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Instilling the love of learning

October 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Recently, we published a story about Monterrey Elementary School’s Science Day. Designed and run by teachers Joel Ware and Marita Lorbiecke, it was a way of rewarding students for learning, by giving them an exciting way to learn even more. The education system of today makes it harder for teachers to be able to instill [&hellip...

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Student groups put bullying at the forefront

October 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As Domestic Violence Awareness month draws to a close, the Roswell Refuge would like to thank everyone who participated by attending our one-act play entitled, “The Legend of Diamond Bessie” and our Remember My Name Day Candlelight Vigil. Every year we...

The magnificent theme of Jesus’ ministry

October 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Could you love someone and follow him faithfully as your leader without ever really knowing what he stood for or what he talked about? Ironically, this has happened with followers of Jesus Christ. When 1,000 churchgoers were asked if they knew the theme of...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

October 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Runaway campaigning The race for the presidency had a near miss Thursday night when vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence’s plane skid off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash landing. As of this writing,...

Thoughts on Tony and Dak, Donald and Hillary

October 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I don’t understand this election! Oh, I’m not talking about the overall election where we vote to keep this judge, or pass that bond, or elect a new secretary of state. No, I’m talking about the presidential election where we decide the future of our...

Schools should consider later start times

October 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sleep deprivation, depression, unable to focus, unable to concentrate as well as other health issues are problems students struggle with on a daily basis. I should know, I am one. The problem. School starts so early in the morning (7:45 to 8 a.m.; it ends...

Thoughts on the power of signs and symbols

October 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). Something can be said about the importance of signs and symbols and the meaning they are able to carry. Indeed, the level of meaning they are able to convey far exceeds...

Southeast NM and this year’s election tumult

October 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Republican Party rules the roost here in southeastern New Mexico. Donald Trump for president, Steve Pearce for Congress, Nora Espinoza for Secretary of State — these are the front-running candidacies in this corner of the state, along with the many...

Don’t live your daily life lost in the woods

October 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was after 10 p.m. on a very dark Canadian evening and we were lost in the woods — literally. Out in nowhere in a land we had never been to before. Every street name was in French and we were unable to find the rustic resort we had made reservations to...

Roswell Next is big step forward

October 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s a new organization in town called Roswell Next, the result of an initiative by a number of groups, including the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corporation....