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Tom McDonald

Dispatch New Mexico

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November 21, 2017 • Holidays, Opinion, Views

Thanks to a world that’s ‘wide enough’ By Tom McDonald It’s that time of year, when America gives thanks. It’s my favorite holiday of the year, and for good reason. Not only is it good for my soul to count my many blessings, it is also time for my annual trip to home and hearth…. Read More ›

People »

American Gold Star Mothers

(8) Becky Christmas

Providing services to vets and their families Becky Christmas, a Wagon Mound, N.M. woman, has been actively involved in American Gold Star Mothers Inc., for many years. Following the death of her son, Capt. Todd Tyler Christmas who died while serving in the military, she wanted to affiliate with an organization in which she could… Read More ›

Entertainment »

HU Singers Present Disney: Through Light and Dark Nov. 18 – 19

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The Highlands University HU Singers present Disney: Through Light and Dark Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. – Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The Disney extravaganza includes a two-act medley of songs from 15 Disney musical movies through the years ranging from Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and Sleeping… Read More ›

Health »

Championing the right to age well

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(NewsUSA) – In 1967, one of today’s most iconic runners made her mark in history. Despite an angry official who tried to push her off the course of the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer defiantly ran on, broke barriers and became the first woman to officially complete the legendary race. Today, at the age of 70,… Read More ›

Enrichment »

Scholarships for women through P.E.O.

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P.E.O. Chapter H Cottey College chair, Ruth Mares, announced recently that the school, located in Nevada, Mo., has risen in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Regional Colleges. “We were notified the school we support ranked seventh, up from twenty-third last year. The school also ranked second for best value and… Read More ›

Lifestyle »

Ship it!

Ship it!

(NewsUSA) – Transporting a large or unusually shaped item can be a daunting task. Many people simply give up and hang on to an heirloom armoire or antique dollhouse rather than risk damaging it by shipping it across the country. It is, however, possible to ship just about anything safely. Pak Mail, a packing and… Read More ›

Inspiration »

Be Bold

Mattress Mack helping out

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 Be bold. Be bold with the talents you have been given. Be bold in prayer. Be bold in caring for other people. Be bold. We are given the strength and courage for every… Read More ›

Business »

Sheer Gumption and Making it Work

(6) Baker Amanda Medina

Amanda Medina, baking up a business… It takes unique talent and passion to create something people like to look at that also satisfies a yearning for a delicious treat to cap off special occasions. Amanda Medina of SugarBomb Bake Shoppe nails it every time. Her Facebook reviews are numerous and enthusiastic. She always does an… Read More ›

Las Vegas »

Out and About in Las Vegas

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A tiny overview of the 2016 Places With a Past Tour in pictures, with a comment or two… NOTE: Apologies to readers. My first post of this was weird in ways I can’t explain, so I took it down, not realizing there would be a post with links to the “site that is no more”…. Read More ›

My Town »

Artists provide support for critical animal welfare organization

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Since 2013, Animal Welfare Coalition has contracted with the City of Las Vegas and the County of San Miguel to run the pet center in Las Vegas at 1680 Grand Ave. Animal control officers and citizens bring stray animals into the shelter. Many are malnourished, sick, or injured. Few have licenses, proof of rabies vaccinations,… Read More ›

News »

A taste of Thailand with a NM twist

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This Thai grilled chicken brings a delicious combination of citrus flavor, cilantro and spice to chicken. I suggest serving it with some green chiles, roasted on the grill, and with rice. Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least three hours, if not overnight. (Photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite, Rio Grande Sun) ESPANOLA — Summertime… Read More ›

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