Author archives: - RDR

  • Thea O. Otterson 2 Jan 1918 – 19 Dec 2016

    December 30, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, 3 Jan 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 West 3rd Street in downtown Roswell, to honor the life of Thea. Thea passed away Monday, 19 Dec 2016, at home in Roswell. Services will be conducted by...

  • God kneels lower than you can imagine

    December 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The other day I was having a conversation. I did my best to persuade. They heard the opposite of what I said. It would be like telling someone to take a right and they go left. Or to go forward and they go backward. My speaking was clear. They twisted my...

  • Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

    December 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Welcoming banner St. Andrew’s church is welcoming immigrants and aliens, as their banner states. Father Dale Plummer points out that a sign reading “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” would likely go unnoticed. They want people to notice they’re...

  • Take small steps all year to meet your goals

    December 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    I’ve been reflecting lately, as we all do at this time of year, about the past 12 months and maybe even the time beyond that. It seems as the year draws to a close, we like to look back at our successes and our failures and how maybe we can create a new...

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    Local Briefs

    December 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Christmas tree disposal at landfill Roswell residents can dispose of their Christmas trees at the Municipal Landfill for free during the month of January. The landfill will accept trees only. No tree stands or lights please. The landfill is at 3006 W. Brasher...

  • Man attacked in alley

    December 29, 2016 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    The arrest records available in the police blotter are public information. Any indication of an arrest on a charge and/or multiple charges does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven...

  • Google video changes my outlook on this year

    December 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    At first glance, this year has been awful. Our country suffered the horrifying attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Our own small town suffered the horrifying loss of an entire family at the hands of their father and husband. We lost great stars such as...

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    Goddard’s BPA develops skills

    December 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Goddard High School’s BPA (Business Professionals of America) students made a presentation to Roswell’s Kiwanis Club Tuesday. The students are members of a CTSO (Career Technical Skills Organization) that focuses on leadership development as well as...

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    Holiday Boutique at the Ocotillo

    December 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Artesia Until today The Holiday Boutique is a unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas gift show from local artists Tuesday-Fridays at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. For more information, visit or call 575-746-4212. Artesia...

  • Sandra Bugarin

    December 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Sandra Bugarin, beloved daughter, mother, and sister, died unexpectedly yet peacefully at the age of 42 in Lubbock, TX with family by her side on December 26, 2016. Cremation will be done with a Memorial to follow at a latter date. Sandra was born on...