Author archives: - RDR

  • Middle-class retirees deserve better from Congress

    December 28, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    The devastating pension reform crammed into the omnibus spending bill that will likely soon become law would allow pension trustees to slash the benefits of retired workers and cut future benefits for a shrinking pool of middle-income employees. These people...

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    Nelson to perform at Lea County Events Center

    December 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Staff Report Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform Friday, Jan. 2, at the Lea County Events Center. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the concert venue’s Hobbs Road Trip Concert Series. So far, B.B. King, Alan Jackson, Gabriel...

  • Allan Drake

    December 27, 2014 • UncategorizedComments Off

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Allan Drake, 67, who passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. [/auth...

  • For automakers, 2014 was the year of the recall

    December 27, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. late last week expanded its recall of vehicles with defective and potentially deadly Takata manufactured airbags, which can explode and shoot metal shrapnel at drivers and passengers, to include the entire United States — a...

  • Man arrested for ‘attempt to elude’

    December 27, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    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...

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    State Briefs 12-27-14

    December 27, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    Suspect who escaped from UNM hospital is arrested ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A man who led authorities on two stolen vehicle chases in New Mexico and then escaped from a hospital and fled in a stolen van now is in custody. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials...

  • Shirley Nesse

    December 27, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Shirley Ardell Millett was born on March 30, 1926 near Oldham, Kingsbury County, South Dakota to Benjamin Harrison “Harry” Millett and Anna Christina Jenson Millett. She attended rural schools around Oldham and Lake Preston, and graduated from Lake...

  • Cecil Scot Hays

    December 27, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Cecil Scot Hays, 62, who passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Lubbock, TX. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. [/auth...

  • Robert Stewart Frederick

    December 27, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Robert Stewart Frederick A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2014 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Robert Stewart Frederick, age 43, of Roswell, who passed away on December 25, 2014 from a lengthy illness. Pastor Sean Lee from Grace...


    A merry birthday

    December 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church not only celebrated Christ’s birthday on Christmas Eve, but also the birthday of Fr. Andrew Miles, who celebrated his 80th birthday. Miles has been a priest at the church for the past eight years. He is...