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A recipe for life, always be humble and kind

September 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Have you ever met someone for the first time and within 30 seconds you can tell you really don’t care for them? How can you assess a person that quickly? We all do it. First impressions can be hard to overcome but, without exception, you have had a first impression with every person you have [&hellip...

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Questioning Hillary’s pneumonia diagnosis

September 24, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I’ve had pneumonia several times, so I’m questioning Hillary Clinton’s doctor’s diagnosis. I have never stumbled nor fallen. Mostly, I had a deep cough, fever, aches and pains, and congestion in my chest. Also, I was tired and weak. Usually I wound up...

City administration’s opposing decisions

September 24, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Reading today’s Roswell Daily Record about the complaints from the Parks and Recreation Commissioners being circumvented by the Roswell city leaders and city administration staff is amusing. Having served on the Parks and Recreation Commission as both a...

Meetings question public’s input

September 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week two public gatherings came to the forefront that raise questions about accessibility and input within the city of Roswell. The first came at the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Monday. The city is leaving this officially...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Locator program setback It turns out implementation of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Project Lifesaver program — which gives senior citizens with dementia GPS devices so they can be found more easily if they wander off — won’t be as easy to restore...

Roswell and the city’s misplaced priorities

September 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I unrolled my Roswell Daily Record on Tuesday morning and at the top of page A1 was an article about Parks and Recreation commissioners being upset with Roswell’s city leaders. It reminded me of a discussion I had earlier with my best friend about the...

Considering scriptural principles before deciding to vote

September 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s an old saying, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” With a world so full of problems, what is the solution? As the elections near, many feel that enacting better government is a good place to start. Some may even...

On job creation and paid sick leave

September 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

I took umbrage to Jason Espinoza’s article (published Sept. 18) regarding workplace regulations and “job creation.” Espinoza, of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry, bemoans the burden of excessive regulations, but then he goes on to...

Enjoy all the little things during senior year

September 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As senior year starts for some back home in Roswell, I have begun to reflect on the things that I did in my senior year. I spent time with friends, worked hard on the yearbook, did a wonderful play in drama club, and got into two colleges that I loved....

Muslims of the U.S. vs. the Middle East

September 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Where does the time go? Another Ramadan come and gone. During Ramadan the pious Muslim is not to drink, eat, smoke or have sex during daylight hours. Over the years during the holiest of holy holidays, I have been in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, but one...