The Affordable Care Act was written with the assumption that the states would expand Medicaid to the working poor. When the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of the law’s Medicaid provision, it created a gap that prevents members of the working poor who make too much to qualify for Medicaid without the expansion but too little to qualify for tax credits on the insurance marketplace from accessing health insurance. State policymakers should also take note of a third health-related item last week that came from a study published in BMJ, the former British Medical Journal. Researchers found that exercise might be as effective as prescription drugs in treating heart disease, diabetes and other leading causes of death. As the New York Times’ Gretchen Reynolds wrote, “The study raises important questions about whether our health care system focuses too much on medications and too little on activity to combat physical ailments.” Opponents point to the expense of efforts to expand and improve education and health care and to promote exercise and healthy diets, but these efforts can control costs and have long-term benefits for individuals and the state. Pursued, they also might one day give Texans something to brag about when it comes to their own health. Guest Editorial Austin American-Statesman

A look back on liberty in 2013 This wasn’t a great year for liberty. A few disasters that government caused: —Obamacare. It was supposed to “bend the cost curve” downward. The central planners had lots of time to perfect their scheme. For a generation, the brightest left-wing wonks focused on health care policy. The result? Soviet-style consumer service comes to America. —Government shutdown. The real disaster was the unnecessary panic over it. Zoos would shut down, and baby pandas would starve. The media made it sound like

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Type 2 diabetes, and I check my blood sugar levels every day. Why do I need to have my HbA1c levels tested every few months? DEAR READER: Diabetes is marked by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood and urine. Without adequate treatment, diabetes can cause serious long-term complications. The key to preventing them is to control blood sugar — to keep it close to the normal level. In order to control your blood sugar levels, you need to know what they are. When I was training in medicine, the only way a patient could do that on his or her own was to test the amount of sugar in

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America might not survive even slightly limited government. They were happy to echo the politicians’ claim that there’s no wasteful or stupid spending to cut. “The cupboard is bare,” said Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “There’s no more cuts to

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the urine. Checking the sugar levels in the blood required a blood test and laboratory analysis. Today, by sticking a finger to draw a drop of blood, people can test their blood sugar with a simple home machine: a glucose meter. Home blood sugar testing machines are quite accurate. But, like a blood sugar test the doctor does, the result

make.” Nothing to cut? Government spends $3.8 trillion a year! Many Republicans are almost as eager to spend as Democrats, despite the difference in rhetoric between the two parties. About the only spending reduction Republicans accomplished in the past few years was the so-called sequester — which really happened by legal default because the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement. The sequester instituted cuts of about $85 billion a year, a mere sliver of that $3.8 trillion budget and a still smaller sliver of our $17

trillion debt. Yet even those modest cuts will not happen now under the new congressional agreement. Because some Republicans were upset the sequester made small cuts to the military’s budget and were fearful another partial government shutdown might hurt their chances in upcoming elections, they gave up the modest spending discipline the sequester imposed. Speaker of the House John Boehner, ROhio, said conservatives who want to keep the sequester are

tells you what your blood sugar level is only at the moment the blood is tested. That’s an important limitation, because blood sugar levels vary throughout the day. When you eat, sugar levels rise. When you exercise, you burn off some of the sugar and lower blood levels. Stress and various medicines that you take also can affect blood sugar levels. So, of course, can medicines you take to lower your blood sugar. That’s where the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test comes in. It’s a “big picture” test. It is a way of estimating what your blood sugar levels have been, on average, day in and day out over the past two or thee months. That’s very important

information, as your HbA1c value reveals whether your treatment program has kept your average blood sugar levels at normal or near-normal levels. People with diabetes should aim for an HbA1c level of less than 7 percent. Daily blood sugar testing can help when you are adjusting your medications or deciding which dose of insulin to use. Knowing your blood sugar level can also protect you from spells of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can have dangerous complications of their own. And daily blood sugar testing also can spot times when your blood sugar level is getting danger-

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Mary had a little lamb white as snow OPINION II/FEATURE

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“Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.” I am not talking about the lamb referred to in the nursery rhyme we learned as a child. I am talking about a young mother Mary, whose little lamb was a child who was named Jesus. A baby born 2000 years ago who would forever change the world. This baby was the lamb of God, the spotless lamb who would be hung and crucified on a cross some 33 years later. Oh, the love of a mother! How precious is every newborn? How precious is every child? Every child is a gift from God; each one unique and original. On that morning at the manger in the little town of Bethlehem, a special child was born. But I am ahead of myself in Mary’s story. The birth of the Christ child was the fulfillment of a prophecy shared with Mary many months before. The story begins with Mary being visited by an angel. We are told in Luke 1:26-35, “In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named

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Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.’ Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. “But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end. “‘How is this to be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy

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“ridiculous.” The Republican behind the new agreement, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was once called a fanatical budget-slasher who wanted to push Granny off a cliff. People talked about him reading Ayn Rand and being a cutthroat capitalist. But now, even he abandons the meager budget cuts that were already scheduled. I suppose Republicans feel they have no choice. They face Democrats who will cut nothing. They hope to win the Senate next election and realize that spending cuts are not particularly popular with the general public. Americans say they want less spending. But then they fight for farm subsidies, flood insurance and “economic development” schemes. Most federal spending funds Social Security, Medicare and the military. Even citizens who sound fiscally conservative, especially elderly ones, don’t want these things cut. —This was also the year we found out just how much the federal government spies on its own citizens. I annoyed my fellow libertarians by saying the privacy I lose to data mining seems a small price to pay for surveillance against terrorism. I posted a list of a hundred other things government does that upset me more. Some people responded by calling me a “traitor” and “LINO” (libertarian in name only). Look, libertarians, I’m constantly

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ously high. Your doctor will use the HbA1c test to spot trends in your blood sugar levels and head off complications. If your HbA1c levels are too high, your doctor should recommend starting medication. If you are already on medication, your doctor may adjust your dose or add

Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’” I can only imagine what that encounter was like for Mary. Mary, maybe thirteen years of age, was just living her life as any young lady of her time might do. When she woke up that day it was just another morning. Her life was instantly changed when the angel Gabriel appeared and told her of what was to come. She was not a prominent person in Jewish society. She was not rich or well-known. But Mary was obedient to God. After the angel’s visit, what emotions do you think Mary was experiencing? Was she fearful and nervous? Or was Mary excited and anxious? My guess is that she was each of these, just as any of us would be today. Was Mary wondering what Joseph would think and how would she tell him she was visited by an angel? Do you think she had any idea there would be a day that her little lamb would be sacrificed? There had to have been many emotional days for

angry at my gover nment for lots of things, but I just can’t get worked up about data mining. My emails fly through the air. For all I know, my political enemies already read them. It is upsetting, though, that the National Security Agency snooping goes far beyond what the government first claimed. President Barack Obama assured us the NSA does not read our emails or listen to our phone calls. But it turns out they sometimes do.

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Mary as she prayed about the unbor n child who she would deliver to this world. My favorite Christmas song was written by Mark Lowry. It is a beautiful song named “Mary Did You Know?” It is a song sung to Mary asking her if she knew the importance and life changing significance of the baby she bore. The words are, “Mary, did you know that your baby boy would someday walk on water? Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you delivered will soon deliver you. “Mary, did you know that your baby boy would give sight to a blind man? Mary, did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? When you kissed your little baby, then you kissed the face of God? “The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again; the lame will leap, the dumb will speak the praises of the Lamb. “Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?

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Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations? Did you know that your baby boy was heaven’s perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you’re holding is the great ‘I am!’” Wow! I wonder if Mary knew what lay ahead for her or if she just trusted that God would provide. My challenge to you today is to remember that Christmas is about Mary’s little lamb. It is about a God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son here to be our Savior. As we are told in John 3:16, “that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Mary’s son was sent so that He might live and die so that we might each receive the gift of eternal life. This is what Christmas is all about. Just a Christmas thought... Rick Kraft wishes you a joyous and meaningful Christmas holiday remembering the child whose birth we are celebrating. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, email to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, NM, 88202-0850.

Rarely seen Van Gogh moves to National Gallery

They say they only look for terrorists, and they won’t use the records to harass and punish their critics. But why would we trust that the same big government that spends $3.8 trillion a year, raids our homes looking for drugs and regulates almost every part of our lives won’t use its snooping powers to look into things other than terrorism?

Given the truth of Thomas Jefferson’s warning — “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground” — I fear next year will be still worse for liberty.

To make it a better year, we can’t trust such a powerful government to restrain itself. We should cut back its duties to reduce its power.

John Stossel is host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network, and the author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails, but Individuals Succeed.” For other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2013 BY JFS PRODUCTIONS INC.

another drug in order to achieve a lower HbA1c level at the next test. Get your HbA1c levels tested every two to three months until you achieve the goal of less than 7 percent. Then, you can have your HbA1c levels tested every six months. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

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This undated image provided by the National Gallery of Art, shows "Green Wheat Fields, Auvers" by Vincent Van Gogh. The painting, that has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades, will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Vincent Van Gogh painting that has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art. The rarely seen 1890 painting, “Green Wheat Fields, Auvers,” depicts a landscape in bright greens and blues from northern France when Van Gogh was living just north of Paris in Auvers-sur-Oise. The painting was given to the museum by philanthropist and art collector Paul Mellon, and it has been kept in his family’s home in Upperville, Va., since 1955. It will go on display Friday alongside five other Van Gogh paintings. The museum now holds nine altogether. The painting has only been exhibited once before in the United States in a show devoted to the Mellon collection in 1966 at the National Gallery of Art. The painting spent its early years with Van Gogh’s brother Theo and then was traded in Germany. It was shown in a major exhibition in Cologne, Germany, in 1912 and then in Berlin. But it has mostly been out of view since the 1930s, said French paintings curator Mary Morton. The painting was created while Van Gogh

was struggling. He had cut off his earlobe on Christmas Eve in 1888 and committed himself to an asylum in southern France a few months later before he returned to northern France and turned to painting spectacular landscapes. “It’s really one of the great landscapes of that moment. It is in very good condition,” Morton said, adding that it retains the thick paint and expressive, emotional brush stokes that Van Gogh became famous for. “This is why we love him so much.” It’s likely impossible to pinpoint when this painting was created. It’s not dated. But it is part of a group of paintings he likely completed in June or July of 1890 before his death in late July. There’s no way to know what his final painting was, Morton said. “What’s great about this picture is that it really is just a field painting. It’s just about grass and wind and sky,” Morton said. “It’s very sort of pure in that sense. There’s no story. There are no figures. There’s nothing to read. It’s just this feeling he has while he’s out there, and he’s completely absorbed by the environment.”


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OBITUARIES Lowe, of Albuquerque; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mary graduated from nursing school in 1942 and then enlisted in the Army nursing corps in 1943. She shipped out to European Theater in 1943. She married her husband, Jim, in Leominister, England, before her retur n to the United States in 1945. Mary continued to work in her chosen field of nursing while raising her three children. There will be a memorial at Assumption Catholic Church at the end of January.

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Vernon G. Bailey

No services are scheduled at this time for Vernon G. Bailey, 57, of Roswell, who passed away on Dec. 10, 2013. Vernon was born on Aug. 7, 1956, in Chappell, Neb., to Wendell and Ber nice Rapp Bailey. His father has preceded him in death, as well as a brother, Derald Gene Bailey. He is survived by his son, Justin Bailey; his mother, Ber nice Rapp Bailey, of Spencer, Iowa; his brothers: Wesley Charles Bailey and wife, Joan, of South Jordan, Utah, and Gerald Dean Bailey, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; his sisters: Maxine Jane Gonzales, of Casper, Wyo., Carol Ann Wilkenson and husband, Charles, of Spencer, Iowa, and Mary Eilene Jenson and husband, Dennis, of North Platte, Neb. He served in the United States Navy as a construction electrician and worked at Bailey Electric in Oxnard, Calif. In addition to working, he loved his son, the ocean, reading and diving. Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Mary Virginia Lowe

Mary Virginia Lowe, 96, passed away on Dec. 17, 2013, at Corona, Calif. Mary was bor n Feb. 19, 1917, in Seattle, Wash. She is preceded in death by her husband, SGM James R. Lowe, USA (Ret). Mary is survived by a daughter, Virginia Little, and her husband, Marshall, of Corona, Calif.; two sons: James D. Lowe and his wife, Joy, of Roswell, and John M.

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Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Judy Harris, 67, of Roswell, who passed away Dec. 18, 2013. A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized. Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

David Knoll

A memorial service is pending at Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory for David Knoll, 72, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Dexter. Complete announcement will follow when arrangements are finalized.

Christopher Eric Mireles

A rosary is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Ballard Chapel for Christopher Mireles, 41, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas, after a long battle with his illness. A communion service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Chris was bor n March 13, 1972, to Eloy Mireles Jr. and Jeannie Cobos Mireles. He was a simple, but proud man. Chris made mistakes in his life, but loved everyone he knew. He was most proud of his four accomplishments that he cherished the most — and that was his sons. We are comforted that through them, he will live on. We will miss you son, but you will suffer no more. Chris was a big fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He loved spending time with his Dad in the “man cave” listening to oldies and drinking a few. The last year he spent home with Mom will be cherished; the talks and jokes will always be in my heart. The time he

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spent with the kids playing sports, dancing and listening to music will always be in their hearts. Those left to cherish his memories are his parents: Eloy and Jeannie Mireles; grandmother, Eliser Mireles; his sons: Chris Jr., Angel, Dominic and Eric Ray; brothers: E.J. and Nehemiah Mireles; and sister, Samantha Mireles; nephew, Juannito Mireles; nieces: Lx Guerra and Alyzza Mireles; uncles: Eddy Mireles and wife, Jessie, Gil Mireles and wife, Renee, Tomas Mireles and wife, Gracie and Abel Mireles, and wife, Margaret; aunts: Dilly Brady and husband, Lawrence, and Ruby Parks; special cousins: Naomi Aguirre, Melinda Natividad, Raul Orona, Jessica Matta and many other family and friends. Also surviving him is his loving dog, Pups, and the love of his life, Jackie Crowson. Chris is preceded in death by his grandpas: Eloy Mireles Sr. and Juan Cobos; grandma Erminda Cobos; aunts: Honey Orona, Juannito Natividad and Delia Cobos; uncles: Elias Natividad, Johnny Cobos, Rance Parks, Danny Cobos, Moises Orona and many others. Serving as pallbearers are John Garcia, Matthew Mireles, Danny Mireles, Marc Mireles, Pancho Matta and Bobby Joe Mireles. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Carrillo, Gerald Carrillo, Jacob Montoya, Michael Montoya, Leo Aguirre, Adam Hollis, Brian Mireles, Jef frey Brady, Michael Mireles, Richard Cobos, Joe Ray Chaves, Daniel Chaves, Frank Albert Gabaldon, Ethan Espinoza, Mo Espinoza, Felipe Espinoza, Adrian Gonzales, Cisco Gonzales, Sammy Guerrero, Raul Orona, Tomas Murrufo and Joseph Pacheco and many other cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.

Marion K. “Cissy” Cavin

Cissy Cavin, 85, of Roswell, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. A memorial service celebrating her wonderful life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at New Mexico Military Institute Chapel in Roswell, with Father Dale Plummer of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating. A family gathering will be at Ballard

Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. She was born on Oct. 17, 1928, in Galveston, Texas, to Rosswell Joseph Keller and Marion Alberta Reed Keller. Cissy also has two sisters: Jane K. Hime of Dickenson, Texas, and Betty Gibbs of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., who has preceded her in death. Cissy and her two sisters all enjoyed singing at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, where they were active members. She graduated from Ball High School in Galveston and then attended the University of Texas, where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta and later attended Baylor University. She was married to the love of her life, Sealy Hutchings Cavin, also of Galveston for 65 years and he survives her at the family home in Roswell, where they have lived since transferring from Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1954. She belonged to DAR, Assistance League and was very involved in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, as well as being a vestry member. She started St. Andrew’s Episcopal Day School in 1955, and continued to be very involved with the school for over 30 years. Cissy loved life and lived it with great energy and spirit. She was the passionate matriarch of her family and took great pleasure in ensuing their happiness and success. She also loved her friends, many of whom were lifelong and she was always the first person to come to their aid in times of crisis with food from her own kitchen or anything else that was needed. She was famous for her cooking and baking expertise and even at 85, had great enthusiasm for creating new “goodies” and getting them to people she cared about. She was a great friend and benefactor to many charitable organizations in Roswell and in earlier years gave of her time unselfishly to many of them. Cissy is survived by two daughters and three sons. Listed with spouses, they are: Elizabeth and John Thomasson of Lubbock, Texas, Sealy and Synda Cavin, of Albuquerque, Candy and Jim McClelland, of Roswell, William Cavin and fiancé Kim Meeks, of Roswell, and Blair and Kerry Cavin, of Roswell. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to all of the wonderful, kind and competent doctors, nurses and caregivers who worked so lovingly and diligently to raise the quality of her life and thereby, extending the time we all had to share with her. We will be forever in your debt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cissy’s favorite charities: The Assurance Home, 1008 E. 18th St., Roswell, NM 88201 and Roswell

Roswell Daily Record Humane Society, 703 E. McGaf fey, Roswell, NM 88201. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.

Eunice Edwards

Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Eunice Edwards, 82, of Roswell, who passed away Dec. 20, 2013. A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized. Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Longwill, D.D.S., of Roswell. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m., with a eulogy at 1:30, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A private, family memorial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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Merrill William Longwill

Merrill William Longwill, of Roswell and Hondo, passed away Dec. 20, 2013. He was bor n to Theodore J. and Florence Williamson Longwill on Aug. 29, 1918, in Des Moines, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Miller Longwill, in 2009; his parents; three sisters: Edna, Evelyn and Lila; and a brother, Harold. Merrill attended Des Moines schools and graduated in 1936. He attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., from 1936 to 1940, completing majors in English and Spanish, with a minor in Education. He taught school in Capulin, starting in the fall of 1940. In February 1941, he joined the Army Air Corps Flying Cadet program and was assigned to the 75th Bombardment Squadron. He flew 144 missions on anti-submarine patrol along the West Coast from Washington to California and 52 combat missions in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. He continued to serve in the Ready Reserve and attained the rank of colonel. On Sept. 2, 1942, Merrill married Helen Corrine Miller from Clovis. He was a member of and past president of Roswell Rotary Club. In January 2001, Merrill was recognized for 50 years as a New York Life Insurance Agent. Merrill and Helen loved their Apple Farm in the Hondo Valley and enjoyed reminiscing with military and college friends. Merrill is survived by three sons: Robert Longwill, and his wife, Bonnie, of San Patricio; William Longwill, D.D.S., and his wife, Michelle, of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; and Thomas

Our son, brother, father and friend, Rick Bingham, 55, passed away Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. Rick was born, March 31, 1958, to Glen and Dott Bingham in Roswell. Rick was a graduate from Goddard High School in 1976. He had strong passion for music and art. He was a gifted freehand artist and a computer graphic designer. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his son, Dylan Bingham; his mother, Dott Bingham; Dylan’s mother, Nonie Jarm; sister, Candy Callaway and husband, Robert, of Roswell; and sister, Tammy Weber, and husband, Alan, of Halstead, Kan. Rick had many nieces and nephews that he enjoyed spending time with. Michael Thompson, of Lubbock, Texas, Lauren Everett, of Halstead, Kan., Jennifer Ragsdale, of Roswell, Kimberly Richardson, of Roswell, Sydney, Blake Bush, of Halstead, Kan. Rick will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Glen; sister, Linda; grandparents: George and Evelyn Smith; and grandparents: Joe and Ada Bingham. The family will be honoring Rick with a ceremony at South Park Cemetery, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Gerry Chavez of Christ’s Church officiating. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at SCOR Orthopedic and their family at Christ’s Church for all the love and support to the family. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of AndersonBethany Funeral Home and Crematory.


