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Sometimes just finishing is winning

November 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Back in my 20s, when dinosaurs roamed the land, I coached basketball in an inner-city league in Nashville, Tennessee. Inspired by “The White Shadow” television show at the time, the teenagers on my team named themselves the Shadows because I was the only white coach in the league. We lost every game that season. Despite [&hellip...

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Medicare, Medicaid are as different as oil and water

October 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The most knowledgeable people in town use these two terms, Medicare and Medicaid, interchangeably, but they are as different as oil and water or Old Milwaukee and Heineken. Heineken’s Medicare is a federal program, the same in every state, mostly for your...

Veterans Day and final election thoughts

October 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Veterans Day will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 11. Just a few of the main events I’ve been made aware of are as follows: • The annual Veterans Day parade will be held downtown this Saturday at 9:30 a.m., as reported in the RDR article last Sunday by Jack...

Being grateful for our freedoms in difficult times

October 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I often wonder why I have been born at this time in this country. Each day I have been given, I make every effort to live with an attitude of gratitude. I recognize that in the entire history of mankind, no one has ever had the modern conveniences that we...

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...

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...