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Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

December 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Bring on the coalition New Mexico has long had a serious problem in substance abuse, and these days it’s not only ruining lives, it’s taking them. In 2015, according to the state Department of Health, 493 people died from overdoses. Opiod abuse in particular is killing people, and Roswell’s no exception. Herion and prescription painkillers [&hellip...

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Roswell is my home and where my heart is

December 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve alluded in the past to our children growing up and then being incredibly anxious to leave Roswell for a bigger city with more opportunities for employment and socializing. The allure of the big city is nothing new to small towns and Roswell is no...

Enjoy holidays with your family while they’re here

December 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The first time I went through the holidays without my mother, it was as if I was living someone else’s life. Every Christmas, my mother had been there, making food and opening the homemade gifts that I had made for her. I could always count on her being...

‘Safe spaces’ hurt ability to deal with real world

December 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You can’t say that; it’s offensive.’’ Does this statement sound familiar to you? Lately, this and other similar expressions have made their way into the vocabularies of many of this generation’s youth; particularly, into the vocabularies of those...

Tender times call for conscious measures

December 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The hatred, fear and anger expressed online whenever someone posts an opinion or even a documentable fact about a politician has become indicative of a sick society. When we can’t hear someone say something we disagree with about our favorite candidate...

Stories in small town newspapers say a lot

December 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Every weekend, I (or a proxy, if I want the weekend off) go through well over a dozen New Mexico newspapers and their websites in search of compelling stories to send out to subscribers of the Community News Exchange. This weekly column is part of this weekly...

History of the upcoming Wreaths Across America

December 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

MaryAnn Murphy of the Patriot Guard Riders wants to alert everybody about this weekend’s special event. This year’s annual Wreaths Across America ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17. It will be held at the Gen. Douglas McBride Veterans Cemetery,...

Investing in others’ lives on after you are gone

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Funerals are for the living to honor the dead. They are a gathering of survivors whose lives were touched or impacted by the deceased. Funerals can provide closure on a person’s life. Funerals are a final “good bye” to a person’s life. They can be...

Stepping forward, still remaining

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

So now the Roswell City Council has made its decision to go forward with a gross receipts tax to fund the construction of a brand-spanking-new recreation and aquatic facility. How much the increase will be remains to be seen, but we think it’s wise to build...

Coffee and conversation generates good ideas

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

SaraLei Fajardo, the Roswell Daily Record’s general manager, came up with the idea, that we reach out in “town hall” fashion to our customers, and last Tuesday she joined Barbara Beck, our publisher, and myself as editor for a “coffee with the...