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STEVE WOLFE ROSWELL SAFE COALITION

A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting of individuals who play different but significant roles in fighting crime within our community. Of course, Chief of Police Phil Smith was there, but to the point of this column, the primary instigator of the gathering was Mr. O.L. Adcock, a private citizen. Not a politician, not an administrator, not a cop! He’s a regular citizen, like you and me! I believe Mr. Adcock is right on target. We can all sit around and complain about crime in Roswell, and what is causing it, and why is it so high, and what is law enforcement going to do about it, and on and on. But that really accomplishes nothing. Like Mr.

Adcock, we as citizens who live here must actively participate in crime prevention. The cops simply cannot do it all. They will never be stationed at every corner. I love Keith Bell’s political cartoons in the Roswell Daily Record! I even agree with the vast majority of them. The editorial page is usually the first I go to read every morning, beginning with Keith’s cartoon. (I give a sigh

of relief when I see that I am not the subject of his humor!) Keith’s recent (and first) characterization of Police Chief Phil Smith was pretty humorous. It offered a cutout “badge” by which you can become a community policeman. Hmmm. Mr. Bell was poking fun, of course, but in this case I’m not sure it was funny! Chief Smith brings a wealth of experience to the table, and with it, some good ideas. I suspect that we will see many of those ideas in the coming months as he serves as our chief. One thing he supports strongly, however, is the role that all of us must play in our own safety. We do indeed have to become community policemen in the sense of paying attention to what is going on around us, to many simple activities such as locking our vehicles or closing our garage doors, and

Sunday, December 22, 2013

in just being a good observer in our neighborhoods. Neighborhood Watch is an alive and well program in Roswell and it is intended to involve each of us as neighbors in preventing crime by simply knowing our neighbors and what is normal or not normal where we live. Likewise, Chaves County Crime Stoppers is a for m of community policing, where we are encouraged to report crime anonymously and perhaps receive a cash award for our tips. (1-888-5948477). Our meeting on Thursday enables me to give you a “heads up” on a program which Mr. Adcock will announce in the near future. He is being certified to conduct training for a program entitled “Refuse To Be a Victim,” and I see it as a welcome addition to our arsenal of community-

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involved crime prevention initiatives. Also, we will soon have a large Neighborhood Watch meeting involving several neighborhoods, and specifically intended to give you an opportunity to meet the chief. In November, Councilors Perry and Foster sponsored a substantial and successful Neighborhood Watch gathering at Roswell High. Chief Smith was there and talked for a while. But, more importantly, he LISTENED. We are anxious to provide several other opportunities for him in the near future.

Meanwhile, call me or Richard Lucero at 622-4014 if you have interest in forming a Neighborhood Watch in your area of the town. And, importantly, we wish you and yours a “Merry Christmas!”

No need to be alone during holidays Discover the pros and cons of the ‘paleo’ diet Holiday celebration

Are you spending the holidays alone because of death or divorce, or the deployment of a service member? Have you moved to Roswell recently for college or a job and don’t have any family in the are? Are you one who finds the holidays a time of sadness rather than a time of joy? If so, you are invited to join others who share your feelings for a Service of Light in the Darkness, also known as a Blue Christmas Service, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 W. Fourth St., today at 2 p.m. Come join us for a service of comfort and healing as we seek God’s words of comfort for those who are sorrowful. Or, come for a time of quiet and sharing amid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush. There is no charge for the service and no of fering will be taken. No reservations are necessary. This is a gift to the community from the people of Westminster.

Information on using Chia seeds in a Paleo diet, making a custom upholstered headboard, and using fondant to make ruffles and bows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Cookbook author and dietitian, Carol Fenster will talk about the Paleo diet and what it consists of, as well as the pros and cons. Then she’ll demonstrate using Chia seeds, which are high in Omega 3 and have a long shelf life, in recipes. Her company is Savory Palate Inc. and she’s from Centennial, Colo. Rebecca Peck represents The Upholstery Studio, and they make kits for headboards, tuffets, cornices and other DIY projects. She is going to show how to make a beautiful custom upholstered headboard which will make your bedroom a haven of comfort. She’s from Phoenixville, Pa. Laura Haselden is a self-taught cake decorating wonder! She’s going to demonstrate using fondant to make beautiful ruffles and bows for cakes or cupcakes. Her business is called Simply Sweet - Cakes by Laura. She is now living with her family in Germany. Information on updating walls, how to avoid telemarketing fraud, and making elegant pillows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 12 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. Furniture refinishing expert and author, Bruce Johnson will share solutions for boring walls by adding moldings, baseboards, wainscoting and other design elements. He represents Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J. According to Linda Davis, Americans lose more than $40 billion a year to telemarketing fraud! She’ll talk about how to protect yourself as well as your family and friends. Davis is vice president of operations with J. P. Stone Community Bank in Portales. Lise Horvath is the owner of Accent Your Interior in Scottsdale, Ariz. She’s going to show how to quickly and easily make a trio of Victorian pillows. These elegant pillows incorporate Dupioni silk, floral ribbon, and gold braid and are included in one complete kit.

Mass schedule

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., Assumption Catholic Church, 2808 N. Kentucky Ave., will have its children’s Christmas Eve Mass. At 9 p.m. on that day, the church will have its Christmas Night Mass. On Christ-

mas Day, Assumption will have its Christmas Day Mass at 9 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.

21 Days of Prayer

We are moving swiftly toward the end of 2013 and we are making preparations for the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Kickoff Celebration on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Roswell Convention Center. This is a joyous time that our community comes together in prayer for Roswell and our nation. We endeavor to entreat God's favor at the beginning of 2014. Everyone from all denominations are welcome to join us as we offer prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. We are looking for 10 sponsors for this event. Sponsors will receive advertising for their ministry, business or organization in exchange for their generous giving. Last year's budget to host this event was about $1,500. Prayerfully consider lending your support to this community-wide event sponsored by Mackey Ventures LLC.

Master gardener classes

The Chaves County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a 13week Master Gardener course which will be held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., from Jan. 10 through April 4, 2014. Classes will cover topics pertinent to gardening in New Mexico and Chaves County and will be presented by specialists in horticulture and agronomy. The course will be held at Chaves County Extension Auditorium, 200 E. Chisum St. Cost is $90. Applications are available at the Chaves County Extension Office or online at chaves-extension.nmsu.edu. Class size is limited. Registration deadline is Jan. 2, 2014. Please call the Chaves County Extension Office for more information, 622-3210.

Texas officials move to close 6 charter schools

DALLAS (AP) — Six charter schools across the state are being ordered to close their doors due to a history of underperformance. The Texas Education Agency announced it will revoke six charters in June, pending an appeals process. The Dallas Morning News reported that the schools are American YouthWorks in Austin, Jamie’s House Charter School in Houston, Honors Academy in Dallas, Koinoinia Community Learning Academy in Houston, Richard Milburn Academy in suburban Houston and Azleway Charter School in Tyler. John Dodd, superintendent of Honors Academy in Dallas, which has 775 students on seven state campuses, said he planned to appeal. Honors has had three straight years of poor academic ratings, but Dodd said Honors was working with TEA to improve the situation.

Chia pudding

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“We’re asking TEA to continue to let us do what we’re doing, because it’s working,” Dodd told the newspaper. Charter schools are privately run with tax dollars, but required to meet certain standards to continue operation. A new law requires TEA to shut down charter schools if they do not meet academic benchmarks for three straight years, the newspaper reported. “Schools that aren’t meeting the needs of kids, whether traditional or charter, ought to be closed down,” said David Dunn, executive director of the Texas Charter Schools Association. But officials at the schools targeted say they’re doing their best to serve students and don’t deserve to be shuttered. Parc Smith, CEO of American YouthWorks in Austin, takes older students who have dropped out of traditional high schools. YouthWorks’ students are an average of 18 years old.

The school missed state financial standards the last three years by not hiring the right managers to oversee its finances, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

“This is not the kind of school they want to close down,” said Parc Smith, the schools’ CEO, according to the newspaper.

In East Texas, Azleway Charter School faces possible closure for not meeting academic standards during the 2010-11 school year and financial standards during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

Gary Duke, CEO of Azleway Inc., told the newspaper that he would also request a review of the state’s decision. He said many of the school’s students have learning disabilities or other issues that make it difficult for them to learn.

She expects very little this year Merry Christmas

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Dramatic comeback in the Duke City Sunday, December 22, 2013 Phone: 575-622-7710, ext. 304

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — With less than 2 minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State. Once down by 22 points in the New Mexico Bowl, the Rams got their chance when Cougars running back Jeremiah Laufasa came barreling toward Barrett. “I was kind of thinking in my mind, yeah, ‘That was our shot to get back in the game right there,”’ said Barrett, who stripped the ball. “I really didn’t think I was going to get the opportunity.” That fumble, at the Cougars 33, set up Kapri Bibbs’ 1-yard run score and Donnell Alexander’s twopoint conversion run that tied it at 45 with 33 seconds left. Then, Washington State’s Teondray Caldwell fumbled a kickoff return at the 24, setting up Jared Roberts’ 41-yard

field goal with 3 seconds left that gave Colorado State a 48-45 victory Saturday. It was a quarterback shootout that saw close to 800 passing yards combined and a game largely dominated by Washington State until the last 2 minutes. And Colorado State did not have a led the entire game until that winning field goal. “That win right there...it’s pretty amazing how it worked but at the end of the day, it’s about being resilient,” Rams coach Jim McElwain. “It’s about understanding (that) every play has a history and life of its own.”

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Garrett Grayson threw for 369 yards and Bibbs ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns for Colorado State (8-6). The Rams overcame three early turnovers. “I’m still kind of at a loss for words about how that whole thing ended up,” Rams center Weston Richburg said. “It must have been destiny. That’s the most unbelievable game I’ve ever been a part of.” Meanwhile, Washington State’s Connor Halliday threw touchdown passes to six receivers and finished with 410 yards for Washington State (6-7). Those six touchdown passes tied West Virginia’s Geno Smith and Iowa’s Chuck Long for an NCAA bowl record. After the first touchdown pass, Halliday got into a shouting match with a Colorado State coach when Halliday ran into the Rams’ sideline. That exchange created a See DRAMA, Page B3

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Bobcats respond with lopsided victory BOYS BASKETBALL

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HAGERMAN — Sometimes, you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and that is something the Loving boys basketball team found out for the second consecutive year. During the 2012-13 season, Hagerman fell to Highway 2 rival Dexter 67-51. The following day the Bobcats rebounded with a 102-54 victory over the unlucky Falcons. Fast forward a year and, once again, Loving found itself in Hagerman facing a Bobcat team coming off a 15-point loss to the Demons. Following the game on Saturday, the Falcons may want to reconsider when they play the Bobcats. Hagerman (8-1) thoroughly dominated Loving in a 75-47 win that wasn’t even that close. “(We played) much better,” Bobcat coach Anthony Mestas said regarding his team’s play following the loss to Dexter on Friday. “We got up and hustled. I was just really happy that everyone got to

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Hagerman’s Alejandro Ramos, left, drives through the lane during his team’s win over Loving, Saturday.

Roswell stays unbeaten with road win

LAS CRUCES — The topranked Roswell boys basketball team remained unbeaten on Saturday with a road victory over Centennial. The Coyotes broke open a tight game in the second half and beat the fourth-ranked Hawks 59-42, improving to 70 on the year. After taking a 29-24 lead into the break, Roswell outscored the Hawks 13-7 in the third and 17-11 in the fourth, when they were 13 of 14 at the free-throw line, to secure the win. Cesar Nava paced Roswell with 17 points, while Marquel Warner had 10. Nine different players scored for Roswell.

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Dexter 74, Fort Sumner 58 FOR T SUMNER — David Lopez paced four Demons in doubles with a game-high 27 points as Dexter earned its 10th win of the year on Saturday. Dexter (10-1) outscored the Foxes 28-12 in the opening quarter and never looked back. The Demons also won the second 18-17 and the third 17-14. Kevin Paez poured in 17 points, Kyle Bonner had 12

Girls basketball

Roswell 46, Centennial 36 LAS CRUCES — Roswell climbed over the .500 mark on Saturday with a road win over Centennial. The Coyotes (4-3), who led by just one at the break, broke the game open in the second half to secure the win. Gali Sanchez paced Roswell with 19 points. Alexis Florez added seven and Priscilla Lucero had six.

Poe Corn Invitational At Goddard • Artesia vs. Farmington, 6 p.m. • Goddard vs. Belen, 7:30 p.m. At Roswell • Piedra Vista vs. Grants, 6 p.m. • Roswell vs. Los Alamos, 7:30 p.m.

Goddard Holiday Classic • Roswell vs. Ruidoso, 11 a.m. • Goddard vs. Robertson, 12:30 p.m. • Gadsden vs. Los Alamos, 2:30 p.m. • Oñate vs. Hatch Valley, 4 p.m.

Texas now gets the best offensive player left in free agency, with both additions to be under contract through the 2020 season. Choo’s deal, worth about $18.6 million per season, is the third-highest this offseason. Second baseman Robinson Cano got $240 million over 10 years from Seattle and outfielder JacoSee CHOO, Page B3

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Hagerman’s Taylor Hamill throws a pass ahead for a teammate during the Bobcats’ win over visiting Loving, Saturday. Hamill paced the Bobcats with 20 points in the victory.

Fort Sumner 36, Dexter 20 FOR T SUMNER — The

— THURSDAY, DEC. 26 — GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Rangers have made another Texas-sized deal to improve their offense. Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo agreed to a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement about the deal that is pending a physical for Choo. That person said the physical is expected to be done before Christmas, and that any for mal introduction in Texas likely wouldn’t come until after the holiday Wednesday. The deal came a month after the Rangers acquired five-time All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder in a trade with Detroit for second baseman Ian Kinsler, their primary leadoff hitter.

and Kevin Bonner added 10.

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LOCAL SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL

Choo agrees to deal with Texas

Goddard JV Holiday Classic • Roswell JV vs. Ruidoso JV, 11 a.m. • Carlsbad JV vs. Loving, 12:30 p.m. • Roswell JV vs. Dexter, 2:30 p.m.

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B2 Sunday, December 22, 2013 Prep basketball Saturday’s Scores By The Associated Press Boys Basketball Alamogordo 65, Los Lunas 60 Clovis 70, Artesia 47 Dexter 74, Fort Sumner 58 Evangel Christian 69, Vaughn 53 Hagerman 75, Loving 47 Hope Christian 70, West Mesa 60 Kirtland Central 53, Bernalillo 36 Manzano 42, Albuquerque 35 Roswell 59, Centennial 42 Shiprock 50, Aztec 39 Girls Basketball Cuba 71, Coronado 32 Fort Sumner 36, Dexter 20 Gallup 48, Sandia 41 Hope Christian 53, Bernalillo 51 Kirtland Central 50, Farmington 47 Loving 72, Hagerman 66 Manzano 49, Capital 47 Roswell 46, Centennial 36

College basketball Neal shoots New Mexico past Marquette, 75-68

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Freshman Cullen Neal scored a career high 24 points, including six 3-pointers to lead New Mexico past Marquette 75-68 at the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday night. Neal attempted eight 3-point shots and was 8 of 12 from the field. His six 3-pointers also were a career high. Cameron Bairstow added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for New Mexico (83). Bairstow hit all eight of his free throw attempts. Kendall Williams added 14 points, while Deshawn Delaney had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jake Thomas led Marquette (7-5) with 17 points, converting four 3-pointers. Jamil Wilson added 15 points, while Todd Mayo had 10. New Mexico outscored Marquette in the second half, 45-31. After trailing 37-30 at halftime and later by nine, the Lobos hit 8 of their first 12 second-half shots to rally for a 53-47 advantage with 11:53 to go. The Golden Eagles scored the next nine points to lead by three with 9:08 remaining. The Lobos responded with an 11-4 run, taking the lead for good at 61-60 on a Bairstow free throw with 5:23 left. New Mexico later built 70-62 lead, its largest, with 1:08 left. The Lobos shot 50 percent from the field in the second half, while the Golden Eagles were at 36. New Mexico’s last trip to Las Vegas in March resulted in the Mountain West Conference title, winning three games at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Golden Eagles led at intermission thanks to 58 percent shooting from the field. After five lead changes, Marquette took the lead for the rest of the half at 25-24 with 5:08 left in the half. Both teams built seven-point first-half leads.

New Mexico State beats Northern New Mexico 97-47

LAS CRUCES (AP) — Kevin Aronis and Matei Buovac both scored 18 points to lead New Mexico State to a dominating 97-47 victory over Northern New Mexico, a NAIA school, Saturday night. Six Aggies were in double figures as DK Eldridge scored 16, Sim Bhullar had 12 with 10 rebounds and five blocks, Ian Baker also had 12, and Tshilidzi Nephawe added 10. New Mexico State (10-5) opened the game with a 24-6 run, making six 3-point shots in that span, and went on to a 57-28 halftime advantage. The Aggies made 14 of 24 3-point shots in the game. Aronis was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc and Buovac made 4 of 7 3-point attempts. The Aggies made 64.7 percent of their field goal attempts, while limiting Northern New Mexico (10-7) to 19-of-70

SPORTS SHORTS

RHS FOOTBALL CAMP

The Roswell High football staff will host a skills camp for players age 8 to 14 from Dec. 26-28. The camp is non-contact and will focus on football fundamentals for skill positions on both offense and defense. The camp will be held at the Roswell High School field house from 12:45-3:30 p.m. each day. Players should wear shorts, a T-shirt and cleats or sneakers. The cost for the camp is $30 and registration will be at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 26. For more information, call 637-6006.

CHURCH LEAGUE HOOPS

The Roswell Men’s Church League will accept registrations through Jan. 17. The cost is $40 per player. Play begins Jan. 27 and runs through March. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Smith by phone at 622-6800 or email drdsmith20@hotmail.com.

