Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Mindfully melancholy at Christmas

My heart is heavy this Christmas.

My best friend lost her dad a week ago, and one of our daughter’s former classmates died by suicide.

I also heard that two gentlemen from my hometown, one the school janitor and another a bus driver, also had passed away.

I know that loss is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

“We are here.” That’s what I repeated to every person I hugged or talke...

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