Author archives: - RDR

  • Ruby Florence Ortiz

    November 5, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    In loving memory of Ruby Florence Ortiz, born October 17, 1940, went home October 29, 2016. Ruby was born in Stetchworth, England, to Robert and Glades Haws. She had two brothers, Rob and Herbert Haws. Ruby was the loving wife of Jose Angel Ortiz. They wed in...

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    Businesses, church take part in ribbon cutting ceremonies

    November 5, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Tascosa Office Machines celebrated its re-grand opening on Oct. 17. After the snow storm last winter, Tascosa lost its roof and had to relocate to a temporary location. The staff are finally back at their main location, and it looks better than ever. Tascosa...

  • You’re in control of eating bologna sandwiches

    November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    It was the fifth day in a row Mack had complained and his coworker, Sam, had had enough. Together they sat on a steel beam several stories above the ground with their legs dangling off the edge. They worked hard on the construction site. A floor at a time the...

  • A ‘silent voice’ should be heard

    November 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    This is dedicated to the more than 60 million babies whose voices are silent; may these words speak for them! Please read with a tender heart: The Silent Voice You did not hear my voice, as I screamed for life. You chose not to see my pain, the color of my...

  • Consider labor reforms when voting this year

    November 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    This November, voters have a choice between two presidential candidates. But they also have an opportunity to support political leaders championing labor reform. American labor law hasn’t been substantially updated since the 1940s, benefiting out-of-touch...

  • Hillary worshipping just keeps on going

    November 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Well, the uncritical Hillary-worship goes on forever, it seems. Recently one letter writer claimed that Hillary’s record is impeccable (give me a break), while another claimed that her scandals are all phony stuff entirely invented by Republicans. How...

  • Father Riley spoke truth about the faith

    November 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    On Oct. 16, I attended mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, where Father John Riley gave a sermon. He did not endorse a candidate. He read excerpts from the letters of three bishops in Colorado regarding the 60 million abortions in...

  • Thankfully, it’s almost over

    November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    It’s been a long presidential election season. A year and a half ago, there were more candidates than you could shake a stick at on the Republican side, while Bernie Sanders was shaking up the Democrats. Now we’re down to two main contenders, Donald Trump...

  • Surviving and opining over this latest election

    November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    As a journalist, this is my seventh presidential race. And if this one doesn’t kill me, it won’t be my last. My first one was in 1992. I was a reporter at a small weekly newspaper just outside Little Rock when Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was winning his...

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    United Way, Peppers team up for fundraiser

    November 4, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    United Way of Chaves County and Peppers Grill & Bar will present “United Way Day” on Nov. 18. For the entire day, 10 percent of all food and beverage sales will benefit United Way of Chaves County. The nonprofit provides funding to 17 local nonprofit...