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An observer’s experience at Donald Trump’s rally

May 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s early Wednesday morning and I’m back from my journey to Albuquerque and Trump’s first visit to New Mexico. I procured two tickets, which free of cost, and my former wife Terri wanted to go along so we headed out to our adventure. The last block of distance before arriving at the line-up to enter [&hellip...

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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...

Columnist brave to speak of his addiction

May 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I applaud Tim Howsare for the courage to write his valorous article “Sobriety: My lifelong promise to God.” Mr. Howsare brilliantly reveals his depths of self-doubt and despair before and during his commitment to forgo his addiction to alcohol, and the...

Jews and others on the wrong side

May 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In response to the letters from Rabbi David Fox (May 25) and Russell Scott (May 26), no one is advocating anti-semitism. It’s about presenting clear facts to determine truth and expose fraud. The Jews are most to be pitied not persecuted. They had the...

Many reasons for teacher shortage

May 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

So, Superintendent Tom Burris has no idea why there’s a teacher shortage? Allow me to enlighten you Mr. Burris: 1. Teacher education programs are lame. Pedagogy courses are ultra-liberal, ultra-politically correct discussion groups disguised as actual...

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,...

More happy stories needed in the RDR

May 26, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am not part of this group but called them about a hoarding situation here in Hagerman. They rushed out and so far took about 16 puppies stuck in wire cages and crates. The pictures of the group bathing and dipping are heartwarming and amazing. Why don’t...

Socialists inept when running government

May 26, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

If I may enlighten some misguided writers to the editor, who continually promotes the concept of Socialism, the countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany are NOT Socialist countries. They are all Parliamentary Democracies with a multitude of parties....

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...