The Roswell Daily Record has withstood much criticism for its liberal slant, some just but most unjust and inaccurate. The RDR editorial column is substantive improvement compared to the output of previous newspaper ownership.
The Sunday July 17 editorial focused on stalwarts or pillars of our high desert community. I like this given the high incidence of shootings and road rage fights like the two guys getting out of their cars around Hobbs and Main.
Martha Murphy passed away after her family gave our city Murphy Express gas station, Splash Pad, and Assurance Home. And a minor correction, they do have their name on a public facility if you consider a gasoline station a public facility. The article mentions that Roswell is loaded with pillars and that Murphy, Delores Castillo, Florencio Salas and many other non-publicized stalwarts help make our assembly of desert rats tick!
On the topic of people who make a positive difference, the Millennial Voice Column typically welcoming the input of High School age writers, is another worthwhile usage of print space in the RDR. Tykya Waldrop, an incoming sophomore to Goddard High, produced an exceptionally comprehensive list of summer activities for a young lady who has not set foot in a Goddard classroom. She introspectively mentions the (work hard)/(look forward to next break) cycle that is an essential element of the human condition for kids and adults. Sort of related to the Myth of Sisyphus, but that is another article. Thank you Tykya for knowing more about our city than 80% of its residents!