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Celebrating differences between the sexes

February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Adam did not get a choice in who his wife was. God made that decision for him. In the Bible, Genesis 2:22, we are told, “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” Although not stated in the Scripture, [&hellip...

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Looking ahead for city’s schools

February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District is getting a new look, at least when it comes to its top leadership. Not a whole new look, but enough to make Superintendent Tom Burris nervous. Here’s a breakdown of the incoming RISD Board of Education, which takes...

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Accounts of separated slave families portrayed in museum exhibit

February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Above: Advertisement placed by David Rideout of Columbia, Mississippi; Nov. 25, 1880, from the Southwestern Christian Advocate. (Photo and caption courtesy of Special Collections, LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.) Below: Advertisement...

Fascinating details about the heavenly hope

February 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Jesus once told his disciples that he was going back to heaven to prepare a place for them. So let’s take a quick look at a few details concerning the heavenly hope. First, we know from Jesus that no one before him had gone to heaven. Saying at John 3:13,...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

February 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Elections with a message Roswell voters went to the polls Tuesday and elected two incumbents — Mona Kirk and Nicole Austin, who had previously been appointed to their respective seats — and a pair of newcomers, Alan Gedde and James Edwards, who will bring...

Are Americans now afraid of foreigners?

February 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been wanting to write about the reactions Americans and the world have had to the recent presidential election and the resultant “Trump Mania.” The greatest mobilization of women in a very long time creates in me a sense of pride for the female...

Lottery Scholarship should be for hardworking

February 9, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship has been a lifesaver to New Mexico’s college students, covering a huge portion of tuition expenses, and for some students, allowing them to keep attending college. However, as state lottery sales have declined,...

A ban, alternative facts and (maybe) some protesting

February 8, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Many years ago I took an anthropology class. As we arrived to class one day, my classmates and I encountered the professor, with a piece of pink chalk in hand, drawing little pink hearts on the chalkboard. By the time most of the students had taken a seat,...

Tale of two universities and their protests

February 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Before Berkeley, there was UNM. Same scheduled speaker, very different results. On Jan. 27, Milo Yiannapoulos, a far-right provocateur, came to the University of New Mexico to speak as part of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” The New Mexico Daily Lobo...

The basic elements necessary for a hero

February 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes. There is a shortage of heroes among us. Now, more than ever in the history of mankind, we need heroes among us. Can you be a much needed...