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    Deshotel at Pearl Harbor when first bombs dropped

    November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    By Mary Morgan Record Intern Andrew Deshotel, 93, of Roswell, greets everyone with a warm smile. He has seen much as a sailor in the U.S. Navy, including the first bombs being dropped on Pearl Harbor. Deshotel was born in Louisiana and he worked on a cruise...

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    Latest phone scam: Missed jury duty

    November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Submitted by RPD The latest phone scam to hit the Roswell area is also being reported in numerous other states. It involves a caller telling people they missed jury duty and will be arrested unless they pay a fine with a pre-paid debit card. Residents in the...

  • Obama unbowed by midterm setbacks

    November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    President Obama awakened Wednesday morning to a seismic shift in the nation’s political landscape. Republicans not only had seized control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, they also had grown their House majority to the highest level since...


    Journalist Jeff Jackson joins RDR staff

    November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Staff Report A journalist from Tucson, Arizona, with more than 20 years news experience joined the Roswell Daily Record this week as a sportswriter. Jeff Jackson has worked at several daily, weekly and metro newspapers in Arizona and one in California since...

  • 50 years later, another Republican ‘time for choosing’

    November 8, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

    Barry Goldwater went down to a smashing defeat in 1964. But so did the man who beat him — Lyndon Johnson, whose landslide re-election culminated in a near-abdication from the presidency four years later. Johnson’s collapse eerily foreshadowed the...

  • Dear editor 11-08-14

    November 8, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear editor, I just finished reading this morning’s Friday, Nov. 7, Roswell Daily Record and felt that I needed to reply to Laura J. Lucero-Carillo’s letter to the editor. She apparently didn’t read the RDR’s explanation to Gilbert Alverado (Oct. 3),...

  • Tommy E. Dow

    November 8, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Tommy E. Dow, age 75, of Roswell, passed away on October 30, 2014 in Albuquerque. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lagrone Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jim Bignell will be officiating. Tommy was born December 27, 1938 to...

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    Honoring veterans through art

    November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Dylanne Petros Photos The Roswell Independent School District, a committee of veterans and patriots and the Roswell Sertoma Club sponsored a contest for posters honoring WWII veterans for the Veteran’s Day Celebration. Berrendo Middle School seventh-grader...

  • Man on bike attempts to elude police officer

    November 8, 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...

  • Virgie Purcella

    November 8, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Virgie Purcella went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Virgie resided in Odessa, TX at the time of her passing. She lived in Roswell for forty years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and making jewelry. She will be missed...