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Child welfare system needs a big fix

December 15, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am pleased that your article, “ENMU-R students give up Saturdays to volunteer,” recognized the public service of the ENMU-R interpersonal communications class and that my lovely youngest granddaughter was pictured front and center in the group. I am disappointed in the misstatements that advance CYFD and the corrupt child welfare system. CYFD isn’t...

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Do your research before you donate

December 14, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As we embrace the holiday spirit, many Americans will be looking to make a year-end donation to a worthy charity. But we should be careful of some household names in the nonprofit world that have a history of being grinches. Many Americans saw the news...

Enemy not done after all

December 14, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Recently, I stated that the foe was vanquished. Geez, was I wrong! The Marxist Hillary supporters are out in full force. It is reminiscent of the Japanese warrior isolated on a Pacific island who did not get the memo that the emperor surrendered. MSLSD’s...

Trump moving forward despite the Democrats

December 9, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Obama mocked, what is Trump going to do, wave a magic wand to keep Carrier from moving its jobs to Mexico, and 60 days before taking the president’s place, Trump did — and a thousand families will celebrate Christmas with grateful hearts. The...

Light parade owed to many

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

MainStreet Roswell would like to thank everyone who made the 2016 Electric Light Parade possible. We would like to thank Holly Carter (and her dog Lucky), for driving Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the parade for all these many years, the city of Roswell Parks and...

Send cards for the children

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Assurance Home is a residential program for homeless and “at-risk” adolescent children and the James Ranch Youth Shelter is a temporary residential program for youth in crisis. This year, we will celebrate our 38th Christmas. We would like to ask your...

Didn’t receive severances

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A Nov. 20 letter to the editor from Arville Sullins put forth some monetary amounts it appears the writer erroneously believed were paid to former city manager Steve Polasek and former director of administrative services Jonathan Phillips. The letter seems to...

Make license tags that last

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have been using the same car for almost 15 years. The license plate is “defaced” in that the reflective paint has virtually worn off. It is “defaced,” as Oren Peterson’s letter in the paper described. A police officer said I should replace the...

City needs to set spending priorities

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In just one week I have read several articles where the city is planning to spend $50 million to $60 million on three major projects funded through tax bonds. We all know about the rec and swim center replacement project for Yucca and Cahoon that is being...

Remembering loved ones this day

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On this day, Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day), I want to tell you about two men in our family. My mother’s brother, Pvt. Luis Rodriquez, was killed in the Battan Death March on June 18, 1942, at the age of 22. Also, my father, Ignacio Rodriquez Sr.,...