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  • Standardized tests not a good gauge of knowledge

    January 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Time Magazine tracks the earliest use of standardized testing to China in the 1700s, when candidates for government jobs were tested on their knowledge of poetry and philosophy. Since then, many countries have tried the method of standardized testing to track...

  • Editorial Samplings

    January 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The Miami Herald, on immigration and the president: MIAMI, Fla. — It’s no secret that America’s immigration system is a confused and disorderly mess. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to inject a needed dose of clarity into the picture by...

  • Religious freedom being redefined

    January 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Jan. 16 was Religious Freedom Day. There is barely any mention of, let alone observance of the special day. It was enacted by Congress in 1992 and is recognized every Jan. 16 by an annual presidential proclamation. It is important to be informed about the...

  • Raymond “Babbo” Guajaca Anaya

    January 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A graveside service for Raymond “Babbo” Guajaca Anaya, 64, who passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 in Roswell is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 at South Park Cemetery. Raymond was born July 23, 1951 in Roswell, NM to Timoteo Analla...

  • Gregi D. Reed

    January 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Gregi D. Reed, 48, who passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized...

  • Johnny ‘Juanito’ Moreno

    January 29, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Johnny ‘Juanito’ Moreno, 53, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by loved ones, on January 27, 2016. He was born on November 20, 1962, to Salvador Ortiz and Eva Colacion Moreno in Dr. Porfirio Parra D.B., Chihauhua, MX. He is preceded in death by his...

  • Planet Fitness

    Roswell welcomes new Planet Fitness

    January 27, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Management and staff of Roswell’s first Planet Fitness and members of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Red Coats officially open the new facility with a traditional ribbon cutting Wednesday evening. The fitness center is locatated next door to K-Mart in the...

  • Patricia McCullough Jackson

    January 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Patricia Gail Jackson, born May 1, 1953 in Roswell, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Eastern NM Medical Center, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd McCullough and Vivian Derrick McCullough. Patricia and the late...

  • George Rodriguez Mendoza

    January 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. with a Vigil with Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2015 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for George Rodriguez Mendoza, 92, who passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 8 a.m.,...

  • Clyde James Seely

    January 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Clyde James Seely, 79, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2016. He was born March 2, 1936, to James Samuel and Ada May (Browning) Seely in Lovington, NM. Clyde was a born cowboy who loved the Lord. He did beautiful leatherwork and loved to rope. He was a...