My turn: Events connect community, Cannon Air Force Base

I had a good time watching my nephew jump around on the various bounce houses on the Cannon Air Force Base flight line Saturday during the base’s open house event. No matter what age someone is, I think they always get a kick out of exploring the insides of airplanes. The event was also a […]

Freedom, liberty at heart of conflict

After attending a couple of events last week commemorating 9/11 and watching television coverage it is hard to believe how overwhelming that day still seems. Ten years seems like an eternity when I look at all that has happened in my personal life over that time. When I see the images of that day and […]

My turn: Day trips made summer vacations

We never went to Disney Land when I was a kid. My vacation thrill was watching the Brady Bunch go to Hawaii. We mostly took day trips. However, two trips qualify as real summer vacations, granted they weren’t Disneyland; the year we went to Las Vegas (New Mexico) and when we camped in the Sangre […]

Editorial: Laws should keep up with technology

Nearly three decades after the Police first sang of watching “every move you make,” modern technology now gives mobile phone and Internet providers the power to “police” our every move. With the proliferation of social networking applications like Four Square, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that mobile devices track users’ movements. However, consumers might not realize […]

Mr. Miyagi had right advice

I was watching an old “Karate Kid” movie a few nights ago. I am not sure which number it was, but I was enjoying that dancing machine Daniel as he did the “wax on, wax off” routine. At one point Mr. Miyagi told him he did not have balance. Daniel was pretty sure he had […]

My turn: Using superpowers for good — mostly

I was watching an old television series about a superhero. The guy tells his partner, “I will only use my powers for good.” That sounds like a really good idea to me, but there might be times when we could get more use from those super powers. Can you imagine a “Dream Team” for the […]

Personality influences nicknames

Karl Terry I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given […]

Angels watch over us

Did you know God has angels watching over you? I love to read in Psalm 91:11 that: “He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (NKJV) I shall never forget an experience […]

My Turn: Freedom of speech must be respected

Wendel Sloan Tonight I will join thousands in watching Portales’ fireworks. Although I am not a knee-jerk “America: Love It or Leave It” type, I revere the freedom that Independence Day celebrates. While I agree with some of our government’s military decisions, and disagree with others—especially when I think that better options could have been […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a serious problem […]