Author archives: - RDR

  • 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...

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    Possible new city pool up for discussion again this week

    July 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    How to proceed with pools or other aquatic facilities will resurface at a city meeting tomorrow. City staff is again recommending that the city proceed with its plans to build a new outdoor pool and a new recreation center. The recommended funding mechanism...

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    Official: Senior Olympics is about more than sports

    July 16, 2016 • Local News, Local SportsComments (0)

    Photos taken by Ed Cook People are staying healthy later in life for many reasons, according to Vernon Dyer, of Roswell, a member of the Board of Directors of the Senior Olympics. He feels this is a good reason to keep the Senior Olympics going strong. “We...

  • Mary Helen Jones Skeen

    July 16, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    We honor and celebrate the life of Mary Helen Jones Skeen who passed into heaven July 15, 2016. She is survived by her children, Mary Elisa and Mikell Lee, daughter-in-law Gail Skeen, three grandchildren, Ross Livingston, Tyler and Clint Skeen,...

  • Ivan Richard Wade

    July 16, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Ivan Richard Wade, 78, was called home to his Lord on July 10, 2016. Ivan was born in Roswell, New Mexico on October 8, 1937 to Ivan Earl and Jonnie Marie Renfro Wade. After high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corp and participated in the...