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Mildred Swenson celebrates 102 years

February 5, 2016 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

Mildred, aka, Mom, Grandma, GG Great, was born on Feb. 6, 1914. Her parents Arthur Russell and Amelia (Swanson) lived in Chicago, Illinois, where Mildred was born and grew up during the Great Depression. They lived in a modest house with her mom, dad and younger brother Bud. Mom met her husband, Harris, on a [&hellip...

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Occupational therapy lifelong passion for Herrera

January 23, 2016 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

(Curtis Michaels Photo) “There but for the Grace of God, go I.” When Pat Herrera heard her grandfather, Procopio Gustamantes utter those words, she knew it was a prayer of compassion. He knew he was blessed, and for that he was grateful. When he saw...

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CASA makes a difference in Roswell

November 30, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record When a child grows up in an abusive home, they don’t know how to stop it. They’ve never felt safe, so they’ve never had a foundation upon which to build confidence. All of their influences either tell them that...

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Goodwill toward Roswell

November 15, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record There’s a back room at the Roswell Goodwill store, and 92 percent of their money goes there . The people back there are doing their level best to spend it too. And you can help them. Sandra Lara, Michelle Glass,...

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Roswell acts of kindness

November 9, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record There’s nothing random about Melissa Mendoza’s kindness. She founded A Servant’s Heart from a heart that knows kindness is about choices. “When I was a service manager in charge of tellers, we did fun things to...

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Roswell Runners Club on track

November 1, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes, marathon runner and author, said this. It could be the motto of the Roswell Runners Club. Active in Roswell for over 30...

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Serving Roswell’s veterans in need

October 26, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record Quoting author John E. Lewis, Magil Duran asks “If not us, then who?” when asked why he and the veterans he works with are so dedicated to transporting veterans all over the state of New Mexico. The Southeastern New...

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Reaching out to Roswell’s teens

October 18, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record Is there anything we can do about teen drugs, gangs, violence and crime? Is there any hope for our future with today’s kids coming up the way they are? The answers are yes and yes. The best news is that you can help....

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Roswell’s leaders for tomorrow

October 12, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record On Saturday, Oct. 3 you could have changed the future of Roswell. But don’t worry, you’ll have more opportunities over the year, and for many years to come. Eastern New Mexico University–Roswell hosted the Youth...

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Embrace – an umbrella for Roswell

October 4, 2015 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

By Curtis Michaels Roswell Daily Record Roswell has 7.5 percent more minors than other cities this size, according to census.gov. The same site says we also have 7.5 percent fewer working-age adults. One clear story this tells is that many of Roswell’s...