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Memories of learning in a one-room school

February 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Think about this: Hold school all year. Have three equal parts of four months each, of which you are only required to complete two. You are required to complete K-1 before starting K-2. When I was attending school, my first problem was with reading. My mother taught me to read by teaching me to spell. [&hellip...

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Global warming argument specious

February 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mr. John Ford’s letter to the editor (published Sunday), or attempt at poetry, is reminiscent of reading Alice in Wonderland and reflects a comparable level of common sense, credibility and logic. Both can be considered literary nonsense. Liberals and...

Hamilton, the man and musical, worthy of hype

February 21, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Alexander Hamilton was a great American. How do I know? Hip-hop, baby! I haven’t felt this cool in 40 years. Well, I’ve also done some reading since last year when I first got turned on to his life and accomplishments. It began for me last summer, when my...

Learning from the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Tomorrow we celebrate Presidents’ Day, a holiday that includes President Lincoln’s birthday. President Lincoln led our country through a low point in our history. The Civil War resulted in the deaths of over 700,000 of our own citizens, according to...

Consider promoting from within the city

February 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

So long to our latest interim city manager! When will the mayor and city councilors get it? I know the mayor doesn’t think so but, we have competent qualified people right here in Roswell who can do the job of city manager. He keeps looking for someone to...

Climate change and shame, shame, shame

February 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I been thinkin’, and that is bad, ‘cause when I look around I get real sad. Global warmin’ ain’t goin’ away, and climate change is here to stay. Thousands of scientists say it is true, so why doesn’t the president believe it too? We’ll keep on...

Maximize input in hiring process

February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Superintendent Tom Burris’ abrupt resignation last week in the wake of the Roswell Independent School District’s school board election is a sign of things to come. Ready or not, change is coming to the district — and it will be up to the new school...

Why the Roswell Incident matters today

February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

  When you think about it, the history of U.S. political coverups is a long one. There was Watergate of, course, but also the nefarious mind-control program known as MK-Ultra. Then there was Iran-Contra, which involved illegally smuggling weapons to Iran...

Vision from the crosses of a godlike sphere

February 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

We all have our morning rituals, it creates the atmosphere to ready our minds to take on the world. Some like silence with coffee, some check-in, tag and absorb social media sites and some sleep in. It is what we do every day and no matter what, when we get...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

February 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Change takes over The perception that last week’s school board election would usher in change became a reality this week when Superintendent Tom Burris resigned his position. It will now be up to the incoming board, which gets sworn in next month, to select...