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Memory Lawn cemetery cannot be forgotten

May 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

On Monday, dignitaries will gather at the General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery in Roswell for a solemn Memorial Day service for veterans. Wreaths will be placed, taps will be played and Maj. Randall Bates of the New Mexico Army National Guard will give the keynote speech. No doubt it will be a moving and [&hellip...

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It’s time to resolve the Roswell mystery of 1947

May 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As every citizen of Roswell knows, the city is at the center of one of the greatest mysteries of all time. In 1947, something crashed in the New Mexico desert and was taken to Roswell Army Air Field –– now the Roswell International Air Center. Believers...

Taxing food would be wrong for families

May 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

You said in your newspaper that you welcomed editorials: Well, I believe Gov. Susana Martinez is wrong to try and put tax on food. The food prices are sky-high now. The grocery stores used to say that the trucks delivering the food raised the prices on food...

Memorial poker benefit a success

May 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Thank you to all who helped to make the Second Annual Michael (Murf) Murphy Memorial Benefit Poker Run held May 13 such a great success despite overwhelming competition from so many other events. This benefit is a joint effort sponsored by BSG, hosted by...

Frequent flyers should beware

May 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

American Airlines has imposed a new rule that automatically shuts down their ticket-counter system 30 minutes before a flight’s departure time. So, if you are checking bags and get to the airport early, you and your luggage still may not make that flight if...

Citizens disappointed with new city signs

May 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Recently, I posted a picture of the new “Welcome to Roswell” sign on Facebook. The caption read: “Here is a picture of what a $120,000.00 welcome sign looks like.” This post was shared by 405 people and counting as of this letter. That amounts to an...

Change noticed with interim editor

May 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have noticed a change in the Roswell Daily Record since you have taken over the leadership as interim editor. There are more articles about local and state issues, less “fake news” from the AP. We get more than enough national news from the 24/7 news...

Money from signs only for marketing

May 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am part of the original disappointed youth of Roswell, the group that was promised a pool in high school. Yes, the first of many disappointed youth in this town, and that was over 30 years ago. There are three kinds of people in this world; proactive,...

Let’s be responsible for our well-being

May 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Congress has been debating the repeal of Obamacare. One big factor we must carefully consider is this: The federal government was never intended to provide health care. Our Constitution recognizes some rights to be guaranteed. Among these are freedom of...

Passing batons in the exchange zone will live on

May 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It is what happens in the exchange zone that counts. We hold the baton we run with for such a short period of time. We receive it from another, carry it for a while and then hand off to the one who follows. In track and field competitions, there are...