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Signs of domestic abuse often can be subtle

December 7, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Years ago, I hung out with a fellow music lover who started dating a guy who, like she, was a devout Christian. Or at least that’s what he would have other people believe. Every time I saw him, he was carrying a Bible, a book by televangelist Joseph Prince and a notebook with pens and [&hellip...

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New Mexico: A blue state in a sea of red

December 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The state of our state just shifted with the last election, more so than most of the other states that felt the punch of a Donald Trump insurgency. Here in New Mexico, we’ll be feeling it politically, economically — and culturally. Whether it’s for...

Protecting remaining federal land is bureau’s responsibility

December 4, 2016 • Editorial, OpinionComments (0)

By Judy Calman In response to the article published on Oct. 19, “Potential Restricted Use of Federal Lands Making Some Fret: BLM Officials, Locals talk about Carlsbad Resource Management Plan,” unfortunately, people have been misinformed about what the...

Big lessons learned from little critters

December 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You are sitting outside relaxing and minding your own business when, all of a sudden, you feel something on your neck. You quickly slap at it thinking a fly landed on you and lo and behold, when you pull your hand away, you find you have an ant crawling up...

Purple Pride standing hede

December 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

For most of us, the holidays are special but can be stressful. It would seem reasonable to think that the holiday months of November through January would result in higher incidents of domestic abuse. While national police records report increased calls for...

The most important issue facing all mankind

December 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There is an ongoing legal issue that all mankind is involved in, yet few humans know what it is. We’ve previously discussed how important the Kingdom was to Jesus, yet this issue is even more important. Do you know what it is? There is a hint in the...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

December 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Thankfully, no one hurt A house in southwestern Roswell caught fire Thursday morning, apparently because of a heater that caught fire, causing extensive damage. Fortunately, however, the family at home at the time escaped without injury — though their life...

Remembering to give back to our community

December 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I was shopping over the weekend and, as I walked across the parking lot to the front doors of Wal-Mart, I heard the familiar sounds of bells being rung by the Salvation Army bell ringers. It reminded me of a time long ago when I worked for the Salvation Army...

We need a different mindset toward minorities

December 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November Native American Heritage Month, making this November the 26th year that the event has been recognized. Throughout the month, the Multicultural Affairs office at Eastern here in Portales has...

Your top college choice not necessarily the best

December 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

At this time last year, I was visiting Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. This was the college I wanted to go to, my first choice. My father accompanied me, my significant other, and one of my close friends on the drive there to take a tour of the...