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Farming, ranching rooted in our history

March 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Rocketry and UFOs may be more exciting, but they’ve never been Roswell’s bread and butter. Agriculture has played that role. Last Thursday, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce put on its annual Rise With Roswell Salute to Agriculture breakfast. More than 150 people attended, proclamations were read and Roswellites paid homage to the impact that farming...

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March Madness and other sporting observations

March 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Among the biggest sporting events in the good ol’ USA is the NCAA Division I Tournament, which we’re in the middle of right now. Like the Super Bowl does every year, March Madness draws in people who really don’t care about the sport itself. But it...

The scent of life overpowers that of death

March 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of...

Awareness part of our American way

March 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There are good, intelligent and responsible people who do not understand the reasons for “awareness movements.” Gay Pride, Black Lives Matter, Feminism, Hispanic Heritage movements and more don’t make sense to them. These people don’t necessarily...

Questions seeking strong answers

March 17, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In reading the letter to the editor by John Ford dated March 12, I have a few questions to ask Mr. Ford. I do agree with you with regards to President George W. Bush, we should never have invaded Iraq. I, too, am very tired of the manner that this year’s...

HIV diminished, but it’s not gone

March 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The New Bern Sun Journal While the Zika virus is fading from the headlines, another threat is still quietly lurking, right here. HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, which has been linked to more than 600,000 deaths in America since it...

Local, state politics too often overlooked

March 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When it comes to politics, many people tend to overlook the happenings in their local communities. Instead, they focus on national politics, which senator is doing what and who’s running for president. While it is good to know what your nation is up to,...

Better-paid employees: McDonald’s is lovin’ it

March 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch On April 1, 2015, in what some people thought was an April Fools’ Day joke, McDonald’s Corp. announced that it was raising wages and improving benefits for workers at its 1,500 company-owned restaurants in the United States....

Thanks to sponsors, runners in ‘Stampede’

March 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The 35th annual Kymera Pecos Valley Stampede was conducted recently and was a rousing success. As are all of our road races, all money after expenses is donated to worthy, local entities. The stampede has two designated charities: Altrusa Club of Roswell...

Why do Americans even consider Trump?

March 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

What is wrong with so many of the American people? How can they consider Trump as a representative of this country? The man is crass and vulgar, he seems to not know what diplomacy is. To say his behavior is inappropriate is an understatement. I believe the...