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shooting from the floor. Matthew Brito led Northern New Mexico with 15 points.

Major capsules NEW YORK (AP) — Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored seven of his nine points in the final 33 seconds and No. 3 Ohio State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 1:54 to play to beat Notre Dame 64-61 on Saturday night in the BlackRock Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Buckeyes (12-0), who had a woeful second half from the field, closed the game on a 14-3 run and Smith was the key to the closing spurt. Jerian Grant hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock was expiring to give the Fighting Irish (8-4) a seemingly comfortable 58-50 lead with 1:54 to play. But the Buckeyes turned up the defensive intensity and they converted consecutive steals into a 58-56 deficit with 40 seconds to go.

No. 5 Michigan State 92, Texas 78 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Adreian Payne scored a career-high 32 points and Michigan State dominated the final 11 minutes of a 92-78 victory over Texas. The Spartans (10-1) led for only 56 seconds in the first half as Texas (10-2) controlled the game early. Michigan State used a 9-2 run to take a 52-50 lead about halfway through the second half. Following two quick buckets by Jonathan Holmes, six Spartans scored during a 14-2 run that put the game away. Payne made two free throws during that run and went 10 of 13 from the field and 11 of 12 from the free throw line. Gary Harris, who missed three recent games with an ankle injury, scored 19 points while Travis Trice, battling a foot blister, contributed 13 points and was 3 of 4 from 3-point range.

No. 6 Louisville 85, FIU 56 MIAMI (AP) — Russ Smith scored 18 points, Wayne Blackshear added 13 and Louisville won its sixth straight, easing past FIU. Smith had 12 in the first half for the Cardinals (11-1), who never trailed and were rarely threatened, outside of a couple brief early stretches where the game was tight. Tymell Murphy scored 16 points and former Louisville player Rakeen Buckles added 13 for FIU (8-5), which was coached last season by Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Rick Pitino decided to honor the contract and play FIU, offering to do so in Miami even after his son left the Panthers to take over at Minnesota after last season. When Richard Pitino left FIU, Louisville had the option of canceling the series.

No. 8 Villanova 88, Rider 67 VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and Villanova stayed perfect with a rout of Rider. One of 12 unbeaten teams remaining in Division I, the Wildcats (11-0) are off to their best start since the 1961-62 team won its first 12. JayVaughn Pinkston added 14 points for Villanova, which shot 50 percent from the field in its final non-conference home game of the season. Anthony Myles, Rider’s top scorer had 22 points. Jimmie Taylor added 15 points for Rider (5-5) and Daniel Stewart scored 13. Villanova’s pressure rattled Rider as the Wildcats began to pull away in the second half.

College football

College Football FBS Bowl Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque) Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho) San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.) Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), noon (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu) Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Detroit) Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego) Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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TV SportsWatch By The Associated Press All times Mountain Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. Sunday, Dec. 22 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FSN — Southern U. at Baylor FS1 — E. Washington at Seton Hall 5 p.m. FS1 — California at Creighton NFL FOOTBALL 11 a.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage 2 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 2:25 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, double-

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Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl (Annapolis, Md.) Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl (Houston) Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco) BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl (New York) Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.) Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 1:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, Ariz.) Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas) Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 9:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 1:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, Texas) Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl (San Diego) Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, La.) Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 10:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas) Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta) Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas) UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 11 a.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl (Tampa, Fla.) Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.) Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl (Miami) Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas) Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship (Pasadena, Calif.) Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic (St. Petersburg, Fla.) East vs. West, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) South vs. North, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

Grand View wins NAIA football title

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Derek Fulton threw four touchdown passes and ran for another

header game 6 p.m. NBC — Chicago at Philadelphia SOCCER 6:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Southampton 8:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Everton at Swansea City WINTER SPORTS Noon NBC — USSA, Copper Mountain Grand Prix, ski slopestyle and snowboard halfpipe, at Frisco, Colo. (same-day tape) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN — California vs. UConn, at New York

score to help Grand View win the NAIA championship in the Iowa school’s sixth year of football, 35-23 over the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday. Fulton, a sophomore, completed 19 of 39 passes for 300 yards and ran 13 times for 74 yards as second-ranked Grand View completed a 14-0 season at the expense of No. 1 Cumberlands (13-1). Fulton was selected the most outstanding offensive player, and Grand View senior linebacker Jason Gladfelder, who was in on 15 tackles, took defensive honors. Cumberlands rushed for 309 yards, with D’Angelo Jordan gaining 128 yards on 17 carries, and Adam Craig getting 94 yards on 30 attempts. But the Kentucky school had only 60 yards passing, as Craig went 5 for 11 with an interception. Grand View stopped Cumberlands on downs at the 1 in the third quarter, and took advantage of a muffed punt to go up 28-17 early in the fourth. Wes Horneister recovered Iquan Dee’s muff at the 27 and the Vikings scored in three plays, with Fulton hitting Brady Roland with a 4-yard touchdown pass. Craig capped a 10-play, 63-yard drive from a yard out with 7:28 remaining, but Cumberland’s try for the two-point conversion failed. Grand View then went 56 yards in five plays for the clinching touchdown. Fulton hit Roland with a 43-yard pass and then took it over himself from a yard out. Grand View scored the first three times it had the ball, going 80, 75 and 61 yards to take a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter on Fulton’s third touchdown pass. Cumberlands, though, stopped the Vikings on downs inside the 1 to close the half down 21-17. Jordan, who had 122 yards on 14 firsthalf carries, broke off a 45-yard touchdown run for Cumberlands, and Craig scored from a yard out to close the gap. Al Merrick started the Patriots’ scoring with a 33-yard field goal. Fulton hit Keonte White with a 59-yard TD strike to start the scoring, then teamed with Taylor Goebel for a 7-yarder and Davion Hurst on a 2-yarder. Craig accounted for 229 total yards in the first half, completing 13 of 27 passes and rushing for 55 yards. The game, played before a near-capacity crowd of 5,295, was the sixth and final NAIA championship in Rome. The event is moving to Daytona Beach, Fla., for the next three years.

NBA

National Basketball Association At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Boston . . . . . . . . . . . .12 16 .429 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . .10 14 .417 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . .9 17 .346 New York . . . . . . . . . .8 18 .308 Philadelphia . . . . . . . .8 20 .286 Southeast Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 6 .769 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . .15 12 .556 Washington . . . . . . . .12 13 .480 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . .13 15 .464 Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . .8 19 .296 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .21 5 .808 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .13 16 .448 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . .10 16 .385 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . .10 16 .385 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . .6 21 .222 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L San Antonio . . . . . . . .21 6 Houston . . . . . . . . . . .18 10 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 12 New Orleans . . . . . . .11 14 Memphis . . . . . . . . . .11 15 Northwest Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Oklahoma City . . . . . .22 4 Portland . . . . . . . . . . .23 5 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . .14 11 Minnesota . . . . . . . . .13 14 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 22 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L L.A. Clippers . . . . . . .18 9 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . .16 10 Golden State . . . . . . .14 13 L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . .13 13 Sacramento . . . . . . . .8 18

GB — — 2 3 4

GB — 5 1⁄2 7 1⁄2 8 12 1⁄2

GB — 9 1⁄2 11 11 15 1⁄2

Pct GB .778 — .643 3 1⁄2 .556 6 .440 9 .423 9 1⁄2

Pct GB .846 — .821 — 1 .560 7 ⁄2 .481 9 1⁄2 .267 16

Pct GB .667 — .615 1 1⁄2 .519 4 .500 4 1⁄2 .308 9 1⁄2

Friday’s Games Philadelphia 121, Brooklyn 120, OT

Monday, Dec. 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl, East Carolina vs. Ohio, at St Petersburg, Fla. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Diamond Head Classic, semifinal, teams TBD, at Honolulu NFL FOOTBALL 6:25 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at San Francisco NHL HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at Philadelphia SOCCER 12:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal vs. Chelsea, at London

Roswell Daily Record All Times Mountain EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Boston . . . . .36 24 10 2 Tampa Bay . .36 22 11 3 Montreal . . . .38 22 13 3 Detroit . . . . .38 17 12 9 Toronto . . . . .38 18 16 4 Ottawa . . . . .38 14 17 7 Florida . . . . .37 14 18 5 Buffalo . . . . .36 9 24 3 Metropolitan Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Pittsburgh . . .38 27 10 1 Washington .36 19 13 4 New Jersey .37 15 15 7 Philadelphia .36 16 16 4 Carolina . . . .36 14 14 8 N.Y. Rangers 36 16 18 2 Columbus . . .36 15 17 4 N.Y. Islanders37 10 20 7

Cleveland 114, Milwaukee 111, OT Miami 122, Sacramento 103 Atlanta 118, Utah 85 Charlotte 116, Detroit 106 Indiana 114, Houston 81 Toronto 109, Dallas 108, OT Phoenix 103, Denver 99 L.A. Lakers 104, Minnesota 91 Saturday’s Games Memphis 95, New York 87 Washington 106, Boston 99 Sacramento 105, Orlando 100 Houston 114, Detroit 97 Utah 88, Charlotte 85 Chicago 100, Cleveland 84 Milwaukee 116, Philadelphia 106 Oklahoma City 113, San Antonio 100 Phoenix 123, Dallas 108 Portland 110, New Orleans 107 L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at Indiana, 4 p.m. Toronto at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Games New York at Orlando, 5 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 6 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 6 p.m. Toronto at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 8 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Chicago . . . .38 25 7 6 St. Louis . . . .35 24 7 4 Colorado . . .35 23 10 2 Minnesota . .37 20 12 5 Dallas . . . . . .34 17 12 5 Winnipeg . . .37 16 16 5 Nashville . . .36 16 16 4 Pacific Division . . . . . . . . . .GP W L OT Anaheim . . . .38 26 7 5 Los Angeles .37 25 8 4 San Jose . . .35 21 8 6 Vancouver . .38 21 11 6 Phoenix . . . .35 19 10 6 Calgary . . . . .36 13 17 6 Edmonton . . .38 11 24 3

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National Football League At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times Mountain AMERICAN CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct New England . . .10 4 0 .714 Miami . . . . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 N.Y. Jets . . . . . . .6 8 0 .429 Buffalo . . . . . . . . .5 9 0 .357 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct y-Indianapolis . . .9 5 0 .643 Tennessee . . . . .5 9 0 .357 Jacksonville . . . .4 10 0 .286 Houston . . . . . . .2 12 0 .143 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct Cincinnati . . . . . .9 5 0 .643 Baltimore . . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 Pittsburgh . . . . . .6 8 0 .429 Cleveland . . . . . .4 10 0 .286 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct x-Denver . . . . . .11 3 0 .786 x-Kansas City . . .11 3 0 .786 San Diego . . . . . .7 7 0 .500 Oakland . . . . . . .4 10 0 .286

PF 369 310 246 300

PF 338 326 221 253

PF 354 296 321 288

PF 535 399 343 295

PA 311 296 367 354

PA 319 355 399 375

PA 274 277 332 362

PA 372 255 311 393

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia . . . .8 6 0 .571 364 349 Dallas . . . . . . . . .7 7 0 .500 393 385 N.Y. Giants . . . . .5 9 0 .357 251 357 Washington . . . . .3 11 0 .214 305 434 South . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans . . .10 4 0 .714 359 270 Carolina . . . . . . .10 4 0 .714 328 208 Tampa Bay . . . . .4 10 0 .286 258 324 Atlanta . . . . . . . . .4 10 0 .286 309 388 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA Chicago . . . . . . . .8 6 0 .571 406 391 Green Bay . . . . .7 6 1 .536 353 362 Detroit . . . . . . . . .7 7 0 .500 362 339 Minnesota . . . . . .4 9 1 .321 363 425 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle . . . . . . .12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco . .10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona . . . . . . . .9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis . . . . . . .6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Denver at Houston, 11 a.m. Miami at Buffalo, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 11 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 11 a.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Arizona at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 2:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 2:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m. Houston at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 11 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 11 a.m. Buffalo at New England, 11 a.m. Denver at Oakland, 2:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 2:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 2:25 p.m. END OF REGULAR SEASON

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National Hockey League At A Glance By The Associated Press

Pts 50 47 47 43 40 35 33 21

GFGA 100 75 100 86 96 84 99105 105111 106126 87117 64104

Pts 55 42 37 36 36 34 34 27

GFGA 121 83 115109 90 94 89103 83101 82100 97103 93129

Pts 56 52 48 45 39 37 36

GFGA 140105 125 81 102 83 86 88 99102 100108 83103

Pts 57 54 48 48 44 32 25

GFGA 124 96 104 71 113 88 104 92 110108 91115 95133

Friday’s Games Vancouver 3, Chicago 2, SO Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Washington 4, Carolina 2 Winnipeg 5, Florida 2 Saturday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2, SO Detroit 5, Toronto 4, SO Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 3 Phoenix 4, Ottawa 3, OT New Jersey 5, Washington 4, OT Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 4, Nashville 3, OT Boston 4, Buffalo 1 Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2, OT Anaheim 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 St. Louis 6, Edmonton 0 Dallas at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Monday’s Games Phoenix at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Washington, 5 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 6 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

Transactions

Saturday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with C Chris Snyder on a minor league contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Placed WR Davone Bess on the reserve/non-football illness list. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed TE Brandon Bostick and DT Johnny Jolly on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Placed TE John Carlson on injured reserve. Signed RB Joe Banyard and DE Justin Trattou from the practice squad. Waived CB Robert Steeples. COLLEGE DUKE — Suspended sophomore RB Jela Duncan from school for an undisclosed violation of its academic policy. FLORIDA — Announced junior F-C Damontre Harris has left the basketball program and was granted permission to transfer.

Volleyball

Penn State beats Wisconsin 3-1 for NCAA title

SEATTLE (AP) — Ariel Scott had 21 kills and Katie Slay added 14 to give Penn State a 3-1 victory over scrappy Wisconsin on Saturday night for the Nittany Lions’ sixth NCAA volleyball championship. Deja McClendon’s tap over the net for match point gave second-seeded Penn State (34-3) a 25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 victory. It was the Nittany Lions’ first NCAA title since their historic run of four straight from 2007-2010. The 12th-seeded Badgers (28-10) were the lowest seed ever to make it to the final match. McClendon finished with 11 kills for Penn State, which is 6-3 overall in NCAA championship matches. Megan Courtney had 20 digs. Dominique Thompson had 16 kills for Wisconsin and 5-foot-7 outside hitter Deme Morales added 15. The Badgers were making their first appearance in the championship match since 2000, when they fell to Nebraska in five sets.


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by Ellsbury, like Choo, a client of agent Scott Boras, signed a $153 million, sevenyear contract with the New York Yankees. Choo could be at the top or in the middle of the Texas lineup. He was Cincinnati’s leadoff hitter for 143 games last season, when he had a .423 on-base percentage with 20 stolen bases and 21 home runs. The Rangers missed the

playoffs for the first time in four years, with 730 runs scored their fewest in a nonstrike season since 1992. Texas, which went to its only two World Series in 2010 and 2011 and lost in the AL’s first wildcard game in 2012, lost at home to Tampa Bay in a wildcard tiebreaker. Choo’s deal calls for salaries of $14 million in 2014 and 2015, $21 million in 2016 and 2017, and $20 million in each of the last three years of the deal. He can earn a bonus for finishing in the top five of the AL MVP balloting — from $250,000 as

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the winner to $50,000 for fifth place. He would get a $150,000 bonus for being a World Series MVP, and an additional $100,000 for being an AL championship series MVP or an All-Star, or for winning a Silver Slugger or Gold Glove award. There will also be a limited no-trade clause, with Choo able each year to submit a list of 10 teams he can’t be dealt to without his consent. Fielder, a .286 career hitter, was only two seasons into his $214 million, nine-year contract with Detroit when he was traded to Texas. That

deal includes $30 million going back to the Rangers, though the first payment of $4 million won’t come until 2016, followed by $6 million in 2017 and 2018, and $7 million in 2019 and 2020. Choo has a .288 career batting average and .389 OBP with 104 home runs and 427 RBIs in 853 major league games for Seattle (2005-06), Cleveland (2006-12) and Cincinnati. The 31-year-old South Korean had at least 20 homers and 20 stolen bases three times, including last season.

USC routs Fresno St. SDSU takes Potato Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cody Kessler realizes Southern California could have quit on this season after the Trojans’ first head coach was fired. Or after their second head coach resigned. Or before their fourth head coach in less than three months took over. The quarterback and his T rojans simply stuck together, no matter who happened to be in charge. That tenacity got them a blowout win over a BCS contender in the Las Vegas Bowl — and the confidence that USC is back on the rise after a roller coaster of a season. Kessler passed for a career-high 344 yards and a bowl-record four touchdowns in the Trojans’ 4520 victory over No. 21 Fresno State on Saturday night under interim coach Clay Helton. “This is a team that hopefully will be remembered forever in USC history,” said Kessler, the game’s MVP. “These guys, it doesn’t take a lot to get us motivated. When you’re playing just for someone else next to you, you don’t want to let him down.” Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor had two touchdown catches apiece, Javorius Allen rushed two more scores, and the T rojans (10-4) answered every question about their motivation by repeatedly dancing on the sideline during the storied program’s first postseason victory since 2009. “I can’t say how proud I am of this team,” Helton said. “We had to see: Were we going to use it as an excuse to be on our thirdstring head coach, or were we just going to say, ‘We’re

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social media buzz and McElwain vowed look into it. “Coach grabbed me and said some profane things to me and that’s all I’ll say about it,” Halliday said. Washington State scored 35 points in the first half, but had only 10 in the second. With the game winding down, a lack of a running game forced the Cougars to stay with their spread offense and prevented them for running down the clock when ahead by 15 points in the fourth quarter. “Colorado State finished the game. We didn’t,” Washington State coach Mike Leach said. “They finished the game

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Demons struggled from the field throughout the game and fell to Fort Sumner on the road, Saturday. The Demons (5-6) were within striking distance at the half, trailing 21-15, but scored just five second-half points en route to the loss. The Vixens won the third 74 and the fourth 8-1 to get the win. Nayely Anderson and Alex Zambrano combined for all of Dexter’s points, scoring 10 apiece.

not going to fail today.”’ From Kessler’s smooth offense to a dynamic defensive effort against Fresno State’s FBS-best passing game, USC was uniformly outstanding in its only game under Helton. The offensive coordinator filled the one-game gap between coaches Ed Orgeron and Steve Sarkisian on the Trojans’ coaching carousel, but USC picked up right where Orgeron left off after its desultory start to the season under Lane Kiffin. The Trojans ended up celebrating under confetti in the north end zone, joining friends and family on a chilly desert night “After all of the adversity that’s hit us, this win means everything for us,” safety Dion Bailey said. “We’ve had four head coaches and were able to get 10 wins. I’ll never forget this team.” Derek Carr passed for just 217 yards and two TDs in his final game at Fresno State (11-2), which fell behind 35-6 at halftime and failed to secure the first 12-win season in school history. “They had a heck of a run until this point,” Fresno State coach T im DeRuyter said of his Bulldogs. “Physically, they were the most impressive team we’ve played the last two years. They play inspired.” Kessler outdid Carr, his fellow Bakersfield native and friend, setting the Las Vegas Bowl record for TD passes before halftime and finishing 22 for 30. USC scored three touchdowns in a 9-minute burst in the second quarter, and Allen clinched it with his second TD run with 4:44 to play.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — San Diego State had its best performance in its season finale. Behind a swar ming defense, an offense fueled by big plays and opportunistic special teams, the Aztecs rolled to a 49-24 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. For coach Rocky Long, it’s the kind of game he has been waiting for his team to put together all season, a win where all three phases worked together, avoided costly mistakes and took full advantage of the miscues of others. “I thought that’s the best we’ve played all year,” Long said. “We moved the ball well, we caused turnovers. I thought the turnover battle would decide who won and that’s exactly what happened. We just happened to be on the right side of that battle.” T akeaways weren’t the only factor playing in San Diego State’s favor.

