Zia students bid farewell to principal

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Zia Elementary Principal Mel Mapes receives a present from second-grader Kelsey Knight at an assembly Friday afternoon to honor his recent retirement. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer About 420 highly enthusiastic first- through sixth-graders filled Zia Elementary’s gym Friday afternoon to raise their voices in praise of Mel Mapes, […]

Miller, Helen E. Mapes

Helen Miller Services: Have been held. Helen E. Mapes Miller, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at her home in Roswell. She was born May 13, 1912, in Iowa City, Iowa, to C.M. Fountain and Mabel G. (Miller) Fountain. She moved to Roswell in 1937 from Iowa, and then to Artesia in 1940. On May […]