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Joyful, Joyful. Yes, that’s how I feel and so must everyone who attended the Roswell Symphony’s celebration of the 50 years of Maestro John Farrer as music director. We were treated to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony complete with a full orchestra, and the voices of the Roswell Symphony Chorus, the University of Texas-El Paso Chamber Singers and Alumni, with four professional soloists.

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Our city ranks well below state median in both poverty and crime while being part of a state ranking last in education, second to last in crim…

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Although I saw much to like about mayoral candidate Guy Malone’s platform (RDR, Jan. 13), especially his support for the arts, his openness to the idea of eventual sec…

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I have read with concern two recent events in Roswell leading to the submission of this letter. My wife and I retired here by choice and love this community. My concer…

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What a success! The 40th Annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show ended in grand fashion, allowing us to raise $7,100 in contributions to the youth of our community. …

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Bravo! Bravo! From beginning to end, the Roswell Symphony Orchestra concert at Pearson Auditorium Oct. 9 was absolutely magnificent. The guest pianist, 24-year-old Ari…

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I’m writing concerning the front page article on Sept. 17 about whether phone calls initiated by Councilman Roebuck violated the Open Meetings Act. “It wasn’t anything…

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Editor: Recently, Carlsbad had a young member of our community pass away. The young man, Rocky Armendarez, was a member of our Shorthorn All Star Team. The news of his…

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I am a retired school teacher who has worked in numerous countries since 1957. I have taught in a variety of schools and classrooms in grades K-12 and I have enjoyed m…

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I read the obituary penned by Dr. Heidi Huckabee describing her beloved husband’s tireless devotion to our community three times. She adroitly conveyed a tone somewher…

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I would like to express the deepest gratitude to the students, parents, teachers and principal, Travis Ackerman, from Valley View Elementary School for the amazing don…

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Russell Allen, one of the owners of Allen Theaters, recently stated “we are kind of at the whim of Santa Fe.” A more accurate view is many public-serving business owne…

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Chaves County is the only county in New Mexico still ranked Yellow for COVID-19 statistics. I wonder why. Maybe it’s because washing hands takes too long. Maybe it’s b…

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Not surprisingly, cases of COVID-19 in Chaves Country are rising again, and restrictions are once again being imposed on businesses here. The response by many seems to…