Adam Muema scored three touchdowns and rushed for 230 yards, his fourth career game with more than 200 yards on the ground. Quinn Kaehler threw for two more scores and ran for another in leading an offense that generated 460 total yards. Kaehler, who made his first start in the third game, was 15 of 28 for 211 yards, and his two TD passes helped the Aztecs (8-5, 6-2 Mountain West) pull away early. Taking advantage of a pair of costly Buffalo turnovers, the Aztecs put up 21 straight points during a 5-minute span in the second and third quarters. The Aztecs won eight of their last 10 games. The bowl victory is the first in the postseason since 2010 when they beat Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl and the first postseason victory outside San Diego city limits since 1969.

better than we did. The lesson to be learned from that is it doesn’t matter where you’re at. You need to go out and finish the game.” Washington State rushed for minus-10 yards total. The match-up brought together two second-year coaches working to turn around their teams’ fortunes with high-octane offenses. Colorado State had not played in a postseason game since 2008. Washington State had not been in a bowl game since 2003. McElwain predicted the bowl victory would help the Rams with recruiting and said it was evidence how far the program had come. “Unbelievable,” McElwain said. “You don’t write scripts like this.” Loving 72, Hagerman 66 HAGERMAN — The third quarter was the difference as Hagerman for the second time in as many days, Saturday. After outscoring the visiting Falcons 22-11 in the first and 25-22 in the second, Hagerman scored just three third-quarter points and could never recover. Loving won the quarter 23-3 to pull ahead and then secured the win after the two teams deadlocked at 16 in the fourth. Taylor Hamill paced Hager man (5-5) with 20 points. Lori Gossett added 12.

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play today and some of them got to rest. “I told them ‘We are going to run our spread set and everyone needs to look to score. I want you to score. I want you to get your shot and get your confidence.’” Hagerman never lacked confidence in this game as the Bobcats led wire-to-wire. On their second possession, Jessie Rodriguez gave the Bobcats a 3-0 lead following an old-fashioned three-point play. Loving made two baskets that sandwiched a Rodriguez triple, but the Falcons wouldn’t get any closer than two the rest of the way. After the Falcons’ second basket, Hagerman turned up its defensive pressure, forcing nine turnovers over the last 6-plus minutes of the quarter. During that time, the Bobcats went on a 19-4 run that sapped the energy from the Falcon players. As good as the Bobcat defense was in the first quarter, it was even better in the second. Hagerman forced 12 turnovers in the second quarter, while allowing just 11 possessions to end in a shot. With a 36-point lead, Mestas pulled his starters, but the subs continued the Bobcat roll. Following the line change, Isaiah Bejarano nailed a triple and, the next three times the Bobcats had the ball, three more treys were made — two by Mario Arebalos and one from Bryan Barela — as the lead grew to 38. The extended playing time for his subs was important, according to Mestas. “It was a big opportunity for all of them to play, especially in front of their parents,” he said. “Today is family day and they all got to play. All of their hard work paid off. Hopefully down the road, if we need them, they will have game experience.” Rodriguez led the Bobcats with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Jose Bejarano had seven points, 12 rebounds and five steals. Jorge Ortiz also filled up the stat sheet for Hagerman, finishing with seven points, four steals, three rebounds and a pair of assists.


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NFL This Week: Huge game in NFC South tops sked

The Saints know all about big games in December — and beyond. Carolina once did, but that was nearly a decade ago, when few current players with the Panthers. On Sunday, they meet in Charlotte in the kind of matchup the NFL covets around Christmas time. New Orleans and Carolina both are 10-4, tied for the NFC South lead. “We understand the importance of it,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “Obviously your No. 1 goal every year is to win your division, first and foremost, and we have the opportunity to do that this weekend. It’s going to take a great team effort and it’s going to take our best performance in order to get it done.” A Saints victory hands them the division crown and a first-round playoff bye. “You’re guaranteed at least one home game and that’s always what you strive for is just to be able to have that homefield advantage,” Brees added. Carolina, which lost at New Orleans two weeks ago, can’t win the division outright this week. But it clinches a playoff spot with a victory. It also gets in if Arizona and San Francisco lose. “We’re looking at it as, ‘Why not us,”’ quarterback Cam Newton says. “... If we do what we have to do, if we win this game, we have our confirmation of being in the playoffs.” Denver (11-3) at Houston (2-12) Indianapolis (9-5) at Kansas City (11-3) Denver swept Kansas City this season, so the Broncos hold the tiebreaker in the AFC West. They should have a much easier time staying on top of the division against the Texans, who have lost 12 straight and will secure the top spot in the draft with a loss and a Washington win. Peyton Manning has 47 TD passes, three shy of Tom Brady’s record set six years ago. Manning is in range of a slew of records, and that’s the most tantalizing. If he’s chomping at the bit to demolish Houston, he’s hiding it well. “They’ve had 10 games that have been one touchdown or less. All I know is we’re facing a good defense,” Manning said, without smirking one bit. The Chiefs, already in the playoffs, found tons of offense the past two weeks, scoring 101 points. Of course, their once dynamic defense has been ravaged by

injuries and they don’t stop people that well. That’s not the best approach against Andrew Luck and the Colts, who already own the AFC South. Luck needs 248 y ar d s p a ssi ng t o pa ss C am N ewt o n (7,920) for the most in a quarterback’s first two seasons.

Dallas (7-7) at Washington (3-11) Chicago (8-6) at Philadelphia (8-6) New York Giants (5-9) at Detroit (7-7) Pittsburgh (6-8) at Green Bay (7-6-1) All of these games are intertwined. Start with the NFC East, where things are simpler. If the Eagles win and the Cowboys lose, Philadelphia goes from last place to first in one year and clinches. Philly will know before its prime-time kickoff what Dallas did in the afternoon, and a Cowboys win renders this one meaningless for the Eagles, who must win at Dallas next Sunday to take the division. Both Philadelphia and Dallas come off losses, with the Cowboys’ one-pointer against Green Bay the more painful. C h i ca g o h as a on e -ga me lea d o n Detroit and a half-game edge on Green Bay in the NFC North. Should the Bears and their dynamic offense — watch for a shootout at the Linc — outscore the Eagles while Lions and Packers fall, Chicago owns the division title. T h e B e ar s h av e won t h e p as t t wo meetings, four of the past five and the past two in Philadelphia. Green Bay, which last met (and beat) Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl to win the 2010 NFL title, has won the final home game each year since Mike McCarthy became coach in 2006. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs 85 yards passing to reach 4,000 for the third time in his career. WR Antonio Brown needs five catches to join Hines Ward as the only Steelers with 100 in one season. The Lions are self-destructive, as they proved last Monday night against Baltimore, but the Giants are the masters in that category. Eli Manning leads the NFL with 25 interceptions and New York was shut out last week for the second time in 2013. New England (10-4) at Baltimore (8-6) Miami (8-6) at Buffalo (5-9) Minnesota (4-9-1) at Cincinnati (9-5) More intertwining. T h e P at ri ot s will t a ke t he ir fift h

NW Missouri wins D-II title

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Adams was a freshman spectator during Northwest Missouri State’s last national title run. He finished his career by leading the Bearcats to another one. Adams passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns and Northwest Missouri raced to a fast start in a 43-28 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in the Division II championship game. The Bearcats (15-0) won their fourth national title to match Grand Valley State for second-most behind North Dakota State’s five. They’re the fifth team to go 15-0, managing that feat for a second time. “Being able to finally make it back is really, really neat,” said Adams, who was in a redshirt year when Northwest Missouri won in 2009. “It’s huge because the legacy that’s there, it’s been a strong one for many years. To be a championship team, a part of that, is just something special. I know our team is going to be excited about it for the rest of our lives.” Lenoir-Rhyne (13-2) fell short in only the one-time NAIA champion’s second appearance in the Division II playoffs. Adams completed 15 of 25 of passes with touchdown throws of 29 and 30 yards to Reuben Thomas. The pair hooked up for their first score on fourthand-7 on the opening drive and the Bearcats were up 17-0 after 10 minutes. “I thought we needed to be aggressive in the first 20 plays,” Northwest Missouri coach Adam Dorrel said. “We tried to fire most of our bullets early in the first half.” Lenoir -Rhyne’s spread flexbone offense couldn’t catch up, despite a quick spark from backup quarterback and playoff star Josh Justice when he came

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The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats hoist up their trophy. in midway through the third quarter. “We made too many mistakes,” Bears coach Mike Houston said. “We’re playing the best team we played all year, we couldn’t make the mistakes that we made in all three phases.” It was a record eighth title game appearance for Northwest Missouri. It capped a huge year for football in Maryville, Mo. “It’s pretty cool,” said Dorrel, an alumnus and Maryville native. “Maryville’s 60-0 in football from junior high through the university. I don’t know if any other town in America can say that. That means a lot to me.” The Bearcats, who had “Family” on the back of their jerseys instead of individual names, remained in control throughout after the fast start. Lenoir -Rhyne had won 13 consecutive games since dropping the opener, despite losing quarterback Miles Freeman to a leg

injury during the regular season and having backup Teverrius Jones go down with a neck injury in the second round of the playoffs. Jones returned to start this game after Justice came up big in all three playoff wins, but never got the offense going. Lenoir -Rhyne fumbled five times, losing two. On his second play, Justice managed a 59-yard touchdown to Greyson Wells, who bobbled the ball before heading to the end zone to cut the deficit to 29-14. Wells also caught a 34-yarder in the fourth quarter on running back Corron Boston’s first pass of the season. The nation’s top running team still produced 273 rushing yards, 105 shy of their season average. Jarrod Spears led the way with 13 carries for 108 yards. Justice had a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:04 left for the final margin.

straight AFC East title and earn a 15th playoff berth in 20 years with a victory. It would be coach Bill Belichick’s 11th division title, tied with Don Shula for the most since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. And they sur ely r emember what the Ravens did to them twice last season, in clu din g in t h e A F C c ham p ion sh ip matchup in Foxborough. “We’ve had some pretty memorable games against them,” Brady said. “You get a little bit of a rivalry, and then you’re always paying attention to what that team’s doing. If you play a team once every four years, you don’t pay attention too much. But when you know you’re going to see them at some point during the year, you always kind of follow them.” Baltimore gets a playoff spot by winning out. It also has a shot at grabbing the AFC North away from the Bengals, who have led the sector pretty much all season. The Ravens have gotten to the postseason in all five previous years with John Harbaugh as coach and Joe Flacco as quarterback. After seeing how the Vikings, minus Adrian Peterson, upset the Eagles last week, the Bengals won’t be complacent, especially with Peterson back in the lineup. C i nc in n at i h as w on all six h om e games. Miami will be in if both Baltimore and Cincinnati lose while the Dolphins win. Buffalo rookie QB EJ Manuel is out, but his backup Thad Lewis, beat Miami earlier this season. Arizona (9-5) at Seattle (12-2) Atlanta (4-10) at San Francisco (10-4), MNF Already into the playof fs, the Seahawks clinch the NFC West and homefield advantage thr oughout the NFC playoffs with a win or a San Francisco loss. Seattle has won 14 straight at home and quarterback Russell Wilson never has lost a game at CenturyLink Field. His 23 victories are the most for a QB in his first two seasons. ESPN must have been salivating when the schedule gave the network a rematch of last season’s NFC title game in the Monday night finale. Then the Falcons flopped, and the 49ers became second banana to the Seahawks. This is the last game at Candlestick Park. The Niners, who get a playoff berth with a win or an Arizona loss, move into their new stadium in Santa Clara next

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Oakland (4-10) at San Diego (7-7) While the Chargers have slim playoff hopes remaining, Oakland won’t make it for the 11th successive season. Perhaps of most interest here: Charger s r ook ie coa ch M ik e M cC oy an d Raiders second-year coach Dennis Allen were coordinators at Denver in 2011 and remain friends. They went on a family trip together to the British Virgin Islands last summer. Tampa Bay (4-10) at St. Louis (6-8) The Bucs are playing in St. Louis for first time since 2004. They’re really struggling with the ball: The offense has posted its four lowest yardage totals in the past four games, even though Vincent Jackson has an NFL-best 17.5-yard average among players with a minimum 200 catches. St. Louis has beaten four teams with winning marks this season, including the Saints last week. Rookie RB Zac Stacy needs 146 yards rushing for 1,000 after cracking the lineup in Week 5. Tennessee (5-9) at Jacksonville (4-10) Havin g alr ead y lost on ce t o t h e Jaguars, the Titans understand another flop could be the final step to getting coach Mike Munchak fired. Chris Johnson needs 140 yards rushing to become the sixth player in NFL history with at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons. The Jaguars will honor center Brad Meester, who is retiring after 14 seasons, all in Jacksonville. He owns franchise records for games played and started, both at 207 and counting. Cleveland (4-10) at New York Jets (6-8) Like Munchak, Jets coach Rex R yan might need another win or two to save his job. They’ll need to stop Browns WR Josh Gordon, whose 1,467 yards receiving are the most in a single season in Browns history, as are his seven 100yard games. Gordon could become the first Browns player since Paul Warfield in 1968 with six straight games with a TD catch and he’s averaging an NFL-best 122.3 yards receiving per game.


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A photo recap of the week in sports in Chaves County

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3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country’s military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before. The U.S. military aircraft were about to land in Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation’s worst violence over the last week, when they were hit. The military said the four wounded troops were in stable condition. The U.S. military said three CV-22 Ospreys — the kind of aircraft that can fly like a helicopter and plane — were “participating in a mission to evacuate Ameri-

can citizens in Bor.” A South Sudan official said violence against civilians there has resulted in bodies “sprinkled all over town.” “After receiving fire from the ground while approaching the site, the aircraft diverted to an airfield outside the country and aborted the mission,” the statement said. “The injured troops are being treated for their wounds.” It was not known how many U.S. civilians are in Bor. After the aircraft took incoming fire, they turned around and flew to Entebbe, Uganda. From there the service members were flown to Nairobi, Kenya aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 for medical treatment, the statement said. An official in the region who insisted on anonymity to share information not made public said the Americans did not tell the top commander in Bor — Gen.

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday announced a new trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and the top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and militant groups to carry out a wave of terrorism to destabilize the country. The charges, which carry a potential death penalty, are the most sweeping and heaviest accusations yet in a series of trials against the Brotherhood. The new trial of Morsi, the three top Brotherhood leaders and 32 other defendants appeared aimed at decisively crippling the top echelons of the group that dominated Egypt’s political scene during Morsi’s oneyear presidency. The timing appeared aimed at further tarnishing the Brotherhood among the public ahead of a key January referendum on a new constitution, a substantial rewrite of the charter largely drafted by Islamists under Morsi. The new military-backed government is seeking a strong “yes” vote for the constitution to show the legitimacy of the politi-

cal transition process put in place after the military removed Morsi on July 3. Brotherhood supporters oppose the new document and have vowed protests against it. Since the coup, prompted by massive protests calling for Morsi’s removal, Egypt has been in continual unrest. Morsi supporters have been holding near daily protests demanding his reinstatement, met by a fierce security crackdown that has killed hundreds of people and arrested thousands of Brotherhood members. Meanwhile, a wave of retaliatory attacks by suspected Islamic militants have targeted Christians and security forces, and the Sinai Peninsula has been the center of a mounting militant insurgency. Throughout, the new government has depicted the Brotherhood as a violent movement that threatened the nation and forced the military to remove it power. Previous, ongoing trials of Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders have focused on accusations the group is implicated in violence.

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Peter Gadet, who defected from the South Sudan military this week — that they were coming in, which may have led to the attack. U.S. statements said the gunfire was from unknown forces. South Sudan’s military spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, said that government troops are not in control of Bor, so the attack on the U.S. aircraft has to be blamed on renegade soldiers. The U.S. Embassy in Juba said it has evacuated at least 450 Americans and other foreign nationals from Juba this week and had hoped to begin evacuations from Bor. The U.S. Ospreys were hit one day after small arms fire downed a U.N. helicopter in the same state. The U.N. on Friday sent four helicopters to extract 40 U.N. peacekeepers from a base in Yuai, also in Jonglei, U.N. information officer Joe Contreras said. One

helicopter was fired upon and executed an emergency landing in Upper Nile state, he said. No casualties occurred during the incident. South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said that South Sudanese ground troops, backed by the country’s air force, are fighting rebels in Bor, an effort to retake the state capital they lost earlier this week. He said fighting started early Saturday after reports came in that rebels there were shooting indiscriminately at civilians. No death toll could be estimated, he said. South Sudan President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, said this week that an attempted coup triggered the violence now pulsing through South Sudan. He blamed former Vice President Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer. But officials have

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Civilians seek refuge from violence at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan, Dec. 18. since said a fight between Dinka and Nuer members of the presidential guard triggered the initial violence late Sunday. Machar’s ouster from the country’s No. 2 political position earlier this year had stoked ethnic tensions. The violence has killed

hundreds. World leaders worry that a full-blown civil war could ignite in South Sudan. The south fought a decades-long war with Sudan before a 2005 peace deal resulted in a 2011 referendum that saw South Sudan break away from the north.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in an exclusive, committed relationship with “Vince.” We have talked about a future together and getting married. My only issue is I can’t seem to keep him off of dating sites. Even when I catch Vince redhanded, he’ll deny it or blame it on his friend “using his ID.” I have asked him over and over to delete the sites, but he won’t. He continues to tell me he’s in love with me and wants only me. He says I’m the woman of his dreams. If that’s true, there should be no need for him to look

anymore, right? Please help me understand his obsession, and if there are any tools I can use to be more effective to talk to Vince about this. FUMING IN FLORIDA

DEAR FUMING: Your communication tools are just fine. Your ability to recognize when someone is stringing you along is what needs improvement. You may feel you are in a committed relationship, but Vince appears to be less committed than you are. Worse, he also has a problem telling the truth. If Vince wanted only you and was ready to settle down, he wouldn’t compulsively look online to see who else is available.

