Author archives: - RDR

  • splash pad

    City welcomes splash pad

    June 8, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Bert Murphy Family Splash Pad took place Wednesday at Poe Corn Park. Speakers were Mayor Dennis Kintigh, City Councilor Juan Oropesa, and Mark and Matt Murphy, sons of Bert and Martha Murphy, whose family made a key...

  • Family blessings on both sides of the border

    June 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    When I was asked by our editor to write this column, I was not sure what to expect. What to write, I mean I’ve been around writers and editors for quite a while, but I’ve never been asked to write something. So I’ll give it a try. Last April, when I...

  • LULAC expresses its appreciation

    June 8, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC Council 8051, Roswell) thanks you for the excellent media coverage for the 87th New Mexico LULAC Convention that was here in Roswell on May 27-29, at the Sally Port Inn. LULAC visitors from other parts of...

  • Giving Donald Trump chance at greatness

    June 8, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    It generally is best not to talk politics or religion around your friends. As Trump got closer to being the “presumptive nominee,” many friends came out to me as Trump supporters, so it feels safer now to express how I feel. Trump spoke about being...

  • Enchantment and economy in your own back yard

    June 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    By Loretta Hall “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard.” That’s what Dorothy said in the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” when she returned home after her adventures in more exotic...

  • Renee Villarreal

    June 8, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Renee Villarreal, 69, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. She entered this world on January 17, 1947 in Peralta, NM, born to Tony Gonzales and Mary Marquez. She is...

  • Patricia Kiku Voorhees

    June 8, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Patricia Kiku Voorhees was born in Osaka, Japan on March 11, 1922. Kiku is Japanese for chrysanthemum, and Patty had a lifelong appreciation for the art and culture of her birthplace. Her father, James Ekin Detweiler, served as a Presbyterian minister in...

  • Juanita Fuentes Esparza

    June 8, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Juanita Fuentes Esparza: Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, June 10 at St. John’s Catholic Church burial to...

  • Bill Walton Flynt II

    June 8, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Bill Walton Flynt II was born July 25, 1943, in Kermit, Texas (per his parents — so he could be born a Texan) and lived in Jal, NM, and Wilcox, AZ, before moving to El Paso, TX, during his high school years. Bill graduated from Irvin High School in 1961....

  • animal rescue

    Commission postpones animal rescue operation decision

    June 8, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Sharon Morgan talks about her concerns with an animal rescue operation being run by her neighbors during a county Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday. Trysee Wyche, seated, spoke on behalf of the applicant, From Forgotten to Forever, which is...