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Historical Society’s Roger Burnett retiring after 14 years

March 23, 2013 • Local News


Roger Burnett

Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Director Roger K. Burnett is retiring after 14 years. “At the age of 66, it’s time. I want to do some traveling. There are things I want to do with the kids and my grandchildren,” said Burnett.

He said that he will miss the volunteers most. “They are the backbone of the Society. You get to know them, and they are wonderful people. Many served their community and their country.”

Burnett doesn’t plan to leave until May after the Historical Society has had their annual garage sale and the school tours in April. He hopes to train his replacement to smooth the transition. “There’s no point in reinventing the wheel.”

Burnett does not see this as the end of his community service. He has been a Login to read more

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