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KING FEATURES SYNDICATE Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about watering while raining: “I get so frustrated when I see sprinklers going while it is raining outside. It is such a waste of water. I understand that some businesses and apartment complexes have them automatically set, but there should be some way to bypass it for the day if it is raining. Here in Texas, we have to conserve so often, we shouldn’t waste it! A Reader in Texas” I hear you loud and clear! Save water today so there will be some later on. It’s a precious resource! Heloise #####

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Dear Readers: Here are other uses for extra pillowcases: * Place over couch cushions to protect them from stains. * Use to store extra sheet sets or seasonal clothes. * As a small laundry bag. * Put in a pet’s favorite spot to collect hair. * Carry in a diaper bag for dirty clothes. Heloise ##### Dear Heloise: Could you please reprint your recipe for Heloise’s Pumpkin Bread? I would love to make it for the holidays. Sandy in Wisconsin

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Embarrassing interruption offers teachable moment Q: Our preschooler recently walked in on us while we were having sex. Should we be concerned that this will have any negative long-term effects on him? I tried to cover up as best I could, but I could tell he was upset. I’m feeling very guilty about this. Jim: Other parents who’ve experienced the panic of “children interruptus” — and have since installed locks on their bedroom doors — know just how you feel. But you don’t need to be overly concer ned about what your son witnessed. He may have been a bit confused by what he saw, but if he hasn’t brought it up since, I doubt that the incident has caused any long-term damage. There’s no reason for you to feel guilty about this. Sex is an important element of marriage and a normal part of family life. When you’re a parent, things like this can happen from time to time, and it’s best to take it in stride and move on. I’d encourage you, though, to use this incident as a place to begin talking about sex and sexuality with your son. Approach this as a lifelong learning process, not a one-time “birds and bees” discussion. As a preschooler, he’s old enough to understand some basic concepts about human sexuality, provided they’re presented in ageappropriate language. At the most basic level, he needs to know that sexuality is not something scary and shameful, but a wonder ful gift from God designed to be expressed between a husband and wife.

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Among other things, this may help you resolve your feelings of guilt. It will also go a long way toward helping him clear up any remaining confusion over what he saw. Q: Our teenage daughter is out of control. She’s disrespectful to us, and she’s causing problems in school. She’s never been like this before. It’s so out of character for her. We try to talk to her, and she just says there’s nothing wrong. We’re at our breaking point and feel so helpless. Is it time for counseling? Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: We often hear from weary parents who have reached the end of their rope with a strong-willed adolescent. You’re not alone! When it comes to her behavior, it’s critical that you lay out your expectations in advance and make sure that your daughter understands them. The consequences for rebellious or disobedient behavior should also be spelled out beforehand, and the implementation of those consequences should be prompt and consistent. Your daughter will likely challenge these standards at every opportunity, but it’s crucial to keep your cool in the face of defiance. Don’t give her an opportunity to seize control of the situa-

tion. Also, keep in mind that teens of all temperaments are in the process of trying to form an identity. This can often play itself out in behavior calculated to define “self” in opposition to the values, beliefs, wishes and instructions of the parents. This is another reason why consistent guidelines are so important. They should be divided into at least three different categories: non-negotiable rules, negotiable rules, and rules that can be discarded as your daughter matures and demonstrates a growing ability to regulate her own behavior. Is it time for counseling? That’s a tough determination to make from afar, but you might start by calling Focus on the Family for a free consultation with one of our licensed marriage and family therapists. Finally, don’t lose hope! We hear from many parents who are ready to give up on their volatile teens, only to see them reach a more mature equilibrium after high school. In the meantime, just hang on and pray! Jim Daly is a husband and father, an author, and president of Focus on the Family and host of the Focus on the Family radio program. Catch up with him at jimdalyblog.com or at facebook.com/DalyFocus. Copyright 2013 Focus On The Family, Colorado Springs, CO, 80995 International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Distributed By Universal Uclick 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-5817500.

Greek olive oil industry faces crisis

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Greek Orthodox Priest Dimitris Vlasopoulos collects olives from a canvas tarp in Kalo Pedi village, about 210 miles west of Athens, Greece on Nov. 29.

KALO PEDI, Greece (AP) — It was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece’s diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country’s grueling financial crisis. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development is advising Greece to allow the sale of olive oil blended with cheaper vegetable oils to make it more affordable — part of a series of recommendations to boost competition and pull the country out of recession in 2014.

Greece is the world’s third largest producer of olive oil and its leading consumer per capita, with a millennia-old tradition that still serves as a strong link between city dwellers and their rural ancestry. But purchasing power has been devastated by a recession that started in 2008 and austerity measures imposed for a massive international bailout. Financial crisis has wiped out more than a fifth of the Greek economy, and pushed unemployment up to more than 27 percent.

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Thanks for a wonderful 2013, Roswell! Happy 2014! VANESSA KAHIN VISTAS EDITOR COURTESY PHOTOS

Roswell Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Board of Directors Executive Board of Directors Jim Burress, President Dean Baldwin Painting Rick Spragins, First Vice President Comfort Keepers John Dalton, Vice President Pecos Valley Chiropractic Valory Brakeman-Montano, Past President Aersale Don Hunter, Treasurer New York Life Insurance

Board of Directors Varney Brandt, Xcel Energy Don Bullock, Bullocks Jewelry Brad Davis, Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Vonnie Fischer, Roswell Daily Record Terri French, Ritter & Company, LLC Robert Garcia, Fenn Foods Shane Hall, First American Bank Carl Kallansrud, Small Business Development Center Brooke Linthicum, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center

Jeff McWhorter, Accounting & Consulting Group Steven Shanor, Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin L.L.P. Judy Smith, Lifestyles Kitchen & Design Dawn Tschabrun, Lovelace Regional Hospital- Roswell Kaye Whitefoot, Dairy Producers of New Mexico Debra Young, Pioneer Bank

Ex-Officio Members Tom Burris Roswell Independent School District General Jerry Grizzle New Mexico Military Institute J. Bradley Houston Agriculture Specialist Del Jurney Mayor, City of Roswell Dr. John Madden Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Janice Stewart Redcoat President Sunset Villa/Casa Maria Kyle D. Smiley Wooton County Commissioner Roswell Livestock Auction

Time is ticking away for 2013, and as the year fades into history, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce has two words for the community: Thank you. “You will not believe what a wonder ful year we’ve had,” said RCC Executive Director Dorrie Faubus-McCarty. She celebrated a year that saw an “explosion” in RCC membership, stating that now the Chamber has close to 700 members. Many who were already members increased their membership, she said. This means many more people in the community have joined the RCC in its commitment to promote the economy and social prosperity or Chaves County, encourage business development and tourism and show community pride. “We just want to thank everyone for the trust they put in the community, Faubus-McCarty said. Staf f at the Chamber remains busy this time of year, even without the New Year’s gala that the Chamber once coordinated with the United Way. Although it will not be taking place this year, the Chamber wraps up 2013 on a successful note, and looks forward to a 2014 that surpasses all expectations. In January, representatives of the RCC will travel to Santa Fe for the Association of Commerce & Industry Legislative Reception. They will further promote the issues that are important to not only Chaves County — but also

all of Southeast New Mexico — when they travel to Washington, D.C. To aid in this endeavor, individuals will accompany Faubus-McCarty from both Chaves County and Artesia who are involved with a strategic list of issues of local concern. “Roswell once again joins the community of Artesia to visit Washington D.C. with 20 diversified members of the community to address local concerns,” Faubus-McCarty said, adding that, together, Roswell and Artesia represent the hub of Southeast New Mexico. This group will include someone who can speak on behalf of local farming and ranching, another who is involved in the oil and gas industry, Mayor Del Jurney, and several county commissioners Local businesses, individuals and organizations have already taken half of the available time slots for Business After Hours events in 2014. The good news: the other half of 2014 is still available. Business After Hours events are a time in which a local business that is a member of the Chamber opens its doors after the time it regularly closes and invites the public to an after noon of hors d’ouevres, door prizes, networking and entertainment. Although there is always at least one Business After Hours event a month — sometimes two, when the second business has a high-standing membership with the Chamber — there will be no Business After Hours events in January. “That’s kind of our time to take a breath,” said

Faubus-McCarty of the first month of the year. Business After Hours picks up in 2014 in February, showcasing Merrill L ynch on the 13th and Accounting & Consulting Group on the 20th. There are Business After Hours events scheduled through June 14. Scheduled events in early 2014 also include Rise with Roswell, an annual breakfast event that kicks off Agriculture Week — a national endeavor that takes place the third week in March. Agriculture Week serves to promote and share the importance of agriculture in Chaves County. Locally, the RCC and the Chaves County Extension Office coordinate Agriculture Week events. Faubus-McCarty encouraged anyone in the community who would like to know more about the Chamber to visit its offices at 131 W. Second St., or to call them at 623-5695. She said four RCC staff members, including herself, are on the frontline to answer questions either about the Chamber or Roswell and its surrounding communities. Visitors are welcome to come in to the RCC and approach the staf f on a first-name basis, addressing them accordingly as Candace, Marysa, Dorrie or Stephanie. FaubusMcCarty cautioned that the RCC is not only about membership, it is also about sharing the best of what the community has to offer. “We have a lot going on here,” Faubus-McCarty said. “We have a lot to sell Roswell on.” vistas@rdrnews.com


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Joyce and Jack Fisher — Married for 60 years Joyce E. Larson and Jack L. Fisher met at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. They were married on Dec. 20, 1953, at First Christian Church in Walnut, Illinois. After living in several locations during Jack’s career with IBM, they moved to Roswell in 1989. They have four children and eight grandchildren, who live in Minnesota, California, Ohio and Illinois, and are celebrating with a family gathering in Roswell.

Joyce and Jack Fisher.

Tiler and W. Zachary Bradshaw.

Mr. and Mrs. John Waxweiler of Lockport, Illinois, and Mr. and Mrs. William Bradshaw of Roswell, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Tiler Waxweiler and W. Zachary Bradshaw. The bride was given away by her father, John Waxweiler, in a double-

ring ceremony on Oct. 5, 2013. Of ficiating was Pastor Lonnie Owens of Roswell. W. Zachary earned a Bachelors of Science in civil engineering from the New Mexico Institute in Mining and Technology and Tiler is a PFC in the US Army stationed in South Korea.

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CRUISE, TABLOIDS, SETTLE LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The publisher of two tabloid magazines said it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had cut all ties to his daughter after his divorce and announced Friday that it had reached a settlement with the actor over two stories it published. Bauer Publishing and Cruise’s lawyer wrote in a joint statement that the terms of the settlement were confidential. “Bauer Publishing, as well as In Touch and Life & Style magazines, never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter, Suri, and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published,” the statement read. Cruise sued the company over stories published in its Life & Style and In Touch magazines in 2012 that claimed the actor hadn’t been in contact with his daughter for several weeks after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes. The actor sued Bauer in October 2012 seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages. His lawyer, Bert Fields, called the stories outrageous and said that Cruise spoke to his daughter frequently while working on a pair of movie shoots that kept him overseas.

ROWLING TO DO HARRY POTTER STAGE PLAY

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter is coming to the stage.

J.K. Rowling says she is working on a play about the boy wizard’s life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Rowling said in a statement Friday that the play will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast. “

Rowling will be a co-producer on the show, along with veteran theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. The statement said Rowling will collaborate with a writer but will not write the script herself. Writer and director have yet to be chosen. No opening date has been set for the show.

Rowling’s Harry Potter novels have sold more than 450 million copies around the world and were adapted into eight Warner Bros. feature films.

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Sharon and Kenneth Berry.

Kenneth and Sharon Berry, longtime residents of Roswell, are celebrating 40 years of marriage on Dec. 28, 2013. Kenneth and Sharon were married at the First Baptist Church of Dexter, in 1973, with many friends and family attending. After the wedding the couple moved to Clinton, Okla., where Kenneth went to work for Production Credit Association. In 1975, Kenneth transferred to Clovis, with PCA, and in 1976, they had their first child, Kevin. Kenneth and Sharon had two more children, D’Shan in 1979, and Lauren in 1982. The following year, Kenneth took a job in Roswell, with First National Bank. Kenneth worked for First National, which later became United New Mexico, and then Norwest. During this time, Sharon was a stay-at-home mom. She was also a substitute teacher, and finished her degree from ENMU in 1994. In 1995, Kenneth went to work for First National in Artesia, and Sharon worked for Mission Arch Care Center. In 1998, Kenneth and Sharon moved to Artesia, and Sharon went to work for Dr. Johnny Moreno. In 2004, Kenneth

returned to Roswell, and went to work for J.P. Stone Community Bank. The couple moved back to Roswell in 2005. Kenneth and Sharon are both very involved in church activities. Kenneth is a deacon and church treasurer at First Baptist Church. They have both taught Sunday school and participated in the choir. Kenneth is also very involved in the community, serving on the board for the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, the Chaves County Economic Development Foundation and Dexter Centennial Celebration.

Kenneth and Sharon enjoy activities together such as traveling, going to the movies, Sunday school class parties and spending time with their family. They have raised three children: Kevin (Sarah) Berry of Roswell, Lauren (Dillon) Blakley of Midland, Texas, and D’Shan Berry of Roswell. They have five grandchildren they adore: Elizabeth, Emma and Kaleb Berry, and Bryson and Aaron Blakley. Sharon’s mother Nancy Bish also lives with the couple.


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Edward Jones ranks no. 1 in national survey Roswell Daily Record

For the 19th time, the financial services fir m Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in WealthManagement.com/REP. magazine’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms, according to the three Edward Jones financial advisers in Roswell The magazine randomly selects financial advisers nationwide and asks them to rank their firms in various categories. Edward Jones’ overall score was 9.5 out of 10 possible points. The firm scored top marks across the board, earning near perfect scores in overall ethics (9.8) and public image (9.7), according to WealthManagement.com.

“This honor is a testament to the enduring strength of our firm values, our trade offs and our partnership,” said Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “We are guided by a clear mission to serve the serious, long-ter m individual investor and to provide the best career-long opportunity for financial advisers who take pride in their work and appreciate the importance of the work we do.” Edward Jones financial advisers gave the fir m some of the highest scores in the technology and training category, scoring high above the other five firms in every sub-category which includes the quality of technolo-

gy, clarity and online access of client account statements and ongoing training. According to WealthManagement.com, between Oct. 7 and Nov. 7, 2013, invitations were emailed to print subscribers and advisers from various firms in the Meridian-AIQ database requesting participation in an online survey. By Nov. 7, 2,333 completed responses were received. Financial advisers rated their current employers on 33 items related to their satisfaction. Ratings are based on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest satisfaction level. Edward Jones provides finan-

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cial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its af filiate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch of fices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The fir m’s 12,000-plus financial advisers work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals — from college savings to retirement — and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-andhold strategy. Edward Jones

embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. Headquartered in St. Louis, Edward Jones ranked No. 8 overall in FORTUNE magazine’s 2013 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking. Visit our website at edwardjones.com and our recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Follow us on Twitter @EdwardJones. Member SIPC. FOR TUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse Edward Jones products or services.

Fury over Target data breach ADM subsidiary admits overseas bribery, fined

Shoppers arrive at a Target store in Los Angeles on Dec. 19.

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target’s security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers. Angry Target customers expressed their displeasure in comments on the company’s Facebook page. Some even threatened to stop shopping at the store. Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized on through a statement issued on Friday. The retailer also said it’s working hard to

resolve the problem and is adding more workers to field calls and help solve website issues. And the discounter began offering 10 percent off for customers who shop on Saturday and Sunday and free credit monitoring services to those who’ve been affected by the issue. The Minneapolis-based discounter said that while it’s only heard of “very few” reports of fraud, it’s reaching out to customers who made purchases by swiping their cards when the scam

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occurred. The company also said it’s continuing its investigation into the matter. “We take this crime seriously,” Steinhafel said in the statement. Target’s statements come after the nation’s second largest retailer acknowledged Thursday that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend. The theft is the secondlargest credit card breach in

U.S. history, exceeded only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX Cos. That incident affected at least 45.7 million card users. Target disclosed the theft a day after reports that the company was investigating a breach. The retailer’s data-security troubles and its ensuing public relations nightmare threaten to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An overseas subsidiary of agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company has agreed to pay $17.8 million in fines after pleading guilty to bribing Ukrainian officials, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. Decatur, Ill.-based ADM was not prosecuted. The company also agreed to return $36.5 million in alleged illegal profits to settle related civil charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. ADM subsidiary Alfred C. Toepfer International Ukraine Ltd. pleaded guilty in federal court in Illinois on Friday to conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Justice Department said. “ADM’s subsidiaries sought to gain a tax benefit by bribing government officials, and then attempted to deliberately conceal their conduct by funneling payments through local vendors,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman said in a news release. “ADM, in turn, failed to implement sufficient policies and procedures to prevent the bribe payments, although ultimately ADM disclosed the conduct, cooperated with the government, and instituted extensive remedial efforts.” About $22 million in bribes were made between 2002 and 2008 to receive more than $100 million in refunds on Ukrainian value-added taxes on locally purchased goods, according to the Justice Department and SEC. Purchasers could apply for refunds if those good were then exported, but the Ukrainian government sometimes delayed those refunds or didn’t make them at all. ADM’s internal controls over bribery were “lackluster,” Gerald Hodgkins, an associate director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, said in a separate release. ADM CEO Patricia Woertz said the company disclosed the bribes to federal officials in 2009. “The conduct that led to this settlement was regrettable, but I believe we handled our response in the right way, and that the steps we took, including self-reporting, underscore our commitment to conducting business ethically and responsibly,” Woertz said in a news release from the company. The SEC settlement includes about $33 million in illegal profits, plus interest.

