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Pretend that you’re the editor for a day

February 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Pretend for about 800 words that you’re the editor of this newspaper. On this day you’re in your office a little before 8 a.m., hoping for a little quiet time to write an editorial or a column, but as usual your morning is filled with phone calls, visitors and a ton of emails. Your team [&hellip...

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Lawmakers passed the necessities

February 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Legislative sessions are typically remembered for what gets passed. They’re not always known for what failed. This year’s session should be remembered for both. Aside from passing a trimmed-down $6.2 billion budget, owed to a drop in oil and gas tax...

Rename center as a thank you

February 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Recently in the Roswell Daily Record there was a suggestion that the Yucca Center be renamed in recognition of Johnny Gonzales. Personally, I prefer Yucca’s unique name. However, I definitely believe that in some public way, this exemplary man, Johnny...

Name the center after Roswell

February 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

For several years, the citizens of Roswell have been aware through the media, hearsay or other means of communication that the Yucca Center, athletic community building for hundreds of boys and girls throughout the years who have used the center as a...

Arrests at schools precautionary tale

February 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the dumbest things an adult can do at an airport is joke about having a gun or a bomb. Since 9/11, such talk can get you detained or even arrested. Likewise, one of the dumbest things you can do as a kid is joke around about guns or bombs at school....

Young women should consider self-defense training

February 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

According to one report, women who took a 10-week self-defense training course were significantly less likely to experience unwanted physical and sexual contact than those who didn’t. Women are often considered easy targets, likely because of the simple...

Theater program was valuable asset

February 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell recently announced the closure of all foreseeable theatrical productions on its part. The theater building itself will remain available for rent by private groups, but the shows that have been filling the house over the...

Thanks to hospital staff for pleasant stay

February 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I recently had outpatient surgery at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. From the time I checked in at 8 a.m. until I was released at 3 p.m. I couldn’t have had better care. Everyone seemed so caring and professional in every way. I would like to publicly...

Conception begins life and abortion is a sin

February 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I feel I should speak out on abortion. We are misled on this so by the deceiver (Satan). My Bible was written by the scribes of the times by the inspired word of God and He says we should live by every word from His mouth. If those out here in the area that...

Great entertainment found in Roswell sports

February 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

A lot of people complain about entertainment options in Roswell. If you’re a sports fan, that shouldn’t be an issue for you. At any given point during the academic year, chances are there’s a local high school team having a good season and putting on a...