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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 multimillion dollar assets. Because the city does not care for its facilities in a [&hellip...

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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...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

July 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (2)

Let the campaigns begin With the conclusion of back-to-back political conventions now behind us, what promises to be a particularly ugly presidential race is now under way. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton, with their surrogates in tow, are primed for a...

Religion, regeneration, and the beauty of the gospel

July 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A church member died earlier this year — my first since arriving to serve as the pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church. At his funeral, he looked terrific! Nice suit, combed hair, even the color had returned to his face. So when my young son gazed over the...

Do elected officials understand community’s needs?

July 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (2)

Here we go again. I read in Tuesday’s edition of the Roswell Daily Record about two of my favorite topics to write about. One was the City Council’s vote to approve an aquatic center design with the hope (and I use that word loosely) of passing a bond to...

Let freedom ring: Fort Santiago and Jose Rizal

July 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As I packed my belongings for the long sojourn back to the States, my mind began playing the usual slideshow of random events that occurred over the summer. Some memories, like visiting the gargantuan Mall of Asia, are filled with hectic commotion and...

Life in Roswell: A newcomer’s perspective

July 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been just about a year and a half since I first came to Roswell. Living on the East Coast, about an hour outside of Washington D.C., I really didn’t know much about the city of Roswell besides what I’d seen, read or heard about it, which was almost...

The echo chambers of modern America

July 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Maybe it began with the rise of Fox News. There, conservative people found a different spin on the news, more suitable to their tastes and opinions. Or perhaps it was the rise of Rush Limbaugh, whose conservative rants were full of arrogance and hyperbole —...

Everything rises and falls on effective leadership

July 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of my mentors is author and pastor John Maxwell. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of talks by him as well as many of his books on CD. His wisdom has helped equip me to teach leadership to others. I had the opportunity to meet him once at a book...

Sharing economy is dismantling our economic models

July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Need a ride? Text Uber to have a driver show up and take you there in his or her own vehicle. Need a vacation rental? Go to Airbnb.com to book everything from a castle to a couch directly from the owner. Need tools, sports gear, photo equipment, garden space?...