Atlantic Club closes, to be sold for parts Farm Credit Bank of Texas re-elects two directors

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The casino that would become The Atlantic Club opened as The Golden Nugget in late 1980, an opulent pleasure palace by the sea whose commercials featured owner Steve Wynn delivering fresh towels to Frank Sinatra. But next month, the casino will be stripped for parts and sold to two larger competitors, neither of which has any interest in operating it amid Atlantic City’s shrinking casino market. It will be an inglorious end for the Atlantic Club, which says it will close on Jan. 13, reducing the number of casinos in the struggling gambling resort to 11. The Atlantic Club will be the first Atlantic City casino to close since the Sands shut down in 2006 to make way for a new casino project that never got built. Two companies with casinos in Atlantic City, Tropicana Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment, will pay a combined $23.4 million for the business. According to bankruptcy filings made Friday afternoon, Tropicana will take the 1,641 slot machines and 48 table games for $8.4 million, while Caesars will get the property and its more than 800 hotel rooms for $15 million. A judge must approve the buyers at a hearing Monday. “First and foremost I would like to express my profound admiration and respect for the employees of this company,” said Michael Frawley, chief operating officer of the Atlantic Club. “The events of the last few months have evoked an array of emotions, and through it all, the employees of the Atlantic Club have remained consummate professionals. It is because of these outstanding individuals that we were able to build considerable momentum over the last year. Unfor-

tunately our pace was unsustainable in the extremely challenging Atlantic City gaming market.” He said the casino will operate normally until the Jan. 13 closing date. There were 1,659 employees at the casino-hotel as of Nov. 13. “The workers at Atlantic Club have loyally served the company for three decades,” said Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite—HERE union, representing hotel workers, beverage servers and other casino service employees. “While we can’t stop the Atlantic Club from closing, we are going to do everything we can to fight for the workers to get as much as possible in this tragic situation.” Caesars spokesman Gary Thompson said the company has no plans to operate the hotel portion of the complex. Rather, he said, the company will distribute the Atlantic Club’s non-gambling assets to its four casinos in Atlantic City — Caesars, Harrah’s, Bally’s and the Showboat — and will “consider various options for the rest.” Tony Rodio, president of the Tropicana Casino and Resort, declined comment Friday. Word of the shutdown came on the fourth day of a bankruptcy court auction. The Atlantic Club thus became the first Atlantic City casino to fall victim to the insidious downward spiral the resort has found itself in since the advent of casinos in neighboring Pennsylvania that began in late 2006. Pennsylvania will soon have more casinos (12) than Atlantic City for the first time ever. Atlantic City’s casino revenues reached a high of $5.2 billion that year, and will likely fall below $3 billion this year. Analysts have long said Atlantic City has more casinos than the nowdiminished market can bear.

Another struggling casino, Revel Casino Hotel, could be headed for a second bankruptcy filing, or could be sold to new owners soon. Half of the 12 casinos currently operating in Atlantic City have filed for bankruptcy in the last six years.

The Atlantic Club was formerly known as The Atlantic City Hilton, and before that, as the original Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, not to be confused with the for mer T rump Marina casino that now carries the Golden Nugget name at the opposite end of town.

It struggled to compete against newer, bigger casinos here and in Pennsylvania. For the past two years, it turned its focus to low-rollers and local residents, of fering cut-rate prices to attract those unable or unwilling to afford the pricier casinos. That effort improved the casino’s financial picture, but not quickly enough. It filed for Chapter 11 protection in November.

Its owners, Colony Capital LLC, the Los Angeles hedge fund, paid more than a half-billion dollars for it in 2005.

It searched in vain for a purchaser for the past three years, before inking a deal to sell itself to the PokerStars web site for $15 million. But that deal fell apart within months due to concer ns over whether the websites’ management could qualify for a casino license in New Jersey due to an unresolved indictment against the company’s founder.

AUSTIN, Texas — Stockholders of the Austin-based Farm Credit Bank of Texas recently re-elected Ralph W. “Buddy” Cortese and Jon M. “Mike” Garnett to three-year terms on the board of directors. Their new terms will begin on Jan. 1, 2014, and expire on Dec. 31, 2016. Cortese has been a bank director since 1995 and served as chairman from 2000 to 2011. A farmer and rancher from Fort Sumner, N.M., he is vice chairman of the Tenth District Farm Credit Council and serves on the board of the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation. Previously, Cortese was chairman of the Production Credit Association of Eastern New Mexico Board of Directors. Garnett joined the board in January 1999 and was vice chairman from 2000 to 2009. He grows grain and forage crops, and runs stocker cattle near Spearman, Texas. A member of the national Farm Credit Council Board of Directors for the last 10 years, he served as chairman from 2011 to 2013. He was a director of the Pampa-High Plains Federal Land Bank Association (later Panhandle-Plains Land Bank) for 23 years, serving as board chairman from 1995 to 1998. Other FCBT board members are Brad Bean, Gillsburg, Miss.; Jimmy Dodson, chairman, Robstown, Texas; Betty Flores, Laredo, Texas; Lester Little, Hallettsville, Texas; and William F. Staats, Baton Rouge, La. The Farm Credit Bank of Texas is part of the Farm Credit System and provides funding and services to 17 local lending cooperatives, which finance agriculture, agribusiness and rural real estate in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.

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CORNER LOT IN CUL DE SAC. 3BD, 2BA floor plan has separate living and family rooms, formal dining, and a bonus room off utility room. #100467 $139,000 ALEX PANKEY 626-5006

AT LESS THAN $100000, THIS IS A GREAT BUY IN SW ROSWELL. Comfortable home on large lot is fresh and ready for YOU!!! #100475 $96,500 DAN COLEMAN 840-8630

IMMACULATE, freshly painted, 3BD with their own baths. Updated windows throughout, sunroom plus a screened patio. $260,000 MLS#99886 PAULA GRIEVES 626-7952

UNIQUE! 4BA, 3 full bath, 2 car garage, raised dining, split floor plan with oversized 4th bedroom. Sprinklers front and back, dog run, storage building and grape vines plus large pecan tree. #100305 $215,000 ALEX PANKEY 626-5006

CLEAN! 2BD, 1BA, with kitchen appliances, carpet in living room & bedrooms, exterior metal and vinyl fascia, soffit & gables detached 2 car garage. $59,000 MLS#100348 ALEX PANKEY 626-5006

NO MONEY DOWN...USDA LOAN QUALIFIED! 4BD, 2.5BA, quiet country living with view of Capitan, this comfortable home features all tile flooring, and 2 acres with horse barn. $225,000 MLS#99930 BILL DAVIS 4206300 LAURIE PANKEY 590-2032

LOVELY. 3/2/2 is located near the Roswell Country Club. Spacious corner lot, beautiful wood fireplace with wood back drop. Call Ruth 317-1605 and see it today! #100146 $136,900 RUTH WISE 317-1605

OFFICE OR RESIDENCE! 5 rooms, 1 bedroom, 2 bath, remodeled kitchen w/ new wood cabinets and new formica countertops. $78,000 #100466 NINA EDWARDS 626-6421

EAST GRAND PLAINS. 4BD, 2.5BA, cathedral ceiling, skylights, wood finished, tile floors, dining, kitchen with central wooden staircase to upstairs bedrooms, office and deck. 224,900 #100031 RUTH WISE 317-1605

LOVELY BRICK HOME. 4BD, 2BA, large open living and dining room; den with fireplace opens to kitchen with bar and breakfast area and large laundry room. $147,500 #100376 Carol Schlatter 626-0950

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CUTE STARTER HOME. 4BD, 2BA, lots of square footage, new paint & carpet, 2 living areas with den/office, 2 lg closets in large master BD. Lennox heat pump. Great for first time home buyers! $117,900 #100182 BILL DAVIS 420-6300 GEN OUTLAND 420-6542

PERSONALITY PLUS! New town home ready to move in. 2BD, 2BA, open floor plan, oak cabinets in kitchen, vaulted ceiling in living room w/ wood burning fireplace. #100260 $158,900 PAULA GRIEVES 626-7952

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D2 Sunday, December 22, 2013 Legals

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Sale and Disposal...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 15, 22, 2013 ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSAL

Cooperative Educational Services, 4216 Balloon Park Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, will receive sealed proposals until 1:30 p.m. local time, Friday, January 24, 2014, for; Category 1: Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Category 2: Propane Fuel

There will be a Non-Required Pre-Proposal Conference held on Tuesday, January 07, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. local time at the Cooperative Educational Services offices, 4216 Balloon Park Road NE, Albuquerque, NM. To participate in the Pre-Proposal Conference by phone, contact CES' Procurement office by phone at 505-344-5470.

All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED PROPOSAL - RFP 2014-001” on the front of the envelope. A list of qualifications and specifications, instructions to bidders and RFP forms can be obtained upon request by fax (505-344-9343), mail, email (bids@ces.org) or by telephone (505-344-5470) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except holidays.

Cooperative Educational Services reserves the express right to accept or reject any or all bids. /s/ David Chavez, Executive Director

City of Roswell Resolution... Publish December 22, 2013

CITY OF ROSWELL RESOLUTION NUMBER 13-52

A RESOLUTION REQUIRING THE REMOVAL AND/OR DEMOLITION OF CERTAIN DAMAGED AND DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES OR PREMISES; PROVIDING THAT THE CITY SHALL HAVE A LIEN FOR THE COST OF REMOVAL; PRESCRIBING THE PROCEDURE INCIDENT TO SUCH REMOVAL AND/OR DEMOLITION AND DECLARING CERTAIN PROPERTY TO BE IN SUCH STATE OF DISREPAIR, DAMAGE AND DILAPIDATION AS TO CONSTITUTE A DANGEROUS BUILDING AND A PUBLIC NUISANCE PREJUDICIAL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND GENERAL WELFARE.

WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Council of the City of Roswell, New Mexico, that those certain buildings or structures upon the premises located as follows and purportedly owned of record, or occupied by the parties hereinafter named, are and have become in such state of disrepair, damage and dilapidation as to be a menace to the public health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the community; and further, that it is in the public interest to require the removal thereof, according to law, by reason of the condition or conditions set forth in Exhibit "A". NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO:

1. That the buildings or structures set forth in Exhibit "A" are declared to be in such state of disrepair, damage and dilapidation as to constitute a dangerous building within the purview of Roswell Municipal code section 16-12, as well as being a public nuisance prejudicial to the public health, safety and general welfare. That such dangerous buildings or structures set forth, if any, cannot reasonably be repaired so that they will no longer exist in violation of the terms of the ordinance.

2. The owners, occupants, if any, or agent in charge of said premises be, and they hereby are ordered and required to remove such dangerous buildings, or structures within a reasonable time thereafter not to exceed fifteen (15) days from the receipt of notice by certified mail or from date of publication of this resolution as hereinafter provided, and as the case may be. In the event such removal be not commenced by such owner, occupant or agent, or written objection thereto be filed with the City Clerk within ten (10) days after service of a copy of this resolution by certified mail or by publication, requesting a hearing, then and in such event, the City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to cause such dangerous buildings or structures to be removed at the sole cost and expense of the owner, owners or other parties having an interest in said properties, and further, that the reasonable cost of such removal shall be and become a subsisting and valid lien against such property so removed and the lot or parcel or land from which such removal was made and shall be foreclosed in the manner provided by law for the foreclosure of municipal liens. Alternatively, the City Manager may act pursuant to Article 3-18-5 (G) (NMSA, 1978), and cause the dangerous buildings or structures to be removed and give title to them or their components to the removing person or persons. 3. In the event the owner or other interested party aggrieved shall file his protest within the time herein provided, requesting a hearing, on the matter, the City Council shall fix a date for hearing, at which time said Protestants shall be entitled to be heard in person, by agent or attorney, and the City Council shall consider evidence whether or not its previous action should be enforced or rescinded. If it shall be determined that the removal order should be enforced, and the owner(s) shall fail or neglect to comply with said decision of the City Council, they shall have a right of appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction by giving notice of such appeal to the City Council within the (10) days after the date of the City Council decision, together with his petition for court review duly filed with the Clerk of the Court within thirty (30) days of the date of the decision complained of. 4. Upon the adoption of this resolution, it shall be the duty of the City Building Inspector to notify the owner, occupant or agent in charge of such building or structure of the adoption of this resolution by serving a copy thereof upon him by certified mail, return receipt requested; and in the event such owner, occupant or agent cannot be found or served within said City as herein above provided, such notice may be served by posting a copy of said resolution upon the premises complained of, followed by legal publication of said resolution one time in a newspaper of general circulation within the city. ADOPTED AND APPROVED the 12th day of December2013. CITY SEAL ATTEST:

_____________________ Del Jurney, Mayor

_____________________ Sharon Coll, City Clerk

Condition of properties: Dilapidated/deterioration, open to public and inadequate maintenance.

Location 1101 Amherst Ave. College Park Block 2 Lot 13

Name Curry L. Leeson 1101 Amherst Ave. Roswell, NM 88201

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1906 S. Washington Ave. South Highlands Heights Block 1 Lot 1

Humberto Perez; Olivia Perez 1906 S. Washington Ave. Roswell, NM 88203

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Sale and Disposal of Property to General Public

Dexter Consolidated Schools will offer the property and building located at 118 South Lincoln, Dexter, NM 88230 for sale via sealed bid with a minimum bid requirement of $21,325, “As Is - Where Is”.

Bid is open to all interested parties, regardless of relationship to Dexter Consolidated Schools, pursuant to 13-6-2 NMSA 1978. Those interested are invited to view the property and building at 118 South Lincoln, Dexter, NM 88230. Inquiries may be directed to Lesa Dodd, Superintendent at 575-734-5420 x310. Bid forms are also available at www.dexterdemons.org. Legal Description of Real Property: Situs Address 118 S LINCOLN AVE; Legal Summary Subd: PRICES Block: 0 Lot: 16 S 12FT AND:- Lot: 17 , BK: 262 PG: 186, BK: 262 PG: 186; Parcel Number 4-145-076-522-036-000000; Tax Area 80N_8 80N-FC

Submit bids to Jeannie Harris, Dexter Schools Business Manager, P.O. Box 159, Dexter, NM 88230. Sealed and signed bids must be submitted on an official Bid Form in a sealed envelope marked “Property Bid” before 2:00pm local time, January 31, 2014.

Bids will be opened on January 31, 2014, with sale and payment set for mutually agreeable date after PED approval. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Publish December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 NOTICE OF ELECTION DIRECTORS FOR DISTRICTS #2 & #3 OF THE PECOS VALLEY ARTESIAN CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

WHEREAS, it is provide by Section 5 of the Revised Election Code of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District that the Board of Directors or the Election Administrator there of shall publish notice of the time and place of holding an election for Directors of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District.

NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned members of the Board of Directors of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District do hereby proclaim and give notice that an election will be held in Director’s Districts #2 and #3 for the purpose of electing Directors in each of said Districts.

513 W. Forest Weds-Fri & Sun (closed Saturday). Baby stuff, healng books, camper shell, electronics, tools, shoes, clothes, wood stove, big commercial copy machine, toys & VHS/movies. No Saturday sales.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 025. Lost and Found

FOUND AN old crippled collie dog in Hobbs and Union. 624-2328 FOUND 2 yr old female Siberian Huskey in the vicinity of Cahoon park. Call Tara 317-8882

INSTRUCTION

030. Education & Instructions

ATTENTION PARENTS: State of New Mexico Duel Certified Drivers Education Instructor will give in-car instruction during instructional licensing period. (All driving done in students vehicle) 3 hrs, $50.00. 3 different 50 minute lessons. Call 625-0142 for more information.

HOURS OF VOTING: 8 o’clock A.M. to 6 o’clock P.M.

POLLS OR LOCATION OF VOTING MACHINE AND BALLOTS: DISTRICT NO. 2 Roswell Fire Station No. 5 119 W. Gayle Roswell, New Mexico 88201

ELECTION JUDGES: DISTRICT NO. 2 Roswell Fire Station No. 5 Amanda Sanchez Sarah Oswald Olivia Saldana

POLLS OR LOCATION OF VOTING MACHINE AND BALLOTS: DISTRICT NO. 3 Dexter City Hall 115 E. 2nd St. Dexter, New Mexico 88230

ELECTION JUDGES: DISTRICT NO. 3 Dexter City Hall Teresa Zambrano Yazmin Olivas Maria Ordonez

(NOTE: ELECTION OFFICIALS MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

ABSENTEE VOTING: Any qualified elector under this code who resides within the district(s) for which elections are being held; who for any reason or cause in unable to be present to vote at their polling location on Election Day, may apply to the Board of Directors or the Election Administrator for an absentee ballot. If the application is accepted by the Board of Directors or the Election Administrator, the application shall be marked “accepted” and beginning ten days prior to the election Board of Director or the Election Administrator shall mail the absentee ballot to the address listed on the application. The final day for mailing absentee ballots will be on the Thursday prior to Election Day.

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES: Candidates for Directors in the respective Districts shall be nominated and their names printed upon the official ballots by nominating petitions filed in the office of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, 2303 East Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico, at least twelve days prior to the date set for the election. Any petition containing the signature of not less than twenty-five qualified electors in the District in which it is sought to nominate a candidate, filed within the time above provided, shall be sufficient to nominate such candidate. QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATES: Directors, at the time of their election, must be a resident in the District from which elected.

QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS: Directors shall be elected by the popular vote of the duly registered voters in the respective Director’s Districts.

BOUNDARIES OF DISTRICT NO. 2: All property within the boundaries of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District south of Township 10 South known as U.S. Highway 380, Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico and north of the East-West center line of Township 11 South.

BOUNDARIES OF DISTRICT NO. 3: All property within the boundaries of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District south of District No. 2, as described above and north of a line extended east from the Southwest corner of Section 7, Township 14 South, Range 25 East being known as Morgan Street extended east and west in Hagerman, New Mexico. Said election will be held and conducted in accordance with the Revised Election Code of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, copies of which code may be had upon application to the office of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, 2303 East Second Street, Roswell, New Mexico.

Dated this 19th day of November, 2013. (SEAL)

/s/Bill Netherlin Chairman

/s/Richard “Dick” Smith Secretary-Treasurer

ADMIRAL BEVERAGE is currently hiring Class A CDL drivers. Position must be filled immediately. Local delivery, excellent pay, hourly and overtime, 4 day work week, affordable health insurance. Great opportunity for someone looking for long term employment. www.admiralbeverage.com

DRIVERS: SIGN-ON BONUS,Great Paying OTR No-Touch Freight. Weekly Pay. CDL-A w/2yrs OTR Exp. Wild West Express: 1-877-212-8703 FRONT DESK ATTENDANT Come Grow With Us! As we expand we are looking for front desk applicants who can work flexible schedules and have reliable transportation. Apply in-person @ 2803 W 2nd HOUSEKEEPING ALL POSITIONS Come Grow With Us! As we expand we are looking for applicants who can work flexible schedules and have reliable transportation. Apply in-person @ 2803 W 2nd Avon, Buy/Sell. Become Ind. Sales Rep $10 to start Sandy 317-5079 ISR

EMPLOYMENT

045. Employment Opportunities

A FAMILY Friendly Industry is NOW HIRING. Looking for a CHANGE? Try moving from OIL to SOIL.

Delivery Drivers & Custom Applicators

The time, place, election officials, and manner of holding said election, and rules and conduct thereof, shall be as follows:

DATE: January 11, 2014

045. Employment Opportunities

PUT GRAPHICS IN YOUR AD! ADD A PICTURE OF YOUR PET, YOUR HOUSE, YOUR CAR, YOUR COMPANY’S LOGO!

