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Christ, not rituals or ceremonies, central to our faith

January 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Jesus Christ is the center of Christianity. Not rituals or religious ceremonies. Not morals or good deeds. Not physical healing or positive thinking. Certainly not how you can have your best life now. First and foremost, it is about a person. As the late John Stott wrote, “Take Christ from Christianity, and you disembowel it [&hellip...

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Politics and disease go way back

January 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As the ferocious drama known as Obamacare continues to unfold on the national stage, I often muse on the interaction between policy and medicine. While news outlets certainly emphasize political response to health insurance (Obamacare) and disease (Zika,...

CASA advocates can be trusted

January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Today, a 12-year-old boy wrote to us, “Thank you for believing and trusting in me. No one has ever done that before. No one ever does what they say they will do, but you did.” Our CASA children know incredible abuse. Even worse, they are let down time and...

Rancor in the ranks is very disturbing

January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am a senior octogenarian who has watched all of the elections since President Roosevelt’s victory in 1944. I was a senior in high school at the time and the teacher of my civics class included discussions of the campaign, the election, the Electoral...

Books can literally change our brain

January 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Are you a book lover? Do you adore the smell of old books? Can you get lost in a world you wish you could experience? Could you spend hours in a bookstore or library? Most importantly, has a book ever changed your life? Books are this world’s greatest...

Taking a shameful ride around town

January 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

It would be nice to have a new $20 million water park, a new multi-million dollar convention center even though we lose money on the one we already have, and let’s throw in a big tent city. Build it and they will come. Sounds great but we are 19 officers...

Everyone can use a friend

January 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

(Editor’s note: The following letter is in reference to a photo and caption that ran in the Jan. 7 edition, in which J.T. Craycofat can be seen riding a horse in the snow to pick up groceries for a friend.) J.T. Craycofat, what a friend. We don’t have a...

Cartoon takes shot at the messenger

January 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Regarding the Ramirez editorial cartoon in the Roswell Daily Record of Friday, Jan. 13: If one cannot attack the message, attack the messenger. Charles A. Berry Roswell...

Got a laugh from loser’s point of view

January 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I enjoyed reading your article (Wednesday) morning (Dispatch New Mexico column by Tom McDonald). I always enjoy a good laugh before I start the day. You guys keep stirring the pot. Maybe you’ll get lucky and someone will actually believe what you are...

City basketball clash should be interesting

January 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

If you haven’t been to a high school basketball game in a while, or don’t pay any attention to our local teams, now would be a good time to dip your toe in the water — with a coming cross-town rivalry that could prove to be a classic. Next Friday, the...