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Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

August 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Tax-free for back-to-school If you hate paying taxes (and who among us doesn’t?) then here’s a weekend for you. Tax-free weekend started Friday and continues until midnight Sunday. It’s a big plus for families with tight budgets and multiple school-age children to buy back-to-school items for. This weekend you can save 7.5 percent on clothes, [&hellip...

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True wealth found in God-centered community

August 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds...

Time to fix Roswell’s process of criminal justice

August 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have written previously on the violence that seems to pervade our society and eat away at Roswell like some malignant cancer. Now it seems we have a crisis brewing where both the public and the police are being randomly attacked, wounded and killed. I felt...

Is Roswell worth returning to after college?

August 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As someone who was born and raised in Roswell, there are several places where my childhood memories live. Bottomless Lakes, Cielo Grande, Cahoon Park, and specifically, Cahoon Park Pool are the most prominent places. When first informed of plans to...

Handing the torch over to the Millennials

August 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve got good news and bad news. (Are you surprised you’ve never read anything in a newspaper before, which actually opened with that line?) But seriously (or not) the phrase “I’ve got good news and bad news” has become an inside joke at the Daily...

The better side of humanity shines at the Olympics

August 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

If ever there’s an event that makes the world seem small, it’s the Summer Olympics. This week it kicks off in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro where more than 10,000 athletes from around the world will compete in 28 different sports and 306 events. According to...

Connections lost with Hastings closing

July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Perhaps we have no one to blame except ourselves as consumers. So many of us enjoy the convenience of shopping online. It seems that every product in existence, from music CDs, to books, to pet meds and organic apple cider vinegar, can be purchased over the...

Mental health voice needed for SE New Mexico

July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses-New Mexico (NAMI-NM), “Serious mental illnesses are neurobiological brain diseases which interfere with normal brain chemistry.” NAMI-NM is “New Mexico’s voice on mental illnesses,” and I am...

Cahoon pool: The mistakes and what to do now

July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Gary Hartwick and Donald Daugherty The Cahoon Park Pool and the Yucca Recreation Center are in poor shape because the mayor, city manager, and City Council, past and present, allowed a significant amount of deferred maintenance to accumulate against these...

The priceless value of family and a dining room table

July 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Mother Teresa said, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” The most important piece of furniture in a family’s home is the dining room table — period. My dining room table needs to be replaced. It is over 30 years old, but it...