E-MAIL PICTURES TO: CLASSIFIEDS@ RDRNEWS.COM

THOUGHT OF driving Big Rigs the oil fields are going strong and Companies are looking for CDL Drivers. In less than 2 months you can have your Class A License and making the money you deserve. Classes are forming now. Artesia Training Academy is VA approved, you can call Artesia Training Academy for more information. Or visit our web site. Phone # 575-748-9766 or 1-888-586-0144 Web site: www.artesiatraining.com Check us out on Facebook NEED CASH? Be your own boss & build your business at Blairs Monterey indoor market at 1400 W. 2nd. Booths start at $75 mo Call 623-0136

Competitive Wages, full benefits package, 401K with company match and paid time off. Pre-employment drug test required. Drivers must have current CDL w/Hazmat Endorsement & DOT Physical. Serious Inquires apply at: 103 East Mill Road, Artesia, NM 88210 Call 575-748-3510 for directions to our warehouse.

THE ROSWELL Daily Record is now accepting applications for the Full Time position of: OUTSIDE SALES The ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service skills, superior organizational skills a self-starter and strong work ethic. Bilingual preferred. 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: Vonnie Fischer, 2301 N. Main, Roswell, NM 88201 or e-mail to: addirector@rdrnews.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! SEASONAL HELP needed for busy tax office. Call 575-763-1000 or 575-693-9827.

Legals

Notice of Sale... Publish December 22, 29, 2013

ROSWELL SELF STORAGE

NOTICE OF SALE TO SATISFY LIEN P.O. Box 1268-505 East 19th St. Roswell, NM 88202-1268 (575) 623-8590

Gabriel Benitiz Kimberley or Israel De La Rosa Ernestine Dugan Pamela Hudson Richard Jacques Tina Johnson KPZE Radio Jenna or Jonathan Marcellus Chris Martin Leslie R. Romero Karen Sanders Edward J. Smith Daniel C. Spivey Tracy J. Spivey Gayle Wade

The above named persons are hereby notified that the goods, wares and merchandise left by them in self storage with Roswell Self Storage will be sold by said company at public auction or other disposition of the property, if not claimed by January 17, 2014. The purpose of the public sale or other disposition of the property is to satisfy the lien of said company for storage of said goods, wares and merchandise, together with incidental and proper charges pertaining thereto, including the reasonable expenses of this sale, all as allowed by the state of New Mexico. Michael Woods Roswell Self Storage

045. Employment Opportunities

045. Employment Opportunities

GENERAL DENTIST Familia Dental Ros LLC seeks General Dentist Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums and provide preventative and corrective services. Multiple Open Positions. Please send hard copy Resume and cover letter to Familia Development LLC - ATTN: Vito Losuriello, 2050 East Algonquin Road, Ste. 601, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Please include the office location you wish to apply for in the cover letter.

The Law Office of Hennighausen & Olsen, L.L.P., has an immediate opening for a full-time legal secretary/legal assistant. Candidate must have at least one year experience and be proficient in Word and WordPerfect. Send resumes with cover letter to: Hennighausen & Olsen, L.L.P., Attn: Manager, P. O. Box 1415, Roswell, NM 88202-1415. No telephone calls will be accepted.

SELF-STORAGE FACILITY seeking Fulltime Employee. Must be responsible for renting units and computer Literate and people friendly. Hours will vary Monday thru Friday. Saturdays are mandatory from 9-5:30 p.m. Bilingual Spanish preferred. If interested please send resume to: PO Box 1897 Unit 364, Roswell, NM 88202

High School Language Arts High School Science

NOW HIRING!!!

Early Childhood Program Director

Position involves administration of Early Childhood developmental supports for children birth to 3 years of age in Chaves County Preference given to candidates with management experience in early childhood intervention, special education and/or related fields

Master's degree or equivalent experience is required Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to: Lydia Mirabal, Human Resources Director by fax: 575-523-1108 or email: lydia@mecatherapies.com

IMPACTED BY CANCER? Help others in your area cover the high non-medical costs of this major illness. $75K+ first-year income potential, unforgettable incentives and 4-day workweeks (overnight travel Mon.-Thurs.). Learn More: (855) 819-9811 or pltnm.com/Roswell IMMEDIATE OPENING medical assistant and typing skills and medical terminalogy a must. Please send resume to 313 W Country Club Ste. #10 575-622-0816 CNAS A leader in the healthcare industry, Genesis HealthCare is now hiring at our Mission Arch Center in Roswell, NM. Mission Arch Center in under new management and we are hiring for CNAs on all shifts! Must have current CNA certification in state of NM with a commitment to serve in a long term care environment. APPLY TODAY: www.genesiscareers.jobs Contact Derek Wheeler, Ph: 575-623-8949 email: Derek.wheeler@ genesishcc.com EEO/AA NOXIOUS WEED MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR: Must be able to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, GPS and computer mapping programs. Duties will include Grant writing, budgets and management. Agriculture and or horticulture background beneficial. College desirable but not required. Must have a valid Drivers License. Pesticide Public applicators license will be required within 90 days of employment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mail or deliver resume to: Chaves Soil & Water Conservation District, 1011 S. Atkinson Roswell, NM 88203. 575-622-8746 Ext. 100 Closing date: January 6th. American Federal Contractors at FLETC Artesia, NM is seeking qualified personnel to act as Role Players in semi choreographed scenarios for Part Time positions.

• Must be able to work day time hours • Must pass a background check • Must have a valid Driver's License • Must have good physical conditioning and stamina • English/Bilingual positions only at this time Apply at the Department of Workforce Solutions

DEXTER CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS Notice of Vacancy

Applicants Must Meet New Mexico Licensure Requirements Positions will be open until filled. Visit www.dexterdemons.org For questions - Beth Benedict 734-5420 # 319 EEOE

SKILLED OR UNSKILLED Due to expansion local company needs hard workers no experience necessary. $1600 per month to start per agreement. START NOW 575-578-4817 Employee Health Nurse-RN, PT Position in Human Resources ENMMC. Apply online at enmmc.com EOE

Management & nurse positions available at agency serving adults with disabilities. Apply between 9am-4pm at 602 E. College. Direct inquiries at 575-649-9384.

BELL GAS #60, 1815 SE Main, PT time, must be 18, pass drug test and police background check. Must be able to work different shifts.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Company looking for professional, hard working individuals who must be flexible for driving positions. Must have a clean driving record, as well as a clean background history. No CDL required. Positions must be filled in Roswell and Hobbs. Apply in person at 222 W. Second St. Suite B, Roswell, NM or please call Rebecca at 575-623-3432, or 575-317-4239. PEPPERS GRILL & Bar is accepting applications for potential openings. Applications available between 2:00-4:00 pm, 500 N. Main

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER. The Town of Hagerman is accepting applications in order to establish a six-month employment pool for the full-time position of Patrolman. Both certified and non-certified candidates will be considered. This position requires shift work; to include day and night shift with rotating days off. Salary and benefits are dependent upon education and experience. Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old at time of interview, HS diploma or equivalent, valid NM driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties. Job description and Application available at Town Hall, 209 E. Argyle, or by calling 575-752-3204. References of promising candidates will be contacted. The Town of Hagerman is an EOE and a Drug/Alcohol- free environment. All applicants must sign a Drug/Alcohol Test Content Form upon offer of employment; refusal to do so discontinues the employment process. In addition, a pre-employment physical exam will be required. RENAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES (Roswell office) is accepting resumes for certified medical assistant (CMA). Position will be part time, approximately 25 hours per week. Anticipated start date is 2/10/2014. Please submit resume to Renal Medicine Associates, 313 W. Country Club, Suite 12, fax to 575-627-5835, susan.d@renalmed.com MEDICAL OFFICE Transcription/Case Entry: Full Time M-F 9am-6pm. Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills mandatory. Typing and grammar testing will be conducted. Please send cover letter with resume and three references to roswellscript@gmail.com


Roswell Daily Record 045. Employment Opportunities

LOOKING FOR former Kirby reps. Looking to open branch offices in Espanol Odessa, Midland and surrounding areas. Training provided with rapid advancement potential. Call now 575-420-7533 ask for Joel. ELITE MEDICAL is seeking a FT qualified applicant for MA or CNA. Multi tasking and patient service skills essential. Please drop off your Resume with Letty at 109 W. Bland, Roswell, NM. THE DEXTER Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Police Officer. Applicants must be highly motivated, ethical, team oriented drug/substance free and be dedicated to serving the Town of Dexter. Candidates who show potential will undergo an extensive background check which will be followed by an interview for those who qualify. Candidates who are not certified Police Officers with the State of New Mexico upon hire with the Dexter Police Department will be mandated to attend the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy for certification. Please pick up and return completed applications to: Dexter Town Hall, 115 E. 2nd Street Dexter, New Mexico. Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2014 @2pm. The Town of Dexter is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug/Alcohol-Free Environment. All applicants must sign a Drug/Alcohol Test Consent Form and undergo a pre-employment physical exam upon offer of employment; refusal to do so discontinues the employment process

045. Employment Opportunities

KYMERA NEW MEDICAL OFFICE POSITIONS: As a growing Independent Physicians Office, Kymera is now seeking Qualified Applicants for:

Billing/Coding Specialist: FT – Exp with Ins Billing and Coding, patient/ins collections and computer skills required. Knowledge of EMR systems. Quals: Min 2 yrs med billing; knowledge of CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS. Possess superb communication and people skills. Part Time Radiological Position Candidate should be organized, detail oriented and dependable. Candidate to work in a busy growing clinic. Radiological Technologist Certification required. Fax Resume w/ Cover letter to: 575-627-9520

200. Fencing

225. General Construction

Rodriguez Construction FOR WOOD, metal, block, stucco fencing, Since 1974. Lic. 22689. 420-0100

210. Firewood/Coal FIREWOOD, oak, pinon, cedar, fur, elm, well season, full or half cord, you pick up or delivered. Call Buz 575-420-9751 or Graves Farm 575-622-1889.

FIREWOOD, $125 per cord, cut & split, in Roswell. Call 624-1611. Best wood in town!! YOU GET what you pay for, so don’t be fooled. For the best firewood, call Jim’s Firewood Supply at 208-2870. CEDAR, PINON firewood seasoned/split. Any amount. Call 420-4532.

Light sewing & alteration. By appointment only 623-0525.

100. Babysitting

CORDOVA CHIMNEY Sweep. 575-623-5255 or 575-910-7552

WILL DO babysitting at my home for reasonable rates, any shift, 317-6350

SEASONED MOUNTAIN wood. (1) 4’Tx8’Lx1.6’W stack, split & delivered $120. 575-626-9803

140. Cleaning

SUNSHINE WINDOW Services. Free estimates. 575-626-5153 or 626-5458

220. Furniture Repair

M.G. HORIZONS free estimates for installation. Chainlink, wood, metal & block. 575-623-1991

080. Alterations

JD CLEANING Service, Licensed and bonded. References. 623-4252

195. Elderly Care

WILL DO home health care and/or housekeeping. Have references. 317-6350

SERVICES

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HOLIDAY SPECIAL Cedar, Pinon, Juniper, Pine mix 16 to 18 inch cut $250 a cord $130 a half. Pine $180 a cord $90 a half spit delivered and stacked 625-0105 or 910-7983

WE BUILD and repair furniture. 840-7849 or 626-8466

Alpha Construction New Construction, remodels, additions, concrete & painting. Lic. & Bonded Call Adam 626-2050

229. Gutters

We power wash gutters and clean carpets (575) 973-1019

230. General Repair

MINOR REPAIRS can make major changes in your home, Call Home Solutions 575-420-9183.

232. Chimney Sweep

CHIMNEY SWEEP Have your woodstove, fireplace, or pellet stove inspected and cleaned. Dust free Guarantee. 39 yrs Exp., 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 RWC. BACKHOE, skid steer, dump truck, bom lift, services. Insured. Call Hector 575-910-8397. www.rancheroswelding.com

270. Landscape/ Lawnwork

KEEP IT clean service, grass, mowing, trimming, pick up leaves, haul off trash, cut down trees 910-2033 LIGHTHOUSE LAWN-SERVICE Residential & Commercial. Basic lawn care, property clean-up, mowing, tree trimming, pine removal, raking, snow removal, handyman maintenance. No job too big or small, we do it all! Free estimates, call Danny Guevara at 575-921-5671

285. Miscellaneous Services

Professional !!!Holiday Lighting!!! Installation and Takedown (575) 973-1019 STRUGGLING WITH YOUR MORTGAGE AND WORRIED ABOUT FORECLOSURE? REDUCE YOUR MORTGAGE & SAVE MONEY. LEGAL LOAN MODIFICATION SERVICES. FREE CONSULTATION. CALL PREFERRED LAW 1-800-915-0432 Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-661-3783, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. WRAP UP your Holiday Shopping with 100% guaranteed, delivered–tothe-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 67% PLUS 4 FREE Burgers - Many Gourmet Favorites ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1-800-773-3095 Use Code 49377DLY or www.OmahaSteaks.com/gifts69

310. Painting/ Decorating EXTERIOR/INTERIOR, INSURED. Call Hector 575-910-8397.

www.rancheroswelding.com

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

345. Remodeling

We remodel and make repairs inside and out (575) 973-1019

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED certificate and five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined or completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate. Go to https://jobs.nmsu.edu to submit an application. For additional information please call Bobbie Jo Willingham, HR Specialist at 2349208 or carlsbadhr@ad.nmsu.edu. Closing Date: January 17, 2014.

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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. Insuranced. Hector (575)910-8397 www.rancheroswelding.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Professional Roofing, Landscaping, Irrigation, Stucco, Tile, Painting, Concrete and Fence Work (575) 973-1019 Guaranteed Shingle Roof jobs. Locally owned. Licensed and bonded. 5-C Const. 626-4079 or 622-2552.

395. Stucco Plastering

RWC Lath and Stucco. Insuranced. Hector (575)910-8397

www.rancheroswelding.com

M. G. Horizons All types of Stucco and Wire lath. Free Estimates 623-1991

410. Tree Service

STUMP GRINDING. Big Stumps & back yard stumps. Tree and shrub work. Free estimates. 623-4185 QUICKCUT TREE services FREE written detailed estimate. 575-208-8963. Root and insect treatment. (Dec. 22th-29th only) Purchase of tree removal & get clean-up & hauling FREE. 20% Senior citizen discount. Licensed & insured contractor. Financing Available.

435. Welding

RWC On site repairs or fabrication. Insuranced.

www.rancheroswelding.com

Hector (575) 910-8397

FINANCIAL

REAL ESTATE

490. Homes For Sale 5BR/3BA, 2 car garage, nestled away on Old Clovis Hwy, or could use as a 3br/3ba w/hobby rooms. Comes w/6 acres & water rights & many trees. Mobile home/RV hookup, outbuildings, sheds, $377k, $35k down. Owner financing available, 575-416-1454 or 575-622-6786

The Roswell Independent School District is accepting applications for Special Education Teachers and Substitute Teachers. The requirements: Must meet state licensure requirements. Please contact Anabel Borunda at 575-627-2520 or aborunda@risd.k12.nm.us for any information.

Personal Advertising totaling less than $20 will not be billed on an open account, unless the advertiser already has a history of good credit with us. Visa, Master Card & Discover are accepted as prepayment. There will be no refunds or credit on prepaid cancellations. All individuals who are not in our retail trade zone must prepay their advertising. All new commercial accounts must have a standard application for credit on file. If we do not have an approved credit application on file, the advertising must be charged on a credit card until credit is approved. CORRECTING AN ERROR — You are responsible for checking your ad the first day it appears in the paper. In the event of an error, call the Classified Department immediately for correction. THE ROSWELL DAILY RECORD WILL ONLY ALLOW ONE ADDITIONAL DAY FOR INCORRECT INSERTIONS.

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FSBO: 3/2/1, This home is unique because of its interior design & features. Fireplace, covered patio, separate cottage, private yards, plenty of storage space & more. It’s in very good condition & is energy efficient. Great home for relaxing or entertaining. Sorry no owner financing. $89,500. 700 S. Richardson Ave. Call for appt., 575-622-1204. JUST IN time for Christmas, house for sale by owner, MOVE IN READY, 216 W. McGaffey living room, dining, 3bd, laundry room, 2 ba, patio, 2 car garage and cart port, price reduced $74.9K. CASH. Zone residential or commercial, Call 575-637-1985 Connie or 575-637-1964 anytime for appt. FSBO: 1809 Western, 1470 sqft brick home, 3/2/carport, almost all new interior, too much to list. Must see, $108k. For info call 575-914-1272.

2BR/1BA, LARGE living room w/laundry room, 409 W. Summit, 912 sqft, gross living area. 806-729-2383 FSBO: 5 acres, secure Berrendo wtr meter, Special $35K. 575-708-1157.

492. Homes for Sale/Rent

Please apply on our new and improved online applications system @ www.risd.k12.nm.us.

LENDER SALE. 20 acres $14,000 BORDERS STATE LAND! 2 hours east of Albuquerque, 2 miles to Sumner Lake. Good road access, power. Only one available! 1-888-676-6979

510. Resort-Out of Town

ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY, to more than 284,000 New Mexico newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 32 newspapers around the state for only $100. Call this newspaper for more details or visit www.nmpress.org for more info.

515. Mobile Homes - Sale

NICE TRAILER with land ready to move into, 2br/2ba, extra room for office, nice yard w/sprinkler system, asking $55k, no rent to own. Call 575-513-0695

520. Lots for Sale

PREMIUM 5 acre tracts, good covenants (no mobile homes), Pecan Lands West on Brown Rd between Country Club & Berrendo. Owner will finance with 10% down. 622-3479, 624-9607, 626-6790, 626-6791, 626-3848. 1. No City Noise 2. Horse Riding Area 3. Beautiful Sunsets 4. Clear Nighttime Skies 5. Antelope Roam Free 6. Restricted Covenants 7. Private 5 Acre Lots

You Need To Be At Buena Vida! More Info Call Jim Moore - Owner/Broker 575-623-1800 or 575-626-5352 www.buenavidaland.com

SELL OR RENT YOUR HOUSE FASTER! INCLUDE A PICTURE FOR JUST $5! E-MAIL PICTURES TO: CLASSIFIEDS@ RDRNEWS.COM

206 W. BERRENDO

3 bedrooms 1 3/4BA featuring new tile floors new paint thru-out crown molding "ON DEMAND" tankless hot water, storm windows new doors, and entries and ONE ACRE lot.

Call Lynn Graves for more info 575-626-7506

SUN COUNTRY REALTY

Crewman/SR Job ID 1633 Artesia, NM

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BRIAR RIDGE 3/2 very clean, fenced backyard, fire place, wash room, 2 car garage, $149K. Call for appt. 707-694-4382

495. Acreages/ Farms/ Ranches/Sale

211 S. Pennsylvania Ave for sale by owner. Clean lot no liens, $8500; $2,000 dn, $200 mo, 0% int. 575-887-5915, 361-3083. Mobile Home Lots for sale: Lot size 50x134 $19,500. Owner financing w/ $4000 down. 50 lots to choose from. On Washington & Brasher. 420-1352.

