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  • Bible doesn’t back up writer’s contentions

    June 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    A letter by Sandy Smith in the May 28 Record showed some serious misunderstanding of scripture and history. First, she must explain the battle prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. This event is still in the future, and it tells of a battle in which Gog, a nation from...

  • Adults can be creative this summer at the library

    June 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

    By Amanda Davis Reference Librarian The Adult Crafts program today at 6 p.m., will give grown-ups the chance to get creative this summer, too. The materials will all be supplied and attendees will get the chance to make a decoration that’s folded down, but...

  • Hector Daniel Hernandez

    June 20, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Hector Daniel Hernandez, 55, who passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Las Cruces, NM. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized...

  • Mildred Morris – November 3, 1932 – June 18, 2016

    June 20, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Hagerman for Mildred Morris, 83, who passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Casa Maria Healthcare Center. Pastor Herb Gage will be officiating. Burial will...

  • Rosa Dutchover

    June 20, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home for Rosa Dutchover, 64, who passed Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Roswell. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 am, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father...

  • Addressing domestic violence requires whole community

    June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The tragedy of domestic violence is that it happens in all kinds of families and relationships. It hurts people and communities and affects everyone. The recent tragedy in Roswell, where a mother and her four children were allegedly murdered by her husband,...

  • Orlando and Roswell

    June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    It was a weekend from hell. The nation was stunned by the biggest mass shooting in modern history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, reportedly by a homegrown terrorist who swore allegiance to ISIS. And in Roswell, a community was stunned by a family...

  • Don’t judge without checking the facts

    June 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am writing this letter because of a letter to the editor in RDR on May 21. I have been debating with myself on writing this because the Bible says not to judge, but I feel the need to say this. The letter from Dave Swink struck a nerve in me and this is...

  • Officeholders should not discriminate

    June 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    It was with some interest that I read the article in the Roswell Daily Record, “Christian faith driving local politics.” In this article you cited one candidate running as an advocate of Christian values. This prompted me to list a number of Christian...

  • Energy subsidies not distributed equally

    June 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    A common refrain among proponents of “traditional” energy sources — fossil fuels in particular — is that renewable energy is somehow cheating, somehow not “playing on a level playing field” since they receive billions of dollars in taxpayer...