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RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

May 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Memorial Day remembrances It should surprise no one that decorating the graves of fallen soldiers was going on long before we had an official day for it. First called Decoration Day, the North and South original had their own holidays, on different day, until years after the Civil War when they were merged into a [&hellip...

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Trinity isn’t a dull doctrine, it’s a daring dance

May 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your...

FAFSA application should be more specific

May 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As someone such as myself can tell you, when applying for financial aid, it is good to be two things: poor and smart. While filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is an obvious preference for those who are disadvantaged financially,...

Sobriety: My lifelong promise to God

May 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Britt Snyder, who is now Chaves County sheriff, was one of the first people I met when I moved to Roswell in April 2014. He was chief deputy at the time and was running for election. But it wasn’t until after he won the election that I really got to know...

Extrapolating insights from census data access

May 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s amazing what you can learn about a place from its numbers. U.S. Census Bureau numbers, that is. If you’ve never linked into its Quick Facts data, you don’t know what you’re missing. For example, from this data I can tell you that when compared to...

‘Kendra’s Law’ can reduce mental illness risks

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Pete V. Domenici and Mary Kay Papen According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about four percent of adults in the United States — or 10 million people — have a serious mental illness that causes issues with one or more major life functions....

Taking up for senior citizens

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell through the years has been an inviting place to live for people in their retirement years. But this isn’t some exclusive resort community in Florida with premium amenities for the wealthier retirees. We’re a place in which older people, both rich...

The fable of six blind men and an elephant

May 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Perception is reality to the beholder. Good or bad, right or wrong, our perceptions control us. We make decisions based upon how we perceive things. Unfortunately, many of our perceptions are wrong. Oftentimes we become defensive of our perceptions. We are...

Men like Phinehas and what they teach us

May 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Where are men like Phinehas? More than likely, you’ve never heard of Phinehas. He’s a lesser-known figure tucked away in a lesser-known book. Many have heard about Noah or Abraham and some have read a gospel like Mark or John. But fewer have read the book...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

May 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Just don’t lecture We’re glad to see the city rethinking its conclusions about Cahoon Park Pool, even if Mayor Dennis Kintigh was bound and determined to bulldoze it through. The mayor is not a man to drag his feet on issues, so when the City Council said...