RENTALS

535. Apartments Furnished

1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331

Card # __________________ 3 Digit # (ON BACK OF CARD)________ NAME ____________________________________________ ADDRESS _________________________________________ PHONE ___________________________________________ COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NOON SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FRIDAY, 2:00 PM MONDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FRIDAY, 2:00 PM TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MONDAY, 2:00 PM WEDNESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TUESDAY, 2:00 PM THURSDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THURSDAY, 2:00 PM POLICY FOR CLASSIFIED ADTAKING

490. Homes For Sale

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

2BR/1BA, 503 S. Kansas, carport, storage sheds, $69k w/$5k down or trade for ?? 575-973-2353, owner financing available.

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345. Remodeling

Allen’s Tree Srvc. Trim top removal, good clean up. Free estimates. 626-1835

Administrative Assistant, Sr., (Req.# 1300160S).

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1 BDRM Furnished, $400mo. $100 dep. Bills pd, only sober, older, adult. Need call 625-0718

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. HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON DEPOSITS!! Better living is within reach! 2br/1ba $592 deposit $200. 3br/2ba $674 deposit $250. 5br/2ba $812 deposit $425. Central H/C,fridge, stove, DW,GD,W/D hookups, 2 refreshing pools, Section 8 Vouchers accepted, Villas of Briar Ridge. 623-7711 ALL BILLS PAID 1BR $544, 2BR $653, 3br/2ba $753/mo., ref air, newly remodeled. 502 S. Wyoming. 622-4944 FIRST MONTH FREE 3br/2ba, $753, 1000 sqft, all bills paid, cold central AC, newly remodeled, 502 S. Wyoming, 622-4944.


D4 Sunday, December 22, 2013 540. Apartments Unfurnished

Very nice 2br/1.5ba, Apartment. North location, garage, $800/mo, $400/dep, 1 yr lease, no HUD or pets, 420-4535. 1&2Bd, 3 locations, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No Pets, M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 PICK UP A LIST OF AVAILABLE RENTALS AT PRUDENTIAL ENCHANTED LANDS, REALTORS, 501 NORTH MAIN. EFF, 1 & 2br, wtr paid, No pets, laundry fac, stove/ref. Mirador Apts, 700 N. Missouri. 627-8348. EFF, 1,2 BR, downtown, clean, wtr pd. Stove & frig. No Pets/HUD. 623-8377 1 or 2bd, furnished-unfurnished, no smoking/Hudpets all bills pd. 623-6281 Beautiful 1BR wtr pd, no pets/smoking, laundry facility. Centrally located in Roswell. Contact John 622-5630 or 910-1648. APARTMENTS AVAILABLE from $300-600 HUD Approved, Call Ron 575-416-8077 for more information Century 21 Home Planning 3117 N Main, 622-0021 1409 Riley 2bed/1bath $700 712 S Washington 2bed/2bath $525 2407 S Sunset, 2bed/2bath $525 3853 S Hobson Apt A, 1bed/1bath $400 Please call or stop by for more listings 1700 N. Pontiac Dr. 2br/1ba, stove & fridge, a/c, heating air, water paid. 1-626-864-3461

2br/1ba, stove & refrigerator. Call 840-4333 or 910-8170.

545. Houses for Rent-Furnished

1&2Bd, util pd, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No Pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 2BR 2BA 2 car garage in Enchanted Hills, luxury, all utilities pd. 3 mo lease min., deposit required, no Hud. 622-4470, 626-4666 RENTING HOUSE, 716 S. Cedar, 3bd/2ba and office, close to schools, fridge & stove, No smoking no pets. $800mo. $350dep. 623-2617

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished 600 S. Lea, 3br/2ba, ref. air, w/d hookups, no HUD or pets, $750/mo, $600/dep, 914-5402.

2&3Bd, 1&2Ba, pmt hist reqd, No Hud, No Pets, call M-Th 8a-4p 624-1331 3BR/2.5BA, NICE house, nice area, fenced backyard, $1350/mo, avail. 1/1/14. 575-637-0777 406-A E. 3rd, 2br/2ba, wtr pd, no pets, $550/mo, $300/dep. 910-9648 Beautiful 2br/2ba single car garage 55+ condominiums available at 310 W. Mescalero complete with fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer hook-ups. Amenities include lawn service, water and electric paid. 4 left under $1000 through Dec. 31st. Call (575) 625-8426. 3BR NEAR ENMU-R, #20 Murphy Place, HUD approved, w/garage, ldry rm, new carpet, very clean, $670/mo. 623-6999 or 317-2945

550. Houses for RentUnfurnished

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

3/2/1, large heated/cooled shop/garage, wood floors, updated kitchen, appliances included. Very nice. Large backyard. $975/mo, $600/dep. 606 Willow Dr. Available 1/15/2014. 575-840-8222.

I HAVE a Go-Kart for sale. 150cc engine and in great shape! I have a smaller ones too for smaller kids. Give me a call at 575-625-0800 or 409-443-9975

NICE NE Homes 612 La Paloma 3br/1.5ba Close to schools. $1050/mo. + Deposit, No Hud. 407 Northwood 3 br/1.5 Close to schools, $975/mo + Deposit, No HUD Call for details 575-578-1264 Leave Msg.

BIG BOY Toys Black max 8750 watt genetaror $900, 220 volt Miller sidekick XL wire feed welder $500, 110 Volt century 90 AMP wre feed $300, 4 tool boxs from $50, 4 1928 model A wheels $300, 2006 F150 Looks & drives great $9000, 2000 Alegro 30’ motor home $23000, Cushman truck titled $4000. Call 575-420-2212 TWIN BED (frame & mattress) and chest of drawers. Walnut in color with black accents $150. Call 317-0099

1511 S. Union large 4bd/2ba, refrig. air, nice location, outside pets allowed with non refundable pet deposit, $1050mo. $700dep. No smoking, No HUD, 623-8922. I/BD HOUSE, refrig. & stove. 624-8849

580. Office or Business Places 1139 S. MAIN Over 2200 sqft, all new plumbing, electrical, ref. air, wired for individual offices. $2000/mo. 626-6765

FOR LEASE, space in Sunwest Centre Office Complex at 500 N. Main St. Various size spaces. Owner-paid utilities and janitorial. Suite customization available. High floor space available for larger tenants. Call Ed McClelland, Broker or come by Suite 606. Office 575-623-1652 or mobile 575-420-2546 GREAT DOWNTOWN local, 3 plus offices with full kitchen, wtr pd, 1419 sq. ft., $600mo. Please call American Realty & Mgmt at 575-623-9711 2600 N. Main, 750 sqft, $950. Call John Grieves at 626-7813, Broker PELR.

MERCHANDISE

605. Miscellaneous for Sale

NEED FURNITURE Shop Blair’s for the best prices on used furniture, beds, dressers, table & chairs, living room sets, patio sets, bookshelves, appliances, antiques, collectibles, home decor & housewares, saddles, tools, movies, plus lots more. Open daily 9-5, closes Wed. 627-2033

STOP AND SHOP Blair’s Indoor market, 1400 W. 2nd. For great deals from A to Z. Large selection of NFL items, body jewelry, $1 jewelry & bows. Smoke pipes, hookahs, clothing, shoes, boots, caps, toys, antiques, collectibles, tools, stereos, herbs & remedies, Avon, plus a snack bar. Open everyday from 10-8, 575-623-0136. SPORTS SHOP Tammy’s Sports Shop, 1400 W. 2nd, has the largest selection of NFL logo items in SE NM. We have T-shirts, bedding, jewelry, purses, wallets, caps, signs, clocks, toys, baby items, cups & mugs, flags, game day items, plus lots more. Open everyday, 10-8, 623-0136. HEAVY DUTY flatbed trailer, 6 brand new tires, $3900. 622-6786 or 575-416-1454

FIFTY BEAUTIFUL framed paintings for sale, 1 or all, also agent wanted in Roswell. 578-0805 Power wheelchair, hospital bed, oxygen cyl. Invacare patient lifter. 622-7638

FURNITURE FOR sale bedroom dresser, $75; square coffee table, $10; antique children’s desk & chair, $75; (2) white leather barrel chairs, $50 each; plus misc. 623-8563

50 YR old Duncan phyfe dropleaf dinning table $300 OBO. Baby crib, like new, make offer. 624-2961 or 626-6942 4 TIRES, BF Goodridge, all terrain 285/25, 55/20. $200. 626-1792 PRICED REDUCED Cemetery plot at South Park Cemetery, N/W section with trees. $1,350 cash or money order only. 625-0529 THE TREASURE Chest Christmas Clearance, Smurf tree. Quilters, Cotton Calico fabric, new boxed barbies, sofa sets, dinette sets, floral, tables, chairs, trees. The Treasure Chest, more & more great stuff, 1204 W. Hobbs, 914-1855, Weds-Sat, 10-5.

CLASSIFIEDS

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

AH Nuts is buying pecans starting November 25th, Monday thru Friday 9am-11:30am, at 4402 N. Brown Road, 575-208-9575. WE BUY PECANS, Top Prices Paid. 512 W. McGAffey BUYING PECANS, Haley Farms, 30 yrs exp, fair prices, calibrated scales, Tuesday & Thursday, 2pm-5pm, 5018 W. Country Club Rd, new crop only.

FROZEN GREEN Chile, dried red chile & chile powder, local pinto beans, peanuts & pecan, ristras, jams & jellies, fountain drinks, fresh eggs, Alfalfa Hay, Wheat, Sudan & Oat hay, small & large bales, we accept credit cards & EBT. GRAVES FARM 622-1889 BUYING PECANS, Haley Farms, 30 yrs exp, fair prices, calibrated scales, Tuesday & Thursday, 2pm-5pm, 5018 W. Country Club Rd, new crop only.

715. Hay and Feed Sale

ALFALFA BALES 4x8 $225, Sorgum bales 4x8 $75, Oat bales 4x8 $100. Call Janet at 575-626-0159

2 NEW electric slot machine. Instruction book, keys, bag of tokens, Sacrifice. each $500. 622-0928 10 FT. Aluminum siding break, mark 8 with break buddy, aluminum slitter. like new only used in one job. $600. Call 317-1536

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

RECREATIONAL

775. Motorcycles & Scooters

2009 SUZUKI GXR /600 brand new only 500 miles, $8,995. 575-703-8580 or 308-3579

2009 SUZUKI LT-R450 Quad,new tires, great condition, $4000 OBO. 420-0431

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 2005 PIONEER by fleetwood 26’ tandem axlew/custom skirting. 575-365-5166

TRANSPORTATION 790. Autos for Sale

HAY FOR Sale 100 small bails of hay. This years crop $12.00 a bail or if you buy all $10.75 a bail. 317-4461 HAY GRAZER hay for sale, big square bales, $60/bale, in Elida. 575-760-0601

745. Pets for Sale

Commode chair, crutches, grab bars, walker, elevated toilet seat, 622-7638.

DIRECTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-264-0340

GERMAN SHEPHARDS Registered, 2-7mo. female & 6 wk old puppies. 910-1730

635. Good things to Eat

GREAT SELECTION “Old Pawn” Indian jewelry. Discount city, 511 E. 2nd

DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-315-7043

745. Pets for Sale

SHOW US WHAT YOU’RE SELLING! INCLUDE A PICTURE IN YOUR AD FOR JUST $5! E-MAIL PICTURES TO: CLASSIFIEDS@ RDRNEWS.COM

2010 CAMARO RS/LT V6, 67K miles, $19,500. 575-703-8580

ADD A PICTURE OF YOUR PET FOR SALE FOR JUST $5! E-MAIL PICTURES TO: CLASSIFIEDS@ RDRNEWS.COM

LOVING HOME wanted, large, difficult to control, dangerous German Shepherd, kill small animals, is neutered & walleyed. Call or leave message, Bruce at 505-990-2713, Roswell. LOOKING FOR a very good home for a full grown male Papillon mix. He is a lovable sweet tempered lap dog & would make an excellent companion for an elderly couple. Please contact Deanna at 575-808-9619.

620. Wanted to Buy Miscellaneous

TOP PRICES paid for household items, furniture, appliances, antiques, collectibles, tools, saddles, plus anything else of value. We buy compete household & estates. 623-0136 or 910-6031

1997 PONTIAC Bonneville, 4 door, loaded, clean, dependable, $1800 OBO. 575-624-2961 or 575-626-6942 2006 SCION XB-5 speed clean, good condition, runs great. 79K miles. $7,400 OBO. 317-7064

795. Pickups/ Trucks/Vans

05 SILVERADO 2500 HD 2wd reg. cab, std, 67k, $7300 626-6942/624-2961 1999 FORD F250, 7.3 diesel, 355k miles, 4dr, 4x4, power windows/locks, AM/FM, CD, cassette, $8000. 575-365-4600 2008 FORD F150, ext cab, heavy duty 4x4, tow package, only 88k miles, $14,850. 420-1352

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$850/MO, $750/DEP, 3br/1.5ba, No HUD or pets, 575-420-5930 3BR NEAR ENMU-R, #20 Murphy Place, HUD approved, w/garage, ldry rm, new carpet, very clean, $650/mo. 623-6999 or 317-2945 TIRED OF Landlord Headaches? We can help! Prudential Enchanted Lands Realtors Property Management 575-624-2262 4bd 2ba $1200/mo. $800/dep. No Bills Paid, No Pets, Non-smoking. HUD welcome! (619) 392-9140. 3BD 2BA $700 mo. $300dep. Al 703-0420, Javier.420-0666 305 S. Evergreen, 2br/1ba, coverd carport, shed, appliances, fenced yard, $750/$500 dep, dogs w/fee, no HUD or utilities pd. 575-405-0163 or kilok9s@gmail.com 510 S. Fir 3bd/1b carport w/d hook ups near schools, $750 mo. $500 dep. 575-444-8318 Century 21 Home Planning 3117 N Main, 622-0021 3305 Trailing Heart 3bd/2ba $1300 2401 W Alameda 3bd/2ba $900 3 Hilcrest 2bd/1ba $800 518 W McGaffey 2bd/1ba $525 Please call or stop by for more listings

POSITION

CITY OF ROSWELL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES DEPARTMENT

SALARY

Air Center Electrician Airport Hourly Range: $13.1368-$18.0647 (Current Journeyman Electrician License Required) (DOQ) Library Page I (PT)

Library

Transit Vehicle Operator (PT) (CDL License Required)

Pecos Trails

Water & Sewer Maintainer I (CDL License Required)

Water-Maint & Transmission

Starting Rate: $7.9618/hr

Starting Rate: $9.8513/hr

CLOSING DATE Until Filled 1/3/14

Until Filled

Wastewater Electrician Water- WWTP (Current Journeyman Electrician License Required)

Rate: $13.1368-$18.0647/hr (DOQ) Starting Rate: $10.8077/hr

Until Filled

Water Production Operator II

Starting Rate: $10.8077/hr

1/3/14

Water-Maint & Transmission

Until Filled

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application for each job for which they are applying. Failure to submit a complete application packet and all its requirements will invalidate your application. Application and job description(s) for the above position(s) are available on our website at www.roswell-nm.gov. The City of Roswell offers a competitive benefit package which includes medical, life, vision, dental, and retirement! Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 5:00 p.m. of the closing date to be considered. All positions are subject to pre-employment post offer drug testing. The City of Roswell is an EOE/Drug Free Employer

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CLASSIFIEDS INDEX

Announcements

005 Special Notice 010 Card of Thanks 015 Personals/Special 020 Transportation 025 Lost & Found

Instruction

030 Education 035 Music – Dance/Drama 040 Instructions Wanted

Employment

045 Employment Opportunities 050 Salesperson/Agents 055 Employment Agencies 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 165 Ditching 170 Drafting 175 Drapery 180 Drilling 185 Electrical 190 Engraving 195 Elderly Care 200 Fencing 205 Fertilizer 210 Firewood – Coal 215 Floor Covering 220 Furniture Repair 224 Garage Door Repair 225 General Construction 226 Waterwell 230 General Repair 232 Chimney Sweep 235 Hauling 240 Horseshoeing 245 House Wrecking 250 Insulation 255 Insurance 260 Ironing & Washing 265 Janitorial 269 Excavating 270 Landscape/Lawnwork 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 315 Pest Control 316 Pets 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 385 Slenderizing 390 Steam Cleaning 395 Stucco Plastering 400 Tax Service 401 Telephone Service 405 Tractor Work 410 Tree Service 415 Typing Service 420 Upholstery 425 Vacuum Cleaners 426 Video/Recording 430 Wallpapering 435 Welding

440 Window Repair 441 Window Cleaning 445 Wrought Iron 450 Services Wanted

Financial

455 Money: Loan/Borrow 456 Credit Cards 460 Insurance Co. 465 Oil, Mineral, Water, Land Lease/Sale 470 Investment: Stocks/Sale 475 Mortgages for Sale 480 Mortgages Wanted 485 Business Opportunities

Real Estate

490 Homes for Sale 495 Acreage/Farm/Ranch 500 Business for Sale 505 Commercial Business Property 510 Resort Out of Town Property 515 Mobile Homes/Sale 520 Lots for Sale 525 Building Transfer 530 Real Estate Wanted

Rentals

535 Apartments, Furnished 540 Apartments, Unfurnished 545 Houses, Furnished 550 Houses, Unfurnished 555 Mobile Homes – Rental 560 Sleeping Rooms 565 Rest Homes 569 Mobile Home Lots/Space 570 Mobile Home Courts 571 RV Parks 575 Resort Homes 580 Office/Business Rentals 585 Warehouse & Storage 590 Farms/Acreage – Rent 595 Miscellaneous for Rent 600 Want to Rent

Merchandise

605 Miscellaneous for Sale 610 Garage Sales, Individuals 611 Garage Sales, Businesses 615 Coins/Gold/Silver 620 Want to Buy – Miscellaneous 625 Antiques 630 Auction Sales 635 Good Things to Eat 640 Household Goods 645 Sewing Machines 650 Washers & Dryers 652 Computers 655 TV’s & Radios 660 Stereos 665 Musical Merchandise 670 Industrial Equipment 675 Camera/Photography 680 Heating Equipment 685 Air Conditioning Equipment 690 Business/Office Equipment 695 Machinery 700 Building Materials 705 Lawn/Garden/Fertilizer 710 Plants/Flowers 715 Hay & Feed Sale 720 Livestock & Supplies 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 780 RV’s/Campers 785 Trailers Wanted

Transportation

790 Automobiles for Sale 795 Trucks & Vans 796 SUV’s 800 Classic Automobiles 805 Imported Automobiles 810 Auto Parts & Accessories 815 Wanted – Autos

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