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  • Patrick Henry Schmid

    February 25, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Patrick Henry Schmid went to be with our Lord Friday, February 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Pat, as many called him, was born in Roswell, New Mexico on March 13, 1937, to Zita Benke and Heine Schmid. Pat graduated from St. Peter’s High School in...

  • Donna L. Bond

    February 25, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Donna L. Bond, age 84, passed away in her home Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 West Third Street...

  • Grace Alicia Waggoner Alexander

    February 25, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Grace Alicia Waggoner Alexander, 93, went home to be with the Lord February 23, 2017 in Roswell, New Mexico. After being apart for 46 years, Grace and her beloved husband Alex are together again. Born September 10, 1923 in San Antonio, Grace is preceded in...

  • Addressing the mess you’ve gotten into

    February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Life can be messy. There is no count of how many hours of sleep we lose because of messes we get in. Do you find yourself in a mess often? Are you in a messy situation right now? Maybe you’re just one choice, one word, one act away from creating a new mess....

  • ‘Media literacy’ editorial nonsense

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    The recent selection for your guest editorial (published Feb. 20) entitled “Media Literacy in Face of Fake News” certainly has an enticing headline, but alas, as one reads further into the article looking for real substance, all you end up with was more...

  • Council, mayor should risk their own money

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Hurray for Fred Moran (letter published Feb. 14) for pointing out that the City Council only consulted one architectural firm about the new aquatic center, when for “all” public works projects, “competitive” surveys and bids are required. The council...

  • Will be dead and buried before the change hits

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I was sitting here thinking and that’s pretty fab. I think I’ll rhyme something to poke fun and jab. Global warming is out and replaced with a phrase so that politicians will smile and stand up and praise. Now with any slight change they’ll blame it on...

  • Reality is obvious but free not to believe

    February 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Mr. William Dawe’s letter to the editor on Feb. 22 contains all the usual stuff from right-wing sources. He writes very well, and it sounds good, but is inaccurate. Ninety-seven percent of scientists from all over the world have the information that shows...

  • Push to ban prescription drug ads is justified

    February 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    The woman has heart failure. The ad on TV for a prescription drug shows her hugging her grandkids. Her face shows relief and joy. The ad for the prescription tugs at the heart strings and makes it clear that this woman is only living because of the wonder...

  • SWATCancer

    A taste of the ‘SWAT’ life

    February 24, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Members of the Roswell Police Department made a surprise visit Wednesday afternoon to a local 14-year-old boy who is dealing with cancer. The boy, Irvin Gonzalez, (pictured with his mother Abigail), had expressed an interest in police officers and their work....