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The cranes reign at Bitter Lake

November 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on The cranes reign at Bitter Lake

Timothy P. Howsare Photo Shortly after sunset Friday, thousands of sandhill cranes flew in from surrounding farmlands to the wetlands of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge where they roost for the night. By Timothy P. Howsare Record Editor A group of nature lovers were treated to one of nature’s spectacles Friday evening as they watched [&hellip...

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Former WWII veteran recalls time in Marines

November 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Former WWII veteran recalls time in Marines

Jeff Tucker Photo Former U.S. Marine Woody L. Spencer relaxes at BeeHive Homes of Roswell while discussing his experiences as a young man serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Spencer holds framed photos of himself taken when he enlisted at 17,...

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Cowboy Church focuses on Christ, Western heritage

November 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Cowboy Church focuses on Christ, Western heritage

Submitted Photo Renee and Reed Wheeler invite everyone to join them at the One Tree Cowboy Fellowship in Dexter, where Reed Wheeler is pastor. By Shannon Seyler Special to the Record “We’re a non-traditional church focused on Western heritage and...

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Downtown Roswell open for Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Downtown Roswell open for Small Business Saturday

The staff of Once Again Consignment is ready for Small Business Saturday, which is today. Staff includes, from left, Owner Molly Boyles, Diane Chavarria, Anna Swain, Mawaika Duran, Ashley Hunter and Abigail Turner. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Today is Small...

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Roswell Mall gets a Black Friday boost

November 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Roswell Mall gets a Black Friday boost

As the editor was entering and exiting the Roswell Mall parking lot on Black Friday, he nearly had flashbacks of living in Indiana and waiting through three or four lights until he could get into the parking lot of the Greenwood Park Mall, the second busiest...

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Marine’s World War II letters tell story of war

November 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Marine’s World War II letters tell story of war

World War II veteran Woody L. Spencer spends the day after Thanksgiving with two of his daughters, Penne King, left, and Judy Pittman. Spencer served 2 1/2 years in the South Pacific fighting the Japanese after enlisting in the Marine Corps at the age of 17....

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A big thanks to the community

November 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on A big thanks to the community

By 1 p.m. Thursday about 450 people were served a free Thanksgiving dinner at the Fraternal Order of Eagles banquet hall on South Sunset Avenue. Another 100 meals were delivered, said Johnny Gonzales, co-chairman of the Community Volunteer Program. Gonzales...

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New city manager welcomed

November 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on New city manager welcomed

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce and Pasta Café recently hosted a welcome reception for Steve Polosak, the new Roswell city manager. The reception was a way to introduce Polosak to the community officials and local business people of Roswell. Flowers were...

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Helping those in need

November 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Helping those in need

Cub Scout Pack 25, sponsored at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Roswell, learned what it means to be good citizens, whether at home, at school, and most importantly, in their community. The boys participated in a canned food drive to benefit...

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Caught orange-handed

November 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Caught orange-handed

Some of the 151 sixth graders at Mesa Middle School, 1601 E. Bland St., perform a dance from India for the student body and visiting parents Tuesday afternoon in the school’s multi-purpose room. The students are part of a new pilot program called “Arts...