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  • Perry White

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Perry White passed away Feb. 6, 2016, after a short fight with cancer. Services pending at Anderson-Bethany...

  • Frankie Lacer

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Frankie Lacer, age 79, of Roswell passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday February 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday February 16, 2016 at West Country Club Church of Christ. Minister Doug Austin will officiate. Frankie was born...

  • Johnny Noriega

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Johnny Noriega, 77, of Roswell, NM, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. He was born on July 27, 1938, in Alamogordo, NM, to Marcelino Noriega and Esperanza Ponce De Leon. After graduating high school, Johnny worked in construction for 35 years. As the...

  • Mark Thomas Britt

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    On January 21, 2016, Mark Thomas Britt, 60, of Tacoma, Washington, lost his battle with brain cancer. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.  Mark was born on October 18, 1955 in Monticello, Utah.  He grew up, and attended school, in...

  • Mary Gloria Sedillo

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Gloria Sedillo, 78, who passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 surrounded by her family. A communion services is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday,...

  • Moving from the big city to small town

    February 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    I recently moved from a city to a small town — from Portland, Oregon, a city of over 600,000, to Roswell, New Mexico, a town of 48,411. I recently heard one analogy comparing small towns to a small pond with a smooth surface. It is slower to change. Cities...

  • A day for all sweethearts

    February 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Maybe you’ll see them strolling through a city park holding hands, or eating out at one of Roswell’s intimate restaurants. Or maybe just dinner and a movie. Wherever they go and whatever they do, they’ll find plenty of...

  • Columnist’s argument specious, misleading

    February 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Merilee Dannemann’s column, “Any increased restrictions on firearms is a slippery slope” (RDR, Feb. 11), starts with some logical opinions about the need for some reasonable limits to some of our natural rights. But her arguments for “additional...

  • Renaming of the Yucca Center

    February 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I was born and raised in Roswell. I am an educated, Hispanic woman who attended east side schools in Roswell. I grew up down the street from Councilman Sanchez, lived around the corner from Councilwoman Velasquez, got married and raised my family in Ward 4...

  • Generic---Crime---Neighborhood---Watch

    A snapshot of things coming up

    February 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    By Steve Wolfe Much of the time, something happens to cause me to write about a particular topic for that Sunday, but it seems that this week has not been overly eventful. Oh, maybe the presidential caucus in Iowa and the primary election in New Hampshire...