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Your top college choice not necessarily the best

December 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

At this time last year, I was visiting Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. This was the college I wanted to go to, my first choice. My father accompanied me, my significant other, and one of my close friends on the drive there to take a tour of the campus. As soon as we arrived in [&hellip...

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Thanks for support during our ordeal

November 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am Anna Christian. About five weeks ago you posted an article about my husband, firefighter recruit Justin Christian, who had a stroke at 26. I just wanted to come forward and say thank you so much to everyone in Roswell for the donations, thoughts and...

Ordinance on signs should be considered

November 30, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

An open letter to Roswell’s mayor and council: Recently three large 4×8 foot signs were placed on private property without consent of the owner. The infringement and trespass was timely reported to the city of Roswell Code Enforcement Department. It is...

On faith-based convictions and minimizing harm

November 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In September, Nour Tagouri, an American Muslim journalist whose goal is to become the first hijabi news anchor on commercial television in the United States, was interviewed and given a (fully clothed) photo spread in Playboy’s Renegade issue. The story...

Thankful for religion, freedom to marry

November 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing a letter of thankfulness this evening. I am deeply saddened Mr. Trump has been elected as our president, but regardless, I am thankful our LGBTQ service members are now able to serve our country without hiding in the shadows. I am thankful that...

Thanks to those who appreciate veterans

November 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The owners and staff of Cattleman’s Restaurant honored the veterans and guests with a good barbecue meal plus outstanding desserts. There were six beautiful cakes decorated as uniforms of the different military branches. They were works of art, plus an...

On Trump’s win, social media, energy

November 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

It has been several weeks since the presidential election and this deplorable liberation proudly voted for Donald Trump, aka The Clown as dubbed by the media. If there were any one primary reason that Trump is now the president-elect is because of the venue...

Dictionary and other definitions for our time

November 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Let’s define some terms, by definition and contemporary implication. With each word or phrase, I’ll give at least part of its dictionary definition (according to dictionary.com), followed by a little commentary on what the word means in the here-and-now....

Vietnam 50th year commemorative and pin

November 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

After a recent event here in Roswell, state Rep. Bob Wooley, General Jack Fox and local New Mexico Department of Veterans Services service officer Richard Moncrief met on plans to coordinate commemorative programs throughout the state to fulfill directives...

Your life is all about what’s in your head

November 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

OK, let me get right to the point of this column. What’s important in your life is what is in your head. There. If you want to move on and read the rest of the paper, you are now free to do so. People are complex beings. Very complex. Each of us is one of...