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Roswell, it happens here — and wait, there’s more!

March 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The July 1947 event just outside of Roswell is probably the most important UFO related event in American history. First, very unusual looking debris was found near Corona, and then the military was informed, and then there was a press release, and then a retraction. If it was today, the retraction would have said, “Our [&hellip...

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Rabies vaccinations a matter of safety

March 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Rabies continues to be a serious threat to the health of people and animals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year, about 40,000 people in the United States receive a rabies prevention treatment called post-exposure...

Life gets better with Facebook deleted

March 15, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

In February, Facebook suffered a slight dip in subscribers. I deleted my account. To be fair, I did say slight. OK, too small to notice, but I sure noticed! Just to be clear, I still do have a Facebook page for work, which I use mostly for research. It gets...

Fact-checking websites can offset fake news

March 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

One of my favorite website resources is Snopes.com. It’s straightforward, nonpartisan and well sourced in its findings, and in this era of fake news, it’s a great way to discern fact from fiction. Of course, Snopes is not the only fact-checking website...

I went out and bought a thousand marbles

March 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It is funny how a thousand marbles can help keep life in perspective. Like an everflowing waterfall, life is constantly coming at us from upstream and then flowing past us. We finish one day, go to bed, and then wake up and another day is upon us. Life...

Empowerment, children’s groups essential services

March 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

At the Roswell Refuge, one of the many services we offer is an Empowerment Group for the Victims/Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Survivors include both women and men and the victims/survivors do not have to be staying in shelter to be able...

Wishes for the younger generation

March 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I love writing for the Roswell Daily Record and expressing my views on matters that affect Roswell and its citizens. There are also those times when I become nostalgic and express my thoughts about the “old days” and how much fun we had growing up in...

Take time during Lent to share each other’s story

March 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 1 Peter 3:8 Lent, which began 10 days ago on Ash Wednesday, is a season to focus on preparing our hearts for Easter through reflection,...

The issues facing our school systems today

March 9, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

People around the country are constantly asking how we can make our school systems better, but as school boards struggle to find the key to getting higher test scores, they seem to avoid the main problem. It seems their attention is directed more toward the...

Chávez naming could ease city divisions

March 8, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

A little more than a year ago, after months of heated public debate, a proposal to name the new recreation center after civil rights icon César Chávez died with a thud. No vote was taken by the Roswell City Council after the chief proponent, former City...