Author archives: - RDR

  • Eunice Dorthy Wright

    February 9, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    No services will be held for Eunice Dorthy Wright, of Roswell, who passed away on February 6, 2015, at the age of 93. She had a full and happy life and was ready for her heavenly home. Interment will be held at Memory Lawn Memorial Park. Dorthy was born on...

  • Johnnie J. White

    February 9, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Johnnie J. White, 93, passed away on February 9, 2015. He was born on July 10, 1921 in Elkins, NM, to Alonzo and Ossie Stephens White. Johnnie was married to Ruby Bullock in December of 1978, in Lincoln County, NM. Bear hunting and training his hound dogs was...

  • Harland B. “Steve” Birdwell

    February 9, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Some of us called you Pastor; some called you Padre, Priest, or My Preacher. Others called you Counselor, Confidant, Friend or Headmaster. And some of us called you Dad or Papa. All of these words are true but only partially descriptive. You always provided a...

  • Yolanda Hawley

    February 9, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Ballard Funeral Home and Chapel for Yolanda Hawley, 48, who passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m.,...

  • Dear Editor: 2-10-15

    February 9, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Dear editor, I want to thank everyone who voted for me to be a member of the (ENMU-R) college board. As a lifelong resident of Roswell and former city manager and councilman, I am concerned with what occurred during the election last week for school board and...

  • Dear Editor: 2-8-15

    February 8, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Dear editor, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, marks the 50th anniversary of the day that Lavon Stephen Wilson became the first boy from Roswell to die in Vietnam. I never knew Lavon, any of his family or his friends. I stumbled onto this fact as I was researching...


    Overmier is longtime search and rescue volunteer

    February 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Richard E. “Rick” Overmier, longtime search and rescue volunteer, is a native of Roswell and a former police officer. (Submitted Photo)   If you ever go missing, Rick Overmier might just come looking for you. Richard E. “Rick” Overmier is a...


    Nuthin’ Fancy makes it official

    February 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

     The Roswell Red Coats assist owner Mitch Jones, center, at the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.   The Nuthin’ Fancy Cafe is now officially an a-la-carte restaurant with all the well-known favorites on the menu.   The restaurant...


    Local man, animal control officers give stray cat chance at getting a good home

    February 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Wally Wilson, left, and Animal Control Officer Lorenzo Gandara with the cat they each played a role in helping get on its way to finding a good home. (RPD Photo)   One stray cat in need of some help and a home got some assistance this week from one local...

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    Police: Avoid leaving valuables in vehicles

    February 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A recent string of vehicle burglaries is prompting Roswell police to remind citizens not to leave items such as purses, wallets and other valuables inside vehicles. Those items, as well as things such as cellphones, jewelry and electronics (including GPS...