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Baked in success: Ruidoso bakery-cafe rises with SBA 504 loan

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If you whisk together hard work and passion and then throw in an effective loan program, your chances for small business success will likely be high. Those ingredients came together in Ruidoso, where Steven and Marie Gomez operate the Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe.

Cornerstone serves up a wide variety of bakery items —...

Seven Habits of the Self-Aware Leader

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Leadership McKinley, class of 2018, shares seven must-do habits to move your leadership to the next level. Developing self-awareness and knowing your team means forging connections that count. Self-aware leaders are more effective because they foster communication and invite feedback, make efforts to inform themselves and others, synthesize ideas, and take action.

It’s TIME to become self-aware and move your leadership to the next level!

Part 7: Encouraging Others
Contributor – Kaytaundra Francisco

“Don’t just bargain for success. Pay the price” -Israelmore Ayivor

Individuals who are serious about leading others find ways to push their teammates to succeed; and along...

One Body in Christ

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“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” 1 Co 12:12-13 (ESV)

One of the most confusing, and often questioned, aspects of the Christian faith is “Why are there so many denominations?” There are many answers to this question, yet in asking this question we miss the truth which is available to us. Even though we are many, through Christ (‘the Chosen One’) we are made one.

In New Testament times, there were deep divisions between Jew and Greek, even deeper...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JULY 2

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Happy Independence Day! As we enjoy barbeque, watermelon, and ice tea remember to show appreciation and thanks. Kindness is not a novelty. It’s available to all of us every day of our lives. Madame G recommends that you feel brave enough to speak your mind and fight for what is right, while showing compassion. We can be both loving and fierce like a momma Grizzly.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It’s hot out there and you’re feeling the heat. Don’t let it get you down. Life is all about ebb and flow. You can’t expect to be “on” all the time. Sometimes you’re going to have a very off day. Other days you’ll rock the world and create something new. Either way, it’s a new...

Arguing Trump’s harsh immigration policies

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RE: The “Zero Tolerance Policy (ZTP)” of the Donald Trump administration in regards to the purported national immigration crisis.

The numbers of people impacted are not only staggering but inaccurate.  The lies that are spouted by the political parties involved make this horror story into a fairy tale.

Even before 1492 immigrants have flooded this country, now numbering in the millions from every other country in the world, whether for the chance at a better life or because they had to flee for their lives.  The Southern border is the present exception and the reality that defines the “American Dream” and what it takes to turn a Journey of Hope into a Hopeless...

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