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  • Lawrence Ray Andrus

    July 19, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    On July 18, 2016, Lawrence Ray Andrus, 82, of Roswell, was reunited in heaven with his bride of 61 years, Betty Andrus. While Alzheimer’s took his mind it never took his spirit, sense of humor, smile or his orneriness! An old cowboy to the end with his...

  • Cop killers on the rise; we need to support our officers

    July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Next to baby killers and children rapers, cop killers have to be the lowest form of life on the earth. I’m sure there will be people who take offense at that statement, but I’m equally as sure there will be many, many more who agree with it. We veterans...

  • ‘Watered down’ interpretations

    July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    The “Pastor Musings” articles are interesting because they show what religious ideas have become. One article talked about recognizing the voice of the shepherd. The scripture says that the false shepherd abandons the sheep because he is a “hired...

  • Kate’s law defeated by partisan politics

    July 19, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman, was shot in the back while walking with her father in San Francisco last year. She tragically died in his arms. Her killer, an undocumented immigrant, had seven prior convictions and had been deported five times before that...

  • Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

    July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth. And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot of people. There’s just...

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    Cardinal celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s

    July 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Cardinal Francis Arinze, a high-ranking official at the Vatican, celebrated Mass on Sunday evening at St. Peter Catholic Church. This was Arinze’s fourth visit to Roswell, and the first time in St. Peter’s 113-year history that a cardinal has celebrated...

  • Man arrested for drug paraphernalia

    July 18, 2016 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    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...

  • Columnist spins facts into blatant untruths

    July 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am aware that an aim of the new management of the RDR is to present a balanced approach to political issues. That’s fine, but it really distresses me to have op-ed pieces like the recent one from Joe Conason (July 15) which promote or promulgate blatant...

  • Lloyd Eugene Shockey

    July 18, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Mr. Shockey passed away in Roswell, NM on July 15, 2016 at the age of 80. Lloyd was born to George and Dollie Shockey in Oakcreek, CO on August 14, 1935. Both of his parents have preceded him in death. Mr. Shockey came from a large family consisting of five...

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    Tabernacle Baptist Church concludes 2016 VBS with carnival

    July 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Ed Cook Photos Above: The Pirates of Oblivian was last week’s Vacation Bible School theme at Tabernacle Baptist Church. A carnival was held celebrating another successful year of VBS. Kellie Adams is pictured in the balloon tent giving kids advice on how to...