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Eid: A time of prayer, celebration and family

September 7, 2016 • EditorialComments (1)

For most Muslims, there are two major holidays, Eid Al-Fitr, and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr, the breaking of the fast, is celebrated directly after the month of Ramadan, on the first day of the lunar month of Shawwal, while Eid-Al Adha, or the festival of the sacrifice, is celebrated 45 days after Eid Al-Fitr, on [&hellip...

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Notes on the passing small town scene

September 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

For more than three years now, I’ve been collecting news out of small towns around New Mexico. I launched the Community News Exchange, or CNEx, as a news-sharing service in May 2013 and have been reading many of New Mexico’s smallest newspapers (either...

Trust needed to stop killings

September 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 39 officers were shot and killed in 2015 nationwide. The last we checked, there have been 38 in 2016 — and we have four months left in the year. It wasn’t long ago that a police officer was a symbol of safety...

Living life as the first of a unique single edition

September 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On a recent trip to Chicago with my family I was sitting in a restaurant downtown and relaxing after finishing my meal. I decided to sit a while and enjoy watching the people walking by just on the outside of the large glass window. It never ceases to amaze...

Laboring through the days of 2016

September 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In 1974, oral historian and radio broadcaster Studs Terkel had a book published called “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What they Do.” Of course, the book didn’t cover many of the jobs available to the modern...

Getting the facts straight on sexual assault

September 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’m always looking for ways to increase community awareness and a few years ago I got the bright idea to set up an information booth at the fair. It was an eye-opening experience. People would come up smiling, and some would even shake my hand as they asked...

Examinations demonstrate Bible is historically reliable

September 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

If the Bible is not historically reliable, then we should not receive it as the very word of God, nor base our life on it. Instead, let us eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. If, on the other hand, the Bible is reliable, we are confronted with...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Labor Day Weekend It may be a holiday to celebrate America’s working men and women, but this weekend signifies much more. It’s the unofficial end of the summer — and a hot one it surely was — and the turn-up-the-heat start of the election...

Alien stories part of Roswell’s identity

September 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You know you are from Roswell, New Mexico if — and I know the first thing that comes to mind is “aliens.” When I worked as an insurance adjuster, I had many opportunities to travel around the country as a storm trooper handling major catastrophes such...

Going into the military to pay for college

September 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Coming in to college, I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship that paid for absolutely everything. If I stay at Eastern, I will have to pay nothing for my four-year college education. Others, however, were not so lucky. This is not another article...