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  • Louis Donald Bell

    February 20, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Louis Donald Bell was born July 16, 1941, in Bokoshe, OK to Freida Emma Lindenaugh Bell and Walter Earnest Bell. He spent his youth hunting, fishing, and romping through the woods of his beloved Oklahoma with his nine siblings. If you were from Oklahoma, you...

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    No need to damage that expensive

    February 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    By Steve Wolfe Today’s column is written in response to a request from Matt Miller, Roswell Fire Department deputy fire marshal. It seems that a resident had purchased a key lock box from a local retailer and was looking to Miller for some direction in...

  • Pretend that you’re the editor for a day

    February 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Pretend for about 800 words that you’re the editor of this newspaper. On this day you’re in your office a little before 8 a.m., hoping for a little quiet time to write an editorial or a column, but as usual your morning is filled with phone calls,...

  • Lawmakers passed the necessities

    February 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Legislative sessions are typically remembered for what gets passed. They’re not always known for what failed. This year’s session should be remembered for both. Aside from passing a trimmed-down $6.2 billion budget, owed to a drop in oil and gas tax...

  • Rename center as a thank you

    February 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Recently in the Roswell Daily Record there was a suggestion that the Yucca Center be renamed in recognition of Johnny Gonzales. Personally, I prefer Yucca’s unique name. However, I definitely believe that in some public way, this exemplary man, Johnny...

  • Name the center after Roswell

    February 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    For several years, the citizens of Roswell have been aware through the media, hearsay or other means of communication that the Yucca Center, athletic community building for hundreds of boys and girls throughout the years who have used the center as a...

  • Colts fall in regular season finale

    February 20, 2016 • Local SportsComments (0)

    NMMI’s Daniel Sanchez works to get past Warrior Josh Romero under the basket Friday night at Ruidoso High School (Shawn Naranjo Photo). RUIDOSO — It just wasn’t NMMI’s night Friday, as Ruidoso earned the second place seed in next week’s District...

  • Gladys Marie (Smith) Fanning

    February 19, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Gladys was born to Owen and Hazel Smith of Fort Sumner, NM on July 18, 1938. She passed on to be with the Lord on February 17, 2016 in Roswell, NM. She passed peacefully in her sleep at home after a very long illness. She will be missed by her family and many...

  • Jack H. Bryan

    February 19, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Jack H. Bryan of Roswell, NM passed away on February 15, 2016 in Albuquerque at the age of 89. Jack was born to Edwin Bryan and Johnnie Hughes Bryan, both of whom have preceded him in death, in Center, TX on August 17, 1926. Mr. Bryan resided in Roswell for...

  • Arrests at schools precautionary tale

    February 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    One of the dumbest things an adult can do at an airport is joke about having a gun or a bomb. Since 9/11, such talk can get you detained or even arrested. Likewise, one of the dumbest things you can do as a kid is joke around about guns or bombs at school....