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Letter writer knows of which he speaks

February 13, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Last week, the RDR published a letter by Dave Swink, regarding the need for a 50-year written preventative maintenance time line for future Roswell assets. Dave retired from John Deere, where he was head of the department that wrote the maintenance manuals for your John Deere purchases. Our grandkids don’t need to be saddled with [&hellip...

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Too many loose ends about new rec center

February 13, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In a recent letter to the editor, I questioned the logic behind building an inside and outside pool for the proposed new recreation center, so when a public hearing on the project was held on Thursday last, at a City Council meeting, I was compelled to...

Editorial suggests jobs at any cost

February 13, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The RDR editorial of Jan. 29, “Boosting the state economy,” began with former President Clinton’s 1992 campaign slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” The writer then gave reasons why he believed we should legalize marijuana. Of all the people to...

Celebrating differences between the sexes

February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Adam did not get a choice in who his wife was. God made that decision for him. In the Bible, Genesis 2:22, we are told, “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” Although not stated in the...

An open letter to new school board

February 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Alan, James, Mona, Nicole and Ruben: Thank you (and your families) for taking the time, effort and commitment to run for the board of the RISD. And I say families because they will assist your effort with time and support such as answering the phone....

A letter from the chief of police

February 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

To our community of Roswell: As the Roswell Police Department and Roswell’s citizens strive to work together to make our community a better place and thriving city, I ask for your help in two very important ways. The first request asks our residents who can...

Looking ahead for city’s schools

February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District is getting a new look, at least when it comes to its top leadership. Not a whole new look, but enough to make Superintendent Tom Burris nervous. Here’s a breakdown of the incoming RISD Board of Education, which takes...

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Accounts of separated slave families portrayed in museum exhibit

February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Above: Advertisement placed by David Rideout of Columbia, Mississippi; Nov. 25, 1880, from the Southwestern Christian Advocate. (Photo and caption courtesy of Special Collections, LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.) Below: Advertisement...

Fascinating details about the heavenly hope

February 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Jesus once told his disciples that he was going back to heaven to prepare a place for them. So let’s take a quick look at a few details concerning the heavenly hope. First, we know from Jesus that no one before him had gone to heaven. Saying at John 3:13,...

Underserving the Spanish-speakers

February 10, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Over half the population of Roswell is Hispanic, meaning people whose first (often only) language is Spanish. We also have two fine multiplex movie houses in town, yet neither shows Mexican or other Spanish-language movies. Not only is this a remarkable...