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  • Background checks an overreaction

    August 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I disagree with School Board member Nicole Austin and with the RDR Snippets editorial (Aug. 27) when both say it is imperative for all school employees who were employed before 1998 to have background checks performed. If a person has been working in the...

  • Watchtower not the best source

    August 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    In response to Ms. Smith’s most recent letters, a couple of things need to be clarified. Regarding war, there are two almost exclusive causes: tyrannical leaders seeking power or wealth, or subjected people seeking freedom from tyrants. Blaming Christians...

  • Only pain and death comes with meth

    August 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    In Albuquerque — the same city where the highly addictive drug methamphetamine has been glorified in the popular TV program “Breaking Bad” — a 10-year-old girl, Victoria Martens, was brutally murdered last week. Police allege that the girl’s mother,...

  • Campaigns hit home stretch as alternatives loom

    August 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Here we are, about 10 weeks from Election Day, a good time to assess the race for the presidency. Hillary Clinton has been riding a solid lead in the polls for weeks now, since the party conventions in July, and that has pushed Donald Trump to shake up his...

  • tommyboy

    Editor speaks at Sertoma

    August 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Tom McDonald, editor of the Roswell Daily Record, was guest speaker for the Friday meeting of the Roswell Sertoma Club. McDonald relayed a bit of his personal history and then presented a most interesting description of how the paper is constructed...

  • Carol Lin Zumwalt

    August 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending for Carol Lin Zumwalt, age 69, who passed away Monday August 29, 2016. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may...

  • Henry G. Luevano 

    August 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A viewing will be at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Henry Luevano, 54, of Roswell who passed away August 27, 2016 at the family home surrounded by loved ones. A rosary will be recited at Anderson Bethany...

  • Otto Speth Jr.

    August 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2016 at South Park Cemetery for Otto Speth, 89, who passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Mission Arch Care Center. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., Thursday, September...

  • Joanne Williamson McCombs

    August 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Joanne Williamson McCombs, 90, who passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized...

  • Richard Hendricks Phillips

    August 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    On August 25, 2016, due to complications from an infection, Richard Hendricks Phillips passed away at 4:45 a.m. in his home near Lincoln, New Mexico. He died in the company of Elissa Phillips, his loving wife of 63 years, his daughter Rebecca Ferguson, his...