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Making memories at the fair and parade

October 7, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It is fair time again, which also means the parade was on Monday. For those of us in education, it means a free day. What a great time for Roswell since many of us can take the day off and enjoy music, performances, drill teams and those crazy, old guys with their funny hats and [&hellip...

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Sharing the local sports spotlight in Roswell

October 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve now been the sports editor of the Roswell Daily Record for the better part of two years, so this is probably long overdue, but I’d like to finally try and break down the overall mission of the sports department here at the RDR as I’ve known it...

An inky wretch at the press convention

October 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sometimes I wonder why the hell I stick with the newspaper business. The pay’s lousy, the hours are all over the place and there’s more than enough stress. Then I go to a New Mexico Press Association convention and I’m reminded that it’s not so bad. I...

Live each moment of your life in the present

October 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Are you present in the life you live? Or are you somewhere else? Are you living in the past? The future? Are you showing up for life? Life has no dress rehearsal. Life is here now and then it is gone. Sometimes I think we miss out on life because it moves too...

The GOP’s ‘chump move’

October 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Chaves County Republicans pulled a fast one with Leadership Roswell’s now-cancelled candidate forum. For 20 years, the nonpartisan group led by Rick Kraft has held candidate forums so voters can get to know the candidates on neutral ground, but this year...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

If I had one message, it would be, “Come join us in celebrating, remembering and enlightening lives!” Why? Because you will affect a life. All months are shared by more than one worthy cause and/or awareness, and October is no different. This October,...

Discernment: A spiritual gift born of prophecy

September 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Scriptures are accorded by God and transcribed by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible reveals, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Symphonic sounds “Music is the language of the spirit,” artist, poet and writing Kahlil Gibran once said. “It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” He would have loved the Roswell Symphony Orchestra. Tonight marks the beginning...

Twenty-two pushups a small price to pay

September 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have been challenged twice recently by friends who are performing 22 pushups for 22 days to support our veterans since it seems the same number of them are committing suicide daily. When I was first asked to commit to this challenge by my best friend and...

An architect’s assessment of Cahoon Park Pool

September 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I know this is like the proverbial “beating a dead horse,” but after having an opportunity to personally view Cahoon Park Pool, I would like to offer my final two cents. In my professional opinion, the concrete shell of the pool is in good condition....