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Ants work, a short story

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When my son Johannes was between two and three years of age I would put him in our wheelbarrow and give him rides around our property at Apple Valley Ranch in Tijeras New Mexico.  One of my favorite things to do with my son was to stop and watch ants busy at work. As Johannes and I would watch the busy ant activity I would...

WESST workshop teaches essentials of marketing success

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Employing tactics without a strategy is like hiking into the wilderness without a map, provisions or a plan. Yet many novice and veteran business owners take this cart-before-the-horse approach when marketing their product or services, often with underwhelming results.

As a marketing consultant for the nonprofit economic development organization WESST, Mark Gilboard helps entrepreneurs reach and attract customers by first identifying why their business exists in the first place.

In May, the veteran marketing and advertising research professional leads a three-part workshop to help small-business owners develop a strategic foundation for their marketing message. “All three of the...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF MAY 7

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Does it suddenly feel like you’re on an episode of Arrested Development? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy. This is just life. Madame G recommends that you don’t judge anyone. ‘Adulting’ can be difficult, especially if you get stuck in the details of your family’s eccentricities. Instead, liberate yourself. You’re the master of your own universe. Be the hero you deserve. Be you!

Aries (March 21-April 19)



You’re an inspiration and a gentleman (or lady). It’s important to remember that you’re capable of more than you think. Talent is a double edged sword. It can help you get ahead, but it can lead you into complacency if you don’t continue to challenge yourself...

Letter to the Editor: Recognizing our public servants

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Public Service Recognition Week May 6-12

Dear Editor,

Across the country and in communities like Gallup, government employees serve and protect us every day. Throughout the year, but especially during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 6-12, we should gratefully acknowledge their service.

I want to publically thank the over 53,000 active and retired Federal employees in New Mexico, which include about 6,300 Department of Defense employees.

Federal employees work side by side with our military at home and abroad to defend our country. They protect our borders and regulate the safety of our food and medicines. When natural disasters strike, they are there to help us recover...

Be Encouraged

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Events around us in the state, nation and world might tempt us to throw our hands up in despair. Through the news we seem the many results of sin that seems to be out of control, violence and murder, theft, various forms of addiction. Sometimes we even look at our own lives and become depressed because regardless of how hard we try our actions sometimes harm ourselves and others. We are often left wondering where God is in the midst of all this evil and chaos.

In chapters 13-17 of the gospel according to the apostle John, Jesus shares important teachings with His disciples on the night before His Crucifixion. By the time we reach chapter 14, Jesus has given them troubling news: one of...

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