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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 to participate in the Empowerment Group. Those interested in attending must [&hellip...

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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...

A primer on politics and government

March 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Gather ‘round, young’uns, for a lesson in politics and government. Now is a good time, since our New Mexico Legislature is currently in session, and will be until March 18, when the session must come to an abrupt end. Remember last year’s election, when...

Creating something positive in the air

March 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

There is something positive in the air. And there could be more if you choose to streak! What? Who would want to see you streaking? The short answer is “everyone.” OK, I have a lot of explaining to do. This week is an anniversary for me, 17 years to be...

Governor must respect equal branches of gov’t

March 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

We feel that it can never be a good thing for the people of New Mexico if one branch of our state government, whether the Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary, gains too much power over the other two. Our system of checks and balances enshrined in the state...

Maybe school district should hire from within

March 3, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I see there is an interim superintendent filling the position vacated recently by Tom Burris, who left unexpectedly. I’m beginning to wonder if there is some underground movement to rid all of our city’s leaders and replace them with mindless clones who...

Accusations that Trump is anti-Semitic are baseless

March 2, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Is Donald Trump anti-Semitic? Over the past few weeks I’ve seen this question posed time and time again, and, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. In the wake of numerous bomb treats on Jewish community centers and grave topplings at Jewish...