Religion column: My tears are tears of love

ENMU honors alumni

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Alisa Boswell Eyes filled with tears Saturday morning in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building Ballroom as university alumni and educators were honored for their years of accomplishments. “I feel very, very humbled,” said Barbara George, an ENMU alumna and one of five local educators who were placed into the Educator’s Hall of Honor […]

Military mama: We all have something to learn from 9/11

Show of hands, who had a good cry this week? I know that I had tears rolling despite my attempts to avoid the 9/11 tributes. It’s not that I don’t care, I am not heartless. Rather I didn’t want to expose my kids to the kind of brutality and reality of that tragic day. My […]

My turn: Performance brings on tears

Last weekend, I attended Eastern New Mexico University’s production of “Rabbit Hole,” a story about a young couple struggling to regain purpose in their lives after their 4-year-old son dies. Talk about a tear-inspiring story. There was humor splashed in throughout, so that the audience spent the two hours of the play switching back and […]

Daughter's weight more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through […]

Many lessons to be learned from students

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I still have tears at the beginning of school and the ending each May. A teacher and student have a bond neither can forget. My students will always be my “babies.” With another school year ending, I am reminded of the many blessings I have received from my teaching career. […]

Third brother sentenced in shooting

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Tears flowed freely in District Judge Teddy Hartley’s courtroom Tuesday as child killer Edward Salas was sentenced to prison for at least 68 years. “Ultimately, it’s senseless — the most senseless thing I’ve seen in the time I’ve been on this bench. … When I learned that you guys […]

Veterans deserve respect, thanks

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Throughout the history of this nation, men and women have made tremendous sacrifices to maintain freedom. They realized that a life without freedom is a life of slavery with every type of tyranny. William Penn said, “Unless we are governed by God we will be ruled by tyrants.” Freedom is […]

Children leaving can be bittersweet

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist The “empty nest” brings a myriad of emotions, including memories, tears and separation anxiety. When my empty nest occurred I happened to read an article about “letting go” of children. It emphasized the fact that now they are your best friends. I thought, what are they talking about? I’m their […]

Crying in the shower not pointless

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Columnist I was crying in the shower the other night after a bad day. I needed a good cry. But as I watched my tears dissolve into the water around me, I thought, “Why am I crying?” I really didn’t know. When I was a little girl, I would often cry […]