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BPA a good way to develop valuable skills

March 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I am a Goddard High School student, the current chapter president of the back-to-back state champions, Goddard’s Business Professionals of America (BPA). You may have read my article on Jan. 16, seen me as the Student of the Month on Feb. 18, or seen our chapter display the state banner on Feb. 25. Our community [&hellip...

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Bankers join scientists’ views of coal’s dark future

March 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bad news for politicians who think there’s a war on coal: America’s big banks have enlisted. Wall Street is increasingly unwilling to finance debt for coal companies, The New York Times reported Sunday. Peabody Energy, the...

High school clichés that only make it in Hollywood

March 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Hollywood has spent an enormous amount of time trying to sell to the public the idea of what high school is really like. Unfortunately they miss the concept completely. They create too many clichés that never seem to happen in the real world. One example is...

Serving on United Way board a dream fullfilled

March 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the very first people I met when I started working at the Roswell Daily Record in late April 2014 was Sherry Mumford, executive director of the Chaves County United Way. We were introduced after a luncheon at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center....

Election is not for sale

March 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Jacksonville Daily News Sen. Bernie Sanders is furious at the sight of the richest Americans spending billions of dollars on this year’s elections, a development he believes is turning American democracy into a sham. “We are talking about a rapid movement...

No climate change heresy trials

March 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Detroit News Attorney General Loretta Lynch is exploring the propriety of an inquisition to investigate anyone who questions climate change science. But in a society that protects free speech and the right to dissent, the answer to the question is...

Southeast New Mexico and the smell of money

March 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

If you’ve never driven through the oil patch of southeastern New Mexico, I recommend you do so. It’s not what your average tourist would call a scenic drive, but it will leave you impressed nevertheless. In Lea and Eddy counties in particular, you can see...

Farming, ranching rooted in our history

March 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Rocketry and UFOs may be more exciting, but they’ve never been Roswell’s bread and butter. Agriculture has played that role. Last Thursday, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce put on its annual Rise With Roswell Salute to Agriculture breakfast. More than 150...

March Madness and other sporting observations

March 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Among the biggest sporting events in the good ol’ USA is the NCAA Division I Tournament, which we’re in the middle of right now. Like the Super Bowl does every year, March Madness draws in people who really don’t care about the sport itself. But it...

The scent of life overpowers that of death

March 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of...