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Bring us (gently) a new day

Home Country by Slim Randles There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that…

Nicky’s kids and Schindler’s list

Bill Hall’s World by Bill Hall Heroes can differ substantially one from another. Sometimes a calm, understated person comes out of nowhere and saves astonishing numbers of people in dire circumstances. There is such a person. He was born brave,…

Ere on the side of classy

Last week was homecoming. That annual bacchanalia of school pride. The week when the serious work of studying goes away and the angst of college admission standards are put on a shelf. Just because the normal standards are relaxed does…

Measuring society

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia It’s a little different when they are the only one you have left. For me it sharply focuses my own mortality; what I have done, the vast opportunities squandered and the difference I…

Flag theft cowardly, poorly timed

To the editor, We are writing in regards to a theft that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 11, we proudly show support for our nation and armed forces by hanging two flags outside our home. One of which is the United…

This week seemed full, yet empty

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia My plans for hunting or fishing last weekend kind of fizzled, sputtered, and went dead for a number of reasons. The week that was seemed full yet empty at the same time. The…

Changing seasons not always bad

Our City by A.F. Mayor Marc Beitia Metaphorically at least, the seasons changed for me last week. I know my seasons have changed from summer to fall when I have to start choosing between using the spare time I have…

What is a minute used for?

by Adrian And Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emmanuel A minute is used to smile, smile for another person, for you and for life. A minute is used to see the road, to admire a flower, to feel its perfume,…

Don’t live in your fears

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emmanuel There was once a poor old woman who lived alone. And to buy the necessities she had to work hard throughout the day. But nonetheless she never complained about her poor…