Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Have you ever looked back on a time in your past and realized that, unbeknownst to you at the time, it was actually a pivotal moment in your life? When Julia Williamson was in junior high school she watched a video at school that changed everything for her. Julia, who...
Teacher Feature: Judy Stewart

Teacher Feature: Judy Stewart

Judy Stewart Artesia High School | Guidance Counselor Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, NMSU Master’s Degree in Elementary and Secondary Guidance and Counseling, WNMU Tell us a little bit about your professional background and your role in...
The Logic That Motivates a Mother

The Logic That Motivates a Mother

Several years ago I wrote a weekly column for a local newspaper. The editor gave me free reign to share with our readers just about anything I saw fit. Sometimes I wrote about personal situations going on in my life or from my past; sometimes I wrote about social...
Artesia Finds! Gift Guide for Mom

Artesia Finds! Gift Guide for Mom

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, so now is a great time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the special Mom in your life. While you can find plenty of options online, we feel it’s important to shop local and support the businesses in our own...
A Father’s Legacy

A Father’s Legacy

Nothing shows — or tests — the love of a father quite like starting a family-owned business. Defying the odds, the Forrest family has somehow sustained their family’s business for 75 years, recently welcoming its fourth generation into the business. Sitting in the...
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

When it comes to fatherhood, I know I’d be way down the list if selections were made for “Father of the Year.” Looking back, it seems I did everything wrong. It’s a startling realization, I now know, that as a young man if had written up my resume on my qualifications...